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
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!
When I started running, I was pretty sure that crossing the 5K off of my bucket list would be enough for me.
I was never athletic, my childhood had been spent tormented because of my lack of athleticism, and my body had never conformed to what I thought an “athlete” needed to look like.
I had plenty of reasons to assume that I could never be a “runner,” and simply huffing and puffing my way through C25K wasn’t enough to break that mental barrier. Continue Reading →
I am writing this while literally 30,000 feet in the air.
It’s been a busy week of travel — Monday and Tuesday in Washington, D.C., then back home for an 11-hour layover (seriously) before flying Wednesday to Las Vegas, where I worked — and exercised — until returning home Friday.
Traveling for work is not unusual for me. As a runner, I have learned how to properly prepare for maintaining my workout schedule whether I am on the island of Puerto Rico, in the mountains of Colorado or in chilly Des Moines in January. (Yes, I have been all of those places in the past year.) Continue Reading →
This is the time of year when many of us reevaluate the direction our life is taking and set goals for the New Year. As a runner one of the things that comes to mind is continuing your success and taking your running to the next level.
With this episode we want to help set you up for marathon success. And often to have the most successful training you have to resist several natural impulses that lead to improper training. Continue Reading →
We recently asked our members what they love most about running and they had a lot to say. It’s hard to choose what there is to love most about running. Instead there are five big reasons that kept coming up. Any runner will identify with these.
I’ve pasted the comments verbatim below and added a few thoughts of my own.
The five things we love most about running are . . . Continue Reading →
In this special end-of-the-year podcast episode we thought we’d round up the biggest marathon related headlines from 2016 and give you a simple snapshot. Here’s what we found. Continue Reading →
In this episode we bring you a special role reversal as David Willey, Editor-in-Chief at Runner’s World, takes a turn asking us the questions.
This interview, part of which aired on the Runner’s World Show, covers a wide array of topics -from our running stories, origins of the MTA podcast, embarrassing moments, and of course . . . tips for marathon training season! Continue Reading →
You’ve reached the halfway mark in your training. The excitement of starting a new goal is wearing off and is being replaced by the anticipation of your upcoming event.
The finish line isn’t in view yet, but you know it’s just around the corner. What could go wrong?
Here are three ways to give your running goals a jumpstart . . . Continue Reading →
Guest writer Diana Fitts shares how running races can be broken down into 4 types: competition, fun, charity, and once in a lifetime.
To get the most enjoyment out of a race, make sure that you understand the type of race you’ve signed up for and if you’re running goals align with the race’s purpose.
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To back up a bit, I’ve lost half of my body weight. Yep, 50%. I currently weigh in the 140s you do the math. I did not have surgery or use any medication.
I lost an average of 10 lbs per month. My journey took about a year and a half. I’ve kept off the weight for three years, and counting. .. Continue Reading →