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Why Complicated Post-Race Feelings Are OK

Why Complicated Post-Race Feelings Are OK

Picture this: You hurtle towards the finish line of a race feeling triumphant, ready to celebrate your victory. You know you’ve won and you’re grinning ear to ear. The announcer calls your name—and says congratulations on your second place finish. The grin drops. This...

Reframing Goals (Midway Through an Event)

Reframing Goals (Midway Through an Event)

This original post is from 2021, but it’s one I come back to often. Since then, I’ve had one race where running through these questions did lead to a drop out for health reasons, but more often than not, going through them has led to a stronger finish than I may have...

Training

Coaching + Training Plans for Cyclocross Racers

Coaching + Training Plans for Cyclocross Racers

Cyclocross is a demanding and dynamic cycling discipline that requires a great engine, tremendous skills and tactics to deal with decisions around equiptment, lines and pacing. Consummate Athlete offers a variety of services that can support your cyclocross campaign...

Racing

Finish Leadville Faster

Finish Leadville Faster

Success in endurance races like the Leadville 100-mile MTB race isn't just about logging endless training hours. The race's challenging terrain and high altitude demand a strategic approach beyond sheer fitness. Leadville Success Without Training More In this article,...

Cross-Training

Mindset

Why Complicated Post-Race Feelings Are OK

Why Complicated Post-Race Feelings Are OK

Picture this: You hurtle towards the finish line of a race feeling triumphant, ready to celebrate your victory. You know you’ve won and you’re grinning ear to ear. The announcer calls your name—and says congratulations on your second place finish. The grin drops. This...

Reframing Goals (Midway Through an Event)

Reframing Goals (Midway Through an Event)

This original post is from 2021, but it’s one I come back to often. Since then, I’ve had one race where running through these questions did lead to a drop out for health reasons, but more often than not, going through them has led to a stronger finish than I may have...

Sprint Through Setbacks with This New Book!

Sprint Through Setbacks with This New Book!

Commonwealth Games gold medalist Micha Powell is sharing her story to help young athletes find their passion and pursue their dreams. My 10th book has dropped! I co-wrote Sprinting Through Setbacks with Micha Powell and could not be more psyched that it’s on the...

Nutrition

Small Habits to Try to Improve Digestion

Small Habits to Try to Improve Digestion

I recently wrote about dealing with gut distress during a race, and the ways to avoid that race day gut. But for most of us who deal with what I’ll call “gut issues” (of many different varieties), it’s not just a race day situation. We know that things like irritable...

Lifestyle

How to Train When You’re on Vacation

How to Train When You’re on Vacation

So you're going on vacation, but you still want to train: How do you make time for training while you're sipping margaritas on the beach or herding your family through a waterpark? Plan ahead for vacation in your training schedule It's easy to forget to inform your...

Women Specific

Are You Buying Gear or Buying Time?

Are You Buying Gear or Buying Time?

I had to laugh a few months ago. I was riding with a time-strapped friend and we were chatting about the latest pair wheelset that promised to give you an extra 10 watts (or rather, save you 10 watts). She had a big race on the schedule in a few months, and she was...

Gear

My Top 5 Cycling Tips

My Top 5 Cycling Tips

Getting started in cycling? Here's what I really, really wish I had known when I got started—maybe then I wouldn't have spent the first 2 years riding in my gym shorts instead of finding comfortable bibs! If you're not new to cycling, some of these may seem a little...

Dealing with Chafe on the Bike and Run

Dealing with Chafe on the Bike and Run

It’s summer, which means you ride more, you run more, and you sweat more. And, unless you’re very, very lucky, you chafe more. So, we’re chatting about a few of our favorite chafe-fighting tips for the ride and the run! Biking Chafe Tips Assess the Situation: Does the...

Videos

How to Ride Down Steep Hills and Drop-offs

How to Ride Down Steep Hills and Drop-offs

Peter did a series of mountain bike skills videos with Canadian Cycling Magazine. This video is on one of the most commonly coached skills, roll downs. Riding down rollins, steep rollable drops or down steps is a super important one for any mountain biker because it...

Build Confidence on MTB Jumps – Video

Build Confidence on MTB Jumps – Video

If you find you are nervous about getting airborne on your bike or have the desire to learn to jump than this post and video is for you!  You can learn how to jump your bike! Peter has made a series of mountain bike skills videos with Canadian Cycling Magazine, and...

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