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 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

 Episode 116: Endurance Development- Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:06:46

It’s time for a deep dive into training. This week begins a multi-part series on the development of an athlete. We start with the intake process and deciding where to go with the athlete, and move on to what kind of training the athlete should do. For this week, we focus on the 5k and up, the distance events.We walk you through: * Event Demand + Athlete Characteristics = Training Program.* How to find the weak link in the chain, and then what to do about it?* Periodization based on the individual athlete.* Setting a foundation with pure speed and general endurance. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Sprint Training for distance runners* How to Classify Runners* Research on the Individual Response to Training* A Brief History of Interval Training 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 115: Fartleks, Alternations and the Lost Workout Style | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:19

Fartleks, the wonderful invention of Gusta Holmer in the 1930’s, is something we are all familiar with. Run hard for a minute, jog for a minute, repeat twenty times. But in today’s world where everything is measured and coaches rely on that feedback to adjust workloads, the fartlek is becoming a lost art. In this episode, we go deep on what fartleks are, what they do, and where we have misinterpreted them. We go into the natural evolution of Holmer’s original idea, discussing how Kenyans utilize the concept and Renato Canova’s use of alternations as a modern incarnation of the workout. We hope that you walk away with a new appreciation for fatlek workouts, and more so, have some new ideas on how to implement them into your program. Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * An explanation of Canova and the use of alternations* Gunder Hagg and the use of Fartlek* A Brief History of Interval Training 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 114: Do Fast Times Transfer to Being Competitive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:04:00

Do the fastest athletes always win? The ones who come in with the best seed time. The athlete who threw down that fast mile at Mt. Sac or a blazing 5k at Stanford? If not, how come?In episode 114, we explore the world of racing. What does it mean to be competitive and can we train racing as a skill? The track world is two different sports rolled into one. The first, a time trial type sport, where we try to set ourselves up to run as fast as possible. Then, once the championship season starts, it’s as if we’ve ditched the old rules and implemented new ones. Now, it’s all about racing. Are you coaching competitiveness or compliance? As a note for this month during COVID, we are offering a 50% off of the HPW The Scholar Program, use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Herb Elliott: The Golden Mile 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. We are offering a 50% off during COVID-19. Visit the HPW The Scholar Program and use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER 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 113: Being Fit Doesn’t Mean Running Fast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:07

“He’s really fit! They’re going to run really well!” How many times have you heard a coach excitedly proclaim that, only to see their athlete perform poorly? It happens to all of us. We’re left scratching our heads after the race. They were crushing workouts, we might think. How could they not put it together?In episode 113, we take on the concept of fit, but not fast. As coaches and athletes, we correlate fitness with performance, but it’s not a 1:1 correlation. In the episode, we discuss how to translate fitness to performance, why that disconnect exists, and what we can do about it. As a note for this month during COVID, we are offering a 50% off of the HPW The Scholar Program, use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * The Bondarchuk Method* Herb Elliott: The Golden Mile 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. We are offering a 50% off during COVID-19. Visit the HPW The Scholar Program and use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER 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 112: The Myth of Losing Speed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:12:33

One of my pet peeves when discussing endurance work is the concept of losing speed. In the middle distance world, this concept of losing speed is widespread. Go to any coaching conference, hang around enough coaches, or just talk to your athletes and you’ll hear this concept over and over. It’s used as an argument against doing any kind of aerobic work, regardless of sport or event. It’s thought that only those “slow” distance kids should do long work because speed doesn’t matter much in their world. So they can afford to be slow. But here’s the thing, if you are losing speed that much during training, it’s not the long aerobic work that is doing it, it’s that your training sucks.In this episode, we discuss why athletes tend to lose speed and what they can do to maintain or develop it. As a note for this month during COVID, we are offering a 50% off of the HPW The Scholar Program, use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * The Science of Losing and Maintaining Speed* Podcast with Tony Holler* Arthur Lydiard: The Father of Modern Training 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. We are offering a 50% off during COVID-19. Visit the HPW The Scholar Program and use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER 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 111: Top Mistakes Highly Motivated Athletes Make and Why | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:35

Highly motivated athletes are the best to coach. You don’t have to worry if they got their run or workout in, they are always eager to train, perform, and do what’s necessary to get better. But, there are pitfalls that even the most well-intentioned athletes need to be aware of. The higher the motivation, the greater the likelihood of overtraining. In this episode, we go over what to watch out for in motivated athletes, including: * They fall for the more is better fallacy* They tie their identity to what you do* They lose perspective and are unable to zoom out* They have difficulty stepping off the merry go round As a note, we are offering a 50% off of the HPW The Scholar Program, use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * The Jordan Rules* The Passion Paradox* How Economists rode math to become the new astrologers 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. We are offering a 50% off during COVID-19. Visit the HPW The Scholar Program and use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER 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 110: Endurance Speed or Speed Endurance? Which approach should we take? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:32

Should we start with speed first or endurance? Do you start with a large base of easy running before layering on the speed work, or do we start with running fast before extending it? Those are the questions we tackle during this weeks On Coaching Podcast. Highlights include: * What lens are you seeing training through? A physiological one or neuromuscular/biomechanical one? * Why did Lydiard win out against Igloi, Stampfl and the speed based programs?* What can we learn from the speed based coaches, and should we ever go against our training philosophy? As a note, we are offering a 50% off of the HPW The Scholar Program, use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Arthur Lydiard’s Training Schedules* Bob Schul’s training for the Olympics. Speed work for distance runners.* Podcast with Alan Webb 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. We are offering a 50% off during COVID-19. Visit the HPW The Scholar Program and use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER 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 109: The Fine Line Between Serious and Obsessive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:45

Are you serious, committed, willing to put in all the work? If so, you’re a coaches dream. But your commitment can hold you back if it comes from the wrong place. In episode 109, we discuss the difference between being serious and obsessive about your craft and how that impacts your long term development. Topics covered include: * Serious = sustainable and caring* Obsessive = Driven by fear, angst. Almost like an addiction* Being secure vs. insecure in who you are and your confidence in your abilities often determines what route you go.* The role enjoyment plays in development as an athlete.* How do we cultivate athletes who are serious and committed, but have the self-awareness to step back when they are headed towards obsession?* The interplay between hard and easy training. And why recovery training is vital to “fill your bucket” back up. As a note, we are offering a 50% off of the HPW The Scholar Program, use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * The Last Dance- Documentary on Michael Jordan* The Passion Paradox– Harmonious vs. Obsessive Passion* Greg Lemond’s Complete Book of Cycling– Chapter 6 on training Visit our Sponsor Final Surge is a training log designed for athletes, coaches, and teams. They are giving listeners of the podcast 10% off by using the coupon code ONCOACHING For coaches, it makes assigning workouts and designing training plans a breeze. It allows copious amounts of feedback from athletes, and even a message board for your athletes to interact, creating team bonding from afar. For athletes, it’s a sophisticated log that can track just about everything. How do we know it’s good? I utilize Final Surge with my athletes as a way to plan, track, and receive feedback on all of their training. Check out Final Surge and receive 10% off by visiting http://www.finalsurge.com/oncoaching and using the coupon code ONCOACHING  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

 Episode 108: Secrets Revealed- Developing Championship Runners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:07:58

In episode 108, we dive into what it takes to become a championship level athlete, whether that championship is at the high school state meet, the NCAA championships, or a national or international title. covered include: * The importance of developing the athlete, the person staring back at you. * Raising the Floor versus Ceiling* It matters more to put yourself in the position to win consistently, then to actually win.* Lessons from Michael Jordan * Lessons from Alan Webb and how he wasn’t a high mileage runner, but he was a high volume one! As a note, we are offering a 50% off of the HPW The Scholar Program, use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * The Last Dance- Documentary on Michael Jordan* Confidence comes from raising the floor, not the ceiling* Interview with Adam Didyk- Exclusively available to the Scholar Program- Jon and Steve’s Coaches education program! Visit our Sponsor Final Surge is a training log designed for athletes, coaches, and teams. They are giving listeners of the podcast 10% off by using the coupon code ONCOACHING For coaches, it makes assigning workouts and designing training plans a breeze. It allows copious amounts of feedback from athletes, and even a message board for your athletes to interact, creating team bonding from afar. For athletes, it’s a sophisticated log that can track just about everything. How do we know it’s good? I utilize Final Surge with my athletes as a way to plan, track, and receive feedback on all of their training. Check out Final Surge and receive 10% off by visiting http://www.finalsurge.com/oncoaching and using the coupon code ONCOACHING  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 107: A Track and Field New World Order: Make Track Great Again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:38

In episode 107, we dive into what the sport will look like when we emerge from our current pandemic, and how it will have to change. We dive into a slew of topics, aimed at re-imagining our sport. Major sports (NFL,NBA, MLB) change their rules and playoff structures while keeping their history intact, how do we do the same? Topics covered include: * We need to shift to seeing track and field as entertainment. * How do we develop a coherent storyline for our sport?* What does the future of college track and cross-country look like? Do we need to go a more regional model? * What does it look like if we don’t have college football in the fall? As a note, we are offering a 50% off of the HPW The Scholar Program, use the COUPON: STRONGERTOGETHER Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * Guts and Genius: The Story of Three Unlikely Coaches Who Came to Dominate the NFL in the ’80s * The Scholar Program- Jon and Steve’s Coaches education program!- For a FREE MONTH, use the COUPON: BetterTogether Visit our Sponsor Final Surge is a training log designed for athletes, coaches, and teams. They are giving listeners of the podcast 10% off by using the coupon code ONCOACHING For coaches, it makes assigning workouts and designing training plans a breeze. It allows copious amounts of feedback from athletes, and even a message board for your athletes to interact, creating team bonding from afar. For athletes, it’s a sophisticated log that can track just about everything. How do we know it’s good? I utilize Final Surge with my athletes as a way to plan, track, and receive feedback on all of their training. Check out Final Surge and receive 10% off by visiting http://www.finalsurge.com/oncoaching and using the coupon code ONCOACHING  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 106: The Hot Hand and The Science of Streaks: A Discussion with Ben Cohen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:19:03

In episode 106, we bring on author Ben Cohen to have a discussion on streaks, the role of science and expertise in decision making, and our propensity to see patterns where they may not exist. His new book, The Hot Hand, is a fantastic read. We hope you enjoy the discussion, as it’s filled with insight that will help your coaching, including: * The lessons from a farmer on how to perform when uncertainty is high and control is low: Play defense. Remember the long game. Control what you can control. Prepare for the worst and hope for anything remotely better. Always stick to principles over patterns.* Is having an outsider’s view beneficial to your team or thinking?* The role of control and circumstance in performance.* How to weigh experience when making decisions?* The battle of science versus practitioners. How do we value each?* The way science should work- “The capacity for discomfort is the mark of an honest scientist.”* And what role does the hot hand play in running and can we engineer it? As a note, we are offering a FREE month of the HPW The Scholar Program, use the COUPON: BetterTogether Steve & Jon Resources Mentioned in the Podcast * The Hot Hand by Ben Cohen* Range by David Epstein* Surviving Uncertainty* The Scholar Program- Jon and Steve’s Coaches education program!- For a FREE MONTH, use the COUPON: BetterTogether Visit our Sponsor Final Surge is a training log designed for athletes, coaches, and teams. They are giving listeners of the podcast 10% off by using the coupon code ONCOACHING For coaches, it makes assigning workouts and designing training plans a breeze. It allows copious amounts of feedback from athletes, and even a message board for your athletes to interact, creating team bonding from afar. For athletes, it’s a sophisticated log that can track just about everything. How do we know it’s good? I utilize Final Surge with my athletes as a way to plan, track, and receive feedback on all of their training. Check out Final Surge and receive 10% off by visiting http://www.finalsurge.com/oncoaching and using the coupon code ONCOACHING  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

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