January 12, 2018

Experienced trail runners know what Sarah Lavender Smith means when she writes, “All the way up to the summit and back down.”

Those new to trail running may not understand the thrill of ascents and descents. But there is plenty of useful information for them to embrace...

January 9, 2018

(Comrades Marathon finish line / Jetline Action photos)

When Camille Herron first hit the track as a middle-schooler, it was love at first warmup. While she had wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father, who played Division I basketball, there was something about...

January 5, 2018

It did not take Sean Andrish long to realize the trails were calling for him.

His running journey started out like many others — he ran in middle school, focused on shorter distances, eventually caught the marathon bug and then learned about the lure of the trails.


December 5, 2017

This year’s GOATz 50K in Omaha, Neb., was a “bad one” for ultra running champion Kaci Lickteig.

She woke up on race morning with a strange tightness in her lower back. “I had never had that feeling before,” she recalls. “I didn’t know what was the reason or the cause bu...

November 24, 2017

(Eric Senseman cruises during the 2017 JFK 50-miler. Photo credit / Ray Jackson, Jr.)

About 50 meters from the finish line at the JFK 50 this year, Eric Senseman finally realized he was about to achieve a life-long goal.

“It’s been on my list for a number of years so it...

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 30, 2017

(Photos provided by Bad to the Bone, credit: Sallah Balloch)

Francesca Conte grew up in Italy where high school sports are not very well developed. Since then she has made up for lost time.

Conte who did run cross-country while attending Point Loma University in San Dieg...

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...

August 8, 2017

Father joins daughter's quest to run a marathon, then rediscovers his love of running and tells it all in his book, "My Year of Running Dangerously."   

As a broadcast journalist, Tom Foreman has witnessed civic unrest, civil wars, earthquake carnage and more....

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...

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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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