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Top 10 Most Popular Episodes

These are the top episodes of the MTA Podcast by downloads statistics. They are no longer publicly available but you get them free as a way of saying thanks for participating in the MTA Podcast Virtual Half Marathon!

Each episode can be streamed on this page or downloaded for later. Click the –> arrow on each episodes to download.


In this episode we bring you mindset tips, strategies, and stories from past guests on the MTA podcast like Marshal Ulrich, Dr. Jeff Brown, Lisa Smith-Batchen, Dr. Tim Noakes, and Sean Astin. These conversations will help you master the mental game of long distance running. 81,173 downloads




In this episode of the MTA Podcast we bring you an in-depth and fascinating conversation with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella a family physician, runners store owner, and two-time winner of the Air Force Marathon. And in the quick tip segment we share a mantra for your first marathon that takes the pressure off your finishing time. 70,493 downloads




In this episode we share tips for beginners who want to become long distance runners plus we talk with a listener from California who went from weighing 400 pounds to running his first marathon! 52,338 downloads




In this episode we bring you a fascinating conversation with Alex Hutchinson, author of the new book Endure -Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. 47,157 downloads




In this episode with geek out with Dr. Philip Maffetone an internationally recognized researcher, educator, clinician, and author in the field of nutrition, exercise and sports medicine, stress management, and biofeedback. He is probably best known for MAF heart rate training (180 minus your age) also referred to as the Maffetone Method. 46,486 downloads




In this episode we speak with Dr. Ben Shatto about overtraining -which is a leading cause of injury and burnout in long distance runners. And in this episode’s quick tip, Angie answers a listener question about how Boston qualifying times work. 43,369 downloads




In this episode we talk about how to overcome the biggest challenges to reaching your running and fitness goals this year. -Staying motivated, finding time to train, staying injury free, healthy eating and dealing with the aging process. 43,260 downloads




In this podcast episode we talk with Bill Pierce and Scott Murr from the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training. Their book is called Train Smart, Run Forever: How to Become a Fit and Healthy Lifelong Runner by Following The Innovative 7-Hour Workout Week, published by Runner’s World. 42,915 downloads




In this episode we bring you a marathon success story with Academy member Karima Modjadidi who kept a recurring knee injury at bay and earned a PR and BQ at her recent marathon. Plus, Angie talks about the Boston Marathon qualifying standards and what it takes to run a BQ. 42,816 downloads




In this episode we speak with Scott Jurek, legendary ultra runner who ran all 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 46 days! In 2015 he set the record for the FKT (fasted known time) on the rugged Appalachian Trail averaging 50 miles per day. He tells his story in a new book which he co-authored with his wife Jenny called, North -Finding My Way on the Appalachian Trail. 42,233 downloads



About the Marathon Training Academy Podcast

The Marathon Training Academy Podcast was started in 2010 to inspire and empower everyday people to live healthier lives and achieve fitness goals by unleashing their marathon potential. The show features actionable training wisdom delivered in a funny and relatable style.

Co-hosts Angie and Trevor want you to believe that you have what it takes to run a marathon and change your life! The podcast is downloaded over 100,000 times per month by listeners around the world and is a hand-selected iTunes Essentials running podcast.

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From Our Podcast Fans . . .

From the Huffington Post . . .

Angie and Trevor Spencer, the hosts of Marathon Training Academy, are cute as all get-out. They’re that adorable couple you picture spending their Sundays walking the dog and baking muffins. And maybe they do that, but only after logging in their long run to train for another upcoming marathon. And they aren’t just fanatics. Angie Spencer is a registered nurse and certified running coach with serious marathon know-how. The hosts tackle all manner of listener questions from marathon fueling to injury prevention to compression clothing. But the best takeaway from this podcast is the mondo dose of can-do attitude; it’s a feeling that lingers long after the theme music stops singing that you’re ‘well on your way.