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The Marathon Training Academy Podcast will help you unlock your potential to conquer the marathon and change your life. Since 2010 Angie and Trevor have shared tips, inspiration, and interesting guests interviews to help listeners run smarter, avoid injury, and go the distance. What RUNNER’S WORLD says about the MTA Podcast: “If you’re training for 26.2, running coach Angie Spencer and her husband, Trevor, have everything you need to reach the finish line. The duo provides plenty of training tips, interviews, and reviews of marathons from around the world. (Angie has run one in every state!) While they don’t always bring on guests, runners like Sara Hall, Dathan Ritzenhein, and even actor Sean Astin have all stopped by.”

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United States

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The Marathon Training Academy Podcast will help you unlock your potential to conquer the marathon and change your life. Since 2010 Angie and Trevor have shared tips, inspiration, and interesting guests interviews to help listeners run smarter, avoid injury, and go the distance. What RUNNER’S WORLD says about the MTA Podcast: “If you’re training for 26.2, running coach Angie Spencer and her husband, Trevor, have everything you need to reach the finish line. The duo provides plenty of training tips, interviews, and reviews of marathons from around the world. (Angie has run one in every state!) While they don’t always bring on guests, runners like Sara Hall, Dathan Ritzenhein, and even actor Sean Astin have all stopped by.”

Language:

English

Contact:

5733809140


Episodes

Ask the Coach Q&A (part 1)

2/20/2024
In this episode we are joined by two coaches on our team and answer questions sent in from Academy members and listeners about running injuries, ultra training, shakeout runs, super shoes, mileage per week, and more! Thanks to everyone who sent in a question! Coach Carri Marlow is a RRCA Certified Running Coach; UESCA Certified […]

Duration:01:01:35

Tips on Running a Big City Marathon

2/10/2024
In this episode we share tips on running a big city marathon, like one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. Plus, we speak with an official charity partner of the Tokyo Marathon about literacy rates for children, especially girls, around the world. About Room to Read Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change […]

Duration:00:47:13

The Untethered Runner -Interview with Dave Proctor

1/30/2024
In this episode we speak with Canadian ultra-runner Dave Proctor author of the book Untethered: The Comeback Story of one of the Longest Fastest Runs in History. In 2022 Dave ran across the entire length of Canada in 67 days, averaging 105.3 kilometers (65.4 miles) per day! About Dave Proctor Dave Proctor @runproctor is an […]

Duration:00:56:54

Seven Disruptive Behaviors for Improving Your Nutrition

1/17/2024
In this podcast episode we speak with metabolism expert Angelo Poli about how to stick to your New Year’s goals and the ‘Seven Disruptive Behaviors for Improving Your Nutrition’! Angelo Poli is a personal trainer, metabolism expert, and co-founder of MetPro. He’s worked with over 20,000 people helping them reach their body composition goals and […]

Duration:01:01:33

Motivation for Your 2024 Running Goals

1/7/2024
In this podcast episode we give you a healthy dose of motivation as you think about your marathon training in the new year! Hear how fellow runners are dealing with setbacks, setting goals, and taking on new challenges. 💪

Duration:00:40:39

Year in Review: Top Stories from 2023

12/30/2023
In this episode we round up the biggest news from the running world in 2023 including records, notable achievements, inspiring moments, and interesting stories! Also, we wrote an MTA Holiday Letter you can read here.

Duration:00:51:05

Book Talk! Our Favorite Reads from 2023

12/13/2023
In this episode we share our favorite books from 2023 (both running and non-running). Plus Trevor attempts to relate Socrates to marathon training! Book Talk 2023 Authors we Interviewed on the Podcast from this Year The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike’s Elite Running Team by Kara Goucher […]

Duration:00:44:00

A Marathon Success Story with Chris Farrands

12/1/2023
In this episode we bring you a marathon success story with Chris Farrands. Chris 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, and the smarter […]

Duration:01:01:15

Finding Community in the Running Space

11/21/2023
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 […]

Duration:01:00:05

Seven Questions to Evaluate Your Training

11/13/2023
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

Duration:00:46:16

A Conversation with Kathrine Switzer (Replay Episode)

11/1/2023
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 […]

Duration:00:41:23

The Story of the First Women’s Olympic Marathon

10/20/2023
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 […]

Duration:01:03:18

Live with Scott Jurek at the Boulderthon

10/13/2023
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, […]

Duration:00:55:57

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

10/1/2023
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 […]

Duration:00:58:57

Don’t Fear Change, Master It!

9/22/2023
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’.

Duration:00:56:35

Nutrition for Runners Q&A

9/10/2023
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!

Duration:00:57:31

Running Marathons for Fun, Who Does That?

8/28/2023
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.

Duration:00:39:27

The Race That Changed Running

8/16/2023
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, […]

Duration:00:47:51

Interview with Martinus Evans -Slow AF Run Club

8/2/2023
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”. […]

Duration:00:49:00

Desert Stage Race in Mongolia with Coach Steven

7/22/2023
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 […]

Duration:00:57:35