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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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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!

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