Episode 135: We welcome Dr Jason Karp who has been a competitive runner since sixth grade. Dr. Karp is also a coach and the bestselling author of 8 books and over 400 articles. We talk about several issues including cardio, mental health benefits fo running and the importance of coaches and athletes knowing about the Female Athlete Triad.
1:10 Background on how he got started getting interested in running
2:29 Did you become interested because you had success?
3:40 In high school did you continue sprinting or did you move up in distance?
5:08 In high school did you know you wanted to take this career path?
6:50 Where did you decide to go to school?
11:33 Was your intention to keep coaching after this process?
11:58 What level of coaching are you doing right now?
12:44 You are a big supporter of running while not all exercise trainers are a believer in cardio, you even wrote a book called Run Your Fat Off what do you find so beneficial about the sport?
14:05 So how do you Run Your Fat Off?
16:11 How often do you hear “I can’t run” and how do you overcome that?
17:58 You have a book called Developmental Concept for Cross Country, what is that about?
19:38 One of the things that many young women need to be aware of, and I would argue that coaches really need to be aware of is the Female Athlete Triad, what do coaches and athletes need to understand?
23:50 I went to a clinic with Jay Johnson a few years back, and I don’t remember the exact number, but they looked at incoming female athletes in college and it was some off the wall number like 70% were not eating enough calories for their athletic needs, can you talk about how important calorie intake is?
26:53 As a male high school coach you mentioned these conversations can be uncomfortable for high school girls, this is where we need to loop the parents in
28:00 For more information is the Running for Women the best place you have for information on this?
28:25 What is the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification program for coaches and trainers?
31:07 You mentioned some of the benefits of running mentally, can you talk about some of the mental benefits of running?
33:17 You have 8 books, is there another one in the works?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? – Joe Sheehan
Current trainers you are wearing? – Hoka
Favorite race? – Mile
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? – Chocolate Milk
Your favorite workout – 400m reps