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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. ‚ÄčThe 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 8, 2018

Our interviews this week with Strava Co-founder Michael Horvath.  Bill and I caught up with Michael about 6 weeks ago.  We released the interview on 303Radio, but thought it would be a good interview to share with the MHE audience.

Thanks to last week's guests,  Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Heidi Strickler.  I think you'll learn a bit from the interview.  If you missed it, go back and listen to episode #132.

Michael Horvath, as you will hear shortly, graduated from Harvard with a degree in Economics.  While at Harvard he was on the Crew team, which really is a big influencer in the story you are about to hear.  What you will not hear in the interview is that Michael went on to get his PhD in Economics at Northwestern University.  He co-founded Strava and served as CEO from 2009-2013, then became Chairman and President 2014-2017 and now serves on the Board.

I think the rest of the Michael Horvath story is better told by Michael himself.  Here's the interview.  We'll catch you on the other side.

  • Revisit the Michael Horvath interview briefly and discussion on favorite Strava features.
    • Non premium
      • One of the things that seems most understood are the Privacy Settings that are available and how they impact functionality.  I have to admit that I was not too familiar with the Privacy settings until doing some research before the interview.  https://www.strava.com/settings/privacy
      • I did a group ride last week and one of the guys forgot to start his Strava recording until half way into the ride.  I don't him not to worry, that I could add the activity with "Add friend that didn't record". He was blown away.  It's super easy.  The person who did successfully recorded just goes to their activity after completing it.  Click edit and below the Activity Privacy Settings, you'll see Add Friends to this Ride or Run or whatever.
    • Premium
      • Beacon which is great if you have family members who are training or concerned about your safety when training.
      • Live segments are pretty cool  There is a segment on Deer Creek that pops up for me when I pass Valley Rd. just after the dirt parking lot.  My watch beeps at me and I get a "Bill Plock Go!" message.
      • Filtered Leaderboards.  If I don't like the Leaderboard standards, I can filter out all the younger and skinnier guys.
  • Haute Route
    • Did it have a Tour-like feel?

Upcoming Interviews

  • Alison Freeman on training and racing in the heat
  • We will have Simone Cordrey Cotter joining us to talk about Rudy Project Project Podium

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.

  • 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

 

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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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