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Menopause for Runners

Don’t miss our podcast episode 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.

Enjoy!

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Interview with Abdi Abdirahman, 5X Olympian!


In this episode we speak with Abdi Abdirahman who represented Team USA at the Olympic Marathon in Tokyo at the age of 43. He is the oldest American runner to make the Olympic team and the only distance runner to make the Olympics 5 times!  In the quick tip segment Coach Angie shares tips on coping with cold weather running. Continue Reading →

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Interview with Sally McRae -Keep Your Heart Up ❤️

In this episode we speak with ultra-runner Sally McRae winner of this year’s Badwater 135.

Sally grew up fast after tragedy struck her family at the age of 17.

Hear what it means to to “keep your heart up” as a runner. Plus, she looks back on how she conquered the fear of running at night; and gives practical tips for running defensively out on the trails. Enjoy!

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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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Running a Marathon is Not Rocket Science 🤯

In this podcast episode we speak with rocket scientist and runner Melissa Corley Carter PhD who took on the challenge of running a marathon on every continent. And in the quick tip segment we feature a question about intermittent fasting for runners. Continue Reading →

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