You will learn about the dangers of over-hydration (hyponatremia), the brain’s Central Governor, the real reason we slow down in the marathon, and how the Banting Diet (low carb eating) caught fire in South Africa. Continue Reading →
In this podcast episode we speak with Bojan Mandaric co-founder of November Project, a free fitness movement which started in Boston and is now in 29 cites across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
What emerges from this conversation is the importance of bringing intensity into your next run or workout. Continue Reading →
Jason Karp has a PhD in exercise physiology and is the author of the new book The Inner Runner.
In this episode we talk about the importance of hammering out a personal philosophy of running and other fascinating topics.
Enjoy! Continue Reading →
We ran through forests of Giant Sequoias -the trails were beautiful, the weather was “magic”, and the race director was colorful!
Here is my race recap . . . Continue Reading →
Wendy Suzuki has a PhD in neural science and is a researcher at New York University. She’s author of the book Healthy Brain, Happy Life.
We talk with her about the effects of running on the human brain, hippocampus growth, brain plasticity, memory, reward centers, the power of affirmations, meditation and more. Continue Reading →
They also had a half marathon, 10k, 5k, relay, kid’s run, furgo dog run (2 mile), and Go Far challenge (5k + another distance).
This race as been rated “best value marathon.” It gets 4.5/5 stars on the course, organization and fans over on MarathonGuide.com Continue Reading →
David Willey has guided Runner’s World to its most successful years -with a HUGE readership both in print and online and 18 international editions.
They have recently jumped into the podcasting space with two new shows of their own, the Runner’s World Show and The Human Race.
In this interview we asked David about his running journey and what led to working at Runner’s World, a day in the life of an editor-in-chief, his impression of the running scene in China, and his quest to produce an NPR style podcast for runners. Continue Reading →
The New Jersey coast is beautiful, unfortunately it rained the entire 26.2 miles and I was underdressed (I was trying to be minimalistic in my packing).
I have never been so cold during a race!
Other than that, it was a great marathon. Here’s my recap . . . Continue Reading →
One sure way to become ensconced in the running community is to become conversant in its terms.
In this episode coach Angie explains the terminally, vocabulary, and slang commonly used by runners.
This is part 2 of our words you should know series and we think you’ll love it! Continue Reading →
Kari Gormley is a fellow podcaster and long time listener to MTA.
Last year was she able to rase $8,000 for the charity Action for Healthy Kids while training for the Chicago and New York City Marathons.
Many runners choose to enter one of the big six marathons (Boston, New York, Chicago, London, Berlin, Tokyo) on a charity bib.
In this interview Kari gives fund raising tips for those running a marathon for charity. Get the $$$ without wearing down your friends and family. 🙂 Continue Reading →
After 42 marathons and ultras I’ve gotten to the point where finishing a marathon is not in doubt. Dare I say that I became a bit overconfident about marathons since they’ve gotten fairly easy for me if I’m not trying to set a PR.
The New South Trail Marathon was a good lesson in respecting the distance and the course for me.
With this marathon, and as I continue my running journey, I realize more and more that running teaches us about ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally and presents many character building opportunities. Continue Reading →
It’s great to welcome Sean Astin back on the show to talk about what he’s been up to in the last year.
In 2015 Sean completed the Dopey Challenge, the Boston Marathon, and the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon which requires a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle, and 26.2 mile run in under 17 hours.