Beyond Sweet Spot – Frank Overton

Cycling coach Frank Overton joins us to talk all things sweet spot, motor pacing and the importance of lifestyle factors like nutrition and sleep for masters athletes.

You will learn about: sweet spot training, fatigue dependent training plan design, polarized training, race-specific training, MONK Mode, nutrition & lifestyle, using the WHOOP like a power meter for your Recovery, motorpacing and how FasCat got its name. Enjoy and let us know if you have any Q’s

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Check out Frank’s coaching business https://fascatcoaching.com/

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Social and Links

20% off all FASCAT COACHING training plans using “theseplanswork” here 

 

Frank Overton on TWITTER  – and – INSTAGRAM 

 


TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

  •  Frank’s Bio
  • The Velo News Podcast Polarized vs. Sweet spot we mention

 

  • SweetSpot Defined, 
=> intervals and progressions?
  ->  how to reconcile with polarized,

 

  • Masters athletes -importance of nutrition, lifestyle, family balance.
“Want to lose 5-10lbs? No problem, let’s start in the kitchen”
masters taper down (sweet spot load, then intervals, then rest?)

 

  • Motorpacing – how, what, why, who 
  • Articles by Frank we discuss, mention or allude to: 
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How to Dance – Michelle Hillier

Michelle Hillier joins Molly and Peter today to talk about Dancing! Find out how dance fits into a Consummate Athlete Lifestyle and how to be more comfortable at your next Dance party!
Check out the show notes at www.consummateathlete.com and more about Michelle at www.experiencegroove.com
michelle hillier

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Check out Shred-Girls.com to learn about the upcoming book series by Molly Hurford and www.smartathlete.ca for phone consults, coaching, training plans and bike-skills sessions.

This podcast is supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celebrates the health conscious, including cyclists. Visit healthiq.com/capod to learn more & get a free quote, or check out their life insurance FAQ page to get your questions answered.

The Consummate Athlete Podcast is part of the Wide Angle Podium podcast network. Check out  www.wideanglepodium.com, listen to the shows, and consider becoming a member to get free bonus content and prizes. Check out the new Wide Angle Podium t-shirts and kit at icksnay.myshopify.com/collections/wide-angle-podium.

Thanks as always for tuning in. If you’re enjoying the show, would be a huge help to us if you subscribe, rate and review the Consummate Athlete Podcast show on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mollyjhurford and @peterglassford or over on TheOutdoorEdit.com and SmartAthlete.ca.
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LINKS

Michelle Hillier, B.A, B.Ed., OCT
Experience Groove – Founder & Creative Director
Sessional Instructor, UOIT B.Ed. Program
Dance AQ Instructional Leader, York University
Instagram & Twitter: @michgroove

SHOW NOTES:

1)How did you get started in dancing?

 

2) What led you to create the Groove Method?

Groove as a form of creative movement, to build community and dance where “you can’t get it wrong”!

3) What’s different/what’s similar compared to traditional classes?

Close to 1 million people of all ages with the concept over the last 10 years – the common theme that underlies every experience is how The Groove makes people FEEL. Often described as transformative, it’s time to wake up, move our bodies and reconnect as humans.

Dance classes for adults outside of zumba are few and far between—why do you think that is / why is dance great for adults?

Best dance club tips for people?

How to feel less awkward on the dance floor, i.e at a wedding

How do you manage balancing growing the Groove Method / teacher training etc. with life/your own practice?

How to Swim FASTER – Sheila Taormina

Sheila Taormina joins us to talk swimming fast. Her book ” Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes: Master the Freestyle Technique Used by the World’s Fastest Swimmers” was a big start of Peter’s preparation for Ironman and has some really actionable drills and concepts. We talk about many of them today.
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Get Sheila’s new book => http://amzn.to/2oMYeFD


Downloads

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Check out Shred-Girls.com to learn about the upcoming book series by Molly Hurford and www.smartathlete.ca for phone consults, coaching, training plans and bike-skills sessions.

This podcast is supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celebrates the health conscious, including cyclists.

Visit healthiq.com/capod to learn more & get a free quote, or check out their life insurance FAQ page to get your questions answered.

Thanks as always for tuning in. If this is your first time listening, you can explore the rest of our episodes on ConsummateAthlete.com.

You can support the show and this site by checking out our swag in the Consummate Athlete Shop.

The Consummate Athlete Podcast is part of the Wide Angle Podium podcast network. Check out  www.wideanglepodium.com, listen to the shows, and consider becoming a member to get free bonus content and prizes.

Check out the new Wide Angle Podium t-shirts and kit at icksnay.myshopify.com/collections/wide-angle-podium.

Thanks as always for tuning in. If you’re enjoying the show, would be a huge help to us if you subscribe, rate and review the Consummate Athlete Podcast show on iTunes

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mollyjhurford and @peterglassford or over on TheOutdoorEdit.com and SmartAthlete.ca.

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SOCIAL

LINK TO SHEILA’S SWIMMING BOOKS => http://amzn.to/2oMYeFD
 Sheila’s website is www.sheilat.com

BIO

= 3 x olympian! Swim, Tri, Pentathalon
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    a) The concept of minimalism, or at least not working on everything at once, is what attracted me to your book. Can you speak to the tendency for swimmers to do too much in the pool? 
    b) you discuss using tubing and sculling to improve swim technique – can you tell us more about these two techniques/drills? 
STRENGTH
= tubing how to use tubing for swim stroke strengthhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr570KZvyBQ
    c) my huge (HUGE) take-a-way that really benefited me coming from TI and building towards my first Tri/swim event/open water swim was the high elbow and idea of using more than my hand to grab the water. Can you explain this technique/change in focus? 
  d) Injuries – shoulder pain -> is the tubing and halo a good first spot for those concerned or coming back from injury?
e) How to do Flip Turns

Run Forever + Goal Setting for Age-Groupers – Jonathan Beverly

Jonathan Beverly is a lifetime runner, coach, and student of the sport. The editor-in-chief of Running Times for 15 years, he is the author of Your Best Stride and Run Strong, Stay Hungry, which is the topic of our discussion today. How can you run, and even race, into old age and stay healthy doing it?
beverly
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SHOW NOTES:

Bio
Health vs. longevity – is this just for aging athletes
Biggest surprise 
“ duh. “ science
Consistency
 – 25miles
 – how to ramp up
– rule of 3
Goal setting as you age 
  – tactics
Age graded running results 
Mindset / positivity 
Fixed mindset
People interviewed – who sticks out 

XC Life, Injury Recovery – Jenn Jackson

XC Skiing, Mountain Bike, Cross-Country, Strength, injury
Jenn Jackson is an XC Mountain bike racer who won the under-23 National Title in 2017. She is also a former Cross-Country Skier. She loves all things exercising and the training process, especially for endurance based sports – running, skiing, cycling. Trying to find a balance between pursuing excellence in sport and not being defined by these high-performance endeavors.
jenn jackson
Follow Jenn on Twitter and Instagram at  @jennjackkson
Check out the Show Notes at www.consummateathlete.com
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The Show is sponsored by:HEALTH IQ 

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Social/links

jacksonjenn.wordpress.com

Follow Jenn on Twitter and Instagram 

Article on Jenn’s silver medal at Canada Summer Games

Jenn’s Blog on her Nationals 2017 U-23 win in XC Mtb 


SHOW Topics

BIO
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Sports crossover?
how was it learning a new sport/ skill?
Ski Racing
how to ski,
what your ‘first-year’ racing was like (learning, what would do differently)
mindset around injury/training!

Q &A – Christmas Challenge, Crosstrain in city, Nerves, Backpacks, tri-bikes,

This week is a Q & A and some review/highlights from the 2017 episodes of The Consummate Athlete Podcast.

Great questions from a variety of sports, activities this week – thanks for questions! Submit for Jan 2018 Q&A at www.consummateathlete.com/

Please feel free to post questions or comments on the consummate athlete facebook page! or Tweet at us—@mollyjhurford and @peterglassford 

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Last one of 2017!
500 min of movement (between 12/24-12/31)
The Consummate Athlete podcast is challenging you to aim for 500 minutes of MOVEMENT. This could be a family walk/hike, Yoga with a friend, your workout of the day, strength or getting out cross-country skiing.
You choose just aim for 63 minutes for each day this 8 day holiday week (December 24 – Dec 31s).
It is a tough goal but also flexible to shift your time around and your sport/intensity.
Let’s make this an active holiday!
Find details and feel free to post your adventures to the Consummate Athlete Facebook Page www.facebook.com/consummateathlete
And/or Use the Hashtag #ConsummateAthleteChristmas
Best photos/posts/adventures will get prizes! — nuun, Clif bar, Fuel Your Ride, Saddle, Sore, and a three-month training plan all up for grabs!
1) Favorite book of 2017 
2) favorite podcast of 2017 (episode) 
3) what is in your backpack? 
Peter: front receipts pocket, + have condiments, coffee-buddy, Nuun tabs, bars, protein powder etc, then chargers/cables pocket, then laptop/books/notebook pocket, then wallet/passport wallet
4) What is x-train? What about if in the city? (cant’ snowshoe) why should I? 
 – Molly Mentions JasYoga
  – Peter mentions Ryan Leech connection – Ryan also leaves us with a code for 1 month free trial on www.ryanleech.com(use Code ‘ryan1’ )
 – Scott Hastie episode on Ultimate Frisbee 
5)  Should I set a New Years resolution?
6) Buying a cheap tri bike on Craigslist? (Vs road bike etc)
  – get a good road bike and a bike fit (check out Dundas Speedshop if near Ontario, Canada)
  – optimize power, weight and bike function.
  – get coaching in limiter sport
7) Hi Molly asking from a slightly left-field perspective, I play skittles ( think British smaller ten pin bowling) and although for fun, but get a bad case of the nerves, meaning I’m anxious before, during and after. To the point where I can’t sign the scorecard as my hands are shaking so much. I had the same problem when I take part in cyclocross and mtb races. So it is something related to competition. 
So do you have any advice, information and thoughts as I would like to control this. 
8) Favorite fitness/adventure gifts you want to give or get?

Connect with Molly and Peter

Top 10 Episodes of the Consummate Athlete Podcast of 2017

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.
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The Show is sponsored by: Shred-Girls the young adult book series for girls who love bikes (or who will after reading!) 

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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?