The goal of GoGoRunning is to help each person reach their personal goals no matter what they are. Whether you are trying to run your first race, lose weight or set a personal record, we are here to help your training sizzle. With videos that show you how to do everything running and fitness related, we have provided you with a one-stop shop for your running and fitness needs. If there is a topic you would like see on our site let us know. Our goal is to keep you motivated with tips about running, nutrition, core/drills training, cross training, and much more! Our hope is that you will come to enjoy the process of your training and not just the end results.
Jay Stephenson is the Founder of GoGoRunning. Jay served as the Head Coach for cross country and distance track at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia from January 2006 through March of 2012. Currently Jay is CO-Owner of GoGo at The Shoe Box (a local running and shoe store) located at 1018 Martha Berry Blvd, Rome GA 30165. Jay is currently coaching all levels of athletes.
With over 15 years of competitive running and coaching experience, Jay has acquired a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in coaching people of all ages and abilities. As an athlete Jay was the 2004 USATF Club Steeplechase National Champion and a 3-time All-American in cross-country and track and field. He has PR’s of 29:43 for 10k, 14:18 for 5k, 8:53 for 3k SC, and 4:12 for the Mile.
In 2003, he began to run because he wanted to quit smoking and lose some weight. Weighing in at 200 pounds (at 5’6”) and smoking a pack a day Daniel knew that something had to change. Growing up he thought he was not athletic nor did he play sports. However, one day while at a friend’s apartment gym Daniel got on a treadmill and his life has never be the same! First it was only one mile per day, five days a week. By the 4th week, he had had quit smoking and gradually, as time moved on, he lost 60 pounds.
The next step for him was signing up for some races. Starting with a 5k, working and then working his way up to a 10K and then a half marathon. The biggest step for Daniel however was yet to come….