Marathon Training Academy



Empowering You to Run a Marathon and Change Your Life


  • A Conversation with Emily Sisson

    12/04/2024 Duración: 42min

    In this episode we speak with Emily Sisson who will be competing for the USA at the 2024 Olympics. She previously held the American half marathon record and currently holds the American marathon record. She ran 2:22:42 to place 2nd at the US Olympic Marathon Trials and earned a spot at the Paris Games (with […]

  • How to Incorporate Walking into Your Marathon Training

    31/03/2024 Duración: 38min

    In this episode coach Angie explains how to use effectively use walking during marathon training and on race day. Learn when walking is advantageous and how to do run/walk intervals (Galloway Method).

  • Race Recap: The Tokyo Marathon

    21/03/2024 Duración: 01h06min

    In this episode we bring you along with us to Japan as we recap the Tokyo Marathon. Learn what makes this marathon unique and hear from local MTA podcast listeners about Japanese running culture!

  • Becoming a Sustainable Runner

    11/03/2024 Duración: 45min

    In this episode we speak with fellow podcaster Tina Muir co-author of the book ‘Becoming a Sustainable Runner -A Guide to Running for Life, Community, and Planet’. Listen as Tina shares why she quit running in 2017 and what brought her back to the sport! Originally from St. Albans, England, Tina Muir was a professional […]

  • Ask the Coach Q&A (part 2)

    29/02/2024 Duración: 57min

    In this episode we bring you part 2 of Ask the Coach Q&A as we field questions about nutrition, fueling, training plans, when to do leg day, breaking 2 hours in the half, perimenopause, running postpartum, how to race Boston, the impact alcohol has on training, and more! Coach Abby Omerza is a RRCA Certified […]

  • Ask the Coach Q&A (part 1)

    21/02/2024 Duración: 01h01min

    In this episode we are joined by two coaches on our team and answer questions sent in from Academy members and listeners about running injuries, ultra training, shakeout runs, super shoes, mileage per week, and more! Thanks to everyone who sent in a question! Coach Carri Marlow is an RRCA Certified Running Coach; UESCA Certified […]

  • Tips on Running a Big City Marathon

    11/02/2024 Duración: 47min

    In this episode we share tips on running a big city marathon, like one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. Plus, we speak with an official charity partner of the Tokyo Marathon about literacy rates for children, especially girls, around the world. About Room to Read Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change […]

  • The Untethered Runner -Interview with Dave Proctor

    30/01/2024 Duración: 56min

    In this episode we speak with Canadian ultra-runner Dave Proctor author of the book Untethered: The Comeback Story of one of the Longest Fastest Runs in History. In 2022 Dave ran across the entire length of Canada in 67 days, averaging 105.3 kilometers (65.4 miles) per day! About Dave Proctor Dave Proctor @runproctor is an […]

  • Seven Disruptive Behaviors for Improving Your Nutrition

    17/01/2024 Duración: 01h01min

    In this podcast episode we speak with metabolism expert Angelo Poli about how to stick to your New Year’s goals and the ‘Seven Disruptive Behaviors for Improving Your Nutrition’! Angelo Poli is a personal trainer, metabolism expert, and co-founder of MetPro. He’s worked with over 20,000 people helping them reach their body composition goals and […]

  • Motivation for Your 2024 Running Goals

    07/01/2024 Duración: 40min

    In this podcast episode we give you healthy dose of motivation as you think about your marathon training in the new year! Hear how fellow runners are dealing with setbacks, setting goals, and taking on new challenges.

  • Year in Review: Top Stories from 2023

    30/12/2023 Duración: 51min

    In this episode we round up the biggest news from the running world in 2023 including records, notable achievements, inspiring moments, and interesting stories! Also, we wrote an MTA Holiday Letter you can read here.

  • Book Talk! Our Favorite Reads from 2023

    14/12/2023 Duración: 44min

    In this episode we share our favorite books from 2023 (both running and non-running). Plus Trevor attempts to relate Socrates to marathon training! Book Talk 2023 Authors we Interviewed on the Podcast from this Year The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike’s Elite Running Team by Kara Goucher […]

  • A Marathon Success Story with Chris Farrands

    02/12/2023 Duración: 01h01min

    In this episode we bring you a marathon success story with Chris Farrands. Chris, our tax accountant, started running three short years ago, lost 90 pounds, and transformed himself into a sub-3 hour marathoner! Listen as he shares why he decided to take control of his health; the misery he experienced at his first marathon, […]

  • Finding Community in the Running Space

    21/11/2023 Duración: 01h05s

    In this episode you will hear a live podcast recording at the Richmond Marathon expo. Trevor joins Lindsey Hein, Martinus Evans, Cynthia Vissers, and Dr. Lisa Mitro to talk about ‘finding community in the running space’. They also share advice for first-time marathoners, favorite mantras and pump-up songs, dealing with post-race blues, how to make […]

  • Seven Questions to Evaluate Your Training

    13/11/2023 Duración: 46min

    In this episode we reveal seven questions you can use to evaluate your training. These questions reveal the key adjustments, changes, and tweaks you can use to fine tune your training and hit your goals in the marathon. Let’s help you get “dialed in”! Seven Questions to Ask Yourself Are you running your easy days […]

  • A Conversation with Kathrine Switzer (Replay Episode)

    01/11/2023 Duración: 41min

    In this episode we replay a popular interview we did with Kathrine Switzer -trailblazer who broke the gender barrier and became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with a bib number. This conversation is a nice follow-up to our last episode about the first women’s Olympic Marathon. Listen as Kathrine recalls what it […]

  • The Story of the First Women’s Olympic Marathon

    20/10/2023 Duración: 01h03min

    In this episode we speak with Stephen Lane, author of the book ‘Long Run to Glory -The Story of the Greatest Marathon in Olympic History and the Women Who Made it Happen’. Though the modern Olympics began in 1896 it took until 1984 before women had their own marathon event. Learn the inspiring stories of […]

  • Live with Scott Jurek at the Boulderthon

    13/10/2023 Duración: 55min

    In this episode we share the recording from Trevor’s live interview and Q&A with Scott Jurek at the Boulder Marathon in Boulder, Colorado. Scott Jurek is one of the most decorated ultramarathoners of all time! He’s also a Boulder local, NYT Bestselling Author, physical therapist, and dad. Scott answers questions about dealing with race-day nerves, […]

  • “Let the Race Come to You” -Interview with JJ Stark-Modlin

    02/10/2023 Duración: 58min

    In this episode we speak with Academy member JJ Stark-Modlin. Once upon a time she hated running and was even advised that, because of her injures, she’d never be able to run a full marathon. She has since run 27 marathons and dropped her finishing time from 5:06 down to 3:32. After a ten year […]

  • Don’t Fear Change, Master It!

    23/09/2023 Duración: 56min

    In this episode we speak with Brad Stulberg -performance coach and author of new book ‘Master of Change: How to Excel When Everything is Changing —Including You’.

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