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Mile High Endurance Podcast 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 Endurance 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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Jul 31, 2021

Welcome to Episode #295 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance 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.  This week we continue our celebration and coverage of the Olympics.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Kristian Blummenfelt
  • Endurance News - Olympic Triathlon Results, Blummenfelt, Duffy, MTR, Fucking Boat
  • What New in the 303 - Mt Evans Hill Climb, Lone Tree Tri
  • Video of the Week - Flora Duffy and the Men's False Start

 

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Interview with Kristian Blummenfelt (10/23/20)

Thanks to last week's guest, Heather Novickis, agent for more than half a dozen triathletes and swimmers competing in Tokyo.  Kevin McDowell came in 6th place (highest men's triathlon Olympic history).  Abbey Weitzeil won Bronze in the 4x100 Relay Freestyle.

 

The Gold medals Big news this past week in Olympic Triathlon with wins by Kristian Blummenfelt and Flora Duffy last Sunday and Monday.  We are replaying our interview with Kristian earlier this year.

 

Bermuda Wins Summer Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That

TOKYO — With a population of just 63,000, Bermuda has become the smallest nation or territory to win an Olympic gold medal in the Summer Games.

On a drizzly morning in Tokyo, Flora Duffy, 33, clinched the victory for the British island territory in women's individual triathlon – a grueling race made up of open-water swimming for nearly a mile, biking almost 25 miles and running 6.2 miles.

"Flora Duffy was already Bermuda's golden girl before she set off on the Olympic women's triathlon tonight, but she is now simply solid gold after destroying a world-class field in Tokyo," local newspaper The Royal Gazette gushed after her victory.

Duffy is one of two Bermudian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics. The remote set of islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is more than 600 miles from the closest land mass.

Duffy's win is all the more impressive because she battled back from multiple injuries, including a foot issue that took her out of competition for a full year in 2018-2019. In November 2020, she said she was also dealing with knee inflammation.

Bermuda Wins Summer Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That

 

Olympic Champion: Kristian Blummenfelt triumphant in Tokyo

After more than a decade of meticulous planning with his team, it was Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt who was crowned the men’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Triathlon Champion on Monday morning on Odaiba Bay, delivering one of the most gutsy runs possible to take the tape with a roar, at the end of a truly epic battle of wills.

For much of the run, Great Britain’s Alex Yee looked like he might just continue his remarkable rise all the way to the top of the triathlon tree, only for the inimitable Norwegian to put in one final and ultimately decisive charge, New Zealand’s 23-year-old Hayden Wilde hanging tough for a hard-earned bronze.

“It is a moment that I have been dreaming about for so many years,” said a thrilled Blummenfelt. “To be able to put it together on the day is something I am really proud of. It is a strange feeling coming into the last 100 metres and knowing that I had victory. It was quite a similar tactic as in Yokohama eight-weeks ago and also in Lisbon. I don’t really have the leg speed if we came down to the blue-carpet with Alex and Hayden so I knew I had to try and go really hard for five minutes all out and hopefully that would be enough to break them. It was such a good feeling when I got a little gap and I just had to make sure it was big enough, even for the last few hundred metres.”

 

Triathlete Causes Controversy Wearing All White Costume At The Olympics

Blummenfelt, who finished in one hour, 45 minutes and four seconds, was wearing an all-white uniform for the race - which ended up going rather see through.

This meant that viewers could see his black trunks underneath and, with social media users being the adults that they are, people took to Twitter to mock the whole thing - specifically the designer.

It seems it wasn't just people behind the keyboard either because someone explained how the commentator during the triathlon also poked fun at the designer needing to be 'sacked'.

According to reports, the pundit went on: "They are of course his swimmers under there. Superman wears his underpants on the outside. They've got it wrong haven't they?"

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

TRIATHLON MIXED RELAY TO MAKE ITS DEBUT AT TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

TOKYO — The thrilling debut of the Triathlon Mixed Relay will take place this Saturday at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with Team USA ready to contend for the first Olympic medals ever awarded in the event. The race is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, at 7:30 a.m. in Tokyo, which is Friday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

 

The race will air live on USA Network, and a livestream is also available on the NBC Sports App and NBCOlympics.com. Barb Lindquist, 2004 U.S. Olympian, and Joe Maloy, 2016 U.S. Olympian and member of the U.S. team that won the 2016 ITU World Mixed Relay Championships, will provide pre- and post-race commentary from the USA Triathlon Facebook page from 4:45-5:15 p.m. ET (pre-race) and 8-8:30 p.m. ET (post-race). Click here to learn more.

 

Each of the 17 countries on the start list will field a Mixed Relay team of two men and two women, with the order as: female/male/female/male. In the Olympic race, each athlete will complete a super-sprint triathlon consisting of a 300-meter swim, draft-legal 6.8-kilometer bike, and 2-kilometer run before tagging off to the next teammate.

 

Team USA’s final four-person roster for the Mixed Relay event will not be announced until 5:15 a.m. JST on race morning (just over two hours before race start), but the selections will come from among the five members of the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team who competed in the individual events earlier this week. While each country made its initial team submissions on Thursday, race-morning roster changes and order shifts are permitted and may play into the strategy for any team.

 

Kevin McDowell and Morgan Pearson will race as the only two U.S. men on the Olympic roster, while two of the three U.S. women — Taylor Knibb, Summer Rappaport and Katie Zaferes — will toe the line. Zaferes won a bronze medal in the women’s individual event earlier this week.

 

Knibb: “There is a lot of strategy involved, so it’s a real opportunity for growth, because countries are still learning as they go. I feel like in three years it will look drastically different, and I’m excited to see how it evolves.”

 

Zaferes: “It’s super awesome to compete in the Mixed Relay because it’s just so much fun having teammates and racing with your country. It’s just a whole different vibe — because of course you want to do well for yourself in the individual, but when you’re racing in the Mixed Relay, you’re wanting to do well for your whole team and for the USA. It makes it a little more special.”

 

Rappaport: “The Mixed Relay is just so dynamic. Things are always changing, and you have athletes with different strengths going head-to-head in different legs. Things can change really fast, and there’s almost always a really exciting finish. I think it will be a great way to draw spectators into the sport, especially now that it’s at the Olympics.”

 

NBC Triathlon Schedule

Relay race - Friday July 30th at 6:30pm ET

USAT Foundation Watch Party. 

 

Track Cycling Schedule - Starts August 3rd

Road Cycling Results

Marathon Swimming Schedule - Starts August 4th

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

From the Summit of Mt. Evans Waiting in the Clouds at the Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb

At 6:30 in the morning Becky Furuta and I drove to the top of Mount Evans as the sun rose over the Colorado plains thousands of feet below and I felt struck with a feeling of smallness. Like that feeling when you are away from humans and surrounded in nature and so vulnerable. To be on the summit basically alone felt rare. It felt amazing and reminded me of the vastness and quiet that still exists but more and more rare.

I also was reminded of how much climbing the hundreds of cyclists 7,000 feet down had in front of them. I admit I had some fear for them as the weather forecast included rain and at 42 degrees I knew that would feel awful. I became more nervous as the winds picked up and the clouds shrouded the top.

 

Unpacking the Primal tent and setting it up in the wind seemed almost pointless as I wasn’t confident the race would even happen. Snow pellets kerplunked the tent and we fired up the propane heater to thwart the cold.

 

 

New Triathlon in Loveland, July 31, Q & A With Race Director Peggy Shockley

Meet Peggy Shockley. She created the Lake to Lake Triathlon in 2001 and so we wanted to “chat” with her on why she loves what she does on the eve of her new triathlon, The Lonetree Sprint Triathlon (Info HERE) on July 31st just south of Loveland (not the city Lonetree, the lake is named Lonetree).

 

 

Video of the Week:

Flora Duffy wins Bermuda's first ever Olympic gold medal, topping triathlon in Tokyo | NBC Sports

 

 

Wayward boat causes first false start in Olympic triathlon history | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

 

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Jul 23, 2021

We have a very special guest, Heather Novickis, who has made a career in Olympic Media and Athlete Management is agent for more than half a dozen triathletes and swimmers that are in Tokyo getting ready to compete.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Heather Novickis
  • Endurance News - Olympic Triathlon Watch Times, Becca Meyers can't compete, Gwen Jorgensen's next move
  • What New in the 303 - "Beers with Bill" Full Cycle Event Last Weekend, Remembering Mike Greer, Mt Evans Hill Climb, Tri Boulder
  • Video of the Week - Morgan Pearson 5 x 1 mile repeats
  • More Bermuda Trivia

 

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Interview with Heather Novickis

 Heather says she loves sport and the Olympic space and that’s why I continue to do it. The best part of my job is seeing an athlete reach their goals and get on the podium, it’s fun to share that experience and reflect back on the years of work it’s taken to get there from both an athletic and endorsement perspective.  She is part of the Human Interest Group team founded by former guest Franko Vatterott and Michael Cardoza.

 

Heather's focus is on the Olympic athlete:

Morgan Pearson – USA Triathlon

Kevin McDowell – USA Triathlon

Grace Norman – USA Paratriathlon

Kyle Coon – USA Paratriathlon

Jess Learmonth – British Triathlon

Abbey Weitzeil – USA Swimming

Katie McLaughlin – USA Swimming

 

Bio and career highlights –  business partners, Michael Cardoza and Franko Vatterott, have been “firsts.”  Executing some of the first deals between TOP Olympic partners and Paralympic athletes – Visa, Coca-Cola, Bridgestone, Toyota.  Being one of the first agents to represent BMX athletes when the sport debuted in the Olympics, and driving some of triathlon’s most lucrative endemic partnerships.  Another first with Shimano/Paratriathlon gold medalist Grace Norman, combo running/triathlon endemic deals. 

Representing original athlete personalities – from Crowie, to Tim Don, Rachel Joyce, Mauricio Mendez, Gwen Jorgensen, Allie Kieffer, Jesper Svensson, Mike Phillips, Jess Learmonth, Morgan Pearson and Kevin McDowell.

About the athletes you represent:  spans the endurance sports arena, all distances of triathlon, swimming, running and parasports.  My focus in on the Olympic & Paralympic space and I also lead efforts for some of our local athletes here in Colorado.  I started out working with swimmers and it’s been fun to get back into the space with Katie McLaughlin and Abbey Weitzeil.

About Human Interest Group “HIG” offers full service athlete representative services - commercial endorsements, equipment partnerships, media services, appearances and speaking opportunities....the traditional services.   But we are also known for our specialty projects that stretch back to the mid 2000's with the first ever high level professional long distance triathlon team, Tri-Dubai, our work building the Retul bike fit brand, the Team Bravo and Coca-Cola project, Tim Don's Man with The Halo story.  We are currently working on some blockchain technology stuff.

 

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Endurance News:

NBC Triathlon Schedule

Men's race - Sunday July 25th at 5:30pm ET

Women's race - Monday July 26th at 5:30pm ET

Relay race - Friday July 30th at 6:30pm ET

USAT Foundation Watch Party. 

 

This deaf-blind Paralympian was told to navigate Tokyo alone. So she quit Team USA.

TIMONIUM, Md. — Five years ago, Becca Meyers was on the floor of her room in the Olympic Village at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, balled up and sobbing, frustrated and terrified. She had stopped eating because she couldn’t find the athletes’ dining area. Even after her parents rescued her and pumped her full of calories and confidence in time for her to win three gold medals and a silver for Team USA, she made a promise to herself:

She would never put herself through such a nightmare again.

On Sunday evening, roughly five weeks before the start of the Tokyo Paralympics, Meyers, a deaf-blind swimmer with a chance to medal in four events, pulled the plug on her Olympic dream — most likely forever. With a click, she sent an email informing U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials of her decision to withdraw from Team USA.

 

Gwen Jorgensen is Leaving Bowerman Track Club

After four years at the Nike-sponsored club coached by Jerry Schumacher, Gwen Jorgensen announced today that she’s leaving Bowerman Track Club to be coached by Bobby McGee, who she has worked with in the past.

In a video uploaded to her YouTube channel, Jorgensen explained that a mix of career and family goals led to this decision. “I’ve had two marathons that just haven’t proven I can do it,” she said. “I want to just have a marathon, that’s like, OK, I can run this.” She and her husband, Patrick Lemieux, are also looking for a new place to live and are considering having more children.

Jorgensen won the Olympic gold at the Rio Games in 2016 in triathlon, and announced a year later she would shift to running, with a focus on medaling in the marathon. Due to extended recovery after heel surgery to repair Haglund’s deformity in May 2019, she didn’t end up competing in the Olympic marathon trials last year—in early 2020, she decided to focus on the track.   “My goals in the marathon aren’t changing. My timeline is,” she said at the time.

 

What's New in the 303:

REMEMBERING MIKE GREER – A PIONEER, INNOVATOR AND FRIEND

An athlete, race director, official, volunteer, author and speaker. A coach and a mentor. An inspiration and an innovator. A pioneer of the sport and a titan of the community.

Mike Greer, who dedicated his life to triathlon and the multisport community, passed away at 82 on July 21. His service to the sport spanned nearly four decades and encompassed every facet of the industry.

The Funeral service is planned for Monday, July 26 at 1 p.m. CT in Lubbock, Texas at the Sanders Funeral Home.

Mike competed in over 400 triathlons across every distance and continued to excel as an age-group athlete into his 80s, created and served as the race director of Buffalo Springs Lake 70.3 at Lubbock, Texas, for the past 30-plus years, held the position of both Interim Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors of USA Triathlon, and created the swim-bike discipline of aquabike, among other accomplishments and contributions.

 Mike was one of the forerunners of the sport who guided triathlon through its formative years to bring it stability, authenticity and solvency, and laid the foundation for the current success of both the sport and the National Governing Body.

“All of us stand on the shoulders of Mike – what he did for our sport and USA Triathlon cannot be overstated,” said Rocky Harris, USA Triathlon CEO. “He taught all of us so much about both triathlon and life, and his legacy will have a lasting impact in every corner of our industry and community.”

 

Ride/Race Mt. Evans–Bob Cook Memorial July 25th, only Chance to Ride with No Cars

For 2021, the Bob Cooke Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb is a partner event in the Gran Fondo National Series. Here’s what that means for riders:

  • Age group results from the Mt. Evans Hill Climb Gran Fondo will count toward the season-long Gran Fondo National Series Championship points competition. Regionally, athletes can also earn points at the Triple Bypass Gran Fondo on August 21 and the Golden Gran Fondo on August 29.

Series Points will be awarded based on Gran Fondo National Series age groups, which are different than the age group categories at the Mt. Evans Hill Climb Gran Fondo. Updated Series Points standings are available on the Gran Fondo National Series website.

Gran Fondo National Series points will not be awarded to riders competing in the USA Cycling race.

Riders can qualify for the 2022 Gran Fondo National Championship event in either the Mt. Evans Hill Climb Gran Fondo or in the Mt. Evans Hill Climb USA Cycling race based on performance, see criteria at Gran Fondo National Championship. 

 

Tri Boulder

  • As one of Colorado’s most popular summer triathlons, Tri Boulder offers many different multisport race distances, all in one eventful day! Join us for a full day of racing at the Rez.
  • Long Course Boulder Beast Triathlon & Aquabike
  • Olympic & Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & Relays
  • Saturday, July 24th, 2021
  • Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N 51st St Boulder, CO 80301
  • We can't wait to get to racing at the Boulder Reservoir! Saturday is going to be a great day with temperatures reaching 88°F during the race. The water temperature at Boulder Reservoir as of July 13th is 77°
  • Boulder Beast Run Course – The Boulder Beast Triathlon Run Course is 15k/9.3 miles. Runners will complete the 10k course for lap 1, and the 5k course for lap 2.
  • Duathlon – Duathletes will run 5k, bike 12.4 miles, and finish with a 5k run.
  • Boulder Beast Aquabike – Aquabike athletes will swim 1.2 miles, and bike 50 miles.

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bermuda follow up
    • No fast food places except one KFC - McDonalds Bermuda (bermuda4u.com)
    • Population ~62,000
    • Bermuda is one of the 14 British Overseas Territories
    • 54 square kilometers or 20 square miles
    • 21 miles long and 1.5 at the widest point
    • 54% Black, 31% White, 8% Multiracial, 4% Asian, 3% Other

Video of the Week:

Morgan Pearson - 5 x Mile

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Jul 17, 2021

This week we have Paralympic bound Kyle Coon who will be guided by none other than Andy Potts.

Kyle Coon lost his sight at the age of six after a battle with Retinoblastoma—cancer of the eye. However, not having sight has not stopped him from pursuing vision. Since then he has become a competitive rock climber, downhill skier, runner and triathlete.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Kyle Coon
  • Endurance News - Tokyo open water quality, Tour Standings
  • What New in the 303 - Upcoming cycling races and volunteer opportunities
  • Video of the Week - Flora Duffy 2018

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

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Interview with Kyle Coon

Kyle Coon lost his sight at the age of six after a battle with Retinoblastoma—cancer of the eye. However, not having sight has not stopped him from pursuing vision. Since then he has become a competitive rock climber, downhill skier, runner and triathlete.

 

After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Communication, he became an endurance athlete competing in numerous marathons and triathlons. In 2018, he was a member of the first team of tandem cyclists with all blind or visually impaired stokers (person on the back of a tandem bike) to complete Race Across America—the world’s toughest bicycle race—racing from Oceanside, Calif to Annapolis, Md in seven days 15 hours. Later in 2018, at Ironman Arizona, Kyle became the first totally blind person to complete an Ironman branded Triathlon (2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike, 26.2 mi run) in under 11 hours. He continues to push himself physically and mentally as he now pursues his goal of representing the USA at the 2020 Paralympics in the sport of Triathlon.

 

https://www.triathlon.org/athletes/profile/kyle_coon_b1

 

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Endurance News:

 

Just Days Before Olympics, Tokyo’s Outdoor Swimming Venue Stinks

In less than two weeks, Olympic swimmers will dive into Tokyo Bay to compete in the triathlon. For residents who live near the shore, that’s an unappealing thought because, despite months of efforts to clean up the water, the bay stinks.

 

Known for its shoreline of gleaming skyscrapers and iconic Rainbow Bridge, the “futuristic landscape” was selected “at the strong request of international sporting organizations,” according to the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee. But in the run-up to the games, problems began to emerge.

 

In August 2019 a test for the swimming part of the Paratriathlon was canceled after E. coli bacteria was found in the water at more than twice the limit set by the International Triathlon Union, now called World

Triathlon. As one athlete put it, the venue “smelled like a toilet,” the Asahi newspaper reported. Since then, the host city has taken drastic steps to try to repair its tarnished image.

 

It dumped 22,200 cubic meters of sand into the bay to create an environment for organisms that help clean the water. And it’s designed three-layer polyester screens to protect the Olympic swimming venues from E. coli. On top of that the city was already building huge storage tanks to capture flood runoff, so that it can be treated before reaching the sea.

 

https://www.letour.fr/en/rankings

 

Olympic Triathlon Live Streams & Schedule | NBC Olympics

Olympic Cycling Live Streams & Schedule | NBC Olympics

 

England vs. Italy result: Italians beat English in Euro 2021 final in penalty kick shootout

"It's coming to Rome" is what Italian players were shouting in celebration after winning the Euro 2021 final in a dramatic penalty kick shootout against England that saw goalkpeeper Gigi Donnarumma emerge as the hero. The shootout, only the second in Euros finals history, was necessary after 120 minutes of action ended in a 1-1 draw.

 

Donnarumma stopped a shot by England's Jadon Sancho and then clinched the win with a save on 19-year-old Bukayo Saka, who took England's fifth and final penalty. Marcus Rashford, who along with Sancho came into the match specifically for the shootout, hit the post on his attempt.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Upcoming Races and News from Colorado Cycling.Org

 

Come out to Golden on Wednesday July 14th for the fourth in this popular summer series–CSP Criterium. We have been seeing record turnouts for this popular race since the series began a few weeks ago. Come join the crowd. More info HERE

 

Volunteer Opportunity: The 55th Annual Bob Cook/ Mt. Evans Hill Climb Saturday July 24 needs volunteers, this is huge event, and we need about 90 more volunteers.  If your club needs to maintain its good standing with Colorado Cycling by helping with a race, this opportunity is for you! We have several slots that would be perfect for a team to manage, such as luggage vehicles (3), pace cars and aid station management.

 

Volunteer slots are available for Friday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th if your team is racing. Some of our volunteer slots even have a stipend available!  Please share with your team, and if you would like to receive credit for helping with your Colorado Cycling Club obligations, let me know and I will make sure that Yvonne has your information.

Any individuals that would like to help, with or without your team, you are certainly welcome too! Please use this volunteer signup link.

 

Bannock Street Criterium. One of our most long-standing criteriums is back right in the heart of Denver on July 17th. This race is also the junior State Criterium Championships, as well as being one of our longest running events. The Front Rangers Cycling Club has done a great job hanging onto this course in downtown Denver! More info HERE

 

July 18th, Guanella Pass Hill Climb; This is in my (Shawn Ferrell) humble opinion the prettiest climb we race up in Colorado. The views from the top are just spectacular, plus it is a climb that is challenging enough for the pros without being too deadly to everyone else. Welcome back to Guanella! More info HERE

 

The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb on July 24th is the most epic single-day event in Colorado racing history. This year it is also the State Hill Climb Championship for Seniors and Masters. Its history is a who’s who of cycling, and everyone, even crit riders should do it at least once. Make this your year to stand proud among all the racers that have accomplished this epic race over the last 55 years.

The event is Online Registration Only, and it closes at noon on July 21st. Join the mountain goats and honor Bob Cook, one of the greatest American climbers ever. More info HERE

 

Central Park criterium is back in action on July 25th. This fun course always leads to some great action. This is an Online Registration Only event, and registration closes at 10 AM on July 23rd.

Ride the event and be sure to stick around for the men’s and women’s miss and out event at the end of the day. It is always a blast to watch. More info HERE

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    • Boulder Peak
  • Rich
    • Bermuda next
    • Population ~62,000
    • Bermuda is one of the 14 British Overseas Territories
    • 54 square kilometers or 20 square miles
    • 21 miles long and 1.5 at the widest point
    • 54% Black, 31% White, 8% Multiracial, 4% Asian, 3% Other
    • COVID
    • Culture
    • Flora Duffy

 

Video of the Week:

Flora Duffy Highlights World Triathlon Series Bermuda 2018

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Jul 9, 2021

This week we have Bob Seebohar to talk about using testing data to prepare a race pacing and fueling plan.   As Bob like's to say "Test. Don't guess."

 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

 

As you know, we’re huge fans of Venga CBD. It really helps us recover more quickly from our workouts and have way less soreness, helps with sleep and reduces inflammation.

 

Venga is now offering personalized CBD plans. All you have to do is take a simple quiz to get you started! Answer a few questions and, voila - there’s your personalized CBD recommendation! It’s all based on YOU - what CBD YOU need right now to meet your goals.

 

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Goal: 5 Mistakes Download

We’ve been using CBD for a long time now and I have to admit - we didn’t always know what we were doing with it. It’s easy to get confused when you don’t know when, how much, or even why to take it.

 

It wasn’t until we found Venga CBD that it all really started to click. Venga CBD makes really powerful CBD, and they know that if you’re using it wrong, you’re just not going to get the full benefit. And that kind of defeats the purpose.

 

Fortunately, they have this really cool free download that walks you through the mistakes athletes make when they start using CBD. Guys, after reading this, it all started to make sense and it became clear we needed to make a few adjustments in order to get the full benefit of their products.

 

If you’re currently using CBD, or are just curious about it, I highly recommend you grab this free download. It costs nothing and it is super useful.

Simply go to VengaCBD.com/5mistakes - that’s the number 5, mistakes, no spaces, and request your free download.

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Bob Seebohar
  • Endurance News - Le Tour, The Olympics
  • What New in the 303 -
  • Video of the Week -

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Team UCAN Olympians - Meet the Athletes Going for Gold

  • Katy Zaferes - Triathlon
  • Michael Andrew - Swimming
  • Kelsey Wong - Swimming
  • Maggie Steffens - Water Polo
  • Katie Lou Samuelson - Basketball
  • Stefanie Dolson - 303 Basketball

Olympian Michael Andrew on Nutrition for Swimming

Michael Andrew is an athletic phenom, famous for breaking the most National Age Group Records in USA Swimming history (100+). He’s the youngest swimmer ever to turn pro, doing so at the age of 14, and recently tied Michael Phelps as the second fastest 100M USA swimmer of all time.

 

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Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

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Interview with Bob Seebohar

Bob Seebohar is the author of a number of books including Nutrition Periodization for Endurance Athletes and Metabolic Efficiency Training.

 

He's been a guest a couple of times on the show.

Play #49  NOV 27 - Author, Bob Seebohar on the 2nd edition of Metabolic Efficiency Training

Play #160 JAN 13 - Bob Seebohar's advice for re-establishing good nutrition after the holidays.

 

Bob helped me with a metabolic improvement back in 2018 doing a 7-week experiment. We did a pretest, changed my diet to be more metabolically efficient, and retested with remarkable results.

 

Most recently I referred an athlete I coach to Bob for testing to dial the athlete's race-pacing and race-nutrition plan.  Matty Emmet paced and fueled perfectly at Chattanooga 70.3.

 

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It's big time training and racing season.  Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

 

 

Tour De France

https://www.letour.fr/en/rankings

Withdrawals - Tour de France (letour.fr)

 

 

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Former Boulder District Attorney Weighs in on Case of Gwen Inglis death

Mike Foote is a former District Attorney for Boulder, a former state legislator and a very avid cyclist. He was instrumental in passing the Vulnerable User legislation in 2019 to give stricter penalties on motorist who injury or kill pedestrians and cyclists. In the wake of the Gwen Inglis killing while she rode her bike and was struck by what is believed to be an impaired driver, Mike walks us through how this case will unfold.

 

Learn more about some of our Olympians with 303!

Kyle Coon and Andy Potts "See what is engine is capable of"

Hailey Danz

Summer Rappaport

Taylor Knibb

Amy Dixon

Coach Ian Obrien

 

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    • Boulder Peak on Sunday
  • Rich
    • Pikes Peak last Sunday
    • Bermuda next
      • Cousin Andrew Soares
      • Sue Reynolds and Worlds in BDA

 

 

Video of the Week:

Teaser for next week's interview with Kyle Coon

Para USAT Athlete Kyle Coon guided for first time by legendary, Olympian Andy Potts

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews

  • Kyle Coon is going to Tokyo with Andy Potts as his guide!

 

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Jul 3, 2021

660 U.S. Cities, 107 international cities, 12 countries worldwide - that's right People for Bikes has published their 2021 rankings based on the bike network and community. This week we have Jenn Dice with us to talk about People For Bikes and how they work with state and local governments to promote investment in cycling infrastructure, plus resources like the Ride Spot App.

 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

 

As you know, we’re huge fans of Venga CBD. It really helps us recover more quickly from our workouts and have way less soreness, helps with sleep and reduces inflammation.

 

Venga is now offering personalized CBD plans. All you have to do is take a simple quiz to get you started! Answer a few questions and, voila - there’s your personalized CBD recommendation! It’s all based on YOU - what CBD YOU need right now to meet your goals.

 

It’s super easy to go take this quiz on their website. Just go to vengacbd.com/quiz and (you didn’t hear it from us but…) there’s a freebie in it for you just for taking the quiz.

 

So go - right now - to vengacbd.com/quiz and get started. We trust these guys 100% and they’ll make it really easy for you to get started with the RIGHT CBD.

 

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

Goal: 5 Mistakes Download

We’ve been using CBD for a long time now and I have to admit - we didn’t always know what we were doing with it. It’s easy to get confused when you don’t know when, how much, or even why to take it.

 

It wasn’t until we found Venga CBD that it all really started to click. Venga CBD makes really powerful CBD, and they know that if you’re using it wrong, you’re just not going to get the full benefit. And that kind of defeats the purpose.

 

Fortunately, they have this really cool free download that walks you through the mistakes athletes make when they start using CBD. Guys, after reading this, it all started to make sense and it became clear we needed to make a few adjustments in order to get the full benefit of their products.

 

If you’re currently using CBD, or are just curious about it, I highly recommend you grab this free download. It costs nothing and it is super useful.

Simply go to VengaCBD.com/5mistakes - that’s the number 5, mistakes, no spaces, and request your free download.

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Jenn Dice
  • Endurance News - Le Tour, The Olympics, The Collins Cup
  • What New in the 303 - Lake To Lake Saturday; Boulder Sunrise Report
  • Video of the Week - Collins Cup promo - "PTO Beyond Human"

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

The next 6 weeks are going to be a big training and racing block.  I just picked up a new tube of the tropical orange Energy powder, the same flavor in the hydration sodium formula and yes UCAN Edge. I used all three in my race this past weekend and it treated me great.  I hit the run with plenty of hydration and slow release carbs on board.  The only downside was that I so in the zone about the race that I completely forgot to take a picture of my transition with my UCAN.

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

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Interview with Jenn Dice

We've had several discussions on this show about how much effort goes into city planning and bike infrastructure. We know there's a lot of cities that have great cycling infrastructure with protected bike lanes lots of low stress places to ride.  There are plenty of cities out there that don't have good cycling infrastructure and maybe you're looking for a way to improve riding in your city.  I remember renting a road bike in Orlando and had a bugger of a time finding a safe place to ride.  People for Bikes has recently released their ratings of cities throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.  The bottom of the barrel ranking is a 5 and the KOM has a rating of 83. Our guest this week is People for Bikes, CEO, Jenn Dice.

https://cityratings.peopleforbikes.org/how-city-ratings-works

https://cityratings.peopleforbikes.org/ratings

Denver 41

Chattanooga 27

Boulder 65 (top 10)

Fort Collins 49 (top 10)

 

Jenn Dice has spent her entire career preparing for her role as CEO of People For Bikes.  Here resume reveals a straight progression from her MA in Public Administration to her first internship at the City Manager's office in Silverthorne, CO.  From there, Jenn went on to be a Transportation Lobbyist and then did a 11.5 year stint as the Director of Government Affairs at IMBA.  Jenn made the move to the VP of Government Relations at People for Bikes and is now their CEO.

 

 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

It's big time training and racing season.  Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

 

Officials arrest woman who provoked stage 1 crash at Tour de France

Police arrested the woman they say caused Tony Martin (Jumbo-Visma) to crash on stage 1 of the 2021 Tour de France, media reports said.

 

The suspect, who held a sign in front of the peloton and provoked a high-speed crash that blocked the peloton, was taken into custody Wednesday in Landerneau, where stage 1 finished.  “The woman has been formally identified and she was taken into custody a few minutes ago,” said Camille Miansoni, the state prosecutor for the city of Brest in Brittany. “A suspect is in custody.”

 

The French gendarmerie in Finistère announced an investigation into the incident, citing “involuntary injuries with incapacity not exceeding three months by manifestly deliberate violation of an obligation of safety or prudence,” reports RTL.  French officials made a public request for witnesses to come forward to provide information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

 

As a result of the crash, Jasha Sütterlin (Team DSM) was forced to abandon the stage.  If found to be responsible for causing the crash — and subsequently all the dozens of riders who were involved in the crash, to come down — the spectator could face fines of €1,500, as well as additional penalties should Sütterlin decided to pursue further legal action.

 

The case was of interest due to the high-profile incident in the opening stage of the Tour as well as the decision by authorities to pursue a fan, something that might be unprecedented in Tour history.  While Martin is not actively serving as a law enforcement official, social media was quick to support the German time trial specialist, who is a German police officer, in holding the spectator accountable.

 

Tour De France

https://www.letour.fr/en/rankings

https://youtu.be/fi7rJfSrW58

 

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

About Lake to Lake and Bill's Chat with Rocky Harris

Boulder Sunrise Race Report

Chat with DA about Bike Law

Julie Coleman Ironman Boulder 70.3

 

Boulder Pro Sam Long wins in Coeur d'Alene

Sam Long, 25, cruised to his first Ironman Coeur d'Alene men's title, finishing in 8 hours, 7 minutes and 40 seconds, a new course record for the full 140.3-mile race, which was held annually in Coeur d'Alene starting in 2003, but the full Ironman returned to the Lake City for the first time since 2017.

 

"Unfortunately, my dad couldn't come," said Long, of Boulder, Colo. "But I'm sure he's glued to his television somewhere watching. He told me before he left to go out and win it for him. He got me into this, not for the triathlon, but just to get outdoors."

 

Likewise, Carrie Lester, 40, won the women's race in a record time of 8 hours, 54 minutes and 51 seconds.

 

For Lester, who has now won eight Ironman triathlons, it was a bit of challenge just to get to the starting line.

 

"I'm 40 and had a career-best year in 2019 before COVID hit," said the Australian-born Lester, who lives in San Diego. "I had good momentum going into 2020 and obviously things changed. I really kind of felt lost, and wondered if I wanted to continue. Each year, it gets harder and harder as you get older. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get to that level again. To be able to do, with the support of my husband, Scott, to be able to put out a performance like that, it was unbelievable."

 

Winners of the men's and women's races each received $15,000, with $9,000 for second and $7,000 for third. Only the top 10 male and female finishers received money from the $100,000 purse.

 

Long won in his previous appearance in Coeur d'Alene, finishing as the high amateur in 2015.

 

"I definitely went a lot faster today," Long said. "I had the same process and mindset. I've just dedicated my life to this in the last six years. I really aligned my priorities, commitments and just focused on racing. I live with my parents in Colorado and it's really gotten me closer to home and the things that are most important to me."

 

Temperatures reached 101 degrees on Sunday, with the temperature of the pavement measured at 133 degrees before the men's finish.

 

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

 

 

Video of the Week:

PTO launched Beyond Human - Episode One.

 

Fan with sign causes huge pile-up in Stage 1 of the Tour de France | Cycling on NBCSports

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews

  • Bob Seebohar to help us understand how to use metabolic testing to put together a race pacing and nutrition plan

 

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Jun 26, 2021

This week we have 2021 Olympic Triathlon team member Summer Rappaport joining us to talk about her road to Tokyo which started in 2019 at the Tokyo test event.  Summer was a varsity swimmer and runner at Villanova University and, following graduation, she entered the USAT Collegiate Recruitment program, earning her pro card in March 2014.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

 

As you know, we’re huge fans of Venga CBD. It really helps us recover more quickly from our workouts and have way less soreness, helps with sleep and reduces inflammation.

 

We’ve been taking CBD for a long time now, but if you’re new to it - or haven’t yet tried it - you might be confused about where to start.

 

Well, good news. Venga is now offering personalized CBD plans. All you have to do is take a simple quiz to get you started! Answer a few questions and, voila - there’s your personalized CBD recommendation! It’s all based on YOU - what CBD YOU need right now to meet your goals.

 

Guys, it’s super easy to go take this quiz on their website. Just go to vengacbd.com/quiz and (you didn’t hear it from us but…) there’s a freebie in it for you just for taking the quiz.

 

So go - right now - to vengacbd.com/quiz and get started. We trust these guys 100% and they’ll make it really easy for you to get started with the RIGHT CBD.

 

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

Goal: 5 Mistakes Download

We’ve been using CBD for a long time now and I have to admit - we didn’t always know what we were doing with it. It’s easy to get confused when you don’t know when, how much, or even why to take it.

 

It wasn’t until we found Venga CBD that it all really started to click. Venga CBD makes really powerful CBD, and they know that if you’re using it wrong, you’re just not going to get the full benefit. And that kind of defeats the purpose.

 

Fortunately, they have this really cool free download that walks you through the mistakes athletes make when they start using CBD. Guys, after reading this, it all started to make sense and it became clear we needed to make a few adjustments in order to get the full benefit of their products.

 

If you’re currently using CBD, or are just curious about it, I highly recommend you grab this free download. It costs nothing and it is super useful.

Simply go to VengaCBD.com/5mistakes - that’s the number 5, mistakes, no spaces, and request your free download.

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Summer Rappaport
  • Endurance News - Driver Rams Cyclists In Arizona Race, Critically Injuring 6; Peloton Threatens to Brick It's Treadmill Customers
  • What New in the 303 - Lake To Lake Saturday; Boulder Sunrise Sunday; CHAIN LETTERS: An Essay Contest
  • Video of the Week - PTO announces Daniela Ryf as greatest all time triathlete

 

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

Interview with Summer Rappaport

Summer was a varsity swimmer and runner at Villanova University and, following graduation, she entered the USAT Collegiate Recruitment program, earning her pro card in March 2014. After a first World Cup podium in 2015 in Alanya, in 2016, Summer scored three major wins with a debut WTS victory in Edmonton and golds at the Chengdu and Tongyeong World Cups, and was named ITU’s Breakout Female Star of the Year.

 

The 2019 season was the first that Summer competed as Rappaport after changing from Cook, beginning in style with silver in Cape Town and putting together a brilliant run that included silver at WTS Yokohama, gold in Huatulco, third in Hamburg and another silver in Edmonton.

 

Highlights:

- Winner 2019 Huatulco World Cup

- Winner 2017 & 2018 Miyazaki World Cup

- Winner 2018 Antwerp World Cup

- Winner 2017 Tongyeong World Cup

- Winner 2016 World Triathlon Edmonton

 

The US Triathlon team - Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.) and Katie Zaferes (Cary, N.C.) were newly announced to the roster, joining Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.), Taylor Knibb (Washington, D.C.) and Morgan Pearson (Boulder, Colo.).

 

Is there a team race strategy or an individual.

 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

It's big time training and racing season.  Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

 

Driver Rams Cyclists In Arizona Race, Critically Injuring 6

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — A driver in a pickup truck plowed into bicyclists during a community road race in Arizona on Saturday, critically injuring several riders before police chased the driver and shot him outside a nearby hardware store, authorities said.

 

Six people were taken to a hospital in critical condition after the crash in the mountain town of Show Low, about a three-hour drive northeast of Phoenix, police said. Helmets, shoes and crumpled and broken bicycles were strewn across the street after the crash, and a tire was wedged into the grill of the truck, which had damage to its top and sides and a bullet hole in a window.

 

Two other people went to a hospital themselves, city spokeswoman Grace Payne said, and one of the severely injured was later flown by medical helicopter to a Phoenix-area hospital.  The suspect, a 35-year-old man, also was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.  "We don't know the motivation," Payne told The Associated Press. "We know he fled the scene."

 

Police said a Ford pickup truck struck the bicyclists about 7:25 a.m. in downtown Show Low during the annual 58-mile (93-kilometer) Bike the Bluff race, then fled. Officers pursued the driver and tried to stop him before he was shot, authorities said.

 

 

Peloton threatens to brick customers' $4,295 treadmills unless they pay up

The maker of the $4,295 Tread+ treadmill alerted customers that, going forward, they'll need to start forking over $39.99 per month if they want to keep using the exercise equipment they already own. The company confirmed the move over email, after a message to customers announcing the plan was shared by Peloton user Brianna Wu on Twitter.

At issue is the recall of the Peloton Tread and Tread+, following disturbing incidents of children and pets being sucked under the machines resulting in injuries and even one death. According to the company, a new feature called Tread Lock will prevent "unauthorized access" to the Tread+.

"Unfortunately, Tread Lock is not yet available without a Peloton Membership," explained the Peloton statement to Mashable, "which means Tread+ owners without a subscription cannot access Just Run at this time."

For those not familiar with the Peloton lingo, "Just Run" was a setting on Peloton's treadmills which allowed owners to use the product without a monthly subscription. That option, according to Peloton, is no more. In other words, Tread+ owners who previously opted to not pay the monthly subscription fee now find they have no choice if they want to keep using the bulky machine taking up valuable real estate in their apartments or homes.

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What's New in the 303:

 

Is the popularity of Gravel Racing changing the ethos of the sport?

Much of the coverage of Unbound Gravel – 2021, formerly known as Dirty Kanza, centered around a number of interesting in-race situations. Such as the men’s elite leaders in the 200-mile event appearing to “neutralize” the final aid station while each member of the lead group took on fuel and hydration, and others worked out mechanical issues.

An agreement to “settle things on the course” strikes me as a fine example of sportsmanship to aspire to. To allow each individual the opportunity at the win based on their skills, fitness and grit. Chapeau gents.

 

CHAIN LETTERS: An Essay Contest

Why do you love cycling and why does cycling make the world a better place?

If you are a Colorado kid, between the ages of 12 – 18, you can win a great selection of prizes, by answering this question in 750 words, but no more than 2,000.

 

Deadline for entry is August 15, 2021 at midnight.  Grand Prizes for the top 3 essays, as selected by a panel of judges, from the essays submitted will be announced on August 23, 2021.  Random contestant essays will be selected on July 16 and August 2 for bike-related prizes — so don’t wait, enter early for the best chance chance to win!

 

Video of the Week:

Daniela Ryf: Greatest of All Time | PTO

 

Upcoming Interviews

  • Jenn Dice to talk about People For Bikes and their mission for bikes in transportation, mobility and recreation decisions at all levels of government. We ensure bikes are prioritized and positioned as a real solution to improve Americans’ health, connect communities, boost local and state economies, strengthen our nation and protect our planet. 
  • Bob Seebohar to help us understand how to use metabolic testing to put together a race pacing and nutrition plan

 

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Jun 19, 2021

This week we have world record owner Mike Tiernery.  He rode up Mauna Kea in eleven hours, forty-four miles, nearly 14,000 vertical feet on one 29-inch wheel. That's right, a unicycle!

Mike Tiernery has been riding unicycles in epic rides in Colorado and elsewhere.  100 mile Copper Triangle (4 passes), the 48-mile Iron Horse Classic (Durango to Silverton over Coal Bank and Molas passes), or the world record Mauna Kea 14K, Mike does it all on a unicycle.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Mike Tiernery
  • Endurance News - Olympics - Triathlon Team, Why 3 women and 2 men, Katy Ledecky
  • What New in the 303 - Rattler Racing in WinterPark and Ragnar Report from last week
  • Video of the Week - Mike Teirnery World Record

 

 

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Interview with Mike Tiernery

Years ago, I saw some guy riding a unicycle coming down Lookout Mountain as I was riding up with some friends.  I remember saying out loud "do you guys see what I see"?

 

Mike Tiernery has been riding unicycles in epic rides in Colorado and elsewhere.  100 mile Copper Triangle (4 passes), the 48-mile Iron Horse Classic (Durango to Silverton over Coal Bank and Molas passes), or the world record Mauna Kea 14K, Mike does it all on a unicycle.

 

Tierney loves to train by climbing Independence Pass in the spring, when the road had been plowed but is still closed to vehicular traffic. He says he has a passion for climbing hills on his uni, and he likes the simplicity and the “Zen state” it puts him in.

 

FIETS – What’s FIETS? | George's Epic Adventures (epictrain.me)

Aspen man sets world record climbing Hawaiian volcano on unicycle – The Denver Post

The iron hoss - Durango Telegraph

Unicyclist climbing to new heights – The Denver Post

Aspen unicyclist tackles tough terrain | VailDaily.com

a5E3A5745--Unicyclist Mike Tierney making it to the summit… | Flickr

Mike Tierney World Record Unicycle Climb

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

USA TRIATHLON ANNOUNCES 2020 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIATHLON TEAM

USA Triathlon today announced its 2020 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team, comprised of the five athletes who will represent the United States in triathlon competition at this summer’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.) and Katie Zaferes (Cary, N.C.) were newly announced to the roster, joining Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.), Taylor Knibb (Washington, D.C.) and Morgan Pearson (Boulder, Colo.), who were already qualified.

 

The five members of the Tokyo-bound team have a wealth of experience and success on the international race circuit, with a combined 32 World Triathlon Championship Series medals, 30 World Triathlon Cup medals and 12 World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series medals between them.

 

 

The road to Tokyo 2020

For the first time in history, our triathletes will compete across three medal events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The long journey to be among those chosen to compete for Olympic glory begins in Japan this weekend, at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama. In just over two years’ time, 55 men and 55 women be going for Olympic gold in the individual events and then again in country-based teams of four in the Mixed Relay. The qualification period starts on 11 May 2018, and will finish the very same day in 2020.

 

“Tokyo is going to be an extremely important event not only for the International Triathlon Union, but also for the history of our sport and for the athletes competing there”, said ITU President and IOC member, Marisol Casado. “The Olympic Games is the pinnacle of the sport, and to give our athletes the opportunity to earn two medals in the same Games is something of which we should all be very proud. With male and female athletes competing together as a team we will show the world just how committed triathlon is to gender equality, and how our athletes can shine and perform under any circumstances, both individually and as a team”, she said.

 

“For this Qualification period, the key for the National Federations will be to find the balance in the focus of the individual and mixed relay participation in the next two years. It will require a real team effort from all the Federations”, explained Gergely Markus, ITU Sports Director.

 

There will be various ways to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and earn one of the 55 spots available. As a new addition to the previous qualification criteria, there will be Mixed Relay events counting towards the qualification.

 

The top seven countries on the Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Ranking as of March 31, 2020, will secure two men’s and two women’s quota places each.

 

Three further countries will be awarded two men’s and two women’s places at a qualification event for the top 18-ranked countries (not including those already qualified) to be held between 1 April and 11 May, 2020. Our Olympic Games hosts Japan are already guaranteed their four places in the Mixed Relay.

 

Via these three methods, 22 places will have been secured, with a further 26 places then available through the Individual Olympic Qualification Ranking.

 

For those countries with 2-2 places already secured by any of the previous qualification pathways, the top 2 athletes in both genders will not be considered in this ranking.

 

Countries with three or more athletes among the top 30 of this ranking will be able to secure a third quota place, otherwise there will be a maximum two per country.

 

The overall Olympic eligibility criteria for any athlete will be finishing in the top 140 of the Individual Olympic Qualification Ranking.

 

The “new flag” rule will be applied again for the qualification for Tokyo 2020. The countries that will be eligible for those places will be the ones which athletes’ are at the best ranking position from the continent on the ITU World Ranking from those countries which didn’t secure any place by any means of the above.

 

Last but not least, a maximum of two invitations will be awarded to countries entitled to receive such places and with eligible athletes according to the IOC criteria and who are represented in the top 180 of the ITU World Ranking.

 

It is important to remember that quota places will be earned by the countries, not the individuals. It remains the decision of each National Olympic Committee which athletes are chosen to take them.

 

Athletes will not have to compete in the individual events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to be part of the team of the Mixed Relay event, but their country’s quota would not be increased in such cases.

 

 

U.S. Olympic Trials: Katie Ledecky wins 200, 1500 meter freestyle titles

Katie Ledecky secured two Olympic bids on Wednesday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., winning the 200-meter freestyle and cruising in the 1,500-meter freestyle to qualify in those events for for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

 

A little more than an hour after winning the 200 freestyle in 1:55.11, Ledecky — the world record holder in the 1,500 — swam the fastest 1,500-meter time in the world this year (15:40.50) for victory. Erica Sullivan was second at 15:51.18.

 

Ledecky has the top 10 fastest times in history in the women's 1,500 freestyle. She previously won the 400-meter freestyle final on Monday. Ledecky has won six medals at the Olympics (five gold, one silver), including five at the 2016 games.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Check Out Upcoming 3 Day MTB Stage Race in Winter Park–Qualifier for Nationals

Rattler Racing has been around awhile just coming off a successful new gravel race in Eastern Colorado, the Mad Gravel. Now their focus will turn to a three day mountain bike stage race in Winter Park June 17-19–and you will not be racing on Fathers Day if you need to keep that open for family time.

 

Looking over the event information and having talked with Race Director Dave Muscianisi, you know the goal is to have a lot of fun, be challenged and have a lot of fun–oh wait did I say that already? Here are a few rules that foreshadow the vibe for a well organized event on some beautiful trails and roads in Grand County.

 

Rule 1: You will smile no matter the pain.

Rule 6: Be nice to the land, it never did anything to you.

Rule 8: If you don’t thank a volunteer, you will be publicly shamed.

 

 

Confessions of a Ragnar Newbie

Shout out to Emma Pearson of Athletic Brewing Company for the free 6 pack of Run Wild IPA, All Out Stout and Rainbow Wall IPA (their pride month beer).

 

Just hit the highlights

  • Amber Hardesty and marketing director Dave Deboer
  • Aaron, Rich, Josh, Jake, Patrick, Chris, Matt, Matt
  • 13 overall and 3 in Male Open

 

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    •  
  • Rich

Riding Squaw Pass on Saturday, Fathers Day baby back smoked ribs Sunday

 

 

Video of the Week:

Mike Tierney World Record Unicycle Climb

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews

  • People For Bikes

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Jun 11, 2021

A few weeks back we had Taylor Knibb on the show after her gold performance at Yokohama. She gave a lot of credit to the coaching of Ian O'Brien.  This week we have Coach Ian O'Brien of Origin Performance joining us to talk about his work with Taylor and his squad of Olympic team and hopefuls.

 

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Ian O'Brien
  • Endurance News - Alistair Brownlee DQ'd for Unnecessary Roughness on the Swim Leeds, Iron Cowboy going for 100
  • What New in the 303 - Letter to the Editor of Triathlete
  • Video of the Week - Leeds Highlights

 

 

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Saw Tim O'Donnell has his hands on UCAN EDGE.  Each has 15g of SuperStarch Energy and 0g sugar.  They are not a gel consistency, which is awesome!  Is much more like a liquid.  Tear off the top and just rolled it up.  It wasn't sticky like gels.  The flavor is like the tropical orange flavor of the Energy SuperStarch powder.  I may  my extra test tubes of UCAN SuperStarch.

 

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Interview with Coach Ian O'Brien

Ian O'Brien was the National Elite Coach of the Year for 2016, 2018 and 2019.  He is the owner at ORIGIN Performance ITU Triathlon Training Group.  He is a former Instructor, Trainer. Advisor and Mentor at West Point - The U.S. Military Academy.  He's a former Tip of the Spear Enforcer of Foreign Policy at British Army.

 

His credentials include:

ITU Specific Training group - designed to take development athletes to WTS podiums

British Triathlon Level III (USAT Level III equivalent)

USAT Level II (Tutor)

USAT Level II Coach

USAT Elite Mentorship Program Tutor

British Cycling Level II

UK Athletics CoachIQ+ Functional Science

 

Located: Boulder CO

 

https://www.facebook.com/ORIGINperform/

www.originperform.com

Instagram - @ianobriencoaching

Facebook - @IanOBrienCoach

 

 

A sustainable, athlete-centered, coach-driven High Performance environment that positions Ian OBrien Coaching elite athletes to achieve the highest measures of success at major international competitions.

https://www.originperform.com/coaches

 

Post interview discussion

  • Corrected my pronunciation of Arzechena

 

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Endurance News:

 

Magnificent Maya Kingma wins first Series gold in Leeds

The Netherlands’ Maya Kingma became the queen of the north of England on Sunday afternoon, delivering a near-perfect race to take her first ever Series win at the World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds. Just as she had in the Yokohama season-opener, Kingma was able to break away on the bike, this time with Great Britain’s Jess Learmonth and Sophie Coldwell for company, and the three just grew and grew their lead. Coldwell hung on for a memorable first medal at the top level, but the day belonged to Kingma, who now finds herself top of the world rankings two races in.


The new-look WTCS Leeds course had a few surprises in store once the familiar 1.5km swim in Waterloo Lake had been negotiated, a long climb out of transition and 40km bike course entirely in Roundhay Park, before a 10km run that ended with a fierce incline and a tough finale.  With the swimming skills of British long-distance specialist Lucy-Charles Barclay - on the World Triathlon start list for the first time - and Jess Learmonth setting the pace, the swim strung out quickly, Kingma and Vittoria Lopes (BRA) both well in check with those out front.

 

Sophie Coldwell and Taylor Spivey (USA) completed a front six that managed to carve out a 30-second advantage by the closing stages, while Beth Potter (GBR) and Natalie van Coevorden (AUS) emerged from the second lap with Flora Duffy (BER) for company and ready to test herself on the return to racing.

 

While Learmonth, Coldwell and Kingma were on their bikes and up the first climb efficiently, Spivey, Charles-Barclay and Lopes dropped slightly back and could only form a trio just off the front three.  Potter was chasing to keep up with Duffy, while a third group further back included Katie Zaferes already over a minute back with Valerie Barthelemy (BEL), Amelie Kretz (CAN) and Carolyn Hayes (IRL).

 

Duffy road solo to bridge up to the three chasers and managed to get them organised by lap three, but by that point the damage was done and the gap to the second pack was already close to a minute, 90 seconds to to Potter and Britain’s Non Stanford’s group, two minutes to the likes of Laura Lindemann (GER) and Zaferes.  With two laps to go and the front three working so well, the gap grew to two minutes, and while the groups behind merged, there was now over three minutes to make up on the leaders.

 

Heading down into transition for the last time, Kingma was again into the run shoes fast and out looking fresh. Behind the leaders, Duffy again chose to go it alone and start to hunt down the podium solo after Spivey and Charles-Barclay struggled in T2. Hayes was also rolling the dice, Potter and Cassandre Beaugrand (FRA) going through the gears and setting up a big finish.

 

As Coldwell dropped back it became a shootout for gold between Learmonth and Kingma, neither looking like slowing their pace. Duffy was flying but running out of course, her 10km split of 33’47 nearly 20 seconds faster than Potter who ran her way into the top 10 but couldn’t quite catch Spivey and Charles-Barclay.

 

It wasn’t until the final 500m that Kingma made her decisive move and by that point, Learmonth could not respond. Taking the final climb solo, the 26-year-old was able to soak up the moment, taking the tape with joy. Learmonth’s silver was a typically gutsy display, a delighted Coldwell finishing ten seconds behind her teammate to celebrate a first WTCS medal.

 

Duffy finished fourth, Charles-Barclay managed to out-pace Spivey to fifth, Potter, Beaugrand, Lindemann and Hayes rounding out the top ten.

 

You can see the full results here

Elite Men

Elite Women

 

 

Through pain and controversy, the ‘Iron Cowboy’ chases 100 triathlons in 100 days

“Iron Cowboy,” Lawrence aims to conquer 100 full-distance triathlons in 100 days. Set to finish Tuesday, he has said he wants to push the limits of human endurance while raising funds for an organization that claims to fight human trafficking.

 

His plan is simple, if maniacal: He hits the local pool at 5:30 a.m. and swims for about 90 minutes. Then he hops on his bike for a loop around Lindon that takes five or six hours. Then, after a break, he starts his daily marathon, which normally takes around seven hours. It all adds up to about 15 hours of daily exercise, which supporters can, and do, follow online or even in person.

 

Lawrence said his nails have fallen off and regrown over the length of the Challenge 100. (Matthew Norton)

But controversy has trailed him, too. Ironman, the corporation that owns the majority of triathlon events worldwide, has urged Lawrence not to use its brand name. Some triathletes have criticized his use of IV injections to stay hydrated, because a dose of more than 100 milliliters in a 12-hour period would be prohibited in a World Anti-Doping Agency signatory event. (WADA, which has no jurisdiction over Lawrence’s event, declined to comment.)

 

The beneficiary of his fundraising is controversial, too: Operation Underground Railroad is a nonprofit supported by former president Donald Trump that claims to fight human trafficking. It is under investigation by Utah prosecutors after reports surfaced of it falsely claiming credit for the results of operations. (In a statement, the organization said it followed the law and would cooperate with any investigation.)

 

Last month, on Day 87, Lawrence answered a video call wearing a red T-shirt, camouflage shorts, electric blue shades and a baseball hat. He was in the middle of that day’s marathon; some supporters flanked him as he walked. He quickly switched off the video and answered questions with the economy of a man in conservation mode. He felt “fantastic,” he said, but wanted to “only focus on the positive things,” such as “good times with family.”

 

Those have been harder to come by lately. In an interview, his wife, Sunny, said Lawrence is “perfectly miserable and ready for this thing to be done.” He is “always in pain,” she said, “and there’s always something that bothers him. He didn’t even start taking any pain relievers until two weeks ago.” He’s been walking the marathon since Day 3 or 4.

 

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Lawrence bikes on Day 17 of Conquer 100. His use of IVs has been divisive among triathletes. (Matthew Norton)

He knows well how to endure pain and carry on. He’s a former wrestler turned golfer who tried, unsuccessfully, to go pro. He started his endurance sports career with a four-mile run in 2004, followed by a marathon, then triathlons. In 2010, he set the world record by completing 22 half-distance triathlons in 33 weeks. Two years later, he completed 30 long-distance events in one year.

 

Sunny says his mental resilience has roots in wrestling and golf, but she adds that she never saw anything in her husband that showed such toughness until they lost their mortgage business — and their house and their car — in 2010.  “I hadn’t seen anything in our marriage to show any sign of mental grit until we hit the recession,” she said. “That’s when we had to pull together and, when he went into triathlon, saying he wanted to do some crazy stuff.”

 

In 2015, he took on a seemingly impossible challenge: 50 full triathlons in 50 days in 50 states, which he said he did to increase awareness of childhood obesity and raise money for the now-defunct Jamie Oliver Foundation. Lawrence, who now makes a living as a professional speaker, came under fire because the link for donations on his website didn’t work, though the foundation later confirmed it received the funds. The physical and logistical nightmare was portrayed in the documentary “Iron Cowboy: The Story of the 50:50:50.”

 

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

An Open Letter to Editor of Triathlete Magazine After Bashing Boulder Tri Community

Dear Kelly O’Mara, Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete Magazine,

 

This letter, from me Bill Plock, owner of 303Endurance Network, a native of Colorado, a triathlete and an advocate is in response to your Editor’s Note in the May/June issue of Triathlete Magazine where you wrote:

 

When I first got ready to start this Editor’s Note, I was going to make fun of the Boulder Tri scene. I was going to tell you how I think it’s overrated and I don’t “get” it. I was going to poke to fun of the weirdly terrible bike paths and perpetual poor air quality. I was going to laugh at all the YouTube videos always being filmed everywhere you workout—as if the entire town is just a backdrop for social media… But then the day I started writing, a man with a gun walked into a grocery store here in town and shot 10 people…In reality, I still think the Boulder tri scene is silly. I’ll probably make fun of it again soon…

 

Where do I begin? Let’s see, using a mass murder shooting as a reason to not further bash the Boulder triathlon community, the athletes, and the people who work their asses off to provide infrastructure for safe routes for cyclists seems like a start. But wait, you did then go on to do exactly that… bash the Boulder community and the Boulder triathlon community anyway?

 

And then you go on to say you will probably make fun of Boulder again soon? Seriously? Why? Maybe you should spend some time in the community and apologize.

 

I realize this is your opinion and you are certainly entitled to it. However, as an industry representative speaking on a public platform to a wide audience – especially considering Triathlete’s recent partnership with USA Triathlon – your middle-school-bullying approach is damaging, offensive, and unprofessional.

 

To call the Boulder triathlon scene “overrated,” or triathletes (mostly pro’s) “silly” for making YouTube videos or bike paths “weird” or the air too polluted is simply outrageous.  Did you sit in town council meetings planning those bike paths? You were a pro triathlete, you know how hard sponsorships are, why bash athletes trying to make a social media effort? Where else would you like them to go? And the air pollution—sure, during fire season there are bad days, but you paint a picture for those outside of Boulder or Colorado that is wrong. (If you do the research, you will learn much of our air pollution is also a result of our high frequency of full sun days, combined with wind patterns from other states and countries.) Who are you to judge? 

 

Last I checked, Triathlete Magazine is part of Outside (formerly Pocket Outdoor Media) and is based in Boulder. Am I right? So you have chosen to make fun of the very community in which you work. Why make fun of professional triathletes making YouTube videos while training during a pandemic to try to be relative to their sponsors? Those same athletes who spend time on your podcasts or provide content for your readers and, like you, are trying to make a living in this industry not known to be lucrative. Aren’t we here to help each other?

 

Additionally, Triathlete Magazine’s reach to youth, first-time triathletes, Olympic hopefuls, and Team USA members are now among your front-row audience. You have wielded your PR wand in a terribly damaging and harmful way.

 

The Boulder bike path system is what makes Boulder one of the most bike friendly cities in the country. How many employees at Outside ride those trails? Did you know recently a sister publication of Outside graciously helped gather content for a cyclist killed a few miles south of Boulder to help the community heal? Do you know how hard it is to advocate for what you call, “those weirdly terrible bike paths” that undoubtedly save lives? What’s silly about that? Do you know the local advocacy team at Cyclists for Community? They are friends of mine because I ride with them. I take the time to know their mission. I would love to watch you tell them how silly those paths are at their next fund raiser.

 

So coming out of a pandemic with people anxious to race, and on the heels of a tragic shooting event, you call triathletes in Boulder silly? You call the triathlon community overrated? Overrated compared to what? Did you go to the Colorado Triathlon last weekend and feel the joy of athletes seeing each other again? Do you know Lance Panigutti of Without Limits and how hard he worked to save his business this past year? And you call him and the community overrated? How dare you.

 

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

On Friday, your team of 8 friends will begin your journey of three challenging trail loops that start and finish back at Ragnar Village. When the sun sets and the moon comes out, the party keeps going as runners head to the trails in the dark for a spirit-quest, soul-searching, star-fueled night of running.

 

Experience true mountain running with snow-capped peak views, blooming wildflowers, ridge running, buffed-out trails, and even a little climbing (with a BIG pay-off). With its incredible views, the altitude definitely won’t be the only thing taking your breath away. Your whole team will finish together on Saturday, triumphantly, under the Ragnar arch with unforgettable memories and a bond to last a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

Video of the Week:

AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds - Elite Men

 

 

 

AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds - Elite Women

 

 

Upcoming Interviews

  • 5th at Arzachena, Matt McElroy joining us to talk about that race, his race this weekend in Leeds and the Olympic selection process.

 

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Jun 5, 2021

This week we have Sharon Madison and John Genell from We Ride 4. We Ride 4 is a community of cyclists that create unique experiences for members through weekly rides, participation in cycling events and social gatherings throughout the year.  What makes them really unique is their charitable organization and partnerships to improve communities and conservation awareness.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

 

Venga CBD knows how important sleep is for athletes so they created Venga Super Sleep.  It has Melatonin, CBD AND an all-new cannabinoid CBN that’s been shown to promote sleep.  You get all three in Venga Super Sleep and it’s available now. I think they sold out in the first couple of days but are sure to have more soon.

 

Oh, and get this - no sleep aid hangover. You’ll wake up well-rested and refreshed because Venga Super Sleep is all-natural and works with your body’s systems to promote a great night’s sleep.  As with all of Venga CBD’s products, Super Sleep is 100% THC-free and non-habit forming.

 

You can check it out at Vengacbd.com/sleep and they have a great bundle offer running: If you buy a bottle of the Venga CBD daily CBD Ultra Gels, you can get a bottle of Super Sleep for just $34.00. It’s typically $85, so it’s a smokin’ deal!

 

Go to vengacbd.com/sleep to get all the details and don’t forget that our listeners get a X discount with coupon code X (only valid on full-priced items, not bundles).

 

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - We Ride 4
  • Endurance News - Arzechena, Leeds 
  • What New in the 303 - Colorado Tri, E-Rock and BRAC to Bicycle Colorado
  • Video of the Week - Arzechena Highlights

 

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

Saw Tim O'Donnell has his hands on UCAN EDGE.  Each has 15g of SuperStarch Energy and 0g sugar.  They are not a gel consistency, which is awesome!  Is much more like a liquid.  Tear off the top and just rolled it up.  It wasn't sticky like gels.  The flavor is like the tropical orange flavor of the Energy SuperStarch powder.  I may  my extra test tubes of UCAN SuperStarch.

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

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Interview with Sharon Madison and John Genell

Madison was once a professional cyclist, and has since dedicated her life’s work to building a community around the idea that a bike creates freedom and empowerment. She started the bike club at Wish 4 Wheels, providing bikes to second graders at Title 1 schools in Denver, and in the midst of the pandemic she created a new non-profit organization – We Ride 4 — which raises funds to support organizations that promote fitness, health and outdoor adventure for children.

 

We also have John Genell who is a former Board member of Wish for Wheels and helped found We Ride 4 with Sharon.  John comes from a career working in Big 5 Consulting.  John was at Deloitte when I was at Arthur Anderson.  More recently he worked at Grant Thornton and now in the property development business.  He's also an avid cyclist and Chief Ambassador at We Ride 4.

 

Let's get into our interview with Sharon Madison and John Genell.

We Ride 4

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

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Endurance News:

 

ARZACHENA, Italy — Matt McElroy (Huntington Beach, Calif.) led a group of five Americans Saturday at a World Triathlon Cup race in a 61-man field highlighted by three world champions in Arzachena, Italy. McElroy’s fifth-place finish was his best international result since a string of three consecutive World Triathlon Cup wins in the fall of 2019.

With a time of 55 minutes, 11 seconds on the sprint-distance course, McElroy was 12 seconds off a podium that was led by Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee, a two-time Olympic medalist and 2012 World Triathlon champion, in 54:48. Adrien Briffod of Switzerland claimed silver in 54:52 for his first World Triathlon Cup medal since a June 2017 win, while three-time World Triathlon champion Mario Mola of Spain was third in 54:59.

On a warm, dry day in Italy, it was Seth Rider (Germantown, Tenn.) who appeared to be the U.S. favorite through the start of the race. Hungary’s Márk Dévay led after the 750-meter swim, followed by a group of 10 that included Rider. In third after the first transition, the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympian took the lead at one point during the first lap of the bike among a trio that included Dévay and Brownlee.

Rider, McElroy and 2010 Youth Olympian Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.) all remained in the large lead group of up to 24 athletes throughout the three-lap, 19.3-kilometer ride with McDowell and McElroy sixth and seventh at the end of the bike, which was led by Frenchmen Paul Georgenthum and Arthur Berland. Rider was once again the leading American after the second transition, in fourth, until McElroy made his move during the 5-kilometer run.

McElroy vaulted from 11th to fifth in the first lap of the run, and fought to maintain that pace through the finish while Brownlee and Briffod broke away on the second and final lap to lead the race.  McDowell placed 21st in 56:05 and Rider 24th in 56:36. With a time of 57:43, 2016 Olympian Ben Kanute (Geneva, Ill.) was 35th, while Darr Smith (Atlanta, Ga.), who had raced the Olympic-distance World Triathlon Cup Lisbon one week prior, was 47th in 1:00:23.

McElroy’s finish improved his rank in the World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Rankings by one spot. The U.S. will send three men to Tokyo if it maintains three men in the top-30 of the Olympic Qualification Rankings by June 14. Morgan Pearson, who did not compete in Arzachena, is the only U.S. male currently qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team by way of his bronze medal at the World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama on May 15. All remaining spots on the U.S. Olympic Team will be named via discretion by USA Triathlon’s Games Athletes Selection Committee after June 14.

Other notes-

  • US only country to have 3 athletes each men and women
  • Jonathon Brownlee broke free by a mile on the first climb dropping Seth Rider and Richard Varga
  • Kristian Blummenfelt 20 seconds back on the swim finish and then caught JB on the decent of the first climb
  • Richard Varga first off the bike
  • Only one US woman in the field, Gina Sereno who DNF'd
  • Kevin McDowell, 21st
  • Ben Kanute down 3 minutes and 35th

 

Results: Elite Men | 2021 World Triathlon Cup Arzachena — World Triathlon

Results: Elite Women | 2021 World Triathlon Cup Arzachena — World Triathlon

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Without Limits, Boulder Triathlon Race info & registration | withoutlimits this weekend at Boulder Res with a Sprint, Oly, Du and Aquabike

 

Elephant Rock Ride Elephant Rock | Roll Massif has a kids ride, Family Fun Ride, 28.5 Gravel, 44, 62, and 100.

 

It Could Be Me board member announcement; Mo Siegel (Celestial Seasonings and Red Zinger bike classic founder), Chris Carmichael, Pete Piccolo, Rachel Joyce

 

BRAC Changes Name to Colorado Cycling and Re-defines Mission

Denver, Colorado.  Colorado Cycling (formerly the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado) is proud to release its new logo and mission statement.  The organization changed its name this spring to reflect its new identity and mission, which is to support the full spectrum of cycling events in our great state.  “Rather than focusing our energy on solely the traditional forms of bicycle racing, the organization is now committed to supporting, enhancing, and growing the sport in all its forms, including road, mountain, track, gravel, cyclocross, triathlon, high school league and fundraising events,” said Andy Johnson, Board President.

 

Colorado Cycling has adopted a new mission statement that reflects this change:

“Colorado Cycling advances the sport by inspiring our community to experience cycling events in the Rocky Mountain region.”

 

In addition, Colorado Cycling has created a new logo for the organization, which illustrates the organization’s 45 years of service to the cycling community.  It features the red rider image that has been part of the organization’s identity for decades, and incorporates the familiar blue, red and yellow of the state flag.

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    • Elephant Rock?
  • Rich
    • Open water swimming at Chatfield and training for Pikes Peak and the Triple
    • Discuss Major Taylor book if time

 

Video of the Week:

World Triathlon Cup Arzachena - Elite Men's Highlights

 

Upcoming Interviews

  • 5th at Arzachena, Matt McElroy joining us to talk about that race, his race this weekend in Leeds and the Olympic selection process.
  • We are being introduced to Coach Jeff Troesch by Sue Reynolds.  Jeff Troesch, MA, LMHC is an internationally recognized expert in the field of mental skills training and performance enhancement and has been involved in training athletes and other elite performers since 1988.

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

May 29, 2021

It's Memorial Day weekend and our guests this week are Eleanor Allen and David Fellows, from Water for People

Water For People was born out of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the largest nonprofit, scientific, and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water.

 

They continue to have a strong partnership with AWWA, the Water Environment Federation, the National Association of Water Companies, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and the US Water Alliance.

 

Today, Water For People continues to rely on strong ties to professionals in the water industry. These partnerships ensure the solutions we provide are grounded in the expertise of water and wastewater experts from around the world.

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Venga CBD knows how important sleep is for athletes so they created Venga Super Sleep.  It has Melatonin, CBD AND an all-new cannabinoid CBN that’s been shown to promote sleep.  You get all three in Venga Super Sleep and it’s available now. I think they sold out in the first couple of days but are sure to have more soon.

Oh, and get this - no sleep aid hangover. You’ll wake up well-rested and refreshed because Venga Super Sleep is all-natural and works with your body’s systems to promote a great night’s sleep.  As with all of Venga CBD’s products, Super Sleep is 100% THC-free and non-habit forming.

You can check it out at Vengacbd.com/sleep and they have a great bundle offer running: If you buy a bottle of the Venga CBD daily CBD Ultra Gels, you can get a bottle of Super Sleep for just $34.00. It’s typically $85, so it’s a smokin’ deal!

 

Go to vengacbd.com/sleep to get all the details and don’t forget that our listeners get a X discount with coupon code X (only valid on full-priced items, not bundles).

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Water for People
  • Endurance News - Ironman Tulsa Pro Race Results and mixed news about Tokyo Olympics
  • What New in the 303 - Bolder Boulder Courses, Open Water Swimming and Gravel Racing Heating Up in Trinidad
  • Video of the Week - Tulsa Race Highlights

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

Interview with Eleanor Allen and David Fellows

Water For People was born out of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the largest nonprofit, scientific, and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water.

We continue to have a strong partnership with AWWA, the Water Environment Federation, the National Association of Water Companies, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, and the US Water Alliance.

These partners help us ensure high-quality drinking water and sanitation services are available to Everyone Forever.

The idea behind Water For People began in the early 1980s, with three people who wanted to use their expertise to build a better world.

Today, Water For People continues to rely on strong ties to professionals in the water industry. These partnerships ensure the solutions we provide are grounded in the expertise of water and wastewater experts from around the world.

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

It's big time training and racing season.  Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga and Ironman Tulsa last weekend

Tulsa Pro Results

 

Climate change could push temperatures at the Tokyo Olympics to the 'danger-zone' for athletes, report warns

(CNN)Intense heat and high humidity could pose a serious risk to athletes at this year's Tokyo Olympics, according to a new report.

 

The report, published Wednesday by the British Association for Sustainable Sport, details the concerns of leading athletes and scientists about the health impacts of soaring temperatures in Japan. According to the report, the average annual temperature in Tokyo "has increased by 2.86 degrees Celsius since 1900, more than three times as fast as the world's average."

The Olympics are due to run from July 23 to August 8 -- a time when Japan usually experiences its highest annual temperatures, which are soaring even higher in the warming climate. "I think we're certainly approaching a danger-zone," Great Britain rower and Olympic hopeful Melissa Wilson told the study's authors. "It's a horrible moment when you see athletes cross the line, their bodies fling back in total exhaustion, and then not rise up."

Some events at the upcoming Summer Games have already been moved away from Tokyo amid heat concerns, including the marathon, which will take place nearly 500 miles north of the Japan capital in Sapporo where temperatures are expected to be much cooler.

Canceling Tokyo Olympics is 'essentially off the table,' says IOC member Dick Pound

(CNN)International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says he believes the Olympic Games will go ahead this year and says the option of canceling the event is "essentially off the table."

Speaking to CNN's Selina Wang, Pound insisted that all indications suggest a "bubble" around those participating in Tokyo can be maintained but he stopped short of guaranteeing that it will be completely safe amid the pandemic.

"Nobody can guarantee anything. I mean, let's be reasonable on that," he said.

"But all the indications are that the bubble can be created and maintained and daily, or whatever the frequency of tests will be, will identify any indications that there may be some people having the virus that are there. They'll be put into isolation right away."

Earlier this year, Pound -- who is the longest-serving member of the IOC -- put the likelihood of the Games going ahead at about 75% but now says the probability is much higher, with experts learning more about the virus everyday.

"None of the folks involved in the planning and the execution of the Games is considering cancellation," he added.

 

What could happen if the Tokyo Olympics get canceled?

(CNN)With a little over two months until the start of the Tokyo Olympics, the possibility of a cancellation looms large over the Games.

As Japan battles a fourth wave of coronavirus infections and a state of emergency in Tokyo and other prefectures remains in place until the end of the month, there is mounting pressure from health experts, business leaders and the Japanese public to call off the Games.

Last week, the Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association, an organization of about 6,000 doctors in Tokyo, penned a letter calling for a cancellation, while a petition which garnered 350,000 signatures in nine days in support of a cancellation has been submitted to organizers.

Also last week, the CEO of leading Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten said that holding the Games amid the pandemic amounts to a "suicide mission" -- among the strongest opposition so far voiced by a business leader.

However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has remained adamant that the Olympics, already postponed by a year amid the pandemic, will be able to get underway on July 23.

Organizers have released a playbook, the final version of which is expected next month, outlining a series of countermeasures that they say will ensure the Games can take place in a safe and secure way, even as thousands of athletes from around the world descend on Tokyo.

With the Winter Olympics in Beijing now less than a year away, officials have also said that the Games won't be postponed again and that a cancellation would be the likeliest option if it's deemed unsafe to hold the Games from the rescheduled start date in July.

 

What's New in the 303:

Bolder Boulder Courses

HOW THE BOLDER ON THE RUN 10K WORKS

Just pick the location, day and time you want when you register. 2 hour blocks available from 6:30am-8:30pm, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday over Memorial Day weekend. Each course will be ready—officially marked and measured. Wear your bib with timing tag. When you cross the start line your timing automatically starts, and it will automatically stop when you cross the finish line. Easy peasy. Masks and social distancing required in Start and Finish area.

 

Open Water Swim Racing Options

Mountain Swim Series 2021 -  has an exciting line-up of swims for this year and are including one additional race, a 500 YD swim at the Solstice Sunset Swim event. This distance will be a great opportunity for new open water swimmers, new triathletes, and KIDS! Any kid who participates in this race will be receiving a finisher prize!

 

The dates for the swim series are as follows:

Solstice Sunset Swim – June 26th, 2021: Starting earlier, at 3pm this year! This event includes a 1.2 mi, 2.4 mi, and the NEW 500 YD swims!

Registration closes on Sunday June 20th, and if you sign up after June 10th, we cannot guarantee that we will have the correct shirt size for you.

Carter Lake – July 17th, 2021: No day of registration. This is a 3mi out-and-back swim!

Registration closes on Sunday July 11th, and if you sign up after July 1st, we cannot guarantee that we will have the correct shirt size for you.

Chatfield Classic – August 15th, 2021: Limited to 200 participants, so please sign up in advance! This event includes a 1 mi and 2 mi swim.

 

The Castle 2.5K/5K/10K – August 28th, 2021: This is the highest altitude organized marathon swim event in the country! We will have the camping option again on Friday night – which you’ll find through the swim registration site. Camping is $40 for a 4 person site and will decrease your morning day of drive!

 

Registration information for the year can be found at https://mountainswimseries.com/.

 

We always need volunteers! If a significant other, friend, child (16 and over) is coming with you, we would love them to volunteer with us! If you are trying to decide to do one of the swims or new to open water swimming, volunteering is also a great opportunity! We couldn’t do this without our volunteers! In 2021, we will be continuing the tradition of giving our volunteers a free race entry after a volunteer shift!

To volunteer, sign up here:

https://mountainswimseries.com/volunteer-signup

 

Gravel, Heating up in Trinidad, PX 160 Doubled Riders from Last Year

Thanks to all riders who rode with us at Pony Xpress Gravel 160! It was a great day, and we saw some fast times. Congrats Whiteny Allison, Lauren DeCrescen, Flavia Oliveira, and Jessica Cygan who all broke the women’s course record! Congratulations are also due to Cory Lockwood, Jim Snitzer, Nick Gould, James Osborne, Mark Currie, Zack Allison, and David Griffen who all broke the men’s course record! Jonathan Cavner deserves an honorable mention for setting last year’s course record at 5:11 and almost beating it this year once again.

We had amazing growth and are happy to announce that we doubled the number of entries from last year. We also saw more participants in the160 KM distance than ever before, and a record number of female riders. In addition, riders came from seven different states to race with us. Thank you gravel grinding community for making all of this possible! 

We would like to thank all the Pro athletes that came to Trinidad and competed. Nearly twenty active Pro riders attended, setting another event record.

 

Video of the Week:

Ironman Tulsa 2021 Highlights

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

May 21, 2021

TOKYO BOUND!

What a race it was in Yokohama! With a dominant performance on the bike, 23-year-old Taylor Knibb qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team via her gold-medal showing. And Morgan Pearson, picking off people with a blistering 29:30 10k,  became the first U.S. man to qualify for the Tokyo Games by snagging the bronze in the men's race.

 

Knibb and Pearson join Summer Rappaport as the first three U.S. athletes to qualify for the Olympic Triathlon Team — the rest of the team will be named via discretion by USA Triathlon's Games Athlete Selection Committee. 

 

Our guest this week is the gutsy and aggressive Tokyo-bound Taylor Knibb!

 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

 

Our friends at Venga CBD have an all-new product to help athletes with their sleep because they know how important it is for athletes.  They call it Venga Super Sleep.  Get this - It’s got Melatonin, CBD AND….an all-new cannabinoid CBN that’s been shown to promote sleep.  You get all three in Venga Super Sleep and it’s available now. I think they sold out in the first couple of days but are sure to have more soon.

 

Oh, and get this - no sleep aid hangover. You’ll wake up well-rested and refreshed because Venga Super Sleep is all-natural and works with your body’s systems to promote a great night’s sleep.  As with all of Venga CBD’s products, Super Sleep is 100% THC-free and non-habit forming.

 

You can check it out at Vengacbd.com/sleep and they have a great bundle offer running: If you buy a bottle of the Venga CBD daily CBD Ultra Gels, you can get a bottle of Super Sleep for just $34.00. It’s typically $85, so it’s a smokin’ deal!

 

Go to vengacbd.com/sleep to get all the details and don’t forget that our listeners get a X discount with coupon code X (only valid on full-priced items, not bundles).

 

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Taylor Knibb
  • Endurance News - Yokohama Results and Race Report
  • What New in the 303 - RIP Gwen Erffmeyer Ingles
  • Video of the Week - Yokohama Race Highlights

 

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

Saw Tim O'Donnell has his hands on UCAN EDGE.  Each has 15g of SuperStarch Energy and 0g sugar.  They are not a gel consistency, which is awesome!  Is much more like a liquid.  Tear off the top and just rolled it up.  It wasn't sticky like gels.  The flavor is like the tropical orange flavor of the Energy SuperStarch powder.  I may  my extra test tubes of UCAN SuperStarch.

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

Interview with Taylor Knibb

Taylor Knibb and Morgan Pearson qualified for the U.S. Olympic triathlon team with podium finishes at a World Series event in Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday.  Knibb, at 23 set to become the youngest U.S. Olympic triathlete since the sport was added in 2000, led an American one-two in the women’s race with Summer Rappaport, who in 2019 became the first U.S. triathlete to qualify for Tokyo.

 

“I wasn’t really thinking about [the Olympics],” Knibb said, according to USA Triathlon. “I was just trying to get to the finish line.”

 

Knibb and Rappaport will be joined on the Olympic team by one more woman, a committee discretionary selection. A prime candidate is Katie Zaferes, the discretionary selection in 2016 who was the top American in the World Series in 2017, 2018 and 2019, winning the world title in 2019.

 

Interview with Taylor Knibb.

 

Taylor Knibb was inspired to become a triathlete after she watched her mom, Leslie Knibb, compete in an IRONMAN race and noticed the positive atmosphere. She tried a kids’ race and was hooked on the sport from there, working her way through USA Triathlon’s youth elite and junior elite pipelines. Up to this day, her favorite part of competing in triathlons is the camaraderie within the triathlon community, as well as the challenge of always growing and improving within the sport. In high school, she joined her school’s cross-country team while continuing to compete in triathlons. She was named the Washington D.C. Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year and the D.C. State Athletic Association Runner of the Year in both 2014 and 2015. She was the 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon Junior Elite national champion, the 2015 ITU Junior World Championships silver medalist, and 2016 and 2017 ITU Junior world champion. Also, in 2017, she became the youngest woman to earn a spot on the podium at an ITU World Triathlon Series race after she won silver at the WTS stop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Then in 2018, she earned the title of ITU Under-23 World Champion. Knibb considers the ITU Under-23 World Championships to be one of her favorite moments of her career because she accomplished a solid performance across all three disciplines. Knibb currently runs NCAA Division I cross-country and track & field at Cornell University, where she is pursuing a degree in psychology.

 

Taylor Knibb was crowned 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon Junior Elite national champion, 2015 ITU Junior World Championships silver medallist, and 2016 and 2017 ITU Junior world champion. Also, in 2017, she became the youngest woman to earn a spot on the podium at an ITU World Triathlon Series race after she won silver at the WTS stop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Then in 2018, Taylor earned the title of ITU Under-23 World Champion.

 

Career highlights:

- 2nd place at the 2019 Santo Domingo ITU Triathlon World Cup

- 3rd place at the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed U23-Junior Relay

- 14th place at the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne - Elite women

- 16th place at the 2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event

-3rd place at the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Edmonton

 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

It's big time training and racing season.  Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

 

TAYLOR KNIBB QUALIFIES FOR 2020 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIATHLON TEAM WITH GOLDEN RACE IN YOKOHAMA

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Taylor Knibb, a 23-year-old Cornell University graduate from Washington, D.C., qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team with a gold-medal performance at the World Triathlon Championship Series in Yokohama, Japan. Knibb becomes the youngest woman in history to make the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team.

 

Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.), the only other U.S. triathlete already qualified for Tokyo based on her finish at the Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event in 2019, joined Knibb on the podium with silver.

 

The race in Yokohama marked the second and final auto-qualification opportunity for the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. With Knibb and Rappaport having now punched their tickets to Tokyo, the third and final spot on the women’s team will be named via discretion by USA Triathlon’s Games Athlete Selection Committee. For a complete explanation of U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team qualifying, click here.

 

Knibb has been the USA Triathlon National Team’s youngest member since she first made the team in 2017. A triathlete since childhood, she grew up competing in USA Triathlon’s youth and junior elite circuit. She went on to win the 2016 and 2017 Junior World Championships and the 2018 Under-23 World Championships — one of just three women ever to capture world titles at both the Junior and U23 levels. Knibb is a 2020 graduate of Cornell, where she ran NCAA track and cross-country for four years while balancing her elite triathlon career. She also joined the Cornell swim team her senior year. Today, Knibb trains in Boulder, Colorado, with Origin Performance Squad, an elite international triathlon training group.

 

In 2017, Knibb became the youngest athlete in history to medal in a World Triathlon Championship Series event when she earned silver in Edmonton, Canada. Today’s gold in Yokohama marks her first-ever World Triathlon Championship Series victory.

 

Saturday’s race featured a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run. Knibb executed her race in signature style — starting with a top-five swim, then breaking away on the bike alongside the Netherlands’ Maya Kingma about 25k into the 40k course.

 

By the time they hit the second transition, Knibb and Kingma had a 90-second gap on the rest of the field. Knibb quickly moved into the lead on the run, leaving Kingma behind and clocking a 35-minute, 9-second 10k. She broke the tape in a total time of 1 hour, 54 minutes, 27 seconds — 30 seconds clear of Rappaport, who ran her way through the field to take the silver medal. Kingma rounded out the podium in 1:55:05.

 

“It was an awesome race — and thank you to Maya and all the other racers,” Knibb said. “I wasn’t really thinking about (the Olympics). I was just trying to get to the finish line, so one thing at a time! But I’m extremely grateful. Maya was so good through the technical sections, so I learned a lot and I have a lot of work to do on that part, but I was just trying to stay focused.”

 

For Rappaport, the silver marked her second straight podium in Yokohama. The last year the race was held, in 2019, Rappaport was part of a U.S. podium sweep, taking silver alongside Katie Zaferes (gold) and Taylor Spivey (bronze).

 

“Japan is one of my favorite places to race, and I love coming back to Yokohama to race year after year,” Rappaport said. “I was so happy we were able to hold the races here under safe conditions, and I’m so happy I was able to come back here and be part of a 1-2 American finish. I feel like today I really found my competitive fire again.”

 

Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.) finished just off the podium in fourth place, 18 seconds behind Kingma.

 

Also racing for the U.S. were Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass.), who placed 14th in 1:56:25; 2019 world champion and 2016 U.S. Olympian Katie Zaferes (Cary, N.C.), who was 22nd in 1:57:12; and Renée Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.), who was 45th in 2:03:20.

 

The elite season heads next to Lisbon, Portugal, from May 21-23. The Lisbon races include individual World Triathlon Cup events and a Mixed Relay competition. The Mixed Relay will debut as an Olympic medal event at the Tokyo Games.

 

2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama

1,500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run

 

Elite Women — Complete Results

  1. Taylor Knibb (Washington, D.C.), 1:54:27
  2. Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.), 1:54:57
  3. Maya Kingma (NED), 1:55:05

 

U.S. Finishers

  1. Taylor Knibb (Washington, D.C.), 1:54:27
  2. Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.), 1:54:57
  3. Taylor Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif., 1:55:23)
  4. Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass.), 1:56:25
  5. Katie Zaferes (Cary, N.C.), 1:57:12
  6. Renée Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.), 2:03:20

 

Olympic Qualification

  1. Taylor Knibb, USA
  2. Summer Rappaport
  3. Maya Kingman Nederlands
  • Spivey
  • Zaferez
  • Kasper

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Gwen Erffmeyer Inglis Official Obituary, Rest in Peace

Gwen Erffmeyer Inglis died on May 16, 2021, as the result of an impaired driver who struck her while Gwen was doing what she loved, riding her bike.

 

Gwen was born on October 12, 1974 to Gerald and Carol Erffmeyer. In high school she was very active, playing basketball, volleyball and running track. She went on to play basketball and was an All-American high jumper at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she received her degree in accounting. For the past 14 years, Gwen worked as Manager of Government Account Compliance at Brown and Caldwell.

 

In 2004, Gwen discovered her love of cycling and began racing. This love of bikes led her to meet her husband, Mike. In 2008 they were married. As fellow cycling enthusiasts, they traveled to bike races all over the country together, often both competing once or twice in the same day, frequently both standing on podiums. She held numerous national and state champion titles. You might also see them on the tandem together, Mike on the front as the pilot, and Gwen as the stoker on the back. The words “Power Couple” were frequently heard referring to this dynamic duo. Besides being teammates on and off the bike, they were best friends, lovers of life, who lived life to the fullest. Mike and Gwen and their two dogs, Jazzy and Rascal

 

 

Video of the Week:

Triathlon Japan Women | Knibb claims gold in WTCS season opener in Yokohama to book Tokyo spot

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

May 15, 2021

This week Greg Nance who recently completed the World Marathon Challenge (7 Marathons in 7 days on 7 continents) and his biggest challenge yet, he's planning a 3,000 mile Run Across America in a Mission to explore the addiction epidemic and promote mental health. 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Our friends at Venga CBD have an all-new product to help athletes with their sleep because they know how important it is for athletes.  They call it Venga Super Sleep.  Get this - It’s got Melatonin, CBD AND….an all-new cannabinoid CBN that’s been shown to promote sleep.  You get all three in Venga Super Sleep and it’s available now. I think they sold out in the first couple of days but are sure to have more soon.

Oh, and get this - no sleep aid hangover. You’ll wake up well-rested and refreshed because Venga Super Sleep is all-natural and works with your body’s systems to promote a great night’s sleep.  As with all of Venga CBD’s products, Super Sleep is 100% THC-free and non-habit forming.

You can check it out at Vengacbd.com/sleep and they have a great bundle offer running: If you buy a bottle of the Venga CBD daily CBD Ultra Gels, you can get a bottle of Super Sleep for just $34.00. It’s typically $85, so it’s a smokin’ deal!

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Greg Nance
  • Endurance News - Yokohama and Collins Cup team/rankings
  • What New in the 303 - Freedom Of the Bike and Waterton Canyon
  • Bill and Rich's Excellent Adventure - Prep for Chattanooga
  • Video of the Week - Yokohama Olympic Trial Promo

 

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Saw Tim O'Donnell has his hands on UCAN EDGE.  Each has 15g of SuperStarch Energy and 0g sugar.  They are not a gel consistency, which is awesome!  Is much more like a liquid.  Tear off the top and just rolled it up.  It wasn't sticky like gels.  The flavor is like the tropical orange flavor of the Energy SuperStarch powder.  I may  my extra test tubes of UCAN SuperStarch.

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Interview with Greg Nance

Our guest this week is Greg Nance.  He is passionate about using technology to boost college affordability, youth mental health, and addiction recovery.  Greg was able to attend UChicago and Cambridge with the help of compassionate mentors and scholarships. He's on a mission to pay it forward.  He co-founded and led Moneythink and Dyad Mentorship, organizations that have helped students earn over $27M in scholarships.

 

When he's not working, he's running (or eating TexMex). He has set 11 Fastest Known Time records and recently ran 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents.  He lives in Seattle and a Seahawks fan!

 

 

Greg's Mission

  • I'm Running Across America to explore our addiction epidemic and promote mental health
  • 3,000 miles to celebrate 3,000 days sober.
  • On March 16th 2020, I celebrated 3,000 days sober. To commemorate the milestone, I’m aiming to run 3,000 miles between NYC and Seattle to explore America’s addiction epidemic.
  • For years I was in denial about my struggles with alcohol and painkillers. Fearing the stigma, I felt isolated and alone. But as I've slowly opened up, I’ve realized that my struggles are far more common than I imagined.
  • 40 million Americans — or 1 in 7 — suffer from substance or alcohol addiction. As I run across America, I want to hear and share some of their stories.
  • I’m partnering with Director Sarah Schutzki and the International Documentary Association to create 1 IN 7, a film that chronicles the journey. We aim to spark a national dialog on how we, as families and a society, can best support addicts and boost mental health across America.
  • You can learn more about my mission in this University of Cambridge article previewing the run.
  • Now I'm gearing up for the biggest challenge yet —a 3,000 mile Run Across America!  

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Endurance News:

Updated team standings for The Collins Cup as the battle for automatic qualification continues. Athletes are ‘In The Hunt’ if they have not yet raced in 2021 but have a strong 2019/2020 points average and are in a position to potentially qualify once they have raced in 2021. This includes athletes who have been on maternity leave and to qualify for The Collins Cup would need to race at least once in 2021.

Team USA Highlights

Sam Long is the new Team USA #1 as a result of scoring 102.33 points at St George putting him over 1 point ahead of the next closest USA man - Rudy von Berg.  Rookie Sophie Watts is Team USA #4 as a result of 85.96 and 85.81 points finishes at Texas and St George respectively.

Team Internationals Highlights

Jeanni Metzler moves to Team Internationals #3, pushing Sarah Crowley and Ellie Salthousedown to #4 and #5 respectively meaning Ellie loses her position as an automatic qualifier. Jackson Laundry’s 94.24 point result in St George rockets him up to #8 amongst a tightly pack of International men with just under 5 points separating #3 Sam Appleton down to #8 Jackson.

Team Europe Highlights

Emma Pallant-Browne moves to Team Europe #5 having scored 100.88 points in St George to give her an average of 93.00 points when combined with her 2019/2020 points. Magnus Ditlev moves to Team Europe #3 ahead of George Goodwin #4 with Alistair Brownlee 'In The Hunt' as he is yet to race in 2021.

The Collins Cup Explainer video explains how the qualification process works, how the teams are selected, the history behind The Collins Cup and builds excitement for the head-to-head battles we can expect to see in August.  When writing about the PTO or The Collins Cup please include the following link for updates about The Collins Cup https://signup.thecollinscup.com/.

U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM QUALIFICATION ON THE LINE AT WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES YOKOHAMA

U.S. Olympic hopeful triathletes will have a chance to punch their tickets to Tokyo at this week’s World Triathlon Championship Series event in Yokohama, Japan, which serves as the second and final auto-qualifier for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. In addition to the elite race, a World Paratriathlon Championship Series event is also scheduled.

All races are set for Saturday, May 15, in Japan, which is late Friday night, May 14, for most of the United States. All events will be broadcast live at TriathlonLIVE.tv; monthly and annual subscriptions are available for purchase. The races will also be streamed live on FloTrack with a subscription.

The World Paratriathlon Championship Series event kicks off the action at 5:50 p.m. ET on May 14/6:50 a.m. local time on May 15 (the paratriathlon race is not an auto-qualifier for the U.S. Paralympic Team). The elite women follow at 9:16 p.m. ET on May 14/10:16 a.m. local time on May 15, and the elite men are scheduled for 12:06 a.m. ET on May 15/1:06 p.m. local time on May 15.

In Yokohama, elite athletes will cover an Olympic-distance course featuring a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 1-kilometer run centered around Yamashita Park and the Port of Yokohama. Elite paratriathletes will race a sprint-distance course with a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run.

 

Olympic Qualification

The U.S. will send a maximum of three women and three men to the Tokyo Olympic Games for triathlon. Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.) is the only athlete currently qualified for the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team, by way of her fifth-place finish at the Tokyo ITU Olympic Qualification Event in August 2019.

Because Rappaport is already qualified, only one woman can qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team in Yokohama. Since no men have qualified to date, up to two men can punch their ticket to Tokyo by way of a qualifying performance in Yokohama. After Yokohama, all remaining spots will be selected via discretion by the USA Triathlon Games Athlete Selection Committee.

In Yokohama, athletes can auto-qualify for the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team in the following scenarios:

In the women’s race, the first U.S. athlete finishing on the podium, who has not already qualified for the team, will earn automatic selection. (E.g., only one U.S. woman can auto-qualify at this event, and she must be on the podium).

Because no U.S. men were auto-selected from the 2019 ITU World Olympic Qualification Event, the highest-placed U.S. man finishing within the top-eight overall will be selected to the team.

Two men may be selected to the team at Yokohama, in the event that both men finish on the podium.

In the days following Yokohama, the USA Triathlon Games Athlete Selection Committee may, but is not required to, issue a limited number of “early discretionary nominations” on or before May 20, 2021. Any remaining slots not filled at one of the two auto-selection events, and not named as “early discretionary nominations,” will be issued via final nomination to the team by the USA Triathlon Games Athletes Selection Committee after June 15, 2021.

Click here for a complete explanation of the qualification process for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Triathlon Teams.

U.S. Athletes to Watch

The U.S. women bring a strong contingent to Yokohama, led by the trio who swept the podium at the 2019 Yokohama race — Katie Zaferes (gold), Rappaport (silver) and Taylor Spivey (bronze).

Headlining the women’s start list is Zaferes (Cary, N.C.), the 2019 World Triathlon champion and 2016 U.S. Olympian. Zaferes had a breakout season in 2019, winning five of eight races in the World Triathlon Series and earning silver in a fifth. She crashed out of the 2019 Tokyo test event, missing her first chance at Olympic auto-qualification, but she went on to capture the world title in Lausanne, Switzerland, two weeks later. Zaferes also reached the overall World Triathlon Series podium in 2018 (silver) and 2017 (bronze).

Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.) holds the No. 2 spot on the start list. She was just off the overall World Triathlon Series podium in 2019, placing fourth in the season-long standings. Spivey led the U.S. women at the 2020 World Triathlon Championship in Hamburg, Germany, with a fourth-place finish.

Rappaport will compete in Yokohama at No. 3 on the start list, though her spot in Tokyo is already secure. The four-time World Triathlon Series medalist and eight-time World Triathlon Cup champion had a comeback season in 2019, placing a career-best fifth in the overall World Triathlon Series standings.

 

Also set to compete for the U.S. women are Taylor Knibb (Washington, D.C.) and Tamara Gorman (Rapid City, S.D.), two of only three women in World Triathlon history to have won individual world titles at both the Junior and Under-23 levels. Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass.), a nine-time World Cup medalist who placed fourth overall in the 2018 World Triathlon Series, and Renée Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.), a 10-time World Cup medalist, will also toe the line. Click here for the complete women’s start list.

On the men’s side, Morgan Pearson (Boulder, Colo.) and Matt McElroy (Huntington Beach, Calif.) are No. 19 and 20 on the start list, respectively. McElroy is a nine-time World Cup medalist who became the first U.S. man in a decade to podium in a World Triathlon Series race in 2019 when he took silver in Leeds, England. Pearson is relatively new to the sport, having made his elite debut in 2018. The two-time World Cup medalist led all U.S. men at the 2020 World Championships in Hamburg, placing eighth.

Chasing a second Olympic appearance is Ben Kanute (Geneva, Ill.), a 2016 U.S. Olympian and two-time World Cup medalist with a career-best World Triathlon Series finish of seventh. Also racing for the U.S. men are Eli Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.), a four-time World Cup medalist and eight-time Continental Cup medalist, and Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.), the 2015 Pan American Games silver medalist and seven-time World Cup medalist. Click here for the complete men’s start list.

Elite Women

Scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021 7:00 PM MDT

Elite Men

Scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021 9:50 PM MDT

https://www.triathlonlive.tv/upcoming-live-streams/videos/2021-world-triathlon-championship-series-yokohama-men

 

What's New in the 303:

The Freedom Of the Bike and Waterton Canyon–Inspired by Paraglider in CA

As I took a long walk on a beach near Santa Barbara, I saw a paraglider hugging the cliffs a couple a hundred feet above. I kept walking wondering how the pilot got there as I knew it was a remote area. As I meandered I saw an old set of stairs. So I climbed them and emerged on a hard packed single track trail hugging the cliff high above.

I walked, a little cautiously, and suddenly I saw a bike perched on the ledge and a man unpacking a paraglider. Turns out it was a motobecan e-bike and the man rides here with his paraglider, unpacks it, ditches the bike in the bushes and flies for hours above the ocean—depending on the winds. He told me he once climbed to 7,000 feet off the coast of Carpentria about 40 miles southeast of here.

But the point is, he rode his bike. Here surfers ride their bikes to find uncrowded surf and deserted beaches, often on e-bikes. So many people seem to bike here to do something else. It made me think of Colorado and some opportunities we have to bike and recreate.

Fishing and Waterton canyon came to mind. Waterton Canyon was built in the late 1870’s as a railroad (of course) that connected Denver to south park and beyond. Companies competed for mining freight and thus railroads carved out beds in most of the canyons we now ride or drive. Rail service stopped in 1937 and the tracks were ripped up in the 1940’s as scrap metal for the war. In 1983, Denver Water constructed the 200 foot Strontia Springs dam and what remained was a very smooth gravel access road closed to cars, but open to bikes and pedestrians.

A parking lot at the mouth of the canyon gives access to this 6.5 mile road that ends just passed the dam. Where the road ends, the Colorado Trail begins and ends 486 miles later in Durango (550 by bike). If you travel east from this parking lot you can access the beginning of the High Line Canal. Overall the road gains 650 feet in elevation making it a gentle grade.

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    • Major Taylor
  • Rich
    • Matt Emmet did his Metabolic Efficiency Treadmill Assessment.
    • Input into the pacing and nutrition plan for Chattanooga 70.3
    • Dialed in Matt's taper for the race

 

Video of the Week:

2021 Yokohama Qualification Event Promo Video

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

May 8, 2021

This week we have coach Bobby McGee and Sue Reynolds.  Sue has been a guest in the past and we talked about her book "The Athlete Inside".  As she heads to Worlds in Bermuda this October, she is being coached by world renown running and triathlon coach Bobby McGee. Author of Magical Running. 

Bill you asked the other week, who's the Yoda of the coaching.  I think Bobby McGee is the Yoda of coaching for running and triathlon. 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Our friends at Venga CBD have an all-new product to help athletes with their sleep because they know how important it is for athletes.  They call it Venga Super Sleep.  Get this - It’s got Melatonin, CBD AND….an all-new cannabinoid CBN that’s been shown to promote sleep.  You get all three in Venga Super Sleep and it’s available now. I think they sold out in the first couple of days but are sure to have more soon.

Oh, and get this - no sleep aid hangover. You’ll wake up well-rested and refreshed because Venga Super Sleep is all-natural and works with your body’s systems to promote a great night’s sleep.  As with all of Venga CBD’s products, Super Sleep is 100% THC-free and non-habit forming.

You can check it out at Vengacbd.com/sleep and they have a great bundle offer running: If you buy a bottle of the Venga CBD daily CBD Ultra Gels, you can get a bottle of Super Sleep for just $34.00. It’s typically $85, so it’s a smokin’ deal!

Go to vengacbd.com/sleep to get all the details and don’t forget that our listeners get a X discount with coupon code X (only valid on full-priced items, not bundles).

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Bobby McGee and Sue Reynolds
  • Endurance News - IRONMAN 70.3 Results and News
  • What New in the 303 - ?
  • Bill and Rich's Excellent Adventure - Sabino Canyon in Tucson and Road to Ragnar
  • Video of the Week - Bobby McGee Running Fundamental and Lionel/Sam Battle

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

Saw Tim O'Donnell has his hands on UCAN EDGE.  Each has 15g of SuperStarch Energy and 0g sugar.  They are not a gel consistency, which is awesome!  Is much more like a liquid.  Tear off the top and just rolled it up.  It wasn't sticky like gels.  The flavor is like the tropical orange flavor of the Energy SuperStarch powder.  I may  my extra test tubes of UCAN SuperStarch.

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Bobby McGee and Sue Reynolds

Our guests this week are Bobby McGee and Sue Reynolds. 

As with all interviews, as you research and prepare you learn what incredible contributors these guests are to endurance sport.  Bobby McGee is no exception.  Bobby McGee has played an integral role in the development of top athletes with USA Triathlon, as well as several Olympians and top-ranked ITU stars. He is the author of “Run Transformation,” The World’s Best Run Training Course.  He also wrote Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes. The Forward in that book is by Tim Noakes who established the Central Governor theory and leading Physiologists.

One of Bobby's athletes, Barb Lindquist, 2004 Olympic Triathlete writes of Bobby McGee - "I worked with Bobby in my lead up to the Athens Olympics.  His approach took my running to the next level, helping me become the World #1 ranked triathlete for 2 years. His blend of science & intuition definitely brings out the best runner you could possibly be.”

Sue Reynolds started a journey that started with a walk to a neighbors house and back.  Step by step, goal by goal, she discovered running and then triathlon and completely transformed her body and life.  At the age of 67 she has completed 5 seasons of triathlon and has been to 4 world championships.  We spoke to her about her book "The Athlete Inside"

Let's get into the in person interview at Bobby's office in Boulder, CO.

Bobby McGee Running

 

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Endurance News:

Sam Long, “Absolutely a Break Through Race.”

St. George Utah, May 1st 2021–For the last couple of years they have exchanged blows on social media and swapped Strava KOM’s on Mt. Lemmon, but yesterday they battled in person to very end.  Sam Long and Lionel Sanders ran shoulder to shoulder for last three miles of IRONMAN 70.3 St. George, the North American 70.3 Championship. If it had been a 70.1, Sam may have won, but with an obvious final grimace, Sanders had one last kick and pulled away in the final turns and edged Long by five seconds.

Both men collapsed at the finish line where the emotion and pain of the effort was clear when they stood and embraced like two prize fighters with nothing else to give. The made for the movies ending culminated a day that saw Long and Sanders make up time on the bike putting them in position to chase down the leaders on the run that included Boulder’s Rudy Von Berg who finished fourth.

For Sam Long this was a breakthrough race. He knew that if he found himself in the exact position he did, that all his hard work had paid off. He knew Sanders was probably the one to beat and his respect (maybe admiration) for Sanders was obvious at the finish line.

During the broadcast, analyst and pro triathlete Dede Griesbauer (who did an amazing job) thought Long’s move near the top of the last hill about 3 miles out may have been too soon. He caught the pack on the hill and then slipped back near the top. Was his last match burnt? Nope, and he said when asked about it, “my plan all along was to push the final 3 miles. I knew they are downhill and that I can run down quite well. I was struggling to stay with them on the uphills so had to give it everything I had.”

https://www.ironman.com/im703-st-george-results

Ironman 70.3 St George Results

  • 5 seconds separating Sam and Lionel
  • 2:10 to Magnus
  • Daniela cruisy 5 minutes lead on 2nd place
  • Skye Moench a close 5th to Paula Findlay

 

Video of the Week:

Essentials of Running Mechanics with Bobby McGee

Lionel Sanders VS Sam Long Final 5K 70.3 St.George

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

May 1, 2021

This week we have the Founder of This App Saves Lives TASL, Ryan Frankel. I installed the TASL (This App Saves Lives) more than a month ago.  it and have been racking up points that for the time I'm driving and not distracted by using my phone.  I love the concept.  When I ride, the thing I worry about most are distracted drivers. 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

We have talked about how important sleep is on this show.  We've even had sleep specialists as guests. Sleep is so key for athletes!

Our friends at Venga CBD have an all-new product to help athletes with their sleep because they know how important it is for athletes. And like all things Venga, they went over the top for athletes - they went into the lab and created a triple threat to help you get better sleep tonight.  They call it Venga Super Sleep because man, this packs a punch.  Get this - It’s got Melatonin, CBD AND….an all-new cannabinoid CBN that’s been shown to promote sleep.  You get all three in Venga Super Sleep and it’s available now. I think they sold out in the first couple of days but are sure to have more soon.

Oh, and get this - no sleep aid hangover. You’ll wake up well-rested and refreshed because Venga Super Sleep is all-natural and works with your body’s systems to promote a great night’s sleep.  As with all of Venga CBD’s products, Super Sleep is 100% THC-free and non-habit forming.

You can check it out at Vengacbd.com/sleep and they have a great bundle offer running: If you buy a bottle of the Venga CBD daily CBD Ultra Gels, you can get a bottle of Super Sleep for just $34.00. It’s typically $85, so it’s a smokin’ deal!

Go to vengacbd.com/sleep to get all the details and don’t forget that our listeners get a X discount with coupon code X (only valid on full-priced items, not bundles).

Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Ryan Frankel
  • Endurance News - IRONMAN 70.3 NA Championship St. George, Daniela Ryf 
  • What New in the 303 - Lookout Mountain, Historical Climb for Over 100 years
  • Bill and Rich's Excellent Adventure - Trip to Chatty; Ragnar
  • Video of the Week - Skye Moench Prep for St George

Interview Sponsor: UCAN ***SKIP 4/30***

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

I got a chance to try the UCAN EDGE product this week on my 50 mile ride.  I had two 1.87 oz packets with me.  Each has 15g of SuperStarch Energy and 0g sugar.  They are not a gel consistency, which is awesome!  Is much more like a liquid.  I gave it a shake, tore off the top and just rolled it up.  It wasn't sticky like gels.  The flavor is like the tropical orange flavor of the Energy SuperStarch powder.  I may not have to take my extra test tubes of UCAN SuperStarch.

1.) UCAN launched a Vanilla flavor of the really popular plant-based Energy + Protein. Fans have been raving about how good the existing Chocolate flavor and the Vanilla flavor promises to be just as good!

2.) The Training Bundle now has a box of UCAN Edge included in it.

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Ryan Frankel

Our guest this week is Ryan Frankel.  Ryan is a serial entrepreneur currently working on a new venture near and dear to his heart. Previously founded the online nutrition coaching platform, EduPlated. Former CEO and Co-Founder of VerbalizeIt, a language translation services company featured on Shark Tank and which was acquired in 2016. Ryan is an independent consultant, author of "The Making of an Entrepreneur: Lessons from a Winding Journey Towards Entrepreneurship". He's a 2012 MBA graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 2012 alumnus of the Techstars business accelerator in Boulder, Colorado. Inc Magazine as a Top 35 Under 35 Entrepreneur.

Let's talk about This App Saves Lives with Ryan Frankel.

Pete Picolo Bicycle Colorado

Triny Willerton

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind you need as an active outdoor enthusiast.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

IRONMAN 70.3 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP ST. GEORGE

The 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship St. George will offer 250 qualifying slots and 50 Women For Tri slots to the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St. George.

This is exciting to see an IRONMAN race go down with so many pros competing.

 

Outpouring of Support for Daniela Ryf as the World Champ Opens Up About Her Sexuality

Ryf’s long-time coach Brett Sutton also commended her for her courage in doing the interview and confirmed they had split ways—but that there was “no behind-the-scenes gossip” and that the interview had no influence on the coaching decision. It was simply time for a new path for each.

Sutton, the legendary and controversial coach, worked with Ryf for eight years and ushered her from a long ITU career to her nine world titles across the Ironman and 70.3 distance, establishing her as one of the greatest triathletes of all time. “It’s been a great journey,” he said. “I’m proud to have been able to be a part.”

However, the COVID pandemic caused frustration “but also enlightenment” for an athlete who loves racing, he said, and gave her a chance to evaluate her achievements and step outside of the triathlon bubble. She also noted in both the Swiss interview and to Triathlete that she had returned to school to finish her degree in the last year. Sutton said that decision gave her an opportunity to think about her future too.

 

The 10 Most Common First-Time Triathlete Mistakes

Triathlon, for better or worse, has a lot of moving parts. It isn’t nearly as simple as a regular running event, and combining swim-bike-run into a single day makes things exponentially more complicated. For some triathletes, their first race can feel like a minefield with pitfalls at every turn, but if you can steer clear of a few common mistakes, you’ll have more fun. With that in mind, here are 10 common first-time triathlete mistakes and how you can easily avoid them on race day:

#1: Not being familiar with swimming in open water

For all kinds of very appropriate reasons, most of our swim training occurs in a pool. But for your triathlon, most of us will swim in an open-water environment—such as a lake. While you may think that these two things would be pretty similar, it turns out they are not, and that mistake is a common one among new triathletes. First, pool water is (hopefully) crystal clear and allows you to see the bottom, which you can easily reach. Most lakes, and most non-pool triathlon swim venues in general, are murky enough so you can’t see your hand in front of your face, let alone the bottom.

Solution: A lot of triathletes find this lack of visibility to be disconcerting, so getting any kind of experience with a non-pool swim environment before race day can help you get used to the feel of open-water swimming. If you can’t find an open-water swim option before your race, you can practice swimming in your pool with your eyes closed at short intervals (or squint or use a pair of badly-scratched goggles) during the weeks leading up to race day. It’s not exactly the same, but it’s better than nothing!

#2: Not practicing running after biking

#3: Forgetting gear / having too much gear in the transition area

#4: Can’t find your bike / racking spot during transition

#5: Going off-course on the swim

#6: Getting the “what” of fueling wrong

#7: Getting the “how much” of fueling and hydrating wrong

#8: Getting the “when” of fueling and hydrating wrong

#9: Not knowing the rules

#10: Nothing new on race day!

 

What's New in the 303:

Lookout Mountain, Historical Climb for Over 100 years

Since the popular cycling ap Strava became a thing, Lookout Mountain in Golden has been climbed by approximately 25,000 cyclists 248,000 times—which is a tiny fraction of the actual times it has been scaled since it was completed in 1914.

In 1908 the letter “M” representing the School of Mines was painted on Lookout Mountain, about 4,000 years after native Americans left numerous campsites in the area and six years before the Lariat Loop Trail road was completed. In 1911 William “Cement Bill” Williams had a vision to build a scenic road to attract tourist to Golden and with many investors including Adolph Coors and Charles Boettcher (as in Boettcher mansion at the top) it was finished in 1914. In 1915 the American Automobile Associated named it the top scenic road in America. Before the road existed tourists could take a funicular to the top and visit a real estate office selling parcels of land. That office is located where TV towers now reside. (You can still see the scar of the funicular and if you look across the valley, there was another funicular that ascended South Table Mountain to serve a casino and dance hall on top of Castle Rock before the KKK took it over in the 1920’s.)

If you know where to look you can still find remnants of a watering station to help cool cars climbing the mountain in the early years. In 1917 Buffalo Bill was buried at the top and is now a popular place to rest after the 4.6 mile climb from the pillars at the base of the mountain. The classic timed route (and race) begins at the Pillars and finishes just before the turn to the grave.

Ride Basics:

Distance: Up and down–9.2 miles

Elevation gain: 1,219 ft (to the Buffalo Bill turnoff)

Difficultly: Medium to hard

Average Grade: 5.3%

Fastest known Times, Men: 15:51, Women: 19:30

Map Strava

Video: Youtube

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

 

Video of the Week:

Last hard run before St George 70.3 + race thoughts

  • 3 hour drive to the race
  • Coming of win in TX
  • Trains on the course
  • Respect to Daniela Ryf, but she can be beat

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Coming Soon:  Author of "The Athlete Inside" Sue Reynolds and Coach Bobby McGee who has played an integral role in the development of top athletes with USA Triathlon, as well as several olympians and top-ranked ITU stars. He is the author of “Run Transformation,” The World’s Best Run Training Course.

Looking to chat with Ben Hoffman after St George. 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Apr 24, 2021

This week - Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.. 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Hey Guys, We’ve got some great news this week!

 

We have talked about how important sleep is on this show.  We've even had sleep specialists as guests. Sleep is so key for athletes!

 

Our friends at Venga CBD have an all-new product to help athletes with their sleep because they know how important it is for athletes. And like all things Venga, they went over the top for athletes - they went into the lab and created a triple threat to help you get better sleep tonight.  They call it Venga Super Sleep because man, this packs a punch.  Get this - It’s got Melatonin, CBD AND….an all-new cannabinoid CBN that’s been shown to promote sleep.  You get all three in Venga Super Sleep and it’s available now. I think they sold out in the first couple of days but are sure to have more soon.

 

Oh, and get this - no sleep aid hangover. You’ll wake up well-rested and refreshed because Venga Super Sleep is all-natural and works with your body’s systems to promote a great night’s sleep.  As with all of Venga CBD’s products, Super Sleep is 100% THC-free and non-habit forming.

 

You can check it out at Vengacbd.com/sleep and they have a great bundle offer running: If you buy a bottle of the Venga CBD daily CBD Ultra Gels, you can get a bottle of Super Sleep for just $34.00. It’s typically $85, so it’s a smokin’ deal!

 

Go to vengacbd.com/sleep to get all the details and don’t forget that our listeners get a X discount with coupon code X (only valid on full-priced items, not bundles).

 

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Michael Murphy
  • Endurance News - Future of Fitness Tech
  • What New in the 303 - A couple of Van Life stories - Megan Hottman and Andy Schmidt
  • Bill and Rich's Excellent Adventure - We Ride 4
  • Video of the Week - Michael Murphy in Snow to Sand

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

I got a chance to try the UCAN EDGE product this week on my 50 mile ride.  I had two 1.87 oz packets with me.  Each has 15g of SuperStarch Energy and 0g sugar.  They are not a gel consistency, which is awesome!  Is much more like a liquid.  I gave it a shake, tore off the top and just rolled it up.  It wasn't sticky like gels.  The flavor is like the tropical orange flavor of the Energy SuperStarch powder.  I may not have to take my extra test tubes of UCAN SuperStarch.

 

1.) UCAN launched a Vanilla flavor of the really popular plant-based Energy + Protein. Fans have been raving about how good the existing Chocolate flavor and the Vanilla flavor promises to be just as good!

 

2.) The Training Bundle now has a box of UCAN Edge included in it.

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Michael Murphy

1.6 seconds. That's how long it takes to fall two stories. That's how long it takes for life to change.

When Michael Murphy was 21, he fell off of a roof at college and landed flat on his back, severing his spine. They say that nobody understands their own traumatic injury just after it happens―but Michael did. Every person falls. They fall short in school, in love, in work, and in life. Their lives sometimes feel punctuated by those downfalls―the rejection letters, the unrequited love, the missed promotions, the life altering traumas. Everyone falls. But then what?

 

When I Fell is a true coming-of-age tale of going from abled, to disabled, to empowered. It combines the story surrounding Michael's recovery with the science of resiliency and thriving―what psychologists are now calling Posttraumatic Growth (PTG)―to teach readers how to hit home runs when life throws them curves. Befitting new mainstream acceptance for disabilities, When I Fell is as much a memoir as it is a message. It features the five principles established by Drs. Tedeschi and Calhoun―the pioneers who coined the phrase in the 1990's―for scientific validation to bring PTG further into the public eye.

 

A Northern Virginia native, Michael resides in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Casey, and dog Gunner.  He now trains with the Competition Team at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, CO, with every intention to make the US Ski Team…and go to the Paralympics.

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind you need as an active outdoor enthusiast.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

 

Fitbit co-founder: Future for fitness is well beyond the wrist

CNET Health and Wellness

A Fitbit used to be a little gadget to count your steps. Those days are long gone: Fitbits are now continuous heart and sleep monitors, with aspirations that go even deeper. Now owned by Google, Fitbit is still creating new fitness trackers, like the new Luxe. The company's subscription-based Fitbit Premium service continues to add new wellness routines, including celebrity guides such as Deepak Chopra.

 

Where do things go next? Will Fitbit ever venture off-wrist? How can these trackers possibly assist with diseases like COVID-19?  Fitbit co-founder and CTO Eric Friedman offers some insights on where Fitbit is at now, and where things are headed next.

 

Fitbit plans to continue exploring more advanced sensors on its bigger watches, while letting sensor tech trickle down over time into more optimized, smaller, lower-cost bands. "Because they have a larger battery, and kind of more mass, it's easier to try out brand new sensors in them and learn," Friedman says of last year's sensor-studded Fitbit Sense -- which added temperature, a stress-sensing electrodermal sensor and an electrocardiogram, or ECG -- compared to the much more pared-down new Fitbit Luxe, which leans mostly on its optical heart-rate sensor for things like sleep and stress measurements.

 

Friedman makes the comparison to where heart rate on wearables was years ago, living mainly on big watches while smaller bands just measured steps. The optical heart-rate sensor is also where the most evolution has happened, adding a lot of extra algorithm-based insights that didn't exist before. "When we first launched heart rate in our smartwatch, it was really about a kind of workout experience," Friedman says of where things were seven years ago. "But as things progressed, we started to be able to tease out more and more from heart rate."

 

He sees heart-rate variability as an important new metric, and related to that, atrial fibrillation. Fitbit recently finished a 500,000-person AFib study, but unlike the Apple Watch, most Fitbits don't measure estimated atrial fibrillation through the optical heart-rate sensor. For that, you'd need a Fitbit Sense with its ECG feature.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Megan Hottman: Prescott, AZ Racing and Forest Bathing

By Megan Hottman, courtesy of MeganHottman.com

 

This van trip kicks off with a lovely dose of #americana – some ball sports, some lively hockey, some bike racing, kids running around, the requisite amount of dirt and dust, loads of campers and RVs, ample flag flying and one helleva sunset . I took the @canonusa out to capture all the feels.

 

Life these days offers glimpses of normalcy and it feels really *really* good.  Also can I get an amen for @dippindots ?! I haven’t had these in probably 20 years. What a treat.

 

Ok so where are we? We’re in a large sports complex park in Prescott, AZ. Here for a mountain bike race, I’m experiencing for the first time this parking lot-event style camping vibe.

This wouldn’t be my top vanlife venue choice on a regular basis …but for this event and experience it’s totally fine. This location boasts temps a full 20-25 degrees than in Phoenix so we’re enjoying the nice cool evening temps and the escape from the big-city-heat.

 

Pros: restrooms close by, lots of friendly humans around, safe.

Cons: all the humans. And pavement.

 

Saturday’s race went GREAT! I actually warmed up for this race and implemented lessons I learned in March’s bike race … and took the win! I raced women intermediate 40-49, won my age group.  More importantly I felt great – I executed food, warmup and race strategies. I hit the opening stretch and hole shot into the first climb, at the front, and it paid off. I got more and more comfortable with the fast & flowy portions of the course as the race went along. We raced at noon so I did some yoga and a walk beforehand. Not normally things I’d do pre race but I wanted to keep my face out of my phone as I sat there nervously waiting for my start.

 

Van-Life and Endurance Sports

By Andy Shmidt

 

Renting a van offers the endurance athlete an opportunity to experience the outdoors in a new way, with the potential to do a self-contained local or regional race. And if you’re thinking about purchasing a van, renting a few different configurations may help you BETA test available options.

 

Even with night-time temperatures dipping into the low 30’s, high 20’s it was still comfortable in the van. Granted I did “warm the place up” with the included LP gas powered Mr. Heater, before going to bed. Even with the provided battery-operated carbon monoxide detector, I wasn’t comfortable going to sleep with it running. Friends who were tent camping nearby at the James M. Robb campground reported being cold and the high winds interrupting their sleep. Neither were an issue for “Johnny.”

 

Cooking was as easy as being at home, though it did require a bit more planning / prep work. I’m pretty sure I could have made hot apple pie, had I taken my Alpine Oven along on the trip.

 

Titus Adventure Company is a family-owned business located in Denver, offering outdoor adventure focused trucks, SUV’s and camper van rentals. Visit them at: www.tacrentals.com.

 

For 303 Endurance readers, Titus Adventure Company is offering 10% off any rental. Just use promo code: 303ENDURANCE when you make your reservation.

 

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    •  
  • Rich
    • Let me tell you about my rides in Tucson.  50 mile ride around Tucson on what is called "The Loop".  It's a series of well paved and lane lined bike paths that goes around Tucson.  Cool windy paths through the desert and cactus.  A similar ride would be Confluence Park, Cherry Creek Trail, 470 Trail, S. Platte back to Confluence.  Only Tucson faster and wider.  More open for sure. 
    • 1st - a huge shoutout to Tucson Endurance Performance Center.  I rented a 2021 Cervelo R Series and it rode beautifully. 
    • I showed up at Sharon's house in Tucson and met one of the other We Ride 4 Denver Club Members named John.  And then met Sharon's boyfriend John Genell.  John and I had a common background in Big 5 consulting firms, so we hit it off right away.  It was John who explained his background on the Board of Wish For Wheels.
    • We Ride 4 is a community of cyclists that create unique experiences for our members through weekly rides, participation in cycling events and social gatherings throughout the year. All rides are led by experienced ride leaders. Weekly rides range from social-pace no-drop formats to advanced-pace training rides.
    • WR4's Denver Charitable Partner is Cottonwood Institute.  Cottonwood Institute believes that students can't be expected to care about the environment if they never have a chance to explore the outdoors. Your donations empower students to be environmentally aware and civically engaged.
    • WR4's Tucson Chapter Partner is the Road Warriors Club.  Sponsor Ernesto Somoza adamantly encourages Pueblo High School students to join the Road Warriors Club if they are looking for something to do after school that’s a little bit different than just joining a sports team. Pueblo High is a Title 1 school and funding for the club is reliant 100% on donations and fundraising. One of their goals this year is to be able to have matching jerseys for all the members. We Ride 4 wants to help by designing a jersey and raising the money to buy the jerseys for all club members. Please consider helping by donating!
    • Story of Angelina who Sharon just stop and met along the side of this bike path.  Sharon befriends Angelina and learns about this Pueblo High School.  Angelina needs a bike.  Sharon gives her the money to get a bike.  She ends up buying a bike from Tucson Endurance Center because Angelina's mom works with Brian Grasky in the Air Force.  Brian Grasky our guest from two weeks ago.
    • So while we're on this ride, I see these two guys running on the trail and they are flying.  Clearly look like pro triathletes.  Coming from Boulder, I know what that looks like.  From the back, the first pro that came to mind was Ben Hoffman.  When I passed him and looked back, it really looked like Ben Hoffman.  When I DM'd Ben on Instagram, he confirmed it was not him. More on Ben later.
    • Thanks Sharon, John and We Ride 4 for a really enjoyable ride around Tucson and a nice steak burrito at Seis afterward.
    • Thanks UCAN EDGE for fueling my ride and VENGA for fueling my recovery!

 

Video of the Week:

"Snow to Sand" Full Documentary

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Coming Soon:  Author of "The Athlete Inside" Sue Reynolds and Coach Bobby McGee who has played an integral role in the development of top athletes with USA Triathlon, as well as several olympians and top-ranked ITU stars. He is the author of “Run Transformation,” The World’s Best Run Training Course.

Plus Ironman St George is coming up next week.  One of the guys going there to win is Ben Hoffman.  We're going to hopefully catch up with him after the race.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Apr 17, 2021

This week we have Ironman and Paralympic hopeful Roderick Sewell.  Roderick Sewell completed Kona in 2019 as the first double above the knee amputee to finish Kona. 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Bill and Rich's Excellent Adventure (where Bill and Rich share their "endurance adventures"
  • Feature interview - Coach and Colonel Brian Grasky
  • Endurance News - Skye Moench (makes like 5 pros to win) and Lionel Sanders win Galveston 70.3, Des Linden Smashes 50K World Record
  • What New in the 303 - Ride with Sue Reynolds, 
  • Discussion of the Week - What is endurance?
  • Video of the Week - Skye Moench and OWS with the dogs…

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN ***SKIP 4/16***

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

UCAN Edge represents a quantum leap in how athletes will fuel for sport. The first and only on-the-go training fuel powered by SuperStarch, Edge puts you in the ideal performance state by keeping blood sugar stable, so you can work smarter AND harder. The next generation of sports fuel has arrived. 

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    • Last week's BASE ride
  • Rich
    • Ride with Sue Reynolds
      • She and her husband Brian and son's Michael Dean and Andy
      • 30 miles of zone two in aero, Chatfield 70.3 course, down S. Platte to Aspen Grove, back out to Deer Creek Canyon and then back to the campground.
      • Team USA and competing at Worlds in Bermuda in Oct 2021 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Bermuda
    • Ride next week in Tucson
      • Get to ride with Sharon Madison, founder of We Ride 4.  Megan is out!   
      • I am taking all of the UCAN Edge for this Tucson Loop ride

 

Interview with Roderick Sewell

Roderick Sewell has overcome challenges from a very early age.  He was born with the tibia bones missing in his legs. His mother decided to have his legs amputated at age one to improve his mobility. The cost of affording his prosthetic legs was so high it led to the family leaving their home when he was age seven and enduring several years of homelessness, before settling in Birmingham, AL, United States of America, with the help of friends and other family. 

 

Because of a tough childhood, Sewell was forced to live homeless in San Diego. When he became involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization that helps to provide disabled athletes with a path to success as well as running legs, his life quickly changed for the better..

 

He won gold in his international debut at the 2014 Para Pan Pacific Championships in Pasadena. He learned how to swim by his coach and mentor, Alan Voisard, at the Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego when he was ten years old.

 

Post Interview:

"The only reason I wanted to learn how to swim was because I was afraid of the water." 

 "People noticed I was black first and then that I had a disability"

"My disability saved my life"

 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind you need as an active outdoor enthusiast.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

 

Des Linden Smashes 50K World Record

Des Linden broke the 50K world record on Tuesday after running an amazing time of 2:59:54 in Oregon. Running in the first ultra-distance event of her career, Linden shattered the previous record of 3:07:20 that Great Britain’s Aly Dixon set in 2019 at the 50K world championships in Romania. After getting ahead of Dixon’s record pace right from the start, she never looked back, and Linden’s final time worked out to an average pace of 3:36 per kilometre.

 

Lionel Sanders, Skye Moench take IRONMAN 70.3 Texas titles

This excerpt from the story on the Tri227 site -

Womens: Moench, who won the memorable IRONMAN European Championship, Frankfurt as Sarah True faded in the final stages in the heat ran a strong 1:20:43. While that gave up more than five minutes to the speedy feet of Jeanni Metzler (RSA), it was enough to take the win. Sophie Watts (USA) completed the podium, ahead of Heather Jackson and Morrison, who finished the day in fifth.

 

Mens:

Sanders held strong at the front over the second half of the run too, clocking a 1:11:11 half marathon and a winning margin of just over a minute, from Ben Kanute who battled Sam Long all through the run, making the pass in the last half mile to reach the line just five seconds ahead of the fast-improving youngster. Neither could relax, with Matt Hanson’s best of the day 1:09:16 leaving him just nine seconds short of a podium finish.

 

How many pros have recently been on the show and then gone on to win his or her next race?

Skye Moench, yes TX 70.3

Matt Hanson, yes Daytona

Chris Leiferman, IM FL

Rudy Von Berg?

Lisa Roberts, no

 

What's New in the 303:

 

From Galveston To Cherry Creek, CO Triathletes with Some Big Smiles and Fast Finishes; Betsy Mercer Overcomes 2019 DNF for 4th

Colorado triathletes raced this weekend, in Texas and Colorado. In Galveston Texas, not only did the Colorado pros make a big impact, but one well known age grouper, Betsy Mercer raced in redemption of her 2019 attempt in Galveston where she was stopped 100 yards from the finish line because of weather. At Cherry Creek State Park, The Barking Dog Duathlon kicked off the multi-sport season with about 150 athletes racing.

 

Betsy finished fourth in her age group but cried at the finish line, not because she finished, but because her friend Michael Jones finished his first 70.3. Said Betsy, “I didn’t cry this time when I crossed the finish line, I cried when Michael did. That’s the beauty of triathlon, the community you’re a part of.” 

 

 

Ride or Die, a Women’s Cycling Movement

Matt Miller, owner of BASE Performance invited me to ride last Saturday, not an uncommon invitation as we have ridden many times. I had sort of decided to do a different ride in Denver. But Matt, said I might want to make the effort as there could be as many as 80 people riding, some from the BASE team and this new group he is sponsoring called Ride or Die. Of course I was intrigued.

As it turned out the groups left at different times and when the BASE team left the other group hadn’t arrived. Three hours later upon my return, the parking lot at BASE headquarters was filled with women cyclists all buzzing from a ride. Some were friends of mine who I had no idea would be there. There was a cooler of drinks and prizes and swag and I felt a fun energy. I asked my friend Becky Furuta, no stranger to the peloton from the highest levels about what I was seeing. I know they had ridden some gravel, and some road. I saw bikes of all sorts. I didn’t know anything about this group. Becky described it as, “grassroots racing and riding, the goal is fun and camaraderie without all the staunchness and elitism that’s driving people away from the road. There’s a sense of community and fun absent the usual rivalries. I think that’s really the point of these beginner/community rides – not that they’re easy or for beginners, but that they’re accessible at every level and focused on mixing training with fun and a social component. It’s a sustainable model, and I hope it sticks around.”

 

 

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Video of the Week:

2019 IRONMAN World Championship: Roderick Sewell

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

Coming Soon:  Author of "The Athlete Inside" Sue Reynolds and Coach Bobby McGee who has played an integral role in the development of top athletes with USA Triathlon, as well as several olympians and top-ranked ITU stars. He is the author of “Run Transformation,” The World’s Best Run Training Course.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Apr 10, 2021

Our guest this week almost got shot down flying an F-16 over Iraq.  This week we have Coach Brian Grasky. He's not only a Level 3 USAT Coach, he has a hell of a race resume and  he's also an F-16 pilot!  We are talking about how to plan for success and handle failure as an athlete and a coach.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

 

Save 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Coach and Colonel Brian Grasky
  • Endurance News - Ronan McLaughlin, a tech writer for CyclingTips, set an Everesting world record of 6:40:54
  • What New in the 303 -
  • Video of the Week - Skye Moench and OWS with the dogs…

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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Interview with Brian Grasky

Brian is among the top triathlon coaches in Arizona and has been listed among the best in the USA.  As a USAT Level 3 Certified Coach, he is among 19 who have ever held that title. 

GEC is a network of coaches and our team, including registered dieticians, physical therapists, chiropractors, and wellness experts, all with a passion for doing all they can to help athletes reach their goals—and the track record that proves they have the ability to do so. They are based in Tucson, AZ, (says on their site) the number one community for triathletes, but we work with athletes all over the country and worldwide. 

 

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Endurance News:

Inside Ronan McLaughlin’s Everesting world record bike

Ronan McLaughlin, a tech writer for CyclingTips, set an Everesting world record of 6:40:54 on March 29 on a 5.55kg (12.24lb) bike that he constructed over many months, carefully weighing the benefits and drawbacks of each piece, both literally and figuratively, and even changing his pedaling position to fit onto a smaller frame and reduce his frontal profile.

“It’s often overlooked in Everesting, but half the event is downhill,” McLaughlin said. “When you are descending, it doesn’t count towards your elevation, but it does count towards your time. So I was looking to get downhill as fast as I could.”

To maximize the efficiency up and down, McLaughlin selected Mamore Gap in his native Ireland, a dead-straight stretch of road on a hill that averages 14 percent.

For the bike, McLaughlin selected a Giant TCR Advanced SL 2021 frameset, and then went to work on modifications — beginning with himself.

 

What's New in the 303:

USA Duathlon Virtual Run-Bike-Run, presented by RaceX, to benefit USA Triathlon Foundation’s General Fund

USA Triathlon today announced the opening of registration for the second annual USA Duathlon Virtual Run-Bike-Run presented by RaceX, a virtual multisport challenge set for April 15-May 3.

The event is free to enter. Participants have the option to make a $35 donation to the USA Triathlon Foundation and receive a finisher’s medal, or a $55 donation to receive a finishers’ medal and a USA Triathlon-branded premium wall-mounted medal hanger. All donations will go to the USA Triathlon Foundation’s general fund to help open pathways for all to swim, bike and run.

The 19-day challenge offers beginner and experienced athletes alike the opportunity to test themselves at the start of the racing season — whether they plan to return to in-person racing in 2021 or tackle their first-ever multisport event. Athletes can complete the challenge on their own time and at their own pace, from anywhere in the world. Registration is open now, and athletes can sign up at any point until the conclusion of the challenge on May 3. Click here to register.

The Virtual Run-Bike-Run is a cumulative challenge, and participants can track their progress on the FitRankings platform using run and bike leaderboards sortable by total mileage, time and elevation gain. Athletes will receive messages from USA Triathlon and FitRankings as they hit overall running and cycling milestones toward traditional duathlon distances: sprint (7.5-kilometer run and 20-kilometer bike) and standard (15k run, 40k bike).

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

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Video of the Week:

F16 HUD - NOT a simulator!!!

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Sue Reynolds and Bobbie McGee who lives in Boulder.

Ironman and Paralympic hopeful Roderick Sewell.  Roderick Sewell completed Kona in 2019, he won gold in his international debut at the 2014 Para Pan Pacific Championships in Pasadena. He learned how to swim by his coach and mentor, Alan Voisard, at the Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego when he was ten years old. Because of a tough childhood, Sewell was forced to live homeless in San Diego. When he became involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization that helps to provide disabled athletes with a path to success as well as running legs, his life quickly changed for the better.

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Apr 3, 2021

This week we have the 2019 Ironman European Championship Frankfurt – 1st and Ironman 70.3 Boulder – 1st.  She finished in 6th at Challenge Daytona a couple of months ago and 5th at Challenge Miami last month.  Pro triathlete Skye Moench has made an amazing comeback from her bike crash the kept her from racing at Kona back in 2019.  She's already qualified for Kona and we can't wait to see how the rest of her season goes in 2021.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Skye Moench
  • Endurance News - Bike Stop Law
  • What New in the 303 - USA Triathlon’s Elevate 2028 Strategic Plan
  • Video of the Week - Skye Moench and OWS with the dogs…

 

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You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

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Interview with Skye Moench

Despite having a limited background in endurance sports—Skye ran track and cross-country while in high school, but only biked and swam recreationally—she’s made a name for herself in just her third full year as a pro. In 2019, Moench, who lives in Salt Lake City with her husband Matt, established herself as a formidable competitor with four Ironman 70.3 podiums, plus a surprise win at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany.

As we said earlier she's qualified for Kona and she's come out of 2020 with a strong performance at Challenge Daytona and same at Challenge Miami.  We can't wait to chat with her about her big comeback and her plan for the rest of the 2021 season.

 

Let's get into our interview with Skye Moench.

 

Interview summary:

Skye's dog runs with her and was part of her proposal.

Parents divorced and moved to us in 7th grade.

Not a focused athlete in HS.

100 and 400

Skate skier

Fun with numbers - like debits and credits

2009 first triathlon

2010 first bike

2015 switched to pro

IM AZ 2016

It's only gotten faster since then

Cam Coach

Team Sutto philosophy

4th at St George regional championship

Pre Kona wreck

Sept 24 40 hour training ride; right by her house; arm warmers

The big comeback from the bike crash; metal elbow and thumb; two surgeries

Physical therapy

Challenge Miami paid less than Daytona

Bill Christie at Challenge

 

Sponsors - pto, zipp sram trek, deboer, form goggles, amp human, dna cycling,

 

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Endurance News:

Utah, North Dakota latest to adopt safety stop law for cyclists

Utah and North Dakota became the latest states to adopt the controversial Idaho Stop law, allowing cyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign. Utah and North Dakota join Idaho, Washington, Delaware, Arkansas, and Oregon. In addition, a California coalition is backing another legislative attempt this year to adopt the Idaho Stop, also known as the safety stop law. In addition, the Oklahoma House of Representatives recently passed the legislation.

"Intersections are one of the most dangerous places for a cyclist to be," said Crys Lee, Bike Utah executive director. "This law should increase bicycle safety at stop-signed intersections as it has in places with similar laws like Delaware, where they saw a 23% decrease after enacting their stop as yield law in 2017."

Lee said Bike Utah will work with partners to collect data to prove why safety stop laws are effective in making intersections safer for cyclists. Critics of the safety stop say it's better to have an unambiguous set of laws that apply to all road users and having cyclists following separate rules makes their actions less predictable to motorists.

"As other states follow suit, they need to gather data and gather as many people and supporters as possible, and get yourself a champion like Rep. Spackman Moss," said Lee, who said Utah's passing of the law was a collaborative effort among many.

North Dakota Active Transportation Alliance Executive Director Justin Kristan thanked the state’s department of transportation in a blog post for its “forward-thinking efforts to make roadway design and roadway laws more equitable for bicyclists.”

 

What's New in the 303:

USA Triathlon’s Elevate 2028 Strategic Plan to Guide Through the LA Olympics

USA Triathlon’s Elevate 2028 Strategic Plan will guide the organization’s priorities, decision-making processes and culture through the next two Olympic and Paralympic Quadrennials. The robust set of guiding principles, goals and strategies will enable USA Triathlon to grow participation, provide unmatched support to the multisport community, and reach vast new audiences culminating at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028.

Elevate 2028 is intentionally extended through 2028 to mark the moment when the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games will return to the United States — to Southern California, the birthplace of triathlon — for the first time in 32 years. The LA 2028 Games will mark the first time triathlon is contested in the Olympic and Paralympic Games on U.S. soil, providing the opportunity to build a legacy in the U.S. and create mainstream exposure for the sport on an unprecedented scale.

 

Victor Colorado, Dream Bike Rides, A Rich History and a Bike Geeks Ultimate “Man Cave”

It seems one of the most common conversations when cyclists gather for chilly spring rides revolve around upcoming summer events and race plans. Often answers like Ride the Rockies, the Triple Bypass or the Copper Triangle thread through conversations but rarely does it seem people talk about new places they want to discover on their bike. Events and races are wonderful motivators and loads of fun, but perhaps equally enthralling, for me at least, is finding new places to ride while learning the local history.

A point of focus for us at 303 Endurance in 2021 is to help you discover new places to ride, run and hang out. A few weeks ago I re-visited Victor Colorado to tell the story about Brian “the glide” Hayes and how he and this town of just 400 people managed to build a wonderful ice hockey rink that draws players from all over the mountains. In this interview Brian tells that story and many others!

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

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Video of the Week:

Open Water Swimming with Dogs!

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Coach Brian Grasky has a great background as a USAFA grad, F-16 pilot, triathlete and Level 3 USAT coach. He also had a couple of great presentations at the Endurance Exchange.  We are talking about how to plan for success and handle failure as an athlete and a coach.

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Mar 27, 2021

A couple of weeks ago our Video of the Week was Triathlon Taren sharing his take on IRONMAN's Andrew Messick video communicating their policy for race cancellations. This week's guest is Triathlon Taren who has built an impressive brand offering content and insights to triathletes around the world.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

 

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

 

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

 

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

 

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Triathlon Taren
  • Endurance News -  Collin's Cup commissions FilmNova; Barkley Marathons has no finishers; Chris Froome a maybe for the GC slot
  • What New in the 303 - Did triathlon start in San Diego or Los Alomos, NM?
  • Video of the Week -  Triathlon Taren's on IRONMAN's cancellation policy video

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

Interview with Triathlon Taren

Triathlon Taren is a triathlete who shares tips for beginner triathletes looking to create their triathlon training plans.

 

Tarenisms:

- Check out the Triathlon Taren Podcast, it's the most highly ranked triathlon podcast in the world

-Taren lost more than 60lbs after getting into triathlon

- Taren has the following personal best race times: 1:04 sprint, 2:12 Olympic, 4:28 half-Ironman,  9:41 Ironman, 19:00 5k, 1:28:06 half marathon

- Taren lives in Winnipeg

- Taren's wife is "No Triathlon Kim"

- Taren and Kim own two dogs: a charcoal lab named Graycie and a rescue named Petey

- Taren used to be a professional curler

 

We are going to talk about Taren's background, and about living/training in Winnipeg.  He has developed a brand and following that makes him a household name in triathlon these days.  We're going to learn a little more about his podcast, YouTube channel and his MyMottiv site and brand.  If we have time we'll chat about the IRONMAN video and how races are handling COVID cancels/reschedules and his outlook on the return to racing.  Let's get into our interview with Triathlon Taren.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION COMMISSIONS FILMNOVA TO PRODUCE GLOBAL BROADCAST OF THE COLLINS CUP 2021

LONDON, ENGLAND: The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today announced that it has commissioned outside broadcast specialists, FilmNova, to deliver live coverage of the PTO’s flagship event – The Collins Cup on 28th August at the extraordinary x-bionic® sphere in Šamorín, near Bratislava, Slovakia. They will work alongside multi award winning director, Martin Turner, who will head the broadcast team as Executive Producer.

 

The Collins Cup is a new race format modelled after the Ryder Cup, which will see teams of International, European and USA athletes pitted against one another and aims to create and leverage the excitement, rivalry, drama and personalities of the sport of triathlon to attract a wider fan base.

 

The 2021 Barkley Marathons Had No Finishers

This year’s Barkley Marathons looked slightly different than previous editions. There were few international competitors due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, and because of this, a smaller field of runners (usually 40 runners line up), almost entirely Americans, took on the beast. Additionally, runners were required to get COVID-19 tests ahead of arrival, among other safety protocols.

 

A strong contingent of Barkley veterans lined up at the start, including Big’s Backyard champion Maggie Guterl, two-time Barkley Fall Classic winner Liz Canty, the only three-time Barkley finisher Jared Campbell, and multi-time Barkley attempter Jamil Coury. There was also a lot of excitement around Barkley virgins (first-timers) Courtney Dauwalter, Western States and Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc champion; and Luke Nelson, Tor des Geants finisher. Guterl, Canty, and Dauwalter were attempting to become the first woman to finish the Barkley.

 

The race started midweek, in order to deter spectators. Founder Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell blew the conch at 2:03 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 18, and runners set off on the first loop an hour later, when Cantrell lit his cigarette. Runners dealt with rainy and foggy conditions throughout the entire event.

 

 

‘It’s impossible to say’: Chris Froome unsure of when he’ll be ready to fight for GC in races again

Chris Froome has admitted that he doesn’t know when he will be able to compete for victory again.

 

The Briton is continuing his comeback from serious injuries at this week’s Volta a Catalunya, but despite headlining Israel Start-up Nation’s team, he was dropped on the opening stage and finished 90th on stage two’s time trial, 2-05 down on former Ineos Grenadiers team-mate Rohan Dennis.

 

The upbeat and confident Froome has made no secret in declaring his intention to win a record-equalling fifth Tour de France, but asked by Cycling Weekly if that was still a realistic goal he could fulfil this season, he said: “I can’t really put any time on it. I am just taking it one week at a time at the moment.

 

“It’s just about following the process and I am not putting a timeline on it. Naturally, I would love to be ready for the Tour de France but I have to keep following the process and do what I can.”

 

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

How Triathlon was Introduced to the World

The History and Background of Triathlons

A “triathlon” is defined as a three-part sports discipline comprising swimming, cycling, and running. The three sports are contested as a continuous event without a rest. The triathlon can be an individual or team event over varying distances.

 

Triathlon history dates back to the early 1970s and originated with the San Diego Track Club. The triathlon was designed to be an alternative to hard track training. The first triathlon event was held on September 25, 1974. Don Shanahan and Jack Johnstone are pioneers in the history of the triathlon. The San Diego Track Club sponsored the event. The triathlon then comprised a 10 km run, 8 km cycle, and 500 m swim. In 1989, the sport was awarded Olympic status and featured for the first time at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in Australia. Since then, the sport has grown in popularity. In fact, no other sport achieved Olympic status in such a short time. Over the next decade, the triathlon grew by leaps and bounds and soon gained recognition worldwide.

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

 

Video of the Week:

We NEED to talk about this IRONMAN “Update”

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Mar 20, 2021

This week we have Megan Hottman "The Cyclist Lawyer" joining us to share how the last year of COVID has impacted the cycling community and her advocacy for cycling safety.  We are also interested to learn how this time has allowed her to take care of clients and herself and finding balance through the simplification of "the van life".

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Megan Hottman
  • Endurance News - Dick Hoyt, The Tri Summit, IM TX Cancelled
  • What New in the 303 - Colorado Pro Race Results Challenge Miami
  • Video of the Week -  Tri Summit "Nutrition Periodization" with Tim O'Donnell and Bob Seebohar

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Megan Hottman

Megan Hottman earned her B.A. in Corporate Communications, magna cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate, both from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  After law school, she accepted two consecutive judicial clerkships; one in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City, Missouri and one in Jefferson County District Court in Golden, Colorado.

Hottman has represented over 120 cyclists in their individual cases, as well as provided counsel to other plaintiff's lawyers, to cycling groups, bike shops, and organizations.  She has authored countless articles and also co-authored a cycling-law resource book, Bicycle Accidents, Crashes & Collisions.

In addition to representing her own clients, she has been endorsed as a cycling expert by other lawyers.  She is known by Colorado cyclists as well as her fellow attorneys as THE go-to lawyer for anything cycling-related.  She handles cases in all 50 states, and is licensed in Missouri, Colorado, Arizona and Nebraska.  She provides frequent legal education seminars on biking laws, trends she sees in her cases and those nationwide, and education to both novice and veteran riders alike.  She also provides educational and training opportunities to law enforcement officers. 

In March 2015, Hottman and her practice were featured in an article titled "Broken Spokes" in Outside Magazine.  A few months later, she was also featured on HBO Real Sports, in a "Bike Wars" episode. 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind you need as an active outdoor enthusiast.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt has died at age 80

Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt died Wednesday morning at age 80, according to his son, Russ Hoyt. He passed peacefully in his sleep due to heart failure, his son said.

Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, became Boston Marathon legends after their first run in 1980, during which the dad pushed Rick in a custom racing chair, according to the Boston Athletic Association.

The two completed a total of 32 Boston Marathons together, including a final finish in 2014, the association added.

"Dick personified what it meant to a be a Boston Marathoner, showing determination, passion, and love every Patriots' Day for more than three decades," the association said in a statement.

 

The Tri Summit (sponsored in part by UCAN)

Hosted by the legendary Bob Babbitt and guest host Dede Griesbauer (Ultraman World Record Holder), you will be taken on a journey with 15 top pro triathletes and experts to learn about curated topics in the sport of triathlon, with a particular focus on how to best emerge from the pandemic to successful racing. Your personal best is ahead of you in 2021.

 

The Return to Racing: 

This event features an exploration of what it will be like to return to triathlon racing after 12 months of nearly zero racing during the pandemic. Can we safely race? Will races ever be back to normal?

- Measures taken by race directors to ensure a safe environment

- Tips to best prepare for pandemic-era racing

- How did Challenge Daytona pull off a race weekend of 2400 racers?

- Races returning to normal – ever?

Guests: Challenge Family CEO Bill Christy, Ironman Executive Paul Huddle, and Race Director & USAT Board Member Gabriela Gallegos

 

Avoiding Injury Upon Your Return: 

With races being deferred from 2020 to 2021, and athletes chomping at the bit to race again, many of us already have packed racing calendars for 2021. How do we avoid injury and overdoing it?

- Recognizing overtraining and over-racing

- Race calendar dynamics unique to these times

- Proven recovery and injury-prevention tools

- Recommendations for a smart return to triathlon racing, without injury

Guests: Mark Allen, Andy Potts and Lesley Paterson

 

Nutrition Periodization

Link to Access Premier:  https://youtu.be/48gyyuZPTwQ

We’ve essentially had a 1 ½ year Base Phase during the pandemic. How should your nutrition vary during the offseason, Base Phase, Build Phase and Peak Phase? Bob Seebohar, Olympic dietitian for the 2008 US Triathlon team, triathlon superstar Tim O’Donnell, and host Dede Griesbauer, share how nutrition should ebb and flow during different times of the training cycle.

Featuring: Tim O’Donnell and Bob Seebohar

Hosted by: Dede Griesbauer

Get Sleeker to Get Faster

Link to Access Premier:  https://youtu.be/0aS7VKNczKk

For a year, we’ve had the luxury of ignoring our “sleekness” due to a lack of racing. Join us to explore how aerodynamics and hydrodynamics translate to “free speed,” PRs and podiums from Challenge Daytona Champion and the reigning IRONMAN 70.3 Champion, Gustav Iden, and from experts Hunter Allen and Alex de Boer.  This also included a great discussion about using power on the bike and run. Gustav uses running power to pace himself on hilly courses.

Featuring: Gustav Iden, Hunter Allen and Alex de Boer

 

Performance Metrics to Master 2021

​​​​We’ve never had such a powerful array of tools to measure, measure, measure, as we have now due to technological breakthroughs. Knowing where you are now is the first step to understanding how to get to where you want to be as we emerge from the pandemic. Learn from Olympian Katie Zaferes and Joel Filliol what metrics they have found valuable, and how they leverage them for peak performance.

- Training Periodization

- What tools are available to us, and which metrics should you pay attention to

- How can these technologies be leveraged for top performance

- Pros and cons of using data

 

Take Virtual With You

Before the pandemic, virtual racing and solo challenges were rare. During the pandemic, they were all we had. What’s the right approach after the pandemic?? Can we build better athletes through a hybrid approach where virtual races and solo challenges are part of the training process to yield better performances at in-person events?

- Forms of virtual racing and challenges that exist, and which have proven valuable

- Virtual races and challenges that the guests have done, have encouraged, and have seen

- Mindset of successfully executing virtual races

- Mental health for athletes

- Expert thoughts on taking virtual racing and challenges into the post-pandemic world

Featuring Elite Coach Ryan Bolton, Heather Jackson and sports psychologist Colleen Sager

Ironman Texas Cancelled -

We have learned from both Harris County and Harris County Toll Road Authority that due to the Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level System currently at Level 1: Stay Home, and the resulting impact this has on the bike course, we regret to inform you that the IRONMAN Texas triathlon cannot take place on April 24, 2021.

Despite the change for IRONMAN Texas, as of today, the IRONMAN 70.3 Texas triathlon taking place in Galveston on April 11 and the IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock taking place on June 27, remain as scheduled and preparations are ongoing.

Additionally, IRONMAN officials are working on an additional race location in Texas to host a full-distance IRONMAN event in 2021. More information on this is expected to be finalized and shared in the near future.

 

What's New in the 303:

Many Coloradans Race Challenge Miami, Leiferman, Von Berg Earn Podium Spot, Matt Miller Happy to be Racing Again!

As storm Xylia pummeled the Front Range of Colorado, many Coloradans raced the Challenge Miami Triathlon over the weekend. Ten Colorado based pro’s and a large contingent of athletes from Boulder’s BASE team raced the three day event. On the pro podium hoisting some champagne from Boulder were Chris Leiferman (4) and Rudy Von Berg (5). Germany’s Jan Frodeno won the men’s race over Lionel Sanders (2) and Ben Kanute (3). For the women, in a bit of a surprise, British triathlete Jodie Stimpson edged out favored Lucy Charles-Barclay of Britain by almost a minute and a half. Rounding out the women’s podium were Jackie Hering, Sara Perez Sala and Skye Moench. Boulder’s Lisa Bechares and Lesley Smith (A BASE sponsored athlete) finished 11th and 12th respectively. Other Colorado pros finishing included Tyler Butterfield (7), Tim O’Donnell (11), Matt Hanson (13), Ben Hoffman (16) and Robbie Deckard (19).

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

Video of the Week:

TheTriSummit Session: Nutrition Periodization

 

Upcoming Interviews:

We covered Triathlon Taren's video analysis of the video IRONMAN's Andrew Messick put out about their handling of race cancellations.  We're looking forward to hearing his perspective on the state of the sport and the trends he's seeing.

Coach Brian Grasky has a great background as a USAFA grad, F-16 pilot, triathlete and Level 3 USAT coach. He also had a couple of great presentations at the Endurance Exchange.  We are talking about how to plan for success and handle failure as an athlete and a coach.

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Mar 13, 2021

This week we are continuing our theme on discipline and development with coach Ryan Bolton of Bolton Endurance Sports Training.  Ryan presented at the Endurance Exchange on the topic of Balancing Quantitative and Qualitative Data with Dirk Friel.  We are also going to be talking about his coaching philosophies and how he uses objective and subjective data to coach Sam for example.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Ryan Bolton
  • Endurance News - Challenge Miami today; The Tri Summit March 18-21
  • What New in the 303 - Open Letter From Without Limits on Upcoming Season
  • Video of the Week - Sam Long 1000 Time Trial Rematch Video

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Ryan Bolton

Ryan Bolton (born March 26, 1973 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is an athlete from the United States. He competed in cross country, swimming and track for Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming. He ran cross country and track for the University of Wyoming. He now competes in triathlon.

Bolton competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[3] He took twenty-fifth place with a total time of 1:50:52.95. Bolton won the 2002 Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid. Bolton was coached by Joe Friel.

Bolton now coaches a group of elite runners in Santa Fe, NM with the Harambee Track Club.

Bolton competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Bolton won the 2002 Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid. Bolton was coached by Joe Friel.

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind you need as an active outdoor enthusiast.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

Challenge Miami and PTO Rankings

Many of our PTO Professionals will be racing at CHALLENGEMIAMI® on Friday which is an important race as they will not only be racing for their result on the day but, crucially, for much sought after PTO World Rankings Points which will enable them to qualify for the Collins Cup later this year. With the top four ranked male and female athletes being automatically selected for Team Europe, Team International and Team USA, those currently in those qualification spots will be keen to solidify their position. Equally, those not already qualified will be eager to move up in the PTO World Rankings to be eligible for automatic qualification or to impress their Team Captains enough to be chosen as a Captain’s Pick.

As with Challenge Daytona in December, this race will also take place on a NASCAR track, the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The women’s pro race is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET with the men’s following at 3:15 p.m. ET, and much of the racing action will be centered around the 650-acre speedway venue, which has two lakes, a 1.5-mile oval track, and a 2.2-mile road around it. The pros will be racing a unique distance: a one-mile swim, a 39-mile bike, and a 10.5-mile run. Similarly to Challenge Daytona, this race course will suit those athletes who can hold fast, flat power on the bike as they race a total of 17 laps on the track. The run course involves seven laps.

For those wanting to catch all the pro racing action live, you can tune into Challenge Miami’s Facebook page. It will cost $2.99 to watch the pro race. A highlights show of the pro race will also be broadcast on NBCSN on March 18 at 2 p.m. ET, March 21 at noon ET, and March 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The age-group races—which take place on Saturday and Sunday—will also be livestreamed on Facebook (for no cost).

 

Challenge Miami Schedule of Events

The Tri Summit (sponsored in part by UCAN)

March 17-19, the TriSummit is for triathletes who don’t settle. For triathletes who have a growth mindset, and want to get the most out of themselves as we return to racing in 2021. It doesn’t matter whether the goal is to finish, to PR, or to qualify for Kona or USAT Nationals…what brings triathletes together at TheTriSummit is the pursuit of something greater than who you are today.

Hosted by the legendary Bob Babbitt and guest host Dede Griesbauer (Ultraman World Record Holder), you will be taken on a journey with 15 top pro triathletes and experts to learn about curated topics in the sport of triathlon, with a particular focus on how to best emerge from the pandemic to successful racing. Your personal best is ahead of you in 2021.

 

What's New in the 303:

Open Letter From Without Limits on Upcoming Season and New Waitlist Option

As the days start to grow longer, that cabin fever has many of you wondering; what will triathlon season look like? Things are starting to move in the right direction for Colorado and the current COVID-Dial 2.0. Just this past week, Jefferson and Broomfield Counties recently moved to Level Blue, and the state enters Vaccine Phase 1B.3 for ages 60+ this Friday. Boulder County (Colorado Tri on June 5th) and Larimer County (XTERRA Lory on June 12th) “should” still safely enter Level Green (500 event limit) by the end of May.

We use “should” in quotes, as our goal continues to stay on the side of caution, giving each event the best possible chance to move forward. That being said, we’re placing a 250-athlete cap (Level Blue) on ALL June events. Our new registration provider (TriReg) has a waitlist feature. How does it work? Once we hit the 250 level you’ll be able to register for the waitlist, and it will store your payment info temporarily without charging you. Assuming we hit Level Green, then you’ll be automatically rolled into the event without any additional sign-up needed, receiving an immediate update e-mail.

Our goal is to notify all wait list athletes a minimum of 3 weeks prior to race day. Please note, that current 250 capacity level is combined for all distances. Unlike some running events that have been able to stage multiple waves throughout the day, we face unique obstacles such as limited water access, that prevent this option.

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

303 Book of the Month

We have an oldie but a goodie to recommend, especially as crews begin their climbs up Everest. Bear Grylls wrote about his climb in 2000. This book is a bit different, it shares a lot of interesting detail about his experience, as in normal stuff, like trying to go to the bathroom at 23,000 feet in the dark, stuff you have maybe always wondered about, how scared he was at 23 to try this climb.

 

Video of the Week:

SAM LONG - MY 1,000 YARD SWIM TEST SET REMATCH!!!

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Mar 6, 2021

This week we are talking to the USAT national ranked 4th in the 40-49 AG, Tim Hola.  We are kicking off our discipline and development theme with someone who clearly knows how to manage all the responsibilities of family, career, and still finding the time to train effectively.  We are looking to figure out how he lives his life with such discipline and has developed a process for repeating success!

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Tim Hola
  • Endurance News - TheTriSummit
  • What New in the 303 - C. Springs Paralympic Triathlon Team Announced and Alchemy Custom Frames in Denver
  • Video of the Week - Latest Danny MacAskill Video
  • Personal - signed up for Ragnar

 

 

Interview with Tim Hola

I first remember meeting Tim Hola over a decade ago when he guest spoke at our tri club. I was so impressed and awestruck.  As it turned out he was super approachable and he's has been such a good ambassador to the sport.  When it comes to discipline and development, he was one of the first people who came to mind.  Let's get into our interview with Tim Hola. 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind you need as an active outdoor enthusiast.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

The Tri Summit (sponsored in part by UCAN)

March 17-19, the TriSummit is for triathletes who don’t settle. For triathletes who have a growth mindset, and want to get the most out of themselves as we return to racing in 2021. It doesn’t matter whether the goal is to finish, to PR, or to qualify for Kona or USAT Nationals…what brings triathletes together at TheTriSummit is the pursuit of something greater than who you are today.

Hosted by the legendary Bob Babbitt and guest host Dede Griesbauer (Ultraman World Record Holder), you will be taken on a journey with 15 top pro triathletes and experts to learn about curated topics in the sport of triathlon, with a particular focus on how to best emerge from the pandemic to successful racing. Your personal best is ahead of you in 2021.

 

What's New in the 303:

USA TRIATHLON ANNOUNCES 2021 TOYOTA U.S. PARATRIATHLON NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced the 16 members of the 2021 Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team, the group of athletes who will represent the U.S. at the highest levels of elite paratriathlon competition during the 2021 season.

The talented group, which includes four Paralympic triathlon medalists and six world champions, will compete at World Triathlon Para Cup events, World Triathlon Para Series events and the World Triathlon Para Championships throughout 2021. Select athletes will also represent Team USA at the postponed Paralympic Games Tokyo 2021, which will take place this summer from Aug. 24-Sept. 5.

“USA Triathlon is proud to honor the 16 paratriathletes who will represent us on the world stage this season,” said Amanda Duke Boulet, USA Triathlon Paralympic Program Director. “The 2021 roster includes both veterans of the sport and relative newcomers, but all have the potential to win medals against fierce international competition. Our athletes have adaptability and resilience at their core, and they are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to qualify and compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games this summer.”

The Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team is supported by Toyota, USA Triathlon’s Exclusive Mobility & Automotive Partner. Toyota has shown unparalleled commitment to the paratriathlon program, serving as the title partner for the Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships and in 2019 combining with the Challenged Athletes Foundation and USA Triathlon to offer the first-ever professional prize purse for the event. Toyota also directly sponsors select Team Toyota paratriathletes.

Defending Paralympic champions Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio, PTS5) and Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz., PTS2) headline the roster. Norman and Seely won gold in their respective categories in paratriathlon’s debut at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. Both also competed in track & field in Rio, with Norman earning bronze in the 400 meters on the track. The two have a combined five Paratriathlon World Championship titles between them. Seely won the 2019 ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability after her undefeated 2018 season, and Norman was nominated for the same award in 2017.

Seely led a U.S. podium sweep in Rio with silver medalist Hailey Danz (Colorado Springs, Colo., PTS2) and bronze medalist Melissa Stockwell (Colorado Springs, Colo., PTS2), a U.S. Army veteran. The trio are currently training as part of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team Program based at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the lead-up to Tokyo.

 

Alchemy Bikes Making Custom Frames in Denver

303 visited Alchemy’s office and manufacturing facility along the Cherry Creek bike path to check out the new Arktos. We hadn’t been here before and took a tour and met the staff. They make their own carbon and titanium frames here–very high quality ones at that. Not many people make carbon frames in the United States. Customers have one place they can have a custom carbon or titanium frame made locally is pretty cool. Look for a more comprehensive article about Alchemy and all their bikes and how they design and make them!

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

Video of the Week:

Danny MacAskill - The Slabs

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Olympian and coach Ryan Bolton joins us.  One of my favorite presentations at the Endurance Exchange was the discussion between Ryan Bolton and Dirk Friel of Training Peaks on 'balancing objective and subjective data'.

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Feb 27, 2021

This week we are excited to welcome USA Triathlon CEO, Rocky Harris!  We are talking Endurance Exchange, the state of the sport, USAT 2021 initiatives and the lead up to the 2021 Olympics.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

 

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. No guesswork!

 

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

 

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

I use it  & thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible.

 

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Rocky Harris
  • Endurance News - Draft-Legal World Qualifier Rescheduled, 3-D Printed Custom Bike Shoes
  • What New in the 303 - USA Cycling supports Colorado Cycling League
  • Video of the Week - Triathlon Taren on Ironman's Andrew Messick and his video about Ironman's cancelation policy

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

Interview with Rocky Harris

After opening remarks from Mike Reilly, Rocky Harris gave the keynote address at this year's Endurance Exchange five weeks ago.  In that address he spoke to the changes in the endurance industry and the drivers that shaped decline in participation in triathlon over the past decade.  Those with isolationist views, worked in different directions, they helped fragment the sport and outsiders saw this as a weakness. 

 

Rocky also spoke about growing the sport and the need for the sport to represent the general population in terms of diversity, inclusion and the opportunity to attract athletes like former gym converts.  Rocky spoke about the need to embrace technology and e-gaming and what he thinks about other race formats like Otillo,


Let's get into the interview with Rocky Harris.

 

 

Endurance Exchange Presentations/Courses

At this year's Endurance Exchanges there were dozens of presentations to choose from.  We spoke about the ones that we attended in real time during the Exchanges.  Since then, I've been going back to watch the presentations that I missed, but was still curious to attend.  This past week I watched the replays of:

  • Understanding Common Injuries, Dr. Hiza Mbwana, PT, Degree at Northeastern.
  • Annual Training Plan Development
  • Heat and Solar Load During Physical Activity
  • Business Development for Coaches: Advanced Principles
  • Business Development: The Fundamentals
  • Balancing Objective and Subjective Data to Inform Training, Dirk Friel and coach Ryan Bolton
    • We know him now as Sam Long's coach.  Bolton competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Bolton won the 2002 Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid. Bolton was coached by Joe Friel.
    • Objective - pace, hr, power, TSS, CTL, ATL, TSB, variability
    • How to interpret objective data and the athlete's subjective information
    • Objective you can see it
    • Subjective it’s the feeling, the mood
    • Understanding the subjective is very important and good athletes are tapped into how they feel and know how to communicate subjective data to the coach
    • How do you unravel the lie from athletes?  Using other objective.  Or knowing your athlete.  If you know the person has an ego.  You need to know them personally. 
    • How about when you want to train the athlete - do you ever ask the athlete to go off data and just go by feel?
    • People get stuck on a plan without understanding how to adjust the plan if needed based on how they feel
    • Most triathletes wants to learn this stuff.  They want to no Normalized Power v Average Power.
    • Give the athlete power and coach yourself out of a job.

 

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Update: Collegiate Club Nationals Postponed and Draft-Legal World Qualifier Rescheduled

February 19: USA Triathlon has been in regular contact with local authorities in the City of Tempe, including the Department of Health, and is closely monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding mass gatherings and events. In addition, we have been tracking developments at the collegiate level over the last several months, including continued online learning and student-athlete travel restrictions at many colleges and universities. Having taken these circumstances into consideration, and after consulting with members of the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club Committee, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 Collegiate Club National Championships.

 

USA Triathlon is working diligently to find an alternate date in the fall of 2021 to host Collegiate Club Nationals in a safe and fair way for all athletes, including those with graduation dates in 2020 or 2021 who would otherwise miss the opportunity to represent their school as a senior. We will communicate any updates to the Collegiate Club Committee and all collegiate club team leaders as appropriate.

 

 

A 3D-printed custom cycling shoe, the LoreOne, will launch in April

Olympian and longtime bike fitter Colby Pearce has partnered with a new company Lore for a 3D-printed custom road cycling shoe. The LoreOne, a hardshell, carbon cycling shoe, will launch in April.

 

Lore will 3D print the shoes using scans of a rider’s feet. The resulting carbon monocoque design will be more efficient than other shoes, while still allowing a rider’s feet to move “freely and powerfully” inside the hardshell structure, Lore claims.

 

How much does it cost? How much does it weigh? And how comfortable could a hardshell carbon shoe actually be? For now, Lore is big on claims and short on details, but those are promised for its April launch.

 

The Lore team includes people who have worked in design and engineering at brands like Apple, Tesla, Puma, DPS, Nike and Black Diamond.

 

“We are excited to share Lore to the world,” Lore CEO Stephan Drake said in a release. “We have an amazing team that is pushing the bleeding edge of technology and design. The LoreOne is not only the most exciting cycling shoe ever made, but is revolutionary across all footwear categories. The level of customization, performance, materials, environmental sustainability, and manufacturing technology represent a bold leap into the future.”

 

Pearce, a multi-time national champion and record holder, has long obsessed over fit, whether for record-setting hour record rides or for his bike-fitting clients.

 

“The technology, materials, design and manufacturing is light years ahead of everything else on the market,” Pearce said. “The way the athlete works with the shoe is groundbreaking, and the foothold is unparalleled. The Lore project is three massive steps forward from any other shoe on the market. Prepare to have your head explode while your feet feel true power transfer for the first time ever. The LoreOne shoe will change the way you interact with your bike, forever.”

 

Lore’s website is Lore.cc.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

USA Cycling Supports Colorado League – Free Junior Memberships, More Exposure for Collegiate Programs

USA Cycling has joined the family of Colorado League sponsors for 2021-2023.  Together, these organizations are dedicated to advancing opportunities for young mountain bike riders in Colorado, southern Wyoming, and northern New Mexico to ensure a promising future for the sport. Through developing youth cycling opportunities and cultivating leadership, teamwork, and community, and creating a lifelong passion for cycling, we work towards a common goal of getting more kids on bikes and keep them riding through life.

 

 

Megan Hottman’s First Time In Tucson Riding and Exploring

While I’ve spent a lot of time in Arizona in my life, I’ve never made it to Tucson. When I began mapping out my vanlist dreamlist of places I wanted to do, Tucson was on the list. For very specific reasons: I wanted to ride the “loop,” this amazing network of protected bike lanes all over town, totaling close to 130 miles (basically, a bike advocate’s dream come true, short of visiting Copenhagen!); and, I’ve wanted to ride Mt Lemmon, a nice long sustained climb that I’ve heard about for years.

 

So I set up my work week to allow for a midweek visit. Because vanlife and living a life by design, on purpose, to me means maximizing the days and times during the week as opposed to only seeking fun and adventure on weekends — you know, when the rest of humanity is out doing the same. Friends, weekday exploration is where it’s at. So- looking ahead, I crushed work and adulting and then punched out for a Midweek adventure..

 

 

Video of the Week:

We NEED to talk about this IRONMAN “Update”

 

 

 

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Feb 20, 2021

This week we have Professional Obstacle Racer, Veejay Jones. He's the North American OCR Champion at the 3k, he's the Youngest Spartan Race Winner in the History of the Sport, Youngest National Championship Series Spartan Race Winner, and called "The Prodigy" from Million Dollar Mile on CBS.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

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In Today's Show

  • Thoughts and Prayers with our TX listeners, their families and neighbors
  • Barry Siff's thoughts on using other countries as models
  • Feature interview with Veejay Jones
  • Endurance News - Making swimming pools safer by reducing chlorine disinfection byproducts
  • What New in the 303 - Bill and BRAC; Youth MTB Skill Camp
  • Video of the Week - Veejay Monkey Bar Technique

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN 

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Interview with Veejay Jones

OCR athletes have to train for the endurance, body strength and skills to navigate obstacles.  This week's guest Veejay Jones has been dominating the world of Spartan Racing.  Veejay has racked up some impressive stats in the past year.  That's right Veejay had 8 races, 6 wins, 1 2nd and 1 6th place:

1st Place Pro Men - 2020 MX National Series - Spartan Sprint Acapulco - 03/07/20

1st Place Pro Men - 2020 MX National Series - Spartan Sprint Acapulco - 03/07/20

2nd Place Men's Elite - 2020 U.S. National Series - JAX Spartan Sprint - 02/23/20

1st Place Men's Elite - San Jose Spartan Sprint - 02/15/20

1st Place Men’s Elite - SoCal Spartan Sprint - 1/26/20

1st Place Men’s Elite - SoCal Spartan Super - 1/25/20

Veejay also holds the honor of being the Youngest Spartan Race Winner in history! Veejay is also a VENGA CBD pro athlete.  Let's get into our interview with Veejay Jones!

About 13 minutes into the interview there's a short minute or two where there's a difference in the audio from Veejay's microphone.  We get it corrected pretty quick and the remaining

 

Post Interview:

The OCR Performance Project

Virus International and an OCR line of clothing

Running Mechanics

Clothes that don’t limit movement

Tough Tread - Noramco

Black Forest Performance Training

 

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Endurance News:

Making swimming pools safer by reducing chlorine disinfection byproducts

Swimming in indoor or outdoor pools is a healthy form of exercise and recreation for many people. However, studies have linked compounds that arise from chlorine disinfection of the pools to respiratory problems, including asthma, in avid swimmers. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology have found that using a complementary form of disinfection, known as copper-silver ionization (CSI), can decrease disinfection byproducts and cell toxicity of chlorinated swimming pool water.

Disinfecting swimming pool water is necessary to inactivate harmful pathogens. Although an effective disinfectant, chlorine can react with organic matter and compounds introduced by swimmers, such as those in sweat, urine, sunscreens and cosmetics, to produce disinfection byproducts (DBPs). Epidemiological studies have linked DBPs to health problems, including respiratory issues, bladder cancer, and pregnancy and birth complications. One way to reduce the amount of added chlorine is through the use of complementary disinfection strategies, such as CSI, which involves generating antimicrobial copper and silver ions by electrolysis. Susan Richardson and colleagues wondered whether using CSI along with reduced chlorine levels could disinfect pool water while also reducing DBP formation and toxicity.

To find out, the researchers collected water samples from two pools treated with CSI and chlorine -- one outdoor and one indoor. They detected 71 DBPs, some of which were quantified for the first time in pools. In experiments with mammalian cells in the lab, the team found that the indoor pool samples were more toxic to cells than the outdoor samples, likely because outdoor DBPs can volatilize in the open air or degrade with sunlight over time. In indoor pool water, the lowest levels of DBP formation and toxicity were observed when the lowest amount of chlorine was used in combination with CSI. To control for factors such as number of swimmers, temperature and pH, the researchers also conducted experiments in simulated pools with a solution added that mimics human body fluids, and they observed similar results. These data suggest that using CSI with lower amounts of chlorine could be a way to make swimming safer, the researchers say.

 

What's New in the 303:

Skill Building Adventure Camps This Spring and Summer for Youth Mountain Bikers.

Are your kids wanting to improve their mountain bike skills? Maybe they want to join their high school cycling team or simply participate in some fun rides with their friends and get top notch coaching along the way?Whatever the case, the Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) has a slew of programs to help you and your kids. Lets face it, especially right now, kids are looking for some adventure more than ever and as fast as programs fill up, now is the time to check out these opportunities!

 With a variety of programs for youth of all ages, SMBA offers a spring session, two summer sessions, each with options for more or fewer days per week. New for 2021: a high school league prep program with 6 hours of mountain bike foundational skills training https://smba.lertprograms.com/high-school-mountain-bike-competition-skills/ and a full season Epic Team option focusing on big rides and adventures through both the spring and summer sessions.  Registration opens January 18th.

 

Letter from Editor, Bill Plock, Why I Wanted to Join BRAC

Some people may wonder why I wanted to join the BRAC board, now known as Coloradocycling.org. After all I am not known as a bike racer or a race promoter or race director. Those have been the typical titles of most board members. I am more known, athletically at least, as a triathlete—hopefully professionally more known as the owner/publisher of 303Endurance—which owns 303Cycling.com and 303Triathlon.com and the 303Endurance Podcast.

So I am not your typical board member. But that’s precisely why I wanted to join the team. The current board has a lot of talent—on and off the bike. They care about cycling first and foremost. They care about racing too. They, like me want to do everything possible to foster the best cycling culture in the country.

I met BRAC President Andy Johnson about a year ago and we shared a beer on my porch and brainstormed ideas on how we could create an environment of more inclusion and getting more people to explore racing or doing group bike events and rides. We talked about ways BRAC could provide more value to cycling. I then interviewed Executive Director Shawn Ferrel and learned more about him and it was clear these guys love bikes and the lifestyle that goes with them, just like I do.

 

Video of the Week:

Technique Tuesday - Ep. 1 - Monkey Bars

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Rocky Harris - Rocky Harris, CEO of USA Triathlon is joining us to talk about the Endurance Exchange, the State of the Sport and the latest on USAT strategy.

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

Feb 13, 2021

Barry Siff has been a leader in the multisport industry. He's a lifelong athlete having been an adventure racer, finishing at least a dozen Ironman races, and an ultrarunner who just finished 2nd at the  Badwater 267 VR during the month of January. 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Barry Siff
  • Endurance News - UCI bans forearm riding; Diversity in Cycling from the ground up
  • What New in the 303 - Jen Barbour on the Triple ByPass; Deb Conley CU Sports Hall of Fame
  • Video of the Week - Veejay Jones demonstrating OCR skills

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Barry Siff

Barry Siff has served the multisport industry as a Level 2 USAT Certified Race Director building 5430 Sports into eight events with over 7,000 athletes (Boulder Peak Triathlon, most notably).  He is a Level 1 USAT Certified Coach, was President at USAT for 5 years and currently serving as a Board member.  He serves on the Age-Group Commission and the newly formed Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Commission of World Triathlon (ITU).  He consult and speak in the world of endurance events and leadership, as well as write for many publications and popular websites.        

If you follow Barry on Twitter, you know he has a general love of sport.  Not just multi-sport - all sports!  He's a fan, he's an athlete, he's a leader of the industry, let's get into our interview and hear what the next step in his endurance journey is going to be. 

 

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Endurance News:

UCI to ban forearms time-trial position on road bikes

First the super tuck, and now the popular breakaway position get the ax from the UCI, starting April 1.

In a memorandum issued on February 8, the UCI indicated it will ban riders from racing with their forearms on their handlebars, in a time-trial like position, when on a road bike.

Last week, the UCI indicated it would begin to enforce the rule prohibiting riders from the ‘super tuck’ descending position, where a rider sits on the top tube and curls into a tight position on a downhill. The news was greeted with mixed feelings, and VeloNews debated the merits of the rule and the UCI’s renewed interest in enforcing it.

Both rules will start being enforced — and this is apparently not a joke — on April 1.

 

Diversity in US cycling: How inclusion is being 'built from the ground up'

During Black History Month, we check in with the national federation about its new grant programme.

In 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement and the mass protests across the country highlighted the vast racial inequalities in the United States. It also forced the country's cycling federation to look closer at the lack of diversity in the sport and make plans to make cycling more inclusive.

"We are committed to finding ways to make cycling look more like the population of the United States but we're a long way from that," CEO Rob De Martini said at the time.

 

What's New in the 303:

Jen Barbour of Team Evergreen and Triple Bypass Shares What She Loves About it and What's New

If you have ever met Jen Barbour, the Executive Director of Team Evergreen, who puts on the annual Triple Bypass, you have felt her passion for cycling and equal compassion for people. In an organization who exists to raise money for local charities while riding bikes, she is the perfect fit.

That passion punches a big energy punch too, and like the way she rides a bike, her efforts are relentless and enduring. She has been swamped this year with the recent acquisitions of the Bailey Hundo, and Beti Bike Bash. Then add in the new Floyd Hill Sessions Series (Mtb weekly timed enduro series) and Co2ut Gravel Ride along with all the COVID challenges and working on the Triple Bypass and Bob Cook Mt. Evans Hill Climb, Jen is, well, buried. We managed to sneak a few minutes of her time and ask a few questions about the Triple Bypass and Team Evergreen.

 

Vulnerable Wheat Ridge/CU Grad Deb Conley Overcoming Major Adversity On Way to the Hall of Fame

Deb Conley started running for the first time the summer before attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. She ran just to run with a new boyfriend. Like three miles. A couple of months later she walked on to CU’s cross country team and has been running ever since.

And just recently, she was inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame. Wow. She never played sports growing up, never ran, never did anything but work and go to school.

In this video interview, Deb expresses a surprised happiness after being selected for the Colorado Running Hall of Fame. But she also shares something vulnerable; how running in college was the first time she ever experienced feeling truly happy.  What's not really discussed, is the rocky and almost impossible path she took to get here.

 

Video of the Week:

Technique Tuesday  - Ep. 2 - Rope Climb

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Professional Obstacle Racer, Veejay Jones. He's the North American OCR Champion at the 3k, he's the Youngest Spartan Race Winner in the History of the Sport, Youngest National Championship Series Spartan Race Winner, and called "The Prodigy" from Million Dollar Mile on CBS.

 

Roderick Sewell - CAF Ambassador, Roderick Sewell never dreamed of participating in sports as he and his mother lived hand to mouth.  Today, he is a swimmer representing Team USA.  Roderick had both legs amputated before his second birthday due to severe deformities that prevented him from walking.  » Roderick Sewell (challengedathletes.org)

 

Rocky Harris - Rocky Harris, CEO of USA Triathlon is joining us to talk about the Endurance Exchange, the State of the Sport and the latest on USAT strategy.

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

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