Podcast 027 – John O’Malley

Coach O’Malley, in my humble opinion, is one of the best HS coaches in the country. This podcast is a collection of excerpts from High School Running Coach.

There is a metric I have for coaches and it’s very simple. Would I want my daughters coached by _____ coach? Coach O’Malley is on the list.

Thanks Coach O’Malley for your time in both the interview and your sharing meticulous documents and training plans on High School Running Coach.

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Marathon build up plans

SMTBookCoverReflectionSimple Marathon Training: The Right Training for Busy Adults with Hectic Lives is the best marathon training book for the busy adult.

The SMT system is comprised of a 20-week training cycle.

 

To begin the cycle you need to be running four days a week and have done two long runs of 8-9 miles.

The following progressions will get you ready to follow the SMT system that is laid out in the book.

28 weeks from your marathon (need to be doing a 3 mile long run) –SMT-8 Week-Build Up.

27 weeks from your marathon (need to be doing a 4 mile long run) – SMT-7 Week-Build Up.

26 weeks from your marathon (need to be doing a 5 mile long run) – SMT-6 Week-Build Up.

25 weeks from your marathon (need to be doing a 6 mile long run) – SMT-5 Week-Build Up.

Let me know if you have any questions – coachjayjohnson@gmail.com.

Podcast 022 – Mike Callor

Coach Callor has had success with both boys and girls teams, both in cross country and track. He has coached footlocker finalists and teams that have both made NXN and run well there.

Here are excerpts from his full interview he and I did for High School Running Coach.  You can her the full interview, get Mike’s training plans – including the Movement Prep document that he talks about in this podcast – by becoming a member of High School Running Coach.

Thanks for your time Mike – it’s always fun to chat with you.

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Podcast 021 – Jonathan Dalby

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 importance of a long run, as well as the important concept of “shutting down” a workout if it’s not going well for the athlete.

Thanks for your time Jonathan!

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Podcast 020 – Charlie Kern

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 also shares a couple examples of workouts they’ve done to get athletes ready to run well at big meets.

Charlie is a fantastic coach and I’m so happy he is part of the 2016 High School Running Coach line up.

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Podcast 019 – My second Q&A

In this Q and A I discuss:

  • How fast you should run your long runs
  • What you should focus on to improve your form
  • The key concepts of my upcoming book, Simple Marathon Training

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Podcast 018 – Amy Feit

Amy Feit is a former 3:34 marathoner who is now a 3:03 marathoner.  I’m fortunate to coach her and it’s been really fun to see her progression over the past three years that we’ve worked together.  PRs at every distance from 5k to the marathon are all because Amy works hard and has bought into the training system.

Amy trains in harsh conditions in Minnesota, which she talks about on the podcast.

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Amy has bought into the idea of doing a lot of non-running work after her workouts and long runs and she discusses what that part of her training looks like.

Finally, not only is Amy a guest on the podcast, but she’s an avid listener too and she shares some of her favorite episodes of the podcast.

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Podcast 017 – Dan Iverson

Dan Iverson is the girls coach at Naperville North HS in Naperville, Illinois.

This podcast is a collection of excerpts from his full interview on High School Running Coach.

In this interview he talks about how he uses yoga in his team’s training, the importance of keeping a training log and his experiences running for legendary coach Al Carius.

Thanks Dan for your time.

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