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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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Aug 29, 2020

Today's feature interview with 6 time Ironman World Champion, the first person ever inducted in the Ironman Hall of Fame, master triathlon coach coaching athletes for 40 years, we are of course talking about "The Man" Dave Scott.

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Venga CBD for sponsoring today's show.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety. 

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.

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

My Thursday run with Aaron and Casey would not be fun without Venga CBD "pre" recovery balm.

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

 

Interview with Dave Scott:

Scott ran his first Ironman in 1980 and finished in 9:24:33, nearly 2 hours faster than the previous win, with ABC Wide World of Sports broadcasting the event from Kona for the first time. Scott's time and approach is widely considered to have changed the Ironman from a test of endurance to a race. Scott returned in 1982 and finished second. In 1983, Scott won in what was Mark Allen's first Ironman. In what would become a renowned rivalry, Scott would win three of the next four Ironmans over Allen.

Scott has stated that he is most proud of his performance in 1994. Another second-place finish, Scott was 40 years old at the time so his race was considered to be a revolutionary feat. Two years later, Scott finished fifth overall. 2001 was his last foray into the Ironman. The 47-year-old Scott had back problems due to some last minute bike changes, which forced him out of the race.

Ironwar

In 1989, the rivalry between Scott and Allen reached a peak in what has alternately been called the "Ironwar" and "The Greatest Race Ever Run."[5] Scott has stated "I never focused my goals on Mark Allen or what I had to do in the swim or the bike compared to Mark Allen. Ultimately, the competition level sometimes dictated that. After many years of racing, in 1989, we had a very very close race. It seemed like we were bouncing off of one another. It was influenced by our competitive natures." Allen ultimately won with Scott placing second and both broke Scott’s course record.

What we just learned about taking care of your heart and the damage that can be done with regular long hard workouts.  Wow!

I don't know how I got the coaching years wrong.  It's on the Dave Scott website as over 40 years. 

Subscribed to Dave's Newsletter:

Dave Scott, 6 time Ironman World Champion has a free newsletter that is available twice monthly. Dave covers a wide myriad of topics from: Health, aging, dietary concerns, training physiology, biomechanics of swim, bike and run plus more! He includes video and written content. Additionally, you can ask your questions directly to Dave. Please go to the his website and sign up for the next issue.” dave@davescottinc.com.

Additionally, why not ask questions directly to Dave by going to https://davescottinc.com/.

 

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Endurance News:

Mo Farah to participate in London Marathon as pacemaker

If you need a pacemaker to help you pursue an Olympic qualifying time in the marathon, they couldn't come much better qualified than Britain's most celebrated track and field athlete, Mo Farah.

That's the happy scenario for some of Britain's lesser lights who will have the 37-year-old leading them out around the streets of the capital in October's London Marathon.

"The London Marathon has been so important to me since I was a schoolboy and when they asked me to do this I thought it would be great to help," British marathon record holder Farah, who finished third and fifth in 2018 and 2019 respectively, told the race's official website.

"I am in good shape, I'll be in London that week, and it fits in with my training. I know just how special it is just to compete for your country at an Olympic Games, and it would be great to help other athletes achieve this."

Moneyball At The Tour De France: How NTT Is Bringing Analytics To Pro Cycling

NTT Pro Cycling does not have the financial might of the sport’s big guns, and over its four seasons on the UCI WorldTour, cycling’s elite-level competition, it has consistently finished towards the bottom end of the team rankings. Yet on Saturday in Nice, Africa’s first and only WorldTour team will be lining up for the 2020 Tour de France with a quiet sense of self-confidence. NTT has a card up the sleeve of its skin-tight, blue and black jersey.

“With the information we have at our fingertips, we prepare better than anybody,” says Doug Ryder, NTT’s Team Manager.

In collaboration with the Japanese tech giant that sponsors and lends its name to the team, Ryder and his colleagues have, over the past 18 months, developed an analytics-based methodology that has helped them recruit new riders, plan their season, and prepare meticulously for races. The new approach, they hope, will push South Africa-based NTT Pro Cycling to another level, both over the next three weeks in France and in the longer term.

Cycling is already a stats-heavy sport, and there are pro teams that have used data in the recruitment process for several years, but Ryder says it is the way that NTT interprets and presents the available information that makes their method innovative. “We’ve always seen technology as an enabler,” Ryder states. “What NTT has done is take all of this information and create the most incredible dashboard which makes it easier for us to make better, more informed decisions. It’s like the Moneyball approach. We find the individuals that are overlooked in the system.”

Cycling: Teams with two coronavirus cases in a week will be out of Tour, organisers say

PARIS (Reuters) - Two positive coronavirus cases within a week for a Tour de France team will result in the outfit being kicked out of the event starting on Aug. 29, the race organisers said on Friday.

“If a team has two positive cases or (members) with strong symptoms within a seven-day period, they will be out of the race,” Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) said in a statement to Reuters.

Earlier, sports directors who will be on the event running until Sept. 20 confirmed a report by cycling website Velonews that the race would be over for teams who are found to have two infected members in their ranks.

“The measure was announced to us at the Criterium du Dauphine,” one sports director, who declined to be named because he is not authorised to discuss the matter, told Reuters.

What's New in the 303:

Lookout Mountain Triathlon and the Historic Ties to Race Director, Paul Karlsson

Paul Karlsson has had a huge impact on multisport in Colorado for years. Not only was he a founder of what became a very prestigious, national race, The Boulder Peak, he also has produced other races such as the Xterra Indian Peaks and the Lookout Triathlon. He has put on events all over the state including Evergreen and Aspen. Did you know that The Peak awarded Kona spots once upon a time?

But Paul has impacted many lives through teaching Colorado history and now business classes at Arvada West High School. He coached the swim team at Columbine when the tragedy happened and had been signed up to do IRONMAN Lake Placid that year and because of the shooting, IRONMAN switched is entry to Kona to show support. He has coached swimming at various clubs in the Western metro area, including at Mt. Vernon Country Club, the host of the upcoming Lookout Triathlon.

Last Call Triathlon Expands Slots

On Tuesday night it was sold out and I put myself on the wait list.  On Wednesday morning I received and email with an pleasant surprise "we capped our registrations and thought that was it for entries. This morning we spoke with the venue and rangers and were given the okay to add some additional slots. Woo-hoo!  At the time of this email we have about 35 open slots. If the last 48 hours are any indication of how much folks wanna race this year, we fully expect these openings to be gone by Friday or Saturday (if not sooner).

Buffalo Bicycle Classic moves to do-it-yourself ride format due to COVID-19

Originally scheduled for Sunday, September 13, BBC riders are invited to explore the event’s modified routes. The planning committee is encouraging small groups of 10 or fewer to ride with their Buffalo Bicycle Classic merchandise or bib during the period September 6 – 20. Riders will benefit from partnerships with stores, coffee shops, and restaurants along the routes.

Last Call Triathlon Expands Slots

On Tuesday night it was sold out and I put myself on the wait list.  On Wednesday morning I received and email with an pleasant surprise "we capped our registrations and thought that was it for entries. This morning we spoke with the venue and rangers and were given the okay to add some additional slots. Woo-hoo!  At the time of this email we have about 35 open slots. If the last 48 hours are any indication of how much folks wanna race this year, we fully expect these openings to be gone by Friday or Saturday (if not sooner).

Video of the Week:

10 MINUTE DRY LAND SWIMMING (STRETCH CORD)

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Gold medalist triathlete at the Rio Paralympics Allysa Seely. Shortly after starting her collegiate triathlon career, Allysa was diagnosed with a congenital brain and spine condition threatened Allysa passion for triathlon.  She made the decision to amputate her left leg and still fights through other physical challenges. Allysa is one bad ass athlete.

Siri Lindley was the World Cup Series winner and Triathlete of the year in 2001 and 2002, she was inducted into the USA TRIATHLON Hall of Fame in 2016.  She has coached athletes to Olympic Medals and to  Ironman World Championship Titles.

Karen Smyers (on the beach with a beer) advised you go to pro to up your game

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @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!

Aug 22, 2020

Welcome to Episode #246 of the 303 Endurance Podcast

Today's feature interview with the Executive Director at USA Triathlon Foundation, Dave Deschenes.  He's been involved in Multisport for over 20 years.  Before coming to the USA Triathlon Foundation, Deschenes spent seven-plus years as Executive Director for the IRONMAN Foundation in Tampa, Florida, where he was responsible for growing the organization’s total charitable giveback from $12 million to over $50 million. He's going to have an interesting insight into how the sport is being impacted by COVID. 

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Venga CBD for sponsoring today's show.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety.  I'm personally a fan of the ultragels and balm.

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.

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.

Sponsor UCAN:

This week UCAN is featuring a deal for 20% OFF ALL BARS.  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!

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Interview with Dave Deschenes:

Dave Deschenes is the Executive Director at USA Triathlon Foundation.  He's been involved in Multisport for over 20 years.  Before coming to the USA Triathlon Foundation, Deschenes spent seven-plus years as Executive Director for the IRONMAN Foundation in Tampa, Florida, where he was responsible for growing the organization’s total charitable giveback from $12 million to over $50 million. Deschenes also managed the organizational and business strategy, nonprofit compliance, financial planning, donor and program management, marketing innovation, community engagement and social media outreach.

Prior to his tenure at the IRONMAN Foundation, Deschenes was Managing Director for the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Athletes for a Cure program in Santa Monica, California. Preceding IRONMAN and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Deschenes had a long-standing business career in financial services working in a variety of management roles with Franklin Templeton Investments.

Athletic Background:  Dave is a USA Triathlon Certified Level II coach, a Level III USA Cycling Certified Coach and a Natural Running – Newton Running Certified Coach. Dave has participated in over 100 endurance events, including being a 3X Boston Marathon Finisher, an IRONMAN Finisher and an IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship finisher.  He is an avid outdoorsman and mountain and gravel biker.

For more information, visit Usatriathlonfoundation.org

New Sponsor - Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind you need as an active outdoor enthusiast.  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:

So I have my news feed for "marathon" full of Charlotte M cancelled, R/R DC cancelled, Seattle R/R cancelled, and then there's this story of a Last-Minute Marathon A Boon for Alaska Runners During A Summer With Few Footraces.

Anchorage Daily News - The Anchored Marathon was the brainchild of Ryan Cox and Julianne Dickerson, 2 of 16 Boston qualifiers in Anchorage  who took on designing their own course.

Dani Martínez wins the Critérium du Dauphiné 2020

Dani Martínez has won the Critérium du Dauphiné 2020, overhauling Thibaut Pinot’s pre-stage GC lead, the Frenchman finishing runner-up.  His compatriot Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) was third overall, while Sepp Kuss won the final stage five following a late attack, the third victory for Jumbo-Visma at this year’s Dauphiné.

Martínez (EF Pro Cycling) finished second on the stage, with Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) third.  Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) abandoned during stage five after experiencing pain in the same knee injured when he was hit by a car during a training ride in July, while Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren) also dropped out of GC contention after suffering from cramps.

Final general classification

  1. Dani Martínez (Col) EF Pro Cycling, in 21-44-58
  2. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 29 seconds
  3. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis, at 41s
  4. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, at 56s
  5. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana, at 1-38
  6. Romain Bardet (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale, at 1-43
  7. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma, at 2-07
  8. Lennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 2-14
  9. Warren Barguil (Fra) Arkéa-Samsic, at 2-49
  10. Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma, at 2-55

 

Cyclists pelted with ping pong-sized hail during freak storm at race in France

The second stage of cycling's Critérium du Dauphiné quickly turned into something that you'd see in an apocalypse movie. As riders neared the finish line, the sky opened up and everyone below was pelted by ping pong-sized hailstones. The riders were just a few kilometers from the finish line at the top of the Col de Porte in the southwest part of France when the conditions turned bad.  Cycling group Israel Start-Up Nation described the situation as "total chaos and mayhem."  Belgian cyclist Tim Declercq was one of many riders that ended up with large red welts on his back due to the hailstones. Declearcq shared a photo on his Instagram story of what his back looked like afterwards. It wasn't exactly a pretty sight:

 

What's New in the 303:

Colorado - Top Bike Climbs

Colorado is known world wide for its 14ers  AND for its exceptional cycling terrain. Some of the worlds top climbs hail from Colorado - Pikes Peak - #4 US/#17 World, Mt Evans - #13 US/#94 World; also the highest paved road in North America) and Trail Ridge - #52 US and is the longest climb in the Continental US.  Colorado's Top 10 Road Bike Climbs are 1. Pikes Peak, 2. Mount Evans, 3. Grand Mesa North, 4. Trail Ridge, 5. Grand Mesa South, 6. East Portal, 7. Independence Pass West, 8. Left Hand Canyon, 9. Wolf Creek Pass, South, and 10. Slumgulion Pass

 This page provides a summary for cycling and climbing by bike the top climbs in Colorado. Bicycling around Denver, Colorado Springs, Loveland, Aspen, Fort Collins, Idaho Springs, Grand Mesa and more). Biking up some of the greatest climbs in the world ( Pikes Peak, Mt Evans, Trail Ridge, Grand Mesa North, Left Hand Canyon, Guanella Pass, Independence Pass, and many more. This page contains the top bike climbs in Colorado. Cycling, riding and climbing the top, most difficult, hardest, challenging, extreme, best, scenic, inspiring, bucket list climbs in Colorado. These climbs can be viewed via the map below (scroll in to view climbs in particular areas), by a detailed list of the climbs that can be arranged by difficulty, distance (longest climbs in the area), altitude gained, highest elevation (highest summit), average grade (sort the grades by varying distances), lowest start point, etc. You can also view the Top 10 and Top 25 Bike Climbs in Colorado. Click on "Climb Page" to jump to the detail page for that particular bike climb. We feel this page provides a good summary of the best bicycling and biking climbs in Colorado.

 

Video of the Week:

Dave Deschenes Part 1

 

Upcoming Interviews:

8/27 Dave Scott uses every single workout to assess your body's performance capacity and predict why you could do in a race of a particular distance on that day.  Talk about how routine practice helps dial it in for different disciplines.

8/28 Siri Lindley who was on the UCAN coaches panel and had a good perspective on COVID - "We've been a gift.  Not training balls out is going to take discipline. Reframe as an opportunity to strengthen the parts of our life that needed work and bring us into our racing season when it comes."

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @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!

Aug 15, 2020

Today's feature interview is a teaser for an upcoming interview. Siri Lindley who was on the UCAN coaches panel.  I thought the advice she had for athletes during this time of COVID had some great wisdom - "We've been a gift.  Not training balls out is going to take discipline. Reframe as an opportunity to strengthen the parts of our life that needed work and bring us into our racing season when it comes."

Siri was the World Cup Series winner in 2001 and 2002.  One of the winningest triathletes in triathlon history.  Triathlete of the year in both 2001 and 2002, and inducted into the USA TRIATHLON Hall of Fame in 2016. 

We spoke to Siri back in 2017 about her career and we wanted to share that with you as a combo teaser and get to know Siri before we talk to her again.

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Venga CBD for sponsoring today's show.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety.  I'm personally a fan of the ultragels and balm.

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.

Ultra Gels are on sale right now for $39.99 for your first bottle with a subscription using the code ultragel-sub07. Then, each month Venga will send you a new bottle for only $72.25 (15% off our current sale price!).

Just use coupon code ultragel-sub07 at checkout to get the first month’s supply for only $39.99!

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.

Interview :

We mentioned that Siri Lindley was World Cup Series winner in 2001 and 2002.  One of the winningest triathletes in triathlon history.  She has also coached athletes to Olympic Medals: 2004: Silver and Bronze. Athens Olympic Games.  She has also coached athletes to 5 Ironman World Championship Titles.

New Sponsor - Buddy Insurance.

I used Buddy on Tuesday on my ride from Morrison to Squaw Pass and back. 

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:

2021 IRONMAN Tulsa Registration NOW OPEN

https://www.criterium-du-dauphine.fr/en/rankings

What's New in the 303:

550 Mile Bikepacking on Colorado Trail–Go Sasha Underwood!

August 6th, Littleton: Sasha Underwood started her solo bike journey today and is planning to ride the Colorado Trail in ten days. That’s over 50 miles of single track, hike-a-bike, not easy riding every day. All of that while carrying everything she needs; clothes, food, tent, sleeping bag, tools, stove, hydration supplies, and a lot of mental toughness and grit! She did mail ahead some food to a couple of towns along the way but otherwise is self supported.

 

Local Racing

Harvest Moon and Oktoberfest Triathlons

We spoke last week about Without Limits Productions resuming Thursday night Stroke & Strides, which offered a glimmer of hope for our final two September triathlons.  Stroke & Stride was only able to resume under Phase II “Safer at Home”, and for the Harvest Moon and Oktoberfest Triathlons to safely take place, we needed Boulder County to apply for Phase III “Protect our Neighbors”.  At this current time, Boulder County still does not qualify to apply for Phase III. 

Lookout Mountain Triathlon 2020

Since early March, your never-ending support drove our team as we worked alongside all permitting and health departments for solutions and options.  I’m sorry the outcome wasn’t what we all hoped for or ever could have imagined six months ago, but our work doesn’t stop here.  We’ll continue to deliver three more safe and responsible Stroke & Stride events (August 13th, 20th, and 27th), while also getting an early start to make 2021 the most special season yet. 

Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series

It has been a long road, but we have received our Special Activities Permit from Cherry Creek State Park! Our new dates are September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21.

Due to the sun setting earlier late in the season all start times have been moved up by one half hour, with the first racer starting at 4:00 PM.

Video of the Week:

Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Swimming with Cup of Chocolate Milk on her Head

Upcoming Interviews:

8/27 Dave Scott uses every single workout to assess your body's performance capacity and predict why you could do in a race of a particular distance on that day.  Talk about how routine practice helps dial it in for different disciplines.

8/28 Siri Lindley who was on the UCAN coaches panel and had a good perspective on COVID - "We've been a gift.  Not training balls out is going to take discipline. Reframe as an opportunity to strengthen the parts of our life that needed work and bring us into our racing season when it comes."

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @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!

Aug 8, 2020

Today's feature interview is with Dave Hagen, an alum of Fort Lewis College ('04), has led the FLC Cycling Team as the Director since 2004. Prior to that, he was a professional on the Yeti mountain biking team from 1991-93.  The FLC Cycling program has become one of the top, if not the best, cycling programs in the nation. Since 1994, the program has recorded 23 National Championships and compete in the USA Cycling Varsity Division 1. The team competes in five disciplines throughout the course of the year: track, mountain biking, cyclocross, BMX and road.

Sponsor VENGA:

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

 

Whatever your sport, you ask your body to do more and perform at a higher level than 99% of the people on the planet! And it pays because endurance athletes are some of the healthiest people in the world.  As we age it gets harder to bounce back, maintain the miles, hours & laps. CBD (cannabidiol) is an all-natural remedy that targets your pain, inflammation and so much more.

Ultra Gels are on sale right now for $39.99 for your first bottle with a subscription using the code ultragel-sub07. Then, each month Venga will send you a new bottle for only $72.25 (15% off our current sale price!).

Just use coupon code ultragel-sub07 at checkout to get the first month’s supply for only $39.99!

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.

Sponsor UCAN:

Five Tips for New Cyclists on the UCAN Blog

I had an epiphany.  When I eat or drink UCAN, my stomach not only feels good and comfortable.  It finally hit me, it's the same feeling I get from comfort food.  A lot of comfort foods are starchy.  UCAN is comfort food for your training and racing. 

This week UCAN is featuring their ENERGY blends with SuperStarch.  I've been a fan of the CITRUS ORANGE and now the LEMON.  I took a full shaker bottle with 2+ scoops of UCAN and a UCAN COFFEE ENERGY BAR and I was good to go on my Mt Bierstadt 14er Sunday.

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 Dave Hagen:

Dave Hagen, the Director and Head Coach of the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team. FLC Cycling has been a premier collegiate cycling program since 1994, and has won 22 FLC Cycling Team National Titles and 4 team omnium national championships. We are going to talk about David's athletic and coaching career, the world of collegiate cycling and path to pro, building and maintaining a strong cycling program, his coaching philosophy, the challenges and rewards of coaching the FLC team.  Let's get into the interview with Dave Hagen!

Follow Fort Lewis Cycling:

FLC website - https://www.fortlewis.edu/life-at-flc/clubs-organizations/cycling-team/cycling-home

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/flccycling/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/FLCCYCLING

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FLCCyclingTeam

 

New Sponsor - Buddy Insurance.

I used Buddy on Tuesday on my ride from Morrison to Squaw Pass and back. 

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:

Triathlete Magazine Tri Bike Review

Ironman Announces Taupo as Host of 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Ironman today announced that Taupo, New Zealand will host the 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championships on Dec. 10-11, 2022. Taupo was slated to host the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship on Nov. 28-29, but that race was postponed and then canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While it was disappointing to have to cancel the 2020 edition of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship it’s great news for our athletes around the world, those in New Zealand, and the wider Taupo community, that we’ve been able to secure this magical location for a world championship event in 2022,” said Andrew Messick, President & CEO of the Ironman Group in a press release. “Taupo is an iconic Ironman destination and we look forward to having the best triathletes in the world head to New Zealand for what will be a week-long celebration of triathlon.”

The 2021 70.3 World Championships will take place on Sept. 17 and 18 in St. George, Utah. Ironman says that the previously announced 2022 finalist cities of Klagenfurt, Austria and Lahti, Finland will now carry forward to 2023 with an announcement of the selected destination to come.

 

Help Support Team USA Athletes via the Giving Games

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games has impacted many American triathletes and paratriathletes. USA Triathon has teamed up with several U.S. Olympic and Paralympic National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to launch the Giving Games, an effort to support and sustain U.S. sport organizations and their athletes on their journey to the postponed Tokyo Olympic and Paralymic Games in 2021.

Between July 24th and August 9th (the original dates of the Tokyo 2020 Games), the USA Triathlon Foundation is conducting a direct fundraising campaign, asking for your support to fund our athletes and their mission to transform lives though sport by providing resources to swim, bike, and run for all.

“The COVID-19 pandemic forced the elite domestic and International Triathlon Union (ITU) racing seasons to be put on pause, removing many U.S. triathletes’ sole source of income via prize money and sponsor incentives,” said David Deschenes, USA Triathlon Foundation Executive Director. “The postponement of the Tokyo Games adds another year of costs for athletes including travel, coaching expenses, training facilities and equipment. USA Triathlon is proud to take part in Giving Games, providing a unique opportunity for Olympic and Paralympic fans across the country to give back to the athletes who will inspire them next year in Tokyo.”

 

What's New in the 303:

550 Mile Bikepacking on Colorado Trail–Go Sasha Underwood!

August 6th, Littleton: Sasha Underwood started her solo bike journey today and is planning to ride the Colorado Trail in ten days. That’s over 50 miles of single track, hike-a-bike, not easy riding every day. All of that while carrying everything she needs; clothes, food, tent, sleeping bag, tools, stove, hydration supplies, and a lot of mental toughness and grit! She did mail ahead some food to a couple of towns along the way but otherwise is self supported.

Sasha has been working for weeks to figure it out. She has a detailed guide book that shows all possible water sources, detailed terrain profiles and shows her how to get around several wilderness areas that don’t allow cyclist. That is why it’s 550 miles, one detour adds about 70 miles near Kenosha Pass and there are a few others.

Sasha has completed Ironman’s, guided visual impaired athletes and completed no shortage of amazing things. But the mental toughness required for this journey is unparalleled.

 

Chatfield 70.3 Athlete Guide

With all of my athlete's races being cancelled (the most recent being last week's IM Boulder 70.3), I decided to design our own makeup Boulder 70.3 (Highlands Ranch style).  I've called it CHATFIELD 70.3 and designed a course that is contained within Chatfield.

The Gravel Pond is 900 meters from one end to the other, and 1800 round trip.  1.2 miles is 1931, so 1800 is going to be pretty close. 

I rode from the Santa Fe side of Chatfield to Titan Rd - the new road that winds it's way though newly paved roundabouts.  It's 10 miles from one end to the other.   2.75 laps is 56 miles of smooth road and traffic with a max speed of 35 and no real intersection other than the roundabouts

The run course is inspired by the IRONMAN BOULDER RUN Flux Capacitor and Back to the Future and has 3 out and backs (or  fingers) from the Transition Area.  From T2 athletes head east on "the Queen K" of Chatfield (Chatfield State Park Rd} to the Model Air Field Rd at 3 miles and turnaround heading back toward the Transition Area.  That part of the course is black pavement, exposed and goes out to an airport.  On the second out/back, athletes will continue west and then north on the sidewalk path to the south edge of the Swim Beach Parking and turn around at 8.25 miles and return to the Aid Station at 10 miles.  On the final out/back athletes head out of the transition area south on the dirt road adjacent to the Gravel Pond on go to 11.5 miles and turnaround back to the Finish Line at 13.1 miles.. 

 

Video of the Week:

6% Faster In 6 Weeks | Ironman Triathlete Swim Analysis

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Dave Scott to join our list of Mt Rushmore of IRONMAN interviews.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @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!

 

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