Welcome to Episode #65 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.
Our first guest interview is Will Murray, who is one of the smartest coaches in triathlon. Will is a USAT Level 1 coach who has some great reads, The Four Pillars of Triathlon and Two Minutes To A Better Workout. Will helped us dissect the book Four Pillars of Triathlon and he came on the show and helped me with a feeling of panic that I used to experience in open water swimming. We'll talk a little about that in the interview. The focus of today's interview with Will is on the presentation that he gave in Boulder a few weeks ago and his article that was just published on TeamUSA.org.
Thank last week's guests Dirk Friel and coach David Warden. Dirk Friel for sharing ski mountaineering racing with us and the @aspensnowmass Power of Four Race and for sharing his TrainingPeaks file with us. And thanks also to coach David Warden for confirming my growing conviction that strength training is essential for endurance, speed and training. Stick a pin in my growing conviction (and I dare say embarrassment), that I have neglected this part of my training.
I am giving myself a C- for last week's interview with David Warden. I normally do a good deal of research on my guests and I got complacent with David. I am so embarrassed that I did not do my research better for the David Warden interview, of all interviews. How did I not know that he contributed to the book and how I did not have a copy is beyond me.
I am guilty of complacency and am going to make it up to you. I ordered and have received my copy of Triathlon Science. It is a very comprehensive body of work with a collection of expert coaches, thought leaders and physicians. I just cracked it this week, but you can bet I'll be sharing new insights.
The other follow up from David's interview is the offer he made to use his old episodes. I'm going to research this episode and put some options for the listeners on Twitter Poll. If you do not already follow @milehighpodcast to get the twitter polls.
One episode that we are definitely doing next is what I'm titling "the big shave". We'll get David's episode on which method of hair removal is most effective. David gave me permission to essentially do a cover band remake of the test. I'm going to also add to this a summary of online research on what the possible reasons are that men (some men) go to the length of shaving their legs. We will attempt to answer the question - Why the "F" would you do that?
Folks if you live here in Colorado, you are going to want to hear about the Team Colorado program. Regardless you do not want to miss this interview and I do not want it to get stale, so it is going to come on right after the Will Murray interview.
Alright, let's get into our two interviews today. If you have not heard previous interview (even if you have) you are in for a treat here. Will is a USAT triathlon coach with a specialty as a mental skills coach. He is a psychologist by training and has authored numerous articles and books. I recommend that you go to the MHE endurance website and check the links to Will's recent article and book on the Main page and there are several links to his work on the Resources page.
If you are listening from your laptop, click on over there and read the articles. There are several Team USA links under the Swimming Headline that are Wills. There is also a new one under the General Resources Heading.
I don't want to steal too much from the interview. Let's get into the interview.
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I need to scoot here. I'm doing a 2 hour brick with Brady Nelson and Aaron Monroe and I need to get myself over to Cherry Creek High School. We're going to ride the CC Trail and Res roads and then do a 30 minute run after.
Thanks for again for joining us this week. If this was your first time listening, we hope you enjoyed and will join us next week. Don't forget to join us next week for the Super Anniversary Special and our two awesome guests!
Have a great week everybody! Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!