180 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 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 178: The 10 Timeless Guiding Principles of Distance Running Training

    Episode 178: The 10 Timeless Guiding Principles of Distance Running Training

    We often get lost in the details. Arguing over the final 1%, whether we should run at lactate threshold or critical velocity? Whether 200s or 300s are best for milers? In this episode we outline 10 timeless principles that stand the test of time. If you follow these, you’ll succeed! Nail the basics!







    If you haven’t yet, check out Steve’s new book: Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness.















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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 178: Running Half Truths: Advice to Be Ignored

    Episode 178: Running Half Truths: Advice to Be Ignored

    Every sport has the items that many of us seem to believe, that are ingrained in the history of the sport, that have no foundation or backing. In this episode, we explore those half-truths. We’re aided by a pamphlet written fifty years ago, with insight that we’ve forgotten.







    If you haven’t yet, check out Steve’s new book: Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness.















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    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!















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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 177: Sympathetic Overdrive- How to Get Out of Stressing Out!

    Episode 177: Sympathetic Overdrive- How to Get Out of Stressing Out!

    Athletes stress out…a lot! And once you are in stressed mode, it’s hard to get out of it. You can’t sleep hours after competing because your mind is still racing and your body is still buzzing. You can’t let go of the tough loss. It lingers. In this episode, we talk about how to move from stress to restore, recover, and repair mode.







    If you haven’t yet, check out Steve’s new book: Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness.















    Steve & Jon







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    The Scholar Program is our one-stop-shop for all things coaches education. And we’ve added a new feature! The Scholar Clubhouse is an interactive chat system that gives you instant access to Jon and Steve, as well as 150+ other brilliant coaches.







    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!















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    • 1 hr
    BONUS: Sink or Swim, Survive or Thrive

    BONUS: Sink or Swim, Survive or Thrive

    Welcome to this special bonus issue. Steve does his best revisionist history impression, telling you the story of Paul Bear Bryant’s famous Junction Boys football camp, while discussing the origins of ‘old school toughness.’







    This is adapted from his new book Do Hard Things, which you can check out wherever books are sold. It’s currently on sale!







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    • 22 min
    Episode 176: Individualizing Training in Larger Settings

    Episode 176: Individualizing Training in Larger Settings

    Individualizing training is easy at the professional level. You’ve got a handful of athletes, all very good, and can adjust as needed. In larger settings, it’s much more difficult. The athlete’s abilities are spread out, there’s only one of you, and practice can be more akin to herding cats. In this episode, we explore how to balance individualization with large group training.







    If you haven’t yet, check out Steve’s new book: Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness.















    Steve & Jon







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    The Scholar Program is our one-stop-shop for all things coaches education. And we’ve added a new feature! The Scholar Clubhouse is an interactive chat system that gives you instant access to Jon and Steve, as well as 150+ other brilliant coaches.







    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







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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 175: Fast Losers-Racing vs. Time Trialing

    Episode 175: Fast Losers-Racing vs. Time Trialing

    Racing is a skill. How do we get comfortable in a pack? Running from the front, or perhaps stuck in the back? How do you deal with the rising tension of a tactical race? Steve and Jon discuss all of this in more in helping your athletes develop the skills of racing!







    If you haven’t yet, check out Steve’s new book: Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness.















    Steve & Jon







    Visit our Sponsor







    The Scholar Program is our one-stop-shop for all things coaches education. And we’ve added a new feature! The Scholar Clubhouse is an interactive chat system that gives you instant access to Jon and Steve, as well as 150+ other brilliant coaches.







    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:







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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 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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