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Mile High Endurance Podcast

Mile High Endurance Podcast is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Endurance Podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 25, 2020

Your journey today is going to be a trip down Ironman Lane with Matt Miller of BASE Performance. Matt has been in triathlon from very early in the sports history. To this day he trains with pros in Boulder, has guided several VI athletes to Ironman finishes, has modeled for IRONMAN cologne, and as the owner of BASE Performance is going to give us a really transparent look at how COVID-19 is impacting the sports nutrition business segment.

Also in today's show:

  • What's new in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the Week

 

Sponsor UCAN:

We're not racing yet. This is a great time to try new nutrition in your training, something that is completely different than other sports nutrition out there. Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the

 

Interview with Matt Miller:

  • President of BASE Performance
  • Visually impaired athlete guide
  • IRONMAN cologne model
  • Triathlon historian
  • Favorite quote "Every Saint Has A Past....Every Sinner Has A Future" -- Oscar Wild --

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Thanks to iKOR Labs for helping sponsor today's show. iKOR Performance is a clean, natural source of hemp-based CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training and promote fast recovery. Don't let your competition out recover you! Save 25% on all products right now. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

What's New in the 303:

Ride The Rockies Postponed To June 2021

Every June, we look forward to hosting more than 2000 riders from around the world to explore the Colorado Rocky Mountains by bicycle. Unfortunately, after evaluating the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and the need to maintain the safety of our riders, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 34th Annual Denver Post Ride the Rockies until June of 2021.

 

Shawn Ferrell, “Closest Thing to Sitting in Captain’s Chair of the Enterprise”

Executive Director of the Bike Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC), Shawn Ferrell, joined 303 Garage Talks this past week. He offered his views on the current state of racing in Colorado and some visions of the future of BRAC. But we also learned more about Shawn and stories from being an official for major professional bike races in 44 countries.

 

Endurance News:

The Only Equipment You Need for a Solid Shelter-at-Home Workout

Can't get to your gym or favorite boutique fitness studio? Get your fitness on at home. Any well-appointed home gym should have these essentials. With gyms and boutique fitness studios temporarily shuttered due to the coronavirus, people are having to get their fitness on in the comfort of their own home. Good news: It's a membership-free situation that gives you the flexibility to work out whenever you want. But unless you're, say, the co-founder of Equinox Fitness with the most insane home gym we've ever seen, you likely don't have all the high-end dedicated fitness equipment needed for a state-of-the-art sweat sesh.

 

JESPER SVENSSON (SWE) VICTORIOUS DURING THE MEN’S IRONMAN VR3 PRO CHALLENGE

Four professional men capped off the third edition of the IRONMAN® VR™ Pro Challenge by taking to the virtual bike course and going head-to-head in a sprint distance race simulation. It was Jesper Svensson of Sweden victorious in a tight race.

Utilizing Official Virtual Cycling partner ROUVY’s augmented reality to race, the four professional men of Svensson, Igor Amorelli (BRA), Kyle Buckingham (ZAF), and Cody Beals (CAN) all conquered two laps on the 20km virtual bike course. Svensson completed the two laps of the sprint distance simulation in a time of 53:29 including the day’s fastest lap of 26:34 to take the win. Buckingham finished in second place with a time of 55:18 while Beals took third position with a time of 55:54. Amorelli rounded out the four just 12 seconds behind Beals, clocking a time of 56:06.

The full broadcast of the men’s IRONMAN VR3 Pro Challenge can be viewed, HERE.

Professional men’s results:

 

 

LAP 1

LAP 2

TOTAL BIKE TIME 

1. Jesper Svensson

SWE  

00:26:34

00:26:55

0:53:29

2. Kyle Buckingham

ZAF  

00:27:23

00:27:55

0:55:18

3. Cody Beals

CAN  

00:28:01

00:27:53

0:55:54

4. Igor Amorelli

BRA  

00:27:31

00:28:35

0:56:06

 

Video of the Week:

Matt Miller in the Ironman Cologne Commercial

Avon Ironman Glory ... Novo perfume

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Kyle Pittman is a veteran and Marine, he's a family man and he's going to the Paralympics as a time trial cyclist.

Debbie Potts from the Whole Athlete Podcast to talk about what's tending with staying home and staying healthy.

Pro triathlete, Colin Laughery is going to join us and give us a real transparent look at his life, being a pro, a husband and dad of two.

 

 

Closing:

Please support our sponsors. We really think these are amazing products. Check them out at https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors.

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

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

Apr 18, 2020

If you are in your mid seventies and think your best years are behind you, think again. At the age of 62 and at 335 pounds Sue Reynolds started a journey that started with a walk to a neighbors house and back. Step by step, goal by goal, she discovered running and then triathlon and completely transformed her body and life. At the age of 67 she has completed 5 seasons of triathlon and has been to 4 world championships.

Also in today's show:

  • What's new in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the 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.

Sponsor UCAN:

I've been talking the last couple of weeks about the "Keep Moving with UCAN" series on UCAN's Instagram Live. I told you that my 20 year old daughter and I have done the 20min HIIT sessions with American Ninja Warrior Chris Poirier Kim - total ass kicking. Last week they also had Hunter Allen leading a 30min "Pyramid of Power" cycling session, and a discussion with Greg McMillan about 5 tips to adapt your run training during this unique time. There are more UCAN Instagram Live streams so follow them @genUcan.

Matt Bach from UCAN and Heidi Strickler had a webinar last night that was very educational. I highly recommend you check it out. It talks about the science, how to prepare, how to use for different distances. Heidi even says there's a great pancake recipe out there using UCAN.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5174166886676091149

I'm working in the "man cave" on conference calls for hours at a time and need to keep up my energy and focus. Coffee gets old, I never drink soda, and won't drink a traditional sports drink unless training. One thing I love about UCAN is that unlike sugary sports nutrition, UCAN can be used outside of training too since the bars and powders provide healthy, steady energy with little to no sugar. I go to UCAN energy drink or a UCAN bar to keep my hunger satisfied and carry me through a daily marathon of meetings to keep me energized and productive. My favorite bar is the coffee flavor, but they have two new flavors - chocolate/almond butter and salted peanut butter which have been a hit.

Hey, since you are not racing, this is a great time to experiment with new nutrition in your training, something that is completely different than other sports nutrition out there. Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the

Interview with Sue Reynold:

Sue Reynolds Race Results - https://rankings.usatriathlon.org/RaceResult/AthleteResults

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Thanks to iKOR Labs for helping sponsor today's show. iKOR Performance is a clean, natural source of hemp-based CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training and promote fast recovery. Don't let your competition out recover you! Save 25% on all products right now. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

What's New in the 303:

Rob Quinn; Stories of Bike Racing in 80’s SoCal, Colorado Ties & Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

Well in San Diego I decided you needed a little more than Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll. You needed plenty of exercise and sunshine. You needed to make good money because everything that’s fun costs money in Southern California. You needed to get in that ocean every day because the beach rules. You needed a bike. Because these were the zenith days of cycling. Let me count the ways.

USA Triathlon, IRONMAN U Collaborate on First-Ever Coaching Education Partnership

USA Triathlon and IRONMAN U today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that will enable multisport coaches in the USA Triathlon Coaching Certification Program to earn USA Triathlon Approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by completing the IRONMAN U online coach certification course.

The USA Triathlon Coaching Certification Program was established in order to provide aspiring coaches with the tools to develop athletes effectively, help them set and reach their goals in multisport, and maintain safe environments for training and racing. The program also enables coaches nationwide to network and share best practices through in-person and online clinics and educational events. The USA Triathlon coach development pathway starts with an online learning course called Foundations of USA Triathlon Coaching, then progresses through increasingly advanced coach certifications to educate and support triathlon coaches of all levels.

Endurance News:

Endurance Sports Coalition Unites 475 Organizations to Secure COVID-19 Relief

With the immediate suspension of events across the nation due to social distancing and quarantine impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders across the endurance sports landscape formed the Endurance Sports Coalition to advocate for relief. The grassroots coalition creates one united voice for the endurance sports industry, which accounts for 50,000 events annually, 500,000 jobs, and provides health and fitness experiences to 30 million Americans. The coalition plans to educate Congress and the White House about the need for relief and support for operators of endurance sporting events and their supporting industries. Forged by USA Triathlon, Spartan, Tough Mudder, IRONMAN, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Running USA and USA Cycling, the coalition currently has more than 475 members across the triathlon, multisport, running, obstacle course and cycling event industries.

No pool? No problem. You can still keep your stroke sharp without access to the water

Training for a triathlon during a global pandemic becomes an even taller task, especially for swimmers who don’t have access to their local pools with most gyms and public pools shut down due to shelter-in-place mandates around the country.

Maurya Couvares, an assistant coach for the Wagner women’s triathlon team in Staten Island, New York, is one of many swimmers who has been forced to get creative in the comfort of her own home while Olympic-sized swimming pools are not an option.

“Without a pool, swimmers can use stretch cords to continue working on swim-specific muscular endurance and fitness,” Couvares said. “Typically stretch cord workouts can be much shorter than a pool workout — anywhere from 5-25 minutes depending on fitness level and experience. Workouts can be structured as a short warm-up followed by a set of 'on' and 'off' intervals (for example, moving your arms as you would in freestyle swim for 30 seconds, taking 30 seconds off, then repeating 10 times). When using stretch cords it's important to remember the key technical part of each swim stroke. For freestyle, keeping a high elbow catch at the front of the stroke is important -- so make sure you do that while using stretch cords too.

Video of the Week:

Ride Solo with the Colorado Classic

303 Garage Talk #2: Colin Laughery

Upcoming Interviews:

Matt Miller from BASE Performance talking about a number of topics including the IRONMAN purchase, being a guide for blind athletes and the COVID-19 impact on the sports nutrition business.

Closing:

Please support our sponsors. We really think these are amazing products. Check them out at https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors.

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

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

Apr 12, 2020

If you are in your mid forties and think your best years are behind you, think again. Today we're taking you on a journey with endurance sports writer, coach and dare I say elite runner, Matt Fitzgerald. Matt decided to live out a dream to train and race with a professional running team to see exactly how much potential he still had in his 46 year old body. Ben Rosario is the coach of the Northern Arizona Elite running team. As you'll hear, Matt sought out Ben and NAE because of the coach and team's reputation and the opportunity to train at 7000 feet.

Thanks to last week's guest, Max Leonard for taking us through a cycling journey through the French Alps in HIGHER CALLING CYCLINGS OBSESSION WITH THE MOUNTAINS.

Also in today's show:

  • The new 303 Endurance Podcast is live!
  • What's new in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the Week x 2

 

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.

Sponsor UCAN:

Stay tuned for a ~45min cycling session with Hunter Allen on Monday evening (6pm ET) on UCAN’s IG Live just like the CPK one.

 

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. I use the UCAN Performance Energy and I feel great and ready to keep going. I did a 3 hour ride on Saturday and Sunday a 3 hour brick. Felt totally awesome both days.

Use the code MHE2020 to save 15% at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Starter Pack for 25% off.

 

Interview with Matt Fitzgerald:

If you haven't read any of Matt Fitzgerald's books, there's a reason that he has more than 20 books. Let's get into the interview.

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Thanks to iKOR Labs for helping sponsor today's show. iKOR Performance is a clean, natural source of hemp-based CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training and promote fast recovery. Don't let your competition out recover you! Save 25% on all products right now. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

Post Interview Discussion:

 

Endurance News:

Sam (big unit) Long takes the Mt. Lemmon KOM and then does a 4.5

Sam Long takes the KOM on Mt. Lemmon from Lionel Sanders.

How Coronavirus Is Impacting Pro Cycling

As coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, pro cycling is ever increasingly feeling its effects.

The Union Cycliste Internacionale (UCI) has suspended all cycling events of all classifications on the calendar until at least June 1, and it will later communicate whether the events will be rescheduled. Despite the widespread postponements and cancellations in the cycling world due to coronavirus, the Tour de France has made no indication that the schedule will be altered.

 

What's New in the 303:

Cody Waite, “Take This Opportunity to Build Your Most Powerful Aerobic Base Yet”

In light of the current worldwide health crisis and cancellations of at least the Spring racing season, everyone’s plans have changed… and so should our training!

Many riders are choosing to be on their indoor trainers utilizing online training apps while others are willing to venture outside to keep racking up the miles. However, instead of smashing yourself with high-intensity training or epic long rides with no events in sight on the calendar, take a step back and target your Aerobic Threshold energy system. Take this opportunity of ‘no racing’ to build your most powerful aerobic base yet!

 

Video of the Week:

RECAP: IRONMAN VR 1 Men's Pro Challenge (4-5-20)

He pulled the plug... / IRONMAN VR Race

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Sue Reynolds In The Athlete Inside (April 28), Reynolds takes readers through her transformational journey from her first walk to finishing sixth at the World Triathlon Championship.

Matt Miller from BASE Performance talking about a number of topics including the IRONMAN purchase, being a guide for blind athletes and the COVID-19 impact on the sports nutrition business.

 

Closing:

Please support our sponsors. We really think these are amazing products. Check them out at https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors.

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

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

Apr 4, 2020

Why are cyclists so drawn to climbing mountains? Our friend Jessica at Pegasus Books introduced me to the book HIGHER CALLING CYCLINGS OBSESSION WITH THE MOUNTAINS by MAX LEONARD. It was one of those books I didn't see coming. We have a great interview with London native, cyclist and excellent author Max Leonard.

Thanks to last week's guest, Professional Triathlete Organization Co-President Timothy O'Donnell for taking us through the PTO pro bonus payout and the increase in its Year-End Annual Bonus Program from $2,000,000 to $2,500,000 and paying it all immediately based on the PTO World Rankings.

Also in today's show:

  • The new 303 Endurance logo
  • What's new in the 303 article discussion the interview with race director Lance Panigutti of Without Limits Productions
  • News out of the UK with endurance athletes taking it to extremes
  • Video of the week

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Thanks to iKOR Labs for helping sponsor today's show. iKOR Performance is a clean, natural source of hemp-based CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training and promote fast recovery. Don't let your competition out recover you! Save 25% on all products right now. 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.

 

Interview with Max Leonard:

I'm just going to warn our listeners that you are going to have a serious case of frustration after listening to this interview. Unless you are listening to this and you live in the Alps, your COVID "stay at home order" and travel restrictions are going to put off your next vacation for a while. Let's get into the interview.

Post Interview Discussion:

  • Bill, you know what we should do? We honestly should figure out a way to get the 303 version of European Vacation. We do multiple posts each day with interviews, pictures, video, bunkers, good coffee, everything!! We could find someone to sponsor it. Lower lodging expense than Kona.
  • The YouTube video that Max reference in the 1987 Tour de France - La Plagne Stage with Pedro Delgado and Stephen Roche
  • HIGHER CALLING CYCLINGS OBSESSION WITH THE MOUNTAINS by MAX LEONARD
  • Max Leonard on Instagram and Twitter @m_xl

 

 

Sponsor Gen UCAN:

Join us EVERY Friday evening in April for “Keep Moving with UCAN,” a high-intensity sweat session with Personal Trainer and American Ninja Warrior Athlete Chris Poirier Kim https://www.instagram.com/p/B-fmKLnn2p-/

 

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. I use the UCAN Performance Energy and I feel great and ready to keep going. I did a 3 hour ride on Saturday and Sunday a 3 hour brick. Felt totally awesome both days.

Use the code MHE2020 to save 15% at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Starter Pack for 25% off.

 

About our new logo and podcast mission:

 

The 303 logo, its design and it's meaning. Described by Bill. I made this up.

The 303 chain ring: The bike chain ring is unique to the bicycle and a component of the original 303 Cycling logo, representing the legacy of the 303 Endurance Network's history. It surrounds the globe and triangles and it's circular image represents a continuing journey that has no beginning or ending.

 

What we are taking from the former MHE logo: The mountains at the center of the logo is one triangle comprised of 3 smaller triangles in dark orange on the bottom, light orange in the middle and white (snow cap) at the top. From Denver, the view of the front range at sunset reveals a layering of the ranges with the closest foothills appearing dark orange at sunset. The farther lower range of mountains appearing lighter orange. Even further in the distance are the tallest mountains covered in snow. Whether you navigate through the mountain ranges, each mountain is it's own challenge to climb and represents a part of the journey.

 

The sports: The triangle shape itself is comprised of three sides and symbolic of three dimensions, in the case of endurance sport that lined up nicely with the three sports of triathlon. The composite image is single triangle made up of three smaller triangles, each representing individual sports of endurance. While many of us are multisport endurance athletes, there are also many of us that also single sport endurance athletes, such as pure runners or cyclists. Each triangle standing on its own merits of its individual sport of swimming, cycling or running.

 

The globe: While the name Mile High represents (like a thousand other companies in Colorado) the "mile high city" of Denver, it also suggests that it's a regional podcast. In some ways it is because we are influenced by local community. We care about them and they about us. Ans sure we have a high concentration of endurance athletes (pro and amateur) here in Colorado, there are high concentrations in locations all over the world. We intend to leverage the resources and stories that we have here in our backyard and share content that is informational, interesting and relevant no matter where you are on the planet. The globe represents that endurance athletes have a connection with each other and are a community. We intend to give you content that would appeal to endurance athletes all over the planet and grow our community together.

 

The mission: Our mission is to create a global community of endurance athletes. To inspire participation in endurance sports by connecting you to coaches, experts and professional athletes.

 

 

Endurance News:

 

A British man ran a marathon in his 20-foot backyard during the coronavirus lockdown — and thousands tuned in

April 2, 2020 at 4:17 a.m. MDT

James Campbell jogged to the end of his fenced-in yard, turning around when he reached the garden shed. He bounded back to the patio, sneakers pounding a postage stamp-sized patch of grass. He spun around and repeated the loop again. And again. And again.

More than five hours later, he had run a full marathon in his 20-foot backyard.

Campbell, a former world-class competitive javelin thrower from Cheltenham, England, had been feeling bored and restless while under lockdown due to the novel coronavirus. His Wednesday stunt was “literally the most stupid thing I could think of to do” on his 32nd birthday, he told the BBC. But thousands of people tuned in to watch him run around in circles, and by early Thursday morning, he had raised the equivalent of just over $32,000 for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Lance Panigutti “We Will Need Events to Heal, But For Now Take Time to Connect in Ways We Never Have”

Lance Panigutti, owner of Without Limits Productions, the producer of cycling, triathlon and cyclocross races talked about how his company is handling canceling and postponing races and how he sees the future. He talks about the short term challenges, but also talks about many positives that may emerge and looks at this as an opportunity to adjust and refine his business. He talks about his new implementations based around sustainability and giving back. He put initiatives in place long before the virus outbreak to change the carbon footprint of racing and to give back locally and globally in new ways. Find out a lot more about Lance and Without Limits!

 

Lance thinking on what the new practices.

Summer Open 2012

Athlete centered company and advice to wait on registration

 

Video of the Week:

Colorado State of Affairs and effect on race events and life

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Matt Fitzgerald is an endurance sports writer, nutritionist, and author of more than 20 books. His latest is RUNNING THE DREAM, his story of training and racing with the NAE North Arizona Elite team coached by Matt Llano in preparation for the Chicago Marathon.

 

Sue Reynolds weighed 335 pounds and couldn’t walk a block. Now, she’s a 135-pound triathlete who competes at world championships. In The Athlete Inside (April 28), Reynolds takes readers through her transformational journey from her first walk to finishing sixth at the World Triathlon Championship. Read how Reynolds discovered the joy of conquering fear, shame and pride to find the best version of herself.

"Sue Reynolds shows how sport changed her life by telling a story familiar to me--one of discovering untapped talents, finding a trusted team and using focus and discipline to achieve goals."

--Gwen Jorgensen, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, Triathlon

 

“Sue Reynolds changed her perception of herself, and this book will help you do the same. Her message is simple: If this 335-pound grandmother can change her life for the better, so can you!”

--Bob Babbitt, Hall of Fame Inductee, USA Triathlon and Ironman Triathlon; Co-founder, Competitor magazine and Challenged Athletes Foundation 

 

The Athlete Inside is a powerful reminder that each of us is capable of athletic achievement. Sue’s example inspires both courage and vulnerability, two necessary ingredients for anyone thinking about taking that first step to fulfillment.”--Joe Maloy, USA Olympian 

 

 

 

Closing:

Please support our sponsors. We really think these are amazing products. Check them out at https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors.

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

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

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