April 4, 2020

Today was a race day like none that I had previously experienced. No pre-race meeting. No friendly exchanges with other runners at the starting line. No finish line.

I joined iRunFar's #OperationInspiration Virtual Race to contribute to a worthy cause, the World Health...

April 1, 2020

Ellie Pell found running about six years ago soon after moving to Ithaca, N.Y. She was in her early 20s, had little savings and did not know anyone in her new community. 

“I started because it was free fitness. I ended up winning a local half marathon,” she says, admitt...

March 29, 2020

Dear coronavirus,

I am thankful and glad that we have not met in person, as far as I know. You, sir or madam, are a menace to the world.

It’s been angering, sobering and disheartening to follow your path of destruction. First you wreaked havoc on China, then rapidly spre...

March 23, 2020

Amy Clark stood at the starting line of her first ultra, the McDonald Forest 50K in Corvallis, Ore., not knowing what to expect. She knew she would encounter about 10,000 feet of gain over the course. But she didn’t foresee such a welcoming ultra community.

“I didn't kn...

March 21, 2020

As I write this the ultra running community has paused with the rest of the world due to the coronavirus outbreak. It’s unknown when things will return to a semblance of normal, of course. And when they do, our world will have changed significantly from when news of th...

March 15, 2020

“Is your race still on?”

It was a question I was asked with increased frequency last week as the coronavirus shut down much of our way of life, including virtually the entire sports world.

Major sports leagues and races cancelled or postponed events to adhere to the new...

March 7, 2020

It came as no surprise to me that amid a peak training period my inflammation rated “at risk’ during a recent InsideTracker blood draw.

The blood draw, which was taken Feb. 10, followed my first 50-mile week of training as I gear up the Bel Monte 50K in March, followed...

March 6, 2020

As his three mixed-breed dogs scampered about, Patrick Reagan cut up vegetables in his kitchen for dinner while doing this interview. While his dogs are all mutts — “the best kind of dogs” — Reagan himself is a rare breed: a professional ultra runner.

In the past year,...

February 29, 2020

There are clearly two types of runners.

I’m not thinking of elites and everyday runners. Nor I am referring to road and trail runners. Short distance and long distance? Nope.

The two types are those who run with headphones and those without. As long as I have been a runn...

February 22, 2020

While I pride myself on being an editor/writer (as well as a runner), I’ve never been interested in poetry. When it comes to poems, I think I peaked early in my childhood with creative finishes to “Roses are red / Violets are blue … “

At this time In my life, I am often...

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May 25, 2020

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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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