December 9, 2019

That headline is the question. It’s a question that I have been pondering and debating for the past couple of months.

My running journey has taken me from a mildly active couch potato on a standard Western diet to an endurance athlete on a plant-based diet. It all start...

December 3, 2019

As the coldness and darkness of December settles in for much of the United States, runners face challenges. Sometimes icy and snowy conditions also wreak havoc with the best-laid plans for training.

But there are easy ways to overcome the obstacles and maintain consiste...

November 26, 2019

Katie Arnold is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, author and ultra runner. In her book, “Running Home,” she explores her life from her upbringing on the East Coast to adulthood in New Mexico.

Life, just like an ultra marathon, has its share of ups and downs. Arnold pace...

November 24, 2019

Jonathan Levitt stood at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, exchanging high-fives and jovial swearing with his friend, Tony DiPasquale. Who would blame them? After all, completing the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim is a cause for celebration.

“It was pretty awesome,” Le...

November 16, 2019

When Mikel Haggadone started working toward his PhD, he also kicked off a journey involving disordered eating, depression and self-discovery through running.

Meaningful friendships evaporated. A long-term relationship ended. His self-confidence plummeted.

“I’m still tryi...

November 14, 2019

In the past 18 months, Magda Boulet has won at least three ultras — the Leadville Trail 100 Miler, Pikes Peak Ultra 50k and Marathon Des Sables 250K. Additionally, the 46-year-old elite ultra runner tried to set a Fastest Known Time on the 172-mile Tahoe Rim Trail. She...

November 10, 2019

The ultra world has seen its share of successful skiers-turned-runners. Courtney Dauwalter. Stephanie Howe Violett. Corrine Malcolm. Just to name a few.

Aspiring to join those elites is Madison Hart, a 22-year-old former high school free ride skier who found trail runni...

November 9, 2019

Jenny Maier restarted running on a “whim” years after an ACL injury halted her high school running career. A half marathon, followed by a transition to longer races and trails soon followed.

In the summer of 2014, Maier met her fiancé, Chris DeNucci, and they started da...

November 7, 2019

To paraphrase a famous quote, it takes a village to get an ultra runner to the finish line. In preparation for my first 100-mile race, the Rio Del Lago in California, I increased the population of my village.

My base, of course, starts with my family — my wife, Manju, s...

November 1, 2019

The training miles are done. The preparations are pretty much set. The start — and finish line — to this weekend’s race awaits.

But it’s not just any start or finish line. This Saturday, I will line up in Folsom, Calif., for the Rio Del Lago 100-mile race, my first at t...

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December 23, 2019

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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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