December 12, 2017

Run all the miles. Eat all the chocolate.

That was the plan at the Hot Chocolate 15K in St. Louis on Dec. 10, my first foray into the nationwide series of 15K and 5K races that reward runners with a medal, water and a slick, easy-to-carry plastic case full of goodies. T...

December 9, 2017

Mackenzie Havey had reached the point of burnout. Too many marathons. Too many goals. Too much stress on the body and mind.

“This was largely due to the fact that I was grasping certain goals too tightly,” Havey says. “I would continue to push through training when my b...

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 29, 2017

Running goals are up to the individual runner, of course. Some seek out BQs, fast times or podium finishes. Others set goals like running a full or marathon in all 50 states. And still others are out for the fun of running and racing.

As a competitive person, I fall int...

November 25, 2017

Call it serendipity. I had expected to finish off my 2017 racing season with the Hot Chocolate 15K in St. Louis.

But after a week off following my back-to-back weekend races in November, my legs recovered well. And then a trip to the Tampa area opened up. I wondered whe...

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...

November 19, 2017

I have been a fan of Aftershokz headphones for running since I first tried them out about a year ago. I had touted the bone-conduction style for its safety — they sit outside the ears, allowing the user to hear vehicle traffic, other people, animals and whatever else i...

November 19, 2017

I’ve been a big fan of chia seeds for a couple of years now. They regularly occupy a prominent spot in my oatmeal or yogurt that I have for breakfast about four times a week.

Chia seeds are packed with omega-3s, protein, calcium and fiber. When I first discovered Health...

November 15, 2017

This year I focused on goals such as my first 50-miler and qualifying for the Boston Marathon. That left little time in my calendar for training specifically for and racing half marathons.

When I heard of the 2017 St. Elizabeth Healthcare Honor Run Half Marathon, held o...

November 11, 2017

As Bart Yasso winds down his illustrious running career and role as Chief Running Officer at Runner’s World, it was only natural that he write a book. In “Race Everything,” he dishes on his favorite races, training tips, memorable races and more from his 33 years as a...

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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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