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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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Test Don't Guess? and What happens if you leave Zone 2?

Join us in this episode as we tackle two thought-provoking listener questions. First up: the myth that you must undergo... more

20 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Libido, Training Couples & Racing After Kids - Megan + David Roche

Tune in to the latest episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, featuring Megan and David Roche from SWAP Running... more

13 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
[updated] Cold Plunges, Irregular Schedules & Wearable Data

Update: We recorded this episode again to bring the audio quality up to our standards. Thanks for checking it out... more

06 Feb 2024 · 31 minutes
Call of a Lifetime - Shannon Vandivier

In this episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, we're diving into the behind-the-scenes action of the latest season of 'Call... more

30 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Training Camp Structure, Sugar Supplement Usage & Increasing Strength Exercise Challenge

In this episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, we discuss how to do heavy (hard) strenth training when you do... more

23 Jan 2024 · 45 minutes
A life of Adventure & The 7 Summits - Remy Kloos

In this episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, we explore the remarkable life of Remy Kloos – a high-altitude mountaineer,... more

16 Jan 2024 · 56 minutes
Is Hockey Cross Training? Long Strength Workouts? Combination Exercises?

Today Molly and Peter discuss a long list of questions including:  Is Hockey Cross Training? Long Strength Workouts? Combination Exercises?... more

09 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
Dr. Stacy Sims - Weight Lifting, Protein, Menopause [Rebroadcast]

This is our most popular episode in 2023 so we are rebroadcasting this important interview with Dr. Stacy Sims. Her... more

01 Jan 2024 · 48 minutes
The Consummate Athlete 2024 Goal Setting Episode

Peter Glassford and Molly Hurford discuss goal setting for the next cycling or running season. They discuss Molly's annual New... more

26 Dec 2023 · 49 minutes
The Joy of Well Being with Colleen and Jason Wachob

In this episode, host Molly Hurford is joined by special guests Colleen and Jason Wachob, the duo behind the amazing... more

19 Dec 2023 · 56 minutes
How to Stay Motivated on the Indoor Trainer

We discuss a question about staying motivated on the indoor cycling trainer .  This time of year can be hard... more

12 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Tour Divide Bike Packing - Brook Smith

Brook Smith returns to the show to discuss Bike Packing on the Tour Divide. Brook has taken on some of... more

05 Dec 2023 · 49 minutes
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
Consummate Athlete Podcast
Focus, Flow and How Hard to Go
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We discuss flow state, focus-refocus and a question about how hard to go in workouts.   Download or find links in your... more