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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TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

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?

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Mountain Running & Big Air Skiing – Julian Carr

Widely recognized for the biggest airs in skiing, Julian Carr has been featured in seven Warren Miller films, developing a reputation not only for big airs, but for all around skiing. He’s received a ‘Photo of the Year’ award from Powder Magazine, won the prestigious Sickbird Award on the Freeskiing World Tour, and he holds two world records in cliff height. Julian serves as an ambassador for Protect Our Winters ( POW ) as well as The Climate Reality Project, and he’s the founder of Discrete Clothing. Most recently, Julian founded a mountain running series, the Cirque Series, which is in its third season.

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Follow Julian on Instagram = https://www.instagram.com/juliancarr/

Check out SP2 Spirulina (Molly and Julian talk A LOT about it in the episode!)


TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

 

how did you start the transition to MTN running? and why add to an already crazy ski career?!

what you wish you’d known for your first race?

Why start the Cirque Series

Help! Downhill run tips?

uphill run tips?

what does a week of training for mountain running look like? hills/long runs/strength/yoga?

favorite gear for long races/mtn running must haves: shoes, vests, hats, poles, socks, etc.??

fueling for long races?

nutrition: you’re partnering wtih SP2 so obviously, you care about what you’re eating. Overall food philosophy?

Why SP2? how do you use it in a day?

What’s a day of eating usually look like for you?

you also have a clothing company & serve as an ambassador for a bunch of organizations. how do you balance it all?

last Q: discrete clothing boasts the best looking beanie. how does one make the best looking beanie?

Biggest Mistakes! Q & A June 2018

Today we share a few of our biggest athletic and health mistakes over the year. Guided by your questions and feedback we cover a few different areas.
  • Gear
  • Nutrition
  • Training
  • Mental Training/Psychology
  • and more!
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OUR BIGGEST RACING & TRAINING MISTAKES

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Peter Canadian Cycling Magazine Article 


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Urban Poling – Nordic Walking – Barb Gormley

Barb Gormley talks about being a personal/fitness trainer, health & fitness writer and urban poling instructor. As Urban Poling’s Director of Education, she produces the company’s educational fitness materials. Barb has written numerous magazine articles on the benefits of Urban Poling and also presents at conferences, tradeshows and health fairs across the province.
Find out more about Barb on her website: http://www.barbgormley.com/
Find out more about Urban Poling / Nordic Walking at https://urbanpoling.com/
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Barb’s Book = https://urbanpoling.com/book-launch-the-urban-poling-ultimate-guide-to-nordic-walking/

VIDEO of Technique = = https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=IJAdf2fIduQ


TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

1) Quick Professional Bio –
   = YMCA
  = Group Exercise instructor and Corporate Fitness … working with public
   => Year sailing and then couldn’t/didn’t want to re-enter the corporate world so went out on her own for fitness and training Marathon Walkers
  -> Urban Poling called several years -> couldn’t get a good workout, poles/DVD … then took cert. course and realized the techniques
2) Why Nordic Walking/Urban poling?
  •   why decide to try?
  • 40+ running,
  • Mandy Shintani -OT from
  • ‘Perfect amount of challenge’ – enough for those who like group exercises and routines but not so complex that someone without interest could do
  • nordic walking is like swimming/tennis … it can age with you. Intensity and speed vary
3) similarities and benefits to cross-country skiing? 
 *My introduction to ‘pole running’ was through xc skiing
  • similar but not exactly the same … and NOT like hiking.
  • hiking poles are different -> hiking poles minimize effort while urban poling whereas URBAN poles add challenge
4) TECHNIQUE 
is this just walking with poles? How does technique/instruction come into the process?
  • Nordic technique – the length should be set to marking on URBAN POLING POLE based on height
  • land poles out front with a straight arm to have a straight arm  **SHAKE HANDS ***
  •  press down on outside edge of hands
  • poles landing beside foot but angled back at 45 deg
4) Gear Needed =  Difference in Poles/tips?  
  – can you get ones that are suitable for offroad and urban settings?
  – setting the length of telescopic poles
  •   rubber boot tip on pole + a rubber handle
  • poles will telescope (get longer/shorter)
5) What are classes like?
  = GTA classes at Mt. Pleasant and High Park -> what do these sessions look like?
   = mix of social, technique and walking adventure!
  =  some calisthenics
  => Double Poling exercise with Nordic Poling  – both pole landing and big push
6) Certification courses– who is the ideal instructor to come to these courses? (clientele they work with, area they need to work in etc)
      = 1/2 day and online course to cert
7) Common Mistakes in Poling? 
  = 1500 cert instructor will say keep your arms straight with a pendulum swing from the shoulder … don’t shorten the leaver.
   = ELBOW’s get a break today
   = HANDS TO handshake position and  thru so that hand is to thigh or past (all the way down)   => This informs and is affected by stride
      = dragging poles behind you … pickup poles a bit
9) How to look/feel prepared your first time poling? (how to not look like a newbie!) 
  =  don’t bring your xc ski or dh poles!
  =
10) What’s next for you, the fitness industry and/or poling? 
 = ultimate guide to nordic walking -> working on revised edition =>
  = Activator pole for those will balance and stability issues =>

BackPacking, Camping, FKTs – Eric Batty

BACKPACKING, CAMPING AND FKT WITH ERIC BATTY

Eric Batty shares his camping experience on the show today. Eric has won the team 24 hours OCR Championships in Vegas, Set FKTs on many trails including the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in Killarney, raced mountain bike at an elite/pro level for many years and now works as an Arborist (he climbs up trees all day!)


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Social and Links

Brooklin tree care = Eric’s Business for Ontario Tree Removal and Care

TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

camping – basic skills,

tents = shelter systems – reliable (rain, winds, thunderstorms)
– often too warm sleep for summer,
– sleep mat = close cell (Thermarest), reliable
– backpack – 90 and 100L perhaps too big for a few days

water – filtration – aqua tabs
– UV – light stick

socks/ shoes?
= consider lighter trail runner for short

= Peter and Eric have used Salomon Trail Runners


Food – hang it in what?
= bear hanging options videos

food – best lightweight ‘dinner’ ‘ breakfast’?
= dinner in a bag
= JETBOIL – small, quick, canister, pot, built in Flint

bugs =
= superlight bug  hat/cover
= sun / wind effect
= off/Deet – hard to say still bug you … maybe not bite

first aid = Can get kits

= clean, gauze, bandaid, safety pin, tweezer, crazy glue for blisters, tape, pills (gravel, Imodium, NSAID)

Race Nerves – Q & A – May 2018

Today is a Q & A based on Molly’s Question posted on Instagram and Facebook about Race Nerves- Check out the instagram questions 

RACE DAY ISSUES

Topics Covered: 

  • The Whole Day: Warmup,s dressing, bike setup, DETAILS STRESS ME OUT
  • SELF-TALK, how to warm up, how to be social at the race
  • Start Line Nerves
  • FAMILY: How to deal with kids at the race, spouse racing too!
  • The Night Before – sleep, preparing stuff, forgetting stuff worry
  • Food and hydration the day before
  • The Bathroom Break – too much, not enough, wrong timing
  • Morning timing – getting there, perfect warmup and dressing right!

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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.

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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 and Links

Amy Bender – how to sleep – Consummate Athlete Podcast Episode

Brave Athlete – Simon Marshal and Lesley Paterson

INVERTED U AROUSAL = https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerkes%E2%80%93Dodson_law


TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

Race Nerves- Check out the instagram questions 

Topics Covered: 

  • The Whole Day: Warmup,s dressing, bike setup, DETAILS STRESS ME OUT
  • SELF-TALK, how to warm up, how to be social at the race
  • Start Line Nerves
  • FAMILY: How to deal with kids at the race, spouse racing too!
  • The Night Before – sleep, preparing stuff, forgetting stuff worry
  • Food and hydration the day before
  • The Bathroom Break – too much, not enough, wrong timing
  • Morning timing – getting there, perfect warmup and dressing right!

Over-training & BMX – John Badessa

John Badessa is a former world-champion BMX racer and Category 1 road cyclist from Rhode Island. He is the creator of CyclingJunk.com, an online cycling marketplace, and Fit2BeSick.com, a site dedicated to preventing athletes from overtraining.
adrenal fatigue

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2017 HEALTH IQ MARCH APRIL
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.

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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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TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

Peter and Molly Mentioned in Intro:
 – Peter mentioned questions at races about Nutrition and Skills (video w. log hop drills) 

  • John’s Bio
  • BMX career
  • what is bmx racing?
  • road cycling as well?
  • Tips for racing? and BMX
  • Adrenal fatigue: what is it, how do you know if you have it, how did you solve it, how can you avoid it in the first place?

All about Bike Packing – Paul Calandrella

Paul Calandrella joins us today to tell us all about Bike-Packing one of the hottest and growing disciplines in the bike industry. Molly just went on a big trip and has completely changed her view on bike packing … find out why!
PAUL CALANDRELLA_ ALL ABOUT BIKEPACKING

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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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TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

 

what does job title mean/how did you end up there/athletic background?

Why bike packing? What are the benefits, who can do it?

When planning a bike packing trip, where do you even begin? It seems like a pretty gear-intensive process.

What’s the most important 5 pieces of gear that you need to ride?

What should you look for in a bike? MTB, road, hybrid… and what kind of components/extras do you want on it?

What kind of bike gear should you carry?

What should you carry, food and food prep-wise?

What mistakes do bike packers make from an eating perspective? I feel like this is a huge issue for touring cyclists!

And what about camping: any tips for a solo traveler, and what about partners going together?

Top mistake beginner bike packers make?

What do you wish beginners new before they head out?

What pre-bike packing things can people be doing before a trip, i.e getting used to a sleeping pad, checking their gear, actually doing days with similar mileage at home…

How does going on a guided bike packing trip help set a rider up for solo adventures?

Let’s talk poop… How do you handle it in a no-facility area?

Advice for dealing with the weather?

Best tips for sore legs at the end of the day’s ride?

Tips for people who swear they can’t handle sleeping on the ground?

The craziest bike packing adventure you’ve been on? Coolest moment?

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

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

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2017 HEALTH IQ MARCH APRIL
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.

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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.
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.
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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: 

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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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?