Episodes
Coach Koop discusses how athletes are Complex Adaptive Systems and how subjective feedback can be integrated into training. Paper discussed Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or Audible. Information on coaching- www.trainright.com Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop
Published 11/24/22
Luca Filipas a PhD researcher and coach out of Milan, Italy. Re-Release episode from January 2022. You can find Luca’s work here- https://www.lucafilipas.com/ Luca on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/lucafilipas Luca on Twitter- https://twitter.com/LucaFilipas Paper discussed- Effects of 16 weeks of pyramidal and polarized training intensity distributions in well-trained endurance runners Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or Audible. Information on coaching- www.trainright.com Koop’s Social...
Published 11/17/22
Published 11/17/22
In this episode, AJW speaks with three legends of ultrarunning, John Medinger, David Horton, and Scott Mills, to discuss the current state of the sport and their thoughts about what the future holds for the next generation of Ultrarunners. John:  Facebook @johnmedinger David Facebook @davidhorton Scott Facebook @scottmills Information on coaching- https://trainright.com/ Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop Buy Koop’s new book...
Published 11/10/22
Stephanie Case is a well-known figure in trail/ultra running, not just for her success in crazy, tough races (Tor de Glaciers, Hardrock, The Barkley Marathons), but for her outspokenness about women’s rights. Stephanie spearheads tough conversations concerning inclusivity for women in our sport- pregnancy deferrals, quotas for women in races/lotteries, and more. If she couldn’t be any more admirable, Steph also works in conflict zones as a Human Rights Advocate. Free to Run:...
Published 11/04/22
In this episode, AJW speaks with two of America's most popular Race Directors, Candice Burt and Jason Green, to discuss the current state of the sport and their thoughts about what they hope ultrarunning will look like in the next decade. Jason:  https://yetitrailrunners.com/ Twitter @yeti_runners IG @yetitrailrunners Candice: https://www.destinationtrailrun.com/ Twitter: @runcandice IG @runcandicerun Information on coaching- https://trainright.com/ Koop’s Social...
Published 10/28/22
Still in his 30s, Dylan Bowman has enjoyed a remarkable ultra-running career. During the past 10 years, Dylan has had ample experience being coached by Koop. In this episode, he shares some of the ups and downs of the past decade and looks ahead to a promising future in the sport. Instagram: @dylanbo Twitter: @dylanbo Website: https://freetrail.com/ Information on coaching- https://trainright.com/ Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop Buy Koop’s new book...
Published 10/21/22
Kaci Lickteig, known to many as the Pixie Ninja, is one of the most popular personalities in Ultrarunning.  Her incredibly positive spirit is infectious. In this episode, you will learn all about her 8 Western States finishes, her challenges with injuries over the years, and her incredible relationship with her coach, Jason Koop. Instagram: @ultrarunnerkc  Twitter: @runner_kc  Facebook Kaci Lickteig Information on coaching- https://trainright.com/ Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram-...
Published 10/13/22
Jessie discusses her rise in cross country skiing to become the most decorated US cross country skier in the history of the sport, what her training is like, why she loves being a professional athlete, and how the US women have shattered the glass ceiling in cross country skiing. We also talk about her eating disorder and how it changed her life path when she sought out help. Lastly, Jessie talks about being a winter athlete in a changing climate and the importance of her work with Protect...
Published 10/06/22
Stephanie Howe, Corrine Malcom & Sarah Scozzaro take you through their personal experiences with injuries. Learn how they navigated through the injury process and their time away from running. They share what they did well and what they did not so well, along with what they learned going through this process. As coaches, they discuss how their personal experience makes them better coaches and can help athletes navigate this difficult time. Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or...
Published 09/29/22
Claire Bernard Miller, DPT on common issues amongst runners, how our feet are more important to preventing injuries than we know and why we should all seek pelvic floor physical therapy. Activate Physical Therapy & Wellness: https://activateptw.com/ Gait happens: https://www.gaithappens.com/ Claire Bernard Miller IG: https://www.instagram.com/activatephysicaltherapy/ Information on coaching-https://trainright.com/ Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop Buy Koop’s new book...
Published 09/22/22
In this episode, Dominic Guinto, CTS Athlete Services Director discusses how to build a valuable coach-athlete relationship.  Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or Audible. Information on coaching-www.trainright.com Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop
Published 09/15/22
Coach Jason Koop speaks with Dr. Justin Ross on mental skills for ultrarunners. How can ultrarunners use awareness, focus, and concentration to improve their performance? How does optimism play a role in training and on race day? Does the meaning we attach to numbers like pace and vertical have an impact on how we view performance? We talk about what ultrarunners can do TODAY to improve their mental skills. I found this conversation fascinating and immediately actionable. Buy Koop’s new...
Published 09/08/22
Coach Koop sits down with coaches Stephanie Howe Ph.D., AJW, Darcie Murphy, and Ryne Anderson to discuss what they are doing with their athletes’ transition phase. Koop’s blog on off-season- https://trainright.com/off-season-for-ultrarunners-setting-up-your-transition-phase/ Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or Audible Information on coaching-www.trainright.com Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop
Published 09/01/22
Coaches Sarah Scozzaro and Nicole Rasmussen discuss why and how to start an off-season strength training program with practical examples. Sarah’s article on home setups Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or Audible Information on coaching- www.trainright.com Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop Sarah’s IG Previous podcasts with Sarah and Nicole 
Published 08/25/22
Jason Koop sits down with CTS coaches Chantelle Robitalle and Ryne Anderson to discuss what they learned through the year. We discuss how to deal with a crisis of confidence, crewing, and pacing and how to set up the right amount of volume for your next training camp.  Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or Audible Information on coaching- www.trainright.com Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop
Published 08/18/22
Paul Burgum is a Social Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Youth Worker, and more recently a Ph.D. researcher at Durham University. Paul has developed a successful strategy for achieving that begin by simply taking on his own lifelong demons. Paper discussed- How Mood Variability is associated with enhanced performance during ultrarunning Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or Audible Information on coaching-www.trainright.com Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop
Published 08/11/22
Sian spent over 10 years providing sport science support to athletes and coaches in Olympic, Paralympic, and professional sports across high-performance environments in Great Britain and New Zealand. She began her career working as a Physiologist with British Swimming in the lead-up to the London 2012 Olympics, before obtaining an applied Ph.D. in statistical modeling of sports performance from AUT University while working with Swimming New Zealand. Sian then took up a strategic role as...
Published 08/04/22
Arash Khassetarash is a post doctorial associate at the University of Calgary with expertise in biomechanics.  The paper that was discussed can be found here.  You can find the uphill and downhill running webinars here.  Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or Audible Information on coaching- www.trainright.com Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop
Published 07/28/22
John Fitzgerald is a CTS Senior level coach. During this episode, we discuss our very different training strategies leading up to the 2022 Hardrock 100.  Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or Audible Information on coaching- www.trainright.com Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop
Published 07/21/22
Meredith Terranova is a performance nutritionist to many of today’s top ultrarunners. She has been helping her clients reach their nutritional goals since 2004.  Through Meredith’s guidance, her clients have reached goals ranging from losing weight, wellness nutrition, race nutrition, training and recovery nutrition, and others using a real-world nutrition approach. During the course of this conversation, we discuss Meredith’s approach to nutrition planning, how to find the right foods for...
Published 07/14/22
Do ultramarathons affect males and females differently? How does this impact performance and training? This episode of the KoopCast explores that question with Nick Tiller PhD and coach Corrine Malcolm. We use Nick’s recent paper ‘Sex-specific physiologic responses to ultramarathon.’ Nick on Twitter Nick’s website Corrine on Twitter Corrine on Instagram Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or Audible Information on coaching- www.trainright.com Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop
Published 07/07/22
The weekend training camp is an essential element of most ultrarunner’s training programs. Coaches Ryne Anderson, Cliff Pittman, and host Jason Koop discuss how to set up the most effective training camp possible inclusive of goals, volume, and the right timing relative to your race.  Ryne Anderson is a CTS Expert coach located in Knoxville, TN. He has been coaching ultrarunners since 2018 and joined CTS in 2021. Ryne has run and coached numerous athletes with limited access to mountains that...
Published 07/01/22
Borja Martinez Gonzalez is a Research fellow and Adjunct professor at the University of Bolognia. After graduating in Sport Science and Physical Education at the University of Leon (Spain) in 2013. He subsequently completed an MSc in Sport Science for Optimal Performance from the University of Kent (UK) in 2015. He successfully passed his PhD Viva in 2022 at the same institution. He joined the University of Bologna as Research fellow (2021) and Adjunct professor (2022). His main research...
Published 06/23/22
Ben Rosario is the Executive director of the Hoka Northern Arizona Elite team. In this episode, we discuss what makes a great elite training team and how culture can help drive performance.  NAZ Elite Buy Koop’s new book on Amazon or Audible Information on coaching- www.trainright.com Koop’s Social Media Twitter/Instagram- @jasonkoop
Published 06/17/22