Episode 457: Reid Buchanan – Redefining the Purpose of Running

Reid Buchanan is a professional runner and web developer. He ran with On Running and was coached by Andrew Kastor in Mammoth for several years. Reid gives us some really great perspective in this podcast episode about what running really means to him and how he is looking at it now that he is working full time outside of the world of running. He recently in the USATF 15k Championships in Jacksonville, Florida where he finished fourth. He also recently competed in the World Cross Country Championships this past February.

He is a three-time marathoner and he shares in this episode about some issues that he is faced in the marathon and how he is working on those. He looks at it now with gratitude for all of the things that he has been able to do and accomplish!

What we talked about:

3:40- Catching up with Reid

6:50- Running the World Cross Country Championships

13:35- His transition to working with a new coach

20:00- The struggles that he has had with marathoning

29:50- His outlook on his running career

35:50- Living in Mammoth

41:35- Meeting Sarah

48:40- Going to Japan to support Sarah in her marathon

54:55- Sarah’s running career

1:05:00- End of podcast questions

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