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The Marathon Training Academy Podcast was started in 2010 to inspire and empower everyday people to live healthier lives and achieve fitness goals by unleashing their marathon potential. The show features actionable training wisdom delivered in a funny and relatable style. Co-hosts Angie and Trevor want you to believe that you have what it takes to run a marathon and change your life!

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

In this episode we speak with Dr. Vanessa Corcoran -a listener to the podcast who found parallels between training for a marathon and pursuing her Ph.D.

As a historian, Vanessa shares how people in the Middle Ages practiced endurance through making pilgrimages, and why this bears resemblance to modern day runners seeking self-transformation through the marathon. Continue Reading →

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Getting the Best Out of Yourself as a Masters Runner


In this episode we share how to get the best out of yourself as a Masters Runner. (Any runner past the age of 40 is considered a Masters Runner). Joining us is Tony Schollum -a listener to the podcast who ran 2:48 at Boston in the 50-54 age division!

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Ask the Coach Q and A

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!

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Interview with Lauren Fleshman

In this podcast episode we speak with Lauren Fleshman -one of the most decorated American distance runners of all time and author of the book, ‘Good for a Girl -A Woman Running in a Man’s World’.

In the quick tip segment we answer the question: can runners benefit from using infrared saunas?

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Kara Goucher -The Longest Race

In this episode we speak with Olympian Kara Goucher about her new book The Longest Race -a personal memoir and an inside look at one of the biggest scandals in the running world! Plus, you will hear what inspired her to dream of going to the Olympics, how she made the jump from the track to the marathon, and her passion for the sport.
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Run Smarter -Joint Podcast Episode with Brodie Sharp

In this episode we bring you a joint podcast session with Brodie Sharp from the Run Smarter Podcast. Listen as we discuss how to handle hitting the wall, what to look for in a training plan, and many questions about running injuries. Lots of info to help you run smarter!

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Marathon Success Story with Parker Watson

In this episode we bring you a success story with Parker Watson -an Academy member and coaching client who, after getting a wake-up-call from his doctor, used marathon training to take control of his health and change his life!

In this fun conversation Parker shares how he struggled through his first half marathon and thought “running a full marathon is nuts”. Hear how he lost 60 pounds, completed two marathons, and fell in love with running by learning to slow down.

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You Are Capable of So Much More Than You Think You Are


In this podcast episode we speak with Jacky Hunt-Broersma an amputee runner who finished 104 marathons in 104 days!

Jacky is an Arizona based ultrarunner who was born and raised in South Africa. She lost her leg in 2001 at the age of 26. In 2020 she became the first amputee to run 100-miles on a treadmill finishing in 23 hours 38 minutes. In 2022 she set a Guinness Record for Most Consecutive Days to Run a Marathon Distance (Female). This interview will reinforce the truth that, “You are capable of so much more than you think you are”. Continue Reading →

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Interview with Emily Sisson


In this episode we speak with Emily Sisson -the current American Record holder in both the marathon and half marathon! You will hear Emily talk about her early influences and what a typical day in her life looks like as an elite runner; the non-negotiable habits that help her stay healthy; and how rest and recovery contributed to her faster race times.

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High Performance Eating (for Runners)


In this podcast episode we discuss high performance eating with metabolic expert Angelo Poli. In this deep-dive interview you will learn about:

  • High performance foods for runners
  • Cooking in bulk macros for greater efficiency
  • The wisdom of having reliable routines
  • Meal timing
  • Nutrient combining
  • Pre and post workout fueling considerations
  • The 3 categories of carbohydrates (Angelo’s thoughts on low-carb diets)
  • What happened when Trevor ate peanuts before a race
  • And why we let our kids talk us into buying an air fryer

We like talking to Angelo at the beginning of a new year and this might be our best interview with him yet. Enjoy! Continue Reading →

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