About Jon Wade Running Coach

My Running Journey

I wasn’t always a runner. Sure, I ran track in junior high and loved it, but that was it for many years.

It was around age 26 when I started training at a Muay Thai gym in Oceanside, CA. I learned how poor my cardio and endurance really were. My coach at the time got me out on the road doing 2, 4, and 6-mile runs a few times a week. Honestly, I wasn’t excited about it, but I did love how I felt when I saw real improvements in the ring.

Fast forward a few years, I moved back home to Indianapolis and got talked into running my first race, the Mini Marathon. The idea of running 13.1 miles at the time seemed out of reach, but I’m always up for a challenge. The training was fun, disorganized, inconsistent, and discouraging all at the same time, but I made it. This was my first experience at any road race, and from that day forward, I was hooked!

Since that first race, I have become devoted to running, racing, and training, soaking up as much knowledge and experience as possible. Countless 5ks, 10ks, half-marathons, and a handful of marathons, and it never gets old! The running community is truly unique, and I am happy to be able to share my knowledge and training with anyone ready to hit the road! Let’s go do some crazy stuff!!