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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!

Don’t Make These Fueling Mistakes

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When I ran my first marathon I knew next to nothing about fueling. Oh, I did plenty of research on the internet, but still my fueling on long runs was haphazard at best. There was the time when I ate a chicken dinner 2 hours before running 16 miles and it didn’t stay down. There were times when I got light headed from inadequate fueling.

In the last few months I’ve come across some information that has revolutionized my personal fueling. I can’t take credit for coming up with these ideas. Here are some guidelines for smart fueling success: Continue Reading →

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Answers to Your Questions About Marathon Training

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In this episode Angie answers questions about minimalist shoes, running with asthma, busting down the wall, IT band pain, plantar fasciitis, pronation, pre and post race meals, mantras, and motivation!

Because our attention spans are short (mine has only been about 10 minutes lately) I’ve provided abridged answers to the listener questions below.

Here is the first question . . . Continue Reading →

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How to Set a PR at Your Next Race

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Want to set a personal record (PR) at your next 5k, 10k, half marathon, or marathon? This podcast will tell you how to shave minutes off your time.

Running a PR can even be more satisfying than winning an age group award because most of us run to compete against ourselves. We know that we’ll never be Olympic athletes or even win a marathon. Yet we know that somewhere deep down inside of us resides the best we are capable of.

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Are You Ready to PR?

Setting a PR will require a goal, focus, and mental, physical, and psychological commitment. If you’re a beginning runner then this is not the time to set ambitious time goals for yourself. Your goal should be to establish a solid running base and simply finish the race.

After you finish a few races you’ll start thinking about how to get faster. If your last marathon was 2 years ago and you haven’t been running regularly since that time, it wouldn’t be advisable to train for a PR. You have to push the “reset” button if you’ve taken some time off. Continue Reading →

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Interview With Nancy Lieberman -President of Go! St. Louis Marathon

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In this episode you get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to orchestrate a big marathon.

Nancy Lieberman is the founder and president of Go! St. Louis. Throughout the past decade, she has guided the organization from an upstart marathon weekend event, to an organization that today is a year-round community wellness leader.

Last year over 25,000 people participated in Family Fitness Weekend -which includes a marathon, half marathon, 5k, children’s races, and the mature mile. After listening to this interview you will have a new appreciation for the staff and volunteers who made our races possible. See what it takes Continue Reading →

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How To Get Started In Trail Running

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Tired of your same old running route? Break out of the mundane with some good old fashioned trail running.

When running on the road it’s easy to zone out and not think about the act of running. It can get mentally boring at times and the mind tries to find some outlet. Many people like to listen to music to help pass the miles more quickly. On the trail the mind has to be as engaged as the body.

Dr. Jerry Lynch is a psychologist and author who actually prescribes trail running to his patients who suffer from depression. He has this to say about the benefits of trail running,

Trails just have a way of closing off the rest of the world and all of the chaos. I’ve had several patients over the years who were depressed and taking medication and it wasn’t working. I steered them toward trail running and they became more at peace with themselves and found joy. – Jerry Lynch

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Interview with Weight Loss Expert Dr. Robert Maki

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Many people start running to lose weight yet they find that the pounds still won’t come off. I have even seen runners gain weight during marathon training.

Since weight loss is such a pertinent topic in the world of running we decided to bring Dr. Robert Maki onto the podcast.

Dr. Rob is a naturopathic doctor who has helped thousands of people drop the pounds without surgery, fad diets, or appetite suppressants. He doesn’t even make his clients count calories!

Here are the weight loss questions we asked Dr. Rob. . . Continue Reading →

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Race Recap: North Olympic Discovery Marathon

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The North Olympic Discovery Marathon in Port Angeles Washington has been called the best boutique marathon in North America (according to their website).

What is a boutique marathon? Is boutique even a category? Googling this term didn’t yield many results.

Here’s what I can tell you about this marathon: (1) the scenery is grand, (2) parking is easy, (3) people are friendly, (4) the medals are cool, (5) and the post race food is plentiful.

Although I’ve got a few marathons under my belt I still learn something about myself at each race. Here are my discoveries from the North Olympic Discovery Marathon. Continue Reading →

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Special Report for Fall Marathon Success

In this report I reveal the six key components to successful marathon training.

These six things got me back into long distance running quickly and safely after my pregnancy. I know they will work for you!

If a marathon is on your radar this year I want to tell you what it takes to make your training a glowing success.

Running in the summer can be tough especially if you live in a humid climate. But successful training is possible this time of year if you know what you are doing. I realize that if you live in the Southern Hemisphere you’re going into winter right now. Winter is actually my preferred time to train.

ANNOUNCEMENT (drum roll goes here)
In just a few days we will be reopening the doors to our training and coaching program for people who want help taking on the marathon challenge. This time my husband Trevor will be getting in on the action to prepare for the Rock and Roll St. Louis Marathon. He was a total “non-runner” only a year and half ago!

This program is an A to Z system for total marathon butt kicking. It is designed with beginners in mind. More details to come.

Now here are the six key components make your training effective! Continue Reading →

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Will Running a Marathon Kill You?

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Occasionally I get the question about whether marathon training is damaging to a person’s body.

Maybe a well meaning person has told you that it will ruin your joints, lead to arthritis, or cause sudden death. Often the people spreading these myths about running do so while clutching a big gulp soda in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

So, what does the evidence say? Having the facts can help you answer people who may be concerned that your running a marathon will lead to an untimely death or disability. Continue Reading →

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Overcoming Adversity Like a True Athlete

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Marathon Training forces you to face adversity. You must overcome fear, fatigue, and frustration. The journey is tough but also life changing!

Even the best runners stay engaged in this conflict:

As a runner, I deal with fear almost daily. To prevent fear from defeating me, I have to fight back against it in my mind. Reminding myself that I am doing what I was born to do—that, win or lose, embracing the challenge is still worthwhile. Kara Goucher, Olympic Runner

Here are three simple ways to overcome adversity . . . Continue Reading →

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How to Choose a Marathon

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More than 628 marathons took place in the USA last year.

Each race is a little different. How do you know which marathon course is just right for you?

Matching the right marathon to your goals and personality can make for a truly memorable experience.

Here are my seven deciding factors you can use when choosing a marathon. Continue Reading →

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