April 22, 2020

Josh Stevens describes his life as a three-act play.

Growing up in Maine, Stevens was active and played a variety of sports. He ran cross-country as a high school freshman but didn’t find running as a joyous pursuit until the third act.

His second act was serving in a va...

April 17, 2020

I had planned to be heading to the Zion 100K as I write this. But the coronavirus had other plans for me and everyone else across the planet.

The COVID-19 outbreak means there will be no exploring of Zion National Park, no challenging 100K this month and no Western Stat...

April 14, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has created a really strange and challenging situation for everyone, including runners. With governments implementing social distancing rules, many races have been postponed or canceled. But now is not the time to lo...

April 12, 2020

In Naples, there are Italian flags hanging from windows, hand painted signs with a rainbow and the words “andra tutto bene” or “it will be all right.”

Alyssa Clark, an American ultra runner who is currently stationed there with her husband, paints a stark contrast of It...

April 10, 2020

Even before the coronavirus unleashed its grip on America’s way of life, I struggled with getting proper sleep.

During my frequent travels for work, I often found myself wide awake well before the sun came up. A few months ago when I transitioned my dad to assisted livi...

April 7, 2020

Chris Paterson started running because he wanted to try triathlons. It was a logical choice since he had been a swimmer and played water polo in high school.

But then his world came crashing down. He lost his job as a golf professional and his family of five —  includin...

April 4, 2020

Today was a race day like none that I had previously experienced. No pre-race meeting. No friendly exchanges with other runners at the starting line. No finish line.

I joined iRunFar's #OperationInspiration Virtual Race to contribute to a worthy cause, the World Health...

April 1, 2020

Ellie Pell found running about six years ago soon after moving to Ithaca, N.Y. She was in her early 20s, had little savings and did not know anyone in her new community. 

“I started because it was free fitness. I ended up winning a local half marathon,” she says, admitt...

March 29, 2020

Dear coronavirus,

I am thankful and glad that we have not met in person, as far as I know. You, sir or madam, are a menace to the world.

It’s been angering, sobering and disheartening to follow your path of destruction. First you wreaked havoc on China, then rapidly spre...

March 23, 2020

Amy Clark stood at the starting line of her first ultra, the McDonald Forest 50K in Corvallis, Ore., not knowing what to expect. She knew she would encounter about 10,000 feet of gain over the course. But she didn’t foresee such a welcoming ultra community.

“I didn't kn...

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May 25, 2020

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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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