Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

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


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 →


The Tallahassee Marathon

Screen-Shot-2016-09-01-at-11.13.02-AMWe here at MTA are thrilled to partner up with the Tallahassee Marathon in Tallahassee, Florida! The half and full marathon will be on February 5, 2017 (only four months away!). I recently sat down with Ely and Meg to talk about what runners can expect at next year’s race.

Listeners to the MTA podcast can receive a $10 discount on registration using the code PODCAST. Visit to register.

More details . . . Continue Reading →


Race Report: The Heart of America Marathon

img_0828Editor’s note: This report was sent in by MTA fan Stephen Johnson.

Greetings MTA community! I have been listening to MTA for the pat two years and Trevor has inspired me to share my race experiences. Therefore: Now is the time for my first ever Not-Quite-So-Famous Race Recap.

On Labor Day this past September I ran the Heart of America Marathon in Columbia, Missouri. This a smaller race with only 142 runners who finished this year.

The race was well supported for its size. Continue Reading →


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


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 →


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


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 →


The Tupelo Half Marathon + Seven

Tupelo Half Marathon Medal

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 →


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.


Olympic Marathoner Shalane Flanagan & Elyse Kopecky on Nourishment for Athletes


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!


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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