RunBlogRun presents Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder Featuring Coach Danny Mackey of the Brooks Beasts
The original Post was on July 16, 2020
The repost was on October 22, 2022
This is the complete interview of Coach Danny Mackey, and we have reposted it to provide some background on our feature on Josh Kerr and Danny Mackey. The coach/athlete relationship, and especially a successful one, is quite complicated. What makes such a relationship successful? That is what we are trying to ascertain.
Danny Mackey is a coach who understands that coaching is both an art and a science. Mackey has been the coach of Brooks Beasts since its founding in 2013. Danny is an absolutely fun interview.
We have spoken with Danny Mackey on several occasions and learn something new each time. Like most successful coaches, Mackey knows that he will continue to learn from his experiences and that coaching is about evolution.
Danny Mackey is a positivist. He is close with his athletes and is enduring COVID-19 like the rest of us.
One day at a time, he knows that his sponsor, Brooks, gives him the room to succeed with his athletes.
It was a well-spent 40 minutes.
Thanks to Danny Mackey and Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts for the production.
RunBlogRun presents Socialing The Distance with Larry Eder, Featuring Coach Danny Mackey of the Brooks Beasts
Jump to any topic with these timestamps:
0:00 – Introduction
0:36 – Typical Coaching Day
1:57 – Coaching Changes with COVID
3:33 – Plans for races in 2020
5:12 – Experience at the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon
8:56 – Athletic Careers/shelf life
14:08 – Garrett Heath
15:56 – Katie Mackey
16:31 – Biggest lesson learned coaching the Brooks Beasts
21:23 – Total athletes in Beasts TC
22:43 – What does Brooks want to achieve with the Brooks Beasts?
25:34 – What do you love about Coaching
27:23 – How do you motivate your runners?
29:27 – On The Blocks: 3 Words to Describe Athletes
30:56 – Do you have a favorite Coach (Coach Role Model)?
32:06 – Epilogue
To learn more about Coach Mackey, check out this interview, https://www.runblogrun.com/