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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!

A Conversation with Kathrine Switzer (Replay Episode)

In this episode we replay a popular interview we did with Kathrine Switzer -trailblazer who broke the gender barrier and became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with a bib number.

This conversation is a nice follow-up to our last episode about the first women’s Olympic Marathon.

Listen as Kathrine recalls what it was like to run the Boston Marathon in 1967, and shares tips on keeping fit in later life!

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The Story of the First Women’s Olympic Marathon

In this episode we speak with Stephen Lane, author of the book ‘Long Run to Glory -The Story of the Greatest Marathon in Olympic History and the Women Who Made it Happen’.

Though the modern Olympics began in 1896 it took until 1984 before women had their own marathon event. Learn the inspiring stories of trailblazing women who changed the running world!

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Live with Scott Jurek at the Boulderthon

In this episode we share the recording from Trevor’s live interview and Q&A with Scott Jurek at the Boulder Marathon in Boulder, Colorado.

Scott Jurek is one of the most decorated ultramarathoners of all time! He’s also a Boulder local, NYT Bestselling Author, physical therapist, and dad.

Scott answers questions about dealing with race-day nerves, hitting the wall, taking on your first ultra, heat vs. cold therapy, stack height on shoes, stretching for runners . . . and more!

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“Let the Race Come to You” -Interview with JJ Stark-Modlin

In this episode we speak with Academy member JJ Stark-Modlin. Once upon a time she hated running and was even advised that, because of her injuries, she’d never be able to run a full marathon.

She has since run 27 marathons and dropped her finishing time from 5:06 down to 3:32.

After a ten year journey she qualified for Boston at the Revel Big Cottonwood Marathon in Utah.

Her coach told her “Let the race come to you”.

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Don’t Fear Change, Master It!


Chances are you will not be the same runner in five years. In this episode we speak with Brad Stulberg -performance coach and author of the new book ‘Master of Change: How to Excel When Everything is Changing —Including You’.

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Nutrition for Runners Q&A


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 →

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Running Marathons for Fun, Who Does That?

Running doesn’t have to suck! In this episode we explore the relationship between fitness and play. Learn about the psychology of “movement play” and seven ways to have fun while training for a marathon.

And don’t forget you’ll have a great time as an Academy member hanging out with us online! Learn more here.

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The Race That Changed Running


In this episode we speak with Doug Mayer -journalist and author of the book “The Race That Changed Running, The Inside Story of UTMB”. Plus we’ll tell you about a running retreat in the Alps we are hosting next year and how you can be a part! Continue Reading →

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Interview with Martinus Evans -Slow AF Run Club


In this episode we speak with Martinus Evans author of the book, Slow AF Run Club. Hear how Martinus got into running while weighing over 300 pounds and how he overcame the challenges faced by slower runners! Continue Reading →

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Desert Stage Race in Mongolia with Coach Steven


In this episode we speak with Steven Waldon -a coach on our team who just returned from a 155 mile run across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia! 🇲🇳

The Gobi March is a 7-day, 250 km / 155 mile footrace in Central Mongolia. Through the seven days competitors traverse through the vast Mongolian steppes, sand dunes and great rock valleys as they carry all their own food and supplies. Coach Steven finished 10th overall out of 130 participants. This is his story!

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Marathon Success Story with Marty Gardner

In this episode we speak with Marty Gardner -an Academy member who went from a self-described overweight depressed man who lacked self confidence, to a Marathon Maniac and ultra runner!

In May he completed the Keys 100, a point-to-point race from Key Largo to Key West, Florida.

In the quick tip segment, Coach Angie shares how heart rate training will improve your running.

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Running Shoe Q and A


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.

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