The Race That Changed Running

In this episode we speak with Doug Mayer -journalist and author of the book “The Race That Changed Running, The Inside Story of UTMB”. Plus we’ll tell you about a running retreat in the Alps we are hosting next year and how you can be a part! Continue Reading →


Interview with Martinus Evans -Slow AF Run Club

In this episode we speak with Martinus Evans author of the book, Slow AF Run Club. Hear how Martinus got into running while weighing over 300 pounds and how he overcame the challenges faced by slower runners! Continue Reading →


3:25 Marathon at Jack and Jill

Congrats to our client Paul who finished his marathon in 3:25! 🙌 He started working with us specifically to run a sub-3:30 marathon. He writes,

“Morning guys, I had such an awesome time running the Jack and Jill Marathon near Seattle on Saturday.

So grateful to Coach Kris for guiding me through the last five months of training. I’m so proud of my result!

I was only five minutes off BQ so in a few years when I get the itch to challenge myself again, I will let you know, and hopefully if Kris is available and willing I’d love to be coached by her again. Thank you, Paul.”


Keep Running Past Your 50’s

stretching exercises while working out in the waterfront area

by Kathy Doubleday DPT, OCS

As we age, staying physically active becomes increasingly crucial for overall well-being, but common misconceptions often discourage people from taking up running, especially after hitting the milestone age of 50.

You may have heard myths like “Running is too hard on the joints at my age” or “I’m too old to start running now.” But what if these assumptions are holding you back from experiencing a wealth of benefits that running can offer? Continue Reading →


Desert Stage Race in Mongolia with Coach Steven

In this episode we speak with Steven Waldon -a coach on our team who just returned from a 155 mile run across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia! 🇲🇳

The Gobi March is a 7-day, 250 km / 155 mile footrace in Central Mongolia. Through the seven days competitors traverse through the vast Mongolian steppes, sand dunes and great rock valleys as they carry all their own food and supplies. Coach Steven finished 10th overall out of 130 participants. This is his story!

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Top excursions from my trip to Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Running provides me with a way to see the world and meet cool people. Plus it helps offset all the beer calories!

In this post I share six excursions from my trip to that wonderful corner of Europe referred to in history as The Low Countries: Belgium 🇧🇪, the Netherlands 🇳🇱, and Luxembourg 🇱🇺. I also managed to sneak in a quick trip to western Germany! Continue Reading →


Marathon Success Story with Marty Gardner

In this episode we speak with Marty Gardner -an Academy member who went from a self-described overweight depressed man who lacked self confidence, to a Marathon Maniac and ultra runner!

In May he completed the Keys 100, a point-to-point race from Key Largo to Key West, Florida.

In the quick tip segment, Coach Angie shares how heart rate training will improve your running.

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We are Running the Tokyo Marathon for Charity!

Trevor and Angie are excited to finally run the Tokyo Marathon, which has been a long-time goal! They are running to support a worthy charity called Room to Read.

About Room to Read

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality.

They are achieving this goal by helping children in communities facing deep education inequalities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls as they build skills to succeed in school and negotiate key life decisions.

Room to Read has benefited more than 39 million children and has worked in 23 countries and in more than 49,000 communities, providing additional support through remote solutions that facilitate learning beyond the classroom. Room to Read aims to benefit 40 million children by 2025.


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Running Shoe Q and A

In this episode we feature questions sent in by listeners about carbon plated shoes, minimalism, shoe rotation, inserts, wear patterns, shoe size selection, pronation, GPS watches and more! We are joined by Fred Joslyn -a local running store owner and 3X winner of the Steamtown Marathon.

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Boston Marathon Bound!

Congrats to your client Stephen Terni on running a Boston Qualifying time! Here’s what he had to say about working with MTA Coach Jenn,

First, I am sincerely grateful for my coaching experience. I am confident in saying that I would not have qualified for Boston without Jennifer’s advice and support.

I did not have awareness around a handful of bad habits that I have had over the last decade of my running, and Jennifer brought them to light for me. Specifically, her nutrition expertise helped me dial in my race-day nutrition and pre-race regimen to ensure that I didn’t bonk while avoiding gastrointestinal issues.

She also taught me the value of running slow – that was the secret to unlocking higher weekly mileage while balancing recovery. I can truly say I was in the best running shape of my life leading up to the marathon. Continue Reading →