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Mile High Endurance Podcast

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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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 15, 2016

Today's show is "Part 3" of the 3 Part Theme on Racing.  Part 1 (Episode #19) was published on April 1st and featured Dave Christen if IM Boulder, Coach Khem Suthiwan of Mile High Multisport and Lance Panigutti of Without Limits.  Part 2 (Episode #20) was published on April 8th and featured 2015 ITU Long Course champ Mary Beth Ellis, and President of the Board of USAT, Barry Siff.  Part 3 (today's episode) features  Peggy Shockley of the Lake to Lake Triathlon in Loveland, Hessam Salim with Lifetime Tri and the race director of the Boulder Peak.

Since this is the last episode in the May focus on "choosing races", I'd like to once again thank the guests for their time and extend an open invitation for any other race directors who would like to come on the show and educate the triathlon community about their races.  I had intended to get invitations out to all race directors in the hopes of talking to a couple.  My thought process is that I may get a 1 in 4 response.  I actually received a 1 for 1 response, so I simply truncated the asking process and did not get to everyone I had intended. 

In fact, if you are a professional in this industry and see yourself fitting into any of the show categories ("Ask A Coach", "Resources" or "Try Something New"), and you feel you have something that would contribute to the listeners development as an athlete and empower them to meet their athletic and triathlon goals, please contact me.  I would love to talk to you about an opportunity to be on the show.

Coaches of triathlon or of any of the individual sports are welcome.  Resources is simply any triathlon-related product or service that helps the aforementioned goal of helping athletes reach their full potential are game.  I select resources that are relevant to the subject or arch of the episode or month.  The objective of the interview is to add an educational dimension from the perspective of the product or service industry.  There is an obvious opportunity to advertise, which I encourage, but it is limited to that episode or theme. 

Those who wish to have a consistent presence on the show and website, please contact me for sponsorship opportunity.  I am looking to invest in the show to develop the show (eg, equipment to interview "on location", increase frequency, show storage, etc).  You can contact me via the website at www.milehightripodcast.com.  Thanks and look forward to those opportunities.

Apr 8, 2016

Today's show is "Part 2" of the three part theme theme on choosing races.  Part 1 was published on April 1st and featured Dave Christen if IM Boulder, Coach Khem Suthiwan of Mile High Multisport and Lance Panigutti of Without Limits.

Usually the sequel to any show fails to deliver on the quality of the original, but not at Mile High Tri.  Today we continue seeking advice and perspective on choosing races and get input from the experts.  On today's show we have 2015 ITU Long Course champ Mary Beth Ellis and none other than the USAT president of the board Barry Siff.

Mary Beth Ellis, last year's ITU Long Distance champ joins us to reflect a bit about 2015 and her race plans for 2016.  To know Mary Beth is to enjoy her.  She's just a real cool lady who continues to achieve at such a high level.

Barry Siff, president of the board for USAT talks about his years as a race director of the Boulder Peak, his achievements as a community leader in Colorado, and his role at USAT.  Great information about the status and progression of the US Olympic Triathlon Team selection between now and the Rio games.

Be sure to check back in 1 week for the 3rd in the race series (episode is #21) with Hassam Salim from Lifetime Fitness and the Lifetime Tri Series and Peggy Shockley of the Lake to Lake triathlon in Loveland Co.

For more on Mile High Tri guests, go to www.milehightripodcast.com   For more information on racing and news in general, please check out www.303Triathlon.com.  

Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the triathlon journey.  Good luck with your training and races this week!

Apr 1, 2016

Choosing the right races is the first step in having a successful season.  We explore that topic with multiple perspectives including a coach, a pro and several race directors and sport leaders.  

Starting on April 1st, here are the guests you will hear from:

  • Lance Panigutti, owner of Without Limits Productions and race director of popular races including triathlon, duathlons, short distance, long distance, Xterra and other cycling events
  • Coach Khem Suthiwan - she is a local USAT level 1 coach who is on the coaching staff at Mile High Multisport.  As you will hear, she not only is informative on how to choose races, but is also knowledgeable about fund raising
  • Dave Christen, race director of Ironman Boulder talks about his personal races, Ironman race scene in general, and details about Ironman Boulder and the continued creative and effective things they are doing to engage the community and athletes.

April 8th:

  • Mary Beth Ellis, last year's ITU Long Distance champ joins us to reflect a bit about 2015 and her race plans for 2016.  To enjoy MB is to know her.  She's just a real cool lady who continues to achieve at such a high level.
  • Barry Siff, president of the board for USAT talks about his years as a race director of the Boulder Peak, his acheivements as a community leader in Colorado, and his role at USAT.  Great information about the status and progression of the US Olympic Triathlon Team selection between now and the Rio games.

April 15th:

  • Kassam Salim - joins us from Lifetime Fitness, which has owned the Boulder Peak Triathlon for it's second year now.  We'll get an update from Saam (as he's called) on the race, the course.  We also talk about his advice on race selection, from the perspective of someone who has directed a broad range of race distances and locations.
  • Peggy Shockley - joins us from the Lake to Lake triathlon in Loveland, CO.  She talks about the genesis of the race and how has developed into what it is today.  Peggy reviews the race course and has tips on travel and a reminder about an upcoming price increase on May 1st.
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