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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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May 28, 2017

Welcome to Episode #75 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 Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance in the Mile High city.  

We have full, and perhaps unwieldy, agenda today.  There is a lot of triathlon action going on this time of year.  Let's get into some updates from the two best podcast co-hosts in the biz, Khem and Bill.

Bill, what's new with you?

  • Bill's updates
  • Kona plans?  What are we doing about lodging at Kona
  • Velorama

Khem, you had a busy week with some work travel - how are you feeling this morning?

  • Khem's updates
  • Primal Expo

 Rich's updates:

  • Thanks again to last week's guest, George Cespedes of Tri Animals and director of the Aquaman swim and run series here locally.  If you are in the front range area, you should check out https://www.trianimalendurance.com/races to check out the details of this race series.  The series is June 20 to August 1.  There are 9 different race packages to choose from https://www.racedirectorsolutions.com/EventRegistration/Registration/2924
  • Coaching certification exam
    • 75 multiple choice questions
    • Which of the following are not specific challenges that cycling and swim training present to the run component of triathlon?
      • The triathlete needs not combat gravity in either the swim or bike portion of the sport, but the environment is totally unsupported in running. 
      • Neither the swim or cycling legs of the sport are maximal efforts.
      • None of the above
      • A and B
    • 10  Short answer -
      • Describe what nutrition periodization is and why it is important to factor into an athlete's training program. 
      • List and describe five factors that contribute to an act of negligence.
        • Ignorance of the Rules - Ignorance of the rules is not an acceptable basis on which decisions should be made. It is vitally important to the success of any sporting event that all parties involved know the rules.
        • Ignoring the Rules - Ignoring the rules under which a sporting event is to be conducted is to ignore safety. USA Triathlon has a specific set of rules designed to ensure the safety of participants and spectators of the sport. USA Triathlon’s number one priority is to ensure the safety of all of those involved in the sport of triathlon. To ignore these rules not only subjects participants to potential harm, but it also exposes the coach to a great deal of liability.
        • Failure to Act - The success of any sporting event is dependent upon the people coaching or directing the event to respond quickly to problems and act in a proactive manner rather than a reactive manner. Unfortunately, too many coaches tend to react after a tragedy or serious injury has occurred. They react to crisis when prevention is really the key. 
        • Money - Insufficient funds to properly conduct a safe environment often prevents action. The lack of funds or the unwillingness to spend money leads to:
          • Reduction in safety and services
          • Lack of training or hiring of competent personnel
          • Unsafe equipment
          • Inadequate inspection and maintenance of equipment
        • Failure to Warn - Courts place a great deal of duty on the coaches to warn athletes of any potential hazards associated with the sport. Knowing conditions of the facility and making these conditions known to the participants prior to the event are essential for coaches. Failure to warn of hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions, especially when known, is the number one factor leading to large monetary damages being awarded to injured athletes.
      • Four weeks of training plan using a specific athlete scenario
  • Triathlon IQ Partnership -  https://u.healthiq.com/quiz/triathlon-iq
    • I mentioned this a few weeks ago.  I had a change to submit a question for the quiz.  As it turns out they included me in the triathlon quiz
    • How the quiz works
    • They are making donations for each quiz taken.  For the first 25 people, they will make a $5 donation to the charity of my choice.  Thereafter they will donate $1 for every quiz taken up to $200
    • This is a pilot, so they've capped it at $200
    • Let me tell you about the charity I've picked is https://www.crowdrise.com/women-for-tri-2017/fundraiser/jamietwedt
  • Our planned interview this week is with friend Jamie Twedt.  The interview this week is an inspirational story.  We are going to talk about her journey to this year's Ironman World Championship in Kona.  I promise you that her story will have you cheering for her this October.  We are trying to get Susan MacNamee and/or Rachel Joyce from Women For Tri to talk about their mission the state of the Women For Tri organization.

Wow.  I know Jamie's story and I've witnessed it for years.  I hear her summarize it and I'm still blown away.  If you want to support Jamie.  Please go to the Mile High Endurance website.  Right on the landing page is where you see the current and upcoming interviews.  You'll see the pictures of Jamie and Dawn, the Women for Tri logo, and Rachel Joyce.  In the caption below, there is a link to the crowdrise page for Jamie and Women for Tri.  As of this morning she had 6310 and she needs to get to $40,000.  The picture of Jamie has a hyperlink to her Facebook page, the picture of Women for Tri has a hyperlink to Women for Tri's website, and of course Rachel Joyce's picture will take you to Rachel's site.

There is also a logo for Health IQ right next to the caption on Jamie, Rachel and Women for Tri.  If you click that logo, it will take you to the Health IQ Triathlon quiz.  Whether you make a donation through crowdrise or not, this is a great way to give Jamie another $200 toward her goal.  Please take a few minutes, go to milehighenduarnce.com and then click on the Health IQ logo and boom!

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Ken Axford to talk about the 4th Discipline course
  • Melissa Mantak on training load and nutrition
  • Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Inigo San Milan soon

 

Thank supporters of the show.

Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  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. 

Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to help you swim fast and easier.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's making a huge difference and recommend you check it out.

Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.

Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  It gives you a lot more tools  to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.  Oh, and don't forget to take the Health IQ Quiz.  There is a link on the website

That's it for the show.  Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

May 21, 2017

Welcome to Episode #74 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 Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance in the Mile High city.  

Thanks again to last week's guest, pro triathlete, TJ Tollakson for joining us to talk about Halo Neuroscience, Dimond Bikes and Ruster Sports bike cases. 

Our interview this week is with George Cespedes of Tri Animals and director of the Aquaman swim and run series here locally.  Tri Animals as you will hear is a national community of athletes.  We'll talk about what that means and lots about the options and features of the Aquaman race formats.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Surprise guest next week.  I am sitting on a very inspirational scoop that we will announce next week.
  • Ken Axford to talk about the 4th Discipline course
  • Melissa Mantak on training load and nutrition
  • Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Inigo San Milan next week

Thank supporters of the show.

Halo Neuroscience makes the Halo Sport.  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. 

Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to examine your swim stroke from the ground up.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's making a huge difference for me and recommend you check it out.

Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.

Give TrainingPeaks Premium account to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

We want to know what you thought of the show as well.   Please take a 1 minute to give us a review.

Please go out to iTunes and read the show or read the episode. It's a really easy process.

  1. First launch apples podcast app
  2. tap the search tab
  3. under the name of the podcast you want to rate. Of course that's mile high endurance.
  4. tap the blue search key at the bottom right.
  5. tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. tap the reviews tab.
  7. tap write a review at the bottom

That's it for the show.  Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

May 14, 2017

Welcome to Episode #73 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. 

Our interview this week is with TJ Tollakson who everyone knows is a well know pro triathlete and founder of both Dimond Bikes and Ruster Sports Bike Cases.  The main topic of our interview is how TJ used the Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience to rehab quickly from a knee injury.  He'll take us through the science and the results he's seeing from the Halo Sport.  We of course, will get into his race schedule, Dimond bikes and Ruster cases.  

We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance in the Mile High city.  

Thanks again to last week's guest Charley Perez to tell us about the Rocky Mountain Tri Club last week and share some advice for coaches. 

Of course let's catch up with the most talented co-hosts in the triathlon podcast space, coach Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock

Thank sponsors of the show.  Discounts page.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • George Cespedes on Tri Animal Aquaman Series.  Races starting June 20th and then going weekly into August
  • Hoping to get Ken Axford to talk about the 4th Discipline course
  • Ken Axford and Melissa Mantak are teaching the bulk of the content, so I'm hoping to line them both up for interviews.
  • I'll be back in touch with Inigo San Milan next week

Next week is the USAT training, so we'll hopefully have some discussion about that as well as some potential new interview candidates.

We hope you are enjoying the show.  Please let our guest, Charley Perez, know how much you appreciate Charley's time by shooting him an email or posting on the Rocky Mountain Tri Club Facebook page.

We want to know what you thought of the show as well.   Please take a 1 minute to do the following.

Please go out to iTunes and read the show or read the episode. It's a really easy process.

  1. First launch apples podcast app
  2. tap the search tab
  3. under the name of the podcast you want to rate. Of course that's mile high endurance.
  4. tap the blue search key at the bottom right.
  5. tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. tap the reviews tab.
  7. tap write a review at the bottom

Check out the Mile High Endurance website at milehighendurance.com for more on upcoming interviews, past interviews, resources, blog, about the show, and discounts.  

Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

May 6, 2017

Welcome to Episode #72 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Our interview this week is with Charley Perez of Rocky Mountain Tri Club.  Charley is an adored member of the triathlon community and we're excited to have him talk about his background and the Rocky Mountain Tri Club.  Khem helped get Charley lined up for the interview which we are going to do a little later on today.

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 Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are back with us for another weekend endurance in the Mile High city.  

  • Follow up on the question about SWOLF scores and using Garmin with Tempo Trainer.
  • SafeSport for USAT coaching
    • Generally about protecting athletes
    • Awareness of athlete abuse types (mental, physical and sexual)
    • Making sure athletes train in a safe environment
    • It's good training and awareness.  As a parent of high school age girls, this was particularly eye opening
  • Cleo Kirkland at "Health IQ" doing a survey of various people in the Triathlon industry asking them to submit questions for a piece they are doing
  • Pulling together "Did you know" FACT questions that Siri Lindley is helping to judge submissions.
  • Discussion topic - What is the point of training sessions that train multiple energy zones?  When are they appropriate?

 

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • TJ Tollakson on Halo, Ruster and Dimond
  • George Cespedes on Tri Animal Aquaman Series.  Races starting June 20th and then going weekly into August
  • In touch with Inigo San Milan

Next week is the USAT training, so we'll hopefully have some discussion about that as well as some potential new interview candidates.

We hope you are enjoying the show.  Please let our guest, Charley Perez, know how much you appreciate Charley's time by shooting him an email or posting on the Rocky Mountain Tri Club Facebook page.

We want to know what you thought of the show as well.   Please take a 1 minute to do the following.

Please go out to iTunes and read the show or read the episode. It's a really easy process.

  1. First launch apples podcast app
  2. tap the search tab
  3. under the name of the podcast you want to rate. Of course that's mile high endurance.
  4. tap the blue search key at the bottom right.
  5. tap the album art for the podcast.
  6. tap the reviews tab.
  7. tap write a review at the bottom

Check out the Mile High Endurance website at www.milehighendurance.com for more on upcoming interviews, past interviews, resources, blog, about the show, and discounts.   

Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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