Author Archive | Angie Spencer

On the Ground at the Boston Marathon

In this podcast episode we recap the 125th Boston Marathon. Feel the energy from the crowds and hear from runners at the MTA Meet up. Coach Angie takes you along the course and shares interesting facts about the world’s most prestigious marathon.

The date of the 2021 Boston Marathon was changed from Patriot’s Day in April to October 11th– a full 910 days after the last Boston Marathon in 2019. It took place the day after the Chicago Marathon (a number of runners did a double requiring logistical and physical endurance).

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How to Modify Your Goal When Things Go Wrong

At my most recent marathon, the Revel Wasatch, I had to modify my goal mid-race. I often talk about “doing hard things”, pushing yourself, and getting comfortable being uncomfortable. All of these are necessary elements in long distance running.

But we don’t often talk about is how continuing to push yourself can sometimes work against you whether in training or during a race. It’s important to stay strong but also be mentally flexible. There is a point when pulling the plug on your race goal is the hard thing to do but also a necessary choice. Continue Reading →

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Interview with Dr. Stacy Sims

In this episode we speak with Dr. Stacy Sims, PhD., an Environmental Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist specializing in sex differences in endurance training.

She’s the author of the book Roar which I swear I recommend to someone at least once a week!

Dr. Sim’s research has had a big impact on my thinking, especially when it comes to strength training, and we are delighted to finally have her on the MTA podcast!

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Choose to Get Stronger [Part 2] My Story + How to Get Started with Strength Training

In our basement home gym. One of my favorite quotes is this one by Jocko Willink

Do you strength train?

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.

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Choose to Get Stronger -The Case for 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 →

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Interview with “The Walking Diva” Yolanda Holder

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Yolanda Holder after completing 3100 miles in 52 days


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 →

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