About this episode

Dr. Megan Roche is back on the podcast by popular demand, to talk about all things running, coaching, science, and why a waffle cone is the secret to getting out of the pain cave! Megan is so many things, including one of the best athletes in the world, but today she describes herself as a lover of ice cream, adventures, and being weird! When she’s not being the best mom to Leo, or coaching Team SWAP’s amazing athletes, Megan is busy as a doctor, PhD, scientist and researcher passionate about female athlete health.

In this episode we talk about:

  • going through severe health challenges and pregnancy as an elite athletes: self-doubt through the setback, curiosity on the comeback
  • the allure of the Western States Endurance Run (WSER) and 100 mile races 
  • Lululemon’s Project FURTHER and research into women’s running potential 
  • ketones for athletes
  • high altitude training and fitness evolutions
  • SWAP podcast and coaching relationships 

Tune into Megan’s first FTLR appearance on episode 169: Megan Roche: Infectious Positivity

And her husband, David Roche, on episode 300: Reflections and Revelations from 300 Episodes

Check out Megan and David Roche’s “Some Work All Play” (SWAP) website and podcast here: https://swaprunning.com/

Follow Megan on Instagram @meg_runs_happy 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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