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...

July 19, 2019

Jason Koop has coached ultra runners long before the niche sport grabbed the foothold it currently has. In those days, gear options were sparse, nutrition options were minimal and training was whatever the individual prescribed.

In time, however, Koop has developed a ni...

March 2, 2019

(Photo by Chris Hunter) 

Katie Arnold is going home to run. Her destination is Virginia. Her race is the Ultra Race of Champions (UROC). On her mind, will be her late father.

After all, it was during a visit to her dad’s farm in Virginia that sparked Arnold’s lifelong ru...

December 18, 2018

The title of Dr. Mark Cucuzzella’s new book, “Run for Your Life,” aptly describes his approach to life, fitness, nutrition and all the choices humans have as they go about their daily lives.

As a medical doctor and competitive runner, Cucuzzella is an expert on what hel...

November 27, 2018

I was flying from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, ironically, close to where David and Megan Roche had their first date, when I started reading an advance copy of their book, “The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer.”

Thanks to the early flight,...

June 27, 2018

The 200-mile ultra marathon has risen in popularity and curiosity in recent years. While only a select few runners — the craziest of the endurance breed of crazies — have attempted, much less completed, the feat

The third version of the Bigfoot 200 — the first point-to-...

January 12, 2018

Experienced trail runners know what Sarah Lavender Smith means when she writes, “All the way up to the summit and back down.”

Those new to trail running may not understand the thrill of ascents and descents. But there is plenty of useful information for them to embrace...

December 9, 2017

Mackenzie Havey had reached the point of burnout. Too many marathons. Too many goals. Too much stress on the body and mind.

“This was largely due to the fact that I was grasping certain goals too tightly,” Havey says. “I would continue to push through training when my b...

November 11, 2017

As Bart Yasso winds down his illustrious running career and role as Chief Running Officer at Runner’s World, it was only natural that he write a book. In “Race Everything,” he dishes on his favorite races, training tips, memorable races and more from his 33 years as a...

October 24, 2017

Elizabeth Clor realized her dream of BQing and running Boston once she overcame the mental hurdles.

Baseball catcher and philosopher Yogi Berra is quoted as saying, "Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical."

That pretty much sums up Elizabeth Clor's que...

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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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