Jason Hartmann has enjoyed much success through running and still continues to improve recently posting a new half-marathon PR of 61:51 in NYC.
After becoming the captain of his high school cross country team that featured not only himself but also Dathan Ritzenhein he went onto successful running in college and a career as an American elite runner.
Some of his accomplishments include becoming a six-time All-American at the University of Oregon, a 4-time Olympic trials qualifier, winner of the 2009 Twin Cities Marathon, and for the last two years the top American finisher at the Boston Marathon finishing 4th overall in both 2012 and 2013.
In this episode Jason and I discuss not only his background and his career but dive into his training philosophies including:
- How he structures his training
- His current cross-training activities of choice
- Remaining calm and collected before, during and after races
- The process of formulating a race day strategy
- His mantra when things start to hurt
- Running in hot weather
- Overcoming adversity and coming back from missing big goals
We also cover some additional topics including:
- How to avoid beating yourself in the final weeks before a marathon
- Tips for the final days leading up to a race
- His most important workout before a half-marathon
- How his height of 6’3 impacts his running
- What’s next in his career
This episode offers a great insight into the preparation and training habits of a top American elite runner and he offers ways it can translate into your own running.
Do you find yourself having a great run and suddenly your phone or MP3 player throws you off your pace by giving you a song that is either too fast or too slow? I’ll share a brand new app called TempoRun developed by a team of student entrepreneurs and runners at Michigan State University that will ensure your music is always at the right tempo.