Barefoot running is defined as running without shoes. In the past, people don’t wear any shoes and walk barefoot. But in modern times different kinds of footwear are made and used for different occasions. It is uncommon to see people without any footwear, especially if their running. But no one can deny the joy it brings every time you walk in your lawn or on the shore. The feeling of how the surface of the earth touches your feet with every step gives you warmth. Continue Reading →
I didn’t set out to run three marathons in thirty days at the beginning of this year.
Originally I was only signed up to do the Manchester City Marathon in November with my sister Autum but then I decided to go for a PR at the Hartford Marathon in October. Then Trevor (my husband) talked me into running the Nor’witch Marathon in Vermont one week after Hartford which then gave me three marathons to run in the space of thirty days.
If you’re thinking about doing long distance races close to each other it’s important to ask yourself a few questions to determine how wise it is. Continue Reading →
The Manchester City Marathon in Manchester New Hampshire bills itself as the largest running event in New Hampshire.
The 13th edition of the race was held on Sunday, November 10th, 2019.
My youngest sister, Autum Haley, traveled with me to this race. It her first half marathon after having her 4th child last year.
This was my 62nd marathon in my 49th state. Only one state to go!
Running is one of the best ways to engage in physical exercise and on the surface of it, what could be easier? When you begin to examine the art of running, there is a lot more to it than it seems.
We’ve compiled this quick guide to five of the things any runner can do to get more from their run and see better results while improving their endurance and stamina. Continue Reading →
We’ve been thinking about running shoes lately since our conversation with Brian Metzler on the MTA Podcast who has personally tested over 1,500 pairs.
Admittedly I am also a shoe geek -I can remember the first pair of running shoes I bought at age 14, and the shoes I used for my first marathon in at age 29.
I’ve done my last 5 marathon in the On Cloudswifts (pictured here).
Here are nine simple shoe tips I’ve found useful in my running journey no matter what brand you run in . . .
In this episode we speak with running shoe expert Brian Metzler author of the new book Kicksology -the Hype, Science, Culture, and Cool of Running Shoes.
Plus Angie shares tips on how to get the most out of your shoes . . .
And you will hear from a runner who’s been listening to the MTA Podcast since the very beginning.
This is an awesome email I received from a coaching client who just ran the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon last weekend.
“I coached myself for 17 years–and thought I was pretty good at it over the course of 3 marathons and 30+ half marathons. However, using an free online training plan for the marathon through the winter, I ended up with a 3:29 marathon at the end of March this year–well shy of the 3:25 qualifying time for a 51 year old male. And, of course, the actual time for entry needed is even faster. I made some adjustments and ran a second in mid-May, only to finish feeling weak, dizzy and in pain with a time of 3:33!
However, in just 3 months, Coach Joel helped me deliver a 17 minute PR in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and guaranteed me a place in the 2021 Boston Marathon with a 3:12:02. I must admit there were times my neighbors must have thought I was losing my faculties. Like when I was skipping backward down the sidewalk rotating my arms wildly clockwise and then counter clockwise. Or, how about running all out for 70 meters and then just standing there stock still for 2 mins and 45 seconds before repeating?! Yes, there are some seemingly crazy drills, but Coach Joel clearly knew what he was doing!! Continue Reading →
Fueling is one of the great mysteries of long distance running. Whenever we gather questions from readers about nutrition we are guaranteed to get lots of great ones about fueling.
In this bonus podcast episode you will hear the replay from our live event at the New York City Marathon. Angie spoke on a panel with fellow podcasters Tina Muir, Carrie Tollefson, and Emily Abbate about their marathon stories -the ups and downs of training.
Big thanks to all the listeners who attended and special thanks to Generation Ucan for organizing it. Enjoy!
Every running regime requires intense scheduling and commitment that can cause anxiety. This goes without even mentioning the psycho-physical stress of working out itself. If you’ve committed to regular jogging, you’re walking a fine line between a stress-relieving and stress-causing activity. You’ll know when this happens. Continue Reading →
In today’s show we celebrate reaching our 300th podcast episode by hearing from our amazing listeners! We asked runners to call in and tell us where they live, what they do for a living, and what races they have on the calendar.
Plus Angie recaps her recent marathon in Vermont -which she is calling one of her most challenging races yet. Continue Reading →