I can help you make a jump in fitness this winter, so you can PR in 2022.
Get a custom training plan to help you train during the most challenging months of the year.
My high school winter training program includes:
Custom Training Plan
A custom training plan, with daily assignments that include the pre- and post-run work your need to stay injury-free.
Access to me through the winter to answer questions you have about the training.
Daily messages - videos, emails, and notifications in the coaching app - to keep you motivated during the toughest season for a high school runner.
Ask Yourself These Three Questions:
- Do I have a well-thought-out integration of pre- and post-run work to keep me injury-free?
- Do I have a coach with years (or decades) of experience to help me reach my potential?
- Will I run PRs in track this spring without a comprehensive training plan this winter?
I want to help you have the best track season possible.
If you join me this winter you’ll get:
- A personalized training plan based on your fitness and training age
- Customized daily assignments including pre- and post-run strength work, as well as soft-tissue work
- Video library of both the pre- and post-run work, and the “little things” you’ll be doing to stay injury-free
- Daily messages from me to help you stay motivated during the toughest training months of the year
- Email access to me throughout the winter
- Gear! Nike Dri-Fit long sleeve shirt, cotton tri-blend t-shirt, a personalized copy of Consistency Is Key, two lacrosse balls and two mini-bands for soft-tissue work and strength routines
- Free enrollment in the Winter 2021 Virtual Camp Premium Package ($195) - Includes Nike Camp Shirt (December 27-31)
- Bi-weekly webinars – December, January and February – in which we'll discuss training and I’ll answer your questions
- Detailed, printable guides for nutrition and sleep, two keys to staying injury-free, and reaching your potential
- College recruiting video for you and your parents
Coach Jay's knowledge of the body and how it performs best leads to his incredible ability to turn a runner into a finally-tuned machine.
His track and strength workouts lead me to a national title at the US Cross Country Championships.
- Brent Vaughn, former Nike and University of Colorado Runner
Here's What High School Athletes Are Saying
"The summer training from Jay was great, as it was detailed just for me.
The pre- and post-run work was something hugely helpful that I wouldn’t have found on my own and by the end of the summer I could feel the improvement."
- Summer 2021 Athlete
"Your training made me a much stronger runner and I improved a ton this summer."
- Summer 2021 Athlete
"The summer training was really good to keep me motivated, organized, and most importantly injury-free.
The pre- and post- run work was great and even now I am in the habit of doing my post-run routine every day after my school’s practice."
- Summer 2021 Athlete
I was just like you.
I was a high school athlete who didn’t have a plan in the off-season. I know what it’s like to be fired up to train and dying to improve, but not know where to start.
As I explained in Consistency Is Key, it was a relief when I started running at the University of Colorado. I not only had a plan, but also a coach who could explain the rationale behind everything we did.
You don’t have to wait until college to have that same experience. I can help you make a jump in fitness this winter – a jump you need to make if you’re going to PR this spring – by giving you a daily, well-designed training plan.
We’ll then stay in close contact via emails and webinars (which are recorded if you can’t join me live) so that you get your questions answered.
"Coach Jay's summer training was fantastic for my son.
We were looking for the next level up for him and everything promised was delivered and more."
Coach Jay is accessible (to both kids and adults), responsive and attentive and most importantly clearly very knowledgeable.
Even as a lay person, I can see that my son is significantly stronger, faster, more flexible and has a better range of motion than when he started. He loved the challenge of the comprehensive program and is completely bursting at the seams for his first race.
- Jill M., mother of a high school athlete
"The results of Jay's training program are real."
My senior son and freshman daughter both participated in the program. Each of them had a program designed for them. The workouts were easy to follow once they viewed short videos from the video library provided to them.
As a parent who is now coaching their high school team, we are implementing many of the pieces into our workouts. Both of my kids are stronger and have increased their speed and endurance a great deal. They are prepared for the demands of cross country season and are excited to run. They work to achieve championship sleep for recovery and make sure to continue with rope stretching and other mobility work.
Jay’s Summer Program has been a valuable training experience in our house and I highly recommend anyone who wants to help their high school runner make strides in their running to do the program.
- Eva M., mother and coach of a high school and middle school athlete
A bit about me
I’ve coached high school, collegiate, and professional runners for more than two decades, including three USATF champions in cross country, indoor track, and road racing. I studied kinesiology and applied physiology at the University of Colorado, where I was a member of the varsity cross country team featured in Chris Lear's cult-classic Running with the Buffaloes. I earned my M.S. in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from CU in 2000. I ran modest PRs of 3:49.5/1,500m, 8:20/3,000m, 14:20/5,000m and 30:15/10,000m.
I’ve written two books. Consistency Is Key: 15 Ways to Unlock Your Potential as a High School Runner was published in June 2020 and has sold over 10,000 copies. Simple Marathon Training: The Right Training for Busy Adults with Hectic Lives has helped hundreds of runners toe the starting line injury-free and ready to PR.
I‘ve written for brands such as Nike, sites like PodiumRunner.com, and magazines including the much beloved but defunct Running Times. I’ve been quoted in several publications, including Wired, Outside, and Runner's World.
I post videos weekly on my YouTube channel, which has over 2.5 million views. I post on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn each week, though I typically don’t respond to DMs. You can email me at [email protected] if you think I can be helpful. For coaching inquiries put “coaching” in the subject line and I’ll get back to you promptly.
Let's Get Started
After enrolling you’ll fill out the intake form. I’ll reach out with any questions as I write your personalized training program.
Follow The Training
Once you’ve got your training, it’s time to put in the work. Getting out the door every day a run or work is assigned is a simple task, but it won’t be easy.
You can and should ask questions via email and in the webinars. You’ll also be getting daily messages from me. Make sure you read/watch them to ensure you’re getting the most out of the training.
I promise to keep the winter training focused and fun.
You simply need to be energetic and engaged in this process.
More about how my training works.
You want to get fit this winter and be ready to run PRs this spring. In order to do that you need personalized training. You’ll need progression runs and threshold runs, and you’ll need a thoughtful progression of strides to be ready to race fast in the spring.
Plus, you need to do the “little things” - strength and mobility work, as well as soft-tissue work – to stay injury-free.
Remember, if you can stay injury-free and have “consistency” describe this winter’s training, you’ll almost certainly PR in the spring.
The problem for most high school runners is they don’t have a comprehensive plan that combines all of these elements (if they have a plan at all). Any athlete dedicated enough to train in the winter should have a comprehensive plan.
I’ve been in your shoes and I can help you get fit this winter with an easy-to-follow training plan. You’ll understand why we do what we do, which will give you the confidence to get out the door in the winter months to put in the work. There will be plenty of challenging workouts and long runs, coupled with regenerative easy days.
Here’s how it works. You enroll for my coaching. Then you fill out the intake form (which you’ll take your time with) and I’ll use this to write your training. If I have questions, I’ll reach out to you to ensure that the training I write fits your specific needs and current fitness level.
Then it’s time for you to learn the system by watching the quick-start videos. After you watch those, you’ll email me questions or join me on the webinars to ask them. If you can’t make the webinars, you’ll both get the recordings within 48 hours and be able to ask questions beforehand.
If you make consistency your goal and get in 95% of the assignments, you’ll start team practices ready to have the best track season of your life.
But here’s the deal...
A hodgepodge of social media-sourced workouts and core strength exercises aren’t going to give you the best winter of training possible.
They might even lead to you being injured, since social media focuses on the hard days and not the recovery days needed to absorb workouts. The reality is that the self-coached athlete is often the most injured athlete. Don’t let that be you.
Join me this winter and get expert training to set yourself up for a fantastic track season.