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Marathon Training Academy

A Health, Fitness and Sports podcast featuring Trevor Spencer
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In this episode we speak with Brad Stulberg performance coach and author of the book, 'The Practice of Groundedness -A Transformative Path to Success That Feeds Not Crushes Your Soul'. In this interview Brad explains the modern day problem of
In this episode we replay a popular episode from the Podcast Vault where we discuss Issues Faced by Slower Runners, "Tales from the Back of the Pack".  Plus Coach Angie gives a quick roundup of the 2021 New York City Marathon -winners, celebrit
In this episode we speak with Harvey Lewis an ultra runner and school teacher from Cincinnati who won "Big’s Backyard Ultra" by running 354 miles in 85 hours! Links: Run Quest Travel - website for Harvey Lewis InsideTracker: Get 25% off the
In this episode we recap the 2021 Boston Marathon.  Feel the energy from the crowds and come with Angie as she takes you along the historic Boston course (with a bad hamstring)!  You will hear inspiring stories from the world's oldest marathon
In this episode we speak with Brendan Leonard author of the book, "I Hate Running and You Can Too -How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion".  Hear why it's ok to walk in a marathon and why you get to create your
In this episode we speak with Dave McGillivray the Race Director at the Boston Marathon and accomplished endurance athlete about what brought him into the sport and what it’s like to direct the World’s Oldest Marathon (125 years in 2021) Featu
In this episode Trevor shares what it was like to run a brutal trail marathon in the Italian Alps with 2,863 meters (9,393.04 feet) of elevation gain. And in the quick tip segment we feature a question about how many calories to consume on long
In this episode we speak with Lisa Tamati -an extreme endurance athlete from New Zealand, author, speaker, and mindset expert. And in the quick tip segment, get recommendations on healthy snacks to help keep your hunger in check between meals!
In this episode we speak with rocket scientist and runner Melissa Corley Carter PhD who took on the challenge of running a marathon on every continent!  And in the quick tip segment, we feature a listener question about intermittent fasting for
In this episode we look back at the Olympic Marathon results and other inspiring moments from Tokyo. And in the quick tip segment, we feature a question sent in from a listener about anabolic diets for runners.   “Athletics is not so much abo
In this episode you will hear explanations of the various Olympic track events, a preview of the men’s and women’s marathon, and tips from Coach Angie on some effective speed workouts to do at your local track. Enjoy!   Links: Read our full
In this episode we speak with Hillary Allen -ultrarunner and author of the book 'Out and Back -A Runner’s Story of Survival Against All Odds'. In 2017 she nearly died at a mountain race when she fell 150 feet and was rescued by helicopter. Two
In this episode we speak with ultra runner and bestselling author Dean Karnazes about his new book A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion.  Plus we share a quick run down of our adventures in Costa Rica. 
In this session Coach Angie and Coach Nicole answer questions about training by time vs training by distance, busting through plateaus, hill runs, staying motivated, pacing in a race, lifting heavy, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), can you
In this episode Coach Angie and Coach Nicole answer questions sent in by listeners about pre-run warm up drills, training after an injury, training for two races only a month apart, speedwork, rest days, ultra training, and 12-24 hour timed eve
More in-person races are taking place around the world so in this episode we share how to get back into racing by evaluating your fitness level, choosing the right plan, and finding the time to train.
In this episode we speak with Dr. Stacy Sims, Ph.D., an Environmental Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist specializing in sex differences in endurance training.  She's also author of the book, “ROAR -How to Match Your Food and Fitness
In this episode Angie recaps the Revel Wasatch Marathon in Utah, her 67th marathon, and shares how to 'Modify Your Goal When Things Go Wrong'.
In this episode we speak with Michael Crawley, author of the book Out of Thin Air -Running Wisdom and Magic from Above the Clouds in Ethiopia.   Dr. Crawley an anthropologist and 2:20 marathoner, lived and trained with elite runners in Ethiopia
Tapering refers to reducing your training load for a period of time leading up to your race.  During your marathon training the body may have been depleted of its enzyme, glycogen, and hormonal stores so tapering allows for the replenishing of
In this episode we speak with Jonathan de Sola Mendes a 100 year old veteran of WW2 and the Korean War who completed the NYC Marathon at the age of 96!
In this episode we bring you part two of Choose to Get Stronger -how strength training can increase your power and endurance. Coach Angie shares her story and tips on how to get started with strength straining.
In this episode you learn how to use strength training to increase your power and endurance as a runner. 💪
In this episode we speak with Daniel Lieberman, professor of Biological Sciences at Harvard University who’s influential research has helped popularize the idea that humans are born to run.  His new book is called “Exercised -Why Something We N
In this episode you will hear how to log a high mileage week and/or month while minimizing your risk of injury.  MTA coaching client Elliot Shelton logged 141 miles in 1 week while competing against a running buddy in a mileage contest.  Hear h
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