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 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 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 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 4, 2019

I travel frequently for my job, including last week when I was in Washington, D.C., for five full days. As an endurance athlete, my training doesn’t stop when I am on the road.

While I enjoy the travel, it does complicate not only adhering to workouts but giving my body...

February 11, 2019

At the starting line of one of my early marathons, I noticed a runner opening and then wolfing down something that appeared to be a thin waffle. At the time I thought it was strange to be eating that close — literally a few minutes — before the beginning of a race.


December 29, 2018

It should be no secret that I am a big fan of AfterShokz headphones, the best and safest option for runners who like to listen to music, podcasts or audiobooks during their runs.

I was thrilled to participate in a unique program with AfterShokz in which I was able to #G...

November 22, 2018

For much of this year, I have been curious about using CBD (Cannabidiol, a natural compound that is extracted from hemp plants) to aid in the recovery process during my training and racing endurance events.

My interest probably stemmed from the increase in information f...

November 19, 2018

Any runner who has experienced a Psycho-like scream in the shower understands the value of good anti-chafing cream.

I’ve tried several options with various levels of success. But none of them have come close to protecting my at-risk parts better than Squirrel’s Nut Butt...

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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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