8 episodes

Running with Coach Jay is for the adult runner who wants to understand the sport on a deeper level. Join Coach Jay each week for a long-form interview with coaches and runners who share their knowledge and experience so that you can become an excellent athlete. Shorter episodes throughout the week will keep you thinking about how you can train smart so you can race fast.

Running with Coach Jay Jay Johnson

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    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

Running with Coach Jay is for the adult runner who wants to understand the sport on a deeper level. Join Coach Jay each week for a long-form interview with coaches and runners who share their knowledge and experience so that you can become an excellent athlete. Shorter episodes throughout the week will keep you thinking about how you can train smart so you can race fast.

    007 - Fridays with Phil

    007 - Fridays with Phil

    In this second episode with Phil Wharton he continues telling his origin story, specifically how he and his father Jim grew their clinic in New York, NY, helping a variety of clients.
    Phil then moved west, to Flagstaff, AZ, both to help the elite runners training there (7,000 ft of elevation) and to continue his running dreams.
    With several tangents about longs and meditation, this episode is fun and conversation. We hope you enjoy it.
    To learn more about Phil's work visit @WhartonHealth on Instagram. 
    As always, if you enjoy this podcast I'd greatly appreciate you taking a moment and leaving a review on iTunes. 
    Enjoy!

    • 58 min
    006 - Jeff Boelé - A Coach to both Marathoners and Milers

    006 - Jeff Boelé - A Coach to both Marathoners and Milers

    Jeff Boelé is one of the finest coaches I know, and one of the people I've most enjoyed collaborating with.
    He coaches a group of professional and semi-professional athletes in Boulder called Elevated Performance.
    In this episode, we talk about Jeff's approach to coaching distances from one mile to 26.2 miles. This is a great episode for an adult runner who wants to understand training on a deeper level.
    Jeff's been part of the Boulder Running Camps virtual camps and we discuss how effective his videos and his participation has been extremely helpful in delivering outstanding content, specifically training videos, to high school and middle school athletes. If you like Jeff's presentation style and you know a high school or middle school athlete who wants to improve, check out the camp and give them the opportunity to learn from Jeff and me.
    Finally, I highly recommend you check out the videos I've done with Jeff on YouTube. I have a playlist with all of Jeff's videos and if you're serious about improving you'll find them informative.

    • 2 hr 9 min
    005 - Stop Saying 'Speed Work'

    005 - Stop Saying 'Speed Work'

    The term 'speed work' is problematic for a very simple reason: when a coach or athlete uses the term, another coach or athlete often has a different definition.
    Obviously, there are words such as 'love' or 'kindness' that will mean different things to different people. But in running it's important that the words used to describe training mean the same thing to the coach and athlete involved in the process of improvement.
    In this episode, I'll explain what the term 'speed' means for serious runners. And I'll explain why the term 'race pace work' is a crucial element of my approach to training. When these two words are effectively used together an athlete can train intelligently and race fast.
    What questions do you have about speed work? Email me at jay@coachjayjohnson.com.
    Enjoy!

    • 20 min
    004 - Friday's with Phil - The First Friday

    004 - Friday's with Phil - The First Friday

    I'm so excited to share this first episode of Friday's with Phil.
    Phil is Phil Wharton of Wharton Health - WhartonHealth.com and @WhartonHealth on Instagram. I've known Phil for well over a decade and he's a wonderful combination of wise running-sage and practical coach. 
    In this first episode, Phil will walk us through his journey as an athlete and therapist, explaining how he was able to correct a severe scoliosis with the Active Isolated Flexibility - AIF - that he and his father Jim Wharton have taught runners all over the world.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    003 - Jeff Messer, PhD - Training During COIVD

    003 - Jeff Messer, PhD - Training During COIVD

    Jeff Messer, PhD, is my guest on this episode. I recorded the episode with Jeff in the spring of 2020 for the Coaching Runners Podcast, at a time when runners were asking a simple question: Can I train as I normally do during Covid? Because so many runners are asking the same question as we head into the winter, I thought I should repost this interview.
    Jeff shares his recommendations based partly on two primary research articles, which you can read at the links below.
    The conversation also includes a discussion of training for high school athletes, which I think you'll find interesting if you're a student of the sport.
    Thanks Jeff!
    Debunking the Myth of Exercise-Induced Immune Suppression: Redefining the Impact of Exercise on Immunological Health Across the Lifespan. Campbell JP1, Turner JE1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29713319
    The compelling link between physical activity and the body’s defense system. David C. Niemana,⁎ and Laurel M. Wentzb https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6523821/
     

    • 53 min
    002 - Alex Lyons

    002 - 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 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

SJW325 ,

Good for any runner

I am a 10 miles per week, jog around my neighborhood and enter a couple of 5k or 10K races per year just for fun runner. I have no coaching or plan but a desire to improve. Listening to this podcast motivates me to get better. To stretch (which I too often neglect), to do strides in my run (new for me), and to run with a scheduled plan. I love hearing the wisdom and knowledge shared here and if you want to become a better runner, this is for you. If you already are a great runner, you will still get a lot out of the interviews and coaching.

Emadud ,

The best podcast for adult runners!

As the long winter approaches, this podcast is exactly what every adult runner needs . Coach Jay is brilliant and is able to present the technical/geeky details of training in a clear and concise way. Coach Jay says to keep your easy days easy so your hard days can be hard. Do the easy thing and subscribe to this podcast so this hard winter is one where you grow to be a better runner!

Ryan Yambra ,

Excited to hear more Jay Johnson

As someone who has enjoyed Jay’s other podcasts, I’m very excited to hear about this new one. These conversations have made me a better runner!

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