Episodes
My best time hack for busy athletes? It's not a calendar. It's not an app. It's something that's completely free and available to all. It's called trusting yourself. And that's simple, but far from easy. In today's podcast, I'll share three ways that trusting yourself can help you get more done with less struggle — plus tips on how to make it happen. Resources Mentioned Join my email listLife/Health Coaching With SarahTo schedule a coaching discovery call with Sarah, you can do any of the...
Published 02/01/23
Do you believe you have to be mean to yourself to excel at endurance training, running, or mountaineering? You probably beat yourself up because it's worked in the past. But here's a secret: there's something that will work even better. And in this podcast, I'm going to share it with you. And even better, I'm going to walk you through a process to teach your brain to think that way.  RESOURCES MENTIONED: Byron Katie — The WorkLife/Health Coaching With SarahTo schedule a coaching discovery...
Published 01/25/23
Published 01/25/23
Does your training plan have seven heart rate zones that are driving you nuts? Are you completely confused about whether you're in the superthreshold or the subthreshold or something completely different? Or do you simply feel like your current heart rate zone system isn't working for you? If so, you need this episode! I'm going to bust through all the heart rate zone b******t and make this super simple for you. And better yet, you can use my system at altitude, without an app or a heart rate...
Published 01/18/23
Are you feeling stuck in any area of your life? Maybe it's a habit, a relationship, or a goal that you just can't move the needle on. Friend, if this lands, this episode is for you! You'll learn common thought errors that keep us stuck and helpful thoughts to help you make decisions, commit to change, and move forward. No more spinning in confusion and overwhelm! Life/Health Coaching With SarahTo schedule a coaching discovery call with Sarah, you can do any of the following: DM me on...
Published 01/11/23
Want to get more out of your endurance training — not to mention your relationships, job, and life? Friend, you gotta rest more. And that starts with thinking differently about time, rest, and productivity. In this episode, we'll challenge common thoughts that get in the way of physical and mental rest. And we'll also look at some new beliefs to help you rest more so you can get more done. Or not. RESOURCES MENTIONED IG Post – You don't always have to be growingFree and low-cost breathwork...
Published 01/04/23
2022 is winding down and 2023 is coming fast. This would normally be the time you set goals, sign up for event, and plan trips. But what if you're dealing with an illness, injury, or other life problem that's keeping everything up in the air? Well as someone who has been out of training for 11 weeks due to long COVID, I totally get it. And that's why on today's episode, I'll walk you through a goal setting process that's probably the reverse of anything you've ever done before! I'll also...
Published 12/28/22
On this episode, I chat with my friend and fellow coach Becki Rupp from Trailblazer Wellness.  Becki is an adventure travel specialist, and today she'll share how she works with clients to get them physically and mentally ready for amazing trips all over the world. Her clients have successfully summited Kilimanjaro, tackled the Inca Trail and the Salkantay Trek, and even completed the Camino de Costa Rica. Maybe best of all, you'll get to hear us talk about coaching from the coaches'...
Published 12/21/22
Sooner or later, every athlete gets forced out of training by an illness, injury, or other circumstance beyond their control. For goal-oriented endurance athletes, sitting on the sidelines can be painful and take a toll on our mental health. So for those of us who are out of training and feeling at loose ends, I've created this handy to-do list. Follow it to make the most of down time and come back stronger. But be careful. You might have so much fun, you never want to train...
Published 12/14/22
Is there a part of you that believes that once you climb the mountain, you'll finally feel worthy? Or once you get the promotion at work, you'll finally feel secure? Or that you need to lose the weight in order to finally feel desirable? This common thought error, which is called the arrival fallacy, is shared by most humans. And it can real mess with our enjoyment of life — and even make it harder to achieve our goals. But don't worry. In today's bonus episode, I show you a simple process...
Published 12/07/22
Not every endurance athlete needs to lose body fat to perform well and enjoy their climbs, hikes, and races. However, if you'd like to get leaner, here's a super simple process you can follow. I also answer some common questions about fat loss/weight management and show you how to measure your progress. RESOURCES MENTIONED: Total Daily Energy Expenditure CalculatorMyFitnessPalFull Body Strength Workout 1 (has a little cardio! Great for runners)Full Body Strength Workout 2 (bodyweight routine...
Published 12/07/22
As athletes, we're bombarded with messages telling us to get leaner. But is leaner always better? In this episode, I share my thoughts on the benefits and costs of fat loss and why it's sometimes better to work with the body you have right now. RESOURCES MENTIONED: Article on Rachele SchulistLife/Health Coaching With SarahTo schedule a coaching discovery call with Sarah, you can do any of the following: DM me on InstagramSchedule directly on my calendarEmail me through the contact form on my...
Published 11/30/22
Getting older doesn't mean giving up on your mountaineering, ultrarunning, and long-distance hiking dreams. But you may need to train differently than you did at 30. In this episode, I talk about how your body's need for rest increases with age and show you some simple ways to optimize your recovery. Under 40? You can also benefit from these tips, especially if you tend to overtrain. Resources Mentioned: Fast After 50 Book (aff. link)Lucy Bartholomew's IG postTraining Cycles podcast Holiday...
Published 11/23/22
Has an illness or an injury got you feeling like you’re down in some kind of fitness hole? Not sure you’ll ever be able to dig yourself out? Than this short video is for you! Here are three tips that are helping me cope during long COVID. You can also watch the video on Instagram right here. Holiday Survival Workshops and Breathwork SessionsClick here to view the calendar of events and register Life/Health Coaching With SarahTo schedule a coaching discovery call with Sarah, you can do any...
Published 11/20/22
Afraid of heights? Nervous about bears on trail? Does fear of failure hold you back? Here's my simple, three-step process to overcome fears and feel less afraid in the outdoors. Plus tips to help you do it all with self-compassion and while protecting your central nervous system. Holiday Survival Workshops and Breathwork SessionsClick here to view the calendar of events and register Life/Health Coaching With SarahTo schedule a coaching discovery call with Sarah, you can do any of the...
Published 11/16/22
Think you don't have the time or money to live a life of adventure? Then maybe it's time to get out of your own way!  Believe it or not, most of the limitations in our lives don't come from outside of us. They actually come from our own heads.  And the good news about that is that once we're aware of them, we can release them.  So in today's podcast episode, I'm going to share with you my 9 rules of living a life of adventure. Warning: listening to this episode may inspire you to sell all of...
Published 05/18/22
Friends, I have some bittersweet news. After 74 episodes, the Climb Your Mountain Podcast is coming to an end. Yes, I was super surprised by it too. In this week's episode, I'll (briefly) share my reasons for winding down the show, what I'm up to next, and how to keep in touch. I'll also share the 3 "big ideas" I want you to remember from the podcast. If you can live by these 3 simple rules, I know you will live an amazing life of adventure! Thanks so much for your support of the...
Published 10/12/21
A whole podcast about hydration? That's not a very sexy topic, you might be thinking. What if I told you that proper hydration could boost your endurance by 50%? Imagine going twice as long and feeling strong without grueling workouts. Yes, it really gets to be that simple. But the funny thing is, pretty much every hiker I know is walking around semi-dehydrated. And that is not the fate I want for you! So this week on the podcast, we're talking about how to hydrate before, during, and...
Published 10/05/21
When you're at your fitness peak after a summer outdoors, the arrival of fall can provoke anxiety. You may be wondering ... NOW WHAT? Like all good things, the training season must come to an end. And a lot of athletes struggle with this. They fight like mad to hold on to gains that are not sustainable. They train all the time like they are about to climb a mountain — and end up physically and mentally burned out. Friend, that's not what I want for you! That's why this week's podcast...
Published 09/28/21
Does fear hold you back from your mountaineering dreams? Me too! But here's the thing. Everything you want in life is on the other side of fear. Learning how to manage fear and anxiety will supercharge your mountaineering life — and every part of your life. So in today's podcast episode, we're going to lean into fear. (Sound scary? It will be OK, I promise!) We'll talk about where fear comes from — and why it's actually a sign our brains are healthy and functioning correctly. Then I'll...
Published 09/21/21
There's no way around it. Endurance training involves discomfort. A LOT of discomfort. First there's the physical and mental strain of training. Let's face it. The kind of exercise that gets results doesn't exactly feel like a massage! There's a lot of gasping and sweating and burning and feeling like you want to stop. Then you need to change your eating habits. You can still eat foods that give you pleasure, but it might happen way less often. You get to go to bed early while everyone...
Published 09/14/21
What's more important – strength training or cardio training? As a coach, you wouldn't believe how often I get this question. And my extremely aggravating answer is: IT DEPENDS. Asking whether you should focus on strength or cardio to prepare for a trip is a little like asking whether you should go to college or start your own business. There are just so many variables to consider. And the answer is going to be different for human. But that doesn't mean it's not a useful question. So today...
Published 09/07/21
Could your healthy lifestyle actually be making you tired? The answer is yes. As humans, we absorb a lot of misinformation about healthy diet and behavior. Endurance athletes are especially vulnerable, because we really do need excellent nutrition and exercise habits in order to reach our goals. But a lot of conventional wisdom about healthy lifestyle is actually wrong. And let's be honest. How healthy do we actually need to be anyway to reach our goals? Do we have to be perfect? Of...
Published 08/31/21
How do the world's greatest endurance athletes eat? Sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald wanted to know. So he asked distance runners, triathletes, cyclists, and rowers from every continent to share their food diaries. The results were shockingly consistent. Endurance athletes at the Olympic and world championship levels share several simple, easy-to-follow nutrition practices. But do you know what's a bummer? Almost none of these are common in recreational athletes. Matt Fitzgerald wanted...
Published 08/24/21
Overtraining for mountaineering? Some of you who struggle with motivation might think, "How is that even a problem? If there's an overtraining curse, smite me with it!" But the truth is, overtraining can actually be more damaging to your goals than undertraining. And as we'll see, it's not uncommon for undertrainers to evolve into overtrainers if they don't work on their mindsets. So today on the podcast, I'll share the science behind overtraining, how to catch it early — and most...
Published 08/17/21