Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

Get to Know Your Podcast Hosts!

In this episode we talk about our favorite races, hidden talents (or lack thereof), stories and reflections on what makes the marathon so special!

And in the quick tip segment we explain how to get to the root cause of a running injury. Continue Reading →

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The Science of Peak Performance -Interview with Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

climbing a peak

In this episode we speak with the authors of the forthcoming book Peak Performance -Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success.

What do peak performers do differently and how can we condition ourselves to achieve more in running and life?
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Race Recap: The Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, Ohio

flying pig artFor years I’ve heard great things about the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, OH, and in the back of my mind I knew I wanted to run this race.

So I signed up because . . . life is short and you regret the things you don’t do more than the things you do, as they say. Continue Reading →

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The Injury Episode! With Special Guest Dr. Ben Shatto

In this episode we talk injury prevention with our friend and physical therapy doctor Ben Shatto. Plus we answer injury related questions from real everyday runners like you. -Glutes, calves, hamstrings, IT Band, foot and knee pain . . . we cover it all! Continue Reading →

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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

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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The Sleep Episode! Perplexing Questions Answered

This episode is dedicated to helping you get better sleep!

We bring on a Harvard-trained sleep expert to explain how to improve the quality of your sleep as a runner, share research and answer perplexing questions from the MTA community.

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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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