Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

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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Pittsburgh Marathon Meet Up

Wwill be will be running this year’s Pittsburgh Marathon and Half Marathon on May 3rd 2020. We have a MTA meetup planned after the marathon at 2:00 pm at the famous Hofbrauhaus German restaurant in Pittsburgh, (address: 2705 S Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203).

Let us know if you want to attend the Meet Up. You can join our FB Event page or email us through the contact page. We have discount codes . . . Continue Reading →

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Officially A Marathoner!

Here is an inspiring post from one of our coaching clients named Alaina W. We want to wish her a huge congrats on completing her first marathon!!🙌

“I officially became a marathoner yesterday! I completed the Austin marathon in 5 hours, 30 minutes and 1 second! I explored all new levels of pain but I pushed through and found I am extremely capable of hard things. There were a lot of times I didn’t think crossing the finish line was going to be possible but that feeling when I finally did it was like nothing I’ve ever experienced.

I would like to thank MTA Coach Kristen who helped me bounce back from a severe asthma attack in July and made it possible for me to have this experience today! I would also like to thank all of you in the academy for your constant support and motivation! I have what it takes to run a marathon!

Already thinking I can beat my time, and the soreness hasn’t subsided yet. Guess this means I’m a real runner now!” Alaina W.

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Shoutout to MTA Coaching

Here is a nice FB post from Academy member Anissa W. about the progress she made working with her MTA Coach. ❤️

“Today is the last day of my coaching with Coach Dominique Hamel and I wanted to share my MTA coaching experience.

I signed up with her about 15 months ago because I was scared of hurting myself because I had no idea what to do to train for my first full marathon. She not only got me through my first marathon injury free, she also helped me transition from run/walk to just running.

After that first marathon I wanted to do another and I wasn’t ready to give up my coaching, so she coached me through a second marathon. Then my husband signed us up for the Dopey Challenge at Disney and she coached me through that too. It’s been quite a journey Coach!! Three full marathons and 2 half marathons and numerous 5ks.

Thank you for being a part of it! If anyone is considering coaching I would highly recommend it and I especially recommend Coach Dom.” 💙🏃🏼‍♀️ -Anissa W.

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