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The 100% Custom 3-Month Training Plan provides you a road-map to your goals based on where you are now and where you want to go.

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One on One and group sessions to improve your bike skills for road, Cyclocross, triathlon and mountain bike.

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Consummate Athlete Podcast

A Podcast that discusses movement variety and different sports. Learn how to optimize your health and fitness and learn new skills.

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Testing and Bike Fit

Testing and Bike Fits provide one-on-one time with a coach to assess areas you can improve your performance and comfort on the bike.

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About Peter Glassford

Smart Athlete has been helping endurance athletes reach their performance and health goals since 2005.

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The Perfect Workout

  Are your Workouts Perfect?   New cyclists are often frustrated by not being able to do a workout or training plan 100% as laid out. The dirty secret is that the best athletes don’t do 100% of their training, they adjust daily based on their context, things like how they feel, weather, training partners, […]
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7-Day Smart Athlete Kickstart To Healthy Living

Are you looking to improve your healthy habits? Many athletes struggle with off-bike habits that cause weight gain, poor sleep, and recovery. This free 7-day course helps you kickstart those habits. Sign up for the 7-Day Kickstart!
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I Quit Coffee: Convenience, Routine & Dominoes

This post has been updated in November 2017 as I undertake another break from Coffee. I hope you find it useful in motivating a small tweak of your own — PG The key takeaway: Small changes can sometimes have large, domino effects that we can’t anticipate or foresee. Given enough time, these changes can be meaningful […]
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How to Hop Logs in 5 Steps

Have you been trying to get the log hop figured out?   Do you want to learn how to bunny hop your bike? This post outlines the 5-step system that I use in Smart Athlete bike-skills sessions around North America. We use this system for cyclocross racers learning to barrier hop, roadies wanting to hop […]
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Cyclocross Burnout

  How has your season Gone? feel free to book a phone consult to tell me about it!)  Canadian Cx Nationals have happened and the weather has turned towards fall/winter/cyclocross weather in most places. Cyclocross season is here, but where is your motivation? And who stole those fresh September legs! Regardless of where you live […]
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When Should You Start Training for Your Goal Race?

When clients are looking at starting with coaching or getting a training plan, they will often ask … “When Should I Start Training?” It is a reasonable question  … Why start training now for something so far away, like Ironman, Leadville, Breck Epic, Road Stage? You have lots of time to get fit and to […]
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Thanksgiving Survival

With the upcoming Canadian Thanksgiving and the American Thanksgiving not too far off (not to mention Pumpkin Latte Season …) it is a great time to share ideas for keeping your nutrition and fitness goals on track this fall.  Feel free to put yours in the comments below. Focus on the social side of events. […]
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New Anywhere Core Video

Check out this video you can use while out on runs, rides or for “your morning core routine”
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How to Warmup

This is an exchange I had with a client where he was curious as to the variables and practices of warming up. I thought that this alphabetized thought process may be useful to you as well. It is a document that I will continue to edit as questions and experiences shape my thinking on the subject.
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Great 35 Min Yoga routine for Cyclists

[youtube] Check out the post on Cycling Magazine HERE Check out Kula in Toronto and Oakville Ontario
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What Blend of Training Elements Do You Need?

Each athlete needs a different mix of training elements. One athlete may be very good technically but require endurance or interval work. Another athlete may require more strength training or a focus on mental training techniques. Smart Athlete helps you find your perfect training blend.

Endurance and Interval Training 30%
Technical Skills 10%
Sport Psychology 15%
Strength and Movement Training 20%
Nutrition 15%

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