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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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Oct 20, 2019

Aloha and welcome to Episode #201 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

When we left off in episode 200, the pros were on their way back from Hawi. We made our predictions and then went to get some photos and post updates to @303Endurance. We are going to talk about our perspective on the ground, share some interviews with you, and the pro conference with the top 5 pros from each men's and women's.

Thanks to last week's guests Tim DeBoom and Tim Don and their thoughts on the race.   the Kona week coverage with our first pro interview. Kennett Peterson has been all over the podium this year. We've seen him hit a 2nd place finish at IM Boulder and 3rd at Boulder 70.3. He was an early qualifier for Kona and we get his outlook and preparation for the race on the big island.

Announcements:

  • Kona coverage by 303 and what to expect on the @303Triathlon Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels. We will also have content on 303 Radio. Bill and I will publish a daily (we think) summary of what we have learned, inside scoops, what athletes are saying and feeling and more each day. There may be some interviews that we will include with the summary. If you like the content, please share our posts with friends.
  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is the most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Race Wrap Up
  • Finish line interviews
  • What's New in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Kennett Peterson. Back in early April we had Sam on the show. We had taken note of his Napa Valley Marathon win in a time of 2:32:33. We wanted to know what this young bike specialist was doing winning marathons. He won Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Kona Wrap Up/Interview Intro:

We recorded last week's show at about 1pm as the pros were heading back from Hawi. Once they come back, time seems to accelerate. I get up to the hot corner to take pictures of the pros coming riding into T2 and then running up Palani and down the Kuikini Hwy. The female pros roll in within 20-30 minutes of the first males. Shortly after the first females head into T2 the lead males are coming back from Ali'I Dr and out onto the Queen K.

By the time the female pros are down Ali'I, the men are heading into the energy lab. By the time the women are coming back from Ali'I, the men are coming out of the energy lab. By that time, if you want a good spot on the media platform, you better get over there. It doesn't take long before you hear and see the helicopter following Jan Frodeno.

Male Results - https://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/world-championship/results.aspx#axzz62fLgiOp3

Femaie Pro Results - https://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/world-championship/results.aspx?race=worldchampionship&rd=20191012&y=2019&sex=F&agegroup=Pro&loc=#axzz62fLgiOp3

 

We want to share our finish line interviews with Jan Frodeno, Tim O'Donnell and Andy Potts. I wanted to interview Heather Jackson and did not catch her there, but I did get off a question at the pro conference. What we are going to do now is take you to a series of 3 finish line interviews and then go right into the men's pro conference and the women's conference. When we come back, we'll talk about the rest of the evening.

The rest of the afternoon was spent tracking our Colorado age-group athletes and celebrating with them at the finish line and getting there pictures. We did the final post of the evening around 1am.

The next day we split up. I went to scout out University of Hawaii Hilo for my daughter while Bill and Khem went to the Coeur Sports brunch and then worked processing pictures and what not until we left for dinner and the airport. Our return home was eventful. On Sunday evening we had a mechanical issue at the end of the runway and had to go back to the gate. By 10, they kicked everyone off the plane and announced that they were going to get the part we need from Oahu. The part arrived around 1am, but did not work. At 2:30 they cancelled the flight and then we got in a line to get reticketed and pick up our vouchers and luggage. We got a rental car and drove to the Fairmount, which turned out to be awesome.

What's New in the 303:

The Denver Rock n Roll Half Marathon, 10k and 5k will be epic in 2019! Rock N Roll has for 10 years been running the Mile High City! It's a beginner friendly, landmark filled course that’s jam packed with music and entertainment from start to finish. With a 5K on Saturday October 19th and a 10K/Half Marathon on Sunday October 20th! Earn a bonus Remix Medal for completing a distance both days! I will be there in the Expo at the National Western Complex. 10-1 at the Time To Tri booth to answer questions about triathlon.

Pulte Mortgage / Opens Doors Fun Run was a success. More than 100 employees ran and walked and raised more than $1,300. This will help a family to make a housing payment while their child is receiving extended medical care.

Endurance News:

Taylor Phinney to Retire - This weekend in Japan, Taylor Phinney will zip up his EF Education First kit for the last time. He’ll pin on his numbers, and clip in for what is the final professional road race of a career that’s been beautiful, frustrating, and everything in between. Read more.

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei Breaks Marathon World Record - A record that seemed untouchable for years fell in 2:14:04. The run whacked 81 seconds off the previous women’s mark. “I kept saying, ‘Tomorrow is my day,’” she said. “I wanted to be the second Kipchoge — the Kipchoge for women. I focused on that.” Kosgei even made a last-minute decision to switch her shoes to match the ones Kipchoge ran in, the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%. She had planned on wearing an earlier version of the Nike Vaporfly shoe.   Kosgei, who also won in Chicago last year, ran 2:14:04 on Sunday. Radcliffe ran 2:15:25 at the 2003 London Marathon, and the record had long seemed untouchable. For years, she was the only woman to have run a marathon in under 2 hours 17 minutes. Not only did Kosgei run under 2:15, she was close to breaking 2:14. And at age 25, she could have a long career in front of her.

. Read more.

Video of the Week:

Interview with Tim Don - Tim Don at the iKOR Recovery Lounge

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Oct 13, 2019

Aloha and welcome to Episode #200 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. We are continuing our Kona coverage on race day and we have a couple of short feature interviews with 2 time Ironman champion Tim DeBoom and 2 time Olympian and Ironman record holder Tim Don.  Plus our predictions on the pro race on the big island.

Announcements:

  • Kona coverage by 303 and what to expect on the @303Triathlon Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels. We will also have content on 303 Radio. Bill and I will publish a daily (we think) summary of what we have learned, inside scoops, what athletes are saying and feeling and more each day. There may be some interviews that we will include with the summary. If you like the content, please share our posts with friends.
  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is the most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Kona Predictions
  • Interview with Tim Don, Tim DeBoom
  • Whole Athlete Podcast
  • Kona journal

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Kennett Peterson. Back in early April we had Sam on the show. We had taken note of his Napa Valley Marathon win in a time of 2:32:33. We wanted to know what this young bike specialist was doing winning marathons. He won Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga.

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Kona Journal:

Monday -

Chat with Matt Miller from BASE on the flight. Good discussion about Nutrition Facts vs. Supplement Facts and the USDA rigor around the production facilities and sourcing and supply chain.

Tuesday -

Interview with Tim DeBoom

iKOR Party

Wednesday -

Colorado Athlete reception in the morning

Bought new Newtons

TrainingPeaks Party

Thursday -

Swam

Evening with Champions

Friday -

Interview with Tim Don

iKOR Lounge

Bike checkin

TGINR Party

 

Endurance News:

In his all-conquering career, it’s the final, elusive frontier—an impossible dream that Eliud Kipchoge will now try to make a reality.

The 34-year-old has done it all—Olympic gold, world title, the marathon world record—but there is one thing he has yet to tick off his bucket list: a sub-two-hour marathon.

Related Story

 

How to Watch the INEOS 1:59 Challenge

“Many ideologies [have] been going that no human will break the two-hour mark but personally, I have dared to try,” Kipchoge said in a video of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge documentary series. “I am doing it to make history.”

He is, without question, the greatest marathoner of all time, but in a park in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday, Kipchoge will aim for immortality. The start time for the event will be 8:15 a.m. in Vienna; 2:15 a.m. ET.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/sports/eliud-kipchoge-marathon-record.html

 

VIENNA — On a misty Saturday morning in Vienna, on a course specially chosen for speed, in an athletic spectacle of historic proportions, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran 26.2 miles in a once-inconceivable time of 1 hour 59 minutes 40 seconds.

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Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

2019 Draft-Legal National Championships - I've registered for my first draft legal race and want to share what I've learned about Draft Legal Racing - https://draftlegalrules.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/2019agdlathleteguidedu.pdf    

 

Video of the Week:

Interview with Tim Don -

Upcoming Interviews:

Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Oct 8, 2019

We are kicking off the Kona week coverage with our first pro interview. Kennett Peterson has been all over the podium this year. We've seen him hit a 2nd place finish at IM Boulder and 3rd at Boulder 70.3. He was an early qualifier for Kona and we get his outlook and preparation for the race on the big island.

Oct 5, 2019

Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

  • What do these numbers mean? 08:22:21 (47:42, 04:23:51, 03:06:53)
  • How about the number 23? This athlete's age.
  • Or the number 7? 7th pro to qualify for Kona 2020 https://www.trirating.com/kona-2020/

We are talking about the 2019 Chatty Champ, Sam Long! This dude we predicted was just going to mature into an incredible talent at the Iron distance. This kid has been doing a huge volume of training from an early age. He did Ironman Boulder at 18 and did it coming off an injury. He won IM Chattanooga this past weekend by nearly 9 minutes! Congrats to Angela Naeth for winning the women's field by more than 4 minutes!

Thanks to last week's guest, Adharanand Finn, author of Rise of the Ultra Runners A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance, is investigative journalism gone wild. Check it out on episode 197.

Announcements:

  • The next week is going to be unlike any we have attempted here at MHE. In the show today, we are talking about the Kona coverage by 303 and what to expect on the @303Triathlon Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels. We will also have content on 303 Radio. Bill and I will publish a daily (we think) summary of what we have learned, inside scoops, what athletes are saying and feeling and more each day. There may be some interviews that we will include with the summary. If you like the content, please share our posts with friends.
  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Kona Kickoff
    • Daily podcast
    • Stupid stunt of the day
    • 303 coverage
    • Schedule
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Sam Long. Back in early April we had Sam on the show. We had taken note of his Napa Valley Marathon win in a time of 2:32:33. We wanted to know what this young bike specialist was doing winning marathons. He won Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga.

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

"What's New in the 303":

Sam Long’s New Strategy, New Bike, No Computer, How He Won IRONMAN Chattanooga. Sam tried something different. He rode his bike without a computer. And he rode a new bike, not having had a professional fit and only having ridden it about 500 miles. He had the bike shipped from Nice directly to Chattanooga, only having put a few miles on it the week of the race yesterday. And he also discovered something about his bike that explained his slower than expected time in Nice….

 

Sun. 10/6

Mon. 10/7

Tue. 10/8

Wed. 10/9

Thu. 10/10

Fri. 10/11

Sat. 10/12

Travel

  • Kona Kids
  • Vega Open House

 

  • Parade of Nations

 

  • Fat Adapted Athlete Seminar
  • TrainingPeaks Party
  • Slow Twitch?
  • The real story if Iron War
  • 1989thestory.com
  • TGINR
  • Hourly updates
  • Midday podcast

 

 

303 Kona Athlete Profiles

Aaron Acuna -

  1. What are you most excited about in competing in Kona

Soaking up the whole race(week) experience. The IRONMAN World Championship is really the cherry on top for me this year and I am considering it more of a "victory lap". I qualified for Kona at IM Boulder this year and then the following week proceeded to start the Leadman race series (5 trail events over 3 months ending with the 100 mile run in Leadville, Colorado back in August). Been a long and busy year so I am excited to just be there in Kona with family and friends supporting.

  1. What is your favorite career IRONMAN memory so far

Drinking beers on State Street with family/friends the night before qualifying at Wisconsin back in 2013. That and running down Ali'I Drive. So much emotion and feelings in those last couple hundred yards.

  1. Is this your first time competing in Kona and if no how many other times have you done so?

No. This will be my 2nd time back in Kona, hoping for some redemption this time around.

  1. If someone were watching that is new to the sport, what would you tell them is the coolest thing about being a triathlete and competing in this venue.

I think there is something to be said about sharing this course (and the day) with the world's best athletes. Coolest thing about this venue...everything you see on TV, the magic and mystique of the island is so true.

  1. What do you think is the hardest thing about doing an IRONMAN?

Like training for any endurance sport/event, knowing when to hold back to stave off injury and/or burnout. The hardest thing about actually executing the IRONMAN race is pulling everything together (pacing, nutrition, race strategy, etc.). For me, It's HOW you manage those variables and unknowns that are thrown at you on race day that separate you from having a great race to an okay race.

 

Niki Leo

  1. What are you most excited about in competing in Kona? 

I am most excited to experience the legend course, to personally feel the heat, humidity, and winds that are so infamous.  I am also excited to see in person, at one time, many of my heroes in the sport.  Triathlon is genuinely one of the only sports in the world where you get to compete on the same field of play as the professionals...and do that with all of them is going to be amazing.  I am truly excited about just being able to have this opportunity.

  1. What is your favorite career Ironman so far? 

That is a hard one...Louisville 2018 where I qualified will probably always be special because I realized a dream come true.  However, my first Ironman--Arizona in 2011--will probably always be my favorite because my love for the sport was all so pure then-- a lesson in ignorance is bliss. The celebratory feeling that I could actually do something like a full Ironman...there is always that doubt...and then you cross that finish line and you cannot believe it...the feeling is so indescribable unless you've done it.  It is also the only time I ever felt that way...after finishing the first, knowing you could do it, the others after that were amazing but I knew I could finish because I had before.

  1. Is this your first time competing in Kona? 

Yes.  I have always wanted to qualify and came close a couple of times however, in 2018 after my first DNF (ever) in Ironman Boulder--which was supposed to be my 11th IM--I did IM Canada (which turned out to be #11). Destroyed about the DNF at Boulder, I registered for Louisville (12) to get onto the Legacy list.  Well...I finished second (missing first by 6 seconds) and qualified!

  1. If someone were new to the sport, what would I tell them is the best thing about being a triathlete and competing at this venue? 

For sure, triathlon has saved me in so many ways...it has given me something to live for and something to always work towards.  It has given me the feeling few will ever experience in their lifetime--that feeling of wanting so badly to stop and yet, feeling the most alive I ever feel.  It has given me direction when I have been lost--depression, eating disorders, cancer.  It has given me determination and grit to endure--pain, injuries (which all have come as result of getting hit by cars...multiple times).  It has given me a family and friends that I would not otherwise have in CO since I moved here not knowing anyone.  It has given me perspective that I'm human--changing and adapting everyday is required to lead a balanced life.  The venue itself will cause you to doubt yourself, to face failure, to determine what your priorities in life are, and it will make you feel more alive than anything else in this world if you dare take yourself there.

  1. What do I think is the hardest part of Ironman? 

The time it takes.  The energy it takes at times.  The fear you have to overcome to test yourself.  And to do it for YOU.  That first one is always about YOU...then you "drink the kool aid" and for some reason, it changes.  I have a love/hate relationship with Ironman because of this.  I think the family and culture it creates can be amazing but I have also seen it destroy people.  It can be so intimidating so I think the hardest thing is not to lose yourself and don't lose sight of what Ironman is in your life...that is, it is a hobby/sport you enjoy and unless you are a pro, it does not define you.

Endurance News:

PTO buying Ironman from Wanda

Follow up discussion on the Professional Triathlon Organisation (PTO) have announced that they have approached WANDA with the intent to acquire Ironman and its assets. We spoke to Sam Renouf, CEO of the PTO, to find out more about the decision and what it means for triathlon.

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

2019 Draft-Legal National Championships - I've registered for my first draft legal race and want to share what I've learned about Draft Legal Racing - https://draftlegalrules.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/2019agdlathleteguidedu.pdf    

 

Video of the Week:

IRONMAN CHATTANOOGA 2019 WINNER SAM LONG & MATT RUSSELL RACE HIGHLIGHTS

Greg Welch

Rachel Joyce

David Downey

Loves Chattanooga

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Kennett Peterson, https://kennettpeterson.com/ 1st Wildlife Loop Triathlon 70.3, 2nd Ironman Boulder, 3rd IM 70.3 Boulder on his thoughts going into Ironman Kona 2019.

Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 28, 2019

Rise of the Ultra Runners A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance, is investigative journalism gone wild. Adharanand Finn is a journalist for the Guardian, among other publications, and is also an ultra runner. He's going to talk about his journey to the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc. He has run ultra marathons on a few continents and he has an awesome story to tell.

Thanks to last week's guest, and "The Voice of Kona" Coach Carrie McCoy. We heard about her preparation for competing at Kona, plans to requalify for her pro card at Ironman Arizona, and about her Foundation - Kona Kids. And don't miss the song that she wrote for her Kona Kids and she sung it on the show.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews
  • Opens Doors 5K

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Adharanand Finn - In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the desert of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Post Interview Discussion:

https://utmbmontblanc.com/jp/home

  • Interesting that pacers is only an American concept. They don't do that in the European and African races.
  • Thank you Jessica Case at Pegasus

"What's New in the 303":

 

Without Limits OctoberFest Triathlon in Longmont last weekend was a great end of year race party. All your best friends are there and it was just a blast. I have to give a shout out to my dear friend George Cespedes. The guy just had shoulder repair surgery. George was volunteering taking off timing ships and handing waters to finishers. He, Amy and I were talking at the finish and he refers to Amy as Kim. I went to correct him and realized he was giving me crap for having called Amy, "Kim". I reacted without thinking and gave him a light punch in the shoulder, but right where the surgery took place. He was in so much pain and I felt terrible.

Commuting By Bike - After 3 days of being heads down on work deadlines, I finally had a day to commute to work with a bonus of a lunch hour free of meetings. I always leave a change of clothes or two at work in our locker room. I packed up my running shoes

 

 

Endurance News:

Mont Blanc glacier could collapse at any moment, Italy warns

The collapse of the Planpincieux glacier on the Italian side could involve the sudden movement of nearly 900,000 cubic feet of ice, officials said. The glacier sits astride the Grandes Jorasses mountain of the Mont Blanc massif, or complex of summits. Glaciers provide fresh water, and their rapid retreat is regarded as a symptom of climate change.

"These phenomena once again show how the mountain is going through a period of major change due to climate factors and, therefore, it is particularly vulnerable," said Stefano Miserocchi, mayor of the nearby town of Courmayeur.

Miserocchi closed local roads after warnings that the glacier's movement had accelerated by two feet per day. Scientists have been monitoring the glacier since 2013. The glacier has lost up to 90 percent of its volume of ice since 2006.

Ironman Chattanooga is this weekend and the friend of mine that introduced us to coach Carrie McCoy is racing this weekend. @KellyGarland, best of luck Sunday!

 

How to complete the following credentials questions:

  1. If available, are you requesting access to any specific Event competitor? (Pre-or Post-Race?)
  2. If available, are you interested in access to an on-course moto?
  3. If yes, please describe how the use of a moto would benefit your assignment.
  4. If available, are you interested in access to a spot on a media boat?
  5. If yes, please describe how the use of the boat would benefit your assignment.

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Go into the off season with a plan. Now is a good time, if you haven't already to start registering for those 2020 A Races. I know the early bird discounts don't typically start to expire until December 31st, but    

Video of the Week:

UTMB® 2019 - Best of

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Michael Carter, national masters time trial champ.

Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Closing:

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Sep 21, 2019

Coach Carrie McCoy is going to talk to us about her triathlon and coaching background, her preparation for competing at Kona, plans to requalify for her pro card at Ironman Arizona. Thanks to last week's guest "voice of Ironman", Mike Reilly. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!”. We got to chat about his book "Finding My Voice".

Announcements:

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Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews
  • Opens Doors 5K

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Carrie McCoy of "Just Tri" coaching lives in Kona. As you'll hear she has been an athlete from a young age, running cross country in High School and College. She found triathlon through Team In Training and eventually turned professional triathlete in 2015. Coach McCoy has some great experiences and advice to share, but she also has a very heart warming story to tell around her Foundation Kona Kids.

https://konakids.org/

http://www.justtri.net/

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Post Interview Discussion:

  • Last week we have the Voice of Ironman, Mike Reilly. Today we have "THE VOICE" of Kona with "Your Song" by Carrie McCoy.
  • First triathlon was St Anthony's in college
  • 5K PR 19:35
  • Ran at Ohio State
  • Team in Training coach - just have fun
  • 1st open water in the ocean
  • Turned Pro in 2015
  • Use being pro as a platform to make a difference
  • More than sport; came back and did a week with transitional housing
  • The Calling was obvious
  • Words of wisdome - you only earn your title once
  • Kona Kids, getting them school supplies, focus on what they can control, making sure they are loved and believed in.       The Kona visit. 6,530 experiencing homelessness on any given day

2019 USA Triathlon National Team Program and Elite Qualification Standards

 

"What's New in the 303":

Boulder Now

www.ourcommunitynow.com

OctoberFest Triathlon in Longmont

Endurance News:

London, An American cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop.Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado, completed the record-breaking feat at around 6.30am Tuesday morning, more than 54 hours after she set off from the British port of Dover. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Follow up from last week on tubular flat repair.  

 

Video of the Week:

Don’t Fear Tubulars

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Adharanand Finn - In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the desert of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor.

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

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We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 14, 2019

Our guest this week is the "voice of Ironman", Mike Reilly. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!”. He has written the book "Finding My Voice" and we are going to hear the inspirational stories in Mike's own voice shortly.

Thanks to last week's guest Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. He is going to explain what this 1200km in less than 90 hours event is all about.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
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Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

 

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Mike Reilly has called over 180 IRONMAN events, including 30 straight years of the World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!” as they crossed the finish line and accomplished something most of us can hardly imagine. Every one of those athletes has a story, and Reilly has heard hundreds of them. Ever passionate about the sport and its participants, he listened closely as they poured out remarkable tales that illuminate the human capacity for triumphing over seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

 

Mike Reilly Website

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Post Interview Discussion:

Other notable stories from the book that were not discussed in the interview:

  • Mike Reilly's fall - page 185 Madison 2015
  • 2001 False Start - page 26 Kona 2001
  • General impressions of the book and interview

 

Endurance News:

Lauren Goss, professional triathlete suspended for six months for too-high levels of THC.

@laurengoss

With a heavy heart, I have to announce that I will not be racing Saturday at the IM 70.3 World Championships. In fact, I am somewhat forced to end my career racing as a professional athlete. I just accepted a 6 month suspension for testing positive for THC, a substance found in the CBD cream I was using to treat an ankle injury for over a month twice a day. The cream was tested and had more THC than it stated on the container. If anything, this should be eye opening for athletes who also use CBD to treat injuries. I am extremely depressed, nervous, and unsure of what I will do next. I was immediately terminated from my main sponsor leaving me really no option to return to racing. I do though have the support from a few of my other sponsors if I do decide to race again in 2020. I take full responsibility for using the CBD cream knowing it had THC in it. However, I really did not think anything of it as it is so mainstream now, especially in Boulder. Also, I do not believe it is in any way performance enhancing.

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and followed my journey for the past 9 years. Triathlon taught me so much and brought me more than I ever would have imagined when I started in 2010. I have no regrets and I hope to pass down everything I learned to the next generation.

 

And now the chapter is closed. On to new challenges. Thank you

 

Slowtwitch

 

If this person was using CBD oil, certain brands have THC. Floyd's of Leadville has THC. If you use something like IKOR (who actually sponsors athletes), it is THC free. I do not know about other brands, only these two, because of their wide availability in my area as the major players sold. Never did THC / pot but seems those I've seen who have, makes them sorta a little chill (you don't want too chill during a race).

 

 

 

"What's New in the 303":

Rich's report on Major League Triathlon AvonFest and Buff Classic Ride:

Major League Triathlon in Avon September 6-8.

  • Major League Triathlon is the first and only professional triathlon league in the United States. The best male and female athletes in the world compete against each other in a unique swim-bike-run team event. Held in major cities across the US, MLT pros compete in pop-up “stadiums”, allowing for a viewer experience unlike anything before seen in sport. Major League Triathlon is more than just a race; it’s a show.

MLT teams feature 2 Pro men and 2 Pro women racing the Super Sprint Mixed Team Relay Format at every event stop. Each athlete will complete a 300 meter swim, 4 mile looped bike course, and 1 mile run before tagging off to their teammate. First team to have all four athletes across the line wins.

  • About the venue
  • Race formats
  • Participants
  • Course
  • Feedback

 

Buff Bicycle Classic in Boulder, CO September 8

  • The Buffalo Bicycle Classic dates back to 2003, having raised over 3.9 million dollars in support of student scholarships at CU Boulder. The students served by the BBC are some of Colorado’s brightest; each entering CU with over a 4.0 high school GPA. Our student scholars also demonstrate strong financial need, which makes this scholarship particularly important. Our $10,000 scholarship to these promising students makes higher education attainable. Through the generous support of our sponsors, volunteers and riders, we are able to make a difference in the lives of over 400 students in the last fourteen years.
  • Participation
  • Courses

 

Harvest Moon Triathlon in Boulder, CO September 15

  • Sold out August 28
  • Shout out to Amy Miller doing her first 70.3 distance

 

Kona Coming Up - got to get credentials.

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Avon Fest Race Report and tubulars.

  • Race format
  • Transition and nutrition setup
  • Weather
  • Warmup race prep
  • T1 decisions
  • 2nd lap blowout and failed flat tire plan (see Video of the Week)
  • Finishing it out
  • What I learned:
    • Did not have an adequate plan for repairing my tire
    • In my new well rehearsed plan for addressing a race flat going forward, I am doing research and trying to decide whether to repair or replace. The direction I'm going is to replace.
    • The preparation for cleaning the glue off the wheel
      • Scrub pad
      • 120 grit
      • Acetone
      • Tubular glue tape
      • 2 new Vittoria Evo CX 320 TPI

 

Video of the Week:

Clincher Vs. Tubular | Which Tyre Is Faster To Change?

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Carrie McCoy - is racing in the Ironman World Championship and requalifying as a pro at Ironman Arizona in November. We're going to talk to her about her prep for Kona and a really cool foundation that she has started called Kona Kids. Kona Kids is an after school program founded to help children that live in Ulu Wini transitional housing. We provide the children with valuable learning experiences and developmental resources through education, exercise, and leadership.

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

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We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 8, 2019

The 1200-kilometer Paris-Brest-Paris, or "PBP" as it is commonly called, is a grueling test of human endurance and cycling ability. Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. He is going to explain what this 1200km in less than 90 hours event is all about.

Thanks to last week's guest Dr. Kirk Parsley, he is a former Navy SEAL, a physician for the SEALs, a health & sleep optimization consultant, and performance enhancement coach for some of the most driven achievers on the planet.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
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  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

 

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • Video of the Week
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Today's randonneur cyclists, while no longer riding the primitive machines used a hundred years ago over dirt roads or cobblestones, still have to face up to rough weather, endless hills, and pedaling around the clock. A 90-hour time limit ensures that only the hardiest randonneurs earn the prestigious PBP finisher's medal and have their name entered into the event's "Great Book" along with every other finisher going back to the very first PBP.   6000 randonneurs (self-supported cyclists) from across the globe, an event that pre-dates Le Tour, trying to finish under 90 hours.

To become a PBP ancien (or ancienne for the ladies) is to join a very elite group of cyclists who have successfully endured this mighty challenge.

Our guest, Billy Edwards has achieved ancien status twice with a 49hr48 min time in 2011 and 54hr36 min this year in 2019.

Billy "The Kid" Edwards coaches the United States Naval Academy Triathlon Team. He has been coaching the Navy Club sport since 2008. Billy also coaches and consults competitive and beginner triathletes all over the country. His professional coaching background includes USA Triathlon and USA cycling certifications.

https://rusa.org/pages/pbp

https://rusa.org/pages/CharlyMiller   

https://www.paris-brest-paris.org/index2.php?lang=en&cat=presentation&page=competition_ou_rando

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Endurance News:

ITU Grand Final August 29 to September 1st.

Summary

Elite Women's Results

Elite Men's Results

Para Results

 

Video of the Week:

2019 WTS Grand Final Lausanne Elite Women   TriathlonLIVE

 

2019 WTS Grand Final Lausanne Elite Men   TriathlonLIVE

 

"What's New in the 303":

THE Executive Order by Secretary of The Interior on E-Bikes–What’s the Ramification?

 

From <https://303cycling.com/the-executive-order-by-secretary-of-the-interior-on-e-bikes-whats-the-ramification/>

 

Major League Triathlon

 

Buff Classic

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Mike Reilly, the voice of Ironman, on his book "Finding My Voice"

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 1, 2019

Is sleep keeping you from reaching your potential? If you aren't getting 8 hours a night, you may not be absorbing all the benefits of your awake hours and training. Our feature guest today is Dr. Kirk Parsley, he is a former Navy SEAL, a physician for the SEALs, a health & sleep optimization consultant, and performance enhancement coach for some of the most driven achievers on the planet.

Thanks to last week's guest professional triathlete Kona bound Chris Leiferman who recently won Ironman Boulder 70.3. We talked about his qualification to Kona last year, training tips, how the Boulder race went down and his Kona prep.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Feature interview
  • Video of the Week
  • What's new in the 303 (including wrap up on last weekend's Colorado Classic)
  • News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Sleep is a topic that I like to talk about because it's an area where I really burned myself for many years. Even at an early age, I can remember trying to stay up late on the weekends to watch scary movies and then get up early to get on my bike and ride to a nearby field to catch grasshoppers. My cousin and I had an evening pact that we would make - "first one to wake up, wakes up the other". We wanted to live as much of life as we could in 24 hours.

Wanting to fit as much in in 24 hours is still a part of how I'm wired. Earlier in my career, I would find myself working until late at night and setting my alarm to get up early and put the final polish on a presentation or email. I would be wired from working on the computer late and self medicate with a sleep aid and a night cap to help knock me out, only to feel groggy and stressed out from the moment I woke up six hours later.

Fast forward to a new phase in life, balance a career, family and my new lifestyle of endurance sports and now I'm trying to divide the 24 hours even further. Set the alarm for 4:30 to get to the pool when it opens at 5am. Out of the pool by 6:16 to drop off my daughters at school at 7. Shower and get to the office by 8 and get home by 6. After dinner, help out with homework. Get in a late run from 8-9. Read bedtime books with the girls until 10. Have a night cap, Ambien or both - knocked out by 11. 5.5 hours later, the alarm goes off at 4:30 am and the cycle continued.

I first heard Kirk Parsley on the Unbeatable Mind podcast with Mark Divine. As you will hear in the interview, I was scared straight by some of the stats that he shared then and will share here in our interview. 

Interview Introduction:

In today's fast-paced, “hustle and grind” world, sleep is usually the first thing that gets cut from our schedules. But science is showing the impacts from chronic sleep deprivation are more far-reaching than we realize. Not only will a lack of quality rest affect your mood, feelings, and overall wellness, it can also degrade your memory, decision-making, life expectancy, and so much more. If we truly want to make drastic improvements to our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, we must remedy our sleep habits and lifestyle... But who do we turn to for advice? Doc Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. He is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine), and continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Kirk is the creator of the Doc Parsley Sleep Remedy sleep supplement, lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization, and is the author of the internationally best-selling book, Sleep to Win. He has been featured on The Dr OZ Show, CBS, TED, LAVA, and the Unbeatable Mind podcast. Let's get smart on sleep with Dr. Kirk Parsley.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Video of the Week:

4 freaking Leadville100 minutes

  

"What's New in the 303":

Boulder’s Ryan Smith won the Leadville 100 trail run on Saturday night thanks to consistent second-half pacing that left his rivals unable to respond. It was the biggest win of his ultrarunning career. The Boulder-based runner, who came to the United States from the United Kingdom and works full-time a software engineer, was greeted at the finish by his wife and almost 2-year-old daughter. He turned 40 years old this year. His win — in 16 hours, 33 minutes, 25 seconds — was far from expected. Smith was not among the pre-race favorites to win, and he wasn’t feeling well leading into the Twin Lakes aid station near the 40-mile mark. But at the turnaround at Winfield, he held his pace steady, averaging around 10 minutes per mile for the rest of the race. Read more.

 

The Colorado Classic proved if you build it, they will come. Women came from all over the world to race in the Colorado Classic. We saw riders who showed that representation matters. Ayesha McGowan inspired others as she works toward her goal of becoming the first African-American professional road cyclist. We saw Hagens Berman/Supermint leave their hearts on the road as they wrap up their last season as a team. We were able to witness a 52-year-old professional cyclist show us that age doesn’t matter.

Every rider who had the courage to show up and race their hearts out sent a message to aspiring athletes all over the world: take risks, be brave, and never give up. Read more.

 

ITU World Grand Final, Loads of Coloradans, Steph Popelar Defends Title. Many Coloradans are competing in this weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Grand Final featuring sprint and olympic distances and draft legal sprint distances along with many para categories.

Coloradans competing in the Elite, Junior and Para categories are: 

Elite

Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.)

Eli Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.)

Morgan Pearson (Boulder, Colo.)

Junior

Liberty Ricca (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Paratriathlon

Allan Armstrong (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.), Hailey Danz (Wauwatosa, Wis.), Kendall Gretsch (Madison, Wis.) — all resident athletes at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

 

Endurance News:

ITU Grand Final August 29 to September 1st.

More than 4000 professional and amateur triathletes from all over the world are expected to take part in these world championships, whose different routes will liven up the shores of Lake Geneva for a weekend.

Friday, August 30, the first day of this World Triathlon event, will be dedicated to the next generation of the world's elite with the junior and under 23 events.

On Saturday, August 31, the Elite Men's and Women's races will take place. These events will be broadcast live on national television channels and will crown the world's top two triathletes within a year of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Saturday will not be exclusively reserved for professionals, as amateur triathletes in the "Age Group" category will embark on a new Sprint course (750m swimming, 20km cycling and 5km running) in Lausanne.

The competition will feature a more eclectic programme on Sunday, September 1st, with the amateur triathletes running the Standard distance (1,500m swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running) in the morning and the Paratriathlon event in the afternoon. The U23/Junior Mixed Relay, a spectacular discipline that will make its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will close this weekend of endurance. Read more.

 

2019 IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EXPECTED TO CREATE TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MORE THAN 22 MILLION EURO AS ELITE COMPETITORS ENJOY NICE, FRANCE. “We are expecting a total of 20,000 athletes, family members, friends, fans, volunteers and staff members to travel to Nice to celebrate this unique occasion with us,” said Stefan Petschnig, Managing Director for IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Athlete feedback from the 2017 and 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship shows that participants stay an average of more than six nights in the host city. It also shows that athletes seek premium accommodations and a range of additional activities for themselves and their families prior to, and after race day. In total, organizers expect a total economic impact of 22,5 million Euro (25 million USD) for the host city and region. On average each person travelling to Nice will spend approximately 170 Euro (188 USD) per day during their stay.

As both professional races at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be live streamed on the Facebook Watch “IRONMAN Now” channel (www.facebook.com/IRONMANnow), millions of fans around the world will have the opportunity to follow the racing action and experience the sights and sounds of Southern France on their computers and mobile devices leading to further tourism interest.

Ironman World Championship Pro List.

Ironman has Kona Points Qualification list published at Women's KPQ and Men's KPQ. I've been following Tri Rating for years and they have their own version published with the bib numbers of each of the pros as well. https://www.trirating.com/kona-2019/

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. 1200km, 6000 randonneurs (self-supported cyclists) from across the globe, an event that pre-dates Le Tour, trying to finish under 90 hours.
  • Mike Reilly, the voice of Ironman, on his book "Finding My Voice"

Closing:

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Aug 25, 2019

Our feature guest today is Kona bound Chris Leiferman who recently won Ironman Boulder 70.3. We talk about his qualification to Kona last year, training tips, how the Boulder race went down and his Kona prep.

Thanks to last week's guest professional triathlete Kristin Louderback on what it's like to make the transition from age grouper to professional and the experience of her getting her first punch on the pro card at Ironman Boulder 70.3.   In last week's interview she mentioned the Elite qualifying criteria. We missed sending that in last week's show, so here it is. USAT Elite Qualifying

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Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Video of the Week
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Chris Leiferman is one of the most exciting talents on the long distance triathlon scene. Chris had an outstanding year in 2018 winning two Ironman events (Ironman Boulder and Ironman Louisville) and securing his qualification for the 2019 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Leiferman is ready to build on this successful year and his 2019 goals include but aren't limited to an Ironman distance win, a 70.3 win, and a top 10 finish at Kona. He rocked the course at Ironman Boulder 70.3 a couple of weeks ago taking out a win over a pretty stacked field.

 

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Video of the Week:

Colorado Classic Live Stream - Stage 1 Steamboat Springs presented by Smartwool

  

"What's New in the 303":

Stage 1 -2 of the 2019 Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation. Discussion of what this commitment to women's cycling being a stand alone sport, equal pay, and great racing. Read more.

Boulder’s Ryan Smith won the Leadville 100 trail run on Saturday night thanks to consistent second-half pacing that left his rivals unable to respond. It was the biggest win of his ultrarunning career.

https://303triathlon.com/boulders-ryan-smith-wins-2019-leadville-100-with-consistent-second-half-pacing/

 

Endurance News:

Last week we spoke about the Tokyo Olympic Test Event and the story of the two brits who were disqualified. We have a little more information on that story and information about a rule change that allowed for that disqualification. Remember when Alistair Brownlee threw is brother Jonathon across the line at the ________. The rule that disqualified this year's Brits was not in place when the Brownlee brothers raced.

Follow up to the Womens Olympic test event last week:

Learmonth and Taylor-Brown's disqualification meant compatriot Vicky Holland was bumped up to third, with Bermuda's Flora Duffy and Italy's Alice Betto taking first and second respectively. Two other Britons were also in the top ten; Non Stanford in seventh and Sophie Coldwell in ninth.

Despite their feel-good ending being ruined, Taylor-Brown and Learmonth will no doubt take comfort in the knowledge they had no chance of qualifying for the GB Olympic team at this race regardless of their placing, due to results earlier this year. Holland was the only British woman eligible to automatically qualify for the Games here, thanks to her bronze medal in Rio, but the shortened distance meant the race lost its Olympic qualification status.

Afterwards Holland was sympathetic to Learmonth and Taylor-Brown's situation.

 

Though the American contingent was strong and deep, boasting five of the world’s top 20-ranked triathletes among the starting field of 65, none finished on the podium and only one, fifth-place finisher Summer Rappaport of Thornton, Colo., clinched a spot for the Tokyo Games with her performance.

Under USA Triathlon’s Olympic qualifying rules, as many as two spots were at stake for American women in the competition. But one would have had to finish on the podium in order for the second spot to be available. The U.S. is expected to send three female triathletes to the Tokyo Games, and there will be other opportunities to qualify next spring.

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Know Your Sport's Rules:

The rule states that "athletes who finish in a contrived tie situation, where no effort to separate their finish times has been made, will be disqualified". 

You might remember British Olympic medallists and brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee's show of sportsmanship at a 2016 World Triathlon Series race in Mexico. Legal at the time, an exhausted Jonny was helped to the line by his brother Alistair, who pushed him ahead at the finish, but an ITU disqualification rule, similar to the one employed [at the trial event], has since been introduced to stop any comparable incident.

Speaking of rule changes? Do you remember when Chrissy Wellington had a flat during her second Ironman World Championship and Rebekah Keat tossed her a CO2 cartridge? I was reading Mike Reilly's book "Finding My Voice" and he talks about how the rule that allowed another competitor to provide assistance was changed.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/new-cycling-world-speed-record-neil-campbell-yorkshire-porsche-a9064286.html

 

Discussion kickoff:

Johannes Herrmann 1 week ago

How as triathletes can we complain about people drafting or Patrick Lange littering 200 meters before the finish line in Kona - saying people are not upholding the rules - and find it stupid if someone upholds the rules. 1. Those are all pros earning their living with this sport and they should know the rules as every electirician and tax advisor for their particular job. 2. We should challenge the rules as such in order to make triathlon more attractive as a sport. Question which we should try to answer to challenge the existing rule : Would anyone care or even disqualify two athletes crossing the line together and finishing in for example 14th place jointly instead of 14th and 15th? My guess - no one cares. So change the rule!

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Dr. Kirk Parsley, sleep specialist and former Navy SEAL returning to share some new information about the most effective recovery method - sleep.

 

Closing:

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Aug 17, 2019

It takes guts to make the move to be a professional triathlete. We wanted to find out what that experience is like from someone who just raced her first race in the professional category. Meet newly minted professional triathlete, Kristin Louderback.

Welcome to Episode #191 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

Thanks to last week's guest coach, author and host of the Whole Athlete Podcast, Debbie Potts and our conversation on improving metabolic efficiency and optimizing health.

This week's guest is professional triathlete Kristin Louderback on what it's like to make the transition from age grouper to professional and the experience of her getting her first punch on the pro card at Ironman Boulder 70.3.

Announcements:

  • If you heading to Kona this October to watch or participate in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship, Debbie Potts is organizing a meet up with Dr. Paul Laursen and to talk about how to become a fat adapted athlete, improve metabolic efficiency and optimizing health. More info
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Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

 

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Video of the Week
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Kristin Louderback is an RRCA Certified running coach, seasoned marathoner and competitive Ironman triathlete who draws from firsthand endurance training. In addition to being a coach, runner and triathlete, Kristin is also a business owner of Train and Maintain, a combination run coaching and athlete massage business.

 

I've know Kristin for years, back when she was managing Run Colorado on Arapahoe Rd. I've watched her sweep into Highlands Ranch races and take the overall female win more than once. She actually helped me with the Pulte Fitness idea several years ago.

 

Seeing her race in Kona last year was exciting and she has not gone off and gotten her pro card. We wanted to hear what that experience was like.

Ironman Boulder 70.3 Pro Women Results

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Video of the Week:

Is There A Perfect Body Shape For Triathlon?

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Type "post ironman" into Google and what do you think the first result is? Post Ironman "Blues". Post race season blues are pretty common. As athletes complete their A race goals, they often have feelings of post race blues. They have been working toward their goal for months. The bigger the goal and the greater the commitment and sacrifice, the bigger the let down after. The athlete has structured their world, organized their time, dedicated themselves to preparation, and now it's over.

Here are the comments that I hear:

"A little let down that I don't have a goal any more"

"Empty that I don't have a date to work toward"

"Feel a little anxious"

"Fear that without a goal it won't be as easy to make healthy choices"

 

 

"What's New in the 303":

USAT is hosting the Colorado Combine.

WHAT: • Recorded times for 100 meter swim and 1600 meter run • Providing opportunity for college coaches to recruit you in   the relatively new NCAA sport of triathlon • NCAA Triathlon program discussion and skills analysis COST: FREE WHO: • The clinic will be limited to 30 individuals; no experience needed • Registration includes women 12-18 years of age USA Triathlon’s NCAA program is thriving. With 30 current programs, institutions are finding triathlon is a great addition to their varsity sport’s menus. In an effort to support recruitment needs, USAT has established junior high/high school combines around the U.S. Our focus is to expose young women to the sport and help our institutions with recruitment. More information.

The 2019 Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation today released its most international and competitive roster of riders in the race’s history, including past Colorado Classic champions, Olympic medal winners and world champions. Read more.

https://303cycling.com/open-streets-denver-and-bike-expo-highlight-family-friendly-colorado-classic-event/

Endurance News:

USAT Nationals https://303triathlon.com/usat-age-group-nationals-colorado-does-well/

TAMPA, Fla. (August 13, 2019) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Group company, is pleased to announce the IRONMAN® Hall of Fame Class of 2019: athletes Tim DeBoom and Michellie Jones, and IRONMAN contributors Kenneth Gasque and Jan War. The ceremony will be held on Oct. 9 during race week at the 2019 Vega IRONMAN® World Championship, in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.

“As we have spent this year celebrating all those who make up the IRONMAN `Ohana, it is fitting that we honor these four individuals who have been some of the most successful and influential members of our `ohana,” said Andrew Messick, President & Chief Executive Officer for The IRONMAN Group. “Tim, Kenneth, Michellie, and Jan, whether through their athletic accomplishments or their contributions to our sport, left an indelible mark on the world of triathlon and IRONMAN itself. Their induction into our Hall of Fame is our way of honoring what they have meant to us and the greater IRONMAN community.”

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Chris Leiferman, winner of Ironman Boulder 70.3 and Kona qualified from Louisville last October.
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley, sleep specialist and former Navy SEAL returning to share some new information about the most effective recovery method - sleep.

 Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

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We hope you enjoyed today's show. Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player. 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.

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Aug 11, 2019

This week's guest is coach, author and host of the Whole Athlete Podcast, Debbie Potts. We are going to be talking about metabolic efficiency, avoiding overtraining and performance in particular.

Welcome to Episode #190 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

Thanks to last week's guest run and strength coach Tom Walker from InnerFight coaching. I've been doing the strength training that Tom suggested.

Announcements:

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  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts, our formulation combines clean vapor-distilled full-spectrum hemp extract with tart cherry juice, turmeric, ginger, ashwagandha, and other herbal extracts to support your body’s natural repair processes.

 

More natural than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, more complete than plain hemp extract, and higher quality than most CBD products, the Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for over twenty-five years and a competitive endurance athlete for twenty years. Along her journey, she has accomplished many goals including being nominated as one of the top one hundred best trainers in the U.S. by Men's Journal in 2004 and 2005 as well as participating in fifteen Ironman Triathlons - five of them were the Hawaii World Ironman Championship. Debbie has owned and operated her own fitness studio in Bellevue Washington since 2010 to offer an "all in one" fitness studio - now including The WHOLESTIC Method Nutritional Therapy program to transform the WHOLE person from the inside out.

Let's get into the interview now with Debbie Potts.

 

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

 

Video of the Week:

2018 Age Group National Championships Highlight Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

One of my most memorable training seasons was the year that I experimented with an online, off the shelf, plan. What was unique about this plan was it's emphasis on "quality" workouts instead of "junk miles". The theory being that the high intensity training is really where the value of training lies. The approach of the plan was for the athlete to spend a greater percentage of your training on high intensity and reduce the time consuming long workouts.

This plan allocated very few days for recovery. In fact, I think it was three weeks before I had the first "recovery" day on my calendar. At about 9-10 weeks into the plan, myself and a couple of other friends that were doing the same plan all got sick. We were showing all the symptoms of overtraining. It took some adjustments to avoid additional overtraining that season.

Since then, I have come to appreciate and respect the generally accepted 80/20 rule as espoused by every expert, coach and pro athlete that has been on this podcast. The theory with this approach is that 80% of training should be easy and is extremely valuable. It allows for the physiological adaptations for aerobic endurance and does not over stress the body, allowing for faster recovery to be ready for the hard workouts when they have to be done.

Regardless of approach, overtraining is a risk. You can reach equally high levels of stress with a high volume of 80/20 training, and it's important that you allow the body to recover adequately between workouts and training blocks like the traditional 3 week mesocycle.

Training Stress Balance

Signs of Over Training

Testing for Over Training

 

"What's New in the 303":

Ironman Boulder 70.3, Chris Leiferman prevailed to take first place with a time of 3:44:32. The rest of the field included Kennett Peterson, 3rd, Andy Potts, 4th, Josh Armberger (Aus) 5th and Ben Hoffman 6th. Read more.

 

Key Points:

  • Official high was 93, but my car read 100
  • Great participation with 2800 athletes and pros
  • Interviews with…all going to Kona:
    • Chris Leiferman
    • Andy Potts
    • Skye Moench
    • Meredith Kessler
  • Shout out to all of our friends who raced. A special shout out to those racing 70.3 for the first time, including an athlete that I coach, Matt Emmet
  • Run course change seemed positive.

 

 

The 2019 Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation today released its most international and competitive roster of riders in the race’s history, including past Colorado Classic champions, Olympic medal winners and world champions. Read more.

 

Endurance News:

USAT Nationals: USA Triathlon is heading back to Cleveland, Ohio, the "Rock 'n Roll Capital of the World!" The Olympic-Distance Toyota Age Group National Championship will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 while the Sprint National Championship will occur on Sunday, Aug, 11. Athletes will swim in Lake Erie and bike and run along the lake shore overlooking downtown Cleveland. Participants of both races have the chance to compete for Age Group National Titles as well as spots on Team USA in 2020.

 

Water temperature at Lake Erie is currently 71 degrees Fahrenheit as of 8/7/2019. According to Article IV, Rule 4.4, the wetsuit rule is stated as follows:

“Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.”

Edgewater Beach Water Quality Update

 

USA Triathlon is aware of the recent rainfall in Cleveland that caused swimming restrictions at Edgewater Beach on Tuesday due to heightened bacteria levels. We are working closely with Cleveland Metroparks to monitor and test the water quality in Lake Erie on a continuous basis.

 

 

Form's Goggles: There are lots of smart gadgets that track running, but few track swimming — that is, if you’d like something that’s built for swimming first, as opposed to a device with swim-tracking features tacked on. Form, a new fitness company founded by former Recon Instruments employees, is looking to solve this problem with its first product, the $199 Swim Goggles. Read more.

 

Pickleball

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Debbie Potts, host of the Whole Athlete Podcast and author of the book by the same title.
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley, sleep specialist and former Navy SEAL returning to share some new information about the most effective recovery method - sleep.

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
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  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
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We hope you enjoyed today's show. Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player. 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.

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Aug 4, 2019

Welcome to Episode #189 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

Thanks to last week's guest Terence Steinberg who is getting ready to row across the Atlantic starting this December for what he is know as the United World Challenge. It's one of the most incredible feats of endurance and mental toughness that we've come across. If you are in the area and want to meet Terence, you can go to a free 1-hr lunchtime chat at Black Lab Sports on August 13th, 12-1:15 MT. Detail at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiration-as-fuel-stories-of-a-journey-to-solo-row-the-atlantic-tickets-66104178377

This week's featured guest is run and strength coach Tom Walker from InnerFight coaching. They have a run strength program that really sounded interesting. You'll hear more about it a few minutes, but I love that it is training that you can do without going to a gym or buying any additional equipment.

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In Today's Show:

  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Video of the Week
  • Feature interview
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Tom is one of InnerFight's endurance and performance coaches. He blends nearly 10 years of coaching experience with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Sport Science and competitive experience at national and international level. Tom takes a wise interest in all endurance sports but works closely with high performance athletes, middle to long course triathletes and ultra runners.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Video of the Week:

Run Strong - SL 1/4 Box squat

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

If you are a runner, you are going to have to do strength training. Whether it's to prevent injury or to rehabilitate an injury. If you've ever experienced a running injury and gone to see a physical therapist, they don't just stretch you, give you a massage and send you on your way. They will likely prescribe some strength training to develop functional strength in whatever muscle groups that have lost their ability to provide the correct function movement.

If you've ever gone through the process of having a functional strength test and been prescribe strength training, a qualified PT will also make sure you are doing the exercise correctly. Take the video of the week with the 1/4 box squat as an example. Note how the knee tracks straight in the example demonstrated by Tom. If you have weak glutes, you may find that your knee collapses. If that happens, either use a lower height step or use a hand rail. If you don't have a exercise step, use the stairs in your house or office and grab onto the handrail for support. Watch your knee tracking in the mirror or look down at your knee to make sure it stays aligned with your ankle and hip joints.

As you continue to do the exercise regularly, you will begin to get stronger. When you see that you are able to perform the exercise correctly for the full set, you can graduate yourself to either a higher step or remove the crutch of the hand rail.

"What's New in the 303":

Big weekend with Ironman Boulder 70.3 coming up. Julie Moss and Wendy Ingram will be racing. Plus, the Kyle Pease Foundation has a team at Ironman Boulder 70.3 coming up this weekend. More details coming from Brent.

Two of paratriathlon’s biggest stars were honored Wednesday night in Los Angeles at the ESPY Awards, ESPN’s annual celebration for all things sports. Paralympians Allysa Seely and Mark Barr took home the ESPYS for best female and male athletes with a disability, honored for their dominant 2018 seasons. Read more.

Join SwimLabs for a special fundraising day for Swim Across America – Denver at Grant Ranch on Sunday, July 21 from 7:30AM – 9:30AM! Open water swimming will be FREE but we highly encourage a donation amount of your choice. All proceeds will be going to SAA Denver’s local partner Children’s Hospital Colorado to help raise money for pediatric cancer research. Read more.

Endurance News:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/nyregion/newyorktoday/nyc-news-bicycle-safety.html?register=email&auth=register-email

Today Mr. de Blasio is scheduled to unveil what he is calling a “green wave” bicycle plan. It includes $58.4 million in investments over five years and a commitment to annually build 30 miles of protected bike lanes. (As Streetsblog has reported, Staten Island has “just 100 yards of protected bike lane on a single road.”). The police will also pursue drivers at “crash-prone intersections” for speeding, blocking bike lanes and failing to yield, according to the plan. (In the last few weeks, the police said they have given more than 7,000 summonses to drivers for failing to yield and blocking bike lanes.) The city will also install 2,000 bike parking spaces annually and look into creating a “high-capacity bicycle parking system.”

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/egan-bernal-says-winning-tour-de-france-2019-feeling-happiness-dont-know-describe-433099

Egan Bernal said he can’t describe the feeling of happiness after winning the Tour de France.

The Team Ineos rider has made history as the first Colombian to ever win the yellow jersey, while also being the youngest victor in the post-war era. Bernal was overwhelmed by the occasion as he won the Tour in just his second time in the race at 22-years old.

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Debbie Potts, host of the Whole Athlete Podcast and author of the book by the same title.
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley, sleep specialist and former Navy SEAL returning to share some new information about the most effective recovery method - sleep.
  • Carole Sharpless, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)

 

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Jul 28, 2019

Welcome to Episode #188 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

Thanks to last week's guest coach Will Murray joining us to talk about how we can develop Post Traumatic Stress to events in our lives that affect our ability to function and perform.

Today's guest is preparing for an extraordinary feat of endurance. Terence Steinberg is getting ready to participate in a rowing race across the Atlantic starting this December. We are going to hear more about the United World Challenge and the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in just a bit.

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  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Video of the Week
  • Feature interview
  • Upcoming Interviews

"What's New in the 303":

https://303cycling.com/mines-colorado-classic-trailblazing-women-panel-july-26th-dont-miss-this-one/  The Colorado Classic, a four-stage women’s pro road cycling race, and Colorado School of Mines, are joining forces to celebrate trailblazing women, athletes, and engineers as a part of the climb to this year’s Colorado Classic (August 22-25).

Ironman Boulder 70.3 coming up on August 4th

Dennis vanderhoven damien

 

Endurance News:

https://ragbrai.com/routemaps/2019-route-maps/

 

 

  • Shout out to all those doing races this weekend.  Special good luck to one of my co-workers and friends in Ohio racing Ohio Ironman 70.3.  Crush it Kelly Garland!

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

A little history: Sir Charles "Chay" Blyth CBE BEM (born 14 May 1940) is a Scottish yachtsman and rower. He was the first person to sail single-handed non-stop westwards around the world (1971), on a 59-foot boat called British Steel.

 

Blyth was born in Hawick, Roxburghshire. He joined the British Army Parachute Regiment when he was 18 and was promoted to Sergeant at the age of 21. In 1966, while in the army, Blyth, together with Captain John Ridgway, rowed across the North Atlantic in a 20 ft open dory called English Rose III. After successfully completing this in 92 days, Blyth was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM).

 

Rowing the Atlantic first became mainstream when the first Atlantic Rowing Race was launched by Sir Chay Blyth, after reflecting on his own ocean row that propelled him to international fame. This was the Port St. Charles, Barbados Atlantic Rowing Race. Thirty double-handed teams lined up at the start line in a "one design" rowing boat just outside Los Gigantes marina on Sunday 12 October 1997. The race was won by Kiwi Challenge, rowed by Rob Hamill and Phil Stubbs after 41 days at sea. Second place went to the French crew of Atlantik Challenge, Joseph Le Guen and his partner, a double convicted murderer, Pascal Blond.

 

Fast forward to today. 

 

Terence Steinberg is preparing to compete in a 3,000 mile rowing race across the Atlantic.  As you will hear he is doing this for the UWC (United World Colleges), which is a global movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. 

 

The movement began in 1962 when Atlantic College in Wales, UK admitted its first students. The Cold War raged and UWC set out to bring together young people from different nations to act as champions of peace through an education based on shared learning, collaboration, and understanding. UWC has since gained global recognition a catalyst for international understanding, and today teaches 3,000 college students each year in 17 locations on 4 continents. Students come from more than 155 countries, each selected for their demonstrated promise and potential.

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge: The World’s Toughest Row. The premier event in ocean rowing – A challenge that will take you more than 3000 Miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands (28oN 18oW) to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (17oN 61oW). The annual race begins in early December, with up to 30 teams participating from around the world. The race structure brings together an environment where teams from across the globe gather in the race village San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands.

 

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

 

Video of the Week:

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2017 - Race Promo

 

 

 

 

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Last week we discussed how to not get burned by getting your altitude acclimatization right.  The example we were discussing was Bill had been at sea level for a week, came back to Colorado to do the Triple Bypass and felt a lack of fitness. How much of that was due to a loss of altitude acclimatization?

How quickly to make an altitude acclimatization? 

http://www.bodyresults.com/e2deacc.asp

According to Lawrence Armstrong, PhD, in his book, Performing in Extreme Environments (1), the rate of disappearance of the body’s adaptations to high altitude varies widely from person to person; just as it’s difficult to tell who exactly will experience signs of altitude illness, it’s hard to know how long your acclimatized state will last once you descend from high altitude. If you spend less than a day or two at altitude (say, on a moderate climb of a peak like Baker or Rainier, where most people return to sea level within 24 hours of reaching the summit), your body will not have had enough time to permanently adapt to the altitude. The composition of the blood changes after about 2 weeks of altitude exposure by producing more red blood cells and hemoglobin (the iron-protein compound that transports oxygen) (3) but most people climbing peaks in the Pacific Northwest are only exposed to elevation for about 3-4 days at a time.

 

Training acclimatization time needs to be longer as the altitude becomes higher. Training for 14 days at or above 6,500 feet (as at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs) and 28 days at or above 8,000 feet are currently the best recommendations for athletes wishing to compete at similar elevations, while complete adaptation to the extreme altitude of 13,000 feet is possible after a continuous stay for 14 months (3). Obviously, climbers have a tiny fraction of this time open to them.

 

One study cited by Armstrong indicates that the red blood cell volume of high-altitude natives (people who spend most of their lives above 7000 ft) decreases as quickly as ten days after spending time at sea level. Someone spending several hours to perhaps a day or two at altitude simply won’t have enough time for any long-lasting physiological changes. Those who choose to trek in Nepal, however, or participate in an expedition-type climb of a peak over 15,000 ft will have to spend a substantial amount of time adapting to the altitude in order to prevent altitude sickness. This is why climbers who gradually ascend their first peak in Alaska, Bolivia, Chile, or the Himalayas in order to get properly acclimatized can then speed up subsequent peaks, because the body’s ability to perform physical work at high altitude can persist for a few weeks (2). Through personal discussion with our African guide, cook, and porters on Mt. Kilimanjaro, and in talking with local Northwest guides and rangers who spend a lot of time on the mountains, we learned that they typically spend a week in the mountains above 10,000 ft and a week back home; their acclimatization and improved cardiovascular function may persist for several months after returning from altitude, and allows them to make subsequent trips quite easily without needing extra time to adapt.

https://www2.palomar.edu/anthro/adapt/adapt_3.htm

How quickly to lose altitude advantage?

How does living at altitude affect how quickly you lose or gain altitude adaptations?

https://www.princeton.edu/~oa/safety/altitude.html

What is High Altitude?

 

Altitude is defined on the following scale High (8,000 - 12,000 feet [2,438 - 3,658 meters]), Very High (12,000 - 18,000 feet [3,658 - 5,487 meters]), and Extremely High (18,000+ feet [5,500+ meters]). Since few people have been to such altitudes, it is hard to know who may be affected. There are no specific factors such as age, sex, or physical condition that correlate with susceptibility to altitude sickness. Some people get it and some people don't, and some people are more susceptible than others. Most people can go up to 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) with minimal effect. If you haven't been to high altitude before, it's important to be cautious. If you have been at that altitude before with no problem, you can probably return to that altitude without problems as long as you are properly acclimatized.

 

What Causes Altitude Illnesses?

 

The concentration of oxygen at sea level is about 21% and the barometric pressure averages 760 mmHg. As altitude increases, the concentration remains the same but the number of oxygen molecules per breath is reduced. At 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) the barometric pressure is only 483 mmHg, so there are roughly 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath. In order to properly oxygenate the body, your breathing rate (even while at rest) has to increase. This extra ventilation increases the oxygen content in the blood, but not to sea level concentrations. Since the amount of oxygen required for activity is the same, the body must adjust to having less oxygen. In addition, for reasons not entirely understood, high altitude and lower air pressure causes fluid to leak from the capillaries which can cause fluid build-up in both the lungs and the brain. Continuing to higher altitudes without proper acclimatization can lead to potentially serious, even life-threatening illnesses.

Acclimatization

 

What is altitude illness?

The major cause of altitude illnesses is going too high too fast. Given time, your body can adapt to the decrease in oxygen molecules at a specific altitude. This process is known as acclimatization and generally takes 1-3 days at that altitude. For example, if you hike to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters), and spend several days at that altitude, your body acclimatizes to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). If you climb to 12,000 feet (3,658 meters), your body has to acclimatize once again. A number of changes take place in the body to allow it to operate with decreased oxygen.

The depth of respiration increases.

Pressure in pulmonary arteries is increased, "forcing" blood into portions of the lung which are normally not used during sea level breathing.

The body produces more red blood cells to carry oxygen,

The body produces more of a particular enzyme that facilitates

the release of oxygen from hemoglobin to the body tissues.

 

Are there genetic dispositions to altitude?

There is considerable variability between individuals and between populations in their ability to adjust to the environmental stresses of high mountain regions.  Usually, the populations that are most successful are those whose ancestors have lived at high altitudes for thousands of years.  This is the case with some of the indigenous peoples living in the Andes Mountains of Peru and Bolivia as well as the Tibetans and Nepalese in the Himalaya Mountains.  The ancestors of many people in each of these populations have lived above 13,000 feet (ca. 4000 meters) for at least 2,700 years.

More from The Sports Gene by David Epstein in Chapter 14.

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Tom Walker from InnerFight Coaching on run strength training programs to prevent injury and promote performance.
  • Carole Sharpless, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)

 

Closing:

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Jul 20, 2019

Welcome to Episode #187 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

Thanks to last week's guests Brent and Kyle Pease, the first push-assist brother duo to complete the IRONMAN World Championship who joined us to tell their story through the book, Beyond the Finish, an inspiring memoir about brotherhood and relentless determination. The book and the interview really inspired me.  Check out KylePeaseFoundation.org  The Kyle Pease Foundation to learn how you can support their cause.  Bill, how much harder do you think it would be to do an Ironman pulling and pushing someone?

In today's show we have coach Will Murray joining us to talk about how we can develop Post Traumatic Stress to events in our lives that affect our ability to function and perform. It's an interesting area and one that many listeners may be able to identify with.

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  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • Video of the Week
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Will Murray is a trained mental skills coach and has authored numerous articles and books.  I recommend that you go to the MHE endurance website and check the links to Will's recent article and book on the Main page and there are several links to his work on the Resources page. 

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

 

Video of the Week:

Getting frank about IM Frankfurt

 

 

Dialing in heat management

Dialing in hydration and salt intake

How to get to Kona

Ironman Cairns and Frankfurt

No point getting to Kona fried

700 meters with a 12 minute lead

Showing up to regional champs to qualify, but if had an early season lower competition.

Under the point system, she would have qualified.

Blood tests in balance.

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Heat management and acclimatization occurs with regular exposure to heat while performing aerobic exercise for 10 days.  https://www.gssiweb.org/sports-science-exchange/article/sse-153-heat-acclimatization-to-improve-athletic-performance-in-warm-hot-environments

Of course there's the fluid and sodium con course there's the fluid and sodium consumption required to keep your body hydrated.  The best advice is to test and don't guess.

Bonus:  Follow up to last week's discussion about OWS sighting and straight line swimming. If you remember we were talking about how to stay relaxed while OWS.  I mentioned I like to count my strokes.  It takes my mind off the environment and how I'm feeling and it places my attention somewhere else (keeping track of my counting).  This serves a secondary purpose as well.  If you know your SPL (Strokes Per Length) of a 25 meter pool, for example.  Let's say for the sake of example that it takes you 20 strokes per length.  You know that for every 20 strokes your are going approximately 25 meters, then you can extend that math linearly.  40 strokes equals 50 meters, 80 equals 100, etc.  The key is to find your SPL for a 25M or convert your SPL for 25Y to 25M.  If you know the distance between buoys in a race, let's say the buoys are every 200 meters, you know it should take approximately 160 strokes or 80 right hand entries. 

We also talked about reaching as far as you can to the shore or the buoy.  The goal is to elongate your body and streamline so that you have balance in the water and glide a bit.  As long as you are already thinking about getting a good reach, be intentionally about your hand entry. When you sight the buoy or landmark, take the mental snapshot and place your next hand entry just to the side of the landmark.  If it's your right hand, try to intentionally place it just to the right of the mark.  Be as precise as you can and do it for the left hand.  Now imagine a line running from the landmark straight down below the water surface.  Then imagine that line painted directly below you and extending behind you (as it would be in a pool).  With your extended hand entering just adjacent to the landmark, now paint a line with than hand adjacent tp the line that runs from the landmark, directly below the surface and then under and behind you. 

Part of swimming straight is also making sure you have a consistent stroke length and on both sides. Keep track of where each hand completes the stroke. I like to touch my thigh with my thumb as my hand completes the stoke.  Note if your hands are touching the same part of your thigh on both sides.  Another tip that can assist with swimming straight is using a tempo trainer in the pool to learn a balanced cadence so the timing of each hand entry is symmetric.  If the timing of stroke on both sides are consistent and the stroke length are the same, you will set yourself up for success.

Next week:  How quickly to make an altitude acclimatization?  How quickly to lose altitude advantage?

 

"What's New in the 303":

https://303triathlon.com/boulder-peak-triathlon-delivers-meehan-standifer-champs/  I have two confessions to make about this race.  Confession #1 is that I raced way above my fitness level this year.  I was two minutes faster than last year, but I was as sore as I've ever been from a race or hard workout.  I knew I was in trouble on Sunday night, but by Monday morning I could barely get out of bed. It's not that I didn't know my training was insufficient, it's that I underestimated how sore I would be after.  This leads to Confession #2.  I spoke to you on Sunday after the race. I had just been looking at my TrainingPeaks file and saw a 25. something number.  I answer your call and somewhere in our call I told you that my bike seemed to be really fast.  I said I think my average speed was 25. something. Even when I was saying it, I knew how absurd that average speed would be for that course.  I've never hit an average or 25 for an Olympic let alone a Sprint. I think I was more wrecked on Sunday than I realized and had complete race brain.

https://www.coloradoclassic.com/  We have the Colorado Classic coming August 22 to 25.

https://303cycling.com/governor-jared-polis-proclaims-july-17-as-colorado-classic-equity-in-cycling-day/ “With this proclamation making July 17 Colorado Classic Equity in Cycling Day, I want to inspire women athletes and highlight equity in pro cycling because equality matters, in athletics, the workplace, and in all walks of life.”

https://303cycling.com/triple-bypass-its-about-the-journey/ The Triple Bypass, is really a journey, and it’s about the journey, not the finish as much. It’s about all the people you meet riding, the history that is passed by and the many miles high in altitude testing our fortitude and sense of wanting to accomplish something. It doesn’t matter how fast, slow or somewhere in between— as long as you finish and have fun!

Endurance News:

Tour de France impressions this week:  I watched Stage 11 from Albi to Toulouse.  I was impressed by the how well they keep content overlays to carry 4-5 hours of coverage.  Some of my favorite features are the inside the peloton cameras and the new Lexus sponsored 3D holograph model that they use to describe rider positions in various conditions.  The interviews with race directors, riders, to get their public comments. Cyclists are so cordial, polite, and generally try to be as non-controversial as possible.  Case in point, the race director from TEAM JUMBO - VISMA was interviewed about the Stage 10 win by WOUT VAN AERT.  When asked about the way Education First team played the cross winds in Stage 10, he very politely said that he could not make any judgement about any team, but that his team had been vigilant at the time they hit the crosswinds and made the right moves at the right time.

I also love learning the history of the race.  One of my favorites this were was the story of Henri Cornet winning the 1904 tour where there where he learned that he won in November after the Tour.  What happened is the first 4 riders were eventually disqualified. They had jumped a train and rode to the finish.  Riders on the train who saw the riders later read about them winning by hours ahead of the peloton and then reported them to the authorities. 

Since I don't have time watch 4 hours of the tour every day, I like to follow it on The Move podcast. You just get this completely unfiltered assessment and it's boiled down to an hour. Lance Armstrong presents a singular perspective on the world’s most iconic cycling races, including the Tour de France and the Classics, as well as the broader endurance sports scene. Not your typical cycling or sports podcast, THEMOVE brings listeners deep inside the racing action, imparting insights from someone who knows the suffering and splendor like no one else. In addition to  course previews and timely race analysis from Armstrong’s distinct point of view, the audience also gets to hear from featured guests, who regularly swing by the THEMOVE studio to join the always-lively conversation. Guests have included former teammates like George Hincapie during the Tour de France, and Mark Allen and Dave Scott in advance of the IRONMAN World Championship.

These two worlds came together on one particular story. On The Move podcast, Lance Armstrong was talking about how some of the best race directors back in the US Postal and 7-11 teams would monitor the channels of the other riders to here their tactics and observations and plans about the race course.  Bob Roll told the same story, but with a twist. He described how Lance's team knew that other team's monitored each other's channels - not just during the race, but even in the evening. Lance's team staged a misinformation campaign to make the eavesdropping teams believe that Lance had food poisoning or was ill.  The eavesdropping teams discounted Lance in their race plans and Lance and team took advantage of the lack of vigilance and rode right past them on a key climb.

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Tom Walker from InnerFight Coaching on run strength training programs to prevent injury and promote performance.
  • Terence Steinberg who going to tell us about the United World Challenge and his quest to row across the Atlantic ocean this coming Winter.
  • Carole Sharpless, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

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We hope you enjoyed today's show. Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player. 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.

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jul 14, 2019

Welcome to Episode #186 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

Thanks to last week's guest Nige Tassell on the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds.  It's a great book to read while watching the Tour de France. The story of the 1989 Tour as told in the book is told with such insight and detail that it really helps the reader get the game within the game, so-to-speak. Grab a copy of the book if you love cycling and the Tour, or if you just want to read a great story told by a great writer with a passion for a topic.

Prepare to be inspired! Prepare to be moved in today's show. If you've been following the show, you certainly got a chance to hear a little from the Newton Running athlete panel over Ironman Boulder weekend. 

Brent and Kyle Pease, the first push-assist brother duo to complete the grueling IRONMAN World Championship and founders of The Kyle Pease Foundation, join us to tell their story through the book, Beyond the Finish, an inspiring memoir about brotherhood and relentless determination. As you will hear shortly, Kyle is the brains and Brent the brawn in the brotherly bonded duo that has inspired people around the globe and helped all of us develop a better perspective on what cerebral palsy is, its variations, and that the people afflicted are people with personalities, ambitions, have dreams, want to be inspired and to inspire others, and yes, are sometimes athletes….even Ironmen.

Thanks to last week's discussion guest Nige Tassel who tells the story of the most famous bike race I the world and this epic battle in the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • Tour highlight
  • Video of the Week
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

I first became aware of the Pease Brothers at Ironman Boulder in 2017 and again in Kona in 2018.  It wasn't until the Newton athlete panel at this year's Ironman Boulder that I really got a chance to hear some of their story.  Jerry Lee purchased a copy of the Pease Brother's book, "Beyond the Finish" for all of the fans at the event.  After hearing their story, I was eager to read about it.  We're excited to interview them about the book, about their racing, about their bond, and about the inspiration that spills out all around them.  Let's get into the interview.

 

Video of the Week:

Brothers conquer Ironman triathlons together despite one's cerebral palsy

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Last week we introduced this segment with a discussion about really worthwhile test to get done, which is glycogen muscle ultrasound.  I've had it done and had athletes get it done.  It has helped reveal low glycogen levels, which can show symptoms if are severe enough.  It can also be high enough to not show many symptoms, but low enough that it could be revealed to you in a long race of two hours or more. The point being that if your glycogen stores are low, you could bonk much earlier than you might expect.

This week's lesson is about open water swimming and safety. This past weekend I was at one of our local spots for open water swimming.  We had a little scare with a swimmer last weekend.  A family was OWS for the first time and one person had a bit of a panic attach and another was overdue at the shore and there was a concern for his safety and an informal search that ensued.  Fortunately the overdue family member turned up and all was well. 

OWS is an experience that can cause anxiety, particularly for less experienced swimmers.  There are a number of factors that cause feelings of panic. Some are genuine fear of drowning, but its typically caused by a number of factors that are physiological as well. 

Episodes 27 and 85 with coach Will Murray

"What's New in the 303":

 

 

 

Endurance News:

  • Skip this week

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Next week we will have coach Will Murray on phobias and post traumatic stress.
  • Carole Sharpless, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
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We hope you enjoyed today's show. Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player. 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.

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jul 7, 2019

Welcome to Episode #185 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

This weekend is the start of the 2019 Tour de France.  The tour starts in Bruxelles, Belgium and will cover 3,460 km over 21 stages ending on the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 28.  Some years there are some clear favorites. Some years there are classic battles.  Since the Tour de France began in 1903, there have always been efforts and drama.

The 1903 Tour de France was the first cycling race set up and sponsored by the newspaper L'Auto, ancestor of the current daily, L'Équipe. It ran from July 1 to 19 in six stages over 2,428 km (1,509 mi), and was won by Maurice Garin.

The 1989 Tour de France was the 76th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours and generally considered the most famous bike race in the world. The race consisted of 21 stages and a prologue, over 3,285 km (2,041 mi). It started on  July 1 1989 in Luxembourg before taking an anti-clockwise route through France to finish in Paris on 23 July. What made the race so incredible was the GC battle between Greg LeMond of the AD Renting–W-Cup–Bottecchia team, who had spent the previous two seasons recovering from a near-fatal hunting accident. His rival, two-time Tour winner Laurent Fignon (Super U–Raleigh–Fiat).

In honor of this weekend begin the start of the Tour, we have author Nige Tassel who tells the story of the most famous bike race I the world and this epic battle in the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds.

Thanks to last week's discussion guest Darryl Griffiths of Shotz Nutrition to talk about sweat testing, hydration and fueling.  I'm really excited about this topic.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • Video of the Week
  • Tip of the Week
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Author Nige Tassell on the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds - Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon and the epic Tour de France of 1989

 

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

About the interview:

  • It's interesting that we are getting the book in the US two years after it was published in Germany.  It was published in Spanish before English. 
  • 7 Eleven team at Tour de Trump using the aero bars and Ron Keifel

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Why the new segment and how the title was derived.

  • The naming of
    • Early career management development
    • Collection of personal experiences
    • Topics inspired by real life experiences and supported by the context of our expert guests
  • Quest for knowledge and what coaching is for me
    • Podcast as a way to learn
    • How and why I became a coach

Last week we had Darryl Griffiths to talk about sweat testing.  He showcased how his company's protocol works for determining an athlete's sweat rate and sodium concentration to help athletes know factually how much sweat and sodium they are losing in certain environmental conditions.  I love this interview because it really helps crack the performance code for any athlete.  We use the term "no guessing" a lot on this show and it really is part of a philosophy that I embrace with respect to training. 

I encourage my athletes to know the facts with respect to their body's sweat rate, sodium concentration, metabolic rates, and glycogen stores.  We can do some of this ourselves, as in the DIY version of a sweat rate test, however some tests need to be done in a lab.  While I know exactly how much training an athlete is performing and have performance data to indicate to see if the training objectives are being met, I don't know what's really going on inside the athlete's body without some additional information.

The past week I had my weekly meeting with Matt to review testing results from CU Sports Medicine and Performance.  Matt is training for his first 70.3 and has been building is training volume steadily with periodic field testing and recovery weeks.  He has one "rest day" each week.  Again, I know how much training volume he is performing, but we didn't yet know his fuel metabolism (fuel economy) at different intensities or his glycogen stores (how well he's refilling the gas tank after each training day).

Matt got his test results back and indicated a below average to very low "Fuel Rating" for various leg muscles.  This tells Matt that his fuel storage is not keeping up with the demands of training.  Keep in mind that we follow the 80/20 rule, generally speaking so we try to avoid "grey zone" training.  Add to the this test result, that Matt has been challenged to get his HR in target zones during some run sets recently.  This sets off some alarms for me as a coach.  Back when we did the interview with Dr. Inigo San Milan, he explained that

We have just started tracking his macronutrients, so it will be interesting to see where this takes us.  We are also going to start tracking sleep data.  Not just reported hours of sleep, but actually collecting data. I learned from my time as a failing math major in college, if it doesn’t add up, you don’t have all the numbers. We may need some help unlocking some knowledge with respect to nutrition and sleep.  If needed, we'll reach out for expert advice.  We have a pretty solid set of experts to put him in touch with.

Video of the Week:

Greatest Tour de France Finish, 1989!

 

 

 

"What's New in the 303":

 

 

 

Endurance News:

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Brent and Kyle Pease, the first push-assist brother duo to complete the grueling IRONMAN World Championship and founders of The Kyle Pease Foundation, announce the upcoming release of Beyond the Finish, an inspiring memoir about brotherhood and relentless determination.
  • Carole Sharpless, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)
  • Will Murray on phobias and post traumatic stress.

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player. 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.

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jun 30, 2019

Welcome to Episode #184 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

This week we have Darryl Griffiths of Shotz Nutrition to talk about sweat testing, hydration and fueling.  I'm really excited about this topic.  This has been one of the areas that has challenged me personally throughout my history with longer distance races.  I feel like after working with Inigo San Milan and Bob Seebohar, combined with field testing, I was finally able to get the information I needed to not guess.

Thanks to last week's discussion guest TO and the breakdown of Ironman Boulder.  We are looking forward to seeing him in Kona.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • No guessing with Darryl Griffiths
    • No guessing on
  • Last week in the 303; racing in cold weather discussion
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Independency Day Week
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Darryl Griffiths is the founder and CEO of Shotz Sports Nutrition, an Australian Company that provides customizable nutrition solutions for athletes.

 

Passionate about sports nutrition, providing personalized nutrition strategies and advice to hundreds of world-class athletes for the past twenty years. All insights about nutrition for athletes have come from research, questioning, testing what works and what doesn’t and learning in the field by working closely with athletes, in training and competition.

 

All about health, sport and fitness, participating in mountain biking, football, ocean paddling, triathlon and many other sports because there is nothing like first hand experience to get a better understanding of the nutritional challenges faced by athletes.

 

Sweat. Think. Go Faster

March 1, 2015

'Sweat. Think. Go Faster'​ is a must read book for endurance athletes, at every level of competition. Nutritional issues on race day are one of the biggest hurdles endurance athletes face. This book turns race day nutrition from an issue into an advantage, detailing everything you need to tailor a nutrition strategy based on your unique physiological makeup and the conditions you're competing in. Griffiths spells out everything he's learnt over 20 years working with the world's best endurance athletes, with one simple shared goal - to help them go faster and finish stronger. Easy to read, clearly laid out, featuring candid interviews with professional and experienced athletes, 'Sweat. Think. Go Faster' will change the way you think about sports nutrition forever.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview Discussion:

  • No guessing on metabolic rates and zones
  • No guessing on muscle glycogen and fuel stores
  • Warning signs include not being able to reach higher heart rates
  • Listen to "no guessing" with Dr. Inigo San Milan Part 1 #122 and Part 2 #124
  • Recertification

Video of the Week:

The Sweat Test with Darryl Griffiths from Shotz Nutrition

 

 

 

 

"What's New in the 303":

 

 

 

Endurance News:

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Author Nige Tassell on the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds - Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon and the epic Tour de France of 1989
  • Brent and Kyle Pease, the first push-assist brother duo to complete the grueling IRONMAN World Championship and founders of The Kyle Pease Foundation, announce the upcoming release of Beyond the Finish, an inspiring memoir about brotherhood and relentless determination.
  • Carole Sharpless, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)
  • Will Murray on phobias and post traumatic stress.

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player. 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.

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jun 23, 2019

Welcome to Episode #183 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

This week we have a really interesting discussion for you.  Think about the people that have left a legacy in triathlon.  Who is the first person who comes to mind?  This week we are sharing a panel discussion with 5 athletes who are creating legacies as they continue to race.  We have Kyle and Brent Pease (the Pease brothers), Chris McDonald, Craig Alexander (Crowie), and Andrea Ramos.  The event was hosted by Newton Running and owner Jerry Lee.  It was facilitated by Andrew Maxwell and the central discussion was about what legacy they want to leave in the sport.  It's personal for each and we hope you will feel a connection to one or more of these stories.

Thanks to last week's guest TO and the breakdown of Ironman Boulder.  We are looking forward to seeing him in Kona.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Leaving a Legacy
  • Race preparation and inclement weather plan
  • Independency Day race and ride opportunities
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Craig Alexander, three-time world IRONMAN World Champion. Learn about his path and what’s it’s like to win it all.

Chris McDonald, multi-time Ironman champion and founder of Big Sexy Racing. Learn about his journey to becoming a champion and who he transformed himself and wanted to inspire others.

The Pease brothers–the team of brothers who conquered Kona last year. Kyle has cerebral palsy and Brent pulls him in the swim, on bike trailer and pushes him in the run. Check out this ARTICLE

Andrea Ramos, from Mexico and of “Mortal Athlete” is part of a movement to involve others in sport and share her passion.

Newton’s own Andrew Maxwell will lead the panel and there will be time for some Q & A. I asked Andrew what he most hopes to learn tomorrow and he said, “I want to really find out their why and what legacy they hope to leave behind in this sport we all love.”

When we go to the panel interview here in a minute, it's going to start with Newton Running owner Jerry Lee.  He kicks off the panel with a quick plug for some new Newton models that are coming out later this year, which is news in itself.  The panel interview is about 40 minutes.  Enjoy.  Stay with us and don't miss the post interview discussions, news, race preparation tips and more.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. 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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview Discussion:

  • What kind of legacy do you want to leave?
  • Who do you want to hear more from?  Pease Bros?  Chris McDonald?  Crowie?  Andrea Ramos?

Video of the Week:

Danny Macaskill: Danny Daycare

 

"What's New in the 303":

  • Boulder Sunrise and Lake to Lake Triathlon
  • Two new podcasts on 303Radio - 303Radio

Endurance News:

  • Tulsa was one of four finalists for the endurance triathlon in 2020. Other finalists were Des Moines, Iowa; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Memphis, Tennessee.

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Brent and Kyle Pease, the first push-assist brother duo to complete the grueling IRONMAN World Championship and founders of The Kyle Pease Foundation, announce the upcoming release of Beyond the Finish, an inspiring memoir about brotherhood and relentless determination.
  • Carole Sharpl, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)
  • Will Murray on phobias and post traumatic stress.
  • Author Nige Tassell on the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds - Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon and the epic Tour de France of 1989

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player. 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.

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jun 16, 2019

Welcome:

Welcome to Episode #182 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals.  We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

Happy Father's Day weekend!  Bill and I are celebrating in the back yard with the barbecue going.  Want another beer, Bill?This is not that kind of Father's Day celebration.  That's what you are doing today we hope.  Today we celebrate the weekend with one a dad who was on the podium Ironman Boulder.  That's right, we have Izzy's dad what's his name?  Oh that's right, Timothy O'Donnell.  We are going to chat with TO about Ironman Boulder, his plans for prepping for Kona and how he hopes to be spending his Father's Day.

Thanks to last week's guest Sam Long and the pre race interview.  Sam predicted that Matt Hansen and TO would be two guys he needed a race plan for and both of those guys ended up on the podium of what we have billed the "Flatiron Wars".

 

Announcements:

  • Go to  MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
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  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • TO and Ironman Boulder
  • News and Discussion
  • What's New in the 303
  • Upcoming interviews

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces.  Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe.  The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit.  The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package.  Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount.  Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Timothy O’Donnell is one of the world’s most successful and experienced American long-course triathletes. As a professional, he has earned 50+ podium finishes including over 22 wins at major events throughout the world. Among the wins are nine Ironman 70.3 victories, three 140.6 wins, and six Armed Forces National Championships. At the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Timothy finished 4th in 2018, 6th in 2016, 3rd in 2015, and 5th in 2013, finishing as top American in 2013 & 2015.

O’Donnell’s sporting career began when he joined his first swim team at the age of five in Roseville, CA. He began to shine in the pool during his high school years while attending Wyoming Seminary Prep (SEM) in Kingston, Pennsylvania. At SEM O’Donnell was captain of the varsity swim team, set multiple school records and earned repeated district championships and all-state honors.

O’Donnell then attended the United States Naval Academy (BS Naval Architecture, 2003) where he swam on the Varsity team for two seasons before fully committing to the sport of triathlon. As a triathlete, O’Donnell led the Naval Academy Men’s Team to two US National Triathlon Championship titles. He attended UC Berkeley (MSEng Ocean Engineering, 2005) as a Navy Ensign during which time he won the 2003 U.S. Under-23 National Championships and his first of six consecutive Armed Forces Triathlon Championships.

In 2007 O’Donnell was assigned to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He earned spots on the US National Team and World Championships Team in 2007 and 2008,was the ITU Long Distance World Champion in 2009, and was named USAT’s Non-Drafting Triathlete of the Year in 2009, 2010, and 2015.

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Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience.  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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

 

Interview Discussion:

  • Re-plan training with Julie Dibens
  • On mass vs. wave start

 

Video of the Week:

Tim is Kona Qualified || Ironman Boulder

 

 

"What's New in the 303":

  • Boulder Sunrise and Lake to Lake Triathlon

 

Endurance News:

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Carole Sharp, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)
  • Will Murray on phobias and post traumatic stress.
  • Author Nige Tassell on the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds - Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon and the epic Tour de France of 1989
  • 303 Radio

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!  See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

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We hope you enjoyed today's show.  Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player.  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. 

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jun 9, 2019

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #181 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals.  We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

We have pro triathlete Sam Long talking about his wining streak and what's next.

 

Announcements:

  • Go to  MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

 

  • Sam Long interview and the IM Boulder shootout
  • Sam Long and Rinny winning in Victoria
  • Video of the Week
  • Book of the Month
  • Endurance Trivia
  • What's New in the 303
  • Upcoming interviews

 

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces.  Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe.  The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit.  The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package.  Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount.  Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Sam Long is a Boulder-based pro triathlete.  He is 23 years old, but has already completed 11 Ironman races.  He grew us as an avid skier and mountain bike rider.  In High School he found a love for endurance sports and turned pro shortly after doing his first Ironman at the age of 18.  He is one of the youngest pros on the Ironman circuit and we think he has a great career ahead of him.  Let's hear from Sam "Go" Long.

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience.  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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

 

Video of the Week:

 

"What's New in the 303":

  • Colorado Triathlon highlights and results
    • Matt had a good race.  He showed his fitness.  He made some good decisions and some areas of opportunity.  He also has some open water demons that need to be exorcised.  
    • Amy took 4 minutes off of last years sprint time.  2 minutes on the swim, 1 minute on the bike and 1 minute in transitions.  Run was a wash.
  • IM Boulder this weekend
    • Announcement
    • Dinner with the Pease Brothers
    • Mike Riley
    • Newton Running - andrea ramos, pease brothers;
      • ryan smoke and tri dat
    • UPR

 

Book of the Week:

  • Three Weeks Eight Seconds by Nage Tassel

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Timothy O'donnell to talk about the outcome of IMBoulder
  • Carole Sharp, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #___
  • Author Nige Tassell on the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds - Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon and the epic Tour de France of 1989

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!  See the milehighendurance sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

 

We hope you enjoyed today's show.  Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player.  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. 

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jun 2, 2019

What is the best way to recover from hard workouts?  Is it a recovery drink?  Massage?  Foam roller?  Is there a big difference between eating egg whites vs. chicken nuggets?  This week we are talking to Christie Aschwanden, author of the book "Good To Go - What the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery".

Welcome to Episode #180 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals.  We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

Last week we had Mikael Eriksson of Scientific Triathlon and "That Triathlon Podcast" on the science of determining lactate thresholds.  If you missed it, you can of course hear it on episode #179.

Announcements:

  • Go to  MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Good To Go
  • Sam Long uncorking at Chattanooga
  • Video of the Week
  • Endurance Trivia
  • What's New in the 303
  • Upcoming interviews

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces.  Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe.  The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit.  The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package.  Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount.  Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

A little over a month ago, I went t the Rocky Mountain Tri Club Author Night.  Christie Aschwanden and Alex Hutchinson did a presentation and then did book signings.  As I listened to Christie describe her book and her thoughts on the efficacy of products and services intended to aid with recovery, I was really intrigued.  I bought the book, started reading and knew this would be a great topic.  Listen, we all want the have the latest advantage and the fear of being left out.  If everyone else is using Endurox, I should be using Endurox.

The recovery market includes goods and services ranging from drinks, bars, and protein shakes to compression clothing, foam rollers, icepacks, cryotherapy, mass, laser therapy, electrical muscle stimulators, saunas, float tanks, meditation videos, sleep trackers, high tech pajamas, and of course beds.  Do these things work?  I'm I wasting my money?  My time?

Christie Aschwanden, author of "Good To Go - What the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery".  Christie is science writer for FiveThirtyEight. She is also health columnist for The Washington Post.   She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a former contributing writer for Bicycling.   A lifetime athlete, Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rossignol Nordic ski racing squad.  She was on the CU bicycle racing team.

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience.  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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.  Pre order now and your regular price of $399 is $299.  Add the MHE code and your price is $279. 

 

Endurance Trivia:

 

What is the most effective recovery modality

  1. Sleep
  2. Foam Rolling
  3. Protein shakes

 

Other

  1. On sleep - without question the single best mode of recovery.  Get 8 hours a night and everything will be alright.  Listen to Episode 118 with Dr Kirk Parsley.
  2. On anti-inflammatories - the book highlights studies and opinions that lean toward letting the bodies natural healing process take place and don't interfere.  If you have some swelling and pain, that's the body bringing building materials to repair damage via the blood stream.
  3. On Massage - 110 - Shona Halson, Australian recovery expert "there's no evidence to say that doing massage will clear lactate - it just doesn't exist"
  4. On Foam Rolling - p113 - The idea behind foam rollers is that they loosen the muscles and address adhesions that form between layers of fascia. 
    1. Do you need to be careful taking supplements and knowing what's in them?
    2. Are salt tablets needed?
    3. Clinical trials.gov
    4. Supplement 411
  5. On Supplements
  6. On Hydration - highlighting studies and evidence that drink to thirst is the best guide.  My recommendation, is find out what your body needs.  Keep a simple log that records temperature, effort, duration, fluid consumed, how you performed, how you felt.  If you want to get fancy add weight before, after, and specific gravity. 
    1. Generally leans toward there's no evidence it works.
  7. On Ice Baths

 

Video of the Week:

Race week || Ironman 70.3 Victoria

  • Prepping for Ironman 70.3 Victoria
  • I feel like both Rinny and TO are seasoned professionals that have integrated training, competing and family life. 

 

"What's New in the 303":

 

News

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • On 303Radio you will hear the interview with Justin Blalog on the film Shared Territory: Gravel Bike Across Iceland
  • Sam Long has confirmed our predictions that he was going to win at the pro level this year.  He took out the win at  Chattanooga 70.3.  He is racing Ironman 70.3 Victoria this weekend.  He is also racing IM Boulder.  This interview will publish the evening before IM Boulder.  We are going to hear which other pro men he is building a game plan for.
  • Author Nige Tassell on the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds - Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon and the epic Tour de France of 1989

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!  See the milehighendurance sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show.  Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player.  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. 

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

May 26, 2019

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #179 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals.  We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock.   Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

This week we have running coach Mikael Eriksson of Scientific Triathlon and "That Triathlon Podcast" show joining us to talk further about training zones.

As you'll recall, last week we had Andrew Simmons of Lifelong Endurance is joining us to talk about running coaching tips.  If you missed it, you can of course hear it on episode #178.

 

Announcements:

  • Go to  MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Scientific triathlon
  • Yokohama Highlights
  • Heather Jackson and Sam Long uncorking at Chattanooga
  • Video of the Week
  • Endurance Trivia
  • What's New in the 303
  • Upcoming interviews

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces.  Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe.  The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit.  The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package.  Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount.  Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction 

Mikael Ericsson is the head coach at Scientific Triathlon and host of the That Triathlon Podcast.  Studied engineering in Helsinki, Finland.  Found his way to Lisbon, Portugal to establish himself as a coach.  Mikael takes a science based approach to his coaching and it shows up in his podcast based on the topics and guests he brings on.  I recently heard a pretty good interview he had with the folks and CU Sports Medicine and Performance on the Nike Vaperfly and studying the true efficiency gains from the shoes.  

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience 

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience.  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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save $20off the regular price of $399. 

 

Post Interview Discussion

  • Mikael
    • Bon Jovi
    • Two thresholds
      • Below first vt they stay level and stable (easy, 1 and 2)
      • Between first and second threshold, lactate levels start to increase, but if you stay at a steady pace, the LT will stabilize and not increase (moderate)  at the higher end you could be doing hard work; this is also sweet spot just below the 2nd threshold
      • Above 2nd threshold; at a steady pace the lactate increases and continues to accumulate
    • 45-70 minutes at 2nd threshold
  • Yokohama - US Women Sweep podium https://303triathlon.com/podium-sweep-in-yokohama-highlights-great-weekend-for-usa-triathlon/
    • Three Americans on the podium and a third straight World Triathlon Series (WTS) victory for Katie Zaferes (Santa Cruz, Calif.) made it an incredible weekend for the USA Triathlon women in Yokohama. Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.) earned silver for the second WTS medal of her career, while Taylor Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.) continued her impressive 2019 season with a bronze medal to help the red, white and blue round out the podium. It was the fourth U.S. podium sweep in ITU World Triathlon Series history and the first since 2016.
  • Sam Long and Heather Jackson take out Chattanooga 70.3 http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/chattanooga/results.aspx#axzz5oo6oyEqW

 

Video of the Week:

2019 WTS Yokohama Women's Highlights

 

Endurance Trivia:

  1. What are the two official languages of Finland?
    1. Finish and English
    2. Swedish and English
    3. Finish and Swedish
  2. How many lactate thresholds are there according to Mikael
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
  3. How many zones did Mikael break the continuum into
    1. 3
    2. 5
    3. 7
  4. What is the zone that variations of pace do not influence LT concentration
    1. Below 1st threshold
    2. Between 1st and 2nd
    3. Above 2nd

 

"What's New in the 303":

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • On 303Radio you will hear the interview with Justin Blalog on the film Shared Territory: Gravel Bike Across Iceland
  • Christie Aschwanden, author of "Good To Go".  Christie Aschwanden is science writer for FiveThirtyEight. She is also health columnist for The Washington Post.   She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a former contributing writer for Bicycling.   A lifetime athlete, Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rossignol Nordic ski racing squad.  She was on the CU bicycle racing team along with Tyler Hamilton back in the day as well.
  • Sam Long has confirmed our predictions that he was going to win at the pro level this year.  He took out the win at  Chattanooga 70.3 with a 14th place swim, 1st bike and 1st run with times as follows
  • http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/chattanooga/results.aspx?rd=20190519&race=chattanooga70.3&bidid=74&detail=1#axzz5oo6oyEqW
  •   https://www.triathlete.com/2019/05/news/podium-pro-20-questions-with-sam-long_376296
  • Author Nige Tassell on the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds - Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon and the epic Tour de France of 1989

If there are any questions that you want to have asked of these amazing guests, DM on social media or email me at rich@milehighendurance.com.  Tell us your question and who it's for and we'll include it in the interview. 

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!  See the milehighendurance sponsors page.

 

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show.  Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player.  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. 

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

May 19, 2019

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #178 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals.  We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock.   Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

This week we have running coach Andrew Simmons of Lifelong Endurance is joining us to talk about running coaching tips.  Andrew wrote an article Training in the Grey Zone: How to Avoid the Zone 3 Plateau that is published in TrainingPeaks. 

We hope you enjoyed last week's Mothers Day special and the interview with professional triathlete, Meredith Kessler.  If you missed it, you can of course hear it on episode #177.

 

Announcements:

  • Go to  MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Andrew Simmons of Lifelong Endurance
  • Video of the Week
  • Endurance Trivia
  • What's New in the 303
  • Upcoming interviews

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces.  Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe.  The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit.  The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package.  Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount.  Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Andrew Simmons is a running coach in Denver, Colorado. Andrew works with athletes of all abilities and works with youth to adult athletes. Andrew coaches distance running and works with 5K – Ultra Marathon athletes. You can find his work all across the web from opinions on the Lifelong Endurance blog to training articles on the TrainingPeaks Blog.

Andrew  has been a competitive Marathon and Half Marathon Runner for the better part of a decade. Andrew started his competitive career originally in triathlon. His transition to competitive sports wasn’t so simple; the thought of a running a mile was daunting with the additional 70 lbs. on his frame. After finding a flyer for a triathlon in a local bike shop, he decided to take on a challenge that would change him significantly. Andrew has continued to push his limits, completing 30+ Marathons, 25+ Half Marathons and 35+ Triathlons, including the 2011 Louisville Ironman. 

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience.  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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.  Pre order now and your regular price of $399 is $299.  Add the MHE code and your price is $279. 

 

Post Interview Discussion

 

Video of the Week:

World Records @ Boulder Seltzer Mile 2.0

  

Endurance Trivia:

  1. The "grey" zone in the article Training in the Grey Zone" is referring to a zone 3 in a chart of:
    1. 3 zones
    2. 4 zones
    3. 5 zones
    4. 7 zones
    1. 1 zones
    2. 2 zones
    3. 4 zones
    4. 5 zones
  2. An easy hour in Zone __ will always provide a better benefit than a moderately hard Zone 3 effort for that same hour.

You want to create a schedule that allows you to run easy days in Zone 2 to illicit a recovery response, increase aerobic capacity, and increase fatty acid usage. The latter is a major benefit of Zone 2 running, true aerobic running will make you a better fat burner. Zone 3 running will leave you burning a mixture of carbs and fat, never making you super efficient at being a carb burner or fat burner!

 

"What's New in the 303":

https://303triathlon.com/kara-goucher-nearly-collides-with-mountain-lion-on-morning-training-run/

Goucher set out around 8:45 a.m. local time on Monday, May 6, toward the trail systems west of Boulder. As she passed alongside a parked truck outside a residential construction site on Sunshine Canyon Drive—still a Boulder road, not a trail—a mountain lion sprinted across the front of the vehicle. The two were inches away when they saw each other, Goucher told Runner’s World.

https://303cycling.com/how-we-talk-about-drivers-hitting-cyclists/

“a perfect day to ride,” she says—and the 46-year-old triathlete was travelling east on Nelson Road, a straight, treeless rural route roughly nine miles north of town. After signaling with her arm, she started to turn left onto North 65th Avenue, a quiet stretch of pavement where she would be able to worry less about traffic. She never made it.

Midturn, “I bounced off the grill of a brand-new Ford F-150,” she recalled. “I flew through the air and landed on the westbound shoulder.” According to a story that ran later that day in the local newspaper, the Boulder Daily Camera, Willerton made her turn in front of the driver, Stephen Gray, then 62, who was traveling in the same direction and hit her from behind. Willerton never lost consciousness, but she suffered six broken ribs, a triple pelvic fracture, chipped teeth, and a collapsed lung, among other injuries.

 

Upcoming Interviews: 

  • On 303Radio you will hear the interview with Justin Blalog on the film Shared Territory: Gravel Bike Across Iceland
  • Debbie Potts, host of The Whole Athlete Podcast has published her most recent episode on chronic stress and performance.  I was honored to be a guest on her podcast an recommend you check our discussion about the causes, signs and affects of chronic stress.
  • Coach Mikael Eriksson of Scientific Triathlon and "That Triathlon Show" podcast is joining us about training zones and how to make sure they are accurate and current.  With the context of the training (energy zones) we are going to talk about the importance of training volume in different training zones to achieve the right progressive overload and adaptations, and the many issues that can come from not executing the right training.
  • Christie Aschwanden, author of "Good To Go".  Christie Aschwanden is science writer for FiveThirtyEight. She is also health columnist for The Washington Post.   She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a former contributing writer for Bicycling.   A lifetime athlete, Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rossignol Nordic ski racing squad.  She was on the CU bicycle racing team along with Tyler Hamilton back in the day as well.
  • Author Nige Tassell on the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds - Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon and the epic Tour de France of 1989

If there are any questions that you want to have asked of these amazing guests, DM on social media or email me at rich@milehighendurance.com.  Tell us your question and who it's for and we'll include it in the interview. 

 

Closing:

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May 12, 2019

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #177 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals.  We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock.   Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

This is our Mothers Day special and we've decided to dedicate today's show to mothers everywhere.  We know there are a lot of mothers that listen to the show and we want to take an episode to honor you for all that you juggle and sacrifice.  If you are not a mother, we know you have one.  Forward this episode to Mom and tell the Rich and Bill wish them a special day! go thank your mother!  In honor of Mothers Day we've decided to share a relatively recent interview we did with one of our favorite mom pro triathletes, Meredith Kessler.  Our planned guest, coach Andrew Simmons of Lifelong Endurance coaching will be on next week's show to talk about running and training tips.

 

Thanks to last week's guests Tyler Hamilton and Jim Capra.  We talked to Tyler and Jim about Tyler Hamilton Training and their very individualized approach to cycling coaching.

 

 

Announcements:

 

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  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

 

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

 

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In Today's Show:

 

  • Andrew Simmons of Lifelong Endurance
  • Video of the Week
  • Training Discussion/Debate
  • Articles
  • News
  • Rocky Mountain Tri Club Book Signing with Alex Hutchinson and Christie Aschwanden
  • Upcoming interviews

 

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

 

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Interview Introduction:

 

About the interview. 

 

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

 

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience.  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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.  Pre order now and your regular price of $399 is $299.  Add the MHE code and your price is $279. 

 

 

Post Interview Discussion

 

  • Comments about the MK interview
  • Other moms to recognize

 

 

Video of the Week:

Meredith Kessler on racing as a mom at Ironman Arizona in November 2018.

https://www.azcentral.com/videos/sports/2018/11/16/3-time-ironman-arizona-champion-meredith-kessler/2030020002/

 

Rinny April 2018 and her first race after having Izzy

My first Triathlon Post Baby - Ironman 70.3 Texas || Episode 3

 

 

 

Endurance Trivia:

How many weeks after giving birth to Archie, did Rachel Joyce take to do more than walk?

  1. 2 weeks
  2. 4 weeks
  3. 6 weeks
  4. 8 weeks

https://www.triathlete.com/2017/01/training/world-champs-advice-training-pregnancy_297531

 

 

"What's New in the 303":

https://303triathlon.com/why-now-is-time-for-youth-triathlon/

 

 

Other News:

 

https://www.cheekytummy.com/blog/11-fitness-tips-new-moms/

https://www.coeursports.com/blogs/latest/baby-onboard

 

Upcoming Interviews:

 

  • Running coach Andrew Simmons of Lifelong Endurance is joining us to talk about running coaching tips.  We can add coach Andrew to the long list of coaches who advocate lots of base work and some high end intensity.  His TrainingPeaks article Training in the Grey Zone: How to Avoid the Zone 3 Plateau is a read recommendation, but we are going to talk about it on the show.
  • Coach Mikael Eriksson of Scientific Triathlon and "That Triathlon Show" podcast is joining us about training zones and how to make sure they are accurate and current.  With the context of the training (energy zones) we are going to talk about the importance of training volume in different training zones to achieve the right progressive overload and adaptations, and the many issues that can come from not executing the right training.
  • Christie Aschwanden, author of "Good To Go".  Christie Aschwanden is science writer for FiveThirtyEight. She is also health columnist for The Washington Post.   She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a former contributing writer for Bicycling.  She is co-host of EMERGING FORM, a podcast about the creative process. Aschwanden has a blog called "Last Word on Nothing".  A lifetime athlete, Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rossignol Nordic ski racing squad. She lives with her husband and numerous animals on a small winery and farm in western Colorado. (Read more about how she found her place in this Oprah Magazine essay.) In her spare time, she enjoys trail running, bicycling, skiing, reading novels, digging in the garden and raising heritage poultry.
  • Justin Blalog - Film Shared Territory: Gravel Bike Across Iceland

 

 

If there are any questions that you want to have asked of these amazing guests, DM on social media or email me at rich@milehighendurance.com.  Tell us your question and who it's for and we'll include it in the interview.  If you would like to remain anonymous, explain that or we'll give you credit for the question during the interview.  Eg, "this questions from listener, John Doe.

 

 

Closing:

 

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!  See the milehighendurance sponsors page.

 

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

 

We hope you enjoyed today's show.  Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player.  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. 

 

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

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