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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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Running Terminology You Should Know

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Running terminology may not be the most fascinating topic at first glance.

However, running like any other sport or profession has a language of its own and it is very important to understand the definitions and terms that will be referred to so you can be in the know.

This might be the most exhaustive list of running terms on the internet! Continue Reading →

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26.2 Tips from the New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

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In this podcast episode I bring you with me through every mile of this year’s New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.

You will hear the sounds of the course, tips, and the chatter in my head that helped me get through the tough later miles. It’s the most unusual race recap we’ve ever put together.

Be sure to check out my pictures too! Continue Reading →

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Running Gadget Questions with Ray Maker (From D.C. Rainmaker Blog)

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In this episode we talk running watches, fitness trackers, and other tech with gadget guru Ray Maker from the D.C. Rainmaker website.

Since Angie and I tend to be not-so-geeky when it comes to running tech (I have used a Garmin 305 wrist laptop up until last year) we were excited to bring a bona fide gadget guru on the podcast.

Ray’s product review blog gets over a million visitors a month. He really knows his stuff! Continue Reading →

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Race Recap: The Lost Dutchman Marathon

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The 15th annual Lost Dutchman Marathon was held on Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 (for those runner’s who really love running on Valentine’s Day).

It has been voted the Arizona Winter Classic “Best Little Marathon” and gets very positive reviews on Marathon Guide as well. It’s an all volunteer event with proceeds going toward local youth programs. Continue Reading →

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[Part 2] Running Injuries Q and A

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Running injuries that crop up during marathon training are a real bummer!

Here’s part two of our Q and A with physical therapy doctor Ben Shatto.

In this episode you will hear about injury recurrence, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, ITBS and more. My favorite quote from this episode is, “Injury is never normal”. Continue Reading →

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Running Injuries Q and A

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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 →

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How to Become Better Than Before -Interview with Gretchen Rubin

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In this episode we talk with Gretchen Rubin, author of the book Better Than Before -Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.

Angie and I read this book in January to help ourselves get focused on goals and personal growth. It’s a great read and has many applications to marathon training.

All of us would like to run, exercise, and eat heathy without even thinking twice. Thus the power of habit is preferred to the strength of willpower. But making new habits is easier for some people than it is for others. Here’s the secret, Continue Reading →

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Race Recap: The Jacksonville Bank Marathon (How to Run a Last Minute Race)

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The Jacksonville Bank Marathon was held for the 33rd time on January 3, 2016.

This race is billed as the “fastest marathon course in the south” and rated the Top 10 Fastest by Runner’s World. It has a 6 hour time limit for the full; 3 hour for the half and also featured a 5k.

I was able to travel to Jacksonville, FL to visit a friend for a few days during the holiday and by chance found this marathon to do while I was there (because doesn’t everyone search for races at their trip destinations). I registered for the race about one week out and it was still a reasonable $80. I love a good bargain! Continue Reading →

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