Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

Get to Know Your Podcast Hosts! (2022 Edition)

In this podcast episode you will hear how Angie stumbled into running marathons and what gave me the idea to start the MTA Podcast 12 years ago (wow, I’m feeling old).

Fellow podcaster Lisa Tamati (from New Zealand) interviews us about how we got started, our favorite and toughest marathons, overcoming challenges, and the lessons we’ve learned along the way.

It’s been five years since we’ve done an episode like this. Thanks for listening to our stories!

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Benefits of Run-Walk-Run Method

Coach Lynn has run a marathon in every US state after the age of 40. She is a certified running coach and registered dietician with experience in the run-walk-run method. Learn about MTA Coaching here.

Listener Question:

“I’ve run 7 marathons trying to qualify for Boston. In my races as I start to lose speed around 21 miles I see people I was well ahead of pass me with seem lying fresh legs. I could see that through out the race they used the run-walk technique. What is your opinion of this technique as a strategy to get a faster time? Have you or any of the runners you trained used the run-walk technique? Thanks for your time”. -Chris in Lexington Kentucky

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“Thank you guys for changing my life . . .”

Congrats to Rochelle W. from the Netherlands on conquering her first marathon!! She was inspired to keep training after signing up for our 100 Mile Challenge.

“Hi Angie and Trevor,

Last Sunday I finished my first marathon distance at a 44.5k trail run! I never ever had been able to do that if it wasn’t for your Corona Lisa challenge!

October 2020 I started that challenge after just been run/walking for a month. That challenge and the FB community changed my life.

I started this year with the 300 mile challenge and worked my way up the 500 and 700 mile one and am currently trying to get to 1000 before the end of the year. (71 miles to go). For the race I used your trail marathon training plan and I loved it! Thank you guys for changing my life and making me a marathoner! -Rochelle”

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Feeling exhausted and drained after long run?

MTA Coach Henry is a professional writer/editor who has finished on the overall podium in various races and completed distances from 5K to 100 miles. Learn more about our coaching services here.

“I am training for my first 50k and am fortunate to be able to train on the actual course. Last week I ran 10 miles on the course and for the next two days I was completely exhausted and drained of all energy. Any suggestions you can offer for my future runs to not be so exhaustive would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for all that you do to encourage and inspire runners of all ages and at all levels.” -Ellie Fitzgerald

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An epic six weeks!

Congrats to our coaching client Chad Brager on his epic six weeks of racing and testing his endurance!

In 6 weeks he completed 3 marathons, 3 half marathons, a Spartan Beast, a sprint triathlon, multiple virtual races including a trail 12K, and OrangeTheory Hell Week.

“I am having some reflective moments . . . and looking back at it, I really cannot believe what I did in October-November. I am not sure I will ever be able to match the sheer intensity and volume of racing that I did over these last 6 weeks ever again.

I want to cry, I am so happy. I thought I would be hating life and want to quit racing after this. I imagined being burnt out. None of it happened. I feel better than I ever have. I am tired, and sore, but I enjoy that feeling. Thanks, MTA Coach Lynn!”

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One of the best days of my life . . .

Congrats to MTA coaching client Julia Smith on earning a 58 minute PR at the New York City Marathon yesterday!!🤩

“Today was one of the best days of my life. 4:12:49 at the 50th New York City Marathon and in no small part thanks to MTA Coach Lynn! This was a PR of over 58 minutes (!!!) from my first marathon in February.

I truly had no idea what I was doing before coaching and came to her saying I hoped I could run New York in 4:30-4:45! Well obviously that goal was smashed AND my body feels ten times better than it did the first time.

Whether you run, walk, or crawl, you MUST put the NYC marathon on your bucket list. Strangers were screaming my name the entire 26.2 miles and I don’t think I stopped smiling once. Thank you MTA- I truly ran a marathon and changed my life!” -Julia

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