In this episode we’re helping runners troubleshoot pre-run and intra-run fueling, bonking; nutrition for peri-menopause and menopause; how to add more protein to your diet, including vegan protein sources; dealing with nausea after a race; and the 3 essential nutrition practices you don’t want to ignore! Continue Reading →
In this episode we feature questions sent in by listeners about carbon plated shoes, minimalism, shoe rotation, inserts, wear patterns, shoe size selection, pronation, GPS watches and more! We are joined by Fred Joslyn -a local running store owner and 3X winner of the Steamtown Marathon.
In this episode Coach Angie and Coach Nicole tackle questions about calf cramps, running with a busy schedule, speedwork drills, snacks for plant-based runners, fueling during menopause, getting back into running after a health challenge, picking yourself up after a DNF, and more!
In this podcast episode we are joined by fellow podcaster Chris McClung from Running Rogue to answer questions sent in from audience members.
Questions include: How late in life can you PR?; VO2 Max; How maintenance plans work; Training for back to back marathons; When to do Yasso 800s; Thoughts on processed fuels; and How much strength-training to do during the taper. Enjoy! Continue Reading →
In this video MTA Coach Kristen answers a question from Stefanie:
“I would love to ask about injury setbacks during marathon training. If you have to miss several weeks of running, is it possible that other activity such as biking will be an acceptable substitute?” -Stefanie Smith
In this podcast episode I answer a question from a discouraged runner and share statistics, tips, and hope on dealing with an injury so you can keep doing what you love.
Many of the episodes that we do are inspired by emails and feedback that we get from listeners.
The question that prompted the topic of dealing with injury came in from Megan who asks,
“Question for Angie. She’s been dealing with a hamstring injury. I’m curious if she in hindsight feels like she did something wrong that could have prevented this injury.. . For someone who has all the tools and knowledge to prevent injury like you guys, to still get injured is disheartening to me. I like to think if you’re smart, you can be an injury free runner, but I guess that’s not the case. I’m dealing with a debilitating posterior tibial tendon disfunction that will likely never go away.” -Megan. Continue Reading →
Coach Lynn has run a marathon in every US state after the age of 40. She is a certified running coach and registered dietician with experience in the run-walk-run method. Learn about MTA Coaching here.
“I’ve run 7 marathons trying to qualify for Boston. In my races as I start to lose speed around 21 miles I see people I was well ahead of pass me with seem lying fresh legs. I could see that through out the race they used the run-walk technique. What is your opinion of this technique as a strategy to get a faster time? Have you or any of the runners you trained used the run-walk technique? Thanks for your time”. -Chris in Lexington Kentucky
MTA Coach Henry is a professional writer/editor who has finished on the overall podium in various races and completed distances from 5K to 100 miles. Learn more about our coaching services here.
“I am training for my first 50k and am fortunate to be able to train on the actual course. Last week I ran 10 miles on the course and for the next two days I was completely exhausted and drained of all energy. Any suggestions you can offer for my future runs to not be so exhaustive would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for all that you do to encourage and inspire runners of all ages and at all levels.” -Ellie Fitzgerald
MTA Coach Lynn has run a marathon in every US state after the age of 40. She is a certified running coach, registered dietician and an expert at helping “back-of-the-pack” runners.
“How do you train for a marathon when you are slow? Should you follow the standard program even though the 18-20 mile rubs will take over five hours, or do you stop at a shorter time and just go for it at a race. Also, how do you deal with the course opening to everybody and you are out there wearing a bib all alone. I did it once and the difficulty in being alone was harder than the actual run. I want to do one more marathon next year but have to prepare better.” -Callie Pappas Winner
MTA Coach Athena answers a question about strength training for runners. Learn about personalized coaching through Marathon Training Academy here.
“My question concerns strength training. We hear all the time that strength training needs to be incorporated in running plans. However, I am not sure what this actually means. Is it lifting weights…or squats…or lunges? What strength training exercises do you recommend for runners and for how long or how many reps would be beneficial? -Thanks for all you do!” Deborah Kiernan
Coach Nicole answers a question about speedwork and internal training. Learn more about MTA Coaching here:
I started running about 10 years ago at the age of 40. (Late bloomer). I’ve always been slow-ish. My best half-marathon time is 2:20. How can I get faster? I know all the buzz words like intervals and tempo runs. But what does that look like when I’m running around my neighborhood or local park? Sprint from mailbox to mailbox? Watch my Garmin the whole time? I guess I’m looking for home grown suggestions that are easy to follow. Linda
Metabolism expert Angelo Poli from MetPro answers a question about fueling properly and metabolism regulation. Talk to a metabolic expert about your goals: www.metpro.co/mta
I do have a question regarding fueling properly and metabolism regulation. I have trouble knowing how many calories to consume on long run days vs lower mileage days. Is it possible to damage your metabolism by under-fueling/over fueling for your runs? How do we know if we are taking in too many calories as a runner? Thank you! Rebecca Sewald