If you’re a student of running who looks to train smarter, not harder, Marathon Training Academy is for you. Coach Angie Spencer, a nurse and experienced marathon runner, began running in 2008 as a way to get in shape. She fought through her first 26.2 miles despite being injured and quickly decided she needed a better way to train. 55 marathons later, she and her husband Trevor use their platform to discuss the science behind training, mental toughness, endurance, and using pain to your advantage. Elite athletes, sports doctors and authors regularly join their show for advice on getting the most out of your marathon training. Recent episodes have included ultra-runner and author Akshay Nanavati as well as Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi. -Competitor Running
Many runners I know do about two marathons per year -usually one in the spring and one in the fall. But what about adding in a couple more impromptu marathons?
Here is a great question we received from a runner who wants to be able to jump into a marathon at the last minute.
In the following post I share tips on how to go from one race to the next without injuring yourself. Continue Reading →
In this episode we speak with author and fitness guru Ben Greenfield and in this episode’s quick tip, Angie will answer a listener question about how to stay in marathon shape. Continue Reading →
In this podcast episode Angie recaps the Red Rock Canyon Marathon in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she decided to see how fast she can walk a marathon. It got interesting!
Plus you will hear how to improve your walking speed and use it effectively in marathon training. Continue Reading →
Join Angie, Trevor, and fellow runners for an afternoon tea on April 27th, 2019, the day before the London Marathon! We are meeting at Docklands Bar & Grill inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 2:00 pm (14:00) London Time. The restaurant is a short 8 minute walk from the race Expo.
If you’ve never had a proper English afternoon tea then you are in for a treat! The cost is £16.00 per person. No need to dress up. We will be wearing running shoes. Friends and family are welcome to come too! Please select “going” on our Facebook Event page if you plan to attend so we know how many to expect. Or drop us an email. Thanks!
In this podcast episode we speak with Tim Hadzima, the Executive Director at Abbott World Marathon Majors, about the six largest marathons in the world and what makes them unique. Continue Reading →
If your schedule is flexible and you are looking to optimize your training routine by running at the times of day when you’ll get the most benefit, don’t miss this quick guide:
Have you ever found yourself obsessing over little aches and pains as you get closer to race day? It’s not uncommon.
Here is a question from a reader wanting me to explain phantom pain in more detail. Happy to help!
I remember one time you talked about phantom pain. Can you explain it again? I’m almost positive I’ve been suffering from it. Thanks Brittany
In this special podcast episode we bring you to the Tallahassee Marathon in Florida for a live interview with the great Meb Keflezighi -the only man who has won the New York City Marathon, The Boston Marathon, and an Olympic medal. Continue Reading →
Committing to run 42 kilometres (or 26.2 miles) isn’t for the faint of heart. Endless days of pounding the pavement while training your body to endure such tough demands can take a massive toll on your body – even more so if you’re running competitively. When you’re putting your body through the rigours taking care of it as much as possible isn’t a luxury – it’s crucial to preventing injury and fatigue.
Here is a question we received from a runner named Bill who is dealing with heel pain. I had an unpleasant bout of heel pain last summer when I ran the Juneau Marathon. When I got back home I was able to find a treatment that helped me to complete fix my heel pain (knock on wood) and I was able to run the Loch Ness Marathon without any issue. I’m happy to pass along what worked for me. Continue Reading →
In this podcast episode you will learn how to use suffering to your advantage as a runner and transform fear into positive growth as we talk with ultra runner and author Akshay Nanavati. Continue Reading →