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Category: Fitness



The Ironman Post-Mortem on The Consummate Athlete Podcast


This was a fun one to record, even if it was done roadside while we crossed back to the East Coast. But here it is, the Consummate Athlete Ironman Post-Mortem episode where Peter and I break down how the training for the big race …



10 Things I Learned From Racing an Ironman


This piece on Ironman was so much fun to write for Bicycling, because it let me think about the whole year of training—and race day! A lot of practical stuff in here, like what to wear and choosing the right gear, but also some …



​The 8 Things Cyclists Should Never Leave in a Hot Car


PSA for those of you going on summer vacations and cramming all your belongings into cars, leaving them outside all day as you stop in various locations. Give you gear a break (and avoid ruining your sick paint job on your frame) with this …




Ironman Fueling: Some Hard-Earned Advice and Tips


I have a ton of Ironman content coming in the next few weeks on here and on the Consummate Athlete Podcast, but one of the key things I wanted to talk about was food and hydration, since those were the biggest factors, in my …



8 Pro Tips to Keep You Cool for a Summertime Run


Writing this article was hella helpful in the last couple months of training for Ironman… It’s not always easy to practice what I preach with this stuff, but I knew that the run and staying hydrated was going to be a limiter for me …




A Few Pre-Ironman Pieces of Advice From the Homestretch


Hard to believe it was almost a year ago when we decided to sign up for Ironman Canada. It’s my second time doing Ironman, and there are a lot of things I’ve put in place to have a better race than the first time. …



The Power of the Placebo Effect as a Performance Boost


This was such a meta article to write. If you know something is only going to work if you’re relying on the placebo effect that it has, will it still have a placebo effect? Answer: kind of. I loved chatting with Tracy Stanard (who …