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ROO #153: Tyler Andrews The Path of Long Term Gratification in Running

“So it’s this idea of gratification of very long term efforts. I’ve just always been drawn to those kind of things.”

In this episode, Tyler Andrews, professional runner for Hoka One One and co-director of Strive Trips, explores the path of long term gratification in running. Tyler explains how his unique mindset of improving relative to himself has allowed him to progress from an 18:28 5K runner in high school to an elite 2:16 marathon runner. He discusses his longtime relationship with his coach Jon Waldron, who also coached Tyler in high school. Tyler offers his perspective on the relationship between creativity and running. He reflects on the importance of specificity and recovery in his running training, where he regularly logs 140 miles per week. He discusses his work as the co-director of Strive Trips and his experiences fusing running, education, and service work in Ecuador and Peru. Lastly, Tyler reveals his goals for his upcoming races and also offers listeners a challenge to “be better instead of good.”

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1 thought on “ROO #153: Tyler Andrews The Path of Long Term Gratification in Running”

  1. Julia, a friend recently introduced me to your podcast. I love it! Particularly enjoyed this one. It’s cool to see how Tyler was, and continues to be, so dedicated to his long-term goals. He shows how the power of hard work can take you places you never thought possible! Keep the great content coming.

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