In this podcast episode we speak with Harvey Lewis winner of the 2021 Badwater 135 and Big’s Backyard Ultra where he ran 354 miles in 3 1/2 days!
In this episode we speak with Brendan Leonard author of the book I Hate Running And You Can Too -How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion.
Hear why it’s ok to walk in a marathon and why you get to create your own definition of success.
We also ask Brendan about what it’s like to make a living as an outdoor writer.
In this episode we speak with Hillary Allen, author of the book Out and Back -A Runner’s Story of Survival Against All Odds.
In 2017 she nearly died at an ultramarathon when she fell 150 feet off an exposed mountain ridge and had to be rescued by helicopter.
She returned two years after her accident and conquered the course that almost killed her.
In this podcast episode Coach Angie and Coach Nicole answer questions about pre-run warm up drills, how to return to training after an injury, training for two races only a month apart, speedwork, rest days, ultra training, and 12/24 hour time events.
Thanks to everyone who sent in a question!
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Congrats to Academy member Yali, who conquered her first 50k! Here’s a nice email she sent us about how running has been an unexpected light in the dark.
“Dear Trevor and Angie,
I can’t believe I am writing these words – yesterday I ran my first Ultramarathon, a 50K, -at the “3 Days at The Fair”. The race is a 1 mile looped course, so the 50K is 31 full loops plus a little more.
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 →
In this episode we speak with Marshall Ulrich, a legendary ultra runner, record holder and competitor on the World’s Toughest Race Eco Challenge Fiji on Amazon Prime. And in the quick tip segment, Angie will share how to keep running strong as you get older. Continue Reading →
I didn’t really plan on running a 50 miler this fall but when the MCM turned into a virtual race I knew that I needed to see if I could find a new challenge, and preferably something that was an in-person race.
I looked around on Ultrasignup.com and found the Pine Creek Challenge which takes place in Northern PA. They offered several distances including a 100 miler, a 100k, 50 miler, and marathon. The 50 miler sounded like a good challenge considering the race was just 7 weeks away.
Fortunately I’d kept a strong running base over the summer and was able to gradually increase my mileage before a good taper. I got up to a 70 mile week and thankfully stayed healthy. My sister Autum signed up for the marathon so we decided it would be a fun race/sisters weekend. Continue Reading →
In this podcast episode we bring you a conversation with Coree Woltering— an ultra-runner and competitor on the Amazon Prime series World’s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge. He also set the fastest known time (FKT) on the 1,200 mile Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin this year. And in the quick tip segment, Coach Angie shares a list of running and fitness related books she’s enjoyed this year. Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with comedian, filmmaker, and ultrarunner Jeffrey Binney about his documentary “Once is Enough”. Plus Coach Angie will help you do a mid-year check in on your running goals. Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with ultrarunner and long-time listener to the MTA podcast Eric Strand who recently set the Fastest Known Time on the Katy Trail to raise money for front line hospitality workers. Plus, Coach Angie will share tips on how to mentor a new runner. Continue Reading →
In this episode we remember David Clark, ultrarunner, dad, coach, and author of the book Out There -A Story of Ultra Recovery. David was an inspiration to thousands around the world and a former guest on the MTA Podcast back in 2015.
We recently heard the news that David unexpectedly died on May 21, 2020 from complications after having back surgery to correct a herniated disc. He was 49 years old. There is a Go Fund Me page set up to raise money for his medical and funeral expenses if you’d like to join us in donating. https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-david-clark Continue Reading →