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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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Aug 26, 2018

We have a good old fashion coaching tips interview this week with Sansego coach Matt Smith.  Matt was on the deck at the Boulder camp during our pool sets this spring.  He gave tips from his observations on deck and also did some video analysis observations and recommendations.  I picked up a few tips from Matt that I incorporated into my training and believe those changes were part of what led to a 1.2 mile PR at Boulder 70.3 a few weeks ago.  We wanted to get him on the show and share his expertise with you and see if we can get you to your new swim PR.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details. 

Thanks to last week's guest, Richard Rozok - a repeat top 10 Norseman Xtreme Triathlon finisher.  If you didn't hear what makes Norseman so Xtreme and Richard's  extreme Czechoslovakian accent, go back and check out Episode #139.

Side note that I have some corrections to some information I've shared about iKOR to share in the post interview discussion.

Coach Matt Smith lives in Boulder with his wife Molly, who by the way are very nearly new parents.  Early congrats to them both.  As you'll hear, he and the Sansego team believe in helping athletes find their full potential.

 

Coaching Philosophy:

Mission:

To partner with goal oriented athletes to help them accomplish their goals by setting a realistic training plan that integrates with their life vs. dominating it.

Philosophical Statements:

  1. Coaching is a co-active relationship between coach and the athlete, we know more together. Matt will work with the athlete to develop a race schedule and training plan that fits with their lifestyle and progresses with their ability level.
  2. Matt sees his role is to show an athlete they can do more than they think they can. I will provide support and motivation to get them to stretch their limits, yet set realistic goals and benchmarks in the process.
  3. Matt will strive to keep an athlete injury free. Plans are built with proper rest and recovery included. I listen to how athletes are feeling physically and mentally and adapt accordingly.
  4. Direct communication is key. Matt will always respond to athletes in an honest, consistent, timely manner.
  5. Multisport is a lifestyle. Matt models a healthy lifestyle and encourage athletes to think about training as a life long endeavor vs. a short term goal. The sport should be hard work, but fun at the same time.

 

  • Matt and Sansego
    • Partnership with Max Testa Training in Park City Utah next spring;

 

  • Colorado Classic
    • Quick recap of route and profile
    • The 303 Project, the team and Director Nicholas Graeff; driver Albert and mechanic Carson
    • Anatomy of the caravan
    • 303Cycling Facebook Live (Austin Stephens, Ken Gart, Lookout, Red Rocks)
    • Race and Team Communications - there are two radios in the car.  One is Race Radio, which is the Race Director communication to the Team Directors.  Race Radio is the first car behind the peloton and they communicate rider calls for water bottles, mechanicals and crashes.  The other radio is the Team Radio set to a different frequency.  All the riders and both cars have radios set to that frequency.  This is for the Team Director primarily to communicate to the riders.  If there's a split in the group, both cars talk to the riders in the group that they are covering.  The riders can also call to the cars.  Here's a quick 30 second sound bite.  The first thing you'll here is Race Radio talking about the upcoming Feed Zone.  The next you'll hear is some words of encouragement from Nicholas Graeff to a rider, and in another case to go to the medical car for assistance.  You'll also hear our car, Car 2 calling to Car 1.
    • Khem and Bill's coverage of Stage 2
    • Rich on Stage 3
  • Leadville 100
    • Bill and the Todd Lytle team
  • Quick update on iKOR
    • Recommended dose is 5 pumps twice per day
    • Generally CBD must have less than 3/10 of one percent THC; iKOR's standard is better and there's no detectable level
    • Ordered a bottle for my mom for her birthday and she's just starting to take it this weekend.  Great customer service and email status from iKOR when your order ships and when it's delivered.  I received a text from my mom when it arrived and at the same time I received an email from iKOR that it was delivered.  Pretty slick!

YouTube of the Week - Colorado Classic GoPro video of approaching the feed zone and screaming down High Grade

Upcoming MHE Interviews:

  • Benji Marshall from Today's Plan.  We are going to go over the history, mission and core principles.  Plus we'll give an overview of the features, usability and licence options.
  • Jim Vance - will join us soon to take the discussion of Today's Plan to the practical application as a coach or athlete and talk in greater detail about how it can make you more effective and efficient as a coach
  • 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.

303Radio Interviews:

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.

Just published on 303Radio

  • Lance Panigutti on the Without Limits Cyclocross Series
  • Beth James to talk about Team Liza and Ironman Wisconsin
  • Lance Panigutti on Without Limits remaining 2018 triathlons -  Harvest Moon and Oktoberfest

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  • iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% of the regular price of $69.99 by using the code "endurance" at checkout, and your post discount price will be $56. https://www.ikorlabs.com/endurance.
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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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