25 episodes

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.

Coaching Runners Podcas‪t‬ Coach Jay Johnson

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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.

    024 - Alex Lyons - What Makes a Great Teammate

    024 - Alex Lyons - What Makes a Great Teammate

    This is an excerpt from Alex's presentation at the Boulder Running Camps 2020-21 Winter Virtual Camp. 
    It's a fantastic presentation and both the athletes and coaches who were fortunate to learn from Alex.
    If you're a coach and you want your athletes to learn from coaches like Alex have them (and their parents) visit BoulderRunningCamps.com and learn about our educational offerings. We offer more than just in-person camps and serious kids, who are eager to race faster, can learn a tremendous amount from our speakers.
    If you have two or more athletes register for the camp then you get to register for free. Email me at jay@coachjayjohnson.com for the latest discounts for teams.
    And as always, please email me if you have questions, comments, or advice regarding the podcast.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    023 - Speed Work: What does it mean?

    023 - Speed Work: What does it mean?

    In this episode, Jay Johnson explains why he doesn't use the term speed work. He goes into detail about how he thinks coaches should use the term speed. It's his contention that the term 'race pace work' can often be used to assign training to athletes.
    Check out Jay's other podcast, Running with Coach Jay, to hear his views on why this term is also problematic for adult runners.

    • 41 min
    022 - Alex Lyons

    022 - Alex Lyons

    Alex Lyons is a tremendous coach and I'm so happy he not only joined me on the podcast, but that's he's part of the Boulder Running Clinics 2020-21 Winter Webinar Series. 
    Alex is the girl's coach at Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois. The girls have had tremendous success in both cross country and track during his time as the head coach.
    Alex spent part of his collegiate running years at American University where Matt Centrowitz was his coach and we discuss how Coach Centrowitz's approach influenced his coaching.
    In this wide-ranging conversation, we spend a significant amount of time on training and why he does what he does with his athletes.
    Thank you Alex for being the first guest in the podcast!

    • 2 hr 4 min
    021 - John O'Malley - Burnout in Coaching

    021 - John O'Malley - Burnout in Coaching

    John O'Malley is the boy's cross country and track coach at Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Illinois. He is the only person to have coached two Footlocker national champions. On the track, his boys ran an average time of 7:44 in the 4 x 800m for seven consecutive years (averaging 1:56 per athlete).
    John is part of a panel discussion on burnout as part of the Boulder Running Clinics Winter Webinar Series. This is a series of 12 webinars, each roughly 90 minutes, that you can attend live or watch/listen to the recordings. 
    Visit BoulderRunningClinics.com to learn more about the webinar series and to register.
    Make sure to use the discount code "podcast" to get a discount on your registration. 
    John was the second guest on the podcast - episode 002. He has also appeared on the podcast in episode 015 with Dr. Jeff Messer and Jeff Boelé.

    • 57 min
    020 - Jonathan Dalby - Burnout in Coaching

    020 - Jonathan Dalby - Burnout in Coaching

    Jonathan Dalby is the girl's and boy's coach at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. His teams have won multiple state titles in cross country and have made multiple NXN appearances, including in 2017 when the boys were third and the girls were sixth.
    Jonathan is part of a panel discussion on burnout as part of the Boulder Running Clinics Winter Webinar Series. This is a series of 12 webinars, each roughly 90 minutes, that you can attend live or watch/listen to the recordings. 
    Visit BoulderRunningClinics.com to learn more about the webinar series and to register.
    Make sure to use the discount code "podcast" to get a discount on your registration. 

    • 45 min
    019 - Kim O'Malley - Burnout in Coaching

    019 - Kim O'Malley - Burnout in Coaching

    Kim O'Malley is a former high school coach - nine years in both California and Colorado - who is a content developer for Girls On The Run International. 
    Kim is part of a panel discussion on burnout as part of the Boulder Running Clinics Winter Webinar Series. This is a series of 12 webinars, each roughly 90 minutes, that you can attend live or watch/listen to the recordings. 
    Visit BoulderRunningClinics.com to learn more about the webinar series and to register.
    Make sure to use the discount code "podcast" to get a discount on your registration. 
    Finally, I spoke with Kim on episode 010 and in that episode, you can learn more about social-emotional learning and why it's so important for high school coaches to understand those concepts.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

ARW1129 ,

Continued Growth

As a coach we can’t stop learning, Jay helps us all continue to think deeply about our programs and why we do what we do with culture and training. These podcasts makes my long solo runs go by fast!

CSam61 ,

Coaching Kids? Listen to Jay Johnson

This is my first year, coaching. Without Jay Johnson and the resources he brings to th table, I would have been much less effective. My teams ended up winning the regional championship and placed 2nd and 3rd at states. Their best combined result ever. Much of the credit goes to what I learned from mentors like Jay Johnson.

"Coach A" ,

Awesome !

As someone who coaches HS XC/TF I can not recommend this cast enough. There is something in every episode that you can take and use. I’ve shared numerous episodes with some of my coaching colleagues as i feel the information here is valuable.

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