Magness & Marcus on Coaching show

Magness & Marcus on Coaching

Summary: Coaches Steve Magness and Jon Marcus team up to bring you an insider's view on coaching. Taking you inside the thoughts and conversations that usually occur behind the scenes. They bring a diverse background having both worked with athletes at the collegiate and professional level. They hope to bring a mixture of science, old-fashioned wisdom, and a touch of philosophy to help understand the process of coaching and maximizing endurance performance. For more information visit www.ScienceOfRunning.com

Podcasts:

 Episode 144: How to Deal with Failure | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:31

How do you handle failure? Do you freak out, let your anger get the best of you, or wallow in despair? Failure is a normal and expected part of racing. In fact, we ‘fail’ far more often than we succeed. In this episode, we dive into how to create an environment that frees athletes up to take risks, and fail. As well as how do we approach athletes after tough races and get their mind back in the right place. Steve & Jon Visit our Sponsor The Scholar Program is our one-stop shop for all things coaches education. Join the Scholar Program!From the science of running to history to the latest training programs, it has everything you need to coach better! We just added a new instant conversation service, that will allow all scholars to interact with Jon, Steve, and hundreds of other coaches instantly to help you solve your coaching issues! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 143: Training and Racing in Heat and Humidity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:14

How do you survive heat and humidity? In this week’s episode, we delve into the science and practice of training in hot and humid conditions. From heat acclimatization and strategies to mitigate the deleterious effects of heat and humidity, we keep you informed on the latest research and best practices. Steve & Jon Visit our Sponsor The Scholar Program is our one-stop shop for all things coaches education. We are running a special discount! Try the program for just $5 for the month! Join the Scholar Program!From the science of running to history to the latest training programs, it has everything you need to coach better! We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the generosity of Renato, we have over 100 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 142: Coaching an Olympic Medalist- A conversation with coach Danny Mackey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:05

In this episode, we welcome coach Danny Mackey to the show to discuss the training and preparation of Olympic Bronze medalist Josh Kerr. We dive into everything that went into preparing Josh for the games. From the training decisions, and workouts leading into the race to the psychology. How did he prepare Josh for the tactics? What did Danny do and say when Josh almost making it out of the heats? Danny dives in giving us the details on what it took to capture an Olympic medal. Steve & Jon Visit our Sponsor The Scholar Program is our one-stop shop for all things coaches education. During the Olympics, we are running a special discount! Try the program for just $5 for the month! Join the Scholar Program!From the science of running to history to the latest training programs, it has everything you need to coach better! We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the generosity of Renato, we have over 100 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 141: The Science of Warm-Ups and Cool Downs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:41

Warming up should be simple. Go jog around for a bit, do some drills and strides and you’re ready to go. In this episode we break down the science of two staples of running that are often afterthoughts. You’ll learn how warm-ups and cool downs aren’t just about priming your body to perform and then bringing it back to baseline, but also a stimulus for adaptation. Steve & Jon Visit our Sponsor The Scholar Program is our one-stop shop for all things coaches education. During the Olympics, we are running a special discount! Try the program for just $5 for the month! Join the Scholar Program!From the science of running to history to the latest training programs, it has everything you need to coach better! We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 100 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 140: The Power of Reflection- Looking back at dumb stuff we used to do. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:21

We are taking a trip back into the time machine. It’s time to look back at training and coaching that we used to do, that we now look back upon and ask “what in the world were we thinking?” This weeks episode is about reflection. Not only to laugh at our ignorance, but to learn from it. What are some of the items that we wonder why in the world did we do that? * Micromanaging our training and athletes* Drills to perfection* Endless core work instead of strength work* Elaborate and exacting race plans* Writing out the entire seasons training at the beginning of the year* Overreliance on one style or type of workout Steve & Jon Visit our Sponsor The Scholar Program is our one-stop shop for all things coaches education. During the Olympics, we are running a special discount! Try the program for just $5 for the month! Join the Scholar Program!From the science of running to history to the latest training programs, it has everything you need to coach better! We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 100 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 139: Why a perfectionist mindset is holding you and your athletes back. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:39

In this week’s episode we dive into how our striving to get better, to perfect every single thing may actually be holding us back. We dive into the disease of overplanning, what occurs when we chase the minutia and the distinction between fragile and robust athletes. Steve & Jon Visit our Sponsor The Scholar Program is our one-stop shop for all things coaches education. During the Olympic Trials, we are running a special discount! Try the program for just $5 for the month! Join the Scholar Program!From the science of running to history to the latest training programs, it has everything you need to coach better! We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 100 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 138: Big Meet Readiness- Preparing to Perform | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:01

How do you get prepared for the big meet? It’s not only about physical preparedness, but also your mental and decision making framework. In this episode, we cover everything from understanding and setting up your psychological framework to priming for performance to making better decisions. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned: The OODA Loop by John Boyd Visit our Sponsor The Scholar Program is our one-stop shop for all things coaches education. During the Olympic Trials, we are running a special discount! Try the program for just $5 for the month! Join the Scholar Program!From the science of running to history to the latest training programs, it has everything you need to coach better! We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 100 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 137: Fatigue and the Bear Jumping On Your Back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:09

We’ve all been there before. The bear jumps on our back in the final 200 meters. Our legs turn to lead and cease to function. What’s going on when the bear jumps on our back? In this episode we explore fatigue related to acidosis, H+, and more. And as always, tell you how to deal with it! Steve & Jon Visit our Sponsor The Scholar Program is our one-stop shop for all things coaches education. During the Olympic Trials, we are running a special discount! Try the program for just $5 for the month! Join the Scholar Program!From the science of running to history to the latest training programs, it has everything you need to coach better! We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 100 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 136: Hitting the Wall- Navigating Fatigue in Longer Races | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:57

Hitting the wall is a dreaded experience in the marathon. Your body runs out of energy and you feel like you are fighting your muscles every step. But what’s really going on? We don’t actually run out of energy. In this episode we dive DEEP into the physiology of hitting the wall and more importantly what you can do about it! Steve & Jon Visit our Sponsor The Scholar Program is our one-stop shop for all things coaches education. During the Olympic Trials, we are running a special discount! Try the program for just $5 for the month! Join the Scholar Program!From the science of running to history to the latest training programs, it has everything you need to coach better! We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 100 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 135: Performance Turnaround- How to Get Your Racing Back on Track | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:02

What do we do when it’s all going wrong? When an athlete seems to be headed in the wrong direction? In this weeks podcast we dive into how to get performance back on track. Do we take a week off, run easy for a while, change the workouts? Jon and Steve explore all the ways in which you can ‘disrupt the system’ to get athletes back on track. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned Visit our Sponsor The Scholar Program is our one stop shop for all things coaches education. From the science of running to history to the latest training programs, it has everything you need to coach better! We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 50 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Join the Scholar Program! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 134: Improving is Really Hard! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:38

In our early days or running, improvement comes easy! A little bit of training and our performance improves. We get fooled into thinking work and improvement are directly correlated. This is great for getting us to put in the work, but what happens when improvement slows down, when it becomes a jagged line? Do we return back to the work we did in high school when improvement came easy? Or do we try something different.This weeks podcast is all about figuring out how to improve when the going gets tough. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned: * Interview with Peter Snell Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 50 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Visit the Academy of Scholarship today! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 133: Track and Field: A Multibillion Dollar Sleeping Giant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:15

It’s time for a state of the sport check-in. In this episode, Jon and Steve take on the sleeping giant that is the sport of track and field. We discuss how to improve it, what we are missing, and how we need to change the narrative. From big ideas to small tweaks that we all can do, this epsidoe is chock full of takeaways on how to improve a sport we all love. Steve & Jon Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 50 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Visit the Academy of Scholarship today! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 132: The Coaches Guide to Sports Psychology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:10

As coaches, we obsess over the X’s and O’s. Did we get the training just right? But often it’s the mental side of the sport that makes much of the difference. In this episode we dive into what coaches need to know about sports psychology. We cover everything from anxiety, choking, motivation, and understanding our stress response and arousal. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned: Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology Performance Psychology: Perception, Action, Cognition, and Emotion Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 50 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Visit the Academy of Scholarship today! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 131: Workouts, Workouts, Workouts! What, How, and Why. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:18

In this episode we dive into the bread and butter of coaching runners, designing and implementing workouts. Jon and Steve discuss their favourite marathon, middle-distance, and 5k-10k workouts. What are they? When should you utilize them? Who are they for? If you love diving into the details of workout creation, this episode is for you. Steve & Jon Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 50 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Visit the Academy of Scholarship today! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

 Episode 130: When Is it Time to Pull the Plug? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:01

Coaching is easy when everything is going smoothly. But how do we know when to pull the plug on an athletes workout or season? What do we do when an athlete is struggling in a workout? Do we give them more rest, adjust the pace, or pull the plug? When a season is going in the wrong direction, do we rest and recover, change the stimulus, or call it a season? In this episode we explore the difficult decisions coaches have to make when things aren’t going well. Steve & Jon Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Renato Canova’s training. Thanks to the genrosity of Renato, we have over 50 training plans of world class athletes, numerous lectures, presentations and more! Visit the Academy of Scholarship today! Share your thoughts with us on social media: Steve: Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube Jon: Twitter and Instagram Ways to Listen and Subscribe to the Podcast:  iTunes Stitcher via E-mail Youtube Spotify

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