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**REBROADCAST** Training Tips for Your Big Adventure with Scotti Moody (Episode 169)
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**REBROADCAST** Training Tips for Your Big Adventure with Scotti Moody (Episode 169)
If you’ve ever thought about taking on a long gravel adventure but don’t know where to start or even if you are familiar with longer gravel events but want to sharpen up your training, this episode is for you! Kathryn and Kristi are joined this week by professional cyclist and cycling coach Scotti Moody. Scotti has taken on (and won) many ultra-endurance cycling events, which gives her the unique insight as a coach into exactly what it takes to not just finish but thrive during these events. She gives us her coach’s perspective on how to prepare for longer, and multi-day events, and breaks down an ideal training week. Scotti also highlights some essential training equipment for all cyclists, and highlights why it is important to accept recovery.Scotti is also planning her own multi-day gravel festival in NW Arkansas this summer. It is called the Arkansas Graveler, and will take place from June 23-28. It is a fully supported event that will cover 340 miles over 6 days. Check out the event on social media @arkansas_gravelerFollow Scotti on Instagram @scotti_moody Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
Books and Bikes with Caroline Tory (Episode 179)
30-04-2024
Books and Bikes with Caroline Tory (Episode 179)
This week Kathryn and Kristi are catching up with Life Time Grand Prix athlete Caroline Tory from Aspen, Colorado. Caroline grew up in downtown Toronto but was always drawn to the mountains, and after attending college in Maine she moved to Colorado and dove head first into the outdoor lifestyle spending her time skiing and mountain biking. A collegiate runner, Caroline was no stranger to competition, so as she got more confident on her mountain bike competing in races was a natural progression. Caroline discovered that she was drawn to longer mountain and gravel cycling events, and her success in races gave her the confidence to apply for the Life Time Grand Prix in 2023, and she is taking on the series again in 2024. Off the bike Caroline runs the Literary Arts Program at the Aspen Institute, she gives her insights on balancing a demanding full time job and racing the Grand Prix, and answers the hard hitting questions; like if audiobooks count as reading.Follow Caroline on Instagram @ctory1 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
Life Time Grand Prix Season Preview with Janel Spilker (Episode 177)
16-04-2024
Life Time Grand Prix Season Preview with Janel Spilker (Episode 177)
We are just days away from the start of the third season of the Lift Time Grand Prix, which kicks off at the Sea Otter Fuego XL in Monterey California. On today’s show Kathryn and Kristi welcome former pro cyclist, and current Life Time Grand Prix commentator Janel Spilker. The three discuss how this season could play out, and talk about some of the racers to watch this year on the women’s field. Janel also answers some hard hitting questions, like how awesome it was to ride in a helicopter, and gives a quick preview for the Fuego XL at Sea Otter this weekend. Kristi caps off the interview with some fun fact athlete trivia!Follow Janel on Strava, and on social media @janelspilker If you are going to be at Sea Otter this week, don’t forget to come by the Uplift Industry Meetup that Kathryn and Kristi will be co-hosting at the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden. The event will be Friday April 19th from 4-6pm.Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
Uplifting Women with Rachael Burnside (Episode 176)
09-04-2024
Uplifting Women with Rachael Burnside (Episode 176)
Rachael Burnside didn’t grow up as a cyclist, but she has found her passion working in the cycling industry as the head of marketing at Shift Active Media. After a few years in the role, Rachael saw the need for women in the industry to have other women to guide them along in their careers. To fill this need Rachael started Uplift, a mentoring program that matches female leaders in the cycling industry with the next generation of talented business women coming into the scene. Rachael’s previous work in other fields had shown her the importance of mentoring programs for women, and she has made it her mission to provide opportunities to help women grow within the sport from all angles.At Sea Otter this month Rachael will be part of the Women’s Panel on Wednesday, and she will be hosting the discussion panel at our Uplift Industry Meetup on Friday April 19th from 4-6pm at the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden.Learn more about Uplift at www.shiftactivemedia.com/uplift and follow them on Instagram @uplift.mentoring.programme Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
The Gravel Road to Recovery with Cecily Decker (Episode 174)
26-03-2024
The Gravel Road to Recovery with Cecily Decker (Episode 174)
We all love a great comeback story, and that is what our guest this week brings us. Cecily Decker was an alpine ski racer from the age of six, and spent a stint on the US National team in her teenage years, before a horrific crash and knee injury altered her path. A fierce competitor, Cecily recovered from her injury and returned to ski racing getting a scholarship at Montana State University. But shortly after her collegiate ski racing career started, it was brought to an end by the long-term impacts of her knee injury. Cecily had been introduced to cycling as a teenager by her mom, and after being forced to retire from ski racing she turned to the bike as an outlet. She quickly became the president of the Montana State Cycling club, and her trajectory from bike-commuter to professional off-road cyclist began. Last year Cecily joined the Pinarello Scuderia team, and this year is part of the Life Time Grand Prix. Her season has already kicked off with a bang as she finished 5th at Mid South Gravel last weekend. Cecily gives us her inside scoop on the race, and what she is most looking forward to for her upcoming season.Follow Cecily on Instagram @cecily_decker Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
Recovery for Longevity with Leanda Cave (Episode 170)
13-02-2024
Recovery for Longevity with Leanda Cave (Episode 170)
As a 4-time world champion in 4 different distances in triathlon, including winning the both Ironman and 70.3 World Championships in 2012 it would be reasonable to assume that Leanda Cave is riding off into the sunset of a successful career as a professional triathlete. But that’s just not her style. Leanda has recently found her way into mountain biking and gravel, and has embraced the challenge of learning new skills and racing new disciplines. The Tucson-based coach is also co-founder of the Innovative Alternative Clinic, a high performance recovery clinic for athletes of all levels. Leanda shares how proper recovery has played an integral role in allowing her to stay healthy throughout her triathlon career, and why it is important for athletes who not only want to get faster, but also want to have longevity in their endurance sport pursuits. Follow Leanda on Instagram @leandacaveFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
Training Tips for Your Big Adventure with Scotti Moody (Episode 169)
06-02-2024
Training Tips for Your Big Adventure with Scotti Moody (Episode 169)
If you’ve ever thought about taking on a long gravel adventure but don’t know where to start or even if you are familiar with longer gravel events but want to sharpen up your training, this episode is for you! Kathryn and Kristi are joined this week by professional cyclist and cycling coach Scotti Moody. Scotti has taken on (and won) many ultra-endurance cycling events, which gives her the unique insight as a coach into exactly what it takes to not just finish but thrive during these events. She gives us her coach’s perspective on how to prepare for longer, and multi-day events, and breaks down an ideal training week. Scotti also highlights some essential training equipment for all cyclists, and highlights why it is important to accept recovery.Scotti is also planning her own multi-day gravel festival in NW Arkansas this summer. It is called the Arkansas Graveler, and will take place from June 23-28. It is a fully supported event that will cover 340 miles over 6 days. Check out the event on social media @arkansas_gravelerFollow Scotti on Instagram @scotti_moody Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
Finding Confidence with Deanna Mayles (Episode 165)
09-01-2024
Finding Confidence with Deanna Mayles (Episode 165)
Not many people choose a 4-day mountain bike stage race as their first racing experience, but Deanna Mayles did. Deanna started cycling with her dad when she was in college, and fell in love with the sport. Her job as an engineer took her to Tucson and Colorado Springs, two cycling meccas that helped to foster her development in the sport. In 2023 Deanna burst onto the racing scene with a top 10 finish in the Lifetime Grand Prix. She talks about how she gained confidence as a “new” racer amongst the deep women’s field, and how she plans to take that confidence with her into the 2024 season. Aside from training and racing, Deanna also works full time at SRAM as a reliability engineer. She shares what that role entails, and how she is using her experience as a woman in the industry to help encourage better product development for women.Follow Deanna on Instagram @deanna.mayles Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com