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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. ‚ÄčThe 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 8, 2017

Our pre-Kona episode and another interview with former ITU professional triathlete and coach Sara McLarty.  Sara joins us again to talk about a great topic for those of you who want to work on your swim speed in the off season.   Sara, as you will hear, will tell us what your swimming frequency needs to be in the off season so that you turn up next season with you swim as your new weapon.

Welcome to Episode #94 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 Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock. 

Thanks to Sara for last weeks interview on open water sighting and heat acclimatization.  If you have not heard that interview, go back to episode #93 and give it a listen.

Before we get into the interview with Sara, let's catch up with Bill and Khem.

Discussion Topics:

  • Khem's update
  • Bill's update
  • Rich's updates
    1. 303 Interviews with
      1. Chris McDonald and Andy Potts
      2. Coaching question:  What can I do to give my off season training meaning?
        1. Fall - cyclocross, duathlon, marathon, mtb
        2. Winter - cross country skiing, biathlon
      3. Register for a new endurance event that you've never tried before
        1. Swim -
          1. Increase your volume and frequency, progressively
          2. Find a Masters program and talk to the deck coach about what lane is right for you
          3. Work with a good swim coach who can give you a video stroke analysis and drills to improve
          1. Strength training on glute, quadricep, hamstring and back strength
          2. Join a spin class
        2. Bike -
          1. If running is your greatest weakness, spending a training block of a couple of months focusing on running can really boost your speed
          2. 10% rule
        3. Run -
      4. Focus on your weaknesses
      1. How the Halo was invented
      2. Sponsored athlete TO
    2. Halo Sport
    3. MBA Opens Doors 5K Challenge

Our pre interview discussion is brought to you by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast and we are covering the news on Kona all next week.  Be sure to go to 303Triathlon and 303Cycling to get the latest coverage in Colorado and Kona.

Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Kona - select 303 interviews
    • On this note, make sure you are subscribed to the MHE endurance podcast.  Go to iTunes or Google Play, depending on your device, search for Mile High Endurance and click subscribe
    • We will be publishing lots of interview and coverage of Kona on 303Radio - be sure to subscribe there too.  The 303Radio coverage will focus on Colorado stories.  There will be interviews that we'll share on MHE, particularly those that have more of an educational bent. 
  • Vito La Bella on ultra running
  • Don Reichelt (Spartathlon Ultra)
  • Ultra runners Bryan Williams and Vito Bella
  • Kane Russell of Halo Neuroscience - Bill and I doing that interview and wearing our Halos in Kona
  • Ken Axford on bike handling skills
  • Billy the Kid Edwards

 

 

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That's it for the show.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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