Blog Articles

Female Physiology in Sport

This latest episode of the Consummate Athlete with Researcher, Masters Student and Cross-Country Ski Coach Anneke Winegarden gives some great insights into the world of Sports Physiology and some perspectives specific to female athletes. Anneke also gives some great tips for those wanting to try cross-country skiing or improve their Nordic performance! See the full […]

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2020 Leadville MTB Training Plan

The popular Leadville 100 Mile Mountain Bike Race announced its lottery winners (and losers … who then became winners due to some mistaken charges) this past week. So you may be now past the stress of getting in and now considering … how the heck will I prepare for this? The big questions … Can […]

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2020 Clinics w. Smart Athlete

The 2020 season is already underway with winter training camps and early bookings for spring and summer (and even for the fall Cyclocross preparation!) Get something booked! Joyride April – Get Ready for the trails Already open for booking are 3 April Joyride150 Bike Park sessions to help you get ready for the outdoor riding […]

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Road Pedals, MTB Pedals, or Flat Pedals

Pedal choice may not seem like something that should be contentious but there is something about using clipless pedals over flat pedals (and vice-versa) that sparkes polarizing discussions and screaming matches. There is also enough ‘cross’ over thanks to disciplines like Cyclocross, Gravel, and Enduro or ‘Trail’ oriented (non-racing) mountain biking that there can be […]

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Periodization and Polarization

The latest episode of the Consummate Athlete deals with listener questions about Polarized Training and Periodization. What is periodization and do you have to do it? What is polarized training? and do you have to stop sweet spot training now?

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Polarized Training – Revisited

We did a Christmas re-release of the Stephen Seiler episode we recorded a few years ago you can check it out at www.consummateathlete.com or below in the embedded links/player. A few things struck me as I re-listened to the episode, as I engaged in a few online/offline discussions and as clients pondered how their zwifting/group-rides and […]

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March 2020 – Ellen Noble Quest in Tucson

The 2020 Ellen Noble ‘Quest’ is returning in Tucson for the 2nd year in a row. Molly and I will be returning as coaches. Please let any young women who you know would be a great fit for the camp know about this great opportunity.

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Updated: 7 Day Healthy Kickstart Guide

The 7 Day Healthy Kickstart Guide is updated and ready to help you make some changes just in time for the New Year! Try the Free 7-Day Healthy Kickstart Guide : http://eepurl.com/dgac9f How are those New Year’s resolutions, goals, or intentions going? Hopefully, you’re crushing it. Maybe you’re struggling a little. Maybe you’ve completely gone […]

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Cyclists Starting to run

I was interviewed for this article in Canadian Cycling Magazine by Lily Hansen-Gillis. We discussed some of the common mistakes that cyclists make when they find that winter has come and they are tired of only riding a trainer.

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Q&A – Maf going slow to get fast + more!

The latest Q & A episode from the Consummate Athlete Podcast answers some common questions – see below for the player and link to your favorite podcast apps/downloads. RPE – this is the rating of perceived exertion. Many of the workouts I use with clients reference this idea that you are gauging your effort and […]

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