In this episode we bring you a fascinating conversation with runner and filmmaker Sanjay Rawal about indigenous running cultures around the world, running as an act of meditation, and the world’s longest certified footrace –The Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race in New York City! Continue Reading →
Author Archive | Trevor Spencer
Angie will be running the Charlevoix Marathon in Michigan on June 22nd and one week later the Black Hills 50k in South Dakota.
I’m also planning to run a 50k this summer (my first) either in Montana or Colorado.
If you want to see all the races we have planned, we keep an up-to-date list on the Itinerary Page here.
Maybe we will see you at one of these!
In this episode we bring you an interview with Alexi Pappas, Greek-American distance runner, Olympian, actor and filmmaker. And in the quick tip segment, we discuss a study that claims that walking boosts creativity.
Brooke Taylor, the host of Good Things Radio had me on the show to talk about what I’ve learned from interesting guests we’ve had on the MTA Podcast. Brooke is a terrific interviewer with a smooth radio voice!
She is an Academy member and running her first full marathon on May 19th.
Big congrats to Bill Drinkward on running 3:18:47 at the Vancouver Marathon last weekend!!
He writes, “Many thanks to Coach Dominique Hamel for the guidance I needed to successfully score a massive PR of over 6 minutes and a BQ as well. I nearly lost my A-goal when the 3:20 pace Bunny snuck up on me with only 7k to go. I resolved then to fight off that bunny all the way to the finish. I just asked myself then, “how bad do you want it?” And thought about all those training runs to even put me in this position. I ran steadily and hard all the way to the finish and crossed the line at 3:18:47. Vancouver Marathon is an awesome course with fantastic volunteer and crowd support. I highly recommend the experience.”
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In this podcast episode we speak with Martin Dugard author of the book To Be A Runner -How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking On a 5-K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place).
Meet up with Trevor, Coach Steve Waldon, and other runners from MTA land! Make some new friends and grab a bite to eat. We are meeting for lunch at Piattini Italian Restaurant -which is only a couple blocks distance from the Hynes Convention Center (Race Expo). Informal dining, family and friends are welcome too. Here is the link to the FB Event Page. Send us a message through our contact page if you’re not on Facebook.
In this episode we speak with Ryan Hall -2x Olympian, American record holder, and author of the book Run the Mile You’re In. And in the quick tip segment, we answer a listener question about how to deal with chafing. Continue Reading →
We are running the London Marathon this year for the John Muir Trust -a charity which manages wild lands in the United Kingdom. The goals is to raise enough money to plant a MTA Forever Forest in Scotland’s Mountain Schiehallion -an area undergoing reforestation and preservation.
We’ve set an initial target of planting 262 trees (you will see what we have done there) as part of the Trust’s Wild Woods tree planting appeal during 2019 as they look to significantly increase the number of native trees across the land in their care. Continue Reading →
Editor’s note: Here’s a short race report from one of our coaching clients named Brooke Taylor who ran the Jerusalem Half Marathon last Sunday.
Dear Angie and Trevor, Greetings from Israel! As we wait to board our flight back to the U.S., I wanted to check in and thank you for helping me get ready for the Jerusalem Half Marathon.
This race has been in the works for many months. It was my first-ever international race and I was also rehabbing my knee. I decided to become an MTA member and was paired with Coach Lynn to get me ready. I can say now, there is no way I would’ve had such a successful race without her help. Continue Reading →
If you’re a student of running who looks to train smarter, not harder, Marathon Training Academy is for you. Coach Angie Spencer, a nurse and experienced marathon runner, began running in 2008 as a way to get in shape. She fought through her first 26.2 miles despite being injured and quickly decided she needed a better way to train. 55 marathons later, she and her husband Trevor use their platform to discuss the science behind training, mental toughness, endurance, and using pain to your advantage. Elite athletes, sports doctors and authors regularly join their show for advice on getting the most out of your marathon training. Recent episodes have included ultra-runner and author Akshay Nanavati as well as Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi. -Competitor Running
In this episode we speak with author and fitness guru Ben Greenfield and in this episode’s quick tip, Angie will answer a listener question about how to stay in marathon shape. Continue Reading →