More in-person races are taking place around the world so in this episode we share how to get back into racing by evaluating your fitness level, choosing the right plan, and finding the time to train. Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with Dr. Stacy Sims, PhD., an Environmental Exercise Physiologist and Nutrition Scientist specializing in sex differences in endurance training.
She’s the author of the book Roar which I swear I recommend to someone at least once a week!
Dr. Sim’s research has had a big impact on my thinking, especially when it comes to strength training, and we are delighted to finally have her on the MTA podcast!
In this episode Angie recaps the Revel Wasatch Marathon in Utah, her 67th marathon to date. Plus you will hear how to modify your goal when things go wrong. Continue Reading →
In this podcast episode we speak with social anthropologist and 2:20 marathoner, Michael Crawley -author of the book Out of Thin Air -Running Wisdom and Magic from Above the Clouds in Ethiopia.
Dr. Crawley who has competed internationally for Scotland and Great Britain, lived and trained with elite runners in Ethiopia for 15 months to learn the secrets of their long-distance running prowess.
If you ask just about any marathoner what the hardest part of training was, after mentioning the long runs, they just might say “the taper.” So what is the tapering period and how can you take advantage of it? Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with Jonathan de Sola Mendes a 100 year old veteran of WW2 and the Korean War who completed the New York City Marathon at the age of 96!
In this episode and blog post I share the story of how strength training improved my running. I also answer great questions sent in by listeners.
Plus I’ll give you some tips on how to get started correctly.
Hopefully you were able to listen to Part 1 and were convinced of the importance of strength training.
Strength training is something that has had a positive impact on my development as a runner.
I felt a huge shift in my training and mindset when I decided to focus on being strong instead of trying to be thin.
We lose muscle mass as we age so it’s important that you choose to get stronger. Here are the benefits of strength training for runners . . . Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with Dr. Daniel Lieberman, professor of Biological Sciences at Harvard University, whose influential research has helped popularize the idea that humans are born to run.
His new book is called Exercised -Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding. Continue Reading →
In this episode you will hear how to log a high mileage week and/or month while minimizing your risk of injury. MTA coaching client Elliot Shelton logged 141 miles in one week while competing against a running buddy in a mileage contest. Hear how he managed it.
In this episode we interview Dick Beardsley–2:08 marathoner, running ambassador, and motivational speaker.
His neck-and-neck race against Alberto Salazar at the 1982 Boston Marathon is famously known as the “Duel in the Sun” and lives on as Boston Marathon lore.
In 1989 Dick suffered severe injuries from a farming accident that badly mangled his body and later led to an addiction to pain killers. He also lost his 31 year old son, an Iraq War veteran, to suicide in 2015. If you are feeling hopeless or dealing with thoughts of suicide please reach out for help. The National Suicide Hotline Number is 1-800-273-8255. Through all the hardships Dick has persevered and is a true example of the power of redemption and hope.
In this episode we bring you an interview with Yolanda Holder, the Walking Diva. She has walked over 550 marathons and ultras and has a Guinness World Record for most marathons completed in a calendar year. And in the quick tip segment Coach Angie will answer a question sent in by a listener about pursuing big goals. Continue Reading →