Author Archive | Angie Spencer
Research has shown that after running a marathon there is a shift in immune system function for approximately 72 hours where you’re more susceptible to things like upper respiratory infections.
But even a heavy training cycle can sometimes lead to immune system suppression so it’s important to be supporting your body along the way. Continue Reading →
We recently moved to a new town and I’ve noticed that several runners in my area don’t seem to know which side of the road they’re supposed to run on.
I think sometimes that we get so comfortable on our running routes that we get lax about safely measures. In a day and age where there are more distracted or tired drivers out on the roads it’s really our responsibility to be defensive runners.
So, let’s talk about some ways you can protect yourself. Continue Reading →
After doing that first half marathon you may never feel like doing one again…for a while. Or you may be bitten by the racing bug and start looking to improve your finishing time. Here are ten tips to running a faster half marathon. Continue Reading →
In this episode we share tips on half marathon success for both beginners and experienced runners. Plus, we tell you about the first ever MTA Virtual Half Marathon!! Coming soon to a running route near you!
For many people the half marathon is their favorite race distance. It’s challenging but also very attainable for most people.
Plus, they’re a bit easier to recover from than the marathon distance.
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In this episode we talk running form with Jonathan Beverly author of the new book Your Best Stride -How to Optimize Your Natural Running Form to Run Easier, Farther, and Faster–With Fewer Injuries. Continue Reading →
Here’s a great question that came in from a fan in India who is dealing with daytime temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit).
Hi A&T, I am a big fan of your podcast. I started running in 2013. I have three running goals: 1. Run a half marathon under 2:00; 2. Run a full marathon under 5:00; 3. Run 2,000 KM in 2017! Last 2 months have been very hot in Pune, India (where I live) with daytime temperatures reaching 39 deg C. It is definitely impacting my pace and soreness. I wonder if a future podcast will talk about running in summer. Regards, -Milind
The term kinetic chain is basically the a concept that your body is interconnected. We’re made up of fixed segments made mobile by joints and all these segments and joints have an effect on each other in the process of moving.
When one part is in motion it creates a chain of events that impacts other segments of the body (frequently neighboring areas). A weakness, inflammation, or injury can show up in other segments of the body in response to repetitive motion (like running). Continue Reading →
Kathrine Switzer revolutionized women’s running when she broke the gender barrier and became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with a bib number. That was in 1967.
Kathrine just completed the 2017 Boston Marathon at the age of 70 -a record 50 year anniversary celebration of the run that changed her life and the lives of millions of women around the world.
You’re going to love this podcast interview!
Taking time to recover is absolutely essential if you want to get stronger and improve your fitness. During your speed work or long run (or even weight training session) you’re adding stress to your body systems which results in depleting energy levels, broken down muscle tissue, and stressed bones, tendons, and ligaments.
In the period post-workout (the recovery period), the body starts repairing itself so that you can come back stronger during your next run or workout if you do these seven things . . . Continue Reading →
Compression socks can provide more oxygen, improve blood circulation, muscle and joint stabilization, an improve metabolization of lactic acid, and speed recovery. Plus you get a good warm-up just trying to get them on!
So when is the best time to wear compression gear? During a run or after a run?
We featured this question in the quick tip portion of podcast episode 207.
Thanks to Academy member Rajesh R. for sending this in . . . Continue Reading →
We’ve heard from many people who enjoyed our Q&A episode about the treadmill.
In this episode we bring you part two of our amazing treadmill series and share tips and on how to maximize its effectiveness, run stronger, and learn to hate the treadmill less!Continue Reading →