Why Run A Marathon?

In this episode we discuss the many hidden benefits of running marathons, plus we’ll give you some important steps if you’re just starting. And in the quick tip segment we recommend an two online directories for finding races all over the world.

The marathon is a distance that puts you in a small minority of the population. Less than 1% of the population will run a marathon (some figures put this at 0.5% for the United States). And while the marathon is not for everyone, we truly believe that it’s do-able for most anyone who has the desire and is willing to work hard. But the marathon is also challenging enough that it’s important to put the time and energy into training properly. So, why run a marathon? Continue Reading →

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Runners with High Arches

Flat feet get a lot of hype as they make running hard, but if you have high arches, running can be equally challenging, even painful. Running without proper shoes and care can lead to problems with your knees and hips. Moreover, if you don’t have the right knowledge, buying the right shoes can be a cumbersome experience despite there being a wide variety of good options available on the market. Continue Reading →

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How to Make 2018 an Epic Year

Trevor and AngieAngie and I are excited about what the new year holds!

The podcast just surpassed 5.9 million total downloads and we’d like to thank all of our wonderful listeners.

You guys are the best!

Here is a quick look back at 2017 and our thoughts on how to make 2018 an epic year.

I try to use use the word “epic” as much as possible since it drives Angie nuts hehe.

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Becoming a Lifetime Runner -Interview with Jonathan Beverly

Here at MTA we want to empower you to be a lifetime runner not just a “one and done” marathoner.

In this episode we speak with Jonathan Beverly author of the new book Run Strong Stay Hungry -9 Keys to Staying in the Race.

Why do some runners give up the sport when they get older when others continued for 40 years or more? Running journalist Jonathan Beverly interviewed 50 lifetime runners including champions Deena Kastor, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Bill Rogers to discover the key ingredients that kept them going strong. Continue Reading →

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Runner Returns to Marathons After Heart Attack

Marc PesseMarc Pesse, who played rugby while attending his university in Switzerland, enjoyed the pre-training runs. He even considered himself a casual runner for several years.

But then his priorities shifted: heavy travel demands from his job and then starting a family. The combination of added stress and limited exercise took its toll, and Pesse decided to embrace running again in 2011 “to shed some of the accumulated weight and spend some time with myself.”

Not only did he rediscover his love of running and lose weight, Pesse found that the physical activity helped him “function properly socially and professionally. There is a meditative quality to running outdoors which I find truly regenerative.” Continue Reading →

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Biggest Running News from 2017 + How to Have an Epic Year!


In this episode we look back on the biggest running news from 2017. Plus we share tips on how you can make 2018 an epic year!

In the quick tip segment we recommend an app that lets you easily run for charity.
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How to Crush Those New Year’s Resolutions

By Henry Howard

Each year the most popular New Year’s resolutions revolve around health and fitness: Eat more healthfully, lose weight, work out regularly, start running, etc. Vows proclaimed before the new year dawns often don’t outlast winter.

In fact, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February.

While runners have integrated training into their lifestyles, they can also fall short of their goals due to family obligations, work commitments, lack of motivation or other issues.

Whether runners are revealing resolutions, creating race calendars, plotting epic challenges, or outlining their goals for 2018, the coaches at Marathon Training Academy (MTA) offer some sound advice on how to be successful. Continue Reading →

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When Shin Splints Attack

Have you ever noticed some pain in one or both of your shins after a long run or exercise routine? If you have then you might have had shin splints at the time. Formally known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints can vary in level of severity and pain. More often than not, you will know if you have this injury because of its ability to cause significant amounts of pain with each step you take. It may even hurt to simply raise your toes if you have a bad case. Continue Reading →

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Interview with Ryan Hall -2:04:58 Marathoner, Record Holder and Olympian

We’ve been long time fans of Ryan Hall and always hoped to have him on the podcast.

Ryan is a former professional runner, 2x Olympian, American record holder in the half marathon, and the only American who has run a sub 2:05 marathon. These days he runs to raise money for great causes.

In this conversation you will hear how Ryan manages pain in the marathon and how he reframes the word “hard”. Plus, you’ll hear the story of how, at 13 years old, he had faith that one day he would run with the best in the world and use his running to help others.

Lot’s of great stories and tips in this interview! Continue Reading →

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The Gift of Training

Happy Holidays! One of our main goals with the Academy is to help develop and encourage you to be a lifelong runner.

And now is a great time to set yourself up for success in 2018. We’re offering a discount on membership through January 1st.

So give yourself the gift that keeps on giving this holiday season. Get the Holiday deal

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