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Jul 31, 2021

Welcome to Episode #295 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock.  Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.  This week we continue our celebration and coverage of the Olympics.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Kristian Blummenfelt
  • Endurance News - Olympic Triathlon Results, Blummenfelt, Duffy, MTR, Fucking Boat
  • What New in the 303 - Mt Evans Hill Climb, Lone Tree Tri
  • Video of the Week - Flora Duffy and the Men's False Start

 

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Interview with Kristian Blummenfelt (10/23/20)

Thanks to last week's guest, Heather Novickis, agent for more than half a dozen triathletes and swimmers competing in Tokyo.  Kevin McDowell came in 6th place (highest men's triathlon Olympic history).  Abbey Weitzeil won Bronze in the 4x100 Relay Freestyle.

 

The Gold medals Big news this past week in Olympic Triathlon with wins by Kristian Blummenfelt and Flora Duffy last Sunday and Monday.  We are replaying our interview with Kristian earlier this year.

 

Bermuda Wins Summer Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That

TOKYO — With a population of just 63,000, Bermuda has become the smallest nation or territory to win an Olympic gold medal in the Summer Games.

On a drizzly morning in Tokyo, Flora Duffy, 33, clinched the victory for the British island territory in women's individual triathlon – a grueling race made up of open-water swimming for nearly a mile, biking almost 25 miles and running 6.2 miles.

"Flora Duffy was already Bermuda's golden girl before she set off on the Olympic women's triathlon tonight, but she is now simply solid gold after destroying a world-class field in Tokyo," local newspaper The Royal Gazette gushed after her victory.

Duffy is one of two Bermudian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics. The remote set of islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is more than 600 miles from the closest land mass.

Duffy's win is all the more impressive because she battled back from multiple injuries, including a foot issue that took her out of competition for a full year in 2018-2019. In November 2020, she said she was also dealing with knee inflammation.

Bermuda Wins Summer Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That

 

Olympic Champion: Kristian Blummenfelt triumphant in Tokyo

After more than a decade of meticulous planning with his team, it was Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt who was crowned the men’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Triathlon Champion on Monday morning on Odaiba Bay, delivering one of the most gutsy runs possible to take the tape with a roar, at the end of a truly epic battle of wills.

For much of the run, Great Britain’s Alex Yee looked like he might just continue his remarkable rise all the way to the top of the triathlon tree, only for the inimitable Norwegian to put in one final and ultimately decisive charge, New Zealand’s 23-year-old Hayden Wilde hanging tough for a hard-earned bronze.

“It is a moment that I have been dreaming about for so many years,” said a thrilled Blummenfelt. “To be able to put it together on the day is something I am really proud of. It is a strange feeling coming into the last 100 metres and knowing that I had victory. It was quite a similar tactic as in Yokohama eight-weeks ago and also in Lisbon. I don’t really have the leg speed if we came down to the blue-carpet with Alex and Hayden so I knew I had to try and go really hard for five minutes all out and hopefully that would be enough to break them. It was such a good feeling when I got a little gap and I just had to make sure it was big enough, even for the last few hundred metres.”

 

Triathlete Causes Controversy Wearing All White Costume At The Olympics

Blummenfelt, who finished in one hour, 45 minutes and four seconds, was wearing an all-white uniform for the race - which ended up going rather see through.

This meant that viewers could see his black trunks underneath and, with social media users being the adults that they are, people took to Twitter to mock the whole thing - specifically the designer.

It seems it wasn't just people behind the keyboard either because someone explained how the commentator during the triathlon also poked fun at the designer needing to be 'sacked'.

According to reports, the pundit went on: "They are of course his swimmers under there. Superman wears his underpants on the outside. They've got it wrong haven't they?"

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

TRIATHLON MIXED RELAY TO MAKE ITS DEBUT AT TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

TOKYO — The thrilling debut of the Triathlon Mixed Relay will take place this Saturday at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with Team USA ready to contend for the first Olympic medals ever awarded in the event. The race is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, at 7:30 a.m. in Tokyo, which is Friday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

 

The race will air live on USA Network, and a livestream is also available on the NBC Sports App and NBCOlympics.com. Barb Lindquist, 2004 U.S. Olympian, and Joe Maloy, 2016 U.S. Olympian and member of the U.S. team that won the 2016 ITU World Mixed Relay Championships, will provide pre- and post-race commentary from the USA Triathlon Facebook page from 4:45-5:15 p.m. ET (pre-race) and 8-8:30 p.m. ET (post-race). Click here to learn more.

 

Each of the 17 countries on the start list will field a Mixed Relay team of two men and two women, with the order as: female/male/female/male. In the Olympic race, each athlete will complete a super-sprint triathlon consisting of a 300-meter swim, draft-legal 6.8-kilometer bike, and 2-kilometer run before tagging off to the next teammate.

 

Team USA’s final four-person roster for the Mixed Relay event will not be announced until 5:15 a.m. JST on race morning (just over two hours before race start), but the selections will come from among the five members of the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team who competed in the individual events earlier this week. While each country made its initial team submissions on Thursday, race-morning roster changes and order shifts are permitted and may play into the strategy for any team.

 

Kevin McDowell and Morgan Pearson will race as the only two U.S. men on the Olympic roster, while two of the three U.S. women — Taylor Knibb, Summer Rappaport and Katie Zaferes — will toe the line. Zaferes won a bronze medal in the women’s individual event earlier this week.

 

Knibb: “There is a lot of strategy involved, so it’s a real opportunity for growth, because countries are still learning as they go. I feel like in three years it will look drastically different, and I’m excited to see how it evolves.”

 

Zaferes: “It’s super awesome to compete in the Mixed Relay because it’s just so much fun having teammates and racing with your country. It’s just a whole different vibe — because of course you want to do well for yourself in the individual, but when you’re racing in the Mixed Relay, you’re wanting to do well for your whole team and for the USA. It makes it a little more special.”

 

Rappaport: “The Mixed Relay is just so dynamic. Things are always changing, and you have athletes with different strengths going head-to-head in different legs. Things can change really fast, and there’s almost always a really exciting finish. I think it will be a great way to draw spectators into the sport, especially now that it’s at the Olympics.”

 

NBC Triathlon Schedule

Relay race - Friday July 30th at 6:30pm ET

USAT Foundation Watch Party. 

 

Track Cycling Schedule - Starts August 3rd

Road Cycling Results

Marathon Swimming Schedule - Starts August 4th

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

From the Summit of Mt. Evans Waiting in the Clouds at the Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb

At 6:30 in the morning Becky Furuta and I drove to the top of Mount Evans as the sun rose over the Colorado plains thousands of feet below and I felt struck with a feeling of smallness. Like that feeling when you are away from humans and surrounded in nature and so vulnerable. To be on the summit basically alone felt rare. It felt amazing and reminded me of the vastness and quiet that still exists but more and more rare.

I also was reminded of how much climbing the hundreds of cyclists 7,000 feet down had in front of them. I admit I had some fear for them as the weather forecast included rain and at 42 degrees I knew that would feel awful. I became more nervous as the winds picked up and the clouds shrouded the top.

 

Unpacking the Primal tent and setting it up in the wind seemed almost pointless as I wasn’t confident the race would even happen. Snow pellets kerplunked the tent and we fired up the propane heater to thwart the cold.

 

 

New Triathlon in Loveland, July 31, Q & A With Race Director Peggy Shockley

Meet Peggy Shockley. She created the Lake to Lake Triathlon in 2001 and so we wanted to “chat” with her on why she loves what she does on the eve of her new triathlon, The Lonetree Sprint Triathlon (Info HERE) on July 31st just south of Loveland (not the city Lonetree, the lake is named Lonetree).

 

 

Video of the Week:

Flora Duffy wins Bermuda's first ever Olympic gold medal, topping triathlon in Tokyo | NBC Sports

 

 

Wayward boat causes first false start in Olympic triathlon history | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

 

 

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!

Jul 23, 2021

We have a very special guest, Heather Novickis, who has made a career in Olympic Media and Athlete Management is agent for more than half a dozen triathletes and swimmers that are in Tokyo getting ready to compete.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Heather Novickis
  • Endurance News - Olympic Triathlon Watch Times, Becca Meyers can't compete, Gwen Jorgensen's next move
  • What New in the 303 - "Beers with Bill" Full Cycle Event Last Weekend, Remembering Mike Greer, Mt Evans Hill Climb, Tri Boulder
  • Video of the Week - Morgan Pearson 5 x 1 mile repeats
  • More Bermuda Trivia

 

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Interview with Heather Novickis

 Heather says she loves sport and the Olympic space and that’s why I continue to do it. The best part of my job is seeing an athlete reach their goals and get on the podium, it’s fun to share that experience and reflect back on the years of work it’s taken to get there from both an athletic and endorsement perspective.  She is part of the Human Interest Group team founded by former guest Franko Vatterott and Michael Cardoza.

 

Heather's focus is on the Olympic athlete:

Morgan Pearson – USA Triathlon

Kevin McDowell – USA Triathlon

Grace Norman – USA Paratriathlon

Kyle Coon – USA Paratriathlon

Jess Learmonth – British Triathlon

Abbey Weitzeil – USA Swimming

Katie McLaughlin – USA Swimming

 

Bio and career highlights –  business partners, Michael Cardoza and Franko Vatterott, have been “firsts.”  Executing some of the first deals between TOP Olympic partners and Paralympic athletes – Visa, Coca-Cola, Bridgestone, Toyota.  Being one of the first agents to represent BMX athletes when the sport debuted in the Olympics, and driving some of triathlon’s most lucrative endemic partnerships.  Another first with Shimano/Paratriathlon gold medalist Grace Norman, combo running/triathlon endemic deals. 

Representing original athlete personalities – from Crowie, to Tim Don, Rachel Joyce, Mauricio Mendez, Gwen Jorgensen, Allie Kieffer, Jesper Svensson, Mike Phillips, Jess Learmonth, Morgan Pearson and Kevin McDowell.

About the athletes you represent:  spans the endurance sports arena, all distances of triathlon, swimming, running and parasports.  My focus in on the Olympic & Paralympic space and I also lead efforts for some of our local athletes here in Colorado.  I started out working with swimmers and it’s been fun to get back into the space with Katie McLaughlin and Abbey Weitzeil.

About Human Interest Group “HIG” offers full service athlete representative services - commercial endorsements, equipment partnerships, media services, appearances and speaking opportunities....the traditional services.   But we are also known for our specialty projects that stretch back to the mid 2000's with the first ever high level professional long distance triathlon team, Tri-Dubai, our work building the Retul bike fit brand, the Team Bravo and Coca-Cola project, Tim Don's Man with The Halo story.  We are currently working on some blockchain technology stuff.

 

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Endurance News:

NBC Triathlon Schedule

Men's race - Sunday July 25th at 5:30pm ET

Women's race - Monday July 26th at 5:30pm ET

Relay race - Friday July 30th at 6:30pm ET

USAT Foundation Watch Party. 

 

This deaf-blind Paralympian was told to navigate Tokyo alone. So she quit Team USA.

TIMONIUM, Md. — Five years ago, Becca Meyers was on the floor of her room in the Olympic Village at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, balled up and sobbing, frustrated and terrified. She had stopped eating because she couldn’t find the athletes’ dining area. Even after her parents rescued her and pumped her full of calories and confidence in time for her to win three gold medals and a silver for Team USA, she made a promise to herself:

She would never put herself through such a nightmare again.

On Sunday evening, roughly five weeks before the start of the Tokyo Paralympics, Meyers, a deaf-blind swimmer with a chance to medal in four events, pulled the plug on her Olympic dream — most likely forever. With a click, she sent an email informing U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials of her decision to withdraw from Team USA.

 

Gwen Jorgensen is Leaving Bowerman Track Club

After four years at the Nike-sponsored club coached by Jerry Schumacher, Gwen Jorgensen announced today that she’s leaving Bowerman Track Club to be coached by Bobby McGee, who she has worked with in the past.

In a video uploaded to her YouTube channel, Jorgensen explained that a mix of career and family goals led to this decision. “I’ve had two marathons that just haven’t proven I can do it,” she said. “I want to just have a marathon, that’s like, OK, I can run this.” She and her husband, Patrick Lemieux, are also looking for a new place to live and are considering having more children.

Jorgensen won the Olympic gold at the Rio Games in 2016 in triathlon, and announced a year later she would shift to running, with a focus on medaling in the marathon. Due to extended recovery after heel surgery to repair Haglund’s deformity in May 2019, she didn’t end up competing in the Olympic marathon trials last year—in early 2020, she decided to focus on the track.   “My goals in the marathon aren’t changing. My timeline is,” she said at the time.

 

What's New in the 303:

REMEMBERING MIKE GREER – A PIONEER, INNOVATOR AND FRIEND

An athlete, race director, official, volunteer, author and speaker. A coach and a mentor. An inspiration and an innovator. A pioneer of the sport and a titan of the community.

Mike Greer, who dedicated his life to triathlon and the multisport community, passed away at 82 on July 21. His service to the sport spanned nearly four decades and encompassed every facet of the industry.

The Funeral service is planned for Monday, July 26 at 1 p.m. CT in Lubbock, Texas at the Sanders Funeral Home.

Mike competed in over 400 triathlons across every distance and continued to excel as an age-group athlete into his 80s, created and served as the race director of Buffalo Springs Lake 70.3 at Lubbock, Texas, for the past 30-plus years, held the position of both Interim Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors of USA Triathlon, and created the swim-bike discipline of aquabike, among other accomplishments and contributions.

 Mike was one of the forerunners of the sport who guided triathlon through its formative years to bring it stability, authenticity and solvency, and laid the foundation for the current success of both the sport and the National Governing Body.

“All of us stand on the shoulders of Mike – what he did for our sport and USA Triathlon cannot be overstated,” said Rocky Harris, USA Triathlon CEO. “He taught all of us so much about both triathlon and life, and his legacy will have a lasting impact in every corner of our industry and community.”

 

Ride/Race Mt. Evans–Bob Cook Memorial July 25th, only Chance to Ride with No Cars

For 2021, the Bob Cooke Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb is a partner event in the Gran Fondo National Series. Here’s what that means for riders:

  • Age group results from the Mt. Evans Hill Climb Gran Fondo will count toward the season-long Gran Fondo National Series Championship points competition. Regionally, athletes can also earn points at the Triple Bypass Gran Fondo on August 21 and the Golden Gran Fondo on August 29.

Series Points will be awarded based on Gran Fondo National Series age groups, which are different than the age group categories at the Mt. Evans Hill Climb Gran Fondo. Updated Series Points standings are available on the Gran Fondo National Series website.

Gran Fondo National Series points will not be awarded to riders competing in the USA Cycling race.

Riders can qualify for the 2022 Gran Fondo National Championship event in either the Mt. Evans Hill Climb Gran Fondo or in the Mt. Evans Hill Climb USA Cycling race based on performance, see criteria at Gran Fondo National Championship. 

 

Tri Boulder

  • As one of Colorado’s most popular summer triathlons, Tri Boulder offers many different multisport race distances, all in one eventful day! Join us for a full day of racing at the Rez.
  • Long Course Boulder Beast Triathlon & Aquabike
  • Olympic & Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & Relays
  • Saturday, July 24th, 2021
  • Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N 51st St Boulder, CO 80301
  • We can't wait to get to racing at the Boulder Reservoir! Saturday is going to be a great day with temperatures reaching 88°F during the race. The water temperature at Boulder Reservoir as of July 13th is 77°
  • Boulder Beast Run Course – The Boulder Beast Triathlon Run Course is 15k/9.3 miles. Runners will complete the 10k course for lap 1, and the 5k course for lap 2.
  • Duathlon – Duathletes will run 5k, bike 12.4 miles, and finish with a 5k run.
  • Boulder Beast Aquabike – Aquabike athletes will swim 1.2 miles, and bike 50 miles.

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bermuda follow up
    • No fast food places except one KFC - McDonalds Bermuda (bermuda4u.com)
    • Population ~62,000
    • Bermuda is one of the 14 British Overseas Territories
    • 54 square kilometers or 20 square miles
    • 21 miles long and 1.5 at the widest point
    • 54% Black, 31% White, 8% Multiracial, 4% Asian, 3% Other

Video of the Week:

Morgan Pearson - 5 x Mile

 

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!

Jul 17, 2021

This week we have Paralympic bound Kyle Coon who will be guided by none other than Andy Potts.

Kyle Coon lost his sight at the age of six after a battle with Retinoblastoma—cancer of the eye. However, not having sight has not stopped him from pursuing vision. Since then he has become a competitive rock climber, downhill skier, runner and triathlete.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Kyle Coon
  • Endurance News - Tokyo open water quality, Tour Standings
  • What New in the 303 - Upcoming cycling races and volunteer opportunities
  • Video of the Week - Flora Duffy 2018

 

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 Kyle Coon

Kyle Coon lost his sight at the age of six after a battle with Retinoblastoma—cancer of the eye. However, not having sight has not stopped him from pursuing vision. Since then he has become a competitive rock climber, downhill skier, runner and triathlete.

 

After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Communication, he became an endurance athlete competing in numerous marathons and triathlons. In 2018, he was a member of the first team of tandem cyclists with all blind or visually impaired stokers (person on the back of a tandem bike) to complete Race Across America—the world’s toughest bicycle race—racing from Oceanside, Calif to Annapolis, Md in seven days 15 hours. Later in 2018, at Ironman Arizona, Kyle became the first totally blind person to complete an Ironman branded Triathlon (2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike, 26.2 mi run) in under 11 hours. He continues to push himself physically and mentally as he now pursues his goal of representing the USA at the 2020 Paralympics in the sport of Triathlon.

 

https://www.triathlon.org/athletes/profile/kyle_coon_b1

 

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Endurance News:

 

Just Days Before Olympics, Tokyo’s Outdoor Swimming Venue Stinks

In less than two weeks, Olympic swimmers will dive into Tokyo Bay to compete in the triathlon. For residents who live near the shore, that’s an unappealing thought because, despite months of efforts to clean up the water, the bay stinks.

 

Known for its shoreline of gleaming skyscrapers and iconic Rainbow Bridge, the “futuristic landscape” was selected “at the strong request of international sporting organizations,” according to the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee. But in the run-up to the games, problems began to emerge.

 

In August 2019 a test for the swimming part of the Paratriathlon was canceled after E. coli bacteria was found in the water at more than twice the limit set by the International Triathlon Union, now called World

Triathlon. As one athlete put it, the venue “smelled like a toilet,” the Asahi newspaper reported. Since then, the host city has taken drastic steps to try to repair its tarnished image.

 

It dumped 22,200 cubic meters of sand into the bay to create an environment for organisms that help clean the water. And it’s designed three-layer polyester screens to protect the Olympic swimming venues from E. coli. On top of that the city was already building huge storage tanks to capture flood runoff, so that it can be treated before reaching the sea.

 

https://www.letour.fr/en/rankings

 

Olympic Triathlon Live Streams & Schedule | NBC Olympics

Olympic Cycling Live Streams & Schedule | NBC Olympics

 

England vs. Italy result: Italians beat English in Euro 2021 final in penalty kick shootout

"It's coming to Rome" is what Italian players were shouting in celebration after winning the Euro 2021 final in a dramatic penalty kick shootout against England that saw goalkpeeper Gigi Donnarumma emerge as the hero. The shootout, only the second in Euros finals history, was necessary after 120 minutes of action ended in a 1-1 draw.

 

Donnarumma stopped a shot by England's Jadon Sancho and then clinched the win with a save on 19-year-old Bukayo Saka, who took England's fifth and final penalty. Marcus Rashford, who along with Sancho came into the match specifically for the shootout, hit the post on his attempt.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Upcoming Races and News from Colorado Cycling.Org

 

Come out to Golden on Wednesday July 14th for the fourth in this popular summer series–CSP Criterium. We have been seeing record turnouts for this popular race since the series began a few weeks ago. Come join the crowd. More info HERE

 

Volunteer Opportunity: The 55th Annual Bob Cook/ Mt. Evans Hill Climb Saturday July 24 needs volunteers, this is huge event, and we need about 90 more volunteers.  If your club needs to maintain its good standing with Colorado Cycling by helping with a race, this opportunity is for you! We have several slots that would be perfect for a team to manage, such as luggage vehicles (3), pace cars and aid station management.

 

Volunteer slots are available for Friday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th if your team is racing. Some of our volunteer slots even have a stipend available!  Please share with your team, and if you would like to receive credit for helping with your Colorado Cycling Club obligations, let me know and I will make sure that Yvonne has your information.

Any individuals that would like to help, with or without your team, you are certainly welcome too! Please use this volunteer signup link.

 

Bannock Street Criterium. One of our most long-standing criteriums is back right in the heart of Denver on July 17th. This race is also the junior State Criterium Championships, as well as being one of our longest running events. The Front Rangers Cycling Club has done a great job hanging onto this course in downtown Denver! More info HERE

 

July 18th, Guanella Pass Hill Climb; This is in my (Shawn Ferrell) humble opinion the prettiest climb we race up in Colorado. The views from the top are just spectacular, plus it is a climb that is challenging enough for the pros without being too deadly to everyone else. Welcome back to Guanella! More info HERE

 

The Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb on July 24th is the most epic single-day event in Colorado racing history. This year it is also the State Hill Climb Championship for Seniors and Masters. Its history is a who’s who of cycling, and everyone, even crit riders should do it at least once. Make this your year to stand proud among all the racers that have accomplished this epic race over the last 55 years.

The event is Online Registration Only, and it closes at noon on July 21st. Join the mountain goats and honor Bob Cook, one of the greatest American climbers ever. More info HERE

 

Central Park criterium is back in action on July 25th. This fun course always leads to some great action. This is an Online Registration Only event, and registration closes at 10 AM on July 23rd.

Ride the event and be sure to stick around for the men’s and women’s miss and out event at the end of the day. It is always a blast to watch. More info HERE

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    • Boulder Peak
  • Rich
    • Bermuda next
    • Population ~62,000
    • Bermuda is one of the 14 British Overseas Territories
    • 54 square kilometers or 20 square miles
    • 21 miles long and 1.5 at the widest point
    • 54% Black, 31% White, 8% Multiracial, 4% Asian, 3% Other
    • COVID
    • Culture
    • Flora Duffy

 

Video of the Week:

Flora Duffy Highlights World Triathlon Series Bermuda 2018

 

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!

Jul 9, 2021

This week we have Bob Seebohar to talk about using testing data to prepare a race pacing and fueling plan.   As Bob like's to say "Test. Don't guess."

 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

 

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It wasn’t until we found Venga CBD that it all really started to click. Venga CBD makes really powerful CBD, and they know that if you’re using it wrong, you’re just not going to get the full benefit. And that kind of defeats the purpose.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Bob Seebohar
  • Endurance News - Le Tour, The Olympics
  • What New in the 303 -
  • Video of the Week -

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Team UCAN Olympians - Meet the Athletes Going for Gold

  • Katy Zaferes - Triathlon
  • Michael Andrew - Swimming
  • Kelsey Wong - Swimming
  • Maggie Steffens - Water Polo
  • Katie Lou Samuelson - Basketball
  • Stefanie Dolson - 303 Basketball

Olympian Michael Andrew on Nutrition for Swimming

Michael Andrew is an athletic phenom, famous for breaking the most National Age Group Records in USA Swimming history (100+). He’s the youngest swimmer ever to turn pro, doing so at the age of 14, and recently tied Michael Phelps as the second fastest 100M USA swimmer of all time.

 

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Interview with Bob Seebohar

Bob Seebohar is the author of a number of books including Nutrition Periodization for Endurance Athletes and Metabolic Efficiency Training.

 

He's been a guest a couple of times on the show.

Play #49  NOV 27 - Author, Bob Seebohar on the 2nd edition of Metabolic Efficiency Training

Play #160 JAN 13 - Bob Seebohar's advice for re-establishing good nutrition after the holidays.

 

Bob helped me with a metabolic improvement back in 2018 doing a 7-week experiment. We did a pretest, changed my diet to be more metabolically efficient, and retested with remarkable results.

 

Most recently I referred an athlete I coach to Bob for testing to dial the athlete's race-pacing and race-nutrition plan.  Matty Emmet paced and fueled perfectly at Chattanooga 70.3.

 

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Endurance News:

 

 

Tour De France

https://www.letour.fr/en/rankings

Withdrawals - Tour de France (letour.fr)

 

 

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Former Boulder District Attorney Weighs in on Case of Gwen Inglis death

Mike Foote is a former District Attorney for Boulder, a former state legislator and a very avid cyclist. He was instrumental in passing the Vulnerable User legislation in 2019 to give stricter penalties on motorist who injury or kill pedestrians and cyclists. In the wake of the Gwen Inglis killing while she rode her bike and was struck by what is believed to be an impaired driver, Mike walks us through how this case will unfold.

 

Learn more about some of our Olympians with 303!

Kyle Coon and Andy Potts "See what is engine is capable of"

Hailey Danz

Summer Rappaport

Taylor Knibb

Amy Dixon

Coach Ian Obrien

 

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    • Boulder Peak on Sunday
  • Rich
    • Pikes Peak last Sunday
    • Bermuda next
      • Cousin Andrew Soares
      • Sue Reynolds and Worlds in BDA

 

 

Video of the Week:

Teaser for next week's interview with Kyle Coon

Para USAT Athlete Kyle Coon guided for first time by legendary, Olympian Andy Potts

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews

  • Kyle Coon is going to Tokyo with Andy Potts as his guide!

 

 

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!

Jul 3, 2021

660 U.S. Cities, 107 international cities, 12 countries worldwide - that's right People for Bikes has published their 2021 rankings based on the bike network and community. This week we have Jenn Dice with us to talk about People For Bikes and how they work with state and local governments to promote investment in cycling infrastructure, plus resources like the Ride Spot App.

 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

 

As you know, we’re huge fans of Venga CBD. It really helps us recover more quickly from our workouts and have way less soreness, helps with sleep and reduces inflammation.

 

Venga is now offering personalized CBD plans. All you have to do is take a simple quiz to get you started! Answer a few questions and, voila - there’s your personalized CBD recommendation! It’s all based on YOU - what CBD YOU need right now to meet your goals.

 

It’s super easy to go take this quiz on their website. Just go to vengacbd.com/quiz and (you didn’t hear it from us but…) there’s a freebie in it for you just for taking the quiz.

 

So go - right now - to vengacbd.com/quiz and get started. We trust these guys 100% and they’ll make it really easy for you to get started with the RIGHT CBD.

 

 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).

 

Goal: 5 Mistakes Download

We’ve been using CBD for a long time now and I have to admit - we didn’t always know what we were doing with it. It’s easy to get confused when you don’t know when, how much, or even why to take it.

 

It wasn’t until we found Venga CBD that it all really started to click. Venga CBD makes really powerful CBD, and they know that if you’re using it wrong, you’re just not going to get the full benefit. And that kind of defeats the purpose.

 

Fortunately, they have this really cool free download that walks you through the mistakes athletes make when they start using CBD. Guys, after reading this, it all started to make sense and it became clear we needed to make a few adjustments in order to get the full benefit of their products.

 

If you’re currently using CBD, or are just curious about it, I highly recommend you grab this free download. It costs nothing and it is super useful.

Simply go to VengaCBD.com/5mistakes - that’s the number 5, mistakes, no spaces, and request your free download.

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Jenn Dice
  • Endurance News - Le Tour, The Olympics, The Collins Cup
  • What New in the 303 - Lake To Lake Saturday; Boulder Sunrise Report
  • Video of the Week - Collins Cup promo - "PTO Beyond Human"

 

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!

 

The next 6 weeks are going to be a big training and racing block.  I just picked up a new tube of the tropical orange Energy powder, the same flavor in the hydration sodium formula and yes UCAN Edge. I used all three in my race this past weekend and it treated me great.  I hit the run with plenty of hydration and slow release carbs on board.  The only downside was that I so in the zone about the race that I completely forgot to take a picture of my transition with my UCAN.

 

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ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

Interview with Jenn Dice

We've had several discussions on this show about how much effort goes into city planning and bike infrastructure. We know there's a lot of cities that have great cycling infrastructure with protected bike lanes lots of low stress places to ride.  There are plenty of cities out there that don't have good cycling infrastructure and maybe you're looking for a way to improve riding in your city.  I remember renting a road bike in Orlando and had a bugger of a time finding a safe place to ride.  People for Bikes has recently released their ratings of cities throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia.  The bottom of the barrel ranking is a 5 and the KOM has a rating of 83. Our guest this week is People for Bikes, CEO, Jenn Dice.

https://cityratings.peopleforbikes.org/how-city-ratings-works

https://cityratings.peopleforbikes.org/ratings

Denver 41

Chattanooga 27

Boulder 65 (top 10)

Fort Collins 49 (top 10)

 

Jenn Dice has spent her entire career preparing for her role as CEO of People For Bikes.  Here resume reveals a straight progression from her MA in Public Administration to her first internship at the City Manager's office in Silverthorne, CO.  From there, Jenn went on to be a Transportation Lobbyist and then did a 11.5 year stint as the Director of Government Affairs at IMBA.  Jenn made the move to the VP of Government Relations at People for Bikes and is now their CEO.

 

 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

It's big time training and racing season.  Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  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:

 

Officials arrest woman who provoked stage 1 crash at Tour de France

Police arrested the woman they say caused Tony Martin (Jumbo-Visma) to crash on stage 1 of the 2021 Tour de France, media reports said.

 

The suspect, who held a sign in front of the peloton and provoked a high-speed crash that blocked the peloton, was taken into custody Wednesday in Landerneau, where stage 1 finished.  “The woman has been formally identified and she was taken into custody a few minutes ago,” said Camille Miansoni, the state prosecutor for the city of Brest in Brittany. “A suspect is in custody.”

 

The French gendarmerie in Finistère announced an investigation into the incident, citing “involuntary injuries with incapacity not exceeding three months by manifestly deliberate violation of an obligation of safety or prudence,” reports RTL.  French officials made a public request for witnesses to come forward to provide information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

 

As a result of the crash, Jasha Sütterlin (Team DSM) was forced to abandon the stage.  If found to be responsible for causing the crash — and subsequently all the dozens of riders who were involved in the crash, to come down — the spectator could face fines of €1,500, as well as additional penalties should Sütterlin decided to pursue further legal action.

 

The case was of interest due to the high-profile incident in the opening stage of the Tour as well as the decision by authorities to pursue a fan, something that might be unprecedented in Tour history.  While Martin is not actively serving as a law enforcement official, social media was quick to support the German time trial specialist, who is a German police officer, in holding the spectator accountable.

 

Tour De France

https://www.letour.fr/en/rankings

https://youtu.be/fi7rJfSrW58

 

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

About Lake to Lake and Bill's Chat with Rocky Harris

Boulder Sunrise Race Report

Chat with DA about Bike Law

Julie Coleman Ironman Boulder 70.3

 

Boulder Pro Sam Long wins in Coeur d'Alene

Sam Long, 25, cruised to his first Ironman Coeur d'Alene men's title, finishing in 8 hours, 7 minutes and 40 seconds, a new course record for the full 140.3-mile race, which was held annually in Coeur d'Alene starting in 2003, but the full Ironman returned to the Lake City for the first time since 2017.

 

"Unfortunately, my dad couldn't come," said Long, of Boulder, Colo. "But I'm sure he's glued to his television somewhere watching. He told me before he left to go out and win it for him. He got me into this, not for the triathlon, but just to get outdoors."

 

Likewise, Carrie Lester, 40, won the women's race in a record time of 8 hours, 54 minutes and 51 seconds.

 

For Lester, who has now won eight Ironman triathlons, it was a bit of challenge just to get to the starting line.

 

"I'm 40 and had a career-best year in 2019 before COVID hit," said the Australian-born Lester, who lives in San Diego. "I had good momentum going into 2020 and obviously things changed. I really kind of felt lost, and wondered if I wanted to continue. Each year, it gets harder and harder as you get older. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get to that level again. To be able to do, with the support of my husband, Scott, to be able to put out a performance like that, it was unbelievable."

 

Winners of the men's and women's races each received $15,000, with $9,000 for second and $7,000 for third. Only the top 10 male and female finishers received money from the $100,000 purse.

 

Long won in his previous appearance in Coeur d'Alene, finishing as the high amateur in 2015.

 

"I definitely went a lot faster today," Long said. "I had the same process and mindset. I've just dedicated my life to this in the last six years. I really aligned my priorities, commitments and just focused on racing. I live with my parents in Colorado and it's really gotten me closer to home and the things that are most important to me."

 

Temperatures reached 101 degrees on Sunday, with the temperature of the pavement measured at 133 degrees before the men's finish.

 

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

 

 

Video of the Week:

PTO launched Beyond Human - Episode One.

 

Fan with sign causes huge pile-up in Stage 1 of the Tour de France | Cycling on NBCSports

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews

  • Bob Seebohar to help us understand how to use metabolic testing to put together a race pacing and nutrition plan

 

 

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!

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