Coaching Runners Podcast

Coaching Runners Podcast

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The Coaching Runners Podcast helps coaches hone their craft via in-depth interviews with elite coaches and accomplished athletes, as well as sports scientists and strength and conditioning coaches. Jay Johnson hosts the show. Links and notes from each episode can be found at www.coachjayjohnson.com.


017 - Special Covid-19 episode with Jeff Messer, PhD
Mar 23 • 52 min
Jeff Messer, PhD, and Jay discuss how coaches and athletes can view training during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Messer references two papers and summaries them in this podcast. 1. Debunking the Myth of Exercise-Induced Immune Suppression: Redefining…
016 - Tony Holler - Part 2
Feb 25 • 88 min
Tony and Jay spend most of this episode focused on training, specifically discussing what distance coaches can adapt from the sprint world to improve performance. If you listened to episode 005 with Tony you know he strongly recommends distance…
015 - John O’Malley, Dr. Jeff Messer and Jeff Boelé
Feb 17 • 155 min
Three former guests on the podcast discuss a variety of topics, starting with a definition of the term “speed” and how that term fits into the training of distance runners. Specifically, Jeff Boelé and John O’Malley discuss acceleration…
014 - Tony Holler - Part 1 of 2
Feb 10 • 116 min
Note: Explicit content in this episode. Tony Holler (@pntrack) is the head track coach at Plainfield North High School in the Chicago area. Tony Holler has coached track for 38 years, football for 28, and basketball for 15. In June of 2019, Tony…
013 - Scott Steffen
Feb 5 • 71 min
Scott Steffen is the boy’s and girl’s coach at Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, IN. His boys team won the state cross country championship in 2019. Indiana has a single classification championship and Concordia Lutheran has an…
012 - Jay Johnson - New Format
Feb 3 • 15 min
Just a quick update to let you know that a new episode will be released every Monday. Most episodes will be interviews, but every so often Jay will do a Q&A. Jay goes into a bit of detail about the 2020 Boulder Running Clinics, which is an example…
011 - Jessie Magoto
Jan 2 • 112 min
Jessie Magoto is my guest on this week’s podcast. She is the girl’s coach at Minster HS in Minster OH, a town of 3,000 people. Minster has won four state championships in a row in cross country and won the track championship in 2019. She has coached at…
010 - Kim O’Malley
Dec 21, 2019 • 76 min
In this interview Kim discusses how coaches can “coach the whole athlete,” a topic Kim will cover in detail at the 2020 Boulder Running Clinics. She also discusses Social Emotional Learning and how coaches can use that framework when working with their…
009 - Alex Ostberg
Oct 2, 2019 • 144 min
Alex Ostberg is currently entering his 5th year at Stanford University, where he has been an All-American in both cross country and track. This podcast is rooted in a presentation Alex did at the 2019 Boulder Running Camps titled, “The Ten Things I Wish I…
008 - Dr. Rebecca Breslow
Aug 11, 2019 • 79 min
Dr. Rebecca Breslow is a Sports Medicine physician in Boston, Massachusetts. She has specific interests in running and road race medicine, non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, sports injury prevention, fitness and exercise. …
007 - Tonya McDonough
Jun 16, 2019 • 42 min
Tonya McDonough is the girls cross country and distance coach at Iowa City Liberty High School in Iowa City, Iowa. This conversation focuses on summer training for high school girls, specifically Tonya’s three juniors who want to make a jump…
006 - Howard Russ
Jan 16, 2019 • 48 min
In this interview, Howard shares how he’s used the information from High School Running Coach and the Boulder Running Clinics to inform his training and improve as a coach. He talks about Timo Mostert’s 2-mile power runs, and Dan Iverson’s distinction…
005 - Tony Holler
Jan 12, 2019 • 148 min
Tony Holler is the boy’s track coach at Plainfield North H.S. (IL). In 2018 Coach Holler’s team swept the sprints - 4x100m, 4x200m, 100m, 200m - at the IHSA State Meet, setting two state records. He’s been coaching high school athletes for 38 years. Tony…
004 - Jeff Messer
Jan 9, 2019 • 110 min
Dr. Jeff Messer serves as department chair for the Exercise Science Department at Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Messer also serves as a volunteer assistant coach for boys’ cross-country and track-&-field at Desert Vista High School, Phoenix,…
003 - Jeff Boele
Jan 6, 2019 • 108 min
Jeff has a unique background as a coach, in that he was a distance runner in high school and college. He moved to Boulder, Colorado, to train, and found himself coaching the jumps at Lyons High School, just north of Boulder. He took the challenge of…
002 - John O’Malley
Dec 31, 2018 • 70 min
John is the only person to have coached two Footlocker Champions (Lukas Verzbicus and Dylan Jacobs). He’s also had tremendous success coaching 800m runners: 26 boys have run under 1:58 and 9 under 1:54 under his guidance. One of my favorite quotes from…
001 - Chris Lear
Dec 27, 2018 • 71 min
What a pleasure it was to interview my friend Chris Lear for the first episode of the Coaching Runners podcast. I ask Chris what the one thing a high school coach can do tomorrow that Mark Wetmore (University of Colorado) and Ron Warhurst (University of…
Welcome to the Coaching Runners Podcast
Dec 27, 2018 • 7 min
Welcome to the Coaching Runners Podcast, hosted by Jay Johnson. The goal of the podcast is to help high school coaches broaden their knowledge of the craft of coaching and help them take their programs to the next level. Jay interviews coaches at all…