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Interview with Professor Tim Noakes

Professor Tim Noakes  photo credit: Noakes Foundation

photo credit: Noakes Foundation

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Professor Tim Noakes is still exploding minds! In this interview we ask him about the biggest “aha” moments over his 40 years of studying runners.

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 →

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Interview with Bojan Mandaric, Co-Founder of ‘November Project’ -a Grassroots Fitness Movement

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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 →

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Race Recap: Shadow of the Giants 50k in California

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The 27th annual running of the Shadow of the Giants 50k was held on June 11, 2016 in Fish Camp, California.

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 →

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How Running Changes Your Brain –Interview with Dr. Wendy Suzuki

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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 →

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Race Recap: The Fargo Marathon -Where Fun Times Are Had By All!

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The 12th annual Scheels Fargo Marathon was held on Saturday May 21, 2016.

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 →

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Interview with David Willey, Editor-in-Chief at Runner’s World

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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 →

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Race Recap: The New Jersey Marathon (Running in Relentless Rain!)

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I just ran my 44th marathon and collected my 35th state in my 50 state goal.

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 →

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Running a Marathon for Charity –Interview with Kari Gormley

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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 →

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Respecting the Distance

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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 →

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Interview with Sean Astin, Punching Fear in the Face and Taking on Big Challenges!

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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.

Sean is a Hollywood actor, director, family man, marathoner and creator of the #Run3rd. Continue Reading →

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