About this episode
Olympian and professional runner, award-winning writer and filmmaker, Alexi Pappas is not afraid to take on new challenges and test her limits. In this episode of the For The Long Run Podcast, Alexi recaps her experience completing the historic Leadville 100 Trail Run: 100 miles of high-altitude, extreme Rocky Mountain terrain. Underprepared and inexperienced at the ultra-distances, Alexi’s race was a rollercoaster of mental and physical challenges, as well as being a huge opportunity for learning and growth!
In this episode we talk about:
- running the Leadville 100: mistakes made and lessons learned
- walking in races: a lesson in ego and humility
- race cut-offs and pacing
- overcoming mental and physical challenges in running
- Alexi’s new book: Bravey (Adapted for Young Readers)
Find Alexi online at https://www.alexipappas.com/ and pick up a copy of “Bravey (Adapted for Young Readers)” today via amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/0593562747?tag=kirkus-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1 or anywhere else books are sold.
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