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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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Dec 16, 2018

We have an incredibly informative interview today on the topic of the USAT ranking system, current criteria for qualifying for USAT Nationals and ITU AG Worlds. We are going to be joined by USAT's COO Tim Yount and Rankings Coordinator Nick Koppin.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory. WADA and USADA legal. Used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

Thanks to last week's guests Todd Carver and Cliff Simms of Specialized's RETUL division. They shared some great insights into how they are using Retul data from thousands of bike fits to shape product development at Specialized. If you missed that interview, go back to episode #155 and check it out.

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 endurance athlete. Go to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

I have a couple few friends in my neighborhood who I have been training and racing with for more than a decade. Two in particular, Todd Stockford and Tom Beal. I never have to remind myself to look up the All American rankings, because the moment that the All American list is announced, I get a group text with my neighbor's standings and scores.

 

When my friends and I carpool to races, we talk about the scores and which races someone qualified for Nationals. We'll talk about where Nationals or Worlds is going to be this year or the next. It gives our racing context and purpose.

But there have been things that have been a bit of a mystery to me. Things like how did USAT come up with the decimal score they assigned me during a race? I've generally understood that the people that show up to a race can influence the score that I get, but how? I have an athlete, Amy Miller, who has qualified for Nationals and is very much in capable of achieving All American and Team USA, and I wanted to get the facts for her. So I thought let's get the experts on the show and help all our listeners.

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.

Topics:

  • USAT Ranking System
    • Converting a race time into decimal format:   From Nick - we change participants’ times into minutes using a mathematical formula
      • Example 1: a time of 00:49:30.0 would change to 49.5)
      • Example 2: a time of 02:11:08.0 would change to 131.133 – 2x60(hours into minutes) + 11 minutes + 8/60(seconds into minutes)
      • Any time over one hour will take the number of hours and turn that into minutes. Two hours equates to 120 and three hours will equate to 180.
      • This is why the above example has a decimal time of 131.133. 2 hours into minutes - 120 + the 11 additional minutes. and then changing seconds into minutes as well.
    • How are Race Scores Calculated?
      • Our ranking system uses pacesetters to determine a par time for each race. Every race has a unique par time, depending on who has competed. It is important to understand the basic concept behind the ranking scores: scores are calculated as a comparison between an athlete’s race time and the projected time of the best age group athlete in the country (par time). For example, if the par time of a sprint race is 60 minutes, someone who completed the race in 72 minutes would be 20% slower than the best age group athlete, calculated as 1.2 times the par time. However, we do not know who the best age group athlete in the country is – so we estimate his/her performance by creating a Par Time.
      • It would have been possible to give out ranking scores based on these numbers, where the lowest score is best; a score of 1.0 being the best score and all other scores going up from there. This way, it would be easy to see how each athlete’s times compare to the times of others. However, in most sports the higher scores reflect a better performance. It was decided to take the inverse of this number (1/1.2 for this example giving .833333) to achieve this goal. Fractions of “1” are not sufficient, so this number is multiplied by 100 (giving our example athlete a score of 83.3333).

 

There are six steps used to determine race scores:

 

  1. Find all possible pacesetters: Determine which participants received an overall score in the previous year. These participants are considered “pacesetters” in this event. (Note: pacesetters are not athletes who competed in the race the previous year as well as this year. Pacesetters are any athlete who received an overall score based on any three on-road triathlons (2 or more races of any other sport) from the previous year. An overall score tells us what type of performances the athlete generally puts in.  

 

  1. Convert minutes into decimal format: We change participants’ times into minutes so they can work in the mathematical formula (example: a time of 00:49:30.0 would change to 49.5) (example: a time of 02:11:08.0 would change to 131.133 – 2x60(hours into minutes) + 11 minutes + 8/60(seconds into minutes)

 

  1. Find each pacesetter’s calculated time: This is done by multiplying each participant’s time in minutes by their pacesetter score (final score from previous year) then dividing that by 100 (this removes a certain percentage of their time). This tells us how quickly an athlete that is ranked at a 100 could have completed the course.

 

  1. Remove top and bottom 20% of calculated times: Drop the top 20% & bottom 20% of calculated times. This removes any extraordinarily great performances (a pacesetter significantly outperforms their previous year pacesetter ranking) and extraordinarily poor performances (causes could be a flat tire or dehydration for example).

 

  1. Determine Par Time: Average the remaining 60% of calculated times to come up with the “par time.” We are interested in the “par time” as this is what all of the participants’ times will be compared to when calculating their individual rankings. Competitors are actually racing against the “par time” as far as scoring is concerned.

 

  1. Determine each participant’s race score: Divide each participant’s (decimal) finish time by the par time, invert and multiply by 100. (For example: assume a participant had a finish time of 49.5 and Par Time was set at 45 minutes Original Score: 49.5/45 = 1.1 Inverted Score: 1/1.1 = .909090 Race Score: .909090*100 = 90.9090

 

  1. Races with 2, 3, and 4 pacesetters, do not have any pacesetters removed from the par time calculation. It is not until you reach 5 pacesetters that we will begin to remove the top and bottom 20%. We do not want to remove pacesetters when there are too few and we can't get a grasp on their performances by removing them. 

 

8.For women, they then get a gender graded adjustment of 10%.

 

  • Triathlon Trivia - qualifying for ITU Worlds and Team USA
    • What percentile to you need to rank in a:s
      • Local - 15%
      • State - 25%
      • Region - 35%
    • True or False: You don't have to compete at AG Nationals to qualify for Worlds and Team USA
    • The first ___ of the top ___ All American in each AG can earn a spot to Worlds and Team USA
    • True or False: A collegiate athlete can qualify for AG Nationals at NCAA or Club Nationals

 News

 

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.  2018 Age Group National Championships Highlight Video

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Debbie Potts of the Whole Athlete Podcast on Life is not a Race it's a Journey and adrenal fatigue
  • Professional triathlete Meredith is the keynote speaker at Outspoken Women in Triathlon Summit Nov. 30 to Dec. 2
  • Scott Fliegelman of Solos Wearables
  • Bob Seebohar on metabolic efficiency and Birota Foods

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.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews. We are posting regular videos to the YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

Dec 9, 2018

We have a new interview with Todd Carver and Cliff Simms of Specialized's RETUL division. We are going to talk about the trends they see in the industry and how they see it shaping the future of cycling and cycling products. Hopefully you heard last week's interview on "The RETUL Story" - our version of How This Was Built. If you missed it, you can go back to episode #154 to check it out.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory. WADA and USADA legal. Used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

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 endurance athlete. Go to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

Last week we spoke to the three founders of RETUL about the story of the company, how the three found each other, how they leveraged their unique skills, and how they navigated their way to success.

This week we shift gears a little, shifting from a discussion of the past to a vision of the future. We want to know what trends they are seeing in the industry? What are some of the products innovations that Specialized is developing? What is driving e-bike growth? Are there any secret products that they are working on that we can learn about first?

Let's get into the interview with Cliff Simms and Todd "TC" Carver.

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.

  • News

Articles on 303 Triathlon:

 

  • Triathlon Trivia
    • E Bike Statistics
      1. How many e-bikes sold in 2017 world wide? 3.4 million, 34 million 340 million

 

About 34 million ebikes were sold worldwide in 2017 From <https://money.cnn.com/2018/01/17/technology/ebikes-electric-bikes/index.html>

  1. In 2017, the U.S. market grew to 163k, 263k of 563k?

 

263,000 bikes, a 25% gain from the prior year. From <https://money.cnn.com/2018/01/17/technology/ebikes-electric-bikes/index.html>

  1. Of the 263K, how many were imported to the US? 15K, 115K or 215K?

2017’s tally north of 263,000, a new record for the market. Of that number, 215,000 were believed to have been imported into the USA during the year, with a further 15,000 thought to have been built domestically by various assemblers. From <https://cyclingindustry.news/number-of-usa-electric-bike-importers-jumps-440-year-on-year-suggests-industry-analyst/>

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. 

YouTube Video of the Week - Underground Bicycle Parking Systems in Japan

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Tim Yount and Nick Koppin on the USAT Point System and qualifying for Worlds
  • Debbie Potts of the Whole Athlete Podcast on Life is not a Race it's a Journey and adrenal fatigue
  • Professional triathlete Meredith is the keynote speaker at Outspoken Women in Triathlon Summit Nov. 30 to Dec. 2
  • Scott Fliegelman of Solos Wearables
  • Bob Seebohar on metabolic efficiency and Birota Foods

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.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews. We are posting regular videos to the YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

 

 

Dec 2, 2018

Our guests this week are the founders of RETUL, Todd Carver, Cliff Simms and Franko Vatterott. We are going to talk about how RETUL has been helping athlete's be more comfortable and get the most performance out of their body and bike through a precise fit.   Hopefully you saw the teaser video we posted on social media this week.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory. WADA and USADA legal. Used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

Thanks to last week's guest Alain Lambert, the Chairman of Haute Route North America, for joining us to talk about what professional cycling experience they offer. If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #153.

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 endurance athlete. Go to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

In 2007, three partners came together to take bike fitting to another level. Cliff Simms was a medical device engineer who had come up with a prototype of the 3-D bike fit system and Todd Carver was a bike racer and bike fit expert who knew how to apply the technology to help cyclists get the most out of their body and bike performance. Franko Vatterott was the third partner who was selling high altitude tents at the time, but knew how to market and sell the ground breaking 3-D fit technology.

Their business plan intended to bring the system to market, make it the most in-demand and respected bike fitting system, and then eventually sell it to a major bicycle company. In September of 2012, the trio sold RETUL to Specialized and now Todd Carver is the Head of Human Performance at Specialized and Cliff Simms is the Head of the RETUL division. Franko Vatterott is the Founder of The Human Interest Group, agency for developing brands and partnerships like RETUL, Sansego and others.

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.

A Case for Zone 1 - by Laura Marcoux

https://d3multisport.com/d3-university/article/a-case-for-zone-1

 

Based on article in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

 

Purpose:

To describe training loads during an Ironman training program based on intensity zones and observe training–performance relationships.

Methods:

Nine triathletes completed a program with the same periodization model aiming at participation in the same Ironman event. Before and during the study, subjects performed ramp-protocol tests, running, and cycling to determine aerobic (AeT) and anaerobic thresholds (AnT) through gas-exchange analysis. For swimming, subjects performed a graded lactate test to determine AeT and AnT. Training was subsequently controlled by heart rate (HR) during each training session over 18 wk. Training and the competition were both quantified based on the cumulative time spent in 3 intensity zones: zone 1 (low intensity; <AeT), zone 2 (moderate intensity; between AeT and AnT), and zone 3 (high intensity; >AnT).

Results:

Most of training time was spent in zone 1 (68% ± 14%), whereas the Ironman competition was primarily performed in zone 2 (59% ± 22%). Significant inverse correlations were found between both total training time and training time in zone 1 vs performance time in competition (r = –.69 and –.92, respectively). In contrast, there was a moderate positive correlation between total training time in zone 2 and performance time in competition (r = .53) and a strong positive correlation between percentage of total training time in zone 2 and performance time in competition (r = .94).

Conclusions:

While athletes perform with HR mainly in zone 2, better performances are associated with more training time spent in zone 1. A high amount of cycling training in zone 2 may contribute to poorer overall performance.

 

If the Bike Fits:

RETUL bike fits measure angle and motion distance within the accuracy of A) Centimeter; B) Millimeter; C) Micrometer

RETUL fits include digital measurements for A) Bike; B) Saddle; C) Foot beds; D) Helmets; E) All Above; F) A-C

True or False, RETUL Match captures your measurements with sub-millimeter accuracy for capturing foot size, arch height, and different body segment lengths

 

A Case for Zone 1:

The article "A Case for Zone One and it's foundational article in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance is based on A) 3 training zones; B) 5 training zones, or C) 7 training zones?

True or False - Training below Aerobic Threshold (AeT) is most effective when paired with minimal training above Anaerobic Threshold (AnT)?

Doing the majority of your training below Aerobic Threshold showed a statistically significant improvement for subject athletes competing Ironman at A) Below Aerobic Threshold; B) Above AeT, but below AnT; C) Above AnT

 

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. 

 

Specialized Body Geometry Fit

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Tim Yount on the USAT Point System and qualifying for Worlds
  • Debbie Potts of the Whole Athlete Podcast on Life is not a Race it's a Journey and adrenal fatigue
  • Professional triathlete Meredith is the keynote speaker at Outspoken Women in Triathlon Summit Nov. 30 to Dec. 2
  • Scott Fliegelman of Solos Wearables

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.

 

There are two articles on 303Cycling right now that people should check out.

  • The 10 Commandments of Road Cycling
  • The Science of Being Seen

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.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews. We are posting regular videos to the YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

 

 

 

Nov 25, 2018

This week we have Alain Lambert the Chairman of Haute Route North America joining us to talk about what makes these multi-day cycling events so unique. If you saw the teaser video we posted on social media this week, you they offer a pro-cyclist experience in epic locations around the world.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory. WADA and USADA legal. Used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

Thanks to last week's guests, Olympian, Ironman and mental health advocate, Sarah True for joining us last week. If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #152.

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.

The Tour de France began as a marketing gimmick by Henri Desgrange who was editor of a sports newspaper called L'Auto which was targeted to French auto racing enthusiasts. He started to cover cycling and in 1902 an employee suggested a stage bicycle race around France. The first tour was 2400 kilometers to be covered in six stages. It was less intended as an athletic contest as it was an experiment in human endurance limits. Desgrenge promised the steepest mountains, the darkest nights, the most violent winds, the most difficult routes. In that inaugural year, 60 riders started the Tour and 21 finished.

Origin of the name Haute Route, (or the High Route or Mountaineers' Route) is the name given to a route (with several variations) undertaken on foot or by ski touring between Chamonix in France and Zermatt in Switzerland.

The Haute Route’s objective is to deliver an unparalleled 'professional' experience for amateur cyclists. This means not only delivering first class hospitality and event management, but all the key ingredients that make up the culture and experience of professional road racing.

Hundreds of riders every year from all over the world take part in the Haute Route events, and take on the most mythical passes and roads in all of cycling. The attraction of these legendary cols, such as the Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez, Galibier, Tourmalet, Stelvio and Independence Pass cannot be underestimated, but beyond the sporting challenge is another story, a human story that for many is life changing.

What is the Haute Route exactly? The basic facts can be easily stated – the Haute Route cycling events are the world’s most prestigious multi-day cycling events for amateur riders, run over seven or three days, timed and ranked, across the most iconic mountain passes and valleys.

We are fortunate to have the Chairman of Haute Route NA, Alain Lambert join us this week. Let's get into the interview right now.

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.

Haute Route:

This is really sounding attractive to me for this coming year. The level of support during the Haute Route is also unique. We ensure that Haute Route riders enjoy an unprecedented level of safety, security and comfort. The Haute Route Cycling Series are undeniably a series of ‘professional’ events, for amateur cyclists!

Marshals ensuring priority right-of-way for riders on course

35 safety, medical, and press motorcycles accompanying the peloton

The Course Director’s vehicle at the front of the race

1 official mid-course vehicle

1 official end-course vehicle, and a ‘broom wagon’ to collect riders if necessary

2 ambulances

A medical support team

A team of professional masseurs at each Event Village

4 to 5 fully staffed refreshment points per stage

4 Mavic mechanical support vehicles

 

Events:

https://www.hauteroute.org/events/middle-east

https://www.hauteroute.org/events/north-america

https://www.hauteroute.org/events/europe

 

Events like Alpe d’Huez, Pyrenees, Ventoux, and the Alps are epic sections most well understood by cyclists in N. America.

 

The Comeback:

Greg LeMond (born June 26, 1961) is an American former professional road racing cyclist who won the Road Race World Championship twice and the Tour de France three times (1986, 1989 and 1990). He is considered by many to be the greatest American cyclist of all time. He is also an entrepreneur and anti-doping advocate.

 

In the book The Comeback, written by Daniel De Vise, there are some incredible things about Greg LeMond, his childhood, his career and the stories of his epic races against riders like Frenchman Laurent Fignon. was born in Lakewood, California,[3] and raised in ranch country on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, near Reno.

 

He was a victim of sexual abuse from a male neighbor and friend of the family. In the middle of his cycling career, he was nearly mortally injured in a hunting accident. Page 155 highlights.

 

The Comeback Cycling Trivia (closest to gets a point)

What do you think Greg LeMond's Vo2 Max was? Page 174

What was LeMond's peak cycling salary from a team? Page 180

What year did the first tri bars were used in the Tour? Page 193

Did the Tour ever end with an individual time trial? Page 218

What year did EPO show up in the Tour? Page 251

What year were the first carbon bikes come on the scene in the Tour? Page 255

How much influence does the tour have on bike purchasing trends in the US? Page 278

 

When did mechanical doping show up in the Tour? Page 323

Ironman Arizona:

  • Pre race interview with Meredith Kessler
  • Smile Train
  • Solos
  • Steph is now an Ironman!
  • Pro results

 Cyber Monday Deals:

  • Solos
  • Optic Nerve
  • Dcurve
  • Feedback Sports
  • Coeur
  • Blue
  • Ikor

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. 

Haute Route - Climb Higher at Mavic Haute Route Rockies

Bonus NXR Video - NXR 2018

Upcoming Interviews:

  • 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
  • Professional triathlete Merredith Kessler
  • Tim Yount on the USAT Point System and qualifying for Worlds

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.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews. We are posting regular videos to the YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

 

 

 

 

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.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details. 

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

 

Cyber Monday Deals:

  • Solos
  • Optic Nerve
  • Dcurve
  • Feedback Sports
  • Coeur
  • Blue
  • Ikor

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

 

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

 

Nov 11, 2018

This week we have Panos Papadiamantis, co-founder of PNOE, a mobile breath analyzer used for cardio pulmonary metabolic testing.  That's a fancy way of saying the it's a mask that you strap over your mouth and nose to measure the gases you exhale and determine the mix of O2 and CO2 to determine how much fat and glycogen your body is burning.  Panos is going to help us understand how it works and what the advantage of a mobile device like PNOE is over testing in a lab.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details. 

Thanks to last week's guests, Kona competitor, author, coach and podcaster Debbie Potts.  Debbie is the host of the Whole Tri-Athlete podcast.  We met Debbie in Kona and we just had a discussion to talk about her history with the race. If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #150.

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.

In endurance sports, he or she who can go fastest from point A to B wins, right?  The operative word in that sentence is 'endurance'.  If we're talking about an event of greater than 2 hours and you are truly racing, you are using a limited energy resource of carbohydrate, which is stored as glycogen in your muscles and liver.

Just like you wouldn't start a road trip without knowing how much gas you have in the tank or what your gas mileage is, you want to know at what rate you burn glycogen.  Don't guess.  You will burn glycogen at an increasing rate at increasing intensities.  You want to know either when you are going to run out, or what amount of carbohydrate you need to consume to not run out.

Panos Papadiamantis has some pretty impressive degrees and has a great accent.  Let's get into the interview and we'll chat about it a bit when we come back.

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.

PNOE:

Bill and Khem, did you guys see people doing demos of PNOE in Kona?  It really turned heads in Kona.  I can only imagine how many heads would turn if someone saw me running down the street here in Highlands Ranch.

 

It will be interesting to see what coaches offer PNOE here.  We're going to have Bob Seebohar back on the show in a few weeks to talk about Birota Foods and we'll have to ask him if he's considering picking up a unit.  I can think of a number of places that would offer something like this - CU Sports Medicine and Resilience Code in Inverness.

 

We have some great content that we've put on the MHE website and in the show notes.  Navigate to MHE>Content>Resources and scroll to Metabolic Testing.  We'll have a sample report as well as a number of video resources for PNOE.  You will want to check out the report for sure as it goes into some of the concepts that we have discussed with Dr. Inigo San Milan, Olympian Jim Galanes and Bob Seebohar.  Specifically what muscle fiber types are used in various degrees of intensity, how that translates into breath rate and fuel sources, and nutrition recommendations to improve metabolic efficiency and promote fat as a substrate source.

 

Bob Seebohar and eNRG Metabolic test; before and after data comparison; information on carbohydrate calorie in common products

  • Key dates: test 1 June 6; test 2 July 26 (7 weeks)
  • Metabolic exchange rate - the rate (running pace in this case) at which the runner starts burning more carbohydrate than fat
    • Test 1 - 9:23 pace & HR of 151
    • Test 2 - 8:27 pace & HR of 158
  • Percent Carb/Fat
    • Test 1 - 10:20 48/52; 9:50 49/51; 9:23 50/50
    • Test 2 - 10:20 37/63; 9:50 40/60; 9:23 41/59
  • Carb Calories per Hour
    • Test 1 - 9:23 pace = 480; 8:34 pace = 591
    • Test 2 - 9:23 pace = 352; 8:34 pace = 455
  • Note that this was done over a 7 week period.

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

Cyber Monday Deals:

  • Solos
  • Optic Nerve
  • Dcurve
  • Feedback Sports
  • Coeur
  • Blue
  • Ikor

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.

PNOE 101 "Make Every Breath Count" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxYvOwXGob4

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Professional triathlete Sarah True to talk about her 4th place performance at IM World Championship
  • Professional triathlete Merredith Kessler
  • Tim Yount on the USAT Point System and qualifying for Worlds
  • Kristina Kelkenberg and Julie Bengis from Smile Train

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.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

 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!

 

 

Nov 4, 2018

What sacrifices does it take to qualify for Kona?  We are going to ask this week's guest.  Our interview this week is with five time Kona competitor, author, coach and podcaster Debbie Potts.  Debbie is the host of the Whole Tri-Athlete podcast.  We met Debbie in Kona and we just had a discussion to talk about her history with the race, what it's like to qualify for Kona 5 times and what it's like covering the race as a podcaster.  She also asks me some questions about some of the interviews with pros and age groupers and we'll get into a bit of that.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details. 

Thanks to last week's guests, former pro triathlete, Olympian, PhD and author Joanna Zeiger.  Joanna shared her latest research on cannabis and endurance athletes.  If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #149.

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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for over twenty-five years and a competitive endurance athlete for twenty years. Along her journey, she has accomplished many goals including being nominated as one of the top one hundred best trainers in the U.S. by Men's Journal in 2004 and 2005 as well as participating in fifteen Ironman Triathlons - five of them were the Hawaii World Ironman Championship. Debbie has owned and operated her own fitness studio in Bellevue Washington since 2010 to offer an "all in one" fitness studio - now including The WHOLESTIC Method Nutritional Therapy program to transform the WHOLE person from the inside out.

 

Let's get into the interview now with Debbie Potts.

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 code MHE150 to save $150.

HS Cross Country scene. States across the county are having their championships right now.

What happens to the teams and individuals that perform the best at State championships? http://www.runnerspace.com/NXN

How you can follow this exciting sport? https://www.milesplit.com/

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.

Colorado State XC HS Championship on MHE YouTube - 2018 Colorado State XC Championship

Debbie Potts and the wholistic method - The WHOLESTIC Method

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Panos Papadiamantis about http://www.mypnoe.com/ the first field use metabolic breath analysis device
  • Professional triathlete Sarah True to talk about her 4th place performance at IM World Championship 
  • Professional triathlete Merredith Kessler
  • Debbie Potts on Life is Not A Race, It's a Journey

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.

303Radio Interviews coming up:

  • Kristina Kelkenberg from Smile Train

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.

 

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

Oct 28, 2018

Our interview this week is with former pro triathlete, Olympian, PhD and author Joanna Zeiger. Joanna has been a previous guest where we spoke to her about her book The Champion's Mindset and her coaching project Training Away Chronic Pain.  After years of pain management and university research, Joanna shares her latest research on cannabis and endurance athletes. We thought it would be good to get the perspective of an athlete and researcher of this caliber.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details. 

Thanks to last week's guests, Billy "The Kid" Edwards who joins us to talk about the https://www.sostriathlon.com/.  Reminder that registration opens on Halloween evening at midnight ET.  If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #148.

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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Let's get into the interview now with Joanna Zeiger, PhD.  We'll give her a proper introduction as we get into the conversation.  Here's Joanna Zeiger.

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.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.

This topic is a bit of a challenge for me for similar reasons that Joanna gave: it's potentially controversial, there's some reputation risk, but I genuinely believe in what CBD can do to help with inflammation, recovery, anxiety and athletic performance.  Joanna mentioned the details about the survey.  We've included the link on the headline on the home page of MHE and it's also in the show notes at Athlete PEACE Survey - https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4539059/The-Athlete-PEACE-Survey

 

 It's also a topic that is attracting lots of attention, so I'm glad we are pulling together some information and education.  We've gathered some articles for you and we've put them on the MHE Resources page in the Wellness section :

https://ufc.usada.org/cbd-in-2018-four-questions-answered/

  • Regardless of individual state laws regarding legalized medical and recreational marijuana or the anti-doping rules of sport, all cannabinoids, including CBD, remain illegal as Schedule I substances under the U.S. Federal Controlled Substances Act.
  • THC, which is the psychoactive component of marijuana, cannabis, and hashish, is subject to a urinary reporting threshold of 150 ng/mL.
  • Respiratory conditions, such as lung cysts, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer, have all been linked to the inhalation of marijuana smoke.

https://www.fundacion-canna.es/en/full-spectrum-cannabis-extracts-vs-cbd-isolate

  • In hemp THC is a minor constituent and appears only in trace amounts under 0.3% by dry weight, as required by the U.S. government for hemp products. THC mimics the action of anandamide, a neurotransmitter naturally produced in the human body, and binds to CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system found mostly in the brain. The extremely low levels of THC in hemp make hemp oil non-psychoactive and safe for all ages to use.

https://www.marijuanabreak.com/cbd-isolate-vs-full-spectrum-oil

https://weedmaps.com/learn/cannabis-and-your-body/thc-vs-cbd/

Cannabidiol as an Emergent Therapeutic Strategy for Lessening the Impact of Inflammation on Oxidative Stress

  • National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • This review discusses recent studies suggesting that cannabidiol may have utility in treating a number of human diseases and disorders now known to involve activation of the immune system and associated oxidative stress, as a contributor to their etiology and progression. These include rheumatoid arthritis, types I and II diabetes, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, the metabolic syndrome, ischemia-reperfusion injury, depression, and neuropathic pain.

World Health Organization: Evaluation of Cannabidiol

  • This report has been drafted under the responsibility of the WHO Secretariat, Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, Teams of Innovation, Access and Use and Policy, Governance and Knowledge.
  • CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment of epilepsy in several clinical trials, with

one pure CBD product (Epidiolex®) currently in Phase III trials. There is also preliminaryevidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions. 

Thank you Joanna for taking time to share your information with us.  

I did check a couple of relative facts about iKOR, which is the hemp extract CBD that I take and thought I'd share some of those for context:

  1. iKOR IS as full spectrum product and is not pure CBD.
  2. iKOR receives reports from their manufacturing partner for each batch of product that they receive.  Every batch so far has come back at zero % THC.

Link to the Athlete PEACE Survey - https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4539059/The-Athlete-PEACE-Survey up on the website

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.

Greg Welch interviewing Joanna Zeiger after her 2008 win at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Pro Interview:Joanna Zeiger

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Coach Debbie Potts and host of The Whole Tri-Athlete
  • Professional triathlete Sarah True to talk about her 4th place performance at IM World Championship
  • Panos Papadiamantis about PNOE, the first field use metabolic breath analysis device
  • Professional triathlete Merredith Kessler

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.

303Radio Interviews coming up:

  • Professional cyclist Tommy Danielson
  • Professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton

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.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

 

Oct 21, 2018

Our interview this week is with coach Billy "The Kid" Edwards who joins us to talk about the https://www.sostriathlon.com/ .  A few weeks ago we had a discussion about whether athletes preferred the standard distance and sequence triathlon races, or if they preferred the less standard races - races that are more unique and creative.  Well SOS fits the bill of the later for sure.  The SOS is an eight stage triathlon held in New Paltz, NY every September. Consistently ranked among the best adventure triathlons in the world, and among the most scenic, the SOS has become so popular the event sells out in minutes.

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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.  There is also a great video of Tim Don on their website that you'll want to check out.  Speaking of Kona and Tim, you will see Tim Don wearing the iKOR logo on his kit in Kona this year.

Thanks to last week's guests, Matt Chrabot and Jon Robichaud.  If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #147.

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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Let's get into the interview now with Billy "The Kid" Edwards.  Billy coaches the United States Naval Academy Triathlon Team.  He has been coaching the Navy Club sport since 2008.  Billy also coaches and consults competitive and beginner triathletes all over the country. His professional coaching background includes USA Triathlon and USA cycling certifications.  As a Marine infantry officer, Billy spent much of his time getting his Marines mentally and physically prepared for their tasks in battle similar to prepping athletes for races and meets.  Billy believes in consistency in every aspect of life in order to become a better athlete. Sports should become not just a hobby but a positively integrated aspect of your life. He also considers triathlon much more than swim, bike, and run.  It is the obstacles in your life, in your training, and then on race day that you have to learn to mentally, emotionally, and physically hurdle on the way to your goals.  http://billythekidtriathlete.com/coaching/

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.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.

https://www.sostriathlon.com/

The SOS is an eight stage triathlon held in New Paltz, NY every September. Consistently ranked among the best adventure triathlons in the world, and among the most scenic, the SOS has become so popular the event sells out in minutes.

 

Fewer than 200 athletes get to compete each year on the scenic highways circling the northern ridge of the Shawangunk Mountain Range and through Minnewaska State Park for a combination run/swim journey through some of America's most beautiful cross-country trails and spring fed lakes.

 

https://www.sostriathlon.com/course

 

Registration Opens: Halloween at Midnight, Nov 1 @ 12:00am ET / Oct 31 @ 9:00pm PT

Race Date: September 8, 2019, Start Time: 7AM

 

Kona Recap

  • Male Pros
  • Female Pros
  • Winner of the Hawaiian dish contest - hillary host; gretchen shiflet
  • Marcus ____ who lost 250 pounds
  • AJ Johnson and his friend Joe
  • Erich Maser and Matt Smith
  • Patrick Lange’s manager Jan Sibbersen also raced and set a new swim course best with a time of 46:30
  • Kyle and Brent Pease became just the second special team to ever finish.The last team to do so was Dick and Rick Hoyt in 1999.
  • Liz McTernan (GBR) became the second female hand cyclist to ever finish Kona and now also holds fastest time for female hand cyclists (14:21:13)
  • Hiromu Inada (Japan) at 85 and 11 months became the oldest competitor to ever finish an IRONMAN

Instead of a YouTube Video of the week, I have the Social Media post of the week.  The following from Meredith Kessler's FB

 

Dear Mak: Sometimes cherished dreams come true and other times they repeatedly slip away. This picture symbolizes both. You and your dad are my most sacred dream while a dream of a quality race with gusto in Kona fell yet again by the wayside. Today your mom couldn’t finish what I started. It was not my best nor proudest moment in sport.

While this may continue to haunt me, as Kona usually does, I will keep learning, growing and recalibrating from it all. On repeat! And always relentlessly hug you in between 🤗

One thing that I will always ask of you is to celebrate the highs in your life and shake off the lows as fast as you can. Feel a little though NEVER dwell - regardless of how many times your dreams are crushed. Be gracious in defeat whether that is by your competitors or by something that you can’t seem to prevail over.

Find peace and gratitude in your tribe, your inner circle and the people that know, love and support you through the rollercoaster of life! Say your please and thank you’s and never let anyone or anything steal your light or break your stride 👊🏽💙

The journey can be hard sometimes. Perplexing. Demanding. Maddening. Chaotic. Sad. The journey can also be amazing and fulfilling most of the time. Loving. Fun. Enriching. Happy. AND...as a great friend once told me: the journey is far more important than the outcome. You ARE my journey and the best outcome of my life. Now let’s move forward and have a fun vacation! Love, MOM

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Retired professional triathlete and Olympian Joanna Zeiger, PhD to follow up on previous discussions about the Champion's Mindset and Training Away Pain.  She is doing s research on CBD and THC and endurance training and performance. 
  • Coach Debbie Potts and host of The Whole Tri-Athlete
  • 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.
  • Sarah True to talk about her 4th place performance at IM World Championship

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.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

Oct 14, 2018

Welcome to our Kona coverage!  We have two guests this week.  Professional triathlete Matt Chrabot and iKOR Chief Marketing Officer Jon Robichaud.  Be sure to check out the YouTube version of the podcast.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHne2K8jsfG3cRdxGooekAA 

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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.  There is also a great video of Tim Don on their website that you'll want to check out.  Speaking of Kona and Tim, you will see Tim Don wearing the iKOR logo on his kit in Kona this year.

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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Oct 7, 2018

Our interview this week is with ultrarunner and author Brian Burk.  Brian is joining us to talk about his latest book 26.2 Tips to run your best Marathon.  If you've been listening to the podcast for a while, you may recall Brian joining us in February of 2017 to talk about his fiction book, Running To Leadville.  If you are curious to hear that interview you can find episode #61.  You can listen to all of the MHE episodes by going to the MHE website and clicking on the "Interviews" menu.  All of the shows for the years 2016, 17 and 18 are listed in date order.

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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.  There is also a great video of Tim Don on their website that you'll want to check out.  Speaking of Kona and Tim, you will see Tim Don wearing the iKOR logo on his kit in Kona this year.

Thanks to last week's guest, Coach Jim Vance on how he uses Today'sPlan and data to build athlete performance and confidence.  Author of Triathlete Science, Triathlon 2.0 and Running with Power.  Coach of athletes such as Ben Kanute with great success.  If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #145.

 

Listener question:

Janyne Kizer wrote in: What would be really cool is if the software imported the weather for the time/location of our workout. That way both athlete and coach could see that it was 1000% humidity and that's why the heart rate was so high, etc.

 

In the interview Jim had explained that you can enable the calendar view to display the weather for the day on the calendar where the athlete trains.  It actually uses the lat/long of the gps files that are being uploaded.  On the calendar it shows the day's high, low and humidity

I confirmed with Jayne that she was asking for the temperature and humidity at the time of the workout.  We took that question to Benji Marshall of Today'sPlan and he wrote back: We show the temperature at the time of the activity in the bottom left when you open the activity. You can also add the avg, min and max temp in various areas of the platform that you can configure. This is the temperature that is recorded by the head unit at the time of the activity so is prone to being a little off as the head units can record some erroneous data in this regards but generally is quite good. See some screenshots below.  As for humidity I have put in a ticket to have this included as a field in the field select areas of the platform so it too can be added to the view by the user.

Thanks Jim for the interview.  Thank  you Jayne for the question.  Thanks Benji for the response. 

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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Brian Burk grew up in Erie, PA.  He and wife (Michele), two wonderful children (Jessica and Anthony) and their dog (Hanna) now live in Virginia Beach.  He served in the US Air Force for 20 years.  Over the last 14 years he's logged over 12,000 miles in a good number of states, and overseas locations like Crete, Iraq, Sicily, Greenland, United Kingdom, and Qatar.

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.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.

 

Brian Burk 26.2 Tips: (bold for elaboration)

  1. Review your race day kit
  2. Do not forget to review the pre-race report instructions
  1. Arrive on location early, but not too early
  2. Find the right starting corral for you
  1. You should feel slightly cold at the start line
  2. Begin your refueling/hydration plan before the gun goes off
  1. Start slow…don't get caught up in the hype
  2. Plan you race and run your plan
  1. Have an aid station plan
  1. Know your goal pace per mile
  2. Have a cheering section
  3. 13.1 - Realize you still have a long way to go
  4. When fighting windy conditions, there is safety in the pack
  1. Cut the corners
  1. Take each mile one at a time
  1. Realize it will be over soon enough
  1. Find the race photographers
  1. Run happy
  1. Understand it will get tough, but it will also get better
  2. High five the little kids and read all the race signs
  3. Identify some landmarks along the way
  4. You're stronger than you think you are
  5. Do not let all your hard work go for nothing
  6. Pacers
  7. Take a great finishing picture - forget the gps watch for just a few seconds
  1. Thank everyone that got you to this point
  1. Enjoy the day

 

Bill - what's the one thing you most look forward to at Kona?

Khem - same question to you.

 

Kona Prep with Daniela Ryf - Kona Prep in Maui with Daniela Ryf

 

Upcoming interviews:

  • Feature one or two of our best interviews from Kona
  • Billy the Kid - SOS Triathlon https://www.sostriathlon.com/
  • Team USA Paratriathlete Allysa Seely
  • 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.
  • Sarah True

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.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

Sep 30, 2018

Our interview this week is with Coach Jim Vance, author of Triathlete Science, Triathlon 2.0 and Running with Power.  He coaches athletes such as Ben Kanute with great success.  He is joining us today to talk about how and why he is using Today'sPlan software to quickly analyze athlete performance and how their training is going.

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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.  There is also a great video of Tim Don on their website that you'll want to check out.  Speaking of Kona and Tim, you will see Tim Don wearing the iKOR logo on his kit in Kona this year.

Thanks to last week's guest, Coach Matt Fitzgerald, co-author of 80/20 Triathlon with David Warden. The concept of 80% of training being easy and 20% being moderate to hard is not new.  This book packages what professional endurance athletes and their coaches have been practicing for years.  In addition to laying out good evidence and science, it also provides a lot of practical tools for determining your training  zones and how to put together a training plan that is based on these principles.  If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #144.

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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Jim Vance is an elite endurance sports coach, author, and sport technology and training consultant based in San Diego, California. He is the personal coach 2016 US Olympic triathlete Ben Kanute.

 

Jim is also the Head Coach for Formula Endurance, a USA Triathlon High Performance Team, focused on developing top junior triathletes, as part of the Olympic Pipeline. Jim is also the Head Varsity Swim Coach at Coronado High School, (where he coached a 2016 All-American swimmer), and has coached elite National Champions, World Championship podium performances, countless Ironman World Championship qualifiers, and been a training consultant for US Olympians. Jim has written two books – Triathlon 2.0 and Run with Power, and co-edited Triathlon Science with best selling training author, Joe Friel.

 

Jim continues to work with new companies bringing technology to the sporting world, as well as athletes all over the world, at all different levels, from beginner to elite, in swimming, cycling, running and triathlon. There are few individuals in the world with the teaching background, elite athlete experience, and coaching experience with elites, amateurs and juniors, as well as knowledge of training, like Jim Vance.

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.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.

Jim Vance Debrief:

One of the Today'sPlan features that Jim Vance described are the RPE of the workout and Subjective Wellness ratings the athlete can provide on a daily basis.  As a coach we can look at all the power files, paces and heart rate levels in a workout and not have insight into how the athlete experienced their workout, their day, and what might be going on that contributed to the power, heart rate and pace.  At a glance, looking at the workout in the calendar I can see the RPE.

 

With one click, I can see the Session Rating recorded by the athlete, the duration rating by the athlete and the intensity.  This is a great way for a coach to know the athletes perception and perspective of the session objective, duration and intensity as it relates to the athlete's goals.  If there's a mis-communication about how the sessions are designed to help the athlete achieve their goals, this is a great way to make that mis-communication visible and get the conversation started if it hasn't happened already.

 

The other insights that can be collected are wellness attributes that can be customized by the coach in terms of what the athlete sees and responds to.  The athlete can complete include:

  • Diet
  • Mood
  • Stress
  • Muscle soreness
  • Sleep quality
  • Fatigue (waking)
  • Fatigue (before)
  • Fatigue (activity)
  • Satisfaction
  • Performance

The coach can also select to make the wellness ratings on the day in the calendar view.  With that feature enabled to be visible, a small yellow star appears and by simply hovering over the star, the coach can see the athlete's perspective on all of those attributes on a daily basis.

When I have my weekly Skype call with my athletes, I ask them about subjective wellness items including stress, fatigue, injury or niggles.  I ask how the workouts are going from their perspective, do they make sense given the goals, etc.  But just like Jim Vance pointed out, athletes tend to forget what they felt like 6 days prior.  Having it recorded daily gives the athlete and the coach data, recorded on the day, of the athlete's subjective sense of what they are experiencing.

http://303triathlon.com/kona-must-dos-by-khem/

Video of the week: Family affair at Ironman Augusta 70.3 Double win

In the News 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.

In the news: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/News/Articles-and-Releases/2018/September/24/Womens-NCAA-triathlon-season-gets-underway-with-first-two-Regional-Qualifiers

Upcoming interviews: 

  • Brian Burk author of "Tips to Run Your Best Marathon"
  • Team USA Paratriathlete Allysa Seely
  • 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.
  • Olympian Sarah True after Kona

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.

We are going to have daily coverage starting October 8th.  Celeb sightings, live coverage, interviews and more.

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.

 

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

 

 

 

 

Sep 23, 2018

Our interview this week is with Coach Matt Fitzgerald is co-author of 80/20 Triathlon with David Warden. This book packages what professional endurance athletes and their coaches have been practicing for years.  You've heard this concept in dozens of interviews on this podcast starting as far back as former Olympic Nordic Skier Jim Galanes, Dr. Inigo San Milan, and many more.

Welcome to Episode #144 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 coaches Rich Soares and Khem Suthiwan and 303 Chief Bill Plock.  Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant and effective anti-inflammatory.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details. 

Thanks to last week's guest, pro triathlete Andrew Talansky.  Andrew gave us the rare perspective of top pro cyclist who has a top 10 GC finish in the Tour de France and now competing as a professional triathlete at the 70.3 and 140.6 distance.  Andrew has a ton of respect for the pros he competes against and he is slowly earning respect as he has been climbing up the result ladder.  He will be competing at Ironman Louisville in a few short weeks and we are eager to see how he performs there and in 2019.  We hope to see him at the Ironman World Championship in 2019.  If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #143.

Speaking of previous guests.  We want to put out a "heal fast" wish to Benji Marshall from Today's Plan. Benji had a fall on his bike earlier this week and broke his collar bone.  His boss, Ben Bowley sent me an email.  Ben really appreciate the follow up and hope Benji heals up quick.

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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Cutting-edge research has proven that triathletes and other endurance athletes experience their greatest performance when they do 80 percent of their training at low intensity and the remaining 20 percent at moderate to high intensity. But the vast majority of recreational triathletes are caught in the so-called “moderate-intensity rut,” spending almost half of their time training too hard–harder than the pros. Training harder isn’t smarter; it actually results in low-grade chronic fatigue that prevents recreational athletes from getting the best results. 

In 80/20 Triathlon, Matt Fitzgerald and David Warden lay out the real-world and scientific evidence, offering concrete tips and strategies, along with complete training plans for every distance–Sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman, and Ironman–to help athletes implement the 80/20 rule of intensity balance. Benefits include reduced fatigue and injury risk, improved fitness, increased motivation, and better race results.

Welcome back.  Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Sport.  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 code MHE150 to save $150.

  • Interview take-aways
    • Use the book to determine your pace, heart rate or power zones for each the swim, bike and run.  You need to be a little careful with swim speed zones.  If you have drastically different speeds without pull buoy, with pull buoy and with paddles, you may throw off your training pace classifications when you use those devices.
    • Set your Speed Zones
      • TrainingPeaks - go into your Account Settings/Zones/Speed-Pace.  Scroll to Swim Speed/Pace and skip the Auto Calculation.  Go to Add Zone and keep adding your Zones 1, 2, X, 3, Y, 4, and 5
      • Today's Plan - go to your Account Settings/Thresholds/Zones.
      • Garmin Connect is stumping me
  • Targeting 80/20 with Garmin Connect, TrainingPeaks, Today's Plan
    • Garmin Connect provides lap by lap pace, but no report that breaks down the percent by pace, power or heart rate zones
    • TrainingPeaks has an activity chart titled "Time In Zone - Speeds" for swimming and it'll pick up your custom zones.
    • My last swim workout was
      • 48% in zones 1-2 (goal for warmup, 6 x 200)
      • 7% in zone x
      • 13% in zone 3 (pull buoy)
      • 14% in zone y (pull buoy with paddles)
      • 12% in zone 4
      • 7% in zone 5 (12 x 25 yrds)
  • Bringing Crazy Back to Triathlon - Khem's Post
    • Are there that many races that are providing unique and creative experiences?  Is that what the triathlete consumer wants?
  • Specialized Experience Center with Todd Carver and Cliff Simms
    • Trends they are seeing with e-bikes and virtual training
    • Retul design, testing, assembly, product lifestyle
    • The super-secret TT bike in the corner; Tim Don on the new Specialized TT bike…does not match photos of Shiv or Transition…at least the cockpit looks different
  • Races
    • Without Limits Harvest Moon race report and vlog
    • Octoberfest - watch for the article on 303 Triathlon

YouTube Video of the Week: http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=16795333 - Allysa Seely ESPN Body Issue 2016.  She has a rare brain abnormality, neurological issues and amputation. 

In the News 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.

In The News:  Coca Cola and CBD - https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/deal-coca-cola-could-aurora-153300338.html

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Jim Vance - will join us soon to take the discussion of Today's Plan to the practical application as a coach or athlete and talk in greater detail about how it can make you more effective and efficient as a coach
  • Brian Burk author of "Tips to Run Your Best Marathon"
  • 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 for great interviews.

Working on a number of interviews on 303Radio.  One I'm particularly excited about is Team USA Paratriathlete Allysa Seely who competed in Rio.  In addition to her brain abnormality, neurological issues and amputation, she has a great partner Mowgli a 3 year old Golden Retriever.  She recently did an interview with the Denver Post and we're going to have her on for an interview.  https://theknow.denverpost.com/2018/07/30/paralympian-triathlete-allysa-seely-trains-with-dog/190726/

We are also lining up Nicholas Graeef and Tommy Danielson.

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.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

 

Sep 16, 2018

Welcome to Episode #143 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 coaches Rich Soares and Khem Suthiwan and 303 Chief Bill Plock.  Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

Our interview this week is with Andrew Talansky, pro cyclist turned pro triathlete in 2017. 

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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

Thanks to last week's guest, Beth James of Team Liza.  We remarked on this incredible story in recent weeks and figured the timing is perfect to share it with you this week.  This Sunday is Ironman Wisconsin - Beth James and her daughter Liza will be racing as a team. Beth James and her daughter Liza are on a journey together to compete at Ironman Wisconsin September 9th.  Liza suffered from a traumatic brain injury in a car accident fourteen years ago.  Taking inspiration from Rick and Dick Hoyt, Beth and Liza found joy through riding and running outdoors. This is an inspiring interview and story of adversity, love and discovery.

Talansky competed in cross-country running at high school in Florida before taking up competitive cycling at age 17. After success in local amateur races, he moved to Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina, winning the collegiate national championship race in his freshman year. He left college after one year to join the Amore & Vita team in Italy in 2009, but found the conditions unsatisfactory and returned to the US that spring.[4] He raced in the US in 2009 without team support. After a strong ride at the Tour of the Gila race, he joined Garmin for the 2010 season, moving up to the professional team for 2011, where he made the top ten at the 2011 Tour de Romandie.

 

In 2012, Talansky scored his first professional victory in Europe at the Tour de l'Ain, and was named Garmin's lead rider for the 2012 Vuelta a España,[5] finishing seventh on the general classification. In 2013, he came second in Paris-Nice, having led the race for two days, and was selected for the Tour de France for the first time, again making the top ten overall.

 

He won the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné, joining a high quality breakaway group on the final stage to overcome a 39-second deficit to overnight race leader Alberto Contador.

 

He retired from the 2014 Tour de France after a very uncomfortable day on his bike, due to multiple crashes. The broom wagon was following him at the end of the stage.

 

In September 2017 Talansky announced his retirement from competition via an Instagram post. However, the following month he indicated that he was now "un-retired" and would take up competing in triathlon

 

Teasers for topics:

Video of the week: Tim and Rinny Show

I lost the Pink helmet bet

Make a donation at their Ironman Foundation site of $20 and be entered in a draw

Talks about how the ride up to Hawi last year surprised him with 330 watts and he's preparing for that effort in his training

Keep watching and there's a video of Tim getting out of his high altitude tent

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Coach Matt Fitzgerald - author of The Endurance Diet, 80/20 Running and now 80/20 Triathlon with David Warden
  • Jim Vance - will join us soon to take the discussion of Today's Plan to the practical application as a coach or athlete and talk in greater detail about how it can make you more effective and efficient as a coach
  • 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 for great interviews.

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • 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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance
  • 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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% of the regular price of $69.99 by using the code "endurance" at checkout, and your post discount price will be $56. https://www.ikorlabs.com/endurance.
    • Listener feedback from Mom and co-worker
  • 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 code MHE150 to save $150.
  • 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. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Discounts page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

 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!

 

 

 

Sep 9, 2018

Our interview this week is with Beth James of Team Liza.  We remarked on this incredible story in recent weeks and figured the timing is perfect to share it with you this week.  This Sunday is Ironman Wisconsin.  Beth James and her daughter Liza are on a journey together to compete at Ironman Wisconsin September 9th.  Liza suffered from a traumatic brain injury in a car accident fourteen years ago.  Taking inspiration from Rick and Dick Hoyt, Beth and Liza found joy through riding and running outdoors. This is an inspiring interview and story of adversity, love and discovery.

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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details. 

Thanks to last week's guest, Benji Marshall from Today'sPlan.  If you geek out on well-designed software like I do, then you'll really like taking Today's Plan for a spin.  Benji gave us an overview, but you really have to get in there and play with it to uncover all of the powerful features.

I'm running with TrainingPeaks and Today's Plan in parallel as I'm not quite ready to let go of the branch that I've been swinging on for over a decade.  They both have great features.  You have to figure out what works best for you and your needs.  Today's Plan is definitely designed with the coaches needs in mind.  Make sure you check out the interview from last week on episode 141 and check out their YouTube Channel and the Top 10 Efficiency Hacks.

Interview with Beth James on Team Liza

Teasers for topics:

 

Final Kona list

Triathlon Taren:

 

Half Ironman 70.3 World Championship 2018: PRO WOMEN'S RACE

 

Half Ironman 70.3 World Championship 2018: PRO MEN'S RACE & Triathlon Taren

 

MHE Interviews:

  • Jim Vance - will join us soon to take the discussion of Today's Plan to the practical application as a coach or athlete and talk in greater detail about how it can make you more effective and efficient as a coach
  • Cliff Simms - co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized.  We're going to talk to him about the 3D Retul technology and where the product roadmap is heading and how it can help you.
  • Coach Matt Fitzgerald - author of The Endurance Diet, 80/20 Running and now 80/20 Triathlon with David Warden

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 for great interviews.

Don't miss the recently published interview on 303Radio

  • Lance Panigutti on the Without Limits Cyclocross Series
  • Beth James to talk about Team Liza and Ironman Wisconsin
  • Lance Panigutti on Without Limits remaining 2018 triathlons -  Harvest Moon and Oktoberfest.  Note that Oktoberfest is sold out except for the Collegiate slots.

 We are lining up more interviews all the time, including Nicholas Graeef and Tommy Danielson

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • 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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance
  • 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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% of the regular price of $69.99 by using the code "endurance" at checkout, and your post discount price will be $56. https://www.ikorlabs.com/endurance.
    • Listener feedback from Mom and co-worker
  • 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 code MHE150 to save $150.
  • 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. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Discounts page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

 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!

 

 

Sep 2, 2018

Our interview this week is with Benji Marshall from Today's Plan.  I was recently introduced to Today's Plan by coach Jim Vance.  Today's Plan is a coaching and activity tracking and analysis platform.  It has some standard features that you would expect from a coaching platform, but I was impressed with how they've solved for some needs of coaches and athletes and have taken some features to the next level in terms of functionality and efficiency.

Today's show is supported by Riplaces.  Riplaces are the no tie laces with custom tension for the perfect fit.  Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, the most durable elastic bungee lace system available and they come in the super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance.

Thanks to last week's guest, Matt Smith who shared swim coaching tips that we learned in the Sansego camp this past spring.  We hope you picked up some new information that will help you with your swim stroke and form and ultimately lead to your next swim PR.  If you missed it, go back and check out Episode #140.

  • Additional information about Today's Plan not covered in the interview, including pricing and top 10 efficiency hacks.
    • https://www.todaysplan.com.au/pricing/?currencyId=4
    • Top 10 Efficiency Hacks
      1. Grouping workouts by tag
      2. Automated Email Templates
      3. Keyboard shortcuts
      4. Dashboard Drill In/Out
      5. Data integrity rules and alerts
      6. Multi file and multi athlete comparison and analysis
      7. Built in communication tools - communicating with athletes (more than a comment on a file; email client; groups; subjective rating alerts)
      8. Workout progressive overloads - up to 6 versions of the workout progressing duration, intervals or intensities
      9. Variable target structured workouts
      10. Multi athlete prescription

 

Hope you enjoyed last week's video of the Colorado Classic segments from the 303 Project team car

Upcoming MHE Interviews:

  • Jim Vance - will join us soon to take the discussion of Today's Plan to the practical application as a coach or athlete and talk in greater detail about how it can make you more effective and efficient as a coach
  • Cliff Simms - co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized.  We're going to talk to him about the 3D Retul technology and where the product roadmap is heading and how it can help you.
  • Coach Matt Fitzgerald - author of The Endurance Diet, 80/20 Running and now 80/20 Triathlon with David Warden

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 for great interviews.

Don't miss the recently published interview on 303Radio

  • Lance Panigutti on the Without Limits Cyclocross Series
  • Beth James to talk about Team Liza and Ironman Wisconsin
  • Lance Panigutti on Without Limits remaining 2018 triathlons -  Harvest Moon and Oktoberfest.  Note that Oktoberfest is sold out except for the Collegiate slots.

We are lining up more interviews all the time, including Nicholas Graeef and Tommy Danielson

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • 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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance
  • 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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% of the regular price of $69.99 by using the code "endurance" at checkout, and your post discount price will be $56. https://www.ikorlabs.com/endurance.
    • Listener feedback from Mom and co-worker
  • 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 code MHE150 to save $150.
  • 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. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Discounts page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

 

 

Aug 26, 2018

We have a good old fashion coaching tips interview this week with Sansego coach Matt Smith.  Matt was on the deck at the Boulder camp during our pool sets this spring.  He gave tips from his observations on deck and also did some video analysis observations and recommendations.  I picked up a few tips from Matt that I incorporated into my training and believe those changes were part of what led to a 1.2 mile PR at Boulder 70.3 a few weeks ago.  We wanted to get him on the show and share his expertise with you and see if we can get you to your new swim PR.

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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details. 

Thanks to last week's guest, Richard Rozok - a repeat top 10 Norseman Xtreme Triathlon finisher.  If you didn't hear what makes Norseman so Xtreme and Richard's  extreme Czechoslovakian accent, go back and check out Episode #139.

Side note that I have some corrections to some information I've shared about iKOR to share in the post interview discussion.

Coach Matt Smith lives in Boulder with his wife Molly, who by the way are very nearly new parents.  Early congrats to them both.  As you'll hear, he and the Sansego team believe in helping athletes find their full potential.

 

Coaching Philosophy:

Mission:

To partner with goal oriented athletes to help them accomplish their goals by setting a realistic training plan that integrates with their life vs. dominating it.

Philosophical Statements:

  1. Coaching is a co-active relationship between coach and the athlete, we know more together. Matt will work with the athlete to develop a race schedule and training plan that fits with their lifestyle and progresses with their ability level.
  2. Matt sees his role is to show an athlete they can do more than they think they can. I will provide support and motivation to get them to stretch their limits, yet set realistic goals and benchmarks in the process.
  3. Matt will strive to keep an athlete injury free. Plans are built with proper rest and recovery included. I listen to how athletes are feeling physically and mentally and adapt accordingly.
  4. Direct communication is key. Matt will always respond to athletes in an honest, consistent, timely manner.
  5. Multisport is a lifestyle. Matt models a healthy lifestyle and encourage athletes to think about training as a life long endeavor vs. a short term goal. The sport should be hard work, but fun at the same time.

 

  • Matt and Sansego
    • Partnership with Max Testa Training in Park City Utah next spring;

 

  • Colorado Classic
    • Quick recap of route and profile
    • The 303 Project, the team and Director Nicholas Graeff; driver Albert and mechanic Carson
    • Anatomy of the caravan
    • 303Cycling Facebook Live (Austin Stephens, Ken Gart, Lookout, Red Rocks)
    • Race and Team Communications - there are two radios in the car.  One is Race Radio, which is the Race Director communication to the Team Directors.  Race Radio is the first car behind the peloton and they communicate rider calls for water bottles, mechanicals and crashes.  The other radio is the Team Radio set to a different frequency.  All the riders and both cars have radios set to that frequency.  This is for the Team Director primarily to communicate to the riders.  If there's a split in the group, both cars talk to the riders in the group that they are covering.  The riders can also call to the cars.  Here's a quick 30 second sound bite.  The first thing you'll here is Race Radio talking about the upcoming Feed Zone.  The next you'll hear is some words of encouragement from Nicholas Graeff to a rider, and in another case to go to the medical car for assistance.  You'll also hear our car, Car 2 calling to Car 1.
    • Khem and Bill's coverage of Stage 2
    • Rich on Stage 3
  • Leadville 100
    • Bill and the Todd Lytle team
  • Quick update on iKOR
    • Recommended dose is 5 pumps twice per day
    • Generally CBD must have less than 3/10 of one percent THC; iKOR's standard is better and there's no detectable level
    • Ordered a bottle for my mom for her birthday and she's just starting to take it this weekend.  Great customer service and email status from iKOR when your order ships and when it's delivered.  I received a text from my mom when it arrived and at the same time I received an email from iKOR that it was delivered.  Pretty slick!

YouTube of the Week - Colorado Classic GoPro video of approaching the feed zone and screaming down High Grade

Upcoming MHE Interviews:

  • Benji Marshall from Today's Plan.  We are going to go over the history, mission and core principles.  Plus we'll give an overview of the features, usability and licence options.
  • Jim Vance - will join us soon to take the discussion of Today's Plan to the practical application as a coach or athlete and talk in greater detail about how it can make you more effective and efficient as a coach
  • Cliff Simms - co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized.  We're going to talk to him about the 3D Retul technology and where the product roadmap is heading and how it can help you.

303Radio Interviews:

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 for great interviews.

Just published on 303Radio

  • Lance Panigutti on the Without Limits Cyclocross Series
  • Beth James to talk about Team Liza and Ironman Wisconsin
  • Lance Panigutti on Without Limits remaining 2018 triathlons -  Harvest Moon and Oktoberfest

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • 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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance
  • 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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% of the regular price of $69.99 by using the code "endurance" at checkout, and your post discount price will be $56. https://www.ikorlabs.com/endurance.
  • 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 code MHE150 to save $150.
  • 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. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Discounts page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.  We are posting regular videos to the YouTube.  Be sure to subscribe to the channel.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

 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!

 

Aug 19, 2018

This episode continues our coverage of some of the most epic races on the planet.  This week we have repeat top 10 Norseman Xtreme Triathlon finisher Richard Rozok.  Many of you will know what makes Norseman an "extreme" triathlon.  For those who don't or have never heard of Norseman, you are about to hear a story of an incredibly challenging iron distance race.  Norseman is a one of seven Xtri World Tour Xtreme triathlons. 

At the Sansego Camp this past May, Crowie asked all of the athletes to introduce themselves, their racing experience and race goals for the year.  Most of us were referring to 70.3 this and IM that - no big surprises.  There was one guy, with a great accent, who casually mentioned that he was planning to race Norseman.  There were a handful of us in the room that had audible reactions, including Crowie, Matt Smith and Franko Vatterott.

Today's interview is 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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% of the regular price of $69.99 by using the code "endurance" at checkout.

Thanks to last week's guest, Don Reichelt who put his stamp in Badwater 135 history, finishing 3rd overall. We had a great chat about his training, strategy and how the race unfolded.  Badwater 135 sounds brutal with temperatures as high as 127 degrees.  If you missed it, go back and check out Episode #138.

Norseman - The start is 150km from Bergen and 322km from Oslo Airport in the Eidfjord. While the finish is 367km from Bergen and 230km from Oslo at the top of Mt. Gaustatoppen at 1850m. Total elevation gain during the 140.6 miles is 5235m (17175 ft).

Richard Rozok is a working age-grouper in Norway who competes at the elite level.  Having trained with him at the Sansego Boulder camp this past May, I can attest first hand to Richard's strength and speed at all disciplines.  I'm pleased to present…Richard Rozok.

 

Fave Product of the Week - Rapid Response Urinalysis Kit and Test Tubes for Hydration Nutrition - You Tube https://youtu.be/moPCG9VgRGM

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Matt Smith from Sansego on swim workouts designed for specific training goals, swim form, common issues, etc.
  • Benji Marshall from Today's Plan.  This training and coaching software platform has some incredible functionality and features that coach Jim Vance is going to tell us about.  I had a great demo from Jim and Benji Marshall from Today's Plan and I'm pretty blown away at how well they've addressed some things that I've struggled with.
  • Jim Vance on the coach's use of Today's Plan
  • Cliff Simms - co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized.  We're going to talk to him about the 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 for great interviews.

 

Just published on 303Radio

  • Lance Panigutti on the Without Limits Cyclocross Series

Coming Soon on 303Radio

  • Beth James to talk about Team Liza and Ironman Wisconsin
  • Lance Panigutti on Without Limits remaining 2018 triathlons -  Harvest Moon and Oktoberfest

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • 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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance
  • 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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% of the regular price of $69.99 by using the code "endurance" at checkout, and your post discount price will be $56. https://www.ikorlabs.com/endurance.
  • 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 code MHE150 to save $150.
  • 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. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Discounts page.

 

If you are not following us on social media, you should.  Why?  You get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews. In the case of YouTube, there are videos that we share that help illustrate things like Crowie's core strength training. There is also an occasional live event and there will be more content coming.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 12, 2018

Badwater 135 Ultra-marathon is billed as the "toughest foot race on the planet".  With air temperatures reaching a high of 127 degrees and pavement temperatures in the 150s, it's no wonder that only 68 of the 99 racers this year finished.  What was not well known until this year's race was Don Reichelt's name.  You, however, heard him back in March on the show talk about his selection for Badwater and his plans for training for this ultra tough event.  Guess what, this badass got a podium of 3rd place, surprising previous record holders, podium placers, organizers and teams.  Were we surprised - hell no!

Today's interview is sponsored by Riplaces - 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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Thanks to last week's guest, professional mountain bike expert Ryan Petry for sharing his Haute Route recap and Leadville MTB preparation.  If you missed it, go back and check out Episode #137.

Don has spent more than 7 years of my life planning and executing events, coaching endurance athletes, and running ultra distances at an elite level.   He started in the event industry with as a field marketer and events manager for a major shoe company, before moving on as a one man show directing 11 different races including road running, trail running, biking, and triathlons.   He also contracts out event services with numerous events from 5K to ultra distances.

He has coached multiple athletes to finishes at races from 5K to 100 miles and everything in-between.  I specialize in working with athletes who want to get into ultrarunning, or who want to take their ultra running to the next level.   

Don is a multiple time Ironman finisher and have competed in countless ultramarathons including 5 races of 100 miles or more with a 100 mile PR of 16:27. We can now add a 3rd place at Badwater 135 in a time of 27 hours and 8 minutes and 30 seconds. Let's get into the interview.

  • Don Reichelt interview and Badwater
    • Passion for burro racing
    • Pacing at Leadville 100 LTR
    • Run Rabbit Run 100 in September
  • Khem - Ultraman Canada and support of Glenn Strebe and Mary Carey
  • Bill - 303 updates, Leadville, Colorado Classic and more
  • Boulder 70.3 race report
    • Hydration and nutrition in the 3 days prior, including testing up to the morning of
    • Friday registration
    • The goggle debacle, transition neighbor, hero Steph
    • Detailed results
    • Swim
      • Last in 30-33 wave with Stacia Wilkins
      • Buoy line
      • 1.2 PR
    • Bike
      • Plan for 7 20 oz bottles; 1st complete in 15 minutes; 1 custom Infinit; 6 Skratch; 1 aero bottle; 2 disposable sport bottles; picked up 2 new water bottles at aid station 1, another at aid station 2 and another at aid station 3.  I had test tubes of skratch to dump into the aero bottle
      • Bike not PR; avg. pwr 154; avg HR 137; could have gone harder
    • Run;
      • 1 16 oz bottle of Skratch every 2 aid stations, plus a salt stick capsule. 
      • Paced to keep HR below 150 the first lap and then picked the pace up at mile 8
      • In hindsight, I could have picked up the pace earlier
    • No gels or bars - just fluid
    • Probably signing up for Harvest Moon to see if I can execute a faster half
  • We mentioned the unfortunate passing of Scott Michaelis

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Norseman Triathlon is commonly believed to be the hardest 226K Iron distance race. If you are not familiar with how freaking hard and epic this race is, we've included a video in the show notes. It is between Oslo and Bergen Norway. Richard Rozok who placed 10th at Norseman to talk about his experience and extremely well-executed race at Norseman.    I forwarded a documentary of Richard's race on social media this past week. We are going to hear directly from him in the next couple of weeks.
  • Ever heard of Today's Plan?  This training and coaching software platform has some incredible functionality and features that coach Jim Vance is going to tell us about.  I had a great demo from Jim and Benji Marshall from Today's Plan and I'm pretty blown away at how well they've addressed some things that I've struggled with.
  • Matt Smith from Sansego on swim workouts designed for specific training goals, swim form, common issues, etc.
  • Cliff Simms - co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized.  We're going to talk to him about the 3D Retul technology and where the product roadmap is heading and how it can help you.

 Supporters:

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 for great interviews.

303Radio

  • Josh Sprague - Leadville 100 MTB and LTR

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • 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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance
  • 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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% of the regular price of $69.99 by using the code "endurance" at checkout, and your post discount price will be $56. https://www.ikorlabs.com/endurance.
  • 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 code MHE150 to save $150.
  • 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. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Discounts page.

If you are not following us on social media, you should.  Why?  You get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews. In the case of YouTube, there are videos that we share that help illustrate things like Crowie's core strength training. There is also an occasional live event and there will be more content coming.

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  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

Aug 5, 2018

Listen up mountain bikers!  Our interview this week is with the professional mountain biker, Ryan Petry.  Ryan recently placed a close second at Haute Route Rockies and is racing next weekend at the Leadville 100 MTB race.

Thanks to last week's guest, Mark Fleming of iKOR Labs who helped us sort through all of the information about hemp extract, CBD and the benefits that endurance athletes are experiencing.  This turned out to be a pretty engaging topic and prompted a couple of good posts, which we'll read out here in a bit.

Ryan Petry as you will hear is an axe on the MTB.  In 2016, he finished 7th overall at the Leadville 100 MTB with a time of 06:48:54.  We are going to talk about his Haute Route Rockies result and much more.  Let's get into the interview.

Discussion topics:

  • Ryan Petry, Haute Route and Leadville 100 MTB
  • Khem's Donkey DNF and Ranger
  • CBD Discussion
    • Barry Siff - Been using iKOR for about four months now and getting incredible results. CBD (a hemp extract) is not banned by WADA or USADA, and reduces inflammation (noticeably!), thus helping recovery, plus other benefits. Excellent listen here with the Founder, Mark Fleming. Thanks Rich ... and, congrats on the metabolic results with Bob Seebohar!
    • Mitchell Kusick - Thank you for conducting such an informative interview elucidating the benefits (and legality) of CBD in endurance sports! This was one of my favorite episodes as of late as I feel that there are a lot of people interested in this topic... That being said, given that there is a dearth of in-vivo studies supporting the strong anecdotal evidence, would you allow your daughter, as a younger athlete (like myself), to take CBD oil daily as an ergogenic aid?
  • 303 Updates from Bill
  • IM Boulder 70.3 Coverage

Upcoming interviews:

  • Don Reichelt and Badwater 135 3rd place.
  • Andrew Talansky and IM Whistler result - fastest bike split, 7th overall
  • Matt Smith on swim workouts designed for specific training goals, swim form, common issues, etc.
  • Cliff Simms - co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized.  We're going to talk to him about the 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 for great interviews.

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • 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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance
  • 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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% of the regular price of $69.99 by using the code "endurance" at checkout, and your post discount price will be $56. https://www.ikorlabs.com/endurance.
  • 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 code MHE150 to save $150.
  • 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. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Discounts page.

If you are not following us on social media, you should.  Why?  You get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews. In the case of YouTube, there are videos that we share that help illustrate things like Crowie's core strength training. There is also an occasional live event and there will be more content coming.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

 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!

Jul 29, 2018

Our interview this week is with the Co-founder of iKOR Labs, Mark Fleming.  We are going to get your questions answered about CBD.  Why are endurance athletes using it?  How are they using it?  Is it legal?  What benefits does it provide?  Who's using it?  How to take it?

Thanks to last week's guests, professional triathlete Timothy O'Donnell. 

I'm very excited to bring you Mark Fleming and iKOR.  When I first discovered iKOR, it was 2017 under the pre 2018 WADA and USADA rules and I honestly decided to not pursue this as a topic for the podcast.  I researched the WADA and USADA sites.  I researched the USAT position and at that time there was not a clear distinction between THC and CBD.

In January of 2018, CBD was removed from the WADA and USADA banned substance list.  I got reconnected with Mark Fleming and Craig Sweeney at the Sansego camp here in Boulder.  As we talked more and I tried it for myself, I have noticed an incredible difference in my recovery and reduced inflammation most of all.  We'll talk more about the resources that we'll make available in the show notes, plus a letter from USADA to a recent athlete who uses iKOR, was on the podium, was tested and the letter from USADA addresses his disclosure of CBD usage and the results of his test declaring him clean from banned substances.

Let's get into the interview and talk more after.

More resources on CBD, USADA and WADA information, letter from USADA and more

YouTube Channel has new content and videos

  • The Fave Product segment this week is going to be a YouTube video on the Mile High Endurance Channel
  • eNRG Metabolic test is a video on the MHE Channel

Ironman TV on FB Live and IM Lake Placid and the Heather Jackson show

Breaking down the training and nutrition for Boulder 70.3

2800 Open water swim at Grant Ranch at race pace plus 70+ miles on Saturday;

Sweat rate of 36.9 oz/hr; consumption of 29.1 oz/hr; IF of .74; temp of 92 (note 83 degrees and IF of .91, sweat rate is 42.4

Kept up at 40 oz/hr for the first 2.5 hours, but then dropped to 20 oz/hr for the final 2

I started dehydrated at a SG of 1.020 and regressed to 1.030; the specific density of water would be 1.000. Ideally, urine specific gravity results will fall between 1.002 and 1.030 if your kidneys are functioning normally. Specific gravity results above 1.010 can indicate mild dehydration. The higher the number, the more dehydrated you may be.

  • Bob Seebohar and eNRG Metabolic test; before and after data comparison; information on carbohydrate calorie in common products
    • Key dates: test 1 June 6; test 2 July 26 (7 weeks)
    • Metabolic exchange rate - the rate (running pace in this case) at which the runner starts burning more carbohydrate than fat
      • Test 1 - 9:23 pace & HR of 151
      • Test 2 - 8:27 pace & HR of 158
    • Percent Carb/Fat
      • Test 1 - 10:20 48/52; 9:50 49/51; 9:23 50/50
      • Test 2 - 10:20 37/63; 9:50 40/60; 9:23 41/59
    • Carb Calories per Hour
      • Test 1 - 9:23 pace = 480; 8:34 pace = 591
      • Test 2 - 9:23 pace = 352; 8:34 pace = 455
    • Note that this was done over a 7 week period.  If you are thinking that this is only something you can address in the off season, think again!  If you have an A race in September or October, there's still time to learn more about your metabolic rates and do something about them.  Anyone going to Kona and want to give themselves the ability to go faster on fewer carbs?  Give Bob Seebohar a call.  Seriously, go to eNRGperformance.com to learn more.  I'll have the report on the site.
  • Race Nutrition Implications in terms of calories per hour
    • Before - Bike 135-177 (carbs) 269-296 (total) calories/hr - 1 scoop of Skratch has 80 calories; 2 bottles per hour to fuel (160) plus a Clif Shot 100 cal
    • After - Bike 106-137 (carbs) 261-282 (total) calories/hr - 1.5 scoop of Skratch
  • Here is some gram/calorie of carbohydrate for some common products
    • Gatorade Endurance 22g/88c/140mg sodium
    • Clif Shot 24g/96c/60mg
    • Red Bull 29g/110c/105mg
    • Skratch 20g/80c/310mg
    • Banana 27g/105c/14mg
    • 3 Clif Blocks 24g/96c/50mg

YouTube "Fave Products" https://youtu.be/-GTevYccw1Y

  • iKOR
  • Riplaces

Upcoming interviews:

  • Ryan Petry - 2nd overall at Haute Route Rockies.  We'll be talking to him about he trained for the race and his race strategy.
  • Matt Smith on swim workouts designed for specific training goals, swim form, common issues, etc.
  • Cliff Simms - co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized.  We're going to talk to him about the 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 for great interviews.

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • 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. The most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a highly protective anti-oxidant, an effective anti-inflammatory and a powerful mood booster. iKOR helps you be your best you.  WADA and USADA legal.  Used by world class professional athletes.  Save xx% of the regular price of $69.99 by using the code "endurance" at checkout, or go directly to the discount checkout at https://www.ikorlabs.com/endurance.
  • 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 code MHE150 to save $150.
  • 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. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Discounts page.

If you are not following us on social media, you should.  Why?  You get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews. In the case of YouTube, there are videos that we share that help illustrate things like Crowie's core strength training. There is also an occasional live event and there will be more content coming.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

 

Jul 22, 2018

Our interview this week is with Tim O'Donnell.  We have a lot of questions for T.O. about how the prep for Kona is going this year, what it's like balancing the roles of a professional triathlete, husband and relatively new father, we'll talk about the Tim and Rinny You Tube Channel is going, and how his and Rinny's races have gone this year.

Thanks to last week's guests, Simone Cordrey-Cotter to talk about Rudy Project's "Podium One" and Alison Freeman of D3 Multisport who talked about how to train for and race in hot conditions.  If you missed it, go back and listen to episode #134.  Hopefully you are fast enough to win a Boost 01 helmet, but if you're not get a Boost 01 like me and you'll be faster.  Being fast on the bike might not be enough in hot conditions.  We had lots of great tips on how to be ready for your next hot race.

Announcement:

  • Last Friday was Bill's birthday and we did not give him a birthday shout out.  Bill, this is your belated birthday shout out!  Not that you care because you are having a blast in Canada Salmon fishing!
  • Last week we gave a shout out to Kim Miller.  There is no "Kim" Miller.  There is however an "Amy" Miller.  I have no good explanation for how that happened.  It was in the show notes incorrectly despite having previously connected with Amy on Facebook and Instagram.  She sent me a very nice message last Monday bringing the error to my attention and immediately I had a flashback to the thought occurring to me on Saturday night.  It's funny how the subconscious knew there was something wrong when it hadn't occurred to me consciously.   

 

Interview: 

Timothy O’Donnell is one of the world’s most successful and experienced American long-course triathletes. As a professional, he has earned 50+ podium finishes including over 22 wins at major events throughout the world. Among the wins are nine Ironman 70.3 victories, three 140.6 wins, and six Armed Forces National Championships. At the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, Timothy finished 6th in 2016, 3rd in 2015, and 5th in 2013, finishing as top American in 2013 & 2015. In 2013, he tied the existing American IRONMAN record with an 8:01:32 victory at IRONMAN Brazil. In 2015 at IRONMAN Brazil, he completed his fastest IRONMAN to date at 7:55:56. He was the IRONMAN 70.3 US Pro Champion in 2012 and the IRONMAN US Pro Champion in 2011.

 

O’Donnell’s sporting career began when he joined his first swim team at the age of five in Roseville, CA. He began to shine in the pool during his high school years while attending Wyoming Seminary Prep (SEM) in Kingston, Pennsylvania. At SEM O’Donnell was captain of the varsity swim team, set multiple school records and earned repeated district championships and all-state honors.

O’Donnell then attended the United States Naval Academy (BS Naval Architecture, 2003) where he swam on the Varsity team for two seasons before fully committing to the sport of triathlon. As a triathlete, O’Donnell led the Naval Academy Men’s Team to two US National Triathlon Championship titles. He attended UC Berkeley (MSEng Ocean Engineering, 2005) as a Navy Ensign during which time he won the 2003 U.S. Under-23 National Championships and his first of six consecutive Armed Forces Triathlon Championships.

In 2007 O’Donnell was assigned to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He earned spots on the US National Team and World Championships Team in 2007 and 2008,was the ITU Long Distance World Champion in 2009, and was named USAT’s Non-Drafting Triathlete of the Year in 2009, 2010, and 2015.

  • T.O. interview
  • Khem and the Triple Bypass
  • Dialing it in for Boulder 70.3
    • Brick last Saturday, practicing the nutrition
    • Long Run Sunday
    • Testing the sweat rate and hydration level with the pee sticks
    • Longer brick this Saturday and longer run on Sunday; then a 2 week taper
    • Riding with my Rudy Project Boost 01
  • Rip Laces -
    • 8 Skinnys and two skulls, with black bungees for your listeners.  We're getting a sample set with the final logo.
    • Should be able to have more specific details by next week
  • Upcoming local races
    • Mt Evans Hill Climb this weekend
    • Boulder 70.3
    • Leadville 100 MTB 8/11 and 100 LTR 8/18
  • Le Tour
    • Tony Martin crash and vertebrate break in Stage 8
    • Richie Port out on Stage 9;
    • Other
  • Quick project "Fat Burn" update
    • Checked in with Bob Seebohar this week and scheduled the metabolic test this coming week
    • We'll also be doing the muscle ultrasound test

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Mark Fleming from Ikor Labs is going to join us to talk about the status of CBD oil and triathlon.  A lot of triathletes (pro and age groupers) are using cbd to help with inflammation and recovery.  WADA and USADA removed CBD from the banned substances list.  If you are using a CBD product from a reliable source like iKOR labs, you don't have to worry about being testing positive for a banned or illegal substance.  Hemp (which CBD is extracted from) has less than .3% 3/10s of 1 percent THC.
  • Ryan Petry - 2nd overall at Haute Route Rockies.  We'll be talking to him about he trained for the race and his race strategy.
  • Cliff Simms - co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized.  We're going to talk to him about the 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 for great interviews.

  • The follow up interview with Kyle Coon is on 303Radio.  As you may recall completed the RAAM as a visually impaired relay team member of team Sea to See.  Kim Welk and I caught up with him and we'll have that interview out next week on 303 Radio.
  • How to support with Patreon
    • It takes a good 5-10 hours per week to keep the show going
    • There are a number of services that we pay for including website hosting, podcast content storage and streaming, etc
    • https://www.patreon.com/milehighendurance

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • 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 code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
  • 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. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?  Matt Smith
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Discounts page.

If you are not following us on social media, you should.  Why?  You get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content.  We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews. In the case of YouTube, there are videos that we share that help illustrate things like Crowie's core strength training. There is also an occasional live event and there will be more content coming.

  • Facebook @milehighendurance
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance

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!

 

Jul 15, 2018

Our interviews this week - that's right we have two interviews this week.  Interview #1 is with Simone Cordrey-Cotter to talk about Rudy Project's "Podium One" and how they are rewarding the fastest N. American Ironman finishers.  We also have coach Alison Freeman of D3 Multisport joining us today to talk about how to train for and race in hot conditions.  It's too late for our hot June and early July races, but in the northern hemisphere late July and August..even September can deliver some super-hot conditions.  We're going to tell you how to get ready!

Thanks to last week's guest, Strava Co-founder Michael Horvath.  If you missed it, go back and listen to episode #133.

Interview 1:  Simone Cordrey-Cotter is the marketing and PR manager with Rudy Project North America and she happens to live here locally with Khem and me.  She has been a long-time friend of the show and a former guest.  We get to chat with Simone about a new program they have titled Podium One.  Rudy Project is going to be rewarding the fastest Ironman athletes in N. America with Rudy's fastest race helmet and glasses.  Let's go to that interview right now.  It's a short discussion, so don't go anywhere.  You'll want to stick around for our feature interview to follow.  https://www.rudyprojectna.com/pages/project-podium

Transition:  Pretty cool reward if you are a super-fast Ironman age-grouper.  The Boost 1 is a sweet looking helmet and Tralyx sunglasses are sweet as well!  If you don't think you are fast enough to win a free helmet and glasses, well don't fret.  We have a discount code for you that's going to get you 30% of the way to owning a pair.  Use the code MHE 30 at checkout. 

Okay, let's get serious about hot races shall we?  We have Alison Freeman of D3 Multisport to talk to us about training for and racing in hot conditions.  Let's go to the feature interview now and we'll be back with you after you are a more informed athlete!

  • Khem and Rich discussion on training and racing in the heat.
  • Without Limits Productions' Boulder Peak race
    • How was Old Stage after doing Pikes Peak on Wednesday and Squaw Pass on Saturday (the day before the Peak)?
    • Jenn Finley's friend and first time Olympic distance racer and podium placer Kim Miller
  • Rip Laces
    • These are a quick lace for getting your running shoes fast in transition.  You know how crazy obsessed I am with fast transitions and Rip laces perform terrifically.
    • I first was introduced to them at the Sansego camp with Craig Alexander and Matt Smith.  Crowie gave all the campers a welcome bag with samples of some of Crowie's favorite products.  They included a sample of Hot Shot and custom Rip Laces, among other things.  Now custom Riplaces are not something just anyone can get.  If you go to the website, you can pick your color, but you cannot order custom riplaces.  It was fun to not only be one of the very few people racing in riplaces, but to be sporting the Sansego custom branded ones at that.  We're going to put a pin in the topic of custom riplaces for a few minutes while I describe what these are.
    • Description - the lace is called a "bungee" and it looks and performs a lot like a hair band.  You thread one folded end of the band lace through one eyelet of the pair and the other folded end through the other side of the eyelet pair.  You can order bands in a variety of sizes or what I have is the variety size pack.  A typical running shoe will have about 7 pairs of eyelets, so you only need 7.   But the variety pack comes with 5 different sizes and 10 bands bungees of each size.
    • You then have these things called "cores", but they look like small rectangular badges with slots to snap the bungee loop ends on each the sides of the core. There are 4 different types of cores (skinnies, olyvia, mini skull/crossbones). 
    • As I mentioned earlier, each the cores and the bungees can be ordered in a variety of colors and the core in one of three forms.  Well I love the Sansego ones so much, I decided to buy another set for another pair of running shoes.  So I picked out the bungee and core colors that would make my shoes pop.   When they arrived, the good folks at Riplaces included a few samples of custom cores with the MHE logo and they look awesome.  They did them in both the skull/crossbones and the skinnies.
    • Khem, they are going to make custom MHE cores for us and guess what?  I'm ordering a set for each you and Bill. 
    • Guess what else?  They are going to create a special link for our listeners to order their own. 

Upcoming interviews:

  • I mentioned a few weeks ago that I saw Timothy O'Donnell at the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center.  He's clearly working with some of the best resources around.  We are going to be catching up with T.O. to talk about how his season is going, what's going on in his training.
  • Mark Fleming from Ikor Labs is going to join us to talk about the status of CBD oil and triathlon.  A lot of triathletes (pro and age groupers) are using cbd where available to help with recovery.  CBD does not get you high but has several health and recovery properties and benefits.  Craig Sweeney from Ikor Labs was helping SAG on the Sansego rides and I got to chat with him a bit.  We are going to get some of the latest on legislation, WADA and USADA stances on CBD.

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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 for great interviews.

  •  We have a follow up interview with Kyle Coon, who as you may recall completed the RAAM as a visually impaired relay team member of team Sea to See.  Kim Welk and I caught up with him and we'll have that interview out next week on 303 Radio.
  • How to support with Patreon
    • It takes a good 5-10 hours per week to keep the show going
    • There are a number of services that we pay for including website hosting, podcast content storage and streaming, etc
    • https://www.patreon.com/milehighendurance
    • We will be adding some different options for donations in the next couple of weeks.  For our Patrons that donate at any level, we'll send you a MHE window sticker.  If a recurring donation of $10 or more, we'll send you a set of rip laces with a custom pair of cores.

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • 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 code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
  • 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. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?  Matt Smith
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Sponsors page. 

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. 

Happy Independence Day to our listeners in the U.S.  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jul 8, 2018

Our interviews this week with Strava Co-founder Michael Horvath.  Bill and I caught up with Michael about 6 weeks ago.  We released the interview on 303Radio, but thought it would be a good interview to share with the MHE audience.

Thanks to last week's guests,  Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Heidi Strickler.  I think you'll learn a bit from the interview.  If you missed it, go back and listen to episode #132.

Michael Horvath, as you will hear shortly, graduated from Harvard with a degree in Economics.  While at Harvard he was on the Crew team, which really is a big influencer in the story you are about to hear.  What you will not hear in the interview is that Michael went on to get his PhD in Economics at Northwestern University.  He co-founded Strava and served as CEO from 2009-2013, then became Chairman and President 2014-2017 and now serves on the Board.

I think the rest of the Michael Horvath story is better told by Michael himself.  Here's the interview.  We'll catch you on the other side.

  • Revisit the Michael Horvath interview briefly and discussion on favorite Strava features.
    • Non premium
      • One of the things that seems most understood are the Privacy Settings that are available and how they impact functionality.  I have to admit that I was not too familiar with the Privacy settings until doing some research before the interview.  https://www.strava.com/settings/privacy
      • I did a group ride last week and one of the guys forgot to start his Strava recording until half way into the ride.  I don't him not to worry, that I could add the activity with "Add friend that didn't record". He was blown away.  It's super easy.  The person who did successfully recorded just goes to their activity after completing it.  Click edit and below the Activity Privacy Settings, you'll see Add Friends to this Ride or Run or whatever.
    • Premium
      • Beacon which is great if you have family members who are training or concerned about your safety when training.
      • Live segments are pretty cool  There is a segment on Deer Creek that pops up for me when I pass Valley Rd. just after the dirt parking lot.  My watch beeps at me and I get a "Bill Plock Go!" message.
      • Filtered Leaderboards.  If I don't like the Leaderboard standards, I can filter out all the younger and skinnier guys.
  • Haute Route
    • Did it have a Tour-like feel?

Upcoming Interviews

  • Alison Freeman on training and racing in the heat
  • We will have Simone Cordrey Cotter joining us to talk about Rudy Project Project Podium

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 for great interviews.

  • How to support with Patreon
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    • There are a number of services that we pay for including website hosting, podcast content storage and streaming, etc
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    • Your donations will go directly into equipment and services to make the quality of the show better

 

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  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
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Happy Independence Day to our listeners in the U.S.  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

 

Jul 1, 2018

Our interview this week is with Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Heidi Strickler.  Food is on my mind a lot these days and where I get my macro nutrients is something I consider carefully.  Like many of you, I'm trying to get the best quality carbohydrate, fat and protein.  I'm a meat eater, but have been experimenting more and more with plant based protein.  Heidi is going to help all of us better understand how to do that successfully.

Thanks to last week's guests, Craig Alexander and Matt Smith on the Boulder Sansego training camp.  I learned a lot at the camp.  I think you'll learn a bit from the interview.  If you missed it, go back and listen to episode #131.  Really recommend doing a training camp like this if you haven't.

 

Heidi is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who comes to eNRG Performance from Seattle, Washington.

 

Heidi graduated with a triple degree in Dietetics, Nutrition in Sports & Exercise, and Exercise Science, from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. She completed her Dietetic Internship in Illinois, and moved back to Seattle in early 2014 to begin her career as a Registered Dietitian.

 

Heidi has spent most of her professional career at Experience Momentum, a functional wellness clinic in Lynnwood, Washington, where she worked with clients in both nutrition and fitness coaching. Heidi specializes in sports and performance nutrition, oncology nutrition, sustainability, and plant-based eating. She works with high school, collegiate, and adult team sports, CrossFit athletes, and endurance athletes, including runners, triathletes, cyclists, swimmers, and obstacle course racers. As an endurance athlete herself, Heidi’s primary focus is with endurance athletes.

 

It was Heidi’s experience as an athlete that led her to nutrition. An interest in the human body and physical performance inspired her initial plan to pursue a career in physical therapy. However, once she began competing in college, she became fascinated by the connection between nutrition and performance, and changed the direction of her studies.

 

Heidi is an avid, passionate and competitive athlete and outdoors enthusiast. She began playing soccer at the age of three, which carried her into college on a scholarship at Seattle Pacific University. She transitioned to running collegiate track and cross country during her junior year after discovering the world of long distance running. After college, Heidi took her love for running and passion for the outdoors to the trails of her hometown in Salt Lake City, where she picked up ultra-running and trail racing, and remains highly competitive on the trails today.

 

Discussion Topics:

  • Discuss the Heidi Strickler interview
  • Lake to Lake Triathlon
    • Know the course - use of Google Earth
    • MS150 course overlap story
  • SSPRD TRYathlon
    • Sarah Neilson
    • Olympian Susan Williams
  • 4th of July Pikes Peak or Bust - Facebook Event
  • Rudy Project Podium - https://www.rudyprojectna.com/pages/project-podium
    • We will have Simone Cordrey-Cotter, Rudy Project's new Marketing and Sponsorship Manager her in Denver joining us to talk about the program
  • How to support with Patreon
    • It takes a good 5-10 hours per week to keep the show going
    • There are a number of services that we pay for including website hosting, podcast content storage and streaming, etc
    • https://www.patreon.com/milehighendurance
    • Only one level right now which is a $5 donation to the show
    • Your donations will go directly into equipment and services to make the quality of the show better
  • Better Iron Distance liver coverage?
    • Ironman Now with Facebook Live and IM France June 24
    • Challenge Roth July 1; 260k spectators; 7k volunteers; live coverage on the their site
    • Ask the listeners to take a look at both the Ironman Now and the Challenge Roth coverage and let us know on Facebook which you like better.  
  • We are going to have Jay Webber from Rudy Project to talk about Project Podium.  Rudy Project North America, exclusive distributor of Italian-made endurance sports gear, and the most worn helmet at Kona 7 times in a row, is launching Project Podium, an initiative that rewards North America’s fastest age group triathletes with award-winning performance Rudy Project eyewear and helmets.  All age group racers that win their age group in any sanctioned long distance triathlon in the United States and Canada are eligible to receive a free, top-of-the-line Rudy Project Boost 01 road aero helmet and pair of Tralyx sunglasses. Winners will also be featured on Rudy Project’s website, and lauded on social media as the top long distance age group triathletes on the continent.
  • Michael Horvath of Strava
  • Alison Freeman on training and racing in the heat
  • Going to try and get Susan Williams on the show
  • Andrew Talansky

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 for great interviews.

  • Kyle Coon RAAM update
    • team SeatoSea
    • 07:48:59 AM (PDT) 06/24/18
    • 3067.2 mi
    • Average speed of 16.3 mph
    • Distance per day 391.9 mi

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!

  • 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 code MHE150 to save $150.
  • Total Immersion -Use code MHETI10 to get 10% off items in your cart
  • 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. Do you know who else wears a Rudy helmet like mine?  Matt Smith
  • TrainingPeaks Premium is the full featured version of the app.  Unlock the full featured app for 30 days using the code MHE30
  • All of these discounts can be found at milehighendurance on the Sponsors page.

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. 

Happy Independence Day to our listeners in the U.S.  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

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