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Consummate Athlete Podcast
Consummate Athlete Podcast
Molly Hurford, Peter Glassford

Author Molly Hurford and Endurance Coach Peter Glassford bring you the Consummate Athlete Podcast. We interview people who embrace multiple sports to... more

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Fall Racing and Training when motivated and when you are not!

Join us on this episode as we discuss two scenerios for the fall racing and training season. What do you... more

19 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
Juliet & Kelly Starrett - Built to Move - 10 Vital Signs

In this episode as we discuss 10 Vital Signs for tracking and enhancing your movement and health, as outlined in... more

12 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Genetic Potential & Improving as You Age

Today's listener question is one we touch on often at Consummate Athlete. Can you keep improving as you age? What... more

05 Sep 2023 · 53 minutes
Concussions & Small Monsters - Ben Frederick

Ben Frederick created the Small Monsters Project which aims to destimatize mentall health by investing in traumatic brain injury education... more

29 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Long or Fun? Should I change Race Distances?

Molly and Peter discuss a listener question about changing race distances if concerned about fitness before a race. This relates... more

24 Aug 2023 · 43 minutes
How to Change Disciplines - Ashton Lambie

Ashton Lambie is a professional cyclist and World Champion in Track cycling. He set the 4000m Individual Purusit record becoming... more

15 Aug 2023 · 1 hour,
How Intense Do You Need to Be & What to Do in Race Week

Today we discuss How intense you need to be. This question was sparked by a listener who has  gotten really... more

08 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Endurance Nutrition, Power:Weight, Alcohol - Namrita Brooke

Namrita Brooke, PhD is a Registered Dietician and coach to cyclists, runners, and multisport athletes of all levels. With >10... more

01 Aug 2023 · 58 minutes
Workout Nutrition and Fueling

Today we discuss fueling workouts and the periods around your workout. While simple to say there are many factors that... more

25 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
Lea Davison Live from Quebec Singletrack Experience 2023

Retired Professional Mountain Bike Racer and Olympian Lea Davison (@leaeatsalot) joins Molly and Peter at Quebec Singletrack experience for a... more

18 Jul 2023 · 54 minutes
Low Motivation and Training - Q&A

We discuss two questions around low motivation and cycling training. Another listener question around mid-season break (or low motivation mid... more

11 Jul 2023 · 28 minutes
Constraints Led Approach to Mountain Biking - Rob Gray

Peter and Rob Gray discuss the Constraints Led Approach, Ecological Dynamic and Non-Linear Pedagogy -- which are a lot of... more

04 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Altitude and Recovery After Races for Busy Adults

We discuss Molly's experience adapting to altitude and then racing the Leadville Trail Marathon Running Race. Discussion of a question... more

27 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Red-S and Women's Performance - Traci Carson

Traci Carson PhD. is a researcher, scientist, professor and (still sometimes) athlete. She is passionate about helping active women... more

20 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Focus, Flow and How Hard to Go

We discuss flow state, focus-refocus and a question about how hard to go in workouts.   Download or find links... more

13 Jun 2023 · 46 minutes
The How and Why of Bike Packing - Mahshid Hadi

Mahshid Hadi ( @artventuree)  Now living in Canada, Mahshid left Iran to escape dangerous persecution. Her passion for bikepacking and... more

06 Jun 2023 · 54 minutes
Should You Increase Your Training Hours (or Cadence?)

We tackle the common question of increasing training hours. In simple terms, more training time will increase fitness BUT when... more

30 May 2023 · 51 minutes
Can you Breathe Better? Luke Way of Isocapnic

Luke Way, an endurance coach and the founder of Isocapnic, joins us to talk about respiratory training and their tool... more

23 May 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
7 Things to Do Post-Race

Molly Hurford and Peter Glassford discuss things to consider doing after you finish your race. We range from taking off... more

16 May 2023 · 52 minutes
Rethinking Your Position with Katy Bowman

Bestselling author, speaker, and a leader in the Movement movement, biomechanist Katy Bowman is back on the Consummate Athlete... more

09 May 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Racing Sick & Race if You are Going to Race

We discuss the difficult decision to race if you are sick and how this relates to our 'race if you... more

02 May 2023 · 56 minutes
What to do with Wearables and Data - Sian Allen

Dr. Sian Allen (DrSianAllen on Twitter) is a Human Performance Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in agile &... more

25 Apr 2023 · 54 minutes
Transition to Cycling Outside & Continue Strength in Season?

We discuss a few listener questions about how to keep doing strength as you transition to cycling outside and dealing... more

18 Apr 2023 · 53 minutes
Road Cycling Skills - Lorri Lown

Lorri Lown is a road cycling coach and virtual bike fitter from California. She discusses transitioning from the indoor bike... more

10 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Q1 reflection - Spring Goal Review

Molly and Peter discuss doing a review of the first quarter of the year (Q1) and how to set goals... more

04 Apr 2023 · 46 minutes
Running Injuries and Strength with Chris Johnson the PT

Chris Johnson is a physical therapist based in Seattle, WA. With over twenty-plus years of experience as a clinician-coach and... more

28 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Consistency, Getting Faster Without Increasing TSS, Strength TSS

Today we handle 3 related questions around TSS and Consistency. We discuss Consistency, Getting Faster Without Increasing TSS (or hours)... more

20 Mar 2023 · 41 minutes
Bike Pack Adventures - Chris Panasky

Chris Panasky runs BikePackAdventures a podcast and website that offers information about bike packing in Canada. We discuss bike packing... more

14 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 53 minutes
TSS what is it good for ? (absolutely ... )

We discuss what Training Stress Score (TSS ) and the associated metrics, numbers and system can be used for and... more

07 Mar 2023 · 39 minutes
Leadville, Altitude, Pacing - Eric Orton

Eric Orton is a running coach. Find him under the handle 'Born to Run Coach' on Instagram! He and... more

28 Feb 2023 · 49 minutes
Early Season Gravel Races

We field questions from listeners about early season gravel races including Paris to Ancaster. Thanks for all your questions! Download... more

21 Feb 2023 · 52 minutes
Travel, Languages & Mountain Biking - Raphaël Gagné

Today we are joined by Raphaël Gagné. He is Olympian and now Coach in the Mountain Bike XCO discipline from... more

14 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
Choosing Your Races / Events For the Year

Peter and Molly discuss how you can choose what races to do this year. Even if you are looking at... more

07 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Racing MTB - Sandra Walter

Sandra Walter has been one of Canada's top Mountain bike racers for over 20 years. We discuss how she has... more

31 Jan 2023 · 50 minutes
Basics of Testing for Cycling at Home

Molly and Peter discuss ways to test at home for cycling (a.k.a. field or performance testing). They touch on indoor,... more

24 Jan 2023 · 47 minutes
4 Coaches on Aging Athletes

We have a treat for you in this episode! We had 4 superb coaches discuss aging and today we share... more

16 Jan 2023 · 40 minutes
Should You Use Heart Rate or Power?

Today we discuss whether you should use heart rate or power to guide your training. Feeling is also thrown in... more

10 Jan 2023 · 40 minutes
Born to Run 2 - Christopher McDougal & Eric Orton

Christopher McDougal and Eric Orton discuss their new book Born to Run 2 (available here -  https://amzn.to/3GjQQKz ). They discuss... more

03 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Tiny Habits to Boost Your Training

Molly and Peter Discuss 10 habits, methods and mindsets to help boost your training in the New Year. Many are... more

27 Dec 2022 · 48 minutes
Lifting Heavy $hit with Dr. Stacy Sims

Dr. Stacy Sims returns for a 3rd episode. Stacy is one of our most popular guests on the show and... more

20 Dec 2022 · 52 minutes
Reaching Goals in 2023

Molly and Peter discuss goal setting and a few different ways to think about goals ranging from setting 'intentions' to... more

13 Dec 2022 · 58 minutes
Recalibrating Goals and Planning - Rachel Pageau

Rachel Pageau is a downhill mountain bike racer and Massage Therapist from Quebec, Canada who races for Jukebox Cycling. She... more

06 Dec 2022 · 53 minutes
Doing a Post-Season Reflection

  Molly and Peter reflect on their year and race seasons and provide questions for you to reflect on your... more

29 Nov 2022 · 50 minutes
Finding Fun in Racing - Lea Davison

Lea Davison is a 2x Olympic mountain biker from Vermont. She co-founded Little Bellas MTB an organization that gets girls... more

22 Nov 2022 · 55 minutes
Risk Assessment with Ashton Lambie

This episode goes over assessing risk from a few different perspectives. We include a short interview with Jukebox Cycling Racer... more

14 Nov 2022 · 40 minutes
Preparing for Race Day with Alexey Vermeulen

Alexey Vermeulen returns to the podcast to talk about what goes into preparing for a race. We also discuss the... more

08 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
Avoiding Training Burnout

We discuss a few listener questions around the concept of burnout, low motivation and racing too much.      Download... more

01 Nov 2022 · 46 minutes
How Gravel Gave Amputee Sydney Marshburn Her Confidence Back

Sydney Marshburn was a competitive swimmer until a condiiton required amputation of her left leg above the knee in August... more

25 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Can You Set Fun Goals?

We discuss an interesting listener question about setting goals around group rides or other fun events that aren't the traditional... more

18 Oct 2022 · 31 minutes
Intuitive Eating For Endurance Athletes - Caroline Burkholder

Caroline Burkholder is an R.D. in Knoxville, Tennessee specializing in Eating Disorder and Intuitive Eating Nutrition Counseling.    Download... more

11 Oct 2022 · 59 minutes
Training for Bike Packing

We discuss a listener question about how to go about training for bike packing (and should you?). Topics covered include... more

04 Oct 2022 · 39 minutes
Stress & Anxiety for Athletes - Saarim Aslam

Saarim Aslam is a trainee clinical psychologist at Oxford and the  author of Making Sense of Anxiety and... more

27 Sep 2022 · 1 hour,
2022 Cyclocross Q&A

We discuss listener questions about Cyclocross one of our favorite sports and one of the best disciplines to learn to... more

20 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
Eating During Endurance Training & Racing - Kylee Van Horn

Kylee Van Horn returns to the Podcast to answer Training and Racing Nutrition Questions. Topics include overcoming 'trouble' eating during... more

13 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
Intervals on Trail? And how easy is too easy for endurance?

We discuss two listener questions today.  1) Should you do intervals on the trail or on the road/track?  2) How... more

05 Sep 2022 · 42 minutes
Passion Equals Payoff with Rebecca Rusch

7X World Champ. MTB & Gravel Hall of Famer. Author of Rusch To Glory. Emmy award winner for Blood Road.... more

30 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Off-Season ... Now What?

Molly and Peter talk about what to do once the big races are done. Should you race cyclocross, take time... more

23 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Data Overload, Coach-Athlete Relationships & Cross-Training - Lucas Wall

Molly talks to Coach Lucas Wall about Cross Training, the value of data and coaching Alexey Vermeulen since he was... more

16 Aug 2022 · 59 minutes
Your August Bucket List Race Pep Talk

Breck Epic, Quebec Singletrack Experience, Leadville 100, Swiss Epic and our local favorite the 'Eager Beaver' are among the big... more

09 Aug 2022 · 46 minutes
When You Should Change Race Categories or Distance

A common question we get is about upgrading categories or 'cat-ing up' and about going longer in endurance events. We... more

06 Aug 2022 · 35 minutes
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7X World Champ. MTB & Gravel Hall of Famer. Author of Rusch To Glory. Emmy award winner for Blood Road. Founder of... more