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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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Feb 11, 2018

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #112 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals. 

We're your hosts Rich Soares, Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan.  We're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion. 

We have coach Ken Axford joining us to discuss bike handling skills.  USAT level 2 coach, youth & junior, training peaks and he was the 2015 USAT Development coach of the year and owner of Peak Multisport based in Colorado Springs.

Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest, coach Billy "The Kid" Edwards joining us to talk with Bill about de-training effect and how to make the most of your indoor trainer and why indoor training can be one of your best training tools. 

If you haven't heard the interview yet, go back and check it out on episode #111.

Discussion Teasers

How to Find The Best Indoor Training Setup For You

Change Bike Tires Like a Beast

Nordic Skiing 101 For the Triathlete or Cyclist

Interview Setup

Ken Axford (Colorado Springs, Colo.) distinguished himself as a coach of youth, junior, U23 and elite-level athletes in 2015, with seven developmental athletes under his direction earning USA Triathlon elite licenses. He coached U23 female athletes to fourth- and ninth-place finishes at the ITU U23 World Championships, as well as a third-place finish at the ITU U23 CAMTRI American Championships. Four of his youth athletes ages 13-15 earned podium finishes at USA Triathlon Youth Elite Cups, and he also coached seven qualifiers for the USA Triathlon Youth Elite & Junior Elite National Championships. PEAK Multisport, the USA Triathlon High Performance Team Axford directs and coaches in Colorado Springs, was ranked 10th in the U.S. at the end of the season.

Interview

Ken Axford

Host Discussion Topics

How to Find The Best Indoor Training Setup For You - This article is on TrainingPeaks and authored by Matthias Knossalla who is a professional triathlete with multiple podium positions at IRONMAN® 70.3 & Challenge® events. He is also the founder and CEO of the German coaching network Trivolution-Training where he coaches professional and age group athletes from all parts of the world.

The first step in indoor training is riding your own bike indoors at home. To do that you only need a cheap indoor trainer and perhaps a TV or music to make it a little bit more entertaining. One of the major benefits is that you have the possibility to ride on your own bike and that you will get used to riding the in aero bars and in your optimal aero position.

Change Bike Tires Like a Beast - Billy Edwards wrote in- "Since I learned about getting the bead tucked into the bottom of the rim I have never met a tire I can't mount. I even was teaching the top USAC guru this summer and his mind was blown.  I have spent HOURS!!!!! dealing with tough to mount tires. I have cut my hands on the spokes or the levers.  If you are out on the road, use this technique and wow your friends with your amazing strength...granted it is technique and not strength at all- sound familiar (swimming!!!).

TrainingPeaks Article "Nordic Skiing 101 For the Triathlete or Cyclist" - Competitive Nordic skiers are known as the fittest people on earth. This designation comes from scientific testing that demonstrates Nordic skiers have the highest VO2 max, which is the amount of oxygen the human body can take in and utilize per minute. Outside of genetics, the sport itself develops VO2 max through the requirements of movement and engagement of the whole body. Arms, legs and core are all essential, and when combined with proper technique, Nordic skiing can generate some incredible speed and performance gains.

Upcoming MHE Interviews

MHE upcoming interviews:

  • Ken Axford on Bike Handling Skills
  • Erik Kenny on Long course training for athletes short on time
  • Barry Siff to talk about the Time to Tri initiative to get 100,000 new triathletes
  • David Warden on upcoming book, 80/20 Triathlon with Matt Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley on the critical importance of sleep

303 Media Productions

Our show is also supported by 303 Media Productions, including 303Triathlon and 303 Cycling, which are your resources for news and events on triathlon and cycling in Colorado. 

Be sure to check out the great interviews that we have there.  Bill just published his interview with Ellen Hart.  Bill, the interview was fantastic.  Do you want to give it a plug?

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Closing

If you are enjoying the show, please let us know by going on iTunes or your podcast player and giving us a review.  Be sure you are subscribed in iTunes so you get the show automatically downloaded on Saturday evening and recommend Mile High Endurance to a friend. 

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

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