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Mile High Endurance Podcast

Mile High Endurance is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Tri podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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Feb 25, 2018

Welcome

We have one of the foremost leaders of triathlon as our guest this week.  President of the Board for USA Triathlon, Barry Siff, joins us to talk about the My Time To Tri joint initiative between USAT and Ironman to introduce 100,000 new athletes to the sport of triathlon.

We're your hosts Rich Soares, Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan.  Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest, coach Eric Kenney who talked to us about how to train for long course when you are short on time.  If you haven't heard the interview yet, go back and check it out on episode #113.

Discussion Teasers

My Time To Tri Interview discussion

303 News from Bill Plock

Pledge project

Khem's race schedule

Update on Spring Break in Lake Havasu

If we have time, a little on the Olympics

 

Interview Setup

A little bit of background on Barry Siff.  Born in Worcester, Mass. Professional career brought me to New York City, Detroit, Boston, Omaha and Colorado.

Prior to marathoning in 1981, he was an accomplished tennis player and co-captain of his college tennis team.  Barry has complete over 60 marathons; 11 Ironmans (four Kona); was a full-time adventure racer 1998-2003.

Barry co-founded MountainQuest Adventures in 1998, specializing in adventure and multisport races.  He evolved that into 5430 Sports in 2004, building 5430 to eight events with over 7,000 athletes.  One of the most renowned races is the Boulder Peak Triathlon.  Barry consults and speaks in the world of endurance events and leadership, as well as write for many publications and popular websites. 

He is the President of the Board of USA Triathlon and currently resides in Tucson with his wife Jodee and their dog, Jackpot.

As we mentioned in the intro, we were able to catch up with Barry to talk about the My Time To Tri initiative.  With that, let's get into the interview.

Interview

Barry Siff

Host Discussion Topics

My Time To Tri Interview discussion

  • Barriers
  • Training plans based on skills, but all for sprint distance
  • Equipment may not be a barrier to do your first Tri, but it can be a barrier to open water and long distance
  • Website overview
  • National chain indoor tri

303 News from Bill Plock

Pledge Project

  • Race search and candidates - Sprint with a pool swim and ideally USAT sanctioned.   Why sanctioning? - 'USA Triathlon sanctioned' indicates to the event organizer, participant athletes, host communities and others that race planning and preparation has met the requirements established by USA Triathlon. It signifies that the race director has completed a thorough review of the swim, bike and run courses, has evaluated and planned for medical, emergency, safety and volunteer support and will conduct the event according to the USA Triathlon Competitive Rules. What is involved with sanctioning.  If a director applies 60+ days prior application $175 (certified director)/$225 (non-certified).
  • Candidates
    • Lookout Mountain, June 30 (certified)
    • Longmont, June 2
    • SSPRD, June 24
  • Lunch and Learn mid March
  • Knowledge clinics
  • Group training including free swim clinics

 

Khem's race schedule

Update on Spring Break in Lake Havasu

Upcoming MHE Interviews

MHE upcoming interviews:

  • David Warden on upcoming book, 80/20 Triathlon with Matt Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley on the critical importance of sleep
  • Coach Will Murray on 'how to manage doubt'
  • Don Reichelt on his elite athlete selection for Badwater 135 and his coaching advise for training for that distance
  • Andrew Messick from Ironman

303 Media Productions

Our show is also supported by 303 Media Productions, including 303Triathlon and 303 Cycling, which are your resources for news and events on triathlon and cycling in Colorado. 

Be sure to check out the great interviews that we have there.  If you are in Colorado and have ever wondered about racing Lake to Lake in Loveland, check out the interview with Race Director, Peggy Shockley

Affiliate Programs

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.
  • 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. 

Closing

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  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. 

Thanks again for listening to MHE.  Train well this week.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Feb 18, 2018

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #113 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. 

We're your hosts Rich Soares, Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan.  Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

Are you long on goals and short on time?  Do you want to do a 70.3 or 140.6 distance triathlon, but juggling a career, family and other commitments?  We have coach Eric Kenney with us today to help has navigate the fine line of minimal training for long distance.

Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest, coach Ken Axford joining us to discuss bike handling skills.  If you haven't heard the interview yet, go back and check it out on episode #112.

Discussion Teasers

Bill and Khem, how are you guys doing on this fine day?  What topics are we discussing after the interview?

Follow up on Tire Change - the missing step!

My Time To Tri Initiative

Spring Break in Lake Havasu

Interview Setup

At the end of 2001, Eric found cycling and quickly moved through the ranks to become a Category 1 cyclist. With hundreds of races under his belt, he expanded his training to include running and swimming and soon entered the world of triathlon races where he has stayed ever since. 

Eric lives in Boulder, CO with his wife, and enjoys training hard, slow mornings with lots of coffee, and a big breakfasts. Eric is currently training. He never really stops being active, ever.

Some of Eric's recent coaching highlights:

Club National Championships.Boulder Tri club team comp win

Co Triathlon.  Boulder Tri club team comp win

Ironman 70.3 Boulder. Boulder Tri club team comp win

Ironman Boulder. Boulder Tri club team comp win

5th place Womens 30-34 Ironman Boulder

1st place P-1-2 CO Hill climbing Champ (Mt Evans) 2016

1st women Pro Team Time Trial nation championships

Kona Qualifier at inaugural Boulder Ironman 17th overall

sub 12hr IM lake placid. avg. 6.5 hr’s of training a week!

1st place CO Hill climbing Champ. 2013

1st place CO state champ TT

 

Interview

Eric Kenney

Host Discussion Topics

Bill and Khem Teasers

http://www.sharkattackdata.com/

Follow up on Tire Change - the missing step!

My Time To Tri

Spring Break in Lake Havasu

Olympic Games - 1:16:20.0 30K Simen Hegstad KRUEGER of Norway

Upcoming MHE Interviews

MHE upcoming interviews:

  • Barry Siff to talk about the Time to Tri initiative to get 100,000 new triathletes
  • David Warden on upcoming book, 80/20 Triathlon with Matt Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley on the critical importance of sleep
  • Andrew Messick from Ironman

303 Media Productions

Our show is also supported by 303 Media Productions, including 303Triathlon and 303 Cycling, which are your resources for news and events on triathlon and cycling in Colorado. 

Be sure to check out the great interviews that we have there.  If you are in Colorado and have ever wondered about racing Lake to Lake in Loveland, check out the interview with Race Director, Peggy Shockley

Affiliate Programs

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.
  • 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. 

Closing

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  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. 

Thanks again for listening to MHE.  Train well this week.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Feb 11, 2018

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #112 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. 

We're your hosts Rich Soares, Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan.  We're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

We have coach Ken Axford joining us to discuss bike handling skills.  USAT level 2 coach, youth & junior, training peaks and he was the 2015 USAT Development coach of the year and owner of Peak Multisport based in Colorado Springs.

Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest, coach Billy "The Kid" Edwards joining us to talk with Bill about de-training effect and how to make the most of your indoor trainer and why indoor training can be one of your best training tools. 

If you haven't heard the interview yet, go back and check it out on episode #111.

Discussion Teasers

How to Find The Best Indoor Training Setup For You

Change Bike Tires Like a Beast

Nordic Skiing 101 For the Triathlete or Cyclist

Interview Setup

Ken Axford (Colorado Springs, Colo.) distinguished himself as a coach of youth, junior, U23 and elite-level athletes in 2015, with seven developmental athletes under his direction earning USA Triathlon elite licenses. He coached U23 female athletes to fourth- and ninth-place finishes at the ITU U23 World Championships, as well as a third-place finish at the ITU U23 CAMTRI American Championships. Four of his youth athletes ages 13-15 earned podium finishes at USA Triathlon Youth Elite Cups, and he also coached seven qualifiers for the USA Triathlon Youth Elite & Junior Elite National Championships. PEAK Multisport, the USA Triathlon High Performance Team Axford directs and coaches in Colorado Springs, was ranked 10th in the U.S. at the end of the season.

Interview

Ken Axford

Host Discussion Topics

How to Find The Best Indoor Training Setup For You - This article is on TrainingPeaks and authored by Matthias Knossalla who is a professional triathlete with multiple podium positions at IRONMAN® 70.3 & Challenge® events. He is also the founder and CEO of the German coaching network Trivolution-Training where he coaches professional and age group athletes from all parts of the world.

The first step in indoor training is riding your own bike indoors at home. To do that you only need a cheap indoor trainer and perhaps a TV or music to make it a little bit more entertaining. One of the major benefits is that you have the possibility to ride on your own bike and that you will get used to riding the in aero bars and in your optimal aero position.

Change Bike Tires Like a Beast - Billy Edwards wrote in- "Since I learned about getting the bead tucked into the bottom of the rim I have never met a tire I can't mount. I even was teaching the top USAC guru this summer and his mind was blown.  I have spent HOURS!!!!! dealing with tough to mount tires. I have cut my hands on the spokes or the levers.  If you are out on the road, use this technique and wow your friends with your amazing strength...granted it is technique and not strength at all- sound familiar (swimming!!!).

TrainingPeaks Article "Nordic Skiing 101 For the Triathlete or Cyclist" - Competitive Nordic skiers are known as the fittest people on earth. This designation comes from scientific testing that demonstrates Nordic skiers have the highest VO2 max, which is the amount of oxygen the human body can take in and utilize per minute. Outside of genetics, the sport itself develops VO2 max through the requirements of movement and engagement of the whole body. Arms, legs and core are all essential, and when combined with proper technique, Nordic skiing can generate some incredible speed and performance gains.

Upcoming MHE Interviews

MHE upcoming interviews:

  • Ken Axford on Bike Handling Skills
  • Erik Kenny on Long course training for athletes short on time
  • Barry Siff to talk about the Time to Tri initiative to get 100,000 new triathletes
  • David Warden on upcoming book, 80/20 Triathlon with Matt Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley on the critical importance of sleep

303 Media Productions

Our show is also supported by 303 Media Productions, including 303Triathlon and 303 Cycling, which are your resources for news and events on triathlon and cycling in Colorado. 

Be sure to check out the great interviews that we have there.  Bill just published his interview with Ellen Hart.  Bill, the interview was fantastic.  Do you want to give it a plug?

Affiliate Programs

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.
  • 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. 

Closing

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  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. 

Thanks again for listening to MHE.  Train well this week.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Feb 4, 2018

Welcome

We have coach Billy "The Kid" Edwards joining us to talk with Bill and I about indoor training - how to make the most of your indoor trainer and why indoor training can be one of your best training tools.  Plus, we'll ask him long of a break you can take before de-training takes effect.

Welcome to Episode #111 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. 

We're your hosts Rich Soares and Bill Plock.  We're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.  Khem is running a friend to the airport and will join us next week.

Health IQ

Our show today is sponsored by Health IQ.  Triathletes like you can get special rate life insurance with Health IQ because of your healthy lifestyle.  Health IQ has exclusive rates for those who qualify - you get additional savings by submitting actual data from race results.

We've partnered with Health IQ because we believe in their service and competitive rates.  They have saved us money and we think they can save you money too.  See if you qualify for these special rates by getting your free quote today at healthiq.com/milehigh or mention the promo code Mile High when you talk to a Health IQ agent.  It'll take less than a minute to put in your contact information and then Health IQ will guide you through the process in a way that respects your time and goals.  

Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest, coach Tricia Davis who recently authored the article "Train Your Muscle Firing Systems to Prevent Injury" in the latest edition of USAT Triathlon Magazine.  Tricia joined us to go a number of aspects related to the topic.

If you haven't heard the interview yet, go back and check it out on episode #110.

Discussion Teasers

 

Interview Setup

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/

Interview

Billy Edwards

Health IQ Ad

Thanks again to Health IQ for sponsoring today's interview.  The Health IQ advantage is their unique mortality model that enables lower rates for health conscious people. 

- 56% of Health IQ customers save between 4-33% on their life insurance.

- These savings are exclusive to Health IQ and you must qualify to get the special rate (visit the site for more details).

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Just like having a good driving record saves you money on auto insurance, Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for health conscious people including runners, cyclists, strength trainers, vegans, and more.

You put in the time to train consistently, have the discipline to get out there in the cold, in the dark, you eat well, and you get the rewards of greater energy, and you feel good about yourself.  Let's face it, you spend money on race registrations, gym memberships and gear.  See if you can reward yourself further and recoup some of those investments. See how much you can save.

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To get your free quote today at healthiq.com/milehigh or mention the promo code Mile High when you talk to a Health IQ agent.

Host Discussion Topics

My Time to Tri - USA Triathlon and IRONMAN today announced Time to TriTM, an unprecedented industry-wide initiative to grow the sport of triathlon in the United States by supporting and inspiring beginners to complete their first race. With the end of 2020 as a goal of introducing 100,000 new participants to the sport, Time to Tri provides training and racing advice, motivational tools and other resources at its online hub, mytimetotri.com.  Read more at TeamUSA.com or 303Triathlon.com

Brian Fogel and Lance Armstrong Interview on the Forward - Bryan Fogel joins Lance to discuss his Academy Award nominated Best Documentary, Icarus. They discuss Bryan’s original vision of the film and how that changed. Bryan goes into detail about he got to know former Russian anti doping lab director Grigory Rodchenkov. They review the doping program that Bryan was on to compete at the Haute Route. Part one concludes with Bryan elaborating on how Russia was able to circumvent the testing process during the Sochi Olympic Games.

 

Tech Tip of the Week - How to at an RSS Feed to your blog or

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216918527-Sharing-your-activities-with-a-Strava-Widget

Way down at the bottom right

Copy the html from the left detailed activity option (just to be consistent)

TrainingPeaks Article "Nordic Skiing 101 For the Triathlete or Cyclist" - Competitive Nordic skiers are known as the fittest people on earth. This designation comes from scientific testing that demonstrates Nordic skiers have the highest VO2 max, which is the amount of oxygen the human body can take in and utilize per minute. Outside of genetics, the sport itself develops VO2 max through the requirements of movement and engagement of the whole body. Arms, legs and core are all essential, and when combined with proper technique, Nordic skiing can generate some incredible speed and performance gains.

Upcoming MHE Interviews

MHE upcoming interviews:

  • Ken Axford on Bike Handling Skills
  • Erik Kenny on Long course training for athletes short on time
  • David Warden on upcoming book, 80/20 Triathlon with Matt Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley on the critical importance of sleep

303 Triathlon

Our show is also supported by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and events on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast.  Be sure to check out the great interviews that we have there, especially if you are a local Colorado athlete.  There's going to be great discussions with race directors on local races.  If you listen in Nevada and Utah, you will be interested in hearing what Michelle Lund from BBSC Endurance has to say about races they have there as well.

Affiliate Programs

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.
  • 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. 

Closing

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  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. 

Thanks again for listening to MHE.  Train well this week.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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