Welcome to Episode #57 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. I'm you host Rich Soares with co-hosts Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock. We have a very cool interview with Terry Laughlin of Total Immersion today.
Thank you to Dirk Friel for coming back on the show and talking about TrainingPeaks recent features. I really didn't hype it up, but I would encourage you to go to the website www.milehighendurance.com and note there is a new menu item called "Blog". Under that you will see MHE Blog and Photos. In the MHE Blog you will see my complete write up and step by step exploration of the new features in Workout Builder and Annual Training Plan.
Okay, let's get into today's interview with Terry Laughlin, founder of TI. Let me start with the reason I wanted to get him on the show. We have been focusing this northern hemisphere "off season" on topics related to form, technique, strength/balance to create the greatest opportunity for efficiency and injury prevention when your season begins in earnest.
Back in episode #48, Khem and I interviewed coach David Warden on the topic of bio mechanics. In that interview, David mentioned getting coaching help from Terry Laughlin of TI and how it helped improve his speed and efficiency in the water from a below average swimmer to a top ten percent swimmer.
Well I took a mental note during that interview. I too studied TI In my first year or so of triathlon. It's been a while since I read the book and I thought it would be great to bring Terry to all of you. I hope you have read TI, taken the course work, or receive coaching. Whether you have or you haven't, I think you will find Terry has a talent for teaching swimming technique. You will hear how incredibly well he describes techniques and feel of the water for streamlining and power.
We're going to have Terry back in a few weeks or so to talk about "the ability to repeat effective swimming motions (or strokes) for a duration, and at a pace, of your choosing." We also talk about the 3 M's of Endurance: Metabolic, Motor, Mental.
Speaking of upcoming interviews, let's talk about the lineup.
To talk about the Neuro Halo next week. I gave a little intro last week. The one thing I'll add is that there is a potential surprise guest that will join Kane when we talk. We're waiting to get confirmation, so I'll keep it a mystery. If it gets confirmed during the week I'll put a post of FB and T to let you all know.
To talk to us about - Fill in the blank. We want your help with questions for Amanda. Here's what we're going to do. I'm going to put a poll out there on twitter and facebook. I'm going to put 2 or 3 poll choices out there. Some of the topics Amanda and I kicked around when we spoke earlier this week were, 1) Nutrition, 2) Amanda's Swim Instruction , 3) how to identify and avoid over-training. Look for those polls and please, please respond
Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race
We are in talks with these guys, but nothing is confirmed yet.
Author of "Running To Leadville"
Folks, please do me a huge favor this week. Take two seconds to open up your Facebook app and type Mile High Endurance into the search field and follow the podcast. Please do the same thing on Twitter at MileHighPodcast.
Also, please take another minute this week to pass along the podcast to a friend or relative who is into endurance sports or health and fitness in general. The referrals and growth are much appreciated.
Please also give some love to Terry Laughlin and Total Immersion and go to their Facebook page and website to learn more.
If you have been out to the www.milehighendurance.com website this week, you have seen some changes. There are now sub menu items on the website. I've also changed some of the content. Where there used to be a menu item for "Episodes", that has been reworded to "Interviews" and then there are sub menu page selections for 2016 and 2017 interviews. I've also added the date of each episode and made it much more mobile friendly. There were also a few links that were broken and are now fixed.
Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the triathlon journey!