Mission Statement: Marathon Training Academy exists to inspire and empower everyday people to live healthier lives, achieve fitness goals, and reach new milestones by tapping into their marathon potential.
After having a second child and moving across the country, Angie Spencer was looking for a way to get back in shape and change her life for the better. She ran her first marathon in 2008 and was plagued by training injuries. Deciding to tough it out, she crossed the finish line in 4 hours 10 minutes. It was both painful and exhilarating. Determined to find a smarter way to train and share it with the world, Angie began a quest that is now Marathon Training Academy. She has since run 30 marathons injury free with a PR of 3:35:41. Her goal is to run a marathon in every state and inspire as many people as possible.
Angie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University and has been a Registered Nurse for 13 years. She is also a RRCA certified running coach. She and her husband, Trevor, make their home in SE Missouri and have three boys, ages 10, 8, and 4. In addition to running, Angie enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, yoga, being in the mountains, and eating dark chocolate.
“But I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.” Meb Keflezighi
Trevor wishes he could be as awesome as Angie but comforts himself in knowing he is the technical guy behind the Marathon Training Academy podcast and blog. Not too long ago he was a total non-running desk potato. Under Angie’s tutelage he ran his first marathon on October 23, 2011. He has since completed nine marathons and thirteen half marathons. Experiencing a transformation in his life and health through running, Trevor is passionate about sharing his message with new runners. He created the MTA tagline, “You have what it takes to run a marathon and change your life!”
“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love to do, there is only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” ~Wayne Dyer
Our Podcasting Journey . . .
When Angie and I first started podcasting we weren’t sure who would listen, but soon we started to hear from people all over the world. Our show motivated many new runners to increase their health and fitness. Audience members inspired us with their running stories and we endeavored to inspire them with our content. Angie and I sat down at our kitchen table to record our first episode February 16th 2010 (after I finally convinced her to do it). Since then our podcast has been downloaded over 2.8 million times and featured as the top marathon podcast in the iTunes Store. We are grateful to all our listeners and supporters who make our show possible. You guys are awesome! -Trevor
From the Huffington Post . . .
“Angie and Trevor Spencer, the hosts of Marathon Training Academy, are cute as all get-out. . . 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.””
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