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Mile High Endurance Podcast is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Endurance Podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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Nov 27, 2021

This week we are talking about planning your 2022 season. How to pick a race?  If you are doing IRONMAN, Challenge or any "big brand" races, you know how fast some of these races sell out.  Local races sell out fast too.  Should you commit early?  Once you've signed up, then what?  When does the training begin?  What kind of training plan is right for you?  All that and more.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Discussion
    • Start Your 2022 Season (Big Brand, Local Races, Off Season Training)
  • Endurance News
    • Kristian B wins big time at Cozumel - new Ironman record
  • What's new in the 303
    • Without Limits and other local races

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Feature Discussion

In recent weeks race companies have started sending their 2022 race schedules.  If you are still contemplating your 2022 season, we have some information and discussion that should help you plan your season, or at least get off the couch and register.

Bill, I thought I'd tee up this feature discussion by throwing out a few questions for you and I to discuss.  Here they are:

  • What to consider when planning your season?
  • Should you register now or wait?
  • How much should I budget for my race season?
  • When should I start training?
  • How to get started with a training plan?

What to consider when planning your season?

  • Rich's thoughts
    • For me I know that I like to avoid cold water, so warmer water is a factor
    • How accessible is the race from a travel perspective? 
    • Is the race serviced by bike transport if travel involved?
    • Does the race venue sound exciting?
  • Bill's thoughts

Should you register now or wait?

  • Rich's thoughts:
    • Generally there are a number of arguments for committing early.  Lower race entry fees and greater availability of lodging if traveling.
    • Tier-Based Pricing generally means you save if you register early.  General entries are sold on a tiered pricing model based on slot inventory. Once slot inventory is sold out at each level, the price will go up.
  • Bill's thoughts:

How much should I budget for my race season?

  • Rich's thoughts:
    • Before registering for your races, make a list of all the races your are interested in doing. Eliminate with schedule conflicts and then consider the all in costs.  Long distance races tend to require travel and logistics that don't accompany local races.
    • Current United States IRONMAN prices, of which only Ironman Cozumel's website indicates which Tier they are at.
      • Texas Limited
      • St George Qualification/Sold Out
      • Tulsa $774
      • Des Moines $699
      • Lake Placid Limited
      • Alaska Sold Out
      • Wisconsin $799
      • Maryland $799 Increase Sunday
      • Chattanooga $799
      • California $834
      • Florida $774
      • Cozumel Tier 1 - $675.00
    • Local Races:  Breakaway Athletics sent an email that they will be announcing 2022 registrations soon.  BBSC has 5 tiered price points and we just past tier 1 (their lowest prices) last Sunday November 21st. 
    •  
    • Without Limits has also announced their 2022 race schedule. They also have a date-based tiered-pricing.  The Colorado Triathlon:
    • Sprint Triathlon Individual: $90 until 1/1, $95 until 4/1, $100 until 5/29 at midnight
    • Olympic Triathlon Individual: $110 until 1/1, $120 until 4/1, $130 until 5/29 at midnight
  • Bill your thoughts?

When should I begin training? 

  • Bill, if you were going to pick a couple of events or races for 2022, what might they be?  What time of year?  When would you start training and why?
  • Rich:
    • My answer depends on the when your earliest and A races are in 2022, what distance you are racing, your realistic goal performance and your current level of training/fitness.
    • As a general rule of thumb, consistency in training produces the best results.  It's best to keep a consistent schedule of training even in the NA off season.  If you are working with a coach already, you are likely in coach-designed off season plan that will bridge you to your formal periodized plan in 2022 (Base, Build, Peak and Taper).
    • If you are not working directly with a coach, you either self-coached or self-coached with a purchased training plan more than likely.  If you are a triathlete for example, it's good to keep a consistent mix of swim, bike, run and strength if you are a triathlete. 

 

Where can I find a training plan:

  • Bill, what was the first race where you followed a training plan?  Was it written by a coach or purchased online?
  • Rich's
    • If you are new to triathlon and don't have a coach, there are a lot of great resources out there. 
    • If you are doing a Sprint or Olympic distance race,
    • As an athlete using TriDot, as a coach, as an ambassador of TriDot, and soon to be a TriDot coach, I highly recommend you try it for 14-day Test Drive.  Start your 14-day Free Trial!
    • When you set up your profile, you'll also pick your "A" and "B" races in the RaceX part of the TriDot app and then TriDot uses your data and AI to design and actively adjust your plan better than a coach can and certainly better than a generic off the shelf plan.  It optimize your training for better results in less time with fewer injuries. https://tridot.com/
    • If you decide to continue using it, you can sign up for as little as $9.99/mo, which is cheaper than other training apps without the training plan and cheaper than most plans out there.  If you want more bells and whistles for $29 and $99/mo. 
    • If you feel like you could benefit from active coaching (teaching form and skills, accountability, encouragement, race planning) in addition to a training plan.  You can signup for a coached service with TriDot or please send me an email to Rich@303Colorado.com. 
    • If you do take TriDot for a test drive, there's a question "Did a coach refer you?" Please tell them coach Rich Soares referred you.

Here are some of the features I really like about TriDot and why:

  • Detailed daily workouts with training zones that take into account elevation, humidity and temperature - Environment Normalization
  • Performance benchmarking (TriDot scores. For each discipline, a normalized functional threshold power or pace (FTP) on a 1 to 100 scale with 1 being the slowest and 100 being at or near world-record pace.)
  • Drill and exercise videos.  Swim, bike, run and strength workouts have warmups, drills and exercises and there's a video window in the training event to show a 20-30 second video illustrating the drill.  For example, a lot of the run warm up drills have Bobby McGee demonstrating how to do them properly.
  • Device integration (Garmin, Polar, Strava) and smart trainer (Wahoo Kicker)
  • Swim form analysis - combination of diagnostic questions, PhysiFactors (Intensity Duration Frequency Sequence Technique) and a CVT.  Categorizes you as a Tarzan, Overglider, Overkicker, etc and each has a list of characteristics.
  • Swim drill optimization - offers specific drills to address the negative characteristics of your swim form categorization.

Other resources:

The Cost Of Ironman Races (incl. the not so obvious fees) – My Tri World

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Endurance News:

Kristian Blummenfelt from Norway and Sara Svensk from Sweden wins Cozumel.  In his Ironman debut, the Olympic champ split a 39:41 swim, 4:02:40 bike, and a 2:35:24 run for a 7:21:12 total. Notably, second-place finisher Reudi Wild, also broke the previous Ironman world’s best time with a 7:36:35 and the women’s winner, Sara Svensk, set an Ironman-brand world’s best time of 8:22:41. This prompted a lot of online speculation about if the course was short, if the swim was accurate.  Here's what I got from Kristian Blummenfelt's Strava

Swim distance 4,222 (2.398 miles)

Bike 113.14

Run 25.76

Men's Results

Women's Results

People For Bikes Applauds House Votes in Favor of Billions for Bike Incentives and Infrastructure in Build Back Better Act

November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 19, 2021) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – After months of debate and negotiations, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to send the Build Back Better (BBB) Act to the Senate, approving with it billions of dollars in funding for an electric bicycle tax credit, a bike commuter benefit, climate and equity-enhancing infrastructure and more in the $1.75 trillion social spending bill.

“The House’s latest vote on the Build Back Better (BBB) Act embraces bicycles as part of a climate solution thanks to new financial incentives for bikes and e-bikes and grants for climate and equity focused infrastructure improvements,” said PeopleForBikes President and CEO Jenn Dice. “We urge the Senate to take up the BBB before the end of the year so we can get to work on lowering transportation emissions while keeping all people, no matter how they travel or where they live, moving.”

PeopleForBikes applauds the House for advancing wide-reaching policies to curb transportation emissions and enhance mobility. The inclusion of the E-BIKE Act, a tax credit for electric bicycles, could mean money back in the pockets of Americans looking for a green, efficient and healthy transportation option. It will support delivery workers reliant on electric bicycles, parents seeking to leave the car at home for school drop offs and anyone who wants to harness the power of an electric bicycle to meet their daily local transportation needs.

PeopleForBikes is especially grateful to House leadership for shepherding the BBB through the legislative process and champions for bikes and e-bikes in Congress, specifically Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) for their sponsorship of the E-BIKE Act.

The BBB now heads to the Senate, where a path forward remains unclear. PeopleForBikes, the bicycle industry and our partners will continue to advocate for a spending bill that includes the E-BIKE Act, climate and equity infrastructure grants and more.

PeopleForBikes works at the federal, state and local levels to advance the state of bicycle infrastructure, promote incentives for bicycles and expand access to electric bicycles. For questions related to this work, please contact PeopleForBikes Director of Federal Affairs Noa Banayan at noa@peopleforbikes.org.

About PeopleForBikes

PeopleForBikes is making biking better for everyone by uniting millions of Americans, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make every bike ride safer, more accessible and more fun. When people ride bikes, great things happen. Join us at PeopleForBikes.org.

What's New in the 303:

Ran into Jennifer Gutierrez swimming at Eastridge Rec Center in Highlands Ranch.  Gutierrez competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics and she was the first American to qualify as a triathlete for the 2000 Olympics. She took thirteenth place with a total time of 2:03:38.48.

Upcoming Guests

Marianne Martin (born November 1, 1957 in Fenton, Michigan) is an American road racing cyclist. She won the first Tour de France for women in 1984. The year she won the Tour de France Martin suffered from anemia earlier in that year and had been riding poorly. At the race Martin took the lead after stage 14 where the race encountered the mountains. Martin was a good climber and never gave up the lead after that into Paris. The streets were said to contain more two million spectators watching the race.

Martin was inducted into the 2012 Boulder (Colorado) Sports Hall of Fame.  She's a talented professional photographer and her work can be seen on Real Life Portraits.  She is going to help us understand women's racing, pay disparity and what it would take to close the pay gap. 

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!

Nov 20, 2021

Jake Kilgore is the race director of the DC Peaks 50 that has an epic story this year, ending in NYT headlines '87 Rescued From ‘Near-Whiteout’ Conditions During Utah Ultramarathon.  Speaking of stories, Jake is also author of the book Trial Running: Learning Perseverance Through Life's Aid Stations. You heard right "TRIAL running".  Jake and his trail running has some very interesting roots, twists and unexpected outcomes. It was his time in Federal Prison where much of his trail running dreams were manifested.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Interview with Jake Kilgore
  • Endurance News
    • PTO Press Release Gustav Iden is poised to be crowned as PTO World No. 1 for 2021
    • IRONAN Arizona
    • Inaugural Challenge Malta will take place May 2022
    • Wattie Ink is now Spaero Triathlon
  • What's new in the 303
    • Weekly Spin and Inside Tracker
  • Coaches Corner and TriDot
  • Videos of the Week

 

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Interview with Jake Kilgore

Setup quote from IRunFar: https://www.irunfar.com/what-really-happened-at-the-2021-dc-peaks-50-mile-race

 

As race day approached, a poor weather forecast developed, predicting significant precipitation via rain and/or snow depending on the altitude. The National Weather Service, for example, instructed hunters and outdoor recreationists to be prepared for winter conditions in the Utah mountains. This type of storm is not unusual for the month of October — and even the second half of September — in this geography, the tops of mountains.

 

On Saturday, October 9, at 5:30 a.m., the race started off as planned in Kaysville, Utah. This town is just north of Salt Lake City in Davis County, the namesake of DC in the race name. Runners were excited for this autumn ultra, to run a rugged course that traversed the mountain range above the northern Salt Lake City suburbs, including Francis Peak and Bountiful Peak. The more prepared runners had seen the weather forecast and knew the event’s high passages, and packed their running vests accordingly with jackets and gloves, some even bringing pants as a precaution.

 

Kelly Sparks, the Davis County Sheriff, spoke about the shock it was to get a call of this magnitude.

 

“It’s pretty rare, in our part of the country, to get a call that so many people are in need of assistance. We usually deal with groups of twos and threes. We got the call at about 9:30 a.m. that there were runners out on this high altitude course that needed assistance. We sent some SAR people on foot, some on snowmobile, and some on four-wheelers. Some went from the front of the course going forward, and others went from the midpoint backtracking. We needed to ensure everyone could get off safely.”

 

When asked about the characterization in the initial media reports of runners being lost, Sheriff Sparks stated, “I don’t think anyone was lost at that time, but the [race directors] realized that it could become a real situation, with the blowing snow and visibility. We needed to get people to a warm environment as fast as possible.”

 

The DC Peaks 50 blizzard and athlete rescue is just the tip of the iceberg of this story.  You have to understand where this this story starts with Jake Kilgore as a CEO of a major motorize wheelchair company and the journey to ultra trail running.

 

Let's talk to Jake Kilgore.

 

 

There are ton of details about Jake's experience that we did not get to:

 

Kilgore, Jake. Trial Running: Learning Perseverance Through Life's Aid Stations (p. 41). Kindle Edition.

The doctor’s office is left with an Orbit prescription pad in order to make the referral process simple. This pad contains checkboxes and fields for the medical professional to order supplies and materials based on a patient’s needs. Many reps would make minor changes to this prescription pad and other paperwork—adding a missed checkbox, filling in a date, or writing in “ninety-nine months” when the length of need is overlooked. Everyone knew it. The owners knew it, I knew it, and our internal reviewers knew it. Although this behavior was not permitted, everyone viewed these actions as not a big deal—and certainly not criminal.

 

 

Kilgore, Jake. Trial Running: Learning Perseverance Through Life's Aid Stations (p. 36). Kindle Edition.

I used every Sunday for a one-on-one phone call with each of my four kids, rotating through them oldest to youngest, one Sunday at a time. This was the best I could do to keep a close, private, trusted relationship with each child. I dedicated all fifteen minutes to that one child. If you only had fifteen private minutes a month, being recorded by the government, what would you ask your child? What would you talk about? Inmates were charged roughly three bucks for their fifteen minutes.

 

Kilgore, Jake. Trial Running: Learning Perseverance Through Life's Aid Stations (p. 50). Kindle Edition.

We heard the whispers, we saw the looks of “That’s Jake Kilgore. The one who’s going to prison soon. His poor wife and kids. Sad that his greed and unlawful conduct would do that to them.” We heard it all. We saw it all.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

GUSTAV IDEN POISED TO CAPTURE TITLE AS PTO WORLD NO. 1

Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that Gustav Iden is poised to be crowned as PTO World No. 1 for 2021. In his victory in Florida over the weekend at his first long-distance race, Iden scored 107.23 PTO World Ranking Points, the second highest score for a full-distance race in 2021, just below the stellar performance of 2x World Champion Patrick Lange at Tulsa, where Lange scored 108.88 PTO World Ranking Points. Combined with Iden’s 110.18 points scored at the IM 70.3 World Championship® and the 111.34 points he scored at The Collins Cup, this gives Iden a nearly unassailable average of 109.62 PTO World Ranking Points.

 

With Jan Frodeno, PTO World No. 2, announcing that he is not expected to race again this season, Iden is set to finish the season as PTO World No. 1. This will be the first year since the PTO Rankings began in 2016 that Frodeno has not been PTO World No. 1 and might signal that the Changing of the Guard has well and truly begun.

 

The PTO World Rankings are based on the average number of PTO World Ranking Points that an athlete has earned for their three best races in 2021. Frodeno’s best three races are 112.86 points at The Collins Cup, 107.51 points at Challenge Miami and 88.10 points at Challenge Gran Canaria, giving him an average of 102.82 PTO World Rankings Points. Should Frodeno decide to race again before December 31 and was to score 108.52 or more PTO World Rankings Points, he would reclaim the PTO World No. 1 ranking.

 

Ironman Arizona

Schedule: 

Thursday, Nov. 19

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - IRONMAN Village Opens – Tempe Beach Park

Friday, Nov. 20

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - IRONMAN Village Opens – Tempe Beach Park

Media Credential pick up time and location will be coordinated upon approval of credentials. Please contact press@ironman.com for additional information.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies – Tempe Beach Park

Saturday, Nov. 20

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - IRONMAN Village Opens – Tempe Beach Park

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Bike Check-in – Transition Area

10:00 a.m. – IRONKIDS Arizona Fun Run – Tempe Beach Park

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Practice Swim – Tempe Beach Park

Sunday, Nov. 21 – Race Day

5:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. - Transition area open – Tempe Beach Park

6:45 a.m. – Select Blinds IRONMAN Arizona Age Group Rolling Start – Tempe Beach Park

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - IRONMAN Village Opens – Tempe Beach Park

Approx. 3:00 p.m. – First finisher expected at the finish line

Approx. 11:30 p.m. – IRONMAN Race Ends (*17 hours after the last athlete enters the water)

 

Challenge Family Announces Challenge Malta for Early 2022

November 12, 2021

 

The Mediterranean island of Malta has been announced as the latest destination in Challenge Family’s global triathlon series. The inaugural Challenge Malta will take place on Sunday 15 May 2022 with a 113km coast-to-coast course that includes the country’s most spectacular scenery.

12 November 2021./ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Mediterranean island of Malta was today announced as the latest destination in Challenge Family’s global triathlon series. The inaugural Challenge Malta will take place on Sunday 15 May 2022 with a 113km coast-to-coast course that includes the country’s most spectacular scenery.

 

Malta packs a glorious variety into its small archipelago. Malta’s landscape contrasts rocky stretches of coast that end in dizzying limestone cliffs with sheltered bays that hide crystal-clear water and red-gold beaches. Combine that with its exotic mix of Italian, French, British and Arabic influences in both architecture and cuisine along with 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and Malta is an exciting new destination for the long distance triathlon world.

 

Wattie Ink is now Spaero Triathlon

Spaero Triathlon, a California-based triathlon apparel brand formerly known as Wattie Ink, has announced its new brand name. The newly branded Spaero Triathlon is also rolling out a new line of advanced technical triathlon gear and an ambassador team program.

 

“We already have a stellar reputation for technical, high quality performance apparel,” said CEO Ryan Cady. “We are continuing to build on that foundation by working with some of the most advanced fabrics that deliver improved thermal regulation and superior aerodynamics.

 

“I can’t wait to bring these new products to market with a new look and feel. We’re committed to taking triathlon training and racing apparel to the next level that will put athletes at every level at an advantage.”

 

The new Spaero Triathlon ambassador team is comprised of elite and age-group squads. These ambassadors receive a wide range of benefits including custom apparel, training resources from human performance experts and professional athletes, exclusive event experiences, rewards, and perks from other prestigious brands.

 

“Spaero Triathlon is an evolution for us,” added Cady. “We’ve been producing top quality triathlon gear for the last eight years. Current market research tells us that high performance gear for triathletes at all levels is in high demand.

 

“We’ve been elevating our product development for a while and this rebrand is a great opportunity to showcase the technical performance of our product line.”

 

Spaero Triathlon will continue to be manufactured in the company’s two wholly owned and operated facilities in San Diego, CA and Mexicali, MEX.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Colorado State Cyclocross Championships - Nov 20th & 21st

The 2021 Colorado cyclocross season all comes down to this, the event where we crown the best in the state!  This year the Colorado State Championships heads back north to the oldest venue in the state, a venue that got it's start back in 1999.  Over the years this venue has been home to some iconic cyclocross action, earning the nickname, the "Bowl of Death"

 

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Coaches Corner:

 

I have been using TriDot as an athlete for several months now.  The more experience I have with it, the more I've come to appreciate how effective the training has been for me as an athlete.  It's made me question how effective my designed training plans are compared to what TriDot provides. 

 

I design training plans and workouts based on my knowledge of my athlete, what I assess they are capable of, my training philosophy and what I think is the best future training based on what the athlete has achieved in the past.   Summing this up.  I'm taking all of an athlete's training data, combined with the filter of my professional training as a coach, my experience as an athlete and a coach, and my philosophies to create the perfect future workouts and training cycles.

 

My crisis is admitting that my training plans are limited by my experience and filters. TriDot is using millions of records from tens of thousands of athletes to make hundreds of calculations to design the perfect workout and training plan.  It then automatically adjusts based on your training and if you miss a workout. 

 

I am signing up to be a TriDot coach because I believe the platform is that good.  But this has caused me to ask the question, what coaching services that am I providing do athletes value most in a coaching relationship? 

 

Question:  Bill, it's been a while since either of us was actively coached, but question for you:  When you accomplished your goal, what services did you appreciate the most? 

 

Here's a list of typical coaching services.  I'll read the list and you tell me what your top 5 and maybe what would be really low on your list.  That work?

 

  1. Assessing current fitness and realistic goals
  2. Designing a perfect training plan
  3. Adjust and redesign training for life events or injuries
  4. Test and establish athletes training zones
  5. Provide inspiration and encouragement
  6. Provide feedback and accountability for training compliance
  7. Teach best practices and safety during training
  8. Teach swim form, drills, bicycle handling and running form
  9. Teach strategies for mental resilience
  10. Assess hydration and nutrition needs and develop athlete specific strategies
  11. Teach how to setup devices to be congruent with training workouts and compatible with athletes gear

 

Upcoming Guests

Marianne Martin is the first woman to win the Tour de France in 1978. 

Marianne Martin (born November 1, 1957 in Fenton, Michigan) is an American road racing cyclist. She won the first Tour de France for women in 1984, covering the 616-mile course in 29 hours, 39 minutes, and 2 seconds. The race was held in July and had 18 stages. The women's tour ran the same time as the men's and finished 2–3 hours before the men each day.[1][2]

 

The year she won the Tour de France Martin suffered from anemia earlier in that year and had been riding poorly. At the race Martin took the lead after stage 14 where the race encountered the mountains. Martin was a good climber and never gave up the lead after that into Paris. The streets were said to contain more two million spectators watching the race.

 

Martin, along with runners up Heleen Hage (Dutch) and Deborah Shumway (American), stood on the podium with male champions Laurent Fignon, Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond. Fignon's prizes were valued at over $225,000 (adjusted to 2016). Martin was awarded a trophy and $1,000.[3]

 

Martin was inducted into the 2012 Boulder (Colorado) Sports Hall of Fame.[4]

 

 

Video Of The Week

When Mother Nature Says No | DC Peaks 50 Miler 2021

 

 

Aid Station Mentality: Enduring Life Challenge's Through Ultra Running

 

 

Closing:

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Nov 13, 2021

This week we have the youngest person to ever win Leadville 100 trail run. At the age of 23 Annie Hughes has been winning some of the most competitive ultramarathon she has raced this year, including Collegiate Peaks 50, Leadville 100 and the Moab 240.

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In Today's Show

  • Interview with Annie Hughes
  • Endurance News
    • IM Florida and the return of the NYC Marathon
  • What's new in the 303
    • Weekly Spin and Inside Tracker
  • Videos of the Week
    • Annie Hughes finish
    • IM Florida Pro Highlights
    • Most Epic Ski Run

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Interview with Annie Hughes

Annie Hughes is a 23 year old ultra running phenome from Leadville, Colorado.  She ran track and cross country at Buena Vista High School.  She went on to run at Adams State and is now taking the ultramarathon scene by storm. 

Annie Hughes (@outdoorable_annie) • Instagram photos and videos

Annie Hughes' Results (ultrasignup.com)

Annie Hughes Interview (ultrarunnerpodcast.com)

ANNIE HUGHES (AGE 23), WINNER ULTRA TRAIL COLORADO. OVERALL WINNER AT COLLEGIATE PEAKS 50 MILES. - TrailrunningSpain.com

Leadville champion Annie Hughes runs with gratitude (runspirited.com)

Annie Hughes - Stats (milesplit.com)

The Story Behind Moab 240 Champion Annie Hughes — ATRA (trailrunner.com)

 

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Endurance News:

 

IRONMAN Florida

Results - https://www.ironman.com/im-florida-results

  • Gustav Iden wins with a 7:42:57. 
  • Lionel Sanders comes in 2nd with a 7:48:50
  • Heather Jackson takes out the win with a 8:52:57
  • Skye Moench in 2nd with a 8:56:36
  • Talking to John Mayfield at TriDot who raced Florida last weekend, the swim conditions were really choppy and the current was strong in spots.
  • 1st place pro swim 2021 vs 2020;
    • Gustav 58:09 in 2021 and Chris Leiferman 54:40 in 2020
    • Heather Jackson 1:10:19 in 2021 and Katrina Matthews 58:57 in 2020

 

NYC Marathon

Results - https://results.nyrr.org/event/M2021/finishers#g=M&page=1

Highlights From the 50th New York City Marathon: Kenyans Dominate as the City Celebrates

Marking a jubilant return, some 30,000 competitors made the 26.2-mile journey across the five boroughs.

After being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the New York City Marathon returned on Sunday for its 50th running. For many New Yorkers, the race served as a metaphor for the city’s arduous recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, an opportunity to express pride and indulge in community after months of lockdowns and halting efforts to reopen.

Upcoming Guests

Jake Kilgore is the race director of the DC Peaks 50 that has an epic story this year.  Speaking of stories, Jake is also author of the book Trail Running: Learning Perseverance Through Life's Aid Stations.  Jake has an amazing story of navigating through adversity both on and off the run course.

 

Video Of The Week

Ironman Florida 2021 Race Movie

Markus Eder's The Ultimate Run - The Most Insane Ski Run Ever Imagined

2021 Leadville 100 Run Women's Finish | Annie Hughes, Genevieve Harrison, and Blake Wageman

 

Closing:

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Nov 6, 2021

This week we have return guest, professional triathlete and 2 time gold medalist, Allysa Seely.  She won gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and against all health odds made it back to the Paralympic team in the Tokyo Paralympics a couple of months ago.  She shares her incredible tale how she even got to the 2021 games after spending three months in a hospital at the beginning of 2021.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA CBD

 

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible.

 

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.  Venga created a SYSTEM of CBD products that cover 100% of your CBD needs (Ultra Gels, Sleep formula, Balm, Gummies and Energy Drink).

 

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training (Ultra Gels) to racing (Gummies and Energy Drink) to recovery (Balm and Sleep).  All Venga CBD products are 100% THC Free and water soluble!

 

 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).

 

Before we talk about today's show, let's give a shout out to last week's guest Matt Bach from TriDot, which inspired a return to full training this week.  I have been on a six week break from full training since my hernia surgery.  II have two 70.3 races loaded in to RaceX and have decided to take apply to get on the TriDot coaching platform.

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Interview with Allysa Seeley
  • Endurance News
    • Oceanside 70.3 Results
  • What's new in the 303
    • Veloswap on Saturday
    • Cross of the North
    • Outdoor Industry Night
    • Cyclocross Westmnister
  • Video of the Week

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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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 Allysa Seely

Allysa Seely became involved in triathlon as a New Year’s tradition to try something she had never done before. She learned about triathlon and signed up for her first race a few weeks later. Seely was a member of the Arizona State University collegiate club triathlon team and a nationally ranked triathlete before her diagnosis. In 2010, Seely was diagnosed with Chiari II Malformation, basilar invagination, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which affect her brain, spine, and connective tissues.

 

After her first surgery, she was back to competing seven weeks later at the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships with ASU. She made her debut as an elite paratriathlete in 2012, earning bronze at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships that year. Then in 2013, Seely had her left leg amputated below the knee due to complications and increased spasticity in her foot. That would move her into a new paratriathlon category — but she continued to thrive, winning five gold medals on the elite ITU circuit in 2014. She earned her first two world championship titles in 2015 and 2016.

 

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Seely made history by winning a gold medal in paratriathlon’s debut as a Paralympic medal event. She also competed in track & field at the Rio Games, placing sixth in the 200m. That same year, she was a featured athlete in ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue. Seely has been dominant in the women’s PTS2 division since Rio, earning silver at the 2017 World Championships and winning her third career world title in 2018 after an undefeated 2018 elite season. In July of 2019, Seely won an ESPY for Best Female Athlete with a Disability. She faced significant health challenges in late 2020 and early 2021, spending several months in the hospital with endocarditis, severe inflammation of the heart. She returned to full-time training in the spring, regaining her fitness in time to earn a silver medal at the Americas Triathlon Para Championships June 27 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, a key selection event for the Tokyo Games.

 

She says her biggest inspiration in life is her grandma for pushing her to be a better athlete and human and to make the world around her better. She also credits her service dog Mowgli as being a great training and life partner. When she travels for competitions, Seely collects postcards and mini silver spoons from each location. Her favorite spoon is a hand-painted ceramic spoon from Estonia, and some of her favorite places that she has traveled to are Northern Ireland and Poland. She says her name is spelled “Allysa” because of a misspelling on her birth certificate, and of her biggest talents outside of triathlon is creating DIY projects.

 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

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:

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside

Pro Men Results

Pro Womens Results

This is the only 70.3 that Mike Reilly calls.

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Blue Competition Cycles, Good Value on Bikes for Sale at Velo Swap Saturday

The annual VeloSwap Expo offers a wide variety of cycling accessories, clothing, parts and bikes. Blue Competition Cycles, a bicycle manufacturer based in Lafayette has some new and very slightly used (demos) for sale and available in their booth. Here is a list.

 

Cross of the North - Nov 6th-7th

Looking for a little cycle cross action up North? Registration is open! Join for a few new twists and turns on the New Belgium Brewing course, then grab a beer and stick around for Larry Grossman on the mic.

 

Outdoor Industry Night Tuesday Nov. 9th

Monthly Outdoor Industry Social at The Tune Up at Full Cycle, to network with local outdoor industry professionals!

The social is meant to be a time to network and meet new people who work (or want to work) in the outdoor industry, while enjoying Happy Hour drinks all night at The Tune Up.

- Company Pitches

- Meet & Greet

- Guest Speakers

- Happy Hour drinks

 

CYCLO-X Westminster - Nov 13th

As the weather grows colder the action heads to Westminster City Park with 1.5 points on the line.  Our course designer has been hard at work crafting some creative variations to one the most flowing courses in the series!  Get ready for new lines, descents that make you feel like a little kid on a roller coaster again, and of course the grand stair case!

 

2022 Grand Traverse Triple Crown Registration Open

With the addition of the Run and the Bike in 2015, it became possible for competitors to do all three events.  That year, the Grand Traverse Triple Crown Competition was born when a handful of athletes Skied, Ran, and Biked between Crested Butte and Aspen for the fastest cumulative time. With its legacy firmly planted as the toughest point-to-point ski race in North America, the GT Triple Crown defines a new generation of mountain sports competition.

 

Upcoming Guests

Annie Hughes has won every ultramarathon she has raced this year.  She's 23 years old and won Collegiate Peaks 50, Leadville 100 (youngest to ever win) and Moab 240.

 

Video Of The Week

1st place Oceanside 70.3 || Race Recap

 

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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