In this episode we speak with Dr. Vanessa Corcoran -a listener to the podcast who found parallels between training for a marathon and pursuing her Ph.D. As a historian, Vanessa shares how people in the Middle Ages practiced endurance through making pilgrimages, and why this bears resemblance to modern day runners seeking self-transformation through the […]
In this episode we share how to get the best out of yourself as a Masters Runner. (Any runner past the age of 40 is considered a Masters Runner). Joining us is Tony Schollum -a listener to the podcast who ran 2:48 at Boston in the 50-54 age division! Tony Schollum is an avid runner […]
In this podcast episode we break down the news from the 2023 Boston Marathon plus three coaches from our team join us to share tips on running a Boston qualifying time.
In this episode we recap our recent trip to Las Vegas to run the Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon, and in part two Trevor shares “The Lazy Runner’s Guide to Success!”
In this episode Coach Angie and Coach Nicole tackle questions about calf cramps, running with a busy schedule, speedwork drills, snacks for plant-based runners, fueling during menopause, getting back into running after a health challenge, picking yourself up after a DNF, and more! Meet the MTA Coaches . . . Angie Spencer is the Co-Founder […]
In this podcast episode we speak with Lauren Fleshman -one of the most decorated American distance runners of all time and author of the book, ‘Good for a Girl -A Woman Running in a Man’s World’. In the quick tip segment we answer the question: can runners benefit from using infrared saunas? Lauren Fleshman is […]
In this episode we speak with Olympian Kara Goucher about her new book The Longest Race -a personal memoir and an inside look at one of the biggest scandals in the running world! Plus, you will hear what inspired her to dream of going to the Olympics, how she made the jump from the track […]
In this episode we bring you a joint podcast session with Brodie Sharp from the Run Smarter Podcast. Listen as we discuss how to handle hitting the wall, what to look for in a training plan, and many questions about running injuries. Lots of info to help you run smarter! Topics we cover in this […]
In this episode we bring you a success story with Parker Watson -an Academy member and coaching client who, after getting a wake-up-call from his doctor, used marathon training to take control of his health and change his life! In this fun conversation Parker shares how he struggled through his first half marathon and thought […]
In this podcast episode we speak with Jacky Hunt-Broersma an amputee runner who finished 104 marathons in 104 days! Jacky is an Arizona based ultrarunner who was born and raised in South Africa. She lost her leg in 2001 at the age of 26. In 2020 she became the first amputee to run 100-miles on […]
In this episode we speak with Emily Sisson -the current American record holder in both the marathon and half marathon! You will hear Emily talk about her early influences and what a day in her life looks like including habits and routines. Plus, learn how rest and recovery contributed to her faster times.
In this podcast episode we discuss high performance eating with metabolic expert Angelo Poli. In this deep-dive interview you will learn about: High performance foods for runners Cooking in bulk macros for greater efficiency The wisdom of having reliable routines Meal timing Nutrient combining Pre and post workout fueling considerations The 3 categories of carbohydrates […]
In this podcast episode we talk about how to think big and take action in running and life! Plus, we discuss books that we in enjoyed in 2022 and share our top picks (both fiction and nonfiction). “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” -Marcus […]
In this podcast episode we look back on 2022 and round up the biggest news from the running world including records, notable achievements, tragedies, inspiring moments, and bizarre stories! Plus we look back at what went down here at MTA: races run, travel, podcast guests, and new additions.
In this special podcast episode we hear from listeners about what motivated them to become long distance runners. Plus, Coach Angie shares tips on how to start (or resume) a strength training routine. Thank you to everyone who sent in a voicemail recording to help us celebrate reaching episode 400! 🥳 From the community: I […]
In this podcast episode coach Angie shares tip on running through pregnancy and the postpartum period. Special guests include three moms (a nutritionist, a strength coach, and a pediatrician) who share stories and advice on training for a marathon after having a baby.
In this episode we share rookie mistakes that must be avoided on race day as Trevor brings you (via the wonders of podcasting) to the Richmond Half Marathon. Plus, listen as our nutrition coach explains adaptive thermogenesis and metabolic recovery.
In this podcast episode we speak with Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton about how to experience what good running feels like. Plus, you will hear what the real-life characters from the groundbreaking book ‘Born to Run’ are up to today. Christopher McDougall is one of America’s most popular adventure-sport writers, with more than 2 million […]
In this podcast episode we speak with plant-based runner and fellow podcaster Claire Bartholic. Claire explains how she took an hour off her marathon time to ultimately run a PR of 2:58 at the age of 42! What are the keys that allowed her to make such a dramatic improvement in the marathon? Let’s find […]
In this podcast episode Angie recaps the Wineglass Marathon in New York and shares lessons learned from running 70 marathons. She’s keeping it real and sharing the beautiful and “horrible” struggle that can ensue over the course of 26.2 miles. Race Recap: The Wineglass Marathon The last time I ran the Wineglass Marathon in Corning, […]
In this episode we speak with Steve Magness -performance coach and author of the book 'Do Hard Things -Why we get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness'.
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In this podcast episode we speak with Steve Magness -performance coach and author of the book ‘Do Hard Things -Why we get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness’.
In this episode we are joined by fellow podcaster Chris McClung from Running Rogue to answer questions sent in from audience members. Questions include: how late in life can you PR?; VO2 Max; how maintenance plans work; training for back to back marathons; when to do Yasso 800s; thoughts on processed fuels; and how much strength-training to do during the taper. Enjoy!
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In this podcast episode we are joined by fellow podcaster Chris McClung from Running Rogue to answer questions sent in from audience members. Questions include: How late in life can you PR?; VO2 Max; How maintenance plans work; Training for back to back marathons; When to do Yasso 800s; Thoughts on processed fuels; and How […]