If you ask just about any marathoner what the hardest part of training was, after mentioning the long runs, they just might say “the taper.” So what is the tapering period and how can you take advantage of it? Continue Reading →
Author Archive | Angie Spencer
In this episode and blog post I share the story of how strength training improved my running. I also answer great questions sent in by listeners.
Plus I’ll give you some tips on how to get started correctly.
Hopefully you were able to listen to Part 1 and were convinced of the importance of strength training.
Strength training is something that has had a positive impact on my development as a runner.
I felt a huge shift in my training and mindset when I decided to focus on being strong instead of trying to be thin.
We lose muscle mass as we age so it’s important that you choose to get stronger. Here are the benefits of strength training for runners . . . Continue Reading →
In this episode you will hear how to log a high mileage week and/or month while minimizing your risk of injury. MTA coaching client Elliot Shelton logged 141 miles in one week while competing against a running buddy in a mileage contest. Hear how he managed it.
In this episode we bring you an interview with Yolanda Holder, the Walking Diva. She has walked over 550 marathons and ultras and has a Guinness World Record for most marathons completed in a calendar year. And in the quick tip segment Coach Angie will answer a question sent in by a listener about pursuing big goals. Continue Reading →
In this episode we talk about how habit beats motivation when it comes to achieving your running goals. Plus Coach Angie shares tips on how to read more books in 2021. Continue Reading →
In this episode we take a look back at some of the top running related news and stories of 2020. Even in a chaotic year there were many positive and inspiring things that happened! Plus we’ll tell you about a 300 mile run challenge to keep you motivated in the new year.
On my birthday I decided to attempted a 5k PR on the treadmill.
Without a marathon on the calendar and lack of travel to in-person races I’ve had to get creative and think of other running goals.
Since running 42 miles to celebrate turning 42 seemed pretty daunting I decided to go for the 5k PR attempt.
I was happy to finish in 20:27 and average a 6:34 pace.
Here are some tips on improving your 5k time . . . Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with Sara Hall -professional runner, mother of four, and 2nd place finisher at the 2020 London Marathon. Plus, Coach Angie shares tips on improving your 5k time. Continue Reading →
This post was inspired by our interview with Marshall Ulrich who has taken on so many amazing challenges in his 50’s and 60’s (he will be 70 next year).
You don’t have to be “young” to take on challenges, set endurance goals, and follow your passions but there is an inevitable pace decline that eventually comes with aging along with a few more aches and pains.
Since we’re all getting older it’s important to be proactive about our health and training so that we can support our bodies the best way possible. Continue Reading →
(This story is from my younger sister Autum Haley who started working with MetPro after she saw my success).
After having my fourth baby in 2018, I was frustrated about weight loss and stuck at twenty pounds heavier than I wanted to be.
Despite doing all the things I’d previously done to lose weight after my other pregnancies, nothing worked and two years passed. It was the definition of stubborn weight — weight that refuses to budge despite your best efforts and doing all the “right” things.
In this episode we bring you an ask the coach Q&A as Angie answers questions about hydration, heart rate training, over-training, cadence, pre-race fueling, leaky bladders, and more! Continue Reading →