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Making Your First Custom Cycling and Running Kit

Making Your First Custom Cycling and Running Kit


For 2020, I’ve started working with custom athletic clothing brand Champion System to create some wicked custom Shred Girls kit for me to shred on bikes and on trails in this season, and going through their custom design process was super interesting. I’ve never …


20 Ways to Make the 2020s Your Best Running Decade

20 Ways to Make the 2020s Your Best Running Decade


I had so much fun thinking through ways to make running more fun in the 2020s than it was in the 2010s—from more practical fitness-oriented options to some sillier suggestions. So, if you’re feeling like you’re stuck in a bit of a rut, even …



stephen seiler on 80_20 in sport + the athlete hierarchy of need

Polarized Training with Stephen Seiler on The Consummate Athlete Podcast


  We’re revisiting an older interview with Stephen Seiler on The Consummate Athlete Podcast last week—talking all about polarized training and the athlete hierarchy of need, two of his most-researched topics as a sports scientist. Seiler has been researching high-performing athletes for years now, …


The Traits You Should Consider When Picking a Running Partner.

The Traits You Should Consider When Picking a Running Partner


Choosing a running partner is like choosing a business partner: It’s a serious relationship that you’re getting into! And it’s not just about speed and if you like a person. For example… have you ever stopped to think about how your conversational style while …




warm up cool down

The Right Way to Warm Up and Cool Down


Raise your hand if you don’t take time to warm up or cool down in your workouts. Now, raise your hand if you don’t do any ‘prehab,’ i.e active stretching pre-workout, or stretching or foam rolling post-workout. (Be honest.) For me, having my knee …