4 episodes

The High Performance Podcast will give you the inside scoop on the practical and philosophical journey towards high performance + intermittent interviews with various high performers.

High Performance Podcast Jonathan Marcus

    • Sports
    • 4.0 • 15 Ratings

The High Performance Podcast will give you the inside scoop on the practical and philosophical journey towards high performance + intermittent interviews with various high performers.

    Ep. 4 | Failure is a Myth

    Ep. 4 | Failure is a Myth

    In Episode #4 JM reflects on his coaching experience and observations from the 2018 USTAF Indoor Championships in ABQ, New Mexico.

    JM argues failure is a myth and explores this concept in detail and how divorcing oneself from the idea of failure could free both athlete and coach from wedding their identity and efficacy to the unpredictable outcome of a race.

    The episode culminates with a monologue on The Amateur vs The Pro Maxim #3:

    The Amateur stalls.
    The Pro acts.

    • 20 min
    #3 | Interview with Mike Smith, Director NAU Cross Country / Track & Field

    #3 | Interview with Mike Smith, Director NAU Cross Country / Track & Field

    On Episode 3, my guest is Coach Mike Smith, Director of the Northern Arizona University Cross Country / Track & Field program, and home of the back-to-back NCAA Men's Cross Country Champions.

    I ask Mike to give his views on 2 topics related to High Performance:
    1) Execution
    2) Coping

    As usual, his answers are insightful, original, and useful.

    I hope you find what is offered of incredible value.
    Thx // jm

    • 25 min
    #2 : Practical Interpretation of the Warm Up

    #2 : Practical Interpretation of the Warm Up

    In Episode #2 JM offers a Practical interpretation of the Warm Up procedure for competitive middle-distance & distance runners before
    1)running workouts
    2)races
    3)general training sessions

    JM considers the importance of Pre-Run & Post-Run exercises, employing dynamic drills as a movement screen and pre-workout activation reps as a method to get an accurate pulse on athlete readiness on the day.

    The episode culminates with a monologue on The Amateur vs The Pro Maxim #2:

    The Amateur gets disappointed.
    The Pro get better.

    Enjoy!
    // jm

    • 18 min
    Stimulus — Response — Adaptation cycle & Response Driven Preparation

    Stimulus — Response — Adaptation cycle & Response Driven Preparation

    This first episode is a Philosophical inspection of Response Driven Preparation theory in the training of competitive middle-distance & distance runners.

    JM unpacks the Stimulus--Response--Adaptation cycle in Response Driven Preparation to help you better apply your training design in the face of the chaotic realities which make up your athlete's environment in and outside of practice time.

    The episode culminates with a monologue on The Amateur vs The Pro Maxim #1:

    The Amateur visits.
    The Pro takes up residence.

    Enjoy!
    // jm

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

rwkennedy ,

Great interview with Mike Smith

Only heard the Mike Smith interview. Smith is a great thinker. Worthwhile.

RunSpired ,

No substance

20 minutes of pedentary commentary covering basic concepts which the most sub-elite of sub-elite runners already know, but as if groundbreaking.

coachg123 ,

Marcus is unbearable

Marcus needs his ego checked.

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