Take the Guesswork Out of Training with the Track Training System
Your athletes will stay injury-free and run PRs.
You'll spend less time on training and more time coaching.
"One of the best decisions I've made as a coach is reaching out to Jay about the Track Training System."
- Jennifer Found
"Every single one of my runners has had a PR in either the 800 or 1500!"
- Todd Roerig
"Everything Jay said would be in the Track Training System was - the training plans, pre and post-run work, webinars, and videos...even the PRs!"
- Nanette Fawcette
The Track Training System (TTS) includes:
24-week Training Plans
Daily workouts for 24 weeks for 800m, 1600m and 3200m, for both boys and girls. Plus four plans in February using four coach's meet schedules as case studies.
Pre- and post-run Training
Detailed pre- and post-run routines that fit the theme of each workout. A video library of each is included and accessible through the app, which you can use at the track.
TTS on Your Phone
Every video in the TTS can be viewed on your phone. Training videos, explanations of workouts, and webinar recordings can be consumed anywhere.
Plans for All of Your Athletes
Daily plans for athletes ranging from "no prior training" up to athletes that will run 90+ min long runs. Kids stay injury-free with these progressive plans.
You'll get several warm-ups routines in the TTS. You'll get the main warm-up, plus warm-ups for meet days. We even have a warm-up for kids who are doubling at a meet.
Priority Email Support
In addition to regular webinars to answer your questions about the training, TTS coaches get priority email support throughout the season.
Lifetime Access to the TTS
Lifetime access means there’s no end date to your access to the content. Once you enroll, you have access to the training plans, the videos, the pre- and post-run videos, as well as all of the webinar recordings indefinitely. The TTS is updated every season, and you can join the webinars each season to ask your question.
Is your program where you want it to be? If not, ask yourself these three questions:
- Do I have an optimal training plan for my athletes that I’m confident will lead to PRs?
- Do I fully understand how to integrate pre- and post-run work into training to keep them injury-free?
- Am I spending too much time planning training and not enough time building relationships with athletes?
This system keeps kids injury-free and helps them run PRs.
It saves you time planning training, so you can do what you love: coach.
Take a Tour of the Track Training System
In this concise video you'll see the videos, the workouts, the post-run documents, etc., that are in the Track Training System.
Check it out!
The Best Coaches Do This
The best coaches have spent years devising and refining a training plan that works for them. Patient trial and error, with good note-keeping and logical adjustments, result in a useful system.
But there’s a better way.
You can speed up this process and take your program to the next level this season, rather than several seasons from now.
Plus, a great track season will propel your program to a fantastic cross country season.
A system that works in any environment
I’ve coached for more than two decades, including Olympic Trails qualifiers at 800m and 1,500m, as well a USATF National Champion at 3,000m.
I’ve written dozens of training plans for high school athletes and coaches. As a result, I have a system that will work in any environment. Once you learn the system, you can make minor adjustments to optimize the training for you.
I’ve shared all the details of my system, with volumes and intensities appropriate for high school athletes of varying training ages, in the Track Training System.
The Track Training System (TTS)
If you join me you’ll get lifetime access to the following:
- Multiple 24-week plans for 800m, 1600m and 3200m
- A video library of all pre- and post-run routines you can watch on your phone at the track
- Detailed post-run training that will keep your athletes injury-free
- Videos explaining the rationale behind each workout
- Five webinars from December through May to answer questions about the training (which will be recorded)
- Priority email support from me throughout the winter and spring
- Articles and video updates throughout the season to help you implement the training
Why Wait to be Elite?
I was just like you.
I was an eager coach willing to put in the hours to have a great team and help athletes reach their potential. I loved writing training (and still do). I took decent notes throughout the season to make adjustments for next season.
The problem is, I coached at the college level for eight years before I had a system that worked for 800m, 1600m and 3200m. While some of the key elements of the system weren’t new, the integration of the pre- and post-run work was. And the focus on continuous track workouts for milers and 3200m runners are elements in my system that took years to optimize.
Don’t get me wrong, writing training is one of my favorite parts of coaching.
But I could have gotten to a level of mastery sooner if I’d started using an effective system to start, then adjusted it for my environment over 3-5 years.
I can shave years off your learning curve by giving you training that works this season.
You’ll learn the rationale behind the training and, as the season progresses, you’ll learn how to make your own adjustments. We’ll do this together: you and I and the other committed coaches in the course. I’ll answer questions during the webinars, and you can email me throughout the season.
There’s no reason it should take you years to make your program one of your state’s best.
While I can’t help you with the challenging work of recruiting talent, I can take the guesswork of training and help you learn a system that works in any environment, one you can own over the coming years.
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.
Here’s how we’ll work together to help your athletes run big PRs this spring:
- You’ll enroll in the course and get immediate access to all teaching modules, plus the pre- and post-run videos.
- Then you’ll watch the video modules explaining the training rationale.
- Next, you’ll study the 24-week 1600m fundamental training plan. There are multiple training plans – for 800m, 1600m and 3200m – you’ll have lifetime access to.
- Add the webinar dates and times on your calendar. If you can’t make it live, you can still ask questions in the app that I’ll answer during the webinar or via video or text afterward. The recording of the webinar, including a separate audio file (which you can listen to like a podcast), will posted within 48 hours.
- You can also ask questions about each video module and each training document on the app or your computer.
- Throughout the season, you can ask questions within the Track Training System modules, or you can email me.
Here's a Sampling of the Videos in the Track Training System
These videos are a few of the videos you'll watch when you enroll
Four Elements of Each Training Day
Each training day we'll do a warm-up, then a run or a workout, we'll rev the engine with strides, then we'll do post-run work.
The long run is a crucial part of the TTS. We'll do a weekly long run for much of the TTS (though we will replace it with a progression run at key times in the season). Learn how strides are used in the run, and learn how this workout teaches athletes to run by feel.
Farther or Faster (or Both)
It's crucial that athletes finish their challenging aerobic workouts saying either "I could have gone farther" or "I could have gone faster." There are also instances where they need to be able to say they could have done both.
Free Video - Consistency Is Key and the Track Training System
This is the same video you'll watch when you join the TTS. If you don't have a copy of Consistency Is Key we'll send you one when you enroll in the TTS.
"I have read and re-read CIK. The kids have copies as well. I understand the chapters clearly. NO problem. But watching the video just reminds me of what an awesome message CIK delivers to athletes as we leave XC behind and transition into track season prep." - Coach B, TTS Coach