We were interviewed by Darrell McTague on the So, This Is Fitness Podcast.
Take a listen! We appear around the 22 minute mark and talk about mindset and getting the most out of your marathon training.
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In this episode we talk with Doctors Mark Cucuzella and Josh Emdur about the health benefits and risks of running marathons, disease based versus prevention based models of health care, and what to do if a doctor tells you that you should give up running. Continue Reading →
As you will hear in this episode I had no plans to run a Spartan Race. I figured I would just stick to marathons and half marathons. But when Joe De Sena says “You’re going to Palmerton”, who am I to argue? Joe is, after all, the most punishing man in fitness according to Outside Magazine. Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
The globe-trotting ultra marathoner brings a wealth of experience and similar coaching philosophy to the Marathon Training Academy coaching group.
Sports had always been a part of Dominique Hamel’s life. Collegiate soccer. Basketball AAA.
Then life took over and she became busy with her three daughters and career, working as an economist with the Canadian government. She felt overweight and exhausted.
Thanks to a friend’s inspiration, Hamel took up running and has now finished nearly 60 marathons and 13 ultras. Now, the newest Marathon Training Academy coach is looking to inspire other runners. Continue Reading →
Injury can quickly sideline any runner by causing pain, frustration, and disappointment over lost training days and unmet goals.
Injuries can be classified as accidental or as a result of overuse.
Some injuries occur due to accidents (such as tripping or falling). Accidents are unfortunate, but mostly random. Using common sense can help you to avoid repeating similar injuries.
Overuse and overload type injuries are preventable if you reduce your risks. Let me explain . . . Continue Reading →
Pat McCain has achieved running goals and embraced a new family of runners in the Marathon Training Academy.
Pat McCain ran in college because it was required.
“Running was not something I chose to do but rather forced to do,” McCain recalled. “I remember the first time I ran — I couldn’t even make a mile!” After joining the Air Force in 1988, he continued running. “You might say that I have been forced to run for almost 30 years!”
But it wasn’t until recently when McCain embraced coaching and the Marathon Training Academy, both of which helped him achieve what he once thought was impossible. Continue Reading →
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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The marathoner and ultra runner brings a passion for life-long running to the Marathon Training Academy community.
By Henry Howard
The closest Steve Waldon got to sweating as an athlete growing up was playing billiards for money.
In his late 20s, Waldon knew he needed a change and found the joy and camaraderie of running. Starting out with 5Ks, he has gone on to finish 20 marathons and 15 ultras, including a 100K in the Bavarian Alps and two 155-mile stage races (one in Chile and the other in Iceland).
Now, he brings his passion for life-long running as the newest coach for Marathon Training Academy. 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!