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I Hate Running and You Can Too!

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.

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Interview with Dave McGillivray -Race Director of the Boston Marathon

In this podcast episode we speak with Dave McGillivray the longtime race director at the Boston Marathon. Always picked last for sports due to being short, Dave found running at an early age. He first attempted the Boston Marathon at 17.

In this conversation you will hear what his grandfather taught him about training for Boston and what it’s like to organize the world’s oldest marathon (125 years in 2021). Continue Reading →

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“Live Long and Prosper” -Interview with Lisa Tamati

In this podcast episode we speak with Lisa Tamati -endurance athlete, author, and mindset expert. And in the quick tip segment, recommendations on healthy snacks to help keep your hunger in check between meals.

Lisa Tamati is probably New Zealand’s best known ultra runner. She’s been on the scene for 25 years running the toughest endurance events in the world like the Marathon des Sables and The Badwater 135. The list of her accomplishments is extensive, she’s done over 140 ultra-marathons.

She’s also candid about her struggles with self esteem, body image, depression, and anxiety, forcing her to learn how to keep pushing the limits. Enjoy! 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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Wisdom from Ethiopian Running Culture

In this podcast episode we speak with social anthropologist and 2:20 marathoner, Michael Crawley -author of the book Out of Thin Air -Running Wisdom and Magic from Above the Clouds in Ethiopia.

Dr. Crawley who has competed internationally for Scotland and Great Britain, lived and trained with elite runners in Ethiopia for 15 months to learn the secrets of their long-distance running prowess.

Enjoy!

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