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.

Listen to the podcast on iTunes or listen to it on Stitcher if you have an Android device.

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Supplemental Work For Runners

This is a long-ish post.  This post contains all of the information and links that I shared at a clinic presentation I gave at the University of Oklahoma in the fall of 2015.  I was so lucky to spend time with the coaching staff and learn from them during my stay, which is one of the great things about being a track coach – you can always learn from your peers.

If you have any questions about the following content, just email me at coachjayjohnson@gmail.com.


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Core X

I’m excited to share Core X with you.  The changes from Core H are simple.  Core X is half as long – 5 minutes rather than 10 minutes – and no crunches.  I trust Dr. Hansen’s opinion on core strength; at the 3:02 mark of this video he talks about why he doesn’t like crunches.  This routine and short and sweet, but still challenging.  Enjoy!


Should Runners Static Stretch?

Static Stretching has been a staple of running training for several decades. But is static stretching good runners?

This is an excerpt from Dr. Jeff Messer‘s presentation “Endurance Training: Current Science and Application to Program Design” from the 08.03.13 Boulder Running Clinic.  I think this is a great example of someone like Dr. Messer taking a closer look at a published paper to see if the findings of the paper actually apply to runners.  Maybe they do, maybe they don’t.

All of the videos from the 08.03.13 clinic will be available later this month at BoulderRunningClinics.com.

Should you take an Ice Bath?

I’m fortunate to know Dr. Jeff Messer.  He’s a great coach and a unique mind in the running world.  Here are his thoughts on ice baths for runners from his presentation, “Endurance Training: Current Science and Application to Program Design” which he presented at the August 3rd, 2013, Boulder Running Clinics event.  Dr.  Messer’s full presentation, along with five other presentations, will be available for sale later this month at BoulderRunningClinics.com.