Welcome to Episode #26 of Mile High Tri podcast, I'm your host Rich Soares. Mile High Tri empowers you to reach your fitness and triathlon goals by connecting you with coaches and experts to help you in your triathlon journey.
I'm joined by Tom Beal, who is a good friend and mentor. Tom has been racing in the sport since the 80's and has a tremendous amount of experience and talent. Tom shares his thoughts on the progression of triathlon.
Feature guest, Lance Panigutti from Without Limits gives an update on their races so far and talks about upcoming races.
I'm excited to announce moving to a weekly and shorter format. Releases will be on Sunday midnight Mountain Time. I hope you will find that the weekly format fits into your routine. Whether you enjoy it on Sunday on your long run, or Monday on your commute to work, I just hope you enjoy it.
Mile High Tri 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. -Denver was ranked 5th fittest city in the US in 2015 by the American Fitness Index. -Denver is home to many Olympians, including 2012 4 gold medal winner Missy Franklin. -Denver is also the 4th ranked "bike friendly" city in the US The objective of the Mile High Tri 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.