Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

Go! St. Louis Half Marathon (photo recap)

Since a picture is worth a thousand words (and since I’m feeling too lazy to write) let me show you the photos from this year’s Go! St. Louis Half Marathon.

All you have to do is scroll my friends and I will take you along the half marathon course. No work involved! If the images appear to be moving it’s because they are .gifs. This should be fun! Continue Reading →

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Train Smart, Run Forever: Interview with Bill Pierce and Scott Murr

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In this podcast episode we talk with Bill Pierce and Scott Murr from the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training.

Their new book is called Train Smart, Run Forever: How to Become a Fit and Healthy Lifelong Runner by Following The Innovative 7-Hour Workout Week, published by Runner’s World. Continue Reading →

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We Helped Design a Marathon Training Quiz!

Hey folks! We helped design a marathon quiz for our friends over at Health I.Q. -a life insurance provider for runners. Check it out here. You will be required to set up a username and password but it is free.

The questions are based on knowledge that one would know who is actively involved in marathon training. Health IQ has found that your knowledge correlates to your actual health level (hence that name Health I.Q.). Here two sample questions: Continue Reading →

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Podcast Anniversary Sale

For our seven year podcast anniversary we are offering a 50% discount on Volume 3 of the MTA podcast -episodes no longer found in iTunes.

See what’s in Volume 3 here.

This set of 50 archived podcast episodes features the story of Angie’s Boston Marathon run plus lots of other “world famous” race recaps, guest interviews and actionable training advice. All episodes are 100% downloadable. For those technologically challenge, I show how to download and add to your playlist. Get it here.

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Goodbye Ed Whitlock, You Will Be Missed!

photo credit: Todd Fraser/Canada Running Series)

We were saddened yesterday to hear of the passing of marathon great Ed Whitlock of prostate cancer. He was a Canadian runner who held multiple world records for age group finishes in the marathon. His most recent feat was to break 4:00 at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon at age 85.

We interviewed Ed about his world records, training, and philosophy of life on MTA podcast episode 195. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed’s family. He was truly an inspiration to the entire running world!

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The Treadmill Episode! -Listener Q and A

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In this episode we are joined by special guest Chris Galaty to talk about the joys of treadmill training and answer listener questions about training on the treadmill (#dreadmill). You will learn about pace conversion, stride length, the 1% rule, mental training and more! See how you and the treadmill can become BFFs! Continue Reading →

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Interview with Tina Muir -How She Fulfilled Her Ultimate Running Goal

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In this podcast episode we talk with fellow podcaster and elite runner Tina Muir who last year fulfilled a lifelong dream of representing Great Britain at the World Half Marathon Championships.

You will hear Tina relate the ups and downs of accomplishing that dream, how she deals with negative thinking during the marathon and her down-to-earth thoughts on building self-confidence.

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How Running Can Change Your Life


Here’s a recent interview I did with the Believe.Love podcast. In this interview I talk about tips for getting started as a runner, identity formation and freedom you feel after breaking through the “my lungs are burning” “I hate this” stage.

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What We Love About Running

We recently asked our members what they love most about running and they had a lot to say. It’s hard to choose what there is to love most about running. Instead there are five big reasons that kept coming up. Any runner will identify with these.

I’ve pasted the comments verbatim below and added a few thoughts of my own.

The five things we love most about running are . . . Continue Reading →

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