In this podcast episode you will hear how Angie stumbled into running marathons and what gave me the idea to start the MTA Podcast 12 years ago (wow, I’m feeling old).
Fellow podcaster Lisa Tamati (from New Zealand) interviews us about how we got started, our favorite and toughest marathons, overcoming challenges, and the lessons we’ve learned along the way.
It’s been five years since we’ve done an episode like this. Thanks for listening to our stories!
Aafter having a second child and moving across the country, Angie Spencer was looking for a way to get back in shape and change her life for the better. She trained for her first marathon in 2008 and was plagued by training injuries. Deciding to tough it out, she crossed the finish line in 4 hours 10 minutes. It was both painful and exhilarating.
Determined to find a smarter way to train and share it with the world, Angie began a quest that is now Marathon Training Academy. She has since run 68 marathons (including 6 ultramarathons) with a PR of 3:19:55. She has also qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon and has run a marathon in every state in the United States. Her goal is to continue pushing outside her comfort zone and inspire as many people as possible.
Angie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University and has been a Registered Nurse for 21 years. She is also a USATF Level 1 and RRCA Level 2 certified running coach. She and her husband, Trevor, make their home in Pennsylvania and have three boys, ages 17, 15, and 11. In addition to running, Angie enjoys reading, strength-training, hiking in the mountains, and eating dark chocolate.
Trevor It grew up in Modesto, California, and is the business manager behind Marathon Training Academy. With Angie’s help he ran his first marathon in 2011 at the St. Louis Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.
He has since completed 18 marathons, one 50k, 21 half marathons, and a Spartan Trifecta. In addition to running he loves German beer, travel, books, self-employment, sleeping late, and making Angie roll her eyes (with mildly inappropriate jokes).
He loved running the Jungfrau Marathon in Switzerland and toughed it out at the Divide 50k in Montana (just proud that he didn’t finish dead last). His favorite place to train locally is the nearby Appalachian Trail.
The Marathon Training Academy Podcast has been downloaded 11 million times since 2010. Thank you to all our amazing fans!
Our goal is to inspire and empower everyday people to live healthier lives and reach their potential in the marathon.
From RUNNER’S WORLD
If you’re training for 26.2, running Coach Angie Spencer and her husband, Trevor, have everything you need to reach the finish line. Having hit the podcast’s 10th anniversary in 2020, the duo provides plenty of training tips, interviews, and reviews of marathons from around the world. (Angie has run one in every state!) While they don’t always bring on guests, runners like Sara Hall, Dathan Ritzenhein, and even actor Sean Astin have all stopped by.
Also Mentioned in This Episode
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The Runner’s High Challenge (Matterhorn) -The mountain is a metaphor for rising up, overcoming hard things, and elevating your fitness. A runner’s high is the feeling of euphoria and reduced anxiety that comes from running. We created this challenge to help you run, walk, or hike 100 miles and tap into those happy brain chemicals.