Mario Fraioli: Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend
Coach, runner, podcast host
“It’s a nice break from running-related talk, funny as all get-out, and he brings on some amazing guests. The episode with Charles Barkley was my favorite and as good a place as any to start.”

Ian Boswell: Breakfast with Boz served by Wahoo!
Professional road cyclist
“This is my personal podcast hosted by Wahoo and featuring athletes from all endurance sports. I love chatting with each guest and delving into what motivates them, and recently, how they are responding to the current state of the world.”

Molly Seidel: Hurdle
Olympic marathoner
“Emily Abbate’s podcast highlights the inspiring stories of top-level athletes, business tycoons, and general badass people who’ve overcome challenges in their careers. During tough times it’s a great reminder that no one achieves success without overcoming challenges, and its focus on wellness & positive growth inspires me to find holistic solutions to my own problems.”

Rick Zabel: Plan Z
Professional road cyclist
“I can only recommend my own Podcast! Sorry, it‘s just in German but in Germany I’m the only pro cyclist who has his own podcast and gives personal insights in my life. I‘m happy that so many people like it.”


Sonya Looney: Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards
Professional ultra-endurance cyclist
“It’s a book about the science of people – how to read people quickly, where to stand in a room at a conference, great ways to start conversations and more.”

Sally McRae: One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Professional trail runner
“I am currently digging into this. The subtitle pulled me in (along with the dozens of people who recommended it to me over the years) “A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are.” It’s raw, hopeful, and so beautifully written.”

Molly Seidel: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
“I’m a huge fan of modern Japanese literature, and Haruki Murakami is the undisputed master. If you’re looking for a great, trippy book to get lost in look no further; I’ve read this book about three times and still find myself trying to figure it out.”

Photo: Aisha McAdams

Mario Fraioli: A Champions Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive by Jim Afremow
“An amazing book to keep your inner fire burning with motivation and confidence no matter what. The author teaches that the attitude with which we approach the situation can determine our success failure and that our mental game matters the most and that all of us can acquire a champion’s mindset. Just great reading, especially for challenging times like the days of isolation we are currently living.”

Lily Partridge: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
Professional marathoner
“I love reading but I come in and out of it. I am either all in and read a whole book in one day or I don’t read for weeks at a time. There’s no in-between! ‘I Am Malala’ is an incredible true story and what she has done for girls education is amazing.”


Pippo Garnero: Senna
Professional road cyclist
“This documentary (Directed by Asif Capadia) utilizes archival footage to tell the story of Ayrton Senna, a race-car drive compelled to be the best, who had a fatal accident in 1994, at the peak of his career. A thrilling documentary and a definite must-see for all sports fanatics.”

Sonya Looney: “What About Bob?”
“I’m all about comedy right now. Of course, there are so many educational and visceral films, but laughing is the best medicine! One of my favorite movies this old one (from 1991!) with Bill Murray.”

Mario Fraioli: El Inglés
“Filmmaker James Slater tells the story of his father, Englishman David Slater, who, in 1981, ran up a mountain in the small Basque town of Elgoibar on a bet. He broke the record for the 6K road climb and became a legend in the amongst Elgoibar’s residents. It’s inspiring as hell and the perfect film for Strava fans whether you’re chasing a KOM or not.”

Molly Seidel: Parasite
“This South Korean movie is absolutely bonkers and keeps you on your toes the whole ride. I’ve never seen something quite like it, and couldn’t think of a better movie to have won Best Picture at the Oscars this year.”

Other Hobbies

Thiago Vinhal: Ukulele
Professional triathlete
“My goal is to play better the next time I am interviewed by Breakfast at Bob ahead of the Ironman World Championships in Kona.”

Hillary Allen: Intention Setting
Professional trail runner
“Start each day with an intention. Some days my mind is calm, other days it’s racing and filled with questions. So, I start each day with an intention. It creates a pause and a place for me to calm my thoughts. It can be as simple as committing to 10 deep breaths when I feel anxious. Or, the intention can be to go for a run/ride or do an at-home workout.”

Lily Partridge: Pub Quizzes
“My friends and I have been doing virtual pub quizzes once a week which has been fun. It’s actually cool to be able to get involved because normally I can’t go and meet them for a drink, especially if I am away on training camp. I think I have been socialising a little more than normal so I think I’ll miss that when some sort of normality resumes.”

Ian Boswell: Building a log lean-to
“When news of the ‘Stay Home’ orders were coming to light, I chose to spend two and a half weeks learning how to build a log lean-to on my property in Vermont. Never had I imagined that I could do such a thing, but it was a great challenge for myself and my brother to try something different. We spent time reading about methods, designing a plan, sitting, gathering the tools we needed…and testing and developing our relationship, too. Overall, it was extremely rewarding to see the progress of it all (both physically and mentally) and branch out to do something different.”


Molly Seidel: Brown Butter & Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from Bon Appetit
This recipe was eye-opening for me. It’s like drinking Dunkin coffee your whole life and then having your first sip of Italian espresso. The flavors are insane, and truthfully it’s hard to go back to basic ChocoChip Cookies after.

Rick Zabel: Banana Bread
“It‘s more or less freestyle! 300g oats + 3 bananas + 1 tbsp baking powder + 3 tbsp chia seeds soaked in water + 2 eggs + 4 Dates + honey ( how much you like ). Mix it all together, put it in a baking pan, bake it for 40min at 180 degrees in the oven.”

Sonya Looney: Thai Veggie Burgers
These Thai Veggie Burgers with a Spicy Peanut Sauce from OhSheGlows are awesome. I admit that I’ve been eating two at a time! Increasing your fiber and veggie uptake is also great for your immune system!”