Info

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.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
2021
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: March, 2021
Mar 27, 2021

A couple of weeks ago our Video of the Week was Triathlon Taren sharing his take on IRONMAN's Andrew Messick video communicating their policy for race cancellations. This week's guest is Triathlon Taren who has built an impressive brand offering content and insights to triathletes around the world.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

 

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

 

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

 

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

 

 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 - Triathlon Taren
  • Endurance News -  Collin's Cup commissions FilmNova; Barkley Marathons has no finishers; Chris Froome a maybe for the GC slot
  • What New in the 303 - Did triathlon start in San Diego or Los Alomos, NM?
  • Video of the Week -  Triathlon Taren's on IRONMAN's cancellation policy video

 

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

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

Interview with Triathlon Taren

Triathlon Taren is a triathlete who shares tips for beginner triathletes looking to create their triathlon training plans.

 

Tarenisms:

- Check out the Triathlon Taren Podcast, it's the most highly ranked triathlon podcast in the world

-Taren lost more than 60lbs after getting into triathlon

- Taren has the following personal best race times: 1:04 sprint, 2:12 Olympic, 4:28 half-Ironman,  9:41 Ironman, 19:00 5k, 1:28:06 half marathon

- Taren lives in Winnipeg

- Taren's wife is "No Triathlon Kim"

- Taren and Kim own two dogs: a charcoal lab named Graycie and a rescue named Petey

- Taren used to be a professional curler

 

We are going to talk about Taren's background, and about living/training in Winnipeg.  He has developed a brand and following that makes him a household name in triathlon these days.  We're going to learn a little more about his podcast, YouTube channel and his MyMottiv site and brand.  If we have time we'll chat about the IRONMAN video and how races are handling COVID cancels/reschedules and his outlook on the return to racing.  Let's get into our interview with Triathlon Taren.

 

 

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:

 

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION COMMISSIONS FILMNOVA TO PRODUCE GLOBAL BROADCAST OF THE COLLINS CUP 2021

LONDON, ENGLAND: The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today announced that it has commissioned outside broadcast specialists, FilmNova, to deliver live coverage of the PTO’s flagship event – The Collins Cup on 28th August at the extraordinary x-bionic® sphere in Šamorín, near Bratislava, Slovakia. They will work alongside multi award winning director, Martin Turner, who will head the broadcast team as Executive Producer.

 

The Collins Cup is a new race format modelled after the Ryder Cup, which will see teams of International, European and USA athletes pitted against one another and aims to create and leverage the excitement, rivalry, drama and personalities of the sport of triathlon to attract a wider fan base.

 

The 2021 Barkley Marathons Had No Finishers

This year’s Barkley Marathons looked slightly different than previous editions. There were few international competitors due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, and because of this, a smaller field of runners (usually 40 runners line up), almost entirely Americans, took on the beast. Additionally, runners were required to get COVID-19 tests ahead of arrival, among other safety protocols.

 

A strong contingent of Barkley veterans lined up at the start, including Big’s Backyard champion Maggie Guterl, two-time Barkley Fall Classic winner Liz Canty, the only three-time Barkley finisher Jared Campbell, and multi-time Barkley attempter Jamil Coury. There was also a lot of excitement around Barkley virgins (first-timers) Courtney Dauwalter, Western States and Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc champion; and Luke Nelson, Tor des Geants finisher. Guterl, Canty, and Dauwalter were attempting to become the first woman to finish the Barkley.

 

The race started midweek, in order to deter spectators. Founder Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell blew the conch at 2:03 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 18, and runners set off on the first loop an hour later, when Cantrell lit his cigarette. Runners dealt with rainy and foggy conditions throughout the entire event.

 

 

‘It’s impossible to say’: Chris Froome unsure of when he’ll be ready to fight for GC in races again

Chris Froome has admitted that he doesn’t know when he will be able to compete for victory again.

 

The Briton is continuing his comeback from serious injuries at this week’s Volta a Catalunya, but despite headlining Israel Start-up Nation’s team, he was dropped on the opening stage and finished 90th on stage two’s time trial, 2-05 down on former Ineos Grenadiers team-mate Rohan Dennis.

 

The upbeat and confident Froome has made no secret in declaring his intention to win a record-equalling fifth Tour de France, but asked by Cycling Weekly if that was still a realistic goal he could fulfil this season, he said: “I can’t really put any time on it. I am just taking it one week at a time at the moment.

 

“It’s just about following the process and I am not putting a timeline on it. Naturally, I would love to be ready for the Tour de France but I have to keep following the process and do what I can.”

 

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

How Triathlon was Introduced to the World

The History and Background of Triathlons

A “triathlon” is defined as a three-part sports discipline comprising swimming, cycling, and running. The three sports are contested as a continuous event without a rest. The triathlon can be an individual or team event over varying distances.

 

Triathlon history dates back to the early 1970s and originated with the San Diego Track Club. The triathlon was designed to be an alternative to hard track training. The first triathlon event was held on September 25, 1974. Don Shanahan and Jack Johnstone are pioneers in the history of the triathlon. The San Diego Track Club sponsored the event. The triathlon then comprised a 10 km run, 8 km cycle, and 500 m swim. In 1989, the sport was awarded Olympic status and featured for the first time at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in Australia. Since then, the sport has grown in popularity. In fact, no other sport achieved Olympic status in such a short time. Over the next decade, the triathlon grew by leaps and bounds and soon gained recognition worldwide.

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

 

Video of the Week:

We NEED to talk about this IRONMAN “Update”

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

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!

Mar 20, 2021

This week we have Megan Hottman "The Cyclist Lawyer" joining us to share how the last year of COVID has impacted the cycling community and her advocacy for cycling safety.  We are also interested to learn how this time has allowed her to take care of clients and herself and finding balance through the simplification of "the van life".

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

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 - Megan Hottman
  • Endurance News - Dick Hoyt, The Tri Summit, IM TX Cancelled
  • What New in the 303 - Colorado Pro Race Results Challenge Miami
  • Video of the Week -  Tri Summit "Nutrition Periodization" with Tim O'Donnell and Bob Seebohar

 

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

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Megan Hottman

Megan Hottman earned her B.A. in Corporate Communications, magna cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate, both from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  After law school, she accepted two consecutive judicial clerkships; one in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City, Missouri and one in Jefferson County District Court in Golden, Colorado.

Hottman has represented over 120 cyclists in their individual cases, as well as provided counsel to other plaintiff's lawyers, to cycling groups, bike shops, and organizations.  She has authored countless articles and also co-authored a cycling-law resource book, Bicycle Accidents, Crashes & Collisions.

In addition to representing her own clients, she has been endorsed as a cycling expert by other lawyers.  She is known by Colorado cyclists as well as her fellow attorneys as THE go-to lawyer for anything cycling-related.  She handles cases in all 50 states, and is licensed in Missouri, Colorado, Arizona and Nebraska.  She provides frequent legal education seminars on biking laws, trends she sees in her cases and those nationwide, and education to both novice and veteran riders alike.  She also provides educational and training opportunities to law enforcement officers. 

In March 2015, Hottman and her practice were featured in an article titled "Broken Spokes" in Outside Magazine.  A few months later, she was also featured on HBO Real Sports, in a "Bike Wars" episode. 

 

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:

Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt has died at age 80

Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt died Wednesday morning at age 80, according to his son, Russ Hoyt. He passed peacefully in his sleep due to heart failure, his son said.

Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, became Boston Marathon legends after their first run in 1980, during which the dad pushed Rick in a custom racing chair, according to the Boston Athletic Association.

The two completed a total of 32 Boston Marathons together, including a final finish in 2014, the association added.

"Dick personified what it meant to a be a Boston Marathoner, showing determination, passion, and love every Patriots' Day for more than three decades," the association said in a statement.

 

The Tri Summit (sponsored in part by UCAN)

Hosted by the legendary Bob Babbitt and guest host Dede Griesbauer (Ultraman World Record Holder), you will be taken on a journey with 15 top pro triathletes and experts to learn about curated topics in the sport of triathlon, with a particular focus on how to best emerge from the pandemic to successful racing. Your personal best is ahead of you in 2021.

 

The Return to Racing: 

This event features an exploration of what it will be like to return to triathlon racing after 12 months of nearly zero racing during the pandemic. Can we safely race? Will races ever be back to normal?

- Measures taken by race directors to ensure a safe environment

- Tips to best prepare for pandemic-era racing

- How did Challenge Daytona pull off a race weekend of 2400 racers?

- Races returning to normal – ever?

Guests: Challenge Family CEO Bill Christy, Ironman Executive Paul Huddle, and Race Director & USAT Board Member Gabriela Gallegos

 

Avoiding Injury Upon Your Return: 

With races being deferred from 2020 to 2021, and athletes chomping at the bit to race again, many of us already have packed racing calendars for 2021. How do we avoid injury and overdoing it?

- Recognizing overtraining and over-racing

- Race calendar dynamics unique to these times

- Proven recovery and injury-prevention tools

- Recommendations for a smart return to triathlon racing, without injury

Guests: Mark Allen, Andy Potts and Lesley Paterson

 

Nutrition Periodization

Link to Access Premier:  https://youtu.be/48gyyuZPTwQ

We’ve essentially had a 1 ½ year Base Phase during the pandemic. How should your nutrition vary during the offseason, Base Phase, Build Phase and Peak Phase? Bob Seebohar, Olympic dietitian for the 2008 US Triathlon team, triathlon superstar Tim O’Donnell, and host Dede Griesbauer, share how nutrition should ebb and flow during different times of the training cycle.

Featuring: Tim O’Donnell and Bob Seebohar

Hosted by: Dede Griesbauer

Get Sleeker to Get Faster

Link to Access Premier:  https://youtu.be/0aS7VKNczKk

For a year, we’ve had the luxury of ignoring our “sleekness” due to a lack of racing. Join us to explore how aerodynamics and hydrodynamics translate to “free speed,” PRs and podiums from Challenge Daytona Champion and the reigning IRONMAN 70.3 Champion, Gustav Iden, and from experts Hunter Allen and Alex de Boer.  This also included a great discussion about using power on the bike and run. Gustav uses running power to pace himself on hilly courses.

Featuring: Gustav Iden, Hunter Allen and Alex de Boer

 

Performance Metrics to Master 2021

​​​​We’ve never had such a powerful array of tools to measure, measure, measure, as we have now due to technological breakthroughs. Knowing where you are now is the first step to understanding how to get to where you want to be as we emerge from the pandemic. Learn from Olympian Katie Zaferes and Joel Filliol what metrics they have found valuable, and how they leverage them for peak performance.

- Training Periodization

- What tools are available to us, and which metrics should you pay attention to

- How can these technologies be leveraged for top performance

- Pros and cons of using data

 

Take Virtual With You

Before the pandemic, virtual racing and solo challenges were rare. During the pandemic, they were all we had. What’s the right approach after the pandemic?? Can we build better athletes through a hybrid approach where virtual races and solo challenges are part of the training process to yield better performances at in-person events?

- Forms of virtual racing and challenges that exist, and which have proven valuable

- Virtual races and challenges that the guests have done, have encouraged, and have seen

- Mindset of successfully executing virtual races

- Mental health for athletes

- Expert thoughts on taking virtual racing and challenges into the post-pandemic world

Featuring Elite Coach Ryan Bolton, Heather Jackson and sports psychologist Colleen Sager

Ironman Texas Cancelled -

We have learned from both Harris County and Harris County Toll Road Authority that due to the Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level System currently at Level 1: Stay Home, and the resulting impact this has on the bike course, we regret to inform you that the IRONMAN Texas triathlon cannot take place on April 24, 2021.

Despite the change for IRONMAN Texas, as of today, the IRONMAN 70.3 Texas triathlon taking place in Galveston on April 11 and the IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock taking place on June 27, remain as scheduled and preparations are ongoing.

Additionally, IRONMAN officials are working on an additional race location in Texas to host a full-distance IRONMAN event in 2021. More information on this is expected to be finalized and shared in the near future.

 

What's New in the 303:

Many Coloradans Race Challenge Miami, Leiferman, Von Berg Earn Podium Spot, Matt Miller Happy to be Racing Again!

As storm Xylia pummeled the Front Range of Colorado, many Coloradans raced the Challenge Miami Triathlon over the weekend. Ten Colorado based pro’s and a large contingent of athletes from Boulder’s BASE team raced the three day event. On the pro podium hoisting some champagne from Boulder were Chris Leiferman (4) and Rudy Von Berg (5). Germany’s Jan Frodeno won the men’s race over Lionel Sanders (2) and Ben Kanute (3). For the women, in a bit of a surprise, British triathlete Jodie Stimpson edged out favored Lucy Charles-Barclay of Britain by almost a minute and a half. Rounding out the women’s podium were Jackie Hering, Sara Perez Sala and Skye Moench. Boulder’s Lisa Bechares and Lesley Smith (A BASE sponsored athlete) finished 11th and 12th respectively. Other Colorado pros finishing included Tyler Butterfield (7), Tim O’Donnell (11), Matt Hanson (13), Ben Hoffman (16) and Robbie Deckard (19).

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

Video of the Week:

TheTriSummit Session: Nutrition Periodization

 

Upcoming Interviews:

We covered Triathlon Taren's video analysis of the video IRONMAN's Andrew Messick put out about their handling of race cancellations.  We're looking forward to hearing his perspective on the state of the sport and the trends he's seeing.

Coach Brian Grasky has a great background as a USAFA grad, F-16 pilot, triathlete and Level 3 USAT coach. He also had a couple of great presentations at the Endurance Exchange.  We are talking about how to plan for success and handle failure as an athlete and a coach.

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

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!

Mar 13, 2021

This week we are continuing our theme on discipline and development with coach Ryan Bolton of Bolton Endurance Sports Training.  Ryan presented at the Endurance Exchange on the topic of Balancing Quantitative and Qualitative Data with Dirk Friel.  We are also going to be talking about his coaching philosophies and how he uses objective and subjective data to coach Sam for example.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

 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 - Ryan Bolton
  • Endurance News - Challenge Miami today; The Tri Summit March 18-21
  • What New in the 303 - Open Letter From Without Limits on Upcoming Season
  • Video of the Week - Sam Long 1000 Time Trial Rematch Video

 

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

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Ryan Bolton

Ryan Bolton (born March 26, 1973 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is an athlete from the United States. He competed in cross country, swimming and track for Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming. He ran cross country and track for the University of Wyoming. He now competes in triathlon.

Bolton competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[3] He took twenty-fifth place with a total time of 1:50:52.95. Bolton won the 2002 Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid. Bolton was coached by Joe Friel.

Bolton now coaches a group of elite runners in Santa Fe, NM with the Harambee Track Club.

Bolton competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Bolton won the 2002 Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid. Bolton was coached by Joe Friel.

 

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:

Challenge Miami and PTO Rankings

Many of our PTO Professionals will be racing at CHALLENGEMIAMI® on Friday which is an important race as they will not only be racing for their result on the day but, crucially, for much sought after PTO World Rankings Points which will enable them to qualify for the Collins Cup later this year. With the top four ranked male and female athletes being automatically selected for Team Europe, Team International and Team USA, those currently in those qualification spots will be keen to solidify their position. Equally, those not already qualified will be eager to move up in the PTO World Rankings to be eligible for automatic qualification or to impress their Team Captains enough to be chosen as a Captain’s Pick.

As with Challenge Daytona in December, this race will also take place on a NASCAR track, the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The women’s pro race is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET with the men’s following at 3:15 p.m. ET, and much of the racing action will be centered around the 650-acre speedway venue, which has two lakes, a 1.5-mile oval track, and a 2.2-mile road around it. The pros will be racing a unique distance: a one-mile swim, a 39-mile bike, and a 10.5-mile run. Similarly to Challenge Daytona, this race course will suit those athletes who can hold fast, flat power on the bike as they race a total of 17 laps on the track. The run course involves seven laps.

For those wanting to catch all the pro racing action live, you can tune into Challenge Miami’s Facebook page. It will cost $2.99 to watch the pro race. A highlights show of the pro race will also be broadcast on NBCSN on March 18 at 2 p.m. ET, March 21 at noon ET, and March 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The age-group races—which take place on Saturday and Sunday—will also be livestreamed on Facebook (for no cost).

 

Challenge Miami Schedule of Events

The Tri Summit (sponsored in part by UCAN)

March 17-19, the TriSummit is for triathletes who don’t settle. For triathletes who have a growth mindset, and want to get the most out of themselves as we return to racing in 2021. It doesn’t matter whether the goal is to finish, to PR, or to qualify for Kona or USAT Nationals…what brings triathletes together at TheTriSummit is the pursuit of something greater than who you are today.

Hosted by the legendary Bob Babbitt and guest host Dede Griesbauer (Ultraman World Record Holder), you will be taken on a journey with 15 top pro triathletes and experts to learn about curated topics in the sport of triathlon, with a particular focus on how to best emerge from the pandemic to successful racing. Your personal best is ahead of you in 2021.

 

What's New in the 303:

Open Letter From Without Limits on Upcoming Season and New Waitlist Option

As the days start to grow longer, that cabin fever has many of you wondering; what will triathlon season look like? Things are starting to move in the right direction for Colorado and the current COVID-Dial 2.0. Just this past week, Jefferson and Broomfield Counties recently moved to Level Blue, and the state enters Vaccine Phase 1B.3 for ages 60+ this Friday. Boulder County (Colorado Tri on June 5th) and Larimer County (XTERRA Lory on June 12th) “should” still safely enter Level Green (500 event limit) by the end of May.

We use “should” in quotes, as our goal continues to stay on the side of caution, giving each event the best possible chance to move forward. That being said, we’re placing a 250-athlete cap (Level Blue) on ALL June events. Our new registration provider (TriReg) has a waitlist feature. How does it work? Once we hit the 250 level you’ll be able to register for the waitlist, and it will store your payment info temporarily without charging you. Assuming we hit Level Green, then you’ll be automatically rolled into the event without any additional sign-up needed, receiving an immediate update e-mail.

Our goal is to notify all wait list athletes a minimum of 3 weeks prior to race day. Please note, that current 250 capacity level is combined for all distances. Unlike some running events that have been able to stage multiple waves throughout the day, we face unique obstacles such as limited water access, that prevent this option.

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

303 Book of the Month

We have an oldie but a goodie to recommend, especially as crews begin their climbs up Everest. Bear Grylls wrote about his climb in 2000. This book is a bit different, it shares a lot of interesting detail about his experience, as in normal stuff, like trying to go to the bathroom at 23,000 feet in the dark, stuff you have maybe always wondered about, how scared he was at 23 to try this climb.

 

Video of the Week:

SAM LONG - MY 1,000 YARD SWIM TEST SET REMATCH!!!

 

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!

Mar 6, 2021

This week we are talking to the USAT national ranked 4th in the 40-49 AG, Tim Hola.  We are kicking off our discipline and development theme with someone who clearly knows how to manage all the responsibilities of family, career, and still finding the time to train effectively.  We are looking to figure out how he lives his life with such discipline and has developed a process for repeating success!

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

 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 - Tim Hola
  • Endurance News - TheTriSummit
  • What New in the 303 - C. Springs Paralympic Triathlon Team Announced and Alchemy Custom Frames in Denver
  • Video of the Week - Latest Danny MacAskill Video
  • Personal - signed up for Ragnar

 

 

Interview with Tim Hola

I first remember meeting Tim Hola over a decade ago when he guest spoke at our tri club. I was so impressed and awestruck.  As it turned out he was super approachable and he's has been such a good ambassador to the sport.  When it comes to discipline and development, he was one of the first people who came to mind.  Let's get into our interview with Tim Hola. 

 

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:

The Tri Summit (sponsored in part by UCAN)

March 17-19, the TriSummit is for triathletes who don’t settle. For triathletes who have a growth mindset, and want to get the most out of themselves as we return to racing in 2021. It doesn’t matter whether the goal is to finish, to PR, or to qualify for Kona or USAT Nationals…what brings triathletes together at TheTriSummit is the pursuit of something greater than who you are today.

Hosted by the legendary Bob Babbitt and guest host Dede Griesbauer (Ultraman World Record Holder), you will be taken on a journey with 15 top pro triathletes and experts to learn about curated topics in the sport of triathlon, with a particular focus on how to best emerge from the pandemic to successful racing. Your personal best is ahead of you in 2021.

 

What's New in the 303:

USA TRIATHLON ANNOUNCES 2021 TOYOTA U.S. PARATRIATHLON NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced the 16 members of the 2021 Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team, the group of athletes who will represent the U.S. at the highest levels of elite paratriathlon competition during the 2021 season.

The talented group, which includes four Paralympic triathlon medalists and six world champions, will compete at World Triathlon Para Cup events, World Triathlon Para Series events and the World Triathlon Para Championships throughout 2021. Select athletes will also represent Team USA at the postponed Paralympic Games Tokyo 2021, which will take place this summer from Aug. 24-Sept. 5.

“USA Triathlon is proud to honor the 16 paratriathletes who will represent us on the world stage this season,” said Amanda Duke Boulet, USA Triathlon Paralympic Program Director. “The 2021 roster includes both veterans of the sport and relative newcomers, but all have the potential to win medals against fierce international competition. Our athletes have adaptability and resilience at their core, and they are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to qualify and compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games this summer.”

The Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team is supported by Toyota, USA Triathlon’s Exclusive Mobility & Automotive Partner. Toyota has shown unparalleled commitment to the paratriathlon program, serving as the title partner for the Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships and in 2019 combining with the Challenged Athletes Foundation and USA Triathlon to offer the first-ever professional prize purse for the event. Toyota also directly sponsors select Team Toyota paratriathletes.

Defending Paralympic champions Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio, PTS5) and Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz., PTS2) headline the roster. Norman and Seely won gold in their respective categories in paratriathlon’s debut at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. Both also competed in track & field in Rio, with Norman earning bronze in the 400 meters on the track. The two have a combined five Paratriathlon World Championship titles between them. Seely won the 2019 ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability after her undefeated 2018 season, and Norman was nominated for the same award in 2017.

Seely led a U.S. podium sweep in Rio with silver medalist Hailey Danz (Colorado Springs, Colo., PTS2) and bronze medalist Melissa Stockwell (Colorado Springs, Colo., PTS2), a U.S. Army veteran. The trio are currently training as part of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team Program based at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the lead-up to Tokyo.

 

Alchemy Bikes Making Custom Frames in Denver

303 visited Alchemy’s office and manufacturing facility along the Cherry Creek bike path to check out the new Arktos. We hadn’t been here before and took a tour and met the staff. They make their own carbon and titanium frames here–very high quality ones at that. Not many people make carbon frames in the United States. Customers have one place they can have a custom carbon or titanium frame made locally is pretty cool. Look for a more comprehensive article about Alchemy and all their bikes and how they design and make them!

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

Video of the Week:

Danny MacAskill - The Slabs

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Olympian and coach Ryan Bolton joins us.  One of my favorite presentations at the Endurance Exchange was the discussion between Ryan Bolton and Dirk Friel of Training Peaks on 'balancing objective and subjective data'.

 

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!

1