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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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Apr 14, 2019

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #173 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 and 303 Chief Bill Plock.   Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

Endure: to suffer something difficult or unpleasant in a patient way over a long period.  Today we have an incredible interview with author Alex Hutchinson and we are exploring his NY Times bestseller "Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Potential".  We've been teasing content from the book for weeks and this week you get to hear directly from Alex as he pulls threads through hundreds of interviews and research studies on various aspects of endurance.

We hope you enjoyed last week's interview with professional triathlete, Sam Long.  We recorded the show prior to Oceanside 70.3 and eagerly anticipated his result.  If you followed it you already know that he DNFd.  I saw his Instragram live after the race.  From what he described, it sounded like he was pretty close to the front of the pack through the bike leg.  He described getting a bum steer from a volunteer and lost a little more than 5 minutes.  He tried to stay positive and focused on the run, but couldn't shake the mistake and the loss of time and ultimately decided to pull out.  We will have to wait until St. George 70.3 to see how Sam fairs.

 

Announcements:

  • As you listen to today's show, you'll hear about a lot of article and content with links to sources.  It's easy.  Go to  MileHighEndurance.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.
  • The new gear shipped on April 4th.  Thank you for the DMs and pics of you in your gear.  You all look awesome and fast!  The feedback is that the gear fits perfectly, is great quality and really comfortable.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the 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.
  • Don't forget the Park City, UT Sansego camp 05/30/19 - 06/02/19.  You can save $100 off the registration by using the code MHE100.

 

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. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

Last Week's Guest: 

Thanks to last week's guests, Franko Vatterott and Matt Smith on the topic of training camps.  If you are interested in the Park City, UT Sansego camp you can save $100 off the registration by using the code MHE100.  If you haven't heard that yet, check out last week's interview on episode - #170.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Take-aways from our interview with Sam Long
  • Training concept - train slow to go fast
  • Articles
  • 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

 

Interview Introduction: 

Alex Hutchinson is an author and journalist in Toronto. His primary focus is the science of endurance and fitness, which he covers for Outside as a contributing editor and writes the Sweat Science column, The Globe and Mail where he writes the Jockology column, and Canadian Running magazine, and was a Runner’s World columnist from 2012 to 2017.

He competed as a middle- and long-distance runner for the Canadian national team, mostly as a miler but also dabbling in cross-country and even a bit of mountain running.  He's also a smart cookie with some impressive degrees as you are about to hear.

Let's spend some time with our guest interview.

 

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.  Pre order now and your regular price of $399 is $299.  Add the MHE code and your price is $279. 

 

Alex Hutchinson Interview Discussion

If you live in the Denver/Boulder area, you are in for a encore.  Alex Hutchinson will be in Denver on May 1st presenting to the Rocky Mountain Tri Club at West High School.  I am going to have my copy of the book autographed.  Hope to see you there.

It's no wonder that teams like Zoot are choosing to have their athletes read this book as a part of their virtual book club, or that Triathlon Club's like RMTC are booking events with Alex Hutchinson.  This book has the most dense collection of studies related to endurance that I've been able to find.

Among the things that I learned was that according to Alex, Halo has in the pipeline a shoulder electrode to make their device even more effective.  I'm looking into that and will let you know what we learn.

One of the studies that I found most interesting and intriguing was the Red Bull Endurance Project.  It had participants including Jesse Thomas, Rebecca Rusch, and Angela Naeth absolutely gutting themselves in these tests.  Check it out.

 

Video of the Week: 

Pushing the Limits of Human Performance - Red Bull Project Endurance

 

Endurance Trivia:

Question #1 - What is Vo2 Max?

Page 23 of Endure - 1923 Hill papers.

 

Question #2 - Can you breathing too much while swimming?

http://www.swimsmooth.com/improve/intermediate/the-great-bilateral-breathing-controversy

https://www.usms.org/fitness-and-training/articles-and-videos/articles/exhalingthe-hidden-secret-to-swimming-farther-and-faster?Oldid=3063

 

Question #3 - Why the warm up?

https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/warm-properly-bike-race/

https://www.condorcycles.com/blogs/journal/99110919-how-to-warm-up-for-a-race-or-time-trial

 

News:

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Page 32 "Crawl of Fame" I had to work to my humiliation, get underneath it, meet the ego or it tries to sabotage when were most vulnerable and fight back. No, Julie, you want this period get up! Again, the inner voice roared from deep within comma's commanding as a hungry lioness and filled with wisdom beyond anything I consciously new period that silent inner or cancelled everything else out . The fear, the panic, the humiliation, the crowd, the camera and even the thought of Kathleen . My mind cleared Julie, use your arms.  - Julie Moss on her new book in mid April after her race at Oceanside 70.3.  She is also going to be in Boulder with her friend Wendy Ingraham who is training for Boulder 70.3
  • National champion cyclist, Denise Korenek on her record breaking feat of being the fastest sustained cycling speed of 184 mph.  You may have read the brief article in 2019, Issue 1 of Bicycling. We have an exclusive interview with Denise to hear about The Speed Project.
  • Running coach Andrew Simmons of Lifelong Endurance is joining us to talk about running coaching tips.  We can add coach Andrew to the long list of coaches who advocate lots of base work and some high end intensity.  His TrainingPeaks article Training in the Grey Zone: How to Avoid the Zone 3 Plateau is a read recommendation, but we are going to talk about it on the show.
  • Justin Blalog - Film Shared Territory: Gravel Bike Across Iceland
  • Tyler Hamilton Training

If there are any questions that you want to have asked of these amazing guests, DM on social media or email me at rich@milehighendurance.com.  Tell us your question and who it's for and we'll include it in the interview.  If you would like to remain anonymous, explain that or we'll give you credit for the question during the interview.  Eg, "this questions from listener, John Doe.

 

Closing:

 

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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Apr 7, 2019

Welcome to Episode #172 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 and 303 Chief Bill Plock.   Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.  Thanks for choosing to spend some time with us. 

A couple of weeks ago we took notice of an eye-popping marathon win by pro triathlete Sam Long.  Sam finished the Napa Valley Marathon win in a time of 2:32:33.  We wanted to find out what he's doing to improve his run and what his plans are for the rest of the year.

We hope you enjoyed last week's episode "Train Your Brain" and our guest Tom Griffin from Halo Neuroscience helping us understand the science of the motor cortex's role in muscle memory, transcranial direct current stimulation, the studies, and the new design of the Halo2.  Thank you also to Alex Hutchinson and his NY Times best seller "Endure" for the content for the Endurance Trivia. 

 

Announcements:

  • As you listen to today's show, you'll hear about a lot of article and content with links to sources.  If you subscribe to the newsletter on MileHighEndurance.com, you will get the newsletter sent to you automatically every week.
  • Your clothing orders will ship on April 4th.  If you missed the order window, check out the https://milehighendurance.com/store and let me know if there's any item you see that you are interested in.  Contact me at rich@milehighendurance.com.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the page. 
  • If you have a coach, expert, author or professional athlete that you want to hear on the show, please let us know.  Similarly 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.
  • If you are interested in the Park City, UT Sansego camp you can save $100 off the registration by using the code MHE100.

  

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. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

Last Week's Guest:

Thanks to last week's guests, Franko Vatterott and Matt Smith on the topic of training camps.  If you are interested in the Park City, UT Sansego camp you can save $100 off the registration by using the code MHE100.  If you haven't heard that yet, check out last week's interview on episode - #170.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Take-aways from our interview with Sam Long
  • Training concept - train slow to go fast
  • Articles
  • 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

 

Interview Introduction:

Sam Long is a Boulder-based pro triathlete.  He is 23 years old, but has already completed 11 Ironman races.  He grew us as an avid skier and mountain bike rider.  In High School he found a love for endurance sports and turned pro shortly after doing his first Ironman at the age of 18.  He is one of the youngest pros on the Ironman circuit and we think he has a great career ahead of him.  Let's hear from Sam "Go" Long.

 

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.  Pre order now and your regular price of $399 is $299.  Add the MHE code and your price is $279. 

 

Training Concept: Train Slow To Go Fast

This is a concept that never used to make sense to me.  It seemed logical that if you want to run fast in a race, you need to run fast in training.  I still remember debating this concept with a friend of mine while training for my first Ironman back in 2009.  We considered ignoring our coaches' advice and run as hard as we could in all training sessions.  The hypothesis was that if you trained hard all the time that the effort would eventually get easier as you got faster.

Of course, I did not abandon my coach's prescribed training.  I would do the easy efforts, but secretly objected to the notion that I could be getting any benefit from easy effort.  It didn’t stop there.  In a subsequent season, I purchased a generic online plan written by Joe Friel.  I still remember the base season training that called for zone 1 efforts and the description read "This should be a very easy effort. It may seem embarrassingly slow, so best run alone."  Again, I frequently complied but secretly objected. 

Over the course of my athletic career, I experimented with different plans and sometimes no plan at all.  Some plans took the completely opposite approach and were intensity intensive.  One in particular was nearly absent of easy efforts and almost exclusively moderate or hard efforts.  The plan was stingy with rest days, giving me a day off every three weeks.  Within three months, I was sick as a dog.

A few years ago, I did some work with a highly successful athlete and coach, three time Nordic ski Olympian Jim Galanes. We were collecting data for his company EPT (Epoch Performance Training) and using FirstBeat software.  He reminded me of the concept of going easy to go fast.  He was the first to really hold me accountable.  On my frequent "easy" days, if I went to hard he would call me out and tell me that my heart rate or pace was too hard.  He would tell me to jog or walk fast if needed to bring my heart rate below the easy ceiling.  He said to trust him and stay below the ceiling and eventually, within a few weeks, I would see my pace increase at the same heart rate.  He said, stick with it, be patient and you will be rewarded.  I was skeptical. 

I followed the advice.  In the early weeks I would jog very slow and often see my heart rate float above the ceiling.  Out of self preservation and a desire to not get chewed out by Jim, I would slow to a fast walk to get my heart rate to drop back below the ceiling and then begin the easy jog again until my heart rate would float back up again.  Jog, the walk, then jog a little slower, then walk a little faster, back and forth until my heart rate would settle in.  Two weeks, no change.  Three weeks and still jog and walk and jog and walk.  Somewhere in that fourth week, I was able to run easy with no walking and kept my heart rate low.  By the fifth week, my 10min/mile pace dropped to 9:45.  By the sixth week, it dropped to 9:30, and then 9:15 at the same heart rate.  This sets me up for the build phase of my season.

The easy training is complimented by high intensity sessions 1-2 times per week, or about every 1 out of 5 training sessions.

https://running.pocketoutdoormedia.com/train-slower-race-faster_52242 - Train Slower, Race Faster: Matt Fitzgerald

"Studies on the training intensity distribution of elite runners have found that most elite runners run at low intensities most of the time. For example, a survey of male and female runners who competed in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathons revealed that the men did almost three-quarters of their training slower than their marathon race pace, while women did more than two-thirds of their training at slower paces.

Why do the fastest runners do most of their running at slow speeds? Because they run a lot, and if they ran a lot and did most of their running at high intensities they would quickly burn out. But you can also turn this answer upside down and say that elite runners run slowly most of the time so that they can run a lot. Research has shown that average weekly running mileage is the best training predictor of racing performance in runners. The more we run, the faster we race. Keeping the pace slow most of the time enables runners to run more without burning out.

The training intensity distribution of the typical age-group runner is very different from that of the average professional. This was demonstrated a number of years ago when researchers at Arizona State University asked a group of 30 female runners to describe their training. According to these self-reports, the women did three easy runs, one moderate-intensity run, and 1.5 high-intensity runs per week. But data collected from heart-rate monitors that the researchers gave to the women to wear through one full week of training told a different story. In reality the women did less than half of their training in the low-intensity range, almost half in the moderate-intensity range, and less than 9 percent in the high-intensity range."

https://trailrunnermag.com/training/training-plans/heart-rate-training-train-slow-race-fast.html -Train Slow, Race Fast: Yitka Winn

“Between 95 and 99 percent of the energy used for endurance sports, including competition, is derived from the aerobic system,” says Dr. Phil Maffetone, an endurance coach who trained six-time Ironman champion Mark Allen. “This is true for events lasting more than a few minutes, and races from the mile to the marathon, and beyond.”

Many runners, however, spend the majority of their training hours inadvertently running anaerobically—that is, above their MAHR.

According to Maffetone, anaerobic running can actually decrease the number of aerobic muscle fibers. It can also flood the body with damaging levels of lactic acid or the stress hormone cortisol, reducing its ability to recover between workouts and increasing the chances of injury."

Elite coach Joe Friel recommends this 30-minute time trial:

  1. Complete a thorough warm-up, followed by 30 minutes running at the maximum, consistent effort you can sustain for that duration.
  2. At 10 minutes in, click the lap button on your monitor.
  3. When you upload your data, find your average heart rate for the remaining 20 minutes.
  4. Based on running-specific charts in Friel’s book, Total Heart-Rate Training, multiplying this number by 0.9 will approximate your MAHR.

http://www.fleetfeetstlouis.com/news/train-slower-to-race-faster - Train Slower to Race Faster: coach Tim Cary

"You don't have to do all runs so slow. Meb, when he came to FLEET FEET this summer, said he runs his long runs at 90 sec/mile slower than marathon pace. That's only his long runs, not all of his runs. His other runs hit different intensity levels. The long run is simply the foundation. There will be normal road run days which are medium length and medium intensity, and there are hard days that are very high intensity but very short in duration. It's about putting in the right ingredients at the right time."

https://www.runtastic.com/blog/en/how-to-run-faster/ - Dr. Jason Karp

"Mitochondria are the enzymes that catalyze the chemical reactions involved in aerobic metabolism. The more mitochondria your muscles have, the greater your muscles’ capacity to use oxygen and the faster pace you will be able to sustain. The most efficient way to make more mitochondria—more factories, more assembly lines, and more workers—is to run more. And to run more, you have to slow down your runs, because there is an inverse relationship between training intensity and duration: The faster you run, the lower the total amount you can run."

 

Video of the Week:

Train Slower, Race Faster

 

Endurance Trivia:

Question #1 - According to Dr. Jason Karp, which of the following are benefits of training slower?

  1. A) reduced chance of injury
  2. B) increased vascular density
  3. C) mitochondrial biogenesis
  4. D) larger muscles

 

Question #2 - According to Dr. Phil Maffetone, anaerobic training can result in:

  1. A) an increase in aerobic muscle fibers
  2. B) a decrease in aerobic muscle fibers
  3. C) damaging levels of lactic acid
  4. D) damaging levels of cortisol

 

Question #3 - Joe Friel's MAHR test is performed as:

  1. A) 180 minus your age
  2. B) 220 minus your age
  3. C) 20 minute time trial, lap button at 10, average HR last 10 minutes times .90
  4. D) 30 minute time trial, lap button at 10, average HR last 20 minutes times .90

  

News:

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Writer Alex Hutchison, author of the NY Times best seller Endure
  • Julie Moss on her new book in mid April after her race at Oceanside 70.3.  She is also going to be in Boulder with her friend Wendy Ingraham who is training for Boulder 70.3
  • National champion cyclist, Denise Korenek on her record breaking feat of being the fastest sustained cycling speed of 184 mph.  You may have read the brief article in 2019, Issue 1 of Bicycling. We have an exclusive interview with Denise to hear about The Speed Project.
  • Jason Blalack - Film Shared Territory: Gravel Bike Across Iceland
  • Tyler Hamilton Training

 

If there are any questions that you want to have asked of these amazing guests, DM on social media or email me at rich@milehighendurance.com.  Tell us your question and who it's for and we'll include it in the interview.  If you would like to remain anonymous, explain that or we'll give you credit for the question during the interview.  Eg, "this questions from listener, John Doe.

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!  See the milehighendurance 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 @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!

Mar 31, 2019

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #171 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 and 303 Chief Bill Plock.   Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.  You have a lot of options for training information and we are glad you are choosing to spend some time with us. 

Brain training. What has always fascinated me about endurance is the brains role.  You undoubtedly have your own experience with pacing, giving up or digging deep.  I mentioned last week that I was reading the book, Endure by writer Alex Hutchison.  A significant amount of the content of this book covered various aspects and studies about the brain's involvement in everything from learning to pace ourselves like we heard in last week's episode and the example of the study of children in a running study and at what age the brain learns to conserve energy and "pace" our effort for future needs.  Or, in Tim Noake's "Central Governor" theory and research that first proposed that it isn't the body that knows the limits and the brain simply responds and decides to slow down, there's actually a part of the brain that takes information and stops the body before you reach the physical limits of endurance.

 

You undoubtedly also have experience using your brain to things as simply as learning to ride a bike, or as hard as nailing the swim stroke or increasing your running cadence.  Today, we are taking a look at a different aspect of brain training.  Is there a way to make the neural connections between the brain and muscles stronger, to recruit muscles more efficiently, to be more resilient, to have greater strength and endurance. 

We have Tom Griffin from Halo Neuroscience joining us today to talk about the science, the studies, and the new design of the Halo2.  You will be introduced to the topic of TDCS (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation).  We will talk about that in the interview, and then elaborate on it after in some additional studies that I read about in Alex Hutchison's book Endure.

 

Announcements:

  • Just a reminder that clothing orders will ship on April 4th.  If you missed the order window, I will have some bib shorts, running shirts, arm warmer and hats. Just contact me at rich@milehighendurance.com and I'll hook you up.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the page. 
  • If you have a coach, expert, author or professional athlete that you want to hear on the show, please let us know.  Similarly 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. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes.  Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

Last Week's Guest: 

Thanks to last week's guests, Franko Vatterott and Matt Smith on the topic of training camps.  If you are interested in the Park City, UT Sansego camp you can save $100 off the registration by using the code MHE100.  If you haven't heard that yet, check out last week's interview on episode - #170.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Brain training and studies on the brain's role in endurance
  • News
  • Book Recommendation, Endure by Alex Hutchinson - we'll talk about that more later
  • Brain training trivia
  • 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 system comes with 10 bungees in each of 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:

We all have experience finding that additional reserve.  You've been in a race, felt like you've reached your limit, yet when you are within sight of the finish line, you have the crowed cheering, or a competitor approaches, you find the energy to push harder.  We see it with marathon and ironman finish times.  You see a higher concentration of finish times before the hour marks than after the hour marks suggesting the runners and triathletes find those reserves to finish under those milestones.

Similarly, when doing a 20 minute all our effort on the trainer in your basement, you may be able to achieve what you believe is your best 20 minute power effort.  Yet, do a time trial race the next day in a competitive situation and now you miraculously find an additional 6 watts of power over the same or greater distance.  Is it that you are 6 watts stronger the next day? 

What is the brains role in slowing us down or speeding us up?  How can we tap into those reserves in training?  Do muscles really have memory? How can we get stronger, faster and have more endurance, using our brains?  Let's get into the interview with Tom Griffin.

 

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.  Pre order now and your regular price of $399 is $299.  Add the MHE code and your price is $279.  If you use the code MARCHMADNESS, you can save $30 for a price of $269.

 

Video of the Week:

Building a Champion: Olympic Sprinter Hafsatu Kamara

  

Endurance Trivia:

Question #1 - How much time needs to pass from the time glucose-based sports drink passes the mouth before there is a measurable improvement in performance?

  1. A) 30 minutes
  2. B) 15 minutes
  3. C) 5 minutes
  4. D) 5 seconds

Read from page 189 of Endure, Alex Hutchison 

Question #2 - Using a combination of CAT scans and EEG, researchers have been able to identify the part of the brain that shows increasing activity just prior to muscle failure.  That region of the brain is the:

  1. A) Motor Cortex
  2. B) Insular Cortex
  3. C) Polar Cortex

Read from page 234 of Endure, Alex Hutchison

Question #3 - The acronym tDCS stands for:

  1. A) Transmission Direct Connection Stimulus
  2. B) Transcranial Direct Contact Stimulation
  3. C) Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Read from page 229 of Endure, Alex Hutchison

 

News:

 

Post Interview Discussion:

 

  • Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial - https://khmtt.com/
    • 2019 Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1
    • Weather Make-up Date: May 15
    • Khem 5:23:00 (4th 26:36)
    • Rich 5:27:20 (3rd or 5th 22:21)

 

Upcoming Interviews: 

  • 303Radio - Karen Horn Time Trial Race Director David Hunter
  • Sam Long on his Napa Valley Marathon win in a time of 2:32:33 and upcoming Oceanside 70.3
  • Julie Moss on her new book in mid April after her race at Oceanside 70.3.  She is also going to be in Boulder with her friend Wendy Ingraham who is training for Boulder 70.3
  • Writer Alex Hutchison, author of the NY Times best seller Endure
  • National champion cyclist, Denise Korenek on her record breaking feat of being the fastest sustained cycling speed of 184 mph.  You may have read the brief article in 2019, Issue 1 of Bicycling. We have an exclusive interview with Denise to hear about The Speed Project.
  • Jason Blalog - gravel bike across iceland
  • Tyler Hamilton Training

 

Closing:

 

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster!  See the milehighendurance 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.

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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!

Mar 24, 2019

Training camps can have a substantially positive impact on your training.  Surrounding yourself with similarly motivated athletes, eager to learn and train, surrounded by coaches and a series of days of focused training is of course going to result in focused training that will boost your fitness.  What is often under appreciated is the knowledge you gain about training and the awareness you achieve with respect to your current training practices and how effective or ineffective they may be.  Now we aren't talking about an ordinary training camp today.  We are talking about what is arguably the best training camp experience available.  We are going to talk to two folks on the staff at SANSEGO (Crowie's coaching company) about an upcoming camp with Crowie and Dr. Max Testa at Park City UT and the camp experience of a lifetime.

Mar 16, 2019

If you run in Newtons you know why we love them.  If you don't, you will find out why they have created a fanatic customer base of Newtonites.  Today's interview offers insights about the shoe industry in general and Newton Running specifically.  We had a chance to visit with founder Jerry Lee last October in Kona and we wanted to share this story with you.

Mar 9, 2019

Balancing ultramarathon training.  Who among us doesn't have to balance career, family and training? Not many. Our guest today is Kyle Pietari from Denver.  He has finished 2nd place at Leadville 100 twice (2015, 2016) and top ten at Western States 100 past three years in a row. He narrowly missed making the top 10 North American ultra runners of the year list for 2018 (11th place in the voting). Not only does he compete at a high level, he also balances a career as an attorney, is a husband, and father of 3 young children.  

Mar 3, 2019

Three years ago we started this podcast with the objective of giving you access to the best coaches, experts and professional athletes in endurance sport. Training for and competing in endurance sports is an ongoing learning process and that's why we exist. In today's show we'll celebrate three years of research, interviews, discussion and friendship. Plus we have two special guests. Coach David Warden of 80/20 Endurance, host of the Tri-Talk podcast, and co-author of a number of great books joins us to talk about testing to measure your training progress. Plus we have friend of the show and MHE coaching athlete Amy Miller to join our discussion about the three year history of the show.

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!

Jan 27, 2019

Whether you are an age-grouper or pro, a triathlete, cyclist or pure runner, you may have already be working with or be contemplating hiring a coach to help you reach your goals. The coach/athlete relationship is incredibly important for the athlete to be successful. As with any relationship, it is built on mutual trust.   In today's episode, Khem and I will be discussing the coach/athlete relationship with the head coach at Mile High Multisport, Pete Alfino. We will also be discussing some of the concepts of trust in greater detail after the interview.   

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.

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.

Coach Pete Alfino is the owner and founder of Mile High Multisport, LLC. He has been involved in the multisport community since 1988 when he completed his first triathlon. He has experienced firsthand the growth and development of the sport of triathlon over the past 30 years. He believes anything is possible with a well written plan and the commitment of the athlete. Pete excels in developing his athletes to reach their maximum potential by providing each client with individual attention and creating personalized training plans to meet their needs and goals. His coaching philosophies and training plans have developed novice athletes to podium finishes from local races to the Ironman World Championship qualifiers. 

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.

YouTube Video of the Week is sponsored by Rudy Project. Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great. Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items. 

KISS Super League - Round 1 - Zwift Racing

 

Triathlon Trivia

https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-WZ3TFJXV/

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Kirsty Jahn on her pro career and 2019 schedule
  • 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.

e 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.

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 20, 2019

We have the head coach at the LA Tri Club, head coach for Team TTS (Triathlon Training Series), coach for SlowTwitch, coach Ian Murray. Ian has a ton of certifications that we'll go into a little later in the show. He is an expert on many topics, but we've cornered him to talk about bike handling skills today.

 

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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, coach and nutrition expert Bob Seebohar who talked us about how to get back on the metabolic efficiency nutrition band wagon. You can change your metabolism measurably in as little as 1 week. If you haven't heard that yet, check out last week's interview on episode #160.

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.

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.

Topics:

  • Bike handling skills and other clinics that coach Ian Murray teaches, Khem's experience
    • Point at the volunteer - not the athlete
    • Running with bike - ken axford
    • Cornering - Counter steering
    • Riding in the wind. - give yourself room and position yourself toward the wind, gear up, point the bike in the direction of the wind and lean the bike away from the wind with counter-steering, slide but slightly toward the wind

 

YouTube Video of the Week is sponsored by Rudy Project. Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great. Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items. 

Road Bike Party 2

Martyn Ashton, Danny MacAskill and Chris Akrigg

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Coach Pete Alfino joining Khem and I for a discussion on what makes a good coach/athlete relationship
  • Kirsty Jahn on her pro career and 2019 schedule
  • USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris to give an update on "Time To Tri"
  • 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.

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.

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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!

Jan 13, 2019

We have Sports Nutrition Specialist Bob Seebohar joining us to talk about the post holiday/new year resolution process to get back to metabolic efficiency. Don't beat yourself up if you over-indulged over the holidays. Bob has tips on how to fuel your body to make it a fat burning machine. Plus, necessity is the mother of invention. We'll talk about the inspiration behind Birota Smart Cocoa and Smart Coconut Creamer.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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, coach Scott Fliegelman, Sr. Director- Marketing & Sales at Solos Wearables. We had a great discussion on how Solos smart glasses give you visibility to your training, performance and the road. If you haven't checked them out yet, go to www.solos-wearables.com or listen to last week's episode - #159.

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.

Bob is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, the former Director of Sports Nutrition for the University of Florida and served as a sport dietitian for the US Olympic Committee. Bob traveled to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as a sport dietitian for the US Olympic Team and the personal sport dietitian/exercise physiologist for the Olympic Triathlon Team.

 

Bob has a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science, a master's degree in Health and Exercise Science and a second master's degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. He is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Triathlon Level III Elite Coach and a USA Triathlon Youth/Junior coach.

 

Let's get into the interview now with Bob Seebohar.

 

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.

 

Topics:

  • Wrap up on metabolic efficiency with Bob
    • Ketones as a different source of energy when glycogen is low; product of fat utilization
    • 20-40 grams of carbohydrate per day
    • The experiment
    • Caprylic Acid Powder - MCT with twice the ketone production
    • D-Ribose 5 carbon carbohydrate; does not raise blood sugar; actually reduces; generates ATP
  • Khem's trip
  • News
  • Triathlon Trivia - Anti Doping FAQs

YouTube Video of the Week is sponsored by Rudy Project. Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great. Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items. 

Anti-Doping 101 for Athletes, Presented by USADA

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Ian Murray, head coach at the LA Tri Club, head coach for Team TTS (Triathlon Training Systems), and coach for SlowTwitch to talk about bike handling skills.
  • Coach Pete Alfino joining Khem and I for a discussion on what makes a good coach/athlete relationship
  • Kirsty Jahn on her pro career and 2019 schedule
  • 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.

Upcoming 303Radio interviews:

  • Will Kelsey

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.

Happy New Years, everyone! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

Jan 6, 2019

We have coach Scott Fliegelman, Sr. Director- Marketing & Sales at Solos Wearables. We had a chance to meet up in Kona and IMAZ. We've been using the SOLOS Smart Glasses and wanted to share what we've learned about this tech tool.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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 guests author and athlete Debbie Potts to talk about adrenal health and fatigue syndrome. We talked about the risks and symptoms. If you missed that interview, go back to episode #158 and check it out.

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.

 Our guest is Scott Fliegelman from Solos.  We had a chance to meet up in Kona and IMAZ. I tried on the SOLOS Smart Glasses and knew immediately that this was something I wanted to learn a little more about personally and share with our listeners.

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.

  • Solos Smart Glasses -
    • Our goal is to bring information about products like this to our audience and give them insights that they might not otherwise be able to find on their own. I've read some online comments and want to comment on a few of them.
      • "I’m not sure that these Smart Glasses will help the wearer stay present, if they’re taking calls, checking email, social media etc." I've used them for a few weeks now. While you can receive or make a call, you can do that if you have your phone in your pocket anyway. You have the same choice to answer or not. If you do decide to answer it, you can do it without taking your hands off the handlebars or without looking at your phone, making it safer in my opinion. You can not check email or social media, so that comment is simply misinformed speculation.
      • "Durability and long term reliability are my concerns like if dropped on accident, or cold rainy weather scenarios." I have to say that's a concern of mine as well. I am constantly dropping my glasses and I worry that I would do that with these.
      • "Need a view from what's behind you and I would by them in a second!" Scott addressed this in the interview and it sounds like this is something that is on their roadmap, assuming it meets the "not distracting" test.
    • Sam Appleton workout: Session 1 – Power Up Bike Workout
      • WARM UP
        • 30 minutes easy spinning
      • MAIN SET
        • 5 x 7 minutes as:
        • 3min @ 300-320W
        • 1min @ 360-375W
        • 1min @ 250W
        • 2min @ 350-400W
        • 5 minutes easy spinning between each round
  • Triathlon Trivia
    1. What is the age group with the highest percent of bicycle fatalities in the 1985?
      1. 10-14*
      2. 30-34
      3. 45-49
      4. 55-59
      1. 10-14*
      2. 30-34
      3. 45-49
      4. 55-59
    2. "" 1995?
      1. 10-14
      2. 30-34
      3. 45-49*
      4. 55-59
    3. "" 2005?
      1. 10-14
      2. 30-34
      3. 45-49
      4. 55-59*
    4. "" 2015?
      1. 6-9am
      2. 12-3pm
      3. 3-6pm
      4. 6-9pm*
    5. The greatest percentage of fatalities occur between what hours?
      1. Dawn
      2. Daylight*
      3. Dusk
      4. Dark
    6. The greatest percentage of fatalities by light condition?
      1. No Improper Action
      2. Not Visible
      3. Failure to Yield Right of Way*
      4. Failure to Obey Traffic Signs
    7. Bicycle Action Prior to Fatality?
      1. Shoulder/roadside
      2. Non intersection - no crosswalk*
      3. Intersection - no crosswalk
      4. Intersection - crosswalk
      5. Bike lane
    8. Fatality by Location?
    •  
  • News
  • New Years Resolutions and/or goals follow up
    • Any additions or updates?
    • I'm off to a good start on my book reading. I have three books in progress at the moment.
      • John Grisham - Rogue Lawyer
      • Matt Dixon - The Well Built Triathlete
      • Deena Kastor - Let Your Mind Run

YouTube Video of the Week is sponsored by Rudy Project. Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great. Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.

YouTube Video of the Week: 

Solos Smart Glasses With Sam Appleton, Kristin Weber, Phil Gaimon

Bill and Rich SOLOS Ride

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Bob Seebohar on metabolic efficiency and Birota Foods
  • Ian Murray, head coach at the LA Tri Club, head coach for Team TTS (Triathlon Training Systems), and coach for SlowTwitch to talk about bike handling skills.

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.

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. 

Happy New Years, everyone! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Dec 30, 2018

We have coach, author, five time Kona qualifier, 15 Ironman finisher, podcaster, Debbie Potts with us today. We are going to be discussing two of her books, Life is Not A Race It's a Journey and The Wholeistic Method Manual and Workbook.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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 guests pro triathlete Meredith Kessler joining us today to talk about a number of topics. We are talking Kona, IMAZ, being an triathlete mom, but the main thing we are talking about today is the Outspoken: Women In Triathlon Summit. If you missed that interview, go back to episode #157 and check it out.

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.

Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for over twenty-five years and a competitive endurance athlete for twenty years. Along her journey, she has accomplished many goals including being nominated as one of the top one hundred best trainers in the U.S. by Men's Journal in 2004 and 2005 as well as participating in fifteen Ironman Triathlons - five of them were the Hawaii World Ironman Championship. Debbie has owned and operated her own fitness studio in Bellevue Washington since 2010 to offer an "all in one" fitness studio - now including The WHOLESTIC Method Nutritional Therapy program to transform the WHOLE person from the inside out. Let's get into the interview now with Debbie Potts.

 

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.

 

Topics:

  • Triathlon Trivia on Adrenal Dysfunction and Fatigue
    1. Which of the following are terms is NOT used to refer to problems with the adrenal gland
      1. Adrenal dysfunction
      2. Adrenal insufficiency
      3. Addison's disease
      4. Hypoadrenia - Adrenal fatigue is a pseudoscientific diagnosis believed in alternative medicine to be the state when adrenal glands are exhausted and unable to produce adequate quantities of hormones, primarily the glucocorticoid cortisol, due to chronic stress or infections.
      5. Hyponatremia - As a result of low sodium, the amount of water in your body rises and causes your cells to swell. ... Your blood sodium level is normal if it’s 135 to 145 milliequivalents per liter (mEq/L)

     

    1. Which of the following is NOT a common cause of Adrenal fatigue include (from Bulletproof)
      1. Poor diet
      2. Lack of sleep
      3. Working too hard
      4. Emotional trauma
      5. Physical trauma
      6. Lack of exercise
      7. Too much exercise
      8. Mold exposure

     

    1. Which of the following is NOT a sign of adrenal dysfunction (from Mayo Clinic)
      1. Fatigue
      2. Body aches
      3. Unexplained weigh loss
      4. High blood pressure
      5. Low blood pressure
      6. Light Headedness
      7. Loss of body hair
      8. Skin discoloration
  • News
  • New Years Resolutions
    • Colin O'Brady - 33 years old, 54 days, 930 miles across Antarctica; with Louis Rudd; 400 pound sled; 7000 calories per day
    • Read 12 books
    • 52 weeks of strength training
    • Something epic and new

YouTube Video of the Week is sponsored by Rudy Project. Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great. Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.

YouTube Video of the Week

Global Triathlon Network - New Years Resolutions from Pro Triathletes for 2018

  • Linsey Corbin
  • Lionel Sanders
  • Fredrick Van Lierde
  • Tim Reed
  • Matt Russell

 

Colin O'Brady - Colin O'Brady defies the 'impossible' with first-ever solo trek across Antarctica

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Scott Fliegelman of Solos Wearables
  • Bob Seebohar on metabolic efficiency and Birota Foods

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.

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.

Happy New Years, everyone! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

 

 

Dec 23, 2018

 

We have pro triathlete Meredith Kessler joining us today to talk about a number of topics. We are talking Kona, IMAZ, being an triathlete mom, but the main thing we are talking about today is the Outspoken: Women In Triathlon Summit.  

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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. If you have been sitting on the sidelines waiting to see what happens with the Farm Bill legislation, we have news to share with you a little later in the show.

Thanks to last week's guests Tim Yount and Nick Koppin on the topic of the USAT ranking system, current criteria for qualifying for USAT Nationals and ITU AG Worlds. If you missed that interview, go back to episode #156 and check it out.

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. These are a great Christmas stocking idea for your endurance athlete. Go to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

Keeping perspective. This post from Meredith Kessler to her son Mak after a rough day at the office in Kona was the original inspiration to have Meredith back on the show. Part of being a good athlete is keeping perspective. There are races that go well and races that don't.

"Dear Mak: Sometimes cherished dreams come true and other times they repeatedly slip away. This picture symbolizes both. You and your dad are my most sacred dream while a dream of a quality race with gusto in Kona fell yet again by the wayside. Today your mom couldn’t finish what I started. It was not my best nor proudest moment in sport.

While this may continue to haunt me, as Kona usually does, I will keep learning, growing and recalibrating from it all. On repeat! And always relentlessly hug you in between 🤗

One thing that I will always ask of you is to celebrate the highs in your life and shake off the lows as fast as you can. Feel a little though NEVER dwell - regardless of how many times your dreams are crushed. Be gracious in defeat whether that is by your competitors or by something that you can’t seem to prevail over.

Find peace and gratitude in your tribe, your inner circle and the people that know, love and support you through the rollercoaster of life! Say your please and thank you’s and never let anyone or anything steal your light or break your stride 👊🏽💙

The journey can be hard sometimes. Perplexing. Demanding. Maddening. Chaotic. Sad. The journey can also be amazing and fulfilling most of the time. Loving. Fun. Enriching. Happy. AND...as a great friend once told me: the journey is far more important than the outcome. You ARE my journey and the best outcome of my life. Now let’s move forward and have a fun vacation! Love, MOM" 

Being able to handle success and failure, being able to balance all of the demands of being a mom and athlete, building your brand and building your body, and being a great ambassador and role model….here is Meredith Kessler.eing a mom and athlete, eing a mom and athlete, building your brand and building your body, and being a great ambassador and role model….here is Meredith Kessler.

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. If you are looking for a premium gift for your endurance athlete for the holidays, this is that item. Use code MHE150 to save $150.

Topics:

Where is the 2018 Version of the Farm Bill?

Earlier this week, the conference committee - a committee convened to reconcile differences between House and Senate versions of the bill - issued its final report and reconciled version of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 - otherwise known as the 2018 version of the Farm Bill (the "Farm Bill"). In quick succession, the Senate and the House then approved the the Farm Bill, and we now wait with bated breath for the President's anticipated signature. Final approval is expected imminently.

What Does the Farm Bill Practically Do?

Perhaps the greatest impact of the Farm Bill is the galvanization of momentum across the board and throughout the supply chain and ancillary stakeholders:

-      Providing comfort to retailers in bringing products to retail shelves en masse;

-      Providing comfort to banks, payment processors, insurers to provide services to hemp industry stakeholders 

-      Encourage investment and infusions of capital into businesses and infrastructure for both fiber-, seed- and oil-based uses of hemp;

-      Instigate federal, state and local agencies to act affirmatively to authorize and regulate hemp; and

-      Importantly, quiets any question as to the Drug Enforcement Administration's ("DEA") lack of authority with respect to hemp

What Does the Farm Bill Legally Do?

Once officially signed into law, it is important for us to take a deep breath and celebrate this historic moment and understand the momentous progress the 2018 version of the Farm Bill achieves. Specifically, the Farm Bill serves to clarify and affirm the rightful place of raw hemp as an agricultural commodity, alongside corn and wheat. Notably, these hemp provisions in the Farm Bill state, in part:

  • Hemp is expressly excluded from treatment as "marihuana" under the federal Controlled Substances Act ("CSA");
  • "Hemp" is defined more expansively to include reference to cannabinoids, derivatives and extracts;
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shall regulate the cultivation of hemp at a federal level and is instructed to implement regulations according to the Farm Bill; 
  • Individual states retain the right to enact legislation and promulgate regulations at the state and local level, subject to approval by USDA;
  • Hemp farmers are specifically authorized to access crop insurance, grants and certifications; 
  • Tribal governments are specifically authorized to cultivate and produce hemp; 
  • Interference with interstate commerce of hemp and hemp products is expressly prohibited; 
  • Controversially, "participation" of felons in hemp programs will be prohibited, though there are specific exemptions and further details likely forthcoming through USDA and state-level rulemaking; 
  • The 2014 version of the Farm Bill is to be repealed after allowing for this transitional period; and
  • The Farm Bill does not affect the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") authority to regulate permissible ingredients in ingestible products.

Where Do We Go From Here?

At the same time, though the passage of the Farm Bill is incredible news, it is similarly important to remember the work left to be done, which will of course take time - months, if not more than a year - to roll out:

-      USDA must now take the reigns in implementing regulations and/or reviewing and approving state-authorized "plans" for cultivation;

-      There is likely to be a cascade effect at the state level to pass state-level "plans" and implement regulations consistent with the Farm Bill;

-      Attention now turns to FDA with respect to ensuring that hemp-derived cannabinoids - including extracts containing cannabidiol - are to be treated as permissible ingredients; and

-      Resolve bumps in the road that are likely to arise as federal, state and local legislators and regulators work to implement the tenets of the Farm Bill over the coming months and years.

To that end, once we collectively take a moment to deservedly celebrate this momentous occasion, we look forward to rolling up our sleeves and continuing to work alongside hemp industry stakeholders and government officials in ensuring appropriate and sensible regulation at federal, state and local levels. The opportunities many in the industry have long awaited are at the cusp of being realized and this landmark announcement will certainly go down as a seismic policy shift in our nation's history.

HLG Hemp Practice Group

Robert Hoban, David Bush, Patrick Goggin, Garrett Graff, Darren Kaplan, Matthew Smith, Esqs. 

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Bill and Rich SOLOS Ride

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Debbie Potts of the Whole Athlete Podcast on Life is not a Race it's a Journey and adrenal fatigue
  • Scott Fliegelman of Solos Wearables
  • Bob Seebohar on metabolic efficiency and Birota Foods

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.

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.

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Happy holidays, everyone! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

 

 

 

Dec 16, 2018

We have an incredibly informative interview today on the topic of the USAT ranking system, current criteria for qualifying for USAT Nationals and ITU AG Worlds. We are going to be joined by USAT's COO Tim Yount and Rankings Coordinator Nick Koppin.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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 guests Todd Carver and Cliff Simms of Specialized's RETUL division. They shared some great insights into how they are using Retul data from thousands of bike fits to shape product development at Specialized. If you missed that interview, go back to episode #155 and check it out.

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. These are a great Christmas stocking idea for your endurance athlete. Go to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

I have a couple few friends in my neighborhood who I have been training and racing with for more than a decade. Two in particular, Todd Stockford and Tom Beal. I never have to remind myself to look up the All American rankings, because the moment that the All American list is announced, I get a group text with my neighbor's standings and scores.

 

When my friends and I carpool to races, we talk about the scores and which races someone qualified for Nationals. We'll talk about where Nationals or Worlds is going to be this year or the next. It gives our racing context and purpose.

But there have been things that have been a bit of a mystery to me. Things like how did USAT come up with the decimal score they assigned me during a race? I've generally understood that the people that show up to a race can influence the score that I get, but how? I have an athlete, Amy Miller, who has qualified for Nationals and is very much in capable of achieving All American and Team USA, and I wanted to get the facts for her. So I thought let's get the experts on the show and help all our listeners.

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. If you are looking for a premium gift for your endurance athlete for the holidays, this is that item. Use code MHE150 to save $150.

Topics:

  • USAT Ranking System
    • Converting a race time into decimal format:   From Nick - we change participants’ times into minutes using a mathematical formula
      • Example 1: a time of 00:49:30.0 would change to 49.5)
      • Example 2: a time of 02:11:08.0 would change to 131.133 – 2x60(hours into minutes) + 11 minutes + 8/60(seconds into minutes)
      • Any time over one hour will take the number of hours and turn that into minutes. Two hours equates to 120 and three hours will equate to 180.
      • This is why the above example has a decimal time of 131.133. 2 hours into minutes - 120 + the 11 additional minutes. and then changing seconds into minutes as well.
    • How are Race Scores Calculated?
      • Our ranking system uses pacesetters to determine a par time for each race. Every race has a unique par time, depending on who has competed. It is important to understand the basic concept behind the ranking scores: scores are calculated as a comparison between an athlete’s race time and the projected time of the best age group athlete in the country (par time). For example, if the par time of a sprint race is 60 minutes, someone who completed the race in 72 minutes would be 20% slower than the best age group athlete, calculated as 1.2 times the par time. However, we do not know who the best age group athlete in the country is – so we estimate his/her performance by creating a Par Time.
      • It would have been possible to give out ranking scores based on these numbers, where the lowest score is best; a score of 1.0 being the best score and all other scores going up from there. This way, it would be easy to see how each athlete’s times compare to the times of others. However, in most sports the higher scores reflect a better performance. It was decided to take the inverse of this number (1/1.2 for this example giving .833333) to achieve this goal. Fractions of “1” are not sufficient, so this number is multiplied by 100 (giving our example athlete a score of 83.3333).

 

There are six steps used to determine race scores:

 

  1. Find all possible pacesetters: Determine which participants received an overall score in the previous year. These participants are considered “pacesetters” in this event. (Note: pacesetters are not athletes who competed in the race the previous year as well as this year. Pacesetters are any athlete who received an overall score based on any three on-road triathlons (2 or more races of any other sport) from the previous year. An overall score tells us what type of performances the athlete generally puts in.  

 

  1. Convert minutes into decimal format: We change participants’ times into minutes so they can work in the mathematical formula (example: a time of 00:49:30.0 would change to 49.5) (example: a time of 02:11:08.0 would change to 131.133 – 2x60(hours into minutes) + 11 minutes + 8/60(seconds into minutes)

 

  1. Find each pacesetter’s calculated time: This is done by multiplying each participant’s time in minutes by their pacesetter score (final score from previous year) then dividing that by 100 (this removes a certain percentage of their time). This tells us how quickly an athlete that is ranked at a 100 could have completed the course.

 

  1. Remove top and bottom 20% of calculated times: Drop the top 20% & bottom 20% of calculated times. This removes any extraordinarily great performances (a pacesetter significantly outperforms their previous year pacesetter ranking) and extraordinarily poor performances (causes could be a flat tire or dehydration for example).

 

  1. Determine Par Time: Average the remaining 60% of calculated times to come up with the “par time.” We are interested in the “par time” as this is what all of the participants’ times will be compared to when calculating their individual rankings. Competitors are actually racing against the “par time” as far as scoring is concerned.

 

  1. Determine each participant’s race score: Divide each participant’s (decimal) finish time by the par time, invert and multiply by 100. (For example: assume a participant had a finish time of 49.5 and Par Time was set at 45 minutes Original Score: 49.5/45 = 1.1 Inverted Score: 1/1.1 = .909090 Race Score: .909090*100 = 90.9090

 

  1. Races with 2, 3, and 4 pacesetters, do not have any pacesetters removed from the par time calculation. It is not until you reach 5 pacesetters that we will begin to remove the top and bottom 20%. We do not want to remove pacesetters when there are too few and we can't get a grasp on their performances by removing them. 

 

8.For women, they then get a gender graded adjustment of 10%.

 

  • Triathlon Trivia - qualifying for ITU Worlds and Team USA
    • What percentile to you need to rank in a:s
      • Local - 15%
      • State - 25%
      • Region - 35%
    • True or False: You don't have to compete at AG Nationals to qualify for Worlds and Team USA
    • The first ___ of the top ___ All American in each AG can earn a spot to Worlds and Team USA
    • True or False: A collegiate athlete can qualify for AG Nationals at NCAA or Club Nationals

 News

 

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Upcoming Interviews:

  • Debbie Potts of the Whole Athlete Podcast on Life is not a Race it's a Journey and adrenal fatigue
  • Professional triathlete Meredith is the keynote speaker at Outspoken Women in Triathlon Summit Nov. 30 to Dec. 2
  • Scott Fliegelman of Solos Wearables
  • Bob Seebohar on metabolic efficiency and Birota Foods

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.

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.

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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Dec 9, 2018

We have a new interview with Todd Carver and Cliff Simms of Specialized's RETUL division. We are going to talk about the trends they see in the industry and how they see it shaping the future of cycling and cycling products. Hopefully you heard last week's interview on "The RETUL Story" - our version of How This Was Built. If you missed it, you can go back to episode #154 to check it out.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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.

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. These are a great Christmas stocking idea for your endurance athlete. Go to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

Last week we spoke to the three founders of RETUL about the story of the company, how the three found each other, how they leveraged their unique skills, and how they navigated their way to success.

This week we shift gears a little, shifting from a discussion of the past to a vision of the future. We want to know what trends they are seeing in the industry? What are some of the products innovations that Specialized is developing? What is driving e-bike growth? Are there any secret products that they are working on that we can learn about first?

Let's get into the interview with Cliff Simms and Todd "TC" Carver.

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. If you are looking for a premium gift for your endurance athlete for the holidays, this is that item. Use code MHE150 to save $150.

  • News

Articles on 303 Triathlon:

 

  • Triathlon Trivia
    • E Bike Statistics
      1. How many e-bikes sold in 2017 world wide? 3.4 million, 34 million 340 million

 

About 34 million ebikes were sold worldwide in 2017 From <https://money.cnn.com/2018/01/17/technology/ebikes-electric-bikes/index.html>

  1. In 2017, the U.S. market grew to 163k, 263k of 563k?

 

263,000 bikes, a 25% gain from the prior year. From <https://money.cnn.com/2018/01/17/technology/ebikes-electric-bikes/index.html>

  1. Of the 263K, how many were imported to the US? 15K, 115K or 215K?

2017’s tally north of 263,000, a new record for the market. Of that number, 215,000 were believed to have been imported into the USA during the year, with a further 15,000 thought to have been built domestically by various assemblers. From <https://cyclingindustry.news/number-of-usa-electric-bike-importers-jumps-440-year-on-year-suggests-industry-analyst/>

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YouTube Video of the Week - Underground Bicycle Parking Systems in Japan

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Tim Yount and Nick Koppin on the USAT Point System and qualifying for Worlds
  • Debbie Potts of the Whole Athlete Podcast on Life is not a Race it's a Journey and adrenal fatigue
  • Professional triathlete Meredith is the keynote speaker at Outspoken Women in Triathlon Summit Nov. 30 to Dec. 2
  • Scott Fliegelman of Solos Wearables
  • Bob Seebohar on metabolic efficiency and Birota Foods

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.

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.

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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!

 

 

Dec 2, 2018

Our guests this week are the founders of RETUL, Todd Carver, Cliff Simms and Franko Vatterott. We are going to talk about how RETUL has been helping athlete's be more comfortable and get the most performance out of their body and bike through a precise fit.   Hopefully you saw the teaser video we posted on social media this week.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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 Alain Lambert, the Chairman of Haute Route North America, for joining us to talk about what professional cycling experience they offer. If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #153.

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. These are a great Christmas stocking idea for your endurance athlete. Go to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

In 2007, three partners came together to take bike fitting to another level. Cliff Simms was a medical device engineer who had come up with a prototype of the 3-D bike fit system and Todd Carver was a bike racer and bike fit expert who knew how to apply the technology to help cyclists get the most out of their body and bike performance. Franko Vatterott was the third partner who was selling high altitude tents at the time, but knew how to market and sell the ground breaking 3-D fit technology.

Their business plan intended to bring the system to market, make it the most in-demand and respected bike fitting system, and then eventually sell it to a major bicycle company. In September of 2012, the trio sold RETUL to Specialized and now Todd Carver is the Head of Human Performance at Specialized and Cliff Simms is the Head of the RETUL division. Franko Vatterott is the Founder of The Human Interest Group, agency for developing brands and partnerships like RETUL, Sansego and others.

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. If you are looking for a premium gift for your endurance athlete for the holidays, this is that item. Use code MHE150 to save $150.

A Case for Zone 1 - by Laura Marcoux

https://d3multisport.com/d3-university/article/a-case-for-zone-1

 

Based on article in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

 

Purpose:

To describe training loads during an Ironman training program based on intensity zones and observe training–performance relationships.

Methods:

Nine triathletes completed a program with the same periodization model aiming at participation in the same Ironman event. Before and during the study, subjects performed ramp-protocol tests, running, and cycling to determine aerobic (AeT) and anaerobic thresholds (AnT) through gas-exchange analysis. For swimming, subjects performed a graded lactate test to determine AeT and AnT. Training was subsequently controlled by heart rate (HR) during each training session over 18 wk. Training and the competition were both quantified based on the cumulative time spent in 3 intensity zones: zone 1 (low intensity; <AeT), zone 2 (moderate intensity; between AeT and AnT), and zone 3 (high intensity; >AnT).

Results:

Most of training time was spent in zone 1 (68% ± 14%), whereas the Ironman competition was primarily performed in zone 2 (59% ± 22%). Significant inverse correlations were found between both total training time and training time in zone 1 vs performance time in competition (r = –.69 and –.92, respectively). In contrast, there was a moderate positive correlation between total training time in zone 2 and performance time in competition (r = .53) and a strong positive correlation between percentage of total training time in zone 2 and performance time in competition (r = .94).

Conclusions:

While athletes perform with HR mainly in zone 2, better performances are associated with more training time spent in zone 1. A high amount of cycling training in zone 2 may contribute to poorer overall performance.

 

If the Bike Fits:

RETUL bike fits measure angle and motion distance within the accuracy of A) Centimeter; B) Millimeter; C) Micrometer

RETUL fits include digital measurements for A) Bike; B) Saddle; C) Foot beds; D) Helmets; E) All Above; F) A-C

True or False, RETUL Match captures your measurements with sub-millimeter accuracy for capturing foot size, arch height, and different body segment lengths

 

A Case for Zone 1:

The article "A Case for Zone One and it's foundational article in the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance is based on A) 3 training zones; B) 5 training zones, or C) 7 training zones?

True or False - Training below Aerobic Threshold (AeT) is most effective when paired with minimal training above Anaerobic Threshold (AnT)?

Doing the majority of your training below Aerobic Threshold showed a statistically significant improvement for subject athletes competing Ironman at A) Below Aerobic Threshold; B) Above AeT, but below AnT; C) Above AnT

 

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Specialized Body Geometry Fit

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Tim Yount on the USAT Point System and qualifying for Worlds
  • Debbie Potts of the Whole Athlete Podcast on Life is not a Race it's a Journey and adrenal fatigue
  • Professional triathlete Meredith is the keynote speaker at Outspoken Women in Triathlon Summit Nov. 30 to Dec. 2
  • Scott Fliegelman of Solos Wearables

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.

 

There are two articles on 303Cycling right now that people should check out.

  • The 10 Commandments of Road Cycling
  • The Science of Being Seen

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.

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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!

 

 

 

Nov 25, 2018

This week we have Alain Lambert the Chairman of Haute Route North America joining us to talk about what makes these multi-day cycling events so unique. If you saw the teaser video we posted on social media this week, you they offer a pro-cyclist experience in epic locations around the world.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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 guests, Olympian, Ironman and mental health advocate, Sarah True for joining us last week. If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #152.

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. These are a great Christmas stocking idea for your loved endurance athlete. Go to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

The Tour de France began as a marketing gimmick by Henri Desgrange who was editor of a sports newspaper called L'Auto which was targeted to French auto racing enthusiasts. He started to cover cycling and in 1902 an employee suggested a stage bicycle race around France. The first tour was 2400 kilometers to be covered in six stages. It was less intended as an athletic contest as it was an experiment in human endurance limits. Desgrenge promised the steepest mountains, the darkest nights, the most violent winds, the most difficult routes. In that inaugural year, 60 riders started the Tour and 21 finished.

Origin of the name Haute Route, (or the High Route or Mountaineers' Route) is the name given to a route (with several variations) undertaken on foot or by ski touring between Chamonix in France and Zermatt in Switzerland.

The Haute Route’s objective is to deliver an unparalleled 'professional' experience for amateur cyclists. This means not only delivering first class hospitality and event management, but all the key ingredients that make up the culture and experience of professional road racing.

Hundreds of riders every year from all over the world take part in the Haute Route events, and take on the most mythical passes and roads in all of cycling. The attraction of these legendary cols, such as the Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez, Galibier, Tourmalet, Stelvio and Independence Pass cannot be underestimated, but beyond the sporting challenge is another story, a human story that for many is life changing.

What is the Haute Route exactly? The basic facts can be easily stated – the Haute Route cycling events are the world’s most prestigious multi-day cycling events for amateur riders, run over seven or three days, timed and ranked, across the most iconic mountain passes and valleys.

We are fortunate to have the Chairman of Haute Route NA, Alain Lambert join us this week. Let's get into the interview right now.

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. If you are looking for a premium gift for your endurance athlete for the holidays, this is that item. Use code MHE150 to save $150.

Haute Route:

This is really sounding attractive to me for this coming year. The level of support during the Haute Route is also unique. We ensure that Haute Route riders enjoy an unprecedented level of safety, security and comfort. The Haute Route Cycling Series are undeniably a series of ‘professional’ events, for amateur cyclists!

Marshals ensuring priority right-of-way for riders on course

35 safety, medical, and press motorcycles accompanying the peloton

The Course Director’s vehicle at the front of the race

1 official mid-course vehicle

1 official end-course vehicle, and a ‘broom wagon’ to collect riders if necessary

2 ambulances

A medical support team

A team of professional masseurs at each Event Village

4 to 5 fully staffed refreshment points per stage

4 Mavic mechanical support vehicles

 

Events:

https://www.hauteroute.org/events/middle-east

https://www.hauteroute.org/events/north-america

https://www.hauteroute.org/events/europe

 

Events like Alpe d’Huez, Pyrenees, Ventoux, and the Alps are epic sections most well understood by cyclists in N. America.

 

The Comeback:

Greg LeMond (born June 26, 1961) is an American former professional road racing cyclist who won the Road Race World Championship twice and the Tour de France three times (1986, 1989 and 1990). He is considered by many to be the greatest American cyclist of all time. He is also an entrepreneur and anti-doping advocate.

 

In the book The Comeback, written by Daniel De Vise, there are some incredible things about Greg LeMond, his childhood, his career and the stories of his epic races against riders like Frenchman Laurent Fignon. was born in Lakewood, California,[3] and raised in ranch country on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, near Reno.

 

He was a victim of sexual abuse from a male neighbor and friend of the family. In the middle of his cycling career, he was nearly mortally injured in a hunting accident. Page 155 highlights.

 

The Comeback Cycling Trivia (closest to gets a point)

What do you think Greg LeMond's Vo2 Max was? Page 174

What was LeMond's peak cycling salary from a team? Page 180

What year did the first tri bars were used in the Tour? Page 193

Did the Tour ever end with an individual time trial? Page 218

What year did EPO show up in the Tour? Page 251

What year were the first carbon bikes come on the scene in the Tour? Page 255

How much influence does the tour have on bike purchasing trends in the US? Page 278

 

When did mechanical doping show up in the Tour? Page 323

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  • Steph is now an Ironman!
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  • Blue
  • Ikor

YouTube Video of the Week is sponsored by Rudy Project. Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great. Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items. 

Haute Route - Climb Higher at Mavic Haute Route Rockies

Bonus NXR Video - NXR 2018

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Todd Carver, Cliff Simms and Franko Vaterott- co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized. Human Performance Center, 3D Retul technology and where the product roadmap is heading and how it can help you
  • Professional triathlete Merredith Kessler
  • Tim Yount on the USAT Point System and qualifying for Worlds

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.

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!

 

 

 

 

Nov 18, 2018

This week we have Olympian, Ironman and Advocate, Sarah True as our guest this week.  We got a chance to talk to her in Kona where she rocked up and sealed a 4th place to Daniella Ryf, Lucy Charles and Ann Hauge.  We are going to get to inside scoop on how that race went down plus much, much more.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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 guests, Panos Papadiamantis, co-founder of PNOE, which is a mobile metabolic testing device.  Panos explained how it works and what the benefits are for doing the testing in the real world.  There are some great resources on the MHE Resources page.

 If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #151.

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. These are a great Christmas stocking idea for your loved endurance athlete.  Go to  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

We met Sarah in Kona and enjoyed her energy and spirit.  We saw her come out of the swim with the first group of female pros.  Later we saw her come into T2 with the first few riders.  Later still we saw her run her way up to 3rd place going into the energy lab. We were stoked thinking we were going to have an American on the podium this year.  All due respect to Switzerland, UK, and Germany - love you guys - USA is due.  On the media stand we got the news that Ann Haug had pulled into 3rd place.  Sarah held onto 4th.  We had all sorts of questions.  Did she go out on the run too fast?  How was her nutrition?  How was the heat affecting her?

About two weeks ago, an article came out from USAT about Sarah "Breaking the Stigma about Mental Health".   We read the article, but we had a ton of questions.  What is her experience in her own words?  How common is depression and anxiety?  How do athlete's experience it?  What are it's causes?  How do women and men deal with it?  What are Sarah's recommendations for those dealing with depression?  We want to ask all of these things of our guest.

Finally, we teased a video mid-week of Sarah at the 2012 London Olympics.  Note that she had not yet married Ben True at this point, so she was racing under her maiden name Sarah Groff.  If you watched the video, you know she came out of T2 in 7th place and battled her way up to running shoulder to shoulder with the other race leaders.  It was an epic and gutsy performance.  If you haven't seen it, make sure you  either find the post on our social media handles or it will be here in the show notes.  What was going on in Sarah's head during the race?  How deep was she going to catch the group?  Was she speeding up or were they slowing down?

Here to answer all of these questions and more is our new show friend, Sarah True!

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.  If you are looking for a premium gift for your endurance athlete for the holidays, this is that item.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.

  • According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in any given year, an estimated 16.2 million adults in the U.S. experience a major depressive episode. And an estimated 40 million adults live with anxiety disorders.
  • Sarah True’s tips for dealing with depression as an athlete

Seek professional help: People who love you, they want to help, but they don’t have the skills to do so. That is too much pressure on my husband (professional runner Ben True). Talk to a therapist.

  • Back off the training: If you’re physically exhausted from overtraining, your capacity to absorb stressors is limited. Adjust your race and training schedule.
  • But, staying active is important: Because of the hormonal and chemical response to enhance your mood. Find that balance.
  • Communicate with your coach: A good coach will never judge you or use your mental health against you.
  • Reach out for help: I let people close to me know how bad my depression was. This was incredibly hard to verbalize, but once I did, talking about it started to help.
  • Give yourself time: I knew because I’d been through periods in the past, that it was just a matter of time. I knew that it would end. That with some help, I could get through it.

 

Ironman Arizona:

Khem and Rich will be recording next week's episode from Tempe AZ….

  • Khem coaching
  • Beth Hodges James and Team Liza
  • Smile Train

 

Cyber Monday Deals:

  • Solos
  • Optic Nerve
  • Dcurve
  • Feedback Sports
  • Coeur
  • Blue
  • Ikor

YouTube Video of the Week is sponsored by Rudy Project.  Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great.  Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.

Video of the Week: Women's Triathlon 2012 London Olympics - https://youtu.be/WwPvT-4wPVE

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Don't miss our interview on 303Radio with Kristina Kelkenberg and Julie Bengis from Smile Train
  • Alain Lambert from Haute Route North America
  • Professional triathlete Merredith Kessler
  • Tim Yount on the USAT Point System and qualifying for Worlds
  • Todd Carver, Cliff Simms and Franko Vaterott- co-founder of Retul and now working with Specialized. Human Performance Center, 3D Retul technology and where the product roadmap is heading and how it can help you

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.

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!

 

Nov 11, 2018

This week we have Panos Papadiamantis, co-founder of PNOE, a mobile breath analyzer used for cardio pulmonary metabolic testing.  That's a fancy way of saying the it's a mask that you strap over your mouth and nose to measure the gases you exhale and determine the mix of O2 and CO2 to determine how much fat and glycogen your body is burning.  Panos is going to help us understand how it works and what the advantage of a mobile device like PNOE is over testing in a lab.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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 guests, Kona competitor, author, coach and podcaster Debbie Potts.  Debbie is the host of the Whole Tri-Athlete podcast.  We met Debbie in Kona and we just had a discussion to talk about her history with the race. If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #150.

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. These are a great Christmas stocking idea for your loved endurance athlete.  Go to  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance for more information.

In endurance sports, he or she who can go fastest from point A to B wins, right?  The operative word in that sentence is 'endurance'.  If we're talking about an event of greater than 2 hours and you are truly racing, you are using a limited energy resource of carbohydrate, which is stored as glycogen in your muscles and liver.

Just like you wouldn't start a road trip without knowing how much gas you have in the tank or what your gas mileage is, you want to know at what rate you burn glycogen.  Don't guess.  You will burn glycogen at an increasing rate at increasing intensities.  You want to know either when you are going to run out, or what amount of carbohydrate you need to consume to not run out.

Panos Papadiamantis has some pretty impressive degrees and has a great accent.  Let's get into the interview and we'll chat about it a bit when we come back.

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.  If you are looking for a premium gift for your endurance athlete for the holidays, this is that item.  Use code MHE150 to save $150.

PNOE:

Bill and Khem, did you guys see people doing demos of PNOE in Kona?  It really turned heads in Kona.  I can only imagine how many heads would turn if someone saw me running down the street here in Highlands Ranch.

 

It will be interesting to see what coaches offer PNOE here.  We're going to have Bob Seebohar back on the show in a few weeks to talk about Birota Foods and we'll have to ask him if he's considering picking up a unit.  I can think of a number of places that would offer something like this - CU Sports Medicine and Resilience Code in Inverness.

 

We have some great content that we've put on the MHE website and in the show notes.  Navigate to MHE>Content>Resources and scroll to Metabolic Testing.  We'll have a sample report as well as a number of video resources for PNOE.  You will want to check out the report for sure as it goes into some of the concepts that we have discussed with Dr. Inigo San Milan, Olympian Jim Galanes and Bob Seebohar.  Specifically what muscle fiber types are used in various degrees of intensity, how that translates into breath rate and fuel sources, and nutrition recommendations to improve metabolic efficiency and promote fat as a substrate source.

 

Bob Seebohar and eNRG Metabolic test; before and after data comparison; information on carbohydrate calorie in common products

  • Key dates: test 1 June 6; test 2 July 26 (7 weeks)
  • Metabolic exchange rate - the rate (running pace in this case) at which the runner starts burning more carbohydrate than fat
    • Test 1 - 9:23 pace & HR of 151
    • Test 2 - 8:27 pace & HR of 158
  • Percent Carb/Fat
    • Test 1 - 10:20 48/52; 9:50 49/51; 9:23 50/50
    • Test 2 - 10:20 37/63; 9:50 40/60; 9:23 41/59
  • Carb Calories per Hour
    • Test 1 - 9:23 pace = 480; 8:34 pace = 591
    • Test 2 - 9:23 pace = 352; 8:34 pace = 455
  • Note that this was done over a 7 week period.

Ironman Arizona:

Khem and Rich will be recording next week's episode from Tempe AZ….

  • Khem coaching
  • Beth Hodges James and Team Liza
  • Smile Train

Cyber Monday Deals:

  • Solos
  • Optic Nerve
  • Dcurve
  • Feedback Sports
  • Coeur
  • Blue
  • Ikor

YouTube Video of the Week is sponsored by Rudy Project.  Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great.  Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.

PNOE 101 "Make Every Breath Count" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxYvOwXGob4

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Professional triathlete Sarah True to talk about her 4th place performance at IM World Championship
  • Professional triathlete Merredith Kessler
  • Tim Yount on the USAT Point System and qualifying for Worlds
  • Kristina Kelkenberg and Julie Bengis from Smile Train

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.

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!

 

 

Nov 4, 2018

What sacrifices does it take to qualify for Kona?  We are going to ask this week's guest.  Our interview this week is with five time Kona competitor, author, coach and podcaster Debbie Potts.  Debbie is the host of the Whole Tri-Athlete podcast.  We met Debbie in Kona and we just had a discussion to talk about her history with the race, what it's like to qualify for Kona 5 times and what it's like covering the race as a podcaster.  She also asks me some questions about some of the interviews with pros and age groupers and we'll get into a bit of that.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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 guests, former pro triathlete, Olympian, PhD and author Joanna Zeiger.  Joanna shared her latest research on cannabis and endurance athletes.  If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #149.

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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for over twenty-five years and a competitive endurance athlete for twenty years. Along her journey, she has accomplished many goals including being nominated as one of the top one hundred best trainers in the U.S. by Men's Journal in 2004 and 2005 as well as participating in fifteen Ironman Triathlons - five of them were the Hawaii World Ironman Championship. Debbie has owned and operated her own fitness studio in Bellevue Washington since 2010 to offer an "all in one" fitness studio - now including The WHOLESTIC Method Nutritional Therapy program to transform the WHOLE person from the inside out.

 

Let's get into the interview now with Debbie Potts.

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.

HS Cross Country scene. States across the county are having their championships right now.

What happens to the teams and individuals that perform the best at State championships? http://www.runnerspace.com/NXN

How you can follow this exciting sport? https://www.milesplit.com/

YouTube Video of the Week is sponsored by Rudy Project.  Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great.  Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.

Colorado State XC HS Championship on MHE YouTube - 2018 Colorado State XC Championship

Debbie Potts and the wholistic method - The WHOLESTIC Method

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Panos Papadiamantis about http://www.mypnoe.com/ the first field use metabolic breath analysis device
  • Professional triathlete Sarah True to talk about her 4th place performance at IM World Championship 
  • Professional triathlete Merredith Kessler
  • Debbie Potts on Life is Not A Race, It's a Journey

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.

303Radio Interviews coming up:

  • Kristina Kelkenberg from Smile Train

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!

Oct 28, 2018

Our interview this week is with former pro triathlete, Olympian, PhD and author Joanna Zeiger. Joanna has been a previous guest where we spoke to her about her book The Champion's Mindset and her coaching project Training Away Chronic Pain.  After years of pain management and university research, Joanna shares her latest research on cannabis and endurance athletes. We thought it would be good to get the perspective of an athlete and researcher of this caliber.

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs.  iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD hemp extract 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 highly protective anti-oxidant and 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 guests, Billy "The Kid" Edwards who joins us to talk about the https://www.sostriathlon.com/.  Reminder that registration opens on Halloween evening at midnight ET.  If you haven't heard the interview, go back and listen to episode #148.

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 super cool MHE logo package for $19.98  https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Let's get into the interview now with Joanna Zeiger, PhD.  We'll give her a proper introduction as we get into the conversation.  Here's Joanna Zeiger.

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.

This topic is a bit of a challenge for me for similar reasons that Joanna gave: it's potentially controversial, there's some reputation risk, but I genuinely believe in what CBD can do to help with inflammation, recovery, anxiety and athletic performance.  Joanna mentioned the details about the survey.  We've included the link on the headline on the home page of MHE and it's also in the show notes at Athlete PEACE Survey - https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4539059/The-Athlete-PEACE-Survey

 

 It's also a topic that is attracting lots of attention, so I'm glad we are pulling together some information and education.  We've gathered some articles for you and we've put them on the MHE Resources page in the Wellness section :

https://ufc.usada.org/cbd-in-2018-four-questions-answered/

  • Regardless of individual state laws regarding legalized medical and recreational marijuana or the anti-doping rules of sport, all cannabinoids, including CBD, remain illegal as Schedule I substances under the U.S. Federal Controlled Substances Act.
  • THC, which is the psychoactive component of marijuana, cannabis, and hashish, is subject to a urinary reporting threshold of 150 ng/mL.
  • Respiratory conditions, such as lung cysts, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer, have all been linked to the inhalation of marijuana smoke.

https://www.fundacion-canna.es/en/full-spectrum-cannabis-extracts-vs-cbd-isolate

  • In hemp THC is a minor constituent and appears only in trace amounts under 0.3% by dry weight, as required by the U.S. government for hemp products. THC mimics the action of anandamide, a neurotransmitter naturally produced in the human body, and binds to CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system found mostly in the brain. The extremely low levels of THC in hemp make hemp oil non-psychoactive and safe for all ages to use.

https://www.marijuanabreak.com/cbd-isolate-vs-full-spectrum-oil

https://weedmaps.com/learn/cannabis-and-your-body/thc-vs-cbd/

Cannabidiol as an Emergent Therapeutic Strategy for Lessening the Impact of Inflammation on Oxidative Stress

  • National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • This review discusses recent studies suggesting that cannabidiol may have utility in treating a number of human diseases and disorders now known to involve activation of the immune system and associated oxidative stress, as a contributor to their etiology and progression. These include rheumatoid arthritis, types I and II diabetes, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, the metabolic syndrome, ischemia-reperfusion injury, depression, and neuropathic pain.

World Health Organization: Evaluation of Cannabidiol

  • This report has been drafted under the responsibility of the WHO Secretariat, Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products, Teams of Innovation, Access and Use and Policy, Governance and Knowledge.
  • CBD has been demonstrated as an effective treatment of epilepsy in several clinical trials, with

one pure CBD product (Epidiolex®) currently in Phase III trials. There is also preliminaryevidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions. 

Thank you Joanna for taking time to share your information with us.  

I did check a couple of relative facts about iKOR, which is the hemp extract CBD that I take and thought I'd share some of those for context:

  1. iKOR IS as full spectrum product and is not pure CBD.
  2. iKOR receives reports from their manufacturing partner for each batch of product that they receive.  Every batch so far has come back at zero % THC.

Link to the Athlete PEACE Survey - https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4539059/The-Athlete-PEACE-Survey up on the website

YouTube Video of the Week is sponsored by Rudy Project.  Rudy Project has the helmets, glasses and gear to help you ride safe and look great.  Use code MHE30 to get 30% off your full price items.

Greg Welch interviewing Joanna Zeiger after her 2008 win at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Pro Interview:Joanna Zeiger

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Coach Debbie Potts and host of The Whole Tri-Athlete
  • Professional triathlete Sarah True to talk about her 4th place performance at IM World Championship
  • Panos Papadiamantis about PNOE, the first field use metabolic breath analysis device
  • Professional triathlete Merredith Kessler

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.

303Radio Interviews coming up:

  • Professional cyclist Tommy Danielson
  • Professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton

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!

 

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