Episode 373: Steve Magness – Performance Coach and Author

Steve Magness is a performance coach, a writer, and is the author of several books including Peak Performance, The Passion Paradox, and the Science of Running. He is also the co-founder of The Growth Equation. You’ve heard from his business partner, Brad Stulberg, on this podcast. Steve was the track and field and cross country coach for the University of Houston. Back in the day, he also worked with the Nike Oregon Project and he was one of the whistleblowers on Alberto Salazar.

What we talked about: 

4:00- Introduction to Steve

5:25- Finding the balance between exploration and exploiting

9:20- How he met his wife

13:55- Steve’s running career

24:00- The decision to step down from coaching at the University of Houston

29:10- His work that he does consulting with sports teams

33:10- Defining a limiting factor

35:50- Overcoming writer’s block

41:00- How social interaction aids in recovery

48:25- Working with Nike Oregon Project and being a whistleblower on Alberto Salazar

1:02:35- Individualizing training

1:13:35- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

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