Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

Ultrarunner Ian Sharman – What to Tell Yourself When the Going Gets Tough

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In this episode we speak with Ian Sharman the winner of the 2016 Leadville Trail 100 Ultramarathon -a race he’s won three times.

In this interview you will hear Ian describe what it’s like to run 100 miles, tips on recovery and nutrition, and what to tell yourself when the going gets tough no matter what distance you are training for. Continue Reading →

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Interview with Jared Ward -Olympic Marathoner and Self-Described Running Nerd

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We are really excited to have Jared Ward on this episode of the MTA podcast. We spoke with him not long after the 2016 Olympics in which he finished 2:11:30 (6th place) in the marathon.

Jared is Professor of Statistics at BYU. He wrote his master’s thesis on Optimal Pacing Strategy in the Marathon. Continue Reading →

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The Tupelo Half Marathon + Seven

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Tupelo Half Marathon Medal

I just got back from the Tupelo Half Marathon in Tupelo, Mississippi.

I decided to use this race as a supported training run for my build up for the Berlin Marathon later this month.

Even without Berlin I would have found a reason to do this race. The t-shirt and medal are too good to pass up!

The race motto is “Trample the Weak Hurdle the Dead”.

What’s not to love about that?! Continue Reading →

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Berlin Marathon Meet Up!

Berlin_Marathon.svgMeet up with Angie and Trevor and other MTA runners at the Starbucks near the Brandenburg Gate on the Saturday before the Berlin Marathon!

  1. Date: September 24th (the day before the marathon)
  2. Location: Starbucks Coffee at Pariser Platz 4A, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  3. Time: 2:00 pm local time

This Starbucks is close to the Brandenburg Gate and the start/finish area of the marathon so we might grab a drink and walk around the plaza as a group. Link to the Facebook Event. Please let us know if you plan to attend.

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Olympic Marathoner Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky on Nourishment for Athletes

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In this episode we talk nutrition with U.S. Olympic Marathoner Shalane Flanagan and food writer Elyse Kopecky -authors of the new cookbook Run Fast Eat Slow.

In this interview you will hear about indulgent nourishment, why Shalane started eating real butter, the top nutrition mistakes runners make, Shalane’s training for Rio and more!

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The Beautiful Struggle of a Marathon, Angie and Trevor on the Runner’s World Show!

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In this episode we bring you a special role reversal as David Willey, Editor-in-Chief at Runner’s World, takes a turn asking us the questions.

This interview, part of which aired on the Runner’s World Show, covers a wide array of topics -from our running stories, origins of the MTA podcast, embarrassing moments, and of course . . . tips for marathon training season! Continue Reading →

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Angie and Trevor on the Runner’s World Podcast

cover170x170You can hear us on episode #15 of The Runner’s World Show talking with host David Willey about the marathon as a “beautiful struggle” (Angie’s words), our running stories, and tips for beginning marathoners.

Big thanks to David and his team who are doing great as new podcasters!

Links: View on the Runner’s World website (we start at the 17:35 mark). Subscribe to the Runner’s World Show in iTunes. Listen to our interview with David Willey

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Interview with Professor Tim Noakes

Professor Tim Noakes  photo credit: Noakes Foundation

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Professor Tim Noakes is still exploding minds! In this interview we ask him about the biggest “aha” moments over his 40 years of studying runners.

You will learn about the dangers of over-hydration (hyponatremia), the brain’s Central Governor, the real reason we slow down in the marathon, and how the Banting Diet (low carb eating) caught fire in South Africa. Continue Reading →

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Interview with Bojan Mandaric, Co-Founder of ‘November Project’ -a Grassroots Fitness Movement

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In this podcast episode we speak with Bojan Mandaric co-founder of November Project, a free fitness movement which started in Boston and is now in 29 cites across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

He’s co-author of November Project The Book – Inside the Free Grassroots Fitness Movement That’s Taking Over the World, published by Rodale.

What emerges from this conversation is the importance of bringing intensity into your next run or workout. Continue Reading →

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