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Mile High Endurance Podcast

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. ‚ÄčThe 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 25, 2018

Welcome

We have one of the foremost leaders of triathlon as our guest this week.  President of the Board for USA Triathlon, Barry Siff, joins us to talk about the My Time To Tri joint initiative between USAT and Ironman to introduce 100,000 new athletes to the sport of triathlon.

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

Last week's guest

Thanks to last week's guest, coach Eric Kenney who talked to us about how to train for long course when you are short on time.  If you haven't heard the interview yet, go back and check it out on episode #113.

Discussion Teasers

My Time To Tri Interview discussion

303 News from Bill Plock

Pledge project

Khem's race schedule

Update on Spring Break in Lake Havasu

If we have time, a little on the Olympics

 

Interview Setup

A little bit of background on Barry Siff.  Born in Worcester, Mass. Professional career brought me to New York City, Detroit, Boston, Omaha and Colorado.

Prior to marathoning in 1981, he was an accomplished tennis player and co-captain of his college tennis team.  Barry has complete over 60 marathons; 11 Ironmans (four Kona); was a full-time adventure racer 1998-2003.

Barry co-founded MountainQuest Adventures in 1998, specializing in adventure and multisport races.  He evolved that into 5430 Sports in 2004, building 5430 to eight events with over 7,000 athletes.  One of the most renowned races is the Boulder Peak Triathlon.  Barry consults and speaks in the world of endurance events and leadership, as well as write for many publications and popular websites. 

He is the President of the Board of USA Triathlon and currently resides in Tucson with his wife Jodee and their dog, Jackpot.

As we mentioned in the intro, we were able to catch up with Barry to talk about the My Time To Tri initiative.  With that, let's get into the interview.

Interview

Barry Siff

Host Discussion Topics

My Time To Tri Interview discussion

  • Barriers
  • Training plans based on skills, but all for sprint distance
  • Equipment may not be a barrier to do your first Tri, but it can be a barrier to open water and long distance
  • Website overview
  • National chain indoor tri

303 News from Bill Plock

Pledge Project

  • Race search and candidates - Sprint with a pool swim and ideally USAT sanctioned.   Why sanctioning? - 'USA Triathlon sanctioned' indicates to the event organizer, participant athletes, host communities and others that race planning and preparation has met the requirements established by USA Triathlon. It signifies that the race director has completed a thorough review of the swim, bike and run courses, has evaluated and planned for medical, emergency, safety and volunteer support and will conduct the event according to the USA Triathlon Competitive Rules. What is involved with sanctioning.  If a director applies 60+ days prior application $175 (certified director)/$225 (non-certified).
  • Candidates
    • Lookout Mountain, June 30 (certified)
    • Longmont, June 2
    • SSPRD, June 24
  • Lunch and Learn mid March
  • Knowledge clinics
  • Group training including free swim clinics

 

Khem's race schedule

Update on Spring Break in Lake Havasu

Upcoming MHE Interviews

MHE upcoming interviews:

  • David Warden on upcoming book, 80/20 Triathlon with Matt Fitzgerald
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley on the critical importance of sleep
  • Coach Will Murray on 'how to manage doubt'
  • Don Reichelt on his elite athlete selection for Badwater 135 and his coaching advise for training for that distance
  • Andrew Messick from Ironman

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.  If you are in Colorado and have ever wondered about racing Lake to Lake in Loveland, check out the interview with Race Director, Peggy Shockley

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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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