In this conversation you will learn how humans are uniquely built for running, the wonders of the foot, how exercise makes us smarter, where running and English Literature intersect, the concept of green exercise, and the notorious history of the treadmill!
In this episode we speak with Joel Cohen, author of the book ‘How to Lose a Marathon -a Starter’s Guide to Finishing in 26.2 Chapters’.
Not too long ago Joel went from an out-of-shape couch potato and writer/producer for The Simpsons T.V. series, to a slightly out-of-shape finisher of the New York City Marathon.
His book describes the odd and painful things you discover when you become a long distance runner.
In this episode we share tips on half marathon success for both beginners and experienced runners. Plus, we tell you about the first ever MTA Virtual Half Marathon!! Coming soon to a running route near you!
For many people the half marathon is their favorite race distance. It’s challenging but also very attainable for most people. Plus, they’re a bit easier to recover from than the marathon distance.
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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 speak with Dave Asprey, author of the book Headstrong -The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster
Dave is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $1 million to hack his own biology. He went from 300 pounds to fit and able to perform at a high level. 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 →
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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For years I’ve heard great things about the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, OH, and in the back of my mind I knew I wanted to run this race.
So I signed up because . . . life is short and you regret the things you don’t do more than the things you do, as they say. Continue Reading →