In this episode we share tips on running a big city marathon, like one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. Plus, we speak with an official charity partner of the Tokyo Marathon about literacy rates for children, especially girls, around the world.
In this episode we bring you a marathon success story with Chris Farrands.
Chris started running three short years ago, lost 90 pounds, and transformed himself into a sub-3 hour marathoner!
Listen as he shares why he decided to take control of his health; the misery he experienced at his first marathon, and the smarter training plan he used for his second marathon.
In this episode we reveal seven questions you can use to evaluate your training. These questions reveal the key adjustments, changes, and tweaks you can use to fine tune your training and hit your goals in the marathon. Let’s help you get “dialed in”!
Running doesn’t have to suck! In this episode we explore the relationship between fitness and play. Learn about the psychology of “movement play” and seven ways to have fun while training for a marathon.
And don’t forget you’ll have a great time as an Academy member hanging out with us online! Learn more here.
Congrats to our client Demi Nazarro on completing her first marathon!! She writes,
“I’ve been a member of the MTA community since 2020, having been introduced to the podcast by way of the Social Distancing Run 100 Mile Challenge. I have been inspired by the many success stories of everyday runners achieving their fitness goals, breaking personal records, and just becoming a better version of themselves.
I became motivated to make my story one of those stories. Finally at 58 years old, I ran my very first marathon at the Eugene Marathon last April 30th. Continue Reading →
In this episode we recap our trip to Las Vegas to run the amazing Revel Mt. Charleston Half Marathon, and Trevor shares “The Lazy Runner’s Guide to Success!”.
In this episode we bring you a success story with Parker Watson -an Academy member and coaching client who, after getting a wake-up-call from his doctor, used marathon training to take control of his health and change his life!
In this fun conversation Parker shares how he struggled through his first half marathon and thought “running a full marathon is nuts”. Hear how he lost 60 pounds, completed two marathons, and fell in love with running by learning to slow down.
Big congrats to our client Maria on conquering her first marathon at the Clearwater Running Festival in Florida! She writes,
“If you told me 1 year ago that I would train AND run a Marathon I would have never believed it.
My journey began in January 2022 when I ran a 5k race for a work function. I was immediately hooked and I set the goal for a half marathon in November 2023. The day after my half marathon I decided to sign up for Clearwater’s Running Festival Marathon.
MTA Coach Carri assured me that I was not crazy for wanting to train for my first marathon in 10 weeks, and I got to work.
Suddenly, running had changed my priorities and disciplined me in ways I would have never imagined. My usual Friday night Margaritas changed to Friday night carb loading, and being in bed by 9pm to prepare for my Saturday long runs.
I am so happy to have found this sport/community, and I can’t wait to see where it takes me”. -Maria C
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 →
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!
In this podcast episode we bring you a marathon success story as we speak with Academy member Dipti Pandya, a radiologist and mother of two, who just completed the Disney Dopey Challenge.
You will hear about the setbacks she faced during her training, including a cancer diagnosis, how she finds time to train, and what it was like to cross the finish line of her first marathon.
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In this episode we speak with Brendan Leonard author of the book I Hate Running And You Can Too -How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion.
Hear why it’s ok to walk in a marathon and why you get to create your own definition of success.
We also ask Brendan about what it’s like to make a living as an outdoor writer.