Run Faster Podcast








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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!

Direct download: Jeff_Boele.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 8:47am MDT

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 college, check out, where he is one of the featured coaches. 

Direct download: Patrick_McHugh.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 7:23am MDT

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.


Direct download: Training_Week.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 1:04pm MDT

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 has been on the podcast in an early episode of the RFP - check that out for more running specific information.

Direct download: Brad.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 7:20pm MDT

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 .

Direct download: Doug.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 9:37am MDT

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. 

Direct download: Jeff_Messer.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 7:39am MDT

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.

Direct download: Strength_Training_Podcast.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 10:43am MDT

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 questions to

Direct download: 040_Updated_Marathon_Taper.m4a
Category:Running -- posted at: 5:36pm MDT

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 information presented applies to all runners.


Direct download: Dimity_Final.m4a
Category:Running -- posted at: 10:32am MDT

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  Enjoy!

Direct download: 038_Half_Marathon_Webinar_Finished.mp3
Category:Running -- posted at: 7:25am MDT