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Dec 29, 2019

Thanks for joining me for our last interview of the year. This week's guest is coach, author, host of the Whole Athlete Podcast, and Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist, Debbie Potts. We are going to be talking about health and longevity and some ideas for how to prioritize your own health and longevity.

This is our last show of 2019 and the 2010s decade. As we prepared the content for this week, I was going through a personal process of reflecting on the previous year, taking stock of where I am on my journey, and re-imagining how I can become the best version of myself. Taking stock of my current self includes being honest with myself about the decisions, actions and behaviors that make me who I am today, and the decisions, actions and behaviors required to take me what I want to become. I'll share some of my process, insights and commitments I'm making for 2020 and beyond.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is sponsored by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. For a limited time (until It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "MHE2020" at checkout. You need to switch to "MHE2020" and not use endurance any longer. The next time you go to use endurance, it likely won't work. Please make a note of "MHE2020" Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuro:

Our interview is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview with Debbie Potts:

Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for over twenty-five years and a competitive endurance athlete for twenty years. Along her journey, she has accomplished many goals including being nominated as one of the top one hundred best trainers in the U.S. by Men's Journal in 2004 and 2005 as well as participating in fifteen Ironman Triathlons - five of them were the Hawaii World Ironman Championship. Debbie is the host of the Whole Athlete Podcast, author of the WHOLESTIC Method and Life and Life is Not A Race. She's also a recently certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist.

 

Let's get into the interview now with Debbie Potts.

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Discussion:

I've been thinking about what she said and the testing that is a part of FDN services. Having some real information about what's going on the inside that only testing can provide is really appeals to me. https://debbiepotts.net/fdn-health-detective/

Imagine that you could have perfect information about your health. Imaging you know exactly what was going to be your cause of death and when. If you knew it was an accident (the third leading cause of death according to the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm, you would avoid the scenario (activity, location or vehicle) that will lead to your accidental demise.

Similarly, imagine if you had perfect information about the future and were certain that without any changes in your lifestyle, you will get a cancer diagnosis 5 years from today. If you were guaranteed you could extend that diagnosis 10, 20 or even 30 years by making changes that lead to that longevity, wouldn't you start today?

Except it's not that easy, is it? We don't have that perfect information. We don't have crystal balls. There is no certainty that the changes we make today will translate to longevity of 5 days, 5 years or 15 years. Without that direct connection and certainty, it's hard to prioritize in the near term. That said, the best time to know that there's a problem is as early as possible.

Regardless of your budget, my wish for you as look to the new year is that you are thoughtful about your health and make it a priority for the new decade of the 2020s. Whether you have the budget to work with someone like Debbie and can do all of the lab testing that Debbie referred to https://debbiepotts.net/get-started-on-your-2020-new-years-resolutions-now/, which will run you about $1500 in a 3 month coaching program plus $1200 in labs. Or you want to do something a little more DIY and lower cost like the over the counter EverlyWell tests https://www.everlywell.com/, consider getting some real information about how your body is performing, and take care of yourself in the new year.

Year End Process for Myself

The discussion about longevity weighed heavily in my year-end reflections. I spend this time of year reflecting on the year and revisiting my long term goals and setting some short term ones. My reflections span career, finances, health and fitness. This podcast is partly the result of the process that I'm going to share here.

After my last Ironman race 5 1/2 years ago, I knew I needed a break from Ironman but didn't know what I wanted to do next. I was generally ready for some self-exploration and needed to create some direction for myself. I had been reading several books on the topic of setting and achieving goals or taking on life changes.

How I Program Myself To Reach My Goals

I've put together a formula that works for me. It comes from a collection concepts that have common threads through a number of "how to achieve goals" programs and authors, including Tony Robbins and Mark Divine, author of The Unbeatable Mind.

  1. Defining the Mission Statement - There's too much detail to cover this today, but in essence it should be something you produce after doing some self-exploration about your real values and what is truly most important to you.
  2. Goals that align to the Mission Statement - I categorize my goals by family, work, hobbies. You may find other categories based on your priorities and values.
  3. Envisioning the Goal in the finest detail (the date, the achievement, what it looks like, see yourself)
    1. AM
      1. What did I dream last night and how does it relate to my Mission and goals? Use the nightstand notebook as a resource. This is a notebook that you keep at your bedside to write down details of dreams (if any) as soon as you wake from them. Write down as many details as you can remember in that short moment. The memory will fade fast in some cases.
      2. What Action or Actions (training, call, meeting, research note) will I complete today to move me toward my goal?   Make sure there is time blocked on your calendar to complete the task. If you think you need a fallback time, block that out as well.
      1. What is my personal Mission Statement? Note if there are any new words or ideas that occur. Listen to that voice and consider updating your Mission Statement.
      2. What decisions did I make today that moved me toward my goals and Mission? Which did not? Be honest and write it down.
      3. What Action or Actions (call, meeting, research note) will I complete tomorrow to move me toward my goal?
      4. What Challenge do I need to overcome to reach my goal?
      5. Have your notebook open to a clean page with a pen or pencil ready to write. This should be easily accessible from your bed, ideally without having to get out of bed. If you wake from a dream overnight, reach for the pad/pencil and write down as many details (people, events, colors, sizes, feelings) quickly before you forget. You will likely not remember in 5 hours, let alone 5 minutes.
      6. The nightstand notebook serves another purpose. It is a good way to handle any thoughts you have about tasks or to-dos.         If you write it down, your mind won't have to try and keep track of it or work to store it into memory, enabling the mind to slow down and prepare or resume sleep.
    2. PM
  4. Journal Daily - this is a cycle of AM and PM journaling that work together

 

With that backdrop, I use this time of year to revisit my personal mission statement, reflect on the last year and set goals for the new year. I thought I'd share my reflection questions with you in this episode.

  1. Am I living according to my Mission Statement? My personal mission statement is to Provide a secure future for my wife and daughters. To follow my dreams. To live a healthy life. To enjoy my endurance journey and help others to enjoy the same. I feel I am doing that for the most part. I have some career and finance goals this year.
  2. Am I reaching my full potential as a husband, father, son and brother?
  3. Am I reaching my full potential as a friend?       I feel like I don't make as much time for friends as I would like. I feel very guilty if I forget someone's birthday, or forget something that’s personally important to a friend, or a family member's name.
  4. ...in my professional career?
  5. ...as an Ambassador of our sport
  6. …as an athlete? I was fairly directionless in 2019. I didn't have a specific goal. I just signed up for a bunch of races, most of which I had already done. The two that were new for me this year were the AvonFest and Non-Draft Nationals.       I really enjoyed the out of town races, even though there's a lot of logistics that goes along with it.       I definitely miss the challenge of a full Iron-distance race and I feel the tug. It being a first year of the new decade also makes me think my year of 2020 should include a challenge as epic as what I did in 2010, which was IM CDA.
  7. …with my personal connections and concern for others
  8. …what was I most passionate about?
  9. ….what did I struggle with?
  10. …what am I passionate about? I'm still passionate about the podcast. The desire to learn. The inspiration it provides is like a drug. The personal connections we get to have and the fun places we get to go. You will hear more in 2020 about where we are taking the show and the partnership with 303Endurance and 303Triathlon with Bill Plock.
  11. …as a coach? I am very proud of what the athletes that I worked with accomplished. One had a goal of finishing his first 70.3 and did. The other set out a goal of qualifying for Team USA and Worlds in Edmonton and she did. At the end of the season, my athletes and I sat down and wrote out what worked and what didn't this season. We laid out a list of things we will change for the 2020 season and what the race schedule will be. I learned so much going through that process with them. I also had to put my ego on the shelf and really see the experience from my athlete's perspective. It also helps to be an active athlete. One of the things I will be doing differently this year is having a weekly score card that clearly communicates what areas of training are progressing as planned, ahead of plan or behind plan.  

Year End Process for Athletes

I've started writing the training plans for my athletes. We started in the Fall by having my athletes identify and sign up for their most important races of the 2020 season.

I use an Excel spreadsheet where every column represents a week of the year. The races are identified on the on the top row of the spreadsheet on the corresponding week. Along the leftmost column I have, by discipline, the # of training sessions, the duration of the longest workout, and total volume.

This serves as a roadmap for the TrainingPeaks training plan that I'm building for my athletes. This also serves as a way for me to communicate clearly with an athlete what the time commitment is for every week of the year and a benchmark to evaluate training plan adherence. Of course, as a coach I am building in target TSS and CTL scores based on the athlete.

If you are curious what this looks like, I've gone ahead and posted a copy of the Athlete Weekly Training Roadmap on the Resources page of https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/resources.  

 

 

Endurance News:

Marathon training - a guide to getting it right

So you're training for a marathon. Here, coaches, experts and marathon greats share their tips on how to train like a pro. Run easy on most days On most of your runs –especially the long ones– resist the urge to push; instead, maintain an easy pace, advises running coach Janet Hamilton. You should be running at a pace that allows you to have full-sentence conversations with your running partners. Easy running reduces the impact on your body and staves off fatigue, enabling you to log more miles with less risk of picking up an injury. What’s more, the slow pace actually prepares you better for the distance. When you run a marathon, most of your body’s fuel comes from your aerobic (using oxygen) system – your hardworking muscles need oxygen-rich blood to power each contraction. Your body adapts to easy miles by strengthening your heart, sprouting more capillaries to infuse oxygen into muscles and building more mitochondria, the factories in cells that produce energy.

https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/marathon/a30256981/marathon-training-guide/

 

 

How to Go Beyond the Marathon Distance

Lose your fear - If a race is twice the distance of a marathon, it doesn’t mean your training needs to be twice as hard. Many people complete ultras on around the same mileage as a marathon training plan. Although you’ll be on your feet for longer in an ultra, you’ll be moving slower than marathon pace. It’s significantly less intense and less taxing on joints – repetitive pounding on asphalt is brutal compared with softer, changing terrain that better spreads stress around the body. Also, hiking the uphills (and most trail ultras are lumpy) is not only legitimate but a smart strategy, to preserve muscles. You may even start looking forward to hills and the sneaky walking break they allow. Other tips include, Get out more, Get the fueling right, Shift your mindset, Speed it up, Get specific, Learn to juggle, Find your way, and Recover well.

https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/ultra/a30280579/how-to-run-ultra-marathon/

 

 

Video of the Week:

Heavy As Lead - From 300 Pounds to the Leadville 100

Heavy as Lead is the story of Jason Cohen, who went from 300lbs to just a short 7 years later found himself running the Leadville Trail 100. Jason, at the age of 27, found himself looking at the number 297 on his bathroom scale. Jason resolved to never let that number touch 300 and has since lost over 120 pounds. His incredible journey has taken him through his battle with obesity and took him to the starting line of the Leadville Trail 100 Race on August 18th, 2018. This film documents Jason's story of losing the weight, becoming an athlete, and running the Leadville 100. Jason was given the idea to tell his story by his good friend, Mark LeBlanc, who realized that Jason's story needed to be told to the world. Mark is co-creating Heavy as Lead with Jason and is the person behind the camera for much of the film. More information and contact information can be found at www.heavyaslead.com

Heavy As Lead Documentary - From 300lbs to Running the Leadville 100

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Chris Helwick, a Colorado athlete making a comeback to his professional career as a decathlete (after a 6 year retirement) to make a third and final attempt at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.

Anders Hoffman of Project Iceman will be joining us in the future to talk about the documentary of the first ever, World Record breaking Ironman triathlon in Antarctica in February 2020, the Iceman, to show that limitations are perceptions. The purpose is to inspire other people to dare pursue their biggest dreams.

https://www.projecticeman.com/

 

Last week we had Sarah Crowley and we were talking to her about her hydration/nutrition prep for hot and cooler races. Precision Hydration is her nutrition sponsor and we reached out to them and we are going to have Andy Blow from Precision Hydration join is in a couple of weeks to help give you some tips on how to customize your plan.

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast.

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

Dec 22, 2019

Episode #210 (12/22) Xmas Eve Show

Welcome to Christmas Eve Episode #210 of the Mile High Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

Thanks to last week's guest pro triathlete, Olympian, PhD and author Joanna Zeiger. We spoke live at Launch about her survey research results on "Age related differences in cannabis use in a survey of adult athletes." It's an eye opener of an interview. After every interview, there are always those questions that come to me and I kick myself that I forgot to ask. In this last week's interview, there were at least 2 or 3.   We'll share some additional data that was in the athlete cannabis survey research that Joanna and her colleagues published, but that we did not get to in the interview.

If you missed that interview go back and check out episode #209. The full transcript of the interview is also in the blog post on MileHighEndurancePodcast.com/blog

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

I hope some of you were able to take advantage iKOR's Elf flash sale of buy one - gift one. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. For a limited time (until It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "MHE2020" at checkout. You need to switch to "MHE2020" and not use endurance any longer. The next time you go to use endurance, it likely won't work. Please make a note of "MHE2020" Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuro:

Our interview is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Follow Up Questions to last week's interview

  • How many athletes completed the survey? 1,161 (91.1%) of 1,274.
  • What percent of respondents have never used cannabis? 32.4%
  • What percent of athlete respondents ever used cannabis? This includes current and ever but not current users was       67.6%
  • 26.0% were current cannabis users
  • 41.6% tried cannabis in the past but were not current users

 

Holiday Wishes:

  • Bill and Rich's favorite holiday tradition?

 

  • Big Christmas meal yes or no?

 

  • Favorite holiday movie?

 

  • Present your most want to receive?

 

  • Present you are most excited to give?

 

 

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information

 

New in the 303/Endurance News:

USAT Year End Survey

https://usatriathlon.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4JvjTBeS2B2ubYh?Q_DL=4Yi9aZdeqteMFkp_4JvjTBeS2B2ubYh_CGC_h16Jl6QmT6fyDPi&Q_CHL=email

 

 

Colorado Crushes CX Nationals This Weekend

Lakewood, WA–Colorado finished strong over the weekend with a number of first place victories including Gage Hecht’s victory in the men’s UCI Elite category. In addition to the category winners through Friday (article HERE), this weekend saw Coloradans Kira Mullins, Mia Aseltine, Sarah Sturm, Jared Scott, Madigan Muro, Michaela Thompson, Katja Freeburn, Eric Brunner, Keiran Eagen and Jake Wells also took first in their respective categories.

https://303cycling.com/colorado-crushes-cx-nationals-this-weekend/

 

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Video of the Week:

Joanna Interview (1st 30 minutes)

The Amazing Human Body - This is on Amazon Video and it's a series about the science of the human body. In the first episode that I watched title "Grow" they cover everything about the body and how the different parts of our body (hair, brain, cells, toes, lungs, heart, muscle, skin, organs, the gut). There was a whole section in about the body's ability to regenerate. In the "regenerate" they feature Lew Hollander who is now an 88 year old triathlete. At the 84, hi was a Kona 2014 finisher. They were using Lew as an example for how the lungs and the health of the lungs can be affected. I caught a glimpse of episode two "Survive" and a scene where they illustrate what happens to the human body when dunked in frozen water. Check out The Amazing Human Body on Amazon Video.

Upcoming Interviews:

My friend Debbie Potts of the WHOLE Athlete Podcast is going to join us to chat about performance and longevity. She's been working hard on her Functional Diagnostic Nutrition certification and we are going to talk about what an FDN health coach does.

Chris Helwick, a Colorado athlete making a comeback to his professional career as a decathlete (after a 6 year retirement) to make a third and final attempt at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.

Anders Hoffman of Project Iceman will be joining us in the future to talk about the documentary of the first ever, World Record breaking Ironman triathlon in Antarctica in February 2020, the Iceman, to show that limitations are perceptions. The purpose is to inspire other people to dare pursue their biggest dreams.

https://www.projecticeman.com/

 

Last week we had Sarah Crowley and we were talking to her about her hydration/nutrition prep for hot and cooler races. Precision Hydration is her nutrition sponsor and we reached out to them and we are going to have Andy Blow from Precision Hydration join is in a couple of weeks to help give you some tips on how to customize your plan.

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast.

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

Dec 15, 2019

Our interview this week is with former pro triathlete, Olympian, PhD and author Joanna Zeiger. Joanna is legend in the triathlon world. After a 4th place in the Sydney Olympics, she went on to be a top 5 at the Ironman World Championship in Kona and then ascend to win the IM 70.3 World Championship in 2008. She has an academic research resume to match, which includes a recent sturdy on "Age related differences in cannabis use in a survey of adult athletes."

State and Federal laws and social norms have shifted the landscape of cannabis in the last decade. No doubt we have all seen the CBD market begin to take off in endurance sports. I've always been curious how much traction CBD would get, but with USADA removing it from the banned substance list in 2018 there seems to have been an acceleration of adoption. We have so many questions on this topic. Joanna has survey findings that will shed light on this for us. We are excited to learn from her after a few short announcements.

Thanks to last week's guest pro triathlete Sarah Crowley and her analysis of the 2019 season, her win at Ironman Arizona and outlook for 2020. If you missed that interview go back and check out episode #208.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "mhe2020" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuro:

Our interview is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview Introduction:

Let's get the discussion rolling with Joanna, but first we are going to give you the Wikipedia on Joanna.

 

She attended Brown University where she held the school records in the 500-yard (460 m) freestyle, 1,000-yard (910 m) freestyle, and 1,650-yard (1,510 m) freestyle which she set in 1991. Competitive running and cycling were added to her repertoire in 1992 and 1993. Joanna was the 1998 triathlon rookie of the year, took 4th in the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and a top 5 Kona pro the same year.

 

Joanna received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2001. She pursued her professional athletic career by going on to win the IRONMAN 70.3 world championship 2008. While defending her title in 2009 Joanna suffered a career ending bike crash.

 

Joanna is the author of "The Champion Mindset", founder of "Training Away Chronic Pain", and the architect of the Athlete PEACE Survey. We are going to talk about all of this, but let's start by going back in time a bit.

 

MHE Question:

Let's start with growing up as a swimmer. Did you always have the champion mindset or was that something you had to learn?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

Why Brown University and what career ambitions did you have as a freshman in college? What did you declare as your major?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

You held Brown University school records in the 500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle, and 1,650-yard freestyle in 1991. You graduate 1992 and would later be inducted into the Brown Hall of Fame in 2002. You found your way to triathlon and by 1998 you are the rookie of the year and then qualify for the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney. How did that happen?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

Around this same timeframe, you receive your PhD from The Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2001. What did you receive your PhD in and how did you balance these big things at the same time?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

Fast forward to 2008 when you win the IRONMAN 70.3 world championship and then defend your title in 2009. There you suffered a career ending bike crash. Take us through that experience in 2009 and the injuries that your sustained.

 

Joanna Answer:

 

MHE Question:

In addition to authoring your book "The Champion's Mindset", you have continued research and have become a thought leader on how to use aerobic exercised and strength training to help alleviate chronic pain. How did this lead to the Athlete PEACE Survey, and what were you and your colleagues hoping to achieve?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

MHE Question:

How did you go about distributing the survey? How many people participated? And how long did it take to analyze the results?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

MHE Question:

Can you give us some examples of the types of questions that were asked and what were the some of the key results of the study?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

How do each CBD and THC work in our bodies? How Cannabinoids interact with The Endocannabinoid System and what combinations have the greatest efficacy?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

Your study asked about the subjective benefits compared to the subjective adverse effects. What were the subjective benefits? What were the adverse affects? Are they different for CBD and THC?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

What were the age groups you analyzed and what were the key findings that differentiated younger athletes vs. older athletes?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:
The study looked at both CBD and THC use. Can we take a few minutes to talk about the different cannabis plants and how CBD and THC are derived?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:
THC is a banned substance and is a threshold drug What does that mean and if an athlete is using it, what are the threshold that they need to be aware of? Is that a threshold that you can cross if you have taken 12 hours or more prior to testing?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:
CBD is off the USADA banned substance list. THC is not. Can you speculate on the impact of USADA's decision and what that has meant for the CBD industry?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:
How should athletes, coaches and health providers leverage the data from this study to help athlete health, performance and recovery?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:
The governing body of USA Triathlon has a CBD company as a partner. How far have we shifted as a social, health and competitive issue for that to occur?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

Audience Questions:

 

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information

 

New in the 303/Endurance News:

USA CYCLING AND USA TRIATHLON ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

A few months ago we shared the announcement from USA Cycling and USA Triathlon were offering joint programs and promotions to better serve existing members while attracting new participants to both sports. The U.S. Olympic National Governing Bodies are both headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado — allowing for frequent collaboration around the shared goal of growing the endurance sports community.

 

The first-of-its-kind partnership is highlighted by a joint annual membership option that provides access to all USA Triathlon- and USA Cycling-sanctioned events. The organizations will cross-promote their respective National Championships and select sanctioned races to each other’s members in an effort to expand racing opportunities for both groups. The joint membership is now available for purchase for $99, a $31 savings versus purchasing the two memberships separately. More details and a registration link can be found at usacycling.org and usatriathlon.org.

 

KAREN HORNBOSTEL MEMORIAL TIME TRIAL DEAL FOR TRIATHLETES

The Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series, USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado have joined together to offer USA Triathlon members a highly discounted entry to the KHMTT seven week time trial series.

This is a perfect opportunity to get an early start on preparing for the upcoming season. By racing competitively each week, you can compare your times for each week and your fitness.

 

USAT members will save more than $80 from the regular price for the series, with a bundled discounts off the USAC racing license, BRAC membership and KHMTT registration fee. Plus, USAT members will have the credit card processing and registration processing fees waived. This is a limited time offer, and will not be available after February 29, 2020. After that date you can purchase a USAC racing license directly from USA Cycling for $49.00, however you will be required to pay full price for your BRAC membership and KHMTT registration. Check out https://khmtt.com/usat-registration-start/ for more information. We will have Larry Potter from KHMTT and Colorado Bike Racing Association (COBRAs) on 303Radio in a couple of weeks to talk about the program.

 

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

 

Video of the Week:

Nike Cross Country Nationals from Portland, OR

1st - Kaitlyn Touhy: 17:18.4

2nd - Taylor Ewert: 17:19.1 (Beaver Creek, OH)

3rd - Sydney Thorvaldson: 17:19.4 (Northwest)

 

https://nxn.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=13&do=videos&video_id=286981

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Chris Helwick, a Colorado athlete making a comeback to his professional career as a decathlete (after a 6 year retirement) to make a third and final attempt at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.

Anders Hoffman of Project Iceman will be joining us in the future to talk about the documentary of the first ever, World Record breaking Ironman triathlon in Antarctica in February 2020, the Iceman, to show that limitations are perceptions. The purpose is to inspire other people to dare pursue their biggest dreams.

https://www.projecticeman.com/

 

Last week we had Sarah Crowley and we were talking to her about her hydration/nutrition prep for hot and cooler races. Precision Hydration is her nutrition sponsor and we reached out to them and we are going to have Andy Blow from Precision Hydration join is in a couple of weeks to help give you some tips on how to customize your plan.

 

Closing:

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

Dec 7, 2019

Our guest this week is pro triathlete Sarah Crowley. She's all over the podium these days with a 3rd place in Kona and a win at IMAZ, we are stoked to have her on the show this week to talk about her career, season and future.

Thanks to last week's guest Marcus Smith is going to sharing his inspirational story from the documentary "Fighting For Every Breath". From the peak of endurance fitness to fighting for his life in an instant. The story is about how he held on and fought his way back from immobilizing and near-fatal injuries. He found the mental strength to find reasons to celebrate the smallest of victories.  

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is the most complete recovery product yet. A formulation of tart cherry, liposomally encapsulated full spectrum hemp extract, hyaluronic acid, beet juice, raspberry juice, turmeric root, ginger root helps to quickly lessen the effects of inflammation and oxidative stress from intense athletic activity. Save 20% by using the code "mhe2020" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

What does liposomally encapsulated mean you ask?

Liposomal Encapsulation Technology consists of microscopic healthy fat particles called phospholipids along with vitamins. This technology has been used for many years to deliver certain drugs to specific tissues within the body without affecting the other parts of the body.

 

What does full-spectrum hemp extract mean you ask?

Hemp oil can refer to a full-spectrum oil from the Cannabis sativa plant or hemp seed oil, which is oil that comes from just the seeds of the hemp plant. ... Full-spectrum hemp oil that also contains plant matter may add other effective compounds, which may help with certain health issues, such as inflammation.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324450.php

 

How Does Hemp Work?

Hemp is rich in compounds known as cannabinoids. Research shows cannabinoids like cannabidiol may help treat everything from eczema to epilepsy. Cannabinoids interact with The Endocannabinoid System, or ECS. The ECS is a biological system present in all mammals. It impacts almost every system in the human body including:

  • Memory
  • Appetite
  • Inflammation
  • Fertility
  • Pain
  • Mood

The primary purpose of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis, which means that aiding this regulatory system helps your body return to normal after periods of intense stress–including hard workouts. The ECS is comprised of endogenous cannabinoid receptors. Two of these receptors have been identified, CB1 and CB2.

Cannabinoids like hemp extract interact with these receptors, helping to achieve homeostasis. Maintaining a healthy endocannabinoid system is vital to our well-being. Substantial evidence shows a strong link between disease and endocannabinoid deficiency. While our bodies cannot produce cannabinoids on their own, we can support our ECS by integrating supplements like hemp recovery products into our diets.

https://ikorlabs.com/ikor-blog-athletes-guide-to-cbd

 

Announcements:

  • Joanna Zeiger is going to be in the house next weekend! We are doing a live show with her at Launch Espresso to talk about her study of adult athletes and Cannabis usage. Join us 2-3:30 at Launch Espresso on Saturday, December 14th.
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Sponsor - Halo Neuro:

Our interview is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview Introduction:

Sarah Crowley .has been a consistent presence on the podiums at Ironman races and getting her fair share champagne. We spoke last week about her champion performance at IRONMAN Arizona. We reached out to her this week and she graciously agree to do an interview with us.

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information

 

Post interview Discussion

Bill, I'm officially a Sarah Crowley fan. Sarah is smart, fast and got a style all her own. The thing about the Minnie and Mickey dolls is a trip. I'm definitely packing a pair for Kona next year. We'll get a picture of her with them at the pro panel next year.

New in the 303:

WORLD RECORD SPIN CLASS

Littleton, CO–Teamwork broke a record today at the Cyclebar studio in Littleton, Colorado. The world’s longest static indoor cycling class record of 27 hours was broken by 25 Colorado cyclists–who rode for 28 hours..

https://303cycling.com/world-record-longest-indoor-cycling-class-28-hours/

 

LANCE ARMSTRONG JOINS WISH FOR WHEELS TO BRING MORE BIKES TO 2ND GRADERS

Wish for Wheels is excited to welcome Lance to their community and bring more bikes to 2nd graders!

Check out the post on the 303 Facebook page. This should be a positive alignment for Wish for Wheels and result in more kids riding bikes.

https://www.facebook.com/303Cycling/

 

 

Endurance News:

BEST AND WORST MARATHONS IN THE WORLD STUDY

While running the London Marathon might be on the top of most runners’ marathon wishlists, according to recent data collected by The Sole Supplier, London is only number 11 on a list of the best marathons in the world. Looking at course data, The Sole Supplier analysed average finish times, medical stations, toilets, entry fees and how good local accommodation was, as well as environmental factors, such as air quality, temperature, rainfall and altitude. They then collated data to give each of the 81 marathons on the list a score out of ten, naming the best and worst marathons in the world.

https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/marathon/a30135094/best-worst-marathons-in-the-world-study/

 

Methodology

How did we pick the marathons for the study?

All IAAF-certified marathons (476) were considered for the index. In order to refine the list, each country featuring in the list were allowed up to three marathons for inclusion. These were decided by taking city population size into account (http://worldpopulationreview.com). The marathons taking place in each country’s three “largest cities” were included in the study. During the data collection phase, any marathons missing more than 1 data point (due to no data available) were removed, leaving a final list of 81 global marathon courses.

https://thesolesupplier.co.uk/news/up-for-a-challenge-these-are-the-worlds-best-marathon-courses/

 

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the worldwide governing body for professional level athletics and track and field. Its purpose is to create and regulate professional level meets and to set the standards for administering competitions, using equipment, and documenting world records.

 

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

 

Video of the Week:

Sarah Crowley Chapter 5 : Hot or Not Race Prep

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Olympic triathlete, 70.3 World Champ and PhD Joanna Zeiger to follow up on her study of adult athletes and CBD and THC usage. This is going to be a live interview at Launch Espresso on Saturday, December.

Chris Helwick, a Colorado athlete making a comeback to his professional career as a decathlete (after a 6 year retirement) to make a third and final attempt at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.

Closing:

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Be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast.

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

Nov 30, 2019

Our guest this week is Marcus Smith from InnerFight. In the name InnerFight sounds familiar, it should. We had his coaching partner Tom Walker on the show back in August to talk about their Run Strong program. Check out episode #189 to hear the interview with Tom.

Marcus Smith is going to sharing his inspirational story from the documentary "Fighting For Every Breath". As you will hear, Marcus was preparing for an epic ultra bike challenge when he was struck by a truck on February 10, 2018. He was thrown into a wall at 54 kph (33.5 mph), Injured, unable to move, bleeding from the mouth, a collapsed lung, and literally fighting for every breath. From the peak of endurance fitness to fighting for his life in an instant. The story is about how he held on and fought his way back from immobilizing and near-fatal injuries. He found the mental strength to find reasons to celebrate the smallest of victories.

Thanks to last week's guest coach and author Marc Bloom about the book Amazing Racers, the story of America's greatest running team and their revolutionary coach, Bill Aris.  

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is the most complete recovery product yet. A formulation of tart cherry, liposomally encapsulated full spectrum hemp extract, hyaluronic acid, beet juice, raspberry juice, turmeric root, ginger root helps to quickly lessen the effects of inflammation and oxidative stress from intense athletic activity. Save 20% by using the code "mhe2020" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

Announcements:

  • Our sponsors have great Black Friday sales going on right now. UCAN is having it's biggest sale of the year! UCAN delivers steady, long-lasting energy to help you finish stronger. Try the nutrition fueling world-class triathlete Tim O'Donnell and thousands of age group triathletes to personal bests. Save 30% + Free Shipping on all UCAN products with code MHE
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Interview Introduction:

Marcus Smith was at the peak of endurance fitness training in the mountains outside of Oman. He was hit by a truck, bounced off a wall at 33.5 mph left fighting for every breath. He held on and fought his way back from immobilizing and near-fatal injuries. He is about to share the mental strength he brought to this enormous to find reasons to celebrate the smallest of victories. You put all of those small victories together and build on your progress, you can achieve anything…and I do mean anything. Wait until you hear what this guy did at 90 days from his accident, at 120 days and throughout that first 12 months.

Let's get into the interview with Marcus Smith.

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information

 

What's New in the 303:

I've been meaning to introduce Marcus Smith and Triny Willerton

 

WORLD RECORD SPIN CLASS

On December 1-2, 2019, 20-25 riders will attempt to break the World Record for the longest static cycling class in history. Combined, we will ride mileage equivalent to biking from NYC to LA… and back. Presented by TheCyclist-Lawyer.com and Breaking History TV, hosted by CycleBar, and benefitting PeopleForBikes… this 28-hour nonstop cycling record attempt will test riders’ limits, mental and physical strength, and stretch even the hardest endurance athlete — but it’s all for an AMAZING organization… Our goal: $100,000 raised for PeopleForBikes. Let’s make cycling safer for everyone!!

 

From <https://303cycling.com/cycling-world-record-peopleforbikes-cyclist-lawyer-7000-miles-in-28-hours/>

 

 

IRONMAN ARIZONA

  • .32 mile from water exit to the transition area
  • Lauren Brandon first out of the water with Sarah Crowley and Meredith Kessler right behind her
  • Parked at mile 9 of the run and got pics of Sarah Crowley, Heather Jackson, Meredith Kessler (who by the way looked great) and had just passed Lauren Brandon

 

 

About Nike Southwest Regionals

  • Added the photos to an album on the MHE Facebook page, Instagram
  • 61 athletes and at least that many parents
  • Schedule
    • Thursday PM shakeout run
    • Friday AM shakeout
    • Friday PM course walk and signed up for the citizens race on the NXR course
    • Saturday AM, my race was at 8am

 

I packed the orange flavored Performance Energy and some UCAN bars. It was a great easy to travel with nutrition. Sipping on the Performance Energy drink does satisfy your hunger. The morning of the race, I had a bagel with peanut butter, coffee, water and UCAN orange. I have to say that I am loving UCAN. It is so good on my stomach.

If you want to try it for yourself, check out the starter pack link in the show notes. https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack/

 

 

Endurance News:

RED BULL - The Worlds 10 Toughest Ultra Endurance Cycling Events:

Ultra-distance cycling is a growing trend among cyclists as more and more amateurs look to emulate the pros by going further and harder than ever before. Throw in the growing gravel and adventure bike market and people are now crossing continents against the clock with just their bike and some essentials in tow.

Not all events are created equal though, so we’ve rounded up the toughest in the world. Whether it’s a 300km-plus one-day epic around Wales or a battle against terrible terrain in Kyrgyzstan, you should only sign up to these races if you dare.

https://www.redbull.com/us-en/worlds-toughest-endurance-cycling-events

 

PROJECT ICEMAN

Project Iceman is the documentary of the first ever, World Record breaking Ironman triathlon in Antarctica in February 2020, the Iceman, to show that limitations are perceptions. The purpose is to inspire other people to dare pursue their biggest dreams. Anders Hofman's goal to help prevent mental illness. Despite progress throughout the world, there are still some alarming trends. Mental health problems are one of the main causes of the overall disease burden worldwide, while 1 of 5 adults in the U.S. (43.8m) experience mental illness every year. Instead of only focusing on the treatment of these diseases, we want to shift focus towards preventing them through developing stronger mental resilience, which we are all capable of. We just need the tools, the support and the hope. This is what we aspire to give with the Iceman Community.

https://www.projecticeman.com/

 

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

 

Video of the Week:

Fight For Every Breath

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

 

Olympic triathlete, 70.3 World Champ and PhD Joanna Zeiger to follow up on her study of adult athletes and CBD and THC usage. This is going to be a live interview at Launch Espresso on Saturday, December.

Chris Helwick, a Colorado athlete making a comeback to his professional career as a decathlete (after a 6 year retirement) to make a third and final attempt at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast.

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

Nov 24, 2019

This week is our Amazing Racers episode. We are going to be talking to coach and author Marc Bloom about the book Amazing Racers, the story of America's greatest running team and their revolutionary coach, Bill Aris of the Fayetteville-Manlius high school cross country team.

We timed the interview to correspond with my annual NXR trip to Phoenix. My daughter is racing in the regional XC meet and I'm in the XC state of mind.

Thanks to last week's guest, Matt Bach, Director of UCAN Triathlon who talked about how he cracked the nutrition code and why he now works for UCAN.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is the most complete recovery product yet. A formulation of tart cherry, liposomally encapsulated full spectrum hemp extract, hyaluronic acid, beet juice, raspberry juice, turmeric root, ginger root helps to quickly lessen the effects of inflammation and oxidative stress from intense athletic activity. Save 20% by using the code "mhe2020" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

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In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • What's New in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the week
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Halo Neuro:

Our interview is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview Introduction:

We have award-winning track and field journalist Marc Bloom with us today. He is a senior writer for Runner's World magazine and the author of many books including, including Amazing Racers.  Available at Amazon.

The book is about cross-country runners of Fayetteville-Manlius, or F-M, in upstate New York have dominated high school running for 15 years, sweeping boys’ and girls’ titles at the Nike Cross Nationals championships (NXN) in 2014 in an unprecedented achievement. The girls’ team, empowered by Aris’ unique, unwavering brand of gender equity, has won 11 of the last 13 NXN titles, some by margins of over 100 points. The boys’ team has the best cumulative national record of NXN podium performances

 

Marc's resume includes Editor and chief at The Runner Magazine 1978-87, then merged with Runners World and then re-retrieved The Harrier 1989-2011. He helped launch the first national HS Team Rankings in 1989 and first Nike Nationals competition.

 

Let's get into the interview with Marc Bloom.

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information

 

Shout Out to UCAN:

I'd like to throw out a complimentary plug for Generation UCAN. As I mentioned with Matt, I discovered UCAN in the preparation for my last Ironman. I'm using UCAN now and really loving it. I mix a bottle of UCAN the night before my morning workouts and then drink the bottle on the way to the pool or when warming up on the trainer. After that, I have the hydration formula for the remainder of the workout that has no fuel but has sodium. Both products taste great and I'm really like the blender bottle. If you want to try it for yourself, check out the starter pack link in the show notes. https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack/

 

 

What's New in the 303:

World Record Spin Class

 

 

Triny Willerton

 

 

 

Friends DO Let Friends Race Draft-Legal Tri–What a Blast!!

A couple of months ago some friends encouraged me to try our first draft-legal triathlon. I’ve been doing non-draft triathlons for nearly 15 years, and thought it was time to try something new. “First” experiences at my age are rare! I tapped into a rush of adrenaline yesterday that almost made vomit at the finish line! That’s cool!! Not the vomit part, but the tapping into that much human drive. I want more of it and I’ll be back for it next year!

 

From <https://303triathlon.com/friends-do-let-friends-race-draft-legal-tri-what-a-blast/>

 

“Perhaps this is a sign,” Teri Ward on winning another 303 contest–with Rinny surprise

Of all times, during the week of the 2019 IRONMAN World Championships, Teri lost her beloved husband Chuck, after a battle with cancer. 2019 has been a tough year for Teri. She also attempted IRONMAN Boulder in June and was not able to finish. With hopes of qualifying for Kona, her summer turned upside down with the disappointing race, but much more importantly, with a turn for the worse as Chuck’s battle with melanoma cancer worsened.

 

When told of winning Teri said, “A couple of friends pointed out that I had won a Kona bag. What a surprise! You see, I had DNF’d at IRONMAN Boulder this year, missing a Kona slot, then my husband’s fight against cancer took a turn for the worst in August and my motivation to train was very limited and my darling husband passed the week of Kona and I haven’t been sure if I would ever train again. Perhaps this is a sign that I am meant to use his determination and strength as motivation to keep up my Kona quest.”

 

From <https://303triathlon.com/perhaps-this-is-a-sign-teri-ward-on-winning-another-303-contest-with-rinny-surprise/>

 

 

Endurance News:

Races this weekend include Ironman Arizona and Ironman Cozumel

There are tons of Coloradans racing in Arizona this Sunday. I ran into Melanie Mitchell from Poppy Sports in the village. She's here with Lori Pacheco and Maureen Kennedy. We also know TO is racing in Cozumel. The

 

 

IRONMAN Couer d’Alene Returning 2021 as part of Three City Rotation

The IRONMAN Group, a Wanda Sports Group company (Nasdaq: WSG), announced today that the beautiful city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho will once again play host to a full-distance IRONMAN® triathlon on Sunday, June 27, 2021 as part of a renewed multi-year host venue agreement. IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene will serve as the second location of the rotating IRONMAN triathlon for 2021, with the event shifting back to an IRONMAN 70.3® triathlon in 2022 and 2023. The 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene triathlon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

From <https://303triathlon.com/ironman-couer-dalene-returning-2021-as-part-of-three-city-rotation/>

 

 

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

 

Video of the Week:

Coach Bill Aris - Today Show

 

 

 

 

 

Stotan Creed

“A Stotan is one who hardens, strengthens (and) toughens…the (mind &) body by consistent habits and regular exercises, which are consciously and irrevocably made part of the life plan of the individual, as well as consciously determining that the mind will be cultivated upon such abstractions as purity, beauty and logic. Erudition, in as complete a degree as possible shall be the lifelong aim: Truth, in relation to all aspects of life, the unending search.

 

From <https://stotanracing.com/stotan-code/>

 

NXN Highlight Video - Nike Cross Nationals 2018

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Marcus Smith of InnerFight on the topic of how to develop mental strength and how to leverage mental strength in times of adversity.

Olympic triathlete, 70.3 World Champ and PhD Joanna Zeiger to follow up on her study of adult athletes and CBD and THC usage. This is going to be a live interview at Launch Espresso on Saturday, December.

Chris Helwick, a Colorado athlete making a comeback to his professional career as a decathlete (after a 6 year retirement) to make a third and final attempt at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.

Closing:

Good luck to all of those racing at Regional XC meets this weekend. Good luck to those racing IMAZ and IM Cozumel.

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance, Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast, Twitter @milehighpodcast, Instagram @tripodcasterrich and on YouTube @303TV

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

Nov 16, 2019

Last week at the conclusion of the awesome interview with TO, we mentioned we would have Matt Bach, Director of UCAN Triathlon join us to talk about how he "Matt" overcame his own nutrition demons and reaching pro-like performances.

Of course, thanks to last week's guest Tim O'Donnell for joining us to talk about his record breaking performance at Kona this year. TO - good luck in Cozumel next week!

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
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Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is the most complete recovery product yet. A formulation of tart cherry, liposomally encapsulated full spectrum hemp extract, hyaluronic acid, beet juice, raspberry juice, turmeric root, ginger root helps to quickly lessen the effects of inflammation and oxidative stress from intense athletic activity. Save 20% by using the code "mhe2020" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • What's New in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the week
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Halo Neuro:

Our interview is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview Introduction:

Matt Bach began his endurance journey starting with doing his first triathlon with his wife in 2010 starting a 5 year journey to qualify for Kona in 2015. In that five years, he learned a ton of lesson about nutrition and how to fuel for an iron-distance effort.

 

Shout Out to UCAN:

I'd like to throw out a complimentary plug for Generation UCAN. As I mentioned with Matt, I discovered UCAN in the preparation for my last Ironman. I'm using UCAN now and really loving it. I mix a bottle of UCAN the night before my morning workouts and then drink the bottle on the way to the pool or when warming up on the trainer. After that, I have the hydration formula for the remainder of the workout that has no fuel but has sodium. Both products taste great and I'm really like the blender bottle. If you want to try it for yourself, check out the starter pack link in the show notes. https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack/

 

What's New in the 303:

On December 1-2, 2019, 20-25 riders will attempt to break the World Record for the longest static cycling class in history. Combined, we will ride mileage equivalent to biking from NYC to LA… and back. Presented by TheCyclist-Lawyer.com and Breaking History TV, hosted by CycleBar, and benefitting PeopleForBikes… this 28-hour nonstop cycling record attempt will test riders’ limits, mental and physical strength, and stretch even the hardest endurance athlete — but it’s all for an AMAZING organization… Our goal: $100,000 raised for PeopleForBikes. Let’s make cycling safer for everyone!!

From <https://303cycling.com/cycling-world-record-peopleforbikes-cyclist-lawyer-7000-miles-in-28-hours/>

 

Endurance News:

Nick Butter 30, has become the first person to complete a marathon in all 196 countries recognized by the United Nations, finishing his challenge in Greece on Sunday. Butter has so far raised over £65,000 ($83,000) for charity Prostate Cancer UK as a result of his record-breaking odyssey, which began on January 6, 2018. Butter, a former banker who hails from Dorset in the south of England, ran his first marathon at the age of 11. Later, he competed at a high level while keeping up an office job, but eventually decided to become a full-time runner. The idea for his 196-country challenge came when Butter met a man at a race in the Sahara desert who had been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer. Kevin Webber imparted a powerful message that inspired Butter to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and, when he realized that nobody had ever run a marathon in every country in the world, he set off to become the first person to do so. "You've got to value your time, you cannot just assume that you're going to get to retirement and live this life, you've got to go and do what you want now," Butter told CNN.

From <https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/marathon-runner-every-country-scli-intl-gbr/index.html>

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Video of the Week:

UCAN Podcast with Matt Bach and Tim O'Donnell

Kona Recap with Pro Triathlete Tim O'Donnell, 2nd Place Finisher at the IRONMAN World Championship

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Marc Bloom the author of Amazing Racers the story of America's greatest running team and their revolutionary coach, Bill Aris of the Fayetteville-Manlius.

Marcus Smith of InnerFight on the topic of how to develop mental strength and how to leverage mental strength in time of adversity.

Olympic triathlete, 70.3 World Champ and PhD Joanna Zeiger to follow up on her study of adult athletes and CBD and THC usage. This is going to be a live interview at Launch Espresso on Saturday, December .

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance, Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast, Twitter @milehighpodcast, Instagram @tripodcasterrich and on YouTube @303TV

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

Nov 10, 2019

This week we have the fastest American in Kona EVER! Mr. Timothy O'Donnell is joining us to talk about the injuries leading up to Kona, the rehab and training, the race, the result and more.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
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Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is the most complete recovery product yet. A formulation of tart cherry, vapor-distilled and liposomally encapsulated full spectrum hemp extract, hyaluronic acid, beet juice, raspberry juice, turmeric root, ginger root helps to quickly lessen the effects of inflammation and oxidative stress from intense athletic activity. Save 20% by using the code "mhe2020" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • What's New in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the week
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Halo Neuro:

Our interview is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview Introduction:

Timothy O’Donnell is one of the world’s most successful and experienced American long-course triathletes. !7:59:41 in Kona this year and the fastest American ever on that course. Let's get into the interview with TO.

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

About the interview:

 

 

What's New in the 303:

The USA Triathlon Foundation today announced it is accepting applications for the second annual USA Triathlon Foundation Ambassador Team Powered by Newton Running. Team members are charged with raising awareness for the mission of the USA Triathlon Foundation and encouraging participation in their local communities, all while serving as brand representatives for Newton Running. The application window runs from Nov. 4-Nov. 22.

 

From <https://303triathlon.com/usa-triathlon-foundation-now-accepting-applications-for-2020-ambassador-team-powered-by-newton-running/>

 

Off the beaten mainstream path of traditional triathlons, Boulder’s Laura Knoblach set a world record at the Todo Triatlon (sp), in Leon, Mexico. In this Double Deca Continuous race, competitors complete a 48-mile swim, 2,240-mile bike, and a 524-mile run. Basically they do 20 full-distance IRONMAN races in 28 days. It took Laura 633:41:39 to finish.

 

From <https://303triathlon.com/from-mexico-to-florida-coloradans-shine-record-set-in-mexico-6334139-to-finish/>

 

 

 

Endurance News:

A federal safety board issued a surprise recommendation for mandatory bike helmet laws in all 50 states — unanimously approving a last-minute resolution that had not been recommended by the board’s own staff.

The National Transportation Safety Board voted 3-0 to recommend helmet laws even as staff members reminded panelists that such laws may reduce overall cycling, and lead to the “unintended consequence” of more road fatalities because fewer cyclists will mean less pressure on local officials to build the kind of protected infrastructure that is proven to improve cyclist safety.

 

From <https://303cycling.com/surprise-federal-panel-seeks-mandatory-helmet-laws/>

 

 

Last week, events company AEG announced that the Amgen Tour of California, the last remaining UCI World Tour race that’s brought some of the world’s most talented riders to the U.S. for the past 14 years, would be put “on hiatus.

In a statement announcing the cancellation, AEG did not detail any specific reasons for it, but suggested that the ATOC would not be coming back until they figure out the biggest barrier to bike racing here in the United States: money.

“This has been a very difficult decision to make, but the business fundamentals of the Amgen Tour of California have changed since we launched the race 14 years ago,” Kristin Klein, president of the Amgen Tour of California and executive vice president of AEG Sports said in a statement. “This new reality has forced us to re-evaluate our options, and we are actively assessing every aspect of our event to determine if there is a business model that will allow us to successfully relaunch the race in 2021.”

 

From <https://www.bicycling.com/news/a29687094/tour-of-california-cancellation-changes-american-bike-racing/>

 

 

At 17, Mary Cain was already a record-breaking phenom: the fastest girl in a generation, and the youngest American track and field athlete to make a World Championships team. In 2013, she was signed by the best track team in the world, Nike’s Oregon Project, run by its star coach Alberto Salazar.

Then everything collapsed. Her fall was just as spectacular as her rise, and she shares. Instead of becoming a symbol of girls’ unlimited potential in sports, Cain became yet another standout young athlete who got beaten down by a win-at-all-costs culture. Girls like Cain become damaged goods and fade away. We rarely hear what happened to them. We move on.

 

From <https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/opinion/nike-running-mary-cain.html>

 

 

 

Video of the Week:

Black cat on the MNF

Football fans cheer for black cat running across field mid-game - (Giants vs Cowboys)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCsNhnhbg0

 

Water Running

Deep water

1- How To Do Pool Running With Jeff Galloway

2- How to Deep Water Run

 

Equipment https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/aquajogger-active-pack-2347/?&color=210&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google-shopping&campaignid=1670001492&adgroupid=64109935385&keyword=&matchtype=&targetid=aud-401997508960:pla-438278789745&device=c&creativeid=323089748382&adposition=1o4&gclid=Cj0KCQiAno_uBRC1ARIsAB496IW1nhQABb7MeFAeNkKmudl1vmjgcQxkhCu5duULd0iOQYxyHw-1rhEaAoWjEALw_wcB

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

UCAN Director of Triathlon business, Matt Bach, gave us a little education on fueling and hydrating at iron-distance.   in Kona first at the Fat Adapted Athlete seminar where he gave a presentation and then we met again at the Evening with Champions with Dave Scott and Mark Allen.

Marcus Smith of InnerFight on the topic of how to develop mental strength and how to leverage mental strength in time of adversity.

Marc Bloom the author of Amazing Racers the story of America's greatest running team and their revolutionary coach, Bill Aris of the Fayetteville-Manlius.

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance, Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast, Twitter @milehighpodcast, Instagram @tripodcasterrich and on YouTube @303TV

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

Nov 3, 2019

If you recall from last week, we discussed the Top 20 Mile High Endurance Podcast Episodes - check out https://www.owltail.com/podcasts/79844-mile-high-endurance-podcast Bill and I discussed this briefly last week, but we thought it would be good to share the #1 ranked MHE interview with you and thank you for the many years of listenership and loyalty. To thank you for staying engaged with us and taking the time to rank the show, we have "Going Long with Sam Long" this week. This is not the recent interview. This is going back to before everyone knew who Sam Long is, which is the say IM Chattanooga champion at 70.3 and 140.6.

Thanks to Sarah Thomas for being a part of our show last week. Sarah is first person on the planet to ever cross the English Channel four times non stop. If you missed it, go back and listen to episode #202.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
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Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

New information! Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is the most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts. Save 20% by using the code "mhe2020" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • What's New in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the week
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Halo Neuro:

Our interview is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview Introduction:

Sam Long is a Boulder-based pro triathlete. He is 23 years old. He grew us as an avid skier and mountain bike rider. In High School he found a love for endurance sports and turned pro shortly after doing his first Ironman at the age of 18. He is one of the youngest pros on the Ironman circuit.

This year he won a straight marathon at Napa Valley Marathon win in a time of 2:32:33. You backed that up with a Chatty 70.3 win. Then you had rough patch over the summer with a couple races. He is now the Ironman Chatty Champ and was the 7th male pro to qualify for Kona 2020 and likely be the youngest at 24 (23 presently).

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

What's New in the 303:

Swim fin workouts: Dave Scott explains how they help your training, and key sessions

https://303triathlon.com/boulders-flora-duffy-wins-xterra-world-championships/

https://303cycling.com/indoor-weekend-ahead-shift-art-party-veloswap/

 

Endurance News:

Marine-Corp Marathon October 25th

Why These Elites Can't Miss the New York City Marathon

 

 

Video of the Week:

UCAN Podcast with Matt Bach and Tim O'Donnell

Kona Recap with Pro Triathlete Tim O'Donnell, 2nd Place Finisher at the IRONMAN World Championship

 

Upcoming Interviews:

UCAN Director of Triathlon business, Matt Bach, gave us a little education on fueling and hydrating at iron-distance.   in Kona first at the Fat Adapted Athlete seminar where he gave a presentation and then we met again at the Evening with Champions with Dave Scott and Mark Allen.

2nd place male pro and US record holder for Ironman World Championship, Tim O'Donnell is joining us to talk about the big race on the big island.

Marcus Smith of InnerFight on the topic of how to develop mental strength and how to leverage mental strength in time of adversity.

Marc Bloom the author of Amazing Racers the story of America's greatest running team and their revolutionary coach, Bill Aris of the Fayetteville-Manlius.

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance, Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast, Twitter @milehighpodcast, Instagram @tripodcasterrich and on YouTube @303TV

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

Oct 27, 2019

This week we have the first person on the planet to ever cross the English Channel four times non stop. Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor completed this incredible feat about 5 weeks ago. We are going to share our live recording from Launch Espresso in front of a live audience.

Announcements:

  • We know the Top 20 Mile High Endurance Podcast Episodes - check out https://www.owltail.com/podcasts/79844-mile-high-endurance-podcast
  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

New information! Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is the most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts. Save 20% by using the code "mhe2020" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • What's New in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the week
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Halo Neuro:

Our interview is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview Introduction:

  • 54 hours (2 days 6 hours)
  • Start in Folkestone at Sunday at 12:30am
  • Finished in Dover at Tuesday 6:30am
  • On August 10, 2017 she swam 104.6 miles (168.3 km) in Lake Champlain, gaining world records for the first current-neutral swim of over 100 miles, and the longest unassisted open-water swim. Her route was a loop starting and finishing at Rouses Point, New York at the north of the lake and swimming south to and around Gardiner Island, Addison County, Vermont.
  • In November 2017 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, swimming as much as possible during her treatment.
  • On September 17, 2019 she became the first swimmer to make a quadruple back to back crossing of the English Channel, in a time of 54 hours 10 minutes.
  • A documentary film about this swim, The Other Side, is being made, funded through Kickstarter.

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

What's New in the 303:

Time to Tri booth at the Denver Rock N Roll Marathon -

  • Quintana Roo road bike give away, information table and a Jeopardy style triathlon trivia game.
  • Q1 - Do I have to be able to run the entire run portion of the triathlon?
  • Q2 - How long is the bike portion of a typical sprint triathlon?
  • Q3 - Where on your body and/or equipment to you typically have your race number displayed?
  • Q4 - Placing your bike into your specific location in transition is also known as ______ your bike?

 

How, Why and Should We Report All Cycling Incidents and Traffic Collisions -

What I learned, is that the Denver Police, and I assume it’s probably standard practice in most agencies, use Twitter as their primary news reporting and sometimes bulletins such as crime stoppers. Unless it’s an extreme situation, its really up to the media to keep a watch on these feeds for stories. So if you really want to keep up, simply follow police twitter feeds. I also learned that anyone (again presuming availability in most areas) can go to the Denver Open Data website and find out about almost anything happening in Denver. Here is a link to the traffic data and there you can see any crash, any incident and keep updated.

Endurance News:

11-year-old reportedly becomes youngest person to run a half marathon in all 50 states -

Aiden Jaquez has spent the last four and a half years running a half marathon in all 50 states. It's a big accomplishment for anyone — but he hasn't even turned 12 yet. Jaquez, an 11-year-old from Montgomery, Illinois, completed the IMT Des Moines half marathon in Iowa on Sunday, reportedly becoming the youngest person to ever run a half marathon in every state, the 50 States Half Marathon Club said in a press release Tuesday.

4x Olympian, NYC Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan retires -

Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, who ended a 40-year American drought when she won the New York City Marathon in 2017, is retiring from competitive running to become a coach with the Nike Bowerman Track Club. "I have felt my North Star shifting," the 38-year-old Flanagan said Monday on social media. "My passion and purpose is no longer about MY running; it's more and more about those around me."

Video of the Week:

Live with Sarah Thomas at Launch Espresso

Upcoming Interviews:

Pro triathlete Matt Bach on his journey to the pro ranks and how dialing in his nutrition was the key to a cracking a 1st AG Kona 2015. Not only did he win my age group, but he was the first amateur with a time of 8:51.

Closing:

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We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Oct 20, 2019

Aloha and welcome to Episode #201 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

When we left off in episode 200, the pros were on their way back from Hawi. We made our predictions and then went to get some photos and post updates to @303Endurance. We are going to talk about our perspective on the ground, share some interviews with you, and the pro conference with the top 5 pros from each men's and women's.

Thanks to last week's guests Tim DeBoom and Tim Don and their thoughts on the race.   the Kona week coverage with our first pro interview. Kennett Peterson has been all over the podium this year. We've seen him hit a 2nd place finish at IM Boulder and 3rd at Boulder 70.3. He was an early qualifier for Kona and we get his outlook and preparation for the race on the big island.

Announcements:

  • Kona coverage by 303 and what to expect on the @303Triathlon Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels. We will also have content on 303 Radio. Bill and I will publish a daily (we think) summary of what we have learned, inside scoops, what athletes are saying and feeling and more each day. There may be some interviews that we will include with the summary. If you like the content, please share our posts with friends.
  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is the most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Race Wrap Up
  • Finish line interviews
  • What's New in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Kennett Peterson. Back in early April we had Sam on the show. We had taken note of his Napa Valley Marathon win in a time of 2:32:33. We wanted to know what this young bike specialist was doing winning marathons. He won Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Kona Wrap Up/Interview Intro:

We recorded last week's show at about 1pm as the pros were heading back from Hawi. Once they come back, time seems to accelerate. I get up to the hot corner to take pictures of the pros coming riding into T2 and then running up Palani and down the Kuikini Hwy. The female pros roll in within 20-30 minutes of the first males. Shortly after the first females head into T2 the lead males are coming back from Ali'I Dr and out onto the Queen K.

By the time the female pros are down Ali'I, the men are heading into the energy lab. By the time the women are coming back from Ali'I, the men are coming out of the energy lab. By that time, if you want a good spot on the media platform, you better get over there. It doesn't take long before you hear and see the helicopter following Jan Frodeno.

Male Results - https://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/world-championship/results.aspx#axzz62fLgiOp3

Femaie Pro Results - https://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/world-championship/results.aspx?race=worldchampionship&rd=20191012&y=2019&sex=F&agegroup=Pro&loc=#axzz62fLgiOp3

 

We want to share our finish line interviews with Jan Frodeno, Tim O'Donnell and Andy Potts. I wanted to interview Heather Jackson and did not catch her there, but I did get off a question at the pro conference. What we are going to do now is take you to a series of 3 finish line interviews and then go right into the men's pro conference and the women's conference. When we come back, we'll talk about the rest of the evening.

The rest of the afternoon was spent tracking our Colorado age-group athletes and celebrating with them at the finish line and getting there pictures. We did the final post of the evening around 1am.

The next day we split up. I went to scout out University of Hawaii Hilo for my daughter while Bill and Khem went to the Coeur Sports brunch and then worked processing pictures and what not until we left for dinner and the airport. Our return home was eventful. On Sunday evening we had a mechanical issue at the end of the runway and had to go back to the gate. By 10, they kicked everyone off the plane and announced that they were going to get the part we need from Oahu. The part arrived around 1am, but did not work. At 2:30 they cancelled the flight and then we got in a line to get reticketed and pick up our vouchers and luggage. We got a rental car and drove to the Fairmount, which turned out to be awesome.

What's New in the 303:

The Denver Rock n Roll Half Marathon, 10k and 5k will be epic in 2019! Rock N Roll has for 10 years been running the Mile High City! It's a beginner friendly, landmark filled course that’s jam packed with music and entertainment from start to finish. With a 5K on Saturday October 19th and a 10K/Half Marathon on Sunday October 20th! Earn a bonus Remix Medal for completing a distance both days! I will be there in the Expo at the National Western Complex. 10-1 at the Time To Tri booth to answer questions about triathlon.

Pulte Mortgage / Opens Doors Fun Run was a success. More than 100 employees ran and walked and raised more than $1,300. This will help a family to make a housing payment while their child is receiving extended medical care.

Endurance News:

Taylor Phinney to Retire - This weekend in Japan, Taylor Phinney will zip up his EF Education First kit for the last time. He’ll pin on his numbers, and clip in for what is the final professional road race of a career that’s been beautiful, frustrating, and everything in between. Read more.

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei Breaks Marathon World Record - A record that seemed untouchable for years fell in 2:14:04. The run whacked 81 seconds off the previous women’s mark. “I kept saying, ‘Tomorrow is my day,’” she said. “I wanted to be the second Kipchoge — the Kipchoge for women. I focused on that.” Kosgei even made a last-minute decision to switch her shoes to match the ones Kipchoge ran in, the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%. She had planned on wearing an earlier version of the Nike Vaporfly shoe.   Kosgei, who also won in Chicago last year, ran 2:14:04 on Sunday. Radcliffe ran 2:15:25 at the 2003 London Marathon, and the record had long seemed untouchable. For years, she was the only woman to have run a marathon in under 2 hours 17 minutes. Not only did Kosgei run under 2:15, she was close to breaking 2:14. And at age 25, she could have a long career in front of her.

. Read more.

Video of the Week:

Interview with Tim Don - Tim Don at the iKOR Recovery Lounge

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Closing:

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Oct 13, 2019

Aloha and welcome to Episode #200 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. We are continuing our Kona coverage on race day and we have a couple of short feature interviews with 2 time Ironman champion Tim DeBoom and 2 time Olympian and Ironman record holder Tim Don.  Plus our predictions on the pro race on the big island.

Announcements:

  • Kona coverage by 303 and what to expect on the @303Triathlon Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels. We will also have content on 303 Radio. Bill and I will publish a daily (we think) summary of what we have learned, inside scoops, what athletes are saying and feeling and more each day. There may be some interviews that we will include with the summary. If you like the content, please share our posts with friends.
  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is the most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Kona Predictions
  • Interview with Tim Don, Tim DeBoom
  • Whole Athlete Podcast
  • Kona journal

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Kennett Peterson. Back in early April we had Sam on the show. We had taken note of his Napa Valley Marathon win in a time of 2:32:33. We wanted to know what this young bike specialist was doing winning marathons. He won Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga.

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Kona Journal:

Monday -

Chat with Matt Miller from BASE on the flight. Good discussion about Nutrition Facts vs. Supplement Facts and the USDA rigor around the production facilities and sourcing and supply chain.

Tuesday -

Interview with Tim DeBoom

iKOR Party

Wednesday -

Colorado Athlete reception in the morning

Bought new Newtons

TrainingPeaks Party

Thursday -

Swam

Evening with Champions

Friday -

Interview with Tim Don

iKOR Lounge

Bike checkin

TGINR Party

 

Endurance News:

In his all-conquering career, it’s the final, elusive frontier—an impossible dream that Eliud Kipchoge will now try to make a reality.

The 34-year-old has done it all—Olympic gold, world title, the marathon world record—but there is one thing he has yet to tick off his bucket list: a sub-two-hour marathon.

Related Story

 

How to Watch the INEOS 1:59 Challenge

“Many ideologies [have] been going that no human will break the two-hour mark but personally, I have dared to try,” Kipchoge said in a video of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge documentary series. “I am doing it to make history.”

He is, without question, the greatest marathoner of all time, but in a park in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday, Kipchoge will aim for immortality. The start time for the event will be 8:15 a.m. in Vienna; 2:15 a.m. ET.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/sports/eliud-kipchoge-marathon-record.html

 

VIENNA — On a misty Saturday morning in Vienna, on a course specially chosen for speed, in an athletic spectacle of historic proportions, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran 26.2 miles in a once-inconceivable time of 1 hour 59 minutes 40 seconds.

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Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

2019 Draft-Legal National Championships - I've registered for my first draft legal race and want to share what I've learned about Draft Legal Racing - https://draftlegalrules.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/2019agdlathleteguidedu.pdf    

 

Video of the Week:

Interview with Tim Don -

Upcoming Interviews:

Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

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We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Oct 8, 2019

We are kicking off the Kona week coverage with our first pro interview. Kennett Peterson has been all over the podium this year. We've seen him hit a 2nd place finish at IM Boulder and 3rd at Boulder 70.3. He was an early qualifier for Kona and we get his outlook and preparation for the race on the big island.

Oct 5, 2019

Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

  • What do these numbers mean? 08:22:21 (47:42, 04:23:51, 03:06:53)
  • How about the number 23? This athlete's age.
  • Or the number 7? 7th pro to qualify for Kona 2020 https://www.trirating.com/kona-2020/

We are talking about the 2019 Chatty Champ, Sam Long! This dude we predicted was just going to mature into an incredible talent at the Iron distance. This kid has been doing a huge volume of training from an early age. He did Ironman Boulder at 18 and did it coming off an injury. He won IM Chattanooga this past weekend by nearly 9 minutes! Congrats to Angela Naeth for winning the women's field by more than 4 minutes!

Thanks to last week's guest, Adharanand Finn, author of Rise of the Ultra Runners A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance, is investigative journalism gone wild. Check it out on episode 197.

Announcements:

  • The next week is going to be unlike any we have attempted here at MHE. In the show today, we are talking about the Kona coverage by 303 and what to expect on the @303Triathlon Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels. We will also have content on 303 Radio. Bill and I will publish a daily (we think) summary of what we have learned, inside scoops, what athletes are saying and feeling and more each day. There may be some interviews that we will include with the summary. If you like the content, please share our posts with friends.
  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Kona Kickoff
    • Daily podcast
    • Stupid stunt of the day
    • 303 coverage
    • Schedule
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Sam Long. Back in early April we had Sam on the show. We had taken note of his Napa Valley Marathon win in a time of 2:32:33. We wanted to know what this young bike specialist was doing winning marathons. He won Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga.

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

"What's New in the 303":

Sam Long’s New Strategy, New Bike, No Computer, How He Won IRONMAN Chattanooga. Sam tried something different. He rode his bike without a computer. And he rode a new bike, not having had a professional fit and only having ridden it about 500 miles. He had the bike shipped from Nice directly to Chattanooga, only having put a few miles on it the week of the race yesterday. And he also discovered something about his bike that explained his slower than expected time in Nice….

 

Sun. 10/6

Mon. 10/7

Tue. 10/8

Wed. 10/9

Thu. 10/10

Fri. 10/11

Sat. 10/12

Travel

  • Kona Kids
  • Vega Open House

 

  • Parade of Nations

 

  • Fat Adapted Athlete Seminar
  • TrainingPeaks Party
  • Slow Twitch?
  • The real story if Iron War
  • 1989thestory.com
  • TGINR
  • Hourly updates
  • Midday podcast

 

 

303 Kona Athlete Profiles

Aaron Acuna -

  1. What are you most excited about in competing in Kona

Soaking up the whole race(week) experience. The IRONMAN World Championship is really the cherry on top for me this year and I am considering it more of a "victory lap". I qualified for Kona at IM Boulder this year and then the following week proceeded to start the Leadman race series (5 trail events over 3 months ending with the 100 mile run in Leadville, Colorado back in August). Been a long and busy year so I am excited to just be there in Kona with family and friends supporting.

  1. What is your favorite career IRONMAN memory so far

Drinking beers on State Street with family/friends the night before qualifying at Wisconsin back in 2013. That and running down Ali'I Drive. So much emotion and feelings in those last couple hundred yards.

  1. Is this your first time competing in Kona and if no how many other times have you done so?

No. This will be my 2nd time back in Kona, hoping for some redemption this time around.

  1. If someone were watching that is new to the sport, what would you tell them is the coolest thing about being a triathlete and competing in this venue.

I think there is something to be said about sharing this course (and the day) with the world's best athletes. Coolest thing about this venue...everything you see on TV, the magic and mystique of the island is so true.

  1. What do you think is the hardest thing about doing an IRONMAN?

Like training for any endurance sport/event, knowing when to hold back to stave off injury and/or burnout. The hardest thing about actually executing the IRONMAN race is pulling everything together (pacing, nutrition, race strategy, etc.). For me, It's HOW you manage those variables and unknowns that are thrown at you on race day that separate you from having a great race to an okay race.

 

Niki Leo

  1. What are you most excited about in competing in Kona? 

I am most excited to experience the legend course, to personally feel the heat, humidity, and winds that are so infamous.  I am also excited to see in person, at one time, many of my heroes in the sport.  Triathlon is genuinely one of the only sports in the world where you get to compete on the same field of play as the professionals...and do that with all of them is going to be amazing.  I am truly excited about just being able to have this opportunity.

  1. What is your favorite career Ironman so far? 

That is a hard one...Louisville 2018 where I qualified will probably always be special because I realized a dream come true.  However, my first Ironman--Arizona in 2011--will probably always be my favorite because my love for the sport was all so pure then-- a lesson in ignorance is bliss. The celebratory feeling that I could actually do something like a full Ironman...there is always that doubt...and then you cross that finish line and you cannot believe it...the feeling is so indescribable unless you've done it.  It is also the only time I ever felt that way...after finishing the first, knowing you could do it, the others after that were amazing but I knew I could finish because I had before.

  1. Is this your first time competing in Kona? 

Yes.  I have always wanted to qualify and came close a couple of times however, in 2018 after my first DNF (ever) in Ironman Boulder--which was supposed to be my 11th IM--I did IM Canada (which turned out to be #11). Destroyed about the DNF at Boulder, I registered for Louisville (12) to get onto the Legacy list.  Well...I finished second (missing first by 6 seconds) and qualified!

  1. If someone were new to the sport, what would I tell them is the best thing about being a triathlete and competing at this venue? 

For sure, triathlon has saved me in so many ways...it has given me something to live for and something to always work towards.  It has given me the feeling few will ever experience in their lifetime--that feeling of wanting so badly to stop and yet, feeling the most alive I ever feel.  It has given me direction when I have been lost--depression, eating disorders, cancer.  It has given me determination and grit to endure--pain, injuries (which all have come as result of getting hit by cars...multiple times).  It has given me a family and friends that I would not otherwise have in CO since I moved here not knowing anyone.  It has given me perspective that I'm human--changing and adapting everyday is required to lead a balanced life.  The venue itself will cause you to doubt yourself, to face failure, to determine what your priorities in life are, and it will make you feel more alive than anything else in this world if you dare take yourself there.

  1. What do I think is the hardest part of Ironman? 

The time it takes.  The energy it takes at times.  The fear you have to overcome to test yourself.  And to do it for YOU.  That first one is always about YOU...then you "drink the kool aid" and for some reason, it changes.  I have a love/hate relationship with Ironman because of this.  I think the family and culture it creates can be amazing but I have also seen it destroy people.  It can be so intimidating so I think the hardest thing is not to lose yourself and don't lose sight of what Ironman is in your life...that is, it is a hobby/sport you enjoy and unless you are a pro, it does not define you.

Endurance News:

PTO buying Ironman from Wanda

Follow up discussion on the Professional Triathlon Organisation (PTO) have announced that they have approached WANDA with the intent to acquire Ironman and its assets. We spoke to Sam Renouf, CEO of the PTO, to find out more about the decision and what it means for triathlon.

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

2019 Draft-Legal National Championships - I've registered for my first draft legal race and want to share what I've learned about Draft Legal Racing - https://draftlegalrules.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/2019agdlathleteguidedu.pdf    

 

Video of the Week:

IRONMAN CHATTANOOGA 2019 WINNER SAM LONG & MATT RUSSELL RACE HIGHLIGHTS

Greg Welch

Rachel Joyce

David Downey

Loves Chattanooga

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Kennett Peterson, https://kennettpeterson.com/ 1st Wildlife Loop Triathlon 70.3, 2nd Ironman Boulder, 3rd IM 70.3 Boulder on his thoughts going into Ironman Kona 2019.

Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

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  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 28, 2019

Rise of the Ultra Runners A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance, is investigative journalism gone wild. Adharanand Finn is a journalist for the Guardian, among other publications, and is also an ultra runner. He's going to talk about his journey to the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc. He has run ultra marathons on a few continents and he has an awesome story to tell.

Thanks to last week's guest, and "The Voice of Kona" Coach Carrie McCoy. We heard about her preparation for competing at Kona, plans to requalify for her pro card at Ironman Arizona, and about her Foundation - Kona Kids. And don't miss the song that she wrote for her Kona Kids and she sung it on the show.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews
  • Opens Doors 5K

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Adharanand Finn - In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the desert of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Post Interview Discussion:

https://utmbmontblanc.com/jp/home

  • Interesting that pacers is only an American concept. They don't do that in the European and African races.
  • Thank you Jessica Case at Pegasus

"What's New in the 303":

 

Without Limits OctoberFest Triathlon in Longmont last weekend was a great end of year race party. All your best friends are there and it was just a blast. I have to give a shout out to my dear friend George Cespedes. The guy just had shoulder repair surgery. George was volunteering taking off timing ships and handing waters to finishers. He, Amy and I were talking at the finish and he refers to Amy as Kim. I went to correct him and realized he was giving me crap for having called Amy, "Kim". I reacted without thinking and gave him a light punch in the shoulder, but right where the surgery took place. He was in so much pain and I felt terrible.

Commuting By Bike - After 3 days of being heads down on work deadlines, I finally had a day to commute to work with a bonus of a lunch hour free of meetings. I always leave a change of clothes or two at work in our locker room. I packed up my running shoes

 

 

Endurance News:

Mont Blanc glacier could collapse at any moment, Italy warns

The collapse of the Planpincieux glacier on the Italian side could involve the sudden movement of nearly 900,000 cubic feet of ice, officials said. The glacier sits astride the Grandes Jorasses mountain of the Mont Blanc massif, or complex of summits. Glaciers provide fresh water, and their rapid retreat is regarded as a symptom of climate change.

"These phenomena once again show how the mountain is going through a period of major change due to climate factors and, therefore, it is particularly vulnerable," said Stefano Miserocchi, mayor of the nearby town of Courmayeur.

Miserocchi closed local roads after warnings that the glacier's movement had accelerated by two feet per day. Scientists have been monitoring the glacier since 2013. The glacier has lost up to 90 percent of its volume of ice since 2006.

Ironman Chattanooga is this weekend and the friend of mine that introduced us to coach Carrie McCoy is racing this weekend. @KellyGarland, best of luck Sunday!

 

How to complete the following credentials questions:

  1. If available, are you requesting access to any specific Event competitor? (Pre-or Post-Race?)
  2. If available, are you interested in access to an on-course moto?
  3. If yes, please describe how the use of a moto would benefit your assignment.
  4. If available, are you interested in access to a spot on a media boat?
  5. If yes, please describe how the use of the boat would benefit your assignment.

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Go into the off season with a plan. Now is a good time, if you haven't already to start registering for those 2020 A Races. I know the early bird discounts don't typically start to expire until December 31st, but    

Video of the Week:

UTMB® 2019 - Best of

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Michael Carter, national masters time trial champ.

Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 21, 2019

Coach Carrie McCoy is going to talk to us about her triathlon and coaching background, her preparation for competing at Kona, plans to requalify for her pro card at Ironman Arizona. Thanks to last week's guest "voice of Ironman", Mike Reilly. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!”. We got to chat about his book "Finding My Voice".

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The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews
  • Opens Doors 5K

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Carrie McCoy of "Just Tri" coaching lives in Kona. As you'll hear she has been an athlete from a young age, running cross country in High School and College. She found triathlon through Team In Training and eventually turned professional triathlete in 2015. Coach McCoy has some great experiences and advice to share, but she also has a very heart warming story to tell around her Foundation Kona Kids.

https://konakids.org/

http://www.justtri.net/

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Post Interview Discussion:

  • Last week we have the Voice of Ironman, Mike Reilly. Today we have "THE VOICE" of Kona with "Your Song" by Carrie McCoy.
  • First triathlon was St Anthony's in college
  • 5K PR 19:35
  • Ran at Ohio State
  • Team in Training coach - just have fun
  • 1st open water in the ocean
  • Turned Pro in 2015
  • Use being pro as a platform to make a difference
  • More than sport; came back and did a week with transitional housing
  • The Calling was obvious
  • Words of wisdome - you only earn your title once
  • Kona Kids, getting them school supplies, focus on what they can control, making sure they are loved and believed in.       The Kona visit. 6,530 experiencing homelessness on any given day

2019 USA Triathlon National Team Program and Elite Qualification Standards

 

"What's New in the 303":

Boulder Now

www.ourcommunitynow.com

OctoberFest Triathlon in Longmont

Endurance News:

London, An American cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop.Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado, completed the record-breaking feat at around 6.30am Tuesday morning, more than 54 hours after she set off from the British port of Dover. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Follow up from last week on tubular flat repair.  

 

Video of the Week:

Don’t Fear Tubulars

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Adharanand Finn - In The Rise of the Ultra Runners, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the desert of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor.

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Sep 14, 2019

Our guest this week is the "voice of Ironman", Mike Reilly. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!”. He has written the book "Finding My Voice" and we are going to hear the inspirational stories in Mike's own voice shortly.

Thanks to last week's guest Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. He is going to explain what this 1200km in less than 90 hours event is all about.

Announcements:

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Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

 

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Mike Reilly has called over 180 IRONMAN events, including 30 straight years of the World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. More than 350,000 athletes have heard his iconic pronouncement, “You are an IRONMAN!” as they crossed the finish line and accomplished something most of us can hardly imagine. Every one of those athletes has a story, and Reilly has heard hundreds of them. Ever passionate about the sport and its participants, he listened closely as they poured out remarkable tales that illuminate the human capacity for triumphing over seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

 

Mike Reilly Website

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Post Interview Discussion:

Other notable stories from the book that were not discussed in the interview:

  • Mike Reilly's fall - page 185 Madison 2015
  • 2001 False Start - page 26 Kona 2001
  • General impressions of the book and interview

 

Endurance News:

Lauren Goss, professional triathlete suspended for six months for too-high levels of THC.

@laurengoss

With a heavy heart, I have to announce that I will not be racing Saturday at the IM 70.3 World Championships. In fact, I am somewhat forced to end my career racing as a professional athlete. I just accepted a 6 month suspension for testing positive for THC, a substance found in the CBD cream I was using to treat an ankle injury for over a month twice a day. The cream was tested and had more THC than it stated on the container. If anything, this should be eye opening for athletes who also use CBD to treat injuries. I am extremely depressed, nervous, and unsure of what I will do next. I was immediately terminated from my main sponsor leaving me really no option to return to racing. I do though have the support from a few of my other sponsors if I do decide to race again in 2020. I take full responsibility for using the CBD cream knowing it had THC in it. However, I really did not think anything of it as it is so mainstream now, especially in Boulder. Also, I do not believe it is in any way performance enhancing.

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported me and followed my journey for the past 9 years. Triathlon taught me so much and brought me more than I ever would have imagined when I started in 2010. I have no regrets and I hope to pass down everything I learned to the next generation.

 

And now the chapter is closed. On to new challenges. Thank you

 

Slowtwitch

 

If this person was using CBD oil, certain brands have THC. Floyd's of Leadville has THC. If you use something like IKOR (who actually sponsors athletes), it is THC free. I do not know about other brands, only these two, because of their wide availability in my area as the major players sold. Never did THC / pot but seems those I've seen who have, makes them sorta a little chill (you don't want too chill during a race).

 

 

 

"What's New in the 303":

Rich's report on Major League Triathlon AvonFest and Buff Classic Ride:

Major League Triathlon in Avon September 6-8.

  • Major League Triathlon is the first and only professional triathlon league in the United States. The best male and female athletes in the world compete against each other in a unique swim-bike-run team event. Held in major cities across the US, MLT pros compete in pop-up “stadiums”, allowing for a viewer experience unlike anything before seen in sport. Major League Triathlon is more than just a race; it’s a show.

MLT teams feature 2 Pro men and 2 Pro women racing the Super Sprint Mixed Team Relay Format at every event stop. Each athlete will complete a 300 meter swim, 4 mile looped bike course, and 1 mile run before tagging off to their teammate. First team to have all four athletes across the line wins.

  • About the venue
  • Race formats
  • Participants
  • Course
  • Feedback

 

Buff Bicycle Classic in Boulder, CO September 8

  • The Buffalo Bicycle Classic dates back to 2003, having raised over 3.9 million dollars in support of student scholarships at CU Boulder. The students served by the BBC are some of Colorado’s brightest; each entering CU with over a 4.0 high school GPA. Our student scholars also demonstrate strong financial need, which makes this scholarship particularly important. Our $10,000 scholarship to these promising students makes higher education attainable. Through the generous support of our sponsors, volunteers and riders, we are able to make a difference in the lives of over 400 students in the last fourteen years.
  • Participation
  • Courses

 

Harvest Moon Triathlon in Boulder, CO September 15

  • Sold out August 28
  • Shout out to Amy Miller doing her first 70.3 distance

 

Kona Coming Up - got to get credentials.

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Avon Fest Race Report and tubulars.

  • Race format
  • Transition and nutrition setup
  • Weather
  • Warmup race prep
  • T1 decisions
  • 2nd lap blowout and failed flat tire plan (see Video of the Week)
  • Finishing it out
  • What I learned:
    • Did not have an adequate plan for repairing my tire
    • In my new well rehearsed plan for addressing a race flat going forward, I am doing research and trying to decide whether to repair or replace. The direction I'm going is to replace.
    • The preparation for cleaning the glue off the wheel
      • Scrub pad
      • 120 grit
      • Acetone
      • Tubular glue tape
      • 2 new Vittoria Evo CX 320 TPI

 

Video of the Week:

Clincher Vs. Tubular | Which Tyre Is Faster To Change?

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Carrie McCoy - is racing in the Ironman World Championship and requalifying as a pro at Ironman Arizona in November. We're going to talk to her about her prep for Kona and a really cool foundation that she has started called Kona Kids. Kona Kids is an after school program founded to help children that live in Ulu Wini transitional housing. We provide the children with valuable learning experiences and developmental resources through education, exercise, and leadership.

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Sep 8, 2019

The 1200-kilometer Paris-Brest-Paris, or "PBP" as it is commonly called, is a grueling test of human endurance and cycling ability. Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. He is going to explain what this 1200km in less than 90 hours event is all about.

Thanks to last week's guest Dr. Kirk Parsley, he is a former Navy SEAL, a physician for the SEALs, a health & sleep optimization consultant, and performance enhancement coach for some of the most driven achievers on the planet.

Announcements:

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Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

 

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • Video of the Week
  • News
  • What's new in the 303
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Today's randonneur cyclists, while no longer riding the primitive machines used a hundred years ago over dirt roads or cobblestones, still have to face up to rough weather, endless hills, and pedaling around the clock. A 90-hour time limit ensures that only the hardiest randonneurs earn the prestigious PBP finisher's medal and have their name entered into the event's "Great Book" along with every other finisher going back to the very first PBP.   6000 randonneurs (self-supported cyclists) from across the globe, an event that pre-dates Le Tour, trying to finish under 90 hours.

To become a PBP ancien (or ancienne for the ladies) is to join a very elite group of cyclists who have successfully endured this mighty challenge.

Our guest, Billy Edwards has achieved ancien status twice with a 49hr48 min time in 2011 and 54hr36 min this year in 2019.

Billy "The Kid" Edwards coaches the United States Naval Academy Triathlon Team. He has been coaching the Navy Club sport since 2008. Billy also coaches and consults competitive and beginner triathletes all over the country. His professional coaching background includes USA Triathlon and USA cycling certifications.

https://rusa.org/pages/pbp

https://rusa.org/pages/CharlyMiller   

https://www.paris-brest-paris.org/index2.php?lang=en&cat=presentation&page=competition_ou_rando

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Endurance News:

ITU Grand Final August 29 to September 1st.

Summary

Elite Women's Results

Elite Men's Results

Para Results

 

Video of the Week:

2019 WTS Grand Final Lausanne Elite Women   TriathlonLIVE

 

2019 WTS Grand Final Lausanne Elite Men   TriathlonLIVE

 

"What's New in the 303":

THE Executive Order by Secretary of The Interior on E-Bikes–What’s the Ramification?

 

From <https://303cycling.com/the-executive-order-by-secretary-of-the-interior-on-e-bikes-whats-the-ramification/>

 

Major League Triathlon

 

Buff Classic

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Mike Reilly, the voice of Ironman, on his book "Finding My Voice"

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

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We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Sep 1, 2019

Is sleep keeping you from reaching your potential? If you aren't getting 8 hours a night, you may not be absorbing all the benefits of your awake hours and training. Our feature guest today is Dr. Kirk Parsley, he is a former Navy SEAL, a physician for the SEALs, a health & sleep optimization consultant, and performance enhancement coach for some of the most driven achievers on the planet.

Thanks to last week's guest professional triathlete Kona bound Chris Leiferman who recently won Ironman Boulder 70.3. We talked about his qualification to Kona last year, training tips, how the Boulder race went down and his Kona prep.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Feature interview
  • Video of the Week
  • What's new in the 303 (including wrap up on last weekend's Colorado Classic)
  • News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Sleep is a topic that I like to talk about because it's an area where I really burned myself for many years. Even at an early age, I can remember trying to stay up late on the weekends to watch scary movies and then get up early to get on my bike and ride to a nearby field to catch grasshoppers. My cousin and I had an evening pact that we would make - "first one to wake up, wakes up the other". We wanted to live as much of life as we could in 24 hours.

Wanting to fit as much in in 24 hours is still a part of how I'm wired. Earlier in my career, I would find myself working until late at night and setting my alarm to get up early and put the final polish on a presentation or email. I would be wired from working on the computer late and self medicate with a sleep aid and a night cap to help knock me out, only to feel groggy and stressed out from the moment I woke up six hours later.

Fast forward to a new phase in life, balance a career, family and my new lifestyle of endurance sports and now I'm trying to divide the 24 hours even further. Set the alarm for 4:30 to get to the pool when it opens at 5am. Out of the pool by 6:16 to drop off my daughters at school at 7. Shower and get to the office by 8 and get home by 6. After dinner, help out with homework. Get in a late run from 8-9. Read bedtime books with the girls until 10. Have a night cap, Ambien or both - knocked out by 11. 5.5 hours later, the alarm goes off at 4:30 am and the cycle continued.

I first heard Kirk Parsley on the Unbeatable Mind podcast with Mark Divine. As you will hear in the interview, I was scared straight by some of the stats that he shared then and will share here in our interview. 

Interview Introduction:

In today's fast-paced, “hustle and grind” world, sleep is usually the first thing that gets cut from our schedules. But science is showing the impacts from chronic sleep deprivation are more far-reaching than we realize. Not only will a lack of quality rest affect your mood, feelings, and overall wellness, it can also degrade your memory, decision-making, life expectancy, and so much more. If we truly want to make drastic improvements to our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, we must remedy our sleep habits and lifestyle... But who do we turn to for advice? Doc Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. He is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine), and continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Kirk is the creator of the Doc Parsley Sleep Remedy sleep supplement, lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization, and is the author of the internationally best-selling book, Sleep to Win. He has been featured on The Dr OZ Show, CBS, TED, LAVA, and the Unbeatable Mind podcast. Let's get smart on sleep with Dr. Kirk Parsley.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Video of the Week:

4 freaking Leadville100 minutes

  

"What's New in the 303":

Boulder’s Ryan Smith won the Leadville 100 trail run on Saturday night thanks to consistent second-half pacing that left his rivals unable to respond. It was the biggest win of his ultrarunning career. The Boulder-based runner, who came to the United States from the United Kingdom and works full-time a software engineer, was greeted at the finish by his wife and almost 2-year-old daughter. He turned 40 years old this year. His win — in 16 hours, 33 minutes, 25 seconds — was far from expected. Smith was not among the pre-race favorites to win, and he wasn’t feeling well leading into the Twin Lakes aid station near the 40-mile mark. But at the turnaround at Winfield, he held his pace steady, averaging around 10 minutes per mile for the rest of the race. Read more.

 

The Colorado Classic proved if you build it, they will come. Women came from all over the world to race in the Colorado Classic. We saw riders who showed that representation matters. Ayesha McGowan inspired others as she works toward her goal of becoming the first African-American professional road cyclist. We saw Hagens Berman/Supermint leave their hearts on the road as they wrap up their last season as a team. We were able to witness a 52-year-old professional cyclist show us that age doesn’t matter.

Every rider who had the courage to show up and race their hearts out sent a message to aspiring athletes all over the world: take risks, be brave, and never give up. Read more.

 

ITU World Grand Final, Loads of Coloradans, Steph Popelar Defends Title. Many Coloradans are competing in this weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Grand Final featuring sprint and olympic distances and draft legal sprint distances along with many para categories.

Coloradans competing in the Elite, Junior and Para categories are: 

Elite

Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.)

Eli Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.)

Morgan Pearson (Boulder, Colo.)

Junior

Liberty Ricca (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Paratriathlon

Allan Armstrong (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.), Hailey Danz (Wauwatosa, Wis.), Kendall Gretsch (Madison, Wis.) — all resident athletes at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

 

Endurance News:

ITU Grand Final August 29 to September 1st.

More than 4000 professional and amateur triathletes from all over the world are expected to take part in these world championships, whose different routes will liven up the shores of Lake Geneva for a weekend.

Friday, August 30, the first day of this World Triathlon event, will be dedicated to the next generation of the world's elite with the junior and under 23 events.

On Saturday, August 31, the Elite Men's and Women's races will take place. These events will be broadcast live on national television channels and will crown the world's top two triathletes within a year of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Saturday will not be exclusively reserved for professionals, as amateur triathletes in the "Age Group" category will embark on a new Sprint course (750m swimming, 20km cycling and 5km running) in Lausanne.

The competition will feature a more eclectic programme on Sunday, September 1st, with the amateur triathletes running the Standard distance (1,500m swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running) in the morning and the Paratriathlon event in the afternoon. The U23/Junior Mixed Relay, a spectacular discipline that will make its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will close this weekend of endurance. Read more.

 

2019 IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EXPECTED TO CREATE TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MORE THAN 22 MILLION EURO AS ELITE COMPETITORS ENJOY NICE, FRANCE. “We are expecting a total of 20,000 athletes, family members, friends, fans, volunteers and staff members to travel to Nice to celebrate this unique occasion with us,” said Stefan Petschnig, Managing Director for IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Athlete feedback from the 2017 and 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship shows that participants stay an average of more than six nights in the host city. It also shows that athletes seek premium accommodations and a range of additional activities for themselves and their families prior to, and after race day. In total, organizers expect a total economic impact of 22,5 million Euro (25 million USD) for the host city and region. On average each person travelling to Nice will spend approximately 170 Euro (188 USD) per day during their stay.

As both professional races at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be live streamed on the Facebook Watch “IRONMAN Now” channel (www.facebook.com/IRONMANnow), millions of fans around the world will have the opportunity to follow the racing action and experience the sights and sounds of Southern France on their computers and mobile devices leading to further tourism interest.

Ironman World Championship Pro List.

Ironman has Kona Points Qualification list published at Women's KPQ and Men's KPQ. I've been following Tri Rating for years and they have their own version published with the bib numbers of each of the pros as well. https://www.trirating.com/kona-2019/

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. 1200km, 6000 randonneurs (self-supported cyclists) from across the globe, an event that pre-dates Le Tour, trying to finish under 90 hours.
  • Mike Reilly, the voice of Ironman, on his book "Finding My Voice"

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Aug 25, 2019

Our feature guest today is Kona bound Chris Leiferman who recently won Ironman Boulder 70.3. We talk about his qualification to Kona last year, training tips, how the Boulder race went down and his Kona prep.

Thanks to last week's guest professional triathlete Kristin Louderback on what it's like to make the transition from age grouper to professional and the experience of her getting her first punch on the pro card at Ironman Boulder 70.3.   In last week's interview she mentioned the Elite qualifying criteria. We missed sending that in last week's show, so here it is. USAT Elite Qualifying

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Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Video of the Week
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

Interview Introduction:

Chris Leiferman is one of the most exciting talents on the long distance triathlon scene. Chris had an outstanding year in 2018 winning two Ironman events (Ironman Boulder and Ironman Louisville) and securing his qualification for the 2019 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Leiferman is ready to build on this successful year and his 2019 goals include but aren't limited to an Ironman distance win, a 70.3 win, and a top 10 finish at Kona. He rocked the course at Ironman Boulder 70.3 a couple of weeks ago taking out a win over a pretty stacked field.

 

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Video of the Week:

Colorado Classic Live Stream - Stage 1 Steamboat Springs presented by Smartwool

  

"What's New in the 303":

Stage 1 -2 of the 2019 Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation. Discussion of what this commitment to women's cycling being a stand alone sport, equal pay, and great racing. Read more.

Boulder’s Ryan Smith won the Leadville 100 trail run on Saturday night thanks to consistent second-half pacing that left his rivals unable to respond. It was the biggest win of his ultrarunning career.

https://303triathlon.com/boulders-ryan-smith-wins-2019-leadville-100-with-consistent-second-half-pacing/

 

Endurance News:

Last week we spoke about the Tokyo Olympic Test Event and the story of the two brits who were disqualified. We have a little more information on that story and information about a rule change that allowed for that disqualification. Remember when Alistair Brownlee threw is brother Jonathon across the line at the ________. The rule that disqualified this year's Brits was not in place when the Brownlee brothers raced.

Follow up to the Womens Olympic test event last week:

Learmonth and Taylor-Brown's disqualification meant compatriot Vicky Holland was bumped up to third, with Bermuda's Flora Duffy and Italy's Alice Betto taking first and second respectively. Two other Britons were also in the top ten; Non Stanford in seventh and Sophie Coldwell in ninth.

Despite their feel-good ending being ruined, Taylor-Brown and Learmonth will no doubt take comfort in the knowledge they had no chance of qualifying for the GB Olympic team at this race regardless of their placing, due to results earlier this year. Holland was the only British woman eligible to automatically qualify for the Games here, thanks to her bronze medal in Rio, but the shortened distance meant the race lost its Olympic qualification status.

Afterwards Holland was sympathetic to Learmonth and Taylor-Brown's situation.

 

Though the American contingent was strong and deep, boasting five of the world’s top 20-ranked triathletes among the starting field of 65, none finished on the podium and only one, fifth-place finisher Summer Rappaport of Thornton, Colo., clinched a spot for the Tokyo Games with her performance.

Under USA Triathlon’s Olympic qualifying rules, as many as two spots were at stake for American women in the competition. But one would have had to finish on the podium in order for the second spot to be available. The U.S. is expected to send three female triathletes to the Tokyo Games, and there will be other opportunities to qualify next spring.

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Know Your Sport's Rules:

The rule states that "athletes who finish in a contrived tie situation, where no effort to separate their finish times has been made, will be disqualified". 

You might remember British Olympic medallists and brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee's show of sportsmanship at a 2016 World Triathlon Series race in Mexico. Legal at the time, an exhausted Jonny was helped to the line by his brother Alistair, who pushed him ahead at the finish, but an ITU disqualification rule, similar to the one employed [at the trial event], has since been introduced to stop any comparable incident.

Speaking of rule changes? Do you remember when Chrissy Wellington had a flat during her second Ironman World Championship and Rebekah Keat tossed her a CO2 cartridge? I was reading Mike Reilly's book "Finding My Voice" and he talks about how the rule that allowed another competitor to provide assistance was changed.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/new-cycling-world-speed-record-neil-campbell-yorkshire-porsche-a9064286.html

 

Discussion kickoff:

Johannes Herrmann 1 week ago

How as triathletes can we complain about people drafting or Patrick Lange littering 200 meters before the finish line in Kona - saying people are not upholding the rules - and find it stupid if someone upholds the rules. 1. Those are all pros earning their living with this sport and they should know the rules as every electirician and tax advisor for their particular job. 2. We should challenge the rules as such in order to make triathlon more attractive as a sport. Question which we should try to answer to challenge the existing rule : Would anyone care or even disqualify two athletes crossing the line together and finishing in for example 14th place jointly instead of 14th and 15th? My guess - no one cares. So change the rule!

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Dr. Kirk Parsley, sleep specialist and former Navy SEAL returning to share some new information about the most effective recovery method - sleep.

 

Closing:

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Aug 17, 2019

It takes guts to make the move to be a professional triathlete. We wanted to find out what that experience is like from someone who just raced her first race in the professional category. Meet newly minted professional triathlete, Kristin Louderback.

Welcome to Episode #191 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

Thanks to last week's guest coach, author and host of the Whole Athlete Podcast, Debbie Potts and our conversation on improving metabolic efficiency and optimizing health.

This week's guest is professional triathlete Kristin Louderback on what it's like to make the transition from age grouper to professional and the experience of her getting her first punch on the pro card at Ironman Boulder 70.3.

Announcements:

  • If you heading to Kona this October to watch or participate in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship, Debbie Potts is organizing a meet up with Dr. Paul Laursen and to talk about how to become a fat adapted athlete, improve metabolic efficiency and optimizing health. More info
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Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts.

 

The Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Video of the Week
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Kristin Louderback is an RRCA Certified running coach, seasoned marathoner and competitive Ironman triathlete who draws from firsthand endurance training. In addition to being a coach, runner and triathlete, Kristin is also a business owner of Train and Maintain, a combination run coaching and athlete massage business.

 

I've know Kristin for years, back when she was managing Run Colorado on Arapahoe Rd. I've watched her sweep into Highlands Ranch races and take the overall female win more than once. She actually helped me with the Pulte Fitness idea several years ago.

 

Seeing her race in Kona last year was exciting and she has not gone off and gotten her pro card. We wanted to hear what that experience was like.

Ironman Boulder 70.3 Pro Women Results

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Video of the Week:

Is There A Perfect Body Shape For Triathlon?

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Type "post ironman" into Google and what do you think the first result is? Post Ironman "Blues". Post race season blues are pretty common. As athletes complete their A race goals, they often have feelings of post race blues. They have been working toward their goal for months. The bigger the goal and the greater the commitment and sacrifice, the bigger the let down after. The athlete has structured their world, organized their time, dedicated themselves to preparation, and now it's over.

Here are the comments that I hear:

"A little let down that I don't have a goal any more"

"Empty that I don't have a date to work toward"

"Feel a little anxious"

"Fear that without a goal it won't be as easy to make healthy choices"

 

 

"What's New in the 303":

USAT is hosting the Colorado Combine.

WHAT: • Recorded times for 100 meter swim and 1600 meter run • Providing opportunity for college coaches to recruit you in   the relatively new NCAA sport of triathlon • NCAA Triathlon program discussion and skills analysis COST: FREE WHO: • The clinic will be limited to 30 individuals; no experience needed • Registration includes women 12-18 years of age USA Triathlon’s NCAA program is thriving. With 30 current programs, institutions are finding triathlon is a great addition to their varsity sport’s menus. In an effort to support recruitment needs, USAT has established junior high/high school combines around the U.S. Our focus is to expose young women to the sport and help our institutions with recruitment. More information.

The 2019 Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation today released its most international and competitive roster of riders in the race’s history, including past Colorado Classic champions, Olympic medal winners and world champions. Read more.

https://303cycling.com/open-streets-denver-and-bike-expo-highlight-family-friendly-colorado-classic-event/

Endurance News:

USAT Nationals https://303triathlon.com/usat-age-group-nationals-colorado-does-well/

TAMPA, Fla. (August 13, 2019) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Group company, is pleased to announce the IRONMAN® Hall of Fame Class of 2019: athletes Tim DeBoom and Michellie Jones, and IRONMAN contributors Kenneth Gasque and Jan War. The ceremony will be held on Oct. 9 during race week at the 2019 Vega IRONMAN® World Championship, in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.

“As we have spent this year celebrating all those who make up the IRONMAN `Ohana, it is fitting that we honor these four individuals who have been some of the most successful and influential members of our `ohana,” said Andrew Messick, President & Chief Executive Officer for The IRONMAN Group. “Tim, Kenneth, Michellie, and Jan, whether through their athletic accomplishments or their contributions to our sport, left an indelible mark on the world of triathlon and IRONMAN itself. Their induction into our Hall of Fame is our way of honoring what they have meant to us and the greater IRONMAN community.”

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Chris Leiferman, winner of Ironman Boulder 70.3 and Kona qualified from Louisville last October.
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley, sleep specialist and former Navy SEAL returning to share some new information about the most effective recovery method - sleep.

 Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

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

Aug 11, 2019

This week's guest is coach, author and host of the Whole Athlete Podcast, Debbie Potts. We are going to be talking about metabolic efficiency, avoiding overtraining and performance in particular.

Welcome to Episode #190 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

Thanks to last week's guest run and strength coach Tom Walker from InnerFight coaching. I've been doing the strength training that Tom suggested.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts, our formulation combines clean vapor-distilled full-spectrum hemp extract with tart cherry juice, turmeric, ginger, ashwagandha, and other herbal extracts to support your body’s natural repair processes.

 

More natural than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, more complete than plain hemp extract, and higher quality than most CBD products, the Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Video of the Week
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for over twenty-five years and a competitive endurance athlete for twenty years. Along her journey, she has accomplished many goals including being nominated as one of the top one hundred best trainers in the U.S. by Men's Journal in 2004 and 2005 as well as participating in fifteen Ironman Triathlons - five of them were the Hawaii World Ironman Championship. Debbie has owned and operated her own fitness studio in Bellevue Washington since 2010 to offer an "all in one" fitness studio - now including The WHOLESTIC Method Nutritional Therapy program to transform the WHOLE person from the inside out.

Let's get into the interview now with Debbie Potts.

 

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

 

Video of the Week:

2018 Age Group National Championships Highlight Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

One of my most memorable training seasons was the year that I experimented with an online, off the shelf, plan. What was unique about this plan was it's emphasis on "quality" workouts instead of "junk miles". The theory being that the high intensity training is really where the value of training lies. The approach of the plan was for the athlete to spend a greater percentage of your training on high intensity and reduce the time consuming long workouts.

This plan allocated very few days for recovery. In fact, I think it was three weeks before I had the first "recovery" day on my calendar. At about 9-10 weeks into the plan, myself and a couple of other friends that were doing the same plan all got sick. We were showing all the symptoms of overtraining. It took some adjustments to avoid additional overtraining that season.

Since then, I have come to appreciate and respect the generally accepted 80/20 rule as espoused by every expert, coach and pro athlete that has been on this podcast. The theory with this approach is that 80% of training should be easy and is extremely valuable. It allows for the physiological adaptations for aerobic endurance and does not over stress the body, allowing for faster recovery to be ready for the hard workouts when they have to be done.

Regardless of approach, overtraining is a risk. You can reach equally high levels of stress with a high volume of 80/20 training, and it's important that you allow the body to recover adequately between workouts and training blocks like the traditional 3 week mesocycle.

Training Stress Balance

Signs of Over Training

Testing for Over Training

 

"What's New in the 303":

Ironman Boulder 70.3, Chris Leiferman prevailed to take first place with a time of 3:44:32. The rest of the field included Kennett Peterson, 3rd, Andy Potts, 4th, Josh Armberger (Aus) 5th and Ben Hoffman 6th. Read more.

 

Key Points:

  • Official high was 93, but my car read 100
  • Great participation with 2800 athletes and pros
  • Interviews with…all going to Kona:
    • Chris Leiferman
    • Andy Potts
    • Skye Moench
    • Meredith Kessler
  • Shout out to all of our friends who raced. A special shout out to those racing 70.3 for the first time, including an athlete that I coach, Matt Emmet
  • Run course change seemed positive.

 

 

The 2019 Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation today released its most international and competitive roster of riders in the race’s history, including past Colorado Classic champions, Olympic medal winners and world champions. Read more.

 

Endurance News:

USAT Nationals: USA Triathlon is heading back to Cleveland, Ohio, the "Rock 'n Roll Capital of the World!" The Olympic-Distance Toyota Age Group National Championship will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 while the Sprint National Championship will occur on Sunday, Aug, 11. Athletes will swim in Lake Erie and bike and run along the lake shore overlooking downtown Cleveland. Participants of both races have the chance to compete for Age Group National Titles as well as spots on Team USA in 2020.

 

Water temperature at Lake Erie is currently 71 degrees Fahrenheit as of 8/7/2019. According to Article IV, Rule 4.4, the wetsuit rule is stated as follows:

“Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.”

Edgewater Beach Water Quality Update

 

USA Triathlon is aware of the recent rainfall in Cleveland that caused swimming restrictions at Edgewater Beach on Tuesday due to heightened bacteria levels. We are working closely with Cleveland Metroparks to monitor and test the water quality in Lake Erie on a continuous basis.

 

 

Form's Goggles: There are lots of smart gadgets that track running, but few track swimming — that is, if you’d like something that’s built for swimming first, as opposed to a device with swim-tracking features tacked on. Form, a new fitness company founded by former Recon Instruments employees, is looking to solve this problem with its first product, the $199 Swim Goggles. Read more.

 

Pickleball

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Debbie Potts, host of the Whole Athlete Podcast and author of the book by the same title.
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley, sleep specialist and former Navy SEAL returning to share some new information about the most effective recovery method - sleep.

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

  • Facebook @milehighendurancepodcast
  • Twitter @milehighpodcast
  • Instagram @tripodcasterrich
  • YouTube Channel @Mile High Endurance Podcast

We hope you enjoyed today's show. Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player. 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.

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

Aug 4, 2019

Welcome to Episode #189 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

Thanks to last week's guest Terence Steinberg who is getting ready to row across the Atlantic starting this December for what he is know as the United World Challenge. It's one of the most incredible feats of endurance and mental toughness that we've come across. If you are in the area and want to meet Terence, you can go to a free 1-hr lunchtime chat at Black Lab Sports on August 13th, 12-1:15 MT. Detail at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inspiration-as-fuel-stories-of-a-journey-to-solo-row-the-atlantic-tickets-66104178377

This week's featured guest is run and strength coach Tom Walker from InnerFight coaching. They have a run strength program that really sounded interesting. You'll hear more about it a few minutes, but I love that it is training that you can do without going to a gym or buying any additional equipment.

Announcements:

  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.
  • If you are a coach or have something to share with an audience of endurance enthusiasts, please reach out and tell us about the topic you want to share.

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state.

The all-new iKOR Recovery Shot™ is our most complete recovery product yet. Formulated specifically to aid in recovery after hard workouts, our formulation combines clean vapor-distilled full-spectrum hemp extract with tart cherry juice, turmeric, ginger, ashwagandha, and other herbal extracts to support your body’s natural repair processes.

More natural than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, more complete than plain hemp extract, and higher quality than most CBD products, the Recovery Shot™ is the ultimate athlete-minded solution for recovery and relief. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Video of the Week
  • Feature interview
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Tom is one of InnerFight's endurance and performance coaches. He blends nearly 10 years of coaching experience with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Sport Science and competitive experience at national and international level. Tom takes a wise interest in all endurance sports but works closely with high performance athletes, middle to long course triathletes and ultra runners.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Video of the Week:

Run Strong - SL 1/4 Box squat

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

If you are a runner, you are going to have to do strength training. Whether it's to prevent injury or to rehabilitate an injury. If you've ever experienced a running injury and gone to see a physical therapist, they don't just stretch you, give you a massage and send you on your way. They will likely prescribe some strength training to develop functional strength in whatever muscle groups that have lost their ability to provide the correct function movement.

If you've ever gone through the process of having a functional strength test and been prescribe strength training, a qualified PT will also make sure you are doing the exercise correctly. Take the video of the week with the 1/4 box squat as an example. Note how the knee tracks straight in the example demonstrated by Tom. If you have weak glutes, you may find that your knee collapses. If that happens, either use a lower height step or use a hand rail. If you don't have a exercise step, use the stairs in your house or office and grab onto the handrail for support. Watch your knee tracking in the mirror or look down at your knee to make sure it stays aligned with your ankle and hip joints.

As you continue to do the exercise regularly, you will begin to get stronger. When you see that you are able to perform the exercise correctly for the full set, you can graduate yourself to either a higher step or remove the crutch of the hand rail.

"What's New in the 303":

Big weekend with Ironman Boulder 70.3 coming up. Julie Moss and Wendy Ingram will be racing. Plus, the Kyle Pease Foundation has a team at Ironman Boulder 70.3 coming up this weekend. More details coming from Brent.

Two of paratriathlon’s biggest stars were honored Wednesday night in Los Angeles at the ESPY Awards, ESPN’s annual celebration for all things sports. Paralympians Allysa Seely and Mark Barr took home the ESPYS for best female and male athletes with a disability, honored for their dominant 2018 seasons. Read more.

Join SwimLabs for a special fundraising day for Swim Across America – Denver at Grant Ranch on Sunday, July 21 from 7:30AM – 9:30AM! Open water swimming will be FREE but we highly encourage a donation amount of your choice. All proceeds will be going to SAA Denver’s local partner Children’s Hospital Colorado to help raise money for pediatric cancer research. Read more.

Endurance News:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/nyregion/newyorktoday/nyc-news-bicycle-safety.html?register=email&auth=register-email

Today Mr. de Blasio is scheduled to unveil what he is calling a “green wave” bicycle plan. It includes $58.4 million in investments over five years and a commitment to annually build 30 miles of protected bike lanes. (As Streetsblog has reported, Staten Island has “just 100 yards of protected bike lane on a single road.”). The police will also pursue drivers at “crash-prone intersections” for speeding, blocking bike lanes and failing to yield, according to the plan. (In the last few weeks, the police said they have given more than 7,000 summonses to drivers for failing to yield and blocking bike lanes.) The city will also install 2,000 bike parking spaces annually and look into creating a “high-capacity bicycle parking system.”

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/egan-bernal-says-winning-tour-de-france-2019-feeling-happiness-dont-know-describe-433099

Egan Bernal said he can’t describe the feeling of happiness after winning the Tour de France.

The Team Ineos rider has made history as the first Colombian to ever win the yellow jersey, while also being the youngest victor in the post-war era. Bernal was overwhelmed by the occasion as he won the Tour in just his second time in the race at 22-years old.

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Debbie Potts, host of the Whole Athlete Podcast and author of the book by the same title.
  • Dr. Kirk Parsley, sleep specialist and former Navy SEAL returning to share some new information about the most effective recovery method - sleep.
  • Carole Sharpless, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)

 

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Jul 28, 2019

Welcome to Episode #188 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

Thanks to last week's guest coach Will Murray joining us to talk about how we can develop Post Traumatic Stress to events in our lives that affect our ability to function and perform.

Today's guest is preparing for an extraordinary feat of endurance. Terence Steinberg is getting ready to participate in a rowing race across the Atlantic starting this December. We are going to hear more about the United World Challenge and the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in just a bit.

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Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Video of the Week
  • Feature interview
  • Upcoming Interviews

"What's New in the 303":

https://303cycling.com/mines-colorado-classic-trailblazing-women-panel-july-26th-dont-miss-this-one/  The Colorado Classic, a four-stage women’s pro road cycling race, and Colorado School of Mines, are joining forces to celebrate trailblazing women, athletes, and engineers as a part of the climb to this year’s Colorado Classic (August 22-25).

Ironman Boulder 70.3 coming up on August 4th

Dennis vanderhoven damien

 

Endurance News:

https://ragbrai.com/routemaps/2019-route-maps/

 

 

  • Shout out to all those doing races this weekend.  Special good luck to one of my co-workers and friends in Ohio racing Ohio Ironman 70.3.  Crush it Kelly Garland!

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

A little history: Sir Charles "Chay" Blyth CBE BEM (born 14 May 1940) is a Scottish yachtsman and rower. He was the first person to sail single-handed non-stop westwards around the world (1971), on a 59-foot boat called British Steel.

 

Blyth was born in Hawick, Roxburghshire. He joined the British Army Parachute Regiment when he was 18 and was promoted to Sergeant at the age of 21. In 1966, while in the army, Blyth, together with Captain John Ridgway, rowed across the North Atlantic in a 20 ft open dory called English Rose III. After successfully completing this in 92 days, Blyth was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM).

 

Rowing the Atlantic first became mainstream when the first Atlantic Rowing Race was launched by Sir Chay Blyth, after reflecting on his own ocean row that propelled him to international fame. This was the Port St. Charles, Barbados Atlantic Rowing Race. Thirty double-handed teams lined up at the start line in a "one design" rowing boat just outside Los Gigantes marina on Sunday 12 October 1997. The race was won by Kiwi Challenge, rowed by Rob Hamill and Phil Stubbs after 41 days at sea. Second place went to the French crew of Atlantik Challenge, Joseph Le Guen and his partner, a double convicted murderer, Pascal Blond.

 

Fast forward to today. 

 

Terence Steinberg is preparing to compete in a 3,000 mile rowing race across the Atlantic.  As you will hear he is doing this for the UWC (United World Colleges), which is a global movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. 

 

The movement began in 1962 when Atlantic College in Wales, UK admitted its first students. The Cold War raged and UWC set out to bring together young people from different nations to act as champions of peace through an education based on shared learning, collaboration, and understanding. UWC has since gained global recognition a catalyst for international understanding, and today teaches 3,000 college students each year in 17 locations on 4 continents. Students come from more than 155 countries, each selected for their demonstrated promise and potential.

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge: The World’s Toughest Row. The premier event in ocean rowing – A challenge that will take you more than 3000 Miles west from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands (28oN 18oW) to Nelson’s Dockyard English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda (17oN 61oW). The annual race begins in early December, with up to 30 teams participating from around the world. The race structure brings together an environment where teams from across the globe gather in the race village San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands.

 

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

 

Video of the Week:

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2017 - Race Promo

 

 

 

 

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Last week we discussed how to not get burned by getting your altitude acclimatization right.  The example we were discussing was Bill had been at sea level for a week, came back to Colorado to do the Triple Bypass and felt a lack of fitness. How much of that was due to a loss of altitude acclimatization?

How quickly to make an altitude acclimatization? 

http://www.bodyresults.com/e2deacc.asp

According to Lawrence Armstrong, PhD, in his book, Performing in Extreme Environments (1), the rate of disappearance of the body’s adaptations to high altitude varies widely from person to person; just as it’s difficult to tell who exactly will experience signs of altitude illness, it’s hard to know how long your acclimatized state will last once you descend from high altitude. If you spend less than a day or two at altitude (say, on a moderate climb of a peak like Baker or Rainier, where most people return to sea level within 24 hours of reaching the summit), your body will not have had enough time to permanently adapt to the altitude. The composition of the blood changes after about 2 weeks of altitude exposure by producing more red blood cells and hemoglobin (the iron-protein compound that transports oxygen) (3) but most people climbing peaks in the Pacific Northwest are only exposed to elevation for about 3-4 days at a time.

 

Training acclimatization time needs to be longer as the altitude becomes higher. Training for 14 days at or above 6,500 feet (as at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs) and 28 days at or above 8,000 feet are currently the best recommendations for athletes wishing to compete at similar elevations, while complete adaptation to the extreme altitude of 13,000 feet is possible after a continuous stay for 14 months (3). Obviously, climbers have a tiny fraction of this time open to them.

 

One study cited by Armstrong indicates that the red blood cell volume of high-altitude natives (people who spend most of their lives above 7000 ft) decreases as quickly as ten days after spending time at sea level. Someone spending several hours to perhaps a day or two at altitude simply won’t have enough time for any long-lasting physiological changes. Those who choose to trek in Nepal, however, or participate in an expedition-type climb of a peak over 15,000 ft will have to spend a substantial amount of time adapting to the altitude in order to prevent altitude sickness. This is why climbers who gradually ascend their first peak in Alaska, Bolivia, Chile, or the Himalayas in order to get properly acclimatized can then speed up subsequent peaks, because the body’s ability to perform physical work at high altitude can persist for a few weeks (2). Through personal discussion with our African guide, cook, and porters on Mt. Kilimanjaro, and in talking with local Northwest guides and rangers who spend a lot of time on the mountains, we learned that they typically spend a week in the mountains above 10,000 ft and a week back home; their acclimatization and improved cardiovascular function may persist for several months after returning from altitude, and allows them to make subsequent trips quite easily without needing extra time to adapt.

https://www2.palomar.edu/anthro/adapt/adapt_3.htm

How quickly to lose altitude advantage?

How does living at altitude affect how quickly you lose or gain altitude adaptations?

https://www.princeton.edu/~oa/safety/altitude.html

What is High Altitude?

 

Altitude is defined on the following scale High (8,000 - 12,000 feet [2,438 - 3,658 meters]), Very High (12,000 - 18,000 feet [3,658 - 5,487 meters]), and Extremely High (18,000+ feet [5,500+ meters]). Since few people have been to such altitudes, it is hard to know who may be affected. There are no specific factors such as age, sex, or physical condition that correlate with susceptibility to altitude sickness. Some people get it and some people don't, and some people are more susceptible than others. Most people can go up to 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) with minimal effect. If you haven't been to high altitude before, it's important to be cautious. If you have been at that altitude before with no problem, you can probably return to that altitude without problems as long as you are properly acclimatized.

 

What Causes Altitude Illnesses?

 

The concentration of oxygen at sea level is about 21% and the barometric pressure averages 760 mmHg. As altitude increases, the concentration remains the same but the number of oxygen molecules per breath is reduced. At 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) the barometric pressure is only 483 mmHg, so there are roughly 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath. In order to properly oxygenate the body, your breathing rate (even while at rest) has to increase. This extra ventilation increases the oxygen content in the blood, but not to sea level concentrations. Since the amount of oxygen required for activity is the same, the body must adjust to having less oxygen. In addition, for reasons not entirely understood, high altitude and lower air pressure causes fluid to leak from the capillaries which can cause fluid build-up in both the lungs and the brain. Continuing to higher altitudes without proper acclimatization can lead to potentially serious, even life-threatening illnesses.

Acclimatization

 

What is altitude illness?

The major cause of altitude illnesses is going too high too fast. Given time, your body can adapt to the decrease in oxygen molecules at a specific altitude. This process is known as acclimatization and generally takes 1-3 days at that altitude. For example, if you hike to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters), and spend several days at that altitude, your body acclimatizes to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters). If you climb to 12,000 feet (3,658 meters), your body has to acclimatize once again. A number of changes take place in the body to allow it to operate with decreased oxygen.

The depth of respiration increases.

Pressure in pulmonary arteries is increased, "forcing" blood into portions of the lung which are normally not used during sea level breathing.

The body produces more red blood cells to carry oxygen,

The body produces more of a particular enzyme that facilitates

the release of oxygen from hemoglobin to the body tissues.

 

Are there genetic dispositions to altitude?

There is considerable variability between individuals and between populations in their ability to adjust to the environmental stresses of high mountain regions.  Usually, the populations that are most successful are those whose ancestors have lived at high altitudes for thousands of years.  This is the case with some of the indigenous peoples living in the Andes Mountains of Peru and Bolivia as well as the Tibetans and Nepalese in the Himalaya Mountains.  The ancestors of many people in each of these populations have lived above 13,000 feet (ca. 4000 meters) for at least 2,700 years.

More from The Sports Gene by David Epstein in Chapter 14.

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Tom Walker from InnerFight Coaching on run strength training programs to prevent injury and promote performance.
  • Carole Sharpless, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

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Jul 20, 2019

Welcome to Episode #187 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.

Thanks to last week's guests Brent and Kyle Pease, the first push-assist brother duo to complete the IRONMAN World Championship who joined us to tell their story through the book, Beyond the Finish, an inspiring memoir about brotherhood and relentless determination. The book and the interview really inspired me.  Check out KylePeaseFoundation.org  The Kyle Pease Foundation to learn how you can support their cause.  Bill, how much harder do you think it would be to do an Ironman pulling and pushing someone?

In today's show we have coach Will Murray joining us to talk about how we can develop Post Traumatic Stress to events in our lives that affect our ability to function and perform. It's an interesting area and one that many listeners may be able to identify with.

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Today's show is supported by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • Video of the Week
  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

Interview Introduction:

Will Murray is a trained mental skills coach and has authored numerous articles and books.  I recommend that you go to the MHE endurance website and check the links to Will's recent article and book on the Main page and there are several links to his work on the Resources page. 

 

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

 

Video of the Week:

Getting frank about IM Frankfurt

 

 

Dialing in heat management

Dialing in hydration and salt intake

How to get to Kona

Ironman Cairns and Frankfurt

No point getting to Kona fried

700 meters with a 12 minute lead

Showing up to regional champs to qualify, but if had an early season lower competition.

Under the point system, she would have qualified.

Blood tests in balance.

 

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Heat management and acclimatization occurs with regular exposure to heat while performing aerobic exercise for 10 days.  https://www.gssiweb.org/sports-science-exchange/article/sse-153-heat-acclimatization-to-improve-athletic-performance-in-warm-hot-environments

Of course there's the fluid and sodium con course there's the fluid and sodium consumption required to keep your body hydrated.  The best advice is to test and don't guess.

Bonus:  Follow up to last week's discussion about OWS sighting and straight line swimming. If you remember we were talking about how to stay relaxed while OWS.  I mentioned I like to count my strokes.  It takes my mind off the environment and how I'm feeling and it places my attention somewhere else (keeping track of my counting).  This serves a secondary purpose as well.  If you know your SPL (Strokes Per Length) of a 25 meter pool, for example.  Let's say for the sake of example that it takes you 20 strokes per length.  You know that for every 20 strokes your are going approximately 25 meters, then you can extend that math linearly.  40 strokes equals 50 meters, 80 equals 100, etc.  The key is to find your SPL for a 25M or convert your SPL for 25Y to 25M.  If you know the distance between buoys in a race, let's say the buoys are every 200 meters, you know it should take approximately 160 strokes or 80 right hand entries. 

We also talked about reaching as far as you can to the shore or the buoy.  The goal is to elongate your body and streamline so that you have balance in the water and glide a bit.  As long as you are already thinking about getting a good reach, be intentionally about your hand entry. When you sight the buoy or landmark, take the mental snapshot and place your next hand entry just to the side of the landmark.  If it's your right hand, try to intentionally place it just to the right of the mark.  Be as precise as you can and do it for the left hand.  Now imagine a line running from the landmark straight down below the water surface.  Then imagine that line painted directly below you and extending behind you (as it would be in a pool).  With your extended hand entering just adjacent to the landmark, now paint a line with than hand adjacent tp the line that runs from the landmark, directly below the surface and then under and behind you. 

Part of swimming straight is also making sure you have a consistent stroke length and on both sides. Keep track of where each hand completes the stroke. I like to touch my thigh with my thumb as my hand completes the stoke.  Note if your hands are touching the same part of your thigh on both sides.  Another tip that can assist with swimming straight is using a tempo trainer in the pool to learn a balanced cadence so the timing of each hand entry is symmetric.  If the timing of stroke on both sides are consistent and the stroke length are the same, you will set yourself up for success.

Next week:  How quickly to make an altitude acclimatization?  How quickly to lose altitude advantage?

 

"What's New in the 303":

https://303triathlon.com/boulder-peak-triathlon-delivers-meehan-standifer-champs/  I have two confessions to make about this race.  Confession #1 is that I raced way above my fitness level this year.  I was two minutes faster than last year, but I was as sore as I've ever been from a race or hard workout.  I knew I was in trouble on Sunday night, but by Monday morning I could barely get out of bed. It's not that I didn't know my training was insufficient, it's that I underestimated how sore I would be after.  This leads to Confession #2.  I spoke to you on Sunday after the race. I had just been looking at my TrainingPeaks file and saw a 25. something number.  I answer your call and somewhere in our call I told you that my bike seemed to be really fast.  I said I think my average speed was 25. something. Even when I was saying it, I knew how absurd that average speed would be for that course.  I've never hit an average or 25 for an Olympic let alone a Sprint. I think I was more wrecked on Sunday than I realized and had complete race brain.

https://www.coloradoclassic.com/  We have the Colorado Classic coming August 22 to 25.

https://303cycling.com/governor-jared-polis-proclaims-july-17-as-colorado-classic-equity-in-cycling-day/ “With this proclamation making July 17 Colorado Classic Equity in Cycling Day, I want to inspire women athletes and highlight equity in pro cycling because equality matters, in athletics, the workplace, and in all walks of life.”

https://303cycling.com/triple-bypass-its-about-the-journey/ The Triple Bypass, is really a journey, and it’s about the journey, not the finish as much. It’s about all the people you meet riding, the history that is passed by and the many miles high in altitude testing our fortitude and sense of wanting to accomplish something. It doesn’t matter how fast, slow or somewhere in between— as long as you finish and have fun!

Endurance News:

Tour de France impressions this week:  I watched Stage 11 from Albi to Toulouse.  I was impressed by the how well they keep content overlays to carry 4-5 hours of coverage.  Some of my favorite features are the inside the peloton cameras and the new Lexus sponsored 3D holograph model that they use to describe rider positions in various conditions.  The interviews with race directors, riders, to get their public comments. Cyclists are so cordial, polite, and generally try to be as non-controversial as possible.  Case in point, the race director from TEAM JUMBO - VISMA was interviewed about the Stage 10 win by WOUT VAN AERT.  When asked about the way Education First team played the cross winds in Stage 10, he very politely said that he could not make any judgement about any team, but that his team had been vigilant at the time they hit the crosswinds and made the right moves at the right time.

I also love learning the history of the race.  One of my favorites this were was the story of Henri Cornet winning the 1904 tour where there where he learned that he won in November after the Tour.  What happened is the first 4 riders were eventually disqualified. They had jumped a train and rode to the finish.  Riders on the train who saw the riders later read about them winning by hours ahead of the peloton and then reported them to the authorities. 

Since I don't have time watch 4 hours of the tour every day, I like to follow it on The Move podcast. You just get this completely unfiltered assessment and it's boiled down to an hour. Lance Armstrong presents a singular perspective on the world’s most iconic cycling races, including the Tour de France and the Classics, as well as the broader endurance sports scene. Not your typical cycling or sports podcast, THEMOVE brings listeners deep inside the racing action, imparting insights from someone who knows the suffering and splendor like no one else. In addition to  course previews and timely race analysis from Armstrong’s distinct point of view, the audience also gets to hear from featured guests, who regularly swing by the THEMOVE studio to join the always-lively conversation. Guests have included former teammates like George Hincapie during the Tour de France, and Mark Allen and Dave Scott in advance of the IRONMAN World Championship.

These two worlds came together on one particular story. On The Move podcast, Lance Armstrong was talking about how some of the best race directors back in the US Postal and 7-11 teams would monitor the channels of the other riders to here their tactics and observations and plans about the race course.  Bob Roll told the same story, but with a twist. He described how Lance's team knew that other team's monitored each other's channels - not just during the race, but even in the evening. Lance's team staged a misinformation campaign to make the eavesdropping teams believe that Lance had food poisoning or was ill.  The eavesdropping teams discounted Lance in their race plans and Lance and team took advantage of the lack of vigilance and rode right past them on a key climb.

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Tom Walker from InnerFight Coaching on run strength training programs to prevent injury and promote performance.
  • Terence Steinberg who going to tell us about the United World Challenge and his quest to row across the Atlantic ocean this coming Winter.
  • Carole Sharpless, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

Be sure to follow us on social media to get the show announcement each weekend, plus additional links to show content. We forward information related to our guests and provide teasers for upcoming interviews.

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We hope you enjoyed today's show. Please rate us on iTunes or your podcast player. 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.

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