The Difference 4 Months Can Make

Here’s a wonderful email we received from a coaching client named Margaret who worked with MTA Coach Dominique.

What follows is a quick note to Angie and I followed by Margaret’s last email to her coach sharing what she learned from her in just 4 months of personal coaching.

Dear Angie and Trevor,

I wanted to send you a note of thanks for your help over the last few years. I started running at age 48 (I’m 57 now). I really didn’t know what I was doing. One day my son-in-law told me about a postcast, MTA, and now I’ve listened to every episode.

Anyway, the reason I’m writing now is that I want to send to you my last check in letter to Coach Dom (I copied it below). I was scared to get a coach (I’m too old, too slow …), but I am so glad I did. She is so great and I want you to know how much her coaching has helped me.

Stay Well and Happy, Margaret Eggleston

Dear Coach Dom,

I want to thank you for your support these last four months. I ran more and pushed myself farther than I thought I could. I am disappointed that it didn’t end in the Big Sur race, but I know that I’ve learned and grown a lot. I wanted to list some of the positive growth, so that I can remember and plan new goals for myself.

I am running without muscle cramps (remember January and February, ugh!).
I ran 116.5 miles in February! I didn’t even realize it until way later.
I am able to run longer without walk breaks.
I can run faster.
I like interval training!
I ran a half marathon by myself and got a PR!
I acquired skills that I can use in the future (drills, exercises, stretches).

I’ve enjoyed hearing from you and learning about your running journey too. I hope that you will be able to run 2 Oceans next year. I will run Big Sur in November. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Thank you again. I will miss our weekly notes.
Sincerely,

Margaret Eggleston

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Weight Loss Story Update

Here I am at the Juneau Marathon in 2018 and the Revel Kulia Marathon in 2020

As many of you know I’ve been working with a nutrition coach through a company called MetPro.co for the past 18 months. They offer a concierge nutrition coaching program that helps you dial in your specific nutritional needs and reach your body composition goals.

During the first nine months of working with my Metpro coach I was able to lose 30 pounds of fat. Even better I noticed increased energy, better recovery, and an improvement in my running. I wrote about it here.

Now that I’ve been eating and “MetPro way” for 18 months I want to give you an update on my journey . . . Continue Reading →

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Tribute to Ultrarunner David Clark

Trevor and ultra runner David Clark 2015

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 around the world and a former guest on the MTA Podcast back in 2015.

We recently heard the news that David unexpectedly died on May 21, 2020 from complications after having back surgery to correct a herniated disc. He was 49 years old. There is a Go Fund Me page set up to raise money for his medical and funeral expenses if you’d like to join us in donating. 
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Q and A with Dathan Ritzenhein

Dathan Ritzenhein is a three-time Olympian, American Record setter, World Championship Bronze Medalist, and USA Champion.

He ran professionally for 16 years. On May 7th he announced his retirement.

In this episode we bring you a live Q and A session where Dathan answers questions about his career, training tips, and what he would tell his younger self.

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Preparing for My First Virtual Marathon

Even though I’ve completed 63 marathons I’d never done a virtual marathon before (and really had no desire to try one). But when the Pittsburgh Marathon was cancelled and offered the virtual option I decided to go for it (and my sister did too). It seemed like a good opportunity to get outside my comfort zone. Here’s what we did to prepare: Continue Reading →

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