Brad Stulberg and Jacob Puzey



Episode 1: Addressing Stress with Brad Stulberg and Jacob Puzey


At Altra, we believe running is a great way to improve both your mental and physical health. We also know it’s not the only way; sometimes you need to talk about it too. Our overall human performance can be dependent on our mental wellness, particularly during times as unpredictable and chaotic as 2020 has seen. With a little help from our friend and human performance researcher, author, and coach, Brad Stulberg, we’re excited to bring you a three-part series, “Mental Wellness: Let’s Run with It,” geared towards just that—mental health awareness and positive self-care.  

Brad’s relatable, conversational style makes for engaging chats with some of our Altra athletes, as we discover ways to deal with new daily stresses, ways to build community, and ways to be the best versions of ourselves. 








Positive mental health and mindfulness are always important, especially during times that are incredibly trying. Coach Brad Stulberg sat down with Altra athletes to discuss some of their struggles and share what they’ve found helpful for coping and pushing through.  

In the first of three episodes, Jacob Puzey and Brad Stulberg discuss addressing stress and ways to deal with how you’re feeling. They share authentic and valuable insights that otherwise are difficult to comprehend on our own. 

Are you feeling stressed out? That’s okay.  

Are you feeling happy? That’s okay, too.  

Are you putting too much “should” on yourself? Discover ways to help dismiss that guilt.  

Hear from Jacob Puzey and Brad Stulberg addressing, accepting, and dealing with stress and discover ways to get help, and how you can help yourself. 




Mental Wellness: Let's Run with It - Episode 1

Positive mental health and mindfulness are always important, especially during times that are especially trying. Coach Brad Stulberg sat down with Altra athletes to discuss some of their struggles and share what they’ve found helpful for coping and pushing through. In the first of three episodes, Jacob Puzey and Brad Stulberg discuss addressing stress and ways to deal with how you’re feeling. They share authentic and valuable insights that are otherwise difficult to comprehend on our own.



Jacob Puzey is a runner of all surfaces and all distances. After running and coaching his way through his childhood and college years, he continues to coach, but due to family commitments (he has six kids) he only works online with his athletes through Peak Run Performance. Jacob and his wife, Amy, live in Canmore, Alberta, Canada and direct a nationwide trail running series, 5 Peaks Trail Running, as well as a multi-day trail running event, TranSelkirks Run. They also direct a couple of running retreats each year based near their home in the Canadian Rockies. 




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Brad Stulberg researches, writes, and coaches on human performance, sustainable success, and well-being. He is bestselling author of the books Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. Known for his cross-disciplinary approach, weaving together lessons from modern science, ancient wisdom, and daily practice, his writing has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Wired, and Outside Magazine. In his performance coaching practice, he works with executives, entrepreneurs, and physicians. He is also cofounder of, a multimedia platform dedicated to the art and science of success.  


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