Author Archive | Trevor Spencer

Interview with Sean Astin

Sean AstinWe are excited to welcome Sean Astin back on the MTA Podcast! Sean plays Bob Newby in Stranger Things 2. He’s best known for the staring role in Rudy, Goonies, and playing Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. All my favorite movies!

He has completed 13 marathons and a full Ironman Triathlon to date.

In this interview you will hear about the races he’s done, the ups and downs, the #run3rd movement and the after school running programs he helped create.

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Thankful for Winter Running

Sometimes we complain about the cold but here is better way to think about running in winter . . .

This shoutout was posted on LinkedIn by one of our coaching clients, Kathy LeMay from Massachusetts (where it gets really cold!).

Kathy LeMay

“Thanks to Coach Jennifer and MTA I’ve kept to my running plan designed by Jen in “feels like -11″, snow squalls and with an ice-covered face. I’ve been given the tools, tips and strategies to stay strong, safe and healthy. They’ve reminded me how lucky I am to be able to run, to absorb winter’s quiet, see roads I would not have traveled and meet neighbors I wouldn’t otherwise have met.

I’ve benefitted from the kindness of drivers who’ve seen me coming down winding roads and who’ve given me a little extra space (it means so much) and grateful for the waves from mail carriers, UPS and Fed Ex delivery drivers and the good folks fixing phone lines and downed wires. And, I’ve literally been stopped in my tracks by frozen waterfalls, sheets of ice trying to break and move down rivers, and the Earth in hibernation.

Here’s to the coaches who help us see that which has always been there: our potential and the world around us.” -Kathy LeMay

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Interview with Gretchen Rubin -The Four Tendencies and Running

Gretchen Rubin is a bestselling author and expert on how to make healthy habits stick. In this podcast episode she explains how your personality tendency relates to your running goals.

And in this episode’s quick tip, Coach Angie explains how to tell if you need an extra rest day during training.

We’ve had Gretchen on the show on two previous occasions and I finally got to meet her and her sister Elizabeth Craft last summer at Podcast Movement. Continue Reading →

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How to Make 2018 an Epic Year

Trevor and AngieAngie and I are excited about what the new year holds!

The podcast just surpassed 5.9 million total downloads and we’d like to thank all of our wonderful listeners.

You guys are the best!

Here is a quick look back at 2017 and our thoughts on how to make 2018 an epic year.

I try to use use the word “epic” as much as possible since it drives Angie nuts hehe.

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Interview with Ryan Hall -2:04:58 Marathoner, Record Holder and Olympian

We’ve been long time fans of Ryan Hall and always hoped to have him on the podcast.

Ryan is a former professional runner, 2x Olympian, American record holder in the half marathon, and the only American who has run a sub 2:05 marathon. These days he runs to raise money for great causes.

In this conversation you will hear how Ryan manages pain in the marathon and how he reframes the word “hard”. Plus, you’ll hear the story of how, at 13 years old, he had faith that one day he would run with the best in the world and use his running to help others.

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First Marathon Done!

Here at MTA our mission is to help you conquer the marathon and change your life. The first step is believing that you have what it takes. Then you commit to train.

Huge congrats to Academy member Christie Youngblood for taking on the challenge to train for a marathon and finishing strong at the Honolulu Marathon! She dealt with 16 miles worth of rain but still remained positive.

My first marathon is done! I finished in 4:47:38 and beat my goal of 5 hours. It rained for the first 16 miles, but at mile 20 I saw the most beautiful rainbow! Angie & Trevor thank you for the amazing podcast and all of the advice. I found the magic in the misery and I am more proud of myself than I have ever been. I don’t think I am even close to being done and I cannot wait to see what is next!” #Ihavewhatittakes

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Powerful Books to Fuel Your Passion

booksIf you listen to the MTA podcast you probably know that we love to read! This photo is our living room.

Most of the following books that are mentioned here were published this year (2017) and we had the privilege of interviewing the authors.

I’ve linked to the Amazon page where you can find each book in case you want to pick one up for yourself (or as a gift this holiday season). These links contain our Amazon affiliate code so anything you order will give the MTA podcast a little kick back -which will make us do a happy dance. Continue Reading →

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Inspiration from the Worldwide Running Community

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In this episode we ask listeners how they got into long distance running and what running has taught them about life. In the quick tip segment we share of list of books that will fuel your passion! Continue Reading →

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