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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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Apr 14, 2019

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #173 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.

We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock.   Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

Endure: to suffer something difficult or unpleasant in a patient way over a long period.  Today we have an incredible interview with author Alex Hutchinson and we are exploring his NY Times bestseller "Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Potential".  We've been teasing content from the book for weeks and this week you get to hear directly from Alex as he pulls threads through hundreds of interviews and research studies on various aspects of endurance.

We hope you enjoyed last week's interview with professional triathlete, Sam Long.  We recorded the show prior to Oceanside 70.3 and eagerly anticipated his result.  If you followed it you already know that he DNFd.  I saw his Instragram live after the race.  From what he described, it sounded like he was pretty close to the front of the pack through the bike leg.  He described getting a bum steer from a volunteer and lost a little more than 5 minutes.  He tried to stay positive and focused on the run, but couldn't shake the mistake and the loss of time and ultimately decided to pull out.  We will have to wait until St. George 70.3 to see how Sam fairs.

 

Announcements:

  • As you listen to today's show, you'll hear about a lot of article and content with links to sources.  It's easy.  Go to  MileHighEndurance.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • The new gear shipped on April 4th.  Thank you for the DMs and pics of you in your gear.  You all look awesome and fast!  The feedback is that the gear fits perfectly, is great quality and really comfortable.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the page. 
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.
  • Don't forget the Park City, UT Sansego camp 05/30/19 - 06/02/19.  You can save $100 off the registration by using the code MHE100.

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs: 

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. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

Last Week's Guest: 

Thanks to last week's guests, Franko Vatterott and Matt Smith on the topic of training camps.  If you are interested in the Park City, UT Sansego camp you can save $100 off the registration by using the code MHE100.  If you haven't heard that yet, check out last week's interview on episode - #170.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Take-aways from our interview with Sam Long
  • Training concept - train slow to go fast
  • Articles
  • News
  • Upcoming interviews

  

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces.  Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe.  The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit.  The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package.  Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount.  Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction: 

Alex Hutchinson is an author and journalist in Toronto. His primary focus is the science of endurance and fitness, which he covers for Outside as a contributing editor and writes the Sweat Science column, The Globe and Mail where he writes the Jockology column, and Canadian Running magazine, and was a Runner’s World columnist from 2012 to 2017.

He competed as a middle- and long-distance runner for the Canadian national team, mostly as a miler but also dabbling in cross-country and even a bit of mountain running.  He's also a smart cookie with some impressive degrees as you are about to hear.

Let's spend some time with our guest interview.

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.  Pre order now and your regular price of $399 is $299.  Add the MHE code and your price is $279. 

 

Alex Hutchinson Interview Discussion

If you live in the Denver/Boulder area, you are in for a encore.  Alex Hutchinson will be in Denver on May 1st presenting to the Rocky Mountain Tri Club at West High School.  I am going to have my copy of the book autographed.  Hope to see you there.

It's no wonder that teams like Zoot are choosing to have their athletes read this book as a part of their virtual book club, or that Triathlon Club's like RMTC are booking events with Alex Hutchinson.  This book has the most dense collection of studies related to endurance that I've been able to find.

Among the things that I learned was that according to Alex, Halo has in the pipeline a shoulder electrode to make their device even more effective.  I'm looking into that and will let you know what we learn.

One of the studies that I found most interesting and intriguing was the Red Bull Endurance Project.  It had participants including Jesse Thomas, Rebecca Rusch, and Angela Naeth absolutely gutting themselves in these tests.  Check it out.

 

Video of the Week: 

Pushing the Limits of Human Performance - Red Bull Project Endurance

 

Endurance Trivia:

Question #1 - What is Vo2 Max?

Page 23 of Endure - 1923 Hill papers.

 

Question #2 - Can you breathing too much while swimming?

http://www.swimsmooth.com/improve/intermediate/the-great-bilateral-breathing-controversy

https://www.usms.org/fitness-and-training/articles-and-videos/articles/exhalingthe-hidden-secret-to-swimming-farther-and-faster?Oldid=3063

 

Question #3 - Why the warm up?

https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/warm-properly-bike-race/

https://www.condorcycles.com/blogs/journal/99110919-how-to-warm-up-for-a-race-or-time-trial

 

News:

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Page 32 "Crawl of Fame" I had to work to my humiliation, get underneath it, meet the ego or it tries to sabotage when were most vulnerable and fight back. No, Julie, you want this period get up! Again, the inner voice roared from deep within comma's commanding as a hungry lioness and filled with wisdom beyond anything I consciously new period that silent inner or cancelled everything else out . The fear, the panic, the humiliation, the crowd, the camera and even the thought of Kathleen . My mind cleared Julie, use your arms.  - Julie Moss on her new book in mid April after her race at Oceanside 70.3.  She is also going to be in Boulder with her friend Wendy Ingraham who is training for Boulder 70.3
  • National champion cyclist, Denise Korenek on her record breaking feat of being the fastest sustained cycling speed of 184 mph.  You may have read the brief article in 2019, Issue 1 of Bicycling. We have an exclusive interview with Denise to hear about The Speed Project.
  • Running coach Andrew Simmons of Lifelong Endurance is joining us to talk about running coaching tips.  We can add coach Andrew to the long list of coaches who advocate lots of base work and some high end intensity.  His TrainingPeaks article Training in the Grey Zone: How to Avoid the Zone 3 Plateau is a read recommendation, but we are going to talk about it on the show.
  • Justin Blalog - Film Shared Territory: Gravel Bike Across Iceland
  • Tyler Hamilton Training

If there are any questions that you want to have asked of these amazing guests, DM on social media or email me at rich@milehighendurance.com.  Tell us your question and who it's for and we'll include it in the interview.  If you would like to remain anonymous, explain that or we'll give you credit for the question during the interview.  Eg, "this questions from listener, John Doe.

 

Closing:

 

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

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