Episode 24: Winter Training, Sol Good Protein Bar & New Clothes

This week on the Racing Mindcast we talk about how to optimize your winter/off-season. In Buy it or Bonk, we review the Coconut Cashew flavor of Sol Good Protein Bars from Sunwarrior. Finally, in the Year of Fear, we go describe our fear to conquer this week. Show Notes: Par 1: Winter Training 0:16 How … More Episode 24: Winter Training, Sol Good Protein Bar & New Clothes

Episode 23: An Athlete’s Guide for the ‘Holidaze’, BPI Sports “Best” Protein Bar, Waxing Poetic & Being Anti-Social

In this episode we go over some sanity-saving tips for the holidays that are fast approaching. ‘Tis the season for routine disruptions, family visits and colder weather. We’ll share some tips we’ve found have helped us stay on the straight and narrow through this potentially tumultuous time of the year. In Part 2 we try … More Episode 23: An Athlete’s Guide for the ‘Holidaze’, BPI Sports “Best” Protein Bar, Waxing Poetic & Being Anti-Social

Episode 22: Lesley Paterson & Dr. Simon Marshall Interview

In this episode of the Racing Mindcast we chat it up with two of our favorite people. Long time coach of Chris and Morgan, the formidable Lesley Patterson and her partner in crime, the whip smart Dr. Simon Marshall! They’ve recently come out with an awesome new book entitled “The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck … More Episode 22: Lesley Paterson & Dr. Simon Marshall Interview

Episode 21: Rest Day Philosophy, Nugo Protein Cookie and the Year of Fear

In this episode we go over a bit about the Braveheart Canada approach to rest/recovery and off days. It turns out it’s not a one-size fits all model. In Part 2 we try the new Protein Cookie from Nugo Nutrition. Finally, as usual in Part 3, we go over our fears of the week in … More Episode 21: Rest Day Philosophy, Nugo Protein Cookie and the Year of Fear

Episode 20: Hubby/Coach, Boomchickapop and the Year of Fear

In this episode we chat about what it’s like for Morgan to be coached by Chris and what it’s like for Chris to have his Mrs. as an athlete. Chris has been her coach since August and we go over a bit about the complicated social dynamics involved in a coach/husband and wife/athlete relationship. In … More Episode 20: Hubby/Coach, Boomchickapop and the Year of Fear

Episode 19: Negative Numbers, Picky Bars and the Year of Fear

In this episode we talk about the negative side of numbers (i.e. training data, heart rate data, pace, distance, weight, etc.). In Part 2 we review Picky Bars (Lauren’s Mega Nuts flavor) and in Part 3 we catch you up on this weeks challenge in the Year of Fear Project. Morgan grapples her inner daemons … More Episode 19: Negative Numbers, Picky Bars and the Year of Fear

Episode 18: Going the Ultra Distance, Nakd Bars, PBJ’s and the Trouble with Comfort

In this episode we go over our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend adventure where Chris ran and Morgan biked 50 Km (31 miles) from Kingston to Westport, Ontario! This was Chris’s first ultra distance run and Morgan’s longest bike ride in some time. Oh, and it was pouring rain…so that made things slightly more soggy than originally … More Episode 18: Going the Ultra Distance, Nakd Bars, PBJ’s and the Trouble with Comfort

Episode 17: The Season of “Noise”, Oh Yeah One Bar, a “Scary” Outfit and Daily Meditation

In this episode we talk about all the “noise” that starts around this time of year in the endurance world. Every year around this time, sports new and our various social media apps start going haywire with updates, race reports, training files, etc. So many opportunities to compare your own performance/fitness/physique, so little time! Along … More Episode 17: The Season of “Noise”, Oh Yeah One Bar, a “Scary” Outfit and Daily Meditation

Episode 16: Chris’s Race Recap, PowerBars and the Year of Fear

This week, Chris does a race recap of his half marathon in Brockville, Ontario. We also review two new (ish) protein bars by PowerBar (white chocolate raspberry and chocolate chip cookie dough) and go over our fears of the week in the Year of Fear Project.   Show Notes: Part 1: Race Recap 2:22 Part … More Episode 16: Chris’s Race Recap, PowerBars and the Year of Fear