So Psyched to Be a Marathoner!

Congrats to Academy member Jo Beth on running her first marathon at the Jackson Hole Marathon in Wyoming!

Here is what she wrote,

“So psyched I can finally share my own post saying I AM A MARATHONER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The weather forecast changed from sunny and gorgeous to cold and rainy two days before the race….and three days after I had packed up my car and driven to Jackson with no rain coat or long sleeve of any kind.

Luckily, Eddie Bauer saved the day and my childhood best friend and I were able to cross the finish line together smiling and crying tears of joy!

Thank you Angie and Trevor for helping me become a life long runner and changing my health and life for the better. I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO RUN A MARATHON AND CHANGE MY LIFE!!!!!!!” Continue Reading →

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Race Recap: My 50 Mile Strugglefest

I didn’t really plan on running a 50 miler this fall but when the MCM turned into a virtual race I knew that I needed to see if I could find a new challenge, and preferably something that was an in-person race.

I looked around on Ultrasignup.com and found the Pine Creek Challenge which takes place in Northern PA. They offered several distances including a 100 miler, a 100k, 50 miler, and marathon. The 50 miler sounded like a good challenge considering the race was just 7 weeks away.

Fortunately I’d kept a strong running base over the summer and was able to gradually increase my mileage before a good taper. I got up to a 70 mile week and thankfully stayed healthy. My sister Autum signed up for the marathon so we decided it would be a fun race/sisters weekend. Continue Reading →

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Podcast Fan in Estonia Runs the Kihnu Marathon

This race report was sent in by an MTA Podcast fan Estonia named Joonas Püvi.

As you can imagine, all big marathons in Estonia have been cancelled (well, you can still run them virtually), so I wasn’t able to run my planned Tallinn Marathon.

Two weeks before the previously scheduled run I was double checking the marathon calendar and to my surprise, I found a small marathon still happening!

Not virtually, but physically!
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Interview with Coree Woltering: 1,200 Miles in 21 Days!

In this podcast episode we bring you a conversation with Coree Woltering— an ultra-runner and competitor on the Amazon Prime series World’s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge. He also set the fastest known time (FKT) on the 1,200 mile Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin this year. And in the quick tip segment, Coach Angie shares a list of running and fitness related books she’s enjoyed this year. Continue Reading →

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100 Mile Challenge is Now Live!

You’ve heard of the Mona Lisa . . . let me introduce you to The “Corona Lisa” 100 Mile Challenge. Perhaps my greatest masterpiece! 😆

This will be a unique challenge because it requires you to run (or walk) 100 miles between now and the end of the year. You accumulate the miles over a certain number of days, the goal is up to you. Some of you will be able to log 100 miles in 1 month, some faster some slower.

We also had a fun online Run Tracker built for you to log your miles, watch your progress, and unlock new digital badges. Plus we added some freebies from Coach Angie on the run tracker page.

Check out my video for all the details:
https://www.marathontrainingacademy.com/100-2

Do you have a question about the run tracker or your shipment? Please send us an email through our contact page.

“Social Distancing” Run performance t-shirts

Check it out, “Social Distancing” Run performance t-shirt! 🤩 We found a company called Marathon Sportswear that will print and ship direct to you. (USA only unfortunately).

They have short sleeve, long sleeve, and no sleeve. Here is the link: https://mtasd.itemorder.com/sale

They are taking orders between now and August 23rd and are shipping all orders the week of September 7th. Continue Reading →

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