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Mile High Endurance Podcast

Mile High Endurance is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Tri podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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Nov 19, 2017

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #100 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we are glad you are joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

 

How tough are you?  What is your self-talk when things go wrong in a race?  How do you prepare yourself for hard workouts?  You are about learn how to win the mental toughness game because we are going to talk to the former pro triathlete who wrote the book.  We have former Olympian, PhD, Ironman champion, coach and author Joanna Zeiger to talk about her book The Champion Mindset, An Athlete's Guide To Mental Toughness.

 

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Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest coach Brian Williams who joined us to talk about his epic achievement in completing the 490 Colorado Trail Run in just over 8 days - in what is now the FKT.

 

If you missed it, go back to episode 99 and check it out.

 

Discussion Teasers

Before we get into the interview, let's catch up with Khem and Bill.  How are you guys doing? 

 

Do you want to know what we are going to talk about after the interview with Joanna Zeiger?

 

Rich:

 

What other topics do we have to discuss after the interview?

 

Khem - topic(s)

 

Bill - topic(s)

 

 

Interview Setup

Among topics that are covered in the book are proper goal setting, keeping it fun, building your team, intention in training, improving motivation, promoting self-confidence, mind/body cohesion, brining it on race day, coping with setbacks, taking ownership of your athletic career and becoming a joyous athlete for life.

 

Most athletes know how to train their bodies.  Far too few know how to train their minds.  Joanna has helped athletes of all ages and abilities and has proven that with proper education and a little nudging, athletes are able to not just change their physical game, but their mental game as well!

Interview

Joanna Zeiger

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Host Discussion Topics

Khem's Topics

 

Bill's Topics

  • Strava - how social media motivates you

 

Rich's Topics -

  • International Tolerance Day 11/16 - https://theunlikelyadvocateblog.wordpress.com/
  • http://www.islandhousetriathlon.com/
  • What-is-the-Best-Streamline;
  • Our motivation for doing this show is to inspire you to pursue a life-long love of endurance sport and to be as fast as you can.  With that in mind, I first want to recommend a swim article on USA Triathlon - What-is-the-Best-Streamline
  • Second, I want to share a Swim Workout that I wrote to work on technique and improve my 500 times.  Because the goal of this workout is transferring drills in to skills and evolving my technique to improve my swim stroke efficiency, I'm trying maximize the speed of my learning and muscle memory.  Hence, I recommend doing this with a Halo Sport to "neuroprime" your brain, specifically your motor cortex.
    • WU - 500 easy - very easy.  The focus is on balance and to swim with very soft hands and arms.  Focus on having your face neutral in the water and pressing your chest into the water.  Try the one arm and two arm "superman" position where you are kicking lightly and having your body floating at the surface.  When recovering your arm, make sure you are starting with your thumb on your hip or the outside of your leg.  Begin the recovery with your should keeping your elbow high, forearm and hands hanging straight down and then drop your hand into the water quietly just above your head - again hand and fingers soft.  Feel how your balance and float changes - you should stay high and balanced.
    • MS
      • 3 x 150 as 50 (breath right side), 50 (left), 50 (bilateral) and repeat
      • 50 easy
      • 3 x 150 as 50 (catch up), 50 (fist), 50 (fingertip) and repeat
      • 50 easy
      • 500 pull
      • 500 fast for time
    • CD - 300 any stroke and kick
  • What have you forgotten to pack for a race?

 

Upcoming Interviews

  • Andrew Talansky on his first triathlon.  We'll also have Dan Chao (co-founder and CEO of Halo NeuroScience joining us to talk about their partnership with Andrew and how he's using the Halo Sport fits in with his training and qualification for Kona 2018.
  • Sara McLarty on Central Florida Masters,

Freestyle Swimming Drills

Terms and Definitions

  • Rocky Harris, CEO of USAT about his vision for triathlon and USAT
  • Erik Kenny - EK Coaching
  • Ken Axford on bike handling skills

 

303 Triathlon

Our show is also supported by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and events on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast.

 

Affiliate Programs

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
  • Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great.  Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Sponsors page. 

Closing

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  Be sure you are subscribed in iTunes so you get the show automatically downloaded on Saturday evening and recommend Mile High Endurance to a friend. 

 

That's it for the show.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Nov 12, 2017

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #99 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we are glad you are joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.  If you think running a 50-80 miles a day for over a week can result in hallucinations, you are right.  Our interview today is with Bryan Williams, who owns the fastest known time for the 490 mile Colorado Trail Run with a time of 8 days and 30 minutes.

 

Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest coach Jim Vance on his book Run With Power, The Complete Guide to Running with Power.  We answered questions like why would you want to train with a running power meter?  What does a running power meter measure?  What metrics does it provide?  How do they work?  How do the various power dimensions relate to each other?  How can you use it to manage your season?  Know your taper is working?

 

If you have not heard the interview, go check out episode 98.

 

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Our show is supported by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and events on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast.

 

Check out the latest on 303 Radio where we caught up with head coach Geoff Hanson to learn about the Maverick’s first season and this foundation-building year.  Colorado Mesa University is the first NCAA Triathlon program in the State of Colorado.

 

Discussion Teasers

We are going to get right into the interview in a couple of minutes, but before we do let's check in with Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock - how's it going guys?

 

What are we going to talk about after the interview with Bryan?

 

Interview Setup

The them question of today's show is "what are your limits?"

 

There are some endurance feats that are so epic you can't help but be inspired.  For most of us, running a marathon or completing and Ironman seems like a challenge that takes us to our personal limits.  In a few minutes, we are going to the guy that did his first marathon seven years ago and just this past few weeks, Bryan not only ran 8 times the distance a marathon, but he did it over terrain that took him over 13,500 feet in some cases.  We'll talk about those who inspired him, how he planned for the event, what his daily schedule was like, how he fueled, how h slept and more. 

 

Let's get into the interview with coach Bryan Williams.

 

Host Discussion Topics

Khem's Topics

 

Bill's Topics

 

Rich's Topics

  • Thanks for turning me on to the Barkley's marathon.  Brady had originally made me aware of it, but I'd never seen the documentary until this past week.
  • It was exciting to watch the NYC Marathon and watch Shalane Flanagan win commandingly
  • Our guest Bryan Williams ran the CTR 7 years after his first marathon.  The distance of the CTR was literally 20 times the distance of the marathon.  In the book "The Way of the Seal", Mark Divine writes about your "20X Factor".  The concept is that with the right mental training, we are capable of 20X what we may initially believe we are capable of.
  • A number of things game together for me in a flash of inspiration.  In the last week or so, I read Bob Seebohar's article on NeuroHalo Sport and brain stimulation to enhance power and learning.  In the article Bob writes "My experience with technology and coaching, as well as some creativity, gave me a very unique perspective on what we should do with the Halo system. My gut feeling with any performance-enhancing device is that you must factor in placebo early, as athletes respond to nearly anything if they believe enough. "  I read Joanna Zeiger's book on the Champion's Mindset.  And just this morning continued listening to the TrainerRoad podcast with Matt Fitzgerald on How Bad Do You Want It.  The question I want to pose is, to what degree do you think the power of the mind can shape our training, the size of our goals and our race day performance?

Upcoming Interviews

  • Geoff Hanson, head triathlon coach at Mesa State University on their new NCAA program
  • Don Reichelt (Spartathlon Ultra)
  • Joanna Zeiger - The Champion Mindset
  • Andrew Talansky on his first triathlon, Kona 2018 and how the Halo Sport fits in with his training
  • Rocky Harris, CEO of USAT
  • Erik Kenny - EK Coaching
  • Ken Axford on bike handling skills
  • Billy the Kid Edwards

 

Affiliate Programs

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Get excellently design helmets, glasses and gear from Rudy Project and use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Sponsors page. 

Closing

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  Be sure you are subscribed in iTunes so you get the show automatically downloaded on Saturday evening and recommend Mile High Endurance to a friend. 

That's it for the show.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Nov 5, 2017

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #98 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we are glad you are joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.  Our interview today is with coach Jim Vance, author of The Complete Guide to Running with Power, among other projects..

 

Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest Dr. Don Rose for taking us from average to epic with his book entitled Average to Epic, A Mid-liferes Guide to Endurance Sports.  If you missed it, go back and check it out.

 

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Our show brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and events on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast.

 

Be sure to check out the interview with Bryan Williams who broke the FKT for the 490 mile Colorado Trail Run in a time of 8 days and 30 minutes.  Bryan takes us through the planning for the epic journey, route, daily mileage, fueling, and more.  If you think running a 50-80 miles a day for over a week can result in hallucinations, you are right - go check it out at 303Triathlon.com

 

Discussion Teasers

We are going to get right into the interview in a couple of minutes, but before we do let's check in with Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock - how's it going guys?

 

Khem, let's start with you - what are we going to talk about after the interview?

 

Bill, what "hippie haps" do folks want to stick around for?

 

I can't wait to talk about Bandito Cross and what a crazy fun "not really racing" event that was.  Anything involving bikes, beer and bacon is something you do not want to miss.

 

I also want to share a documentary recommendation that is a must see for anyone who is concerned with fair competition in athletic competition.  In "Icarus", Bryan Fogel, is the man behind this expose account of Russia’s state-sponsored doping program.  Fogel is also a keen amateur cyclist and, in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal, set out to prove just how easy it was to evade cycling’s creaking testing system by competing chemically enhanced in the same prestigious amateur race, Haute Route, that he had struggled in the year before. The plan was to boost his best time, pass with flying colours through the urine tests required of all competitors. Hollywood could not engineer twists and turns and incredible revelations that unfold.  We'll talk about that after the interview.

 

Interview Setup

I'm willing to bet that 99% of the listeners of this show have trained with a heart rate monitor and knows something about heart rate training zones.  I'm sure the majority of you also train with a bike power meter.  What you may be less familiar with is running with a power meter.  Why would you want to train with a running power meter?  What does a running power meter measure?  What metrics does it provide?  How do they work?  How do the various power dimensions relate to each other?  How can you use it to manage your season?  Know your taper is working?  If you want to know the answer to any of these questions, you are going to love this interview with the guy who literally wrote the book on it!

 

Let's get into the interview with coach Jim Vance!

 

Coaching Services

If you are starting to think about your fitness and race goals for next year, now is the perfect time to start working with a coach to lay out what you need to be doing in the off season to set you up for being sure you achieve your goals. 

 

Coach Khem and I both offer triathlon and endurance coaching services and have openings for clients.  If you want to learn more about coach Khem, you can go to the MHE About page and click on the link under her picture or contact Khem at Khem@303Colorado.com

 

To learn more about my coaching services, go to www.milehighendurancepodcast.com/coaching or contact me at Rich@MileHighEndurance.com

 

Host Discussion Topics

Khem's Topics

 

Bill's Topics

 

Rich's Topics

 

Upcoming Interviews

  • Geoff Hanson, head triathlon coach at Mesa State University on their new NCAA program
  • Don Reichelt (Spartathlon Ultra)
  • Joanna Zeiger - The Champion Mindset
  • Rocky Harris, CEO of USAT
  • Erik Kenny - EK Coaching
  • Kane Russell of Halo Neuroscience - Bill and I doing that interview and wearing our Halos in Kona
  • Ken Axford on bike handling skills
  • Billy the Kid Edwards

 

Affiliate Programs

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • BioTropicLabs.com - BioTropicLabs  develops sports supplements to give you the ultimate edge in training for sports performance success. Engineered by leading world-class athletes and trainers with well-researched best of breed products.  I've started taking the AFA formulation which was developed to oxygenate muscles, boost power, increase muscle growth, heighten alertness.  It's great for those high intensity sessions and I've felt pretty good the last few workouts I've been using it.  Check our more at biotropiclabs.com or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Get excellently design helmets, glasses and gear from Rudy Project and use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Sponsors page. 

Closing

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  We put a lot of time and energy into producing high quality interviews with the experts, coaches and pro athletes to help you grow in the sport.  Pay that forward and recommend Mile High Endurance to a friend. 

 

That's it for the show.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Oct 29, 2017

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #97 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we are glad you are joining us for another week of endurance education.  Our interview today is with Don Rose, author of Average to Epic, A Mid-Lifers Guide to Endurance Sports and Lifelong Fitness.

Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest Tim Hola who helped us do our Kona wrap up and shared some of the tips of what has helped him with his pro-rivaling swim performance and a 9 hour and 54 minute Kona performance.

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Our show brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast and we are covering the news on Kona all next week.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and check out all the coverage of Kona.

Interview Setup

We are tweaking our format a bit this week.  We are going to go pretty much straight into this week's guest interview and then join you after the interview for the interview debrief and endurance discussion and coaching tips.

As we mention in the welcome, our interview is with author and endurance athlete Don Rose.  Don has his undergraduate degree in biology and PhD in Chemistry.  He became an endurance sport enthusiast as a mid-lifer and has combined his expertise and learnings as an Ironman, cyclist and runner into a DIY guide for any endurance athlete to benefit from.  It will help you explore a number of endurance sports, including how to select equipment and deal with the excuses you might have for not trying them.  It will help you figure out how to fuel your body, understand a training plan, and understand your motivations.

Without further delay, let's get into the interview with Dr. Don Rose and we'll talk to you after the interview.

Host Discussion

  • Rich's short debrief of the interview
  • Bill we'll start with you, how was your week and what's new with you?
  • Khem, what's new with you this week?
  • Remembering Terry Laughlin, Total Immersion and former guest

Terry Laughlin, who created the technique-focused swim training system known as “Total Immersion,” passed away Friday, Oct. 20, after complications with prostate cancer. Laughlin was 66 years old.

Laughlin is survived by his wife, Alice, and daughters Fiona, Carrie and Betsy. The family announced his death Monday:

“After living with metastatic prostate cancer for two years, Terry passed away on Friday, October 20th, 2017, of complications related to his condition.

“He displayed his characteristic optimism, wit, and passion for life—and swimming—until the very end. Our family is in mourning and we ask that we be given time and space to grieve a beloved husband and father privately.”

Terry talks about swimming like some people describe an Italian sports car or fine art, or a food describes their favorite dessert.

#62 - Interview with Terry about the book Total Immersion and what the Total Immersion methodology is all about.

#82 - We are going to talk to Terry about the importance of bi-lateral breathing, a convincing explanation of why it is possible and the opportunity to take your swim stroke to a new level.

#71 - Terry Laughlin, Chief Optimist Officer at Total Immersion.  Terry is coming back on the show to talk about his latest blog article "What's your best stroke rate? - How I found mine.  And why it's still evolving."  We'll talk about the article and you'll be sure to pick up insightful information about how to not only find your ideal stroke rate, but also learn how to reduce your SPL (to monitor stroke length).  Most of the interview is about how to help you swim faster with less effort, but we also talk about some of the swim clinics they offer in great locations around the world.

Bandito Cross race on Sunday

I subscribe to a number of blogs and one of those is from former guest Dr Jason Karp.  I want to share one of his latest blog entries http://run-fit.com/understandingintervaltraining/

Shout out to Gus Pernetz of Styrd, who consulted with me in our preparation for our upcoming interview with Jim Vance and our upcoming interview with Jim Vance

Upcoming Interviews

  • Jim Vance, author of The Complete Guide to Running with Power, Triathlon 2.0 and co-author of Triathlon Science
  • Bryan Williams, ultra runner who ran the 490 mile Colorado Trail Run this late summer and broke the FKT
  • Don Reichelt (Spartathlon Ultra)
  • Joanna Zeiger - The Champion Mindset
  • Erik Kenny - EK Coaching
  • Kane Russell of Halo Neuroscience - Bill and I doing that interview and wearing our Halos in Kona
  • Ken Axford on bike handling skills
  • Billy the Kid Edwards

 

Affiliate Programs

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • BioTropicLabs.com - BioTropicLabs  develops sports supplements to give you the ultimate edge in training for sports performance success. Engineered by leading world-class athletes and trainers with well-researched best of breed products.  I've started taking the AFA formulation which was developed to oxygenate muscles, boost power, increase muscle growth, heighten alertness.  It's great for those high intensity sessions and I've felt pretty good the last few workouts I've been using it.  Check our more at biotropiclabs.com or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Get excellently design helmets, glasses and gear from Rudy Project and use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Sponsors page. 

Closing

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  We put a lot of time and energy into producing high quality interviews with the experts, coaches and pro athletes to help you grow in the sport.  Pay that forward and recommend Mile High Endurance to a friend. 

That's it for the show.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Oct 22, 2017

Welcome to Episode #96 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock.  We are also joined by Tim Hola, Age Group Nationals Champion and Kona sub 10 hour finisher at the Ironman World Championship this past weekend.

Our show brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast and we are covering the news on Kona all next week.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and check out all the coverage of Kona.

What a week that was on the big Island of Hawaii.  Thanks to guest host level 3 coach Mike Ricci of D3 Multisport for joining us to bring you last week's show. We are glad you are joining us for our post Kona coverage and another week of endurance education.  We are going to break down the race day coverage of Ironman Kona and spend some time talking to Tim Hola to pass along some insights about the race and give you some things to contemplate for those planning to get qualify and race Kona.

We recorded last week's show on Thursday afternoon in to give us time to get it edited and published on time.  The bummer is we missed some of the events from Friday and race day that we are going to recap right now for you. 

 

  • Friday
    • Meet up with Poncho Man after the 303 Athlete breakfast and Lava Java.  When we interviewed Tim O'Donnell, Bob Babbitt, and Mike Reilly at Huggo's on Monday, we got to meet Poncho who does the ukulele music for Breakfast with Bob.  We got to chatting with him during Bob's interviews and he did our 303Radio jingle.  If you haven't heard it, go to 303Triathlon.com and click on any of the interviews in the 303Radio pane.  He did such an awesome job, we wanted to show our appreciation so we delivered a gift bag with a bottle of gin, a 303Triathlon trucker hat and a bumper sticker.  While there, he also knocked out the Mile High Endurance into jingle.  He is super talented and recommend you check him out @ponchoman.kuanoni
    • Bob Babbitt's Thank God I'm Not Racing Party
      • Guests we talked to (or got selfies with):
        • 2005 Ironman Champion and coach Faris Al-Sultan, coach to the new Ironman World Champion and record holder Patrick Lange
        • Coach Jim Vance, author of The Complete Guide to Running with Power, Triathlon 2.0 and co-author of Triathlon Science
        • Mark Allen, 89, -93, 95
        • Mark Mastilir, Halo Neuroscience
        • Who else?
      • Guests we saw
        • 2004 and 2006 Ironman Champion, Norman Stadler
        • Joanna Zeiger
        • Who else?
  • Saturday's Race
    • Bill's highlights
    • Khem's highlights
    • Rich's highlights
      • Setting up in the Press room
      • Recording the drums and cannon
      • Swim exit
      • Hi 5's at the Hot Corner
      • Pro Finish
      • AG Finish
      • Jamie's story
      • Two post cut off finish
  • Tim Hola
    • We spoke a few days before the race, how did the rest of your race prep go?
    • You've seen the race go from a mass start for both men and women to separate mass starts for each men and women, contrast what the difference from a male age-grouper's perspective?
    • Questions about each the swim, bike and run legs of the race?  Strategy execution? Pace? Nutrition? Environmental?
    • Monday morning quarterback - what went well?  What you would do differently?
    • Post-race recover?
    • Advice for aspiring Kona age groupers?
    • Cycling class and other ways you give back to the sport
    • Free form discussion

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Kona race day interviews with Timothy O'Donnell and Andy Potts
  • Vito La Bella on ultra running
  • Jim Vance, author of The Complete Guide to Running with Power, Triathlon 2.0 and co-author of Triathlon Science
  • Don Reichelt (Spartathlon Ultra)
  • Joanna Zeiger - The Champion Mindset
  • Erik Kenny - EK Coaching
  • Kane Russell of Halo Neuroscience - Bill and I doing that interview and wearing our Halos in Kona
  • Ken Axford on bike handling skills
  • Billy the Kid Edwards

 

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • BioTropicLabs.com - BioTropicLabs  develops sports supplements to give you the ultimate edge in training for sports performance success. Engineered by leading world-class athletes and trainers with well-researched best of breed products.  I've started taking the AFA formulation which was developed to oxygenate muscles, boost power, increase muscle growth, heighten alertness.  It's great for those high intensity sessions and I've felt pretty good the last few workouts I've been using it.  Check our more at biotropiclabs.com or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Get excellently design helmets, glasses and gear from Rudy Project and use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Sponsors page. 

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  We put a lot of time and energy into producing high quality interviews with the experts, coaches and pro athletes to help you grow in the sport.  Pay that forward and recommend Mile High Endurance to a friend. 

That's it for the show.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

#IMKona #Ironman #BWBKona #MikeReilly #BobBabbitt #303Triatlon #PonchoMan

Oct 15, 2017

Aloha from the big Island of Hawaii.  We are glad you are joining us for our Kona Special episode and another week of the endurance.  We have selected two of the many interviews we've done this week.  We have heart of triathlon, Bob Babbitt to talk to us about the legends and history of the race.  We also have the voice of Ironman, Mike Reilly to talk about his perspective as announcer and the professional field. 

Welcome to Episode #95 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock.  We are also joined by Mike Ricci, owner and head coach of D3 Multisport.  Mike is a Level 3 USAT coach and is staying with us at the White Sands Resort in Kailua Kona.

A special thanks to Poncho Man for his amazing ukulele talent and contribution of the intro music. He is makes magic!

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast and we are covering the news on Kona all next week.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and check out all the coverage of Kona.

et's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Kona - select 303 interviews
    • On this note, make sure you are subscribed to the MHE endurance podcast.  Go to iTunes or Google Play, depending on your device, search for Mile High Endurance and click subscribe
    • We will be publishing lots of interview and coverage of Kona on 303Radio - be sure to subscribe there too.  The 303Radio coverage will focus on Colorado stories.  There will be interviews that we'll share on MHE, particularly those that have more of an educational bent. 
  • Vito La Bella on ultra running
  • Don Reichelt (Spartathlon Ultra)
  • Ultra runners Bryan Williams and Vito Bella
  • Kane Russell of Halo Neuroscience - Bill and I doing that interview and wearing our Halos in Kona
  • Ken Axford on bike handling skills
  • Billy the Kid Edwards

 

 

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • BioTropicLabs.com - BioTropicLabs  develops sports supplements to give you the ultimate edge in training for sports performance success. Engineered by leading world-class athletes and trainers with well-researched best of breed products.  I've started taking the AFA formulation which was developed to oxygenate muscles, boost power, increase muscle growth, heighten alertness.  It's great for those high intensity sessions and I've felt pretty good the last few workouts I've been using it.  Check our more at biotropiclabs.com or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Get excellently design helmets, glasses and gear from Rudy Project and use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Sponsors page. 

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  We put a lot of time and energy into producing high quality interviews with the experts, coaches and pro athletes to help you grow in the sport.  Pay that forward and recommend Mile High Endurance to a friend. 

That's it for the show.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

#IMKona #Ironman #BWBKona #MikeReilly #BobBabbitt #303Triatlon #PonchoMan

Oct 8, 2017

Our pre-Kona episode and another interview with former ITU professional triathlete and coach Sara McLarty.  Sara joins us again to talk about a great topic for those of you who want to work on your swim speed in the off season.   Sara, as you will hear, will tell us what your swimming frequency needs to be in the off season so that you turn up next season with you swim as your new weapon.

Welcome to Episode #94 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock. 

Thanks to Sara for last weeks interview on open water sighting and heat acclimatization.  If you have not heard that interview, go back to episode #93 and give it a listen.

Before we get into the interview with Sara, let's catch up with Bill and Khem.

Discussion Topics:

  • Khem's update
  • Bill's update
  • Rich's updates
    1. 303 Interviews with
      1. Chris McDonald and Andy Potts
      2. Coaching question:  What can I do to give my off season training meaning?
        1. Fall - cyclocross, duathlon, marathon, mtb
        2. Winter - cross country skiing, biathlon
      3. Register for a new endurance event that you've never tried before
        1. Swim -
          1. Increase your volume and frequency, progressively
          2. Find a Masters program and talk to the deck coach about what lane is right for you
          3. Work with a good swim coach who can give you a video stroke analysis and drills to improve
          1. Strength training on glute, quadricep, hamstring and back strength
          2. Join a spin class
        2. Bike -
          1. If running is your greatest weakness, spending a training block of a couple of months focusing on running can really boost your speed
          2. 10% rule
        3. Run -
      4. Focus on your weaknesses
      1. How the Halo was invented
      2. Sponsored athlete TO
    2. Halo Sport
    3. MBA Opens Doors 5K Challenge

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast and we are covering the news on Kona all next week.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage in Colorado and Kona.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Kona - select 303 interviews
    • On this note, make sure you are subscribed to the MHE endurance podcast.  Go to iTunes or Google Play, depending on your device, search for Mile High Endurance and click subscribe
    • We will be publishing lots of interview and coverage of Kona on 303Radio - be sure to subscribe there too.  The 303Radio coverage will focus on Colorado stories.  There will be interviews that we'll share on MHE, particularly those that have more of an educational bent. 
  • Vito La Bella on ultra running
  • Don Reichelt (Spartathlon Ultra)
  • Ultra runners Bryan Williams and Vito Bella
  • Kane Russell of Halo Neuroscience - Bill and I doing that interview and wearing our Halos in Kona
  • Ken Axford on bike handling skills
  • Billy the Kid Edwards

 

 

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • BioTropicLabs.com - BioTropicLabs  develops sports supplements to give you the ultimate edge in training for sports performance success. Engineered by leading world-class athletes and trainers with well-researched best of breed products.  I've started taking the AFA formulation which was developed to oxygenate muscles, boost power, increase muscle growth, heighten alertness.  It's great for those high intensity sessions and I've felt pretty good the last few workouts I've been using it.  Check our more at biotropiclabs.com or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Get excellently design helmets, glasses and gear from Rudy Project and use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Sponsors page. 

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  We put a lot of time and energy into producing high quality interviews with the experts, coaches and pro athletes to help you grow in the sport.  Pay that forward and recommend Mile High Endurance to a friend. 

That's it for the show.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Oct 1, 2017

Our interview today is with former ITU professional triathlete and coach Sara McLarty.  Sara joins us a couple of weeks after ITU Stockholm August 26th.  We'll talk a bit about that but we want to follow up on an article of hers that we read a few weeks ago on open water sighting technique and more.

Welcome to Episode #93 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock.  We are glad you are joining us this week. 

Thanks to Ben Hoffman for joining us last week and sharing his race stories and Kona prep with us.  Khem and I had a lot of fun with that interview and got a lot of great quotes.  Check out the 303Triathlon and read the Ben Hoffman article for more.

Discussion Topics:

  • Khem's update
  • Bill's update
  • Rich's update
    • Ben Hoffman video - Roger (my brother) listed to the show last week and send me a great Youtube video on Ben Hoffman.  It's actually a series of "inside triathlon" vides that Specialized has done with their athletes.  Check it out at Inside Specialized Triathlon - Ben Hoffman Youtube video
    • Ben on heat adaptation
      • Training over 100 degrees in Tucson and sauna training
      • The primary goal of head adaptation is building blood volume
    • Articles on heat adaptation
      • SportSci.org Article by

From <http://www.sportsci.org/encyc/heataccl/heataccl.html>

Lawrence E. Armstrong, Ph.D.

Department of Sport, Leisure, and Exercise Science

University of Connecticut

Complete heat acclimatization requires up to 14 days, but the systems of the body adapt to heat exposure at varying rates. The early adaptations (initial 1-5 days) involve an improved control of cardiovascular function, including expanded plasma volume, reduced heart rate, and autonomic nervous system habituation which redirects cardiac output to skin capillary beds and active muscle. Plasma volume expansion resulting from increased plasma proteins and increased sodium chloride retention, ranges from +3 to +27%, and is accompanied by a 15-25% decrease in heart rate. This reduction of cardiovascular strain reduces rating of perceived exertion, which is proportional to central cardiorespiratory stress, also decreases during the first five days of exercise-heat exposure. Plasma volume expansion is a temporary phenomenon, which decays during the 8th to 14th days of heat acclimatization (as do fluid-regulatory hormone responses, see below), and then is replaced by a longer-lasting reduction in skin blood flow that serves to increase central blood volume.

  • Gatorade Sports Science article

Heat acclimatization gradually disappears if not maintained by continued repeated exercise-heat exposures (Pandolf, 1998). The benefits of heat acclimatization are retained for ~1 wk and then decay with about 75% lost by ~3 wk, once heat exposure ends. During this period, re-acclimatization occurs more rapidly than the initial acclimatization when re-exposed to heat (Weller et al., 2007). A day or two of intervening cool weather will not interfere with acclimatization to hot weather. In addition, after achieving heat acclimatization, train-ing and heat acclimatization can be interspersed by every second or third day (Périard et al., 2015; Sawka et al., 2003).

From <http://www.gssiweb.org/en/sports-science-exchange/article/sse-153-heat-acclimatization-to-improve-athletic-performance-in-warm-hot-environments>

  • Follow up on Breaking 2
    • Names of athletes (Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese, the current world-record holder in the half marathon, and Lelisa Desisa, a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon
    • The race track in Manza italy
  • MBA Opens Doors 5K Challenge
  • Kona Pre-impressions Interview

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage of events in Colorado.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Bek Keat 10/1
  • Don Reichelt (Spartathlon Ultra)
  • Ultra runners Bryan Williams and Vito Bella
  • Kona - select 303 interviews
  • Kane Russell of Halo Neuroscience - Bill and I doing that interview and wearing our Halos in Kona
  • Ken Axford on bike handling skills
  • Billy the Kid Edwards

 

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • BioTropicLabs.com - BioTropicLabs  develops sports supplements to give you the ultimate edge in training for sports performance success. Engineered by leading world-class athletes and trainers with well-researched best of breed products.  I've started taking the AFA formulation which was developed to oxygenate muscles, boost power, increase muscle growth, heighten alertness.  It's great for those high intensity sessions and I've felt pretty good the last few workouts I've been using it.  Check our more at biotropiclabs.com or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Get excellently design helmets, glasses and gear from Rudy Project and use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance  or go to the MHE Sponsors page. 

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 24, 2017

Our interview today is with Kona bound Ben Hoffman.  Ben who finished second at the IRONMAN World Championship in 2014 and 5th in 2016, is heading back to Kona and we are going to talk to him about his prep and recent race performances.  We'll pick his brain on key workouts and more.

Welcome to Episode #92 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock.  We are glad you are joining us this week.

Thanks of course to last week's guest, Lance Panigutti, owner of Without Limits Productions came on the show to talk to us about cyclocross and we are going to talk right now.

 

Discussion Topics:

  • 303 Team building Cyclocross race

- October 7th, CYCLO X Interlocken in Broomfield. Without Limits Production - Kona

- October 29th, Bandito Cross in Parker. Not sanctioned, stupid fun, would be a perfect 1st timer race!

- November 5th, CYCLO X Sienna Lake in Broomfield. Without Limits race.

- November 11th/12th, Cross of the North in Fort Collins. I hear the heckling and beer handups are EPIC at this race!

- November 18th, CYCLO X Salisbury in Parker. Without Limits race, and the start to my birthday week!!

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage of events in Colorado.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Ben Hoffman 9/24
  • Bek Keat 10/1
  • Sara McLarty - 10/8 Khem and I doing this interview
  • Kona - select 303 interviews
  • Kane Russell of Halo Neuroscience - Bill and I doing that interview and wearing our Halos in Kona
  • Ken Axford on bike handling skills
  • Billy the Kid Edwards

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • BioTropicLabs.com - BioTropicLabs  develops sports supplements to give you the ultimate edge in training for sports performance success. Engineered by leading world-class athletes and trainers with well-researched best of breed products.  I've started taking the AFA formulation which was developed to oxygenate muscles, boost power, increase muscle growth, heighten alertness.  It's great for those high intensity sessions and I've felt pretty good the last few workouts I've been using it.  Check our more at biotropiclabs.com or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Get excellently design helmets, glasses and gear from Rudy Project and use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance  or go to the MHE Sponsors page.

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 17, 2017

Why cyclocross is like Mario Carts on bikes.  Our interview today is with race director and owner of Without Limits Productions, Lance Panigutti.  Lance joins us to talk about cyclocross.  This was a 303 interview that I'm sharing with MHE.

Welcome to Episode #91 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock.  We are glad you are joining us this week.

Thanks of course to last week's guest, Tim Hola.  It was great to  catch up with him and hear about his prep for Chattanooga and Kona and see that he ended up with a solid performance there.

Discussion Topics:

  • Chattanooga Results
  • Kona preparation and coverage
  • Kona Pre-impressions Interview, week of 10/1
  • Jenn Findley's DIY Bike Tuneup

  • Coaching discussion topic - what percent of triathletes do you suppose do their own bike maintenance?  What should you know?

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage of events in Colorado.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Ben Hoffman 9/24
  • Bek Keat 10/1
  • Sara McLarty - 10/8 Khem and I doing this interview
  • Kona - select 303 interviews
  • Kane Russell of Halo Neuroscience - Bill and I doing that interview and wearing our Halos in Kona
  • Ken Axford on bike handling skills

 

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • BioTropicLabs.com - BioTropicLabs  developes sports supplements to give you the ultimate edge in training for sports performance success. Engineered by leading world-class athletes and trainers with well-researched best of breed products.  I've started taking the AFA formulation which was developed to oxygenate muscles, boost power, increase muscle growth, heighten alertness.  It's great for those high intensity sessions and I've felt pretty good the last few workouts I've been using it.  Check our more at biotropiclabs.com or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Get excellently design helmets, glasses and gear from Rudy Project and use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance  or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 10, 2017

Our interview today is with top age grouper and Kona veteran Tim Hola

  • This will be Tim's 16 time in Kona
  • He has broken the 9 hour mark with an 8:58:57
  • Tim lives in Highlands Ranch with his wife Nicole and two children (Connor and Spencer)
  • As with our last week's guest (Matt Chrabot), Tim is in Chattanooga for the 70.3 World Championship.
  • We'll be talking about his career, season, key training sessions and juggling being a working age-grouper.

Thanks of course to last week's guest, Matt Chrabot, pro triathlete who we've been seeing on the podium all season.  It was great to  catch up with him and hear about his prep for Chattanooga.

  • Coaching discussion topic - I had a coaching question come up and I'd like to share that with you all and a practical solution to the question.
    • Topic of hydration - there are a number of theories on what works because everyone is different.  The first thing you need to understand is what works for you
    • To understand what works for you, you can do everything from your own experimenting to getting a professional assessment done in a lab to determine sweat rate, salt concentration, metabolic rate, etc.
    • Some say drink to thirst and I say drink to need.  I personally do not get particularly thirsty training or racing, but I have a high sweat rate.  I know what my fluid loss is.  While I don't try to replace it completely with fluid consumption, I do try to prevent losing too much weight to fluid loss during a race and becoming dehydrated. 
    • I keep a log of hydration notes in Excel and know how many ounces of fluid I want to consume at various temperatures on each the bike and run.  The way I keep track of that is by knowing the various fluid sizes of my bottles (bike, hand and holster).
    • Scenario - race with hand held, using ice and water to cool.
    • The question - my hand held is dual purpose (hydrate and cool).  How do I keep track of the ounces that are going to my stomach versus my skin. 
    • The answer - is simple.  On your next practice run, take that hand held bottle and when you take sips try to make them consistent in terms of the duration of suck or squirt.  Then count and keep track of the number of sips/squirts that it takes to consume the contents of the bottle.  Divide the bottle size (16 oz) by the number of sips (eg 20), and you now know how many sips it takes to consume 16 ounces.  When you race and you don't have another way to measure your consumption, count the sips and you'll have a good idea. 
    • Make sure you practice and get your estimate with what you will be using in the race.  The previous example was with a hand held running bottle, but the same can be done with a paper cup.

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage of events in Colorado.

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • 303 interviews
    • Lance Panagutti,
    • Luis Benitez, Ken Gart,
    • Ben Hoffman
  • MHE
    • Sara McLarty - Khem and I doing this interview
    • Kane Russell of Halo Neuroscience - Bill and I doing that interview and wearing our Halos in Kona

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • BioTropicLabs.com - BioTropicLabs  developes sports supplements to give you the ultimate edge in training for sports performance success. Engineered by leading world-class athletes and trainers with well-researched best of breed products.  I've started taking the AFA formulation which was developed to oxygenate muscles, boost power, increase muscle growth, heighten alertness.  It's great for those high intensity sessions and I've felt pretty good the last few workouts I've been using it.  Check our more at biotropiclabs.com or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Get excellently design helmets, glasses and gear from Rudy Project and use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance  or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck Tim Hola, Matt Chrabot and all our friends of the show who are racing in Chattanooga!   Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 2, 2017

Our interview today is with Matt Chrabot, pro triathlete who we've been seeing on the podium all season and we're excited to catch up with him before he heads out to Chattanooga for the 70.3 World Championship.

Welcome to Episode #88 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock.  We are glad you are joining us from where ever you enjoy your endurance sport.

Coaching discussion topic - tapering and cramps

From <https://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/taper-traps> "But there is something about those last couple of weeks before the marathon, when you are cutting back your mileage, getting more rest, and preparing for the big race, when everything, and I do mean everything, seems to bother you more."  Call them taper tantrums--the phantom pains, panic attacks, and much more--that plague most marathoners during the three-week period of decreased training just before the race. "Runners develop not only a physical but also a psychological dependency on running," says Troy Smurawa, M.D., a 2:46 marathoner and physician at Akron Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Center. "So when runners take time off, they go through withdrawal." Hence, the weird constellation of mental and physical symptoms that crop up during the taper.

From <http://www.active.com/triathlon/articles/overcoming-the-taper-blues>  Roughly half the athletes I work with begin to notice little aches and pains they never noticed before the taper period. The pains show up for no apparent reason. In fact, these pains were nonexistent during the high-volume training phase, making it tempting to resume longer training hours. If aches and pains emerge, resist the urge to increase training volume.

From <http://sweatscience.com/muscle-cramps-risk-factors-tapering-stretching-and-pacing/> Tapering: In the three days prior to the race, the crampers trained 1.1 hours on average, while the non-crampers trained 0.6 hours on average. This despite the fact that the non-crampers actually did marginally more training overall in the final week (31.8 km versus 26.5 km).

 Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage of events in Colorado.

BioTropicLabs

BioTrōpic serves athletes by giving you the ultimate edge in training for sports performance success. Engineered by leading world-class athletes and trainers with the focus of helping athletes to achieve their goals, there is no better sports supplement to help you train better and gain a competitive edge.

I've started taking the AFA formulation which was developed to oxygenate muscles, boost power, increase muscle growth, heighten alertness, focus, and aid in recovery. It contains the highest levels of chlorophyll and supports delivering a greater amount of oxygen-rich red blood cells to muscles throughout the body.

Check our more at biotropiclabs.com or go to the MHE Sponsors page.  Either way, use the code "MILEHIGH20" to get 20% off your order.

 

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • 303 interviews
    • Lance Panagutti,
    • Luis Benitez, Ken Gart,
    • Ben Hoffman
  • MHE
    • Tim Hola
    • Sara McLarty
    • Kane Russell of Halo Neuroscience coming back

 

 

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • BioTropicLabs.com - Use code MILEHIGH20 to get 20% off your order
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items at Rudy Project.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE 30

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck to all of the athletes racing this weekend here in Colorado or wherever you race!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Aug 27, 2017

Our interview today is with Craig Dinkel. Craig is a sprint freestyle and fly swimmer, who trained and competed for years on a world-class level.  He is a 2 time qualifier for Olympic Trials, earned 23 All-Americans,  and set 4 NCAA records while at Cal State.  Craig talks about what it takes to train and compete at that level and a product that I'm excited to take a closer look at a safe way to get a biological edge with BioTropicLabs.

Before we get into the interview, let's catch up with Bill and Khem.

Discussion topics:

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Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

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    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items at Rudy Project.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE 30

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck to all of the athletes racing this weekend here in Colorado or wherever you race!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

Aug 20, 2017

Our interview today is with Todd Plymale-Mallory on the topic of preventing injury, taking care of your body and how to use a variety of treatments to keep you performing at your best.  If you are a coach, you will learn how to leverage a resource like Todd to help you athletes stay healthy and time key workouts just right.  We'll kick off the conversation with my brother Roger who is joining us to give us a practical example of a hamstring muscle strain and the treatments he received in Japan.

Before we get into the interview, let's catch up with Bill and Khem.

Discussion topics:

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage of events in Colorado.

Health IQ offers low cost life insurance for the those living a health conscious lifestyle.  The folks at Health IQ used science & data to secure special rates on life insurance for triathletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers, etc.  Get a quote now at HealthIQ.com/endurance or go the MHE Sponsor page and click the link to Health IQ and it will take you to Health IQ.

Let's get into the interview with Todd Plymale-Mallory.

 

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • 303 interviews Lance Panagutti, Luis Benitez, Ken Gart, Ben Hoffman
  • Craig Dinkel of bio tropic labs
  • Matt Chrabot
  • Hootie of LIfetime

 

 

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items at Rudy Project.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE 30

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck to all of the athletes racing this weekend here in Colorado or wherever you race!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

Aug 13, 2017

Our interview today is with Bek Keat.  Bek's is the 4th fastest female Ironman in history (8 hr 39 min), has had 2 top 6 Kona finishes, and now coaches with Siri Lindley at Sirius Athlete coaching.  We not only get some incredible coaching tips from Siri, but we also get into a talk that is sure to make you laugh and cry (and maybe cry laughing). 

Our topics today include:

  • Recap of Boulder 70.3 performances
  • Colorado Classic and Velorama
  • Overload progression - how to make sure you are not spinning your wheels with training
  • The press release on the new CEO of USAT, Rocky Harris
  • And the formal announcement of a limited number of open athlete coaching slots and an interview with MHE coached athlete Brady Nelson

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage of events in Colorado.

iscussion Topics:

Boulder 70.3

  • 303 Team performances
  • Pro Coverage
  • Brady's performance

Boulder Camera article on business impacts of Boulder 70.3

Colorado Classic underway - https://www.veloramacolorado.com/colorado-classic/

Ryan Muncy photo only

Todd Plymale-Mallory - photos, social media & stories

Khem Suthiwan - photos, video, social media & stories (also attending Velorama VIP experience)

Rich Soares - photos, 303Radio podcast, Facebook Live (also attending Velorama VIP experience)

USAT National Championship in Omaha

Press Release on CEO of USAT, Rocky Harris

Overload progression and how to make sure you aren't spinning your wheels

  • Overloading - Progressive overload should be a fundamental characteristic of resistance training programs directed at the development of neuromuscular capabilities and athletic performance.
  • The body and it’s tissues only adapt when it is he body and it’s tissues only adapt when it is exposed to stresses beyond it’s normal homeostatic range - Dr. Carwyn Sharp (#81)
  • Overload refers to providing a greater stimulus or intensity in a resistance training program than an athlete is accustom.
  • Progression refers to systemic planning and change. The intensity of a resistance training program must become progressively greater in order for an athlete to continue to improve.

Formal announcement of 3 open athlete coaching slots

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Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Todd Plymale-Mallory to discuss benefits of regular therapy for recovery. There are so many different modalities, would be great to discuss the differences between the tissue/sports massage, chiropractic, dry needling, acupuncture, etc.
  • Scott Hutmacher (aka Hootie) is going to join us and talk about the invite to give an update on Life Time Tri Event Series, 2018 Initiatives, and the NYC Championship.  We'll also discuss Life Time Tri’s “Triathlon Made Better” vision.
  • Matt Chrabot - athletic background, ITU career, current season, training, advice to competitive age-groupersBoulder 70.3 interviews

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
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  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE 30

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck to all of the athletes racing this weekend here in Colorado or wherever you race!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Aug 6, 2017

Our interview today is with coach Will Murray, a mental skills coach with D3 Multisport.  He's been a guest on the show in the past and he joins us today to talk us through 3 articles that he's recently written on published on the USAT website. 

Increase your open water comfort level

But what if? Overcoming fear of triathlon

How not to be embarrassed at your first triathlon

In our discussion today we'll also discuss:

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage of events in Colorado.

Health IQ offers low cost life insurance for the those living a health conscious lifestyle.  The folks at Health IQ used science & data to secure special rates on life insurance for triathletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers, etc.  Get a quote now at HealthIQ.com/endurance or go the MHE Sponsor page and click the link to Health IQ and it will take you to the right place.

I mentioned last week that I went to healthIQ.com/endurance and took the 30 seconds to fill out the contact form and got a call about an hour later.  I spoke to an insurance agent names James Byrd III who did an interview and gave me a quote.  He is going to save my more than 30% which is going to translate to more than $200 in savings.  That's change that I can use for a race, shoes, a new tri bag from Rudy Project. 

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Rebekah Keat
  • Hootie
  • Boulder 70.3 interviews
  • We have a couple of other really cool guests lined up that Bill is going to announce when he comes back next week

 Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items at Rudy Project.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE 30

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck to all of the athletes racing this weekend here in Colorado or wherever you race!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

Jul 30, 2017

Our interview today is with Barry Siff, President of the Board of USAT.  Barry joins us to talk about USAT strategy, the Boulder Peak triathlon from Without Limits and get Barry's perspective on Lifetime Tri's announcement not to sanction with USAT. 

In our discussion today we'll also to a race summary of Tri Boulder, more on race flat prep, CBD and Triathlon, and more. Before we get into that interview with Barry let's catch up with Khem and Bill. 

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage of events in Colorado.

Thanks to last week's guest Ken Axford. Ken talked about running posture and running drills, plus we also spent some time talking about transitions skills and process.

Transitions - Keep it simple, order of execution, wetsuit prep

Running form - head position, pebbles and pennies, preloading foot strike

Tri Boulder Summary

  • Interviews with Cedric Keppler and Michelle Lund of BBSC Endurance Sports
  • Race flat prep
  • transitions

Health IQ offers low cost life insurance for the those living a health conscious lifestyle.  The folks at Health IQ used science & data to secure special rates on life insurance for triathletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers, etc.  Get a quote now at HealthIQ.com/endurance or go the MHE Sponsor page and click the link to Health IQ and it will take you to the right place.

Let's get into the interview with Barry Siff.

Bill or Khem, what did you think of the interview? (pick from topics - Boulder Peak, Lifetime Tri announcement, USAT Strategy; youth/HS; NCAA; growing short course))

 

Discussion 

 

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Barry Siff
  • Will Murray
  • Rebekah Keat

 

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99.
  • Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items at Rudy Project.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  Use MHE 30

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck to all of the athletes racing this weekend here in Colorado or wherever you race!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jul 23, 2017

Welcome to Episode #83 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  I'm your host Rich Soares. My loyal co hosts Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock recorded today's show with me on Friday.  I made a mistake in saving the file and lost the recording.  I'm so sorry Khem and Bill. Please forgive me!

Our interview today is Ken Axford.  USAT Level II Coach Ken Axford comes back to re-cap transitions skills and process. Plus we'll talk about running posture and drills (yes drills) that improve your form.  We will also talk about USAT National Tri Week, the Bob Cook Classic and more.  Before we get into that interview with Ken, we get to catch up with Khem and Bill. 

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage of events in Colorado.

  • Thanks to last week's guest Terry Laughlin for joining us to talk about the importance of bi-lateral breathing, a convincing explanation of why it is possible and the opportunity to take your swim stroke to a new level.  If you missed it, go back to episode #82 and give it a listen.
  • USAT National Tri Week

The emphasis of the week is on celebration, education and participation in the multisport lifestyle. Each day is centered around a different theme, starting with a spotlight on each discipline of triathlon:

 

Monday, July 17: Swim Day

Tuesday, July 18: Bike Day

Wednesday, July 19: Run Day

Thursday, July 20: Recovery Day

Friday, July 21: Member Appreciation Day

Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23: Race Weekend

 

The complete schedule—including ideas for how to participate from just a few minutes to a full day—are available at usatriathlon.org/triweek. #TriWeek is largely a social media-based initiative, as aspiring triathletes, age-groupers and elites are all encouraged to share their multisport experiences online. Prize packs will be awarded each day to randomly selected participants who share questions, advice or inspiring stories on social media using the hashtag #TriWeek.

In addition, triathletes can submit stories of how they got started in the sport by using #WhyDoYouTri and #TriWeek on social media or by emailing communications@usatriathlon.org. On Member Appreciation Day, USA Triathlon Staff will select one of the #WhyDoYouTri participants to receive a USA Triathlon Lifetime Membership.

The week culminates with Race Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, in which first-timers and experienced triathletes alike are encouraged to complete a race, register for their next event, or simply volunteer to staff an on-course aid station. The fourth weekend of July typically boasts one of the highest participation rates in multisport events across the country, with more than 160 USA Triathlon-sanctioned races taking place this year, including 55 youth races. Click here to find a race near you this weekend.

  • Speaking of Tri Week Race Weekend, I’m racing and covering Tri Boulder Sunday
  • Bob Cook and the 303Cycling story
  • 303 Triathlon interview with Sarah Hartman

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Let's get into the interview with Ken Axford.

It's so interesting that you can continue to get insights into running form.  What I find so exciting is that by talking to Ken, I truly did get a better understanding of preloading, knee drive and the importance of the shoulders and arms. 

I spoke of my use of high knees.  I think it comes from my mental model of chi running which takes a completely different perspective when it comes to ground contact.

  • Chi Running and ground contact
  • Transitions and transition clinic

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Barry Siff
  • Will Murray

 Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

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Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck to all of the athletes racing this weekend here in Colorado or wherever you race!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

Jul 16, 2017

Our interview today is Terry Laughlin of Total Immersion.  We are going to talk to Terry about the importance of bi-lateral breathing, a convincing explanation of why it is possible and the opportunity to take your swim stroke to a new level. 

We're going to talk a little about the 5430 Boulder Peak Triathlon, a little more cycling climbing and a bookmark-worthy website, Khem's article on Tour De Ladies and more.

Thanks to last week's guests, Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) who joined us to talk about energy zones and the science behind it.  If you missed it, go back to episode 81 and give it a listen.

303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon to see all of last weekend's great coverage of Ironman Boulder.

Health IQ offers low cost life insurance for the those living a health conscious lifestyle.  The folks at Health IQ used science & data to secure special rates on life insurance for triathletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers, etc.  Get a quote now at HealthIQ.com/milehighendurance, or go the MHE Sponsor page and click the link to Health IQ and it will take you to the right place.

Let's get into the interview with Terry Laughlin of Total Immersion.  We are going to talk to Terry about the importance of bi-lateral breathing, a convincing explanation of why it is possible and the opportunity to take your swim stroke to a new level.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Khem and I are interviewing Sarah Hartman from Ironman Foundation
  • Ken Axford is coming back next week to do a quick recap on transition skills and speed.  We'll get into a good discussion about running form and bike handling skills
  • Ben Hoffman
  • We are going to ask Siri or Rebekah Keat for coaching interview
  • Inigo San Milan popped up on the radar screen and said we can reach out late July when he is back in the country

 

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to help you swim fast and easier.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's also making a huge difference in OWS as you will hear in the interview with Terry Laughlin coming up.  It's making a huge difference and recommend you check it out.  Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart.
  • Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.  Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items at Rudy Project.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  It gives you a lot more tools  to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP MHE 30

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck to all of the athletes racing this weekend here in Colorado or wherever you race!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

Jul 9, 2017

Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is joining us to talk about energy zones and the science behind it.  Dr. Sharp presented at this topic at the USAT Level 1 Coaches Clinic and I wanted to share his expertise and knowledge with the MHE team.  You are going to be a lot smarter about energy zones, why consistency is king, and what it takes to maximize your fitness and strength potential. 

We're going to get into high altitude rides and how to pace yourself, the plans for the 5430 Boulder Peak put on by Without Limits Productions, Kona Prep and more.  Let's get into the weekly updates with our friends from 303Triathlon. 

Thanks to last week's guests, USAT COO Tim Yount, Youth Program Manager Meg Weagley, and High School/Collegiate-Club, & Women's NCAA Coordinator Jessica Welk to talk about the present and future of our sport. 

303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon to see all of last weekend's great coverage of Ironman boulder.

Health IQ offers low cost life insurance for the those living a health conscious lifestyle.  The folks at Health IQ used science & data to secure special rates on life insurance for triathletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers, etc.  Did you know that triathletes have a 40% lower risk of all-cause mortality and 27% lower risk of cardiovascular mortality.  Well the good folks at Health IQ do.  Get a quote now at HealthIQ.com/milehighendurance, or go the MHE Sponsor page and click the link to Health IQ and it will take you to the right place.

Let's get into the interview with Dr. Carwyn Sharp and hear what he has to say about your energy zones.  Now most athletes that are listening to this show is familiar to well-versed on training zones.  Are you really well versed in your training zones?  Have you ever been curious about what is happening at a biological level inside your body and how it relates to the training zones.  Are your training zones right?  If you have a coach - excellent.  If they are a USAT certified coach they have been through this training and they know what they are talking about. 

If however, you are in the range of using training zones that are vaguely defined or not defined at all, you really want to stop what you are doing and just settle in for a good bit of learning.  Grab something to take notes if you like.

And we're back.  We are recording today's show just before the interview, so we don't have a retrospective per se, but we know you are way smarter about the topic than you were an hour ago.  Whether you are hard core or a casual athlete, this is important information.  You now have the knowledge to understand the importance of these different energy systems and how the body's performance is sourced. 

 

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • We've talked about the benefits of using a tempo trainer on finding your most efficient Stroke Rate and Strokes Per Length.  I've invited Terry Laughlin back on the show to talk about how to use the Tempo Trainer to keep your line in OWS. 
  • Khem and I are interviewing Sarah Hartman from Ironman Foundation
  • We are going to ask Siri to come on the show and do a full-on coaching interview
  • Inigo San Milan popped up on the radar screen and said we can reach out late July when he is back in the country
  • As I mentioned in the race report, Transition expert Ken Axford is coming back to do a quick recap on transition skills and speed.  We'll get into a good discussion about running form and bike handling skills

 

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to help you swim fast and easier.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's also making a huge difference in OWS as you will hear in the interview with Terry Laughlin coming up.  It's making a huge difference and recommend you check it out.  Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart.
  • Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.  Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items at Rudy Project.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  It gives you a lot more tools  to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP MHE 30

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck to all of the athletes racing this weekend here in Colorado or wherever you race!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

Jul 2, 2017

Welcome to Episode #80 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance. 

 It's been races galore around here and we are gearing up for another busy week of endurance.  We'll talk about last weekend's races and catch up with Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan and then get into this week's interview with Tim Yount of USA Triathlon.  We'll be talking to Tim and some of his colleagues at USAT about one of the key components of their strategy and that is growing youth through collegiate triathlon participation.  If you are a younger listener, you may get some tips on opportunities for your athletic career.  If you are a listener with kids that are interested in triathlon, you will find this informative for what resources are out there for your sons and daughters.

Before we get into the interviews let's catch up with Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan of 303 Triathlon.

303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon to see all of last weekend's great coverage of Ironman boulder.

We are going to start with Khem this week.  Can I start you of with an email you sent Bill and I as a follow up to our conversation in last weekend's show?  We were talking about respiration at altitude.  Here's the email we get from Khem later in the week.

Health IQ offers low cost life insurance for the those living a health conscious lifestyle.  The folks at Health IQ used science & data to secure special rates on life insurance for triathletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers, etc.  Did you know that triathletes have a 40% lower risk of all-cause mortality and 27% lower risk of cardiovascular mortality.  Well the good folks at Health IQ do.  Get a quote now at HealthIQ.com/milehighendurance, or go the MHE Sponsor page and click the link to Health IQ and it will take you to the right place.

Let's get into the interview with USAT COO Tim Yount and team and then we'll be back.

And we're back.  There's a lot more to the youth through collegiate USAT programs than I ever knew and it's particularly interesting coming from the perspective of a dad with a freshman in high school and at college.  Thanks Tim, Meg, Jessica and Caryn for your time and information today.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • As I mentioned at the beginning of the show, I'm seeing some benefits of the tempo trainer at work in OWS.  We've talked about the benefits of using a tempo trainer on finding your most efficient Stroke Rate and Strokes Per Length.  I've invited Terry Laughlin back on the show to talk about how to use the Tempo Trainer to keep your line in OWS. 
  • Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is joining us to talk about energy zones and the science behind it.  Khem, we really need to have you on that interview as well - #geekout
  • We'll be talking to Siri Lindley on 303 Radio next week about the Boulder Peak race and Believe Ranch
  • Khem and I are interviewing Sarah Hartman from Ironman Foundation
  • As I mentioned in the race report, Transition expert Ken Axford is coming back to do a quick recap on transition skills and speed.  We'll get into a good discussion about running form and bike handling skills

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • Tour de France US Pro Andrew Tolansky seeing results from Halo Neuroscience https://goo.gl/QEyL8k.  Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to help you swim fast and easier.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's also making a huge difference in OWS as you will hear in the interview with Terry Laughlin coming up.  It's making a huge difference and recommend you check it out.  Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart.
  • Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.  Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items at Rudy Project.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  It gives you a lot more tools  to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck to all of the athletes racing this weekend here in Colorado or wherever you race!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jun 25, 2017

Welcome to Episode #79 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance. 

 

Thanks to last week's guest Todd Plymale Mallory to talk about how to keep yourself safe on the road and avoid getting hit. 

 

It's another very busy week of endurance. There's a ton going on this weekend.  There are literally five triathlon races this weekend in Colorado.  http://www.runningintheusa.com/Race/List.aspx?Rank=Upcoming&Special=triathlon&State=CO&Page=1

Lake to Lake, Tri the Boat, Tribella, Boulder Sunrise, South Suburban TRYathlon, and Tri On The Plains

Plus, there are lots of big rides like the MS150 and http://www.hauteroute.org/

With all of the racing going on and so many folks doing their first open water swims, we thought it would be helpful to bring you a couple of interviews on open water swimming that may be good reviews for folks trying to get comfortable in open water swimming.  We pulled out some interviews on wetsuit selection and fit with Liz Whitfield-Sharpe and open water swimming with Michael Mann of SwimLabs.

Before we get into the interviews let's catch up with Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan of 303 Triathlon.

303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon to see all of last weekend's great coverage of Ironman boulder.

Health IQ offers low cost life insurance for the those living a health conscious lifestyle.  The folks at Health IQ used science & data to secure special rates on life insurance for triathletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers, etc.  Did you know that triathletes have a 40% lower risk of all-cause mortality and 27% lower risk of cardiovascular mortality.  Well the good folks at Health IQ do.  Get a quote now at HealthIQ.com/milehighendurance, or go the MHE Sponsor page and click the link to Health IQ and it will take you to the right place.

Let's get into the interviews with Liz Whitfield-Sharp of TriBella to talk about wetsuit fitting and Michael Mann on open water swimming.

And we're back.  As we mentioned at the beginning of the show, the TriBella triathlon is this Saturday at Cherry Creek Res.  TriBella bike shop sponsors this all women's race.  It's run by Lance Panigutti of Without Limits Productions.

 

SwimLabs is a great resource for those looking to develop open water swimming skills.  Not only do they have great facilities for learning the skills that translate into more confident and efficient open water swimming, they also run the open water swimming at Grant Ranch.  Thank you Brooke and Michael Mann for grabbing my new Xterra Vengeance wetsuit and Brooke for making sure I write my name on the suit.

 

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • USAT COO Tim Yount, Youth Program Manager Meg Weagley, and High School/Collegiate-Club, & Women's NCAA Coordinator Jessica Welk to talk about the present and future of our sport
  • Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • David Deschenes, Executive Director of Ironman Foundation

 

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. 
  • Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to help you swim fast and easier.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's making a huge difference and recommend you check it out.
  • Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  It gives you a lot more tools  to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Good luck to all of the athletes racing this weekend here in Colorado or wherever you race!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

Jun 18, 2017

Welcome to Episode #78 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance. 

Thanks to last week's guest Ken Axford of Peak Multisport.  Ken is a Level 2 USAT coach who taught us about the topic of transitions.  Posted videos on MHE and the MHE YouTube channel.

It is a recovery week here after Ironman Boulder last weekend.  Congratulations to all of the finishers!  Kudos to Tim Brosious, Dave Christen and Ironman Foundation for executing a well-planned.  We'll have a discussion on the race and interviews later in the show today.

Whether you are a commuter or regular roadie, we want you to be safe on the road.  There was an unfortunate fatal cyclist / vehicle accident.  Local coach and beloved member of the triathlon community Steve Pye passed.  Our prayers and condolences are with Steve's family.  In addition to the Ironman Boulder interviews, we have an interview with Todd Plymael-Mallory to talk about tips to avoid getting hit.  We talk about the recent trends and our responsibilities as cyclists on the road.

Before we get into the interviews. Let's catch up with Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan of 303 Triathlon.

303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  Be sure to also check out 303Radio.  303Radio is your news podcast for triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon to see all of last weekend's great coverage of Ironman Boulder.

Health IQ advocates for a health conscious lifestyle.  The folks at Health IQ used science & data to secure special rates on life insurance for health conscious people including triathletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers, strength trainers, vegans, and more. Research has shown that avid cyclists have 27% lower heart disease risk, and 40% lower risk of early death

Triathletes sometimes get penalized for family history, BMI, and other attributes but don’t get rewarded for their health conscious lifestyle.  Health IQ rewards you for your health conscious lifestyle with special rates on life insurance

Support the MHE show and our Health IQ sponsor, go visit HealthIQ.com/milehighendurance to learn more, or go the MHE Sponsor page and click the link to Health IQ and it will take you to the right place.

Our interview today is with Todd Playmal-Mallary.  Todd is a Mind, Body and Soul Mechanic.  He uses Acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat patients/clients with Orthopedic Conditions, common disorders, physical and mental wellness.  His client base includes many professional endurance athletes.

And we're back.  Of course we are pre-recording the episode, so we do not have any post interview commentary.  I'll bet it was an amazing interview.  I can say that the training we received from her a few weeks ago in Colorado Springs was fantastic.

  Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • More Ironman Pro Athlete Interviews
  • USAT COO Tim Yount, Youth Program Manager Meg Weagley, and High School/Collegiate-Club, & Women's NCAA Coordinator Jessica Welk to talk about the present and future of our sport
  • Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • David Deschenes, Executive Director of Ironman Foundation
  • We are already starting to line up interviews for Kona in a few months including TO and Mike Reilly

 Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. 
  • Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to help you swim fast and easier.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's making a huge difference and recommend you check it out.
  • Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  It gives you a lot more tools  to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

Jun 11, 2017

Welcome to Episode #77 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance.  

It is a huge weekend of endurance here in Boulder this weekend.  We'll talk about IM Boulder, a Colorado Tri Race Report and our feature interview is with Peak Multisport's coach Ken Axford.  Ken is a Level 2 USAT coach who taught the good portion of the first day at the USAT Level 1 coach's training at the USOC in C. Springs a month ago.  Our feature topic today in on transitions.  We'll talk about how the process that Ken teaches with transitions translates into huge time savings and what those time savings might mean to you.

Before we get into the interview with Ken, let's catch up with Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan of 303 Triathlon.  303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.

  • Thanks to last week's guest Melissa Mantak, who is a USAT level 3 coach with accomplishments like USAT coach of the year and USOC athlete of the year.  If you have not heard the interview I recommend that you go back and listen to episode 76 and learn something or two about pre-race and race fueling.  We have a lot of questions that we did not get to.  We will invite Melissa to come back and join us for a deeper dive in the future.
  • Speaking of last week's show.  Bill, your little Halo and Viagra cocktail gave folks quite a laugh.

Hello, I listened to your podcast and the question about wetsuit vs speedsuit vs kit and here are my results from my un-scientific study.

First I swam in my speedsuit and then my wetsuit, I believe two laps of the union res buoys in each, trying to exert the same amount of effort for each trial and here is what I got: Speed suit- 1:56/100 m. Sleeveless wetsuit- 1:38/100m. That's more than a 9 min difference over 2.4 mi. Also in 2015 I swam IMB Boulder in 1:24 in my kit (way slower than expected) and 2015 imaz in 1:10 in a wetsuit (what I estimated I should be able to do on any day) and my swimming did not improve between those 2 races as I started swimming competitively 36 years ago.

Health IQ

Health IQ advocates for a health conscious lifestyle.  Health IQ used science & data to secure special rates on life insurance for health conscious people including triathletes, cyclists, runners, swimmers, strength trainers, vegans, and more.  in fact, research has shown that avid cyclists have 27% lower heart disease risk, and 40% lower risk of early death.  Historically, many triathletes get penalized for family history, BMI, and other attributes but don’t get rewarded for their health conscious lifestyle. Health IQ rewards you for your health conscious lifestyle with special rates on life insurance.

Support the MHE show and our Health IQ sponsor, go visit HealthIQ.com/milehighendurance to learn more, or go the MHE Sponsor page and click the link to Health IQ and it will take you to the right place.

And we're back.  Of course we are pre-recording the episode, so we do not have any post interview commentary.  I'll bet it was an amazing interview.  I can say that the training we received from her a few weeks ago in Colorado Springs was fantastic.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

David Deschenes, Executive Director of Ironman Foundation

Pete Alfino, Owner of Mile High Multisport

Please support the brands that support the show and our listeners.

  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. 
  • Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to help you swim fast and easier.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's making a huge difference and recommend you check it out.
  • Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  It gives you a lot more tools  to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jun 4, 2017

Welcome to Episode #76 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Today's guest interview is Melissa Mantak of Empowered Athlete coaching.  Melissa's resume include Level 3 USAT, USA Cycling, TrainingPeaks and SwimLabs coaching certifications.  In addition, Melissa was the ITU World Cup Champion, 3rd World Championships 1992; USOC Triathlete of the Year, 1992; ITU Indoor World Champion, 1993; USA Triathlon National Coach of the Year, 2010.

Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance in the Mile High city.  

We have a traditional show today.  We are getting super serious about coaching topics the starting today and the next couple of episodes.  We are giving you tons of tips to help you train better and race faster this year!

Before we get into the interview with Melissa, let's catch up with Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan of 303 Triathlon.  303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon, cycling and yes even running in Colorado.

Thanks to last week's guests Rachel Joyce and Jamie Twedt for joining us last week to talk about Jamie's partnership with Women for Tri and Ironman Foundation to raise $40k on her journey to the Ironman World Championship this October.  Special thanks to Cleo at Health IQ for helping support Jamie by turning your smarts into a donation to Women For Tri on behalf of Jamie.  If you have not taken the quiz yet, get yourself out to the MHE website and go to the Blog and start the quiz.  The first quiz takers earned Jamie $25 per quiz.  We've probably reached the $200 goal but you can still take the quiz and go help Jamie reach her goal. 

Health IQ celebrates and rewards health conscious individuals by offering them competitive Life Insurance rates.  Health IQ and their health surveys have gathered data from millions of health conscious people.  No surprise, they  have found that people with high Health IQ scores have lower mortality rates.  Health IQ has combined this data with medical research and secured special rates and better underwriting to offer lower rate health insurance.  Check out HealthIQ.com for a free quote or check out their blogs for multiple health related topics (vegan, vegetarian, cyclists, running and triathlon).  Or, go to the MHE Blog page to take the quiz.

Interview Introduction - Melissa Mantak, Empowered Athlete www.empoweredathlete.com.

And we're back.  Of course we are pre-recording the episode, so we do not have any post interview commentary.  I'll bet it was an amazing interview.  I can say that the training we received from her a few weeks ago in Colorado Springs was fantastic.

 

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Ken Axford to talk about the 4th Discipline course
  • Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • David Deschenes, Executive Director of Ironman Foundation
  • Pete Alfino, Owner of Mile High Endurance

I'd like to give a shout out to all the athletes racing Saturday at the Colorado Triathlon in Boulder.  Good luck Brady Nelson!I can't wait to see you race tomorrow!  Brady's in the 30-35 AG wearing the red caps.

The athlete shout out was brought to you by the following supporters of the show.

  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. 
  • Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to help you swim fast and easier.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's making a huge difference and recommend you check it out.
  • Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  It gives you a lot more tools  to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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