Blog Articles

Training Happy – Dealing with Injury and Failure

Megan Roche is a professional runner, coach, and doctor! She was a guest on the Consummate Athlete Podcast which you can listen to (or download) in the below player (or at www.consummateathlete.com ) Key Take-a-ways Injury – dealing with setbacks – Megan had a very serious hamstring injury recently and she discusses coming back after […]

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Off-Season, Burnout and Should You Take Time Off

Fall can be tough if you have raced or ridden all year. In many areas, you can race or ride a bike all year thanks to Cyclocross, track, fat bike and indoor smart trainers. I get many questions about burnout, motivation, and questions like ‘what does it all mean and do I have to race […]

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Smart Athlete – Girona Women’s Gravel Camp

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Camp Details Where: Girona, Spain When: March 7-13 (Saturday through Saturday) Who: Women looking for a week of gravel and road base miles in a gorgeous location (max. 8 people) Cost: $1700 + HST (dinners and flights not included, price in CAD) *$500 deposit, balance due by January 15, 2020 To Book: Fill out this […]

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Fall 2019 Skills Sessions & Clinics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Upcoming Sessions Use signup links below or email Info @ Smartathlete.ca if interested in any of below or wanting to request your ideal day/time/location Collingwood / Mansfield Private/Semi-Private available most days/times for Private or semi-Private Skills sessions (all disciplines) Book with Calendly or Email Peterborough Cyclocross Skills Saturday, September 14 Cost: $65 Co-Ed: https://wildrock.rezdy.com/339013/intermediate-advanced-cx-skills-clinic […]

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Nutrition for multi-day events + hydration

The latest Consummate Athlete podcast goes into details about fueling for multi-day track, charity and similar events where you have to be ready to ride for many days but you also must deal with stoppages and different patterns in riding and food. What have you done? What are your goals? One key is that most […]

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Updated Plan: 16 Weeks through Cyclocross Season

This popular plan has been updated and tweaked to better suit the busy, adult cyclocross racer who balances family and work with a busy cyclocross calendar. 16 Weeks of Cyclocross Workouts delivered instantly in Training Peaks for $39 This plan is best applied during the summer so you have time to train before adding in […]

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The Generalist Athlete – Try new things

I was quite excited to have David Epstein on the Consummate Athlete recently to talk about his new book Range (which you can get here). His latest book looks at whether being a generalist with a varied background is better than being a specialist with a deep understanding and experience in subject, sport or career […]

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How Do You Choose Supplements?

In the below episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, we discuss 3 topic areas from listener questions. Supplements, Plateaus and Post-Workout meals for busy people. Supplements One of the big topics we cover is based on 4-5 specific questions in the direction of, “should I take this supplement” and/or “What do you think of ‘x’ […]

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Smart Athlete Cyclocross Training Day – Aug 24 2019

Be ready for the first cyclocross races of the year. Join Smart Athlete on Saturday, August 24th in Collingwood/Duntroon Ontario for a 4-hour training session involving both cyclocross skills and gravel endurance training to boost your fitness before cyclocross season. Schedule 9am – Warmup – easy shake out to cx location 9:30 – 10:30 – […]

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