About this episode

Two-time Leadville 100 champion, Adrian MacDonald, describes himself as a lifelong runner. He is on a mission to help share his love of running with others and create more lifelong athletes by coaching high schoolers and serving on the board of the Fort Collins Running Club. Adrian is an ON-sponsored 100-mile specialist in training for the 2023 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB). 

In this episode we talked about:

  • moving from running marathons to 100-mile races
  • the role of support crew in ultra distances
  • running, and twice winning, the Leadville Trail 100 Run!
  • preparing for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB): nutrition, training, and racing considerations
  • pushing beyond limits and giving 100%

Find Adrian online at www.adrian.run 

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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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