In this episode we dive deeper into one of my favorite mantras, “I Can Do Hard Things” to explain how to shift your mindset to embrace challenges in running and life.
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Author Archive | Angie Spencer
In this episode we speak with comedian, filmmaker, and ultrarunner Jeffrey Binney about his documentary “Once is Enough”. Plus Coach Angie will help you do a mid-year check in on your running goals. Continue Reading →
During the first nine months of working with my Metpro coach I was able to lose 30 pounds of fat. Even better I noticed increased energy, better recovery, and an improvement in my running. I wrote about it here.
Now that I’ve been eating and “MetPro way” for 18 months I want to give you an update on my journey . . . Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with Sarah Sellers, a nurse anesthetist, whose surprise 2nd place finish at the 2018 Boston Marathon made her an overnight sensation in the running world. Continue Reading →
Even though I’ve completed 63 marathons I’d never done a virtual marathon before (and really had no desire to try one). But when the Pittsburgh Marathon was cancelled and offered the virtual option I decided to go for it (and my sister did too). It seemed like a good opportunity to get outside my comfort zone. Here’s what we did to prepare: Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with fellow podcaster and running coach Jason Fitzgerald about how to get the most enjoyment out of a virtual race. Plus Angie recaps her first ever virtual marathon.
In this episode we speak with Dr. Chris Napier, Canadian runner and author of the book The Science of Running -Analyze Your Technique, Prevent Injury, and Revolutionize Your Training. Continue Reading →
Here is a question we received from a listener named Dawn who has dealt with serious health challenges and wonders if it’s really possible for a person in her situation to run a marathon.
We featured this question at the end of podcast episode 316.
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Interview with Rhonda Foulds
In this episode we speak with longtime listener and Academy member Rhonda Foulds who competed 100 marathons after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and undergoing multiple brain surgeries! Plus Angie answers a question from a listener who asks, “Can I Really Run a Marathon?”. Continue Reading →
Those of us in Europe and North America are really starting to feel the impact of Covid 19 on our running and training. Basically all races between now and June have been cancelled and it can be challenging to stay motivated when things are uncertain.
I think it’s important to keep a larger perspective in mind and focus on how we can come through this stronger and with a greater appreciation for the things we take for granted (gyms/fitness facilities, group runs, races, regular schedules, the ability to go out whenever we want, socialization, etc).
Even though this is stressful and hard we can use it to develop a higher level of gratitude. When you think about it we don’t have to run, we get to run. Continue Reading →
Because of the Corona Virus so many spring races have been cancelled or postponed. It’s really felt like dominos falling!
Just this past past week we’ve learned that the Boston Marathon will be moving to mid-September and London will be early October. And given the seriousness of the Covid-19 virus it’s important to take these safety precautions. Cancelling large events and social gatherings can save lives by flattening the curve of infection.
But what do you do now that your race is cancelled? Continue Reading →
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!