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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 15, 2018

Our interviews this week - that's right we have two interviews this week.  Interview #1 is with Simone Cordrey-Cotter to talk about Rudy Project's "Podium One" and how they are rewarding the fastest N. American Ironman finishers.  We also have coach Alison Freeman of D3 Multisport joining us today to talk about how to train for and race in hot conditions.  It's too late for our hot June and early July races, but in the northern hemisphere late July and August..even September can deliver some super-hot conditions.  We're going to tell you how to get ready!

Thanks to last week's guest, Strava Co-founder Michael Horvath.  If you missed it, go back and listen to episode #133.

Interview 1:  Simone Cordrey-Cotter is the marketing and PR manager with Rudy Project North America and she happens to live here locally with Khem and me.  She has been a long-time friend of the show and a former guest.  We get to chat with Simone about a new program they have titled Podium One.  Rudy Project is going to be rewarding the fastest Ironman athletes in N. America with Rudy's fastest race helmet and glasses.  Let's go to that interview right now.  It's a short discussion, so don't go anywhere.  You'll want to stick around for our feature interview to follow.  https://www.rudyprojectna.com/pages/project-podium

Transition:  Pretty cool reward if you are a super-fast Ironman age-grouper.  The Boost 1 is a sweet looking helmet and Tralyx sunglasses are sweet as well!  If you don't think you are fast enough to win a free helmet and glasses, well don't fret.  We have a discount code for you that's going to get you 30% of the way to owning a pair.  Use the code MHE 30 at checkout. 

Okay, let's get serious about hot races shall we?  We have Alison Freeman of D3 Multisport to talk to us about training for and racing in hot conditions.  Let's go to the feature interview now and we'll be back with you after you are a more informed athlete!

  • Khem and Rich discussion on training and racing in the heat.
  • Without Limits Productions' Boulder Peak race
    • How was Old Stage after doing Pikes Peak on Wednesday and Squaw Pass on Saturday (the day before the Peak)?
    • Jenn Finley's friend and first time Olympic distance racer and podium placer Kim Miller
  • Rip Laces
    • These are a quick lace for getting your running shoes fast in transition.  You know how crazy obsessed I am with fast transitions and Rip laces perform terrifically.
    • I first was introduced to them at the Sansego camp with Craig Alexander and Matt Smith.  Crowie gave all the campers a welcome bag with samples of some of Crowie's favorite products.  They included a sample of Hot Shot and custom Rip Laces, among other things.  Now custom Riplaces are not something just anyone can get.  If you go to the website, you can pick your color, but you cannot order custom riplaces.  It was fun to not only be one of the very few people racing in riplaces, but to be sporting the Sansego custom branded ones at that.  We're going to put a pin in the topic of custom riplaces for a few minutes while I describe what these are.
    • Description - the lace is called a "bungee" and it looks and performs a lot like a hair band.  You thread one folded end of the band lace through one eyelet of the pair and the other folded end through the other side of the eyelet pair.  You can order bands in a variety of sizes or what I have is the variety size pack.  A typical running shoe will have about 7 pairs of eyelets, so you only need 7.   But the variety pack comes with 5 different sizes and 10 bands bungees of each size.
    • You then have these things called "cores", but they look like small rectangular badges with slots to snap the bungee loop ends on each the sides of the core. There are 4 different types of cores (skinnies, olyvia, mini skull/crossbones). 
    • As I mentioned earlier, each the cores and the bungees can be ordered in a variety of colors and the core in one of three forms.  Well I love the Sansego ones so much, I decided to buy another set for another pair of running shoes.  So I picked out the bungee and core colors that would make my shoes pop.   When they arrived, the good folks at Riplaces included a few samples of custom cores with the MHE logo and they look awesome.  They did them in both the skull/crossbones and the skinnies.
    • Khem, they are going to make custom MHE cores for us and guess what?  I'm ordering a set for each you and Bill. 
    • Guess what else?  They are going to create a special link for our listeners to order their own. 

Upcoming interviews:

  • I mentioned a few weeks ago that I saw Timothy O'Donnell at the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center.  He's clearly working with some of the best resources around.  We are going to be catching up with T.O. to talk about how his season is going, what's going on in his training.
  • Mark Fleming from Ikor Labs is going to join us to talk about the status of CBD oil and triathlon.  A lot of triathletes (pro and age groupers) are using cbd where available to help with recovery.  CBD does not get you high but has several health and recovery properties and benefits.  Craig Sweeney from Ikor Labs was helping SAG on the Sansego rides and I got to chat with him a bit.  We are going to get some of the latest on legislation, WADA and USADA stances on CBD.

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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.

  •  We have a follow up interview with Kyle Coon, who as you may recall completed the RAAM as a visually impaired relay team member of team Sea to See.  Kim Welk and I caught up with him and we'll have that interview out next week on 303 Radio.
  • 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
    • We will be adding some different options for donations in the next couple of weeks.  For our Patrons that donate at any level, we'll send you a MHE window sticker.  If a recurring donation of $10 or more, we'll send you a set of rip laces with a custom pair of cores.

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
  • Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great.  Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?  Matt Smith
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Sponsors page. 

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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