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.
Wisdom from Ethiopian Running Culture -Interview with Dr. Michael Crawley
In this episode we speak with Michael Crawley, author of the book Out of Thin Air -Running Wisdom and Magic from Above the Clouds in Ethiopia. Dr. Crawley an anthropologist and 2:20 marathoner, lived and trained with elite runners in Ethiopia for 15 months to learn the secrets of their success.
The Art of the Taper
Tapering refers to reducing your training load for a period of time leading up to your race. During your marathon training the body may have been depleted of its enzyme, glycogen, and hormonal stores so tapering allows for the replenishing of these reserves, helps correct microcellular damage, and encourages the repairing of muscle tissue to give that natural resilience back.
In this episode Coach Angie will share how to successfully taper before a race so you can get to the starting line feeling strong.
Health Tips from a 100 Year Old Runner
In this episode we speak with Jonathan de Sola Mendes a 100 year old veteran of WW2 and the Korean War who completed the NYC Marathon at the age of 96!
Choose to Get Stronger [Part 2: My Story + How to Get Started with Strength Training]
In this episode we bring you part two of Choose to Get Stronger -how strength training can increase your power and endurance. Coach Angie shares her story and tips on how to get started with strength straining.
Choose to Get Stronger [Part 1: The Case for Strength Training]
In this episode you learn how to use strength training to increase your power and endurance as a runner. 💪
Interview with Dr. Daniel Lieberman
In this episode we speak with Daniel Lieberman, professor of Biological Sciences at Harvard University who’s influential research has helped popularize the idea that humans are born to run. His new book is called “Exercised -Why Something We Never Evolved to Do is Healthy and Rewarding”. In the quick tip segment: How Exercise fights disease
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!
Keep them coming
One of the best running podcasts I have found yet. Lee them coming
Not for me!
Have wanted to like this one... but don’t want to hear about weight loss, how sponsored products help with weight loss, and ‘obesity’...