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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

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 17 Ratings

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

    Episode 135: Performance Turnaround- How to Get Your Racing Back on Track

    Episode 135: Performance Turnaround- How to Get Your Racing Back on Track

    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.







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    • 59 min
    Episode 134: Improving is Really Hard!

    Episode 134: Improving is Really Hard!

    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.







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    • 51 min
    Episode 133: Track and Field: A Multibillion Dollar Sleeping Giant

    Episode 133: Track and Field: A Multibillion Dollar Sleeping Giant

    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.







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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 132: The Coaches Guide to Sports Psychology

    Episode 132: The Coaches Guide to Sports Psychology

    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.







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    Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology







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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 131: Workouts, Workouts, Workouts! What, How, and Why.

    Episode 131: Workouts, Workouts, Workouts! What, How, and Why.

    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.







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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 130: When Is it Time to Pull the Plug?

    Episode 130: When Is it Time to Pull the Plug?

    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.







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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

adrenalinejunkie68 ,

This is my favourite podcast in the world

That’s the review.

Espress00 ,

Good conversational content.

Easy to listen to and generally pretty informative. A suggestion for the hosts, especially Marcus, is to mute your mic when slurping your coffee.

Number 1!!!! ,

Great source of knowledge

Whether you're a new coach, an experienced coach or an athlete, you will always leave the podcast reflecting on something contained in each episode.

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