Cyclocross, Goals, Nutrition – Ellen Noble

Ellen Noble is a professional Cyclocross Racer for Trek Factory Racing. She has medaled at World Championships and was the first female to bunnyhop the barriers in a race (#BUNNYHOPTHEPATRIARCHY). Ellen chats about goal setting, coming back from a bad race, relationships to food with Molly and Peter.
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  • You started as a pretty serious consummate athlete as a kid: let’s go through the list of sports you used to play?
  • Finding Your Discipline – What made cycling special?
  • Why CX?
  • Process vs. Process Goals and How Overcome a Bad Race and maintain focus on long-term goals
  • IF you only could do 2 x 30 min workouts each week for Cyclocross, what would you do?
  • Learning the BunnyHop – how and how long?
  • Nutrition – Over the last couple years, you struggled to find a good balance in nutrition
  • Nationals coming up — excited?
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Thanksgiving – How to Assess Your Season

In this Episode, we talk about what we are thankful for and how this relates to reviewing your season and planning for your adventures next season.

  • One-Word Resolutions
  • Questions to ask about the season
  • Setting Outcome and Process Goals
  • Finding Points of pride and points of improvement in GOOD and BAD seasons
  • Qualities of the top athletes Peter Coaches

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In this Episode, we talk about what we are thankful for and how this relates to reviewing your season and planning for your adventures next season.

We’re thankful for our amazing listeners who’ve been here since episode 1, and those who’ve joined along the way. The highlights of our year have been those times where we’ve been at events and races and heard from people about episodes that they loved.

Molly’s one-word Resolutions = COMMUNITY

Peter:  Thankful for the form he had at key races this year but also the experience he had recovering from his random elbow injury


Setting Outcome and Process Goals

  -> Dean Golich episode mentioned in regard to power:weight

-> Danelle Kabush Episode for Goal Setting 

Finding Points of pride and points of improvement in GOOD and BAD seasons

Qualities of the top athletes Peter Coaches


2018 episodes – What was your Favorite? 


MTB, Adventure, Travel – Sonya Looney

Sonya Looney joins us to talk about her mountain biking adventures, becoming a speaker, writer and positive influence on the cycling and outdoors world.
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BIO

Sonya is one of the world’s best endurance mountain bikers.  She has built a strong personal brand through social media influence, a prolific podcast, as a professional writer and blogger, speaker, and photographer. She has been a keynote speakerat events all over the world.  Through her stories of how she became one of the top adventure female athletes, she brings motivation, positivity, and actionable takeaways to any event.  Sonya also a successful podcast called The Sonya Looney Show.  In a nutshell, it’s about how to live better through mindset, plant-based nutrition, and life lessons from inspiring individuals.

If someone asks you what you do, how do you describe yourself these days?

Going way back… how did you get into MTB?

When/why make the shift to these crazier distance races?

DO EPIC SHIT is sort of your mantra—how and when did that start?

How do you frame success in MTB now compared to when you started?

Craziest race you’ve done? best stage race gear?

With everything you’re doing now, how has training changed? What does it look like now?

How do you balance all the speaking/entrepreneurship stuff with racing?

Best/favorite lessons you’ve learned from your podcast guests?

Moxy & Grit: Why start a company / biggest challenges / what you’re up to with that?women in the sports industry

Plant-based nutrition: how long have you been doing that / why? / how do you get protein, b12, iron, etc.?

Your First Marathon: Luke Humphrey

Coach, Athlete and author Luke Humphrey from the Hansen’s-Brook Distance project and Hansen’s Coaching Services joins us today to talk about how to get into marathon running. Whether you are a new runner or experienced short distance runner this episode, and their book, will help you make the jump to distance running with less injury and better results.
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BIO

 

Why 16 miler?

 = frequency and weekly important
 = recovery to train again
 = very long

– What type of runner should be looking at a first marathon?

      – more people in sport, and new to running.

– How do you classify workouts?

   – Hansen philosophy
      => EASY vs. SOS (HARD) Running
      => EASY running is not hard(!) – time in feet .  1-1.5 – 2 slower than
        =>  run in range, not at limit
A) SPEED
           – 12 x 400 or 8 x 600 or 3 x 1mile (3miles of work)
  b) later in plan
   strength wo => 10sec/mile faster than marathon (not 1/2marathon)
       – 3 x 2miles, 3-2-1 to get 6miles at pace
  c) TEMPO – Marathon pace 4-10 miles (could be 2 x 4 mile)
  d) Long run – both slow and SOS but long so take focus/difficult

Setting goals for first marathon

=hard without a PB/benchmark
=book has questions to tlook at self
= take 5k into calc -> try to beat ( tweak if good/struggle w. distance)
= Tempo workouts to prepare and gauge off workouts
= Want it to be positive
“Point of the plan is to get tired, but no so tired you get hurt”

– What about the other stuff ( strength, intervals, terrain, etc)

  = match course demands (hilly course)
 = strength as interested/needed
 = careful with speed wo on track

– Peaking / Specific phase before the big marathon race?

 = mileage pretty consistent (still 5 / week, slightly less vol/intensity)
 = don’t cut too much too soon
 = nutrition – watch matches decreased load (not as much as build week)
  = “EATING TO THE DAY”
  = ok  to ‘carbo load’
 = 3miles or 30min whatever is less day before race

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How to Get Started with XC Skiing – Jenn Jackson

Jenn Jackson joins us today to talk about transitioning from summer sports to cross-country skiing and cross-training in general. This is a great episode if you have to deal with some inclement weather or you are looking for some new ways to stay active!
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Question for Today’s Podcast:

How are you? I hope all is well. Love the podcast, and thought you may have an answer for my question.
My CX season is winding down and I am already looking forward to skate skiing. What can I do to help with the transition to my winter sport? I was thinking trail running with/without poles and some upper body strength training. I was then thinking about the connective tissues and stretching may be a better place to start.
Thanks for any direction you can provide.
B.
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Jenn’s Suggested Links

youtu.be/LwU58kh5anw – striding, identifies some key angles
youtu.be/LzlGkpAL5ec – a compilation of walking and striding with some slow-mo. Lisa used to be one of the high-performance coordinators for CCC, her account has lots of videos of on snow stuff too.
https://instagram.com/p/Bo8v-gzg3Rm/ – Hill intervals w. Skiis on while on grass!

Past Episodes with relevance to Skiing

MTB Stage Race – Hannah Finchamp

HANNAH FINCHAMP ON MTB STAGE RACING

Hannah Rae Finchamp joins us today to talk about her adventures at the B.C. Bike Race.

“You have the opportunity to dial in who you are and who you want to be as a racer at a race like this. It made me better. I’m a perfectionist. I think a lot of people in sport are. But after one day, it became so apparent that when you’re living out of a small bag in a tent, when you’re taking ferries to the start line, when you know you’re not going to line up with your legs feeling perfect, that expectation about perfection goes away. And you can have a great race when everything isn’t perfect.”
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We mentioned: 

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-GIVEAWAY INFO!: leave rating + review and email to molly@theoutdooredit.com for a chance to win one of 2 prize packs with 80:20 Triathlon by Matt Fitzgerald and Fuel Your Ride by Molly!
-Bittersweet women’s day in VT:
ABOUT HANNAH RAE FINCHAMP’S BC BIKE RACE:
“As a little kid, the only way I could go on adventures was through racing,” Finchamp says. “It’s the only way I could conquer things on my own, and that’s been my main love. About three weeks before the start, they asked if I wanted to do the race, which was a very different type of race and training for me, but it was an opportunity I could never have turned down.”
“You have the opportunity to dial in who you are and who you want to be as a racer at a race like this. It made me better. I’m a perfectionist. I think a lot of people in the sport are. But after one day, it became so apparent that when you’re living out of a small bag in a tent, when you’re taking ferries to the start line, when you know you’re not going to line up with your legs feeling perfect, that expectation about perfection goes away. And you can have a great race when everything isn’t perfect.”

How to Use Sports Psych – Simon Marshall

Dr. Simon Marshall returns to talk about specific tactics you can use to get through stressful and difficult moments in sport. Simon and his co-author and wife Lesley Paterson were on the show previously talking about their book the Brave Athlete and they were one of your favorite episodes!
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Molly and Simon discuss a few scenarios and some mental exercises/brain-training advice that people can do to get through.
  • -a racer having a terrible season and feeling really down on racing
  • -a racer super nervous about their A+++ race coming up
  • -an injured athlete who needs to take a few weeks away from training
  • -an athlete who used to race but isn’t anymore… and now can’t get motivated to keep training/stay in shape
  • -a racer who’s actually doing pretty damn well, but a) is a little nervous about things falling apart and b) could just use a bit in the way of marginal gains mentally (I.e meditation?)
  • -spouse doing better/faster?
  • -honesty/rationalizations
When we read “The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion” as the first book for the Athletic Bookworms Book Club, it was a huge hit. It really helped me personally figure out what was going on with my identity as an athlete (not much/too much!) and gave me a ton of tools to use for myself, and a lot of practical advice that I could use going forward when doing talks, running clinics, or helping to coach at camps. So, we were really excited to get the authors, Dr. Simon Marshall and Xterra World Champ Lesley Paterson, on The Consummate Athlete Podcast to talk through some of the concepts that they discussed. The two were hilarious and had a ton of knowledge to share—even some stories that didn’t make it into the book! If you loved the book or want to uplevel your sporting life, I highly recommend giving this a listen:

Cyclocross running debate, cycling commute, tire pressure, mtb workouts – Sept Q & A

Q & A For Sept 2018 – We debate whether you need to run for cyclocross, what a structured workout for mountain biking (or off-road activities) looks like, tire-pressure and whether cycling commuting counts as training (and how to count it).
We talk about Peter’s upcoming Online Course to get you Mounting and Dismounting your Cyclocross Bike – More info and get it => https://learn.ryanleech.com/p/cyclocross-mounts-and-dismounts
 
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Q&A_ COMMUTING, RUNNING FOR CX + MORE

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CYCLOCROSS MOUNTS AND DISMOUNTS COURSE = https://learn.ryanleech.com/p/cyclocross-mounts-and-dismounts

INTRO

 = Shelia Tormina SWIM BOOK Peter Mentioned   Get Sheila’s new book => http://amzn.to/2oMYeFD

Running and Cyclocross

=> Assess movement demands -> never without your bike, never at slow speed, never on level ground or pavement
 => Assess limiters
 => work on mounts/carrys/dismounts
=> workouts like 30/30/30/30
-> walk a bit during your days (year round) and walk up the hill if you are keen
-> using strength t
” Keep in mind the UCI limit is 80 meters for a designed running section”

Tire Pressure for mtb and cyclocross

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tire type, skill and terrain will vary this recommendation

Structured workouts


Sean Asks about Cycling Commuting and if it counts in training?

Thanks for all the great podcasting. I’ve got a question about recovery/commuting via bike. I commute via bike about 15 miles a day, 5 days a week, on city roads (so a lot of red lights and stop signs). I enjoy getting to work that way, but its also way more convenient. After a hard weekend of bike racing (CX+MTB), hiking or something else, I usually still ride. Is this hurting my recovery by slowing it down? or has my body accepted this as normal?
Lastly, would you generally count this time+effort in training at all? I’ve done it here and there with a PM, just to get an idea, and get anywhere from 35-50 TSS for the roundtrip. I basically try to keep the effort low whenever possible, but there’s always something that throws that off.

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Running, Mental Strength & Confidence – Kara Goucher

Today we are joined by world class runner Kara Goucher – who has just written a book called, ‘Strong: A Runner’s Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best Version of You’  

 

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the New RLC Cyclocross Mounts and Dismounts Course Instructed by Peter Glassford 

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  • 30 second bio—

  • Why write a book now?

  • Confidence journal—what’s the difference between this and a regular journal? History with journaling?

  • “Hang out in the light” 🖤—talk about that?

  • Hardest race experience?

  • I really liked the parts about picking a word or a mantra—could you talk a bit about that for our listeners? Why is it important and how do you find a word that resonates for you?

  • Any tips for pre-race jitters?

  • What about post-race, when everything goes great? And what about when it doesn’t?

  • With everything you have going on now, what does a normal training week look like now? How did it feel toning down from when you were younger and only focused on your running career?

  • You had a baby in 2010 and came back to racing a year later: what was that like? Any advice for parents struggling to fit training in?

  • new oiselle collection – > Check out OISELLE

  • If you had to pick a favorite thing right now: What’s one mental thing people can do to 10x their physical performance?

  • Where people can get the book / etc.? https://amzn.to/2obPlF1

  • whats next? racing this fall

Born to Run, Donkeys & Community – Christopher Mcdougall

Today Molly is extra excited because Christopher Mcdougall is on the show! He is the author of Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes, two amazing books you need to read as a consummate athlete!  We talk about all things outdoors, community, sport, and writing.

 

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Let’s start with your twitter bio: Author of BORN TO RUN and NATURAL BORN HEROES. Currently working on a new project with a donkey named Flower. Any spoilers on what the new book is going to be about? (https://www.triplecrownfeed.com/at-70-years-of-age-flower-is-both-the-worlds-oldest-donkey-longest-lived-equine/)

When you wrote Born To Run, what were you hoping the impact would be? What do you think made it hook people attention compared to a lot of books in the same genre?

So many people took up ultra running and swapped out to barefoot shoes (ahem Molly did both basically immediately)… How did that feel? (Did it seem like people missed the overall message?)

In both books, what was the initial *grab* for you—why those primary stories?

Of everyone you interviewed in both books, who are the two or three that stand out the most & why?

Anyone you wish you’d gotten to add in? Anyone you wish you left out?

Quickly for my nerdy edification: what does the general process look like for your book writing?

Going back to you—were you an athletic kid? What’s been your athletic life trajectory?

Which book got you in better shape?

What practices from either book do you still keep up?

What does training look like now?

What about eating? In BTR, the diets that sort of became noteworthy were largely vegan, and then in NBR, we got into foraging and being fat-adapted. Where are you now?