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The Run Faster Podcast has a simple goal: to help runners run faster. Each week we give you simple information to run faster. If you like the show, please take a moment and rate us. To get more information from Jay and to subscribe to his newsletter, visit CoachJayJohnson.com Thanks and have a great run today!
 
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Phil is speaking at the 2018 Boulder Running Clinics Marathon Clinic. His presentations titles are "Essential Elements of Marathon Success" and "Key Principles of Marathon Training." The event will be streamed live on January 26th and 27th. All attendees, both in person and via the web, will receive HD videos of all of the presentations roughly thr…
 
John O'Malley is unquestionably one of the best high school coaches in the country. As the boys coach at Sandburg HS (IL) he has had teams run 7:46 or faster in the 4 x 800m the last four years. In cross country he has coached two Footlocker National Champions - Lukas Verzbicas (2009) and Dylan Jacobs (2017) - an accomplishment no other high school…
 
In this Q&A I answer questions from Jim. He has read Simple Marathon Training and his questions are well informed. Thanks Jim! His questions are as follows. 1. Do you always prescribe minutes to even advanced runners? If so, why? 2. Can you run your easy days too easy? 3. During your fundamental phase, do you see value in hill sprints as well? 4. D…
 
Jonathan Dalby is one of the most successful coaching in the country. He had two teams qualify for the Nike Cross Nationals this past week. His boys earned a podium spot, finishing 3rd, while his girls team finished 6th. Only Fayetteville-Manlius had a higher combined team finish. In this interview, which are excerpts from his full length interview…
 
Dan Iverson is the girls coach at Naperville North HS in Naperville, IL. His girls finished 2nd this past weekend at the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN). In this podcast he talks about the culture and the structure of the team. He talks about the unique team camp his team to start the cross country season. He discusses the training his athletes do betwe…
 
Coach Patrick McHugh discusses Vern Gambetta's GAIN conference/clinic and the impact it has had on his coaching. Coach Gambetta, who has been on the RFP, is a fantastic coach who has a great deal of knowledge about strength and conditioning, as well as track and field, has made GAIN a special opportunity for the serous and inquisitive coach. If you…
 
Brad Stulberg is the co-author, along with Steve Magness, of the new book "Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout and Thrive with the New Science of Success." Simply put, this is a must read for athletes and coaches. It's a combination of dozens of research articles that Brad and Steve have woven into a narrative that will help all of u…
 
In this episode we explore some of the highlights of High School Running Coach by interviewing Doug Petrick, a member of the site. Doug is always working to improve his craft as a distance coach and he share some of the most important things he's learned as a member of High School Running Coach. To learn more about the site visit HighSchoolRunningC…
 
In this conversation we discuss key findings in exercise science that directly impact running performance. For example, we discus the importance of macronutrient intake after exercise. We also discuss the fact that as runner's we're in "the business of building mitochondria." It's always a pleasure to get to speak with Jeff, so thanks to him for fi…
 
This episode focuses entirely on strength training and is taken from a webinar I recently conducted. If you can only listen to part of the episode, listen to the first 30 minutes as I address nine key points regarding strength training for runners. There were so many great questions asked during this webinar, so stick around to listen to the entire…
 
Tapering for the marathon is one of the most misunderstood aspects of racing a great race when the gun goes off. In this episode Jay talks about the importance of decreasing volume during a taper, yet keeping the intensity relatively high. He goes into detail as to how to do this, specifically talking about the length of long runs, when to run mara…
 
Dimity McDowell, along with her business parter, Sarah Bowen Shea, are the two mothers behind Another Mother Runner. AMR started as a blog, chronicling the challenges of being both a mother and a runner. AMR has three books for sale, a very popular podcast, as well as a strong social media following. This interview was a ton of fun - one of my favo…
 
This episode is a recording of a webinar I recently had the pleasure of doing for readers of my newsletter. The focus of the webinar is half marathon training, but just like the 5k and 10k webinar, many of the questions apply to all distances. A key theme in this podcast is that sound half marathon training is extremely similar to marathon training…
 
This is easily one of my favorite episodes of the Run Faster podcast. Drew Ryun, son of Jim Ryun, is a student of the sport and someone who I love talking track with. Drew and I meet through running camps as he asked me to speak at the Jim Ryun Running Camp roughly 10 years ago. What a treat. In this interview we are simply two track geeks talking …
 
This episode is a recording of a webinar I recently had the pleasure of doing for readers of my newsletter. While the focus of the webinar is on 5k and 10k training, many of the questions apply to all distances. Many of the questions focused on how to organize a week of training and/or a training cycle, which are both important if you're going to r…
 
My favorite podcast thus far - which saying something as I love them all - due to the content and banter with one of my dear friends, Zach Hancock. Zach was the primary editor for my Simple Marathon Training book. We walk through the various parts of the book, with lots of tangents, which I think you will enjoy. Zach is thoughtful and fun and funny…
 
Dr. Carwyn Sharp is, in my opinion, one of the brightest minds in endurance sports. He is the Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Carwyn contributed significantly to my Simple Marathon Training book and in this podcast we discuss the topics he covered in the book: the importance of the long run, how concurre…
 
A 7-minute PR in the half marathon since the last podcast! "You couldn't punch the smile off my face" is how Mark describes his post race excitement. In this podcast we talk about the eight weeks of training leading up to the race. We focus on the importance of long runs, the role of half marathon pace running and the crucial role of Strength and M…
 
Mark Hansen is one of Jay's online clients, and like all of Jay's online clients, he's a busy adult who leads a hectic life. Mark ran competitively in high school, learning some good habits and some no so good. In this podcast Mark talks about the things he's learned from Jay and how many of the things he now does in training differ from his pervio…
 
Dr. Richard Hansen (@DrRichardHansen) joins us again and speaks on a variety of topics. Not only is he a world class chiropractor, but he's also the coach of the Roots Running Project, a group of elite post collegiate runners based out of Boulder, CO. They have a great Instagram feed - @roots_running . Thanks Dr. Hansen for your time and best of lu…
 
Alia Gray recently finished 10th in the women's U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. She was one of only three competitors to run a PR at the event, as the starting temperature was 73º and the temperature at the finish was 82º. She shares her unconventional training for the race, including insights in the way she works with her coach, Dr. Joe Vigil, who c…
 
Cindy Kuzma is a runner and a writer. In the March 2016 edition of Runner's World she has two articles, including the "Injury-Prediction Calculator" article. It's an interesting article. Cindy and I discuss not only that article, but an article she did for the March 2015 RW edition on the importance of the hip in running injuries. Finally, I'm luck…
 
This episode of the podcast features excerpts from Jonathan Dalby's interview on High School Running Coach. Coach Dalby talks about the social side of running and building a culture of running in the high school setting. He also addresses how a coach fits in all of the important non-running work into a training program. He talks about the importanc…
 
Charlie Kern is the boys track coach at York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois. This podcast is a collection of excerpts from his full interview on High School Running Coach. He talks about the face that caring for athletes is more important than workouts. He talks about some of the things they do at York that are different than other programs. He …
 
Dan Iverson is the girls coach at Naperville North HS in Naperville, Illinois. This is a collection of excerpts from Dan's full interview from High School Running Coach. In this interview Dan talks about goals vs. targets, yoga, the importance of keeping training logs and what it was like to run at North Central College. Thanks Dan for your time. S…
 
This second interview with Dr. Messer is a rebroadcast of his interview with Jay Johnson for High School Running Coach. Dr. Messer is widely considered one of the best high school distance coaches in the country and in this interview he discusses in detail his training for the Desert Vista (AZ) girls team that he coaches. Dr. Messer is a special in…
 
Dr. Jeff Messer is both a high school coach and an exercise physiologist. He is widely recognized as one of the best high school coaches in the country. This interview is a rebroadcast of an interview between Jay Johnson and Dr. Messer from Jay's CoachJayJohnson podcast. At the time of that recording Dr. Messer was coaching at Xavier College Prep; …
 
This was a lot of fun - a simulcast with the Just Athletics podcast, hosted by Josh Rowe and Chris Johnson. Josh has worked with world class athletes in sports marketing at both Nike and New Balance. Chris is a hard working HS coach and English teacher in Florence, Oregon. I'm lucky to know both men. We talk track in this episode because - let's fa…
 
Doug Petrick is a serious runner, a high school coach, a high school educator and a father with young children. He's extremely busy, as are many of the listeners of this podast. I coached Doug online for a season and he did a great job buying in to the training, which culminated in Doug racing well. Doug has been coaching himself in the past year a…
 
Steve Magness is not only a guest on the Run Faster Podcast, but he’s one of the speakers at the Boulder Running Clinic’s July 2015 High School Coaches clinic. Steve is many things: A coach, scientist, author, blogger and now a podcaster. Steve has a unique mind and the running world is lucky to have someone as passionate and objective about traini…
 
Vern Gambetta is one of the premier strength and conditioning coaches in the world. But, unlike many of his peers, his roots are in track and field. He considers himself a coach, first and foremost. Many of you are familiar with his blog and the balance he shares between the nuts and bolts of helping athletes become better athletes and the art of c…
 
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