Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

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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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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Email From An Intensive Care Doctor, Runner

Here’s a moving email we received from an intensive care doctor who ran a half marathon for the “Social Distancing” Run. We read this email on our last podcast episode.

I wanted to reach out to thank you guys for the podcast.. and for the virtual race! I’m an intensive care doctor, and currently working in a hospital that is a COVID-19 hub for our healthcare system. Continue Reading →

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Interview with Florian Neuschwander, Treadmill Champ

In this episode we speak with Florian Neuschwander an inspiring German runner who just set the World Record for fastest 50k on a treadmill!

Plus Coach Angie shares tips on how to stay fit when you are isolated at home.

And we hear from a MTA coach living with his family in China under home isolation since January.

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Registration Open for the “Social Distancing” Run

We opened registration six day ago and already have over 900 runners signed up for the “Social Distancing” Run of 2020!

This is going to be huge!

You can run this virtual race between now and the end of May and it is open to all distances 5k and up. The idea is to give you something positive to run for in leu of all these cancelled races around the world. Put your training into action and keep running strong! Learn more here.

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10 Year Anniversary of the MTA Podcast 🎉

In this special episode we celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of the podcast and take a look back at episode #1 and why we started running marathons.

Plus, we play a game called “Guess the Guest” (we know it’s a clunky name).

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