About this episode

Former NCAA Division I runner and current mastermind behind The Personalized Running Doc, Lauren describes herself as very passionate, driven, resilient, and loyal. Having logged thousands of miles, from high school and college track and cross country, to qualifying for the Boston Marathon, and then nearly walking off the New York City Marathon course, Lauren uses her vast array of running experiences to help others as a doctor of physical therapy, runner rehab specialist and running coach.

In this episode we talk about:

  • evolving relationships with running from wanting to prove yourself to your own intrinsic reasons 
  • rethinking your running identity 
  • taking breaks from structured training: is running really a stress relief? 
  • the impact of experience and training age on running capacity
  • normalizing therapy

Check out Lauren’s business and podcast The Personalized Running Doc at https://thepersonalizedrunningdoc.com/ 

Follow Lauren on Instagram @thepersonalizedrunningdoc 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. 


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.

We’re excited to be partnering with PUMA to support a local event here in Boulder, Colorado, the Mile High Mile. On July 29, 2023, the For The Long Run Podcast team is sponsoring a Breaking 5 minutes mile and we’ll be joined by professional athletes to help pace us. Register here today!

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