Angelo Poli is an expert on helping athletes understand their body’s metabolism. In this interview he answers questions about why the metabolic rate is a moving target, why diets stop working, periodization, cheat days, meal prep tips for busy people and much more!
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Between all three events there were around 2,700 participants.
My sister Autum and I traveled down there on in search of PRs in the half marathon. Continue Reading →
According to some statistics 75% of runners will experience a running injury at some point.
When injury happens it can feel like a huge part of your life is in disarray.
In this episode we speak with Carrie Jackson Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma, authors of the book Rebound, about tools and perspectives that will help you bounce back mentally during periods of injury.
For some people dreaming big seems to come as naturally as breathing. They’re always thinking about a next adventure or challenge to take on. Their default mode seems to be “bring it on.”
But many of us struggle with anxiety and self-doubt which makes setting goals much harder. I have to admit that my first thought after hearing about a big goal or challenge is often, “I could never do that.”
That’s how I responded to two ladies who were telling me about the requirements to join the Marathon Maniacs Club. Continue Reading →
In this long awaited episode we recap the Revel Kulia Marathon on the Big Island of Hawaii, the final race in my quest to run a marathon in every state.
This happened to be my fastest marathon to date with a finish of 3:19:55 (20 minutes under my Boston Qualifying time)!
Plus in this episode you will also hear practical tips on how you can run a PR (personal record) this year.
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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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 . . .