The On Track & Field Podcast!
By On Track & Field, Inc
The On Track & Field Podcast!Sep 19, 2023
Episode 97 | Colorado State Head Coach, Brian Bedard
Now in his 17th year as the head coach of the Rams, Brian Bedard knows all about building championship teams, culture and putting together a quality coaching staff.
Episode 96 | Texas Coach Edrick Floreal
Culture, recruiting, managing expectations, putting together his relay teams, and what it takes to lead one of the top D1 schools in the nation, coach Edrick Floreal does it all and shares his insights on this week's podcast.
Episode 95 | Dr. Brendan Thompson - All Things Hamstring Related
Episode 95 is all about hamstrings but were afraid to ask. How often can your athletes sprint, how to rehab a hamstring injury, what's the #1 cause of hamstring injuries?
Dr. Brendan Thompson, author of The Holistic Hamstring Handbook, shares his wealth of hamstring knowledge with us and has answers to all these questions and more.
Episode 94 | Jeff Perkins - Director of T&F, UCI
UC Irvine head coach, Jeff Perkins, talks all things recruiting for a college primarily known for academics and what kind of student-athlete he's looking for.
Episode 93 | World Athletics Championships Preview with Travis Miller
Will there be another 1500m world record set? Will the US sweep the 110m Hurdles at Worlds? Are Crouser and Mondo locks for gold? Is the women's 5k THE race to watch? Can the US relay teams get the stick around the track? Travis Miller answers all these questions and MORE!
Episode 92 | Russ Stevens - Product Mgr w/ Topo Athletic Shoes
Want to know what shoe you or your athletes should be in and why? We brought in a shoe specialist to help you figure it out.
Russ Stevens is the Product Manager with Topo Athletic and knows all there is to know about running shoes. Topo Athletic brings over 35 years of experience in the making of a high-end running shoe.
Episode 91 | Director T&F and XC, U of Illinois - Petros Kyprianou
A master at recruiting and building team chemistry, Petros Kyprianou, Director Track and field and Cross Country, joins J.T. and shares his insights on getting recruited, training and how just how important the weight room is to a track athlete.
Episode 90 | Assoc. Head Coach - Harvard, Kebba Tolbert
Now going in to his 13th season as the women's sprints / hurdles and horizontal jumps coach at Harvard, Kebba Tolbert shares his wealth of knowledge and insight on what it takes to be a top T&F athlete at one of the finest universities in the world.
Episode 89 | Cal Dietz, U of Minnesota Strength Coach
University of Minnesota's Strength & Conditioning Coach, Cal Dietz, joins this week's podcast and talks all things speed, movements and patterns that he uses while training some of the world's top collegiate athletes.
Episode 88 | Georgia Sprints & Hurdles Coach Karim Abdel Wahab
How do you develop an already talented college athlete? What are the 'little things' that make a BIG difference? Coach Karim talks about these and all things Georgia Bulldogs T&F. Tell us what you think, leave a comment HERE.
Episode 87 | Terrance Laird - American Sprinter - LIVE from Las Vegas!
Episode 86 | Donavan Brazier - American 800m Record Holder - LIVE from Las Vegas!
Episode 85 | USA Sprinter Aleia Hobbs - LIVE from Las Vegas!
LSU alum, Aleia Hobbs, joins J.T. from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and talks all things training, sleeping, diet and what she does to get ready for meet day. Tell us what you think, leave a comment HERE.
Episode 84 | Hobbs Kessler and Morgan Beadlescomb - Pro Adidas Mid-Distance Athletes LIVE from Las Vegas!
What's it like to be the future of USA mid-distance running? Morgan Beadlescomb and Hobbs Kessler are just that and join us from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to talk all things USA T&F and being professional Adidas athletes. Tell us what you think, leave a comment HERE.
Episode 83 | Trey Cunningham - LIVE from Las Vegas!
On Track & Field podcast alum, Trey Cunningham, joins us from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and gets candid about his training, what part of his race is his strongest and where he sees himself in 10 years. Tell us what you think, leave a comment HERE.
Episode 82 | Noah Lyles - LIVE from Las Vegas!
On Track & Field podcast alum, Noah Lyles, joins J.T. live from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and updates us on his training and his YouTube series and how he readies himself for race day. Tell us what you think of Noah on our blog HERE.
Episode 81 | Middle Distance Specialist, Craig Engels - LIVE from Las Vegas!
It's not everyday someone tells you they want to open a RV park, but middle distance ninja, Craig Engels, does just that as he joins us LIVE from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Craig talks about his career path and how he decided to go pro and how he became one of the premiere 800m runners the USA has ever had. Tell us what you think of Craig HERE.
Episode 80 | Olympian Raevyn Rogers - LIVE from Las Vegas!
Middle distance specialist, Raevyn Rogers, joins J.T. at Caesars Palace in Vegas for this week's podcast and talks about the respect she has for the 800m, the importance of speed training, her time as a Duck, and being a multi-sport athletes growing up. Tell us what you think of Raevyn HERE.
Episode 79 | Olympian Gabby Thomas - LIVE from Las Vegas!
American sprinter, Gabby Thomas, joins us at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and talks about her career from being a high school sprinter to being the face of USA's Olympic team. Gabby walks J.T. through her perfect 200m race and how her training has evolved over the years. Tell us what you think of Gabby HERE.
Episode 78 | Olympian Rai Benjamin - LIVE from Las Vegas!
USA Olympian, Rai Benjamin, joins us on this week's podcast as we kick off our exclusive "Live from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas" series. Rai sits with J.T. and talks about all things T&F including training during the pandemic, his days at USC, representing the USA at the Olympics and how training with fellow Olympians helped him break the 400m hurdle world record and run the 2nd fastest time EVER! Tell us what you think of Rai HERE.
Episode 77 | Mark Branstad - TrackingFootball.com
TrackingFootball.com, founded by Mark Branstad, is the only scouting service available that gives access to verified data on key athletic performance statistics, like track and field data. Tell us what you think HERE.
Episode 76 | Shannon Thompson - Mental Performance Coach
What can coaches do to help athletes better their mindset, deal with the everyday struggle of training and competing, and living in today's stressful world?
Shannon Thompson has been involved with NAU since 2016 and has helped transform their XC and T&F programs. She and J.T. talk about a few of the 'tools' and mechanisms she uses everyday to facilitate the mental aspect of one of the top programs in the country. Tell us what you think of Shannon HERE.
Episode 75 | Dr. Jordan Hart - All Things Shin Splints
Shin splints!!! What are they? How do you get rid of them? What exercises should you incorporate to help prevent them? Are Crocs, Ugg's or Vans an athlete's friend or foe?
This week's guest, Dr. Jordan Hart, is an expert on the subject and has answers to all these questions and more. This episode is a MUST share with coaches, athletes and parents.. Tell us what you think HERE.
Episode 74 | American Sprinter Noah Lyles - Part 2
3-time World Champion, Noah Lyles and J.T., pickup where they left off last week talking Noah's 4x100m relay 'dream' team (if Noah got to pick), the current state of T&F and who, if anyone, inspires Noah on the track. Tell us what you think about Noah HERE.
Episode 73 | American Sprinter - Noah Lyles! Part 1
One of the top athletes in our sport today, Noah Lyles, joins J.T. this week ( and next!! ) and talks all-things USATF including the future of T&F and how he's helping athlete's focus on their mental health and what's it like to hang out in the Olympic village, his current training regimen and philosophy. Tell us what you think about Noah HERE.
Episode 72 | TCU's Kyle Bolton - Assistant Director of Football Performance
Kyle Bolton helped TCU's football program finish #2 in the AP College polls by focusing on their speed and strength. Helping athletes get faster while improving their strength and preventing injuries is the focus on this week's 'cast and Kyle is an expert. Tell us what you think of Kyle HERE.
Episode 71 | Mechelle Freeman - TrackGirlz Founder & USA Women's Relay Coach
Former USA sprinter and current women's Olympic relay coach, Mechelle Freeman, joins J.T. on this week's podcast. Mechelle talks all-things relays and breaks down the 4 legs, talks 'stick speed,' who should run where and just how important is running the 4x400m relay. Tell us what you think of Mechelle HERE.
Episode 70 | Texas Tech Coach Keith Herston
Texas Tech's Keith Herston sits with J.T. and talks T&F in Texas, the X's and O's of the weight room, drilling and how being able to coach on the fly empowers his athletes. Tell us what you think of Keith HERE.
Episode 69 | USA Sprinter - Marybeth Sant-Price
MaryBeth Sant-Price joins J.T. for this week's On Track & Field podcast and talks about how her training from the age of 10 years old has set her up to be one of USA's top sprinters and how she's had to get creative with her practices. Also, what it's like to train mostly alone and how she's dealt with inquires along the way. Tell us what you think of MaryBeth HERE.
Episode 68 | Heptathlete Anna Hall
What does it take to win a heptathlon bronze medal at the World Championships and gold at the Outdoor T&F Championships? Anna Hall knows and has done both and this week sits with J.T. and talks all things T&F. Anna shares how she navigated her school career and personal life with professional life. Keeping a healthy balance between her training schedule, diet, sleep and many coaches is a talent in and of itself and Anna explains how she navigates them all. Tell us what you think of Anna HERE.
Episode 67 | Coach Carl Lewis - 9-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
University of Houston head coach and owner of 9 Olympic Gold and 1 Silver medals, Carl Lewis, hangs with J.T. this week and speaks candidly about the current state of U.S. T&F, what he looks for in a recruit and what it takes to compete at every level of our sport. Tell us what you think of Carl HERE.
Episode 66 | Travis Miller - Director of Social Media, NBC Sports
Ever wonder what it takes to run a major network's social media accounts? This week's guest, Travis Miller, walks J.T. through how managing multiple social media accounts, what to post and how to maximize hits, awareness and share the athlete experience and their story. Tell us what you think of Travis HERE.
Episode 65 | American Sprinter Marvin Bracy
Owner of 3 straight 60m U.S. National Championships ('14-'16), American sprinter, Marvin Bracy, joins J.T. on this week's 'cast. Marvin talks about his favorite exercises in the weight room, on the track and how his own maturity raised the bar in his day-to-day training. Tell us what you think of Marvin HERE.
Episode 64 | J.P. Nerbun - Founder of TOC Culture Consulting
As a coach or business leader, how do you develop team chemistry? How do you get your team members to 'buy in' with what your vision is? What's the difference between praise and affirmation? J.P. Nerbun, founder of TOC Culture Consulting and author joins J.T. on this week's 'cast and shares his proven method on how to build and sustain team chemistry and how you can create strong relationships with your team. A must listen for anyone who is in a leadership position! Tell us what you think of J.P. HERE.
Episode 63 | Sprints Specialist - Les Spellman
J.T. talks with Les Spellman, one of the most sought after experts on speed training. From training Olympians to NFL athletes to youth athletes, Les has a systematic approve to make you faster and in this week's 'cast, Les shares some of that knowledge with J.T. Tell us what you think of Les Spellman HERE.
Episode 62 | Olympic Decathlon Champion - Dan O'Brien
It's not everyday that we get to talk with an Olympic Gold medalist but this week, J.T. hangs with 1996 Olympic Decathlon champion Dan O'Brien and finds out exactly what it takes to compete in T&F's toughest event(s). Which events were Dan's favorite and why and which one was was least favorite? How to stay laser focused while training for the different events? What's life like post competing? Tell us what you think of Dan HERE.
Episode 61 | American Sprinter - Kenny Bednarek
Known as 'Kung Fu' Kenny, American sprinting stud, Kenny Bednarek sits with J.T. and talks all things T&F. From his early success in high school and placing 2nd at his state meet, to competing on T&F's biggest stage, Kenny shares what motivates him and how he outworks himself every practice. Tell us what you think of Kenny HERE.
Episode 60 | Challenger Strength's Coach Gerry DeFilippo
Ever wonder how to pair your weight room workouts with your training programs? This week's guest, Gerry DeFilippo, walks us through how to do just that. Plus, Gerry explains how to improve an athletes stride frequency and stride length at a young age. Tell us what you think of Gerry HERE.
Episode 59 | U.S. Triple Jump Legend - Christian Taylor
Christian Taylor, one of the greatest TJ'ers to ever compete, talks with J.T. and explains how he gets into his training mind set, what's it like to be a top field event athlete competing on the world's biggest stages and how track led him to his greatest love - his wife Beate Schrott. Tell us what you think of Christian HERE.
Episode 58 | Coach Brenton Emanuel
What's it like coaching at a university in a state with no professional sports team? Nebraska University's sprints and hurdles coach, Brenton Emanuel, explains what it's like to be a rock star at a "football" school and how he goes about recruiting track athletes from around the world and what his secrets are in landing those athletes. He also talks Nebraska culture and how's he's built up one of the top track programs in the nation. Tell us what you think of Brenton HERE.
Episode 57 | Coach Brian Weaver - Meet Director, CA State Championships
Buchanan HS (CIF-CE) Head Coach, Brian Weaver, joins J.T. and shares how he trains his XC teams (his girls are currently ranked #1 in the nation) to compete at a high level year-after-year. Brian also talks about the importance of his athletes being allowed to fully experience high school and be teenagers, while staying focused on training and competing. Tell us what you think of Brian HERE.
Episode 56 | Dr Andy Galpin
One of the foremost experts in the world on the science and application of methods to increase strength, hypertrophy and endurance performance, Cal State Fullerton's Dr Andy Galpin, joins J.T. to talk speed, hydration, and how much time can you spend training overspeed. Tell us what you think of Andy HERE.
Episode 55 | Marathoner Lindsay Flanagan
Distance ninja, Lindsay Flanagan, joins J.T. on this week's 'cast and talks strategies with training at altitude, training in both cold and warm weather and how to put together a marathon race plan. Tell us what you think of Lindsay HERE.
Episode 54 | Coach Mickey Miela
Episode 53 |THEE Ohio State's Coach Joel Brown
What does it take to get recruited by Ohio State's Coach Joel Brown? Easy...you gotta be competing against the top track athletes in the country. He wants to see athletes that don't shy away from top competition and how they fare in those races. Then he knows you as an athlete are going to train and work hard for him. Tell us what you think of Joel HERE.
Episode 52 | Pro Runner Rebecca Mehra
Stanford alum and pro runner for Oiselle and LittleWing Athlietics, Rebecca Mehra, joins J.T. on this week's podcast and shares her experiences running and competing at an early age at the Woodbridge invitational to turning pro and running on tracks biggest stages.
Episode 51 | Matt Taylor - CEO & Founder of Tracksmith
Matt Taylor founded Tracksmith more than 8 years ago focusing on the highest quality apparel and accessories for athletes. What started with a passion has quickly morphed into becoming one of the top producers of cross country and track & field events, podcast and blogs.
Episode 50 | Ernie Clark (San Jose State) & Bob Thurnhoffer (New Mexico) - 100m, 200m, & 400m Workout Ideas
Previous guests Bob Thurnhoffer and Ernie Clark return to join JT and share some of there favorite sprint workouts. JT, Bob and Ernie all share some of their sprint specific workouts and why they are favorites and how to best execute them.
Episode 49 | World's Greatest Founder & CEO Bob Ciosek
Bob Ciosek is the founder and CEO of World's Greatest, a new digital media company that partners with the top T&F athletes to promote and expand the reach of track athletes across the globe. World's Greatest is a docuseries that chronicles athlete's journeys, from the hard days of training, all the way to the podium.
Episode 48 | Coach Brian FitzGerald - Relay Specialist
With the World Championships happening this week in Eugene and the relay races just a few days away, can the USA Men's team take advantage of their 100m sweep and get the baton around the oval in record time? This week's 'cast is a repost from almost exactly 1 year ago, with Hall of Fame coach Brian FitzGerald joining JT to talk all things 4x100m and 4x400m relay related. All the nuances that go into the race and which athlete should run which leg and why. Which style of handoff is best, and which style is the riskiest. JT and Brian break it all down as we head into the relays this weekend.