Blog

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, […]

2019 OCA / NCCP Coaching Courses

I am excited to share the dates that have been announced for 2019 for Coaching Education via Ontario Cycling / NCCP February 15, 2019 general Competition Development Workshop Mattamy National Cycling Centre $250 May 1, 2019   MTB XCIntro to Competition MTB Skills and TacticsHighlands Nordic     $100    ** I am facilitating this one  May 31, 2019   MTB XC Intro to Competition M...

Front of Knee Pain & Bike Fit

Anterior Knee Pain (pain in the front of your knee) is common in cyclists and runners. There are many possible causes of this, including everyone’s favorite ‘reason’ … TOO MUCH, TOO SOON. Go from zero to ‘a bunch’ of kilometers, climbing, strength, running, stairs, squats etc. and your knees might just let you know, and […]