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Maintenance Training + More on The Consummate Athlete Podcast


We’re home and talking about all things Maintenance Training on the latest Consummate Athlete Podcast episode. Also covered: Fueling 50miles and what we think of the Game Changers movie. While it’s not super fun talking about what to do when your races are all …


How Cycling Pros Are Handling Coronavirus-Mandated Lockdowns

How Cycling Pros Are Handling Coronavirus-Mandated Lockdowns


Over on Bicycling, I wrote about what the cycling pros are doing to handle coronavirus-mandated lockdowns in places like Girona, Spain. It’s hard to believe that  as little as 10 days ago, we were all riding outside there and everything felt normal in the …



How (And Why) To Do a Proper Pull-Up VIDEO


Pull-ups have always been my measure of my current state of fitness. So, I’m re-posting this article because as we’re in self-isolation mode, I’m finding myself re-reverting to pull-ups as a way to push my fitness while staying inside and at home. View this …


Should You Try Fasted State Running? (And If So, HOW?)

Should You Try Fasted State Running? (And If So, HOW?)


Fasted running is a hot-button issue. On one hand, it may be beneficial… but not really for fat-loss. It’s about utilizing fat stores, but not the way you may think. And doing it right can be seriously challenging, in that it’s hard to go …




The Ideal Training Week Structure For Runners


If you don’t work with a coach or you hate traditional training plans, it can get a little hectic in your run training life and planning. Fortunately, there are some basic runs that should make their way into your weekly run structure, no matter …

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Simple Run Training Tweaks to Help You Go Faster

Simple Run Training Tweaks to Help You Go Faster


Wondering why you’re doing everything “right” with your running and still at the same pace you were two years ago? I dove into the reasons that you might be in a bit of a training slump, and how you can get out (and get …



Try Parkour Techniques to Bolster Your Trail-Running SkillsTry Parkour Techniques to Bolster Your Trail-Running Skills

Try Parkour Techniques to Bolster Your Trail-Running Skills


Over the years, I’ve had this weird love of Parkour. I haven’t been in a place that hosted regular classes or practice sessions, but I’ve jumped (pun intended) into them when I can. And of course, I’ve written about it A LOT over the …