About this episode

While we are releasing this episode ahead of the 2024 Western States Endurance Run, this talk on all things crewing and pacing is truly evergreen. This is a double-header episode hearing from two experienced pacers and crew members: Amelia Boone and Alex Hildebrandt. Both have experience successfully crewing and pacing elite athletes. Off the trails, Alex works full time in the tech industry and Amelia as an attorney and pop-tart connoisseur!

In this episode we talk about:

  • tips for assembling your perfect crew team, starting understanding your crew needs: logistics help, gear and nutrition, cheerleading, pacing, and more
  • advice for crew members and things to discuss with your athlete, including logistics and crewing by bike 
  • dealing with DNFs, curveballs and different challenges faced by athletes and crew 
  • ultra pacing 101: pre race considerations, running etiquette, and real time responses 
  • navigating aid stations and race plans

Tune in to Episode 47 and Episode 97 to hear Amelia Boone’s previous appearances on the show.

Follow Amelia on Instagram @arboone11 and  Alex @alex_hildebrandt 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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