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Mile High Endurance Podcast

Mile High Endurance is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Tri podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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Sep 17, 2017

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

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

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

Discussion Topics:

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

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

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

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

 

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

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

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

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

Sep 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 2, 2017

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

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

Coaching discussion topic - tapering and cramps

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Aug 27, 2017

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

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

Discussion topics:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Aug 20, 2017

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

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

Discussion topics:

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

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

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

 

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Aug 13, 2017

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

Our topics today include:

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

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

iscussion Topics:

Boulder 70.3

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

Boulder Camera article on business impacts of Boulder 70.3

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

Ryan Muncy photo only

Todd Plymale-Mallory - photos, social media & stories

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

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

USAT National Championship in Omaha

Press Release on CEO of USAT, Rocky Harris

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

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

Formal announcement of 3 open athlete coaching slots

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

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 6, 2017

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

Increase your open water comfort level

But what if? Overcoming fear of triathlon

How not to be embarrassed at your first triathlon

In our discussion today we'll also discuss:

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

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

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

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jul 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tri Boulder Summary

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

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

Let's get into the interview with Barry Siff.

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

 

Discussion 

 

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Barry Siff
  • Will Murray
  • Rebekah Keat

 

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

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

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

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

Jul 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

 

Monday, July 17: Swim Day

Tuesday, July 18: Bike Day

Wednesday, July 19: Run Day

Thursday, July 20: Recovery Day

Friday, July 21: Member Appreciation Day

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Let's get into the interview with Ken Axford.

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

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

  • Chi Running and ground contact
  • Transitions and transition clinic

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Barry Siff
  • Will Murray

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

  • I know some of you have used the Total Immersion discount code and have taken advantage of the Total Immersions self-coaching programs.  If you have not, let me tell you about what you get:
    • Effortless endurance for 49.99
    • Freestyle mastery for 59.99
    • Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart.
  • I haven't mentioned how my Rudy helmet and glasses are performing.  The helmet is extremely light weight and comfortable.
    • The mesh lining makes it very comfortable
    • Glass garage to keep your very nice Rudy Project glasses secure
      • Useful when I'm climbing and working up a swea
      • Great for transition area
    • Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items at Rudy Project.
  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  It gives you a lot more tools  to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP MHE 30

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

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

 

Jul 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Jul 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Jul 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 25, 2017

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Jun 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jun 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Health IQ

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

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

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

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

David Deschenes, Executive Director of Ironman Foundation

Pete Alfino, Owner of Mile High Multisport

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

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

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

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

Jun 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 28, 2017

Welcome to Episode #75 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance in the Mile High city.  

We have full, and perhaps unwieldy, agenda today.  There is a lot of triathlon action going on this time of year.  Let's get into some updates from the two best podcast co-hosts in the biz, Khem and Bill.

Bill, what's new with you?

  • Bill's updates
  • Kona plans?  What are we doing about lodging at Kona
  • Velorama

Khem, you had a busy week with some work travel - how are you feeling this morning?

  • Khem's updates
  • Primal Expo

 Rich's updates:

  • Thanks again to last week's guest, George Cespedes of Tri Animals and director of the Aquaman swim and run series here locally.  If you are in the front range area, you should check out https://www.trianimalendurance.com/races to check out the details of this race series.  The series is June 20 to August 1.  There are 9 different race packages to choose from https://www.racedirectorsolutions.com/EventRegistration/Registration/2924
  • Coaching certification exam
    • 75 multiple choice questions
    • Which of the following are not specific challenges that cycling and swim training present to the run component of triathlon?
      • The triathlete needs not combat gravity in either the swim or bike portion of the sport, but the environment is totally unsupported in running. 
      • Neither the swim or cycling legs of the sport are maximal efforts.
      • None of the above
      • A and B
    • 10  Short answer -
      • Describe what nutrition periodization is and why it is important to factor into an athlete's training program. 
      • List and describe five factors that contribute to an act of negligence.
        • Ignorance of the Rules - Ignorance of the rules is not an acceptable basis on which decisions should be made. It is vitally important to the success of any sporting event that all parties involved know the rules.
        • Ignoring the Rules - Ignoring the rules under which a sporting event is to be conducted is to ignore safety. USA Triathlon has a specific set of rules designed to ensure the safety of participants and spectators of the sport. USA Triathlon’s number one priority is to ensure the safety of all of those involved in the sport of triathlon. To ignore these rules not only subjects participants to potential harm, but it also exposes the coach to a great deal of liability.
        • Failure to Act - The success of any sporting event is dependent upon the people coaching or directing the event to respond quickly to problems and act in a proactive manner rather than a reactive manner. Unfortunately, too many coaches tend to react after a tragedy or serious injury has occurred. They react to crisis when prevention is really the key. 
        • Money - Insufficient funds to properly conduct a safe environment often prevents action. The lack of funds or the unwillingness to spend money leads to:
          • Reduction in safety and services
          • Lack of training or hiring of competent personnel
          • Unsafe equipment
          • Inadequate inspection and maintenance of equipment
        • Failure to Warn - Courts place a great deal of duty on the coaches to warn athletes of any potential hazards associated with the sport. Knowing conditions of the facility and making these conditions known to the participants prior to the event are essential for coaches. Failure to warn of hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions, especially when known, is the number one factor leading to large monetary damages being awarded to injured athletes.
      • Four weeks of training plan using a specific athlete scenario
  • Triathlon IQ Partnership -  https://u.healthiq.com/quiz/triathlon-iq
    • I mentioned this a few weeks ago.  I had a change to submit a question for the quiz.  As it turns out they included me in the triathlon quiz
    • How the quiz works
    • They are making donations for each quiz taken.  For the first 25 people, they will make a $5 donation to the charity of my choice.  Thereafter they will donate $1 for every quiz taken up to $200
    • This is a pilot, so they've capped it at $200
    • Let me tell you about the charity I've picked is https://www.crowdrise.com/women-for-tri-2017/fundraiser/jamietwedt
  • Our planned interview this week is with friend Jamie Twedt.  The interview this week is an inspirational story.  We are going to talk about her journey to this year's Ironman World Championship in Kona.  I promise you that her story will have you cheering for her this October.  We are trying to get Susan MacNamee and/or Rachel Joyce from Women For Tri to talk about their mission the state of the Women For Tri organization.

Wow.  I know Jamie's story and I've witnessed it for years.  I hear her summarize it and I'm still blown away.  If you want to support Jamie.  Please go to the Mile High Endurance website.  Right on the landing page is where you see the current and upcoming interviews.  You'll see the pictures of Jamie and Dawn, the Women for Tri logo, and Rachel Joyce.  In the caption below, there is a link to the crowdrise page for Jamie and Women for Tri.  As of this morning she had 6310 and she needs to get to $40,000.  The picture of Jamie has a hyperlink to her Facebook page, the picture of Women for Tri has a hyperlink to Women for Tri's website, and of course Rachel Joyce's picture will take you to Rachel's site.

There is also a logo for Health IQ right next to the caption on Jamie, Rachel and Women for Tri.  If you click that logo, it will take you to the Health IQ Triathlon quiz.  Whether you make a donation through crowdrise or not, this is a great way to give Jamie another $200 toward her goal.  Please take a few minutes, go to milehighenduarnce.com and then click on the Health IQ logo and boom!

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Ken Axford to talk about the 4th Discipline course
  • Melissa Mantak on training load and nutrition
  • Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Inigo San Milan soon

 

Thank supporters of the show.

Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. 

Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to help you swim fast and easier.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's making a huge difference and recommend you check it out.

Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.

Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  It gives you a lot more tools  to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.  Oh, and don't forget to take the Health IQ Quiz.  There is a link on the website

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

 

May 21, 2017

Welcome to Episode #74 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance in the Mile High city.  

Thanks again to last week's guest, pro triathlete, TJ Tollakson for joining us to talk about Halo Neuroscience, Dimond Bikes and Ruster Sports bike cases. 

Our interview this week is with George Cespedes of Tri Animals and director of the Aquaman swim and run series here locally.  Tri Animals as you will hear is a national community of athletes.  We'll talk about what that means and lots about the options and features of the Aquaman race formats.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Surprise guest next week.  I am sitting on a very inspirational scoop that we will announce next week.
  • Ken Axford to talk about the 4th Discipline course
  • Melissa Mantak on training load and nutrition
  • Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Inigo San Milan next week

Thank supporters of the show.

Halo Neuroscience makes the Halo Sport.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. 

Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to examine your swim stroke from the ground up.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's making a huge difference for me and recommend you check it out.

Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.

Give TrainingPeaks Premium account to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP

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

We want to know what you thought of the show as well.   Please take a 1 minute to give us a review.

Please go out to iTunes and read the show or read the episode. It's a really easy process.

  1. First launch apples podcast app
  2. tap the search tab
  3. under the name of the podcast you want to rate. Of course that's mile high endurance.
  4. tap the blue search key at the bottom right.
  5. tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. tap the reviews tab.
  7. tap write a review at the bottom

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

May 14, 2017

Welcome to Episode #73 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. 

Our interview this week is with TJ Tollakson who everyone knows is a well know pro triathlete and founder of both Dimond Bikes and Ruster Sports Bike Cases.  The main topic of our interview is how TJ used the Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience to rehab quickly from a knee injury.  He'll take us through the science and the results he's seeing from the Halo Sport.  We of course, will get into his race schedule, Dimond bikes and Ruster cases.  

We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance in the Mile High city.  

Thanks again to last week's guest Charley Perez to tell us about the Rocky Mountain Tri Club last week and share some advice for coaches. 

Of course let's catch up with the most talented co-hosts in the triathlon podcast space, coach Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock

Thank sponsors of the show.  Discounts page.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • George Cespedes on Tri Animal Aquaman Series.  Races starting June 20th and then going weekly into August
  • Hoping to get Ken Axford to talk about the 4th Discipline course
  • Ken Axford and Melissa Mantak are teaching the bulk of the content, so I'm hoping to line them both up for interviews.
  • I'll be back in touch with Inigo San Milan next week

Next week is the USAT training, so we'll hopefully have some discussion about that as well as some potential new interview candidates.

We hope you are enjoying the show.  Please let our guest, Charley Perez, know how much you appreciate Charley's time by shooting him an email or posting on the Rocky Mountain Tri Club Facebook page.

We want to know what you thought of the show as well.   Please take a 1 minute to do the following.

Please go out to iTunes and read the show or read the episode. It's a really easy process.

  1. First launch apples podcast app
  2. tap the search tab
  3. under the name of the podcast you want to rate. Of course that's mile high endurance.
  4. tap the blue search key at the bottom right.
  5. tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. tap the reviews tab.
  7. tap write a review at the bottom

Check out the Mile High Endurance website at milehighendurance.com for more on upcoming interviews, past interviews, resources, blog, about the show, and discounts.  

Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

May 6, 2017

Welcome to Episode #72 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Our interview this week is with Charley Perez of Rocky Mountain Tri Club.  Charley is an adored member of the triathlon community and we're excited to have him talk about his background and the Rocky Mountain Tri Club.  Khem helped get Charley lined up for the interview which we are going to do a little later on today.

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

  • Follow up on the question about SWOLF scores and using Garmin with Tempo Trainer.
  • SafeSport for USAT coaching
    • Generally about protecting athletes
    • Awareness of athlete abuse types (mental, physical and sexual)
    • Making sure athletes train in a safe environment
    • It's good training and awareness.  As a parent of high school age girls, this was particularly eye opening
  • Cleo Kirkland at "Health IQ" doing a survey of various people in the Triathlon industry asking them to submit questions for a piece they are doing
  • Pulling together "Did you know" FACT questions that Siri Lindley is helping to judge submissions.
  • Discussion topic - What is the point of training sessions that train multiple energy zones?  When are they appropriate?

 

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • TJ Tollakson on Halo, Ruster and Dimond
  • George Cespedes on Tri Animal Aquaman Series.  Races starting June 20th and then going weekly into August
  • In touch with Inigo San Milan

Next week is the USAT training, so we'll hopefully have some discussion about that as well as some potential new interview candidates.

We hope you are enjoying the show.  Please let our guest, Charley Perez, know how much you appreciate Charley's time by shooting him an email or posting on the Rocky Mountain Tri Club Facebook page.

We want to know what you thought of the show as well.   Please take a 1 minute to do the following.

Please go out to iTunes and read the show or read the episode. It's a really easy process.

  1. First launch apples podcast app
  2. tap the search tab
  3. under the name of the podcast you want to rate. Of course that's mile high endurance.
  4. tap the blue search key at the bottom right.
  5. tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. tap the reviews tab.
  7. tap write a review at the bottom

Check out the Mile High Endurance website at www.milehighendurance.com for more on upcoming interviews, past interviews, resources, blog, about the show, and discounts.   

Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Apr 30, 2017

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

We're your hosts Rich Soares and Bill Plock and we're glad you are back with us for another weekend endurance in the Mile High city.   Khem has the week off because she is moving.  As Bill likes to say, Terry is the John Wooden of Swimming.  Speaking of Bill, how's it going my friend?

Let's do some updates:

  • Bill - Sea Otter
  • Bill - 303 Articles and News
  • Rich - Thank Dr. Jason Karp
    • 303 web page
    • The book Run Your Fat Off, but also The Inner Runner
    • Defining metabolic efficiency
      • How much ATP can be produced for a given amount of substrate (fuel)
      • Training of the muscles to be metabolically efficient by increasing mitochondrial density
  • Rich - Level 1 Coach Training May 12 and 13th
    • May Race The 4th Discipline of Triathlon
    • Transition training
    • Ken Axford, Level 2 coach  Peak Multisport
  • Rich - Training, racing and life in May
    • Usher Sundays
    • USAT course May 12-13
    • Family arriving May 15
    • Lauren's Graduation on May 17
    • Family leaving May 20
    • Colfax Half is May 21
  • Do we talk about the Jordan Rapp and Dimond kerfuffle here or in the wrap up?
    • Slow twitch article and lawsuit
    • TJ is an upcoming guest, and I did not know about this story until Bill brought it to my attention

 Alright, let's get into our interview with Terri Laughlin.  If you are listening to this and you are at your laptop or sitting on the couch with your phone, go to http://www.totalimmersion.net/blog/  from the main page go to Community and then Blog.  Click on the article "What's your best stroke rate?" and follow along.  If you are riding your bike, running or driving, don't go to the website now - go read it later.

I also recommend you read the "Green Zone" chart either while listening to the interview or later.  I'll put a link in the show notes and on the website on the Resources page.  It's in the swimming section and has a  ***NEW*** next to it.  It is a link to the Total Immersion Store and the chart is a $0 charge item.  You check out and you'll get the PDF emailed to you the instance you place your no charge order.

I would love to go to one of those clinics.  The self-coaching courses are really good, so I can only imagine how good the clinics would be and how cool I would be to do it in Mauritius or Penticton.   Check out the Clinics on the TI website.  While you are there, go check out the other Free Items and the non-free items in the Store.  Also, check out the other blog articles while you are there.

Received my tempo trainer in the mail in the afternoon after my interview with Terry.  I'm looking forward to giving it a crack this weekend at the pool.  It has a number of modes.

I can honestly say that TI is really working for me.  I'm not a fast swimmer and because my legs sink, I have historically worked really hard when I swim.  I have been working at TI drills and focuses for a couple of months now and I really do hit that sweet spot where swimming becomes pretty effortless, at least relative to my historical experience.  My struggle is every time I start falling behind or really pushing in a group swim, I start to lose my balance in the water and my legs sink and I stop bilateral breathing. 

So I keep working at it.

 

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Charley Perez of Rocky Mountain Tri Club - inclusiveness?
  • TJ Tollakson on Halo, Ruster and Dimond
  • George Cespedes on Tri Animal Aquaman Series.  Races starting June 20th and then going weekly into August

We hope you are enjoying the show.  Please let our guest, Terry Laughlin, know how much you appreciate Terry's time by shooting him an email or posting on the Total Immersion Facebook page.

We want to know what you thought of the show as well.   Please take a 1 minute to do the following. 

Please go out to iTunes and read the show or read the episode. It's a really easy process.

  1. First launch apples podcast app
  2. tap the search tab
  3. under the name of the podcast you want to rate. Of course that's mile high endurance.
  4. tap the blue search key at the bottom right.
  5. tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. tap the reviews tab.
  7. tap write a review at the bottom

Check out the Mile High Endurance website at milehighendurance.com for more on upcoming interviews, past interviews, resources, blog, about the show, and discounts.  

Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Apr 23, 2017

Welcome to Episode #70 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. 

Our interview this week is with dr. Jason Karp,  author of "run your fat off" and half a dozen other publications including the inner runner.  In addition to writing books Dr. Karp is also the owner of Run-fit.com, he coaches, has a certification program called revolution running  and does seminars and presentations and has coaching clinics and coaching services.

We're your hosts Rich Soares and Khem Suthiwan and we're glad you are back with us for another weekend endurance in the Mile High city.   Bill has the week off because he is at Sea Otter.  More on that in a bit.

Before we go there, let's catch up with coach Khem Suthiwan. How's it going Khem?

Let's do some updates:

Khem

  • Charley Perez
  • 303 Triathlon
    • 2017 collegiate in high school national championships
    • Try coach Tuesday. Five questions to ask when buying a mountain bike
    • Boulder Roubaix video on 303 triathlons website

Rich

  • Let's thank Scott Thigpen for joining us last week letting us interview him about his book trail magic and also talking to us about the amazing experience of ride the divide
  • Bill is at Sea Otter, which is a 3 day festival of bike racing in Monterey California.  Racing include, MTB, Road, Cyclocross, Gran Fondos and tours.  As we are recording, they should be doing the Circuit Race Masters Mens Cat 1 2 and 3; Downhill Cat 1; Pump Park International Qualifying, Dual Slalom, Road Race Cat 4 Men
  • I receive my Rudy project delivery this week - do the "out of the box" experience
  • Dr Steve Robbins on diversity and inclusion and the biological importance of being part of a tribe. 
  • His field is the intersection of psychology and sociology; neuroscience and how the brain reacts when we experience new things.  For example, what parts of the brain are stimulated when someone is left out of a group. 
  • He also talked about how our brains absorb and create mental models and we talked a lot about how the brain learns.  We got off onto some other examples including sports.  He used a golf swing as an example and talked about "muscle memory" which is really learning, which is really a neural connection that gets bound by a sheath that gets stronger and stronger through repetition.
  • I caught up with him after is presentation and we talked more about how neural development and learning apply to golf and other skill sports.  He explained exactly what is going on when a singer forgets the line of a song or an athlete duffs a free throw.  We talked about the importance of sleep and more.  He has given me some books to ready and expect more on this at a future time.

Alright, let's get into our interview with Dr. Jason Karp. As I mentioned at the beginning of the intro the focus of today's interview is going to be on his new book run your fat off. This book is really kind of a look or examination at the equation of how diet and running affect our overall weight management.  We get into a number of other topics including injury prevention, we examine what it means to be "metabolically efficient", and a bunch of other topics. 

Probably the question I was most concerned about asking was metabolic efficiency.  It turned out that my favorite part of the interview was the discussion around the definition of metabolic efficiency.

How much ATP can be produced for a given amount of substrate (fuel).  Training of the muscles to be metabolically efficient by increasing mitochondrial density.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Charley Perez of Rocky Mountain Tri Club - inclusiveness?
  • TJ Tollakson on Halo, Ruster and Dimond
  • George Cespedes on Tri Animal Aquaman Series.  Races starting June 20th and then going weekly into August
  • We're also in touch with TYR to see if we can get them on to talk about the latest in wetsuit technology and how to get into the right suit

It's at this point in the show that I would usually ask you to share your feedback. As I ask for feedback I really want you to know why am asking for feedback. It's extremely important that this podcast be a valuable tool for the listener and I want to know which episodes hit the mark and which ones do not. What I hope to do overtime is get better at selecting the topics that you want to hear about and interviewing guest that you want to hear from.  Getting your feedback will help guide the direction of the show.

I also really want to get some ratings out there on iTunes, so I'd like to ask you to please take 2 minutes to do the following.

Please go out to iTunes and read the show or read the episode. It's a really easy process.

  1. First launch apples podcast app
  2. tap the search tab
  3. under the name of the podcast you want to rate. Of course that's mile high endurance.
  4. tap the blue search key at the bottom right.
  5. tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. tap the reviews tab.
  7. tap write a review at the bottom

Check out the Mile High Endurance website at milehighendurance.com for more on upcoming interviews, past interviews, resources, blog, about the show, and discounts.  

Regardless of your athletic background, anyone and everyone who has a curiosity to learn and grow in endurance sports is welcome and included in the Mile High Endurance Tribe! 

We cover a wide variety of topics and a variety of disciplines from week to week.  We hope that every week is interesting, and I'm super excited about this week's guest. 

Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

 

Apr 16, 2017

Welcome to Episode #69 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Our interview this week is with Scott Thigpen, author of "Trail Magic - And the Art of Soft Pedaling".  Scott completed Ride the Divide in 2014.  He tells the story of his experience with in the book and tells his story to Khem and I in "the interview" this week.

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

Let us know you like the content by following the Podcast on Facebook at MileHighEndurance and Twitter at @milehighpodcast.

Be sure to check out:

  • Trail Magic
  • Ride the Divide

Check out the Mile High Endurance website and milehighendurance.com for more on upcoming interviews, past interviews, resources, blog, about the show, and discounts.  

Let's talk briefly about next week's interview with Dr. Jason Karp, author of the Run Your Fat Off and The Inner Runner.

Thanks again for joining us this week.  If this was your first time listening, we hope you enjoyed and will join us next week.  Don't forget to join us next week!

Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

Apr 9, 2017

Welcome to Episode #68 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. Our interview this week is with Barry Siff, President of the Board for USAT, ITU Executive Board member with us this weekend.  We will be catching up where we left off which was just prior to the Rio games.  We'll also be talking about USAT strategy, the ITU/Ironman Cooperative announced in January and about USAT coaching programs and resources. Be sure to check out more at TeamUSA.org/USA-Triathlon

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

Let us know you like the content by following the Podcast on Facebook at MileHighEndurance and Twitter at @milehighpodcast.  

Check out the Mile High Endurance website and milehighendurance.com for more on upcoming interviews, past interviews, resources, blog, about the show, and discounts.  

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Scott Thigpen - author of the book "Trail Magic" which is about his experience with the Ride the Divide.  Scott, I am enjoying the book.  I just have about four books on my nightstand at the moment, but we are going to get you on soon.
  • Dr. Jason Karp, author of the Inner Runner
  • We have our next Neural Development and Endurance Sport panel planning meeting next week.  We have some experts already and looking for couple of additional key perspectives to fill on the panel.

 

Thanks for again for joining us this week.  If this was your first time listening, we hope you enjoyed and will join us next week.  Don't forget to join us next week!

Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

Apr 2, 2017

Welcome to Episode #67 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Our show guests are Phil Whitehead (race director of The Lakesman Tri in Cumbria UK) and retired pro and active coach Mary Beth Ellis (aka the Honey Badger) on the show with us this weekend. 

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

Let us know you like the content by following the Podcast on Facebook at MileHighEndurance and Twitter at @milehighpodcast.

Be sure to check out The Lakesman Tri at www.thelakesman.com

Check out the Mile High Endurance website and milehighendurance.com for more on upcoming interviews, past interviews, resources, blog, about the show, and discounts.  

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Scott Thigpen - author of the book "Trail Magic" which is about his experience with the Ride the Divide.  Scott, I am enjoying the book.  I just have about four books on my nightstand at the moment, but we are going to get you on soon.
  • Barry Siff
  • Dr. Jason Karp, author of the Inner Runner
  • We have our next Neural Development and Endurance Sport panel planning meeting next week.  We have some experts already and looking for couple of additional key perspectives to fill on the panel.

Thanks for again for joining us this week.  If this was your first time listening, we hope you enjoyed and will join us next week.  Don't forget to join us next week!

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