Danny Mackey is the head coach of the Brooks Beasts. He began his pro coaching career with a handful of athletes but quickly transitioned into the first and only coach for the Brooks Beasts. Danny has coached an Olympian, a World Record Holder, an American Record Holder, a Scottish Record Holder, and 4 World Medal winners. He focuses on helping professional athletes find their paths and overcome the complexities of high performance.
Danny talks about his career, what coaching looks like for him and being a whistleblower of the Nike Oregon Project.
What we talked about:
5:55- Danny’s own running career
11:10- Working with athletes to prioritize running
16:10- Working with athletes that are too laser focused on running
22:30- The cold plunge that he does
27:25- Getting the job at Brooks Beasts
30:10- Working at Nike and being a whistleblower on Alberto Salazar
49:35- Getting hired as the Brooks Beasts coach
54:55- Taking matters into his own hands when he wasn’t getting coaching jobs
1:01:45- Creating a team culture at Brooks Beasts
1:06:30- Coaching a wide range of distances
1:07:55- End of podcast questions
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