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 →
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 →
In this episode we are joined by special guest Chris Galaty to talk about
We frequently get asked about the role of the elliptical machine as a mode of cross training while preparing for a marathon.
The elliptical is a very popular fitness machine that mimics the running motion in a zero impact way.
If you’ve been listening to the MTA podcast for long you know that we highly encourage including cross-training activities in your training. Focused cross training is an important way to build strength and stay injury free. Continue Reading →
In this episode we bring you part 2 of our marathon training Q and A series where we answer questions sent in by Academy members.
Topics include how to get faster, injury prevention, fueling, running post-menopause, and encouraging your children to be healthy. Continue Reading →
One thing we’ve always enjoyed through the years is connecting with runners from around the world in our awesome online community.
In this episode we answer questions sent in by MTA Members -topics include what to do in the down season, transitioning from half to full and from full to ultra, finding time to run when your life is busy, motivation, and proper pacing in the marathon. Continue Reading →
Here’s a question that a coaching client of mine recently asked. I thought it would be perfect to share here on the blog.
Why do I look forward to the taper when I’m getting close to it, but once I have entered the taper I worry that I didn’t get enough done during my training? -Maryann
Here’s my answer . . . Continue Reading →
Question: How can flatlanders prepare to run a marathon at elevation? Maybe your next race will be a mountain trail run but you currently train at sea level or in a place with no hills. We find ourselves in this situation living in S.E. Missouri. There is hope.
Here’s a question we recently received about how to live low and train high. Continue Reading →
Zone 2 training is something I get asked about quite often. You may have heard us talk about it in the quick tip segment of MTA podcast episode 178.
Many people find that they have to slow way down or even add walking intervals to keep their heart rate in Zone 2.
This can be frustrating but it reflects the state of your aerobic system and the fact that a better endurance base needs to be built. So give it time! Continue Reading →
Running injuries! In this episode we invite Dr. Ben Shatto on the podcast and fire away with injury related questions sent in by Academy members.
You will learn when to self-treat an injury versus visiting a physical therapist, how to pick a PT, and great questions and answers about glutes, hamstrings, and muscle imbalances. Lots to love! Continue Reading →
Here’s a great question that was sent in by a reader named Melissa,
What does your off season workout routine look like? I am looking to take my running ability to the next level and have been doing a lot of research. I don’t have a half marathon planned until the Spring though so I have made my decision in what would be an off season. What do you suggest for training during this period? Any advice would be great. Thanks so much! -Melissa T.
Here’s what I wrote back, Continue Reading →
A listener named Neisha sent in a great question recently. We read it on podcast episode #151 where I talk about my double marathon.
Hi Angie and Trevor – I have been an avid listener of your podcast from the beginning, and I still look forward to every podcast that comes out. My question is about marathon training for back to back races. This fall I am signed up for 2 half marathons and 3 full marathons (Marine Corps, Vegas, and Dallas). While I typically run 2 marathons every fall (in addition to shorter races), I am curious to know what you recommend for making my training most effective so that I can perform well in October, November and December marathons. Thank you! -Neisha
My answer . . . Continue Reading →