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Podcast Q&A: Pan Am Cross, Indoor Trainer, Nutrition at College, Fueling early runs

The latest Consummate Athlete covers your questions including: Cyclocross Pan-American championships in Milton Ontario – The recent press around The Mary Cain Op-Ed regarding the troubling focus on body composition in elite sport. – Riding and training indoors – boredom and technology – College Nutrition Challenges – Fueling for early workouts and races – Training […]

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Off-Season – When Racing is Done

Sometime between August and December cyclists will finish a competitive season … or it will just snow a lot and make cycling in your main-discipline all but impossible. The off-season happens in around that period of time and how you handle that off-season can set the stage for your next season.

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Getting Back on the Trainer

The latest Episode of the Candian Cycling Magazine Podcast is a big one and worth checking out Top Pros discuss the 2 upcoming big weekends of Cyclocross Racing in Ontario, Canada In the “Ask a Coach” Segment: I discuss getting back on the trainer in the fall (and maybe even earlier) and how to use […]

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How is your IT band? + Leg Pain

This is a new, updated version of an old post responding to the below question about IT-Band Pain. I have adjusted the content to be more general to leg pain common to cyclists and endurance athletes generally.  It is OK to get Help!  Try some of these modifications and ideas but it is rarely a […]

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Off-Season, Goals and Reflecting on the season

In the below episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast we discuss how to come to terms with the end of your racing and training season when to take an off-season, off-week and what that means. We also hear from a couple of listeners who asked questions in previous episodes. How do you choose what to […]

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New Indoor Cycling Studio – Toronto

**Note that I have no affiliation with this cycling studio but think they are doing a great job and this service may be of use to Smart Athlete clients and newsletter subscribers** T Train Cycling Centre is a cycling studio in Leaside Toronto that offers group cycling classes that are power-based and coach-led for cyclists […]

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Concussions in Cycling

Concussions have been interesting to me for several years for both personal and professional reasons. This article is meant to put together some of the learning I have had over the years, as well as more recently with enhanced concussion education in Ontario and through working through concussions with my coaching clients. I have sustained […]

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Take Action on Tired Legs

Take Action on Tired Legs This is a post from the Smart Athlete Newsletter – Get all the articles and updates on clinics – upcoming events and podcast info by signing up here We are through some of the first big races and anyone who was stranded indoors in the ‘suffer-festival’ has been freed for […]

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Coping w. Injury, Numb Hands and Frustration with Training

This episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast (you can listen or download below) answers a few listener questions. Check out the show notes on HERE on the podcast page. Coping with Injury When you are injured and unable to do your sport, or to do your sport as much or as aggressive as you would […]

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Cyclocross – Rain clothing, Toe Spikes and should you use Heart Rate

The latest Podcast Episode discusses some big questions and concepts that might help your racing and rides in the fall, winter and anytime the weather gets rainy, muddy or snowy! Rain Gear Setting up your car for success how/if to use power/hr / speed in workouts race and pre-ride etiquette tubular, tubeless vs. tubed tires […]

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