In this podcast episode we bring you inspiring stories from this year’s Boston Marathon. Plus we will give you a run-down of the final results and soundbites from race weekend. And in the quick tip segment, Angie answers a question about what officially counts as a marathon or half marathon. Continue Reading →
Most of us can’t get through a marathon training season without a pair of running headphones.
We just love to listen to music, podcasts, and even audiobooks to help pass the time.
I’ve definitely found that having something good to listen to can make those three-hour long runs a lot easier – not to mention the early-morning and super-cold runs.
But has it become a habit to the point where you don’t even think about it anymore?
I for one often plug my headphones in and get going, never really making a conscious decision about whether I’m going to listen to something or run in silence.
It turns out there are some great benefits to running headphones-free sometimes. Here are four reasons you might consider leaving them at home for your next run. Continue Reading →
When I was training for my first marathon I only used one pair of shoes and struggled on a number of levels. Since that time I’ve seen the value in rotating through different types of shoes in training.
I definitely advise runners to have at least two different types of shoes in your rotation and there seems to be evidence to back this up.
Here is what the research seems to say on this topic and some bonus tips on how to prolong the life of your running shoes.
In this episode we give you an inside look at our training for the London Marathon, what we’ve been doing and how it’s working.
This will be marathon #57 for me and I’m experimenting with higher mileage.
Plus, I’ll explain what I’m doing for strength training and what my morning routine looks like (which is quite the contrast to Trevor’s routine).
And in this episode’s quick tip we feature a listener question about rotating shoes during training. Continue Reading →
During the Juneau Marathon this past summer I totally forgot to apply anti-chafe ointment (you’d think after 50+ marathons I’d remember) and I got the most hellacious chafing under one arm.
By mile 20 I was running with my arms held away from my body like wings.
Unfortunately the race didn’t have much in the way of support and there wasn’t a spot to stop and glob some petroleum jelly on the area. Continue Reading →
Worldwide, running is a very popular choice of exercise and there’s no denying the number of health benefits that it can provide. Increased energy, weight loss, muscle strength, improved heart health, and better stress level management are just some of the widely reported benefits from people who run. But, could running too much be causing a spike in your cortisol levels? Continue Reading →
Compression socks are popular among runners and fitness enthusiasts. These over-the-calf socks stimulate the blood flow that helps runners recover quickly after a prolonged run. This post is dedicated to helping runners select the best compression stockings for running. Continue Reading →
Meet up with Trevor, Coach Steve Waldon, and other runners from MTA land! Make some new friends and grab a bite to eat. We are meeting for lunch at Piattini Italian Restaurant -which is only a couple blocks distance from the Hynes Convention Center (Race Expo). Informal dining, family and friends are welcome too. Here is the link to the FB Event Page. Send us a message through our contact page if you’re not on Facebook.
In this episode we speak with Ryan Hall -2x Olympian, American record holder, and author of the book Run the Mile You’re In. And in the quick tip segment, we answer a listener question about how to deal with chafing. Continue Reading →
By Henry Howard
Running was the furthest thing from Nicole Hart’s mind until her mid-20s. She started running at age 26 when she met her Army husband.
“He was really fit and active and I decided I wanted to be that too,” says Hart.
But her “why” goes deeper than that. Much deeper.
When she was in nursing school, Hart experienced tachycardia symptoms, and was diagnosed with Wolffe-Parkinson White Syndrome. After seeing a cardiologist, she had the problem surgically corrected by ablation at age 24. Continue Reading →
We are running the London Marathon this year for the John Muir Trust -a charity which manages wild lands in the United Kingdom. The goals is to raise enough money to plant a MTA Forever Forest in Scotland’s Mountain Schiehallion -an area undergoing reforestation and preservation.
We’ve set an initial target of planting 262 trees (you will see what we have done there) as part of the Trust’s Wild Woods tree planting appeal during 2019 as they look to significantly increase the number of native trees across the land in their care. Continue Reading →
If you have a passion for running, it may make sense to turn that passion into a business. Before you start, you need to make sure that coaching is really for you. Do you simply enjoy running yourself, or do you have the passion, and people skills, to help other people develop a love for it to? Continue Reading →