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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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Sep 28, 2019

Rise of the Ultra Runners A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance, is investigative journalism gone wild. Adharanand Finn is a journalist for the Guardian, among other publications, and is also an ultra runner. He's going to talk about his journey to the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc. He has run ultra marathons on a few continents and he has an awesome story to tell.

Thanks to last week's guest, and "The Voice of Kona" Coach Carrie McCoy. We heard about her preparation for competing at Kona, plans to requalify for her pro card at Ironman Arizona, and about her Foundation - Kona Kids. And don't miss the song that she wrote for her Kona Kids and she sung it on the show.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

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 all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews
  • Opens Doors 5K

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Adharanand Finn - In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the desert of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Post Interview Discussion:

https://utmbmontblanc.com/jp/home

  • Interesting that pacers is only an American concept. They don't do that in the European and African races.
  • Thank you Jessica Case at Pegasus

"What's New in the 303":

 

Without Limits OctoberFest Triathlon in Longmont last weekend was a great end of year race party. All your best friends are there and it was just a blast. I have to give a shout out to my dear friend George Cespedes. The guy just had shoulder repair surgery. George was volunteering taking off timing ships and handing waters to finishers. He, Amy and I were talking at the finish and he refers to Amy as Kim. I went to correct him and realized he was giving me crap for having called Amy, "Kim". I reacted without thinking and gave him a light punch in the shoulder, but right where the surgery took place. He was in so much pain and I felt terrible.

Commuting By Bike - After 3 days of being heads down on work deadlines, I finally had a day to commute to work with a bonus of a lunch hour free of meetings. I always leave a change of clothes or two at work in our locker room. I packed up my running shoes

 

 

Endurance News:

Mont Blanc glacier could collapse at any moment, Italy warns

The collapse of the Planpincieux glacier on the Italian side could involve the sudden movement of nearly 900,000 cubic feet of ice, officials said. The glacier sits astride the Grandes Jorasses mountain of the Mont Blanc massif, or complex of summits. Glaciers provide fresh water, and their rapid retreat is regarded as a symptom of climate change.

"These phenomena once again show how the mountain is going through a period of major change due to climate factors and, therefore, it is particularly vulnerable," said Stefano Miserocchi, mayor of the nearby town of Courmayeur.

Miserocchi closed local roads after warnings that the glacier's movement had accelerated by two feet per day. Scientists have been monitoring the glacier since 2013. The glacier has lost up to 90 percent of its volume of ice since 2006.

Ironman Chattanooga is this weekend and the friend of mine that introduced us to coach Carrie McCoy is racing this weekend. @KellyGarland, best of luck Sunday!

 

How to complete the following credentials questions:

  1. If available, are you requesting access to any specific Event competitor? (Pre-or Post-Race?)
  2. If available, are you interested in access to an on-course moto?
  3. If yes, please describe how the use of a moto would benefit your assignment.
  4. If available, are you interested in access to a spot on a media boat?
  5. If yes, please describe how the use of the boat would benefit your assignment.

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Go into the off season with a plan. Now is a good time, if you haven't already to start registering for those 2020 A Races. I know the early bird discounts don't typically start to expire until December 31st, but    

Video of the Week:

UTMB® 2019 - Best of

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Michael Carter, national masters time trial champ.

Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors 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.

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

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 21, 2019

Coach Carrie McCoy is going to talk to us about her triathlon and coaching background, her preparation for competing at Kona, plans to requalify for her pro card at Ironman Arizona. Thanks to last week's guest "voice of Ironman", Mike Reilly. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!”. We got to chat about his book "Finding My Voice".

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

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 all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews
  • Opens Doors 5K

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Carrie McCoy of "Just Tri" coaching lives in Kona. As you'll hear she has been an athlete from a young age, running cross country in High School and College. She found triathlon through Team In Training and eventually turned professional triathlete in 2015. Coach McCoy has some great experiences and advice to share, but she also has a very heart warming story to tell around her Foundation Kona Kids.

https://konakids.org/

http://www.justtri.net/

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Post Interview Discussion:

  • Last week we have the Voice of Ironman, Mike Reilly. Today we have "THE VOICE" of Kona with "Your Song" by Carrie McCoy.
  • First triathlon was St Anthony's in college
  • 5K PR 19:35
  • Ran at Ohio State
  • Team in Training coach - just have fun
  • 1st open water in the ocean
  • Turned Pro in 2015
  • Use being pro as a platform to make a difference
  • More than sport; came back and did a week with transitional housing
  • The Calling was obvious
  • Words of wisdome - you only earn your title once
  • Kona Kids, getting them school supplies, focus on what they can control, making sure they are loved and believed in.       The Kona visit. 6,530 experiencing homelessness on any given day

2019 USA Triathlon National Team Program and Elite Qualification Standards

 

"What's New in the 303":

Boulder Now

www.ourcommunitynow.com

OctoberFest Triathlon in Longmont

Endurance News:

London, An American cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop.Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado, completed the record-breaking feat at around 6.30am Tuesday morning, more than 54 hours after she set off from the British port of Dover. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Follow up from last week on tubular flat repair.  

 

Video of the Week:

Don’t Fear Tubulars

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Adharanand Finn - In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the desert of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor.

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors 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.

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

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 14, 2019

Our guest this week is the "voice of Ironman", Mike Reilly. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!”. He has written the book "Finding My Voice" and we are going to hear the inspirational stories in Mike's own voice shortly.

Thanks to last week's guest Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. He is going to explain what this 1200km in less than 90 hours event is all about.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

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 all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

 

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Mike Reilly has called over 180 IRONMAN events, including 30 straight years of the World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!” as they crossed the finish line and accomplished something most of us can hardly imagine. Every one of those athletes has a story, and Reilly has heard hundreds of them. Ever passionate about the sport and its participants, he listened closely as they poured out remarkable tales that illuminate the human capacity for triumphing over seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

 

Mike Reilly Website

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Post Interview Discussion:

Other notable stories from the book that were not discussed in the interview:

  • Mike Reilly's fall - page 185 Madison 2015
  • 2001 False Start - page 26 Kona 2001
  • General impressions of the book and interview

 

Endurance News:

Lauren Goss, professional triathlete suspended for six months for too-high levels of THC.

@laurengoss

With a heavy heart, I have to announce that I will not be racing Saturday at the IM 70.3 World Championships. In fact, I am somewhat forced to end my career racing as a professional athlete. I just accepted a 6 month suspension for testing positive for THC, a substance found in the CBD cream I was using to treat an ankle injury for over a month twice a day. The cream was tested and had more THC than it stated on the container. If anything, this should be eye opening for athletes who also use CBD to treat injuries. I am extremely depressed, nervous, and unsure of what I will do next. I was immediately terminated from my main sponsor leaving me really no option to return to racing. I do though have the support from a few of my other sponsors if I do decide to race again in 2020. I take full responsibility for using the CBD cream knowing it had THC in it. However, I really did not think anything of it as it is so mainstream now, especially in Boulder. Also, I do not believe it is in any way performance enhancing.

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and followed my journey for the past 9 years. Triathlon taught me so much and brought me more than I ever would have imagined when I started in 2010. I have no regrets and I hope to pass down everything I learned to the next generation.

 

And now the chapter is closed. On to new challenges. Thank you

 

Slowtwitch

 

If this person was using CBD oil, certain brands have THC. Floyd's of Leadville has THC. If you use something like IKOR (who actually sponsors athletes), it is THC free. I do not know about other brands, only these two, because of their wide availability in my area as the major players sold. Never did THC / pot but seems those I've seen who have, makes them sorta a little chill (you don't want too chill during a race).

 

 

 

"What's New in the 303":

Rich's report on Major League Triathlon AvonFest and Buff Classic Ride:

Major League Triathlon in Avon September 6-8.

  • Major League Triathlon is the first and only professional triathlon league in the United States. The best male and female athletes in the world compete against each other in a unique swim-bike-run team event. Held in major cities across the US, MLT pros compete in pop-up “stadiums”, allowing for a viewer experience unlike anything before seen in sport. Major League Triathlon is more than just a race; it’s a show.

MLT teams feature 2 Pro men and 2 Pro women racing the Super Sprint Mixed Team Relay Format at every event stop. Each athlete will complete a 300 meter swim, 4 mile looped bike course, and 1 mile run before tagging off to their teammate. First team to have all four athletes across the line wins.

  • About the venue
  • Race formats
  • Participants
  • Course
  • Feedback

 

Buff Bicycle Classic in Boulder, CO September 8

  • The Buffalo Bicycle Classic dates back to 2003, having raised over 3.9 million dollars in support of student scholarships at CU Boulder. The students served by the BBC are some of Colorado’s brightest; each entering CU with over a 4.0 high school GPA. Our student scholars also demonstrate strong financial need, which makes this scholarship particularly important. Our $10,000 scholarship to these promising students makes higher education attainable. Through the generous support of our sponsors, volunteers and riders, we are able to make a difference in the lives of over 400 students in the last fourteen years.
  • Participation
  • Courses

 

Harvest Moon Triathlon in Boulder, CO September 15

  • Sold out August 28
  • Shout out to Amy Miller doing her first 70.3 distance

 

Kona Coming Up - got to get credentials.

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Avon Fest Race Report and tubulars.

  • Race format
  • Transition and nutrition setup
  • Weather
  • Warmup race prep
  • T1 decisions
  • 2nd lap blowout and failed flat tire plan (see Video of the Week)
  • Finishing it out
  • What I learned:
    • Did not have an adequate plan for repairing my tire
    • In my new well rehearsed plan for addressing a race flat going forward, I am doing research and trying to decide whether to repair or replace. The direction I'm going is to replace.
    • The preparation for cleaning the glue off the wheel
      • Scrub pad
      • 120 grit
      • Acetone
      • Tubular glue tape
      • 2 new Vittoria Evo CX 320 TPI

 

Video of the Week:

Clincher Vs. Tubular | Which Tyre Is Faster To Change?

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Carrie McCoy - is racing in the Ironman World Championship and requalifying as a pro at Ironman Arizona in November. We're going to talk to her about her prep for Kona and a really cool foundation that she has started called Kona Kids. Kona Kids is an after school program founded to help children that live in Ulu Wini transitional housing. We provide the children with valuable learning experiences and developmental resources through education, exercise, and leadership.

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors 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.

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

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 8, 2019

The 1200-kilometer Paris-Brest-Paris, or "PBP" as it is commonly called, is a grueling test of human endurance and cycling ability. Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. He is going to explain what this 1200km in less than 90 hours event is all about.

Thanks to last week's guest Dr. Kirk Parsley, he is a former Navy SEAL, a physician for the SEALs, a health & sleep optimization consultant, and performance enhancement coach for some of the most driven achievers on the planet.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

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 all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

 

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • Video of the Week
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Today's randonneur cyclists, while no longer riding the primitive machines used a hundred years ago over dirt roads or cobblestones, still have to face up to rough weather, endless hills, and pedaling around the clock. A 90-hour time limit ensures that only the hardiest randonneurs earn the prestigious PBP finisher's medal and have their name entered into the event's "Great Book" along with every other finisher going back to the very first PBP.   6000 randonneurs (self-supported cyclists) from across the globe, an event that pre-dates Le Tour, trying to finish under 90 hours.

To become a PBP ancien (or ancienne for the ladies) is to join a very elite group of cyclists who have successfully endured this mighty challenge.

Our guest, Billy Edwards has achieved ancien status twice with a 49hr48 min time in 2011 and 54hr36 min this year in 2019.

Billy "The Kid" Edwards 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.

https://rusa.org/pages/pbp

https://rusa.org/pages/CharlyMiller   

https://www.paris-brest-paris.org/index2.php?lang=en&cat=presentation&page=competition_ou_rando

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

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 the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Endurance News:

ITU Grand Final August 29 to September 1st.

Summary

Elite Women's Results

Elite Men's Results

Para Results

 

Video of the Week:

2019 WTS Grand Final Lausanne Elite Women   TriathlonLIVE

 

2019 WTS Grand Final Lausanne Elite Men   TriathlonLIVE

 

"What's New in the 303":

THE Executive Order by Secretary of The Interior on E-Bikes–What’s the Ramification?

 

From <https://303cycling.com/the-executive-order-by-secretary-of-the-interior-on-e-bikes-whats-the-ramification/>

 

Major League Triathlon

 

Buff Classic

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Mike Reilly, the voice of Ironman, on his book "Finding My Voice"

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors 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.

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

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 1, 2019

Is sleep keeping you from reaching your potential? If you aren't getting 8 hours a night, you may not be absorbing all the benefits of your awake hours and training. Our feature guest today is Dr. Kirk Parsley, he is a former Navy SEAL, a physician for the SEALs, a health & sleep optimization consultant, and performance enhancement coach for some of the most driven achievers on the planet.

Thanks to last week's guest professional triathlete Kona bound Chris Leiferman who recently won Ironman Boulder 70.3. We talked about his qualification to Kona last year, training tips, how the Boulder race went down and his Kona prep.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

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 all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Feature interview
  • Video of the Week
  • What's new in the 303 (including wrap up on last weekend's Colorado Classic)
  • News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Sleep is a topic that I like to talk about because it's an area where I really burned myself for many years. Even at an early age, I can remember trying to stay up late on the weekends to watch scary movies and then get up early to get on my bike and ride to a nearby field to catch grasshoppers. My cousin and I had an evening pact that we would make - "first one to wake up, wakes up the other". We wanted to live as much of life as we could in 24 hours.

Wanting to fit as much in in 24 hours is still a part of how I'm wired. Earlier in my career, I would find myself working until late at night and setting my alarm to get up early and put the final polish on a presentation or email. I would be wired from working on the computer late and self medicate with a sleep aid and a night cap to help knock me out, only to feel groggy and stressed out from the moment I woke up six hours later.

Fast forward to a new phase in life, balance a career, family and my new lifestyle of endurance sports and now I'm trying to divide the 24 hours even further. Set the alarm for 4:30 to get to the pool when it opens at 5am. Out of the pool by 6:16 to drop off my daughters at school at 7. Shower and get to the office by 8 and get home by 6. After dinner, help out with homework. Get in a late run from 8-9. Read bedtime books with the girls until 10. Have a night cap, Ambien or both - knocked out by 11. 5.5 hours later, the alarm goes off at 4:30 am and the cycle continued.

I first heard Kirk Parsley on the Unbeatable Mind podcast with Mark Divine. As you will hear in the interview, I was scared straight by some of the stats that he shared then and will share here in our interview. 

Interview Introduction:

In today's fast-paced, “hustle and grind” world, sleep is usually the first thing that gets cut from our schedules. But science is showing the impacts from chronic sleep deprivation are more far-reaching than we realize. Not only will a lack of quality rest affect your mood, feelings, and overall wellness, it can also degrade your memory, decision-making, life expectancy, and so much more. If we truly want to make drastic improvements to our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, we must remedy our sleep habits and lifestyle... But who do we turn to for advice? Doc Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. He is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine), and continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Kirk is the creator of the Doc Parsley Sleep Remedy sleep supplement, lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization, and is the author of the internationally best-selling book, Sleep to Win. He has been featured on The Dr OZ Show, CBS, TED, LAVA, and the Unbeatable Mind podcast. Let's get smart on sleep with Dr. Kirk Parsley.

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Video of the Week:

4 freaking Leadville100 minutes

  

"What's New in the 303":

Boulder’s Ryan Smith won the Leadville 100 trail run on Saturday night thanks to consistent second-half pacing that left his rivals unable to respond. It was the biggest win of his ultrarunning career. The Boulder-based runner, who came to the United States from the United Kingdom and works full-time a software engineer, was greeted at the finish by his wife and almost 2-year-old daughter. He turned 40 years old this year. His win — in 16 hours, 33 minutes, 25 seconds — was far from expected. Smith was not among the pre-race favorites to win, and he wasn’t feeling well leading into the Twin Lakes aid station near the 40-mile mark. But at the turnaround at Winfield, he held his pace steady, averaging around 10 minutes per mile for the rest of the race. Read more.

 

The Colorado Classic proved if you build it, they will come. Women came from all over the world to race in the Colorado Classic. We saw riders who showed that representation matters. Ayesha McGowan inspired others as she works toward her goal of becoming the first African-American professional road cyclist. We saw Hagens Berman/Supermint leave their hearts on the road as they wrap up their last season as a team. We were able to witness a 52-year-old professional cyclist show us that age doesn’t matter.

Every rider who had the courage to show up and race their hearts out sent a message to aspiring athletes all over the world: take risks, be brave, and never give up. Read more.

 

ITU World Grand Final, Loads of Coloradans, Steph Popelar Defends Title. Many Coloradans are competing in this weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Grand Final featuring sprint and olympic distances and draft legal sprint distances along with many para categories.

Coloradans competing in the Elite, Junior and Para categories are: 

Elite

Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.)

Eli Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.)

Morgan Pearson (Boulder, Colo.)

Junior

Liberty Ricca (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Paratriathlon

Allan Armstrong (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.), Hailey Danz (Wauwatosa, Wis.), Kendall Gretsch (Madison, Wis.) — all resident athletes at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

 

Endurance News:

ITU Grand Final August 29 to September 1st.

More than 4000 professional and amateur triathletes from all over the world are expected to take part in these world championships, whose different routes will liven up the shores of Lake Geneva for a weekend.

Friday, August 30, the first day of this World Triathlon event, will be dedicated to the next generation of the world's elite with the junior and under 23 events.

On Saturday, August 31, the Elite Men's and Women's races will take place. These events will be broadcast live on national television channels and will crown the world's top two triathletes within a year of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Saturday will not be exclusively reserved for professionals, as amateur triathletes in the "Age Group" category will embark on a new Sprint course (750m swimming, 20km cycling and 5km running) in Lausanne.

The competition will feature a more eclectic programme on Sunday, September 1st, with the amateur triathletes running the Standard distance (1,500m swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running) in the morning and the Paratriathlon event in the afternoon. The U23/Junior Mixed Relay, a spectacular discipline that will make its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will close this weekend of endurance. Read more.

 

2019 IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EXPECTED TO CREATE TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MORE THAN 22 MILLION EURO AS ELITE COMPETITORS ENJOY NICE, FRANCE. “We are expecting a total of 20,000 athletes, family members, friends, fans, volunteers and staff members to travel to Nice to celebrate this unique occasion with us,” said Stefan Petschnig, Managing Director for IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Athlete feedback from the 2017 and 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship shows that participants stay an average of more than six nights in the host city. It also shows that athletes seek premium accommodations and a range of additional activities for themselves and their families prior to, and after race day. In total, organizers expect a total economic impact of 22,5 million Euro (25 million USD) for the host city and region. On average each person travelling to Nice will spend approximately 170 Euro (188 USD) per day during their stay.

As both professional races at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be live streamed on the Facebook Watch “IRONMAN Now” channel (www.facebook.com/IRONMANnow), millions of fans around the world will have the opportunity to follow the racing action and experience the sights and sounds of Southern France on their computers and mobile devices leading to further tourism interest.

Ironman World Championship Pro List.

Ironman has Kona Points Qualification list published at Women's KPQ and Men's KPQ. I've been following Tri Rating for years and they have their own version published with the bib numbers of each of the pros as well. https://www.trirating.com/kona-2019/

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. 1200km, 6000 randonneurs (self-supported cyclists) from across the globe, an event that pre-dates Le Tour, trying to finish under 90 hours.
  • Mike Reilly, the voice of Ironman, on his book "Finding My Voice"

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