We have a special guest for this week’s episode, Daniel Herrera. Dan is a 3:56 miler who trains under Jon Marcus at High Performance West. In this episode, Dan talks all about transitions, in coaching, life, and training. Dan drops a lot of knowledge and provides a unique perspective on running and racing.

  • What was the transition from college (at UCLA) to professional running?
  • How did he handle a change in programs from one heavily focused on aerobic development to one where speed/mechanics was emphasized?
  • The Myth of Peaking and how Dan was able to race for months on end without burning out.
  • Running sub 4 mile in the mile- How his focus on the execution and not the mark allowed him to accomplish the goal.
  • Escaping the idea that racing is about proving one’s self.
  • The importance of creating an environment of learning.
  • Controlling and taking your ego out of your craft.


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Episode #76: Transitions, Ego, and Racing with 3:56 miler Daniel Herrera
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3 thoughts on “Episode #76: Transitions, Ego, and Racing with 3:56 miler Daniel Herrera

  • May 29, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    great interview…question and wondering if Dan’s UCLA training program actual set the base for what he is doing now?


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