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Author Molly Hurford and Endurance Coach Peter Glassford bring you the Consummate Athlete Podcast. We interview people who embrace multiple sports to lead adventure-filled lives and answer listener questions about training and health.

Consummate Athlete Podcast Molly Hurford, Peter Glassford

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    • 4.8 • 107 Ratings

Author Molly Hurford and Endurance Coach Peter Glassford bring you the Consummate Athlete Podcast. We interview people who embrace multiple sports to lead adventure-filled lives and answer listener questions about training and health.

    Heat Adaptation for Exercise Performance - Dr. Stephen Cheung Returns!

    Heat Adaptation for Exercise Performance - Dr. Stephen Cheung Returns!

    Explore the latest insights on heat adaptation and exercise performance with expert Dr. Stephen Cheung. Discover how heat adaptation impacts human performance and how it can benefit endurance training for masters athletes. Gain valuable knowledge from a recent meta-analysis and practical strategies to optimize your training so that you can perform better in hot enviroments. 



     

     










     
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    Watch The Consummate Athlete Podcast on Youtube HERE Show Notes Previous Consummate Athlete Episodes with Stephen Cheung  Link to the updated Meta-Analysis (Tyler, Reeve, ieh, Cheung, 2023) Follow Stephen Cheung on Twitter- https://twitter.com/eelbrock?lang=en
    Pez Cycling Articles –https://pezcyclingnews.com/author/stephen-cheung/
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    SUPPORT THE SHOW Use this link to support the show (for free!) while you shop: https://amzn.to/3Aej4jl This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 100% Made for You Training Plans by Consummate Athlete – These popular plans are made from scratch for you to fit your goals, your schedule, your gear, and your goals. https://consummateathlete.com/training-plans/   Connect with Molly & Peter Subscribe to our Newsletter Book a Consultation – https://calendly.com/smartathlete Books By Molly Hurford https://amzn.to/3bOztkN Get The Consummate Athlete Book Follow The Consummate Athlete on Instagram and Facebook Follow Molly Hurford on Instagram Follow @PeterGlassford on Instagram Consummate Athlete Links for Coaching and other services   Past guests: Stacy Sims, Stephen Seiler, Simon Marshall, Frank Overton, Dean Golich, Joe Friel, Marco Altini Katerina Nash, Kelly Starrett, Geoff Kabush, Ellen Noble, Phil Gaimon, David Roche, Matt Fitzgerald, Dr. Marc Bubbs, Christopher McDougall, Rebecca Rusch, Kate Courtney, David Epstein Kelly Starrett, Juliet Starrett, and many more

    • 58 min
    Can You Train for Cycling Outside?

    Can You Train for Cycling Outside?

    This week, we discuss a common question Peter often receives, that might surprise you! Although cycling typically takes place outdoors, many athletes now start to train for cycling while indoors on smart trainers. Some even begin cycling indoors before considering taking their cycling outdoors for training and competition. This shift outdoors can lead to challenges when transitioning into a more variable enviroment. Join us as we explore how cyclists maintain structured training  for cycling outdoors while still enjoying the simple pleasure of riding a bike! 
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    Watch The Consummate Athlete Podcast on Youtube HERE Show Notes View articles on Bicycling by Molly Hurford Consummate Athelte 3 Tenets of Training (post) What is Your Workout? (Post)    Consummate Athlete Event and Goal Based Training Plans, available in the Training Peaks Store. Use Code ‘CAPOD’ to get 25% of any of the plans . bit.ly/PGPLANS   SUPPORT THE SHOW Use this link to support the show (for free!) while you shop: https://amzn.to/3Aej4jl This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 100% Made for You Training Plans by Consummate Athlete – These popular plans are made from scratch for you to fit your goals, your schedule, your gear, and your goals. https://consummateathlete.com/training-plans/   Connect with Molly & Peter Subscribe to our Newsletter Book a Consultation – https://calendly.com/smartathlete Books By Molly Hurford https://amzn.to/3bOztkN Get The Consummate Athlete Book Follow The Consummate Athlete on Instagram and Facebook Follow Molly Hurford on Instagram Follow @PeterGlassford on Instagram Consummate Athlete Links for Coaching and other services   Past guests: Stacy Sims, Stephen Seiler, Simon Marshall, Frank Overton, Dean Golich, Joe Friel, Marco Altini Katerina Nash, Kelly Starrett, Geoff Kabush, Ellen Noble, Phil Gaimon, David Roche, Matt Fitzgerald, Dr. Marc Bubbs, Christopher McDougall, Rebecca Rusch, Kate Courtney, David Epstein Kelly Starrett, Juliet Starrett, and many more

    • 37 min
    Can You Be Fit for 2 Different Types of Races?

    Can You Be Fit for 2 Different Types of Races?

    In this episode, we discuss a listener's question about training for two different types of bike races, like Gravel and Mountain bike, within a single season. We explore how your pst race experience, goals for each event and current training status can influence your approach to this challenge. Additionally, we draw from our personal experiences balancing multiple disciplines simultaneously.
     
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    This Episode is brought to you by Consummate Athlete Event and Goal Based Training Plans, available in the Training Peaks Store. This ready to go plans are available to start whenever you are and provide a valuable and proven workouts to guide you to your goal or event. Use Code ‘CAPOD’ to get 25% of any of the plans . bit.ly/PGPLANS
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    Watch The Consummate Athlete Podcast on Youtube HERE Show Notes Race if you are going to race (post) Contolling the Controllables on Race Day ( Post) 

    Phone Consultations with Peter Glassford    Consummate Athlete Event and Goal Based Training Plans, available in the Training Peaks Store. Use Code ‘CAPOD’ to get 25% of any of the plans . bit.ly/PGPLANS   SUPPORT THE SHOW Use this link to support the show (for free!) while you shop: https://amzn.to/3Aej4jl This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 100% Made for You Training Plans by Consummate Athlete – These popular plans are made from scratch for you to fit your goals, your schedule, your gear, and your goals. https://consummateathlete.com/training-plans/   Connect with Molly & Peter Subscribe to our Newsletter Book a Consultation – https://calendly.com/smartathlete Books By Molly Hurford https://amzn.to/3bOztkN Get The Consummate Athlete Book Follow The Consummate Athlete on Instagram and Facebook Follow Molly Hurford on Instagram Follow @PeterGlassford on Instagram Consummate Athlete Links for Coaching and other services   Past guests: Stacy Sims, Stephen Seiler, Simon Marshall, Frank Overton, Dean Golich, Joe Friel, Marco Altini Katerina Nash, Kelly Starrett, Geoff Kabush, Ellen Noble, Phil Gaimon, David Roche, Matt Fitzgerald, Dr. Marc Bubbs, Christopher McDougall, Rebecca Rusch, Kate Courtney, David Epstein Kelly Starrett, Juliet Starrett, and many more

    • 34 min
    Down Bad, Crying at the Gym - Spring Blahs & Low Motivation

    Down Bad, Crying at the Gym - Spring Blahs & Low Motivation

    In this episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, we dive into the challenges many athletes face with low motivation, burnout, or what we like to call the 'spring blahs.' As you prepare for early races and navigate through varying weather conditions, including continued indoor riding and messy outdoor conditions, we explore mindset strategies, common errors in fueling, setting realistic expectations, effective goal setting, and essential preparation and equipment options to safeguard your performance. Tune in for valuable insights and practical tips to overcome these challenges and thrive in your athletic pursuits.
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    This Episode is brought to you by Consummate Athlete Event and Goal Based Training Plans, available in the Training Peaks Store. This ready to go plans are available to start whenever you are and provide a valuable and proven workouts to guide you to your goal or event. Use Code ‘CAPOD’ to get 25% of any of the plans . bit.ly/PGPLANS
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    Watch The Consummate Athlete Podcast on Youtube HERE Show Notes Race if you are going to race Can you prepare for the goal that you have set, and do you want to (post) Leadville Faster article  Greg Lehman Episode    View upcoming books from Strong Girl Publishing   Consummate Athlete Event and Goal Based Training Plans, available in the Training Peaks Store. Use Code ‘CAPOD’ to get 25% of any of the plans . bit.ly/PGPLANS   SUPPORT THE SHOW Use this link to support the show (for free!) while you shop: https://amzn.to/3Aej4jl This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 100% Made for You Training Plans by Consummate Athlete – These popular plans are made from scratch for you to fit your goals, your schedule, your gear, and your goals. https://consummateathlete.com/training-plans/   Connect with Molly & Peter Subscribe to our Newsletter Book a Consultation – https://calendly.com/smartathlete Books By Molly Hurford https://amzn.to/3bOztkN Get The Consummate Athlete Book Follow The Consummate Athlete on Instagram and Facebook Follow Molly Hurford on Instagram Follow @PeterGlassford on Instagram Consummate Athlete Links for Coaching and other services   Past guests: Stacy Sims, Stephen Seiler, Simon Marshall, Frank Overton, Dean Golich, Joe Friel, Marco Altini Katerina Nash, Kelly Starrett, Geoff Kabush, Ellen Noble, Phil Gaimon, David Roche, Matt Fitzgerald, Dr. Marc Bubbs, Christopher McDougall, Rebecca Rusch, Kate Courtney, David Epstein Kelly Starrett, Juliet Starrett, and many more

    • 44 min
    An Athlete's Journey Through Knee Pain - Mackenzie Myatt

    An Athlete's Journey Through Knee Pain - Mackenzie Myatt

    Join us for a special bonus episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, where Author, Poet and Elite Racer Mackenzie Myatt shares her recent experience with knee pain and some poetry about the experience! Check out her her recent book with Strong Girl Publishing, 'In Defense of Big Dreams'. Don't miss this inspiring conversation filled with valuable insights into resilience, perseverance, and the pursuit of big dreams in sport and life!
    This Episode is brought to you by AG1- drinkAG1.com/MOLLYH – to receive your bonus of a free 1-year supply of Vitamin D and 5 Free Travel Packs
     
    This Episode is brought to you by Consummate Athlete Event and Goal Based Training Plans, available in the Training Peaks Store. This ready to go plans are available to start whenever you are and provide a valuable and proven workouts to guide you to your goal or event. Use Code ‘CAPOD’ to get 25% of any of the plans . bit.ly/PGPLANS
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    Watch The Consummate Athlete Podcast on Youtube HERE Show Notes Check Out 'In Defense of Big Dreams' on Amazon  View upcoming books from Strong Girl Publishing   Check out our last podcast on knee pain with Greg Lehman    Consummate Athlete Event and Goal Based Training Plans, available in the Training Peaks Store. Use Code ‘CAPOD’ to get 25% of any of the plans . bit.ly/PGPLANS   SUPPORT THE SHOW Use this link to support the show (for free!) while you shop: https://amzn.to/3Aej4jl This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 100% Made for You Training Plans by Consummate Athlete – These popular plans are made from scratch for you to fit your goals, your schedule, your gear, and your goals. https://consummateathlete.com/training-plans/   Connect with Molly & Peter Subscribe to our Newsletter Book a Consultation – https://calendly.com/smartathlete Books By Molly Hurford https://amzn.to/3bOztkN Get The Consummate Athlete Book Follow The Consummate Athlete on Instagram and Facebook Follow Molly Hurford on Instagram Follow @PeterGlassford on Instagram Consummate Athlete Links for Coaching and other services   Past guests: Stacy Sims, Stephen Seiler, Simon Marshall, Frank Overton, Dean Golich, Joe Friel, Marco Altini Katerina Nash, Kelly Starrett, Geoff Kabush, Ellen Noble, Phil Gaimon, David Roche, Matt Fitzgerald, Dr. Marc Bubbs, Christopher McDougall, Rebecca Rusch, Kate Courtney, David Epstein Kelly Starrett, Juliet Starrett, and many more

    • 37 min
    Running, Injuries, Jumping - Greg Lehman Returns

    Running, Injuries, Jumping - Greg Lehman Returns

    Tune in to the Consummate Athlete podcast as Greg Lehman shares insights on running injuries like knee pain. Discover Peter's experience in Greg's 'Running Resiliency' course and key takeaways, including a quick jumping routine. Explore Movement Optimism and Greg's return to podcasting with the Movement Optimism Podcast. Gain valuable knowledge and tips for cycling, running, and overall movement optimization!
    This Episode is brought to you by AG1- drinkAG1.com/MOLLYH – to receive your bonus of a free 1-year supply of Vitamin D and 5 Free Travel Packs
     
    This Episode is brought to you by Consummate Athlete Event and Goal Based Training Plans, available in the Training Peaks Store. This ready to go plans are available to start whenever you are and provide a valuable and proven workouts to guide you to your goal or event. Use Code ‘CAPOD’ to get 25% of any of the plans . bit.ly/PGPLANS
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    Watch The Consummate Athlete Podcast on Youtube HERE Show Notes Greg Lehman Physiotherapist booking pain science workbook by Greg Lehman Greg Lehman Courses  Greg Lehman Youtube Videos  Greg Lehman Podcast - Movement Optimism Podcast
    past episodes and posts with Greg Lehman on Consummate Athlete   Consummate Athlete Event and Goal Based Training Plans, available in the Training Peaks Store. Use Code ‘CAPOD’ to get 25% of any of the plans . bit.ly/PGPLANS   SUPPORT THE SHOW Use this link to support the show (for free!) while you shop: https://amzn.to/3Aej4jl This episode is brought to you by 3 Month 100% Made for You Training Plans by Consummate Athlete – These popular plans are made from scratch for you to fit your goals, your schedule, your gear, and your goals. https://consummateathlete.com/training-plans/   Connect with Molly & Peter Subscribe to our Newsletter Book a Consultation – https://calendly.com/smartathlete Books By Molly Hurford https://amzn.to/3bOztkN Get The Consummate Athlete Book Follow The Consummate Athlete on Instagram and Facebook Follow Molly Hurford on Instagram Follow @PeterGlassford on Instagram Consummate Athlete Links for Coaching and other services   Past guests: Stacy Sims, Stephen Seiler, Simon Marshall, Frank Overton, Dean Golich, Joe Friel, Marco Altini Katerina Nash, Kelly Starrett, Geoff Kabush, Ellen Noble, Phil Gaimon, David Roche, Matt Fitzgerald, Dr. Marc Bubbs, Christopher McDougall, Rebecca Rusch, Kate Courtney, David Epstein Kelly Starrett, Juliet Starrett, and many more

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Liz in LA ,

Favorite Pod

This is truly one of my favorite, never-miss-an-episode, podcasts.

As someone who loves to run/ride/yoga/etc. but is in their mid-late 30's, with a job and children, I have not thought of myself as "an athlete" since high school. I started listening to this podcast a year ago when Molly was a guest on the Trail Running Womens podcast, and she sounded so smart, hip and accessible that I was immediately intrigued. Then last summer, I attended my first women's cyclocross clinic and the leader encouraged everyone to check out the Consummate Athlete podcast.

After over a year of tuning in weekly, I am a full fledged fan girl. I feel more confident in my goals, more able to refer to myself as an athlete, and more inspired to try new sports (in January I started Mountain Biking after getting a tibial stress fracture from marathon training).

As a tangential sidenote, I also enjoy the relationship dynamic between Molly and Peter, who host the podcast together (and are also married). When they do intros, they sometimes disagree on topics or points -- but disagree in such a refreshingly healthy yet genuine way. Respectfully disagreeing with your partner is an art and these two seem to have it down.

Hope anyone interested in cycling, running, women's health, or healthy marital dynamics checks them out!

dietitiancaroline ,

So relevant to endurance athletes

Almost every episode they come out with feels relevant to me as a hobbyist endurance athlete. And I’ve talked with Molly personally and she is just wonderful!

Charlie G Milton PA ,

Always good content

Great podcast hosts who do a mix of guests and answering questions. Their book and webpage are top notch also!

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