About this episode

Darn Tough has become a regular sponsor of the For The Long Run podcast, and today we are lucky to be joined by one member of the team, Owen Rachampbell. Born and raised in the sock capital of the world, Vermont, Owen has worked at Darn Tough Vermont Socks for over 6 years. Socks aside, Owen “Stone-Soup” Rachampbell goes by many names, including “Sir Owen Van Grizzle the Duke of Beartown” on the trails. He is an outdoor enthusiast, thru-hiker, and runner, and we chat all about his experiences logging thousands of miles on trails, the highs and the lows.

In this episode we talk about:

  • being perpetually curious, always learning and exploring limits 
  • thru-hiking ultra endurance adventures: highs and lows on the trails
  • the relativity of success and goal setting
  • the mental side of endurance sports
  • Darn Tough’s running and hiking gear solutions that last for life 

Follow Owen on Instagram @asheepintallgrass and Darn Tough Socks @darntoughvermont and For The Long Run @forthelrpod 

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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!

Darn Tough

Thank you to Darn Tough for sponsoring this episode. I’ve been a fan of, and running in Darn Tough socks for years now, so we’re excited to welcome them to the For The Long Run family. Use code FTLR-BESTSOCK10 to get 10% off and free shipping when you shop through this link. 


Thank you to HydraPak for supporting this show and the community around it. HydraPak create better hydration solutions for performance-driven people, and have been helping us stay hydrated and happy out on the trails for years! if you need hydration support, head on over to HydraPak.com and enter code LONGRUN23 for 20% off.  Skratch Labs

We are proud to be sponsored by Skratch Labs, a local, Boulder-based sports nutrition company.

You can grab energy bars, energy chews, hydration mix, recovery drink mix, and super high-carb drink mixes for your big days from Skratch to fuel your training and upcoming adventures. Get 20% off your order with the code FTLR20 when you shop through this link.


This episode of the For The Long Run Podcast is sponsored by PUMA. For 75 years, PUMA has been pushing sports and culture forward with innovative design and development. We are honored to have PUMA supporting this show, and supporting the running community at large.  I’ve been running in the Deviate Nitro First Mile and I love how it has a focus on sustainability, made from at least 20% recycled material. Check out a pair for yourself at PUMA.com and use the code FORTHELONGRUN for 20% off any PUMA run or train products.

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