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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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Jun 4, 2017

Welcome to Episode #76 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  Today's guest interview is Melissa Mantak of Empowered Athlete coaching.  Melissa's resume include Level 3 USAT, USA Cycling, TrainingPeaks and SwimLabs coaching certifications.  In addition, Melissa was the ITU World Cup Champion, 3rd World Championships 1992; USOC Triathlete of the Year, 1992; ITU Indoor World Champion, 1993; USA Triathlon National Coach of the Year, 2010.

Mile High Endurance is your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance and triathlon goals.  We're your hosts Rich Soares, Khem Suthiwan and Bill Plock and we're glad you are joining us for another week of endurance in the Mile High city.  

We have a traditional show today.  We are getting super serious about coaching topics the starting today and the next couple of episodes.  We are giving you tons of tips to help you train better and race faster this year!

Before we get into the interview with Melissa, let's catch up with Bill Plock and Khem Suthiwan of 303 Triathlon.  303 Triathlon and 303 Cycling are your resource for news and information on triathlon, cycling and yes even running in Colorado.

Thanks to last week's guests Rachel Joyce and Jamie Twedt for joining us last week to talk about Jamie's partnership with Women for Tri and Ironman Foundation to raise $40k on her journey to the Ironman World Championship this October.  Special thanks to Cleo at Health IQ for helping support Jamie by turning your smarts into a donation to Women For Tri on behalf of Jamie.  If you have not taken the quiz yet, get yourself out to the MHE website and go to the Blog and start the quiz.  The first quiz takers earned Jamie $25 per quiz.  We've probably reached the $200 goal but you can still take the quiz and go help Jamie reach her goal. 

Health IQ celebrates and rewards health conscious individuals by offering them competitive Life Insurance rates.  Health IQ and their health surveys have gathered data from millions of health conscious people.  No surprise, they  have found that people with high Health IQ scores have lower mortality rates.  Health IQ has combined this data with medical research and secured special rates and better underwriting to offer lower rate health insurance.  Check out HealthIQ.com for a free quote or check out their blogs for multiple health related topics (vegan, vegetarian, cyclists, running and triathlon).  Or, go to the MHE Blog page to take the quiz.

Interview Introduction - Melissa Mantak, Empowered Athlete www.empoweredathlete.com.

And we're back.  Of course we are pre-recording the episode, so we do not have any post interview commentary.  I'll bet it was an amazing interview.  I can say that the training we received from her a few weeks ago in Colorado Springs was fantastic.

 

 Let's talk briefly about upcoming interviews.

  • Ken Axford to talk about the 4th Discipline course
  • Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science Officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • David Deschenes, Executive Director of Ironman Foundation
  • Pete Alfino, Owner of Mile High Endurance

I'd like to give a shout out to all the athletes racing Saturday at the Colorado Triathlon in Boulder.  Good luck Brady Nelson!I can't wait to see you race tomorrow!  Brady's in the 30-35 AG wearing the red caps.

The athlete shout out was brought to you by the following supporters of the show.

  • Check out Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience.  20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. 
  • Total Immersions self-coaching programs are a great tool to help you swim fast and easier.  They have helped me overcome heavy-leg issues and achieve balance in the water.  It's making a huge difference and recommend you check it out.
  • Don’t forget Rudy Project for great products to protect your head and eyes.  Fast helmets and well-designed eyewear.
  • Give TrainingPeaks Premium account a try.  It gives you a lot more tools  to help you plan, track and analyze your workouts and execute your ATP

Check out each of these supporters, the discounts they give our listeners and the discount codes on the MHE Discounts page.

That's it for the show.  Have a great week everybody!  Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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