In this episode we speak with Deena Kastor, three time olympian, author, and American Women’s record holder in the marathon. And in the quick tip segment, we recommend some post-run recovery sandals that feel like walking on clouds. Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with Dr. Ben Shatto about overtraining -which is a leading cause of injury and burnout in long distance runners. And in this episode’s quick tip, Angie answers a listener question about how Boston qualifying times work. Continue Reading →
Cari Masek started running in seventh grade when two of her friends thought they should all do cross-country together.
Her friends never showed up but Masek did. And she continues to show up as a runner (completing 34 races in 2017) and as a coach (eight teams and counting).
It was a slow beginning for Masek. She didn’t have running gear so she wore jean shorts to practice.
“My race times were slow,” she recalls. “I got picked on for how I looked, and of course, those jean shorts, but I didn’t give up. Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with time management expert and runner Laura Vanderkam about how you actually have more time in your week than you might realize, which is great news for busy runners!
In the quick tip segment, Angie answers a listener question about underwear for runners.
The Breakfast of Champions was the catalyst for Jeff Paladina to launch his running journey in the City of Champions.
Amelia Boone is a world-class obstacle racer and full time corporate attorney. In March of this year she competed in the infamous Barkley Marathons -the race that eats its young. Since the race was started in 1986 only 15 people have successfully completed all 5 loops of the course. Continue Reading →
In this episode we bring you a fascinating interview with Alex Hutchinson, author of the new book Endure -Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance.
In addition to being an endurance science geek, Alex was one of the few journalists allowed access to the Nike Breaking 2 project in Italy where Eliud Kipchoge ran the fastest marathon in history at 2:00:25 (an unofficial world record). Continue Reading →
In this episode we bring you mindset tips, strategies, and stories from past guests on the MTA podcast like Marshal Ulrich, Dr. Jeff Brown, Lisa Smith-Batchen, Dr. Tim Noakes, and Sean Astin.
These conversations will help you master the mental game of long distance running.
In conjunction with our podcasting anniversary this is a “greatest hits” episode on the subject of mental toughness. Continue Reading →
By Henry Howard
When Judith Dahl first sipped alcohol she knew it would be a problem.
For many years, she was able to contain her drinking to weekends.
“But eventually, it got to be a daily thing,” says Dahl, of Norway. “The last two years it really escalated, I did not manage to hide it from my kids and my extended family any longer. I have always worked, but it was getting hard to keep up. I began to have trouble attending and when I did, I was sick big parts of the day.”
She hit rock bottom, separating from her husband and feeling depressed. But fortunately she reached out to get help through her doctor, who connected Dahl with someone who could help.
“He signed me up with a counselor, who I went to for almost two years,” Dahl recalls. “But the job was mine to do, I had an amazing family who wanted me back. That was my motivation.”
As drinking moved out of the picture, running moved in. Continue Reading →
Hear the full 2018 interview with Sean here.
We are excited to welcome Sean Astin back on the MTA Podcast! Sean plays Bob Newby in Stranger Things 2. He’s best known for the staring role in Rudy, Goonies, and playing Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. All my favorite movies!
He has completed 13 marathons and a full Ironman Triathlon to date.
In this interview you will hear about the races he’s done, the ups and downs, the #run3rd movement and the after school running programs he helped create.
Gretchen Rubin is a bestselling author and expert on how to make healthy habits stick. In this podcast episode she explains how your personality tendency relates to your running goals.
And in this episode’s quick tip, Coach Angie explains how to tell if you need an extra rest day during training.
We’ve had Gretchen on the show on two previous occasions and I finally got to meet her and her sister Elizabeth Craft last summer at Podcast Movement. Continue Reading →