Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

Marathon Success Story -How Henry Became a Running Machine!

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Henry Howard has managed to go from a frustrated and injured runner to improving his PR by 28 minutes, earning a BQ, and taking on trial ultramarahtons.

In this episode we examine how he and Coach Angie worked together to improve his running and reach his bucket list goals goals. You’ll get to see how the coaching process works from beginning to end and hopefully glean some useful take-a-ways to implement in your training! Continue Reading →

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Review of the Florence Marathon

This recap was provided by Academy member Kristy Harris, who lives in England, and ran this as her first marathon.

The Firenze (Florence) Marathon in Firenze, Italy, is in its 33rd year and this year was a new course.

We rented an airBnB in downtown Florence with a view of the Duomo. This was perfect as the start and finish were literally steps away from the apartment.

The only downside to our apartment is it was a 5th story walk up! Continue Reading →

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Interview with Dean Karnazes, The Road to Sparta

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Dean Karnazes is a New York Times Best Selling Author and was named by Time as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

His new book is called The Road to Sparta -Reliving The Ancient Battle And Epic Run That Inspired The World’s Greatest Footrace.

Here’s what I didn’t know before reading this book . . . Continue Reading →

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This will give you digital access to our podcast vault, training plans, courses, interviews, and awesome online community so you can get support and feedback from other epic runners and coaches. Offer ends soon. See details here.

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Jenn Giles Joins the Coaching Team at MTA

1669624_934480783246959_407250702186955351_oWe are excited to introduce coach Jenn Giles has joined the coaching team here at MTA!

Coach Jenn is a certified running Coach and triathlon coach, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics with a Dual Masters Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University in New York City.

She is a ten time marathoner, two time Ironman finisher and three time Team USA Triathlete with over 20 years experience as a coach. She’s also a mother of four active children.

Coach Jenn will be working one-on-one with those who want to put the power of personalized coaching behind their running goals. Find out how personal coaching works and availability

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Marathon Training Q and A Episode

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One thing we’ve always enjoyed through the years is connecting with runners from around the world in our awesome online community.

In this episode we answer questions sent in by MTA Members -topics include what to do in the down season, transitioning from half to full and from full to ultra, finding time to run when your life is busy, motivation, and proper pacing in the marathon. Continue Reading →

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Ed Whitlock -Sub 4 Hour Marathon at Age 85!

photo credit: Canadian Running

photo credit: Canadian Running

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In this podcast episode you will hear from Ed Whitlock -the amazing master’s runner from Canada who just set a world record at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

At 85 years of age he ran a 3:56:32 -a masters level record for 85-90 division.

Ed has been smashing records and conventional wisdom for years. Hear all about how he got started (later in life) and some of the unusual ways he trains. Prepare to be inspired! Continue Reading →

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PodcastFest! -Joint Episode with Marathon Talk U.K.

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In this episode with we hang out with Martin Yelling and Tom Williams from the Marathon Talk Podcast. In this virtual meet up you will hear us discuss the work that goes into podcasting, getting dream guests, top picks for U.K. and U.S. marathons, angry fruitarians, recent running adventures, and more. Continue Reading →

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