Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

What It Feels Like to Run Your First Marathon

Here’s a message from the Academy Facebook group that illustrates the thrill of finishing strong at your first marathon.

Paula Soto completed the Bakersfield Marathon on November 12th 2017 with a time of 4:34:45.5!

What I love is that she ’embraced the suck’ of the finial miles and finished with a smile on her face . . . ready to do it again!

Listen to the joy in her words, we can’t say it better than this, Continue Reading →

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Interesting Photos from the MTA Virtual Half Marathon

Rnners participating in our virtual half marathon are sending in reports and photos of their run.

It’s fun to see the routes people have chosen and hear back. These runs are like mini-adventures.

For the MTA Virtual Half Marathon runners complete their 13.1 on their home turf (or wherever they want) and we send out the finisher’s medal in the mail.

The race completely sold out -a huge thanks to everyone who signed up!!

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Shout Out to Melisa and Bradley!

Big congrats to Academy member Melisa Robles and her fiancé Bradley who completed their 3rd Marine Corps Marathon together recently. Check out their signature finish line photo. We love it!

I can’t say enough great things about Marathon Training Academy! Angie and Trevor are absolutely amazing with their podcast and support! I really enjoy the private Facebook group full of runners on similar goals from all over the world. I’ll be using their training program again for my next marathon but promise to keep the cross training included. -Melisa

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Interview with Bart Yasso -Race Everything!

Bart Yasso is the Chief Running Officer at Runner’s World Magazine and author of the new book Race Everything -How to Conquer Any Race at Any Distance.

He will retire from Runner’s World this December after 30 years at the magazine. As Chief Running Officer he travelled to 45-50 race events per year and has personally completed over 1,000 races!

In this episode’s quick tip segment, Coach Angie answers a listener question about how to decrease pre-race anxiety. Continue Reading →

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Munich Marathon Race Recap

This podcast episode required 8,000 miles of air travel, 42 kilometers of running, and God only knows how many hours of editing!

I bring you along to the 2017 Munich Marathon in wonderful Munich, Germany (Wunderbar München Deutschland).

In the quick tip segment, Angie explains how running surfaces affect your body. Enjoy! Continue Reading →

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This Race is About to Sell Out!

Registration for the MTA Virtual Half Marathon has exceeded our initial estimates and we’ve already added to our order of hats and medals.

Just a heads up that we have only 17 hats and medals left and once they are gone we will be closing down registration.

We now have runners from all over the world -47 states and 18 countries. Our special Facebook group is up and it’s fascinating to see where people will be running. You can join in the fun here: http://marathontrainingacademy.com/half

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Nutrition for Runners with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

Mark Cucuzzella
In this episode of the MTA Podcast we bring you an in-depth and fascinating conversation with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella on the subject of nutrition for runners. And in the quick tip segment we share a mantra for your first marathon that takes the pressure off your finishing time. Continue Reading →

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Where Runners Are From . . .

Here’s a map of where runners are from who are signed up for the MTA Virtual Half Marathon this November. As you can see we have a few states not represented yet but there is still time!


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How Running Makes Us Human

In this episode we interview Vybarr Cregan-Reid, author of the fascinating new book ‘Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human’.

In this conversation you will learn how humans are uniquely built for running, the wonders of the foot, how exercise makes us smarter, where running and English Literature intersect, the concept of green exercise, and the notorious history of the treadmill!

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Google Play so you can get all our new episodes!

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“How to Lose a Marathon” -Interview with Joel Cohen, Writer for The Simpsons

In this episode we speak with Joel Cohen, author of the book ‘How to Lose a Marathon -a Starter’s Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters’.

Not too long ago Joel went from an out-of-shape couch potato and writer/producer for The Simpsons T.V. series, to a slightly out-of-shape finisher of the New York City Marathon.

His book describes the odd and painful things you discover when you become a long distance runner.

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