EP. 090

Danny Mackey – 090


Danny Mackey is a former Hansons-Brooks runner, Olympic Trials qualifier and currently the Head Coach of the Brooks Beasts Track Club. The Brooks Beasts is a running team owned by one of the top clubs in the US dedicated to middle and long-distance runners. He has a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics, has experience working at Nike’s Sports Research Lab, and has coached Olympians and various collegiate athletes.

Show Notes:

Websites and Social Media Links

Website – Brooks Beast Track Club

Facebook – Brooks Beasts TC

Twitter – @BeastsTC

Instagram – brooksbeaststc

YouTube – brooksrunning

People and Resources mentioned:

Steve Magness

Dan Pfaff

Izaic Yorks

Josh Kerr

Sarah Bair


0:00 – 1:43 – Robbie intro’s the show and asks Danny to introduce himself

1:44 – 10:30 – Robbie asks Danny about the training of elite middle-distance runners

10:31 – 19:25 – Robbie asks Danny about the importance of training general qualities with middle-distance athletes

19:26 – 20:33 – Robbie and Danny talk about his concurrent programming

20:34 – 26:15 – Robbie asks Danny about chronic overload and acute relieving syndrome

26:16 – 31:56 – Robbie asks Danny about nutrition and recovery big rocks with his athletes

31:57 – 37:56 – Robbie asks Danny about sleeps role with his athlete’s recovery

37:57 – 46:25 – Robbie asks Danny about the importance of manual therapy in the training of elite middle-distance runners

46:26 – 53:58 – Robbie asks how Danny plans out his teams annual training cycle

53:59 – 55:03 – Robbie asks Danny about how he organizes his weekly training cycles

55:04 – 57:36 – Robbie wraps up the show!