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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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Nov 11, 2018

This week we have Panos Papadiamantis, co-founder of PNOE, a mobile breath analyzer used for cardio pulmonary metabolic testing.  That's a fancy way of saying the it's a mask that you strap over your mouth and nose to measure the gases you exhale and determine the mix of O2 and CO2 to determine how much fat and glycogen your body is burning.  Panos is going to help us understand how it works and what the advantage of a mobile device like PNOE is over testing in a lab.

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Thanks to last week's guests, Kona competitor, author, coach and podcaster Debbie Potts.  Debbie is the host of the Whole Tri-Athlete podcast.  We met Debbie in Kona and we just had a discussion to talk about her history with the race. If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #150.

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In endurance sports, he or she who can go fastest from point A to B wins, right?  The operative word in that sentence is 'endurance'.  If we're talking about an event of greater than 2 hours and you are truly racing, you are using a limited energy resource of carbohydrate, which is stored as glycogen in your muscles and liver.

Just like you wouldn't start a road trip without knowing how much gas you have in the tank or what your gas mileage is, you want to know at what rate you burn glycogen.  Don't guess.  You will burn glycogen at an increasing rate at increasing intensities.  You want to know either when you are going to run out, or what amount of carbohydrate you need to consume to not run out.

Panos Papadiamantis has some pretty impressive degrees and has a great accent.  Let's get into the interview and we'll chat about it a bit when we come back.

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PNOE:

Bill and Khem, did you guys see people doing demos of PNOE in Kona?  It really turned heads in Kona.  I can only imagine how many heads would turn if someone saw me running down the street here in Highlands Ranch.

 

It will be interesting to see what coaches offer PNOE here.  We're going to have Bob Seebohar back on the show in a few weeks to talk about Birota Foods and we'll have to ask him if he's considering picking up a unit.  I can think of a number of places that would offer something like this - CU Sports Medicine and Resilience Code in Inverness.

 

We have some great content that we've put on the MHE website and in the show notes.  Navigate to MHE>Content>Resources and scroll to Metabolic Testing.  We'll have a sample report as well as a number of video resources for PNOE.  You will want to check out the report for sure as it goes into some of the concepts that we have discussed with Dr. Inigo San Milan, Olympian Jim Galanes and Bob Seebohar.  Specifically what muscle fiber types are used in various degrees of intensity, how that translates into breath rate and fuel sources, and nutrition recommendations to improve metabolic efficiency and promote fat as a substrate source.

 

Bob Seebohar and eNRG Metabolic test; before and after data comparison; information on carbohydrate calorie in common products

  • Key dates: test 1 June 6; test 2 July 26 (7 weeks)
  • Metabolic exchange rate - the rate (running pace in this case) at which the runner starts burning more carbohydrate than fat
    • Test 1 - 9:23 pace & HR of 151
    • Test 2 - 8:27 pace & HR of 158
  • Percent Carb/Fat
    • Test 1 - 10:20 48/52; 9:50 49/51; 9:23 50/50
    • Test 2 - 10:20 37/63; 9:50 40/60; 9:23 41/59
  • Carb Calories per Hour
    • Test 1 - 9:23 pace = 480; 8:34 pace = 591
    • Test 2 - 9:23 pace = 352; 8:34 pace = 455
  • Note that this was done over a 7 week period.

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Khem and Rich will be recording next week's episode from Tempe AZ….

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PNOE 101 "Make Every Breath Count" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxYvOwXGob4

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Professional triathlete Sarah True to talk about her 4th place performance at IM World Championship
  • Professional triathlete Merredith Kessler
  • Tim Yount on the USAT Point System and qualifying for Worlds
  • Kristina Kelkenberg and Julie Bengis from Smile Train

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

 

 

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