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 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

 Episode 129: Getting Race Ready- Preparing to Perform After A Layoff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:25

How do you get ready to race after a long layoff? This might be something that you may be facing do to COVID or coming back from injury. In this episode we dive into how to get back into the groove of racing! Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Bill Bowerman’s High Performance Training Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Philosophy 301: Designing a Training Program. In this course, we cover everything from periodization to designing and manipulating workouts. Check it out! 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 128: Key Markers of Highly Effective Training: | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:15:59

What’s effective training? What workouts are the best for improving endurance, speed, fatigued resistance? In this episode, we dive into how to determined what effective training is, and how we define effective training. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Bill Bowerman’s High Performance Training Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Philosophy 301: Designing a Training Program. In this course, we cover everything from periodization to designing and manipulating workouts. Check it out! 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 127: Training Stimulus Threshold and Recoverability: The reason why you aren’t running as fast as you can. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:53

Everyone is different. We all recover at different rates for different workouts. In this episode, we explore why some athletes need work work, why others need more recovery, and how to identify and modulate your training to give each athlete what they need. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Athletic Development by Vern Gambetta Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Philosophy 301: Designing a Training Program. In this course, we cover everything from periodization to designing and manipulating workouts. Check it out! Visit the HPW 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 126: Strength Training Outside of the Weigh Room | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:51

Strength training can occur anywhere. It’s not dependent on the weight room. In this episode we explore ways to develop strength and power outside of the weight room. From utilizing sprints and hills to bounding, plyos, and throwing around heavy objects outside, we cover ways in which runners can develop strength outside of the traditional manner. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Athletic Development by Vern Gambetta* Easy Strength by Dan John* Super Running Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Philosophy 301: Designing a Training Program. In this course, we cover everything from periodization to designing and manipulating workouts. Check it out! Visit the HPW 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 125: Making Adjustments to Training | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:13

You’re at the track, watching a workout, when all of the sudden it starts to go south. Athletes are missing their splits, first by a few seconds, then by more and more. Do you pull the plug? Increase the recovery? Shorten the repeats? In this episode of the On Coaching Podcast, we dive into when, how, and why to make adjustments on the fly. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Super Running Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Philosophy 301: Designing a Training Program. In this course, we cover everything from periodization to designing and manipulating workouts. Check it out! Visit the HPW 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 124: Increasing Mileage: When, Why, and How. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:29

Should you follow the 10% rule for increasing mileage? Are you destined to be injured if you increase mileage too quickly? In this podcast we tackle all of the questions around mileage. How much, what does it do, when should we increase it, and much more. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Running Your Best by Ron Daws* Study on the 10% Rule in Increasing Mileage Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Philosophy 301: Designing a Training Program. In this course, we cover everything from periodization to designing and manipulating workouts. Check it out! Visit the HPW 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 123: Why Coaches Matter Now More Than Ever | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:18:13

The title says it all: we need coaches! Why? Coaches are there to not only motivate but to provide perspective. Whether you coach at the high school, college, or professional level, coaches spend more time with athletes than that athlete spends with any teacher, professor, or anyone else outside of those they live with. The impact we can hav is enormous. This episode is an ode to coaches and a look at what we all need to be doing right now. What does leadership look like? What should we be focused on? We explore leading during a crisis and much more. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Lincoln’s Melancholy by Joshua Wolf Shenk* Optimism Bias* Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Philosophy 301: Designing a Training Program. In this course, we cover everything from periodization to designing and manipulating workouts. Check it out! Visit the HPW 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 122: Periodization in the Good Times and Bad. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:10:28

Periodization sounds complex, but it’s really just how we plan and organize our training. Do you build a big base and then go short and fast with speedwork? Or employ a blended or mixed system? In this episode we break down periodization and discuss how to use it not only when things are going well, but when you are working on a compressed timescale. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * The Stress of Life by Hans Selye* Stress and Adaptation: Everything You Need to Know* Going to the Well and seeing God: How hard should our workouts be?* Stress Inoculation: Preparing for the Long Haul Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Philosophy 301: Designing a Training Program. In this course, we cover everything from periodization to designing and manipulating workouts. Check it out! Visit the HPW 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 121: You’re not working hard enough and you’re not recovering deep enough. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:02:50

Hard days hard, easy days easy. How much validity does that saying have? How hard should our hard workouts be? Should we jog slowly on recovery days or make them steady? In this episode, we dive into the balance between hard workouts and recovery days. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * The Stress of Life by Hans Selye* Stress and Adaptation: Everything You Need to Know* Going to the Well and seeing God: How hard should our workouts be?* Stress Inoculation: Preparing for the Long Haul Visit our Sponsor We’ve just launched a new course for the Scholar Program: Philosophy 301: Designing a Training Program. In this course, we cover everything from periodization to designing and manipulating workouts. Check it out! Visit the HPW 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 120: Peak Fitness vs. Peak Performance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:34

What’s it mean to be fit? What about to perform? Is there a meaningful difference? In this episode, Steve and Jon explore the continuum from fitness to performance. As we make our way from fitness to performance, the psychological demands shift. From high control to low. From low threat to high. Give this episode a listen if you want to see why some athletes are great at time trials but struggle at the championship, and what you, as a coach, can do about it. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Performance Under Pressure by Ceri Evans* Being Clutch isn’t magical; it’s trainable* What holds us back from performing? Our self.* This is Your Brain on Racing. Visit our Sponsor Want to up your coaching game? Try the HPW Scholar program. A massive library of coaching resources, courses, and podcasts that cover everything from training design, elite runners programs, and the psychology of performance. Updated every week with exclusive interviews, lectures, and training plans. Visit the HPW 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 119: Upgrading Lactate Dynamics: A Key to Running Faster Longer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:20

What’s it mean to improve the lactate threshold? What about lactate buffering capacity? In this episode, John and Steve take you down the rabbit hole of workouts designed to improve every part of the lactate curve. You’ll learn why traditional tempo runs push the lactate curve up, but you can also pull the curve. You’ll hear how even short fast workouts can influence lactate dynamics. We’ll cover the science, but more importantly, you’ll walk away with several new workout styles to make sure you athlete keeps adapting. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Workout of the Day: 3x1mile + 4×400* Workout to Improve Lactate Clearance* Acidosis Tolerance Training* Lactate Threshold: What the heck is it?* Non-Specific Lactate Work: Why You Need it Visit our Sponsor Want to up your coaching game? Try the HPW Scholar series. A massive library of coaching resources, courses, and podcasts that cover everything from training design, elite runners programs, and the psychology of performance. Updated every week with exclusive interviews, lectures, and training plans. Visit the HPW 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 118: The Future of College Sports and the NCAA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:23

The NCAA and college sports are in disarray. Facing a mass pandemic, postponement and cancelation of fall sports, and a growing understanding by the athletes the leverage that they have. With many of us wondering what in the world is the future of college sports, this week we brough on an expert, Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. to discuss it all. Dr. Pielke is a professor at the University of Colorado where he founded the Sports Governance Center. Roger’s expertise and interests are far and wide. And in this episode, we cover: 1) How we got to this point in NCAA sports. How the history of amateurism led us to a broken system. 2) What the current moment signals for NCAA sports. A pandemic, season cancelations, and a movement to pay players. 3) Possible sustainable paths forward for collegiate athletics. What does college sport look like in the next 5-10 years? Is there a sustainable model? Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * The Edge: The War against Cheating and Corruption in the Cutthroat World of Elite Sports * Follow Roger on Twitter Visit our Sponsor Want to up your coaching game? Try the HPW Scholar series. A massive library of coaching resources, courses, and podcasts that cover everything from training design, elite runners programs, and the psychology of performance. Updated every week with exclusive interviews, lectures, and training plans. Visit the HPW 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 117: Development Part 2- Middle Distance Training | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:08:16

The Middle Distance Events. That combination of speed and endurance makes them one of the most enjoyable but also challenging events to train for or coach. In this episode, we dive deep into the challenges of training for the 800m and 1,500m.We walk you through: * The wisdom of Percy Cerutty on coaching the mid-distance events.* Our mount Rushmore of mid-distance coaches and how they influenced training.* The balancing act- speed and endurance. How do you do it?* Periodization- How it’s different in the mid-distance events and in the modern era.* Training week examples from world-class milers and 800m runners.* The Build and Maintain principle of coaching. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * How They Train: Middle Distances * Better Training for Distance Runners by Peter Coe* Cerutty: Middle Distance Running* Joe Vigil’s Road to the Top Visit our Sponsor Want to up your coaching game? Try the HPW Scholar series. A massive library of coaching resources, courses, and podcasts that cover everything from training design, elite runners programs, and the psychology of performance. Updated every week with exclusive interviews, lectures, and training plans. Visit the HPW 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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