Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

Race Recap: Running in the French Alps 🇫🇷

In this podcast episode we take you along with us to France as we recap the beautiful but rugged ‘Marathon du Mont-Blanc’ that ascends up to 2,540 meters (8333.333 feet) above 
the town of Chamonix.  

Hear soundbites from Trevor’s “sufferfest” in the Alps and get inspired to do epic stuff!  

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The Stress Episode -All About Cortisol

In this podcast episode we speak with lifestyle physician Dr. Darren Clair about the stress hormone cortisol. Why are we more stressed out than our ancient ancestors and what can we as runners do about it? Plus, we share an update from our roadtrip in Europe and Trevor tells a story about being stuck in “airport hell”.

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I’m officially a marathoner now and I’m hooked!


Congrats to Academy member and coaching client Parker Watson on conquering his first marathon!! 🙌

“Angie, Trevor, and Coach Henry, you were right! I do have what it takes to run a marathon and change my life!

I completed my first marathon today, Revel Rockies. And with the help of Coach Henry, I achieved my “A” goal of a sub 5 hour race with a time of 4:54:48!

The weather was perfect and the course was stunningly beautiful. I held a steady pace for the first 20 miles, got to that final push, and felt strong with no “wall” in sight. I turned on my “Release the Kraken” playlist for that last 10k and powered through for a fast finish!

I’m officially a marathoner now and I’m hooked! I’ve already signed up for the Richmond Marathon this November. Thank you for creating such an amazing community and encouraging us to do hard things! Hopefully I’ll see some MTA members at Richmond!”

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Interview with Erin Azar aka Mrs Space Cadet

In this podcast episode we speak with Erin Azar -the mother of 3 who became an internet sensation after sharing hilarious videos of training for her first marathon as a, “slightly overweight person who drinks too much beer”.

If you’ve ever struggled in your running I know you’ll resonate with what Erin has to share.

Erin Azar (Mrs. Space Cadet) has attracted over 700,000 followers and 31 million likes on TikTok.  She refers to herself as an “expert struggle runner and struggle lifer” and her goal is to make running more approachable for beginners. Continue Reading →

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Success Story with Jamie Tizzard: How Running Can Change Your Life

In this podcast episode we speak with Jamie Tizzard -a mother of two from southern California who has been completing our virtual run challenges. 

In 2020 she found herself scrolling through Facebook and responded to an ad for the 100 Mile Challenge.

It was the push she needed to get off the couch, become a runner, drop 75 pounds, and start running in-person races.

Jamie now runs 6 miles 5 times per week and has improved her running pace from a 15 minute mile to a 9:30 minute mile. She finished the Orange County Half Marathon in 2:05:07!  

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Angie on the MetPro Method Podcast

Here is Angie’s interview on the MetPro Method podcast. Get a free consultation with a MetPro Coach here: www.metpro.co/mta

Angie Spencer is a marathoner who has worked with MetPro to optimize her nutrition and fueling. As a result, she was able to run a 3:19 marathon at the age of 41. In this episode, Angie shares her journey in working with MetPro, nutrition for endurance athletes, and advice for marathon training.

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Live with Meb Keflezighi, Emily Sisson, Emma Bates, and Tommie Runz

In this bonus episode we bring you the recording from a live event Angie co-moderated at the Boston Marathon.  

Hosted by our friends at UCAN, you will hear tips and stories from Meb Keflezighi, Emily Sisson, Emma Bates, and Tommie Runz. Continue Reading →

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Boston Marathon 2022 Roundup

Michelle finishing 3:44:20

It was a great day at the 2022 Boston Marathon for many in our community and we’d like to give some shoutouts to MTA coaching clients, members, and coaches. Here are a few:

First of all congrats to Michelle Baker who ran 3:44:20 dropping her time from her previous 4:00:27! Here’s what she had to say,

“My first Boston Marathon on Monday was amazing. Much of the credit goes to MTA coach Lynn for getting me there. I signed up for coaching after hitting the wall hard at mile 20 when running my first marathon in 2019.

My goal was to BQ (4:05) and run a marathon under 4 hours. Working with coach Lynn I ran and BQ’d at two races in 2021 and was thrilled to be accepted to run Boston in 2022 . . .

With excellent guidance and the training plan from Lynn I ran 3:44:20 at Boston and felt great doing it. The awesome support of the crowds and perfect weather also contributed to this success. . . .Keep reaching for your goals; it’s a great feeling when you get there!!”
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Running With Emotional Intelligence

In this podcast episode we will share how you can use emotional intelligence (EQ) strategies to harness the power of your emotions during marathon training.

Learn how delayed gratification helps you succeed as a long distance runner.

When negative emotions flood in, the practice of “emotion spotting” can help your rational brain take over!
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Now it’s no longer “if” but “when”!

Congrats to MTA coaching client Cecilia on running a BQ time at the Hannover Marathon!!

“Hello MTA! Happy to share that yesterday I finished the Hannover marathon in Germany. It was a cold race (32-41F), windy at times, but a very flat course and not crowded. My finish time was 4:03:26, which is an 8-min PR and a BQ for my age group 🙌! Hard work pays off even if your age starts with a “5”!

I remember saying to coach Joel back in 2018, when I signed up for MTA coaching, that I would never run a 4-hour marathon. Now it’s no longer “if” but “when”! Onwards and upwards 😊!”

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