About this episode

The 2023 Western States Endurance Run, the World’s oldest 100-mile race, takes place in just a few weeks, and this episode is with Western States debutant Meg Morgan. Aged 25, she is one of the youngest athletes in the field; a lifelong runner who ran the Boston Marathon in high school, Meg is no stranger to big races! When she’s not running, Meg works in climate finance at the Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder, is a bagel connoisseur, and an outdoor enthusiast who hates sitting still!

In this episode we talk about:

  • the evolution of Meg’s relationship with running: from overly competitive high school athlete, to college fun runner, and now post-pandemic pro ultra trail runner preparing for Western States 
  • balancing short term goals and the desire to race with longevity and health
  • preparing to run further than ever before, stepping up to the 100 mile distance at Western States
  • coping strategies for mental and physical challenges in races
  • community with competitors and other women athletes

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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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