157 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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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 157: The Floundering Athlete: Ways to Reengage them and Reinvigorate their Performance

    Episode 157: The Floundering Athlete: Ways to Reengage them and Reinvigorate their Performance

    What do you do when it all goes wrong? When an athlete is struggling, overtrained, or just not feeling good anymore? In this episode, we provide strategies for how to get athletes back on track from an emotional and psychological standpoint, as well as a training and physiological standpoint.







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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 156: Does what you’re measuring actually matter?

    Episode 156: Does what you’re measuring actually matter?

    In this episode, we take on the importance and value of measurement. Should you wear a GPS watch, measure HRV, heart rate, power, or lactate? We break down the balance you need to have between measurement and feel.







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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 155: Getting the Most Out of People: How to inspire, encourage, and sustain excellence

    Episode 155: Getting the Most Out of People: How to inspire, encourage, and sustain excellence

    How do we get the most out of our athletes? How do we help them get as close to their potential as possible? In this podcast, we talk about striving for excellence and giving people the freedom to perform. Steve and Jon outline the attributes needed and what we should do as coaches to develop them?







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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 154: The Ultimate Coach: A little bit rebel, a little bit scientist.

    Episode 154: The Ultimate Coach: A little bit rebel, a little bit scientist.

    Coaching is about balancing contrasting forces, the coach who relies on intuition and feel with the part of you who relies on objective data and science. The best coaches in history, from Lyrdiard to Cerutty to Bowerman, find a happy middle place, knowing when to stick with history and what’s worked, and when to push to new boundaries and ideas.







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    Episode 153: Athlete Profiling: Accelerant to Performance development

    Episode 153: Athlete Profiling: Accelerant to Performance development

    Athlete + Event = Training Model. We don’t train for events, we coach athletes, with their unique abilities, to be able to take on an event. In this episode we dive into how to classify different athletes based on their physiology and psychology. This athlete profiling will help determine what type of workouts you do, how you sequence your training, what type of mileage, and much more. From Fast Twitch vs. Slow Twitch to using speed, power, biomechanics, and more we talk about classifying athletes in order to help you coach them better.







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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 152: The Science of Training Loads- Developmental, Retentive, Restorative

    Episode 152: The Science of Training Loads- Developmental, Retentive, Restorative

    We tend to simplify training into either hard workouts or easy days. In this episode, we bring you the nuance of training. Instead of hard and easy, we like to classify training as either building, maintaining, or restoring. You’ll learn why Canova includes a lot of ‘in-between’ moderate days. And why Alan Webb’s ‘easy days took 3-4 hours. Join us in this conversation on the nuance of training loads.







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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
285 Ratings

285 Ratings

neal quenton cassidy ,

Learn About Coaching

Steve and Jonathan provide AMAZING ideas and strategies for running coaches and coaches of other sports alike. Thanks for your time and hard work, guys!

mro680 ,

Very informed and informative

Great training advice from a couple of experts. Great show for athletes of any level who want to structure their training and know what works.

Bemusedddddd ,

Great Podcast

There are very few resources out here for endurance coaches as this one. Their Scholars Program provides even more context and training, as well. I appreciate you both bringing in different experts (Joe Vigil, Mike Smith (the erudite NAU coach), amongst others) gives a great view of how to get at coaching athletes at various levels.

I echo the discussion on mic etiquette, fellas, but that’s a minor correction that doesn’t lessen the overall content of this FREE resource.

Please bring on Ed Eyestone and Mike Smith after next month’s (fingers crossed) nationals. I’d love to hear their thoughts expounded upon in an open forum beyond the guesswork from the 7 minute comparison in the scholars program.

I seriously cannot thank you enough for this podcast.

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