Top 10 Episodes of the Consummate Athlete Podcast of 2017

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Be a Brave Athlete – Simon Marshall, Lesley Paterson

Lesley and Simon Marshall the authors of ‘The Brave Athlete’ join us for this special episode today. We talk about many of the common issues athletes have around their mental performance such as nerves, motivation, goal setting and where athletes often go wrong in these critical elements of our performance (and life!)
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SHOW NOTES:

intro/bios
What was your goal in writing this book?
How was the writing process / working as a team? you guys obviously have most of your lives overlapping, so do we: how do you handle it? Any tips?
What’s the one thing most athletes need to work on the most? Most consistent issues faced?
“Setting Goals is Not Your Problem” — we hear SO much about goal-setting as athletes, so I really loved this. Can you explain it a bit, and explain what an athlete can do instead?
Question from Dean  
Basically, anything that can be expanded on with respect to an athlete that has plateaued and is lacking the mental motivation to be active would be helpful.
I’ve been mountain biking for 18 seasons, …. . But I am pretty bored. And because of that boredom, my fitness has done a backslide, so I’m even more discouraged.
I know goal setting will probably be a part of this, as will setting new habits. Stacking maybe plays a role, but I feel like I am missing some key piece to make these things happen. Like, I know strategies that should work, and have options, but am not setting intentions and following through. 

I loved the part about Identifying as an athlete—any quick tips for listeners about how to feel more legit?
Simon, you and I talked about failure a couple months ago, and I want to dive back into that. Failing in a goal race, or feeling like you failed, can throw you into a HUGE tail spin—can you go into a bit about how to get out of that feeling?
The comparison trap is HUGE for me. Can you talk about a couple strategies you recommend to get out of it? And Lesley, is this something you still deal with even as a pro at the highest level?

Off-season, smart trainers, start to run – Nov 2017 Q&A

Today is Nov 2017 Q & A and we have got a lot of questions this month, thanks for your questions.
Topics covered include off-season, smart-trainers, learning to run, the pros/cons of doing a little strength through the day versus a targeted session.
qa november
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SHOW NOTES:

0) does breaking up a workout like say 100 crunches over an entire day have fewer benefits 1/2 than say doing them in a single setting?
    => Pavel of Russian Kettlebell training is at  http://www.strongfirst.com
1) Are there any online subscription services for functional strength training? I’m thinking something that works like JasYoga or YogaGlo. From a laptop $10-20/month. Good offseason topic (also selfish request for research) since I haven’t found one for endurance athletes.
2) Smart Trainer and riding a bike indoors
can’t believe how unfit I am after using a smart trainer compared to outside. what’s wrong with me?
     – Mentioned ZWIFT, KICKR TRAINER   , Cyclops FLUID Trainer
3) Transition to Running Safely
Hey Molly, I think Peter and you have covered the transition from cyclist to the runner. I’m planning on doing more running this offseason. I’m a competitive mountain and cyclocross racer and I’m wondering the best practices to take. I was a National level Track runner many years ago and would like to run again. Ideally with minimal pain and suffering. Thanks and keep up the great podcasting!
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4) What to do in the off-season?
  -> offseason things you can do above and beyond maintenance?

Pain, Biomechanics & Back Flips w. Greg Lehman

 

Greg Lehman BKIN, MSC, DC, MSCPT joins us today to talk Gymnastics as an adult, running and pain science. Pain science is the study of the factors that influence pain.

greg lehmanWe discuss:

Gymnastics, Why do some people have pain, while others do not? What influences the level of pain we have? Why do we get better? Should we avoid certain activities?

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Social/links

Instagram Greg Lehman for tumbling videos mentioned

More links on Pain
Stories from people in pain and about pain
Technical aspects of pain and some help
1. bodyinmind.org 2. painscience.com 3. fmperplex.com (Fibromyalgia focused) 4. paininmotion.be 5. retrainpain.org
Great Blogs about pain, posture and function
Other books on pain and recovery
1. Explain Pain 2. The Protectometer 3. Graded Motor Imagery Handbook 4. Explain Pain Supercharged (more for therapists

SHOW NOTES:

1) How do you explain what you do and who you are to new clients or when speaking?
running – 
gymnastics – tramp backyard, cheerleading, video- gregrowetrampoline , DOVICA, DAvid morris ski (Back layout, backtuck), Plan-Zero
    –> doing a backflip (knew how to do it), getting injured straining abs/shouders, break into components (way more abs)-> hollow-rocks, V-Snaps,    
“if you find a motion you can do and evoke pain”
PAIN
– To start off could you lay out Pain and Nociception for us?
   – Nociception – irritibility detector
   = pain response to stimulus
  = persistant pain – can lead to more pain
  – We call this the Bio – Psycho – Social model of pain.  Meaning all areas of your life can influence pain.
 – like fatigue – motivation less then effort level
 – EVEN if have tissue injury the treatment is the same
  *few things we rest like stress structure,
– COping with avoidance – not necessarily
– don’t push too deep – cope with endurance
BIGGER CUP – pain when cup overflow – all factors go in (sleep, tendinopathy, trianing, anxiety)
    -> exercise helps tolerance, could decrease one or some to redce overflow
Back pain in Performance – Normalize (its ok), visualize, prepare body (small elements)
“Not weird to have back pain when stresing your back a ton”
– make everything else
  ->tim gabbot chronic vs. acute
   -> not just workload – mechanical loads, not the day for PR (bad sleep, stress)
 Top books to be Greg Lehman 
    – book that he recalls as bringing psycho-social aspects to his awareness =>  John Sarno – back pain revolution, 
     – Challenge Bias with the books that you choose.

MINDFUL RUNNING with Mackenzie Havey

Mackenzie Havey joins us today. She is the author of the new book MINDFUL RUNNING and a long-time contributor to a variety of outlets, including Runner’s World, ESPN, The Atlantic, Outside Online, Triathlete, and others. I hold a graduate degree in sports psychology and am a USA Track and Field-certified coach and adjunct instructor for running courses at the University of Minnesota. Also, a 14-time marathoner, Ironman, and mom.
mackenzie havey
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Twitter: @mackenziehavey | Facebook: Mackenzie L. Havey (author site) | Instagram @mackenziehavey

Mackenzie’s Website

  1. Your background in running and writing
  2. I always get ‘how do I get your job’ questions, so I’d love to get your answer to that since we’re pretty similar!
  3. What made you choose to write Mindful Running?
  4. Who is this book for? What will someone get out of reading it?
  5. What is Mindful Running, exactly?
  6. You divide into 3 steps, focus, fathom and flow: can we run through these and dig into each a bit?
  7. I LOVE the rules of engagement (p47): can we run through them?
  8. How can someone start getting into it, without adding stress to runs?
  9. How can you use it from a racing perspective?
  10. Best apps/books/etc. for finding out more on mindfulness?

Brandon Olin from @Movilityco on Office Set up, Moving more, and dealing with Neck pain

Brandon Olin from Movility.co joins us to talk about ergonomics, posture, movement and mobility. What matters, what should we do and what tools can help.
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SHOW NOTES:

quick start guide to eliminate back and neck pain when working at a desk
Yoga ball – Brandon uses  the kneeling chair not the ball so again no specific one to recommend, but there seem to be plenty of good options: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=yoga+ball
Bookss recommended:
Becoming a Supple Leopard: http://amzn.to/2xOajfF
The Paleo Solution: http://amzn.to/2kZdWhw

Bikes, Brewing and Kombucha – Becca Schepps

Becca Schepps is a Creative Director & bike racer turned Kombucha brewer. As the creator/founder of Mortal Kombucha, she’s based in Boulder, CO but will always be 100% New Jersey at heart.
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SHOW NOTES:

Let’s start in NJ: I think we met almost a decade ago racing in the ECCC, right? What got you into bike racing?
What kept you in bike racing?
Why the move to Boulder, CO? What’s so freaking great about Boulder?
You’ve been super public about having diabetes: has that made you more passionate about bikes and exercise, do you think?
In addition to her day job, Schepps is a professional cyclist for Team Novo Nordisk, a team comprised of 15 women from 6 countries, all with type 1 diabetes. Their goal is to lead the way in diabetes education, advocacy, and research.
You write about bikes a lot too: I loved this http://www.bicycling.com/training/tips/how-to-handle-getting-dropped
Can you give us some of your best getting dropped advice you learned while writing that piece?
You mentioned Mortal Kombucha was an accident?
Let’s talk kombucha: why should everyone be drinking it (i am addicted.)
Handling balancing business and hustle with athletic endeavors? — did you shift from cycling to other stuff?
You started in copywriting for mainly cycling pubs and branched out—what was that like?

Sept Q&A – Pushups, Beers, Weight Loss Plateau, CX World Cups

pushup, beer, kabush, weight loss, cyclocross, Intervals

Q & A Episode with questions from the listeners. Today Molly and Peter discuss their trip to the first two cyclocross world cups and cross-vegas (and Interbike).

Topics are Geoff Kabush hitting the record for beer-50pushups-beer in under a minute (he mentions this in the episode with him a few weeks ago). We talk about weight loss after you plateau but still want more and how to do max intervals (pacing). sept qa

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Molly’s Personal blog – https://theoutdooredit.com/
Tweet at us—@mollyjhurford and @peterglassford 

 


SHOW NOTES:

Kabush hilarious video for his pushup/beer challenge and grouse grind
Max effort intervals: how hard should you go
Peter article on intervals
Dealing with weight loss plateau/belly fat
weight lifting withPeter: how’s it going / what are you doing differently? coach
-= coach clance on instagram – https://twitter.com/clancelaylor?lang=en
= Laylor performance systems =-https://lpsathletic.com/
BMX Training 
 – Video of Peter riding BMX on instagram
core workouts — upper body / lower body: the myth of arm day
Cyclocross World Cup Coverage 
cx hairs twitter https://twitter.com/CXHairs
Molly on Performance Bike Facebook at Interbike

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Ironman Postmortem Episode

swim, bike, run, Ironman, Triathlon, skills, training, coaching, volume

Molly and Peter talk about their experience training for Ironman over the last year. They talk about what they liked about the process, hacks, learning and take-a-way skills and tactics you can transfer to whatever big scary event you are training for.

Check out Peter’s Post on BIG CRAZY GOALS on www.smartathlete.ca

And Molly’s top 10 takeaways over on Bicycling.com

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Social/links 

 Check out Peter’s Post on BIG CRAZY GOALS on www.smartathlete.ca 
 
ALL Ironman posts on consummate athlete  https://consummateathlete.wordpress.com/?s=ironman
Molly’s Posts on Ironman

BEST BOOKS FOR TRIATHALON TRAINING 


SHOW NOTES:

Thank Yous – it takes a community and a lot of inputs and energy to race anything but especially Ironman. 
What was the best thing about Ironman?
   – a chance to go out west and do a few big adventures, visit friends, be a beginner
  – molly nerves/ confidence in swim
**** LINK to Peter article on BIG CRAZY GOALS on www.smartathlete.ca 
What was the best part of training for Ironman?
    – learning to swim and double/triple days. training together.
   – molly – back to a training plan, training together
What would you do differently if you did it again? 
   – open water sooner and uphill/downhill running more
   – a little harder in bike
MOLLY – interval training
Would You do it again? 
   -> bucket lists and
   -> Negatives of training for Ironman – leeway to eat sugar/badly, sacrifice in other areas of life, stress on body, stress on family
    ->
The difference between Training for Molly vs. Peter 
  -> Swim – molly build vol vs. peter build skill/ability/equipment
  -> bike – Peter focused on efficiency/position/bike while molly built time/skill/endurance/engine
  -> run – Molly had time to build volume and body adapts well/enjoys vs. Petre limited time but needed to adapt ankles/calf (more confidence in engine/endurance/running for 12hrs/mindset)
  -> prep/transition/event knowledge => Peter had more unknowns around how event worked, rearch of event day, aid stations, rules etc.
What advice would you give to a cyclist who wants to do Ironman?
  – consider if your skill and speed is sufficient before adding volume
-try and perfect short course
-> Brave athlete ->
What advice to someone with limited endurance back ground (no swim bike or run)
   – learn skills/speed
  – many local and even bigger profile sprint, Olympic, short, Xterra style TRI that will help you refine position in all sports, develop speed and avoid injury due to over training/volume.
Best Swim Advice – what really helped? 
   – get comfortable (Total Immersion and the Latest Joe Friel Triathon Bible) helped Peter
   – to get fast need to work on cadence and the high elbow concept worked well for Peter (more with Rich Pady Podcast) and Book= Swim speed secrets for swimmers and triathletes
 – get into open water asap to work on sighting, and you may like it more.

Ultra-Running and Yoga – Tara Mayo

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Tara Mayo on Ultrarunning, Yoga and Balancing It All
Tara is a vegan ultrarunning, hiking, mountain lover and a super bendy yoga teacher. When not busy doing one of those three things, she can be found in the kitchen with her kiddo creating recipes, working with clients or lost in a good book. She also talks about the interesting concept of having a Hair Salon in a Gym!

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Tara Mayo on Ultrarunning, Yoga and Balancing It All
Tara is a vegan ultrarunning, hiking, mountain lover and a super bendy yoga teacher. When not busy doing one of those three things, she can be found in the kitchen with her kiddo creating recipes, working with clients or lost in a good book.

Social/links 
 Read more about her here: 5 Easy Nutrition Tips from Vegan Runners http://blog.mapmyrun.com/5-easy-nutrition-tips-vegan-runners/
 

 

Instagram @mayo_tara Facebook Facebook.com/Tara.mayo.5

SHOW NOTES:

In this episode, we cover:
    1. What got you into running? Were you active as a kid?

 

    1. What made you want to go longer versus faster? (ultra vs something like 5Ks?)

 

    1. Ultrarunning tips? (For people who are already runners, and then for total newbies)

 

    1. Fueling on a vegan diet?

 

    1. Balancing training for that with everything else that you do! (do you think women have more trouble carving out solo time?)

 

    1. What do you think about on the long runs?

 

    1. Trail versus road versus treadmill: favorite/why?

 

    1. Molly loves that you run a hair salon in a gym. Best tips for women to keep hair decent post-workout?

 

    1. Where did yoga come into play?

 

  1. What kind of yoga do you teach/prefer to practice?

 

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