Author Archive | Angie Spencer

High Performance Eating (for Runners)


In this podcast episode we discuss high performance eating with metabolic expert Angelo Poli. In this deep-dive interview you will learn about:

  • High performance foods for runners
  • Cooking in bulk macros for greater efficiency
  • The wisdom of having reliable routines
  • Meal timing
  • Nutrient combining
  • Pre and post workout fueling considerations
  • The 3 categories of carbohydrates (Angelo’s thoughts on low-carb diets)
  • What happened when Trevor ate peanuts before a race
  • And why we let our kids talk us into buying an air fryer

We like talking to Angelo at the beginning of a new year and this might be our best interview with him yet. Enjoy! Continue Reading →

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Year in Review: Records, Breakthroughs, and Bizarre Stories


In this podcast episode we look back on 2022 and round up the biggest news from the running world including records, notable achievements, tragedies, inspiring moments, and bizarre stories! Plus we look back at what went down here at MTA: races run, travel, podcast guests, and new additions. Continue Reading →

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Running During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

In this podcast episode Coach Angie shares tips on running through pregnancy and the postpartum period. Special guests include three moms (a nutritionist, a strength coach, and a pediatrician) who share stories and advice on training for a marathon after having a baby.

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Interview with Claire Bartholic, The Planted Runner

In this podcast episode we speak with plant-based runner and fellow podcaster Claire Bartholic.

Claire explains how she took an hour off her marathon time to ultimately run a PR of 2:58 at the age of 42! What are the keys that allowed her to make such a dramatic improvement in the marathon? Let’s find out!

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Race Recap: Lessons Learned from 70 Marathons!


In this podcast episode Angie recaps the Wineglass Marathon in New York and shares lessons learned from running 70 marathons. She’s keeping it real and sharing the beautiful and “horrible” struggle that can ensue over the course of 26.2 miles.

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Interview with Dr. Tamanna Singh, Sports Cardiologist

In this podcast episode we speak with Dr. Tamanna Singh -a Sports Cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, marathoner, vegan, and contributor to Runner’s World magazine. 

In this interview you will learn how heart rate variability works; how to safely return to marathon training post-covid; the impact of alcohol on performance, and more! 

Tamanna is also one of our coaching clients, currently working with Coach Nicole.

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Interview with Tommie Runz

In this podcast episode we speak with fellow podcaster Thomas Bailey, AKA Tommie Runz, who in 2017 decided to get sober and change his life.

He found a love for long distance running and ran his second marathon in 2:48! We know you will enjoy hearing his story.

Also in this episode . . . Trevor and I share a final recap of our 39 day road trip in Europe. Countries visited: Spain, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Monaco, and Italy. Kilometers driven = 7619.9 (4,734 miles)

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Interview with Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery

In this podcast episode we speak with 2X Olympian Molly Huddle and 2X NCAA Champion and cross-country coach Sara Slattery about what they learned from interviewing 50 top female distance runners.

Molly and Sara share how runners, especially women, can have long term success in our sport. They also discuss running during pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Their new book is called How She Did It.

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Race Recap: The Boston Marathon 2022


In this podcast episode we bring you one of our “world famous” race recaps as Angie describes the 2022 Boston Marathon.

-Hear about the amazing stories that came out of this year’s marathon.

-Soundbites from the MTA meet up

-Plus two coaches join us to share tips on running a Boston qualifying (BQ) time. 

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Interview with Keira D’Amato

Keira D’Amato breaking the American record.

In this podcast episode we speak with Keira D’Amato, the 37 year old mother of two, who broke the American record in the marathon this year running 2:19:12!

Keira describes her running career as “the road less travelled”. Hear how she went from injury and struggling through her first marathon to becoming the fastest female marathoner in the United States. Continue Reading →

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