About this episode

This episode is with Skratch Labs founder, coach, and exercise physiologist Dr. Allen Lim. In his mind, Allen is no different from most people: a complicated person with very simple needs. After a long career in the professional cycling industry, Allen applied his sports science skills to founding and growing Skratch Labs, a sports nutrition company and Boulder-based cafe. When he’s not wrestling with emails, Allen prioritizes taking care of himself, his family, and friends.

In this episode we talk about:

  • the world of professional cycling 
  • exercise science to solve problems 
  • founding and growing Skratch labs sports nutrition
  • consistent habits for improving performance 
  • work-life balance for sustainable success

We referenced episode 298. Underbirds Flying High: When The Hard Choice Is The Right Choice with Briana Boehmer

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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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