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Empowering You to Run a Marathon and Change Your Life






A Marathon Success Story with Chris Farrands

In this episode we bring you a marathon success story with Chris Farrands. Chris, our tax accountant, started running three short years ago, lost 90 pounds, and transformed himself into a sub-3 hour marathoner! Listen as he shares why he decided to take control of his health; the misery he experienced at his first marathon, […]


Finding Community in the Running Space

In this episode you will hear a live podcast recording at the Richmond Marathon expo. Trevor joins Lindsey Hein, Martinus Evans, Cynthia Vissers, and Dr. Lisa Mitro to talk about ‘finding community in the running space’. They also share advice for first-time marathoners, favorite mantras and pump-up songs, dealing with post-race blues, how to make […]


Seven Questions to Evaluate Your Training

In this episode we reveal seven questions you can use to evaluate your training. These questions reveal the key adjustments, changes, and tweaks you can use to fine tune your training and hit your goals in the marathon. Let’s help you get “dialed in”! Seven Questions to Ask Yourself


A Conversation with Kathrine Switzer (Replay Episode)

In this episode we replay a popular interview we did with Kathrine Switzer -trailblazer who broke the gender barrier and became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with a bib number. This conversation is a nice follow-up to our last episode about the first women’s Olympic Marathon. Listen as Kathrine recalls what it […]


The Story of the First Women’s Olympic Marathon

In this episode we speak with Stephen Lane, author of the book ‘Long Run to Glory -The Story of the Greatest Marathon in Olympic History and the Women Who Made it Happen’. Though the modern Olympics began in 1896 it took until 1984 before women had their own marathon event. Learn the inspiring stories of […]


Live with Scott Jurek at the Boulderthon

In this episode we share the recording from Trevor’s live interview and Q&A with Scott Jurek at the Boulder Marathon in Boulder, Colorado. Scott Jurek is one of the most decorated ultramarathoners of all time! He’s also a Boulder local, NYT Bestselling Author, physical therapist, and dad. Scott answers questions about dealing with race-day nerves, […]


“Let the Race Come to You” -Interview with JJ Stark-Modlin

In this episode we speak with Academy member JJ Stark-Modlin. Once upon a time she hated running and was even advised that, because of her injuries, she’d never be able to run a full marathon. She has since run 27 marathons and dropped her finishing time from 5:06 down to 3:32. After a ten year […]


Don’t Fear Change, Master It!

In this episode we speak with Brad Stulberg -performance coach and author of new book ‘Master of Change: How to Excel When Everything is Changing —Including You’.


Nutrition for Runners Q&A

In this episode we’re helping runners troubleshoot pre-run and intra-run fueling, bonking; nutrition for peri-menopause and menopause; how to add more protein to your diet, including vegan protein sources; dealing with nausea after a race; and the 3 essential nutrition practices you don’t want to ignore!


Running Marathons for Fun, Who Does That?

Running doesn’t have to suck! In this episode we explore the relationship between fitness and play. Learn about the psychology of “movement play” and seven ways to have fun while training for a marathon. And don’t forget you’ll have a great time as an Academy member hanging out with us online! Learn more here.


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! The Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) in Chamonix, […]


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! Martinus Evans has run more than eight marathons since his doctor told him to “lose weight or die”. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. Fred Joslyn is the owner of Fleet Feet Mechanicsburg […]


Choose Strong: Interview with Sally McRae

In this episode we speak with Sally McRae -a professional mountain runner, mother of two, and author of the book ‘Choose Strong -The Choice That Changes Everything’.


Race Recap: The Beer Lovers’ Marathon in Belgium 🇧🇪

In this episode we bring you along to the Beer Lovers’ Marathon in Belgium. Hear funny stories from race day and get inspiration from fellow runners! This episode is the culmination of 18 days of travel, soundbites with European listeners, many fine Belgium beers, and a gallop through a wild and raucous marathon. Trevor ran […]


It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

In this episode we speak with Dr. Vanessa Corcoran -a listener to the podcast who found parallels between training for a marathon and pursuing her Ph.D. As a historian, Vanessa shares how people in the Middle Ages practiced endurance through making pilgrimages, and why this bears resemblance to modern day runners seeking self-transformation through the […]


Getting the Best Out of Yourself as a Masters Runner

In this episode we share how to get the best out of yourself as a Masters Runner. (Any runner past the age of 40 is considered a Masters Runner). Joining us is Tony Schollum -a listener to the podcast who ran 2:48 at Boston in the 50-54 age division! Tony Schollum is an avid runner […]


Boston Marathon Roundup 2023

In this podcast episode we break down the news from the 2023 Boston Marathon plus three coaches from our team join us to share tips on running a Boston qualifying time.