About this episode

Professional trail runner, Ironman triathlete, and multifaceted human Lucy Bartholomew joins the show for a wide-ranging conversation about her past, present, and future in endurance sports, and its intersection with community, family, and much more. More than an athlete, Lucy is an avid plant-based cook and outdoor enthusiast passionate about the environment, community, and longevity.

In this episode we talk about:

  • running as a family affair and community experience 
  • merging passion with profession; evolving running relationships 
  • shaking up the running industry: advocacy, redefining value and sponsorships
  • mental strategies for suffering: effort, attitude, and curiosity 
  • the allure of Western States for Lucy and her dad
  • triathlon takeaways for running success and longevity 

Follow Lucy on Instagram @lucy_bartholomew 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

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Microcosm Coaching

This episode is sponsored by the good people over at Microcosm Coaching, our friends TJ David and Zoe Rom.

It’s that time of year again, time to jumpstart your 2024 running goals. We love partnering with Microcosm because they truly align on our beliefs for this show - they support their clients through breakthroughs, setbacks and plateaus, and are in it for the long run.

Whether you’re running your first 5K, or your tenth 100-miler, the coaches at Microcosm have a personalized training plan designed to fit your life and your goals. Not only will you have a strong relationship with your coach, but you’ll also be part of a community of other people like you to help encourage you, strengthen your commitment and support accountability. Head on over to Microcosm Coaching and let them know that the team at For The Long Run sent you. 

Grayson Murphy This episode is sponsored by the Racin’ Grayson Training Log + Planner, now on it’s 6th edition! We love this planning and goal-setting tool from our friend Grayson Murphy. This training log is the perfect gift for you or the favorite runners in your life. Check it out here.

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