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Do Hard Things! -Interview with Steve Magness

In this podcast episode we speak with Steve Magness -performance coach and author of the book ‘Do Hard Things -Why we get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness’. 

In this interview Steve shares what we often get wrong about resilience; the 4 Pillars of Toughness; and mental tricks runners can use to get through a long run or marathon.

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Interview with Dr. Tamanna Singh, Sports Cardiologist

In this podcast episode we speak with Dr. Tamanna Singh -a Sports Cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, marathoner, vegan, and contributor to Runner’s World magazine. 

In this interview you will learn how heart rate variability works; how to safely return to marathon training post-covid; the impact of alcohol on performance, and more! 

Tamanna is also one of our coaching clients, currently working with Coach Nicole.

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Interview with Dave Proctor Record Setting Run Across Canada

Dave Proctor after falling and hitting his head 41 days into his 67 day run across Canada. Photo credit: Vera Neverkevich

In this podcast episode we speak with ultra runner Dave Proctor (one tough cowboy!) who ran coast to coast across Canada 🇨🇦 in 67 days (4,448 miles) and broke the Trans-Canada record. Dave provides a unique look into the endurance mindset -that will help you get through challenges of your own. Continue Reading →

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Interview with Tommie Runz

In this podcast episode we speak with fellow podcaster Thomas Bailey, AKA Tommie Runz, who in 2017 decided to get sober and change his life.

He found a love for long distance running and ran his second marathon in 2:48.

(I had a chance to co-host a live event with Tommie, Carrie Tollefson, Meb Keflezighi, Emily Sisson, and Emma Bates at the Boston Marathon)

At the end of the episode Trevor and I share a final recap of our 39 day road trip in Europe.

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Interview with Molly Huddle and Sara Slattery

In this podcast episode we speak with 2X Olympian Molly Huddle and 2X NCAA Champion and cross-country coach Sara Slattery about what they learned from interviewing 50 top female distance runners.

Molly and Sara share how runners, especially women, can have long term success in our sport. They also discuss running during pregnancy and post-pregnancy. Their new book is called How She Did It.

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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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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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Interview with Keira D’Amato

Keira D’Amato breaking the American record.

In this podcast episode we speak with Keira D’Amato, the 37 year old mother of two, who broke the American record in the marathon this year running 2:19:12!

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Keira describes her running career as “the road less travelled”. Hear how she went from injury and struggling through her first marathon to becoming the fastest female marathoner in the United States. Continue Reading →

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Marathon Success Story with Delorean Ostrom

In this podcast episode we bring you a marathon success story with MTA coaching client Delorean Ostrom who is running a marathon every month in 2022 to raise money for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.

We spoke with Delorean just a few days after he finished the Snickers Marathon in Athens, Georgia. This was his 2nd marathon in six days and he ran a PR of 4:28:53.49!

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Interview with Dr. Stacy Sims, Menopause for Runners

In this podcast episode we speak with Dr. Stacy Sims a physiologist, nutrition scientist, and expert on sports performance for female athletes who are in perimenopause and postmenopause.

Stacy explains the challenges that women runners face in the perimenopause period and beyond; and what measures they can take to offset the downsides that come with aging (like loss in muscle mass, reduced bone density, and weight gain). 

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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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Marathon Success Story with Dipti Pandya

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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