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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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Oct 21, 2018

Our interview this week is with coach Billy "The Kid" Edwards who joins us to talk about the https://www.sostriathlon.com/ .  A few weeks ago we had a discussion about whether athletes preferred the standard distance and sequence triathlon races, or if they preferred the less standard races - races that are more unique and creative.  Well SOS fits the bill of the later for sure.  The SOS is an eight stage triathlon held in New Paltz, NY every September. Consistently ranked among the best adventure triathlons in the world, and among the most scenic, the SOS has become so popular the event sells out in minutes.

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 and effective anti-inflammatory.  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.  There is also a great video of Tim Don on their website that you'll want to check out.  Speaking of Kona and Tim, you will see Tim Don wearing the iKOR logo on his kit in Kona this year.

Thanks to last week's guests, Matt Chrabot and Jon Robichaud.  If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #147.

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces.  Riplaces are the no tie laces with custom tension for the perfect fit.  Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, most durable elastic bungee lace system available and they come in the super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Let's get into the interview now with Billy "The Kid" Edwards.  Billy coaches the United States Naval Academy Triathlon Team.  He has been coaching the Navy Club sport since 2008.  Billy also coaches and consults competitive and beginner triathletes all over the country. His professional coaching background includes USA Triathlon and USA cycling certifications.  As a Marine infantry officer, Billy spent much of his time getting his Marines mentally and physically prepared for their tasks in battle similar to prepping athletes for races and meets.  Billy believes in consistency in every aspect of life in order to become a better athlete. Sports should become not just a hobby but a positively integrated aspect of your life. He also considers triathlon much more than swim, bike, and run.  It is the obstacles in your life, in your training, and then on race day that you have to learn to mentally, emotionally, and physically hurdle on the way to your goals.  http://billythekidtriathlete.com/coaching/

Welcome back.  Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience.  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.

https://www.sostriathlon.com/

The SOS is an eight stage triathlon held in New Paltz, NY every September. Consistently ranked among the best adventure triathlons in the world, and among the most scenic, the SOS has become so popular the event sells out in minutes.

 

Fewer than 200 athletes get to compete each year on the scenic highways circling the northern ridge of the Shawangunk Mountain Range and through Minnewaska State Park for a combination run/swim journey through some of America's most beautiful cross-country trails and spring fed lakes.

 

https://www.sostriathlon.com/course

 

Registration Opens: Halloween at Midnight, Nov 1 @ 12:00am ET / Oct 31 @ 9:00pm PT

Race Date: September 8, 2019, Start Time: 7AM

 

Kona Recap

  • Male Pros
  • Female Pros
  • Winner of the Hawaiian dish contest - hillary host; gretchen shiflet
  • Marcus ____ who lost 250 pounds
  • AJ Johnson and his friend Joe
  • Erich Maser and Matt Smith
  • Patrick Lange’s manager Jan Sibbersen also raced and set a new swim course best with a time of 46:30
  • Kyle and Brent Pease became just the second special team to ever finish.The last team to do so was Dick and Rick Hoyt in 1999.
  • Liz McTernan (GBR) became the second female hand cyclist to ever finish Kona and now also holds fastest time for female hand cyclists (14:21:13)
  • Hiromu Inada (Japan) at 85 and 11 months became the oldest competitor to ever finish an IRONMAN

Instead of a YouTube Video of the week, I have the Social Media post of the week.  The following from Meredith Kessler's FB

 

Dear Mak: Sometimes cherished dreams come true and other times they repeatedly slip away. This picture symbolizes both. You and your dad are my most sacred dream while a dream of a quality race with gusto in Kona fell yet again by the wayside. Today your mom couldn’t finish what I started. It was not my best nor proudest moment in sport.

While this may continue to haunt me, as Kona usually does, I will keep learning, growing and recalibrating from it all. On repeat! And always relentlessly hug you in between 🤗

One thing that I will always ask of you is to celebrate the highs in your life and shake off the lows as fast as you can. Feel a little though NEVER dwell - regardless of how many times your dreams are crushed. Be gracious in defeat whether that is by your competitors or by something that you can’t seem to prevail over.

Find peace and gratitude in your tribe, your inner circle and the people that know, love and support you through the rollercoaster of life! Say your please and thank you’s and never let anyone or anything steal your light or break your stride 👊🏽💙

The journey can be hard sometimes. Perplexing. Demanding. Maddening. Chaotic. Sad. The journey can also be amazing and fulfilling most of the time. Loving. Fun. Enriching. Happy. AND...as a great friend once told me: the journey is far more important than the outcome. You ARE my journey and the best outcome of my life. Now let’s move forward and have a fun vacation! Love, MOM

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Retired professional triathlete and Olympian Joanna Zeiger, PhD to follow up on previous discussions about the Champion's Mindset and Training Away Pain.  She is doing s research on CBD and THC and endurance training and performance. 
  • Coach Debbie Potts and host of The Whole Tri-Athlete
  • Todd Carver, Cliff Simms and Franko Vaterott- co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized. Human Performance Center, 3D Retul technology and where the product roadmap is heading and how it can help you.
  • Sarah True to talk about her 4th place performance at IM World Championship

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 and follow 303Triathlon's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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

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