SpeedSkating, Cycling, Olympics – MIA MANGANELLO

Mia Manganello talks speed skating, cycling, and the Olympics today. As always many pearls to take away from people who have found success in multi-sports and in high-level sport. Mia accomplished both and has a great story.

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Questions from the Show:

  1. Importance of making it to the Olympics?
  2. How did it feel to actually walk away with a medal? Did you have any sense going in if that was gong to be possible?
  3. Speedskating / rollerblading— interesting choices for a young kid to make in the age after roller blading was cool!
  4. Ice in FLorida?
  5. How did you get started in cycling? Why go away from skating?
  6. What made you fall in love with cycling
  7. 6 years of racing—what were your favorite racing moments/career highlights?
  8. Whenandwhy  did you decide to shift back to speed skating?
  9. Crossover between speedskating and cycling?
  10. DId you keep riding as cross training?
  11. Any more Olympic plans / return to cycling? You’ve only been gone a season
  12. What’s your offseason look like now? tempted to race road again? wedding???
  13. Your parents run a restaurant and you’re always quoted talking about pizza: what’s a day in your food life look like?
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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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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?
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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?