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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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May 8, 2016

Welcome to Episode #23 of Mile High Tri podcast, I'm your host Rich Soares.  Mile High Tri  empowers you to reach your fitness and triathlon goals by connecting you with coaches and experts on the topics that you want learn. 

Today's show is part 2 of 2 on the topic of "open water swimming".  We are staying focused on helping you tackle the swim segment of your next triathlon with confidence and make this your best season yet.

Before we get into today's show I'd like to once again thank Bill Plock (news), Liz Sharpe (wet suit selection and fitting) and Michael Mann (coaching form and Grant Ranch open water swimming for joining me on episode #22.  If you did not get a chance to hear those interviews, go back and check those interviews out.  There contact info will be on milehightriathlon.com.

For those who did listen to last week's episode you know we have two exciting guests this week to continue our examination of 'Open Water Swimming'.  For those of you who don't have access to a good coach, but have questions about how to tackle open water swim training, coach Trista Francis (USAT Level 2 coach with ITZ Multisport coaching) helps breakdown how to get you ready for your open water season.

Heck, what triathlete hasn't been training or racing (whether in an open water swim, the long lonely stretch of a bike course, or a moonlit marathon) and asked themselves "where's a good sports Psychologist when you need one?"   After today's episode, you'll know just who to call.  I have Dr. Justin Ross on to help us understand what's going on with open water swimming anxiety and how to manage it and develop into a confident open water swimmer.

For the record folks, I am having an absolute blast producing this podcast and hope you're are enjoying the content.  It is my goal to make this your 'go to' podcast.  If you have suggestions or content you want to hear, please get in touch with me via the website, Facebook or Twitter.  You can also just email me at rich@milehightriathlon.com.

If you are enjoying the podcast, the best compliment you can pay me is to refer it to a friend. The podcast listenership is growing quickly, only furthering my excitement about bringing you more content.

May 1, 2016

Part 1 of 2 - Open Water Swimming.

 

Today's show is dedicated to helping you tackle the swim segment of your next triathlon with confidence and make this your best season yet, when it comes to the swim. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of triathlon or you’re new to the sport, there will be something in this episode that will help further you in the sport.  As is always the approach on the show, we examine a subject from multiple perspectives,  this episode's guests on the show include:

 

Co-host Bill Plock, 303 Triathlon

Guest Michael Mann, Swim Labs - open water form and fitness

Guest Liz Whitefield Sharp, Tribella - open water equipment and wetsuit fitting

 

If you would like to learn more about Michael Mann and Swim Labs, check them out at www.swimlabs.com.  They have 10 facilities http://swimlabs.com/locations/.  

If you want to get in touch with Liz Sharpe from Tribella, to www.tribellas.com,  From there click on Rental Equipment on the menu on the left side of the page and learn more about the offerings.  Gents, check out http://www.coloradotriathloncompany.com/ and go to the Rentals tab at the top right. 

Other resources:

www.beginnertriathlete.com and search open water swimming.  You will find a number of great articles http://goo.gl/G19HDT on everything from dealing with anxiety, gear review, open water swim tactics and more. 

Coach David Warden also had a good episode on swimming.  It wasn't specific to Open Water swimming, but rather focused on swim pacing.  Check out Episode #63 at http://tri-talk.com/episodes/

Familiarize yourself with https://www.usms.org/ where you will find tools like training logs and training workouts.  You will find tons of resources on classes, coaching, pool locator, etc. 

For listeners in Colorado, check out the following options for open water swimming:

http://swimlabs.com/denver/open-water-swimming-at-grant-ranch/ - Grant Ranch

www.comsa.org/openwater - Chatfield - Note that Chatfield is planned to be closed due to insurance issues until at least May 28th.

http://www.bamswimteam.org/ - Boulder

http://longmontcolorado.gov/ - Longmont at Union Reservoir

Of course, all of the guests and their websites are available on the podcast website which is simply www.milehightriathlon.com.  I will add a page for resources where I'll post the links to the website resources I just listed. 

Bill Plock and I mentioned at the beginning of the intro of the episode that there are four guests on the show this month.  Of course we are two fabulous guests into the show and we are already at about an 1 hour and 15 minutes.  The interviews with Dr. Justin Ross and Coach Trista Francis are awesome, but they are another 50 minutes or so. 

What I've decided to do is go ahead and publish episode #22 with the Michael Mann and Liz Whitfield interviews.  I'll release the interviews with Justin and Trista next week on for next week on episode #23.  So hang tight.  I know you will enjoy those interviews on April 8th. 

Before we wrap up episode #22, I thought I'd talk briefly about a couple of additional items.  First, I mentioned at the end of the last episode what the upcoming races are in Colorado over the next month.  I hope you enjoy the Colorado centric news and content.  Now what I should have mentioned was the biggest race of the month of May from my perspective and that's Yokohama coming up on May 14-15.   http://www.triathlon.org/  As Barry Siff mentioned in Episode #20, this is a selection race for USA and other countries.  I'll talk a little more about that in episode #23 coming up next week.

Of course I hope you found the April episode series on "racing".  I'd like to believe that that helped you wrap up your race decisions for the year, if not just the spring.  If you are not racing and there are races in your area, be sure to check the races in your area and see if they need volunteers.  It's a great way to participate in the culture and help promote triathlon. 

Each of our race directors mentioned how vital volunteers are to putting on a successful race.  I'm personally volunteering at the Without Limits Summer OPEN Race.  If you are racing or volunteering there, I hope to meet you.   I've volunteered to help out at the bike out, but I'll be wherever Lance puts me.

I'll hold off on giving the outlook for the next couple of show themes that I'm researching until the next episode.  I will say that one of the topics is going to be Training Log and Analytic Software Applications. 

On a personal note, my training is going well.  I'm preparing for a half marathon in just a couple of weeks.  In fact I learned that Dr. Ross is also racing it.  Justin, I hope we get a practice run next weekend perhaps.  The weather forecast looks great for next week.

That's it for episode #22.  Please subscribe if you have not already.  If you enjoy the podcast, I would ask you to do me a favor and please, please tell a friend about the podcast.  It's super easy to find it at www.milehightriathlon.com or download in the iTunes Podcast store. 

For more information on racing and news in general, please go to 303 Triathlon

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

 

 

 

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