In this podcast episode we bring you inspiring stories from this year’s Boston Marathon. Plus we will give you a run-down of the final results and soundbites from race weekend. And in the quick tip segment, Angie answers a question about what officially counts as a marathon or half marathon. Continue Reading →
In this episode we give you an inside look at our training for the London Marathon, what we’ve been doing and how it’s working.
This will be marathon #57 for me and I’m experimenting with higher mileage.
Plus, I’ll explain what I’m doing for strength training and what my morning routine looks like (which is quite the contrast to Trevor’s routine).
And in this episode’s quick tip we feature a listener question about rotating shoes during training. Continue Reading →
In this podcast episode we discuss how to find joy in your running and training so you can stay motivated year after year. Plus we check in with a listener who just finished the Jerusalem Half Marathon -a great destination race! Continue Reading →
The beginning of the year is definitely a great time to set aside space for self reflection, both on the year gone by and the year stretching ahead. This can help you stay the course or correct your course.
In this episode we want to offer you two simple but powerful tips for making 2019 an epic year. Plus, we are going to be sharing a lot of books with you. So get ready to channel your inner student!
In this podcast episode we take a look back at the biggest stories in the running world from 2018. It was quite a year! And in this episode’s quick tip Angie shares two simple questions that can improve your training this year. Continue Reading →
Why do you run? In this episode we talk about the importance of finding your “why” if you want be a long term runner and what listeners shared with us about what motivates them.
Plus we give you a quick run down of this year’s MTA Virtual Half Marathon. And in the quick tip segment, Angie answers a question about how to implement treadmill running into your training. Continue Reading →
We started podcasting eight years ago and this week we finally reached episode #262!!
Since the number 26.2 represents the distance of a marathon we decided to ask our listeners how the process of training for a marathon has changed them. Runners from all over the world called in and left a voice mail and we are amazed by the stories and insights they shared! Continue Reading →
Hey guys this is Trevor and I’m currently in Switzerland for the Jungfrau Marathon -which is a brutal but absolutely gorgeous race in the Swiss Alps.
This episode is going to be a bit unusual. You will hear a recording of a motivational talk I gave, to a group of non-runners, about what running marathons has taught me about life.
In the quick tip segment Coach Angie explains how to successfully taper for a race, because many runners go through “taper madness”. Enjoy! Continue Reading →
In this episode we tell you How to Go from Couch to Marathon, plus we talk with a runner from California who went from weighing 400 pounds to running his first marathon! And just a reminder that you can go through our A-Z system for getting marathon ready inside the Academy. Find out how to join here.
That first marathon was the 2008 Country Music Marathon in Nashville TN.
The above photo is from the finish line area on that day. I remember being filled with both excitement and nervousness. When this photo was taken we only had two little kidos and Trevor was still a non-runner. I had purchased the hat I was wearing at the expo the day before because rain was in the forecast. It’s still my go-to marathon hat all this time later.
Fast forward 10 years and 52 marathons later, here’s what I’ve learned . . .
How you define hard is how you are going to experience hard. -Ryan Hall
Hear our podcast interview with Ryan here.
Post race blues or even mild post race depression is not something that gets talked about in the running community that much but it’s a very common phenomenon.
People are more likely to talk about feeling like a rock star crossing the finish line, having a sense of euphoria or super powers post race, pride, a generalized relaxation, calmness, relief and a mental high.
But often these good sensations start fading anywhere from a few hours to a few days post race and you’re left feeling anything but great. You’d think that post race blues might only happen after a disappointing or horrible race but it can also happen after conquering a new distance or an amazing PR. It can also happen to some people during periods of injury or hitting a plateau in training. Continue Reading →