We Just Launched the 1,000 Mile Challenge

The moment has finally arrived and the 1,000 Mile Challenge is ready! Since running is an expression of our humanity, and a gift that keeps on giving, we took the famous Sistine Chapel painting by Michelangelo and made a unique version for you.

We also have new levels in the run tracker between 700-1,000 and a brand new MTA running hat design! See my video on this page.

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[Part 2] Ask the Coaches Q and A

In this episode we bring you part of Ask the Coaches Q and A where the Coach Angie and Coach Nicole answer questions sent in from listeners.

In this session we discuss training by time versus training by distance, busting through plateaus, hill runs, pacing, lifting heavy, how Angie stay motivated when she was dealing with a hormonal imbalance, compression gear, and staying strong in the last 5k of a marathon. Continue Reading →

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The 700 Mile Challenge is Here!

The 700 Mile Challenge is here! For the medal we were inspired by the Andy Warhol -leader in the pop art movement. Instead of soup the cans say “Whoop Ass” and “Raw Endurance”. We also added new zany levels to the run tracker up to 700 miles.

Keep adding to your mileage this year or start over from zero. “You CAN do hard things!” Sign up here.

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Running -An Unexpected Light in the Dark

Congrats to Academy member Yali, who conquered her first 50k! Here’s a nice email she sent us about how running has been an unexpected light in the dark.

“Dear Trevor and Angie,

I can’t believe I am writing these words – yesterday I ran my first Ultramarathon, a 50K, -at the “3 Days at The Fair”. The race is a 1 mile looped course, so the 50K is 31 full loops plus a little more.

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How to Modify Your Goal When Things Go Wrong

At my most recent marathon, the Revel Wasatch, I had to modify my goal mid-race. I often talk about “doing hard things”, pushing yourself, and getting comfortable being uncomfortable. All of these are necessary elements in long distance running.

But we don’t often talk about is how continuing to push yourself can sometimes work against you whether in training or during a race. It’s important to stay strong but also be mentally flexible. There is a point when pulling the plug on your race goal is the hard thing to do but also a necessary choice. Continue Reading →

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Interview with Dr. Stacy Sims

In this episode we speak with Dr. Stacy Sims, PhD., an Environmental Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist specializing in sex differences in endurance training.

She’s the author of the book Roar which I swear I recommend to someone at least once a week!

Dr. Sim’s research has had a big impact on my thinking, especially when it comes to strength training, and we are delighted to finally have her on the MTA podcast!

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