Success Story with Jamie Tizzard: How Running Can Change Your Life

In this podcast episode we speak with Jamie Tizzard -a mother of two from southern California who has been completing our virtual run challenges. 

In 2020 she found herself scrolling through Facebook and responded to an ad for the 100 Mile Challenge.

It was the push she needed to get off the couch, become a runner, drop 75 pounds, and start running in-person races.

Jamie now runs 6 miles 5 times per week and has improved her running pace from a 15 minute mile to a 9:30 minute mile. She finished the Orange County Half Marathon in 2:05:07!  

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Angie on the MetPro Method Podcast

Here is Angie’s interview on the MetPro Method podcast. Get a free consultation with a MetPro Coach here: www.metpro.co/mta

Angie Spencer is a marathoner who has worked with MetPro to optimize her nutrition and fueling. As a result, she was able to run a 3:19 marathon at the age of 41. In this episode, Angie shares her journey in working with MetPro, nutrition for endurance athletes, and advice for marathon training.

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Why I Hired a Running Coach

Blog story by Coach Nicole Hart -Head Coach at MTA

Some people might wonder why a running coach would hire a coach, but it’s actually quite common, as coaches often seek the fresh eyes of another professional to guide them in their training.

I have made some new running goals for 2022, and I decided to hire a coach to help me achieve those goals.

Part of my job as the head coach of Marathon Training Academy is to discuss with runners why they might consider hiring a running coach.

Many people that I speak to are looking for accountability and guidance in their training. They may have had running injuries in the past, or have reached a plateau in their performance. Working with a coach can be the factor that gets them to the next level of their training, while also providing support and encouragement.

If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to work with a running coach, I hope my experience will give you some idea of what to expect. Continue Reading →

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Boston Marathon 2022 Roundup

Michelle finishing 3:44:20

It was a great day at the 2022 Boston Marathon for many in our community and we’d like to give some shoutouts to MTA coaching clients, members, and coaches. Here are a few:

First of all congrats to Michelle Baker who ran 3:44:20 dropping her time from her previous 4:00:27! Here’s what she had to say,

“My first Boston Marathon on Monday was amazing. Much of the credit goes to MTA coach Lynn for getting me there. I signed up for coaching after hitting the wall hard at mile 20 when running my first marathon in 2019.

My goal was to BQ (4:05) and run a marathon under 4 hours. Working with coach Lynn I ran and BQ’d at two races in 2021 and was thrilled to be accepted to run Boston in 2022 . . .

With excellent guidance and the training plan from Lynn I ran 3:44:20 at Boston and felt great doing it. The awesome support of the crowds and perfect weather also contributed to this success. . . .Keep reaching for your goals; it’s a great feeling when you get there!!”
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Running With Emotional Intelligence

In this podcast episode we will share how you can use emotional intelligence (EQ) strategies to harness the power of your emotions during marathon training.

Learn how delayed gratification helps you succeed as a long distance runner.

When negative emotions flood in, the practice of “emotion spotting” can help your rational brain take over!
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Now it’s no longer “if” but “when”!

Congrats to MTA coaching client Cecilia on running a BQ time at the Hannover Marathon!!

“Hello MTA! Happy to share that yesterday I finished the Hannover marathon in Germany. It was a cold race (32-41F), windy at times, but a very flat course and not crowded. My finish time was 4:03:26, which is an 8-min PR and a BQ for my age group 🙌! Hard work pays off even if your age starts with a “5”!

I remember saying to coach Joel back in 2018, when I signed up for MTA coaching, that I would never run a 4-hour marathon. Now it’s no longer “if” but “when”! Onwards and upwards 😊!”

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Achieving a stretch goal with MTA Coaching

Congrats Rachel Everett who worked with MTA Coach Nicole to achieve a PR of 4:38 in her marathon! Here is a wonderful note she shared with our team.

Here is what she had to say . . .
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“I’d like to share with you and the MTA team my deepest gratitude to Coach Nicole Hart for training me to a PR at the Go! St. Louis Marathon last weekend!

Her guidance, training and encouragement were absolutely perfect and everything I needed to achieve this stretch goal.
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MTA Coach wins the Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon

Huge congratulations to MTA Coach Kristyn Smith who WON the Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon last weekend in a blazing fast time of 1:16:55!! 🤩

Kristyn joined our team in January and is currently taking clients who want to take their marathon training, speed, and race day execution to the next level. In addition to being an accomplished runner she is a RRCA Certified Running coach and ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

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Interview with Keira D’Amato

Keira D’Amato breaking the American record.

In this podcast episode we speak with Keira D’Amato, the 37 year old mother of two, who broke the American record in the marathon this year running 2:19:12!

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Keira describes her running career as “the road less travelled”. Hear how she went from injury and struggling through her first marathon to becoming the fastest female marathoner in the United States. Continue Reading →

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