Welcome to Episode #28 of Mile High Tri podcast, I'm your host Rich Soares and my co-host is Bill Plock. The Mile High Tri Podcast connects you WEEKLY with coaches, experts and resources that empower you to reach your fitness and triathlon goals.
This month's episode steers our triathlon journey in the direction of Tri Tech. Our feature guest on the show this month is Dirk Friel, (Founder and President of Peaksware) to talk to us about Training Peaks and WKO. That interview is absolutely awesome. The interview seems like it goes quickly, but it's longer than my usual interview. To make sure I took full advantage of getting Dirk's time, I took all that he would give me. I think you will be glad that I did not force a shorter interview or edit out content.
There are two other timely guests on the show this week. We have the co-owner of BBSC Endurance Sports, Michelle Lund, on to talk about how last week's Boulder Sunrise Tri went down. We also have Scott Hutmacher (Lifetime Tri) to talk about the upcoming Boulder Peak Triathlon, which is coming up on July 10th. Since today's episode is the last episode before that race, we wanted to make sure we got this out to you this week. Scott has a lot of great timely information for you.
Because we have the two race director updates that are time sensitive, we are going to do a Part 1 and Part 2 on the Dirk Friel interview. You will hear the first half (or 25 minutes of the 50 minute) interview today. Next week you will hear Part 2 of the Dirk Friel interview.
So there are three interviews this week and we'll have a short wrap up at the end. Stick around at the end because we'll talk about some resources and links that are on the website that supplement the interview content on the show. For example, we talk to Dirk about some key terms to know in their analytic reports, what they refer to as a Performance Management Chart. You are more than likely out riding your bike or on a long run while you are listening to this. I want you to have resources you can go to in addition to the audio content. There are articles already on the Resources page from Training Peaks, Firstbeat and more that you will want to check out. We want to tell you this before the interview so you know you have the website to go back to when you are done listening and your bike is cleaned off an hung back up in your garage.
So with that, let's get into the race updates from Michelle at BBSC Endurance Sports and Scott Hutmacher of Lifetime Tri and the Boulder Peak. Right after those two race updates we have the interview with Dirk Friel of Training Peaks.