In this podcast episode we speak with lifestyle physician Dr. Darren Clair about the stress hormone cortisol. Why are we more stressed out than our ancient ancestors and what can we as runners do about it? Plus, we share an update from our roadtrip in Europe and Trevor tells a story about being stuck in “airport hell”.
In this podcast episode we explain how long distance running is an exercise in self-leadership.
Hear how to take control of your thoughts, influence your emotions, and discipline your body to accomplish your running and fitness goals!
Congrats to Academy member and coaching client Parker Watson on conquering his first marathon!! 🙌
“Angie, Trevor, and Coach Henry, you were right! I do have what it takes to run a marathon and change my life!
I completed my first marathon today, Revel Rockies. And with the help of Coach Henry, I achieved my “A” goal of a sub 5 hour race with a time of 4:54:48!
The weather was perfect and the course was stunningly beautiful. I held a steady pace for the first 20 miles, got to that final push, and felt strong with no “wall” in sight. I turned on my “Release the Kraken” playlist for that last 10k and powered through for a fast finish!
I’m officially a marathoner now and I’m hooked! I’ve already signed up for the Richmond Marathon this November. Thank you for creating such an amazing community and encouraging us to do hard things! Hopefully I’ll see some MTA members at Richmond!”
In this podcast episode we speak with Erin Azar -the mother of 3 who became an internet sensation after sharing hilarious videos of training for her first marathon as a, “slightly overweight person who drinks too much beer”.
If you’ve ever struggled in your running I know you’ll resonate with what Erin has to share.
Erin Azar (Mrs. Space Cadet) has attracted over 700,000 followers and 31 million likes on TikTok. She refers to herself as an “expert struggle runner and struggle lifer” and her goal is to make running more approachable for beginners. Continue Reading →
In this video MTA Coach Kristen answers a question from Stefanie:
“I would love to ask about injury setbacks during marathon training. If you have to miss several weeks of running, is it possible that other activity such as biking will be an acceptable substitute?” -Stefanie Smith
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!
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.
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 →
In this bonus episode we bring you the recording from a live event Angie co-moderated at the Boston Marathon.
In this podcast episode we bring you one of our “world famous” race recaps as Angie describes the 2022 Boston Marathon.
-Hear about the amazing stories that came out of this year’s marathon.
-Soundbites from the MTA meet up
-Plus two coaches join us to share tips on running a Boston qualifying (BQ) time.
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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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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