In this episode, Tyler McCandless, professional runner, PhD student, and coach, tells the story of how he began running in high school and the transition to collegiate running. He discusses the power of consistency as leading to breakthroughs in his running. Tyler shares his training philosophy and how he manages quality and quantity on a weekly basis. He reveals how he balances his running with his PhD studies in Meteorology. Tyler reflects on the intersection between community service and running with his founding of the Kauai Marathon Youth Program. Tyler provides insight on a process-oriented mindset as a key to successful running and racing. He explains the impact of nutrition, in particular coffee and beets, on his running performance. Lastly, Tyler previews upcoming races on his calendar.