Jay Johnson is a running coach, writer, producer of RunningDVDs, and director of Boulder Running Camps and Boulder Running Clinics. Jay began running in fourth grade, continued through college where he ran at University of Colorado (CU), coached by the renowned Mark Wetmore. At CU, Jay was on the 1998 varsity cross country team written about in Chris Lear’s book Running with the Buffaloes.
In this episode we discuss Jay’s background in running from his middle school years to his experiences running at CU. He explains how he got into coaching and his proudest moments as a coach. Jay reveals the four pillars of his coaching philosophy, including what it means to run easy and the phenomena of cardiac drift. Lastly, Jay shares exciting developments with the Boulder Running Clinics and details on their information packed videos.