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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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Holiday Q&A

  Today we discuss questions around the holiday season. Strength training follow ups from the last episode, Weather, habits, traditions,... more

28 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Getting Your Mind in Gear - Pat Spencer

Pat Spencer is a social worker with a private practice in central New Jersey and a mental skills coach for... more

21 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Peaking for Races + Off-season Strength Only Blocks For Busy Cyclists

In this episode, we discuss two listener questions. First, we address the viability and wisdom of dedicating a significant portion... more

14 Nov 2023 · 32 minutes
Off-Season Nutrition - Caroline Burkholder

Caroline Burkholder is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist based in Knoxville. She returns for her second... more

07 Nov 2023 · 57 minutes
Bouncing Back from a DNF or a Challenging Season

In this episode, we tackle a listener's question about the process of learning from and moving forward after a challenging... more

31 Oct 2023 · 47 minutes
The Midlife Cyclist - Phil Cavell

Today we have an interview with Phil Cavell, the founder and CEO of cyclefit a centre in the U.K.... more

25 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Cross-Training is Not a Crime

We made the t-shirt and we discuss the confusingly taboo topic of Cross-training for cyclists and runners today. Not only... more

17 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
Your Rights as a Cyclist - Ian Brisbin (updated)

Ian Brisbin returns to discuss your rights as a cyclist. Ian engages in cycling and active transportation public interest... more

12 Oct 2023 · 51 minutes
Heart Rate Wrist Measurement + How HR changes with Age & Fitness

We discuss questions about using wrist based HR (e.g. Whoop or Garmin watches) and whether HR gets higher or lower... more

03 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
Evolving Purpose in Sport - Viviane Favery

We met Viviane Favery at Quebec Singletrack Experience in 2023 and we were blown away by her communication skills (in... more

26 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
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
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Road Cycling Skills - Lorri Lown
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Lorri Lown is a road cycling coach and virtual bike fitter from California. She discusses transitioning from the indoor bike or Peloton... more