136. Danny Mackey, Head Coach, Brooks Beasts Track Club, On Mindset & Training From Jiu Jitsu to Running

Danny Mackey has been the Head Coach of Brooks Running track team, the Brooks Beasts Track Club in Seattle since 2013. During his tenure as the Brooks Beasts Head Coach, Mackey has led multiple athletes to U.S. top-5 and world top-25 rankings. During today’s conversation, Danny and I sync up about where his career in coaching began, how he landed his dream job at Brooks Running, and how he is coaching and motivating athletes during COVID. Danny also shares his unique training philosophy, approach, and mindset, and where his love of Jiu Jitsu empowers him for success. Danny Mackey has done a lot of things since getting his Masters Degree in biomechanics and exercise physiology from Colorado State in 2006. He’s taught classes at the college level, qualified for the Olympic Trials Marathon, worked on product teams at Nike, Adidas, Puma and Keen footwear, provided live race commentary for Flotrack, and, through it all, coached runners to personal bests and top performances at every level of the sport.

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