August 8, 2020

When it comes to choosing the best products for fueling and recovering from workouts, it’s best to look beyond the marketing hype.

For years, I used Ucan as a pre-workout fuel before long runs and race. At first, I felt that it helped my performance but I had no real ba...

August 5, 2020

Tina Vaziri never thought she would get coronavirus.

Even though her city, Chicago, was among the first U.S. cities hit, even though her animal hospital implemented precautions immediately, even though she committed to safe practices before the term social distancing wa...

August 1, 2020

I've written previously about my journey from a fairly standard western diet to pescatarian to (almost) vegan. I prefer to call myself plant-based now.

I’d estimate that I am about 98 percent vegan. The exceptions are fish once or twice weekly and the eggs my wife uses...

July 26, 2020

In this era of social distancing InsideTracker has made it easier for its customers to get reliable tests, valuable data and personalized recommendations.

Following the coronavirus outbreak, InsideTracker added a Home Kit to its options. This allows the client to draw h...

July 19, 2020

With most races were canceled this summer due to the pandemic, part of me felt fortunate that the 8-Hour Endurance Run in Indianapolis was a go for July 18. But another part of me was concerned about running a narrow 3.1-mile loop course for eight hours with about 250...

July 15, 2020

It’s a chicken or the egg question. Which came first for Howie Stern, his love of running or passion for photography?

“It was definitely running,” says the well-known runner and race photographer who first learned the craft in high school. But after graduating he set th...

July 12, 2020

Editor’s note: This is the last in my four-part series on trail running for new runners.

In the first three parts of this series, I covered the basics on how to get started with trail running, offered some guidance for when a new trail runner ventures out and detailed s...

July 9, 2020

Kaylo Littlejohn grew up angry, isolated and abused. He acted up in school, one of the few African-Americans in the predominantly white community in Maine where he lived.

“It was kind of rough for me in the sense that I always felt pretty isolated from everyone else,”...

July 6, 2020

Editor’s note: This is part three of a four-part series on trail running for new runners.

In the first two parts of this series, I covered the basics on how to get started with trail running and offered some guidance for when a new trail runner ventures out.

Hopefully by...

July 4, 2020

The determination to never give up is embedded in Luke Tyburski’s DNA.

After injuries forced Tyburski to retire from soccer, the sport he dedicated his life to since age 4, he sought physically grueling challenges. And we’re not talking about a road marathon, a tough ul...

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Evolving from injured runner to BQer

Marathon Training Academy podcast hosts Trevor and Angie Spencer discuss how Angie's training has helped me improve my marathon PR by 28 minutes, earn a BQ and conquer ultras.


Trails, coaching, diet  
and a whole lot more

Ryan Clayton welcomes me to his podcast where we cover topics from road and trail running to coaching to nutrition/diet to ambassadorships.


'Keep moving the goal line so you always have goals to work toward.'

Breaking the Barrier podcast host Andrew Lorenzo and I talked about goal setting and achieving.


'I am able to recover better from through an almost entirely plant-based diet.'

PlantTrainers hosts Adam and Shoshana Chaim discuss my evolving diet, endurance running and offer tips on how to become 100 percent plant-based.

My First Ultra host Scott Jones and I discuss my debut and lessons learned at the Buckeye 50K in Ohio.

'My fifth-grade teacher called me  molasses.'


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