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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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Jul 1, 2018

Our interview this week is with Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Heidi Strickler.  Food is on my mind a lot these days and where I get my macro nutrients is something I consider carefully.  Like many of you, I'm trying to get the best quality carbohydrate, fat and protein.  I'm a meat eater, but have been experimenting more and more with plant based protein.  Heidi is going to help all of us better understand how to do that successfully.

Thanks to last week's guests, Craig Alexander and Matt Smith on the Boulder Sansego training camp.  I learned a lot at the camp.  I think you'll learn a bit from the interview.  If you missed it, go back and listen to episode #131.  Really recommend doing a training camp like this if you haven't.

 

Heidi is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who comes to eNRG Performance from Seattle, Washington.

 

Heidi graduated with a triple degree in Dietetics, Nutrition in Sports & Exercise, and Exercise Science, from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. She completed her Dietetic Internship in Illinois, and moved back to Seattle in early 2014 to begin her career as a Registered Dietitian.

 

Heidi has spent most of her professional career at Experience Momentum, a functional wellness clinic in Lynnwood, Washington, where she worked with clients in both nutrition and fitness coaching. Heidi specializes in sports and performance nutrition, oncology nutrition, sustainability, and plant-based eating. She works with high school, collegiate, and adult team sports, CrossFit athletes, and endurance athletes, including runners, triathletes, cyclists, swimmers, and obstacle course racers. As an endurance athlete herself, Heidi’s primary focus is with endurance athletes.

 

It was Heidi’s experience as an athlete that led her to nutrition. An interest in the human body and physical performance inspired her initial plan to pursue a career in physical therapy. However, once she began competing in college, she became fascinated by the connection between nutrition and performance, and changed the direction of her studies.

 

Heidi is an avid, passionate and competitive athlete and outdoors enthusiast. She began playing soccer at the age of three, which carried her into college on a scholarship at Seattle Pacific University. She transitioned to running collegiate track and cross country during her junior year after discovering the world of long distance running. After college, Heidi took her love for running and passion for the outdoors to the trails of her hometown in Salt Lake City, where she picked up ultra-running and trail racing, and remains highly competitive on the trails today.

 

Discussion Topics:

  • Discuss the Heidi Strickler interview
  • Lake to Lake Triathlon
    • Know the course - use of Google Earth
    • MS150 course overlap story
  • SSPRD TRYathlon
    • Sarah Neilson
    • Olympian Susan Williams
  • 4th of July Pikes Peak or Bust - Facebook Event
  • Rudy Project Podium - https://www.rudyprojectna.com/pages/project-podium
    • We will have Simone Cordrey-Cotter, Rudy Project's new Marketing and Sponsorship Manager her in Denver joining us to talk about the program
  • How to support with Patreon
    • It takes a good 5-10 hours per week to keep the show going
    • There are a number of services that we pay for including website hosting, podcast content storage and streaming, etc
    • https://www.patreon.com/milehighendurance
    • Only one level right now which is a $5 donation to the show
    • Your donations will go directly into equipment and services to make the quality of the show better
  • Better Iron Distance liver coverage?
    • Ironman Now with Facebook Live and IM France June 24
    • Challenge Roth July 1; 260k spectators; 7k volunteers; live coverage on the their site
    • Ask the listeners to take a look at both the Ironman Now and the Challenge Roth coverage and let us know on Facebook which you like better.  
  • We are going to have Jay Webber from Rudy Project to talk about Project Podium.  Rudy Project North America, exclusive distributor of Italian-made endurance sports gear, and the most worn helmet at Kona 7 times in a row, is launching Project Podium, an initiative that rewards North America’s fastest age group triathletes with award-winning performance Rudy Project eyewear and helmets.  All age group racers that win their age group in any sanctioned long distance triathlon in the United States and Canada are eligible to receive a free, top-of-the-line Rudy Project Boost 01 road aero helmet and pair of Tralyx sunglasses. Winners will also be featured on Rudy Project’s website, and lauded on social media as the top long distance age group triathletes on the continent.
  • Michael Horvath of Strava
  • Alison Freeman on training and racing in the heat
  • Going to try and get Susan Williams on the show
  • Andrew Talansky

Our show is also supported by 303 Endurance Network, which includes 303Triathlon and 303 Cycling, which covers the endurance culture, news and events on triathlon and cycling.  Be sure to subscribe to the 303Radio podcast for great interviews.

  • Kyle Coon RAAM update
    • team SeatoSea
    • 07:48:59 AM (PDT) 06/24/18
    • 3067.2 mi
    • Average speed of 16.3 mph
    • Distance per day 391.9 mi

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We hope you enjoyed today's show.  Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player.  Be sure you are subscribed in iTunes so you get the show automatically downloaded on Saturday evening and recommend Mile High Endurance to a friend. 

Happy Independence Day to our listeners in the U.S.  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

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