August 11, 2019

For some ultra runners, the quest is to go longer to push their limits. Others are inspired by destinations for their races or runs. Others seek out qualifying for prestigious events.

Maggie Guterl is motivated by an individual race’s specific challenges. And it doesn’t...

August 7, 2019

Hayden Hawks dreamed of playing under the lights at iconic Fenway Park. Instead, he gets to run in some of the most scenic places on the planet.

And he is more than OK with that.

“I am so glad that I went through this experience as it helped build a lot of confidence in...

July 14, 2019

No one in history has run the historic Western States 100-mile race faster than Jared Hazen. Except, of course, for the guy sitting across from him at the breakfast table.

“I mean it's funny, for sure,” Hazen says a few days after he finished second to roommate Jim Walm...

June 30, 2019

Frayah Wasmund has battled depression and anxiety since she was a young child. Wasmund’s self-worth was non-existent. She had no coping skills. Her thoughts were negative.

“I felt like I wasn’t good enough. No one loved me. I was gross. I was ugly,” she recalls. “I thou...

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 11, 2019

Some of Mario Mendoza’s earliest memories of his father relate to their mutual love of soccer. At the time, Mendoza excelled at soccer and would travel across California playing in games. His father loved watching him play. They also bonded over watching soccer on TV.


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 5, 2019

For Andy Jones-Wilkins, the Western States Endurance Run is full of fond memories. Amid his string of 10 consecutive top 10 finishes, the race a decade ago stands out for several reasons.

Of course the 2008 Western States had been cancelled due to fires. In 2009, the ga...

May 20, 2019

Ryan Norton hit his lowest point July 24, 2011. That Sunday morning he woke up still drunk from the night before, which was not unusual.

But what was unusual is that he sensed it was time to change his life. Perhaps it was the arrest for drunken driving, his third Opera...

May 16, 2019

(Camille Herron, followed by Courtney Dauwalter, competes in the 2018 Desert Solstice, where she set multiple records. Photo by Chris Worden)

Camille Herron is making the most of her second chance.

Recently, we caught up to talk about all the highs and lows she has...

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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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