About this episode

So you want to be a runner but don’t think you fit the mold? Curious about the sport but not sure where to start, confused by all the jargon like “fartlek”, “BQ”, “cadence”, and more? Well this episode with Martinus Evans is step one! Martinus describes himself as an advocate, fat runner, author, fearless leader of a community with over 10,000 members worldwide, 8x marathoner, fur dad, husband and family man. He is all of these things and more, and he’s always smiling! Hear how Martinus has used his experience as a larger, black runner to create a space where others feel seen, regardless of their pace, race, or body size, with an emphasis on supporting beginner runners.

In this episode we talk about:

  • the experience of running in a larger body and not looking like the stereotypical “runner” 
  • increasing diversity and representation of running speed, pace, race, and body size 
  • creating community and belonging for all runners
  • supporting beginner runners, breaking down barriers to entry, and demystifying the sport
  • Martinus’ book “Slow AF Run Club: The Ultimate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Run” 

Check out Martinus’ book “Slow AF Run Club: The Ultimate Guide for Anyone Who Wants to Run” here:


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Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike “Kofuzi”; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more!


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