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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

New Anywhere Core Video

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

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.

Great 35 Min Yoga routine for Cyclists

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiBVCjxL5nI] Check out the post on http://cyclingmagazine.ca/spotlight/yoga-cyclists-strength-flexibility-session/Canadian Cycling Magazine HERE Check out Kula in Toronto and Oakville Ontario

Cross is Coming: What Workout Should You?

Inevitably or eternally, #CrossIsComing, so when you decide it’s time to get ready for CX season what workouts are best for you to do? The best workouts for one athlete may not be the best ones for you. Your friend, or your favorite pro, may be very good at high power, sprints and spend the […]

The 3 Essential Cyclocross Skills (VIDEO)

I worked with Canadian Cycling Magazine on 3 videos to help enhance your cross experience. These 3 foundational concepts are key to review for the beginner and advanced rider to ensure you are getting the most out of your efforts. Book a one-on-one Cyclocross Skills Session with Smart Athlete Today Email to setup with Contact […]

Pick a Big Crazy Goal

What is Your Big Crazy Goal this Season and Why did you pick it?  I did an Ironman last weekend. It was my first triathlon, which is sort of a crazy way to start doing a triathlon, but I like a good challenge and I had a lot of relevant experience that made a challenging […]

How to read long title on training peaks mobile app

I am getting some feedback from folks on using the mobile app, which is great because it means folks are using the mobile app and logging comments/workouts more! The Issue I will occasionally (often) use the title of workouts for extra notes specific to clients (wattage, reps, pace etc). This is great, but the title […]

Banish Race Day Nerves

One of my latest articles on MapMyRide/MyFitnessPal is on race nerves and how to optimize your ‘excitement’ for race day. It goes through visualization techniques, avoiding common mistakes that ‘back of the pack’ riders make, developing a routine and training for Race demands. Remember the goal is not to avoid being nervous but to focus […]

How to Race and Ride Gravel

I wrote an article for MapMyRide on the gravel ‘trend’ that is taking over. Many Smart Athletes are riding more and more gravel to stay away from traffic, ride next to friends and push their technical limits a bit more. I talk about what a gravel bike is and about the advantages of gravel Check […]