August 21, 2019

I first met Wan Ho Kou three years ago when he paced the Alpine Classic Half Marathon. Up until that time, I had not used pacers during my races. For some reason that day I was moved to run and chat with him and another pacer as we ran through the streets in Alpine, Ut...

August 4, 2019

As a running coach, my athletes have achieved quests to qualify for the Boston Marathon, run their first full marathon and various other challenges. I cannot be more pleased when they accomplish their running goals.

But what happens when athletes come up short of their...

July 30, 2019

When I was self-coached, I focused on running. After all to get better as a runner, one has to, well, run. Right?

I didn’t fully understand the value of cross-training, whether that is yoga, core work, biking, swimming or other exercise that supports and supplements the...

July 20, 2019

Right now I should be running my first timed race, the 8-Hour Dream Endurance Race and Relay in Indianapolis.

But after going back and forth the past 10 days, I decided yesterday that my ongoing hip pain had not sufficiently healed. Fortunately, the race director announ...

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...

June 19, 2019

When it comes to watches for ultra runners, is there any more desired feature than a long battery life? Sure, accurate data is a must — but that is a given. And runners have their own personal preferences for other features.

For me, I found my frustration rising during...

June 16, 2019

(Ian Sharman with his Western States buckles, as of the 2018 race. Photo credit: Amy Sharman)

To put Ian Sharman’s nine consecutive top 10 finishes at the Western States Endurance Run into context, consider this: During that time frame only Aliza Lapierre has as many as...

June 8, 2019

I have been an avid listener of podcasts for quite a while now. I subscribe to about 25 different ones, which I listen to during my runs, cross-training and daily two-hour commute to work. The vast majority are related to running, general health and related fitness.


June 2, 2019

Four days after my first Boston Marathon and amid my three highest-volume training months ever, I had my blood tested by InsideTracker. I was interested in learning how my body dealt with the physical stress so I took the test about three months after my previous blood...

May 30, 2019

Brock Cannon recently won his second ultra marathon in a row. That’s a solid accomplishment especially for an ultra runner who only got serious about the sport just three years ago.

In fact, Cannon  posted recently on his Facebook page that someone told him after the vi...

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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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