About this episode

This episode of the For The Long Run Podcast is with professional ultrarunner and full-time employee at Oura Ring, Don Reichelt. Passionate about being outside and connecting with people, Don uses running as the vehicle for connection and storytelling. An accomplished ultrarunner with 3 ultra-distance treadmill world records and top 100-mile performances, Don has had to navigate years of mental struggles to get where he is today.

In this episode we talk about: 

  • using the outdoors as an escape and to find peace
  • falling in love with the process: translating running lessons to life
  • being willing to ask for help: outsourcing support and relying on a team
  • how Don’s perfect race was the catalyst to underperformance and mental challenges
  • being fuelled by curiosity and data insights
  • Western States past, present, and future, and Don’s path to the Western States 2024 startline. 

Follow Don on Instagram @runwithdon 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!


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