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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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Feb 24, 2019

Our interview this week is with Anne Shawhan.  She is the head swim coach at University of Colorado Swim and Dive club. She coaches Masters at Boulder Aquatics Masters and is also a coach at SwimLabs.  She is going to help us talk about how Masters training can fit in with a periodized training triathlon training plan.

Feb 17, 2019

Here at MHE and 303 we love clean competitors and think cheaters suck! If you agree, you are going to love this interview. If you cheat, you may not love it, (and you probably soiled yourself listening to that letter), but you're going to want to listen to this interview. We have USADA Education Manager Tammy Hanson and USAT Safe Sport Sr. Coordinator Shelbi Meyer. We know you are curious about testing in our sport. Are there dopers? Are they getting caught? What are the risks of supplements? Is my prescription drug safe? All those questions are going to be answered today.

Welcome to Episode #165 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 coach Rich Soares, coach Khem Suthiwan and 303 Chief Bill Plock.   Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. You have a lot of sources for triathlon training content; thank you for choosing to spend some time with us this week. Khem and Bill, you ready put on a great show this morning?

Imagine you come home from work and grab the mail from the mailbox. You thumb through the envelopes and see a letter from US Anti-Doping Agency. Your breathing becomes shallow. You slide a finger under the fold and tear the letter open. You're heart starts pounding. You begin to read. You notice your forehead becomes cool with the bead of sweat forming on your brow. "Dear [Bill], The United States Anti-Doping Agency collected the following Sample(s) from you (Sample Number(s): XXX on [date] at the [event]. There's a lump in your throat. We are pleased to inform you that the reported results do not indicate the presence of any prohibited substance and/or method. We may retest or analyze any Samples for future reference." You breathe a sigh of relief.

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 protective anti-oxidant and highly 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.   New 'Recovery' product.

Thanks to last week's guest, USAT CEO Rocky Harris to talk to us about the Time To Tri initiative and all great stories about clubs, coaches, schools, companies and race directors making the sport of triathlon more welcoming, fun and accessible to new athletes. If you haven't heard that yet, check out last week's interview on episode - #164.

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

Tammy Hanson currently serves as the Education Manager at the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), where she oversees day-to-day operations of USADA’s education and engagement initiatives. Tammy has her BA from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology.

Shelbi Meyer is the USAT Safe Sport Sr. Coordinator. She's a graduate of Tiffin University and has a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology. She started as the Safe Sport Coordinator at USAT in June of 2018.

 

https://www.usada.org/testing/results/sanctions/

  • The first year that a sanctioned was announced on the USADA site? 2002
  • How many cyclists have been sanctioned? 159
  • How many triathletes? 14
  • Swimming? 22
  • Track and Field? 171

https://www.usada.org/testing/results/testing-numbers/

https://www.usada.org/testing/results/athlete-test-history/

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.

They have the new Halo Sport 2 which is available for pre-order at 299 and ships in May. We'll have Mark Mastalir on the show soon to talk about the new design and new price point.

News

https://www.usada.org/news/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190212120114.htmTriathlon 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Anne Shawhan - CU Swim Coach; Swim Labs Coach; Florida State University where she earned multiple All-American Honors; we are talking about how Masters classes can be used to compliment your periodized training; some myths about swim training and some proven practices to improve your triathlon swimming.
  • Alyssa Seeley, para Olympic triathlete and her incredible performance at RIO Olympic games and Gold Coast last year
  • David Warden "3rd Anniversary Special" - Importance of performance testing as a part of a periodized plan, plus David interviews us about the show, why we do it, our relationship with each other and more.

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.

  • Special interview with Newton Running founder Jerry Lee to do a "How I Built This" style interview.

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!

 

 

 

 

Feb 10, 2019

We have USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris to give an update on the "Time To Tri" initiative. The first time we had Rocky on the show, he had been on the job a couple of months and he laid out some of what constituents in triathlon were telling him and some of the ideas he had for improving the sport for all. Now a year later, we got to chat with Rocky about how it's going and many things that changed since last year.

Welcome to Episode #164 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 coach Rich Soares, coach Khem Suthiwan and 303 Chief Bill Plock.   Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. You have a lot of sources for triathlon training content, so we are grateful that you are choosing to spend the next 90 minutes with us.

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 protective anti-oxidant and highly 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, Kirsty Jahn a pro triathlete out of Boulder who had back to back Ironman wins last year to hear what's behind these performances and what it's like living the pro life. If you haven't heard that yet, check out last week's interview on episode - #163.

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

Rocky Harris, a multifaceted professional sports executive and collegiate athletics administrator. He was named to SportsBusiness Journal's prestigious "Forty Under 40" list.

 

He had been the Director of Sports and Marketing Sponsorships at Reliant Energy, an NRG Energy, Inc., Fortune 500 company, where he oversaw the largest naming rights deal in the National Football League.

His other work on the professional sports level included two stops in the NFL as Director of Communication with the Houston Texans and Media Relations Coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers. Prior to joining the NFL, Harris worked at a digital-marketing agency in San Francisco and a sports marketing agency in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Harris has been a member of the Houston World Cup Host Committee, Super Bowl XXXVIII Host Committee, as well as an NFL Media Representative for Super Bowls XXXVII, XXXVIII, and XXXIX. He was awarded the Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, the Major League Soccer Marketing Executive of the Year Award and the Pete Rozelle Award for the NFL's top public relations staff.

In the Fall of 2017 he took the helm as USA Triathlon's CEO. We spoke to him in January of 2018 to hear about the launch of this new thing called Time To Tri - a joint initiative between USAT and Ironman to introduce 100k new athletes to the sport of triathlon. We have him back on the show today to tell us how things are going with that initiative and more. Here's Rocky Harris.

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.

Discussion Topics:

  • Rocky Harris
    • Starter kits for clubs, high school clubs
    • He mentioned partnering with brands, but he didn't mention the brands.       In the interview with Jerry Lee he talked about doing a USAT design shoe. Newton
    • Brett Farvre's wife a triathlete
    • New formats - pool, gravel triathlons, splash n dash, inside triathlon, SUP - kicking myself that I didn't ask about virtual triathlon.       Zwift Super League.

 

  • MHE Gear
    • Top gear selections
    • Raffle this week's winner of iKOR
    • Design reveal mid February and store to open before the end of the month. Be sure to follow on FB, Tw and In for announcements

 

  • News
  • Triathlon Trivia
    • USAT Competitive Rules Quiz
    • 4.4 Wet suits. Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards. Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84 degrees Fahrenheit. The wetsuit policy for elite athletes shall be determined by the USAT Athletes Advisory Council. The AAC has set the wetsuit maximum temperature for elite athletes at 68 degrees for swim distances less than 3000 meters and 71.6 degrees for distances of 3000 meters or greater. 

      Any swimmer wearing a wetsuit with a thickness measured in any part greater than 5 millimeters shall be disqualified.

       

      From <https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/About/Multisport/Competitive-Rules>

       

      3.8 Acts Warranting Suspension. In addition to other penalties which may be imposed at the discretion of USA Triathlon, the following acts may be grounds for suspension for a period of time designated by USA Triathlon:

      a. A flagrant or willful violation of the Competitive Rules;

      b. Gross or continued unsportsmanlike conduct;

      c. Physical violence directed toward a race official, participant, volunteer, spectator, or another person;

      d. Any fraudulent act, such as falsifying name or age, filing a false affidavit or protest, or providing false information to USA Triathlon, the Board of Hearings and Appeals, or race officials;

      e. Intentionally participating in an event despite failure to register;

      f. Repetitive or recurring violations of the Competitive Rules;

      g. Failure to notify a race official after withdrawing from a race;

      h. Violation of the Medical Control Rules as set forth in Article VIII;

      i. Refusal to abide by the final determination by USA Triathlon of any matter relating to these Rules or the sport of triathlon; and

      j. Any act which disgraces or brings discredit to the sport of triathlon.

       

      From <https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/About/Multisport/Competitive-Rules>

       

      3.7A. Time Penalties for Elites.

       A "variable time penalty" as used in these Rules shall mean a time penalty that varies in accordance with the distance category of the event. The variable time penalty for each of the distance categories shall be the following:

      Distance Category                                                           Time Penalty in Minutes

      Short/Intermediate           Cycle course less than 50K                       1:00

      Long                             Cycle Course 50K to 100K                                 2:00

      Ultra                             Cycle course greater than 100K                 4:00

       

      From <https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/About/Multisport/Competitive-Rules>

       

      2.4 Membership Categories. Annual membership in USA Triathlon will be available in the following categories and subject to the following requirements:

      a. (1) Elite. Elite annual membership will be available to certain qualified, highly competitive, and experienced athletes. An elite annual member is eligible to receive prize money directly. Any person wishing to apply for an elite annual membership should contact USA Triathlon (http://www.usatriathlon.org) for consideration.

      (2) Elite Collegiate: Athlete who qualifies according to the criteria listed above, and does not accept prize money. 

      Elite athletes holding an elite license from their National Federation or having raced as an elite athlete in international events are prohibited from competing within age group categories as an age group athlete or for age group awards.  Elite athletes are eligible for overall, open or elite division awards only. Prior to entering any USAT event, athletes must disclose their elite status and that failure to disclose such is cause for Disqualification and up to a one year suspension from USAT sanctioned events.

       b. Age Group. The following divisions shall be available within the age group category of membership: (i) regular membership; (ii) youth membership (17 years of age and younger as defined in Section 3.2a).

YouTube Video of the Week

Time To Tri - USAT

The Journey - A Film About Triathlon

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Caryn Marconi, Shelbi Meyer and Tammi Hanson on the Compete Clean program and USADA Anti-doping resources and rules
  • Alyssa Seeley, para Olympic triathlete and her incredible performance at RIO Olympic games and Gold Coast last year
  • David Warden "3rd Anniversary Special" - Importance of performance testing as a part of a periodized plan, plus David interviews us about the show, why we do it, our relationship with each other and more.

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.

  • Special interview with Newton Running founder Jerry Lee to do a "How I Built This" style interview.

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!

 

 

Feb 3, 2019

What would it be like to be a pro triathlete? They are like super heroes to us mere mortal athlete. Winning an Ironman outright? Traveling to exotic places to race, training in warm climates, eating well, massages. We're going to chat with Kirsty Jahn a pro triathlete out of Boulder who had back to back Ironman wins last year to hear what's behind these performances and what it's like living the pro life.

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 protective anti-oxidant and highly 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, head coach at the Mile High Multisport, Pete Alfino. We discussed the topic of trust and the coach/athlete relationship.  If you haven't heard that yet, check out last week's interview on episode - #162.

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

Kirsty Jahn had a killer season in 2018. On May 27th she had a win at IM Brazil with a 8:54:57. Two week's later she backed it up with another win at IM Boulder on June 10th with a 9:16:12. Six weeks later she races Challenge Prague half iron distance with a 4:22:03 to finish 2nd.

Not only is she fast and tough, she's smart as a whip.

Kirsty graduated summa cum laude from Villanova University in 2005 with a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics. During her time at Villanova she was a 4 time NCAA All-Academic recipient, 4 time Big East Top Scholar, 2 time XC All-Mid Atlantic, and captain of the women’s cross country team in 2004.

Kirsty received a Master's in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University in May of 2012. While at Columbia, Kirsty served as a graduate assistant coach for the varsity track and xc teams.

In 2013, Kirsty returned to triathlon racing and earned her professional card from Triathlon Canada. She went on to race her first year as a pro in Ironman 70.3 events in 2014. Check out the racing section to see Kirsty's past results and upcoming races for 2018.

 

https://www.kirstyjahn.com/

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.

Teasers for topics:

  • Kirsty Jahn
    • Loved how open she was about her racing and career
    • Interesting to hear how tough it is to make a living as a pro.       She won back to back races and no one is paying her a salary.
    • From Sara True's Twitter Post - https://twitter.com/sgroffy/status/1090401034281803776
    • From Tim O'Donnel's Instagram post -

Sad to say that after 9 years together, my partnership with @clifbar has come to end. CLIF has been an amazing partner and while companies grow and strategies change, I am forever grateful for the genuine love and support I have received from them. Wishing the best to all of my former CLIF teammates in 2019. Finally a big thank you to Gary, Kit and the entire CLIF Family, not only for our partnership but for all you do to better both local and global communities. Thanks for the memories, the wins and the tasty treats along the way!

 

  • MHE Gear
    • Survey questions
    • Early Results
    • Kid Design
    • Raffle
  • News
    • Newton Running announces the new shoe models
    • Who Owns Ironman
    • Who owns the Ironman? The 4-decade battle for the world’s most iconic endurance race

      Per The New York Times, the Ironman Triathlon puts on more than 260 races in 44 countries and is valued at nearly a billion dollars, making it one of the world’s most premiere sports brands.  

      Now, over 40 years later, the people at the forefront of its creation haven’t seen a dime, and the legal triathlon continues.

      It all started in Hawaii...

      Long before the Spartan or Tough Mudder, naval officer John Collins and his wife, Judy, thought to combine 3 of the toughest endurance races: On Feb. 18, 1978, the first “Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlon” was born. There were 15 participants.

      John wrote a 3-page rule book with 10 major rules that boiled down to: “Swim 2.4 miles! Run 26 ¼ miles! Bike 112 miles! Brag the rest of your life!”

      But, it was rule number 8 -- which set the entry fee at $5 and stipulated that the event would be sponsored by participants -- that would later cause the biggest headache. 

      Gettin’ Silky with it

      By ’79, Collins needed someone to run the 3rd edition of the event, so he handed over a box of paperwork to husband and wife fitness club owners Hank Grundman and Valerie Silk -- no lawyers, no signatures.

      By ’82 the race had ballooned in popularity, and John Dunbar (the runner-up in the original 2 races) started selling copies of the original trophy. He, like the other 14 OG racers, presumed a stake of the competition still belonged to him...

      So, when Silk registered the Ironman trademark in ’83 and told Dunbar to cease sale of the throwback trophy he was pedaling, he didn’t go quietly.

      The real triathlon...

      Silk sold the brand for $3m in ’89 and, in 2015, after years of expansion, the brand was acquired by its current owner, a Chinese conglomerate called Dalian Wanda Group, for $650m.

      4 decades later, Dunbar continues to argue that the famed triathlon belongs to him and the original 15, even though the courts, and many of Dunbar’s allies, have insisted it’s too late. 

      Silk said no original competitors showed interest in Ironman until it made money. She changed the rules and re-created the race -- “I changed everything,” Silk said. “And I never heard a peep from anybody.”

 

Triathlon Trivia:

https://www.triathlete.com/2018/03/news/triathletes-earned-prize-money-2017_311286

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Elite/Prize-Money-Leaders

Upcoming Interviews:

  • USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris to give an update on "Time To Tri"
  • Caryn Marconi, Shelbi Meyer and Tammi Hanson on the Compete Clean program and USADA Anti-doping resources and rules
  • Sam Appleton on his pro career and 2019 schedule

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.

  • Special interview with Newton Running founder Jerry Lee to do a "How I Built This" style interview.

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.

 

Amy Schroeder - Pactimo

 

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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