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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!

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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Year in Review: Records, Breakthroughs, and Bizarre Stories


In this podcast episode we look back on 2022 and round up the biggest news from the running world including records, notable achievements, tragedies, inspiring moments, and bizarre stories! Plus we look back at what went down here at MTA: races run, travel, podcast guests, and new additions. Continue Reading →

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Episode #400! 🎉 Listener Voicemails

In this special podcast episode we hear from listeners about what motivated them to become long distance runners. Plus, Coach Angie shares tips on how to start (or resume) a strength training routine.

Thank you to everyone who sent in a voicemail recording to help us celebrate reaching episode 400! 🥳
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Running During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

In this podcast episode Coach Angie shares tips on running through pregnancy and the postpartum period. Special guests include three moms (a nutritionist, a strength coach, and a pediatrician) who share stories and advice on training for a marathon after having a baby.

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Avoiding “Rookie Mistakes” on Race Day


In this episode we share the “rookie mistakes” to be avoided on race day as Trevor brings you (through the wonders of podcasting) to the Richmond Half Marathon. Plus, you will hear our nutrition coach explain adaptive thermogenesis and metabolic recovery!

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Born to Run! -Interview with Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton

In this podcast episode we speak with Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton about how to experience what good running feels like. Plus, you will hear what the real-life characters from the groundbreaking book ‘Born to Run’ are up to today. Continue Reading →

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Interview with Claire Bartholic, The Planted Runner

In this podcast episode we speak with plant-based runner and fellow podcaster Claire Bartholic.

Claire explains how she took an hour off her marathon time to ultimately run a PR of 2:58 at the age of 42! What are the keys that allowed her to make such a dramatic improvement in the marathon? Let’s find out!

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