January 21, 2020

They say necessity is the mother of invention. For John Ellis, needless chafing was the mother of invention.

During the 298-kilometer Hong Kong 4 Trails race, Ellis experienced chafing so severe he ran the last mountain (Lantau Peak) without undies.

“Any decent ultra tra...

January 13, 2020

In November, I was fortunate enough to win a brand new Coros Apex 46mm in an online contest (thanks @Runspirited and @Coros)! I was thrilled with the opportunity to try this new watch. As an avid ultra runner, I’ve heard a bit about the brand, but mostly about the batt...

January 11, 2020

In high school, Martin Hernandez had no intention of running unless a soccer ball was involved. His mom, however, had different plans.

“My mom signed me up for cross country,” Hernandez recalls. “The coach called me and I had no idea I was signed up. Once I went out the...

December 17, 2019

As the holiday shopping season winds down, I have compiled 12 recommendations for Christmas presents for those special runners in your lives. I have tried and used all of these products. For the sake of transparency, I have noted which brands I represent as an ambassad...

October 19, 2019

It’s amazing how much data there is from a simple blood draw. With InsideTracker, a quick and easy blood draw is transformed into careful analysis and customized recommendations on how to improve areas that need work.

I have been using InsideTracker for several years no...

September 15, 2019

When I went to Outdoor Retailer this past summer I was blown away by the sheer number of vendors promoting nutrition products, sports gear, hiking equipment, camping gadgets and virtually anything you might need for an adventure.

I picked up samples of protein bars, sun...

September 2, 2019

Over the summer, I have revved up my training for my first 100-miler this November. As I have loaded up the miles, my body has needed proper recovery with healthy foods. At the same time, I was grateful to be selected to try various products from PlantFusion.

The compan...

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 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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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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