In this episode Coach Angie discusses the importance of working on your weak areas in marathon training so that you can become a stronger version of yourself. Plus we speak with an Australian runner who is mobilizing the running community to support those affected by the divesting bushfires.
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Author Archive | Angie Spencer
Let’s talk about books! If you listen to the MTA Podcast you probably know that one of my other great loves, besides running, is reading books.
In 2019 I was able to read or listen to 268 books total.
-135 non-fiction (16 running books)
-Highest volume month was January (31 total).
For those looking for some recommendations, here’s a list of the books (non-fiction and fiction) that I enjoyed the most in 2019. Continue Reading →
This time of the year there’s a lot of attention put on goals, resolutions, getting motivated, and having the best year ever. I think there’s every more hype about it this year because we’re starting a new decade.
The title of this episode is based on a book I read recently called How to Have a Good Day-Harness the Power of Behavioral Science To Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb. Continue Reading →
In this episode we take a look back at what happened in the running world in 2019 -the records, breakthroughs, and bizarre, unbelievable, and inspirational stories that made headlines. Continue Reading →
I didn’t set out to run three marathons in thirty days at the beginning of this year.
Originally I was only signed up to do the Manchester City Marathon in November with my sister Autum but then I decided to go for a PR at the Hartford Marathon in October. Then Trevor (my husband) talked me into running the Nor’witch Marathon in Vermont one week after Hartford which then gave me three marathons to run in the space of thirty days.
If you’re thinking about doing long distance races close to each other it’s important to ask yourself a few questions to determine how wise it is. Continue Reading →
The Manchester City Marathon in Manchester New Hampshire bills itself as the largest running event in New Hampshire.
The 13th edition of the race was held on Sunday, November 10th, 2019.
My youngest sister, Autum Haley, traveled with me to this race. It her first half marathon after having her 4th child last year.
This was my 62nd marathon in my 49th state. Only one state to go!
We’ve been thinking about running shoes lately since our conversation with Brian Metzler on the MTA Podcast who has personally tested over 1,500 pairs.
Admittedly I am also a shoe geek -I can remember the first pair of running shoes I bought at age 14, and the shoes I used for my first marathon in at age 29.
I’ve done my last 5 marathon in the On Cloudswifts (pictured here).
Here are nine simple shoe tips I’ve found useful in my running journey no matter what brand you run in . . .
Fueling is one of the great mysteries of long distance running. Whenever we gather questions from readers about nutrition we are guaranteed to get lots of great ones about fueling.
The Nor’witch Marathon in Vermont was my 61st marathon, 48th state, and (because of the rain, cold, and hills) one of my most challenging races yet!
The race was in its second year and was held on Sunday, October 27th, 2019. Continue Reading →
In this episode Angie recaps the Hartford Marathon in Connecticut -her 60th marathon and fastest to date. Plus, Trevor talks about his experience at the Kaisermarathon in Austria. And in the quick tip segment you will hear how to set yourself up for a marathon PR. Continue Reading →
In case you haven’t seen this yet. Today (October 12th 2019) was truly a historic day!
Marathon training can make you hungry and you might find yourself craving a snack between meals. Luckily, snacking can actually be an important part of your nutrition strategy if you do it right. The following are snacking related questions sent in by subscribers to the MTA Newsletter.