Fueling is one of the great mysteries of long distance running. Whenever we gather questions from readers about nutrition we are guaranteed to get lots of great ones about fueling.
Author Archive | Angie Spencer
The Nor’witch Marathon in Vermont was my 61st marathon, 48th state, and (because of the rain, cold, and hills) one of my most challenging races yet!
The race was in its second year and was held on Sunday, October 27th, 2019. Continue Reading →
In this episode Angie recaps the Hartford Marathon in Connecticut -her 60th marathon and fastest to date. Plus, Trevor talks about his experience at the Kaisermarathon in Austria. And in the quick tip segment you will hear how to set yourself up for a marathon PR. Continue Reading →
In case you haven’t seen this yet. Today (October 12th 2019) was truly a historic day!
Marathon training can make you hungry and you might find yourself craving a snack between meals. Luckily, snacking can actually be an important part of your nutrition strategy if you do it right. The following are snacking related questions sent in by subscribers to the MTA Newsletter.
Today’s question is about the lack of research done on female athletes and how this impacts their unique fueling needs.
Today’s question is about how long it takes the body to get used to a new fueling strategy. If your race is day is approaching, is there enough time to make the switch?
In this episode we discuss how to fuel effectively for a long run or race. Plus, we answer questions sent in from listeners about carbo loading, considerations for female athletes, and fueling for an ultra. Continue Reading →
As many of you know I’ve been working with a nutrition coach through a company called MetPro for the past nine months. At the time of this writing I’ve shed 30 pounds, have amazing energy, and am starting to see improvements in my marathon times! Many people have inquired about my journey so I thought I’d share more of the details. Continue Reading →
We did a lot of traveling this summer, as you may have heard on podcast episode 292. One highlight of our travels was getting to run in so many spectacular places like Michigan, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington (and lots of places in between).
For those who travel, here are some ways to keep your running alive and well . . . Continue Reading →
In this episode we answer questions sent in by Academy members about finding time for strength training, when to stretch, how to avoid cramping at the end of a marathon, and more, as we bring you part two of our Ask the Coach Q & A.
Here is a type of question that we get frequently. We featured this question in the quick tip segment on episode 291 of the MTA Podcast.
“I’ve always wondered if I start a training plan with less than the number of weeks of the whole plan should I start it in the middle and count to the number of weeks left until my race? Or should I start at the beginning of the training plan and take it as far as I can until my race?” -Teri