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Running podcast that helps you unlock your potential to master marathon training and life. Listen as coach Angie Spencer shares her knowledge and experience as both a marathoner and registered nurse to help you run smarter, feel better, and go the distance. Whether you are a new runner or have logged many miles, Marathon Training Academy will propel you to the next level.

Running podcast that helps you unlock your potential to master marathon training and life. Listen as coach Angie Spencer shares her knowledge and experience as both a marathoner and registered nurse to help you run smarter, feel better, and go the distance. Whether you are a new runner or have logged many miles, Marathon Training Academy will propel you to the next level.

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United States

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Running podcast that helps you unlock your potential to master marathon training and life. Listen as coach Angie Spencer shares her knowledge and experience as both a marathoner and registered nurse to help you run smarter, feel better, and go the distance. Whether you are a new runner or have logged many miles, Marathon Training Academy will propel you to the next level.

Language:

English

Contact:

5733809140


Episodes

MTA 321 | Tribute to Ultrarunner David Clark

5/31/2020
In this episode we remember David Clark, ultrarunner, dad, coach, and author of the book Out There -A Story of Ultra Recovery. David was an inspiration to thousands of runners around the world and a guest on the MTA Podcast back in 2015. Plus, Angie describes what it was like to run a 5k on the treadmill every hour for 10 hours.

Duration:01:05:31

Interview with Sarah Sellers

5/23/2020
In this episode we speak with Sarah Sellers -a nurse anesthetist whose surprise 2nd place finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon made her an overnight sensation! Plus Coach Angie answers a listener question about blood donation and running.

Duration:00:52:46

Q and A with Dathan Ritzenhein

5/12/2020
In this episode we bring you a Q and A with Dathan Ritzenhein, Elite Runner and 3-Time Olympian! Dathan answers questions about his career, training tips, and what he would tell his younger self.

Duration:00:53:04

How to Have Success in a Virtual Race

4/30/2020
In this episode we speak with fellow podcaster and running coach Jason Fitzgerald about how to get the most enjoyment out of your virtual race. Plus Angie recaps her first ever virtual marathon.

Duration:00:53:13

The Science of Running -Interview with Dr. Chris Napier

4/17/2020
In this episode we speak with Dr. Chris Napier, Canadian runner and author of the book, The Science of Running -Analyze Your Technique, Prevent Injury, and Revolutionize Your Training. Plus Coach Angie shares an encouraging word on "keeping the big picture in mind".

Duration:00:53:33

100 Marathons After Parkinson's! -Interview with Rhonda Foulds

4/5/2020
In this episode we speak with longtime listener and Academy member Rhonda Foulds who competed 100 marathons after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and undergoing multiple brain surgeries. Plus Angie answers a question from a listener who asks, “Can I Really Run a Marathon?”. And don't forget about the "Social Distancing" Virtual Run, over 4,300 runners around the world have already signed up. https://www.marathontrainingacademy.com/social

Duration:00:55:53

Interview with Florian Neuschwander, Treadmill Champion

3/27/2020
In this episode we speak with Florian Neuschwander an inspiring German runner who just set the World Record for fastest 50k on a treadmill! Plus coach Angie shares tips on how to stay fit when you are isolated at home. And we hear from a MTA coach living with his family in China under home isolation since January. Interview with Florian Neuschwander On February 27th Florian set the new treadmill 50k World Record by running a 2:57:25 in Red Bull Athletes Performance Center in Thalgau,...

Duration:00:58:32

How to Stay Motivated When Your Race is Cancelled

3/17/2020
Because of the Corona Virus so many spring races have been cancelled or postponed. It’s really felt like dominos falling! Just this past past week we’ve learned that the Boston Marathon will be moving to mid-September and London will be early October. And given the seriousness of the Covid-19 virus it’s important to take these safety precautions. Cancelling large events and social gatherings can save lives by flattening the curve of infection. But what do you do now that your race is...

Duration:00:37:35

Interview with Metabolism Expert Angelo Poli

3/10/2020
Angelo Poli is an expert on helping athletes understand their body’s metabolism. In this interview he answers questions about why the metabolic rate is a moving target, why diets stop working, periodization, cheat days, meal prep tips for busy people and more! His new ebook called The Science to Transform you can get free when you visit www.metpro.co/bookmta . The post Interview with Metabolism Expert Angelo Poli appeared first on Marathon Training Academy.

Duration:01:16:27

10 Year Anniversary of the MTA Podcast 🎉

3/2/2020
In this special episode we celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the podcast and take a look back at episode #1 and why we started running marathons. Plus, we play a game called “Guess the Guest” (we know it’s a clunky name). And . . . Angie will tell you how to stay motivated in your running year after year. The post 10 Year Anniversary of the MTA Podcast 🎉 appeared first on Marathon Training Academy.

Duration:00:51:39

Rebounding from Running Injury

2/22/2020
According to some statistics 75% off runners will experience a running injury at some point. When it happens it can feel like a huge part of your life is in disarray. In this episode we speak with Carrie Jackson Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma the authors of the book Rebound about tools and perspectives that will help you bounce back mentally during periods of injury. Interview with the Authors of Rebound This was one of my favorite reads from 2019 and I’ve been recommending it to anyone who is...

Duration:01:00:34

Deconstructing a Huge Running Goal

2/12/2020
For some people dreaming big seems to come as naturally as breathing. They’re always thinking about a next adventure or challenge to take on. But for some of us who may struggle with anxiety and self-doubt setting goals can be much harder. I have to admit that my first thought after hearing about a big goal or challenge is often, “I could never do that.” That’s how I responded to two ladies who were telling me about the requirements to join the Marathon Maniacs club. Deconstructing a Huge...

Duration:00:58:33

Hawaii Race Recap- My 50th State Marathon

2/1/2020
In this long awaited episode we recap the Revel Kulia Marathon on the Big Island of Hawaii, the final race in my quest to run a marathon in every state. This happened to be my fastest marathon to date with a finish of 3:19:55 (20 minutes under my Boston Qualifying time)! Plus in this episode you will also hear practical tips on how you can run a PR (personal record) this year. Revel Kulia Marathon Race Recap The 2nd annual Revel Kulia Marathon was held on January 18, 2020 at Waikoloa,...

Duration:01:00:03

Angie’s 50 State Marathon Quest

1/19/2020
In this episode we take a look back at Angie’s 50 state marathon quest as she prepares to run her final race. This has been a 12 year project in the making! Angie’s 50 State Marathon List (in chronological order) 1) Tennessee- Country Music Marathon (Nashville)- April 2008; finish time- 4:10:15 2) Arkansas- Little Rock Marathon- March 6th 2011; finish time- 5:08:14 3) Washington- North Olympic Discovery Marathon- June 5, 2011; time-4:11:21 4) New York- Wineglass Marathon- Oct. 2, 2011; time-...

Duration:01:08:31

Working on Your Weak Areas

1/11/2020
In this episode Coach Angie discusses the importance of working on your weak areas in marathon training so that you can become a stronger version of yourself. Plus we speak with an Australian runner who is mobilizing the running community to support those affected by the divesting bushfires. Working on Your Weak Areas The episode was inspired by something I read recently by Coach Jason Koop titled “Work on Your Ultrarunning Weaknesses This Winter.” The gist of it was that it’s important to...

Duration:00:53:38

How to Have a Good Decade

1/1/2020
This time of the year there’s a lot of attention put on goals, resolutions, getting motivated, and having the best year ever. I think there’s every more hype about it this year because we’re starting a new decade. The title of this episode is based on a book I read recently called How to Have a Good Day-Harness the Power of Behavioral Science To Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb. I have to admit that when I’m reading a book I often apply the principles to long distance running....

Duration:00:45:11

Top Running Stories and Headlines from 2019

12/23/2019
In this episode we take a look back at what happened in the running world in 2019 -the records, breakthroughs, and bizarre, unbelievable, and inspirational stories that made headlines. 2019 Year in ReviewNew Records: Sub 2 Hour Marathon In his second attempt at breaking the two-hour barrier in the marathon, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya accomplished the feat with a time of 1:59:40 in Vienna in October. The performance was not an official world record with the use of 41 pacemakers and because...

Duration:00:50:52

The Man Who Ran a Marathon in Every Country! Interview with Nick Butter

12/14/2019
In this episode we speak with British runner Nick Butter who is the first person in history to run a marathon in every country on Earth. Plus in the quick tip segment Angie shares tips on safely running in cold weather. Interview with Nick Butter Nick Butter is a 31 year old ultra runner from Dorset, UK. He is the first person in history to complete a marathon in every country of the world. He finished his last marathon on November 10th, 2019 and averaged three marathons a week for 96 weeks....

Duration:01:00:09

Interview with Gene Dykes, 2:54:23 Marathon at Age 70

12/3/2019
In this episode we bring you an interview with Gene Dykes the fastest marathoner over age 70 who ran a blistering 2:54:23. Plus we take you on the ground at the Philadelphia Half Marathon in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.Interview with Gene Dykes In December of 2018 Gene Dykes ran a 2:54:23 marathon at the Jacksonville Marathon in Florida. This was 25 seconds faster than the previous age-group world record held by Ed Whitlock of Canada. I had the opportunity to stay with Mr. Dykes and interview...

Duration:01:09:30

Race Recap: The Manchester City Marathon

11/21/2019
The Manchester City Marathon in Manchester New Hampshire bills itself as the largest running event in New Hampshire. The 13th edition of the race was held on Sunday, November 10th, 2019. My youngest sister, Autum Haley, traveled with me to this race. It her first half marathon after having her 4th child last year. This was my 62nd marathon in my 49th state. Only one state to go! Race Recap: The Manchester City Marathon The expo/bib pick up was located at the Millennium Running Store in...

Duration:01:02:56