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May 14, 2022

Welcome to Episode #336 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

 

Show Sponsor: UCAN

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Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature Coaching Topic
    • How Testing Makes You Faster
  • Endurance News
    • IRONMAN World Championship Results
    • Utah Sports Commission Expected To Create Total Economic Impact Of More Than $35m Dollars
    • PTO Pro Am, to be held this Sunday 15 May at the Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles
  • What's new in the 303
    • Triathlon Races in Colorado this Season
  • Video of the Week
    • TBD

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

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Training Discussion: Regular Testing

 

Regular testing to determine your threshold intensities in each discipline is an important (arguably essential) practice to getting faster. This works for new and experienced athletes. Newer athletes may find this a bit demanding, but it will help you get faster, faster. Testing regularly is particularly helpful for athletes who have some experience and find themselves plateauing in their performance.

 

Here's how the cycle works. Take bike power for example. You want to take a baseline FTP test to determine your  Functional Threshold Power. FTP is theoretically the power in Watts you can average for 45-60 minutes. This FTP becomes an anchor point for determining your training zones. Having accurately determined training zones is important for making sure you do prescribed training in the right zones.

 

For example, if you want to increase your threshold power you need to train at that Z4 Threshold zone to train your body to process muscle lactate efficiently. The more time you spend in that zone, the more adaptation you get. Without the FTP number or accurate substitute, you may be training in the wrong zone (eg Z3 or Z5), neither of which create the same adaptation of teaching your body to improve lactate processing and increasing your capacity to do work. Training regularly and progressively overloading the correct training zones over the course of 3 weeks on the 4th week you retest. If things are working, the next FTP test is at a higher average power than the one 4 weeks earlier. You then adjust the training zones. In this case increasing the power ranges for each zone. Another 3 weeks of training at the new (accurate) zones causes another adaptation, another test, another increase, another adjustment to training zones, etc.

 

Swim:

  1. Perform a 400 time trial effort from a push (not dive).
  2. Recover for 10 to 15 minutes with easy swimming and rest.
  3. Perform a 200 time trial effort from a push.

Looking to calculate CSS or CV as Meters or Yards Per Minute. The higher the number the faster your are. If you go real fast on the 200 and real slow on the 400 - that counts against you. Your 200 should be about 6% faster than the 400.

 

Bike

Power on a trainer is best

20 or 45 minute

Or 15 miles without power

 

Run:

5k Time Trial as if racing

Do on a track or flat course

Always repeat on the same track or course if possible

 

How to execute a perfectly paced test.

Consider how big of an improvement over the last two tests in that discipline. Consider how well the athlete is training at Z4 and Z5. Start with the average pace or power from the previous test and set a reasonable increase as the target pace or power. Execute at that power or pace start to finish. Don't start faster.

 

Excerpt from Swim Test Pacing:

For the 200 target 58 seconds per lap which will put you close to 1:56/100 pace or 3:51 200.

For the 400 target 59 seconds per lap for the first 4 and 60 seconds per lap for the last 4. If you feel you have some gas increase the stroke rate on the last lap.

 

If you want to talk further about how to test regularly to get better results, reach out at Rich@303colorado.com or message @tripodcasterrich

 

Check out the TriDot Free Trial https://app.tridot.com/onboard/sign-up/richsoares

 

Endurance News:

 

Ironman World Championships St. George results

Utah Sports Commission Expected To Create Total Economic Impact Of More Than $35m Dollars

 

PTO Pro Am, to be held this Sunday 15 May at the Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles and streamed live for free around the world

The event will see six of the world’s top professional athletes race an Olympic-distance course alongside Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) athletes and special guests including former UFC star Paul Felder and Olympic silver medallist Heather Fell. CAF athletes will kick-start the day with a 1500m swim in the beautiful pearlescent sea off Venice Beach. Once out of the water, they’ll tag in a highly-ranked PTO professional who’ll rip up the road over a 40km bike course finishing in downtown LA between the Crypto.com Arena and Microsoft Square, outside the Herbalife Nutrition HQ. From here, another CAF superstar, or one of our special guests, will complete a 10km run to close out this first-ever PTO Pro Am event.

 

TEAMS REVEALED

The PTO is proud to work alongside the Challenged Athletes Foundation to celebrate life through sport at the first PTO Pro Am. The six teams taking on the challenge of the PTO Pro Am in LA are:

 

Swimming and track runner Haven Shepherd, PTO World #3 Lionel Sanders and former UFC star Paul Felder.

Swimmer and para climber Emily Gray, PTO World #8 Sam Long and swimmer and para-triathlete Rudy Garcia-Tolson.

Para-triathlete Allysa Seely, PTO World #4 Daniel Baekkegard and GTN presenter and Olympic silver medallist Heather Fell.

Swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger, PTO World #11 Holly Lawrence and swimmer and para-triathlete Roderick Sewell.

Para-triathlete and hand cyclist Andre Kajlich, PTO World #7 Skye Moench and influencer and Herbalife ambassador Shirley Alvarez.

Para-triathlete Chris Hammer, PTO World #14 Heather Jackson and para-triathlete, cyclist and marathoner Willie Stewart.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

Upcoming Multisport Events in Colorado (runningintheusa.com)

Upcoming Classic Races in Colorado (runningintheusa.com)

Colfax Marathon

 

Video of the Week:

Ironman World Championship St.George 2022 | Race Movie

 

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

May 7, 2022

Today is our interview is with Suzie Snyder. Suzie Snyder (Boulder, Colo.) . USA Triathlon in March announced Suzie earned top honors for Women’s Elite Off-Road Triathlete of the Year. Snyder, 39, placed sixth at the XTERRA World Championships, and picked up wins at XTERRA Beaver Creek and XTERRA Oak Mountain. Snyder also took fifth at the XTERRA Pan American Championship in Ogden, Utah.

 

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Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Suzie Snyder
  • Endurance News
    • IMWC St George
  • What's new in the 303
    • NYC Ride
    • Ride The Rockies
    • Comparing federal eMTB rules and directives
    • What You Need to Know About New Colorado Safety Stop Law
    • New Bike Day and High Grade Ride
  • Video of the Week
    • Suzie Snyder Xterra Profile

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle. 

 

Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Feature Interview: Suzie Snyder

 

SUZIE SNYDER Boulder, CO, United States

EXPERIENCE:

15 years

CERTIFICATIONS:

XTERRA Certified

Masters Degree in Exercise Science, Springfield College, MA (2006)

B.S Physical Education, Springfield College, 2004

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

USA Triathlon Level 3 Certified

USA Cycling Level 1 Certified

USA Track and Field Level 1 Certified

 

HIGH LEVEL COACHING EXPERIENCE:

My coaching experience includes athletes of all kinds; XTERRA and Ironman triathletes, road, mountain bike and cyclocross riders, and elite level tactical athletes (FBI Hostage Rescue Team, SWAT Teams & K9 Units, and US Army Special Forces teams). I've also enjoyed the challenge of coaching tactical athletes who are also competitive endurance athletes as the demands of each are significantly different and difficult to balance. 

 

PHILOSOPHY:

My passion lies in coaching anyone with a goal and a drive to challenge themselves, but feel it is also very important to emphasize balance. Endurance athletes tend to set high goals and rather than needing to be pushed, they sometimes need to be held back a touch in order to maintain balance in all aspects of life-  work, family, hobbies, training and racing, as well as balancing endurance training with strength and injury prevention. For most of us, attention to detail and doing "the little things" that we don't like or want to do can make a huge difference in both our daily lives and athletic performance, but need to be held accountable by someone else in order to actually do them!

 

Endurance News:

IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission, both the female and male professional triathlons will have live race-day coverage globally via IRONMAN Now™ available on Facebook Watch as well as on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. The live coverage will offer millions of fans around the world digital access to the event activities, with the ability to follow along and support their favorite athletes in action, while witnessing the breathtaking views of Southwestern Utah, USA via computers and mobile devices.

 

For more information about the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission event, please visit www.ironman.com/im-word-championship-2021.

 

The Ironman World Championship in St. George features a stellar cast of athletes seeking glory. Learn about the contenders in our race preview.

 

PTO IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ST. GEORGE PREVIEW

The stage is set for the ‘Battle of Champions’ at the Ironman World Championships in St. George, Utah. This is the first time that the race will be held outside the island of Hawaii and provides a brand new and challenging course for the athletes to contend with.

 

The strength of both the men’s and women’s fields is seriously impressive with Olympic champions, multiple Kona winners, young blood and experienced veterans creating a plethora of athletes who could contend for the win or reach the podium.

 

However, the lack of athletes including Jan Frodeno, Patrick Lange, Joe Skipper, Laura Philipp and Lucy Charles-Barclay – unable to race due to injury or illness – will no doubt shake up the race dynamics as triathlon looks to crown its first IM world champ since October 2019.

 

 

Thorsten Radde's Report

 

Page 62 of 166

 

Page 64 of 166

 

 

 

What's New in the 303:

Comparing federal eMTB rules and directives

In the last few years, federal agencies have undergone processes to revise policies regarding eMTB access and management. With both the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) guidance and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule now finalized, IMBA's Policy Manager Aaron Clark has analyzed both in-depth to compare similarities, differences, ramifications and next steps for eMTB access on the federal public lands mountain bikers ride and steward most. We want to hear the community’s questions about the analysis, the policies, and about these changes.

On March 31, 2022, the USFS finalized long-awaited e-bike guidance. The guidance incorporated a number of IMBA’s recommendations made during a public comment period in October 2020, in which thousands of mountain bikers took part. The guidance has some great elements in line with IMBA’s recommendations: it requires a local public process to adequately collect local sentiment on possible pros and cons of eMTB access; thorough National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Travel Management Planning; the guidance distinguishes between class 1, class 2 and class 3 eMTBs to ensure quality experiences for all trail users; and the guidance manages eMTBs as a new category, separate from traditional mountain bikes. Unfortunately, USFS fell short by reclassifying non-motorized trails to motorized trails where eMTBs would be allowed, even if all other motorized uses were to remain prohibited.

 

What You Need to Know About New Colorado Safety Stop Law

By Mike Raber, Board member of Bike Jeffco

 

There is a lot of misunderstanding about the recently passed amendment to the Colorado Safety Stop statute, so I am providing clarification.

 

The Colorado Bicycle Safety Stop law was enacted in 2019 as an opt-in statute for municipalities and counties to implement on a voluntary basis.  The amended law changed the existing law effective statewide on April 13, 2022 when Governor Polis signed the bill.  It has been shown to assist in reducing bicycle automobile collisions at intersections in those municipalities and counties where it was implemented. 8 states in addition to Colorado have adopted Safety Stop laws statewide with positive results for reducing collisions.  Colorado State Patrol and Colorado Department of Highways statistics for the last several years document over 70% of bicycle & motor vehicle collisions happen at intersections.  Collisions don’t happen between bicyclists and motor vehicles when bicyclists can cross an intersection when there is no traffic and it’s safe to proceed, this is what the 2019 statute provided for. Due to the confusion on where the 2019 statute was and was not adopted between municipalities and counties, the law was amended on April 13, 2022 to make it effective statewide to eliminate this confusion.

 

 

New Bike Day

Argon 18

Every component and part itemized

Andy Schmit

Service Course - Custom Bikes — The Service Course

The Article

Saturday Ride

 

 

 

Video of the Week:

 

XTERRA athlete profile Suzie Snyder

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Apr 30, 2022

Welcome to Episode #334 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

 

Today is our St George IM WC Preview Special.

 

Show Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

UCAN Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bar is going away! It’s your last chance to get our delicious bar packed with natural peanut butter and a rich chocolate. Get it while you still can!

 

Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Endurance News
    • Ironman Texas last weekend
    • Sam Long still racing St G despite being hit by a car while training
    • IMWC St George
  • What's new in the 303
    •  Primal NY Bike
    • Ride the Rockies
  • Video of the Week
    • Ben Hoffman & Magnus Ditlev Sprint Finish - 2022 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle. 

 

Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

 

Sam Long Still On For St G

samgolong

You can’t keep a good man down.

After my 🚗 🚴 incident yesterday I am happy to report I will definitely still be at St. G in top form. It’s a reminder that there is no perfect training plan and that things happen. My team and I have modified the plan to make sure the body will be ready. One plus side is that it helps shape the mental landscape in a positive and beneficial way.

samgolong

10 days till race day. Catch up with me on @lsanderstri YouTube channel. I am fired up to race!

 

IRONMAN World Championship in St. George

Bill's readout on Mark Allen's

Mark Allen picks – Women

I think Laura Philipp is going to be the one to beat. She had an amazing 2021, she won IRONMAN Austria at 8:35, running 2:44 in the marathon. She knows how to do the distance really really well.

 

This year she crushed her opening race at IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai, winning handily. She’s on a roll and may well be the woman to beat in St George in May.

 

Laura Philipp looks perfectly placed to make a big run for victory.

Then we have Kat Matthews, who was fourth in St George at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in 2021. She has experience on that course and has shown that she knows how to race in those conditions.

 

Kat was also second in 2021 at IRONMAN Tulsa behind the great Daniela Ryf – probably one of the few races last year where Daniela performed to something like her usual lofty standards.

 

Mark Allen picks – Men

Top of my list for the men is Gustav Iden – he’s showed he can put it together on the big days. He won 70.3 Worlds in Nice in 2019 and in St George in 2021. He debuted at the full distance in IRONMAN Florida in 2021, going 7:42. Not a bad time for a first Ironman I would say!

 

Gustav hasn’t raced yet in 2022, but I have seen some of the training days he is putting in and he will have no lack of fitness in St George.

 

Joining Gustav is somebody who is now coached by his brother Mikal – namely ‘No Limits’ himself, Lionel Sanders. In May of 2021 Lionel and Sam Long fought out an incredible 70.3 in St George before Lionel outsprinted ‘The Big Unit’. Again, he knows how to race on that course.

 

Lionel was also second behind Iden at IRONMAN Florida in 2021, and then he finished second in a sprint at 70.3 Oceanside to kick off 2022. He had some problems on the bike – he couldn’t go as fast as he had wanted to. But he produced the fastest run on the day, he’s in a terrific shape, he has a new coach and this is a course that he is designed to do well on.

 

Rich's readout on Thorsten Radde's Report

 

 

What's New in the 303:

Discuss in the morning

  •  Primal NY Bike
  • Ride the Rockies

 

Video of the Week:

 

Ben Hoffman & Magnus Ditlev Sprint Finish - 2022 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas

 

Upcoming Guests:

 Suzie Snyder was 2021 USAT Off-road triathlete of the year, lives in Boulder and will be fun to talk to about her career as a pro.

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Apr 23, 2022

Welcome to Episode #333 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

 

Show Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Endurance News
    • April 18, 2022 Boston Marathon results
    • Who Wore What? These Were the Top Shoes at the 2022 Boston Marathon
  • What's new in the 303
    •  Ride the Rockies update - 7 days / 50 porta pot

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle. 

 

Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

 

Boston Marathon Pro Field

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced more than 140 athletes will compete at the 126th Boston Marathon as part of the John Hancock Professional Athlete Team. Olympians, Paralympians, and global marathon winners will race from Hopkinton to Boston on April 18 and will be the first race held on the traditional Patriots’ Day date since 2019.

 

The Boston Marathon made history last year by becoming the first Abbott World Marathon Major event to offer equal $50,000 course record bonuses across open and wheelchair divisions, and the first event to provide a designated prize purse for athletes with upper limb, lower limb, and visual impairments. For the 37th year, prize money awards will be provided by principal sponsor John Hancock.

 

The full international field, including the Para Athletics Divisions field top contenders, can be found below.

 

 

Who Wore What? These Were the Top Shoes at the 2022 Boston Marathon

Ever since the first carbon-plated super shoes hit the roads, they’ve dominated the pro running conversation. With any speedy performance, we want to know: What latest shoe technology were they wearing?

 

That was certainly the case for Monday’s thrilling Boston Marathon where Peres Jepchirchir and Ababel Yeshaneh fought until the very last mile for their glory moment. In the end, it was Jepchirchir who out-kicked Yeshaneh 2:21.01 to 2:21.05.

 

In the context of super shoes, though, it may as well have been a head-to-head battle between Adidas and Nike, two Goliaths in the space. And though Nike had more racers finish in the top 15 wearing its shoes, the eventual 2022 Boston Marathon champion was wearing a pair of Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2’s.

 

Curious what the other ultra-fast women were racing in on Marathon Monday? We tracked down the 6 shoes that were worn by the top 15 women.

 

RELATED: American Original: Why Nell Rojas Broke Her Adidas Contract Right Before Placing 10th at Boston

 

Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2 | $220

adidas-adizero-adios

Who wore it?

Along with 2022 Boston Marathon champion, Peres Jepchirchir, fellow Kenyans Viola Cheptoo (6th place) and Joyciline Jepkosgei (7th place), and ninth place Charlotte Purdue sported the German shoe.

 

Nike Vaporfly Next% 2 | $250

nike-zoomx-vaporfly-2

Who wore it?

Who didn’t wear the fabled Nike super shoes? First and second runners up, Ababel Yeshaneh and Mary Wacera Ngugi sported Nikes along the Boston Marathon course, followed by fourth and fifth place runners Edna Kiplagat and Monicah Ngige. Degitu Azimeraw (8th place), Nell Rojas (10th place, first American finisher), and Bria Wetsch (15th place) round out the list of top 15 Boston finishers that raced in Nikes on Monday.

 

Saucony Endorphin Pro 3

saucony-endorphin-pro-3

Who wore it?

Malindi Elmore, the 11th place finisher, was the only top 15 competitor to sport this new style from Saucony.

 

HOKA Rocket X 2

close up of Stephanie Bruce's unreleased HOKA Rocket X 2 shoes from the Boston Marathon

126th Boston Marathon April 18, 2022 (Photo: Kevin Morris)

Who wore it?

Second American finisher Stephanie Bruce rocked these brand-new (not available until next year) shoes from her long-time sponsor. She came in 12th overall in 2:28:02.

 

RELATED: The Best Women’s Racing Shoes Available This Year

 

Brooks Hyperion Elite 3 | $250

brooks-hyperion-elite-3

Who wore it?

Desiree Linden finished her ninth run at the Boston Marathon in 2:28.47 in this new edition of Brooks carbon-plated super shoe.

 

Puma Fast-R Nitro Elite

puma-fast-r

Who wore it?

Minnesota-based Dakotah Lindwurm came in 14th in 2:30:42 wearing the Puma Fast-R Nitro Elite, a shoe that is not yet available in America.

 

 

2022 Boston Marathon results

Women

  1. Peres Jepchirchir (KEN) — 2:21:01
  2. Ababel Yeshaneh (ETH) — 2:21:05
  3. Mary Ngugi (KEN) — 2:21:32
  4. Edna Kiplagat (KEN) — 2:21:40
  5. Monicah Ngige (KEN) — 2:22:13
  6. Viola Cheptoo (KEN) — 2:23:47
  7. Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) — 2:24:43
  8. Degitu Azimeraw (ETH) — 2:25:23
  9. Charlotte Purdue (GBR) — 2:25:26
  10. Nell Rojas (USA) — 2:25:57
  11. Des Linden (USA) — 2:28:47

DNF. Molly Seidel (USA)

 

Men

  1. Evans Chebet (KEN) — 2:06:51
  2. Lawrence Cherono (KEN) — 2:07:21
  3. Benson Kipruto (KEN) — 2:07:27

4; Gabriel Geay (TAN) — 2:07:53

  1. Eric Kaptanui (KEN) — 2:08:47
  2. Albert Korir (KEN) — 2:08:50
  3. Scott Fauble (USA) — 2:08:52
  4. Jemal Yimer (ETH) — 2:08:58
  5. Elkanah Kibet (USA) — 2:09:07
  6. Kinde Atanaw (ETH) — 2:09:16
  7. Lemi Berhanu (ETH) — 2:09:43
  8. Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) — 2:11:49
  9. Yuki Kawauchi (JPN) — 2:12:55
  10. Jared Ward (USA) — 2:15:24
  11. Jake Riley (USA) — 2:30:48

DNF. Lelisa Desisa (ETH)

DNF. Birhanu Legese (ETH)

DNF. Sisay Lemma (ETH)

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

 

 

Video of the Week:

 

5k Bike Race l Sarah Crowley & Emma Pallant-Browne 🔥

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Apr 16, 2022

Welcome to Episode #332 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

 

Show Sponsor: UCAN

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In Today's Show

  • Endurance News
    • Pro Am 2022
    • Kat Matthews Rises to the SUB8 Challenge

 

  • What's new in the 303
    • Colorado’s Statewide Safety Stop is Almost Here! 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

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Endurance News:

 

PTO PRO AM 2022

The PTO Pro Am will bring together the world’s greatest professional triathletes, big celebrity names and Challenged Athlete Foundation athletes in a celebration of life, fitness and triathlon. Mixed relay teams will race from the iconic Venice Beach to the famous streets of Downtown Los Angeles to see which team are crowned the inaugural PTO Pro Am winners!

 

Hosted at the Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles, the PTO Pro Am will be broadcast live and for free to triathlon die-hards and new fans alike.

 

WHAT IS THE PTO PRO AM?

The PTO Pro Am will team the world’s greatest professional triathletes with big celebrity names and CAF athletes to race together in a mixed-relay race from Venice Beach to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.

 

The first PTO Pro Am will be held as part of the Herbalife24 LA Triathlon, the city’s premier triathlon event with a history dating back to the early 2000s.

 

WILL I BE ABLE TO WATCH LIVE?

Yes. The PTO Pro Am will be broadcast live. Sign up to be the first to hear about how to watch live on 15 May.

 

Kat Matthews Rises to the SUB8 Challenge

Sydney, Australia – 13th April, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ –European champion Kat Matthews has signed on to the Pho3nix Sub8 Project, Powered by Zwift. The third-fastest British female long-distance triathlete and national time trial cycling champion is the newest contender for the audacious attempt to race the full distance of triathlon in under eight hours.

 

After Ironman 70.3 world champion Lucy Charles-Barclay was ruled out of Sub8 due to a hip bone fracture, Matthews was quick to rise to the occasion and take on the challenge of swimming 3.8 kilometers, cycling 180 kilometers, and running 42 kilometers faster than anyone ever before. Though the attempt will be aided by a team of pacemakers and cutting-edge technology and logistics, in the end it will still be a triumph of physiological preparedness and mental acuity for any athlete to go under the mark.

 

“I’m a relative newbie to the sport and the iron distance is certainly one where experience is of high benefit. Most would assume I would not be a contender and that achieving this would be impossible,” Matthews admits. “However, as soon as I heard of the attempt, I wanted to be involved. It sparked my interest intellectually as well as physically. I see my sporting endeavours as a case study for constant learning and improvement. I have yet to find a plateau in my physical improvement in any area, and this evolution keeps me right at the edge of passion and motivation for absolute excellence.”

 

As an Army physiotherapist, Matthews pursued a longtime interest in the human body and health helping injured soldiers get back to fighting fitness. It was in that environment she began exploring triathlon, going from grassroots sprints to winning middle distance races outright as an amateur to earn her pro card.

 

With a slew of wins and notable performances in the past three years including winning Ironman Florida to set the third-fastest full distance time set by a British female, topping Ironman UK, and dominating this year’s Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote, Matthews has put the world on notice.

 

Now only seven years after she first began doing triathlons, she puts herself on an even steeper trajectory to sporting greatness lining up to race against dual Olympic medallist Nicola Spirig. Matthews says, “Nicola’s accolades in the sport over the last 25 years puts her as a legitimate candidate as the sport’s Greatest Of All Time across both male and female athletes. To race against Nicola here is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I hope to be a worthy contender.”

 

Pho3nix Foundation board member and MANA Global CEO Chris McCormack says, “Kat is a world-class athlete I’ve watched with much interest over the past few years. Getting herself and her ‘tribe’ of pacemakers together in such a short time frame is no mean feat, but she came ready and prepared. Kat has had a long-term alignment with the Sub8 Project: she was in early discussions with Lucy as part of her team and has also been engaged in a heavy training block with many of the pacemakers over the past six months. This made for a perfect transition into the lead racing role. With Kat’s cerebral and disciplined approach to the sport I’m excited to see how she will tackle the puzzle that is Sub8 and the new race strategy she will bring in her pursuit to be the first to Defy the Impossible.”

 

Regarding Charles-Barclay’s further role, McCormack clarifies, “Lucy is still very much part of the team and having her still on board within our global commentary team and on the ground on race day brings a new lens to this groundbreaking attempt. Her journey in preparation and the insights she can offer on her fellow athletes racing will take our coverage to the next level. It’s something that no one else could possibly have delivered.”

 

To find out more about the Pho3nix Sub7 and Pho3nix Sub8 Project Powered by Zwift, visit the official website at: https://www.sub7sub8.com/

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Colorado’s Statewide Safety Stop is Almost Here! 

By Brian Weiss, Bike Law Colorado

 

Finally, the much sought after common sense traffic law for bicyclists is coming to Colorado in 2022, likely July 1st.  After the Governor Polis signs the law and the Safety Stop becomes effective, anyone who rides a bicycle or scooter on public roads will not have to lose momentum due to stop signs or wait as long at red lights.  So what difference will the Colorado Safety Stop make?  Soon riders will “legally” not have to completely stop at stop signs when there is no traffic present.  Red lights that would not change for a bike rider who followed the law and as a result the rider waited and waited – will be a past memory.  People who were pulled over by police and ticketed for what they may have thought was a legal activity on a bicycle, can now breathe a sigh of relief.

 

 

Jack Todd (Bicycle Colorado) Andy Kerr, Senator Kevin Priola, Piep van Heuven (Bicycle Colorado), Brian Weiss

 

After about seven years of trying, Colorado’s House and Senate finally passed the State-wide Safety Stop bill (HB22-1028), which is based on the Idaho Stop Law, in 2022.  The bill actually had true bipartisan support this year.  In fact, it passed the Colorado House 44-20 and passed the Colorado Senate 25-8.   The effective date of this law taking effect will be after the Governor signs it and the required waiting period because the new law is needed for our “immediate safety.”

 

An explanation of the practical changes of the Colorado Safety Stop for a bike rider are as follows:

 

When approaching a stop sign, if it is safe to proceed only after slowing to a reasonable speed of 10 miles per hour or less, yielding the right-of-way to any traffic or pedestrian in or approaching the intersection, and after yielding, then the bike riders can continue through the intersection without stopping; and

When approaching an illuminated red traffic control signal or “red light,” the person on a bicycle must first stop completely at the intersection and yield to all other traffic and pedestrians and only when traffic clears and it is safe, may the rider proceed straight or make a right turn through the intersection or, subject to specified conditions, make a left turn onto a one-way street only.

It should be noted that the bill evolved into the current version in several steps.  This law will not only apply to people who ride bicycles but is now flexible enough to cover current and future forms of transportation called “Low Speed Conveyances” which would include electric scooters, one-wheels, e-bikes, and electric skateboards.  Also there were several parts added to the text of the bill.  One critical revision is that the new law will only apply to bicyclists age 15 and over.  However, for bicyclists, or low speed conveyance riders, under age 15 who are with a parent or legal guardian they can also keep their momentum and benefit from this new law.

 

This is a change from the current law which was basically an opt-in decision by the city or county to make a Safety Stop the rule of that area.  As expected, when rules for bike riders changed from town to town there was confusion.  When both bike riders and drivers of motor vehicles understand the laws, they are easier to follow and there is less conflict between road users.

 

I say that this law was a long time coming from a personal note, as I have advocated for the Idaho Stop for over 8 years for Bike Law, Team Evergreen Cycling and myself as a person who bikes all over Colorado.  While I knew that some mountain towns, like Breckenridge, Aspen, and Summit County, had a successful safety stop local ordinance in place for years before the Colorado Legislature considered changing the Traffic Code to make this a statewide law, I also was aware of the Denver Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee in 2013 which shared a white paper explaining how traffic flows and bicycle commuters would benefit from a safety stop ordinance in Denver.  I testified at the Senate Committee hearings for two years, but the bill did not leave the Transportation Committee. However, there was a glimmer of hope in 2018 for passing a version of the Idaho Stop Law. In 2018 there were enough votes in the Colorado Legislature to pass a watered-down model of the bill which allowed the bike-friendly cities and counties to “opt-in” to a regulatory framework to allow bicycles more freedom at intersections, but I saw this as a weak compromise law. Fortunately, it did serve as a step toward the larger objective, and it energized the bicycling community to keep trying. 

 

In the meantime, Colorado was bypassed by other states.  Arkansas, Delaware, Oregon Washington, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Utah all passed statewide safety stop laws.  Those other states provided data that was helpful in ultimately passing Colorado’s safety stop bill.  For example, I explained to the Colorado Senate transportation Committee that crashes between bicycle riders and motor vehicles dropped 23% at intersections with stop signs over a 30-month period in Delaware.  I find that statistics like this resonate well with both legislators and jurors alike.  The lack of relevant statistics from other states may have been a reason that the law passing in Colorado was previously unsuccessful.

 

While working to pass the Colorado Safety Stop, there were a lot of different people involved with varying viewpoints.  Of course, Bicycle Colorado was a driving force behind this law as it benefits bicycle riders across the State.  Andy Kerr, current Jefferson County Commissioner, former Colorado State Senator, and former Colorado State House of Representatives stewarded this bill for about 8 years and made it his personal mission when he was a Colorado legislator.  Note, Andy commuted by bicycle when he was the Colorado State Senator and House Member for my district.

 

After I gave my own testimony about statistics, safety, and legal issues, I was moved by the testimony from fellow cyclists.  In particular, I recall Marcus Robinson’s testimony who explained that he, as a black man riding an expensive road bicycle, was emotionally devasted after he was pulled over by the police who claimed he failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and the police accused him of stealing the bicycle that he was riding.  Marcus explained that no minority should be targeted by law enforcement, and he advocated for equality in cycling.  I learned that after the stressful police accusation and racial unrest in 2020, Marcus Robinson and Neal Henderson started Ride for Racial Justice, a non-profit in Denver which advocates for Diversity, Education, Leadership & Community: https://www.rideforracialjustice.org/our-vision

 

This Safety Stop bill will unify bike laws across Colorado, and make the roads safer for people of color at the same time.

 

Ride The Rockies Behind The Scenes

The Pad Hotel / Hostel - Silverthorne, Colorado - The Pad Hotel / Hostel (thepadlife.com)

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Apr 9, 2022

Our interview guests this week are Olympic Triathlete Andy Potts and how he keeps improving as a pro triathlete at the age of 46. Andy shares race stories and training tips. He and Daniel Brienza to talk about their partnership with HUUB and a new product launch.

 

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Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza
  • Endurance News
    • Oceanside Pro Results
    • Netflix docuseries on 2022 Tour de France
  • What's new in the 303
    • USA Triathlon Announces 2022 Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series Calendar

Interview - Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza

Andy represented the US at the 2004 Olympics, less than a year and a half after starting in the sport. After a long and successful career as a swimmer, Andy has been one of the world’s most versatile triathletes on the planet who prides himself on hard work, dedication, and giving as much back to the sport, his sponsors and community as humanly possible. His business partner Daniel Brienza is with us to exclusive announcement on HUUB Pinnacle wetsuits and a high visibility and comfort goggles.

 

  • Telling myself what I need to hear as an athlete
  • Boyd Lake with Kyle Coon
  • 2021 Paralympic games
  • Kona Top 10 finishes
  • Helps other athletes

 

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Endurance News:

 

Oceanside 70.3 Pro Results

 

Jackson Laundry Surprises and Taylor Knibb Dominates in Oceanside

It’s always hard to know what to expect at the first long-course race of the North American season—and Ironman 70.3 Oceanside in southern California delivered even more drama than usual this year, with a few breakout performances and a sprint finish.

 

The drama was all in the men’s race—where the unheralded Jackson Laundry took the lead with less than a mile to go and charged hard for a win that looked like a shock even to him.

 

“It was unbelievable,” he said. “It doesn’t really sink in until you’re right there and there’s no one left to catch you.”

 

And then behind Laundry, Lionel Sanders and Rudy von Berg sprinted to the line in one of the closest finishes we’ve ever seen at long-course.

 

 

Until that final mile it actually looked like an event that would be locked up by double gold medalist Alistair Brownlee. Out of a large (very large) group on the swim, a bike pack slowly whittled down until at T2 it was Brownlee, Laundry, von Berg, and Ben Kanute. The pace on the run was blistering—and behind them, after losing his nutrition on the bike, Sanders was running even faster.

 

Ultimately, it became a race of seconds. Laundry and von Berg raced neck and neck, until the Canadian put in a surge for what seemed to be a lock on second. But he didn’t stop, he kept going faster and faster—catching Brownlee and putting down a sub-5:00 mile at the end of the 13.1. Behind him, Sanders had caught the suddenly struggling Brownlee and then reached von Berg with just hundreds of meters to go. They sprinted; Sanders outleaned.

 

It was a 1:10:11 run for Laundry v. a 1:10:55 run for von Berg and a 1:08:29 run for Sanders to come to the line shoulder-to-shoulder and collapse. In fourth, Brownlee slowed and came home with “just” a 1:11:04 run. That’s how close the day was.

 

 

In the women’s race, it was maybe less about the drama and more about a coronation. The 24-year-old Knibb controlled the swim, according to her competitors, clocking the fastest of the day (23:33 in choppy conditions); she got to the front of the bike after a slower transition to put on socks and then had the fastest bike of the day too (2:20:17); and then took out of T2 nearly three minutes in the lead and had only the 4th fastest run of the day (1:17:48) to win handily.

 

Women’s 70.3 Oceanside results

Taylor Knibb (US): 4:06:32

Luisa Baptista (BRA): 4:08:45

Holly Lawrence (GBR): 4:09:17

Ashleigh Gentle (AUS): 4:12:21

Jackie Hering (USA): 4:13:46

 

Men’s 70.3 Oceanside results

Jackson Laundry (CAN): 3:45:00

Lionel Sanders (CAN): 3:45:33

Rody von Berg (USA): 3:45:33

Alistair Brownlee (GBR): 3:45:55

Ben Kanute (USA): 3:46:32

Full results will be available here.

 

Netflix and A.S.O. confirm docuseries on 2022 Tour de France

Netflix is partnering with A.S.O. to create a documentary series on the Tour de France 2022, with the participation of France Télévisions.

 

Produced by Quadbox, a joint venture between QUAD and ‘Box to box Films’ (Drive to Survive), the series will follow the journey of eight teams taking part in the world’s biggest cycling race.

 

‘Consisting of eight episodes of 45 minutes, the series will follow as closely as possible all the actors of the Tour de France, from cyclists to team managers to understand the multiple stakes of a race that has become a true international symbol, broadcasted in 190 territories.’

 

The backstages of eight teams will be unveiled, from the preparation phase to the finish line: AG2R Citroën Team, Alpecin-Fenix, BORA-hansgrohe, EF Education-EasyPost, Groupama-FDJ cycling Team, Ineos Grenadiers, Team Jumbo-Visma and Team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl.

 

Filming will run from March to July 2022 for a release on Netflix in the first semester of 2023. In addition, France Télévisions will broadcast a documentary a few days before the start of the Tour de France 2023.

 

Dolores Emile, Manager, EMEA Unscripted & Doc Series (France) at Netflix, said “We are very proud to unveil new aspects of the emblematic Tour de France. This is a unique opportunity to dive into the stories of its inspiring characters.”

 

Yann Le Moënner, Managing Director of A.S.O., added “We are proud of this partnership with Netflix, France Télévisions and the Tour de France teams, which will offer fans a unique immersion behind the scenes.

 

“Through a narrative approach, which is additive to the competition itself, the public will be able to discover how the Tour de France represents the ultimate challenge for the competitors ; in particular in terms of suffering, pushing their limits and team spirit. This project is part of our overall ambition to make our sport more accessible and meet an even wider audience.”

 

Laurent-Eric Le Lay, Sports Director at France Télévisions, said “As the historic partner and broadcaster of the Tour de France, we are delighted to participate in this project which will allow everyone to experience part of the daily life of champions and teams.

 

“It is additive to what we do every year during the race and we believe that it will attract an even larger audience to this beautiful event.”

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

USA Triathlon Announces 2022 Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series Calendar

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced its 2022 Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series, featuring more than 45 swim-run events in cities across the United States this season. Additional events will be added to the calendar as the season progresses.

 

The series, launched in 2012 with 30 events, is designed to introduce youth athletes between the ages of 7 and 15 to the multisport lifestyle through the unique discipline of aquathlon (swim-run). With a focus on participation and fun, rather than competition, many of the events are not timed.

 

At all Splash & Dash events, participants ages 7-10 will complete a 100-meter pool swim and an approximate 1-kilometer run, while athletes ages 11-15 will complete a 200m pool swim and an approximate 2k run. All participants will receive a unique, custom finishers’ medal and giveaways.

 

The Splash & Dash Series is a part of USA Triathlon’s emphasis on increasing opportunities and access to multisport events and clinics for current and prospective youth multisport athletes. As part of its 2022 Return to Racing Youth Stimulus Package, USA Triathlon is offering free youth event sanctioning, free youth clinic sanctioning, free registration for youth clubs and expansion of the Youth Scholarship Program.

 

 

Video of the Week

 

Khem Suthiwan Garage Talk; Adventurer, Optimist and Lover of Life

 

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Apr 2, 2022

Our interview guests this week are A'nna Roby and Jordan Jones. Jordan is a former pro triathlete and does work for Athlete Blood Test. A'nna Roby has a PhD in Nutrition and is Athlete Blood Test's Chief Researcher.

 

It's also a huge race weekend with the first 70.3 North America races.

 

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Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with A'nna Roby and Jordon Jones about Athlete Blood Test
  • Endurance News
    • The first Ironman 70.3 weekend of 2022
  • What's new in the 303
    • There Is Very Little Information Out There For Athletes With Migraine
    • A New Kind of Gravel Bike Festival in Elbert County

 

Interview - A'nna Roby and Jordon Jones

Jordan Jones is from Medford Massachusetts, went to Boston University and currently lives in Steamboat, CO. He is owner of Powder7 Ski shop in Golden, CO. He is a proud father of now 3 children with his latest arrival just two weeks ago.

 

A'nna Roby earned her PhD at Cornell University and is the Chief Researcher at Athlete Blood Test. PhD, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, licensed Dietitian, certified Personal Trainer.

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

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Endurance News:

 

The race takes place on Saturday 2 April 2022 with the opening 1.9km swim at Oceanside Harbour.

 

The Pro race will start at 0640 local time. That corresponds to 1440 in the UK, 1540 CET and 0940 Eastern Time.

 

The race will be broadcast live, with the event the first of 11 IRONMAN 70.3 events to be broadcast in 2022 in a new partnership with Outside TV. You will be able to watch for free via web, mobile or connected TV app.

 

PRO Men

Let’s kick off with the triathlon racing return of Alistair Brownlee. Not for the first time in his career, it’s been a long road back from injury and surgery for the two-time Olympic Champion.

 

Lionel Sanders is no stranger to this race – he went 3rd / 1st / 1st / 2nd between 2015 and 2018 – and is on a similar road to Brownlee for the IRONMAN World Championship St George. Whatever happens during the swim and bike, he’s expecting this one to come down to the late stages of the run… and is very confident of where his form is at for that final discipline.

 

Ben Kanute must be a strong contender, having won the last two editions. He has already raced well this year – third at CLASH Miami – and will surely be better here as a result of that. He’s already said that Oceanside is an event he is excited for.

 

Sam Long, the winner in Miami, is on the start list but after his impressive start to the year he is seemingly set to skip this one and fully focus on prep for St. George. Jason West, who finished second in Miami (and was fifth last year), will race however. No thoughts of May 7 for him however.

 

Opening his season here will be Rudy Von Berg, who we spoke to at length earlier in the year. He also knows the race well, racing fifth in 2018 and second in 2019, and he is rarely far from the podium in any race. If he’s in contention in the late stages of the run too, watch out as he typically has an extra gear over the closing kilometres if needed.

 

Rudy is another athlete not thinking about St George – though he will make his full-distance debut at IRONMAN France later this year.

 

Add in Sam Appleton, Jackson Laundry, Matt Hanson, Andreas Dreitz, David McNamee, Bart Aernouts and more and you have what will be perhaps the deepest field we will see this side of St George.

 

PRO Women

Just as with the men’s race, we have both a stellar cast of talent and an intriguing mix with some athletes looking towards St George and others fully intent on spoiling their plans.

 

Daniela Ryf has five World Championship titles to her name over this distance, which in years past would make her the odds-on favourite for the win. She took top spot on the podium here in 2019.

 

Second to Laura Philipp at IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai earlier this month was a strong start to Daniela’s year, but not quite enough as yet to think she is back to her absolute brilliant and almost unbeatable best. Will this be another step towards that status? That is one of the most interesting sub-plots of this event.

 

We will see something new from Taylor Knibb this week – she’s got a TT bike! It’s not as though her road bike was seemingly holding her back in 2021 to be fair, where she earned a World Championship bronze medal in only her second 70.3 race start, as well as that impressive display at the Collins Cup. Oh, and an Olympic Games silver medal was pretty good too.

 

Still a youngster in triathlon terms, how will a bit more planning before that first race (and the new bike) impact her performance in 2022?

 

Just as with the men, we have the defending champion racing here in the shape of Canadian star Paula Findlay. She was in a class of her own on the bike in October, and reflecting back on that hugely impressive PTO 2020 Championship victory in December 2020, she is strong across all three disciplines. At her best, that makes her tough for anyone to beat.

 

Holly Lawrence (2017) and Heather Jackson (2015 and 2013) add to the previous winners set to race on Saturday, and both have multiple World Championship podium finishes on their records, Lawrence of course taking the IRONMAN 70.3 title in 2016.

 

Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle made seemingly light work of CLASH Miami recently as everyone around her was melting in the baking Florida heat, while Skye Moench was an impressive sixth at the 70.3 World Championship and Jackie Hering was just one place behind her in Utah. They will all add further quality to what should be a fantastic race.

 

That’s far from a complete list of podium contenders either – don’t miss it.

 

You can find the full Pro start list here.

 

Prize Money: What’s on the line?

The prize purse on offer this weekend is $50,000 – with each of the winners collecting a $7,500 share of that total

 

In addition to money, there will be a total of six qualifying slots (three MPRO / three FPRO) for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St George in late October 2022.

 

The total funds will be paid eight-deep, as follows:

 

$7,500

$5,000

$3,750

$3,000

$2,000

$1,500

$1,250

$1,000

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Texas in Galveston - Beachside Best

Race with us at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 Texas and experience the best of both worlds, blending together a PR chasers dream course with a beachside bliss atmosphere. Athletes kick off their day with a protected, saltwater swim in the Bay at Moody Gardens, transition to a flat and fast bike course along the Texas Gulf Coast, and cap it off with a spectator-filled run. As athletes race, friends and family can experience the famous local beaches, iconic Moody Gardens, and Pleasure Pier. Beaches, boardwalks, and your personal best await you at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 Texas.​

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

There Is Very Little Information Out There For Athletes With Migraine

By Jessica McWhirt

 

I’ve been researching for the past several weeks to find information for athletes with Migraine. But not only Migraine, athletes with fatigue and dizziness, and how to train and race while living with a chronic illness or disease.

 

There are plenty of lists of famous athletes and Olympians who have migraine: Amanda Beard, Steve Kerr, Ian Thorpe, Dwyane Wade. But these articles rarely go into the details of how these athletes manage the sometimes debilitating effects of Migraine. We just know that they have. It’s not helpful.


The Cleveland Clinic says, “an exertional headache occurs when an activity causes veins and arteries to expand to allow more blood flow. That expansion and increased blood pressure create pressure in the skull, which causes the pain.”

 

Without further ado, here are some recommendations by sites, my commentary on it, and some things I do in a vain attempt to reduce the severity of the exercise-induced headaches I get after hard efforts, long efforts, or races

 

WHAT MIGRAINE CANADA SUGGESTS

When I actually found an article with tips for athletes with Migraine, I’ve either been doing the suggestion already, I won’t do it, or it isn’t even applicable. Migraine Canada suggests the following:

 

Stick to a schedule

Eat and sleep at regular times

Exercise regularly

Eat a healthy diet

Find factors that are triggering the Migraine (light sensitivity = wear sunglasses; noise sensitivity = wear earplugs)

What I do

While these all make sense for even someone who doesn’t have Migraine, what happens if you already have a daily headache and strenuous exercise makes it worse? Because I do. What if exercise, is in fact, the trigger? Because it is for me. And when you are sticking to a schedule, eating regularly and healthily, and getting enough sleep, then what? Yes, I do these things.

 

I regularly go to bed around 9:00 PM and wake up around 5:30 AM. Lately, I’ve been trying to eat 6 small meals every 2-3 hours throughout the day. Before that, I’d eat 3 meals every 4ish hours. “Exercising regularly” varies between people, but I workout 6 days per week and one day is reserved for rest and yoga. I try to make sure my diet consists mostly of whole, real foods. So, food that doesn’t have a ton of weird ingredients listed or if you left it outside the fridge for too long, it’ll go bad.

 

If you also do all these things, and you still have headaches, there are more things to try, so keep reading.

 

WHAT NEW YORK HEADACHE CENTER SAYS

Another article (I emailed them about the misspelled title already) differentiates between exertional headaches and effort-induced headaches. Exertional headaches are caused by lifting, pushing, or pulling. They list sex, coughing, sneezing, or straining to shit as some of the triggers for an exertional headache.

 

Effort-induced headaches are caused by aerobic activities like running, swimming, cycling, etc. They think that if you’re dehydrated, hypoglycemic, or overheated, this can result in an effort-induced headache. The authors also believe if you’re low in Magnesium then this would also contribute to effort-induced headaches. Their recommendations were:

 

To take an NSAID an hour prior to the activity

Get a prescription for Indomethacin

Do a proper warm-up and cool-down

What I do

While taking an NSAID every once in a while won’t cause much harm, taking one every time before a strenuous workout will actually cause a rebound headache. This is when you essentially become dependent on the NSAID. When the pain-relieving effects wear off, you take another one and another one and another one.

 

 

A New Kind of Gravel Bike Festival in Elbert County

If you love biking, particularly on quiet gravel roads and dirt trails maybe combine it with a family oriented camping event complete with music, food, beer, the Mad Gravel on Memorial Day weekend might be for you. Rattler Racing will host the second annual Mad Gravel race at the picturesque Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch in Elbert County, Colorado on Saturday, May 28th, Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th, 2022.  Mad Gravel is now a full-on 3-day weekend event with a little something for everyone.

 

Saturday will be a fast and furious circuit race within the boundaries of the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. Runners also get to enjoy most of the same course on a 5K trail course before the cyclists take off. Look for some great winding gravel roads, double track, and a mix of twisty single-track sections. Sunday is the biggie. Racers and riders have the option to pick one of three epic routes along the eastern Colorado slope. Monday including a sweet mountain bike course highlighting the great trails within the ranch. Participants will get to take in amazing views of Colorado’s high 14’ers, and enjoy an optimum vantage point of the entire front range.  All three days of Mad Gravel are fully supported with multiple aid stations.

 

Mad Gravel 2022 has been through many iterations. There aren’t many gravel events where you get to try your hand at a circuit race the day before the big event. Says race director Dave Muscianisi, “In scouting out our mountain bike course last November, we thought portions of that course would be perfect for a gravel circuit. And with a circuit race already set up, how about starting the weekend with a trail run? And, since we have 3 days to work with, let’s get the MGXC mountain bike race going on Monday. Why? Because we can.”

 

 

Video of the Week

Lance Armstrong Passed In Last Second of Ironman Texas 70.3

 

 

 

Upcoming Guests

 

Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza of APRacing

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Mar 26, 2022

Our interview this week is with Chris Schwenker. Chris is a Physical Therapist, Zwift expert and founder of The Zommuniqué - A virtual cycling and fitness blog and community created to enhance the experience by exploring topics of interest related to cycling.

 

 

Show Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with Chris Schwenker
  • Endurance News
    • Ten Swimming Myths Debunked and Revisited
  • What's new in the 303
    • Fountain Colorado, Bike Racing meets the Plains
    • XTERRA USA Championship Rotates to Colorado
  • Tech Corner
    • FORM Goggles

 

Interview - Chris Schwenker

Semi-retired as owner and director of his private Orthopedic Physical Therapy practice after over 20 years, Chris is blessed with the freedom to pursue his passion for virtual cycling and writing. On a continual quest to give back to his bike for all the rewarding experiences and relationships it has provided him, he created a non-profit. 

Take part in Chris' ride across America to fund raise -  https://thezommunique.com/2022/03/23/the-dirt-dad-fundo-across-america/

 

With The Communique Chris is committed to helping others with his bike. His gain cave is located on the North Fork of Long Island, where he lives with his beautiful wife and is proud of his two college student children.

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle. 

 

Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

 

Ten Swimming Myths Debunked and Revisited

Years ago, I wrote an article debunking 10 of the most common myths I know of in the sport of swimming. Today, I want to revisit those myths (some are still prevalent) with my thoughts about them in 2019.

 

 Myth #1  To go faster in swimming one must push out the back of the arm pull

Depending on where the swimmer puts the emphasis on the pull and how energetic the two parts of the body rotation are, the peak force of the pull can occur in the front quadrant, just in front of the shoulder, back quadrant behind the shoulder or at the end of the pull, pushing out the back. Swimmers can definitely increase their distance per stroke (DPS) by pushing longer and harder out the back, but it comes at a cost by slowing the stroke rate (SR). The relationship between DPS and SR is crucial. The multiple of both determines a swimmer’s speed. Pushing out the back may increase a swimmer’s speed (particularly in events longer than 50 meters), so long as the SR doesn’t slow too much.

Thanks to Pressure Meter technology, I have learned that the peak force during the propulsion phase of the pulling arm occurs at different points, depending on the technique of the swimmer. The peak force of the pulling arm is profoundly influenced by the coupling motions, as well as the strength of the arms. The coupling motion of body rotation occurs at two different times separated by about 2/10 of a second. The peak shoulder rotation velocity occurs first, as the recovering hand enters the water, and the peak hip rotation velocity occurs later, as the pulling hand finishes the pull and exits the water.

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Fountain Colorado, Bike Racing meets the Plains

 

As populations and traffic grow along the Colorado Front Range, putting on road bike races has become increasingly difficult. Barry Lee and Sanitas Sports have turned some of their attention south towards Colorado Springs and the Eastern Plains. About a dozen or so miles east of the town of Fountain, about halfway between Colorado Springs and Pueblo, at the county school serving kids from all over El Paso County, the GROOVE Fountain Bike Festival was born in 2021.

 

Now in its second year Kirk Hanna Park serves as headquarters, parking and warm up space for the two day event. Hopefully in the future there will be some live music and possibly camping options and said Race Director Barry Lee, “maybe even combining a weekend with a gravel / community festival such as Hanover days with the popular tractor pulls. Memories of my roots where I went to these as a kid in central Texas.”

 

With quiet roads, rolling hills and majestic views of Pikes Peak and the distant Sangre de Cristo mountains, riders tackled a time trial on Saturday and road race on Sunday.

 

Said Barry, “a couple of years ago Donna and local Rocky Mountain Tri club members took me out there to train on a 40 mile loop.  I always find myself looking for routes to offer a selective, mixed rolling terrain that suit a more all around type rider and this area has perfect roads for that.”

 

With infinite views from every direction, 303 Ambassador Sasha Underwood echoed Barry’s vision and said, “they changed the course slightly this year, for the better in my opinion! In the middle the course, they put us on a mile or so stretch of dirt and I loved it! It was a perfect dirt road and was just the novelty I needed for a change of pace, challenge and scenery.” She continues, “The volunteers were awesome, the course, competitive but inclusive atmosphere, especially amongst riders. The group I was in included Collegiate Woman A and B, Cat 3, 4 and 5. We were a chatty bunch this year during the first half and there were a lot of first-time and second-time racers in the group.”

 

XTERRA USA Championship Rotates to Colorado

The 21st annual XTERRA USA Championship off-road triathlon will be held in conjunction with the new family-friendly and community focused weekend of events in Avon, Colorado on July 15-17, 2022.

 

It’s the first-time XTERRA has hosted its national championship in the Colorado Rockies, following 12 seasons at Snowbasin Resort in Utah (2009-2021) and eight years in Incline Village, Nevada (2001-2008).

 

There will be $25,000 in prize money awarded equally to the top 10 elite men and women, plus XTERRA USA Championship crowns to age group division winners along with 51 qualifying spots into the 2022 XTERRA World Championship to be held in Trentino, Italy on October 1.

 

FORM Goggles Experience

Two athletes I coach started using FORM goggles and recommended them to me. I picked up a pair and they are really helpful when you are doing a workout.

  • What they are
  • How they help
  • What they cost
  • Overall assessment

 

Upcoming Guests

 

3/25: A’nna Sewall of Athlete Blood Test and Jordan Jones of Powder7

Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza of APRacing

Chris Schwenk about cycling and Zwift and his intimate knowledge of it and I think it would fun to share his love of indoor cycling, but also outdoors and his upcoming trip across the US.

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Mar 19, 2022

Welcome to Episode #328 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

 

Show Sponsor: UCAN

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Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Endurance News
    • Sam Long and Ashleigh Gentle take the W and Challenge Miami
    • No winners at Barlay's Marathons
    • Chris Froome says data has made pro cycling more competitive and more dangerous
  • What's new in the 303
    • Long, Knibb, Snyder, McDowell–Coloradan’s Named Triathletes of the Year

 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle. 

 

Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

 

Challenge Miami Results

 

No Finishers at 2022 Barkley Marathons

Barkley wins again. For the fifth year in a row, no one could best the infamously rugged course in trail's quirkiest event.For the fifth year in a row, there were no finishers at the infamous Barkley Marathons. An incredibly deep field was lined up to face the beast. This included a mix of Barkley veterans like Courtney Dauwalter, and 2017 and 15th-person ever Barkley finisher John Kelly and strong Barkley virgins like Big’s Backyard record holder Harvey Lewis, 2017 Big’s champion Guillaume Calmettes, and Appalachian Trail FKT holder and Belgian dentist Karel Sabbe.

 

Other runners like Amelia Boone, Gary Robbins, and Johan Steene were originally slated for the 2022 race, but dropped out due to injuries, moving on, and testing positive at the airport, respectively.  The 2022 edition was particularly heavy on international runners after the cancellation of the 2020 edition and pandemic-related travel restrictions for the 2021 race.

 

For the 2022 race, Barkley creator Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell threw one of the biggest curveballs in race history, holding the event three weeks ahead of when it normally runs around April 1. Additionally, he held the race in the middle of the week with the race starting on Tuesday, March 8.

 

There were concerns that the earlier time slot could create more difficult weather challenges, but when the conch was blown at 5:54 a.m. on Tuesday, relatively average Barkley conditions awaited. The race started cold but warmed up a lot during the day. Runners seemed to favor this, with a total of 30 out of 38 runners completing the first loop and starting a second. This was a Barkley record.

 

However, when night fell on day one, so did freezing rain. This was reminiscent of the 2019 race when rain took out most of the field overnight.

 

As a result, only five were able to start a Fun Run loop, which is three loops. This group included Sabbe, Kelly, British runner Jasmin Paris, New Zealander Greig Hamilton, and Danish runner Thomas Dunkerbeck. Paris is the first woman in a decade to complete a Fun Run.

 

Of these five, Sabbe, Kelly, and Hamilton were able to finish three loops with time to start the fourth loop. Sabbe came in first from loop three in 32:21:49 and left just under 20 minutes later. Hamilton returned to camp in 34:20:39 and left for loop four with daylight 34 minutes later.

 

 

Chris Froome says data has made pro cycling more competitive and more dangerous

Chris Froome believes the depth and breadth of data in professional cycling has raised the bar in terms of the overall standard of performance but also made the sport more dangerous.

 

The four-time Tour de France winner started his career back in 2008 and is now in his 15th season as a professional. In that time, he says the sport has changed beyond recognition.

 

"Across the board we’ve seen a huge raise of the bar in terms of the general level of performance in professional cycling," Froome said in a sponsor video for Quad Lock.

 

The main driver of that change has been, according to Froome, the rise of power meters, which measure the force being pushed through the pedals and can help riders judge their efforts. Whereas riders in the past may have raced or trained on feel, Froome noted that performances are now more dictated by numbers.

 

Froome himself was known in his pomp for carefully measuring his efforts and not being afraid to drop briefly rather than risk going into the red, but he claimed that even in the last few years, the advances in power and other performance-related data have changed the game for professional cyclists generally.

 

"There are quite a few different technologies that have played a massive part in shaping the sport in this last 10 to 15 years. First and foremost, the amount of data available through power meters and the collection and correlation of all that data means that performances now are lot more guided," Froome said.

 

"In the past, power meters been a round for a while but no one really understood how to train with them or what the data really meant. Now we've just got so much data, from the guys who are winning the biggest races in the world, and that data helps forms the basis of all the training plans and all the preparations that lead to racing.

 

“Everyone has structured training now. Very seldom do you come across someone who just gets on their bike and rides. Everyone’s got a plan, a coach, a structure to follow, which has been a big change compared to 15 years a go.”

 

Dangers

As well as making the sport more competitive, Froome also pointed out a drawback to the datafication of professional cycling. Having recently held forth on safety issues relating to time trial bikes and gravel roads, the 36-year-old suggested that new technology is making the sport more dangerous.

 

Froome referred chiefly to modern mapping technology in making the point that every rider knows exactly what to expect from the route of any given race. Directors can study race roads in minute detail, and they feed that information to the riders in real time.

 

"We’ve just got this abundance of data coming through to us about conditions for the road coming up, so everyone knows what to expect and you get this huge fight for position," Froome said.

 

"It’s mental. Someone says to you, ‘right guys, you’re going through this really narrow dangerous little village coming up, the road’s really tiny and there’s small bridge with a corner straight after’, and we actually go faster, because you want to be the ones to get there first. If you’re at the back, you’re going to be stuck in this backlog trying to get through the pinch point. It’s probably the only sport where someone tells you there’s danger up ahead and the pace lifts. It’s mental.

 

“I think racing has, as a result of that, become more dangerous. Through having more data it’s basically made the race more dangerous. Previously we wouldn’t have known necessarily that each pinch point was there and there wouldn’t have been this massive scurry for position. We’d have just got there and all been more relaxed and got through it with no issues. But that’s changed quite a bit.”

 

Froome has yet to race in 2022 after suffering a knee injury over the winter, but is back in full training and expecting to make his season debut this month.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Long, Knibb, Snyder, McDowell–Coloradan’s Named Triathletes of the Year

Olympic and Paralympic Medalists Headline 2021 Elite Triathletes and Elite Paratriathletes of the YearUsa

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Triathlon announced its 2021 Elite, Under-23, Rookie and Junior Triathletes of the Year, as well as its Elite Paratriathletes and Paratriathlon Development Athletes of the Year, both presented by Wahoo Fitness.

 

Katie Zaferes (Cary, N.C.) was named the Women’s Olympic/World Triathlon Triathlete of the Year for the fourth time, and Kevin McDowell (Colorado Springs, Colo.) earned his first-ever Men’s Olympic/World Triathlon Triathlete of the Year honors. Kendall Gretsch (Downers Grove, Ill.) and Brad Snyder (Baltimore, Md.), along with his guide Greg Billington (Poway, Calif.), were named 2021 Elite Paratriathletes of the Year

 

Zaferes, 32, won bronze at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, becoming the third U.S. woman to win an Olympic medal, joining Gwen Jorgensen (gold, 2016 Rio) and Susan Williams (bronze, 2004 Athens). Zaferes then led off Team USA as the first leg in the Olympic debut of the Mixed Relay event, helping the team earn silver, and her second Olympic medal in Tokyo.

 

Zaferes capped her season on the draft-legal World Triathlon Championship Series circuit by placing fourth at the World Triathlon Championship Finals. She also finished third overall in the Super League Triathlon Championship Series.

 

“I am very honored to receive this award considering how many of the USA women had great achievements last year,” Zaferes said. “It’s extra special for me because this year was so challenging. I’m proud of being able to regroup and refocus with the assistance of the team of people that surrounds me in order to achieve one of my biggest goals, which was to win a medal at the Olympics.”

 

McDowell, 29, made his Olympic debut in Tokyo and showed his Mixed Relay prowess as Team USA’s second leg in the race that features four athletes (two male, two female) who each complete a super-sprint triathlon in the order of female-male-female-male. He recorded the fastest split of the U.S. team that earned the silver medal. In the men’s individual race, McDowell placed sixth, the highest-ever finish for a U.S. male triathlete at the Olympic Games.

 

“It’s a huge honor to receive this award after so many great performances on the U.S. men’s side, which has been really exciting. This wouldn’t have been possible without the entire team behind me, my family, coach Nate Wilson, physio/medical, friends, community, and USA Triathlon,” McDowell said. “It truly takes a village to do what we do and perform at the highest level. I’m thankful for the one I’ve got.”

 

Video of the Week

 

CLASH Endurance Miami 2022: Finish Line Interviews

 

 

 

Upcoming Guests

 

3/25: A’nna Sewall of Athlete Blood Test and Jordan Jones of Powder7

Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza of APRacing

Chris Schwenk about cycling and Zwift and his intimate knowledge of it and I think it would fun to share his love of indoor cycling, but also outdoors and his upcoming trip across the US.

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Mar 12, 2022

Welcome to Episode #327 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

 

Show Sponsor: UCAN

Nutrition is a critical part of triathlon success. Join former U.S. Olympic Dietitian Bob Seebohar and pro triathletes Lauren Brandon and Dede Griesbauer for an in-depth discussion about how to most effectively fuel for triathlon. Presented by UCAN.

When: 8 PM EST on Tuesday, March 15

How to Watch: Register with this link to the LIVE event. You’ll also receive a recording if you can’t join live.

 

Featured Guests:

 

Bob Seebohar, Former U.S. Olympic Sports Dietitian

Lauren Brandon, Pro Triathlete

Dede Griesbauer, Pro Triathlete, Ultraman Record Holder

What to Expect:

 

Get a framework for how to approach your nutrition in training and racing

Learn how different fuel sources impact your energy levels

Hear real-world experiences from athletes who have put UCAN to the test in all types of situations

 

Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Endurance News
    • Couples Championship
    • Challenge Family Partner with RemoteRacing
  • What's new in the 303
    • Nordic Skiing: The “Other” Sport That Cyclists Love

 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle. 

 

Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!

 

Endurance News:

 

Challenge Family Partner with RemoteRacing

If you can’t get to the race, let the race come to you – that’s the philosophy behind the new multi-year partnership between Challenge Family and RemoteRacing announced today, extending racing and training opportunities for athletes around the world.

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The partnership will allow athletes anywhere in the world to compete against those racing at Challenge Taiwan, The Championship, DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep, and Challenge Almere-Amsterdam as though they were there with them.

 

RemoteRacing creates a fair and level playing field for remote athletes with its advanced RaceX simulation technology that localises results to each onsite race. Finish times for all athletes are as if everyone was competing on the same course, in the same conditions, on the same day. Also provided are “equalized” results accounting for both age and gender.

 

During a Race Window that coincides with the physical event, remote athletes can swim, bike and run from their own locations, either inside or outside, before their results are normalised based on their remote environment and terrain to simulate onsite race outcomes. All bike courses are available on ROUVY to further enhance the athlete experience.

 

“RemoteRacing adds a new dimension to triathlon, allowing athletes to take part in our largest events, regardless of where they live and train,” said Jort Vlam, CEO of Challenge Family. “Their race can either be competitive, allowing them to benchmark their performance in a race scenario or a solid training session or even just a hit out with a group of friends. RemoteRacing’s technology allows us to once again further enhance our athlete experience, providing innovative options in a world that currently is not making international travel to bucket list races easy!”

 

“We’re very excited to partner with Challenge Family to bring competitive racing to athletes’ hometowns,” says Jeff Booher, CEO of Predictive Fitness. “It’s not always possible to travel to events like Challenge’s iconic races due to work, finances, and family commitments. RemoteRacing is here to complement athletes’ onsite racing schedules with engaging remote experiences on a fair and level playing field with meaningful results.”

 

The dates for Challenge Family RemoteRaces are as follows:

 

Challenge Taiwan Remote: 21-24 April 2022

The Remote Championship: 19-22 May

DATEV Challenge Roth Remote: 30 June – 3 July

Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Remote: 8-11 September

 

Athletes must complete all three legs within the Race Window and activities must be done in swim-bike-run order.

 

 

Couples Championship Coverage and Results

13 Couple Teams and 1 Relay Team

 

The format is a relay of partner 1 doing a complete sprint distance of swim, bike run and then returning to the swim start to tag their partner to race the second sprit distance race. Couples decide which of the pair races first and which second. It creates an interesting dynamic with 2nd swimmers not having a draft benefit and swam alone.

 

Relay team did two rounds of with each racing their leg twice:

Swim - Brook Bennet 3x Olympic Gold medalist

Bike - Phil Gaimon USA Cycling Hillclimb National Championship (2017)

Run - Gwen Jorgenson Olympic Gold medalist

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Nordic Skiing: The “Other” Sport That Cyclists Love

By Kate Agathon, Campus Cycles

 

For many cyclists, nordic skiing is their “other” sport; the off-season sport that helps them to prepare for cycling season.

 

This week, we take a closer look at cyclists who change it up in the winter months and exchange the two wheels for a pair of skinny skis.

 

In addition to similar physical and mental health benefits, nordic skiing and cycling share several parallels. For example, like cycling, nordic skiing appeals to a diverse audience for a variety of reasons. While some have done it for several years, for others it is a recent discovery.

 

From multi-sport athletes such as Rebecca Furuta and 303 Ambassador Sasha Underwood who enjoy the challenge and thrill of competition, to recreational nordic skiers Paul Gallaher and Sylvia Bailey, nordic skiing offers something for cyclists of all ages and abilities.

 

You don’t have to ride your indoor trainer to stay in cycling shape during the winter months. Instead, consider cross training and doing an entirely different sport altogether.

 

Cross training builds core stability, power, improves cardio, and strength. One of the best winter sports for cyclists to do is nordic skiing; just ask pro cyclists- past and present.

 

An avid nordic skier, cycling legend Greg LeMond once claimed,”If you ski hard and then get on the trainer two to three times per week for an hour each time, you’ll retain much of your cycling fitness in the winter.”

 

Both LeMond and Jumbo-Visma’s Sepp Kuss (who recently placed second in a 10 km nordic skiing race in Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra) were both recreational skiers prior to becoming pro cyclist

 

The Solar-Powered Human

Rebecca Furuta, a cyclist with Team Novo Nordisk, attributes a large part of her long cycling career to being a multi-sport athlete.

 

“I’m lucky that my team is just as eager to promote my running, nordic skiing, and other outdoor activities as they are to raise my profile on the bike,” she said.

 

While most of her athletic career has been spent cycling, she is quick to point out that, “…in truth, I’m really just a solar-powered human.”

 

Nature makes the best gym.

Said Furuta, “We live in a beautiful state with a great climate and endless access to outdoor recreation. I can’t be happy sitting on a trainer, spinning circles to nowhere. I need to be outside, in the world, with all the experiences it brings,” she explained.

 

Earlier this winter, she and two other cyclist friends decided to compete in a nordic ski race. It turned out to be a brand new, fun-packed adventure. She’s been signing up for races ever since.

 

“Competition always appeals to me and keeps me motivated to train hard and measure improvements over time. It’s always good to find new opportunities to challenge myself, and I’m glad I am surrounded by people who push me in that direction,” she finished

 

For Paul Gallaher, one of the main reasons he is a recreational nordic skier is for the sport’s well documented physical benefits; particularly for improving his cardiovascular fitness. “Nordic skiing helps my overall cardiovascular training by increasing my cardiac output and oxygen carrying capacity,” he explained.

 

“Although climbs are much slower than cycling, I am still able to get my heart rate into the same zone as I would if were I doing a hill climb on my bike,” Gallaher added. A nurse by trade (it’s his second career) in Colorado’s ski country, Gallaher extols the benefits of nordic skiing; especially for cyclists.

 

He said that he appreciates nordic skiing for helping to improve balance, muscle strength, and endurance. “Nordic skiing is incredibly effective because it uses a large percentage of muscle mass. Additionally, its low-impact nature reduces impact loading on joints,” he stated.

 

Gallaher was first introduced to nordic skiing during the late 1980s when he was in college, but he had only recently picked it up again last year while enjoying semi-retirement. During his time as an Air Force navigator, Gallaher didn’t always live in places where conditions were ideal to ski (think Florida). Even in Alaska, he could only ski during his lunch break if he wanted to ski in daylight.

 

Said Gallaher, “Thankfully, nordic skiing came back to me last year pretty quickly. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to do this on a regular basis.”

 

Sylvia Bailey discovered skate skiing in 2019 and has loved it ever since. “Nordic skiing is a fantastic way to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the mountains while getting a great workout,” she maintained.

 

For an active person who finds solace and spiritual renewal in the mountains, nordic skiing offers the escape she needs. Additionally, nordic skiing gives her a mental and physical break from the bike. Interestingly, there was a time when she hated winter, she explained, due to its weather making it very difficult to ride her bike outdoors on a regular basis.

 

She later realized that nordic skiing was one of the few outdoor recreational activities that she’d be able to enjoy during winter. “In 2019 I tried skate skiing for the first time and fell in love with it. Even though I was only able to skate ski a few times that year, I was hooked and the following season I bought my own equipment and went at least once a week,” Bailey said.

 

During Winter 2019/20, she was on a roll with skate skiing (she had gone a dozen or more times), when it came to an abrupt halt on March 15, 2020, when the global pandemic caused ski areas to cease operations.

 

Fast forward to 2022, and unfortunately, due to recent surgery, she’s only been able to skate ski a few times this season. However, she remains hopeful that the snow will last into April when she can participate again and find quiet moments of renewal and appreciation for her natural surroundings.

 

An avid mountain biker, 303 Ambassador Sasha Underwood lives for mountain time (the recreational activities, not the time zone).

 

“I primarily mountain bike and I love being outside in the mountains! So when there isn’t dry dirt to ride on, nordic skiing allows me to still get my mountain play time in,” she enthused.

 

In addition to nourishing her wanderlust, there are practical reasons too.

 

For a mountain bikers where balance is a key skill, there are other direct benefits of nordic skiing. Specifically, increasing a kinesthetic sense (body’s ability to perceive location in space), and improving visual acuity (ability to distinguish shapes and details at a given distance).

 

Underwood added, “The benefit of keeping up my cardio endurance and core/ leg strength is a great bonus.” A cyclist for 13 years, she began skate skiing about six years ago when a friend introduced her to the sport of summer biathlon (mountain biking and shooting rifles).

 

Hooked on biathlon, Underwood decided to enter winter biathlons (skiing and shooting) and quickly picked up skate skiing.

 

Whether nordic skiing or mountain biking, be assured that this mountain maiden always picks up when the mountains call.

 

Where can I nordic ski?

 

While there are some non-resort places to nordic ski, most nordic skiers recreate or train at designated nordic centers; many of which are found in Summit County, Grand County (Snow Mountain Ranch, Devils Thumb, Grand Lake)  or at Eldora near Boulder.

 

The Facebook group, Summit Society of Cross Country Skiers (SSXCS) is a resource that provides an engaging community and intel about places to ski.

 

Upcoming Guests

 

3/25: A’nna Sewall of Athlete Blood Test and Jordan Jones of Powder7

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Mar 5, 2022

Our guest this week Larry Grossman is an Event Announcer calling Cyclocross and other cycling events. I'm curious to know how he got into announcing events, what other events he does and more. Bill how are you and what are you hoping to learn from Larry?

 

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Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview - Round 3 David Warden 8020 Endurance Sport Trivia and Larry Grossman Event Announcer
  • Endurance News
    • Ukrainian cycling coach and father of recent national champion killed in war
    • Fitbit Recalls Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches due to burn hazard, offers refund.
  • What's new in the 303
    • My New Old Bike, Do You Really Need a New Bike?
    • Sweat testing results as a key piece of my race plan; why getting it right is so important to me

 

8020 Endurance Sports Trivia

Last week was the second of three rounds of the 8020 Endurance Sports Trivia with host David Warden and fellow contestants Bill Garrels, Bill Plock (Hippie) and me. In Round 1 Bill Garrels got out to a strong lead with getting 2 of the 3 questions correct and set the bar with 2 points. In Round 2 Hippie got 1 point. In round three David Warden will ask me three questions with multiple choice answers. I need 3 points to take the lead. With that, let's get into round 3.

 

Thanks David Warden 8020 Endurance.

 

Feature Interview: Larry Grossman

Larry Grossman is a Professional Event Announcer and lover of all things sports and outdoors, Larry Grossman I did some stalking on Facebook and I found this quote on his page - "It's not just a race, it's an event, with as many great stories as there are participants....."

 

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Endurance News:

 

Ukrainian cycling coach and father of recent national champion killed in war. The Russian invasion in Ukraine has claimed the life of Alexander Kuly, one of the country's national cycling coaches, who was also the father of 2019 National Road Race Championships Andriy Kulyk. Cycling Weekly

 

Fitbit Recalls Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches due to burn hazard, offers refund. Fitbit has announced a recall of their older Ionic GPS smartwatch, due to situations where the battery can overheat and cause burn injuries. DC Rainmaker.

 

What's New in the 303:

 

My New Old Bike, Do You Really Need a New Bike?

And there it was, my old Madone happily sitting on on my Saris smart trainer just begging for attention. I thought, “why not fix this one up, take the wheels off my never ridden triathlon bike and use that?”  (My original Ultregra wheels needed replacing).

 

I knew it needed some love, some parts and a few tweaks, so I wondered if my top notch, service course bike mechanic friend Andy could fix it up. I told him just use the minimum parts and get it rideable for my 285 mile trip and then I would still consider a new road bike. Now I won’t for a long time hopefully thanks to him.

 

He wanted no part of “sort of fixing it up.” He is a perfectionist and insisted we do it right; take everything off the frame, repack and replace bearings, all new drive train, shifters, cranks, cables, etc etc… He scrounged for good used parts, even parts off a bike a friend gave him to use “for a good home” after she was hit by a motorist and needed a new bike.

 

I felt like the kids in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang watching their dad dismantle part of the house to bring back the old race car saved from the scrap heap. Andy would call or text almost daily with some tantalizing update or request approval to spend just a little more for this or that.

 

My Madone was pretty special to me as it replaced another Madone broken when a driver hit me riding down Lookout. Luckily my body prevailed much better than my bike. Fast forward 40,000 miles and the need to replace the wheels and a tiny crack in the frame expertly fixed by Broken Carbon in Boulder when I decided I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy a discounted R5. Hindsight 20/20, still not a bad decision, but this one was better.

 

Trek seems to be in love with the combination of letters that name their road bikes; Madone, Domane and Emonda. So I will affectionately rename my Madone to “Nomad”e with an E. Like a nomad, my bike is on the move again. Andy put two pages of parts, materials and tremendous time to get it rolling again. But it rides so well!

 

Andy is my friend and wanted to help, but he also believes in repurposing and sustainability and put a lot of love into this project. With the insurance money I could’ve easily bought a very nice new road bike, but why? Sure the new 12 speed Dura-Ace is nice. I guess disc brakes are good, although I’m not a 100% on them, but I did toy with the idea of one bike and two sets of wheels; road and gravel.  But the heart of the bike, the frame, hasn’t really changed much in the last decade—at least in process.

 

I picked up my bike two days before I left and because of snow I couldn’t test it. I packed it and off I went. Simply put. It was serendipitous. To feel the love of biking again on a trusted and reliable bike with so many conquered mountains and stories lived; to be on it once again thanks to a friend next to the ocean on my way to Key West on a new adventure with new friends felt amazingly sublime.

 

The moment I hit the road keeping up with Dave and Deiter, pushing kind of hard to meet the others, I felt so good about this decision. Like, so proud to have kept this bike alive. And if felt better than ever. Tight, responsive, comfortable and the Zipp wheels with the bearings completely re-lubricated rolled so nice. It literally felt like a brand new bike and at a fraction of the cost. Now there is a new bike out there for someone else and I made less impact on the environment.

 

In light of feeling bike burnout last fall with not such great health over the winter, I have never felt so grateful to be on a bike. As I stared in the calming surf washing ashore, the sound of the water retreating across the sand back to the ocean reminded me of the whirring of the wheels on smooth Florida pavement in the heart of the Everglades.

 

Rich - I think we need a Part 3 - "When there's nothing to salvage and you decide to go new!".  Here's the process I'm going through and the bike that Andy is building for me.

  • $5K budget
  • Riding style is 99.99% road and climbing
  • Priorities high quality frame, bottom bracket, drive train, fast wheels and disc brakes. Di2, carbon wheels and carbon bars would be great, but assumed out of my budget.
  • To make sure were looking at the right frames we did a measurement at his house. Height, arm span, inseam, shoulder width, etc. Got to hold the wheels manufacturing bottom bracket and get a feel for the bar width.
  • Frame - Argon 18 Gallium
  • Bottom Bracket - Wheels Manufacturing
  • Groupo - Shimano Ultegra
  • Brakes - disk
  • Bars - FSA Alloy
  • Wheels - Ksyrium SL Disc

 

Shout out to last week's guests Dina Griffin (nutrition mechanic) and Bob Seebohar (enrg performance) and their expertise on my ongoing pursuit of trying to figure out endurance nutrition.

  • Used the PH sodium test system which uses medical grade equipment
  • They used electrodes to stimulate sweating on my forearm then applied a disc with a vacuum tube that inducted the sweat
  • That sweat was then injected into the machine that spit out my sodium concentration per liter
  • 594mg of sodium per litre of sweat. A low salt sweater.
  • Now I have a crucial part of the equation for understanding my approximate net sodium and fluid losses.  

 

I've always struggled with my nutrition and hydration in long course races. After years of trying to figure out a formula that works for me. A couple of years ago I thought I finally figured it out, having one of the best 70.3 races ever. Last year at Boulder 70.3 I found myself struggling to gulp down my sports drink on the bike and felt like I was behind on my hydration. By mile 7 on the run, I was starting to feel nauseous and only found relief in slowing down. With a little more than a mile to go I found myself with dry heaves and fellow athletes offering everything from well wishes to Rolaids (thanks, Guy Sigley). I felt trashed at the finish line with continuing bouts of dry heaves. That was how I ended my last long course race.

 

In five weeks I'll be on the start line of IRONMAN 70.3 Galveston. I want this race to go perfectly and avoid the hydration mistakes of the past. I also decided to write this article because I don't want anyone else to have races like that. We all train too hard and sacrifice too much to have race day go sideways.

 

Committed to getting my hydration right at Galveston 70.3, I have been regularly testing my sweat rate in my cycling and running workouts. At 34-38oz (33oz = 1 liter). per hour   - more on that later. I also wanted to make sure I knew how much sodium I lose per liter of sweat. Wanting to  don't want to find myself My training has been consistent and even my long rides and runs feel great  Fast forward this coming April will be my next race at that distance.

 

 

Upcoming Guests

 

3/10: TO and Rinny about the Couples Championship

3/25: A’nna Sewall of Athlete Blood Test and Jordan Jones of Powder7

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Feb 26, 2022

This week we have double-feature. First we have round two of our Sports Trivia competition hosted by David Warden of 80/20 Endurance and Bill Garrels of the Mental Healthlete podcast. Plus, if you are still trying to nail your race hydration, we have an educational interview with Bob Seebohar and Dina Griffin to talk about the sweat rate and sodium testing process. We are going to take you through how to perform a sweat rate test and why you want to know your sodium concentration. It can make a huge difference in race performance and enjoyment!

 

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Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview - Round 2 David Warden 8020 Endurance Sport Trivia and Sweat Testing with Bob Seebohar and Dina Griffin
  • Endurance News
    • Multiple riders in a gravel race in Bakersfield charged by a bull
  • What's new in the 303
    • Rising From the Ashes by Andy Schmit
  • Video of the Week
    • Exercise Can Build Up Your Brain

 

8020 Endurance Sports Trivia

Last week was the first of three rounds of the 8020 Endurance Sports Trivia with host David Warden and fellow contestants Bill Garrels, Bill Plock (Hippie) and me. Round 1 last week Bill Garrels got out to a strong lead with getting 2 of the 3 questions right. This week we have Round 2 with Hippie as the contestant. David Warden will ask him three questions with multiple choice answers. Bill / Hippie will have to pick the correct answer to get a point. He needs 3 points to take the lead. With that, let's get into round 2.

 

Thanks David Warden 8020 Endurance.

 

Feature Interview: Sweat Test

Bob Seebohar is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, has served as a Sport Dietitian for the US Olympic Committee and the 2008 US Olympic Team. Currently, Bob owns eNRG Performance and is the consulting Sport Dietitian for the University of Denver Athletic Department.

 

Nutrition Mechanic, Dina Griffin is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics among many other certifications is a Sports Dietitian and athlete herself, Dina understands the many challenges that athletes encounter.  She's also an avid reader and is great at helping clients with training nutrition strategies. 

 

This dynamic duo also has their own podcast - https://insidesportsnutrition.com/

 

 

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Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle. 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Exercise Can Build Up Your Brain. Air Pollution May Negate Those Benefits.

People who worked out in even moderately polluted air did not show the kinds of brain improvements tied to a lower risk of dementia. As a Times subscriber, you now get 10 gift articles to share each month. Anyone can read them, even if they’re not a Times subscriber.

 

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Work out in polluted air and you may miss out on some of the brain benefits of exercise, according to two, large-scale new studies of exercise, air quality and brain health. The studies, which involved tens of thousands of British men and women, found that, most of the time, people who ran and rode vigorously had larger brain volumes and lower risks for dementia than their less active peers. But if people exercised in areas with even moderate levels of air pollution, the expected brain improvements from exercise almost disappeared.

 

The new studies raise questions about how to balance the undeniable health gains of working out with the downsides of breathing in bad air and underscore that our environment can change what exercise does — and does not do — for our bodies.

 

A large body of evidence demonstrates that, on the whole, exercise bulks up our brains. In studies, active people generally sport more gray matter in many parts of their brains than sedentary people. Gray matter is made up of the brain’s essential, working neurons. Fit people also tend to have healthier white matter, meaning the cells that support and connect neurons. White matter often frays with age, shrinking and developing Swiss-cheese-like lesions even in healthy adults. But fit people’s white matter shows fewer and smaller lesions.

 

Partially as a consequence of these brain changes, exercise is strongly linked with lower risks for dementia and other memory problems with age.

 

But air pollution has the opposite effects on brains. In a 2013 study, for example, older Americans living in areas with high levels of air pollution showed bedraggled white matter on brain scans and tended to develop higher rates of mental decline than older people living elsewhere. And in a 2021 study of rats housed in cages placed near a heavily trafficked, exhaust-clogged road tunnel in Northern California, most of those bred with a predisposition to a rodent analogue of Alzheimer’s disease soon developed dementia. But so did another set of rats with no genetic inclination to the disease.

 

Few studies, though, had explored how exercise and air pollution might interact inside our skulls and whether working out in smoggy air would protect our brains from noxious fumes or undermine the good we otherwise gain from working out.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Rising From the Ashes

By: Andy Schmit

 

It’s been the season of restorations in “the shop” of late. I’m not sure if this can be officially called a trend, but with the COVID-19 supply-chain shortages of new bikes, frames and components, it may be. So, instead of celebrating “new bike day,” maybe we will be celebrating more “returned to its former glory days” this year.

 

This is Part 1 of a two-part series, it really takes more of a technical look at the considerations of bringing a well-loved bike back to race ready. Part 2 will also look at the process, but through the lens of the bike’s owner / rider.

 

I just finished taking a 2012 Cervelo S5 from non-functional, back to race ready. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, the only parts to remain on the bike throughout the process were the bottle cages. Everything had to be taken off the frame, and either cleaned and refit, or replaced.

 

Upcoming Guests

 

Larry Grossman, Event Announcer

A’nna and Jordan background as pro triathlete and A'nna's as a nutritionist and why they founded Athlete Blood Test

T.O. and Rinny to talk about the Couples Championship

 

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Feb 19, 2022

This week we have special guest and format today. We have Bill Garrels returning and special guest coach David Warden of 80/20 Endurance joining us for a special series of shows. We have invited David to join the show and host a "Sports Trivia" contest in which Bill Garrels, Bill Plock (aka "Hippie"), and I will be the contestants.

 

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Unlock better health and performance with smarter energy powered by UCAN. Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview - David Warden Host of our Sport Trivia Game
  • Endurance News
    • Multiple riders in a gravel race in Bakersfield charged by a bull
  • What's new in the 303
    • Karen Hornbostel announces new categories and other changes
    • Ride the Rockies and the route for 2022
  • Video of the Week
    • Bull charges rider in bike race

 

Feature Interview: Bill Garrels

We are about 3 weeks away from our 6th anniversary of the podcast. For those who don't know the story coach David Warden hosted the Tri Talk Podcast, which inspired the creation of our podcast. He was the guest on our first episode and every year since on our anniversary. We decided to do something different this year. Instead of your typical interview format we are doing a version of "Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me" Sport Trivia style. Bill Garrels is joining Bill Plock and me as the contestants.

 

Let's get into our first of three contest with host David Warden and fellow contestant Bill Garrels.

 

As you heard in our lead up we have Coach David Warden of 80/20 Endurance and Coach Bill Garrels of the Mental Healthlete Podcast as a part of our special series of Sport Trivia. David Warden is will be our game show host with Bill Garrels, Bill Plock (who we will refer to by his nickname "Hippie" to avoid confusion) and myself as the contestants.

 

With that welcome back Bill Garrels and David Warden. David before we get started, tell us what you've been up to and what's going on over at 80/20 Endurance.

 

 

 

Mental Healthlete on Apple Podcasts

The Mental Healthlete podcast is on all the major platforms and at www.mentalhealthlete.com

@mentalhealthlete on Instagram

facebook.com/MentalHealthlete

@mntlhealthlete on Twitter - though we’ve done nothing with Twitter at all

Bill can be reached at bill@mentalhealthlete.com

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

CYCLIST RUNNING OF THE BULLS - Destroyed by Charging Bull

If you think e-bikes are dangerous, check out the nightmare this cyclist somehow survived -- a big ass bull running him over right in the middle of a race.

 

This went down in Bakersfield, CA over the weekend during a rural off-road bike race called the Rock Cobble. The course apparently runs right through at least one bull's turf, and he wasn't having it. After letting one rider pass, the next one gets absolutely flattened!!!

 

The bull first slammed into his bike, then came back for seconds ... ramming and then tossing the cyclist, a guy named Tony Inderbitzin.

 

There were reportedly a total of 4 riders attacked during the race, though it appears Tony got the worst of it. Miraculously, he survived ... but he's in a world of pain.

 

He told Cowboy State Daily, "I’m sore all over, mostly the neck from the second throw, I got whiplashed. The list of what doesn’t hurt is my left arm and head.”

 

We know you're supposed to get back in the saddle, but we're officially calling a bull exception to that rule.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Karen Hornbostel Time Trial Offers New Categories and Other Changes

There are a lot of new things happening with the Karen Hornbostel Time Trial Series. New categories including and e-bike division, an amazing deal if you have never done it before and want to try it and some great weekly giveaways. The course will be a bit different and if you want to buy your state park pass through the Cobras you can save $13.

 

Since 1991, the KHMTT has taken place Wednesday evenings in Cherry Creek State Park in early spring, and for 2022, we are returning to Spring!

 

The seven-week series will be starting March 23rd and the rest of the dates are: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, Weather Make-up: May 11

 

The course begins at the edge of the Cherry Creek Reservoir, winds through the wetlands southeast of the reservoir, and crosses back and forth the small creeks that supply the water for the reservoir.

 

The KHMTT series is a fundraiser for Cancer Fitness Institute in memory of Karen Hornbostel, a four-time masters national road champion who battled metastatic breast cancer for over 13 years yet courageously pioneered a fitness program for cancer patients that started what is today the Cancer Fitness Institute.  Her work is still making a difference today in the quality of the lives of thousands of cancer survivors. The COBRASand the KHMTT are proud to be able to contribute to this worthwhile program.

 

The Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series is presented by the COBRAS.

 

Registration is Open!

Get the start time you want! Register today at khmtt.com! Our Show and Go Program is open as well.

 

New Categories

This year we have introduced four new categories to include e-bikes: Senior Men and Women, and Master Men and Women.

 

Why e-bikes? Many older racers have discontinued racing, and in some cases riding at all due to age and being embarrassed because they have become so slow.

 

An e-bike gives a rider the ability to keep up and get back to the sport they love!

 

We are following USAC’s policy for e-bikes (which can be found here) and we only are allowing adults (no juniors) to race in the e-bike categories.

 

E-bikes must be Class 1. Class 1 e-bikes have a motor (max 750w) that assists only while you’re pedaling, up to 20 mph.

 

E-bike racers must visit the mechanic tent before they head to the start line the first time to have the bike inspected to be sure it qualifies. The Assistant Referee will be checking the bike as well at the start area.

 

If you or you know someone who has an e-bike and would like to get back into racing, let them know and encourage them to register for the series.

 

Ride the Rockies and the route for 2022

 

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Upcoming Guests

T.O. and Rinny to talk about the Couples Championship

 

 

Video of the Week

Bull attacks bicyclist during race

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Feb 12, 2022

We regularly talk about our physical fitness and health, but we don't talk about mental health much. Why mental health is something that a lot of people don't want to discuss and why we should. Our guest this week is Bill Garrels of the Mental Healthlete Podcast.

 

Show Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy, Bars and Edge Energy made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel endurance athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

Unlock better health and performance with smarter energy powered by UCAN. Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview - Bill Garrels
  • Endurance News
    • PTO reduces the age group registration pricing in its inaugural PTO Tour
  • What's new in the 303
    • Gravel Triathlons Now a National Series; Stagecoach Gravel One of the Stops!
  • Video of the Week
    • Big Updates from the Big Unit

 

Feature Interview: Bill Garrels

According Mental Health America, any Mental Illness (AMI) is defined as having a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder, other than a developmental or substance use disorder. Any mental illness includes persons who have mild mental illness, moderate mental illness, and serious mental illness." 19.00% of adults are experiencing a mental illness. Equivalent to over 47 million Americans. 4.55% are experiencing a severe mental illness. The state prevalence of adult mental illness ranges from 16.14% in New Jersey to 25.25% in Utah.

 

Bill Garrels has lived with Depression and Anxiety most of my adult life and created this podcast to support other athletes who are struggling with Mental Illness and help break down that stigma. Bill shares stories from other athletes on how they could not OUT TRAIN or OUT RACE their Mental Illness and find out where they turned to for support. His goal is to provide resources, ideas, and support so you don't have to do it alone.

 

Let's get into our interview with Bill Garrels.

Mental Healthlete on Apple Podcasts

The Mental Healthlete podcast is on all the major platforms and at www.mentalhealthlete.com

@mentalhealthlete on Instagram

facebook.com/MentalHealthlete

@mntlhealthlete on Twitter - though we’ve done nothing with Twitter at all

Bill can be reached at bill@mentalhealthlete.com

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Endurance News:

 

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today announced that its Professional Athlete Board has unanimously voted to reduce the age group registration pricing in its inaugural PTO Tour.

 

Having announced the three-part race series in early January, the PTO’s commercial team received immediate feedback from the PTO Professionals that the pricing of the events did not align to its goal of growing the sport. The PTO Tour events are owned by the PTO Professionals and as such, the professionals are the hosts and age group athletes are their invited guests.

 

Apologising to the age group community and to PTO Professionals for the error, the PTO’s CEO Sam Renouf said:

 

“We are excited to add age group racing to the PTO Tour this year. This will allow fans to not only watch the greatest athletes on the planet – but to step up and challenge themselves in competing at the very same event. In planning this, we looked at other bucket list events, including world championship triathlons and the major marathons. With closed road courses, grandstand seating, the chance to get closer to pro athletes, ancillary events for friends and family to enjoy and unmatched event merchandise, our goal is to create unforgettable VIP moments for every age-grouper.

 

“Having often shared the concern that age group pricing is too high, we initially priced our events lower than the championship events we took inspiration from, with the aim of making the sport more accessible. We also sought to remove the pain points in such races, such as mandatory extra fees and continual upselling for items we feel should be all-inclusive."

 

“We apologise for not recognising this at the outset and hope that the triathlon community can forgive the error. We are grateful for the structure of the PTO, which provides the chance for the immediate feedback of the PTO Professionals when we’ve misstepped. Following a unanimous vote from the PTO Athlete Board, we have subsequently reduced all age group pricing by 50% and will automatically issue a refund to all existing entrants to reflect this.”

 

The inaugural PTO Tour consists of the PTO Canadian Open in Edmonton, Canada, on 23-24 July, The Collins Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia on 20-21 August and the PTO US Open in Dallas, Texas, on 17-18 September. The PTO Canadian and US Open will feature racing over the 100km and 25km distances and The Collins Cup over 100km where age group athletes will not only race their race, but also get a VIP experience to watch the greatest PTO professionals battle it out for the US$1,000,000+ prize purse.

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Gravel Triathlons Now a National Series; Stagecoach Gravel One of the Stops!

By Bill Plock

 

Below is the official new release from USA Triathlon announcing the nationwide Triathlon Gravel Series. There are eight events including Colorado’s Stagecoach Gravel outside of Steamboat on July 31st put on by Without Limits Production.

 

We will take a deeper dive into the vision Lance Panigutti of Without Limits has with his event, but he had this to say about being part of the series. “The Stagecoach Gravel Triathlon couldn’t be more excited to join the fold, as it provides a level of exposure and legitimacy to the endeavor, but the governing structure doesn’t restrict our ability to be creative.  This will also be the first season USA Triathlon hosts its own national championship on June 3rd in Arkansas.

 

Lance Panigutti—I want to amplify that mindset of “embracing the day”, appreciation for the natural environment, and creating experiences that ignite that childlike competitiveness we once felt playing capture the flag at recess. 

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Building off the rapidly growing trend of gravel-related races springing up around the country, USA Triathlon today announced the eight local multisport gravel events that make up the inaugural 2022 USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series.

 

Paired with the first USA Triathlon Gravel National Championships to be held June 3 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the innovative 2022 USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series offers endurance sports enthusiasts a new way to experience swim, bike, run multisport racing at gravel events in each region of the United States.

 

“Gravel cycling is growing incredibly fast and the multisport community is positioned to take advantage of this trend by providing athletes with new and unique race formats and disciplines like gravel triathlon,” said Rocky Harris, USA Triathlon CEO. “USA Triathlon is proud to partner with local race directors across the country to create this exciting new series. As the National Governing Body for triathlon and multisport in the United States, we fully support gravel triathlon and other gravel multisport disciplines, and we look forward to being a part of its continued growth.”

 

The USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series spans the multisport season from May through October and features events across the U.S., with races in New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, Colorado, Idaho and California. Race series participants will receive special USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series stickers and awards, as well as recognition on usatriathlon.org and USA Triathlon’s social channels. Qualification is not required to participate in the USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series or the inaugural USA Triathlon Gravel National Championships.

 

In the leadup to and throughout the USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series, USA Triathlon will share beginner-friendly resources to show how athletes can get started in gravel riding, spotlights on gravel equipment, race reports from athletes and spotlights on local race directors, coaches and clubs who have incorporated gravel into their events, coaching services and club activities, respectively.

 

Upcoming Guests

 

Coach David Warden of 8020 Endurance to help us celebrate our 6th anniversary

T.O. and Rinny to talk about the Couples Championship

 

 

Video of the Week

 

BIG UPDATES FROM THE BIG UNIT

 

 

Closing:

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Feb 5, 2022

Everyone is thinking Winter Olympics this weekend, but did you know this weekend also marks the first IRONMAN branded race of 2022 - 70.3 Panama City, Panama. The first IRONMAN branded races in North America are Oceanside 70.3 and Galveston 70.3 April 2nd and 3rd respectively. If you are signed up for one of these early season races (like me) then this is likely your first triathlon of the season and first time in open water. This raises lots of questions about how to be ready for the swim and everything else that comes with a race of this distance.

 

Our guest this week is coach John Mayfield to talk about preparing for early season races. John is a USA Triathlon Level II and Ironman U certified coach who has been working with athletes since 2009.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview - John Mayfield
  • Endurance News
    • Here's How Much Olympic Athletes Can Earn for Winning Medals, Sponsorship and More
  • What's new in the 303
    • Boulder's Triny Willerton influencing the Whitehouse and an ambitious National Roadway Safety Strategy to reduce—and eventually eliminate—fatalities for all road users, especially cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Video of the Week
    • PTO GOAT Jan Frodeno - relatable interview including to importance of balance and purity of push or hold back

 

Feature Interview: John Mayfield

John serves as TriDot’s vice president of athlete services. John has had the privilege to work with hundreds of athletes ranging from first timers to professionals and everyone in between. John coaches all triathlon distances but specializes in working with athletes racing 70.3 and Ironman distances at all North American Ironman events and travels to the majority of Ironman races in the U.S. each year to support TriDot athletes.

 

John transitioned to a career in triathlon after 17 years in the banking industry, so he understands the constraints of busy professionals and what is necessary to achieve high level goals while maintaining life’s priorities. He and his wife, Nicole, have three teen-agers: Claire, Jacob, and Bella.

 

“Perfection is not required, but consistency is an athlete's best friend.”

 

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Endurance News:

 

Here's How Much Olympic Athletes Can Earn for Winning Medals, Sponsorship and More

Around 14,000 athletes earned that honor this past year, with over 11,000 at the Summer Games and just under 3,000 slated to compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

 

How much are the U.S. Olympic medal bonuses?

As part of “Operation Gold,” an initiative the USOPC launched in 2017, U.S. Olympians who reach the podium receive payments of $37,500 for every gold medal won, $22,500 for silver and $15,000 for bronze.

 

Since October 2016, legislation has ensured athletes will bring home 100% of their earnings, too. Congress that year nixed a so-called “victory tax” that had previously designated prize money as taxable earned income, though Olympians who report gross income of more than $1 million a year are still subject to the tax.

 

Which country gives the biggest medal bonus?

Singapore offers what could be the biggest prize for an individual gold medal: 1 million in Singaporean dollars, or roughly $750,000 USD. Silver medal winners get about $369,000 and $184,000 for bronze, CNBC reports.

 

Medalists from the next highest two countries, Kazakhstan and Malaysia, earn about $250,000 for gold medal. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics host country Japan gave athletes finishing at the podium $45,000 for gold, $18,000 for silver and $9,000 for bronze.

 

Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, the U.S. gold medal bonus of $37,500 was ranked ninth in the world.

 

How much do Olympic athletes make from sponsorships?

Of course, Olympians will end up on Wheaties boxes and in television ads, too, employing their likenesses to market products or services through individual deals.

 

The exact values of Olympics sponsorships are often not disclosed. But for the upper echelon of athletes, the household names that dominate headlines and Olympics ads, figures stretch into the millions.

 

In 2013, Reuters reported that now-retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt signed a roughly $10 million a year deal with Puma during the years he continued to compete. Forbes in 2016 estimated Bolt made nearly $33 million during a 12-month period.

 

Katie Ledecky, who won two gold medals in Tokyo, signed a $7 million contract with swimwear brand TYR in 2018 after earning a whopping four gold medals in Rio, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Her deal, reported to run through the 2024 Olympic Games, was one of the “most lucrative” partnerships in swimming history, TYR said in a June 2018 release.

 

A marketable athlete like Simone Biles earns at least $5 million a year, according to a Forbes estimate, through her many sponsorship partners, including major companies like Visa, Athleta, United Airlines, Oreo’s, Uber Eats, MasterClass and Facebook.

 

U.S. athletes in Beijing will also have more freedom than ever before to benefit from sponsors thanks to a 2019 decision from the USOPC that loosened marketing rules. Competitors may now thank personal sponsors, appear in ads for those sponsors and receive congratulatory messages from them during the games — but without mentioning or displaying the Olympic logo — all aspects that were previously blocked.

 

Shaun White, one of the biggest names of the Winter Olympics, received his first board sponsorship at age 7. Following his first gold medal in Turin, snowboard-manufacturing company Burton signed him on to a 10-year contract. While the specific details weren’t disclosed, White was estimated to pocket around $10 million a year in sponsorships.

 

That deal has since expired, leaving White without a board sponsor for the first time in 24 years. The 35 year old has taken creative licensing into his own hands, starting his own brand — titled Whitespace — and even featuring his niece, Charli, prominently on one of his boards.

Which country gives the biggest medal bonus?

Singapore offers what could be the biggest prize for an individual gold medal: 1 million in Singaporean dollars, or roughly $750,000 USD. Silver medal winners get about $369,000 and $184,000 for bronze, CNBC reports.

 

Medalists from the next highest two countries, Kazakhstan and Malaysia, earn about $250,000 for gold medal. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics host country Japan gave athletes finishing at the podium $45,000 for gold, $18,000 for silver and $9,000 for bronze.

 

Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, the U.S. gold medal bonus of $37,500 was ranked ninth in the world.

 

How much do Olympic athletes make from sponsorships?

Of course, Olympians will end up on Wheaties boxes and in television ads, too, employing their likenesses to market products or services through individual deals.

 

The exact values of Olympics sponsorships are often not disclosed. But for the upper echelon of athletes, the household names that dominate headlines and Olympics ads, figures stretch into the millions.

 

In 2013, Reuters reported that now-retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt signed a roughly $10 million a year deal with Puma during the years he continued to compete. Forbes in 2016 estimated Bolt made nearly $33 million during a 12-month period.

 

Katie Ledecky, who won two gold medals in Tokyo, signed a $7 million contract with swimwear brand TYR in 2018 after earning a whopping four gold medals in Rio, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Her deal, reported to run through the 2024 Olympic Games, was one of the “most lucrative” partnerships in swimming history, TYR said in a June 2018 release.

 

A marketable athlete like Simone Biles earns at least $5 million a year, according to a Forbes estimate, through her many sponsorship partners, including major companies like Visa, Athleta, United Airlines, Oreo’s, Uber Eats, MasterClass and Facebook.

 

U.S. athletes in Beijing will also have more freedom than ever before to benefit from sponsors thanks to a 2019 decision from the USOPC that loosened marketing rules. Competitors may now thank personal sponsors, appear in ads for those sponsors and receive congratulatory messages from them during the games — but without mentioning or displaying the Olympic logo — all aspects that were previously blocked.

 

Shaun White, one of the biggest names of the Winter Olympics, received his first board sponsorship at age 7. Following his first gold medal in Turin, snowboard-manufacturing company Burton signed him on to a 10-year contract. While the specific details weren’t disclosed, White was estimated to pocket around $10 million a year in sponsorships.

 

What's New in the 303:


Triny Willerton featured in Triathlete: How Triathletes Got the White House to Prioritize Cyclist Safety

After a dedicated campaign that included triathletes from bike-safety advocacy group It Could Be Me, federal transportation officials announced a plan to protect vulnerable road users.

 

Last week, National Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg released an ambitious National Roadway Safety Strategy to reduce—and eventually eliminate—fatalities for all road users, especially cyclists and pedestrians. With an emphasis on moving from a car-centric culture to one that prioritizes multiple modes of transportation, the plan has received much praise from people who ride bikes.

 

For decades the widely held view has been that crashes were due to human error, and people on bikes simply had to accept the risk of being a vulnerable road user in a time when vehicles have become larger and drivers more distracted than ever. As a result, the number of road fatalities has increased every year. More than 38,000 road users died in 2020, an increase of about 2,500 from 2019; preliminary data suggests the 2021 count is even higher.

 

The initiative includes a $6 billion package of grants to distribute to cities and towns to accomplish these systemic changes to their road infrastructure, including redesigning roadways and installing bike lanes and/or pedestrian paths. There will be new rules for auto manufacturers regarding emergency braking and cyclist/pedestrian detection systems. The Federal Highway Administration will also be given guidance to update speed limits to prioritize safety instead of vehicular movement. It will also create a standardized set of rules for states to follow, something Willerton is particularly enthusiastic about.

 

Willerton says the comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy is “almost verbatim” what cycling safety advocates have been asking for. “Seeing this come to life and having governmental support, it’s just incredible, and it’s all because we came together and shared our stories. All of these triathletes that have been hurt, families who have lost someone they loved, there’s so much outrage and pain. And people have taken that and done something with it to make sure no one has to feel that way again. They’ve really changed things.”

 

Upcoming Guests

 

Bill Garrels, host of the Mental Healthlete

Coach David Warden of 8020 Endurance to help us celebrate our 6th anniversary

T.O. and Rinny to talk about the Couples Championship

 

 

Video of the Week

 

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME | Jan Frodeno 🐐

 

 

Pulled by sport and have to do it to feel good.

Purity of the decision to push harder or back off

Balance sport life with family life.

Injury almost got killed by a truck June 2018. Life could be over tomorrow. What do I want to do and how I deal with people

Just be happy the end of every day

Triathlon offers freedom, you can't cheat, you have to put in the effort and it keeps you honest

One day this will be gone - it pisses me off

 

 

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Jan 29, 2022

Whether you are new to the triathlon/swimming/cycling/running or a seasoned veteran, no doubt you have made mistakes in your training and racing. Today Bill and I are putting our pride aside and sharing our top training and racing mistakes, what if anything we changed to not repeat that mistake, and hopefully we'll have a few laughs along the way.

 

Don’t run with scissors, don’t fry bacon naked and don’t under any circumstances pee on the bike without being sure there’s not a competitor in your draft.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Discussion - Our Funniest Training and Racing Mistakes and What We Learned
  • Endurance News
    • Olympians Gwen Jorgensen, Laura Bennett among four triathletes to be inducted into USA Triathlon Hall of Fame
    • PTO announces Age Groupers at Collins Cup
    • PTO and USAT announce PTO US Open
  • What's new in the 303
    • Wholesome Sweeteners and Why it Supports Boulder Roubaix and Cycling

 

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Feature Discussion: Funniest Training/Racing Mistakes

Rich:

  1. Bike/Racing: Harvest Moon at Aurora res. Just past Bennett, CO I look around and think I'm by myself, I pee on the bike and hear a female voice "did you just pee on me?"
    1. Lesson Learned: Look twice, any doubt pour water over your back to mask the splash, keep cool and wash yourself at the same time
    1. Lesson Learned - Don't stop on the uphill, where the shoulder is gravel and narrow.
  2. Bike/Training: Riding up Deer Creek Canyon I decided to stop on the uphill to wait for a training partner and chose a spot without a paved shoulder and slowed to a stop as I pulled onto the gravel shoulder, the gravel gave away and I rolled down the hill scraping up.
    1. Have a detailed checklist, never skip the checklist, only check things off that actually go into the tri bag, then put the bag in the car the night before the race.
  3. Pre/Race: Boulder 70.3 2018 walking to the transition area the morning of the race, it occurs to me that I did not pack my goggles.
    1. Lesson learned - if you're going to cool yourself during a race, there are better ways than pouring water carelessly on your head and having it go into your shoes. Sunscreen, ice under the cap, ice down the suit, ice in the hand,
  4. Run/Race:  5430 Long Course, it was my 2nd half Iron distance race. I had poured water over my head at the aid stations and water had found it's way into my shoes and they were squeaking with every step.
    1. Traffic cone at the front of the garage that I pull out when I back out of the garage
    2. Eventually removed the top rack
  5. Bike/Training: Driving into the driveway with the bike on the roof; twice
    1. Spare pair of jammers in my glove box
  6. Swim/Training: Driving to the pool without and forgot my swimsuit. Sometimes I don't figure it out until I'm in the locker room. Then it's a drive back to the house or skip the workout. I must have done this 3+ times

 

Bill:

  1. Cozumel pedal came loose
    1. Tighten all your bolds and screws before your race

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION ANNOUNCE  PARTNERSHIP WITH USA TRIATHLON AND DALLAS SPORTS COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH THE PTO US OPEN

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today announced the first ever stateside PTO Tour event – The PTO US Open – in partnership with USA Triathlon, the Dallas Sports Commission and the City of Irving on 17-18th September in  Las Colinas-Irving, Texas.

 

The inaugural PTO US Open is the 3rd race of the PTO Tour which also consists of the PTO Canadian Open, the Collins Cup, the PTO Asian Open and the PTO European Open. This US stage of the PTO Tour will see the world’s greatest non-drafting professional male and female triathletes competing in Irving, Texas for a prize purse of $1,000,000.

 

The professional men’s race and women’s race, are each a 100km distance which comprises a 2km swim, 80km bike leg and a 18km run. The PTO US Open will also introduce age group racing over both the 100km and 25km distance, as well as a relay option, giving amateurs the opportunity to meet and race alongside the PTO professionals in the centrally located Las Colinas-Irving district, a short distance from downtown Dallas.

 

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION ANNOUNCE AGE GROUP RACING AT THE COLLINS CUP

Second annual Collins Cup on 20th and 21st August 2022 at the extraordinary x-bionic®sphere in Šamorín, Slovakia.

 

This year, the Collins Cup will also introduce age group racing over the 100km distance as well as a relay option, giving amateurs the opportunity to meet and race alongside the world’s best PTO professionals from Team Europe, Team US and Team Internationals. Competitors will be able to absorb all the hair-raising, heart thumping and inspirational action from the professional race on Saturday 20th August before taking to the closed-roads course on Sunday to experience it for themselves.

 

 The Collins Cup is the 2nd race of the PTO Tour which also consists of the PTO Canadian Open and the PTO USA Open in 2022 with The PTO Asian Open and the PTO European Open being added in 2023 and will see the world’s greatest non-drafting professional male and female triathletes competing in Slovakia for a prize purse of $1,500,000.

 

The inaugural Collins Cup, the game-changing new race format for triathlon, modeled after the Ryder Cup saw three teams of Internationals, European, and USA athletes pitted against one another in 12 race matches in some of the most dynamic racing ever seen in the sport. The new format resulted in phenomenal viewing figures moving it closer to long established properties like tennis and golf.

 

The professional men’s race and women’s race will take place on Saturday 20th August, are each a 100km distance which comprises a 2km freshwater swim in the Danube river, a 80km fast and flat bike leg and a 18km run over a variety of different terrain in the beautiful countryside surrounding the x-bionic®sphere in  Šamorín.

 

Olympians Gwen Jorgensen, Laura Bennett among four triathletes to be inducted into USA Triathlon Hall of Fame

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Olympic gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen, two-time Olympian Laura Bennett and age group multisport athletes Lesley Cens-McDowell and Robert Plant today were announced as the 11th induction class of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame.

 

The USA Triathlon Hall Fame serves to recognize, honor and commemorate those individuals and groups who have demonstrated excellence in every aspect of multisport — thereby inspiring others to elevate their own performance, participation and community involvement. Founded in 2008, it has recognized the best performances and contributions in the sport’s nearly 50-year history. This year’s class brings the total number of inductees to 47.

 

“We are so excited to add these iconic athletes to the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame,” said Steve Sutherland, Chair of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Executive Committee. “Gwen’s incredible rise to becoming an Olympic gold medalist is a story for the ages, Laura twice represented the U.S. at the Olympics and has given back to the multisport community following her professional career and Lesley and Robert’s age group performances throughout their long triathlon careers show us multisport is truly a lifelong sport. On top of their individual accomplishments, each of our inductees impart a love and passion for triathlon that continues to greatly influence the triathlon community.”

 

The four inductees will be honored at a premier gala hosted by the USA Triathlon Foundation on Thursday, Aug. 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in conjunction with the 2022 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships Aug. 6-7. The gala will be hosted at Discovery World, in the Roger & Judy Smith Family Pilot House, starting at 6:15 p.m. CT.

 

 

What's New in the 303:


Wholesome Sweeteners and Why it Supports Boulder Roubaix and Cycling

Recently the Boulder Roubaix announced its title sponsor, the Wholesome Masters Racing Team. In its 30th edition the Boulder Roubiax is a classic race in the backroads of Boulder County. It’s held every other year and according to race director Chris Grealish, “having Wholesome Sweetners AND the masters club involved has taken a lot of pressure off trying to get the race paid for as well as securing knowledgeable volunteers!  Our bill with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department for traffic control is north of $8,000 paid in advance. That’s just one cost.

 

When asked what is new this year, Chris said, “we’ve added a lap to both the pro 1-2 and Collegiate cat A groups so they do almost 100 miles in the 5 laps”. He added when asked about every other year format, “We only hold the race every other year in an attempt to preserve the fragile relationship with the 500 homeowners along the racecourse”.

 

We then caught up with President and founder of Wholesome Sweeteners and of Wholesome Masters Racing Team, Nigel Willerton to ask as few questions about sponsoring this event and cycling in general.

 

Specialized - direct to consumer

USAT Gravel Triathlon Series

Will Murray mental skills coach

 

Upcoming Guests

 

Bill Garrels, host of the Mental Healthlete

 

Video of the Week

 

Battle of the Best | Announcing the PTO Tour

 

 

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Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

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Jan 22, 2022

USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris joins us to talk about the last year's Olympic and Paralympic triathlon performances of Team USA, what his view is on the State of Triathlon in 2022 and gives us a preview of what to expect at this year's Endurance Exchange in March.

 

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  • Ultra Gels and Balm are great for training recovery and fighting inflammation
  • Gummies and Energy Drink are great while racing
  • Sleep Gels help you get the sleep you need for that overnight recovery

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with Rocky Harris
  • Endurance News
    • Kristian Blummenfelt back in the news. Why Do They Swim-Bike-Run So Fast? Data.
  • What's new in the 303
    • Mountain Swim Series Announces Events for 2022
    • Inside Tracker Update

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!

 

Right now you can get free Electrolytes For 3 Months. This month only, when you sign up for a new UCAN subscription, we'll include a free jar of Hydrate for the next 3 months.

 

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Feature Interview with Rocky Harris

Rocky Harris was named Chief Executive Officer for USA Triathlon, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic National Governing Body for the sport, in August 2017.  Rocky’s tenure has focused on serving the multisport community, enhancing the value USA Triathlon provides its constituents, and developing collaborative partnerships to help grow the sport. The sport saw significant growth in 2019 after nearly a decade of declines, with significant increases in participants, members, officials, coaches, sanctioned races and certified clubs. Harris has prioritized attracting non-endemic corporate partners and philanthropic donors to the sport, and the organization has more than doubled its corporate sponsorship support and funds raised through the USA Triathlon Foundation.

 

He and his wife Liz are both age-group triathletes competing regularly. They are also both fun to hang out with in Kona. Let's get into our interview with Rocky Harris.

 

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Endurance News:

 

Why Do They Swim-Bike-Run So Fast? Data.

The most advanced science in the triathlon world can be found in Norway, where athletes embrace the data found in heat sensors, oxygen measuring masks and their feces.

In November, under stormy, tropical skies, the reigning Olympic men’s triathlon champion, Kristian Blummenfelt leapt from a pier into the Caribbean Sea. Then, 7 hours 21 minutes 12 seconds later, after swimming 2.4 miles, cycling more than 112 and running 26.2, he snapped the tape to win the Cozumel Ironman in Mexico and become the fastest ever at the Ironman distance.

 

Never mind that it had been his first attempt at the distance or that he had diarrhea for days beforehand. On the run, he ducked into a portable toilet twice, costing him over 90 seconds, and he still clocked a 2:35:24 marathon. He beat the triathlon record time by over six minutes.

 

His result shook the triathlon world to an extent that bewildered Blummenfelt, 26. “The strange thing for us was the Cozumel race got at least as much attention as the Olympics,” he said, referring to his gold medal performance at the Tokyo Games.

 

Jan Frodeno, the three-time Ironman world champion who held the record Blummenfelt appeared to break, called his Cozumel performance “next level.”

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Mountain Swim Series Announces Events for 2022

The 2022 Mountain Swim Series dates are on the books, check them out below! We will open registration before the end of January. You will get an email letting you know that registration is open! But first, a couple of quick notes:

 

Because we don’t know what this upcoming summer will look like with COVID, we will NOT have race-day registration this year, and we will have to close registration 1-week in advance of all races. Please sign up early if you

want to swim!!

 

The dates for the swim series are as follows:

 

Chilly Chatfield – Sunday June 5, 2022

1 or 2 mile swim in water that we expect to be under 65 degrees.

 

Solstice Sunrise Swim – Sunday June 19, 2022

NEW COURSE ALERT!

Events includes a 500 yard kids race, a 1.2 mile or 2.4 mile swim.

 

Carter Lake – Saturday July 16, 2022

A 3-mile swim in beautiful Northern Colorado.

We are hoping that 2022 will be the year we return to a true crossing of the lake!

 

Chatfield Classic – Sunday July 31, 2022

Limited to 200 participants, sign up in while there is still space!

1 mile or 2 mile swim.

 

The Castle 2.5K/5K/10K – Saturday August 27, 2022

This is the highest altitude organized marathon swim event in the country! We will have the camping option again on Friday night – which you’ll find through the swim registration site. Camping is $40 for a 4 person site and will decrease your morning day of drive!

 

Registration information and updates for the year can be found at https://mountainswimseries.com/

 

WERE YOU AFFECTED BY THE MARSHALL FIRE?

The Mountain Swim Series is donating gear to those affected by the Marshall Fire. Here is a community resource list to ask for the gear you need.

Please reach out to us via email at mountainswimseries.com if you lost your home in the fire and we will support your racing for the summer!

 

VOLUNTEERS!

We always need volunteers! If a significant other, friend, child (16 and over) is coming with you, we would love them to volunteer with us! If you are trying to decide to do one of the swims or new to open water swimming, volunteering is also a great opportunity! We couldn’t do this without our volunteers! In 2020, we will be continuing the tradition of giving our volunteers a free race entry after a volunteer shift!

 

To volunteer, sign up here:

https://mountainswimseries.com/volunteer-signup

 

 

Inside Tracker Update

Last week I shared some of the highlights of my DNA Reports. I did get my blood lab work back and have my combined DNA + Blood Bio Markers Report and have some highlights. It gave me my InnerAge of 45.9 years and areas where I'm at risk, including vitamin D deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, liver function, low sodium, muscle health, testosterone and cortisol.

 

TriDot Preseason Project

The Preseason Project is a triathlon research initiative that helps us quantify and enhance the performance gains that TriDot's Optimized Training delivers over training alternatives.

 

You qualify for the FREE training if you meet the following criteria:

 

Planning an Olympic, Half, or Full triathlon for 2022 season

Train using a device with GPS and/or power

Have not used TriDot in the last 6 months

Not a professional triathlete

Enthusiastic and motivated to get a jump start on your season!

 

Qualified participants get 2 free months of optimized triathlon training. Learn More.

 

TriDot Coach Rich Referral -

https://app.tridot.com/onboard/sign-up/richsoares

 

Upcoming Guests

 

Understanding your hydration needs in racing can make the difference between a good race.

 

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jan 15, 2022

Joining us today is coach Chris Carmichael. He's a retired pro cyclist competing on the 84 Olympic team, 7-11 team 85-87 and Schwinn-Wheaties 88-89.  He's coached the US Men's cycling teams in 92 and 96, He's the founder and CEO of Carmichael Training Systems and on the Board of We Ride 4.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with Chris Carmichael
  • Endurance News
    • 1,100 bikes stolen every day: Why isn’t cutting down on bike theft more prominent in cycling policy?
  • What's new in the 303
    • Riding, Being Safe and Having Fun in the Cold–Things to Think About
    • Inside Tracker Update

 

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Feature Interview with Chris Carmichael

Chris Carmichael was a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Cycling Team, the 7-Eleven Professional Cycling Team (1985-1987), and the Schwinn-Wheaties professional cycling team (1988-1989). He started coaching with the United States Cycling Federation (now USA Cycling) in 1990, was the U.S. Men’s Road Cycling team coach for the 1992 Olympic Games and the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team Head Coach for the 1996 Olympic Games.

 

In the winter of 1986, Chris suffered a broken femur in a cross-country skiing accident. He raced a shortened season in 1987, but a series of knee surgeries kept him from returning to full strength. In 1988-89, Chris raced domestically in the U.S. for the Schwinn-Wheaties Professional Cycling Team before retiring at the end of the 1989 season.

 

Chris was the U.S. Men’s Road Cycling team coach for the 1992 Olympic Games. He was named the U.S. National Coaching Director and led “Project ‘96”, a multi-disciplinary effort to put the most technologically and physiologically prepared team on the start line at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Project ’96 led to major advances in aerodynamics – including the GT Superbike – as well as altitude training, heat acclimatization, and hyperoxic training. Many of the sports science advances made during Project ’96 are still in use at the elite and amateur levels of endurance sports. Chris was the Head Coach of the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team in 1996. In 1997, he joined the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the international governing body for cycling headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, as Olympic Solidarity Coaching Instructor. He is well known for being the personal coach to cyclist Lance Armstrong - as well as George Hincapie, ice-hockey player Saku Koivu and swimmer Ed Moses. Athletes under his tutelage have reportedly won a combined total of 33 medals at the Olympics, World Championships, and Pan American Games.

 

Chris Carmichael is the founder and CEO of Carmichael Training Systems, Inc. (CTS).

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

1,100 bikes stolen every day: Why isn’t cutting down on bike theft more prominent in cycling policy?

A study into bike theft in the UK has revealed that a staggering 1,100 bikes are stolen every day, and yet, theft is rarely a barrier discussed by policymakers looking to increase cycling participation.

 

Each year, 80,000 stolen bikes go unclaimed for, presumably with owners either shelling out for a new model, or giving up on their cycling altogether, an unfortunate fate given that a fifth of owners listed their bicycle and kit as their ‘most important possession’.

 

Whilst the survey, commissioned by Direct Line, showed that 16% of its participants spent a “whopping £500 on their bike and accessories”, a 2021 study across Cycling Weekly’s publisher’s readers put the average spend figure at £2,685 (Future Publishing BikeTrack Survey, 2021).

 

For enthusiasts - the people for whom cycling is already a regular pastime, and who are therefore less likely to be put off by road traffic - the loss of a bike is likely an even more substantial financial outlay, arguably making bike theft a key detractor.

 

Statistics from the UK and US show that whilst 19% and 20% of victims report the loss of a bicycle to the police, only 5% of those stolen are returned each year. Instead, victims, and indeed cycling security brands are putting in the effort to seek solutions.

 

One owner lucky (or, resourceful) enough to have his stolen bikes returned in November last year was David Wilkins, who used an AirTag GPS tracker to help police retrieve three stolen bikes, the highest in value a £10,000 Specialized.

 

Relaying the story to Cycling Weekly, Wilkins told us: “[The police] were very helpful, but I got the impression they couldn’t do too much as they said the location wasn’t specific enough,” he “took the matter into [his] own hands” and even having located the bikes was told by police that the “AirTag could still be inaccurate," only gaining traction when he and an officer “pressed our ears up against the window of the property” and “heard beep, beep, beep.” Whilst the police no doubt have a lot on their hands, it shouldn't be down to victims to play Cluedo on tens of thousands of pounds worth of stolen belongings.

 

Bike locks have also become more sophisticated, with the likes of Hiplok seeking to produce an angle grinder-resistant solution last year.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Riding, Being Safe and Having Fun in the Cold–Things to Think About

This article will hopefully point out some not so obvious challenges, ideas and solutions to help you enjoy winter riding outdoors more.

 

Riding outside in the Colorado winter comes with increased risks, but often with un-anticipated rewards. I, like so many, have come to enjoy indoor riding much more thanks to my smart trainer (Saris H3) and my motivating software, Zwift. But it doesn’t replace the crisp Colorado air and snowy vistas and a sense of not only being outside and refreshed, but sort of conquering the elements too.

 

Yes, as we know, there can be single layer, short sleeved days in the middle of Winter here along the front range, but rarely is it good to leave the house without at least a vest, gloves, arm warmers and “legs”. For me, come mid-November the toe covers are on and stay on until  March.

 

Shadows: The sun angle is lower and causes much deeper and darker shadows. So much so if you look at these two pictures you will barely see a rock (about the size of the palm of my hand) in the shadow about 8 feet ahead compared to when I moved the rock into the sun a few inches to the left. These pictures were taken at 1:30pm. Hazards like rocks, potholes and especially ice are well hid by shadows, even narrow ones from a fence post. Also the colder surface temperature in a shadow can house clear “black” ice—super dangerous to cyclists.

 

Moved the rock into the sun

Visibility: With the sun angle lower, sun glare happens much earlier in the day and is more intense and lasts longer. Bright colors or lights won’t be as effective. Wearing a lightweight vest or jacket and leaving it unzipped makes it flap and draws attention (as long as it’s not too annoying to yourself).

 

Roads vs. Bike paths. While bike paths might offer a safer feeling with no cars, they can often be much sloppier longer after a snow storm. That’s because most paths follow the grade of the land so they slope in one direction. Thus snow or water on the sides tend to drain into the path rather than away from it like on a road. Roads are generally “crowned” in the middle and slope towards drainage and dry out quicker and sit higher than the surrounding land.

 

Route Planning: Avoid riding past 4pm for reasons noted above with sun glare and quick temperature changes. If riding late, avoid riding into the sun so plan your routes accordingly. Also, riding in canyons can be very unpredictable with even deeper shadows. They hold snow and ice longer and coatings of mag chloride used to melt snow can leave roads looking almost wet and further disguise ice. Cold air pockets in canyons can drop temperatures very quickly. Rides with steep climbs that make us sweat might make us extra chilly going down, so bringing a large, thin, easy-to-put-on jacket for descents is often worthwhile. Routes with short climbs, rolling hills and some more technical turns offer variety which can be good for “moving around” on the bike with standing and shifting hands that will help keep you warmer.

 

Body fatigue: On a road or triathlon bike in particular, you will feel the road more in the cold. The bike feels stiffer in the cold, your body is typically stiffer so eventually you will feel more fatigue from the jarring and vibration than when it’s warm. Lowering your tire pressure 5lbs or so can make a big difference in comfort.

 

Clothing: In general we all know about the importance of layers and the wonderful fabrics that allow moisture wicking and wind blocking. Probably the biggest bangs for the buck are a good base layer for your torso, toe covers, arm and leg warmers, neck gators, and a skull cap. All of these can be fairly affordable and when added to jackets, vests, jerseys etc, can make a huge difference in comfort. They carry easily, and can be easy to take off and on in changing temperatures. Water and windproof fabrics are great, but can sometimes cause sweating which will eventually make you cold. If it’s sunny out, maybe just opt for basic gloves and outerwear.

 

Fit is king, just like a bike. The better the fit, the more comfortable, the better blood circulation and the the better the experience.  Thicker socks or gloves may cause worse circulation and make you colder. Keep extremities dextrous and warm; numb feet and hands are not good! Also note Gloves too big can get caught on gear and brake levers or catch your hoods when shifting your hands and can cause a crash.

 

Latex gloves can be a life saver. Combined with another glove, they can add a lot of warmth and are great for unexpected moisture and are super easy to stash in your bike bag–and very cheap.

 

Toe covers provide really good protection. Neoprene ones are the least expensive but can cause sweating more quickly so for a few extra dollars consider a breathable but water/wind proof fabric.

 

Full foot covers are great when it’s really cold and going to stay cold. They may make your feet too warm though if the temperatures climb. It might be best to start with toe covers that you can use in a much bigger variety of temperatures and if they aren’t enough you can always get full foot protectors.

 

All in all, it takes a while to figure out what’s going to work best to keep you warm, but try, it will be worth it. Just be a bit more cautious and aware and enjoy the snowy vistas!

 

 

Inside Tracker Update

We heard Morgan Pearson talk about how Inside Tracker is helping him dial in his optimal health and diet/supplement choices.

What IT is? 

Inside Tracker analyzes your biomarkers, using cutting-edge science and technology, to provide ultra-customized recommendations aimed at transforming your body. A biomarker is a biological indicator of your body's internal condition, which can be measured in the blood. Tracking these biomarkers at regular intervals over time, and following a personalized plan to improve them, is a great way to transform your overall health, longevity, performance, and well-bein

 

What value?

I've done the DNA Report and did the blood draw on Tuesday of this week. As soon as I get the results from the lab work, I'll be sure to share it. A couple weeks ago you had asked about the insights I got from Inside Tracker

 

DNA Reports.

  • According to your genetic data, you're likely to have average potential to excel at power-type sports that use bursts of power such as weight-lifting and sprinting. You may have to work harder to excel at endurance sports such as distance running and cycling.
  • Based on the genes we looked at, you have an average genetic risk for lower testosterone. If your blood testosterone levels are low, you may find it harder to reach your athletic performance goals.
  • Much of the testosterone in your body is bound to a protein called SHBG, and only about 1 to 2 percent circulates freely in your blood.  This report looks at a single genetic variant that can affect the amount of free testosterone in your blood. You have an increased genetic potential for higher blood levels of free testosterone. If you're struggling to reach your athletic performance goals, it might be good for you to consider getting your blood tested for free testosterone.

Your red blood cells are packed with hemoglobin, the oxygen transporter in red blood cells.

  • The iron in the hemoglobin protein binds oxygen and carries it from the lungs to the rest of

the body, so it’s a key factor in athletic performance.  This report looks at a single genetic variant that can affect your hemoglobin level.  Based on one genetic marker, you have an average genetic risk for lower blood levels of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in your red blood cells. Your muscles need oxygen for optimal performance.

  • Many standard blood tests include hemoglobin so check your latest report from your doctor to see what your blood hemoglobin level really is. Vitamin B12 plays an important role in red blood cell production. Since red blood cells carry oxygen to your muscles, your B12 level can be a factor in performance.

This report looks at a single genetic variant that can affect your B12 level. Your body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen, so this vitamin is crucial for performance. Based on one genetic marker, you have an elevated genetic potential for slightly higher blood levels of vitamin B12.

  • Tendons connect muscles to bone. When your tendons are flexible, you can have better overall flexibility and range of motion. You’re also less likely to injure your tendons — when they’re under strain, flexible tendons are more likely to stretch than tear. This flexibility is partly genetic, which is why some people naturally have tighter or looser joints and range of motion analysis examines a single genetic variant to determine your potential of tendon and ligament injury (like tendonitis and ACL tears). You have an average genetic risk for tendon stiffness and injury, but you'll still need to exercise smart. To avoid an injury, remember to warm up before your workout.
  • Good news! Based on a single genetic variant, you're not at increased risk of gluten sensitivity. There are no guarantees, of course, so if you develop any food sensitivities make sure to rule out gluten.
  • Good news — based on a single gene variant, you're not likely to develop lactose intolerance. There are no guarantees, of course, so if you develop any food sensitivities make sure to rule out dairy.
  • You have a gene variant that makes you more likely to have a peanut allergy, but your chances of actually having a peanut allergy are still very low. The average risk of a peanut allergy is 1.5%; your potential risk is only 3%. If you have any food sensitivities, you'll want to get tested to find out whether you should avoid peanuts.
  • While your DNA is your master code, things don’t always get built exactly according to plan. There are many factors that affect how you grow and change and react to your surroundings. Your DNA is only one factor.
  • Upgrade your InsideTracker experience to include blood analysis, and we'll combine your DNA and blood results in an exclusive report. You'll discover how you are currently expressing your genetic potential, and receive the best, mostpersonalized recommendations, all scientifically proven to help you achieve your

health goals.

  • The combined analysis includes: Blood test (most plans), results review and analysis DNA and blood test results comparison, with recommendations to achieve your health goal Actionable recommendations customized for your preferences, habits and bloodwork Recipes and focus foods tailored to your goal, bloodwork results and preferences

 

 

TriDot Preseason Project

The Preseason Project is a triathlon research initiative that helps us quantify and enhance the performance gains that TriDot's Optimized Training delivers over training alternatives.

 

You qualify for the FREE training if you meet the following criteria:

 

Planning an Olympic, Half, or Full triathlon for 2022 season

Train using a device with GPS and/or power

Have not used TriDot in the last 6 months

Not a professional triathlete

Enthusiastic and motivated to get a jump start on your season!

 

Qualified participants get 2 free months of optimized triathlon training. Learn More.

 

TriDot Coach Rich Referral -

https://app.tridot.com/onboard/sign-up/richsoares

 

 

Video of the Week:

 

Breaking Barriers: Sub7 Sub8 IRONMAN Distance.

 

 

 

Mark Allen: it can be done with a 45 minute swim, 3:45 bike, 2:30 run. 3 helpers on the swim, 4 on the bike and another 3 on the run.  Gives examples of Jan Frodeno and Allistair Brownlee splits and makes it sound very doable

10 athletes wherever they want.

 

Notes on Craig Howie

96 Kona

Tim DeBoom fan

UNC women's swimming coach

UNC first triathlon

Qualified 4 times kona; 4th time dnf 2008; 10 days before the race got hit by a car. I remember Sean Kelly

1st Leadville 50 he wins; focused on the 100 2012-2014

Dana Willet was on his crew

He and his dad connected through guitar; not wrestling

The golden ratio; Fibonacci

 

Upcoming Guests

 

USAT CEO Rocky Harris is joining us later this month to talk about the state of triathlon and give us a sneak preview of this yea's Endurance Exchange.  give sent out his year end message and here's what he said.

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jan 8, 2022

Silver medalist Morgan Pearson joins us today to talk about his recent USATF Half Marathon Championships with an impressive 1:01:47, the Tokyo experience, the mixed relay Silver and more.

Morgan was the first male to qualify for the 2020 Triathlon Olympic team.  competed in both the men's event and the won silver in the Mixed Relay with teammates Katie Zaferes, Kevin McDowell and Taylor Knibb.  Pearson currently trains in Boulder and is coached by Dean Golich.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview Morgan Pearson
  • Endurance News
    • PeopleForBikes Staff to Speak at Upcoming CES Tech Convention
  • What's new in the 303
    • Rob Quinn and El Tour De Tucson
    • Old Man Winter donating to Marshal File

 

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Feature Interview with Morgan Pearson

Pearson, 27, is originally from Spring Lake, New Jersey, where he grew up as a competitive swimmer, ocean lifeguard and promising high school runner. He went on to run cross-country and track & field at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was a seven-time All-American. He got his start in elite triathlon through USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Recruitment Program, which identifies top NCAA swimmers and runners who have the potential to excel as triathletes. After winning the overall title at the USA Triathlon Age Group Sprint National Championships in 2017, he debuted as an elite triathlete in 2018. He is experiencing a breakout 2021 season, winning bronze in Yokohama on May 15 and silver in Leeds, England, on June 6, to become the first U.S. male ever to earn multiple World Triathlon Championship Series medals. His older brother, Andrew, passed away in March of 2021, and after qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Team in Yokohama, Pearson said, "He gave me the boost I needed today, and I was just thinking about him. Hopefully when I’m at the Olympics, he’ll be there with me.”

 

Morgan was the first male to qualify for the 2020 Triathlon Olympic team.  competed in both the men's event and the won silver in the Mixed Relay with teammates Katie Zaferes, Kevin McDowell and Taylor Knibb.  Pearson currently trains in Boulder and is coached by Dean Golich.

 

Go to interview

 

Triathlon Career

 

2021: Qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team with a bronze-medal performance at the World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama on May 15 • Became the first U.S. man in history to win multiple World Triathlon Championship Series medals, earning silver in Leeds on June 6 • Made his Olympic Games debut in Tokyo on July 26, placing 42nd in the men's individual event • Earned an silver medal in the debut of Triathlon Mixed Relay at the Olympic Games on July 31, teaming up with Katie Zaferes, Kevin McDowell and Taylor Knibb. Pearson and McDowell are the first U.S. men in history to medal in a triathlon event at the Olympic Games.

 

2020: Placed eighth as the top U.S. man at the 2020 World Triathlon Championships in Hamburg, Germany, on Sept. 5 • Was part of the silver-medal-winning U.S. team at the 2020 World Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships in Hamburg, Germany, on Sept. 6

 

2019: Finished 5th at the Clermont CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup, on March 2 • Placed 7th at the Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup, on March 16 • Finished 36th at the New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup, on March 31 • Finished 29th at the ITU World Triathlon Bermuda, on April 27 • Placed 15th at the ITU World Triathlon Yokohama, on May 18 • Earned silver at the Huatulco ITU Triathlon World Cup, on June 9 • Finished 41st at the Nur-Sultan ITU Triathlon World Cup, on June 15 • Placed 6th at the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton, on July 20 • Earned bronze as a member of the U.S. Mixed Relay team at the ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Edmonton, on July 21 • Placed 25th at the Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event on Aug. 16 • Was the highest-placing U.S. man at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Aug. 31, finishing 11th

 

2018: Closed his season with a top-five finish at the Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup on Oct. 21 • Teamed up with Renée Tomlin, Jason West and Taylor Spivey at the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Mixed Relay American Championships on Oct. 14 (held in a duathlon format), anchoring the team to the win • Earned a career-best 4th-place finish at the Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Triathlon World Cup, which was held as a duathlon, on Oct. 13 • Finished 41st at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sept. 16 • Earned his first elite victory at the Montreal CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon American Cup on August 25 • Finished 46th at the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg on July 14 • Earned a silver medal at the Wuustwezel ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup on June 23, his first podium as an elite triathlete • Placed 18th at the ITU Triathlon World Cup Antwerp on June 17 • Finished 17 at the ITU Triathlon World Cup Cagliari on June 2 • Placed 14th at ITU World Triathlon Yokohama on May 12 • Finished 6th at the ITU Triathlon World Cup Chengdu on May 6 • Placed 14th at the New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup on March 25 • Raced in his first elite ITU competition at the Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup on March 10, placing 7th as one of the top ITU World Cup debuts in U.S. history

 

2017: In his first national-level triathlon competition, claimed the men’s overall title and qualified for his elite license at the USA Triathlon Age-Group Sprint National Championships in Omaha, Nebraska

 

Collegiate Running Accolades: Member of the 2014 NCAA National Champion CU Boulder men’s cross-country team • Seven-time All-American in cross-country and track • Set the eighth-fastest mark for a CU Buff in the outdoor 5k with a time of 13:26:22 in 2015 • Placed third in the 5k at the NCAA Indoor National Championships in 2015

 

Inside Tracker

  • Profile diet and the type of supplements you are willing to take and exercise
  • Uploaded my 23 and Me data
  • Received my DNA Report
  • BioMarker eBook
  • Inside Tracker Blog
  • Noticed that Morgan Pearson is using Inside Tracker and noticed that vitamin B12 and ferritin levels were not optimized. Inside tracker suggested animal products and fortified foods to optimize my B12. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron - I have been taking an iron supplement and trying to eat non-processed red meats more frequently.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

PeopleForBikes Staff to Speak at Upcoming CES Tech Convention

January 4, 2022

BOULDER, COLO. (Jan. 4, 2022) /ENDURANCESPORTSWIRE/ – PeopleForBikes, a national bicycling advocacy nonprofit and the U.S. bicycle industry’s trade association, will have several staff members participating in panels and presentations at the upcoming CES trade show, taking place Jan. 5-8, 2022 in Winchester, Nevada.

 

CES — the most influential tech event in the world — has been the global stage for innovation for more than 50 years. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association, CES is the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators.

 

“We could not be more excited and proud to have members of our team speaking at such an important conference,” said Jenn Dice, president and CEO of PeopleForBikes. “We know that technology like electric bicycles have a massive potential to completely revolutionize the way Americans recreate and move about their everyday lives. Having the opportunity to share our work and knowledge with such a large audience will only grow PeopleForBikes’ and the bike industry’s role as thought leaders in this space.”

 

PeopleForBikes, Call2Recycle and industry leaders from Alta Cycling Group and Bosch eBike Systems will be sharing the latest information on the industry wide electric bicycle battery recycling program during a panel on Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 1:30 to 1:55 p.m. Anticipating a massive increase in electric bicycle use for both recreation and transportation, more than 40 bike industry leaders from 20 PeopleForBikes member companies worked together to design the nationwide program. It aims to address the environmental concerns with lithium ion battery recycling and ensure batteries at their end of life end up in the proper recycling stream and out of landfills, and represents the first transportation sector united under one battery recycling solution.

 

PeopleForBikes Director of Federal Affairs Noa Banayan will join Dave Snyder of CalBike for an update on the federal e-bike policies, like the E-BIKE Act and three-class definition. The E-BIKE Act would offer Americans a refundable tax credit of up to $1500 on the purchase of a qualifying new electric bicycle. Banayan will also provide larger updates on the role of e-bikes in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the status of the Build Back Better Act, which proposes nearly $12 billion for bikes, including the e-bike tax credit, a bicycle commuter benefit and climate and equity infrastructure grants.

 

“In 2021, policymakers at every level of government in the U.S. began to leverage the power of e-bikes to meet larger policy goals on climate change, economic growth, equity and mobility,” said Banayan. “In 2022, PeopleForBikes aims to promote meaningful and wide reaching incentives for e-bikes and bike riding in 2022, including the E-BIKE Act and the Bicycle Commuter Act before Congress.”

 

Ash Lovell, Ph.D., PeopleForBikes’ electric bicycle policy and campaign director, will join a panel on Thursday, Jan. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. on the opportunity electric cargo bikes provide for urban delivery. The panel, which will include speakers from the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab, Coaster Cycles and BrightDrop, will cover electric cargo bike’s role in the future of last-mile delivery and micromobility and what regulatory and legislative considerations need to be accounted for to make their adoption a reality.

 

What's New in the 303:

 

El Tour De Tucson Rob Quinn Style_Apacheria Part 3

By Rob Quinn, Dirt Journal

 

Dateline 1736. Twenty miles south of the Mexican border. Rancher Bernardo de Urrea, a Mexican of Basque heritage knew all too well what a full moon meant. It meant a higher-than-average chance of raiding Apaches who routinely swept through the Rancheros in search of plunder but so far, de Urrera’s little slice of paradise had been left alone. Named after a Basque term that roughly translates into sturdy oak, he named his Ranchero Arizona. And the rest as they say is history.

 

One threat that’s accompanying the full moon for me, is the 38th annual El Tour de Tucson 102 mile bike race. I say race because the entire course is closed to traffic and your time is recorded and a winner named. Although it has the laid-back vibe of a Ride-the-Rockies type event, the clock is ticking and you see a higher degree of effort. I’ve done the event a dozen times starting when we lived in San Diego over 30 years ago. It’s a great way to end the season and keep the training up. It’s also a fun getaway for my non cyclist (a little Mountain biking) wife who is flying into PHX Sky Harbor airport (always liked that name, reminds me of a Dead or Panic song)  then driving down to Tucson aka “The Old Pueblo” the next day with me.

 

This is a multi-part series on Rob’s journey to the Southwest to ride his mountain bike and road bike, Part one: HERE, Part two HERE

 

That leaves time for one more ride. I may be stupid but I’m not crazy. If you noticed I never mentioned my road bike in the previous two articles, it’s because you’d have to be absolutely bat-shit nuts to ride a road bike in Phoenix. This comes from a guy that rode nearly every day for a decade in Southern California.

 

I had my eye on an open space park called Papago Park close to our place and ASU for some off-road miles. www.tempetourism.com Described as 1,500 acres filled with hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and lagoons. What it does not mention that until recently, it was home to one of the largest homeless camps in the state. That sort of defined the area enough that when we were looking for a place for Paris Hilton (my daughter) and a nice condo in our price range was open, right across from the great trails? We passed. The camp has since been disbanded, but not unlike the desert of Apacheria, that area can be filled with outlaws and boogiemen when the sun sets.

 

I take off from our condo in full trail kit. 34 pound trail rig, loaded Osprey and a baggie kit. You’d have thought I was dressed like an astronaut by the looks of my neighbors as a I muscled the rig down the recently repainted steps. It’s about a 3 mile ride through Tempe and across the Tempe town lake to the park. Riding on the sidewalk with headphones off, all senses needed, I am almost hit three times. The Tempe town lake is interesting. About 20 years ago they dammed the end of the Salt River and the next week that area hosted the annual IRONMAN race. It’s the only time you can swim in that lake.

 

You can SUP, crew, or Kayak but no touchy! Which I find one step down from torture if it’s a balmy 115 out and you can’t jump in the lake? We all have our definition of hell. No wonder the ASU Mascot is the Sun Devil.

 

Out of harms way I cruise into the park. It’s 12 noon and around 90 degrees. The forecast calls for a 20 degree drop for El Tour. When I enter, I see a picnic table of middle aged males drinking and smoking weed. At the top of the hill, I see a Tempe PD SUV. Just like the Law shadowed the outlaws in the old days, some things never change.

 

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Video of the Week:

 

Craig Howie, Pro Triathlete and Coach turned Electric Guitar Creator and Craftsman

 

 

 

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Triathlon: Morgan Pearson (USA)

 

 

 

Upcoming Guests

 

USAT CEO Rocky Harris is joining us later this month to talk about the state of triathlon and give us a sneak preview of this yea's Endurance Exchange.  give sent out his year end message and here's what he said.

 

Closing:

Merry Christmas!  Be sure to tell us your favorites from 2021!

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jan 1, 2022

This is our New Year's Special, and we are featuring our 2021 pick for most inspiring interview.  We are replaying our interview with Tez Steinberg about his solo row across the Pacific 2700 miles from California to Oahu, HI in 71 days.  The physical, mental, technical and mechanical challenges seem to be an Everest-level achievement.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview and Discussion
    • Top Pick of 2021 Tez Steinberg
    • 2022 Goals and Resolutions
  • Endurance News
    • World Athlete Rule Change in 2024 on Running Shoes
  • What's new in the 303
    • Marshall fire in Boulder Louisville and Superior burn 500 hundreds homes
    • Top 10 Articles of 2021
    • Inside Tracker Update

 

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Feature Interview/Discussion

We spoke to Tez Steinberg in the summer of 2019.  He was preparing to do the solo row from California to Hawaii in the winter 2019-2020.  We stayed in touch to follow his story.  His schedule was delayed until the summer of 2020.  While most of us were isolating because of COVID, Tez was isolated by himself for 6 weeks 2,700 miles, documenting the plastic in the Pacific and collecting , and raising $76K for scholarships to United World College.  

 

Captain's Blog: United World Challenge - United World Challenge

 

UWC - What is UWC?

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Nike Vaporfly and Tokyo 2020 Olympics Controversy

On January 31, 2020, World Athletics, the governing body for professional track and field,[3] issued new guidelines concerning shoes to be used in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics.[4] These updates came to answer the complaints many people have had concerning the technology in the Nike Vaporfly running shoes. These complaints have been happening since 2017-2018 but World Athletics did not give a more clear answer until January 2020.[5] The major changes of these guidelines state that the "sole must be no thicker than 40mm" and that "the shoe must not contain more than one rigid embedded plate or blade (of any material) that runs either the full length or only part of the length of the shoe. The plate may be in more than one part but those parts must be located sequentially in one plane (not stacked or in parallel) and must not overlap".[4] The components of the shoes are not the only thing that had major changes; starting April 30, 2020, "any shoe must have been available for purchase by any athlete on the open retail market (online or in store) for a period of four months before it can be used in competition".

 

 

1/1/2020 - The Nike Vaporfly Just Survived a Potential Ban

World Athletics (track and field’s governing body, formerly the International Association of Athletics Federations) made its highly anticipated announcement on the regulation of running shoe technology. Although there had been rumors in recent weeks—aggravated by several bogus news stories—that the organization was planning on making Nike’s coveted Vaporfly Next% racing shoe illegal in elite competition, this does not appear to be the case.

 

Rather, World Athletics will be prohibiting the use of shoe prototypes in competition. (This is a good idea.) The new rule states: “From 30 April 2020, any shoe must have been available for purchase by any athlete on the open retail market (online or in store) for a period of four months before it can be used in competition. If a shoe is not openly available to all then it will be deemed a prototype and use of it in competition will not be permitted.”

 

Additionally, World Athletics has issued an “immediate moratorium” on any shoe that has a heel stack height of more than 40 millimeters and more than “one rigid embedded plate or blade (of any material).”

 

Placing a limit on sole thickness has been one of the proposed solutions on how to best regulate shoe technology going forward. The breakthrough innovation of Nike’s original Vaporfly 4% shoe, released in 2017, was that it combined a carbon fiber plate with an unusually thick (over 30 millimeters) super lightweight Pebax foam midsole. Some fear that if this design development goes unchecked, racing shoes might veer towards the farcical; imagine future runners bounding along in airy platform shoes.

 

Make no mistake, the new 40-millimeter limit is not arbitrary. The maximum stack height of Nike’s Vaporfly Next% is usually reported at around 36 millimeters, and therefore sneaks under the new threshold. However, the shoes that Eliud Kipchoge wore when he became the first man to run a marathon in under two hours last year in Vienna (code name: “AlphaFly”) are potentially well over the limit, although Nike has not provided any data since the shoe hasn’t been released. 

 

12/23/21 -

World Athletics has approved new shoe rules and regulations for competition. The new rules have brought a major update to the future of the sport, as athletes will not be allowed to wear shoes that have over a 20mm stack height during competition. This rule is set to be implemented in November 2024, which is after the Paris Summer Olympics and the 2024 Diamond League season.

 

The previous rule was 20mm stack height for sprint and hurdle events up to 400m and 25mm for events 800m and above. The sport has seen a technological revolution in footwear over the past 10 years, but with new innovations come challenges to maintain a fair level of competition.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

How to help Boulder County fire victims

Several organizations are collecting donations to help people affected by Thursday's devastating wildfire in Boulder County.

 

The Marshall Fire has destroyed more than 500 homes and burned more than 1,600 acres as of Thursday evening. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated as the fire spreads through the Superior, Louisville and Broomfield areas.

 

Several Colorado nonprofits are collecting funds to help people affected by the fires. Here's how to help. Community Foundation Boulder County

Salvation Army

American Red Cross

YMCA evacuation center

 

 

 

Inside Tracker

  • Profile diet and the type of supplements you are willing to take and exercise
  • Uploaded my 23 and Me data
  • Received my DNA Report
  • BioMarker eBook
  • Inside Tracker Blog
  • Noticed that Morgan Pearson is using Inside Tracker and noticed that vitamin B12 and ferritin levels were not optimized. Inside tracker suggested animal products and fortified foods to optimize my B12. Ferritin is a protein that stores iron - I have been taking an iron supplement and trying to eat non-processed red meats more frequently.

 

 

Upcoming Guests

 

Rocky Harris sent out his year end message and here's what he said.

A few things stood out to me in 2021:

  • Events were back! The joy of seeing in-person events back is hard to put into words. The energy, camaraderie, competition. And what an events season it was.
  • Everyone in our community – race directors, coaches, clubs, officials, volunteers and athletes – continuing to work tirelessly to bring our sport back from the depths of 2020.
  • The Olympics and Paralympics were historic with US athletes taking home the most medals of any country. Such awe-inspiring performances, in the face of so much adversity and uncertainty.
  • Together, We Thrive. This year was full of incredible people doing equally incredible things to make our sport and community more diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible. We look forward to working with people across the country to amplify voices, celebrate successes and use multisport for what it is truly all about – bringing people together.

 

There is no doubt 2022 and beyond will bring us a future brighter than it ever has been. And that future has been created by you. So I thank you – for all you’ve done, continue to do, and will do; for challenging USA Triathlon to be the best organization it can be; for never backing down in the face of an incredibly trying 20 months; for giving all of yourself to our sport and community.

 

Morgan Pearson and Inside Wrapper

 

Closing:

Merry Christmas!  Be sure to tell us your favorites from 2021!

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Dec 25, 2021

Welcome to Episode #316 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock.  Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.

 

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  • Reduces inflammation that causes pain, stiffness and immobility
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  • Enhances sleep so your body can heal and recharge
  • Speeds recovery from injury and muscle soreness

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview and Discussion
    • Two reflections on the past
    • Late Terry Laughlin on swimming technique; his contribution to the sport
    • Bill's and my top 3 favorite interviews of 2021 and why
  • Endurance News
    • Couples Pro Triathlon in March - I did not know most of the pairs
    • Endurance Exchange March 3-5
  • What's new in the 303

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

Ucan's best-selling Training Bundle just got better with the added bonus of a signed copy of Triathlon Training with Power by Dr. Chris Myers and Hunter Allen, the first book written to help athletes integrate power training into all three sports of triathlon. This bundle is the perfect gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list (including you!) looking to take their triathlon training to new heights in 2022.

*Limited offer while supplies last. Bundles not eligible for additional discounts.

 

Training Bundle + Triathlon Training with Power Book

12 Edge Pouches, 1 Energy Tub, 1 Energy + Protein Tub, 1 Hydrate Jar, 1 Signed Book

Original $207.75; Discounted price $166.20

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Feature Interview/Discussion

This holiday weekend we are reflecting on the year and the incredible guests we have had on the show. In a few minutes we are going to share an interview that we did with the late Terry Laughlin who we want to remember for his contributions to the sport of swimming.

 

Terry Laughlin, who developed a popular method of swimming instruction that emphasized form over speed to help thrashing swimmers learn to glide through the water, died on Oct. 20 2017 in Albany a the age of 66 of metastatic prostate cancer.

 

Reflecting on our guest this year, Bill and I have picked out our top 3 guest of 2021 and why it made a particularly strong impression. We'd like to hear from you as well!  Be sure to comment on this weekend's post with your favorite interview guest from 2021!

 

Bill's favorite guests of 2021

 

Rich's favorite guests of 2021 (In order.  I added extra just in case we have some overlap

  1. Play #266 JAN 08 - Tez Steinberg rows 2700 miles from California to Hawaii in 71 days
    1. Generally inspiring to see someone achieve something this big and knowing all the preparations that went into it; how painful the rowing got
    2. Hearing how much plastic he saw in the Pacific Inspired me to be more thorough in recycling plastic.
    1. Always tells it straight and brings insights to the sport
    2. There's usually a few innovative ideas coming out of USAT (TimeToTri, Growing Youth, NCAA, COVID Protocols)
    3. EE is a great opportunity to learn from other coaches and get CEUs
  2. Play #273 FEB 26 - USAT CEO Rocky Harris on the Endurance Exchange and the State of the Sport
    1. Gutsy bike performance with Maya Kingma; surprise win; young and unassuming
    2. Plus she ultimately won silver in Tokyo
  3. Play #285 MAY 21 - Taylor Knibb dominates Yokohama and punches ticket to Tokyo 2021
    1. Genuinely amazed that anyone can do what he does on a unicycle
  4. Play #289 JUN 18 - Mike Tierney sets riding world record climbs the worlds hardest ride on a unicycle
    1. He's a gold medalist and he's fun to talk to
  5. Play #295 JUL 30 - A look back to Kristian Blummenfelt's Gold Medal goal
    1.  Just like her energy and vibe. I like that she talks with confidence and she's fun to cheer for.
  6. Play #305 OCT 08 - Skye Moench crushes IRONMAN Chattanooga. Sights on Kona 2022

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Waterfall Bank Presents the 1st Annual Couples Championship Sunday, March 6,  2022

Scheduled for March 6, 2022 and title-sponsored by Waterfall Bank based in Clearwater, Florida, [Ft De Soto Park] the concept is for “pro triathletes in a relationship for 6 months or longer” to race together in what seems to be a hybrid enduro/relay format:

 

Partner 1 – Swim .25 miles Bike 10 miles Run 3.1 miles

Partner 2 – Swim .25 miles Bike 10 miles Run 3.1 miles

Partner 1 – Swim .25 miles Bike 10 miles Run 3.1 miles

Partner 2 – Swim .25 miles Bike 10 miles Run 3.1 miles

 

First prize is $100,000.  That’s $50,000 each – the same as for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

 

Who’s racing?  Meet the Couples.  Vincent Luis and Taylor Spivey the strong odds-on early favorites of those listed.

 

Register for the livestream for free before February 27th.

 

THIRD ANNUAL ENDURANCE EXCHANGE TO TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY MARCH 3-5, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The third annual Endurance Exchange presented by BOA Nutrition, an industry-wide conference for endurance professionals and athletes, will be held as a state-of-the-art virtual event March 3-5, 2022.

 

This online experience for the second consecutive year affords everyone an opportunity to safely learn, share and network, and provides reduced costs and added flexibility for attendees. While the goal continues to be to bring the community together annually for an in-person conference, USA Triathlon received overwhelming feedback in a survey it sent a few months ago that many were still recovering and the cost of travel and lodging, as well as job professional and personal obligations, made a virtual conference the best option in 2022. The conference will also record all live sessions and provide attendees the option to view sessions on-demand on their own schedule for three months after the event.

 

Endurance Exchange is a joint effort to grow, inspire and support the multisport community by bringing industry stakeholders together to learn, share best practices, network and collaborate. The virtual format in 2022 will once again be hosted on Cvent and encourage participation from an even wider range of multisport constituents. The event is open not only to those involved in the business of triathlon, but also to multisport enthusiasts of all types — from beginners to competitive age-group athletes to Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls — as specific athlete-focused sessions will cater to all skill and experience levels.

USA Triathlon is continuing to explore options for in-person educational, resource sharing and networking opportunities later in 2022 and will provide additional information as details are finalized.

 

New in 2022, this year’s event will feature a content track specifically for multisport club leaders and administrators, and two options for the Athlete Insider track for novices or advanced athletes. Attendees can also expect additional engaging and interactive features, including live polling, in-session chats, in-session surveys, and prizes for the most engaged conference attendees.

 

Registration for the 2022 event is now open at enduranceexchange.com at early-bird pricing of $150 for the All-Access track and $45 for the Athlete Insider track. All registrants will also have the opportunity to purchase or extend their USA Triathlon annual memberships for 12 months at a discounted rate of $35. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 10 coaching and/or race director CEUs.

 

Nearly 1,100 members of the multisport community attended virtually in 2021 to engage with more than 60 hours content across nearly 80 sessions and more than 130 speakers. Registrants should expect a similar volume of content in 2022’s edition.

 

The conference sessions will run from approximately 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4, and from approximately 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 5.

 

For the third year, USA Triathlon is offering a limited number of Together We Thrive Endurance Exchange scholarships to foster diversity and bring varied perspectives to the event. Interested candidates may apply here. Priority will be given to people of racial and ethnic minorities, women, and those who may not otherwise be able to attend due to financial constraints.

 

More information about session topics and speakers will be available at enduranceexchange.com as details are finalized. For sponsorship inquiries and other questions related to Endurance Exchange, please email info@enduranceexchange.com.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

USA Triathlon To Invest $100,000-Plus To Drive Youth Participation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Triathlon today announced its plans to invest more than $100,000 to increase opportunities and access for current and prospective youth athletes across the multisport community through its 2022 Return to Racing Youth Stimulus Package.

 

The 2022 Return to Racing Youth Stimulus Package includes the following:

  • Free youth event sanctioning
  • Free youth clinic sanctioning
  • Free registration for youth clubs
  • 10 free youth memberships for every youth sanctioned race and youth club
  • Expansion of Youth Scholarship Program

 

USA Triathlon will donate 10 free youth memberships directly to race directors and clubs for every youth sanctioned race and youth club. Race directors and clubs are encouraged to distribute these memberships to underserved and underrepresented youth and communities at their discretion.

 

Sanctioning events and clinics with USA Triathlon provides a number of benefits, including a direct connection to local multisport leaders across the country, regional and national marketing and promotional support, access to USA Triathlon’s crisis management resources, a public acknowledgment of committing to fairness, access and respect, compliance with the U.S. Center for SafeSport, general liability and athlete excess medical coverage that also protects against damage to property, and more. Learn more about USA Triathlon sanctioning here.

 

USA Triathlon Official Clubs are included in USA Triathlon’s Find a Club page, have the opportunity to compete for club national and state championships, receive exclusive race discounts and other event-related perks, have access to resources and education from multisport industry and community leaders, including SafeSport training and education, and more. Learn more about the USA Triathlon Official Club program here.

 

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Dec 18, 2021

Last week we reported on out on the Clash Daytona pro results and this week we have Rudy von Berg joining us to talk about his podium performance. We'll also talk about his recovery from Epstein Barr Virus and his race plans for 2022.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with Rudy von Berg
  • Endurance News
    • PTO Announces "PTO Tour" and $5.5M in prize money
    • World Triathlon sanctions Russian Triathlon Federation
    • UTMB World Series 2022 confirmed Events
  • What's new in the 303
    • Breakaway Athletics 2022 Schedule
    • Global Cycling Network

 

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Feature Interview with Rudy von Berg

After winning the U.S. Collegiate Nationals twice during his undergraduate years, Rodolphe committed to a full-time professional triathlon career on completion of his University of Colorado Business Marketing degree in 2017.

 

While many would consider that a risk, Von Berg’s approach marks him out as a man likely to achieve success in whatever career path he chooses. “I am driven by the fact that whatever I do in life, I want to do it extremely well, to my fullest capability, and discover how well I can do it. That is triathlon for me. A challenge every day to try to become better.”

 

Despite his rapid progress to the upper echelons of the sport and his drive to be the best at whatever he does, Rudy has a refreshing approach to achieving great results. He describes the best piece of training advice he can offer as: “Slow down, you don’t need to push your limits in any training day. It’s a brick-by-brick process… and no brick should be too heavy to handle.”

 

In 2020 Rudy finished Challenge Daytona in 5th place with a time of 3:06:40 just behind Lionel Sanders. 

94.42  August 8th of 2021 Rudy wins IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland in a time of 3:42:17 and then came down with mono. While scheduled to race against Gustav Iden and Kyle Smith in The Collins Cup, he pulled out and let Collin Chartier take his place. 

 

Fast forward to Clash Daytona 2021 where he battled the likes of Kristian Blummenfelt, Magnus Ditlev, Matt Hansen and Ben Kanute.

 

Post Interview:

  • How many watts did he say should feel easy?
  • The pros really have a dilemma with the PTO tour and money, and it's exactly what the future of the sport needs.
  • I learned how to pronounce my cycling glasses

 

Justin Metzler

Matt Miller

Trek

 

 

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The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has today announced the launch of the PTO Tour revealing dates and locations for the first ever PTO US Open, PTO Canadian Open and the 2nd edition of the game-changing team competition – The Collins Cup.

 

The PTO Tour is a consolidation of PTO events into a ‘Tour’ concept where each event will see the world’s greatest non-drafting professional male and female triathletes competing for a prize purse of $1,000,0000 for each Open and $1,500,000 for The Collins Cup. With a full complement of events the PTO Tour will consist of a US Open, a Canadian Open, Asian Open, European Open and The Collins Cup. Professional Races in 2022 will see a men’s race and women’s race each a 100km distance to determine the ultimate athlete: 2km swim, 80km bike leg and a 18km run.

 

As well as professional racing, the PTO Tour will, for the first time, introduce age group racing, giving amateurs the opportunity to meet and race alongside the professionals, a hallmark of the sport of Triathlon. In addition to sprint (25 km) and middle distance (100km) age group triathlons, the PTO Tour events will include additional racing opportunities in the component sports of the Triathlon – Swim, Bike, Run, making the PTO Tour events a festival-like celebration of multisport. Age Group registration will open on 25th January.

 

Just like The Collins Cup, each PTO Tour event will have world class TV production broadcast live to a global audience and high-quality shoulder programming showcasing the stories of the PTO Professionals. In 2022, the PTO Tour will consist of the PTO Canadian Open in Edmonton, Canada on 23rd-24th July, The Collins Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia on 20th-21st August and the PTO US Open in Dallas, Texas on 17th-18th September with The Asian Open and European Open following in 2023.

 

This means the PTO will be putting up a total of $5,500,000 when the PTO rankings bonus pool of $2,000,000 is included in 2022, making it the highest prize purse in the sport.

 

World Triathlon sanctions Russian Triathlon Federation

World Triathlon’s Executive Board has decided to sanction the Russian Triathlon Federation due to… ‘the significant number of doping cases in Russia.’  The sanction will be effective for one year, and World Triathlon will review quarterly that necessary measures are being followed. The sanctions approved by the Executive Board, consist of the following:

  • The Russian Triathlon Federation will reach an agreement with RUSADA to test all Russian athletes, especially all those athletes who will be competing internationally.
  • The Russian Triathlon Federation will, together with World Triathlon, create an education plan for Russian athletes and coaches in regard to doping issues.
  • The Russian Triathlon Federation will compensate and refund the prize monies previously awarded to the Russian triathletes sanctioned with doping offences.
  • Russian Triathlon Federation officials must resign from any World Triathlon and European bodies for the period of one year.
  • The Russian Triathlon Federation cannot organise any World or European Triathlon events for one year (until the end of 2022).
  • The Russian National Federation is to reimburse World Triathlon for all costs (including but not limited to laboratory fees, hearing expenses and travel) related to any of the violations of the anti-doping rules committed by their athletes and coaches.
  • Sanctions must be taken inside the Russian National Triathlon Federation for any coach or official that is involved in any doping violation, and collaboration must be made with World Triathlon disciplinary bodies.

 

UTMB® World Series 2022 confirmed Events (As of 16 December 2021)

24 leading international events across 16 countries are now confirmed for the first ever UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc). World Series, promising runners of all abilities from around the world the chance to immerse themselves in the UTMB® experience. UTMB® World Series Events are the only place where runners can collect running stones and begin their journey to UTMB® Mont-Blanc – the new home of the UTMB® World Series Finals.

  • Tarawera™ Ultramarathon by UTMB® (New Zealand), 12 February
  • Istria 100 by UTMB® (Croatia), 7-10 April
  • Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB®, (USA) 23 April
  • Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB® (Australia), 12-15 May
  • Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB® (France), 11 June
  • mozart 100™ by UTMB® (Austria), 18 June
  • La Sportiva® Lavaredo Ultra Trail® by UTMB® (Italy), 23-26 June
  • Trail 100 Andorra™ by UTMB® (Andorra), 24-26 June
  • Western States® 100-Mile Endurance Run (USA), 25-26 June
  • Speedgoat Mountain Races by UTMB® (USA), July
  • Ultra-Trail Snowdonia by UTMB®, (Wales), 1-3 July
  • Restonica Trail by UTMB® (France) 7-9 July
  • Val d'Aran by UTMB® (Spain), 7-10 July
  • Trail Verbier Saint-Bernard by UTMB®, (Switzerland), 8-10 July
  • Eiger Ultra Trail by UTMB®, (Switzerland), 15-17 July
  • Wildstrubel by UTMB®, (Switzerland), 8-11 September
  • Julian Alps Trail Run by UTMB®, (Slovenia), 16-18 September
  • Nice Côte d’Azur by UTMB® (France), 22-25 September
  • Puerto Vallarta México by UTMB® (Mexico), October
  • Thailand by UTMB® (Thailand), 10-13 November
  • TransLantau™ by UTMB® (Hong Kong), 3-6 November
  • Panda Trail by UTMB® (China), dates TBC
  • Gaoligong by UTMB® (China), dates TBC
  • UTMB® World Series Finals; UTMB® Mont-Blanc (France, Italy, Switzerland), 22-28 August

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Breakaway Athletics Events Announces Race Schedule

  • NoCo 1/2 Marathon & 10K (5-14-22 race day) -Signups open 1-1-22 at 10am MST
  • Timberview Trail 5K, 5M & 10M (8-13-22 race day) -Signups open 1-7-22 at 9am MST
  • Last Call Triathlon (and multisport) (9-25-22 race day) -Signups open 1-14-22 at 9am MST
  • Narrowleaf Lake Run 4m, 7, & 10m (10-23-22 race day) -Signups open 1-21-22 at 9am MST

 

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Dec 11, 2021

We have Bryan VanMeveren joining us today.  He's finished 25 Ironman races, an 8-time Kona qualifier, has a dozen IM podiums, including 9:53 at IM AZ '11 and #1 Ranked Ironman All-World Athlete 2019.  He runs his own law firm, prioritizes family above all.  How does he do it?  That's what we intend to find out.

 

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with Bryan VanMeveren
  • Endurance News
    • Clash Daytona Pro Race Rundown and Results
    • Pho3nix SUB7 Project
    • Cyclocross as a Winter Olympic Sport?
    • Endurance Exchange
  • What's new in the 303
    • National Cyclocross Championship
    • Bill and Rich's training

 

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Feature Interview with Brian VanMeveren

A few things about Brian VanMeveren before we get into our interview:

  1. 20-time half Ironman finisher, multiple podium finishes and #1 AG bike splits. 5X 70.3 Worlds qualifier
  2. 16-time USA Triathlon All American
  3. XTERRA Nationals qualifier
  4. Legal advisor and club member NoCo Tri Club, Rocky Mountain Multisport
  5. 40+ marathons and Ultras, including numerous of podium finishes
  6. Overall Marathon Champion, Crazy Horse Marathon, Black Hills SD
  7. Masters Champion, Crazy Horse Marathon
  8. Overall Half Marathon Champion, Crazy Horse Half, Black Hills SD
  9. Masters Champion Colorado Half Marathon, Fort Collins CO
  10. Podium finisher, Colorado Marathon, Fort Collins, CO  time: 2:57:11
  11. Charitable Partners: Wish For Wheels, Animal Friends Alliance, The Mission, Catholic Charities

 

Nickname: Slats

Born: November 25th, 1964

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

Occupation: Managing Partner and Owner, VanMeveren Law Group, P.C.

Racing since: 1997

Strengths on the course: PERSEVERANCE

Favorite race: Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii

Favorite pre-race meal: Pasta

Favorite post-race meal: Chicken Enchiladas

Favorite post-race beverage: Iced Coffee

Pre-race music: Griz, Pink Floyd, Rufus Du Sol, Neil Young, Odesza, Macklemore, Eminem, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains

Accomplishments: 2019 #1 Ranked All-World Triathlete, 8x IM Hawaii Qualifier, 5x IM 70.3 Worlds Qualifier, 1st Place AG IM Boulder, 2nd Place IM Tahoe, 2nd Place IM AZ, 3rd Place IM NZ, 4th Place IM AZ, 8th Place IM CDA

PRs: 1:21 half marathon, 2:57 Marathon, 4:21 Half IM, 9:53 IM

Short-term goals: AG Podium IM Hawaii World Championships, 2022

Long-term goals: Ironman Hawaii @ age 70!

Family status: Married 32 years, 6 beautiful children

Hobbies outside of triathlon: Coaching youth sports, volunteering, yoga, Pilates and ultra-trail running

Blog/Twitter/website: www.vanmeverenlaw.com Insta: vanmeverenlaw

 

Post Interview:

  • First triathlon and aero bars giving out
  • Kona swim and vomit in the water
  • See him in Kona next year

 

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Endurance News:

 

CLASH Daytona 2021 Results: Hering beats Hall in a thriller

CLASH Daytona Results

Saturday December 4, 2021 – 2km swim / 80km bike / 18km run

PRO Women

  1. Jackie Hering (USA) 3:32:50
  2. Lucy Hall (GBR) 3:33:13
  3. Marjolaine Pierre (FRA) 3:34:38
  4. Jodie Stimpson (GBR) 3:34:44
  5. Laura Siddall (GBR) 3:35:42
  6. Anne Reischmann (GER) 3:37:05
  7. Rach McBride (CAN) 3:37:51
  8. India Lee (GBR) 3:40:42
  9. Lesley Smith (USA) 3:41:08
  10. Meredith Kessler (USA) 3:43:24

 

CLASH Daytona 2021 results: Blummenfelt reigns again

PRO Men

  1. Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) 3:08:31
  2. Magnus Ditlev (DEN) 3:10:08
  3. Rudy Von Berg (USA) 3:11:29
  4. Matt Hanson (USA) 3:12:47
  5. Brent McMahon (CAN) 3:14:19
  6. Ben Kanute (USA) 3:16:12
  7. Thomas Davis (GBR) 3:18:31
  8. Andrew Starykowicz (USA) 3:20:46
  9. Taylor Reid (CAN) 3:21:27
  10. Nicholas Chase (USA) 3:21:53

 

 

Brownlee vs Blummenfelt and GB vs Norway: Sub7 is a race too

Right now, it is fair to say that there are mixed views on the whole Sub7Sub8 Project from within the triathlon community – it’s certainly not conventional.  Whatever your take on the rules of this particular game though, one thing that is clear in the mind of Mitchell – the validity of this as a physical challenge.

SUB7 is no gimmick

 

“Part of the real beauty of the project is that it isn’t going to be a gimmick; it is a real athletic endeavour and we are able to use the rules to best maximise the performance,” he told TRI247.

 

“We are able to deploy 10 support athletes in any way we want. We’re looking at using the majority of these athletes to help on the bike. Alistair has got some really world-class commercial partners, so we have been working with these guys to see the latest innovations that can help to support us with this. This is going right the way through – the bike, tyres, shoes – every single thing.

 

“People are getting excited, they are thinking: ‘We can contribute to this and we have got some really cool ideas – let’s try it’. It has been a warm and open experience so far.

 

“I have led the discussions and then we will bring Alistair in as well. Once we know what we can do on the bike, we can work backwards to realise what we need to do on the run and on the swim.

 

“Because we feel that the bike is the biggest difference, that is one where we are putting in the investment and it is possibly the most complex. We are looking at using eight of the support athletes to work with Alistair on the bike.”

 

 

The next cyclocross World Cup event will take place on snow as part of Winter Olympic bid

Organisers in Val di Sole have deliberately maintained the snow to show that cyclocross could be classed as an event for the Winter Olympics.  The next meeting in the 2021/22 cyclocross World Cup season will take place at Val di Sole in the Italian Alps, and the hosts have chosen to leave compacted snow untouched.

 

The Alpine course forms part of a bid to show that cyclocross could be classed as a possible event for future Winter Olympic Games. The organisers have been working hard to preserve the snow as best they can with specialist snow ploughs among other machinery.

 

Some of the world's best riders will be competing in both the men's and women's events with Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers), Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) and Denise Betsema (Pauwels Sauces-Bingoal).


Val di Sole has become known over the years as one of the main events in the mountain biking world for cross-country and downhill, with cyclocross races usually taking place in the Milan and Veneto regions. However, an expansion to the World Cup has allowed Val di Sole into the calendar.

 

The track is set in a stunning valley at the Nordic ski centre in Vermiglio at an altitude of 1,261 metres right at the base of the famous Passo del Tonale, which has been used in road cycling races. The temperatures are expected to be between a nippy 3°C and a pretty brutal -7°C when the sun has gone in.

 

The race was going to be held on snow come what may, with fake snow usually used for events such as downhill skiing and biathlon on standby. However, natural early winter snow has covered the course nicely with a further 40cm expected before the race.

 

Chris Mannaerts, Flanders Classics, is in Val di Sole and said in a video by the organisers: "Sometimes the track is more icy, sometimes more snow. We expect more snow, the local experts told us it could snow another 40cm but it won’t be a problem because the locals are experts at preparing the snow.

 

"The track has two parts: there’s a more technical track at the beginning and then on the other side of the river, there’s a really steep hill. That will be very challenging because it's a straight line to the hill.  "We’ll see who can climb to the top and who steps off the bike. That will be the key thing in this cyclo-cross race, along with who can make the efforts over and over again."

 

The venue choice could see the sport of cyclocross be part of the Winter Olympics as all winter sports in the Games must take place on snow or ice. But the earliest it can become a Winter Olympic event is 2030. Inclusion would be a perfect way to get the audience-friendly sport of cyclocross into the Games, and being a winter activity, it would be wrong to have it alongside the other cycling events in the summer Games.

 

Discussion of including cyclocross within the Winter Olympics first came about back in 2014 when the International Olympic Committee set up a meeting with the UCI to discuss the possibilities.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Nation Cyclocross champs

Bill and Rich training

 

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Dec 4, 2021

We have the first ever women's Tour de France champion from 1984, Marianne Martin joining us today.  We will be talking about the 1984 Women's Tour de France, women's racing today, her thoughts on growing women's cycling, and what this former cycling champ is up to today.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Interview with Marianne Martin
  • Endurance News
    • Clash Daytona Race and Pro List
    • IRONMAN announces it's 2021 Facebook Watch viewership
    • Julian Alaphilippe sets his sights on a win of Le Tour before retiring
  • What's new in the 303
    • Head sweats takes on a new logo and look

 

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Feature Interview with Marianne Martin

1984 marked the first-time both a woman and a man stood on the podium as winners of the Tour de France together.  It was Laurent Fignon who won the men’s race and it is was the American rider Marianne Martin who won the women’s title. Moreover, that it was the inaugural edition of the women’s French Grand Tour called the Tour de France Féminin.  It was a 1,083 kilometer, 18 stage race that ran concurrent with the men’s event.

 

The Dutch national team was heavily favored, with its leader Heleen Hage featuring prominently as the race’s likely winner.  Little did anyone expect that an underdog American team with an unknown rider by the name of Martin would triumph.

 

Martin continued her strong ascending and captured the malliot jaune (yellow jersey) after the 14th stage and never looked back. Martin lead the Tour de France Féminin into Paris, marking the first and last time an American would stand on the top step of the podium.

 Women Cyclists Change Tour de France Forever - The Washington Post

Tour de France féminin 1984 Stage 18 results (procyclingstats.com)

What Happened to the Women's Tour de France? | ... (totalwomenscycling.com)

 

Let's get into our interview with Marianne Martin!

 

 

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From 1984 to 1989, the Tour de France Women was the curtain raising event for the men's event. It was organised by the Tour de France Society, organiser of the men's Tour de France. In 1990, the event changed its name and format, becoming the Tour of the EEC Women, which ran until 1993.

 

In 1992, a new race was created, the Tour cycliste féminin, organised in August by Pierre Boué. The race lacked stable sponsorship and with the location of stages determined by locations willing to contribute, there were long transfers between stages. Until 1998, it was the Tour Cycliste Féminin, but the Société du Tour de France, organizers of the men's Tour de France, said that infringed their trademark and in 1999 the name was changed.[2] It resumed under the name Grande Boucle Féminine Internationale, but was not held in 2004 because of organisational difficulties. It returned, smaller, in 2005. The previous tours were 10 to 15 stages; later ones had five and stayed in one region. The race also received a lower classification by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), and had a reduced field. In 2008, the race was six days and seven stages. However, in 2009 the race was only four days long with only 66 riders, after a planned race start and three stages in Britain fell through, leading winner Emma Pooley to joke that the race was "more of a Petite Boucle than Grande."[3][4] The race was discontinued after 2009.

 

France was left with no major women's stage race after the Tour de l'Aude Cycliste Féminin and the Route de France Féminine finished in 2010 and 2016 respectively.  For the last few years the race turned into a 1 day event titled La Course (La Course by Le Tour de France 2021 (cyclingnews.com)).

 

In 2022, the race is to return, with eight stages.  Zwift will be the main sponsor.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

IRONMAN DELIVERS UNPARALLELED LIVE EVENT BROADCAST COVERAGE AND CAPTIVATING CONTENT ON FACEBOOK WATCH - Live event coverage of IRONMAN Triathlons sees over 40 million views in 2021

  • IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship garners over 7 million live and on-demand views equating to over 115,000 hours of world championship content watched around the globe
  • Nearly 56 million triathlon fans around the globe consumed 738,000 hours of live and on-demand content from the 17 live IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3® events through IRONMAN’s official social media channels during the 2021 season.

 

Julian Alaphilippe wants to try and win Tour de France before retiring

Julian Alaphilippe has said that he is keen to go for the overall at the Tour de France before he retires saying "I don’t want to end my time with the regret of not ever trying."  The two-time world champion, Alaphilippe has had yet another exceptional season with the Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider securing a second world title as well as wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour for a third year in a row.

 

But now Alaphilippe is looking to pick and choose his goals for the upcoming seasons, including the Tour overall title. When being asked about trying to win the Tour, which he so nearly did in 2019, "Never say never," was the answer.

 

"Why not think about it before the end of my career?" he continued. "There are a lot of questions to be asked and I’d need to speak to the team. But I don’t want to end my time with the regret of not ever trying."

 

In 2019 Alaphilippe led the race for 14 days, only losing the jersey twice, once to Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) - who took the jersey from the breakaway on stage six to the top of the Super Planche des Belles Filles before ceding it back to Alaphilippe two days later - and finally to Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) after the Colombian attacked solo on the Col de l'Iseran on stage 19. On that day the general classification times were taken at the top of the Iseran due to mudslides and extreme weather, which forced the race to be stopped before the final climb to Tignes.

 

"I’ve never raced a Grand Tour thinking of winning it," Alaphilippe said, "so there wasn’t the same pressure. But I can understand why it’s been difficult for [Thibaut] Pinot and [Romain] Bardet," Alaphilippe said.

 

List of all men's winners of the Tour de France

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tour_de_France_general_classification_winners

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Headsweats Debuts New Look with Updated Logo and Product

BOULDER, Colo. (November 30, 2021) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Headsweats, the leader in high performance headwear, is rolling out an updated logo across all current and new product as part of a revamp to their brand voice and personality. The new visuals debut at The Running Event expo in Austin, Texas on December 1, and will be on product starting in January 2022.

 

The new mark redefines the “running man,” which has been the iconic logo for the 23-year-old company based in Boulder, CO. “The new mark represents an evolving direction for the brand as we expand to a broader audience,” said Headsweats CEO Jim Heese. “We believe the new logo simplifies the legacy mark while staying true to the brand’s heritage. The mission of Headsweats is to embrace sweat as a badge of honor for athletes everywhere.”

 

In addition to the updated logo, Headsweats is also rolling out the Nerve, a new flagship running hat. A third of the regular weight of an average running hat, it features an internal sweatband and superior drying performance to better manage moisture. The Nerve will retail for $39.00 and will be available in Spring 2022.

 

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Nov 27, 2021

This week we are talking about planning your 2022 season. How to pick a race?  If you are doing IRONMAN, Challenge or any "big brand" races, you know how fast some of these races sell out.  Local races sell out fast too.  Should you commit early?  Once you've signed up, then what?  When does the training begin?  What kind of training plan is right for you?  All that and more.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature Discussion
    • Start Your 2022 Season (Big Brand, Local Races, Off Season Training)
  • Endurance News
    • Kristian B wins big time at Cozumel - new Ironman record
  • What's new in the 303
    • Without Limits and other local races

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Feature Discussion

In recent weeks race companies have started sending their 2022 race schedules.  If you are still contemplating your 2022 season, we have some information and discussion that should help you plan your season, or at least get off the couch and register.

Bill, I thought I'd tee up this feature discussion by throwing out a few questions for you and I to discuss.  Here they are:

  • What to consider when planning your season?
  • Should you register now or wait?
  • How much should I budget for my race season?
  • When should I start training?
  • How to get started with a training plan?

What to consider when planning your season?

  • Rich's thoughts
    • For me I know that I like to avoid cold water, so warmer water is a factor
    • How accessible is the race from a travel perspective? 
    • Is the race serviced by bike transport if travel involved?
    • Does the race venue sound exciting?
  • Bill's thoughts

Should you register now or wait?

  • Rich's thoughts:
    • Generally there are a number of arguments for committing early.  Lower race entry fees and greater availability of lodging if traveling.
    • Tier-Based Pricing generally means you save if you register early.  General entries are sold on a tiered pricing model based on slot inventory. Once slot inventory is sold out at each level, the price will go up.
  • Bill's thoughts:

How much should I budget for my race season?

  • Rich's thoughts:
    • Before registering for your races, make a list of all the races your are interested in doing. Eliminate with schedule conflicts and then consider the all in costs.  Long distance races tend to require travel and logistics that don't accompany local races.
    • Current United States IRONMAN prices, of which only Ironman Cozumel's website indicates which Tier they are at.
      • Texas Limited
      • St George Qualification/Sold Out
      • Tulsa $774
      • Des Moines $699
      • Lake Placid Limited
      • Alaska Sold Out
      • Wisconsin $799
      • Maryland $799 Increase Sunday
      • Chattanooga $799
      • California $834
      • Florida $774
      • Cozumel Tier 1 - $675.00
    • Local Races:  Breakaway Athletics sent an email that they will be announcing 2022 registrations soon.  BBSC has 5 tiered price points and we just past tier 1 (their lowest prices) last Sunday November 21st. 
    •  
    • Without Limits has also announced their 2022 race schedule. They also have a date-based tiered-pricing.  The Colorado Triathlon:
    • Sprint Triathlon Individual: $90 until 1/1, $95 until 4/1, $100 until 5/29 at midnight
    • Olympic Triathlon Individual: $110 until 1/1, $120 until 4/1, $130 until 5/29 at midnight
  • Bill your thoughts?

When should I begin training? 

  • Bill, if you were going to pick a couple of events or races for 2022, what might they be?  What time of year?  When would you start training and why?
  • Rich:
    • My answer depends on the when your earliest and A races are in 2022, what distance you are racing, your realistic goal performance and your current level of training/fitness.
    • As a general rule of thumb, consistency in training produces the best results.  It's best to keep a consistent schedule of training even in the NA off season.  If you are working with a coach already, you are likely in coach-designed off season plan that will bridge you to your formal periodized plan in 2022 (Base, Build, Peak and Taper).
    • If you are not working directly with a coach, you either self-coached or self-coached with a purchased training plan more than likely.  If you are a triathlete for example, it's good to keep a consistent mix of swim, bike, run and strength if you are a triathlete. 

 

Where can I find a training plan:

  • Bill, what was the first race where you followed a training plan?  Was it written by a coach or purchased online?
  • Rich's
    • If you are new to triathlon and don't have a coach, there are a lot of great resources out there. 
    • If you are doing a Sprint or Olympic distance race,
    • As an athlete using TriDot, as a coach, as an ambassador of TriDot, and soon to be a TriDot coach, I highly recommend you try it for 14-day Test Drive.  Start your 14-day Free Trial!
    • When you set up your profile, you'll also pick your "A" and "B" races in the RaceX part of the TriDot app and then TriDot uses your data and AI to design and actively adjust your plan better than a coach can and certainly better than a generic off the shelf plan.  It optimize your training for better results in less time with fewer injuries. https://tridot.com/
    • If you decide to continue using it, you can sign up for as little as $9.99/mo, which is cheaper than other training apps without the training plan and cheaper than most plans out there.  If you want more bells and whistles for $29 and $99/mo. 
    • If you feel like you could benefit from active coaching (teaching form and skills, accountability, encouragement, race planning) in addition to a training plan.  You can signup for a coached service with TriDot or please send me an email to Rich@303Colorado.com. 
    • If you do take TriDot for a test drive, there's a question "Did a coach refer you?" Please tell them coach Rich Soares referred you.

Here are some of the features I really like about TriDot and why:

  • Detailed daily workouts with training zones that take into account elevation, humidity and temperature - Environment Normalization
  • Performance benchmarking (TriDot scores. For each discipline, a normalized functional threshold power or pace (FTP) on a 1 to 100 scale with 1 being the slowest and 100 being at or near world-record pace.)
  • Drill and exercise videos.  Swim, bike, run and strength workouts have warmups, drills and exercises and there's a video window in the training event to show a 20-30 second video illustrating the drill.  For example, a lot of the run warm up drills have Bobby McGee demonstrating how to do them properly.
  • Device integration (Garmin, Polar, Strava) and smart trainer (Wahoo Kicker)
  • Swim form analysis - combination of diagnostic questions, PhysiFactors (Intensity Duration Frequency Sequence Technique) and a CVT.  Categorizes you as a Tarzan, Overglider, Overkicker, etc and each has a list of characteristics.
  • Swim drill optimization - offers specific drills to address the negative characteristics of your swim form categorization.

Other resources:

The Cost Of Ironman Races (incl. the not so obvious fees) – My Tri World

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Endurance News:

Kristian Blummenfelt from Norway and Sara Svensk from Sweden wins Cozumel.  In his Ironman debut, the Olympic champ split a 39:41 swim, 4:02:40 bike, and a 2:35:24 run for a 7:21:12 total. Notably, second-place finisher Reudi Wild, also broke the previous Ironman world’s best time with a 7:36:35 and the women’s winner, Sara Svensk, set an Ironman-brand world’s best time of 8:22:41. This prompted a lot of online speculation about if the course was short, if the swim was accurate.  Here's what I got from Kristian Blummenfelt's Strava

Swim distance 4,222 (2.398 miles)

Bike 113.14

Run 25.76

Men's Results

Women's Results

People For Bikes Applauds House Votes in Favor of Billions for Bike Incentives and Infrastructure in Build Back Better Act

November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 19, 2021) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – After months of debate and negotiations, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to send the Build Back Better (BBB) Act to the Senate, approving with it billions of dollars in funding for an electric bicycle tax credit, a bike commuter benefit, climate and equity-enhancing infrastructure and more in the $1.75 trillion social spending bill.

“The House’s latest vote on the Build Back Better (BBB) Act embraces bicycles as part of a climate solution thanks to new financial incentives for bikes and e-bikes and grants for climate and equity focused infrastructure improvements,” said PeopleForBikes President and CEO Jenn Dice. “We urge the Senate to take up the BBB before the end of the year so we can get to work on lowering transportation emissions while keeping all people, no matter how they travel or where they live, moving.”

PeopleForBikes applauds the House for advancing wide-reaching policies to curb transportation emissions and enhance mobility. The inclusion of the E-BIKE Act, a tax credit for electric bicycles, could mean money back in the pockets of Americans looking for a green, efficient and healthy transportation option. It will support delivery workers reliant on electric bicycles, parents seeking to leave the car at home for school drop offs and anyone who wants to harness the power of an electric bicycle to meet their daily local transportation needs.

PeopleForBikes is especially grateful to House leadership for shepherding the BBB through the legislative process and champions for bikes and e-bikes in Congress, specifically Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) for their sponsorship of the E-BIKE Act.

The BBB now heads to the Senate, where a path forward remains unclear. PeopleForBikes, the bicycle industry and our partners will continue to advocate for a spending bill that includes the E-BIKE Act, climate and equity infrastructure grants and more.

PeopleForBikes works at the federal, state and local levels to advance the state of bicycle infrastructure, promote incentives for bicycles and expand access to electric bicycles. For questions related to this work, please contact PeopleForBikes Director of Federal Affairs Noa Banayan at noa@peopleforbikes.org.

About PeopleForBikes

PeopleForBikes is making biking better for everyone by uniting millions of Americans, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make every bike ride safer, more accessible and more fun. When people ride bikes, great things happen. Join us at PeopleForBikes.org.

What's New in the 303:

Ran into Jennifer Gutierrez swimming at Eastridge Rec Center in Highlands Ranch.  Gutierrez competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics and she was the first American to qualify as a triathlete for the 2000 Olympics. She took thirteenth place with a total time of 2:03:38.48.

Upcoming Guests

Marianne Martin (born November 1, 1957 in Fenton, Michigan) is an American road racing cyclist. She won the first Tour de France for women in 1984. The year she won the Tour de France Martin suffered from anemia earlier in that year and had been riding poorly. At the race Martin took the lead after stage 14 where the race encountered the mountains. Martin was a good climber and never gave up the lead after that into Paris. The streets were said to contain more two million spectators watching the race.

Martin was inducted into the 2012 Boulder (Colorado) Sports Hall of Fame.  She's a talented professional photographer and her work can be seen on Real Life Portraits.  She is going to help us understand women's racing, pay disparity and what it would take to close the pay gap. 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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