May 24, 2019

As a masters endurance athlete who has completed more than 25 marathons and ultra marathons, I require more protein than most other people my age. In May, I completed my first 100K at the Ultra Race of Champions (UROC), which followed my first Boston Marathon in April.


May 18, 2019

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
mm, I get high with a little help from my friends

I got by, for sure, and it was high up in the mountains of Virginia a week ago when I completed my first 100K at the Ultra Race of Champions (UROC). It was by far the most...

May 13, 2019

Sometimes we just do hard things, to paraphrase Scott Jurek. But what is our “why” for doing the hard things? I’ve thought a lot about that as it relates to my own personal why over the past year.

Our why needs to be more than a shiny medal or buckle. Our why needs to b...

May 8, 2019

I am in taper mode for my first 100K, the Ultra Race of Champions (UROC) this coming weekend. It's been a long training season with a lot of miles and time on my feet.

In fact, the past three months have been my highest mileage months ever. In March, I ran 259.9 miles,...

April 26, 2019

Adam Chaim grew up as an athletic kid. Of course in Canada that meant hockey. He also played volleyball, did weight training and inhaled protein to build his muscles.

As an adult, he stayed active and thought he was “eating well.”

However, about the time his wife, Shosha...

April 16, 2019

Soon after I could put the title “marathoner,” after my name, I became curious about the Boston Marathon. It seemed like a long shot at the time. My first two marathons were just over the four-hour mark, 4:08 for my first and then a 4:07 on my second one.

Still, I set r...

April 3, 2019

I’ve always been a hat guy. When I was a young boy, I wore hats so frequently, my mom recalls times when I would try to sleep with one on.

As I have gotten older, I have become more picky about my hats. I want a secure fit, especially when living in Indiana, which recei...

March 31, 2019

My third Hot Chocolate race was a return to the Indianapolis version, which last year race directors cut short to a 5K for everyone due to an impending ice storm.

There would be no ice storm this year since the morning began with temperatures in the mid-50s. Instead of...

March 22, 2019

There is a lot to like about the UltrAspire Legacy Race Vest and 550 race handheld bottle.

While UltrAspire is a newish company on the endurance sports scene, its products evoke quality and provide what trail and ultra runners require.

Disclaimer: I was honored to be sel...

March 10, 2019

As a runner and running coach, I know the importance of being selective of races to target for maximum effort. Not every race can be an “A’ race, otherwise the athlete could easily burn out.

I recommend to my athletes — and myself — to pick out several races as “A” race...

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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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