Welcome to Episode #77 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. 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.
It is a huge weekend of endurance here in Boulder this weekend. We'll talk about IM Boulder, a Colorado Tri Race Report and our feature interview is with Peak Multisport's coach Ken Axford. Ken is a Level 2 USAT coach who taught the good portion of the first day at the USAT Level 1 coach's training at the USOC in C. Springs a month ago. Our feature topic today in on transitions. We'll talk about how the process that Ken teaches with transitions translates into huge time savings and what those time savings might mean to you.
Before we get into the interview with Ken, 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 and cycling in Colorado.
Hello, I listened to your podcast and the question about wetsuit vs speedsuit vs kit and here are my results from my un-scientific study.
First I swam in my speedsuit and then my wetsuit, I believe two laps of the union res buoys in each, trying to exert the same amount of effort for each trial and here is what I got: Speed suit- 1:56/100 m. Sleeveless wetsuit- 1:38/100m. That's more than a 9 min difference over 2.4 mi. Also in 2015 I swam IMB Boulder in 1:24 in my kit (way slower than expected) and 2015 imaz in 1:10 in a wetsuit (what I estimated I should be able to do on any day) and my swimming did not improve between those 2 races as I started swimming competitively 36 years ago.
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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.
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 Multisport
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That's it for the show. Have a great week everybody! Stay tuned, stay informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!