October 4, 2019

Editor's note: This summer I wrote about Jason Atnip and his quest to run his first 100-miler. Earlier this week, he finished 78 miles before dropping at the Yeti 100. I invited him to write about his adventure and what he learned. He graciously agreed and his essay fo...

October 1, 2019

Dave Mackey considers himself lucky.

It was nearly four and a half years ago when he was on top of the world, on a normal training run in his hometown of Boulder, Colo., when he stepped on a boulder. An act he had done countless times before. In a flash, everything chan...

September 23, 2019

It’s hard to imagine now but there was a time when Jacob Puzey struggled to finish a 3K cross-country race without stopping.

Puzey set a world record in 2016 for running 50 miles in 4:57:45 on a treadmill, beating the record of 5:57:31 by nearly an hour. He is also a si...

September 20, 2019

It had been three months since my previous race and I was ready. The anticipation in returning to the North Face Endurance Challenge Series in Wisconsin had been a motivating factor in my training and would serve as a good test leading up to my first 100-miler just sev...

September 17, 2019

Teresa Kaiser just loves running for the physical and emotional resets it gives her. “It makes any day seem better. Maybe that counts as an addiction. But something that feels so good can't be bad, amiright?” 

Kaiser, who won both the San Diego and Wasatch 100-mile race...

September 10, 2019

Gabrielle Grunewald may have finally succumbed to the cancer she courageously batted for a decade. But her memory, inspiration and foundation will carry on indefinitely.

That’s fitting for Gabe, as everyone knew her, and appropriate for her husband, Justin.

“She taught m...

August 25, 2019

Michele Yates has the hips, pelvis and pubic bone area of a 100-year-old, doctors told her five years ago.

“My bones had grown the wrong way,” she explains, noting this was discovered when she was pregnant with Maya Jo. “They also found I had thyroid disease as well as...

August 21, 2019

I first met Wan Ho Kou three years ago when he paced the Alpine Classic Half Marathon. Up until that time, I had not used pacers during my races. For some reason that day I was moved to run and chat with him and another pacer as we ran through the streets in Alpine, Ut...

August 17, 2019

Four weeks from Saturday I will be returning to Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin for my third North Face Endurance Challenge Series race there. I am drawn to the race because of the great course, incredibly helpful volunteers and all the amenities for runners.


August 15, 2019

It turns out that running a half marathon is harder than walking a 10K. That was the first running lesson learned by Crystal Clark, a self-described non-athlete growing up.

Clark, whose favorite race distance now is 50 miles, began her running journey at a company picni...

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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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