In this episode special guest Joel Pearson, collegiate running coach and one of the coaches here at MTA answers questions sent in by the community about building endurance, injury prevention, running streaks, speedwork, stretching before a run, and more.
In this episode we bring you an ask the coach Q&A as Angie answers questions about hydration, heart rate training, over-training, cadence, pre-race fueling, leaky bladders, and more! Continue Reading →
Here is a question we received from a listener named Dawn who has dealt with serious health challenges and wonders if it’s really possible for a person in her situation to run a marathon.
We featured this question at the end of podcast episode 316.
Read Dawn’s question and my reply . . . Continue Reading →
Today’s question is about the lack of research done on female athletes and how this impacts their unique fueling needs.
Today’s question comes from a runner named Ellen who eats a heathy diet but still desires to lose those last (stubborn) 10 pounds.
We are answering one question per day sent in by subscribers to the MTA email newsletter. Our friend Angelo Poli from MetPro will be helping us answer some of the complex weight loss questions (like today’s) and sharing tips.
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Today’s question is about how long it takes the body to get used to a new fueling strategy. If your race is day is approaching, is there enough time to make the switch?
Hello runners! We will be doing mini-series here on the blog -answering one question per day sent in by subscribers to the MTA email newsletter. The questions will be about weight loss, fueling, and nutrition for runners.
When we invited readers to send in questions we received nearly 100 responses -way more than we can get to on the podcast. Our friend Angelo Poli from MetPro will be helping us answer some of the complex weight loss questions (like today’s) and sharing tips.
Today’s question is about losing fat while still adequately fueling. Continue Reading →
In this episode we answer questions sent in by Academy members about finding time for strength training, when to stretch, how to avoid cramping at the end of a marathon, and more, as we bring you part two of our Ask the Coach Q & A.
In this episode we bring you an Ask the Coach Episode as we answer questions about hill work, tricks to increasing speed, and what to eat before a race and more.
Plus we give you a road trip rundown of our 7,719 mile journey across America and Angie will explain how to keep your habit of running while traveling.
Here is a type of question that we get frequently. We featured this question in the quick tip segment on episode 291 of the MTA Podcast.
“I’ve always wondered if I start a training plan with less than the number of weeks of the whole plan should I start it in the middle and count to the number of weeks left until my race? Or should I start at the beginning of the training plan and take it as far as I can until my race?” -Teri
Here’s a good question about when a distance officially goes into the marathon (or half marathon) count. This was featured in the quick tip on MTA Podcast episode #281.
For the sake of clarity most people only count officially organized races as part of their marathon numbers. In the course of marathon training most people will run the half marathon distance many times so those 13.1 mile (21.1km) runs go in the category of training runs. Continue Reading →
When I was training for my first marathon I only used one pair of shoes and struggled on a number of levels. Since that time I’ve seen the value in rotating through different types of shoes in training.
I definitely advise runners to have at least two different types of shoes in your rotation and there seems to be evidence to back this up.
Here is what the research seems to say on this topic and some bonus tips on how to prolong the life of your running shoes.