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The Run Faster Podcast has a simple goal: to help runners run faster. Each week we give you simple information to run faster. If you like the show, please take a moment and rate us. To get more information from Jay and to subscribe to his newsletter, visit Thanks and have a great run today!

The Run Faster Podcast has a simple goal: to help runners run faster. Each week we give you simple information to run faster. If you like the show, please take a moment and rate us. To get more information from Jay and to subscribe to his newsletter, visit Thanks and have a great run today!
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The Run Faster Podcast has a simple goal: to help runners run faster. Each week we give you simple information to run faster. If you like the show, please take a moment and rate us. To get more information from Jay and to subscribe to his newsletter, visit Thanks and have a great run today!




Marathon: Phil Wharton

Phil is speaking at the 2018 Boulder Running Clinics Marathon Clinic. His presentations titles are "Essential Elements of Marathon Success" and "Key Principles of Marathon Training." The event will be streamed live on January 26th and 27th. All attendees, both in person and via the web, will receive HD videos of all of the presentations roughly three weeks after the clinic. Phil Warton is one of the most respected and sought after musculoskeletal therapists and trainers in the world. He...


High School: John O'Malley of Sandburg HS (IL)

John O'Malley is unquestionably one of the best high school coaches in the country. As the boys coach at Sandburg HS (IL) he has had teams run 7:46 or faster in the 4 x 800m the last four years. In cross country he has coached two Footlocker National Champions - Lukas Verzbicas (2009) and Dylan Jacobs (2017) - an accomplishment no other high school coach can claim. In these three excerpts from his full interview with High School Running Coach, he discuses the elements of success, the...


Q&A: Four Great Questions From Jim

In this Q&A I answer questions from Jim. He has read Simple Marathon Training and his questions are well informed. Thanks Jim! His questions are as follows. 1. Do you always prescribe minutes to even advanced runners? If so, why? 2. Can you run your easy days too easy? 3. During your fundamental phase, do you see value in hill sprints as well? 4. During your foundational phase, do you see value in starting to progress a moderate speed long run in distance to prepare for...


High School: Jonathan Dalby - Mountain Vista

Jonathan Dalby is one of the most successful coaching in the country. He had two teams qualify for the Nike Cross Nationals this past week. His boys earned a podium spot, finishing 3rd, while his girls team finished 6th. Only Fayetteville-Manlius had a higher combined team finish. In this interview, which are excerpts from his full length interview on, he talks about the elements of success, such as being consistent and putting in the work. He then goes ins a...


High School: Dan Iverson - Girls Coach at Naperville North

Dan Iverson is the girls coach at Naperville North HS in Naperville, IL. His girls finished 2nd this past weekend at the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN). In this podcast he talks about the culture and the structure of the team. He talks about the unique team camp his team to start the cross country season. He discusses the training his athletes do between the end of the cross country season and the start of outdoor track. Finally, Dan discusses the non-running things like drills, yoga and rope...


Greg Weich

Greg Weich has coached five Footlocker Finalists and this weekend his girls team will compete at the Nike Cross Nationals. In this interview Greg talks about individualizing training for athletes, training athletes on minimal mileage, what he learned from Joe Vigil. Greg is one of the featured coach in Season 1 of High School Running Coach. Check out the site for tons of free coaching advice from coaches like Greg Greg is a great coach and a great person, so this interview was a treat...


First 50 Episodes Recap

Wow! 50 episodes! If you're new to the Run Faster Podcast and want to know where to start, this episode will point you in the right direction. Thank you to all the guests who have joined me on the podcast - it's been a pleasure and an honor to talk running with you. Enjoy!


Josh Rowe

Josh Rowe is a well known figure in the running world, having worked at Nike, New Balance and now at Tracksmith. Josh and I have been friends for well over 15 years and he's one of the people I look up as he's always trying to make the sport better. He's made an significant impact on our sport at every career opportunity. I hope you enjoy this episode - the 50th episode of the podcast! - and I look forward to your feedback and comments. Email me at to let me...


Zeke Tiernan

Zeke Tiernan is a dear friend, in addition to being a very good ultra runner. He has great stories about his high school and college running days, in addition to sharing insights about ultra running, including his suggestions for how to run the best Leadville 100. Thanks Zeke for your time. Can't wait to share a run with you soon.


Manish Dhruv

Manish is a client who lives in India and who has bought into my system of training, embracing all of the elements and doing them to the best of his ability. He came to running as an adult and when we started working together he was on a run/walk program. Now he does 2+ hour runs most Saturdays, in addition to all of the SAM work. Thank you Manish for sharing your story.


Jeff Boele

Jeff Boele discusses how he has grown as a coach by attending the Altis high performance center in Arizona. Jeff is the new developmental coach of the Roots Running Project, a post collegiate running group in Boulder, CO. Prior to his coaching with Roots Jeff was one of the most successful high school coaches in Colorado. Thanks for your time Jeff!


Patrick McHugh

Coach Patrick McHugh discusses Vern Gambetta's GAIN conference/clinic and the impact it has had on his coaching. Coach Gambetta, who has been on the RFP, is a fantastic coach who has a great deal of knowledge about strength and conditioning, as well as track and field, has made GAIN a special opportunity for the serous and inquisitive coach. If you want to learn more about Patrick's training and how he has helped HS athletes run well in HS while setting them up for greater success in...


Training Tips: Planning a Training Week

How should you plan your training week? When should you do a long run? Should you do one workout or two workouts in addition to the long run? When should you do strides? When should you do strength work? In this episode Jay lays out the training week that 80% of his clients do to stay injury free and run well. Enjoy!


Brad Stulberg - Peak Performance

Brad Stulberg is the co-author, along with Steve Magness, of the new book "Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout and Thrive with the New Science of Success." Simply put, this is a must read for athletes and coaches. It's a combination of dozens of research articles that Brad and Steve have woven into a narrative that will help all of us perform at higher levels. Brad was a joy to interview and I hope you enjoy listening to the episode as much as I enjoyed recording it. Steve...


Training Tips: Training Insights from

In this episode we explore some of the highlights of High School Running Coach by interviewing Doug Petrick, a member of the site. Doug is always working to improve his craft as a distance coach and he share some of the most important things he's learned as a member of High School Running Coach. To learn more about the site visit .


Jeff Messer, PhD

In this conversation we discuss key findings in exercise science that directly impact running performance. For example, we discus the importance of macronutrient intake after exercise. We also discuss the fact that as runner's we're in "the business of building mitochondria." It's always a pleasure to get to speak with Jeff, so thanks to him for finding time out of his hectic schedule to conduct the interview.


Strength Training - Part 1

This episode focuses entirely on strength training and is taken from a webinar I recently conducted. If you can only listen to part of the episode, listen to the first 30 minutes as I address nine key points regarding strength training for runners. There were so many great questions asked during this webinar, so stick around to listen to the entire episode.


Training Tips: Marathon Taper

Tapering for the marathon is one of the most misunderstood aspects of racing a great race when the gun goes off. In this episode Jay talks about the importance of decreasing volume during a taper, yet keeping the intensity relatively high. He goes into detail as to how to do this, specifically talking about the length of long runs, when to run marathon pace workouts and when you should practice your fueling for the big race. What questions do you have about the marathon? Email your...


Dimity McDowell - Another Mother Runner

Dimity McDowell, along with her business parter, Sarah Bowen Shea, are the two mothers behind Another Mother Runner. AMR started as a blog, chronicling the challenges of being both a mother and a runner. AMR has three books for sale, a very popular podcast, as well as a strong social media following. This interview was a ton of fun - one of my favorites thus far. You don't need to be a mother to get a great deal out of this interview and I hope you'll check it out as the majority of the...


Training Tips: Half Marathon

This episode is a recording of a webinar I recently had the pleasure of doing for readers of my newsletter. The focus of the webinar is half marathon training, but just like the 5k and 10k webinar, many of the questions apply to all distances. A key theme in this podcast is that sound half marathon training is extremely similar to marathon training, with the key difference being the amount of glycogen an athlete has to run the two distances. If you like this format, email me at...