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  • What sounds like more fun that getting paid to go on bike adventures, to create new routes, and to organize events for other cyclists? Sounds too good to be true, right? Yet, that's exactly what Sarah Swallow is doing.

    Sarah manages to blend adventure cycling, community organizing, and advocacy work into one creative and inspiring package. Whether you're interested in joining her in Southern Arizona for a ride, learning how to organize your own event, or create cycling routes, you'll want to listen to this episode.

    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/sarah-swallow-interview

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ 12-Week Cycling Fitness Training Plan ๐Ÿ”ฅ
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    โค๏ธ Connect With Sarah โค๏ธ

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laelwilcox
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Website: https://www.laelwilcox.net/

    ๐Ÿ’œ Connect With Kristen ๐Ÿ’œ

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femme_cyclist/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Website: https://femmecyclist.com

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  • Why is it that we spend soooo much time talking about what bike to get, or how to train, and what to eat, but almost no time talking about one of the biggest things that affects our performance: our menstrual cycle?!?! ๐Ÿ˜ณSo yeahโ€”letโ€™s talk about it! ๐Ÿ’œ

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ 12-Week Cycling Fitness Training Plan ๐Ÿ”ฅ
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    https://shop.femmecyclist.com/product/cycling-fitness-training-plan/

    โค๏ธ FREE Downloadable Period Tracker โค๏ธ
    https://www.femmecyclist.com/menstrual-cycle-tracker/

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist All The Places ๐Ÿ–ค

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    ๐Ÿ‘‰ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/femmecyclist
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

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  • Lael Wilcox is one of the best known names in women's cycling. She has won or set records on countless ultra endurance routes over the last ten years.

    I was so honored to get to sit down with Lael to chat about her plans for a 2024 Around The World record attempt, her women's rallies, what it's like being the recipient of so much criticism online, and much more.


    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/lael-wilcox-interview

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ 12-Week Cycling Fitness Training Plan ๐Ÿ”ฅ
    Use coupon code PODCAST50 for 50% Off
    https://shop.femmecyclist.com/product/cycling-fitness-training-plan/

    โค๏ธ Connect With Lael

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laelwilcox
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Website: https://www.laelwilcox.net/

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femme_cyclist/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

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  • If you're anything like me, you LOVE getting out on the bike but maybe you don't like strength training quite as much. But the unfortunate truth is that we NEED to be doing strength training in addition to riding our bikes.

    In this podcast interview, I chat with Bekah Rottenberg about why strength training needs to be a non-negotiable part of our routine. Bekah, who is a mountain bike skills coach and strength training coach, likes to say "you can't be strong on the bike until you get strong off the bike."

    She shares the different types of movements we should be doing, common myths around strength training, and how it can improve our confidence, coordination, and mind-body connection.

    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/rekah-rottenberg-interview

    โค๏ธ Shop Terry Saddles โค๏ธ
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    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Connect With ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Instagram: @brave.endeavors
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bekah.rottenberg/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmk3DFlDFhRvK5aSWwRVNlw
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Website: www.bravendeavors.com

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femme_cyclist/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

    ๐Ÿ›’ Femme Cyclist Shop ๐Ÿ›’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://shop.femmecyclist.com



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  • Whether you're new to mountain biking or just haven't progressed as far as you would like, it's likely one of two things (maybe both) that are holding you back: your skills or your confidence.

    In this episode, I chat with Joanna Yates about how to develop both. Joanna is a mountain bike skills coach and guide in Sedona, Arizona. She's also a mountain bike instructor mentor, helping new mountain bike coaches get started.

    We touch on a bunch of topics in this interview including how to choose a mountain bike coach, the importance of regular skills practice, and changing the stories we tell ourselves.

    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/joanna-yates-interview

    โค๏ธ Shop Terry Saddles โค๏ธ
    https://bit.ly/45Y77il

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Connect With Joanna๐Ÿ”ฅ

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joannajyates/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joanna.yates.14/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-pJ0H4qfLmvmN8LoYGTKNQ/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Website: https://sedonamtbcoaching.com/

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femme_cyclist/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

    ๐Ÿ›’ Femme Cyclist Shop ๐Ÿ›’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://shop.femmecyclist.com

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  • It's that time of year when many of us start thinking about what we would like to accomplish in the coming year and what our cycling goals are. In this episode, I'm going to give you a framework you can use when developing your goals.

    ๐Ÿ“•Get your goal setting workbook ๐Ÿ“•
    https://www.femmecyclist.com/goals

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femme_cyclist/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

    ๐Ÿ›’ Femme Cyclist Shop ๐Ÿ›’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://shop.femmecyclist.com

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  • You might know Jess Hana from her wildly popular and hilarious Instagram account @jessthemaker. Her funny and relatable mountain bike videos poke fun at herself and at mountain biking culture as a whole.

    In this podcast interview, I chat with Jess about how she got started making videos, her creative process, and her life in Bentonville.

    But my favorite takeaway from our conversation, is the sense that Jess is living (and making a living) as her authentic self. The person you see in her videos is who she really is: a funny, slightly goofy gal who loves mountain biking. We could all benefit from Jess' example--to show up as ourselves and to lean into our unique talents.

    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/jess-hana-aka-jess-the-maker

    โค๏ธ Shop Terry Saddles โค๏ธ
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    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Connect With Jess๐Ÿ”ฅ

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessthemaker/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@jessthemaker
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Website: https://www.jessthemaker.com/

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femme_cyclist/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

    ๐Ÿ›’ Femme Cyclist Shop ๐Ÿ›’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://shop.femmecyclist.com

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  • Taking an off season is so important, even if you're *just* a recreational cyclist. It's an opportunity to rest, recover, and hit a reset button before you charge into next year.

    In this episode, Kristen shares why the off season is so important, what it should look like, and how you can use the time to come back stronger than ever next year.

    โค๏ธ Shop Terry Saddles โค๏ธ
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    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femme_cyclist/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

    ๐Ÿ›’ Femme Cyclist Shop ๐Ÿ›’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://shop.femmecyclist.com

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  • Are you already incorporating a yoga practice into your schedule? If not, you should be!

    Yoga has tons of benefits for mountain bikers and cyclists including flexibility, injury prevention, present moment awareness, and better breathing.

    In this podcast episode, Rebecca Bell, a professional mountain bike skills coach and yoga instructor, shares why we should be doing yoga and how we can incorporate it into our already busy lives.

    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/benefits-of-yoga-for-mountain-bikers-cyclists-with-rebecca-bell

    โค๏ธ Shop Terry Saddles โค๏ธ
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    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Connect With Rebecca ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebeccabell.flows/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Website: https://www.rebeccabell.yoga/

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femme_cyclist/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

    ๐Ÿ›’ Femme Cyclist Shop ๐Ÿ›’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://shop.femmecyclist.com



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  • There is so much confusion over what we should be eating as endurance athletes. And there are so many people feeding us misinformation or strict guidelines that many of us don't know what's what anymore.

    That's why I asked Uri Carlson to come on the podcast. Uri is a dietician nutritionist who works with endurance athletes to help them know what the heck they should be eating.

    In this interview, Uri shares what a balanced meal looks like, what we should be eating while we're on the bike, how to incorporate electrolytes, when we might want to get professional help, and more.

    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/uri-carlson-interview/

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Connect With Uri ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uri_carlson/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Website: https://www.innerwildnutrition.com/

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femme_cyclist/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

    ๐Ÿ›’ Femme Cyclist Shop ๐Ÿ›’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://shop.femmecyclist.com




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  • Are you struggling to find bike friends? Or perhaps you already have bike friends but would like to build a stronger bike community in your town.

    In either case, you may want to consider starting your own club or organizing a group ride. Thatโ€™s what Erica Davis did.

    Erica is the founder of the Crank Queens, a thriving womenโ€™s mountain bike membership group in town of Boise, ID. In this podcast interview, she shares how she first started the group, how sheโ€™s grown it into what it is today, and how you might do the same.

    Even if you have no interest in starting a group of your own, stick around. We talk about tips for joining a group ride for the first time, ways to be more welcoming and inclusive, and how to make bike friends.


    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/how-to-start-a-bike-club-or-group-with-erica-davis/

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Connect With Erica & The Crank Queens๐Ÿ”ฅ

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Crank Queens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crankqueensboise/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Erica's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wellwitherica/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Website: https://crankqueens.org/

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femme_cyclist/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

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  • Christine Yu, author of the book Up To Speed: The Groundbreaking Science Of Women Athletes, shares the most up to date information on science that applies to female cyclists and how we can incorporate it into our lives. This includes tracking our menstrual cycles, getting enough food to eat, and continuing to be athletic thru life transitions.

    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/the-groundbreaking-science-of-women-athletes-with-christine-yu/

    ๐Ÿ“š Get The Book ๐Ÿ“š
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    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Connect With Christine๐Ÿ”ฅ

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyu888/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Website: https://www.christinemyu.com/

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/femme_cyclist/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

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  • In the world of women's mountain biking, Shredly is a well known name. Chances are, you either have a pair of Shredly mountain bike shorts, or you have a girlfriend that does.

    But it wasn't always that way. Once upon a time, women were still wearing boring black bike shorts and Shredly was just a kickstarter campaign.

    In this podcast interview, I had the opportunity to sit down with Ashely Rankin, the founder and owner of Shredly. She shares the origin story of Shredly, what makes the brand special, and where the company is headed in the future.

    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/the-story-behind-shredly-with-ashley-rankin

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Connect With Ashley & Shredly ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    Ashely's Instagram: @anikkirShredly Instagram: @shredlyShredly Website: https://shredly.com/

    ๐Ÿ›’Where To Shop Shredly ๐Ÿ›’

    Shredly Website: https://shredly.com/Local Dealers: https://shredly.com/pages/dealer-locatevo.com: https://bit.ly/3ZAodAf (affiliate link)Backcountry.com: https://bit.ly/3EVULeQ (affiliate link)CompetitiveCyclist.com: https://bit.ly/3LDWB7z (affiliate link)REI.com: https://bit.ly/457i7IT (affiliate link)GearX.com: https://www.gearx.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=shredly

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    Instagram: @femme_cyclistFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunitySupport the show
  • News alert: you shouldn't be suffering in the saddle! Saddle sores, soft tissue pain, chafing, and pelvic floor issues should not be ignored.

    There ARE solutions to your saddle pain and discomfort "downstairs". In this podcast episode, I'll share 7 things you can try to address your issues.

    ๐Ÿ“”Resources ๐Ÿ“”

    ๐Ÿ‘‰How To Prevent & Heal Saddle Sores: https://www.femmecyclist.com/how-to-heal-and-prevent-saddle-sores/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Bike Saddles For Women: https://www.femmecyclist.com/road-bike-saddles-ladies/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Cycling Shorts For Women: https://www.femmecyclist.com/womens-bike-shorts/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ MTB Chamois: https://www.femmecyclist.com/mountain-bike-chamois-for-women/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Chamois Cream: https://www.femmecyclist.com/best-chamois-cream/
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Why You Should Get A Professional Bike Fit: https://www.femmecyclist.com/bike-fit/

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    ๐Ÿ‘‰Instagram: @femme_cyclist
    ๐Ÿ‘‰Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunity

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  • Are you a woman over 40? Do you feel like a lot of the advice out there is tailored to men or to younger folks?

    If so, you'll appreciate this episode with Sylvie D'Auost. Sylvie is a cycling coach who has dedicated herself to working with women who are over 40.

    In this interview, we chat about struggles that women over 40 face, strength training, supplements, and more.

    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/cycling-after-40-with-sylvie-daoust/

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Connect With Sylvie ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    Instagram: @sylviedaoust_cyclistWebsite: https://sylviedaoust.ca/Secrets From The Saddle Podcast: https://plinkhq.com/i/1542825091?to=page

    ๐Ÿ“”Stuff Mentioned In This Episode ๐Ÿ“”

    ROAR, by Dr. Stacy Sims: https://amzn.to/3RirKRG (affiliate link)Powdered greens: https://amzn.to/3PxrVax (affiliate link)Infinit nutrition: https://www.infinitnutrition.us/Isagenix electrolytes: https://amzn.to/3PhsnIF (affiliate link)

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    Instagram: @femme_cyclistFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunitySupport the show
  • If you've ever wondered how much protein how many carbs and fats you should be eating as an endurance athlete, today's episode is for you. In it, Kristen sits down with Dara Richmond to talk about macronutrients. If you've ever struggled with your nutrition, you don't want to miss out on this episode.

    ๐Ÿ“’ Show Notes ๐Ÿ“’
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://femmecyclist.com/macronutrients-for-cyclists-with-dara-richman/

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Connect With Dara + Freebies! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    Instagram: @darasportsptWebsite: https://www.darasportspt.com/Post Workout Fueling Tips: https://mailchi.mp/7e06e53c12d5/postworkoutcheatsheetCarb Tips For Athletes: https://mailchi.mp/4a783af9a7d0/7nl2dbyw4qProtein Tips For Endurance Athletes: https://mailchi.mp/f0afab6ece6e/leanathleteproteintips

    ๐Ÿ–ค Femme Cyclist Community ๐Ÿ–ค

    Instagram: @femme_cyclistFacebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/femmecyclistcommunitySupport the show
  • Cyclists, regardless of discipline, often share a common goal: to improve their speed. However, simply pedaling faster isnโ€™t the solution. Sometimes going hard all of the time actually just makes you slower.

    Here are seven actionable strategies to make you a faster, more efficient cyclist.

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Show Notes: https://femmecyclist.com/get-faster/

    ๐Ÿ“’ Resources ๐Ÿ“’

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Training Peaks: https://trainingpeaks.com/

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Recovery Tips: https://www.femmecyclist.com/cycling-recovery/

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Everything You Need To Know About Cycling Nutrition: https://www.femmecyclist.com/cycling-hydration/

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ 11 Ways To Find More Time To Ride Your Bike: https://www.femmecyclist.com/time-to-ride-your-bike/




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  • Tegan Phillips is an adventure cyclist and cartoonist. In this interview, I chat with Tegan about her art, adventure cycling in Africa, and keeping your butt happy when biking long distances. If you're looking for a little inspiration about living a life off the beaten path, you'll want to listen to this episode.

    Show Notes: https://www.femmecyclist.com/tegan-phillips/

    Connect With Tegan

    Website: https://teganphillips.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teganphillipscomics/Shop: https://teganphillips.com/funshopSupport the show
  • All of us who ride our bikes are endurance athletes, but there is another group of cyclists that we call ultra-endurance athletes. These folks are riding their bikes hundreds of miles at a time over periods of 24 hours or more.

    To talk about ultra-endurance cycling, I sat down with Meaghan Hackinen. Meaghan is a two time World 24 Hour Time Trial Champion, has the women's Fastest Known Time for The Big Lonely, and is the author of "South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels."

    We chat about training, the mental component of ultra-endurance cycling, and tips for anybody who is interested in trying a big ultra race. Whether or not you want to ever want to complete an ultra, this episode will give you insight into what it takes to perform at a high level.

    Full show notes: https://femmecyclist.com/meaghan-hackinen/

    Connect With Meaghan

    Instagram: @meaghanhackinenFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/meaghanhackinenWebsite: https://meaghanhackinen.com/Book: https://bookshop.newestpress.com/products/south-away-the-pacific-coast-on-two-wheelsSupport the show
  • In this episode of Femme Cyclist I sit down with Joanna Zeiger. Joanna is a former Olympian, Ironman world champion, author, coach, and researcher. Yup, there's pretty much nothing this woman can't do.

    I first became familiar with Joanna after reading her fantastic book, The Champions Mindset - An Athlete's Guide to Mental Toughness.

    Seeing as how we can all use more mental toughness in our lives, I sat down with Joanna to discuss how we as women, can work on developing it. We also talk about racing, overcoming life's obstacles, and cannabis use in athletes.

    Read the full show notes: https://www.femmecyclist.com/mental-toughness

    View Joanna's Book On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Champion-Mindset-Athletes-Mental-Toughness/dp/1250096715

    Connect with Joanna:

    JoannaZeiger.com: http://joanna-zeiger.com/jzeiger/Cannabis Research Group: http://cannaresearchgroup.net/Race Ready Coaching: https://racereadycoaching.com/Support the show