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Mile High Endurance is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Tri podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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Dec 24, 2017

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #105 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 and Bill Plock and we are glad you are joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.  Khem is on her way to Thailand and then to Nepal to hike to Everest base camp.  We wish her safe travels.

Hope you enjoyed the new intro music.  That was Little Stereo by the Teddybears.

Merry Christmas to our listeners - we have an excellent interview as our gift to you this weekend!  We have ultra and adventure racer Travis Macy who is the author of The Ultra Mindset: an endurance champion's 8 core principles for success in business, sports and life. 

Health IQ

Our show today is sponsored by Health IQ.  Triathletes like you can get special rate life insurance with Health IQ because of your healthy lifestyle.  Health IQ has exclusive rates for those who qualify - you get additional savings by submitting actual data from race results.

We've partnered with Health IQ because we believe in their service and competitive rates.  They are sure to impress you with their customer service and rates.  They'll answer all your questions and help you get the rates you deserve.  Learn more and get a free quote at healthiq.com/milehigh

We've received our quotes which were 20-30% than other insurers.  Give yourself Christmas gift and see if you qualify by getting your free quote today at healthiq.com/milehigh or mention the promo code Mile High when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest, professional cyclist Jillian Bearden for candidly sharing her story about her journey through the pro cycling ranks, through her transition and trail blazing work with the International Olympic Committee and USA Cycling.  We received some great feedback.  If you haven't heard the interview yet, go back and check it out on episode #104.

I did have a fact brought to my attention that Michelle Dumaresq is a Canadian professional downhill mountain bike competitor and post-operative trans woman. She competes with other professional female downhill mountain bike racers and raced downhill as a pro in 2002.   It's hard to be sure, but that would make Michelle a pro cyclist some years before Jillian.

That said, if you simply type into Google "who is the first pro transgender cyclist?", my browser spits back Jillian Bearden - perhaps from my search history - perhaps the assumption is road cycling.  Regardless, Jillian is clearly the athlete who blazed the trail with IOC and USAC.  Great courage by Jillian!  Can't wait to see her race in 2018.

Thanks to our listeners for staying engaged and keeping information coming our way.  We want to make sure we have our facts straight and share additional perspectives or angles to our stories.

Discussion Teasers

After the interview we are going to talk about the power of smiling when going to the pain cave or when the going gets tough in endurance racing or training.

We also have a discussion on other activities that you can do in the off season to develop your gluteus medius, including rollerblading and skate skiing.

Interview Setup

Travis Macy summited glacial peaks in the French Alps, rappelled into vast limestone caves in China, and ran through parched deserts in Utah. Most famously, he won one of the country's marquee ultra-distance events: Leadman, a high-altitude series of super-long-distance races, culminating with a 100-mile mountain biking race and a 100-mile trail run. Macy accomplished it without exceptional strength, speed, or flexibility, and without high-tech performance labs or performance-enhancing drugs.

His secret? A precise and particular outlook he calls the "Ultra Mindset," principles for daily life that are neither mysterious nor the sole province of ascetics or elite athletes: embrace fear, rewrite stories we tell ourselves, and master the art of seeking help, among others. By applying the principles such as "It's All Good Mental Training," "When you have no choice, anything is possible," and "Never quit...except when you should quit" to other areas of life, anyone can find success that otherwise would have seemed impossible.

We're going to get into the interview right now with Travis Macy.

Interview

Travis Macy

Health IQ Ad

And we are back.  Thanks again to Health IQ for sponsoring today's interview.  The Health IQ advantage is their unique mortality model that enables lower rates for health conscious people.  Just like having a good driving record saves you money on auto insurance, Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for health conscious people including runners, cyclists, strength trainers, vegans, and more.

With other life insurance companies, you might be penalized for family history, BMI, and other attributes but don’t get rewarded for your health conscious lifestyle.  You put in the time to train consistently, have the discipline to get out there in the cold, in the dark, you eat well, and you get the rewards of greater energy, and you feel good about yourself.  Let's face it, you spend money on race registrations, gym memberships and gear.  See if you can reward yourself further and recoup some of those investments. See how much you can save.

To see if you qualify, get your free quote today at healthiq.com/milehigh or mention the promo code Mile High when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

Host Discussion Topics

Travis Macy reflections:

Upcoming MHE Interviews

MHE upcoming interviews:

  • We are also going to have Joanna Zeiger back to talk about "train the pain away"
  • We are going to invite Jim Vance back to talk about his book Triathlon 2.0

303 Triathlon

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

  • Stryd interview is up
  • Interview with Lance Panigutti from Without Limits Productions on their 2018 race season
  • There will be interviews with race directors all over Colorado out there soon with updates about their races this coming year, so stay tuned and subscribe.

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Closing

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

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

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