October 25, 2019

Sebastian Salsbury is quick to point out that young people hiking or running long distances is nothing new. He’s correct, of course, even though the youth obesity rate is soaring.

For Sebastian, his love of running and trails began when he was a toddler. His parents too...

October 13, 2019

(Sarah Lavender Smith running the first stage of the 2019 Grand to Grand Ultra with the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in the background. / Photo courtesy of Grand to Grand Ultra)

Out of all the ultras that Sarah Lavender Smith has run — some 60, since her first 50...

October 7, 2019

I will be giving away a Coros Apex watch as part of a contest with my Second Annual Top 20 Inspirational Ultra Runners of the Year post.

It could not be easier to enter: Simply sign up to receive my e-newsletter and you will go into a random drawing. Contest is open to...

October 1, 2019

Dave Mackey considers himself lucky.

It was nearly four and a half years ago when he was on top of the world, on a normal training run in his hometown of Boulder, Colo., when he stepped on a boulder. An act he had done countless times before. In a flash, everything chan...

September 23, 2019

It’s hard to imagine now but there was a time when Jacob Puzey struggled to finish a 3K cross-country race without stopping.

Puzey set a world record in 2016 for running 50 miles in 4:57:45 on a treadmill, beating the record of 5:57:31 by nearly an hour. He is also a si...

September 17, 2019

Teresa Kaiser just loves running for the physical and emotional resets it gives her. “It makes any day seem better. Maybe that counts as an addiction. But something that feels so good can't be bad, amiright?” 

Kaiser, who won both the San Diego and Wasatch 100-mile race...

September 10, 2019

Gabrielle Grunewald may have finally succumbed to the cancer she courageously batted for a decade. But her memory, inspiration and foundation will carry on indefinitely.

That’s fitting for Gabe, as everyone knew her, and appropriate for her husband, Justin.

“She taught m...

August 31, 2019

Three years ago Cliff Sewell was an overweight smoker and heavy drinker. Today, he is on a quest to run 50 marathons in one year, starting Sept 1.

“I just got to a point where I knew I had a choice: either carry on as I was and slip further into the black hole of alcoho...

August 25, 2019

Michele Yates has the hips, pelvis and pubic bone area of a 100-year-old, doctors told her five years ago.

“My bones had grown the wrong way,” she explains, noting this was discovered when she was pregnant with Maya Jo. “They also found I had thyroid disease as well as...

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...

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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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