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Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

Participation Map for this Year’s Virtual Half

We are thrilled to have runners from 47 states + Puerto Rico and 6 Canadian provinces/territories signed up for this year MTA Podcast Virtual Half Marathon! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

We also have runners from 4 out of 8 states in Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ and the following countries: Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช, UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง, Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ, Germany๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช, Denmark ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ, Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช, Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ, Norway ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด, The Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ, Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, and New Zealand ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ.

Running is what brings us all together! You can still register for the race here: https://www.marathontrainingacademy.com/half

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Interview with Coach Bob Larsen

In this episode we bring you an interview with Bob Larsen -pioneering running coach, retired Head of Track and Field at UCLA, Meb Keflezighiโ€™s coach, and co-founder of the Mammoth Track Club.

Plus Angie will tell you about a GPS watch with a super long battery life.

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Running to the Edge

In this podcast episode we speak with Matthew Futterman, sports editor at the New York Times, about his new book Running to the Edge -A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed.

This interview provides an interesting overview of the last four decades of distance running, a reminder of how far we’ve come, and plenty of motivation to run to your edge!

In the quick tip segment, Angie shares a mantra for getting through the last 10k of a marathon. Continue Reading →

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Exploring the “Pain Cave” with Courtney Dauwalter

In this episode we speak with ultra runner Courtney Dauwalter -winner of the 2019 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc -the most prestigious trail ultramarathon in Europe.

She has also finished first at the Tahoe 200, Western States 100, Moab 240 and many other ultras.

And in the quick tip segment you will hear about nutrition strategies for building muscle and promoting recovery.

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A Question About Losing Those Last 10 Pounds

Today’s question comes from a runner named Ellen who eats a heathy diet but still desires to lose those last (stubborn) 10 pounds.

We are answering one question per day sent in by subscribers to the MTA email newsletter. Our friend Angelo Poli from MetPro will be helping us answer some of the complex weight loss questions (like today’s) and sharing tips.
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Lose Fat while Fueling for Runs

Hello runners! We will be doing mini-series here on the blog -answering one question per day sent in by subscribers to the MTA email newsletter. The questions will be about weight loss, fueling, and nutrition for runners.

When we invited readers to send in questions we received nearly 100 responses -way more than we can get to on the podcast. Our friend Angelo Poli from MetPro will be helping us answer some of the complex weight loss questions (like today’s) and sharing tips.

Today’s question is about losing fat while still adequately fueling. Continue Reading →

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Interview with Dean Karnazes + How to Manage Hunger During Training

In this episode we speak with Dean Karnazes. He’s an accomplished ultra runner, best-selling author, and running ambassador.

And in the quick tip segment, you will hear how to manage hunger during marathon training while still losing weight and keeping your energy levels stable!

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Registration Now Open for the 2019 Virtual Half Marathon!

We are excited open registration for the 2019 MTA Podcast Virtual Half Marathon! This year’s medal is based on one of our favorite mantras from a past episode, “I EAT HILLS LIKE CANDY!”.

The medal is 3-dimensional and features mini-runners who can be moved up and down the mountain. Everyone who signs up will also get a totally rad (trucker style) running hat made by Boco Gear -a Colorado based company. See more details here.

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Ask the Coach Episode + Road Trip Rundown!

In this episode we bring you an Ask the Coach Episode as we answer questions about hill work, tricks to increasing speed, and what to eat before a race and more.

Plus we give you a road trip rundown of our 7,719 mile journey across America and Angie will explain how to keep your habit of running while traveling.

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Running Outside The Comfort Zone

In this episode we bring you an interview with Susan Lacke, author of the new book Running Outside The Comfort Zone -An Explorer’s Guide To The Edges of Running.

In the quick tip segment Angie answers a question about what to do if your training plan doesnโ€™t have the correct number of weeks until race day.

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