Today's show is "Part 3" of the 3 Part Theme on Racing. Part 1 (Episode #19) was published on April 1st and featured Dave Christen if IM Boulder, Coach Khem Suthiwan of Mile High Multisport and Lance Panigutti of Without Limits. Part 2 (Episode #20) was published on April 8th and featured 2015 ITU Long Course champ Mary Beth Ellis, and President of the Board of USAT, Barry Siff. Part 3 (today's episode) features Peggy Shockley of the Lake to Lake Triathlon in Loveland, Hessam Salim with Lifetime Tri and the race director of the Boulder Peak.
Since this is the last episode in the May focus on "choosing races", I'd like to once again thank the guests for their time and extend an open invitation for any other race directors who would like to come on the show and educate the triathlon community about their races. I had intended to get invitations out to all race directors in the hopes of talking to a couple. My thought process is that I may get a 1 in 4 response. I actually received a 1 for 1 response, so I simply truncated the asking process and did not get to everyone I had intended.
In fact, if you are a professional in this industry and see yourself fitting into any of the show categories ("Ask A Coach", "Resources" or "Try Something New"), and you feel you have something that would contribute to the listeners development as an athlete and empower them to meet their athletic and triathlon goals, please contact me. I would love to talk to you about an opportunity to be on the show.
Coaches of triathlon or of any of the individual sports are welcome. Resources is simply any triathlon-related product or service that helps the aforementioned goal of helping athletes reach their full potential are game. I select resources that are relevant to the subject or arch of the episode or month. The objective of the interview is to add an educational dimension from the perspective of the product or service industry. There is an obvious opportunity to advertise, which I encourage, but it is limited to that episode or theme.
Those who wish to have a consistent presence on the show and website, please contact me for sponsorship opportunity. I am looking to invest in the show to develop the show (eg, equipment to interview "on location", increase frequency, show storage, etc). You can contact me via the website at www.milehightripodcast.com. Thanks and look forward to those opportunities.
Today's show is "Part 2" of the three part theme theme on choosing races. Part 1 was published on April 1st and featured Dave Christen if IM Boulder, Coach Khem Suthiwan of Mile High Multisport and Lance Panigutti of Without Limits.
Usually the sequel to any show fails to deliver on the quality of the original, but not at Mile High Tri. Today we continue seeking advice and perspective on choosing races and get input from the experts. On today's show we have 2015 ITU Long Course champ Mary Beth Ellis and none other than the USAT president of the board Barry Siff.
Mary Beth Ellis, last year's ITU Long Distance champ joins us to reflect a bit about 2015 and her race plans for 2016. To know Mary Beth is to enjoy her. She's just a real cool lady who continues to achieve at such a high level.
Barry Siff, president of the board for USAT talks about his years as a race director of the Boulder Peak, his achievements as a community leader in Colorado, and his role at USAT. Great information about the status and progression of the US Olympic Triathlon Team selection between now and the Rio games.
Be sure to check back in 1 week for the 3rd in the race series (episode is #21) with Hassam Salim from Lifetime Fitness and the Lifetime Tri Series and Peggy Shockley of the Lake to Lake triathlon in Loveland Co.
Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the triathlon journey. Good luck with your training and races this week!
Choosing the right races is the first step in having a successful season. We explore that topic with multiple perspectives including a coach, a pro and several race directors and sport leaders.
Starting on April 1st, here are the guests you will hear from: