Tired of training and not getting wins? Are you lacking motivation? Do you feel that you just don’t have enough time to “do it all”? Are you longing for that time in your life when sport felt fun?
A new guidebook to athletic habits and success by endurance sport author Molly Hurford and longtime coach Peter Glassford, Becoming a Consummate Athlete brings together training, nutrition, recovery, gear, and so much more to create an optimal lifestyle for athletes.
If you’ve been training for an endurance sport like cycling or running but find yourself feeling stuck or not getting the results that you want, your daily habits might be to blame. Being an all-around athletic, healthy human capable of tackling any outdoor adventure—a Consummate Athlete, if you will—takes smart training and thoughtful lifestyle choices.
In the new book, Becoming a Consummate Athlete, you’ll learn new ways to look at your recovery, fueling, training, record-keeping, and even your gear to help you reach your athletic goals while actually enjoying your healthy lifestyle.
- How and why embracing athletic identity is a critical step to healthy habit formation
- How to form a habit and make it stick
- Recovery habits that will help improve performance, from sleep to visualization
- Fueling advice to turn meal prep into an athletic endeavor
- Training considerations that prepare you for any adventure, any time
- Gear hacks and organizational tricks that make it a breeze to get ready and roll out
- Recording techniques that go beyond data collection, actually helping to further your goals
- …And of course, what to do when things go sideways
Longtime endurance sport coach and kinesiologist Peter Glassford and his equally athletic wife, author, and fellow coach, Molly Hurford, are going to change the way you view your training. Remember: you are an athlete and you owe it to yourself to start living like one!
Becoming a Consummate Athlete hit shelves November fifteenth and can be found on Amazon in print and ebook editions. Check out ConsummateAthlete.com/book for more details!
About the Authors
Peter Glassford is a Registered Kinesiologist and a Chartered Professional Endurance Coach working predominantly with busy masters/adult endurance athletes. He also consults on bike skills, movement, and training load for groups and clubs world-wide. Peter has competed in many cycling disciplines and has critical personal experience with team sports, running, and triathlons spanning his twenty-plus years of coaching.
Molly Hurford is a journalist and coach who loves all things cycling, running, nutrition and movement-related. When not outside, Molly writes about the outdoors and the healthy habits of athletes, and she conducts interviews with world-class athletes and scientists. She’s also the author of multiple books including Fuel Your Ride, Saddle, Sore, and the Shred Girls series—a fictional series for middle-grade readers. She coaches running, cycling, and yoga online and IRL, and in her spare time, the former Ironman triathlete and cyclist races ultra-runs on trails.
Together, the couple travels around the world hosting camps and clinics, cohosts The Consummate Athlete Podcast, and can be found at ConsummateAthlete.com where they share daily content focused on training smarter. You can also follow @PeterGlassford and @MollyJHurford on Instagram and Twitter.