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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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HRV, Off-season, Changes in Training Load

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and resting heart rate are great ways to monitor your body and get objective feedback on how your body is handling the training you are putting in. It is important (and valuable) as a gauge of your ‘fitness’ because it also does not discriminate between training stress, work stress, bad sleep […]

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New Pre-Made Training Plan Page

I have added a new page that details the Smart Athlete ‘Stock’ or Pre-Made Training Plans. These plans are great to get workout ideas, get a plan instantly and/or for athletes with very regular schedules who have experience moving workouts around to fit into their lives. Check out the page here

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