January 24, 2020

Saturday marks seven weeks to go until the Bel Monte Endurance Races in the Skylark Mountains of Virginia. There are three events for runners to choose from — a 50-miler, 50K and a 25K.

I will be doing the 50K on March 14, hoping to improve my time from three years ago...

January 4, 2020

Growing up in Flagstaff, Ariz., Austin Horn was familiar with the running scene. He recalls knowing that people there enjoyed the sport “for some reason.” Horn, however, fell in love with soccer and played from age 4 through eighth grade, dreaming of playing for a prof...

December 29, 2019

Next time you are out on a trail run, imagine navigating an unfamiliar section by looking through a paper-towel roll without the ability to differentiate between roots, rocks and dirt.

That’s what ultra runner Kyle Robidoux faces each and every step. Robidoux was diagno...

December 23, 2019

Dave Shanahan wants to make one thing clear: He doesn’t want to do ultra marathons.

“I need to do ultras, they’ve just become a part of who I am,” says Shanahan, who in 2019 ran three 100-mile races, including one on a treadmill. 

“My ‘why’ is to maintain a sense of self...

November 26, 2019

Katie Arnold is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, author and ultra runner. In her book, “Running Home,” she explores her life from her upbringing on the East Coast to adulthood in New Mexico.

Life, just like an ultra marathon, has its share of ups and downs. Arnold pace...

November 16, 2019

When Mikel Haggadone started working toward his PhD, he also kicked off a journey involving disordered eating, depression and self-discovery through running.

Meaningful friendships evaporated. A long-term relationship ended. His self-confidence plummeted.

“I’m still tryi...

November 10, 2019

The ultra world has seen its share of successful skiers-turned-runners. Courtney Dauwalter. Stephanie Howe Violett. Corrine Malcolm. Just to name a few.

Aspiring to join those elites is Madison Hart, a 22-year-old former high school free ride skier who found trail runni...

November 7, 2019

To paraphrase a famous quote, it takes a village to get an ultra runner to the finish line. In preparation for my first 100-mile race, the Rio Del Lago in California, I increased the population of my village.

My base, of course, starts with my family — my wife, Manju, s...

November 1, 2019

The training miles are done. The preparations are pretty much set. The start — and finish line — to this weekend’s race awaits.

But it’s not just any start or finish line. This Saturday, I will line up in Folsom, Calif., for the Rio Del Lago 100-mile race, my first at t...

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...

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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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