Author Archive | Angie Spencer

Let’s Talk About Nutrition for Runners!


In this episode Coach Amber, RD, joins us to answer nutrition questions sent in from listeners to the podcast. We discuss fueling with candy versus gels, the best time to carb load, hunger during those heavy mileage weeks, ideal protein intake, afternoon crashes and sugar cravings, iron deficiency, nutrition during peri-menopause, weight-loss, snacking, low-carb eating, nutrient combining, and more! Continue Reading →

Interview with Dr. Bradley Schaeffer, Podiatrist and Foot Surgeon

In this episode we speak with Dr. Bradley Schaeffer -a podiatrist, foot surgeon, runner, and star on TLC’s ‘My Feet Are Killing Me’.

Dr. Brad shares tips on dealing with heel pain, Morton’s neuroma, achilles tendinitis, arch pain, corns, blisters, and bunions.

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The Boston Marathon Handbook with Marc Pollina


In this episode with speak with Marc Pollina author of the ‘The Boston Marathon Handbook -an ‘Insider’s Guide to Training for and Succeeding in the Ultimate Road Race‘. Plus, we give you a quick run down of what happened at this year’s Boson Marathon. Continue Reading →

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A Conversation with Emily Sisson

In this episode we speak with Emily Sisson who will be competing for the USA at the 2024 Olympics. She previously held the American half marathon record and currently holds the American marathon record.

She ran 2:22:42 to place 2nd at the US Olympic Marathon Trials and earned a spot at the Paris Games (with Fiona O’Keeffe and Dakotah Lindwurm). Continue Reading →

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How to Incorporate Walking into Your Marathon Training


In this episode coach Angie explains how to effectively use walking during marathon training and on race day. Learn when walking is advantageous and how to do run/walk intervals (Galloway Method).
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Half Marathon PR Through Coaching

Congrats to our coaching client Dave who PR in the half marathon on his way to running his first full marathon this year. He writes,

“I ran some in high school and then stopped. I’m now 51 years old and started hiking again after having a mini stroke in 2021 then on a hike in January of 2022 I broke my ankle.

Sitting in bed not able to walk I mentally started telling myself I wanted to walk and run again and to try and run a marathon. Later that year in October I ran a half marathon in Long beach California with a time of 2:56.

In 2023 I started to run a little more and trained for a 15 mile run in September finishing that with 2:50 time (or 11:21 pace) the half PR I had for this 15 mile race was 2:28.

In December I started with Coach Cindy with my eye on the Long beach Marathon in October of this year. One of the races I had working up to a full marathon was Oakland Half.

Cindy had a great plan to get here and the goal time for the half this weekend was 2:19 which would have been significantly below by PR already. And I finished yesterday’s half marathon with a time of 2:11:34.

The course had some hills that slowed me down some but overall I am very pleased with how I ran and very pleased with the race and the coaching I got along the way from Coach Cindy.” -Dave G.

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