The None to Run Podcast

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To join the April 2017 None to Run Challenge:

A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College, Mario has coached both elite and age-group runners and was the men’s marathon coach for Costa Rica at the 2012 Olympics.

Most recently Mario helped start Ekiden, a company that leverages technology to bring a great human coaching experience to more runners. He shares his thoughts on running and other topics that interest him in the morning shakeout, his weekly email newsletter to which I subscribe to and look forward to reading each week.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Mario’s photography hobby and coffee habit.
  • Lessons Mario has learned during his time as a runner and coach that applies to runners of all levels.
  • Some specific running workouts that beginners can do to break up the monotony of slow running.
  • Ways you can recognize when progress is being made, besides running speed.
  • Mario’s non-negotiable aspects of a good running training program.
  • Mario’s favourite strength exercises and a simple routine to elicit athleticism and make you a better runner.
  • The benefits of having a running coach.
  • Mario’s favourite running books.
  • And more!

Enjoy the show!

Direct download: Mario_Fraiolo_podcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

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30-Day None to Run Challenge (starts April 1, 2017):

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Our guest today on the podcast is Coach Jay Johnson.

Jay Johnson has coached collegiate, professional and adult runners for more than fifteen years. Jay has also coached three US champions (cross country, indoor track and road racing) and has helped dozens of adult runners PR over distances from 1 to 100 miles.

Jay earned his Masters of Science in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado, a degree he started working on while running on the varsity cross country team which is chronicled in the book Running with the Buffaloes.

In this episode, you will learn:
  • The most common mistakes made by beginner runners.
  • Whether or not there is a place for walking in a beginner running program.
  • How to best transition from running with walk breaks to continuous running.
  • The best way to warm-up before a run.
  • What you will notice when you start performing strength and mobility work as part of your running plan.
  • Jay's recommended stretching routine.
  • Specific workouts to help break through plateaus in your running.
  • Why you must run "strides".
  • And much more!
The show notes for this episode with be at - there you'll also be able to download the transcript to this episode.
Please enjoy my chat with Jay Johnson.
Direct download: Jay_Johnson_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm EDT