Marathon Training Academy

Synopsis

Empowering You to Run a Marathon and Change Your Life

Episodes

  • Once is Enough! Interview with Comedian and Endurance Runner Jeffrey Binney

    Once is Enough! Interview with Comedian and Endurance Runner Jeffrey Binney

    05/07/2020 Duration: 51min

    In this episode we speak with comedian, filmmaker, and ultrarunner Jeffrey Binney about his documentary “Once is Enough”, plus Coach Angie will help you do a mid-year check in on your running goals.

  • 237 Miles to Support Frontline Workers

    237 Miles to Support Frontline Workers

    22/06/2020 Duration: 54min

    In this episode we speak with Eric Strand, ultrarunner and long-time listener to the MTA podcast who recently set the Fastest Known Time on the Katy Trail to raise money for frontline hospitality workers. Plus, Coach Angie will share tips on how to mentor a new runner.

  • Rest, Refocus, Recharge

    Rest, Refocus, Recharge

    12/06/2020 Duration: 56min

    In this episode we speak with Dr. Greg Wells, a Canadian physiologist, adventurer and author of the book 'Rest, Refocus, Recharge'.

  • MTA 321 | Tribute to Ultrarunner David Clark

    MTA 321 | Tribute to Ultrarunner David Clark

    01/06/2020 Duration: 01h05min

    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. 

  • Interview with Sarah Sellers

    Interview with Sarah Sellers

    23/05/2020 Duration: 52min

    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.

  • Q and A with Dathan Ritzenhein

    Q and A with Dathan Ritzenhein

    13/05/2020 Duration: 53min

    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.   

  • How to Have Success in a Virtual Race

    How to Have Success in a Virtual Race

    01/05/2020 Duration: 53min

    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.

  • The Science of Running -Interview with Dr. Chris Napier

    The Science of Running -Interview with Dr. Chris Napier

    17/04/2020 Duration: 53min

    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". 

  • 100 Marathons After Parkinsons! -Interview with Rhonda Foulds

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

    05/04/2020 Duration: 55min

    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

  • Interview with Florian Neuschwander, Treadmill Champion

    Interview with Florian Neuschwander, Treadmill Champion

    27/03/2020 Duration: 58min

    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, Austria. The previous record was held by Mario Mendoza and before him by Michael Wardian. He is a 2:20 marathoner, winner of the TransRockies 120 mile stage race, the Sean O’ Brian 100k, Wings For Life Run, Essen Marathon, and Rennsteiglauf 73k. In this conversation we ask him about why he became a distance runner, how running in the Rockies compare to the Alps, his Prefontaine tattoo, and his awesome treadmill World Record. Also Mentioned in This Episode Florian’s online links. Instagram | Facebook | Run

  • How to Stay Motivated When Your Race is Cancelled

    How to Stay Motivated When Your Race is Cancelled

    17/03/2020 Duration: 37min

    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 cancelled? How to Stay Motivated When Your Race is Cancelled or Postponed Here are some practical ways to cope: Take time to be disappointed. Remember your “why”. (See our 10th anniversary episode). Limit your time on social media if it’s increasing your anxiety. Remember that running is a boost to your physical and mental health and is good for the immune system. If your race has been cancelled or postponed keep in the rhythm of your normal training cycle Readjust your training focused on a future race/goal. I keep

  • Interview with Metabolism Expert Angelo Poli

    Interview with Metabolism Expert Angelo Poli

    10/03/2020 Duration: 01h16min

    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.

  • 10 Year Anniversary of the MTA Podcast

    10 Year Anniversary of the MTA Podcast

    02/03/2020 Duration: 51min

    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

  • Rebounding from Running Injury

    Rebounding from Running Injury

    23/02/2020 Duration: 01h34s

    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 injured. Carrie Jackson Cheadle M.A. is a mental skills expert who specializes in the psychology of sport performance. Cindy Kuzma is a Chicago-based journalist and contributor to Runner’s World. Check out there podcast The Injured Athletes Club Also Mentioned in This Episode Athletic Greens -Go to www.athleticgreens.com/mta and claim your special offer today – 20 FREE travel packs valued at $79 with your first purchase. The Pittsburgh Marathon -Angie and Autum will be running it on May 3rd. Let us know i

  • Deconstructing a Huge Running Goal

    Deconstructing a Huge Running Goal

    12/02/2020 Duration: 58min

    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 Running Goal It was the morning before my 4th marathon and I was thinking back about how challenging it had been to train for the marathon with a 6 year old, a 4 year old, and an 8 month old who I was still breastfeeding. Just getting through daily life often seemed like a challenge which is why my reaction to doing two marathons in two weeks or three in ninety days seemed impossible. After my 4th marathon in 2011 Of course looking back nine years later I see that it was possible and how it all came together. After

  • Hawaii Race Recap- My 50th State Marathon

    Hawaii Race Recap- My 50th State Marathon

    02/02/2020 Duration: 01h04s

    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, Hawaii. Pre Race: The race sent out frequent updates and information. The expo was located on the Hilton Waikoloa Village property on Friday from 11am-7pm and was easy to navigate and mostly well organized. There was a moment of panic when the volunteer couldn’t find my race bib. But upon closer inspection it was located and I was number 1234. They also put your name on the bib and offered athlete tracking. Along with the short sleeve tech shirt they gave out an insulated beer/wine tumbler and some misc products in the swag ba

  • Angie’s 50 State Marathon Quest

    Angie’s 50 State Marathon Quest

    19/01/2020 Duration: 01h08min

    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- 3:44:03 Angie at Wineglass Marathon, new PR 5) Missouri- St. Louis Rock and Roll- Oct. 23, 2011; time- 4:31:34 6) Indiana- Indianapolis Monumental- Nov. 5, 2011; time- 3:47:46 7) Louisiana- New Orleans Rock & Roll- March 3, 2012; time- 3:36:46 8) Kentucky- Kentucky Derby Marathon- April 28, 2012; time- 3:35:41 9) Illinois- Screaming Pumpkin Marathon (Peoria)- Oct. 26, 2012; 5:07:50 10) Oklahoma- Route 66- Tulsa- Nov 18th 2012; 4:15:08 11) Kansas- Garmin Marathon (Olathe)- April 20, 2013; time- 3:51:14 12) W

  • Working on Your Weak Areas

    Working on Your Weak Areas

    12/01/2020 Duration: 53min

    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 work on your weak areas in the off season. The “off season” may not necessarily happen for you during the winter months but it’s important to step back from hard training for a period of time each year (especially if you’re a hard-driving Type A runner). The Off Season This year my “off season” was during the months of July and August. I didn’t stop running but I gave myself permission to just run for fun and include some other exercise activities into my schedule (more strength training, rowing). Then I had the dr

  • How to Have a Good Decade

    How to Have a Good Decade

    02/01/2020 Duration: 45min

    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. Because we all know that training for a marathon holds a lot of parallels to life. Caroline Webb says, “One of the traps that people fall into is not just trying to do everything in one day, but also feeling that being an ambitious person means pushing yourself super, super hard. What we know about human motivation is that you do want to set purposeful, inspiring goals, but we make more progress by setting tiny interim goals that allow us to feel like we’re making progress, step by step, day by day.” How to Have a Good

  • Top Running Stories and Headlines from 2019

    Top Running Stories and Headlines from 2019

    23/12/2019 Duration: 50min

    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 Review New 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 Kipchoge was handed his drinks from a bike. But it stands as the fastest 26.2 in history. Kipchoge also holds the official marathon world record of 2:01:39, which he ran in Berlin in 2018. He is quoted in Runner’s World as saying “I wanted to send a message to the world. No human is limited.” New Women’s Marathon Record On October 13th 25 year old Brigid Kosgei of Kenya made history when she won the Chicago Marathon in 2:14:04. She broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16 year old record. photo credit: Track and Field News New Men

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