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About Meghan Arbogast

I’ve only been running since my 20’s.   Oh, wait, I guess that is a long time now.  I turned 53 this year, but feel as young as ever.  I have a beautiful daughter, Ruby, who has graduated from college, and I have an old cat.  When I’m not running or thinking about running or sleeping from running or talking about running, I am working as a massage therapist and as an online coach, hanging out with my awesome boyfriend Mark, or putts-ing about in my new home in Cool, CA, or learning Italian, drinking wine, making new friends around the world, and trying to be an adult…..sort of.


13 responses


    Hello Meghan, everything oke? We finished at te same time in Winschoten, you run 100 km but i only 10. I found many pictures of you, above is a link.
    Greatings Willem Drenth, Holland.

    September 19, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    • Thank you Willem! It was fun kicking into a faster gear at the end! Thanks for that little push!

      September 19, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      • Hello Megan, I read your story about the month oktober and about the World Championship in Winschoten, you team has doing a great job. Conratulations for the howl team.
        Greatings, Willem.

        October 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

  2. Nancy T.

    Awesome website Meghan. You are such an inspiration to many. Thanks! Nancy T.

    October 3, 2011 at 2:05 am

  3. Random thoughts of you suddenly raced (no pun intended) through my head as I crawled into bed. Needless to say, I slept little and when I checked email at 3 a.m., there was a congratulations to Mike from you for his remarkable marathon. I clicked onto your blog and read about the last two races. Thanks for a nice break in the middle of the night! It is a pleasure and an education to read your blogs. Godspeed!

    March 5, 2013 at 6:45 am

  4. Mike Else

    You are an inspiration for me!1 I didn’t really start running until I was 33 so now that I’m 44 I’m hoping I still have a few PR’s in the tank. Keep up the great work and enjoy racing win or lose!!

    May 15, 2013 at 9:27 pm

  5. Akiyo Yamamoto

    Helo, from Tokyo. I ran the Shibamata 100K, which you won. I’m very surprised to know you are the same age to mi, 52. I ran at 10:36, and I’m satisfied with my result to be winner of the generation. I want to be like you, without thinking about the age, keep challenging and enjoying running.

    June 2, 2013 at 9:02 am

  6. J. Wilkerson

    Megan; My name is J. Wilkerson (48 year father of four kids under 12) and I have been looking for the right coaching situation for my goals. I have been close to signing up for coaching with Ian Torrence at McMillan running, but I’m sure he has a lot of clients and I might just be a number? I’ve been a triathlete for a number of years (more Xterra’s, but a few road tri’s too), and want to do more Ultras. I’m very interested in not only how to train for Ultras, but also someone that can monitor my food intake. I have been on a Pelo diet and fruitarian diet the last year (not at the same time), but I think my “racing weight” goal is still not reached? I had heard about your impressive running resume through the WS100 training runs with the Silver State Striders and John Trent. You can learn more about me on FB (Jay Wilkerson) or my practice Thanks for your time, any suggestions would be great? J.

    July 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

    • Hi Jay,
      I have been very happy with Ian’ coaching and I don’t think any of clients are just numbers. But if you want to give me a try I would be happy to have you. However, in terms of nutrition and monitoring of your food intake, I am not qualified to give sound advice. I would try Meredith Terranova – She is a nutritionist and triathlete.

      Good luck,

      July 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

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  8. Sorry for the ramdon message but I’m doing the Gobi Desert 100K in a couple of weeks

    Please can you give me some advice.

    I have a choice of two trainers.

    1. HOKA Claytons,
    Advantage: thick sole, gaiter fitted
    Disadvantage: they rub a little bit

    2. Mizuno Hitogamis
    Advantage: I run in them all the time, for all races and training.
    Disadvantage: No rock plate and a thin sole so if there’s lots of stones I’ll bruise my feet.

    I want to wear the Mizunos but only if I know that rocks won’t be an issue.

    It might be difficult for you to remember but were there many sharp stones and if so when stepped on did they just sink into the sand (lessen the force into the foot) or were they as sharp as hell and I should have a thick sole to protect against the pointed impact?

    I’ve been trying to run the Hokas in and adapting them to stop the rubbing which has worked but not 100% confident.

    September 14, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  9. Paul Sackles

    Hi Meghan. I just listened to your great information packed interview on Trail runner Nation. I’ve been running and racing high quality marathon distances for 30 yrs. In the last 6 mos, I’ve gotten peroneal tendonitis on both ankles. You mentioned the same injury on your podcast. What did you do to address your similar injury? Thanks in advance. (50-60 miles/wk, 20 miler Sat) I initially took 2 to heal but did not do the trick so I went bk on the track ( soft surface) and things improved to 80℅ but far from perfect.

    October 2, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    • Hi Paul,
      I got lots of massage on it and took 6 weeks off. Did you get any body work done on them? Did you change anything leading up to the injury?

      October 2, 2016 at 7:34 pm

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