About this episode

This is Part 2 of a 3-Part episode recorded at the Endeavorun Austin retreat. Find Part 1 on the RaceMob podcast and Part 3 on the 80/20 Endurance podcast.

The conversation is from a live panel discussion between Matt Fitzgerald, Bertrand Newson, Amanda Brooks and Dr Asher Henry, hosted by Jake Tuber and Hanna Hunstad.

The four panelists are all coaches and in this episode they answer 3 key questions:

  • What do you wish more of your athletes knew?
  • What will you not do as a coach?
  • What do you wish more athletes would ask you as a coach?

In this episode we talk about:

  • going all in on your goals
  • consistently over perfection
  • “slow” is not a bad word
  • easy days easy
  • the power of language
  • fitting in with the running community
  • the lost art of rest and recovery
  • nutrition and sleep for improved performance and injury prevention
  • structuring training for everyday runners: running, strength workouts, and complete rest days
  • the role of coaches
  • coaches not promising quick results
  • staying in your lane and listening
  • the coach-athlete relationship
  • finding the perfect coach
  • not setting limits and replacing “can’t” with “can”
  • not being afraid to ask why and questioning

If you liked this conversation and want to be a part of the next Endeavorun Retreat in Boulder, follow @endeavorun on Instagram.

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