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The Coaching Runners Podcast helps coaches hone their craft via in-depth interviews with elite coaches and accomplished athletes, as well as sports scientists and strength and conditioning coaches. Jay Johnson hosts the show. Links and notes from each episode can be found at

Dec 21, 2019

Kim O’Malley is a Youth Development Specialist with 20 years of experience designing and delivering leadership curriculum in a wide range of settings. Kim has been a public high school teacher, head cross-country and track coach, an outdoor trip leader, a parent education facilitator and a professional...

Oct 2, 2019

Alex Ostberg is currently entering his 5th year at Stanford University, where he has been an All-American in both cross country and track. This podcast is rooted in a presentation Alex did at the 2019 Boulder Running Camps titled, "The Ten Things I Wish I Knew As A High School Runner." Alex is passionate about both the...

Aug 11, 2019

Dr. Rebecca Breslow is a Sports Medicine physician in Boston, Massachusetts. She has specific interests in running and road race medicine, non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, sports injury prevention, fitness and exercise. 

A graduate of Yale University, Dr. Breslow did her medical training at Harvard...

Jun 16, 2019

Tonya McDonough is the girls cross country and distance coach at Iowa City Liberty High School in Iowa City, Iowa.


This conversation focuses on summer training for high school girls, specifically Tonya’s three juniors who want to make a jump this summer.

The starting point for the conversation is a brief overview of...

Jan 16, 2019

Howard Russ just completed his 11th season as men’s and women’s head coach for Beavercreek High School in Beavercreek, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton.

In 2018, Russ’s girls won their first OHSAA Division One state
championship, and Russ had his first state champion individual with junior Taylor Ewert. Ewert is a 4-time...