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Mile High Endurance Podcast is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Endurance Podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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May 30, 2020

Our interview with Matt Bach of UCAN was inspired by two things really.  First, we had a discussion on the show a couple weeks ago discussing how COVID era race cancellations affect businesses in the endurance sport industry differently depending on how dependent the product or service is to racing.  A company like Race Day Wheels is going to be affected a lot differently than Continental tires.  The second inspiration was through just stepping back and thinking about how we are getting by in this COVID world.  What are athletes doing without races on the calendar?  How are they training?  How are the feeling?  I got to thinking about things I'm doing differently than I was back as recently as March.  What are my new habits, habits that I've stopped, what's working and what's not.

One of the things I've started doing for the first time is watching social media zoom meetings, are attending zoom meetup groups.  For the first time, I've done live streamed workouts like the ones with Chris Poirier Kim.  I never used to do those things.  One of the things that I've really enjoyed and shared are education seminars that Matt Bach did about the science of UCAN which helped me appreciate why it works so well for me.  I shared it with my athlete Matt Emmet.  Who also found it educational.  I thought it would be great to have Matt share it with our audience.     

Interview with Matt Bach:

UCAN Recipes page - https://ucan.co/category/recipes/

UCAN Global Running Landing page - https://ucan.co/stepforward/

UCAN Community FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCANCommunityGroup/

matthew.bach@ucanco.com

 

Sponsor UCAN:

 

What's New in the 303:

Check out the upcoming Garage Talks with Megan Hottman AKA The Cyclist Lawyer.

Open Water Swimming: Grant Ranch closed, but Chatfield will be open for swimming.  See COMSA for more information. Discuss what we know.

How to Fall off a Bike and Not Get Hurt

Marc Lindsay BY MARC LINDSAY OCTOBER 19, 2017 9 COMMENTS

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How to Fall off a Bike and Not Get Hurt

If you’ve ever watched the pros in the Tour de France, you’re probably aware that even the most serious cyclists take a tumble every now and then. While injuries during a high-speed crash can’t often be avoided with little to no time to react, recreational cyclists traveling at slower speeds can reduce their injury chances by learning to fall correctly.

Keep these basic tips in mind to prevent injuries the next time your wheels slide out from under you.

DON’T BRACE FOR THE FALL

Instead of crashing at 40 mph in a sprint to the line like a pro, an amateur cyclist is more likely to fall in the 15–20 mph range when crossing wet train tracks or getting a wheel caught in a drain cover. Since there’s more time to react, the instinct is to let go of the handlebars and brace for the fall with your hands.

A fall on an outstretched hand (FOOSH) is one of the more common ways to break bones in your hand, wrist, elbow and clavicle. To avoid this, it’s better to either keep your hands on the bars or as close to your body as possible to protect your face and chest. If you can roll with the impact instead of bracing against it with your hands, you’ll spread the forces of the impact across a larger surface area, reducing your chances of a fracture.

 

LEARN HOW TO FALL

Getting ejected over the handlebars is quite different from having your wheels slide out from under you. While getting yourself into a ball and using the tuck-and-roll method will definitely work on an over-the-handlebar accident, when the bike slides out from under you, this technique might not — particularly if you’re traveling at slow speeds.

 

Endurance News:

https://www.triathlete.com/events/ironman/ironman-will-award-world-championship-slots-at-virtual-races/

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/28/864377380/boston-marathon-cancelled-will-be-a-virtual-event-because-of-coronavirus

 

Strava Changes Move Some Features to Subscription Based

a few of our free features that are especially complex and expensive to maintain, like segment leaderboards, will become subscription features. And from now on, more of our new feature development will be for subscribers – we’ll invest the most in the athletes who have invested in us.

Here's what has changed.

New features for subscribers

  • A big Routes update, with planning & recommendations on iOS and Android
  • Matched Rides: Analyze performance on identical rides over time
  • See your full workout history with Training Log on iOS
  • Workout Analysis is now available for all activity types
  • Grade-Adjusted Pace (GAP) now on iOS and Android
  • Coming soon: A whole new way to compete on segments…

 

New subscription features that were previously free

  • Overall segment leaderboards (Top 10 view is still free)
  • Comparing, filtering and analyzing segment efforts
  • Route planning on strava.com, with better maps and support for segments
  • Matched Runs: Analyze performance on identical runs over time
  • Training Log on Android and strava.com
  • Monthly activity trends and comparisons

 

Recent releases for all athletes

  • “Favorites first” feed settings and the return of the chronological feed
  • Improved impossible effort detection… False KOMs, QOMs, CRs dethroned!
  • Apple Watch uploading and improved sync to Apple Health
  • Recorded the drive home by accident? New mobile activity cropping
  • All activities now show both elapsed and moving time
  • New or improved analysis of power, cadence and swimming stroke rate

 

Ironman triathlon in Kona delayed again due to coronavirus concerns

May 26, 2020 at 12:57 PM HST - Updated May 26 at 1:00 PM

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 2020 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii triathlon, already postponed once because of the global coronavirus pandemic, has been pushed back a second time and is now scheduled to take place on November 21, the company said Tuesday.  All of the athletes who have already registered for the race, which typically draws about 2,500 participants, will soon receive details on the updated plans for the event, which the company says are 'continually evolving.'  “We thank our athletes for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future,” the company said in a statement.  The event is one of the largest to take place in Kona each year, drawing as many as 10,000 people ― including friends and relatives of the participants ― to the area.  The projected economic impact of the event to the state is around $30 million.

 

Video of the Week:

Core Workout with Personal Trainer Chris Poirier Kim

Garage Talk #10: Megan Hottman

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

May 30, 2020

Our interview with Matt Bach of UCAN was inspired by two things really.  First, we had a discussion on the show a couple weeks ago discussing how COVID era race cancellations affect businesses in the endurance sport industry differently depending on how dependent the product or service is to racing.  A company like Race Day Wheels is going to be affected a lot differently than Continental tires.  The second inspiration was through just stepping back and thinking about how we are getting by in this COVID world.  What are athletes doing without races on the calendar?  How are they training?  How are the feeling?  I got to thinking about things I'm doing differently than I was back as recently as March.  What are my new habits, habits that I've stopped, what's working and what's not.

One of the things I've started doing for the first time is watching social media zoom meetings, are attending zoom meetup groups.  For the first time, I've done live streamed workouts like the ones with Chris Poirier Kim.  I never used to do those things.  One of the things that I've really enjoyed and shared are education seminars that Matt Bach did about the science of UCAN which helped me appreciate why it works so well for me.  I shared it with my athlete Matt Emmet.  Who also found it educational.  I thought it would be great to have Matt share it with our audience.     

Interview with Matt Bach:

UCAN Recipes page - https://ucan.co/category/recipes/

UCAN Global Running Landing page - https://ucan.co/stepforward/

UCAN Community FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCANCommunityGroup/

matthew.bach@ucanco.com

 

Sponsor UCAN:

 

What's New in the 303:

Check out the upcoming Garage Talks with Megan Hottman AKA The Cyclist Lawyer.

Open Water Swimming: Grant Ranch closed, but Chatfield will be open for swimming.  See COMSA for more information. Discuss what we know.

How to Fall off a Bike and Not Get Hurt

Marc Lindsay BY MARC LINDSAY OCTOBER 19, 2017 9 COMMENTS

SHARE IT:

How to Fall off a Bike and Not Get Hurt

If you’ve ever watched the pros in the Tour de France, you’re probably aware that even the most serious cyclists take a tumble every now and then. While injuries during a high-speed crash can’t often be avoided with little to no time to react, recreational cyclists traveling at slower speeds can reduce their injury chances by learning to fall correctly.

Keep these basic tips in mind to prevent injuries the next time your wheels slide out from under you.

DON’T BRACE FOR THE FALL

Instead of crashing at 40 mph in a sprint to the line like a pro, an amateur cyclist is more likely to fall in the 15–20 mph range when crossing wet train tracks or getting a wheel caught in a drain cover. Since there’s more time to react, the instinct is to let go of the handlebars and brace for the fall with your hands.

A fall on an outstretched hand (FOOSH) is one of the more common ways to break bones in your hand, wrist, elbow and clavicle. To avoid this, it’s better to either keep your hands on the bars or as close to your body as possible to protect your face and chest. If you can roll with the impact instead of bracing against it with your hands, you’ll spread the forces of the impact across a larger surface area, reducing your chances of a fracture.

 

LEARN HOW TO FALL

Getting ejected over the handlebars is quite different from having your wheels slide out from under you. While getting yourself into a ball and using the tuck-and-roll method will definitely work on an over-the-handlebar accident, when the bike slides out from under you, this technique might not — particularly if you’re traveling at slow speeds.

 

Endurance News:

https://www.triathlete.com/events/ironman/ironman-will-award-world-championship-slots-at-virtual-races/

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/28/864377380/boston-marathon-cancelled-will-be-a-virtual-event-because-of-coronavirus

 

Strava Changes Move Some Features to Subscription Based

a few of our free features that are especially complex and expensive to maintain, like segment leaderboards, will become subscription features. And from now on, more of our new feature development will be for subscribers – we’ll invest the most in the athletes who have invested in us.

Here's what has changed.

New features for subscribers

  • A big Routes update, with planning & recommendations on iOS and Android
  • Matched Rides: Analyze performance on identical rides over time
  • See your full workout history with Training Log on iOS
  • Workout Analysis is now available for all activity types
  • Grade-Adjusted Pace (GAP) now on iOS and Android
  • Coming soon: A whole new way to compete on segments…

 

New subscription features that were previously free

  • Overall segment leaderboards (Top 10 view is still free)
  • Comparing, filtering and analyzing segment efforts
  • Route planning on strava.com, with better maps and support for segments
  • Matched Runs: Analyze performance on identical runs over time
  • Training Log on Android and strava.com
  • Monthly activity trends and comparisons

 

Recent releases for all athletes

  • “Favorites first” feed settings and the return of the chronological feed
  • Improved impossible effort detection… False KOMs, QOMs, CRs dethroned!
  • Apple Watch uploading and improved sync to Apple Health
  • Recorded the drive home by accident? New mobile activity cropping
  • All activities now show both elapsed and moving time
  • New or improved analysis of power, cadence and swimming stroke rate

 

Ironman triathlon in Kona delayed again due to coronavirus concerns

May 26, 2020 at 12:57 PM HST - Updated May 26 at 1:00 PM

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 2020 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii triathlon, already postponed once because of the global coronavirus pandemic, has been pushed back a second time and is now scheduled to take place on November 21, the company said Tuesday.  All of the athletes who have already registered for the race, which typically draws about 2,500 participants, will soon receive details on the updated plans for the event, which the company says are 'continually evolving.'  “We thank our athletes for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future,” the company said in a statement.  The event is one of the largest to take place in Kona each year, drawing as many as 10,000 people ― including friends and relatives of the participants ― to the area.  The projected economic impact of the event to the state is around $30 million.

 

Video of the Week:

Core Workout with Personal Trainer Chris Poirier Kim

Garage Talk #10: Megan Hottman

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

May 23, 2020

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  In today's show we have Chris Anthony perhaps most known for being a professional skier in the Warren Miller movies is joining us to talk about a host of topics, but the one that might surprise you the most is that he was just as likely to have made a professional career as a cyclist.  We are also going to talk about how his cycling background led him to create the biggest Prim funding than pretty much any pro female race at the Colorado Classic.  We'll also cover how he is using the history and story of the 10th Mountain Division to help teach kids history in a fun and exciting way.  

Thanks to last week's guest Colin Laughery.  That was a blast of an interview and the Garage Talk was great too.  In the Garage Talk Colin was wearing a t-shirt with the phrase "The Swim Is Cancelled" on it.  I wanted to get one for myself (and as presents for some family members who happen to be triathletes).  I googled it and was led to a company called The Swim Is Cancelled.  Huge shout out to Nate Ballard at The Swim Is Cancelled for a great list of fun products (tees, hoodies, stickers, patches) with captions like the aforementioned, "I Pee On Bikes", "Zone 2 is a Lie", and more.

 

Sponsor UCAN:

Don't forget your UCAN and don't forget the Hydrate sale will go from the 18th (Monday) through Sunday (24th)

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®, which has helped thousands of athletes eliminate GI distress and prevent the bonk. Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly!

 

Interview with Chris Anthony:

  • Cool hearing the life story and all of the experiences our guests have.  Chris at a Summer camp in Copper watching the Canadians and 7-11 team training in 1976 and how he wanted the thighs.  Then of chasing Andy Mill up Freemont Pass and Chris' Dad chased him down.
  • Got on a Pro Am team.  Lived at the Olympic Training Center.  Thought he was going to be a bike racer. 17 years old kicking ass at everything.  Climbing real well and staying with top guys.
  • What a past, deep sea fishing in Hawaii, flow fishing in Montana with Greg LeMond
  • Hopefully Chris can get us in with @GregLeMond
  • Bridging education though sport in the story of the 10th Mountain Division and the Climb to Glory movie.  You'll have the trailer as this week's video of the week
  • The whole story about how he met Greg LeMond, how he crashed speed skating in Minneapolis breaking Greg's arm just before the world championships
  • Slaying the badger - American Greg Lemond helped teammate Bernard Hinault, The Badger, win the Tour de France as teammates. In 1986, it was supposed to be LeMond's turn, but would it be? It was a turning point in cycling.
    • Bernard Hinault (pronounced [bɛʁ.naʁ i.no]; born 14 November 1954) is a French former professional cyclist. With 147 professional victories,[1] including five in the Tour de France, he is often named among the greatest cyclists of all time.
  • Chris Anthony's Youth Art Contest.  Kids Submit your 10th art
  • Learn more at https://www.chrisanthony.com/

 

What's New in the 303:

Check out the upcoming Garage Talks with Megan Hottman AKA The Cyclist Lawyer and Todd Lytle President of the Rocky Mountain Tri Club.

Open Water Swimming: Grant Ranch closed, but Chatfield will be open for swimming.  See COMSA for more information.

 

Endurance News:

INAUGURAL COLLINS CUP TRIATHLON TO TAKE PLACE EXACTLY ONE YEAR FROM TODAY ON MAY 22, 2021

The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that the new date for the inaugural Collins Cup will be exactly one year from today – on the 22nd May 2021.

The race, which was originally scheduled for 29-30th May 2020 but could not go ahead due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will now take place on the new date of 22nd May 2021 - the same weekend as The Championship 2021.

 

Video of the Week:

Climb to Glory Trailer

 

Upcoming Interviews:

I have been wanting to talk share some of the things I've been learning on the UCAN webinars that Matt Bach has been having over on the UCAN Instagram page.  If you are following @genucan you know what I’m saying.  They are really educational.  He explains the science of why it works so well as a fuel that doesn't spike your blood sugar, some of their newer bars and protein tubs, UCAN recipes and more.

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

May 16, 2020

You may have seen the “303 Garage Talk” a few weeks ago with pro triathlete and Boulder native Colin Laughery.  The discussion on the Garage Talk was Colin's take on current events. It was a great interview and in talking about how it's impacting things with his training and family life.  I sent him a message about how much I enjoyed that interview that about 6 text exchanges later we decided to jump on a call and chat about having him on the podcast.  We are going to know the most real and perhaps most humble pro in the sport, Colin Laughery

Also in today's show:

  • A New COVID Wave - A Wave Of New Runners
  • What's new in the 303 - Sam Long Everesting,
  • Endurance News - Ironman WC moved to Feb
  • Videos of the Week

 

Sponsor UCAN:

My Chocolate Energy + Protein Tub has arrived!

Hydrate sale will go from the 18th (Monday) through Sunday (24th)

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®, which has helped thousands of athletes eliminate GI distress and prevent the bonk. Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly!  

 

Interview with Colin Laughery:

When I spoke to Colin about doing the podcast we batted around some ideas.  I had thrown out A) Pro Gossip B) Coaching Topics or C) Deep Dive on Colin.  He replied and asked me what is it I think of when I think of Colin.  I replied with something like everyone had a brand.  I told him it was his "regular guy", what you see is what you get, humble guy.  He's not the pro in a Speedo, even though that's a part of it.  You're going to hear how he started the sport of triathlon in 2003, how he met his wife Beth in transition area in 2007.  Here's the Earth Day Kid Colin Laughery.

https://www.earthdaykid.com/

 

COVID Prompting A Wave Of New Runners:

We are all making a lot of changes these days and finding how to work, socialize and exercise in new ways.  Thankfully we live in an age of technology where we can work together through online platforms like Teams and socializing on Zoom.  When it comes to exercise, that's changed too. Home gym setups have been trending and yoga, Pilates and other fitness studios have gone virtual on the same platforms we work and socialize on. 

For those who just can't do another hour on your laptop or tablet and feel the call to be outside in fresh air, you may be searching for a fitness program that get you outside like riding a bike or running.  For those taking up running again, or perhaps for the first time, I'd like to share some tips and best practices to make you a successful runner. Before we go any further, let's

Let me begin by contrasting the best practices against a backdrop of the most common mistakes that runners make that lead to frustration and failure and ultimately to their new fitness hobby running into a ditch.  The good news is that the list is short:

Avoid:

1) running too hard (too often)

2) increasing volume/distance too fast

3) being inconsistent

4) old or inappropriate shoes 

 

What's New in the 303:

Sam Long Everest Accomplishment on Lee Hill/Deer Trail

Sam Long "Everested" Lee Hill/Deer Trail yesterday. Up and down 15 times, 29,219 feet, 133 miles. Ride time was 10 hours.

BRAC Town Hall

  • What other kinds of biking are people doing since they are not racing

 

Endurance News:

IRONMAN ANNOUNCES 2020 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

TAMPA, Fla. (May 14, 2020) – IRONMAN today announced in conjunction with host city partners and authorities in Hawai`i, United States and Taupō, New Zealand, that due to the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 editions of the IRONMAN® World Championship and IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship cannot take place on their originally scheduled dates. The IRONMAN World Championship will now take place on February 6, 2021 returning to its historic original race month and marking 40 years since it first took place in Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawai`i. While a new date for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship has not yet been determined, teams are working diligently with local and national officials and authorities to secure a date for early 2021.

IRONMAN has been closely monitoring the situation and guidance by the Hawaiian and New Zealand governments regarding mass gatherings, border and travel restrictions and other COVID-19 related issues to assess the feasibility of hosting the 2020 IRONMAN World Championship and 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. Additionally, as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact events around the world, both world championship events have seen a majority of their respective qualifying events postponed or unable to take place in 2020, impeding the ability to produce and host truly competitive world championship events. Based on these factors and circumstances beyond our control, coupled with a mission to give athletes and communities as much preparation time as possible, it is clear the world championship events cannot proceed as planned in October and November, respectively.

Similar to 1982, there will be two editions of the IRONMAN World Championship in a single year (February and October) to accommodate athletes who qualify during the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Functional Threshold Power (FTP) and How to Use It

The key to using threshold in your training is first establishing an accurate functional threshold power, your own unique FTP, from which to build your training zones. While a coach can help you understand and use power most effectively, you can also perform a basic field test to get started with finding your FTP.

The most popular and well-established FTP test is the 20-minute time trail popularized by Hunter Allen. This test is easy to execute on your own in your home.

 

Video of the Week:

Garage Talk #9: Dave Towle

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Chris Anthony perhaps most known for being a professional skier in the Warren Miller movies is joining us to talk about a host of topics including Colorado Classic, his connection to the 10th Mountain Division, Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project and of course skiing

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

May 9, 2020

This week we caught up with professional triathlete Sam Long to chat about the KOM pins that he's been knocking down, see if we can help him pick his next KOM and what else he's got planned in his training.

Also in today's show:

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

 

Sponsor UCAN:

My Chocolate Energy + Protein Tub is on the way along with a FREE SAMPLE: Chocolate Almond Butter Bar.  Last night I had my coaching session with Matt.  He had a rest week and went on a 4 day hiking and camping trip and he had just received his first order of the Lemon Lime UCAN Performance.  He said it kept him well fueled    UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®, which has helped thousands of athletes eliminate GI distress and prevent the bonk. Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly!

 

Interview with Sam Long:

He's always had an aptitude for high volume and in the past year has really shown that he's more than diesel engine on the bike.  Sam Long (AKA the BigUnit), at age 24, shows a bright future for American long-distance racing. He has already won an Ironman, two 70.3's, a marathon, and is a CO State TT champion.  

Facts about Sam:

  • 6' 4 Inches tall
  • 175  Lbs
  • 2 Triplet brothers
  • 225 Longest solo bike ride in a day
  • 18 Age when he completed his first IM
  • 304 Avg Watts for an IM bike leg
  • 450 Calories per hour in an IM
  • 1 kg is the largest donut he's eaten

Post Interview:

– Rides must only focus on one hill or mountain per ride (e.g. you can’t base yourself in one location and ride multiple hills). You cannot ride different routes on the same mountain. If there are 4 routes, that means there are 4 possible ‘everestings’ (think of it like the North and South face of Everest).

– Rides cannot be loops. The descent must be via the same road unless you are prevented from doing so (e.g. one-way street or one-way trail). This is to prevent kinetic gain sometimes afforded by a loop, or an ‘easier’ descent.

– Rides must be full ascents each time (Strava segments or the accepted ‘traditional’ climbing route will generally be the best guide for this. You can’t commit to a combination of full and half laps). Acceptable is a shorter segment of a climb if it is recognised in its own right. If in doubt, ask.

  • Ryan Bolton is a US Olympian from Sydney 2000, an Ironman champion, and now coaches elite runners (like Caroline Rotich, winner of Boston Marathon 2015) and triathletes (like Ben Hoffman, 4th in Kona 2019).
  • The next KOM is going to be one of:
    • Lookout Mountain
    • Pikes Peak
    • Mountain Evans
    • Squaw Pass
  • Argon 18 is the same bike Crowie rides

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Roll Massif Updates Schedule, Elephant Rock Moves to Oct. 11th

Triple Bypass moves to Sept. 26th

We’ve been working closely with state and city officials on where things stand with COVID-19 and our event. While we had hoped that July 11-12th would go on as planned, the Town of Avon has officially pulled our permit for hosting our finish on those dates.

Endurance News:

Why It Still Might Not Be Safe to Return to Lap Swimming

So as the virus starts to (hopefully) slow down, maybe a return to the pool could be possible for those longing to dive in and be immersed in that environment on a hot summer’s day. But according to a recent report from The Mercury News in San Jose, California, it might be harder than originally thought to social distance in a public pool.

“There’s more and more research showing that coronavirus can be spread even more than six feet when people are vigorously exercising like running or swimming,” Contra Costa County’s Health Officer Christopher Farnitano said in a video interview posted by the county. “There’s a concern that even if someone is swimming in their own lane, when the person is right next to them is breathing heavily, they could be exposed. It’s hard to maintain that kind of social distancing in a public pool.”

 

Video of the Week:

Warren Miller Legend, Chris Anthony Highlights Package

 

Upcoming Interviews:

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.

Chris Anthony perhaps most known for being a professional skier in the Warren Miller movies is joining us to talk about a host of topics including Colorado Classic, his connection to the 10th Mountain Division, Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project and of course skiing.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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

May 1, 2020

Our guest today is time trial and track cycling specialist Kyle Pitman and Paralympic 2021 athlete.  More on his story in a minute. 

Also in today's show:

  • What's new in the 303 including a new KOM on a stretch that all the pros ride in Boulder "36 to Ward"
  • Endurance News including a PTO announcement about the Challenge Daytona prize purse
  • Video of the Week - yes we have two again this week

 

Sponsor UCAN:

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®, which has helped thousands of athletes eliminate GI distress and prevent the bonk. Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly!

 

 

Interview with Kyle Pitman:

Kyle competed as an NCAA varsity athlete rowing for the United States Naval Academy. After graduating from Navy, Kyle was commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps. During his two tours in Iraq, he suffered multiple stress fractures in his feet, carrying weapons, heavy packs, and jumping off of moving vehicles. Like a true Marine, he toughed it out so he could stay with the men and women of the First Marine Division. After several years of dealing with issues in his feet, he eventually began to notice significant pain in his hips. The orthopedist who first examined him had to double check his identity because he was certain he was looking at an Xray of a 75- year-old.

In early 2010 while an instructor at the Naval Academy and racing for ABRT, Kyle and some fellow military cyclists  decided to found 4Mil, a non-profit with the goal of breaking the Race Across America record while raising money to support wounded Veterans.  After a consultation with a classification specialist, Kyle felt confident enough to sign up for Paracycling Road National Championships in Augusta, GA in 2018, where he was officially evaluated by USOPC classifiers. He received his provisional C5 classification and was allowed to race. A second classification at Paracycling Track National Championships in December 2018 made his classification permanent.

Selection to Team USA would fulfill a lifelong dream to represent the United States in a different way. The opportunity to push myself and compete in that arena against the best in the world is incredible. 

 

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What's New in the 303:

When the Hometown Boy Becomes the Hometown MAN!

Sam Long's previous best for 36 to Ward was a 1:02:56 (no idea how long ago).  The previous KOM was held by Paul Hartner with a time of 55:11.  Sam Long announces he's going for the KOM and does a sponsor give away for Iced chains, a cassette and a headband for the best guesses at what his time will be.  I guessed 55:05 or something like that.  He takes the 36 to Ward KOM in 53:11 breaking the previous KOM of 55:11 by 2 minutes!  WTF!  He even changed his hometown on Instagram to Ward.  

KOM Wish List for Sam Long

  • Lookout Mountain
  • Flagstaff or Superflag
  • Sunshine Canyon
  • Deer Creek / High Grade
  • Pikes Peak
  • Mountain Evans
  • Squaw Pass
  • Independence Pass
  • St Vrain Canyon

 

John Denver and Road Bikes. The Rodney Dangerfield’s of both Deserve Respect. And Here is Why.

Now to the Road Bike; is it destined to follow a John Denver cassette tape into obscurity? Become a legend it wasn’t? Now, throw in a million new Front Range residents, stoned, texting cousin Vinny in Newark on a shoulder-less road system built after WWII and what could possibly go wrong?

 

Endurance News:

CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA, USA TRIATHLON AND THE PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION TO PARTNER AT ICONIC CHALLENGEDAYTONA RACE IN DECEMBER

USA Triathlon and the Professional Triathletes Organisation have joined forces with CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA to be part of its iconic CHALLENGEDAYTONA race at Daytona International Speedway on December 4th, 5th and 6th.  The three-day triathlon festival will attract athletes from around the world to compete at the “World Center of Racing ®” and will feature an array of different events, including age-grouper sprint and middle-distance events, junior challenges, a Pro-Am relay and will culminate with a PTO Middle Distance World Championship Race with a $1,000,000 prize purse for the world’s top professional triathletes.

 

https://303cycling.com/crosswalks-and-bikes-dont-assume-anything-avoid-them-in-most-cases/

Being in a crosswalk on a bike is not a very safe place to be. Mitch Westall has had a bit of a nightmare after being hit in one and has learned a lot about the rules of a crosswalk. Bottom line, don’t assume anything. On July 16th, 2019, while riding my bicycle over the crosswalk onto the Lone Tree C‐470 trail, I was hit by a car: a direct impact to my rear wheel. The driver had stopped with the front of her car in the middle of the crosswalk for eight seconds, before I cautiously rode in front of the car. I was slowly proceeding forward when the driver pulled forward and hit me. After being hit, the driver stopped, and I asked her why she hit me. The 68 year‐old driver responded that she had never seen me and was coming back from lunch. I called the police and awaited their help. Their response was to issue me a ticket and to wish the driver a safe passage home. A cyclist has absolutely no legal right to rise in a crosswalk; in essence, the oblivious driver had every right in the world to hit me.

 

Video of the Week:

303 Garage Talk #6: Pete Piccolo 

OPTIMIZE Total Body Home Workout with Personal Trainer Chris Kim

 

Upcoming Interviews:

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.

 

Chris Anthony perhaps most known for being a professional skier in the Warren Miller movies is joining us to talk about a host of topics including Colorado Classic, his connection to the 10th Mountain Division, Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project and of course, skiing.

 

Closing:

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