About this episode

This episode, with Candice Peak, dives deep into the impact of different goals, data metrics, mindsets, and community on our relationship with running. Candice is a Boston-based fitness instructor, runner, and passionate dog mom, who works 9-to-5 in communications and marketing. A former collegiate swimmer and resistant runner, Candice now loves bringing people together through movement, especially running!

In this episode we talk about:

  • the curse of competitiveness and being too data-focused  
  • breaking free from time and outcome goals
  • the benefits of running with others; finding your running community 
  • balancing training with a busy schedule 
  • process-oriented goals for running success

Follow Candice on Instagram @candicepeak 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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Puma TRE Event

Join us at The Running Event (TRE) for a panel in partnership with PUMA to discuss dealing with setbacks with some of the fastest humans on the planet. On Thursday, November 30th from 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM we’ll be hosting Molly Seidel, Rory Linkletter, Andre De Grasse, Natosha Rogers, and Fiona O’Keefe at the TRE Training Camp Theater for a conversation about how to move through hard moments, deal with self-doubt, and overcome life’s many obstacles to achieve your goals.

Find out more about The Running Event (TRE) and catch the livestream here: ⁠⁠https://www.therunningevent.com/livestream/⁠⁠ 

Hope to see you there!


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