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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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Jul 31, 2020

He was named Triathlete of the Year six times by Triathlete magazine, and in 1997 Outside magazine dubbed him The World's Fittest Man. Inducted into the Ironman Triathlon Hall of Fame in 1997. He has also been inducted into the USAT Hall of Fame and the ITU Hall of Fame. He was named by ESPN as "The Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time." He's quoted as saying “The only bad race is one you don’t learn something from.”  Our guest today is of course Mark "the Grip" Allen.

Also in Today's Show:

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

 

Interview with Grip:

Mark “The Grip” Allen (born January 12, 1958) was voted in an ESPN poll as the “Greatest Endurance Athlete Of All Time.” Mark is a six-time winner of the IRONMAN® World Championship, the winner of the inaugural ITU Triathlon World Championship, a ten time undefeated winner of the Nice International Triathlon, and the the holder of one of the longest records in endurance sports with his 2:40:04 marathon split set in 1989. That record stood for 27 years.

Mark is also the holder of a record 21 straight wins at every multi-sport distance and discipline that lasted over two seasons starting at the end of 1988 and continuing through the end of 1990. He resides in Santa Cruz, California and is the founder of Mark Allen Coaching. Mark’s passion is coaching athletes at all levels of the sport.

 

Sponsor - Buddy Insurance.

Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor life. Have you ever been out for a ride or a run and felt vulnerable? Or accepting a dare to do expert only terrain while skiing? You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.

Endurance News:

Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack

Garmin is reporting that its systems are back up and running, though there may continue to be some issues as data is being processed. The company also reported it had “no indication that any customer data, including payment information from Garmin Pay, was accessed, lost or stolen” during the cyberattack that took down their systems.

Hoka Continues to Be Deckers’ Rising Star as COVID-19 Becomes a Boon to Sales

Hoka One One continues to power parent Deckers Brands.

Sales at the running shoe brand rose 37.1% to $109 million in the first quarter — as novice runners and elite athletes alike increasingly turned to the outdoors for leisure exercise amid lockdowns — making it the only banner in the Goleta, Calif.-based corporation’s roster to record an increase in sales for the three months ended June 3.

Today, Deckers announced a loss per share of 28 cents, compared with last year’s loss of 67 cents. Sales, on the other hand, improved 2.3% to $283.2 million. Market watchers had anticipated an adjusted loss of $1.11 per share and revenues of $257.84 million.

 

What's New in the 303:

Without Limits Productions Stroke N Stride first event was last night.

 

Corporate Fitness Challenge with Virgin Pulse

This past Monday our company started our Corporate Fitness Competition.  Teams of 5 register on this website to compete against teams of 5 throughout the company.  There are 91 teams.  The winning team is the one with the most cumulative steps over 6 weeks.  They have a conversion that takes how many minutes and the intensity of an activity and converts it to steps. For example, 1 minute of Body Building translates to 118 steps.  Cycling for 1 minute at 10-13 mph is 157 steps.  Cycling for 1 minute at 20+mph is 315 step.  A 10 mile run is about 17K steps.  The have a cap of 30K per day.  So the most a team can get each day is 150K/day.  I've done 30K per day for 4 days.  I have to keep this up for 5 1/2 more weeks.

I did a conversion on an IRONMAN of 1:10 swim, 5:45 bike and a 4:30 marathon.  About an 11:30 Ironman.

Swim 14700

Bike 108000

Run 53000

Total of 175,000 steps

 

Video of the Week:

Best two Ironman moments.1989 Dave Scott and Mark Allen and 2010 McCormack and Raeler

Ironwar - 1989 Dave Scott v Mark Allen (Full Movie).m4v


Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jul 25, 2020

By now you have probably heard that the 2020 Ironman World Championship that was originally rescheduled from October 2020 to February 2021 has now been cancelled.  I have been thinking about how much I am going to miss going there with Bill and Khem and the 303 team.  I'm going to miss seeing and being in the presence of the heroes and legends of the sport.  Some of you are going to miss racing in February.

One of my favorite memories of my visits was the first time when Bill and I sat at Huggo's watching the Bob Babbitt show and the plan was to interview Mike Reilly after he (Mike) was finished with his interview with Bob.  We also asked Bob to sit down with us and talk about the history of Ironman. 

Also in Today's Show:

  • Feature Interviews
  • Endurance News - Kona and STRAVA ransomware outage
  • What's New in the 303 - TTSC, Epic Tri
  • Video of the week

 

Announcements:

  • We have a new 303 Site sponsor - Buddy Insurance - more on that later
  • Please subscribe to 303 Endurance on the website on the podcast

 

Sponsor UCAN:

I got my new UCAN Hydrate formula and this time I'm trying the Orange Citrus.  When we had Matt Bach on for an interview, he told us there were a couple of flavors that had a lower flavor profile and Orange Citrus was one.  The reason that's important to me is that I have a high sweat rate and a high-average sodium content.  I like to double up on the sodium in the bottle without making the flavor overwhelming.  I need to order another tub of the Orange Energy formula.

 

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Bob and Mike:

[Insert Bob Babbitt and Mike Reilly Interviews]

 

New Sponsor - Buddy Insurance.

Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor life.  Have you ever been out for a ride or a run and felt vulnerable.  Or having accepting a dare to do expert only terrain while skiing.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  We have Jay Paul with us for a short discussion on what it's all about.  Let's chat with Jay Paul, one of the founders of Buddy Insurance.

 

Endurance News:

Ironman World Championships Cancelled, Hope to Hold in Fall 2021

TAMPA, Fla. (July 21, 2020) – IRONMAN today announced that, due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 editions of the IRONMAN® World Championship and IRONMAN®70.3® World Championship have been cancelled. The IRONMAN World Championship will return to Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 9, 2021 and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will return on September 17 and 18, 2021 and take place in St. George, Utah, United States. IRONMAN is working to secure Taupō, New Zealand as the host destination for the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

 

“It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 editions of the IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. While we were hopeful that we could welcome our athletes, their families, and supporters to these events in early 2021, the continued impact of the pandemic makes this impossible. It is tough to make this decision in July, but it will provide the necessary clarity for our athletes, host cities and partners,” said Andrew Messick, President & Chief Executive Officer for The IRONMAN Group. “It is disappointing not to be able to provide our racing community with the opportunity to compete in the IRONMAN World Championship for the first time in our 43 year history and our IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship for the first time since inception in 2006. We will endure, however, and look forward to the day when we will again assemble the greatest professional and age-group triathletes in the world and crown world champions.”

Athletes who qualified for the 2020 editions of the IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event will be contacted directly. They will have the opportunity to race in the 2021 or 2022 editions of the respective World Championships.

 

Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack

Smartwatch and wearables maker Garmin has shut down several of its services on July 23 to deal with a ransomware attack that has encrypted its internal network and some production systems.  The company is currently planning a multi-day maintenance window to deal with the attack's aftermath, which includes shutting down its official website, the Garmin Connect user data-syncing service, Garmin's aviation database services, and even some production lines in Asia. In messages shared on its website and Twitter, Garmin said the same outage also impacted its call centers, leaving the company in the situation of being unable to answer calls, emails, and online chats sent by users. The incident didn't go unnoticed and has caused lots of headaches for the company's customers, most of which rely on the Garmin Connect service to sync data about runs and bike rides to Garmin's servers, all of which went down on Thursday.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

State Time Trial, A Hot, Good and Safe Turnout

The athletes at the Colorado State Time Trial Championship endured a hot, fierce wind leaving from Keenesburg and completing either a 10k, 20k or 40k course. 255 athletes spread over many categories of ages including para categories and non-TT bikes competed on Saturday. Many triathletes attended as well and took advantage of a special invitation from the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC).  Results.

 

Ft. Collins Epic Warrior Triathlon, First Front Range Triathlon Went Well

About 150 athletes participated in the past weekends, Epic Warrior triathlon in Ft. Collins. Complete with small wave starts in the pool as athletes lined up in social distant cues and finishing with athletes waiting in spaced out lines for freshly made vegan hotcakes and hash, the Epic Warrior triathlon seemingly was a huge success. And a welcome chance to re-connect with the triathlon community in a safe and responsible way.  Of note, the transition area looked a lot different than normal with half the bikes per bike rack, port-o-potties spread out differently and athletes wore masks setting up their transition spot and waiting in spaced out lines to enter the pool for their wave start. Each wave was fairly small and athletes entered the water about 10 seconds apart to minimize being near each other. As one group would get about halfway into their swim, the next wave would be brought in and cued up.

 

Video of the Week:

We Need To Talk About WTF Ironman is Doing

Buddy

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Mark Allen to talk to us about the advice he's giving his athletes during COVID, how to use virtual racing, but not overdo it, and more.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jul 18, 2020

Last week we mentioned in the 303 news that USA Triathlon, along with the University of Denver announced that they will add women’s triathlon to its varsity sport offerings. The school is the 37th in the nation, the second in Colorado and the ninth at the NCAA Division I level to add the sport. Today we have the newly minted head coach of the DU Tri Team, Barbara Perkins.

Also in Today's Show:

  • Interview with Barbara Perkins
  • Endurance News
  • What's New in the 303
  • Videos of the week

Announcements:

  • We are now on Spotify
  • Please subscribe to 303 Endurance

 

Sponsor UCAN:

I got my new UCAN Hydrate formula and this time I'm trying the Orange Citrus.  When we had Matt Bach on for an interview, he told us there were a couple of flavors that had a lower flavor profile and Orange Citrus was one.  The reason that's important to me is that I have a high sweat rate and a high-average sodium content.  I like to double up on the sodium in the bottle without making the flavor overwhelming.  I need to order another tub of the Orange Energy formula.

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Barbara Perkins:

In 2019, Barbara was the first female to cross the finish line at Ironman Santa Rosa. She punched her ticket to Kona for the second time. In 2019, Barbara came in 5th at Galveston 70.3, 4th at Boulder 70.3, as well as competing in both the 70.3 World Championships and the Ironman World Championships. In 2018, Barbara finished 2nd at Eagleman 70.3, 10th at Coeur d’Alene 70.3, and 8th at Indian Wells 70.3. During the 2017 season, Barbara completed her first Ironman World Championship and finished 21st in her age group. In 2017, finished 4th overall amateur female at Steelhead 70.3 and 2nd Age in her group. At Ironman Louisville 2016, she won her age group and secured her first Kona Qualification. Barbara has qualified for the 70.3 World Championships for 6 consecutive years in a row. She has represented the USA at ITU Olympic Distance World Championships in 2015.  Barbara registered her first age group win at IM New Orleans 70.3 in 2015. She finished 4th at her first Ironman in Lake Tahoe, 9th at Ironman New Zealand and 8th at Ironman Texas. She has also been a USAT All-American and a Gold Ironman All-World Gold athlete multiple times.

 

Endurance News:

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF CHRIS KERMODE AS VICE CHAIRMAN

The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that it has appointed Chris Kermode as its Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors. Chris started his career as a journeyman tennis professional from 1985-1988, after which he held a number of leadership positions in tennis. From 2013-2019, Chris served as Executive Chairman and President of the Association of Tennis Professionals. As the head of the ATP, Chris was responsible for promoting global tennis to the next generation of fans and attracting new audiences with innovative broadcasts and formats.

Charles Adamo, Executive Chairman of the PTO commented, “We are very fortunate to have Chris come on board as Vice Chairman of the PTO. From his start as a professional player, Chris has experienced the formation of the ATP Tour in 1988, when tennis professionals sought to have a greater say in the growth and direction of their sport--the position professional triathlon finds itself in today. Chris rose to lead the ATP and helped fuel unprecedented growth in prize money and revenues in professional tennis. We are privileged he has agreed to devote his talents and experience to triathlon and the PTO."

 

IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3 has been cancelled. 

Sam Long IG Post Thursday - IM & 70.3 Chattanooga got canceled. While I was partly expecting it and it's the right call that doesn't mean it doesn't suck on an individual level. I know a lot of us have dealt with races being cancelled. This is how I feel:

I feel like a great opportunity and something I was absolutely looking forward to has been stolen.

I feel like I've let my hopes up only to let them get torn down over & over.

I woke up and just wanted to give up...

BUT THEN I slapped my sorry a$$ into gear and realized it's not the end of the world:

We can still enjoy our training, work on fitness goals, and importantly, find fun and community with the individuals in our sport. We can become greater through the hardship. It's ok to have crap days but remember the words of Rocky

"It ain't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."

 

What's New in the 303:

Sam Long Registered for BRAC Invites Triathletes to  State Time Trial Championships

The Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) is inviting Triathletes, multisport athletes, and unlicensed cyclists to attend the State Time Trial Championships in Keenesburg, CO on Saturday, July 18th. Depending on age and ability level, there are races of 10, 20, or 40 Km. Riders start at 1-minute intervals and race the “race of truth.” All care is being taken to follow the Public Health Orders for social distancing at outdoor events.

 

The EPIC MINI Triathlon

It's on.  The first tri of the season.

 

Corporate Fitness Challenge with Virgin Pulse

This past Monday our company started our Corporate Fitness Competition.  Teams of 5 register on this website to compete against teams of 5 throughout the company.  There are 91 teams.  The winning team is the one with the most cumulative steps over 6 weeks.  You simply link your device to the app.  The app uses your iphone steps or your device steps, whichever is higher each day.  You can also add activities like swimming, biking, or nearly any activity.  They have a conversion that takes how many minutes and the intensity of an activity and converts it to steps. For example, 1 minute of Body Building translates to 118 steps.  Cycling for 1 minute at 10-13 mph is 157 steps.  Cycling for 1 minute at 20+mph is 315 step.  A 10 mile run is about 17K steps.  The have a cap of 30K per day.  So the most a team can get each day is 150K/day.  I've done 30K per day for 4 days.  I have to keep this up for 5 1/2 more weeks.

 

Video of the Week:

Garage Talk #13: Maxx Chance

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Mark Allen to talk to us about the advice he's giving his athletes during COVID, how to use virtual racing, but not overdo it, and more.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jul 11, 2020

We have an amazing legend of triathlon Karen Smyers with us today.  You may recall that last week we talked a bit about the UCAN coaches round table with triathlon Karen Smyers among other legendary triathletes and coaches.  In the peak of her career she had a range of talent that allowed her to win the Ironman World Championship, the ITU World Championship, the Pan American Games and the US Pro Championship.  We've got Hall of Famer Karen Smyers as our guest today.

Also in Today's Show:

  • Interview with Karen Smyers
  • Endurance News - IM Louisville cancelled. Is Chatty next?
  • What's New in the 303 - DU Tri goes NCAA, State Time Trial open for unlicensed cyclists and Pikes Peak
  • Videos of the week

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible and sponsoring today's show. Venga CBD is designed specifically to help athletes perform their best. Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reducing inflammation and anxiety. 

 

I received my "Train Longer" Ultra Gels this week and noticed an immediate difference.  They also included a sample pack of the new Venga Energy drink.  It came in a 5 pack box of single serve packets.  Each packet is mixed with 12-24 oz of water and has 12.5mg of CBD and 75mg of caffeine.  It has potassium, amino acids, and a bunch of vitamins.  I tried it on a run yesterday and felt great. 

 

And they have a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy order online and delivered right to your door.

Venga CBD really has helped me perform my best and it can help you too. Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast.  Subscribe and save 15% on future orders.

Announcements:

  • We are now on Spotify
  • Please subscribe to 303 Endurance

 

Sponsor UCAN:

We put UCAN to the test this past weekend with a 2:45, 6,772 foot climb up Pikes Peak.  I mixed 3 bottles with 2 scoops of UCAN Orange Energy SuperStarch.  I drank one (with some crushed ice) on the drive to Manitou Springs.  The other two were on board in my UCAN water bottles.  I had a 3rd insulated bottle with UCAN Hydration Lemon Lime.  That took us from 7,800 to 11,000 feet in 11 miles where we stop at brake check to refill bottles.Then you have 6 miles to gain another 3,000 feet.  There was a patch of 10-11% grade before and after the brake check station.

 

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Karen Smyers:

In the peak of her career she had a range of talent that allowed her to win the Ironman World Championship, the ITU World Championship, the Pan American Games and the US Pro Championship in a single year.  We were talking about how important these legends of our sport are, and how valuable their memories are and how fortunate we are to hear them tell the stories.  We are to get into a bunch of topics including some of here career highlights, the Collins Cub and her role as co-team captain with Mark Allen for Team America, her TED Talk and Wheels of Change and a 1500 miles STRAVA art message.


https://www.karensmyers.com/

https://wheelsofchange.us/index.html

  1. Go to Strava and join the Wheels of Change (invite a friend while you are there)
  2. Pick your route that you will do
  3. Complete a waiver and boom!

The Wheels of Change routes are available in the indoor cycling app ROUVY:

  • go to the ROUVY catalog of  virtual routes
  • click on the SEARCH tab
  • enter "wheelsofchange" in the Author search field and click the green "search" button

WHAT A giant ride to spell BLACK LIVES MATTER from New York to Maine and support the abolition of racism and the awakening of an anti-racist America.

WHEN Weekend of July 18th and 19th gives us two days to get it done and clean up any open segments. (Ride/walk any portion you choose – 1 block or 200 miles)

 

https://yougotchicked08.wordpress.com/about-me/

 

Endurance News:

IRONMAN Louisville triathlon, originally scheduled for October 11 cannot take place in  2020 and will not return in 2021. IRONMAN officials are working to determine options for possible future IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 event locations in Kentucky.

 

IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3 was rescheduled to August 23.  It is the next race on the IRONMAN calendar that has not been cancelled.

 

What's New in the 303:

https://303triathlon.com/university-of-denver-adds-womens-triathlon-to-varsity-sports/

USA Triathlon, along with Karlton Creech, University of Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations, today announced that the University of Denver will add women’s triathlon to its varsity sport offerings. The school is the 37th in the nation, the second in Colorado and the ninth at the NCAA Division I level to add the sport.

 

BRAC Invites Triathletes to  State Time Trial Championships

The Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) is inviting Triathletes, multisport athletes, and unlicensed cyclists to attend the State Time Trial Championships in Keenesburg, CO on Saturday, July 18th. Depending on age and ability level, there are races of 10, 20, or 40 Km. Riders start at 1-minute intervals and race the “race of truth.” All care is being taken to follow the Public Health Orders for social distancing at outdoor events.

 

Pikes Peak Ride on the 4th

2017 - Bill and the DAC - 3:49 up/down 36.91 miles and 6,614 feet

2018 - Khem and I with Dave Deschenes - 3:39 up/down 36.91 and 6,667 feet

2020 - 2:46 up and :52 down - https://www.strava.com/activities/3713758498

 

The EPIC MINI Triathlon

Email this week that it's still on.

  • There are 8-10 minute blocks BEFORE the next group will start.
  •  Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC)
  • SPECTATORS: spectators arriving after 6:45am on Saturday will be turned around

or delayed and unable to get in for the parking areas

  • SPECTATORS ARE CURRENTLY NOT ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA: For gathering size control and this event to

take place we are planning to live stream as much as possible. This means we will be including live streaming

coverage for the swim course via the link below.

 

Video of the Week:

https://www.karensmyers.com/videos/

A Champion's Toolbox:  Karen Smyers at TEDxBeaconStreet

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Barbara Perkins, the new head coach of the DU NCAA Triathlon Team.

Mark Allen to talk to us about the advice he's giving his athletes during COVID, how to use virtual racing, but not overdo it, and more.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jul 4, 2020

It's Independence Day weekend here in the USA and we are celebrating by riding America's Mountain "Pikes Peak" on the 244th anniversary - the 4th of July!

We hope you are getting out there this weekend and we have a special guest to educate us on recovery after whatever your big efforts you are planning to put in this weekend.  We've got Jay O'Hare from Venga CBD joining us to talk about CBD and how it naturally works with the body, but how to use it in training and recovery. 

Also in Today's Show:

  • Interview with Jay O'Hare
  • Endurance News - Return To Racing Tips and Self Supported Toolkit
  • What's New in the 303 - DIY Race Course, Pikes Peak Ride,
  • Videos of the week

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible and sponsoring today's show. Venga CBD is designed specifically to help athletes perform their best. Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reducing inflammation and anxiety. 

I switched to Venga CBD, and I've been really happy with their products.  Venga CBD products are different than typical CBD products.  They are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality PCR hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD because it’s water-soluble CBD. And they have a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy order online and delivered right to your door.

Venga CBD really has helped me perform my best and it can help you too. You can get Venga CBD by going to VengaCBD.com which is spelled V - e - n - g - a CBD.com

Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast.  Subscribe and save 15% on future orders.

Announcements:

  • We are now on Spotify
  • Please subscribe to 303 Endurance

 

Sponsor UCAN:

UCAN keeps pumping out great educational content on the UCAN YouTube Channel.  In just the past few days they had a Coaches Round Table and Conquering the Pandemic

The Coaches Round Table was moderated by Dede Griesbauer.  The panel of coaches included:

Siri Lindley - athletes doing virtual races

Karen Smyers

Tekemia Dorsey thought Collegiate Nationals

Mark Allen - September forward.  Though Lubbock was still on.  Do something positive for yourself.

We are really going to put UCAN to the test this weekend, riding self-supported up and down Pikes Peak.  3.5 hour climb up and 1.5 hours down. 

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Jay O'Hare:

Jay O'Hare has spent his career combining technology & marketing to create innovative solutions & opportunities for clients and his companies.  His most recent projects is/are:

Venga Endurance (CEO) – We develop CBD products specifically for endurance athletes. All our formulas, products, and research help endurance athletes perform at their best, and crush their goals!

Click Medical  (CMO) – Brought modern technology to prosthetics. Launched in 32+ countries with millions in revenue.

Radiate Forum (Co-Founder) – 7-month program to help CEOs live better lives and become better leaders.

Ignite Steamboat (Co-Founder) – Connects forward-thinkers, tech junkies & entrepreneurs. Grown to 440+ members.

Ride 4 Yellow (Co-Founder) – Made a dent in the fight against cancer. 1st event raised $300,000+

Education Fund Board (Board VP) – Modernized the process for granting $3,000,000+ per year.

 

Endurance News:

Racing In A COVID World

We are so close to racing in a COVID world! Pools are beginning to open up. Gyms are doing the same. A few races are sticking to their calendar and are appearing to be a go in the next couple of months.

But just because I am saying “racing in a COVID world” it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be business as usual. Here are my coaching tips on what to do different in your training to be ready for a race experience that too will have a very different look and feel than in the past.

 

Ironman Return to Racing Guidelines and Self Reliance Tips

Ironman Return to Racing Guidelines

  • Enhanced Hygiene
  • Screening and Education
  • Density reduction
  • Touchpoint Minimalization
  • Athlete Self-Reliance

 

Athlete Self Reliance Tips

The following tips focus on the IRONMAN athlete’s ability to be self-reliant on race days. These are skills every athlete should possess to assure their personal safety while training and their ultimate success on race day. Practice these skills today and repeatedly as you prepare for your event.

 

IN-TRAINING

BUILD SELF-RELIANCE AS YOU DEVELOP YOUR FITNESS

How do you carry nutrition? Your long training day prep should always include the tools you will use on race day. Practice using a hydration pack or race vest on long bike and/or run days. This will limit your need to utilize each aid station out on course and give you the ability to move through the course more efficiently. Make sure you have also practiced your nutrition plan during your long training rides/ runs so you have your it dialed-in for race day.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

Pikes Peak Ride on the 4th

2017 - Bill and the DAC - 3:49 up/down 36.91 miles and 6,614 feet

2018 - Khem and I with Dave Deschenes - 3:39 up/down 36.91 and 6,667 feet

2020 - Estimate 2:10 up and 1:15 down - with a 10 minute buffer 3:35

 

The EPIC MINI Triathlon  Email this week that it's still on.

 

DIY Race Course was a hit

 

Video of the Week:

Triathlon Coaches' Roundtable

 

Closing:

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

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