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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 22, 2018

Our interview this week is with Tim O'Donnell.  We have a lot of questions for T.O. about how the prep for Kona is going this year, what it's like balancing the roles of a professional triathlete, husband and relatively new father, we'll talk about the Tim and Rinny You Tube Channel is going, and how his and Rinny's races have gone this year.

Thanks to last week's guests, Simone Cordrey-Cotter to talk about Rudy Project's "Podium One" and Alison Freeman of D3 Multisport who talked about how to train for and race in hot conditions.  If you missed it, go back and listen to episode #134.  Hopefully you are fast enough to win a Boost 01 helmet, but if you're not get a Boost 01 like me and you'll be faster.  Being fast on the bike might not be enough in hot conditions.  We had lots of great tips on how to be ready for your next hot race.

Announcement:

  • Last Friday was Bill's birthday and we did not give him a birthday shout out.  Bill, this is your belated birthday shout out!  Not that you care because you are having a blast in Canada Salmon fishing!
  • Last week we gave a shout out to Kim Miller.  There is no "Kim" Miller.  There is however an "Amy" Miller.  I have no good explanation for how that happened.  It was in the show notes incorrectly despite having previously connected with Amy on Facebook and Instagram.  She sent me a very nice message last Monday bringing the error to my attention and immediately I had a flashback to the thought occurring to me on Saturday night.  It's funny how the subconscious knew there was something wrong when it hadn't occurred to me consciously.   

 

Interview: 

Timothy O’Donnell is one of the world’s most successful and experienced American long-course triathletes. As a professional, he has earned 50+ podium finishes including over 22 wins at major events throughout the world. Among the wins are nine Ironman 70.3 victories, three 140.6 wins, and six Armed Forces National Championships. At the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Timothy finished 6th in 2016, 3rd in 2015, and 5th in 2013, finishing as top American in 2013 & 2015. In 2013, he tied the existing American IRONMAN record with an 8:01:32 victory at IRONMAN Brazil. In 2015 at IRONMAN Brazil, he completed his fastest IRONMAN to date at 7:55:56. He was the IRONMAN 70.3 US Pro Champion in 2012 and the IRONMAN US Pro Champion in 2011.

 

O’Donnell’s sporting career began when he joined his first swim team at the age of five in Roseville, CA. He began to shine in the pool during his high school years while attending Wyoming Seminary Prep (SEM) in Kingston, Pennsylvania. At SEM O’Donnell was captain of the varsity swim team, set multiple school records and earned repeated district championships and all-state honors.

O’Donnell then attended the United States Naval Academy (BS Naval Architecture, 2003) where he swam on the Varsity team for two seasons before fully committing to the sport of triathlon. As a triathlete, O’Donnell led the Naval Academy Men’s Team to two US National Triathlon Championship titles. He attended UC Berkeley (MSEng Ocean Engineering, 2005) as a Navy Ensign during which time he won the 2003 U.S. Under-23 National Championships and his first of six consecutive Armed Forces Triathlon Championships.

In 2007 O’Donnell was assigned to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He earned spots on the US National Team and World Championships Team in 2007 and 2008,was the ITU Long Distance World Champion in 2009, and was named USAT’s Non-Drafting Triathlete of the Year in 2009, 2010, and 2015.

  • T.O. interview
  • Khem and the Triple Bypass
  • Dialing it in for Boulder 70.3
    • Brick last Saturday, practicing the nutrition
    • Long Run Sunday
    • Testing the sweat rate and hydration level with the pee sticks
    • Longer brick this Saturday and longer run on Sunday; then a 2 week taper
    • Riding with my Rudy Project Boost 01
  • Rip Laces -
    • 8 Skinnys and two skulls, with black bungees for your listeners.  We're getting a sample set with the final logo.
    • Should be able to have more specific details by next week
  • Upcoming local races
    • Mt Evans Hill Climb this weekend
    • Boulder 70.3
    • Leadville 100 MTB 8/11 and 100 LTR 8/18
  • Le Tour
    • Tony Martin crash and vertebrate break in Stage 8
    • Richie Port out on Stage 9;
    • Other
  • Quick project "Fat Burn" update
    • Checked in with Bob Seebohar this week and scheduled the metabolic test this coming week
    • We'll also be doing the muscle ultrasound test

Upcoming Interviews:

  • 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 to help with inflammation and recovery.  WADA and USADA removed CBD from the banned substances list.  If you are using a CBD product from a reliable source like iKOR labs, you don't have to worry about being testing positive for a banned or illegal substance.  Hemp (which CBD is extracted from) has less than .3% 3/10s of 1 percent THC.
  • Ryan Petry - 2nd overall at Haute Route Rockies.  We'll be talking to him about he trained for the race and his race strategy.
  • Cliff Simms - co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized.  We're going to talk to him about the 3D Retul technology and where the product roadmap is heading and how it can help you.

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.

  • The follow up interview with Kyle Coon is on 303Radio.  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

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

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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. 

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

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