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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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Jan 30, 2021

This week we have Sam Long joining us to talk about how exciting he made 2020 for us triathlon fans!  We'll talk about how he inspired us in 2020 with his KOMs, Everesting achievements, Bear Lake Brawl, Daytona and what he has planned for 2021.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

This week's sponsor is Venga CBD. Venga CBD is designed specifically to help athletes perform their best.

Venga has just released its 2021 Training calendar! 

This is a 24” x 36” wall calendar that is amazing and you need this to get the most out of 2021. They have a free version for download that you can print yourself and they have a limited supply of printed calendars that are super cheap and include free shipping.

This calendar is like nothing you’ve ever seen before - the whole year is in this really useful grid design with a row for each month and all the weekends highlighted. It has a goal tracker and all the weeks are numbered so you can quickly calculate training blocks, days between dates, and more. You need this on your wall - and best it’s free from Venga CBD.

Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to download for FREE or buy yours today. It’s awesome.

First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Sam Long
  • Endurance News - Boston Marathon 
  • What New in the 303 - Mountain Swim Series Dates; New Lonetree Sprint
  • Video of the Week - Sam Long 1K Swim Test
  • Swimming discussion
  • Bike Trainer

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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Interview with Sam Long

We had our first interview with Sam 2 years ago in his first year as a pro.  If he wasn't on everyone's radar back then, he is now.  We're going to chat about how far his career has progressed in such a short period of time.  Heck half of that time was in a pandemic.  He gave us something to cheer for in 2020.  He found a way to make training fun in 2020.  He found a way to compete when there weren't races in 2020....even get under peoples skin in 2020.  He seems to be giving his sponsors a ton of value.  Let's get into the interview with Sam Long.

 

Our News is sponsored by 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 lifestyle.  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.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

2021 Boston Marathon Is Scheduled For October 11; All Six World Marathon Majors to Be Contested in 6-Week Span

The B.A.A. announced Tuesday that the 2021 Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, October 11. The race had already been postponed from its traditional spot on the calendar in April and until today remained the only World Marathon Major yet to announce a date for its 2021 edition. The announcement comes with one significant caveat — it will only take place if Massachusetts’ reopening plan allows for road races by the fall.

“We announce the 2021 Boston Marathon date with a cautious optimism, understanding full well that we will continue to be guided by science and our continued collaborative work with local, city, state, and public health officials,” B.A.A president and CEO Tom Grilk said in a press release.

Boston is the only WMM to be held on a weekday, traditionally taking place on Patriots’ Day — the third Monday in April and a state holiday in Massachusetts. This year’s race will retain the Monday date and will coincide with a national holiday, Columbus Day. With the Chicago Marathon scheduled for October 10, this also means two of the world’s largest marathons will be contested on consecutive days.

The most condensed World Major Marathons schedule in history is now set — all six WMM events are slated to be held within a six-week span in the fall. Here’s how it will look (with the Olympics included as well):

August 7 – Women’s Olympic Marathon

August 8 – Men’s Olympic Marathon

September 26: Berlin Marathon

October 3: London Marathon

October 10: Chicago Marathon

October 11: Boston Marathon

October 17: Tokyo Marathon

November 7: New York City Marathon

Endurance Exchange Follow Up

The Road to Tokyo 2021: Preparation

  • Expected to be a super hot swim; Tokyo bay; barrier to open water to keep it cleaner and cooler
  • Tokyo venue
  • Olympic marathon is moved way outside Tokyo due to the heat
  • Cooling pools
  • Putting ice water bottles in the bottle cages during the swim.
  • Letting coaches provide bottles on the run
  • 800 meters of the bike and run course that's on the sand.  Platform half mile long. 
  • Para is a little more condensed.  Usually fewer turns.
  • Test event using cooling ice vests; cooling stations on the run; stockings filled with ice cubes.
  • Challenge getting the vests fully frozen.

 

One-on-One with World Champion Katie Zaferes and Tommy!

  • Dynamic of women's racing - attacking on the bike right from the start.  "The bike matters."  Breakaways are common and you know who they are going to be.
  • Tommy Zaferes photography - favorite of Gustav Eden.

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Mountain Swim Series Announces Race Dates

The organizers of Mountain Swim Series are really excited for a 2021 race season! “The State of Colorado has provided guidance for outdoor events this summer, and we expect to host all four of our open water swims this summer!”​

 

The 2021 Mountain Swim Series dates are on the books, check them out below, and registration opens on the first week of February. You will get an email letting you know that registration is open! But first, a couple of quick notes:

 

There is NO have race-day registration this year, and we will have to close registration 1-week in advance of all races. Please sign up early if you want to swim!!

 

The dates for the swim series are as follows:

Solstice Sunset Swim – Longmont, End of June, not yet confirmed:

This event includes a 1.2 mi, 2.4 mi, and the NEW 500 YD swims!

Carter Lake – Saturday July 17th, 2021:

An out and back 3-mile swim, similar to 2020, in beautiful Northern Colorado.

Chatfield Classic – Sunday August 15th, 2021:

Limited to 200 participants, sign up in while there is still space! 

This event includes a 500 yd, 1 mile and 2 mile swim!

The Castle 2.5K/5K/10K – In Bailey, Saturday August 28th, 2021:

This is the highest altitude organized marathon swim event in the country! We will have the camping option again on Friday night – which you’ll find through the swim registration site. Camping is $40 for a 4 person site and will decrease your morning day of drive!

New Triathlon, New Venue; The Lonetree Sprint South of Loveland, July 31st

Lake to Lake Events is adding a brand new triathlon in a brand new venue on July 31st. The very popular Lake to Lake Triathlon will be held as usual on June 26th, but event producer Peggy Shockley is adding a sprint triathlon utilizing Lone Tree Reservoir located just south of Loveland– – the Lonetree Sprint.

With a slightly longer bike than your traditional Sprint, this event caters perfectly to those who enjoy spending time in the saddle, especially through our beautiful Colorado Foothills.

 

To learn more and register, go to: https://lovelandlaketolake.com/lonetree-sprint/

 

Video of the Week:

1000 Yard TEST SET

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Chaz Davis @blackkidrunning has since traveled across the country to compete, holding three American records and, most recently, was named the 2018 United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Men’s Marathon Champion. Chaz looks forward to this new chapter in his life with his dog Tricia as he pursues his Master’s degree in social work to help people with disabilities. He was recently featured on the Disney+ series IT'S A DOGS LIFE.

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance 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!

Jan 23, 2021

We've all been on our indoor trainers (at least those of us in the northern hemisphere).  This week's interview is with Jim Rutberg who recently co-authored "Ride Inside: The Essential Guide to Get the Most Out of Indoor Cycling".   Jim is known for co-authoring the “Time Crunched Triathlete” with Chris Carmichael and many, many more books on cycling, running and triathlon.

Show Sponsor: VENGA

This week's sponsor is Venga CBD. Venga CBD is designed specifically to help athletes perform their best.

Venga CBD Recovery Balm is beeswax-based and available in 500mg and 1000mg jars. The addition of lavender and eucalyptus essential oil makes you want to slather it all over! Just remember, a little goes a long way.  Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today.

First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Jim Rutberg
  • Endurance News - Endurance Exchange, 2021 Olympics about to be cancelled,
  • What New in the 303 - Paratriathlete Hailey Danz Shares Her Coming Out Story
  • Video of the Week - New "It Could Be Me" video
  • Forgot to mention last week - Tez and recycling

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with

Jim Rutberg is the owner of Rutberg Communications and has been an athlete, coach, content creator, and communications specialist in the outdoor sports, endurance coaching, and cycling event industries for more than 20 years. He has helped promote national and international event brands, and written and ghostwritten thousands of web and magazine articles. Along the way, he has co-authored nine books on training and sports nutrition for cycling, triathlon, and ultrarunning, including The Time-Crunched Cyclist and Time-Crunched Triathlete with Chris Carmichael, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning with Jason Koop, and most recently, Ride Inside with Joe Friel. The core motivation behind Jim’s work is to help events, brands, and coaches inspire people to improve fitness, lead healthy lifestyles, and perform at their best. He can be reached at jim@jimrutberg.com or @jrutberg on Twitter.

Use coupon code 'rideinside' on the Velopress website for 15% off the purchase of the book. The link is: https://www.velopress.com/books/ride-inside/

 

Our News is sponsored by 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 lifestyle.  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.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

Endurance Exchange

Hosted by USA Triathlon, Endurance Exchange is the nation’s largest endurance sports conference. It is designed to grow, inspire and support the endurance sports industry and provide a forum where everyone within the multisport community can learn; share best practices, trends and innovations; network; and celebrate. It comprises three former USA Triathlon-hosted industry events: the USA Triathlon Race Director Summit, the Art and Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium and the Medical Multisport Conference.

 

Day 1 experience:

  • General Session: State of the Sport with USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris
  • Growing Triathlon Through Professionals: Updates from the Professional Triathletes Organisation with Sam Renouf
  • Latest Endurance Sports Industry Trends: Gary Roethenbaugh, MultiSport Research
  • Using Data to Inform Training Plans: The Fundamentals
  • Chris Nikic, You Are an IRONMAN!
  • Returning to Racing with The IRONMAN Group CEO Andrew Messick
  • Triathlon’s Big Four Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before - Join Dave Scott, Scott Molina, Mark Allen, and Scott Tinley
  • The Road to Tokyo 2021: Preparation, Progress, Qualification, & Key Strategies
  •  Why Having A Coach is Critical to Performance

 

Japan looking for a way out of Olympics because of COVID

Tokyo’s Olympics dream likely will have to wait.  The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics — originally slated for last summer — will have to be cancelled because of COVID-19, according to a report from The Times of London.  The report states Japan will now switch its focus to securing he Olympics for the next available year, 2032.  Japan has spent $25 billion on preparations for the competition, though polls have shown 80 percent of Japanese people are against it going on as planned, according to the report.  Despite public posturing from both the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government saying the games can happen, a winter wave of coronavirus cases in Japan has made that goal far more difficult, according to The Times.


Ironman Indiana

This year, IRONMAN Indiana will reward those who choose not to wait. It will welcome those who live by the phrase “now’s the time” instead of “next time”. And most of all, it will give athletes the first and only opportunity to take on 140.6 miles in the longest standing host city of Muncie, Indiana. General Registration opens for IRONMAN Indiana and IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie on January 25th at 12pm ET/11am CT.  We look forward to seeing you in Muncie on October 2, 2021!

 

What's New in the 303:

A Weight Lifted: Paratriathlete Hailey Danz Shares Her Coming Out Story

In November, 2020, I did one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever done. In this social media post, I came out as gay.  I think I’ve known I was gay since college, but I fought it for a long time. I already fell into one minority group having lost my leg to cancer, and I guess I didn’t want there to be one more thing to make me different. Even as I began to accept this piece of my identity, I was ambivalent toward the idea of coming out publicly. On the one hand, it felt like something I shouldn’t be obligated to do. While my sexuality is a part of me, it’s certainly not the most significant part. I didn’t want to make a big deal about being gay because in the grand scheme of who I am, it’s not a big deal.

(It’s my hope that one day people won’t feel like they have to “come out” as we know it, because acceptance of differences in sexuality is the norm. And for the record, I think we’re close to this being the case.)  But the reality is, we’re not there yet. And in our current world, if you’re a gay professional athlete who’s not publicly out, you’re hiding something.

And let me tell you, hiding a part of yourself is exhausting. The weight of that burden is not unlike the weight of a chronically high training load. When you carry it around long enough, fatigue becomes your baseline, and you stop noticing how much effort you’re using just to stay afloat.

 

Triny Willerton and IT COULD BE ME and The Story Behind the New Video

Triny was astounding and led to a movement she created called “It Could Be Me.” She crusades to do everything possible to help makes roads safer for cyclists and vulnerable road users. She played an instrumental role in pushing for legislation in 2019 that greatly increased the penalties for drivers who injure or kill vulnerable road users.

Whats impressive is her tenaciousness and energy for building a community of people who share her passion for making sure the roads are as safe as possible. She has over a 100 ambassadors spreading the cause across North America, Europe and Australia.

In her quest she discovered that part of the problem, or maybe challenge is that motorists don’t see cyclists as everyday people. They “see” them as annoyances, or a nuisance or as “those people in spandex”, almost like they aren’t human.

She decided to embark on a campaign to make sure cyclists are seen as humans and like anyone else. That they are parents, sons, daughters, co-workers, teachers, doctors, friends–just like the motorist–who needs to be respectful and mindful of them and treat them like any other human.

Triny asked people to send videos of themselves talking about who they are and why they love to ride or walk and how they are parents or whatever to remind everyone to be careful and mindful of their own safety. There are now a few thousand videos and even Governor Polis made one for the It Could Be Me Facebook page. She has gotten attention from people all over the world and continues to grow her platform.

She recently released a video to hone in on the mission, even starring Bicycle Colorado’s Executive Director Pete Piccolo!

 

Triny offers these bullets as to her who, what, why, when and how:

*It could be me was founded in 2019 by Triny Willerton after being hit by a careless driver and was almost killed.

*Some drivers have stopped seeing cyclists as human.

*It could be me is on a mission to change the current narrative and re-humanize cyclists and all vulnerable users of the road.

* The video was filmed in the summer of 2020 in Boulder, CO, following all COVID19 guidelines.

*We need to look out for each other more than ever. We can, and we will make roads safer together.

 

Video of the Week:

#itcouldbeme one road

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Chaz Davis @blackkidrunning has since traveled across the country to compete, holding three American records and, most recently, was named the 2018 United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Men’s Marathon Champion. Chaz looks forward to this new chapter in his life with his dog Tricia as he pursues his Master’s degree in social work to help people with disabilities. He was recently featured on the Disney+ series IT'S A DOGS LIFE.

 

Closing:

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

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

#ENDURANCEEXCHANGE

Jan 16, 2021

We continue our inspiration series with a shift to a story about Brian Wiens who this past summer had skied every month for the last 25 years (300 months) here in Colorado.  As I understand it he's continued and should be somewhere around 308 months by now. 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

This week's sponsor is Venga CBD. Venga CBD is designed specifically to help athletes perform their best.

Venga has just released its 2021 Training calendar! 

This is a 24” x 36” wall calendar that is amazing and you need this to get the most out of 2021. They have a free version for download that you can print yourself and they have a limited supply of printed calendars that are super cheap and include free shipping.

This calendar is like nothing you’ve ever seen before - the whole year is in this really useful grid design with a row for each month and all the weekends highlighted. It has a goal tracker and all the weeks are numbered so you can quickly calculate training blocks, days between dates, and more. You need this on your wall - and best it’s free from Venga CBD.

Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to download for FREE or buy yours today. It’s awesome.

Your existing first-time order offer is still 30% off (303PODCAST) but we've also added a coupon for 50% off your first month's subscription (303SUBSCRIPTION).

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Brian Wiens
  • Endurance News - Endurance Exchange, Ice Swimming Record, Team UAE Covid vaccined
  • What New in the 303 - Colorado Classic cancels 2021; resume 2022
  • Video of the Week - Garage Talk with Eric Kenney

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

How to Know When to Keep Pushing, By Sara Hall, Elite Marathon Runner

I’ve been doing some thinking about this – if you’re failing at something, how do you know when to keep pushing through and when to move on/redirect? Our culture glorifies never giving up on your dream (yet simultaneously loves to declare someone is “done”),but for how long and when do you say “when”? Mine is an experience of one, but here are the things along the way that made me decide to continue pushing vs. hang up my racing shoes.

Sara Hall is one of the top marathoners in the world and the 2nd fastest U.S. marathoner of all-time. In 2020, she set a new marathon personal best of 2:20:32 at The Marathon Project and became the first American to podium at the London Marathon since 2006, placing 2nd.  Learn more about how Sara fuels her training with UCAN.

Nutrition for serious athletes.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

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Interview with Brian Wiens

When COVID-19 shut down ski resorts in Colorado. Brian Wiens went into the backcountry in March, worrying if the pandemic would stop his streak and his goal of skiing 300 consecutive months in Colorado.  In the winter months, skiing at the resorts is a peace of cake.  Even at my most committed I may have strung together a couple seasons in a row of skiing November to April.  Sure some places like A-Basin are open until June and opens in October/November.  If you want to ski in July or August, your putting  your skis on your back and hiking a few hours to find a snow field above 12-13,000 feet.  Imagine the discipline and commitment (and hopefully some cool stories) to do 12 months in a row.  Now multiply that by 25.  Let's talk to Brian Wiens.

 

Our News is sponsored by 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 lifestyle.  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.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

Cycling-Tour champion Pogacar and UAE Emirates mates first team to get COVID-19 vaccine

(Reuters) - Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar and his UAE Emirates team mates has been vaccinated against COVID-19 at a training camp in Abu Dhabi, the team said on Friday.

“The riders and staff of the Tour de France 2020 winning team UAE Team Emirates have taken the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention approved COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinopharm CNBG,” UAE Emirates said in a statement.

“A total of 27 riders, including the Tour de France 2020 winner Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar, plus 32 staff have now received the vaccine.”  They are the first professional cycling team to be vaccinated.

 

RUSSIAN YEKATERINA NEKRASOVA BREAK ICE SWIMMING WORLD RECORD

Editor’s Note: This swim was done by a professional under the supervision of other professionals. Do not attempt this, or anything similar, on your own.

Just when you thought your morning practice jump-in was cold, Moscow swimmer Yekaterina Nekrasova went ice-swimming in her native Russia in order to claim a new world record.

Swimming on Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest and deepest lake, the finless Nekrasova swam under ice for 85 meters without surfacing. The previous record of this type stood at 70 meters set by South African Amber Fillary in Norway in 2019. The water temperature was said to be 0ºC or 32ºF and 40-year-old Nekrasova completed the feat sans wetsuit. (Moscow Times)

In the video below showing her new world record-setting ice swim, you can see where her support team cut through the estimated 25 cm-thick ice at regular intervals in order to assist Nekrasova should she need to abandon the effort.

But Nekrasova is apparently just getting started. State-run media reported her coach, Russian Winter Swimming Federation Head Andrei Bugai as saying, “Ekaterina plans to overcome 100 meters this year.”

 

What's New in the 303:

Colorado Classic Plans a Return to Racing in 2022, Cancels 2021 Event

The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation, America’s premier women’s only racing event, today announced its plans to return to racing in 2022 and not hold an event in 2021.

Following an overwhelming success in its debut as a women’s standalone event in 2019, racing worldwide came to a halt at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite their fierce commitment to creating an innovative and safe live racing model, organizers behind the event had to cancel the 2020 edition due to ongoing health concerns.

Now, with the 2021 race season looming, the pandemic situation remains uncertain at best. As such, organizers decided to not push forward with a 2021 event.

“In 2020, we spent months working tirelessly in conjunction with State, County and City organizations, health authorities, and the sports governing bodies to come up with a COVID mitigation plan that would ensure the health and safety for everyone. In the end, the most prudent decision was still to cancel the event. With the current situation being just as uncertain as it was last year, we don’t think it makes sense — financial or otherwise — to organize a 2021 event and risk another cancellation,” said Ken Gart, Chairman of RPM Events Group, the organizers of the Colorado Classic.

“This is not an easy decision to make. We know that this race holds an important place on both the domestic and international race calendars, and we remain committed to our goal of being the best women’s race in the world. But we hope that by delaying the event to 2022, the pandemic will have stabilized and we’ll be able to secure the necessary financial partners to do our event justice and host another game-changing, world-class event as we did in 2019.”

 

Video of the Week:

Eric Kenney, Boulder based Triathlon Coach

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Chaz Davis @blackkidrunning has since traveled across the country to compete, holding three American records and, most recently, was named the 2018 United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Men’s Marathon Champion. Chaz looks forward to this new chapter in his life with his dog Tricia as he pursues his Master’s degree in social work to help people with disabilities. He was recently featured on the Disney+ series IT'S A DOGS LIFE.

 

Closing:

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

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jan 9, 2021

We are kicking off our inspiration series with someone who's whole mission is to inspire others to break their own self-imposed limitations, and he's doing it epic style.  Bill, remember the phrase that summed up our plan for 2021?  #DOEPICSHIT.  Tez Steinberg, Founder of United World Challenge solo rowed from California to Hawaii this past summer/fall and we get to hear what it was like for 6 weeks alone, rowing, in the largest deepest ocean on the planet.  Do epic shit, indeed. 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Today's show is sponsored by Venga CBD.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety.  Venga CBD products are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD. 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Tez Steinberg
  • Endurance News - Aliphine Tuliamuk, Olympic Marathon Trial champ having a baby
  • What New in the 303 - BRAC Q/A with Andy Johnson; Castle Rock Fat Bike Snow Adventure
  • Video of the Week - Tez Steinberg on Land Sighting after 70 days

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

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Interview with Tez Steinberg

We first spoke to Tez Steinberg in the summer of 2019.  He was preparing to do the solo row from California to Hawaii in the winter 2019-2020.  We stayed in touch to follow his story.  His schedule was delayed until the summer of 2020.  While most of us were isolating because of COVID, Tez was isolated by himself for 6 weeks 2,700 miles, documenting the plastic in the Pacific and collecting , and raising $76K for scholarships to United World College.  

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Endurance News:

Marathon trials champion uses Olympic postponement to start family

Even if she couldn't immediately renew her nursing assistant license to help during the coronavirus pandemic, marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk was determined to be productive through a one-year postponement until the Tokyo Olympics.

One way was to fulfill orders for her crocheted Allie Resiliency Beanies that took off following her victory at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in late February 2020.

The other way, she and her long-time boyfriend Tim Gannon decided, was to start a family. So this month, the 31-year-old Tuliamuk will give birth in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Then when she is physically ready, Tuliamuk will resume training with Northern Arizona Elite in Flagstaff to prepare for the Olympic marathon Aug. 7 in Sapporo, site of the 1972 Winter Olympics selected for distance events due to excessive summer heat in Tokyo.

For Tuliamuk and Gannon, engaged to be married, the birth of their daughter already named Zoe will be a joyous start to 2021 that her coach believes will carry over through the hard work necessary to prepare for the Olympics.  "Aliphine is as happy as she's ever been, and I just think there's something to be said for that," NAZ Elite coach Ben Rosario said. "Any couple who's really wanted to have a baby then have one, sure there's stress that comes with that and sleepless nights. But overall there's joy. And Aliphine has always competed best when she's happy.

Tuliamuk naturally was ecstatic after conquering the demanding trials course in Atlanta to win in 2:27.33 and become the first Olympic qualifier for NAZ Elite, going into its eighth year of operation. Her finish-line celebration with teammates Stephanie Bruce (sixth) and Kellyn Taylor (eighth) is one of the indelible 2020 Olympic sport memories before the Tokyo Games were postponed less than a month later.

In early December, Tuliamuk made her pregnancy public via social media. "Tim and I always knew that we wanted to have a family," she said. "The goal was post 2020 Olympics. As it turned out this year had other plans. By mid-April we were convinced there will be no more races this season. The darkness ahead was too much, we created our own light at the end of the tunnel.

"If anyone told me this would be the case 10 months ago, I would have called them crazy, but this is 2020. We planned this knowing that we would have six-plus months to get ready for Tokyo Olympics."

 

What's New in the 303:

 

BRAC a Year in Review and What’s Ahead with President Andy Johnson

303Endurance caught up with Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) President, Andy Johnson to take a look back at 2020 and all the challenges and how they will help BRAC moving forward in 2021 and beyond to benefit not only bike racing community, but the cycling community in general. 

 

303: You have mentioned a new name for BRAC, are you ready to reveal that at this time and if so what is it?

 

Andy: Years ago when BRAC was under different leadership, the organization was keen on creating a URL that speaks to the larger vision of BRAC’s role in the Colorado cycling community.  So, if approved at Club Council in February, the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (which is a mouthful) and BRAC (which is always awkward to say and explain) will be known as ColoradoCycling.Org.  The name change affords us the ability to talk about cycling and cycling events in the broader context of our Colorado community.

 

Castle Rock Fat Bike Snow Adventure and Cultural Hub Extraordinaire?

When I say Castle Rock, Colorado…what comes to mind? Awesome backcountry adventure? A gritty and popular brew pub vibe from “the other side of the tracks”. Perhaps that shining monument to Law and Order—The Douglas County Jail complex? Or, if you are like me, Castle Rock reminds you of New York City right? Well, in an epic Dirt Journal mix tape they all collided last week.

If Castle Rock reminds you of none of the above, except perhaps the Justice Center (that’s a separate story on to itself) I’ll show you how this overgrown Highlands Ranch is actually a trippy Narnia. You just need to put on the magic rose colored hippie glasses to see it.

If you have been reading Dirt Journal, a familiar sequence is starting to appear: Bike, Business, Beer, Boondoggle. My Castle Rock mission was long overdue but with the last snow and cooler weather…and the holidays upon us…it was “go” time for Castle Rock.

 

Video of the Week:

Day 70 | September 10 | Mile 2601

 

Closing:

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

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jan 1, 2021

Happy New Year!  This year you will see us pursue a number of themes and January is our "Inspiration" series.

Our feature interview this week is one of our audience favorites for 2020.  If you are in your mid forties and think your best years are behind you, think again.  Today we're taking you on a journey with endurance sports writer, coach and elite runner, Matt Fitzgerald.  Matt decided to live out a dream to train and race with a professional running team to see exactly how much potential he still had in his 46 year old body.  He ran as a pro at the Chicago Marathon trying to beat a 9 year PR of 2:41.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Matt Fitzgerald
  • What New in the 303 - New for 2021
  • Video of the Week - Sara Hall

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Interview with Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald @fitwriter has written more than 20 books on endurance sports.  Among his books is his latest, The Comeback Quotient.  In The Comeback Quotient, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald shares the stories of top athletic comebacks, to give you inspiration and tools for your own comeback in sport or life. 

2:39:30 redefining his sense of what is possible.

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Video of the Week:

Sara Hall runs second fastest American marathon time EVER at Marathon Project | NBC Sports

Sara Hall finished 2020 in style, setting her personal best in the marathon on her way to winning The Marathon Project in Chandler, AZ. Her record time of 2:20:32 is the 2nd fastest women’s marathon time in American history. It comes on the heels of her 2nd place finish at the London Marathon, where she also set a personal best just 11 weeks prior to shattering her own mark by 89 seconds at The Marathon Project.

Closing:

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

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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