Consummate Athlete Podcast

Consummate Athlete Podcast

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.


May 21, 2024 40 mins

Join Peter and Molly as they discuss the common question of how much you need to train to be ready for an endurance race. Do you need to complete the race distance or duration, or both! Or can you get by with shorter rides, that might allow more frequency or quality training? 

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May 7, 2024 37 mins

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 e...

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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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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 es...

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 l...

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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!

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Peter and Molly discuss preparing for the Leadville 100 run and bike. Molly is doing the run in 2024 and Peter has done the bike previously and coaches adult athletes to belt-buckle finishes each year! They discuss altitude prep, heat training. technical and tactical preparation as well as the value in trying your best to reduce other factors/projects ahead of A-Races.  

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Join Peter and Molly as they conduct a Q2/spring Goal Check-in and address three listener questions. They discuss whether a less skilled rider could be a great cycling coach, strategies for refueling after late-night training, and ways to incorporate wearables like Whoop into training decisions. 

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In this podcast episode we discuss gravel racing with special guest @TheRidewithBenDelaney! Discover the must-have gravel races for your bucket list, get insights on choosing the perfect gravel bike, tires, and components, and explore the latest trends shaping gravel racing this year. Plus, uncover the true spirit of gravel and what it means in today's cycling landscape. 

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Today Molly and Peter discuss 2 listener questions about deciding when to ride indoors and outdoors and also if someone will be way behind if they don't ride the indoor trainer. 

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Today Molly and Peter discuss a listener question about doing intensity and races year-round. They look at an interesting study about a person in their 60s starting to strength train and the benefits in muscle mass and strength they saw into their 70s! They also discuss a common question about what should 'count' as training and what to include in a training log. 


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Join Molly on the Consummate Athlete Podcast as she interviews Charlotte Backus Turner, an Elite Cyclist and coach from Park City, Utah. Charlotte specializes in E-sports, Road Cycling, and Gravel, and holds certifications in USAC and Training Peaks coaching, along with expertise in sports nutrition and a B.A. in Psychology. Tune in as we explore Charlotte's inspiring journey and uncover valuable insights into cycling training, bik...

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Today Molly and Peter discuss a listener question about deciding how one should train for endurance sports. We also do a quick run-through of troubleshooting Heart Rate Straps. Please see link to post on the topic in links below and the youtube version if you prefer to watch. 

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Join us in this episode as we tackle two thought-provoking listener questions. First up: the myth that you must undergo lab or physiological testing to effectively train. We break down the various testing options and offer insights into what to consider if you're contemplating physiological testing. Next, we delve into the topic of rigid zone-2 or endurance training—exploring whether leaving the ...
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Tune in to the latest episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, featuring Megan and David Roche from SWAP Running and 'The Happy Runner' fame! Bursting with positive energy, they join us for a lively discussion on running with training partners, managing run training with a child, coaching couples, racing together, and even delving into the topic of libido—just in time for Valentine's Day! Get ...

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In this episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, we discuss how to train best when you have a variable schedule that might disrupt standard periodization.  We also look at how to use the information and sug...

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    January 30, 2024 63 mins

    In this episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, we're diving into the behind-the-scenes action of the latest season of 'Call of a Lifetime,' the electrifying YouTube series chronicling the  2023 Lifetime Grandprix series. Join us as Shannon Vandivier, the Director and Executive Producer at Cold Collaborative, tells stories about the making of the series. Shannon shares stories about the show's production and discusses how he fit...

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    In this episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, we discuss how to do heavy (hard) strenth training when you do not have enough weight, how to structure a solo training camp, and when to fuel with sugar powder. 

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    In this episode of the Consummate Athlete Podcast, we explore the remarkable life of Remy Kloos – a high-altitude mountaineer, mindset coach, and humanitarian hailing from South Africa. Our conversation delves into Remy's accomplishment of conquering the Seven Summits, scaling the highest peaks on each continent, including Mount Everest. We cover various topics, including preparation for big adventures, coping with altitude, and tr...

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