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!
If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting it through www.wideanglepodium.com/donate … there are bonus episodes and bonus goodies if you do, your donation helps fuel better audio gear, more guests, and higher quality episodes.

DOWNLOAD THIS CONSUMMATE ATHLETE EPISODE


Show Sponsor

Want to re-energize- Unplug, put airplane mode on, and immerse in nature's finest.

Get in Touch With Your Hosts

Follow @peterglassford or visit his coaching website at SmartAthlete.ca.
Have a question, comment, complaint or suggestion for a guest? https://consummateathlete.wordpress.com/contact/

Social and Links


TOPICS AND LINKS FROM TODAYS SHOW:

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.
——-

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

Advertisements

Threshold vs. Polarized Training – Steve Neal

Steve Neal returns to the Consummate Athlete to discuss just one question – How do you reconcile the popularity of Threshold training with all the hype on Polarized and 80:20 training? We talk about how Steve uses these concepts in his own practice at the Cycling Gym in Toronto with busy masters athletes.
You can follow Steve and the Cycling Gym on Instagram and join the free training forum at https://online.thecyclinggym.com/  to get tons of free information.
————————————————————————–
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.
Have a question, comment, complaint or suggestion for a guest? https://consummateathlete.wordpress.com/contact/
————————————————————————


SHOW NOTES:

Links mentioned in Intro: 
 What is Polarized training to you? 
What is Threshold Training to you (and your clients? )
3-zone system – easy / moderate / hard 
Neither is bad, but does one or the other work better or a certain type of athlete, time of year or training age? 
Periodization ? 

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

Please look at the www.wideanglepodium.com DONAR DRIVE to help support the Consummate Athlete Podcast – any donation will help us keep improving the quality of the show!  (THANK YOU !)


The Show is sponsored by:
2017 HEALTH IQ MARCH APRIL

Want to support the show and other awesome podcasts? Please Check out www.wideanglepodium.com for show info, other WAP podcasts and to become a Donating Member (free bonuses!) Visit W.A.P.


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.

Run Fast w. Fewer Injuries – John Beverly

jonathan beverly

Jonathan Beverly delivers in today’s episode. Most sports will benefit from running directly in competition or as part of training. Jonathan has written a book called ‘Your Best Running Stride‘ that pulls together the latest research, practical information from coaches, athletes and therapists and years of his own experience as the editor of Running Times. This is a packed episode with information about running drills, warm-ups, cues and mobility/strength exercises to boost your running ability.

Find Jonathan’s Book ‘Your Best Stride’ On Amazon Today

Check out the Show Notes at www.consummateathlete.com

Subscribe and Rate on Itunes (please!) – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/consummate-athlete-podcast/id1100471297?mt=2

Please Support the Podcast via Wide Angle Podium -> http://wideanglepodium.com/category/consummate-athlete/


The Show is sponsored by: Health IQ, Health Insurance for Active People Like you!

Want to support the show and other awesome podcasts? Please Check out www.wideanglepodium.com for show info, other WAP podcasts and to become a Donating Member (free bonuses!) Visit W.A.P.


Download on Itunes (subscribe & leave a review Please!) 

Download Android / Stream / Listen on-line

Download and view on Wide-Angle-Podium Site

Download Mp3


BIO

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’ and writes for a variety of running and fitness publications.

Social/links 
 
Website

 


SHOW NOTES:

QUESTIONS

1) what does a normal day look like for John Beverly?
– consider going into how he got to editor status?
– consider discussing

2) What is your sporting career? what have you done in running and beyond?
– ‘accidental athlete’
– found could improve in running
– sports exposure in youth -> feeling athletic with core and corrections. How to help youth develop movement skill

3a) how to start interest in stride
– minimalism, born to run went too far
– but don’t swing too far the other way
– April 2014 its all in the hips – successful article in running times-> hips flexed, affect glutes
-> result overstride
4) target cadence or foot strike – a result not the issue
– the article ‘born to run’
– forefoot focus = prancing if done before
– cadence = over quick stride, pulling too quick ( hamstring)
heel/midfoot/forefoot: what’s the deal?
– upper body focus –
– distorted mechanics

4) The body you have now will find way = what experts agree upon is not a specific running style but a few optimal running mechanics that often get compromised by our daily habits.
– change parameters see a change in stride
– the misconception of ‘born to run’ -> changed his stride over months
– is heel strike universally bad

5) shoe shopping
– top researchers say wear the least shoe YOU can get away with
– throw out pronation/ supination- what is too much?
– * Benno M. Nigg —  biomechanics of sports shoes. ( book )
– find a comfortable shoe
– a shoe for use and different days
– Custom insoles??

Vivo barefoot shoes we use
6)Cadence
– is 180 for everyone?

6) Starting running – perhaps a non-athlete or especially a ‘fit’ cyclist in fall. How slow do we need to go?
-> Run: walks? Even strides (10sec fast without straining)
-> careful with slow jogging/ slogging— people run. Better faster
-> how much, how fast?
– surface – lless impact , some stability and variety of stride
Correct imbalance – walking and lunges —most ignored muscle in runners? (glutes/core?)
– walking form – exagerate glute and get. Hi ext
– lunge – open hips strengthen glutes
– rows, pulldowns and stretches – lie on foam roller or arm swing
* run with posture bar

5) What is a good warmup for a recreational runner?
Lunge matrix jay johnson – multidirectional lunge (By Gray Institute)  x50
Legswings x 5

6) core glutes and running / why not quads and hamstring
If hips tight then glute length not ideal / less powerful
Core / balance -> transverse abdominas

7) cues -> glute bridge and feel hamsring
-> side bridge with leg lift – done with legs stacked and lift small range
-> run tall –
-> treadmill at front or pushng stroller

7) lifestyle tweaks to improve running – what is the lowest hanging fruit ?? (lifestyle constraints)
– barefeet more? no shoes inside? (Myth of perfect shoes)
( a lot of discussion RE daily habits that hurt us: how do we change the worst of those?)
—perils of sitting!?

10) be a consummate athlete – be athletic

 

Q & A – Travel, Sven Nys, Gaining Weight, strength and Off-Season

Keywords: Travel, Sven Nys, Gaining Weight, strength and Off-Season

Today’s episode is a Reader/Listener Question and Answer (Q & A ) Episode.

We talk about our challenges over the last month of training, the core-routine we are each doing (and Peter is using with his clients) . We discuss a Sven Nys quote on embracing your sport and how this can help the Consummate Athlete. One of our readers has been sick and inquires about gaining weight, which let us discuss some tactics for losing/gaining that have worked for us, in research and/or for clients.


NOTES OCTOBER Q & A 

crazy travel week, what we learned at crossvegas, Iowa world cups 
-sleep
-stretching
-train
eat: 1 veg per meal, tons of water (see molly’s article on surviving trade shows )
Sven nys quote from Bicycling (teaser about short podcast coming up)
You have to live 365 days a year for your sport. That helps a lot. Not just for a small period. You need to have the passion from day one until the last day.
peter newsletter
INTO READER Qs
Know what? Gaining weight. From coming back from illness (severe weight loss) to generally losing too much weight training.
  • give it time, body will return to ‘normal’ (ease into training)
  • protein / calories in general need to come up but consider IN vs. OUT
  • backing off training ie walking not running
  • Liquid calories (dairy, peanut butter , white rice as easy to eat lots)
  • watch starting with low cal / high nutrient density foods (ie. salad opener limits overall calories for some)
  • Molly references milk (whole milk) beneficial for DOMS from study HERE
Vince M C. asks: I would love some down-to-earth advice on getting into interval training. I’ve always just tried to maintain a pace while running, but I’m aware that interval training will yield better results. But how does one establish intervals as a beginner?
  • fartlek is the easiest way to start
  • run/walk (not just for beginners)
  • break normal route into chunks
  • track – run straits, walk corners
  • find a track workout or hill workout nearby
  • find hills
Brandon asks: strength training in the off season why, how, when. 
  • should year round
  • offseason good to start
  • infographics on performance benefits of strength
OFFSEASON IN GENERAL

KEEP YOUR EYE ON SADDLESOREWOMEN.COM for news on updated Version of Saddle Sore