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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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Jan 28, 2018

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #110 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. Coach Tricia Davis who recently authored the article "Train Your Muscle Firing Systems to Prevent Injury" in the latest edition of USAT Triathlon Magazine.  Tricia joins us to go a number of aspects related to the topic.We're your hosts Rich Soares, Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan.  We're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

Health IQ

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Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest, Todd Plymale-Mallory, Acupuncturist and Physician of Chinese Medicine, Master Body Mechanic, Performance and Life Coach. Our topics included how to maintain healthy muscle tissue, demystifying dry needling, dry needling vs. acupuncture and cupping.  One of the things we talked about was the European Academy of Physiology and the article, New Research Calls Into Question Merits of Ice Baths.  I did look that up and I have some information to share on that article in the post interview discussion.

If you haven't heard the interview yet, go back and check it out on episode #109.

Discussion Teasers

Interview Lead In

Tricia Davis: Co-founder of Killer Coach LLC, USAT and USAC Certified Triathlon and Cycling Coach, wellness and injury prevention specialist. Tricia is a hyperkinetic, Canadian trained physiotherapist and athlete. Good at seeing the big picture, she is able to focus on the most important specific details for you to achieve success. Tricia thrives most in helping those with limited time by providing evidence based training and skill acquisition in order to make training the most efficient way to attain goals while reducing risk of injury. Tricia is passionate about health, wellness and efficiency in sport while maintaining a balance in all aspects of life.

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Host Discussion Topics

  • Bill and Khem, I don't know about you, but I do look around at the start of a triathlon and get intimidated by the huge muscly women.  I had to really keep from going total sophomore on Tricia.
  • Tricia talked about one of her chronic injuries, which is a hamstring which is altering her stride.  The big muscles that we use for running and cycling don't engage the small stabilizers that are no smaller than the palm of your hand - these muscles need special attention and there are specific exercises to hit them.
  • Tricia provided a link to the promotion of her strength training plan which we'll put on the website and here in the show notes.  http://killercoach.com/training-plans/
    • Core balance
    • Proprioception
    • Forced recovery
  • Strava Discussion
  • Move to Denver and Bill's coverage
  • Don’t Strava and Drive
  • Sharing my feed; going premium
  • Strava on the About page
  • Limit of cycling or running - listener comments on what they want to see from Strava
  • Frisco Gold Rush and tracking XC skiing
  • I'm having the same thing with my Achilles and I'm working with someone at CU Sports Medicine to get my biomechanics looked at.  Also full metabolic test.
  • Follow up on last week's discussion with Todd Plymale-Mallory on the topic of the European Academy of Physiology and the article on New Research Calls Into Question Merits of Ice Baths - I know I sounded unreceptive to the idea in the interview with Todd, but I did look up the article and I can wrap my head around the concept.  Here's an excerpt from the article.

The first part of the study asked 21 physically active men to undertake strength training two days a week for 12 weeks. About half the group endured a 10 minute post workout ice bath at a chilly 10 degrees Celsius, while the rest had a warm down on an exercise bike.

At the end of the 12 weeks, muscle strength and mass had increased more in the active warm down group than the ice bath group.

A second study took muscle biopsies from men after they had performed single-leg strength exercises followed by either an ice bath or active warm down.

The researchers found that the activity of satellite cells, akin to muscle 'stem cells', and pathways needed to build bigger and stronger muscles were "blunted" up to two days after exercise in the ice bath group.

"We found that cold water immersion after training substantially attenuated, or reduced, long-term gains in muscle mass and strength," Dr. Roberts said.

"It is anticipated that athletes who use ice baths after workouts would see less long-term muscle gains than those who choose an active warm down.

"At this stage we are unsure why cold water immersion had this effect, but a reduction of muscle blood flow could be one mechanism."

Dr Peake said the results suggested people should steer clear of ice baths -- at least after strength training sessions.

"This is the most comprehensive study of its kind and the results suggest individuals who use strength training to improve athletic performance, recover from injury or maintain their health, should reconsider using cold water immersion as a recovery aid," he said.

  • I spoke to Dr. Nate Williams of Sports Performance Chiropractic about a different question - when to apply heat vs cold after a run?  The rule of thumb, if it hurts, apply cold?  If it doesn't, apply heat. 

 

After four weeks of relative inactivity, the runners had significant drops in blood volume and plasma volume, and the left ventricle of their hearts decreased in mass and thickness. Blood volume decreased by 3.6 percent. These changes can be thought of as the body’s blood-pumping system deteriorating, both in terms of the size and power of the pump (the left ventricle changes) and the resources available to pump (blood and plasma volume). One result would be a given pace feeling harder, because less oxygen would reach working muscles per heart beat than had been the case at the time of their marathon.

During the second four weeks of inactivity, the detraining changes regarding blood volume and the left ventricle stabilized. There were detraining effects in the right ventricle during this time, but, according to lead researcher Charles Pedlar, Ph.D., those changes are mostly of interest to sport cardiologists.

Upcoming MHE Interviews

MHE upcoming interviews:

  • Coach Billy "The Kid" Edwards is joining us to talk about a couple of topics.  Last week Bill brought up the question of how long does it take for detraining to take effect.  I've asked Billy if he'd help us understand that topic as well as the changing needs for recovery of older athletes.  Billy is also going to help us understand how and why to embrace indoor training cycling, not only in the winter, but year round.

303 Triathlon

Our show is also supported by 303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and events on triathlon and cycling in Colorado.  303Radio is your news podcast.  Be sure to check out the great interviews that we have there, especially if you are a local Colorado athlete. 

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Closing

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Thanks again for listening to MHE.  Train well this week.  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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