242 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

Magness & Marcus on Coaching Steve Magness

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 341 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

    240: The Science of Zone 2: Why it’s misunderstood and how to apply it successful in your training.

    240: The Science of Zone 2: Why it’s misunderstood and how to apply it successful in your training.

    Everyone is talking about zone 2! What is it, what do we get wrong, and how do we utilize it correctly. On this episode we dive deep into the science to understand aerobic training practices. Steve & Jon Check out the Scholar Program The Scholar Program is our one-stop-shop for all things coaches education. It…

    • 54 min
    239: The Science of Overuse injuries and rehabilitation for distance runners.

    239: The Science of Overuse injuries and rehabilitation for distance runners.

    It’s time to talk about injuries, those dreaded things that pop up that derail a season. How do we prevent them, bounce back from them, and much more. Steve & Jon Check out the Scholar Program The Scholar Program is our one-stop-shop for all things coaches education. It has 20+ courses plus an online interaction…

    • 57 min
    238: When workouts don’t work: The art of the audible

    238: When workouts don’t work: The art of the audible

    What do you do when it all goes wrong during a workout? You call an audible! In this episode, we walk you through how and when to adjust a bad workout. Steve & Jon Check out the Scholar Program The Scholar Program is our one-stop-shop for all things coaches education. It has 20+ courses plus…

    • 53 min
    237: Medium Dig Cycle: When and why to purposefully dig a hole in training.

    237: Medium Dig Cycle: When and why to purposefully dig a hole in training.

    Is it every worthwhile to dig yourself a hole? It turns out the answer is likely yes! In this episode we go through Jerry Schumacher’s medium dig cycle, Canova’s special block training, and much more. Learn when to go a little bit more, to get long lasting gains. Steve & Jon Check out the Scholar…

    • 52 min
    236: Hard work vs. Overtraining: Finding the Sweet Spot for Optimal Adaptation:

    236: Hard work vs. Overtraining: Finding the Sweet Spot for Optimal Adaptation:

    Training is about adaptation. We have to apply the right stimulus that is just strong enough, without overwhelming us. It’s about embarrassing the body. In this episode, we discuss where the line is between overreaching and overtraining. Steve & Jon Check out the Scholar Program The Scholar Program is our one-stop-shop for all things coaches…

    • 53 min
    235: The science of Flow states: How to turn it on and recapture it when it’s gone.

    235: The science of Flow states: How to turn it on and recapture it when it’s gone.

    How do we get in the zone to perform at our best? This week we tackle the psychology of performance. Steve & Jon Check out the Scholar Program The Scholar Program is our one-stop-shop for all things coaches education. It has 20+ courses plus an online interaction system with 500+ other coaches! And we’ve added…

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
341 Ratings

341 Ratings

lthl ty ,

Favorite coaching podcast

Really great topics and conversations! I am a collegiate field hockey coach and find the topics and conversations very insightful.

Scott0025 ,

Where Science Meets The Nuance of Coaching

These two gentlemen do a terrific job of combining their joint experience, with current running trends, technology and science to create the best run coaching podcast on the market. They recognise their bias when they have it and do a really good job of following the science. This is a podcast strictly about running for runners and coaches. I’ve incorporated a lot of their suggestions into my training and coaching with good results.

Keep up the great work!

fpoonline ,

Update: Great content; poor mic/audio technique

Update: Aug. 2023--sad to say, I'm unsubscribing: can't handle the loud and disruptive sound of Steve constantly bumping/banging on his mic.

I appreciate the content, suggestions, historical context, and general tone of caring towards the athletes. Thanks for sharing your expertise. Steve, for the sake of your listeners, please exercise these basic mic techniques: please stop jostling/banging your mic (you do this on your Growth Equation podcast, too), and please use your mute button if you feel a cough coming on. I don't drink alcohol, but for those who do and who enjoy drinking games: "eck-cetera." :-)

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