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One thing we’ve always enjoyed through the years is connecting with runners from around the world in our awesome online community.
In this episode we answer questions sent in by MTA Members -topics include what to do in the down season, transitioning from half to full and from full to ultra, finding time to run when your life is busy, motivation, and proper pacing in the marathon.
Marathon Training Q and A Episode
We are joined in this episode by Coach Jenn Giles -who has just joined the coaching team here at MTA. Jenn is a running Coach, a triathlon coach and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics who has a Dual Masters Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University in New York City. She has been working with adult and youth athletes involved in many different sports for over 20 years.
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It’s been a little over two years since I reached out to you to coach me, with a goal of a BQ. I really didn’t know when I would be able to have a legitimate shot at that goal. After all, my PR in the BA days — Before Angie — was a 3:51, and I needed to trim roughly a minute per mile to BQ.
But, as I have said before, you have saved me from myself with your carefully tailored individual training plans. No more overdoing it as I did two years ago when I approached you with an ITBS injury, thanks to too many hard runs in too short a time. And your plans have guided me on a holistic approach to faster and longer running, working in core workouts and introducing me to yoga.
This is your BQ, as well as it is mine. Though, we’ll need to do it again since it looks like it will fall a little short of the cutoff. Thanks for all your guidance, cheerleading and listening throughout this journey. Upward and onward. -Henry Howard
Also Mentioned in This Episode
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Until next time . . . remember YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES!
AHHHH!!! I’m famous 🙂 Just got back into a training cycle again after my first marathon and am listening to the episodes i saved till now. It was awesome to hear my name! The Dublin Marathon was awesome and difficult, but more awesome i guess since i’m planning my second. My whole life changed the day i won an entry into my first marathon at a local 10k back in March. You are the best!
Thanks for the inspiration,