First Race Jitters, Base to Race & more!

The Latest Episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast Deals with common questions from listeners and also from Smart Athlete Coaching Clients. This one addresses some common questions around first race nerves and ‘jitters’. We also talk about why there is such a big range in the Carbohydrate recommendations DURING exercise.

Also examined is the transition from indoors to outdoors, which often corresponds with ‘base to build’ or general to specific phases transitioning. This is when we often look at making the training more intense but depending on who you are this may not be as big a change in intensity as you think!

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Are You Training Too Much?

Am I over-training? Variations of this question come up time to time for athletes but often it takes injury or illness to get to these questions. What if we could train less (or back off sooner) and avoid the injury/illness? For coaches, the question is (or should be) how much volume/intensity and frequency can I […]

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 […]

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.) You can listen with the player above or subscribe to their podcast (my […]