Running podcast that helps you unlock your potential to master marathon training and life. Listen as coach Angie Spencer shares her knowledge and experience as both a marathoner and registered nurse to help you run smarter, feel better, and go the distance. Whether you are a new runner or have logged many miles, Marathon Training Academy will propel you to the next level.
A Look at the Olympic Running Events
In this episode you will hear explanations of the various Olympic track events, a preview of the men’s and women’s marathon, and tips from Coach Angie on some effective speed workouts to do at your local track.
Out and Back -An Interview with Hillary Allen
In this episode we speak with Hillary Allen -ultrarunner and author of the book 'Out and Back -A Runner’s Story of Survival Against All Odds'. In 2017 she nearly died at a mountain race when she fell 150 feet and was rescued by helicopter. Two years after her accident, she returned and conquered the course that almost killed her.
A Runner’s High! Interview with Dean Karnazes
In this episode we speak with ultra runner and bestselling author Dean Karnazes about his new book A Runner’s High: My Life in Motion. Plus we share a quick run down of our adventures in Costa Rica.
[Part 2] Ask the Coaches Q & A
In this session Coach Angie and Coach Nicole answer questions about training by time vs training by distance, busting through plateaus, hill runs, staying motivated, pacing in a race, lifting heavy, delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), can you train for a half marathon on only 1 running day per week?, compression gear, books for older runners, and staying strong in the last 5k of a marathon!
Ask the Coaches Q and A
In this episode Coach Angie and Coach Nicole answer questions sent in by listeners about pre-run warm up drills, training after an injury, training for two races only a month apart, speedwork, rest days, ultra training, and 12-24 hour timed events.
How to Make a Comeback in Running and Racing
More in-person races are taking place around the world so in this episode we share how to get back into racing by evaluating your fitness level, choosing the right plan, and finding the time to train.
Fun and informative
This podcast provides interesting short form interviews, running tips, comments from a really supportive community and news from the running world. The hosts are wonderful people and their relationship is playful and warm, and totally down to earth.
I started desiring participating in my first half marathon so I randomly searched running and this podcast is excellent! It’s a no-frills experience based podcast and I will continue listening throughout my journey! I was motivated to sign up for a 10k
So much inspiration!
I started listening to MTA while training for my first marathon, and it was the best thing that happened to my running career. I’m not particularly fast, but MTA has inspired me and given me a wealth of knowledge. I’m training for my fourth marathon now, and my favorite runs are still the ones where I get to listen to new episodes. Thanks Angie and Trevor!