teamE4E 81: Mental Sabotage | Confidence Killers | Rob Bozovich

July 28, 2017

A coaching client and long time friend of the show and blog, Rob Bozovich, sits in this week with John to discuss Mental Sabotage in training and racing; what it is, how to recognize it, and ways to avoid it. Also, some discussion about the difference between exercising and training, exercise addiction, the Endurance Athlete Triad, and using metrics in training. 

Make sure to get your order in for #teamE4E Gear at Squad Locker. The store opens for limited time periods and closes before items are completed and shipped. Get the word out about the team and the show by going to and ordering in the next 10 days to get your gear by the end of August.

BONUS EPISODE: John Bingham | Episode 53 | Back of Pack Endurance

July 22, 2017

The Back of Pack URL is set to expire so I want to take the time to post a few episodes from that era that was both fun and useful. This is Episode 53 and was a chant between Andrew and me with John Bingham, aka The Penguin. Very insightful talk and fun to listen to this again.

E80: Race Day Nutrition Mistakes | Hill Training in a Flat Area | Does Coaching Make a Difference?

July 20, 2017

How many of these mistakes have we all made on race day, even though we know better, and how can you train for hills and mountains if you live in an area (like John does) with neither of them?

Tune in this week to find out to get our take on these issues, and probably some other random thoughts thrown in for good measure.

E79: Life Happens | Coaching Choices | Coffee

July 13, 2017

Meghan Fanning joins John this week to discuss the issue with life changes and how that affects training and weight. From relationships starting or ending, babies arriving, weddings, children starting school (or not being in school, life can throw quite a few monkey wrenches into a well thought out training plan or weight loss goal. How do you navigate the course?

E78: Cycling 101 | Choices | Cost | Fits | Rules of the Road

July 6, 2017

Yes, it is true! The whole episode this week is on cycling. We have been getting requests to go to square one on some of the disciplines we cover on this show (swimming, cycling, running, trail running, etc.) so this week we will be talking about cycling and how, as a beginner, you navigate the oftentimes confusing world of something as simple as riding a bike. 

Topics will be:

  1. Choosing the right bike type
  2. Calculating how much to spend
  3. The bike fit
  4. Gears, Suspensions, Handlebars, and Brakes
  5. Taking the Test Ride
  6. Steps for Beginners on the Road or Trail

We are hoping that this is a useful show for everyone, even those that have been cycling quite awhile. We can't wait for the cards and letters from the few that might disagree with some points or views we have, but that's how we learn right!?