Month: February 2019

Leadville Training Plan – 6 Months Out

The Leadville Training Plan for Busy Masters Athletes

Are you doing the Leadville 100 MTB Race? Are you a busy, adult with limited time? Smart Athlete has helped numerous masters aged mountain bikers get ready for Leadville and through the race at or below their goal time. The same rides, intervals, strategies, and timing are now available for you to follow in a Training Peaks Plan.

Learn More & Get The Leadville Training Plan HERE Instantly!

This plan will help you be ready for your HUGE day in August and guide you through some REALLY FUN adventures as you prepare for this race

The Leadville Plan is a pre-made plan delivered by training peaks, an online calendar software, that lets you get your workout and then upload it back into the system and make notes.

The plan uses workouts to prepare you mentally and physically and also reminds you to take easier days, weeks and do BIG weekend blocks occasionally to help overcome the time-limits that busy, adults have when preparing for AWESOME OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES

Learn More & Get The Leadville Training Plan HERE Instantly!

Coach David Roche talks Happiness on The Consummate Athlete Podcast

This episode had me so psyched for life, coaching and training. I hope you get the same awesome take-a-ways from this talk with David Roche and accomplished Runner and Coach, and now the Co-author of the Happy Runner (which you can buy here)  

You can listen to the episode below in the player or get it on your favorite app.

Show notes on www.consummateathlete.com

If you find yourself struggling with ‘WHY’ or getting frustrated with sports or being really nervous, or burnt out this podcast will be awesome!

Strength Training for Cycling

I was back on the Canadian Cycling Magazine Podcast talking about Strength Training for Cycling. We talked about some of the variations and approaches you could take as a cyclist and as an adult with other things going on (family, work etc.)

Step-up to the challenge of strength training!

You can listen with the player above or subscribe to their podcast (my segment is around 24 minutes)

Want more? Below I talk more about starting strength and gear on the Consummate Athlete!

If you are looking for more information about strength training you can see a few related posts below as well.

Check out the episodes of The Consummate Athlete that included Strength Training in the discussion

Cyclocross Strength

Any Where Core Routine

Maximum Sustained Power – A book that went over really well with listeners of the Consummate Athlete. Listen to the authors and get the link on the Consummate Athlete Podcast Page


Get a Smart Athlete Training Plan on TrainingPeaks.com that includes strength in the weekly structure with bike workouts for <$49 HERE

Road Cycling Training Plan on Training Peaks – Be Ready for Spring!

New Plan Alert!

Get the Plan Now from the Training Peaks Store

This plan is for road cyclists coming into a new year and wanting to be ready for the spring. Likely you are dealing with some bad weather and riding the trainer, or at least not riding huge miles. This plan is for you.

Ready for Spring – 3 months of Training for Road Cyclists plan is available right now on training peaks (with this link) and helps you be ready for spring races and group rides with under 10 hours of weekly training.

Ready to roll when you are – Stop wondering if you are doing too much or what intervals to do.

This plan includes downloadable workouts you can send to your cycling computer or indoor/virtual program (Zwift etc.) Ready for indoor and/or outdoor.

Get the Plan Now from the Training Peaks Store

Base Phase for the Busy Working Person

I discussed the concept of ‘base’ (or General Preparation) on the Canadian Cycling Magazine Podcast in January 2018. This episode comes in mid-winter when motivation is starting to decrease and the reality that all those intense trainer rides were perhaps a bit ambitious! This episode also includes details about some crazy (FUN) fat bike adventures, […]