Part 1 of 2 - Open Water Swimming.
Today's show is dedicated to helping you tackle the swim segment of your next triathlon with confidence and make this your best season yet, when it comes to the swim. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of triathlon or you’re new to the sport, there will be something in this episode that will help further you in the sport. As is always the approach on the show, we examine a subject from multiple perspectives, this episode's guests on the show include:
Co-host Bill Plock, 303 Triathlon
Guest Michael Mann, Swim Labs - open water form and fitness
Guest Liz Whitefield Sharp, Tribella - open water equipment and wetsuit fitting
If you want to get in touch with Liz Sharpe from Tribella, to www.tribellas.com, From there click on Rental Equipment on the menu on the left side of the page and learn more about the offerings. Gents, check out http://www.coloradotriathloncompany.com/ and go to the Rentals tab at the top right.
www.beginnertriathlete.com and search open water swimming. You will find a number of great articles http://goo.gl/G19HDT on everything from dealing with anxiety, gear review, open water swim tactics and more.
Coach David Warden also had a good episode on swimming. It wasn't specific to Open Water swimming, but rather focused on swim pacing. Check out Episode #63 at http://tri-talk.com/episodes/
Familiarize yourself with https://www.usms.org/ where you will find tools like training logs and training workouts. You will find tons of resources on classes, coaching, pool locator, etc.
For listeners in Colorado, check out the following options for open water swimming:
www.comsa.org/openwater - Chatfield - Note that Chatfield is planned to be closed due to insurance issues until at least May 28th.
http://www.bamswimteam.org/ - Boulder
http://longmontcolorado.gov/ - Longmont at Union Reservoir
Of course, all of the guests and their websites are available on the podcast website which is simply www.milehightriathlon.com. I will add a page for resources where I'll post the links to the website resources I just listed.
Bill Plock and I mentioned at the beginning of the intro of the episode that there are four guests on the show this month. Of course we are two fabulous guests into the show and we are already at about an 1 hour and 15 minutes. The interviews with Dr. Justin Ross and Coach Trista Francis are awesome, but they are another 50 minutes or so.
What I've decided to do is go ahead and publish episode #22 with the Michael Mann and Liz Whitfield interviews. I'll release the interviews with Justin and Trista next week on for next week on episode #23. So hang tight. I know you will enjoy those interviews on April 8th.
Before we wrap up episode #22, I thought I'd talk briefly about a couple of additional items. First, I mentioned at the end of the last episode what the upcoming races are in Colorado over the next month. I hope you enjoy the Colorado centric news and content. Now what I should have mentioned was the biggest race of the month of May from my perspective and that's Yokohama coming up on May 14-15. http://www.triathlon.org/ As Barry Siff mentioned in Episode #20, this is a selection race for USA and other countries. I'll talk a little more about that in episode #23 coming up next week.
Of course I hope you found the April episode series on "racing". I'd like to believe that that helped you wrap up your race decisions for the year, if not just the spring. If you are not racing and there are races in your area, be sure to check the races in your area and see if they need volunteers. It's a great way to participate in the culture and help promote triathlon.
Each of our race directors mentioned how vital volunteers are to putting on a successful race. I'm personally volunteering at the Without Limits Summer OPEN Race. If you are racing or volunteering there, I hope to meet you. I've volunteered to help out at the bike out, but I'll be wherever Lance puts me.
I'll hold off on giving the outlook for the next couple of show themes that I'm researching until the next episode. I will say that one of the topics is going to be Training Log and Analytic Software Applications.
On a personal note, my training is going well. I'm preparing for a half marathon in just a couple of weeks. In fact I learned that Dr. Ross is also racing it. Justin, I hope we get a practice run next weekend perhaps. The weather forecast looks great for next week.
That's it for episode #22. Please subscribe if you have not already. If you enjoy the podcast, I would ask you to do me a favor and please, please tell a friend about the podcast. It's super easy to find it at www.milehightriathlon.com or download in the iTunes Podcast store.
For more information on racing and news in general, please go to 303 Triathlon.
As always - Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the triathlon journey. Good luck with your training and races this week!