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).
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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.
Angie was interviewed recently on the C Tolle Run Podcast which is hosted by our friend Carrie Tollefson. They chat about her journey, her favorite marathons, weight loss, extreme fatigue, and what’s next.
Listen here: https://www.ctollerun.com/angie-spencer/
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.
In this episode we take a look back at Angie’s 50 state marathon quest as she prepares to run her final race. This has been a 12 year project in the making!
We will be at the fast and beautiful Revel Kulia Marathon in Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii on January 18, 2020. This will be Angie’s grand finale marathon in her 50 state quest!!!
A meet up is planned on January 18th at 4:30 at Kona Brewing Co. Let us know if you plan to attend. Email us through our contact page or join the FB event here:
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In this episode we speak with British runner Nick Butter who is the first person in history to run a marathon in every country on Earth. Plus in the quick tip segment Angie shares tips on safely running in cold weather. Continue Reading →
Just a heads up that we have some of these highly coveted MTA running hats left over from this year’s Virtual Half. Grab one while supplies last!
This is a high quality ‘trucker-style’ technical running hat made from Boco Running, a Colorado-based company that specializes in trail running gear. It is made from performance woven material, wicking internal sweatband, structured front panels and adjustable plastic snap back closure. CLICK HERE TO ADD TO CART
I just got back from running the San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. While in San Antonio I stayed at the fabulous Drury Plaza Hotel River Walk which was only The hotel 2 blocks from the starting line!
Drury has been a long time sponsor of the MTA Podcast and I’ve stayed at 3 dozen of their 150+ locations around the US. What we love about them is the comfortable beds, pool for the kids, fitness center, free food and drinks in the evening, and late check-out every time we’ve asked.
Use our link to save 15% off your room and received our Vintage Podcast Episode bundle as our way of saying thank you for booking through our link.
In this episode we bring you an interview with Gene Dykes the fastest marathoner over age 70 who ran a blistering 2:54:23. Plus we take you on the ground at the Philadelphia Half Marathon in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Continue Reading →
Huge Congrats to all the finishers!
Here are some of the photos and reports we gathered up from runners. . .
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