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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 18, 2018

This week we have Olympian, Ironman and Advocate, Sarah True as our guest this week.  We got a chance to talk to her in Kona where she rocked up and sealed a 4th place to Daniella Ryf, Lucy Charles and Ann Hauge.  We are going to get to inside scoop on how that race went down plus much, much more.

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Thanks to last week's guests, Panos Papadiamantis, co-founder of PNOE, which is a mobile metabolic testing device.  Panos explained how it works and what the benefits are for doing the testing in the real world.  There are some great resources on the MHE Resources page.

 If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #151.

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  MHE logo package.  The regular price for the custom set is $19.98.  For a limited time, through the end of the year Riplaces is going to offer a 25% discount. Just use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. These are a great Christmas stocking idea for your loved endurance athlete.  Go to  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

We met Sarah in Kona and enjoyed her energy and spirit.  We saw her come out of the swim with the first group of female pros.  Later we saw her come into T2 with the first few riders.  Later still we saw her run her way up to 3rd place going into the energy lab. We were stoked thinking we were going to have an American on the podium this year.  All due respect to Switzerland, UK, and Germany - love you guys - USA is due.  On the media stand we got the news that Ann Haug had pulled into 3rd place.  Sarah held onto 4th.  We had all sorts of questions.  Did she go out on the run too fast?  How was her nutrition?  How was the heat affecting her?

About two weeks ago, an article came out from USAT about Sarah "Breaking the Stigma about Mental Health".   We read the article, but we had a ton of questions.  What is her experience in her own words?  How common is depression and anxiety?  How do athlete's experience it?  What are it's causes?  How do women and men deal with it?  What are Sarah's recommendations for those dealing with depression?  We want to ask all of these things of our guest.

Finally, we teased a video mid-week of Sarah at the 2012 London Olympics.  Note that she had not yet married Ben True at this point, so she was racing under her maiden name Sarah Groff.  If you watched the video, you know she came out of T2 in 7th place and battled her way up to running shoulder to shoulder with the other race leaders.  It was an epic and gutsy performance.  If you haven't seen it, make sure you  either find the post on our social media handles or it will be here in the show notes.  What was going on in Sarah's head during the race?  How deep was she going to catch the group?  Was she speeding up or were they slowing down?

Here to answer all of these questions and more is our new show friend, Sarah True!

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.  If you are looking for a premium gift for your endurance athlete for the holidays, this is that item.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.

  • According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in any given year, an estimated 16.2 million adults in the U.S. experience a major depressive episode. And an estimated 40 million adults live with anxiety disorders.
  • Sarah True’s tips for dealing with depression as an athlete

Seek professional help: People who love you, they want to help, but they don’t have the skills to do so. That is too much pressure on my husband (professional runner Ben True). Talk to a therapist.

  • Back off the training: If you’re physically exhausted from overtraining, your capacity to absorb stressors is limited. Adjust your race and training schedule.
  • But, staying active is important: Because of the hormonal and chemical response to enhance your mood. Find that balance.
  • Communicate with your coach: A good coach will never judge you or use your mental health against you.
  • Reach out for help: I let people close to me know how bad my depression was. This was incredibly hard to verbalize, but once I did, talking about it started to help.
  • Give yourself time: I knew because I’d been through periods in the past, that it was just a matter of time. I knew that it would end. That with some help, I could get through it.

 

Ironman Arizona:

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

  • Khem coaching
  • Beth Hodges James and Team Liza
  • Smile Train

 

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YouTube Video of the Week is sponsored by Rudy Project.  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.

Video of the Week: Women's Triathlon 2012 London Olympics - https://youtu.be/WwPvT-4wPVE

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Don't miss our interview on 303Radio with Kristina Kelkenberg and Julie Bengis from Smile Train
  • Alain Lambert from Haute Route North America
  • Professional triathlete Merredith Kessler
  • Tim Yount on the USAT Point System and qualifying for Worlds
  • 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

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.

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Discounts page

 

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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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