May 27, 2020

Running the Triple Crown of 200s takes an incredible amount of training, logistics, planning and dedication. Add in making a documentary about the experience and you would need to ratchet up all of the above work and more.

Instead of a typical post-ultra recovery of foo...

May 25, 2020

I have found my customized InsideTracker analysis and recommendations to be extremely valuable over the past few years. A simple blood test every three to six months is analyzed for three dozen biomarkers and then turned into personalized recommendations.

This peek unde...

May 21, 2020

Editor’s note: I want to thank Ryan Ploeckelman for his time and willingness to answer all my questions about the sudden termination of the East Coast Trail and Ultra Runners podcast and his new one, The Adventure Jogger. I had been a longtime fan of the now-defunct po...

May 16, 2020

Twenty weeks from today is the Hennepin Hundred, my second 100-mile race.

There are far too many unknowns related to the coronavirus at this point to know whether the race will be held as planned, turned into a virtual one, postponed until later or cancelled. And, of co...

May 14, 2020

It is said that roughly 1 percent of the population will ever finish a marathon. A small portion of that group will add ultra marathoner to their resume. And a small percentage of that group will ever complete a 100-mile race.

And a fraction of that tiny number will eve...

May 9, 2020

Growing up as a twin, Grayson Murphy developed her competitive fire. Their parents had Grayson and Maddy choose their sports to they wouldn’t be so “hyper competitive” against one another.

For Maddy, it was basketball. Grayson picked soccer, which she played through her...

May 7, 2020

It was two years ago this week when abdominal surgery sent my running world reeling, not to mention my home life, work life and everything else. At the time I was sliced open, I was roughly 2 ½ days from the start time for my first 100K at the Ultra Race of Champions (...

May 2, 2020

Call it the Accidental Ultra. As races were cancelled due to the coronavirus, including my 100K at Zion National Park, I looked for another challenge during the second quarter of this year.

I started looking into Fastest Known Times (FKT) that I could reasonably get to...

April 29, 2020

Australia has suffered a one-two punch in the last six months, first devastating wildfires, then COVID-19.

“It’s been some of the worst times for Australia,” ultrarunner Lucy Bartholomew says from her home in Diamond Creek, Melbourne. “The fires were horrific and just a...

April 25, 2020

About six years ago, an ITBS injury indicated it was time for me to get a running coach. As a listener of the Marathon Training Academy (MTA) podcast, I reached out to Angie Spencer.

Angie and her husband, Trevor Spencer, are the podcast co-hosts and co-owners of MTA. A...

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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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