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 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 (...

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...

April 17, 2020

I had planned to be heading to the Zion 100K as I write this. But the coronavirus had other plans for me and everyone else across the planet.

The COVID-19 outbreak means there will be no exploring of Zion National Park, no challenging 100K this month and no Western Stat...

April 14, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has created a really strange and challenging situation for everyone, including runners. With governments implementing social distancing rules, many races have been postponed or canceled. But now is not the time to lo...

April 10, 2020

Even before the coronavirus unleashed its grip on America’s way of life, I struggled with getting proper sleep.

During my frequent travels for work, I often found myself wide awake well before the sun came up. A few months ago when I transitioned my dad to assisted livi...

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 12, 2020

The Angela Shartel of 2020 is a smiling, healthy, popular ambassador for the trail and ultra running community. Flip back the calendar to the early 2000s, and you will find an Angela Shartel that was a depressed, overweight and abused woman.

“At the peak of it all, I fe...

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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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