Jason Koop: Runner, Head Coach at CTS Ultrarunning (Ep.20)


  • How Jason got into running & coaching (1:40)
  • The early days of remote coaching (4:01)
  • Jason’s book Training Essentials for Ultrarunning (9:11)
  • What’s the current state of endurance science? (12:31)
  • Coaching “physiological anomalies” (15:20)
  • “Nonsensical” training aids & techniques (22:44)
  • Minimalist vs maximalist running shoes? (30:42)
  • Running the 330 km Tor des Geants (38:14)
  • Sharing your pain on social media (44:45)
  • What will the racing scene look like in 10 years? (47:39)
  • Jason’s coaching work today (1:04:50)

Jason Koop is a passionate runner, the author of Training Essentials for Ultrarunning, the head coach of CTS Ultrarunning, and someone who is not afraid to speak his mind. So Maddie Hart & I talk to Jason about his endurance coaching; “nonsensical” training aids & techniques; his recent running of the 330 km Tor de Geants; the current state of the minimalist / maximalist shoe debate; what he thinks the running scene will look like 10 years from now; and a *whole* lot more.

Running coach, Jason Koop, goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss his running career, how he got into coaching, his approach to coaching, and more
Jason Koop

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