October 24, 2017

Elizabeth Clor realized her dream of BQing and running Boston once she overcame the mental hurdles.

Baseball catcher and philosopher Yogi Berra is quoted as saying, "Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical."

That pretty much sums up Elizabeth Clor's que...

October 17, 2017

When Stephanie Wattenbarger began her running journey she didn’t know about training. “It was just me and my Timex, really bad running shoes, a wish and a prayer.”

After all the self-professed “marching band geek and the drama/acting nerd” was new to sports in 2007 when...

October 12, 2017

Tim Murphy was a runner before he realized it. In those early days of staying in shape for high school wrestling, not only did he not acknowledge he was a runner, he understandably had no idea he would end up with a career in the running industry.

The two sports have st...

September 14, 2017

When runners think of Dean Karnazes, they may recall the story of when he ordered a pizza to be delivered during a run. Or the time he ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Or the time he ran 350 miles in 80 hours and 44 minutes without sleep.

His list o...

September 5, 2017

Ask Angie Maske-Berka how many races she has run and she literally has no idea.

To be sure, Maske-Berka is as active in races as she is on social media and with the BibRave community. As for races, here’s her best shot at quantifying them: five ultra distances, mostly 5...

August 22, 2017

The chief running officer for Runner’s World leaves behind a legacy of inspiring runners worldwide and — yes — the dreaded Yasso 800s.

Bart Yasso — the mayor of running — is loved and revered by runners worldwide. Yasso has engaged runners at races, expos, group runs wh...

July 30, 2017

Along the main street in Leadville, Colorado, Chad Prichard is relaxed. He speaks in soft, calming tones to his service dog, Woody, who he is still training.  As an acoustic guitar player’s chords and soothing voice fill the air, we chat on a park bench.

Prichard lives...

June 1, 2017

Michael Wardian’s list of running accomplishments would fill a 100-mile trail. He has successfully navigated races ranging from the Badwater Ultra Marathon to the fastest combined times in all the marathon majors. Among his records is the fastest marathon dressed as El...

March 16, 2017

She was the gifted, fearless wild child featured in “Born to Run.” Fourteen years later, Shelton still leads a “crazy life,” following her passion in pursuit of the next endurance challenge.

Jenn Shelton became well known for her appearance in Christopher McDougall’s


July 30, 2015

The 70-year-old woman’s record almost never came to be. Here’s how she beat the odds to get into the 100-mile race and then overcame a serious error to complete her historic run.

Gunhild Swanson’s dramatic finish at this year’s 100-mile Western States Endurance Run almo...

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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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