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Mile High Endurance Podcast is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Endurance Podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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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.
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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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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

 

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

 

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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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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 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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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.

 

Closing:

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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:

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Nov 20, 2021

Jake Kilgore is the race director of the DC Peaks 50 that has an epic story this year, ending in NYT headlines '87 Rescued From ‘Near-Whiteout’ Conditions During Utah Ultramarathon.  Speaking of stories, Jake is also author of the book Trial Running: Learning Perseverance Through Life's Aid Stations. You heard right "TRIAL running".  Jake and his trail running has some very interesting roots, twists and unexpected outcomes. It was his time in Federal Prison where much of his trail running dreams were manifested.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Interview with Jake Kilgore
  • Endurance News
    • PTO Press Release Gustav Iden is poised to be crowned as PTO World No. 1 for 2021
    • IRONAN Arizona
    • Inaugural Challenge Malta will take place May 2022
    • Wattie Ink is now Spaero Triathlon
  • What's new in the 303
    • Weekly Spin and Inside Tracker
  • Coaches Corner and TriDot
  • Videos of the Week

 

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Setup quote from IRunFar: https://www.irunfar.com/what-really-happened-at-the-2021-dc-peaks-50-mile-race

 

As race day approached, a poor weather forecast developed, predicting significant precipitation via rain and/or snow depending on the altitude. The National Weather Service, for example, instructed hunters and outdoor recreationists to be prepared for winter conditions in the Utah mountains. This type of storm is not unusual for the month of October — and even the second half of September — in this geography, the tops of mountains.

 

On Saturday, October 9, at 5:30 a.m., the race started off as planned in Kaysville, Utah. This town is just north of Salt Lake City in Davis County, the namesake of DC in the race name. Runners were excited for this autumn ultra, to run a rugged course that traversed the mountain range above the northern Salt Lake City suburbs, including Francis Peak and Bountiful Peak. The more prepared runners had seen the weather forecast and knew the event’s high passages, and packed their running vests accordingly with jackets and gloves, some even bringing pants as a precaution.

 

Kelly Sparks, the Davis County Sheriff, spoke about the shock it was to get a call of this magnitude.

 

“It’s pretty rare, in our part of the country, to get a call that so many people are in need of assistance. We usually deal with groups of twos and threes. We got the call at about 9:30 a.m. that there were runners out on this high altitude course that needed assistance. We sent some SAR people on foot, some on snowmobile, and some on four-wheelers. Some went from the front of the course going forward, and others went from the midpoint backtracking. We needed to ensure everyone could get off safely.”

 

When asked about the characterization in the initial media reports of runners being lost, Sheriff Sparks stated, “I don’t think anyone was lost at that time, but the [race directors] realized that it could become a real situation, with the blowing snow and visibility. We needed to get people to a warm environment as fast as possible.”

 

The DC Peaks 50 blizzard and athlete rescue is just the tip of the iceberg of this story.  You have to understand where this this story starts with Jake Kilgore as a CEO of a major motorize wheelchair company and the journey to ultra trail running.

 

Let's talk to Jake Kilgore.

 

 

There are ton of details about Jake's experience that we did not get to:

 

Kilgore, Jake. Trial Running: Learning Perseverance Through Life's Aid Stations (p. 41). Kindle Edition.

The doctor’s office is left with an Orbit prescription pad in order to make the referral process simple. This pad contains checkboxes and fields for the medical professional to order supplies and materials based on a patient’s needs. Many reps would make minor changes to this prescription pad and other paperwork—adding a missed checkbox, filling in a date, or writing in “ninety-nine months” when the length of need is overlooked. Everyone knew it. The owners knew it, I knew it, and our internal reviewers knew it. Although this behavior was not permitted, everyone viewed these actions as not a big deal—and certainly not criminal.

 

 

Kilgore, Jake. Trial Running: Learning Perseverance Through Life's Aid Stations (p. 36). Kindle Edition.

I used every Sunday for a one-on-one phone call with each of my four kids, rotating through them oldest to youngest, one Sunday at a time. This was the best I could do to keep a close, private, trusted relationship with each child. I dedicated all fifteen minutes to that one child. If you only had fifteen private minutes a month, being recorded by the government, what would you ask your child? What would you talk about? Inmates were charged roughly three bucks for their fifteen minutes.

 

Kilgore, Jake. Trial Running: Learning Perseverance Through Life's Aid Stations (p. 50). Kindle Edition.

We heard the whispers, we saw the looks of “That’s Jake Kilgore. The one who’s going to prison soon. His poor wife and kids. Sad that his greed and unlawful conduct would do that to them.” We heard it all. We saw it all.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

GUSTAV IDEN POISED TO CAPTURE TITLE AS PTO WORLD NO. 1

Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that Gustav Iden is poised to be crowned as PTO World No. 1 for 2021. In his victory in Florida over the weekend at his first long-distance race, Iden scored 107.23 PTO World Ranking Points, the second highest score for a full-distance race in 2021, just below the stellar performance of 2x World Champion Patrick Lange at Tulsa, where Lange scored 108.88 PTO World Ranking Points. Combined with Iden’s 110.18 points scored at the IM 70.3 World Championship® and the 111.34 points he scored at The Collins Cup, this gives Iden a nearly unassailable average of 109.62 PTO World Ranking Points.

 

With Jan Frodeno, PTO World No. 2, announcing that he is not expected to race again this season, Iden is set to finish the season as PTO World No. 1. This will be the first year since the PTO Rankings began in 2016 that Frodeno has not been PTO World No. 1 and might signal that the Changing of the Guard has well and truly begun.

 

The PTO World Rankings are based on the average number of PTO World Ranking Points that an athlete has earned for their three best races in 2021. Frodeno’s best three races are 112.86 points at The Collins Cup, 107.51 points at Challenge Miami and 88.10 points at Challenge Gran Canaria, giving him an average of 102.82 PTO World Rankings Points. Should Frodeno decide to race again before December 31 and was to score 108.52 or more PTO World Rankings Points, he would reclaim the PTO World No. 1 ranking.

 

Ironman Arizona

Schedule: 

Thursday, Nov. 19

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - IRONMAN Village Opens – Tempe Beach Park

Friday, Nov. 20

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - IRONMAN Village Opens – Tempe Beach Park

Media Credential pick up time and location will be coordinated upon approval of credentials. Please contact press@ironman.com for additional information.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies – Tempe Beach Park

Saturday, Nov. 20

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - IRONMAN Village Opens – Tempe Beach Park

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Bike Check-in – Transition Area

10:00 a.m. – IRONKIDS Arizona Fun Run – Tempe Beach Park

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Practice Swim – Tempe Beach Park

Sunday, Nov. 21 – Race Day

5:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. - Transition area open – Tempe Beach Park

6:45 a.m. – Select Blinds IRONMAN Arizona Age Group Rolling Start – Tempe Beach Park

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - IRONMAN Village Opens – Tempe Beach Park

Approx. 3:00 p.m. – First finisher expected at the finish line

Approx. 11:30 p.m. – IRONMAN Race Ends (*17 hours after the last athlete enters the water)

 

Challenge Family Announces Challenge Malta for Early 2022

November 12, 2021

 

The Mediterranean island of Malta has been announced as the latest destination in Challenge Family’s global triathlon series. The inaugural Challenge Malta will take place on Sunday 15 May 2022 with a 113km coast-to-coast course that includes the country’s most spectacular scenery.

12 November 2021./ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Mediterranean island of Malta was today announced as the latest destination in Challenge Family’s global triathlon series. The inaugural Challenge Malta will take place on Sunday 15 May 2022 with a 113km coast-to-coast course that includes the country’s most spectacular scenery.

 

Malta packs a glorious variety into its small archipelago. Malta’s landscape contrasts rocky stretches of coast that end in dizzying limestone cliffs with sheltered bays that hide crystal-clear water and red-gold beaches. Combine that with its exotic mix of Italian, French, British and Arabic influences in both architecture and cuisine along with 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and Malta is an exciting new destination for the long distance triathlon world.

 

Wattie Ink is now Spaero Triathlon

Spaero Triathlon, a California-based triathlon apparel brand formerly known as Wattie Ink, has announced its new brand name. The newly branded Spaero Triathlon is also rolling out a new line of advanced technical triathlon gear and an ambassador team program.

 

“We already have a stellar reputation for technical, high quality performance apparel,” said CEO Ryan Cady. “We are continuing to build on that foundation by working with some of the most advanced fabrics that deliver improved thermal regulation and superior aerodynamics.

 

“I can’t wait to bring these new products to market with a new look and feel. We’re committed to taking triathlon training and racing apparel to the next level that will put athletes at every level at an advantage.”

 

The new Spaero Triathlon ambassador team is comprised of elite and age-group squads. These ambassadors receive a wide range of benefits including custom apparel, training resources from human performance experts and professional athletes, exclusive event experiences, rewards, and perks from other prestigious brands.

 

“Spaero Triathlon is an evolution for us,” added Cady. “We’ve been producing top quality triathlon gear for the last eight years. Current market research tells us that high performance gear for triathletes at all levels is in high demand.

 

“We’ve been elevating our product development for a while and this rebrand is a great opportunity to showcase the technical performance of our product line.”

 

Spaero Triathlon will continue to be manufactured in the company’s two wholly owned and operated facilities in San Diego, CA and Mexicali, MEX.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Colorado State Cyclocross Championships - Nov 20th & 21st

The 2021 Colorado cyclocross season all comes down to this, the event where we crown the best in the state!  This year the Colorado State Championships heads back north to the oldest venue in the state, a venue that got it's start back in 1999.  Over the years this venue has been home to some iconic cyclocross action, earning the nickname, the "Bowl of Death"

 

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Coaches Corner:

 

I have been using TriDot as an athlete for several months now.  The more experience I have with it, the more I've come to appreciate how effective the training has been for me as an athlete.  It's made me question how effective my designed training plans are compared to what TriDot provides. 

 

I design training plans and workouts based on my knowledge of my athlete, what I assess they are capable of, my training philosophy and what I think is the best future training based on what the athlete has achieved in the past.   Summing this up.  I'm taking all of an athlete's training data, combined with the filter of my professional training as a coach, my experience as an athlete and a coach, and my philosophies to create the perfect future workouts and training cycles.

 

My crisis is admitting that my training plans are limited by my experience and filters. TriDot is using millions of records from tens of thousands of athletes to make hundreds of calculations to design the perfect workout and training plan.  It then automatically adjusts based on your training and if you miss a workout. 

 

I am signing up to be a TriDot coach because I believe the platform is that good.  But this has caused me to ask the question, what coaching services that am I providing do athletes value most in a coaching relationship? 

 

Question:  Bill, it's been a while since either of us was actively coached, but question for you:  When you accomplished your goal, what services did you appreciate the most? 

 

Here's a list of typical coaching services.  I'll read the list and you tell me what your top 5 and maybe what would be really low on your list.  That work?

 

  1. Assessing current fitness and realistic goals
  2. Designing a perfect training plan
  3. Adjust and redesign training for life events or injuries
  4. Test and establish athletes training zones
  5. Provide inspiration and encouragement
  6. Provide feedback and accountability for training compliance
  7. Teach best practices and safety during training
  8. Teach swim form, drills, bicycle handling and running form
  9. Teach strategies for mental resilience
  10. Assess hydration and nutrition needs and develop athlete specific strategies
  11. Teach how to setup devices to be congruent with training workouts and compatible with athletes gear

 

Upcoming Guests

Marianne Martin is the first woman to win the Tour de France in 1978. 

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, covering the 616-mile course in 29 hours, 39 minutes, and 2 seconds. The race was held in July and had 18 stages. The women's tour ran the same time as the men's and finished 2–3 hours before the men each day.[1][2]

 

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, along with runners up Heleen Hage (Dutch) and Deborah Shumway (American), stood on the podium with male champions Laurent Fignon, Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond. Fignon's prizes were valued at over $225,000 (adjusted to 2016). Martin was awarded a trophy and $1,000.[3]

 

Martin was inducted into the 2012 Boulder (Colorado) Sports Hall of Fame.[4]

 

 

Video Of The Week

When Mother Nature Says No | DC Peaks 50 Miler 2021

 

 

Aid Station Mentality: Enduring Life Challenge's Through Ultra Running

 

 

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!

Nov 13, 2021

This week we have the youngest person to ever win Leadville 100 trail run. At the age of 23 Annie Hughes has been winning some of the most competitive ultramarathon she has raced this year, including Collegiate Peaks 50, Leadville 100 and the Moab 240.

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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

  • Interview with Annie Hughes
  • Endurance News
    • IM Florida and the return of the NYC Marathon
  • What's new in the 303
    • Weekly Spin and Inside Tracker
  • Videos of the Week
    • Annie Hughes finish
    • IM Florida Pro Highlights
    • Most Epic Ski Run

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You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your 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

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

 

Interview with Annie Hughes

Annie Hughes is a 23 year old ultra running phenome from Leadville, Colorado.  She ran track and cross country at Buena Vista High School.  She went on to run at Adams State and is now taking the ultramarathon scene by storm. 

Annie Hughes (@outdoorable_annie) • Instagram photos and videos

Annie Hughes' Results (ultrasignup.com)

Annie Hughes Interview (ultrarunnerpodcast.com)

ANNIE HUGHES (AGE 23), WINNER ULTRA TRAIL COLORADO. OVERALL WINNER AT COLLEGIATE PEAKS 50 MILES. - TrailrunningSpain.com

Leadville champion Annie Hughes runs with gratitude (runspirited.com)

Annie Hughes - Stats (milesplit.com)

The Story Behind Moab 240 Champion Annie Hughes — ATRA (trailrunner.com)

 

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Endurance News:

 

IRONMAN Florida

Results - https://www.ironman.com/im-florida-results

  • Gustav Iden wins with a 7:42:57. 
  • Lionel Sanders comes in 2nd with a 7:48:50
  • Heather Jackson takes out the win with a 8:52:57
  • Skye Moench in 2nd with a 8:56:36
  • Talking to John Mayfield at TriDot who raced Florida last weekend, the swim conditions were really choppy and the current was strong in spots.
  • 1st place pro swim 2021 vs 2020;
    • Gustav 58:09 in 2021 and Chris Leiferman 54:40 in 2020
    • Heather Jackson 1:10:19 in 2021 and Katrina Matthews 58:57 in 2020

 

NYC Marathon

Results - https://results.nyrr.org/event/M2021/finishers#g=M&page=1

Highlights From the 50th New York City Marathon: Kenyans Dominate as the City Celebrates

Marking a jubilant return, some 30,000 competitors made the 26.2-mile journey across the five boroughs.

After being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the New York City Marathon returned on Sunday for its 50th running. For many New Yorkers, the race served as a metaphor for the city’s arduous recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, an opportunity to express pride and indulge in community after months of lockdowns and halting efforts to reopen.

Upcoming Guests

Jake Kilgore is the race director of the DC Peaks 50 that has an epic story this year.  Speaking of stories, Jake is also author of the book Trail Running: Learning Perseverance Through Life's Aid Stations.  Jake has an amazing story of navigating through adversity both on and off the run course.

 

Video Of The Week

Ironman Florida 2021 Race Movie

Markus Eder's The Ultimate Run - The Most Insane Ski Run Ever Imagined

2021 Leadville 100 Run Women's Finish | Annie Hughes, Genevieve Harrison, and Blake Wageman

 

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!

Nov 6, 2021

This week we have return guest, professional triathlete and 2 time gold medalist, Allysa Seely.  She won gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and against all health odds made it back to the Paralympic team in the Tokyo Paralympics a couple of months ago.  She shares her incredible tale how she even got to the 2021 games after spending three months in a hospital at the beginning of 2021.

 

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Before we talk about today's show, let's give a shout out to last week's guest Matt Bach from TriDot, which inspired a return to full training this week.  I have been on a six week break from full training since my hernia surgery.  II have two 70.3 races loaded in to RaceX and have decided to take apply to get on the TriDot coaching platform.

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Interview with Allysa Seeley
  • Endurance News
    • Oceanside 70.3 Results
  • What's new in the 303
    • Veloswap on Saturday
    • Cross of the North
    • Outdoor Industry Night
    • Cyclocross Westmnister
  • Video of the Week

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your 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

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Interview with Allysa Seely

Allysa Seely became involved in triathlon as a New Year’s tradition to try something she had never done before. She learned about triathlon and signed up for her first race a few weeks later. Seely was a member of the Arizona State University collegiate club triathlon team and a nationally ranked triathlete before her diagnosis. In 2010, Seely was diagnosed with Chiari II Malformation, basilar invagination, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which affect her brain, spine, and connective tissues.

 

After her first surgery, she was back to competing seven weeks later at the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships with ASU. She made her debut as an elite paratriathlete in 2012, earning bronze at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships that year. Then in 2013, Seely had her left leg amputated below the knee due to complications and increased spasticity in her foot. That would move her into a new paratriathlon category — but she continued to thrive, winning five gold medals on the elite ITU circuit in 2014. She earned her first two world championship titles in 2015 and 2016.

 

At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Seely made history by winning a gold medal in paratriathlon’s debut as a Paralympic medal event. She also competed in track & field at the Rio Games, placing sixth in the 200m. That same year, she was a featured athlete in ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue. Seely has been dominant in the women’s PTS2 division since Rio, earning silver at the 2017 World Championships and winning her third career world title in 2018 after an undefeated 2018 elite season. In July of 2019, Seely won an ESPY for Best Female Athlete with a Disability. She faced significant health challenges in late 2020 and early 2021, spending several months in the hospital with endocarditis, severe inflammation of the heart. She returned to full-time training in the spring, regaining her fitness in time to earn a silver medal at the Americas Triathlon Para Championships June 27 in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, a key selection event for the Tokyo Games.

 

She says her biggest inspiration in life is her grandma for pushing her to be a better athlete and human and to make the world around her better. She also credits her service dog Mowgli as being a great training and life partner. When she travels for competitions, Seely collects postcards and mini silver spoons from each location. Her favorite spoon is a hand-painted ceramic spoon from Estonia, and some of her favorite places that she has traveled to are Northern Ireland and Poland. She says her name is spelled “Allysa” because of a misspelling on her birth certificate, and of her biggest talents outside of triathlon is creating DIY projects.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside

Pro Men Results

Pro Womens Results

This is the only 70.3 that Mike Reilly calls.

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Blue Competition Cycles, Good Value on Bikes for Sale at Velo Swap Saturday

The annual VeloSwap Expo offers a wide variety of cycling accessories, clothing, parts and bikes. Blue Competition Cycles, a bicycle manufacturer based in Lafayette has some new and very slightly used (demos) for sale and available in their booth. Here is a list.

 

Cross of the North - Nov 6th-7th

Looking for a little cycle cross action up North? Registration is open! Join for a few new twists and turns on the New Belgium Brewing course, then grab a beer and stick around for Larry Grossman on the mic.

 

Outdoor Industry Night Tuesday Nov. 9th

Monthly Outdoor Industry Social at The Tune Up at Full Cycle, to network with local outdoor industry professionals!

The social is meant to be a time to network and meet new people who work (or want to work) in the outdoor industry, while enjoying Happy Hour drinks all night at The Tune Up.

- Company Pitches

- Meet & Greet

- Guest Speakers

- Happy Hour drinks

 

CYCLO-X Westminster - Nov 13th

As the weather grows colder the action heads to Westminster City Park with 1.5 points on the line.  Our course designer has been hard at work crafting some creative variations to one the most flowing courses in the series!  Get ready for new lines, descents that make you feel like a little kid on a roller coaster again, and of course the grand stair case!

 

2022 Grand Traverse Triple Crown Registration Open

With the addition of the Run and the Bike in 2015, it became possible for competitors to do all three events.  That year, the Grand Traverse Triple Crown Competition was born when a handful of athletes Skied, Ran, and Biked between Crested Butte and Aspen for the fastest cumulative time. With its legacy firmly planted as the toughest point-to-point ski race in North America, the GT Triple Crown defines a new generation of mountain sports competition.

 

Upcoming Guests

Annie Hughes has won every ultramarathon she has raced this year.  She's 23 years old and won Collegiate Peaks 50, Leadville 100 (youngest to ever win) and Moab 240.

 

Video Of The Week

1st place Oceanside 70.3 || Race Recap

 

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!

Oct 30, 2021

A couple months ago I shared my initial experience with TriDot after a couple months of use. We've invited a friend of ours Matt Bach to help explain TriDot gives athletes a highly individualized training plan using artificial intelligence, environmental factors, and even your genetic data. 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA CBD

 

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible.

 

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster.  Venga created a SYSTEM of CBD products that cover 100% of your CBD needs (Ultra Gels, Sleep formula, Balm, Gummies and Energy Drink).

 

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training (Ultra Gels) to racing (Gummies and Energy Drink) to recovery (Balm and Sleep).  All Venga CBD products are 100% THC Free and water soluble!

 

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In Today's Show

  • Interview with Matt Bach
  • Endurance News
    • IRONMAN Sacramento Cancelled by Bomb Cyclone
    • USAT Foundation Accepting Applications for 2022 Ambassador
  • What's new in the 303
    • Colorado’s Newest Safety Stop Community
    • Let Your Next Race “Call You” and Don’t Be Afraid to Answer
  • Video of the Week
    • Justin Metzler on IM California

 

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!

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your 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

 

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Interview with Matt Bach

A couple years ago we met our guest in Kona.  Matt is a Wall St to Kona story as an athlete and he's a well respected coach and industry leader.  Matt Bach made a move to work for Predictive Fitness after a successful career at UCAN.  Ever curious to know what Matt was up to, we learned that he was working for TriDot, which I admittedly knew very little about. A cursory research led me to understand it was a training app, something about artificial intelligence, but that's about it.

 

The athlete gets the most perfect training workout, structured in the perfect way, and with the exact intensity for the temperature and altitude the workout is being performed.  TriDot then uses the athlete's training and testing results with RaceX to predict race performance on your goal race. When every workout counts, make every workout count!

 

This week we have Matt Bach from TriDot.

To check out RemoteRacing and sign up for the inaugural USA Triathlon Remote National Championships: https://remoteracing.com/

To check out TriDot and start your 2 week free trial: https://tridot.com/

5 Tips for Free Speed: https://www.myracex.com/5-tips-for-free-speed/

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

IRONMAN California Cancelled Due to "Unprecedented Weather Conditions"

Friday

  • Rained until 11am and then cleared, the sun came out during the pro panel with Justin Metzler, Lionel Sanders and Jan Frodeno.  The weather the rest of the afternoon was great for riding the course and getting in a practice swim.  The forecast at the time called for 70 percent chance of rain every hour all day and Sunday to be 100% rain on Sunday.

Saturday

  • Partly cloudy in the morning.  Started to drizzle off and on around 4.  By 8 there was a steady rain and 8:23 a notification went out that the bike was cut to 56 miles (1 lap instead of 2).  Transition would open at 5 instead of 4:30.

Sunday

  • Driving across the Tower bridge to Sutter Health Ball Park (Transition) the rain was pouring. Some athletes were walking across the bridge in the driving rain.  The parking lot was a lake.  I was shocked that they hadn't cancelled the race yet. 
  • Matt put his wetsuit on in the car and then we tried to find dry ground to walk on to get to the park entrance.  and we Wes from Pro Bike Express had to move his truck 2 or 3 times to higher ground.  It was pouring and so I handed him his bags, wished him luck, and told him I'd see him at the swim exit.  The athletes would be shuttled up river.  As I headed back to the car, the wind blew my umbrella inside out and I worried about Matt.
  • I drove back across the bridge to a parking garage to stay out of the rain until closer to the start.  The plan was to bundle up and watch the swim exit.  At 6:30 I received a text from Matt "it's cancelled".  Matt explained later that a volunteer came on the bus and made the announcement.  I was meanwhile in traffic coming back across the bridge to the ball park to pick him up.  Thank goodness he had Pro Bike Express to give his bike to.  I felt terrible for the athletes walking or riding their bikes across the bridge.
  • The athletes received an email from IRONMAN later in the day:

 

Dear 2021 IRONMAN California Athlete,

 

As shared with you earlier, we are beyond disappointed that the 2021 IRONMAN California triathlon could not take place due to unprecedented weather conditions in Sacramento and northern California on Sunday. For an event that has been years in the making, we were excited to showcase this beautiful region and provide you with a race experience that you deserve. However, due to the considerable weather conditions, we felt this was the necessary decision.

 

Based off the unforeseen circumstances and to provide all of our athletes the ability to race, we have made a variety of race options available, including a very limited number of entries to 2021 events (which will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis) and a number of options for 2022 events.

 

Defer to 2022 IRONMAN California – October 23, 2022 (Automatic Option)

Free transfer to 2021 Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida – November 6, 2021*

Free transfer to 2021 Select Blinds IRONMAN Arizona- November 21, 2021*

Free transfer to 2021 Mazda IRONMAN Cozumel – November 21, 2021

Free transfer to 2022 IRONMAN Texas – April 23, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN Tulsa – May 22, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN North American Championship Des Moines – June 12, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid – July 24, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 Subaru IRONMAN Canada-Penticton – August 28, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 IRONMAN Wisconsin – September 11, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 IRONMAN Maryland- September 17, 2022

Free transfer to Little Debbies IRONMAN Chattanooga presented by McKee, A Family Bakery – September 25, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida – November 5, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 IRONMAN Arizona- November 20, 2022

 

*2021 event options are first-come, first-served and very limited availability

 

On Tuesday, October 26th at 12pm eastern, you will receive an email from Active with a link to select your event option. If you would like to compete in IRONMAN California on October 23, 2022, no action is required at this time. If you choose to not remain in the new event date, you will have until Monday, Nov 8 at 11:59 p.m. ET to complete your new event selection in the provided Active link. Please note: if you plan to select any of the 2021 IRONMAN event options, your selection will need to be completed no later than Thursday, October 28th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

 

If you have additional questions, please contact calilfornia@ironman.com.

 

While we were prevented from holding the event in 2021, we look forward to providing you with an exceptional IRONMAN race experience in the future.

 

The IRONMAN California Team

 

 

 

USA TRIATHLON FOUNDATION NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 AMBASSADOR TEAM

Posted on October 26, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The USA Triathlon Foundation announced today it is now accepting applications for the fourth annual USA Triathlon Foundation Ambassador Team. The USA Triathlon Foundation Ambassador Team is a group of dedicated individuals who are committed to raising awareness for the USA Triathlon Foundation and its mission, which is transforming lives through sport by opening pathways to swimming, biking, and running for all. The application window runs from Oct 15th through Nov 5th.

 

The ambassador team is based around the everyday triathlete who has a passion for giving back. Through local service projects, community outreach activities and beginner triathlon clinics, ambassadors embody the goals of the USA Triathlon Foundation: to support and promote triathlon, and to open pathways to triathlon to those for whom it might not otherwise be possible.

 

Outreach activities will support one of the Foundation’s three key focus areas: encouraging every child to participate, inspiring adaptive athletes to get involved, and igniting athletes’ dreams of competing at the Olympic or Paralympic Games.

 

“The impact our ambassadors have had in growing and supporting the sport of triathlon in their local communities, as well as at national and world events, is a testament to the passion and dedication the multisport family displays on a daily basis.” said Laura Goodwin, Foundation Development and Program Coordinator for the USA Triathlon Foundation. “We look forward to growing both the influence and outreach of the Ambassador team as we field the largest team yet this year.”

 

Ambassador team members will participate in service projects on-site at the 2022 Toyota Legacy Triathlon in Long Beach, Calif., on July 15-17 and the Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee on August 6-7. Service projects will support local triathlon communities and multisport-focused charities in each host city.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Colorado’s Newest Safety Stop Community

On October 19, Manitou Springs became the latest Colorado community to adopt the Safety Stop! Bicyclists in Manitou can now treat stop signs as yield signs and stop lights as stop signs when the coast is clear. John Graham, the Mayor of Manitou Springs said in a statement, “Creating an environment where our roads are more comfortable for everyone—at no cost to the taxpayers—is a great achievement for the City of Manitou Springs, and we hope to see other municipalities follow suit in the future.”

 

Congratulations to the residents of Manitou Springs!

 

We’re excited to see more communities in Colorado passing this common-sense ordinance. We’re gearing up for the 2022 legislative session, where we’re fighting to pass a law that would standardize the Safety Stop across the state.

 

The Safety Stop

Several Colorado communities allow bicyclists to perform the Safety Stop, a safer way for people on bikes to cross at intersections when they have the right of way. The maneuver allows people riding bicycles to:

 

treat stop signs as yield signs.

treat red lights as stop signs.

The Safety Stop does not impact the current right-of-way. People on bicycles can proceed straight, right, or left at a reasonable speed of no more than 15 miles per hour only when the coast is clear. Click here to watch our explainer video and announcement of Englewood’s adoption of the Safety Stop.

 

As of October 25, 2021, the following Colorado communities allow bicyclists to perform the maneuver:

 

Aspen (stop-as-yield only)

Berthoud

Breckenridge

Dillon (stop-as-yield only)

Englewood

Manitou Springs

Steamboat Springs

Summit County

Thornton

To learn more about the Safety Stop’s benefits for bicyclists, as well as Bicycle Colorado’s efforts to make this legal statewide, please click here.

 

Upcoming Guests

Allysa Seely

 

 

Video Of The Week

IRONMAN CALIFORNIA RACE WEEK

 

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!

Oct 23, 2021

This week we have Jared Fisher joining us for the interview.  Jared has biked across the country multiple times.  He's also the CEO of Escape Adventures, which is a cycling-tourism company.  Bill experienced their hut system. 

 "The “huts” are shipping containers repurposed and carved up to make sleeping accommodations and a kitchen for 12 cyclists. As Jared Fisher, owner of Escape Adventures, who dreamed up this hut system says, “It’s like putting together a lego house. It takes four containers to make a “hut” and we cut them, install windows and doors and add the bunks and appliances.” The huts are “off the grid” operating by solar and propane complete with compostable toilets and showers."

Utah’s Unique Mountain Bike Hut System Unites a Group of Colorado Cyclists

Posted on October 12, 2021

By Bill Plock

 

I just opened my email and learned that I've been accepted on to the TriDot Ambassador Team!

#TriDot and #IAMTriDot

Show Sponsor: VENGA CBD

 

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible.

 

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster.  Venga created a SYSTEM of CBD products that cover 100% of your CBD needs (Ultra Gels, Sleep formula, Balm, Gummies and Energy Drink).

 

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training (Ultra Gels) to racing (Gummies and Energy Drink) to recovery (Balm and Sleep).  All Venga CBD products are 100% THC Free and water soluble!

 

 Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today. First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

In Today's Show

  • Interview with Jared Fisher
  • Endurance News
    • Results from Last Week's IM and Challenge Mallorca
    • This weekends races and the Ironman California Journal
  • What's new in the 303
    • Utah’s Unique Mountain Bike Hut System Unites a Group of Colorado Cyclists
  • Video of the Week
    • 2021 IRONMAN California Race Recon Webinar Presented by RaceX

 

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!

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your 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

 

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

 

 

Interview with Jared Fisher

In 1992 Jared Fisher began a mission to promote human power and the natural environment which is now the basis of three bike shops and a tour company powered by renewable energy and human powered.  Jared has 27+ years experience partnering with government agencies, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management in the western United States (Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyomin)g. Jared is a strong professional leader graduating from University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  Past member Nevada State Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board.

As you may imagine, he is an avid cyclist and endurance athlete with and in 2019 Jared biked 3,421 miles across the country the northern tier of the U.S. in 18 days in July. 

 

Bill to share how they met and make introductory comments.

 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

It's big time training and racing season.  Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind so you can enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.  You can now get on-demand accident insurance to make sure you get cash for bills fast and fill any gaps between your current coverage.  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:

 

Race Results:

10/16: 70.3 and 140.6 Alcúdia-Mallorca Results

10/16: Challenge Peguera Mallorca Results; Collin Chartier 2nd place


Upcoming Races:

 

10/23: NC 70.3, 140.6 Portugal, 140.6 Waco

10/24: 70.3 Portugal, 70.3 Greece Costa Navarino, 70.3 Waco, 70.3 Sardegna, 140.6 California

 

IRONMAN California

IM California (ironman.com)

Ironman California 2021 (MPRO-only, Oct 24th) – Entry List | TriRating

 

IM CA Journal

  • In the 24 hours leading up to the trip to Sacramento, I had one final video meeting with Matty.  The agenda was a review of the plan, travel checklist and we included his wife Emily to talk about how to get the most out of the weekend and how best to support Matt.
  • I go to check in on the United app and I get my boarding pass with a seat assignment of 1F.  I text Matt right away "dude !?!".
  • We Uber to the airport, slide through security and sitting on the plane in the 1st row isle seat and who do I run into?  Melanie Mitchell from Poppy Sports! 
  • We landed, no rain and really pleasant.  Checked into our rooms at this Best Western went for a run.  I thought our hotel was a block from the IRONMAN Village.  Probably more like a mile.
  • It's raining this morning and just saw Dave Christian on the local news saying the race is on rain or shine.
  • I've been in touch with Justin Metzler @bigmetztri and we are going to get him on the show after the race.
  • Weather and water temp reports - American River (Folsom), CA water temperature in October (seatemperature.info)
  • On Wednesday the temperature was 59.0

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Utah’s Unique Mountain Bike Hut System Unites a Group of Colorado Cyclists

Posted on October 12, 2021

By Bill Plock

 

In south central Utah surrounded by National Parks, ancient river beds and views of what was once the floor of a great sea bed, lies a system of huts sheltering mountain bikers as they wind through the Escalante Plateau.

 

The area, more than twice the size of Rhode Island is bordered by Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef National Parks and Lake Powell. It offers a huge variety of terrain tempting all levels of cyclists to explore the high deserts, deep canyons, daunting plateaus and sandy washout basins.  Coming from Colorado, a beautiful drive takes you from Green River, Utah southwest to the town of Escalante where the 190 mile Aquarius Trail Hut System ends. When you arrive, someone from Aquarius takes you and your bike West to Brian Head where the adventure begins.

 

The “huts” are shipping containers repurposed and carved up to make sleeping accommodations and a kitchen for 12 cyclists. As Jared Fisher, owner of Escape Adventures, who dreamed up this hut system says, “It’s like putting together a lego house. It takes four containers to make a “hut” and we cut them, install windows and doors and add the bunks and appliances.” The huts are “off the grid” operating by solar and propane complete with compostable toilets and showers. When all the expenses are accounted for, a hut will cost about $200,000 to build and install. They are serviced by staff each day bringing in fresh food, linens, and fuel.

 

Scattered on the Escalante Plateau National Monument, the huts are a welcome reprieve from some challenging days on single track and dirt roads taking riders up epic climbs to amazing views. They are fully stocked with gourmet food, snacks, beverages, water, showers and everything to make it as comfortable as possible. Guest can cook on the grills outside and cozy up to fire pits to take the high desert chill away.

 

The group I joined is mostly from Colorado and gather once in a while at destinations like this. They had a sag truck to carry some provisions and the group dog. All seemed to love the hut and the route and the abundance of food and snacks. Said one rider, “they even have Peanut M&M’s” which seemed to be an important provision.

 

The daily routes are between 25 and 40 miles with options for longer treks to scenic spots. After the group breakfast, riders had all day to make it to the next hut and when possible the sag truck would park somewhere in between with refreshments. Said Jeff Oehm of Lakewood, “The huts are well thought out and stocked with good food and comfortable beds. The trails and roads were great and very challenging in places. This part of Utah is stunning and so uncrowded, was well worth the drive from Denver.”

 

Fisher’s company provides destination, endurance oriented travel experiences all over the world and discovered this area about 10 years. He lives in Las Vegas, operates three bike shops and has built a company revolving around the bike. It took a while to get the permits to start installing the huts and connecting the trails. He said, “Covid actually helped push this project to the finish as the Forest Service was able to re-evaluate the situation and we got approval last year. This is our first year of operations and it’s gone very well. We have accommodated over 500 cyclists this summer. Any tour operator would be happy with that I think.”

 

The experience can be customized to accommodate a private group or open to a single rider with a variety of diets and food preferences. They also have bikes, and e-bikes for rent.

 

 

Upcoming Guests

Matt Bach from TriDot

Justin Metzler @bigmetztri

 

 

Video Of The Week

2021 IRONMAN California Race Recon Webinar Presented by RaceX

John Mayfield, TriDot Director of Community

September 21

 

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!

Oct 16, 2021

Any given weekend there are half a dozen IRONMAN races.  What is driving the weekly surplus of IRONMAN races?  How are they not canalizing themselves?  How can a single island support both IRONMAN and CHALLENGE races on the same day?  Speaking of big races on the same weekend, we are also discussing the Boston and Chicago Marathons that just happened this past weekend.  Plus "Remote Racing" by RemoteRacing.com and USAT.  

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In Today's Show

  • Discussion
    • IRONMAN Races This Weekend and Next - Are there too many?
  • Endurance News
    • Chicago (Oct 10) and Boston (Oct 11) Marathon Results
    • Remote National Championship, RemoteRacing.com and RaceX
  • What's new in the 303
    • Utah’s Unique Mountain Bike Hut System Unites a Group of Colorado Cyclists
    • Behind the Scenes with Racing Underground
  • Video of the Week
    • Justin Metzler doing Ironman California

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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Discussion: Upcoming IRONMAN Races - Too Many?

IRONMAN Races Next Two Weekends

10/16: 70.3 and 140.6 Alcúdia-Mallorca Spain (east)

10/16: Challenge Peguera Mallorca (west) 77k away

10/17: AZ 70.3

10/23: NC 70.3, 140.6 Portugal, 140.6 Waco

10/24: 70.3 Portugal, 70.3 Greece Costa Navarino, 70.3 Waco, 70.3 Sardegna, 140.6 California

 

IRONMAN California

IM California (ironman.com)

American River (Folsom), CA water temperature in October (seatemperature.info)

Ironman California 2021 (MPRO-only, Oct 24th) – Entry List | TriRating

 

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Endurance News:

 

2021 Boston Marathon results: The winners list and official times

Men’s race: Benson Kipruto won his first Boston Marathon after finishing 10th in 2019. Kipruto made a decisive move in Mile 23, running it in just 4:29. He then upped the tempo in Mile 24 (4:25), finishing with an average mile pace of 4:58 and a 46-second margin of victory.

  1. Benson Kipruto (2:09:51)
  2. Lemi Berhanu (2:10:37)
  3. Jemal Yimer (2:10:38)

 

Women’s race: Diana Chemtai Kipyogei won her first Boston Marathon after withstanding a late charge from 2017 champion Edna Kiplagat. Kipyogei pulled away from Netsanet Gudeta at Mile 23.

  1. Diana Chemtai Kipyogei (2:24:45)
  2. Edna Kiplagat (2:25:09)
  3. Mary Ngugi (2:25:20)

 

2021 Chicago Marathon Results and Tracking: How To Track Runners For The 2021 Chicago Marathon - LetsRun.com

Top 10 Men’s

  1. Tura Abdiwak, Seifu (ETH) 02:06:12 – 0:06:28 (2:06:12)
  2. Rupp, Galen (USA) 02:06:35 – 0:06:42 (2:06:35)
  3. Kiptanui, Eric (KEN) 02:06:51 – 0:06:46 (2:06:51)

 

Top 10 Women

  1. Chepngetich, Ruth (KEN) 02:22:31 – 0:08:11 (2:22:31)
  2. Bates, Emma (USA) 02:24:20 – 0:07:33 (2:24:20)
  3. Hall, Sara (USA) 02:27:19 – 0:08:04 (2:27:19)

 

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Remote-National-Championships

USA Triathlon has partnered with RemoteRacing™ to host the first first Remote National Championships, an opportunity for athletes from across the United States to compete for an Olympic and sprint-distance national championship regardless of where they live and train. Using RaceX's RemoteRacing™, results are normalized to create a fair and level playing field and final results are localized to the course at the 2021 Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee. Finish times for all athletes will be as if everyone was competing on the same course, in the same climate, on the same day.

RemoteRacing™ accounts for both environment and terrain, including heat, humidity, wind, elevation, and elevation gain. What is equalized? Results are equalized for both age and gender, so you can get a true sense of how you stack up.

Note: RaceX is a sister company to TriDot.  Amazing software that solves a lot of problems with training.  Listen to episode 299 for more on that topic, and tune in in a couple weeks for our interview with Matt Bach from TriDot.

 

Event Details

Dates – November 11–21 (registration opens October 7)

Format – Sprint and Olympic distances

 

Cost – $45 for athletes who register by Oct. 21 and $50 starting on Oct. 22. A portion of the proceeds will support USA Triathlon Foundation's mission to transform lives through sport by opening pathways for all to swim, bike, and run.

Qualification – No qualification is required to compete and competing in the event does not qualify you for anything, including 2022 Toyota Age Group National Championships nor Team USA. This event also does not earn you points toward your ranking. This competition is solely for bragging rights (and fun awards!).

Race Format and Rules

The Race Window will open at 12:01am CT, Thursday, November 11, 2021, and close at 6:00pm CT, Sunday, November 21, 2021. Race activities must be done in swim, bike, run order.

Swim – Swims must be done in standard-length pools (25 yards, 25 meters, 50 meters) due to inconsistent access to open water for many athletes and inaccurate results from open-water swims due to various water conditions. Athletes may complete their swim at any time during the Race Window prior to starting their bike or run.

T1 – The time between the swim and bike is unregulated due to inconsistent pool accessibility and proximity to adequate bike and run route

Bike – The bike may be completed indoors or outdoors either with or without a bike power sensor. Differences in power sensor accuracy ratings is handled automatically by the system.

T2 – The run must start within 10 minutes of finishing the bike

Run – The run must be done outdoors

Register today! For more details, please visit RemoteRacing.com.

 

What's New in the 303:

Deb Connelly, Running Hall of Fame, Denver Athletic Club

Deb Conley started running for the first time the summer before attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. She ran just to run with a new boyfriend. Like three miles. A couple of months later she walked on to CU’s cross country team and has been running ever since.

And just recently, she was inducted into the Colorado Running Hall of Fame. Wow. She never played sports growing up, never ran, never did anything but work and go to school.

In this video interview, Deb expresses a surprised happiness after being selected for the Colorado Running Hall of Fame. But she also shares something vulnerable; how running in college was the first time she ever experienced feeling truly happy.  Whats not really discussed, is the rocky and almost impossible path she took to get here.

If you knew Deb in high school you probably would never have foreseen her making the Colorado Running H.O.A.  But like 99% of her classmates, I had no idea how hard her life was until we reconvened about this honor almost 40 years later.

My high school experience differed greatly from Deb’s even though we both went to Wheat Ridge and graduated in 1983. I played sports, didn’t work, had a car, stayed busy with practices and homework and hanging out with friends. Admittedly, I led the “Leave it Beaver” lifestyle (yes I’m dating myself), like a good chunk of my fellow “Farmers” (our mascot).

Deb, living just a few miles away lived in poverty. Her mom forged her birth certificate when she was 13 so she could work. Her bed was an old army cot. They had no refrigerator and the house was in disrepair. Her parents didn’t want her to go to college but rather help with the other kids. There was no modeling of “success” or “ambition” in her home. Yet she excelled at school and knew she had to figure out a way to go to college. She admittedly didn’t understand true happiness and felt lonely.

Her friend and fellow classmate, Chris Tomlinson, one of the few who knew of Deb’s tough childhood said, “she was very smart, but seemed anxious and isolated. It seemed touch and go for her.”

 

Wendy Koenig

A middle distance runner, Wendy Koenig competed seven times for the United States in international dual meets. She was a three-time AIAW Champion, in 1975 in the 880 yards, and in 1976 at both 800 and 1,500 metres. Koenig also won three AAU titles, outdoors in the 1973 880 and in 1976 in the 1,500, and indoors in the 1979 800. On 24 March 1973, she set one of the very early world records for the 400 hurdles with 59.08, the first woman to run the event under one minute. Koenig ran for Colorado State University, and competed at the 1972 Olympics as Wendy Koenig and the 1976 Olympics as Wendy Knudson.

Personal Bests: 440y – 54.60 (1975); 800 – 1:59.91 (1976); 1500 – 4:21.80 (1976); Mile – 4:47.7i (1976); 3000 – 9:49.0 (1976); 2 Miles – 10:34.0 (1976); 100H – 14.8 (1971); 400H – 59.08 (1973); HJ – 5-5 [1.65] (1974); LJ – 19-10¾i [6.06] (1979); Pen - 4167 (1971).

 

 

Utah’s Unique Mountain Bike Hut System Unites a Group of Colorado Cyclists

Posted on October 12, 2021

By Bill Plock

In south central Utah surrounded by National Parks, ancient river beds and views of what was once the floor of a great sea bed, lies a system of huts sheltering mountain bikers as they wind through the Escalante Plateau.

The area, more than twice the size of Rhode Island is bordered by Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef National Parks and Lake Powell. It offers a huge variety of terrain tempting all levels of cyclists to explore the high deserts, deep canyons, daunting plateaus and sandy washout basins.  Coming from Colorado, a beautiful drive takes you from Green River, Utah southwest to the town of Escalante where the 190 mile Aquarius Trail Hut System ends. When you arrive, someone from Aquarius takes you and your bike West to Brian Head where the adventure begins.

The “huts” are shipping containers repurposed and carved up to make sleeping accommodations and a kitchen for 12 cyclists. As Jared Fisher, owner of Escape Adventures, who dreamed up this hut system says, “It’s like putting together a lego house. It takes four containers to make a “hut” and we cut them, install windows and doors and add the bunks and appliances.” The huts are “off the grid” operating by solar and propane complete with compostable toilets and showers. When all the expenses are accounted for, a hut will cost about $200,000 to build and install. They are serviced by staff each day bringing in fresh food, linens, and fuel.

Scattered on the Escalante Plateau National Monument, the huts are a welcome reprieve from some challenging days on single track and dirt roads taking riders up epic climbs to amazing views. They are fully stocked with gourmet food, snacks, beverages, water, showers and everything to make it as comfortable as possible. Guest can cook on the grills outside and cozy up to fire pits to take the high desert chill away.

The group I joined is mostly from Colorado and gather once in a while at destinations like this. They had a sag truck to carry some provisions and the group dog. All seemed to love the hut and the route and the abundance of food and snacks. Said one rider, “they even have Peanut M&M’s” which seemed to be an important provision.

The daily routes are between 25 and 40 miles with options for longer treks to scenic spots. After the group breakfast, riders had all day to make it to the next hut and when possible the sag truck would park somewhere in between with refreshments. Said Jeff Oehm of Lakewood, “The huts are well thought out and stocked with good food and comfortable beds. The trails and roads were great and very challenging in places. This part of Utah is stunning and so uncrowded, was well worth the drive from Denver.”

Fisher’s company provides destination, endurance oriented travel experiences all over the world and discovered this area about 10 years. He lives in Las Vegas, operates three bike shops and has built a company revolving around the bike. It took a while to get the permits to start installing the huts and connecting the trails. He said, “Covid actually helped push this project to the finish as the Forest Service was able to re-evaluate the situation and we got approval last year. This is our first year of operations and it’s gone very well. We have accommodated over 500 cyclists this summer. Any tour operator would be happy with that I think.”

The experience can be customized to accommodate a private group or open to a single rider with a variety of diets and food preferences. They also have bikes, and e-bikes for rent.

 

Upcoming Guests

Matt Bach from TriDot

Jared Fisher Escape Adventures

 

Video Of The Week

Deb Conley--Talks about her amazing journey landing her in the Colorado Running Hall of Fame

 

I'm doing IRONMAN CALIFORNIA - Justin Metzler

 

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!

Oct 9, 2021

When we last spoke to Skye Moench we had no idea that later this year she would race The Collin's Cup, finish 6th at 7.0 World Champs and then crush IM Chattanooga by more than 25 minutes.  Skye Moench's dominating win at IRONMAN Chattanooga with a greater than 25-minute lead just a week after St George. 

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Skye Moench (IM Chattanooga winner)
  • Endurance News
    • No, Running Doesn’t Wear Down Your Cartilage. It Strengthens Your Joints.
  • What's new in the 303
    • Small Town America at the Heart of Gravel Racing? The Rad Dirt in Trinidad Shows Us Why
  • Video of the Week
    • Ironman Chattanooga Highlights

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your 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

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Interview with Skye Moench

A little over two years ago Skye won the 2019 Ironman European Championship Frankfurt. In April of this year we interviewed Skye.  At this point in the season she was fresh off a 6th at Challenge Daytona and 5th at Challenge Miami.  Skye had already made an amazing comeback from her bike crash the kept her from racing at Kona back in 2019.  We came away from that interview with a headline of "Skye's Comeback".  We had no idea at that time that later this year she would be on the final list for The Collin's Cup, finish 6th at 7.0 World Champs and then crush IM Chattanooga by more than 25 minutes.

Was that part of the plan?  Did that win gap come as a surprise? How cool is that new purple Trek bike?   All those questions and more coming up right now with Skye Moench!

Results (ironman.com)

 

Post interview:

  • Skye adding another voice to the pros who thinks that The Collins Cup is a "must do" race and opportunity to connect with other pros and make new friends.
  • Focus on the long distance and Kona.  It sounded to me that she raced St George, but goal was Kona
  • Ironman Florida vs Ironman Cozumel

 

 

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Endurance News:

No, Running Doesn’t Wear Down Your Cartilage. It Strengthens Your Joints.

Numerous studies have shown that, contrary to what your sedentary friends may sometimes argue, running does not cause arthritis. New research shows, in fact, that running may actually help strengthen your joints against future wear and tear, says Jean-Francois Esculier, leader of research and development for The Running Clinic (headquartered near Montreal, Canada) and a medical professor at the University of British Columbia.

 

In a Sept. 3 paper in Sports Medicine, Esculier’s team examined 43 studies that had used MRI to measure the effect of running on cartilage.

One major finding of these studies, he says, was that the impact from running squeezes water out of cartilage and into the underlying bone. That means that an MRI taken immediately after running will show a decrease in cartilage thickness.

So, Esculier says, “If you want to say running is bad, you can show a study that shows it reduces the thickness of the cartilage.”

But the effect is transient and harmless, he says, because the moment you finish your run, the cartilage begins to reabsorb water and expand back to normal. “It only takes an hour,” he says. In fact, he says, running may actually be beneficial.

Historically, Esculier says, doctors, researchers, and runners were taught that cartilage simply is what it is, and won’t respond to training. “But we now know that cartilage can adapt,” he says. “Even with novice runners, after only 10 weeks, you see changes in cartilage so that it can actually tolerate more load.”

What’s happening, he says, is a side-effect of having fluid squeezed out of the cartilage into the underlying bone. When it comes back, he says, it brings with it nutrients that feed the cartilage and make it stronger. “So not only is running not bad for your joints, it’s actually good for your joints,” he says.

It isn’t just beginners whose joints can strengthen with use. Studies of more experienced runners, he says, suggest that they have developed cartilage that is more resistant to the type of impacts seen in running than that of non-runners.

One of the more dramatic studies looked at competitors in the TransEurope FootRace, a 4,486-kilometer mountain run (2,787 miles) that went from Sicily to northern Scandinavia in 64 days. A team of scientists followed the runners, using a portable MRI to assess them every 900 kilometers or so. Amazingly, Esculier says, they found not only that the competitors didn’t have cartilage damage, but that their cartilage adapted during the race.

About Bill's friend London Marathon - Raphael Pacheco

Deb Connelly - Monday Running

 

What's New in the 303:

Small Town America at the Heart of Gravel Racing? The Rad Dirt in Trinidad Shows Us Why

Posted on October 5, 2021

By Becky Furuta

If the heart of gravel racing is the wild west of cycling – where the rules are few and weirdness is welcomed instead of scrutinized – small town America is its soul.

The lure of gravel racing is in the long, off-road adventure. It’s tricky trails and hellacious hills and mud so thick it’s like riding through peanut butter and rolling roads with expansive views. It’s dust and limestone chunks and pea gravel that bury your tires like quicksand.

Due in part to its grassroots heritage, gravel remains the antidote to the technology-driven, aggressive and often super-competitive mentality of road cycling. Most of today’s gravel grinders began as small-scale events, and often with no entry fees. Despite their growth, they’re dripping with the same low-key attitude that attracted participants in the first place.

Small towns and gravel are perfectly paired. A convergence of factors have fueled gravel’s popularity, but all speak to quiet country roads with little traffic and natural scenery. The character of these towns shape the events and the way they unfold.

Trinidad, Colorado is no exception. And the quirky town on the New Mexico border may well become one of gravel’s new hotspots.

The small city of 9000 residents was founded in 1862 after rich coal seams were discovered in the region. By 1910, Trinidad was a company town. Colorado Fuel and Iron operated the largest steel mills in the West, and dozens of mines, coke ovens and transportation lines cropped up to support local industry. CF&I created small communities for the workers they recruited to come from Europe, believing they were less likely to try and organize. To the contrary, this led to one of the darkest chapters in American labor history.

Just a few miles north of Trinidad in the Spring of 1914, Union organizer Louis Tikas and 20 others were killed in a violent company crackdown known as the Ludlow Massacre. It was a bloody insurrection that occurred in protest of brutal working conditions. Three of the victims – a woman and her two children – suffocated in the dirt pit where they were hiding.

By the 1920s, the coal industry was fading but Trinidad found a new, strange prosperity when mobster Al Capone and his family took the town during prohibition. They were able to easily blend in with local Italian families who continued to call the city home. Lavish hotels, a Carnegie library, an Opera House and the oldest synagogue in the state of Colorado cropped up in what would be called “the Victorian jewel of Southern Colorado.”

Just having dirt alone isn’t enough to make Trinidad a gravel success story. Part of an event’s draw is the community itself, and how well they embrace the cyclists who come to visit. It’s about the community and the culture, the adventure and the Instagram images of rolling hills and farmland. It’s about getting people to drive hours in search of something different. Trinidad seems to understand all of that. City Council members greeted riders at the start and the finish. Restaurants enthusiastically marketed to gravel tourists. (Just ask me about the singing waiters at Rino Italian Restaurant downtown.) The route featured unique terrain you won’t find at other gravel events.

Only time will tell if Trinidad’s next identity is built around bikes and outdoor tourism, but judging by the reactions of participants in The Rad Dirt Fest, it’s right on track. Trinidad, like so many other rural communities, may well become a town transformed by bikes.

 

 

Video Of The Week:

Ironman Chattanooga 2021 Highlights

 

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!

Oct 2, 2021

This week we have pro triathlete Jeanni Metzler who has been all over the podiums at IRONMAN 70.3 races all year.  Jeanni joining us to talk about her 2nd place at St George beating out friend and competitor Taylor Knibb.  The 29 year old pro lives in Boulder with her husband Taylor "BigMetz" and dog Milli.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Jeanni Metzler (2nd at St George)
  • Endurance News
    • 2021 IRONMAN Chattanooga Results
    • Study Women's Hearts Respond -Differently to Marathon Training Than Mens
  • What's new in the 303
    • Still a couple of triathlons in October and Cold weather riding tips
  • Video of the Week
    • Ironman Chattanooga Highlights

 

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!

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your 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

 

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

 

Interview with Jeanni Metzler (aka Metzler)

Jeanni Metzler (formerly Seymour) is a multiple 70.3 winner who also moved up to the full distance in 2019 with a podium finish at IRONMAN Texas.

 

Born and raised in South Africa, she now lives and trains alongside her husband and fellow pro Justin Metzler in Boulder, and she has claimed emotional victories in both locations.

 

Tracing her journey to Colorado, she says: "My cousin got me into road cycling when I was about 17 and then introduced me to a local triathlon group in Johannesburg, the rest was history!"

 

She won her age group at her first 70.3 race in Buffalo City, East London in 2011. Taking up the chance to be a professional in 2012 as she turned 20, she had to make a drastic decision to give herself the best chance of success.

 

Jeanni explains: "I left South Africa with pretty much nothing - but, with the support of my family, I was able to make a life for myself as a professional athlete in the United States."

 

The first couple of years were tough, but her breakthrough moment came late in 2015 when she won IRONMAN 70.3 Austin thanks to a storming run. This was to become a common theme.

 

Jeanni came back a year later to defend her title and then won the inaugural 70.3 Xiamen race that November.

 

She was on her way now, and the wins started to stack up. In 2017 there were four 70.3 titles at Liuzhou, Monterrey, Boulder and Los Cabos, as well as a first top-10 in the 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga. Just for good measure, she grabbed a Challenge Iceland title too.

 

But it was the triumph in her adopted home of Boulder which struck a chord and showed how far she'd come. She had previously been sixth in 2015 and runner-up in 2016.

 

There were also two significant returns to her country of birth in 2018, first to win 70.3 South Africa (at the scene of that 2011 age-group success) and then to place seventh in the 70.3 World Championship at Port Elizabeth.

 

 

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Study Women's Hearts Respond -Differently to Marathon Training Than Mens

BRITTANY HAMBLETON SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

Over the last several decades, female athletes have often been left out of sports science research, and the majority of studies have focused primarily on young, healthy males as subjects. It has only been in recent years that researchers have begun to include women in their studies, and, perhaps not surprisingly, some differences are beginning to emerge. A recent study looking at the differences between male and female marathoners found that women’s hearts actually respond differently than men’s after training for a marathon.

 

The study

The paper, entitled “Sex differences in cardiovascular adaptations in recreational marathon runners,” aimed to examine various changes in heart function in male and female marathoners and recreational athletes. The researchers included 52 marathoners (28 females and 24 males) who had completed five to seven marathons over three years and 49 recreationally active adults (25 females and 24 males) as controls.

 

The researchers studied the hearts of each participant, focusing on three main measurements:

 

Left ventricle function: the left ventricle pumps oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body.

Aortic stiffness: occurs when the elastic fibers within the arterial wall (elastin) begin to fray due to mechanical stress.

Ventricular-vascular coupling: the ratio of arterial to left ventricle elastance, a key determinant of cardiac performance.

The results

After studying the hearts of all the participants, the researchers found that women who have completed multiple marathons do not have reduced left ventricle function or aortic stiffness compared to male marathoners or female recreationally active athletes (both of which are good things). Interestingly, they appear to have better ventricular-vascular coupling compared to the other test groups, which means their hearts are more mechanically efficient after undergoing a marathon training cycle. In other words, women’s hearts may respond better to marathon training than men’s.

 

The reason for this is unclear, but the researchers believe it could have something to do with the estrogen levels in female athletes. Studies show that estrogen positively modulates cardiac hypertrophy (the heart’s tendency to get bigger with training), lowers blood pressure and decreases arterial stiffness, all of which make for a healthier, stronger heart.

 

The researchers conclude the studying by acknowledging that future studies are needed to better understand the influence of sex hormones (in particular, estrogen) on cardiovascular adaptations in marathon runners. This will create a greater understanding of how women adapt to marathon training and may lead to better training protocols for female distance runners in the future.

 

Brownlees Step Aside, Alex Yee is The New Heir to The British Tri Throne – Triathlete

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Still a Couple of Triathlons in Colorado in October

The Last Call Triathlon at Boyd Lake near Loveland was the last triathlon along the front range but there are still a couple of opportunities to race in Montrose and Alamosa. The Black Canyon Triathlon (Montrose) October 2nd and the Splashland Triathlon (Alamosa) October 19th are still on the calendar. These are pool based triathlons and in Alamosa the pool is a hot springs–and the swim is last.

 

With fall colors peaking in the high country, a trip to either venue will be full of color and adventure. We caught up with Montrose resident Julie Burdick who participates in all of the Southwestern Triathlon Series triathlons to learn more. As a busy mom of twins and recovering from Covid, she is looking forward to this week’s triathlon more than ever.

 

Ready for Some Cold Weather Riding? Some “Pro Tips” on Embrocation Products

Posted on September 29, 2021

By Val Sanford

 

With cooler weather heading our way (finally) and cyclocross season upon us, now might be the time to try embrocation to help warm those muscles up. Here are some “pro tips” from a top maker–Bluerub.

 

PERFORM BETTER IN COLD WEATHER

 

If you cycle in cold weather, use an embrocation product like bluerub’s MUSCLE to increase your comfort while riding. You’ll add warmth and increased circulation to your legs, so you can ride farther and go longer. 

 

HOW EMBROCATION WORKS

 

Embrocation products blend warming ingredients like capsicum, mint essential oils, clove oil, black pepper essential oil, camphor, and menthol to signal the body to “warm-up” the area where it was applied. When used before cold-weather exercise, it acts as a signal to tell the body to increase circulation to the legs. You’ll feel the cold less, and your legs will thank you.

 

7 PRO-TIPS FOR USING EMBROCATION

 

  1. EMBRO AFTER YOU KIT UP

You’ve got the idea now that embrocation is all about warming! So you’ll want to put on your kit first. That will keep all those warming oils away from the parts of your body you definitely don’t want to ‘warm-up.” Think capsicum blended into your chamois. Yikes!

 

  1. APPLY ABOUT 30 MINUTES BEFORE YOU RIDE

Typically, you’ll feel the effects of embrocation about 30 minutes after you apply it. But everyone’s body is different, so you’ll want to do some experimentation before a big race. This means you’ll need to be thinking about your pre-race/pre-ride routine and make sure you’ve given yourself plenty of time.

 

Remember, though, that embrocation products won’t replace your warm-up. You’ll still need to stretch, warm-up, and do your pre-ride physical routine.

 

Pro-tip: Apply CHAMOIS first, for the obvious reasons.

 

  1. REALLY WORK IT IN

I’ve heard some say they channel their inner massage therapist to really work the embrocation into the muscles and to thoroughly cover the skin. Roll down your socks, roll up the legs of your bibs, and really spend a few minutes working it in. While legs are the most common spot, you can apply to your lower back, shoulders, neck, and ankles.

 

When you use something that is also a recovery product, like MUSCLE, you’ll get a double benefit from the massage in helping relieve any leftover pre-ride stiffness or soreness in your muscles. You can even reapply after your shower to give sore spots some relief.

 

Pro-tip: not all embrocation products are non-staining. So do a spot test before going all-in on your favorite kit.

 

  1. AVOID YOUR EYES, MOUTH, AND OTHER SENSITIVE PARTS

You know how much you hate it when you’ve been cutting peppers and then touch your eye or your lip? Well, that’s what it’ll feel like if you touch your eyes after applying embro. Wash your hands with warm soap and water, or use a wipe (although this may not get all of it off your hands). You can also use single-use gloves to apply and then toss. It’s not an eco-friendly solution, but it can save you on a race when you don’t have access to warm, soapy water.

 

Pro-tip: Fill your bottles, pack your phone, snacks, and other essentials before applying embrocation, just to be on the safe side.

 

  1. KEEP YOUR LEGS WARM

Embrocation creams don’t actually add any extreme cold-weather protection to your legs. So if you’re riding in chilly weather – especially if there’s a breeze — you’ll need to protect your legs from the elements. Try using knee warmers or even thermal tights (with our without embrocation). Be mindful of how cold it is and be aware of how it’s affecting you.

 

Pro-tip: Use an embrocation even when the weather isn’t cold. It is a great transition solution between cool weather when tights are too much, yet you want a little extra warmth before getting out for a ride.

 

  1. SHAVE YOUR LEGS

Embrocation products come in a variety of forms: oils, balms, salves, creams. bluerub’s MUSCLE’s is a lightweight cream that goes on smoothly. If your legs are hairy, it can get caught in the hair and not be thoroughly or evenly applied. The embrocation will wash off more fully and easily on smooth skin. Plus, you know you look great with shaved legs! (Try SHAVE for smooth, soft skin.)

 

Pro-tip: Don’t apply on just-shaved legs. Give your pores a little breathing room before using warming oils like those in an embrocation product.

 

  1. WASH BEFORE YOU SHOWER

I love settling into a hot, steamy bath after being outside in the cold, wet weather. But hot water can reactivate the essential oils and give you the surprise of your life! Okay, not the surprise of your life, but you could definitely feel like jumping out of the water!

 

Use warm, soapy water to remove the embrocation before getting into a hot shower or bath. No-rise wipes can help but may not get all the oils off, so test it to be sure.

 

Pro-tip: Don’t use the same washcloth to wash your face. Some people like using a loofah to help remove the embrocation. Just like your washcloth, keep it ’embrocation only’ to avoid any accidental application to your face or nether parts.

 

So those are our pro-tips for using embrocation cream during cold weather rides. 

 

Video Of The Week:

Ironman Chattanooga 2021 Highlights

 

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Sep 25, 2021

This week we are breaking down St. George and have local athlete Diana Hassel to share her race report.  Diana is one of the most successful amateur triathletes in the world. She is the 2017 Hawaii Ironman Champion W50-54. 

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  • Feature interview with Diane Hassel
  • Endurance News
    • IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St George
    • 2021 IRONMAN World Championship moves to UT in May 2022
    • 2021 IRONMAN Chattanooga September 26 TriRating Rankings
  • What's new in the 303
    • DU Triathlon Team Wins at Oktoberfest
  • Video of the Week
    • Lucy Charles "Pure Joy" Finish at IRONMAN 70.3 World Champs in St George

 

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Interview with Diana Hassel

Diana M Hassel, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Dipl. ACVECC

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Diana is one of the most successful amateur triathletes in the world. She is the 2017 Hawaii Ironman Champion W50-54.  Over the years she has become an advocate for training smart and she really enjoys helping triathletes who seek her advice. It was only normal for her to join our coaching staff in 2015.

Diana discovered her passion for triathlon later in life, having competed in her first triathlon at age 29. As a child she ran cross country and track and has been an avid master's swimmer and competitor since 1986. Diana is also a cat 2 cyclist and has held age group titles in the Colorado State Time Trial Championships, Road Race Championships and Best All Around Rider. She began competitive cycling during her PhD training at UC Davis that readily translated into successful triathlon performances. She has extensive experience with both heart rate and power training for the bike.

Her knowledge of training methods and her vast experience in racing combined with her unparalleled results will be a great asset to SmartTriathlonTraining. Diana is one of the most decorated athletes with 10 Hawaii Ironman age group podium awards including one World Championship. Diana will be helping all of our athletes on our internal “ask the coach” page. Her career as a surgeon and criticalist in veterinary medicine with a PhD in Comparative Pathology and lifelong fascination with exercise physiology and nutrition adds to her coaching expertise. Diana lives in Ft Collins Colorado with her husband, Dean, who is also a triathlete, and her daughter Mikayla, an avid horseperson.

 

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St. George, Iconic Race and a Look Into the Future; Coloradans do Well!

Posted on September 21, 2021

By Bill Plock

The authentic joy Lucy Charles Barclay beamed to the world the second she broke the tape is something I’ll never forget. It gave me goosebumps and seemed deep seated, especially as she came to hug her husband with tears running down her face. I have never seen or felt such happiness.

Barclay, like all the athletes battled very unusual weather with a down pour of rain and hail and lightening that threatened the race. With a Barclay comfortably in the lead all day, she knew she was having “a day” and said at the press conference recalling her thoughts, “they better not cancel this race!”

Gustav Iden of Norway didn’t quite lead the entire way but went to the front of the pack on the bike part way through and never looked back. Fellow countryman and gold medalist Kristian Blummenfelt was in that lead group when he suffered a serious mechanical failure with his wheel and fell out of contention. Boulder’s Sam Long, with a solid swim battled hard to ride into second place never did catch Iden. Iden won by 5 minutes retaining his World Champion status he gained after winning in Nice in 2019.

The second place finishes for Long and another Boulder resident, Jeanni Metzler may be a glimpse into the future of the sport.  Just two years ago Long finish 26 minutes back and has kept a poster of Nice in his “pain cave” as motivation ever since. Metzler has been climbing the ranks and finished 3rd in Boulder a few weeks ago behind Taylor Knibb and Emma Palant Brown, but in St. George she beat both of them.

Metzler passed Knibb just a few minutes out saying later, “I didn’t want a sprint finish with Taylor as I don’t think that would’ve gone well.” Knibb finished about 30 seconds back and the two training partners and friends shared exuberant hugs in the finish area .

It felt like the finish area was filled with camaraderie and respect unlike any race I had seen before. This wasn’t “new blood” so to speak, but in way it felt like a new group of champions and future champions were making their mark in St. George. At the press conference, the top five male and female finishers all were under the age of 28. It’s a young group who genuinely seem to enjoy each other.

Of the ten, eight raced together at the Collins Cup just four weeks prior. When asked if that played into the feeling of camaraderie, Sam Long said, “I do think we all got to know each other there. It also could be because we are all pretty young, it was a bit of a different atmosphere. And I also think the sport is changing, where you can talk smack but in a friendly way and at the end everyone knows it is for fun.”

Besides Coloradans, Long, Metzler and Knibb, several age group athletes made it in the top five. In no particular order. Colleen D’Reuck, Diana Hassel, Mike Wein, Eric Long (Sam’s dad), and Sandi Wiebe.

 

So what about Kona maybe moving to St. George?

St. George is an iconic venue with massive hills to run up and down. And the ride up Snow Canyon provides a separation point (along with an amazing picturesque backdrop) just before athletes start their run. There is speculation that the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona will move in the future and St. George seems primed to be a top choice. It has all the features that make a world championship course with hills, weather exposure, and a welcoming community and a downtown finish with plenty of potential to the house larger crowds seen in Kona. It is certainly more accessible than Kona and far less expensive for athletes, spectators and industry supporters.

Sand Hollow reservoir is great for the swim with plenty of room for transition. In Kona the iconic pier is busting at the seams with room (barely) for 1,800 athletes. In St. George 4,200 athletes competed. Undoubtedly the age group women probably don’t love the current format with the last group starting their swim at almost 10 o’clock. In normal years that would force them to be running at the hottest part of the day. This year, some had to be pulled out of the water with the rare thunderstorm that rolled through.

In previous years, the 70.3 Championship features two days of racing—one for the men and one for the women. In St. George that seems a difficult task with races not generally taking place on Sundays in Utah. It will be interesting to see what happens in the future. Next year the 70.3 Championship will return to St. George along with a full distance race in June. We shall see!

But for now, the young group of pro’s stole the show and perhaps this race will serve as a springboard for future success for all of these athletes as they scatter into the world doing more races. In fact, watch this coming weekend in Chattanooga where Sam Long will attempt defend his title as champion and battle rival Lionel Sander—keep an eye on that!

IRONMAN 70.3 Championship in St George

Results (ironman.com)

 

IRONMAN World Championship Returns to Kona in October 2022 with Two-Day Race Format

 

The 2021 Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championship will take place in St. George, Utah, on May 7, 2022, giving professional triathletes the opportunity to claim a world championship title and a share of the $750,000 prize purse that goes with it. The ongoing uncertainty regarding Kailua-Kona, Hawaii`s ability to host the event in February required a change in venue to outside of Hawai`i for the first time since the inaugural event in 1978.

St. George was selected as the first new host location of the event outside of Hawai`i in 40-plus years based on its strong community support, challenging course, and experience hosting IRONMAN® triathlons and other major events, including the successful recently completed 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3® World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission. St. George will also host the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on October 28-29, 2022.

For the first time in the 40-plus year history of the IRONMAN World Championship, the pinnacle event for triathlon will take place over two days with the 2022 IRONMAN World Championship returning to Kona, Hawai`i on October 6 and 8, 2022. The two-day event will see an expanded women’s professional field of 50 athletes race on Thursday, October 6, and 50 professional men race on Saturday, October 8. Details of the age-group races will be communicated in the coming weeks.

“The loss of the past two IRONMAN World Championship races certainly dealt us an economic blow. Our restaurants have always received a big boost from the race, athletes, and their families. We are very excited to hear that with two races next October we can plan to make up for the economic losses from the past two race cancellations,” said Luana Hospitality Principal, Eric von Platen Luder

“It has been a challenging few years, however we have stayed true to our goal to create exceptional experiences for our ‘ohana,” said Diana Bertsch, Senior Vice President, World Championship Events for The IRONMAN Group. “We are grateful to our host communities in St. George and Kailua-Kona as well as their local and state officials, for their willingness to trust us. Our team is committed to putting on incredible race weeks as we add pages to the IRONMAN World Championship history books in May and October 2022.” 

IRONMAN athletes registered for the 2021 and 2022 editions of the IRONMAN World Championship triathlon, along with athletes currently registered for 2022 IRONMAN St. George, will be contacted directly with additional information.

For more information and event details for the IRONMAN World Championship, please visit www.ironman.com/im-world-championship.

 

IRONMAN Chattanooga Pro Rankings by TriRating

https://www.trirating.com/ironman-chattanooga-2021-sept-26-seedings/

 

 

When Her Friend Crashed at Worlds, She Gave Up Her Own Race to Help

Would you DNF to give aid to a fellow competitor?

SEPTEMBER 22, 2021

SUSAN LACKE

  

When Emily Hippen and Tristen Rogers qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship together at Steelhead 70.3 earlier this year, they immediately began making plans for a joint trip to St. George.

“We were in the same age group, and so excited to have both made the cut,” said Hippen. “We had been talking about this big race and planning our time in St. George for months.”

As members of the same triathlon team, HAT House Altitude Team in Denver, Colorado, the two were already frequent training buddies. But in St. George, they became more than that; they became close friends with an unbreakable bond. The pivotal moment came at mile 40 of the world championship race, when a freak storm blew through the course, bringing high winds, hail, and lightning. Approximately 70 age-group women who were still in the midst of the swim in Sand Hollow were pulled from the water; Hippen and Rogers were just a few miles into the bike leg.

“I was on a climb when I saw about 20 or 30 women just standing on the side of the road,” said Rogers. “I thought that Ironman was halting the race for our safety, until the worst of the storm passed, and was preparing to stop. But then realized, when I got to the top of the climb, that these women had voluntarily pulled over because they were literally being blown off their bikes and some looked fearful for their safety. The bike ride at that point instantly became one of survival, and not of performance.”

Rogers continued on, her knuckles white from the tight grip on her handlebars. After all, this was a world championship race— the first one since 2019—and she was determined to make it to the finish. Besides, she reasoned, the storm would surely pass.

Meanwhile, Hippen was just ahead of her teammate on the course (“I’d been pushing all day to stay ahead of her,” she said) with the same white knuckles. She, too, was waiting for the storm to pass, when she reasoned the ride would become much easier. Just before a pivotal turn in the course, Rogers finally laid eyes on her teammate—but not the way she expected.

“I heard a bunch of women ahead of me scream, and looked up and literally saw feet in the air and then a body hit the ground,” said Rogers. “It happened so fast.”

Hippen, unconscious after crashing during the bike leg at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. (Photo: Courtesy of Emily Hippen)

Rogers didn’t realize it was her teammate who she’d seen fly into the air until she stopped to give aid. Hippen was unconscious, her eyes rolled back in her head. While other athletes hurried ahead to alert medical authorities at the aid station, Rogers stayed with her friend. A volunteer arrived to assist, and Rogers gave what information she could—Hippen’s name, the name of her husband, and a phone number. When an ambulance arrived minutes later, Rogers was thanked for her help and told she could resume her race. Though the storm had finally passed by then, she couldn’t bring herself to finish the race. After riding her bike back into town, she turned in her timing chip, racked her bike, and immediately headed for the hospital.

Hippen, thankfully, was fine—banged up, to be sure, but expected to make a full recovery. In her post-crash fog, she was especially surprised to see Rogers.

“Tristen stayed with me at the hospital, helped my husband get there, picked up my prescriptions, and got me back to our Airbnb,” Hippen said. “She did it all. All while she could have been finishing a race that was very important to her.”

For Rogers, taking the DNF wasn’t a difficult decision. “I don’t think I would have been happy with myself had I not stopped. I want to promote all things good about being a positive member of our endurance community,” she said. “On our team website, one of the examples we have for people who are interested in joining is, ‘If you wouldn’t stop and help someone on the side of the road because it is going to mess up your data/Strava/personal record, then we probably are not the team for you.’”

While Hippen recovers, she’ll be cheering on her friend who plans to finish her race via a self-supported 70.3 in Denver. The two have plans to qualify again for 70.3 Worlds and, this time, to finish together.

“Tristen is a model athlete,” said Hippen. “Being a champion is so much more than crossing the finish line ahead of others. It means being a champion of fellow athletes and giving selflessly to others. And Tristen is a true champion.”

 

What's New in the 303:

Pioneers Win Oktoberfest Sprint Triathlon

LONGMONT, Colo. – The University of Denver Triathlon Team won the women's team event at the 2021 Oktoberfest Sprint at Union Reservoir on Sunday morning, taking each of the top-five spots and placing all nine of its athletes in the top 16.

Denver freshman Freya McKinley, competing in only her second collegiate race, won the individual women's competition in a total time of 1:03:28. Graduate student Emily Pincus followed in second place at 1:05:17, while freshman Avarie Faulkner finished less than a minute later (1:06:10) to round out the podium for the Pioneers. Freshmen Olivia Ebenstein (1:06:26) and Bella Chirafisi (1:07:25) joined their teammates in the top five.

The race was the DU program's first-ever in its home state.

"It was just a dominating performance, wire-to-wire," said head coach Barbara Perkins. "They mixed it up a little bit with their positions during the race, but it was a super exciting meet for us. We're just so thrilled to be here, back to racing in our home state and just show what we can do. It was a strong showing, but we still have a lot more to prove this season."

Also finishing for the Pioneers were senior Amanda Ballard in 11th (1:13:48), junior Stormy Hegg in 13th (1:14:57) and freshman Marta Meinardi in 16th (1:16:13). For Hegg and Meinardi, the race represented their first as collegians. Senior Grace Arlandson was among the leaders following the swim and was the first into the second transition after the bike leg, but she didn't complete the race as she was a pre-planned DNF.

Pincus led all women out of the 750-meter swim in Union Reservoir and was followed closely behind by teammates Meinardi, Chirafisi, Arlandson, McKinley and Ebenstein. The Pioneers held each of the first seven spots heading into the first transition, and it was a lead they never relinquished in the race

McKinley posted the fourth-fastest swim at 9:31 and moved out to the front heading into the run after recording the second-fastest bike time, finishing the 12.9-mile non-draft ride at 32:59, six seconds behind Arlandson. She completed the 5-kilometer run in 19 minutes and 12 seconds, the best mark among the women.

"It was a phenomenal race, I really enjoyed it," McKinley said. "Being out there with everybody and having the motivation of the other girls and the support was so nice. To be able to race a local race in Colorado was awesome."

The University of Colorado came in second place in the women's team event after placing athletes in each of the 6-10 spots, while the Air Force Academy finished third.

Barbara Perkins was named the University of Denver's first triathlon head coach in program history in July 2020 and is in her second season in that position in fall 2021.

In the inaugural 2020-21 campaign, Perkins guided the program’s first season that featured three DU triathletes finishing in the top 10 in the Pioneers’ only collegiate race: the Clermont Challenge in Florida in March 2021.

Perkins joined the University of Denver as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving team in November 2019 and served two seasons full-time in that position. Her role as the triathlon head coach was converted to a full-time position on July 21, 2021.

 

Video Of The Week:

Lucy Charles "Pure Joy" Finish at IRONMAN 70.3 World Champs in St George

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Sep 18, 2021

This week we have Gold medalist and current 70.3 world record holder, Kristian Blummenfelt joining us to talk about the Tokyo Olympic Triathlon win and his outlook for IRONMAN 70.3 St George.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Kristian Blummenfelt
  • Endurance News
    • IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St George
    • Kristian Blummenfelt sprints to Edmonton win and World Championship double
  • What's new in the 303?
    • Pro race insights from Jocelyn McCauley
    • 8 of Colorado's crazy tests on foot and bike - Springs Gazette

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Interview with Kristian Blummenfelt

A multiple Norwegian Triathlon Champion and IRONMAN 70.3 Champion, Kristian Blummenfelt is one of the fastest triathletes in the world over the middle distance. 

 

Kristian was originally a swimmer, but also excelled on his feet by competing at the 2011 European Cross-Country Championships as a junior and showcasing the necessary tools to excel in the sport of triathlon.

 

Blummenfelt prospered as a junior, winning numerous events. Victories at ITU Junior European Cup events in Brno, Tabor and Antalya were followed by a Senior ITU victory at Tartu. His first major success came at the 2015 European Championship where he picked up a bronze medal.

 

Kristian’s Norwegian National titles came in 2015, 2016 and 2018, and now he was also showing off his talents on the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit. He notched three consecutive victories in Bahrain between 2017 and 2019, and in both the 2018 and 2019 renewals set new world records for the half-IRONMAN.

 

2019 was a highly successful campaign for the Norwegian as he was also crowned winner of the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final. He finished a highly creditable fourth meanwhile at the 70.3 World Championship in Nice, a race won by one of his training partners Gustav Iden.

 

Kristian is also an Olympian, having competed at the 2016 Rio Games where he finished in 13th place.  He won gold at the Tokyo 2021, won again in Edmonton and World Championship double August 21st.

 

Blummenfelt’s sporting hero growing up was Alexander Dale Oen, a swimmer from his native Norway and a European champion in 2008.  Unsurprisingly for someone who has set those world records, Kristian’s motto is “go big or go home”.

 

Kristian Blummenfelt (protriathletes.org)

 

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Kristian Blummenfelt sprints to Edmonton win and World Championship double

Win or lose (and this year it has mostly been the former for the Norwegian), Kristian Blummenfelt impacts more races than anyone else. So powerful is his cycling ability and mentality, you feel as though he is on a mission to challenge anyone who thinks they can breakaway on the bike (from him) and win.

 

The result of that – for me at least, and it has been the case for some time now – is that the first major measure I look at during a race is not who is leading the swim, who is in the lead pack, is there a break etc. It’s, “did you exit the swim ahead, or behind Kristian Blummenfelt?”

 

Ahead, and – if you have the legs to follow him – you gain access to the world’s greatest domestique (!) to help overcome any swim deficit. If you are behind and you miss the Blu Train… expect a very difficult next 90 minutes.

 

And that, perhaps, is the primary reason why Great Britain’s Alex Yee wasn’t able to challenge for world championship gold on Saturday in Edmonton, despite producing the fastest run by a long way. Blummenfelt swam 18:36, Alex 18:53. Those 17 seconds would prove impossible to recover from.

 

Preview of the Showdown in St. George at IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

303 is heading to St. George to bring you in-person coverage of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships. With no Kona this year, all eyes are on the desert of southwest Utah. With a hilly run course, fast bike and a predicted temperature near 100 degrees, the real sizzle isn’t the rubber meeting the road, it’s the clash of top triathletes on heels of the Collins Cup that has no doubt sparked some rivalries.

In the women’s field in particular, the match up of Daniela Ryf and Taylor Knibb seems most intriguing. At the Collins Cup they went head to head and Knibb had the biggest victory of the day of all athletes crushing Daniela by double digit minutes. But Daniela reportedly wasn’t feeling her best and we all know of the four time IRONMAN World Champion capabilities. No doubt she is looking for some revenge. Obviously as the championship, the field is stacked. Maybe there is a chink in Ryf’s armor? Maybe not, but Lucy Charles, Ellie Salthouse, Sky Moench, Paula Findlay and Jeanni Metzler, all with great races in Slovakia could be in the mix at the end. No doubt there are others like Holly Lawrence who crashed in the Collins Cup could fight for the podium.

 

The mens field offers similar drama with Sam Long, the top ranked American and one of the favorites will have stiff competition from Lionel Sanders, Gustav Iden and fellow Norwegian and Olympic Gold Medalist Kristian Blummenfelt. Last May, Long and Sanders battled shoulder to shoulder in St. George and the two have had some fun social media banter in the last 12 months. After the race in May, Long said he knew he could take advantage of the downhill with his long stride and he did so almost winning so it will be interesting to see what happens.

 

The Norwegians are going to be tough to beat. Both Iden and Blummenfelt have had fantastic seasons. Iden handedly won his race in Slovakia and Blummenfelt has focused on training for St. George since winning Olympic gold. With no Jan Frodeno, putting odds on this race is challenging. There are many podium worthy contenders like Chris Leiferman, Rudy Von Berg, Alistair Brownlee, Ben Kanute, Javier Gomez, Sam Appleton and maybe a dark horse to watch is Collin Chartier from Louisville, Colorado.

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Pro Race Insights from Jocelyn McCauley

 

https://303cycling.com/cyclists-4-community-raffling-off-new-cervelo-to-raise-money/

 

8 of Colorado's crazy tests on foot and bike: Jagged alpine to rowdy singletrack at night

Here’s a nod to some of the state’s most infamous challenges spanning 100-plus miles:

 

Hardrock 100

Clearly, lockdowns of last year fueled ambitions. Example: François D’haene’s record dash over the San Juan Mountains this summer. The French man became the first in the fearsome race’s 28-year history to clock a time under 22 hours — stunning, considering the 100 miles and 33,000 feet of climbing in the jagged alpine around Silverton, Telluride and Ouray. Lottery-based entry, race is usually mid-July.

 

LEADVILLE 100 RACE

Andy Fox of Evergreen, Colo. rides his bike near Twin Lakes during the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Leadville, Colo.

 

Gazette file

Leadville Trail 100

This is a classic in the ultra world. Where miners once flocked for gold, now runners and mountain bikers race to finish within demanding cutoffs (30 hours for runners, 12 for cyclists). It’s a test of lung power, starting from North America’s highest incorporated town near 10,200 feet and rising to Hope Pass above 12,600 feet. It’s better known as Hopeless Pass. Lottery-based, races in late August.

 

Run Rabbit Run

Are you a tortoise or a hare? That is the first question to ask when approaching this 100-mile sufferfest from Steamboat Springs. While gaining 20,000 feet of elevation, you’ll be covering parts of the Continental Divide and the town’s recognizable summits: Mount Werner and Emerald and Rabbit Ears mountains. Hares finish under 36 hours, tortoises under 30. Usually mid-September.

 

Flaming Foliage Relay

This 165-mile overnighter showcases autumn’s aspen glow where it is famously glorious, along Guanella, Georgia and Fremont passes. Running teams might struggle to admire the beauty. Their heads are down on the course between Idaho Springs and Buena Vista, crossing roads and trails amounting to about 17,000 vertical feet. Usually mid-September.

 

Triple Bypass

In 1988, a group of cycling buddies thought it would be fun to ride from Evergreen to Vail. Ever since, that’s been the idea of fun for riders traversing a trio of heart-pounding passes over 100-plus miles and 10,000-plus feet. An exclusive bunch has made it a “double triple” in recent years, pedaling back the way they came. Slated for late July/early August 2022.

 

Breck 100

Mountain bikers have come to know this, not the Leadville 100, as Colorado’s ultimate endeavor on a saddle — a tantalizing route shaped like a clover leaf, crossing the Continental Divide three times. But the race has been on hold for two years; the pandemic again caused a cancellation this summer. And the past two plans were a condensed course, closer to 70 miles. Will the real Breck 100 return? “That’s the million-dollar question,” says organizer Thane Wright. Previously mid to late July.

 

SBT GRVL

Colorado’s gravel revolution begins in Steamboat Springs, a cycling town proud of its crunchy backroads. This race has risen to prominence with a variety of endurance courses amid classic scenery. They have recently ranged from nearly 40 miles to more than 140 miles, with climbing between 2,000 and 9,400 feet. Slated for Aug. 22, 2022.


Vapor Trail 125

Any ultra competitor knows about “sleep demons,” those hallucinations that manifest at night. That’s when this whacky mountain bike foray begins, in the darkness of 10 p.m. It begins in Salida, where some of the whackiest riders reside, molded by the vaunted Monarch Crest. Vapor is reserved for the most skilled and wilderness prepared. One must negotiate technical singletrack by headlamp and sustain long climbs over 125 miles. Slated for Aug. 26, 2022.

 

 

Video Of The Week:

Kristian Blummenfelt History Maker

 

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!

Sep 11, 2021

This week we have Collin Chartier back from the Collin's Cup in Slovakia. Collin matched Kyle Smith on the swim and Gustav Iden on the bike. Collin beat out Kyle for a 2nd place and 2 points for the USA.  We're looking forward to hearing about their 3-way battle and the Collin's Cup in general.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Collin Chartier
  • Endurance News
    • IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St George
    • Julie Moss Award at The Collin's Cup
  • What's new in the 303?
    • Sebastian's new Scott bike at Lookout last week
    • Buff Classic
    • 303 and Channel 7

 

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Interview with Collin Chartier

Collin discovered the sport of triathlon at 14 years old as a swimmer, with a background in playing football and mountain biking.

 

There is nothing more satisfying to Collin than achieving his potential through hard work, persistence, and self-belief.  A month ago he came in 3rd at Ironman Boulder 70.3.  Got a ticket to the Collin's Cup and then crushed out a 2nd place to Gustav Iden and is back in Boulder.  Let's chat with Collin Chartier.

 

 

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PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES LIONEL SANDERS AND HOLLY LAWRENCE AS WINNERS OF THE JULIE MOSS AWARD FOR COURAGEOUS PERFORMANCES AT THE COLLINS CUP

The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that Team Internationals’ Lionel Sanders and Team Europe’s Holly Lawrence have been awarded the Julie Moss Award for their courageous performances at The Collins Cup.

 

The Julie Moss Award is named after Julie Moss, whose performance at the 1982 World Championship in Kona, in which she collapsed and crawled across the finish line, has come to signify the indomitable spirit of triathlon. In many ways she is the inspiration of the PTO’s motto, “Dum Spiro Spero,” which means “Whilst I breathe, I hope.”

 

The many gutsy performances at the Collins Cup made this decision extremely difficult. From Team Internationals’ Kyle Smith racing with one aerobar after crashing, to an unwell Daniela Ryf of Team Europe pushing herself on the run to earn three vital points, from the outstanding performance by American Chelsea Sodaro barely six months after the arrival of her baby Skye, to the mad sprint by Team Internationals’ Jackson Laundry in the final two kilometres to win his match, the day was filled with grit and determination. But the performances of Sanders and Lawrence particularly captivated the fans and showcased the meaning of The Collins Cup.

 

Canadian Lionel Sanders, the spiritual leader of Team Internationals, arrived at the event having finished second at IRONMAN Copenhagen only six days before. However, nothing was going to stop him leaving his body and soul on the racecourse for the PTO’s flagship event. Sanders not only competed on just six days rest from a full distance race, but he then rose from the pavement after a bike crash to win his match against Europe’s Sebastian Kienle and USA’s Andrew Starykowicz.

 

Simon Whitfield, Olympic Gold Medal winner and Team Internationals Captain, commented, “There is literally no way to describe Lionel Sanders. You can exhaust your Thesaurus with words like relentless, indomitable, unyielding, driven, inexorable, and never come close to describing what Lionel Sanders is or does. You can only conclude it is beyond the realm of human comprehension. In everything the man does he lives his mantra to have “NO LIMITS.” It was an honour to be his Captain and experience his passion and spirit.“

 

For the women, Europe’s Holly Lawrence personifies the values of the Collins Cup. One of the marquee matches against fierce rival Ellie Salthouse from Team Internationals was turning out to be well and truly epic as the women battled side-by-side for every stroke of the swim, colliding numerous times as each refused to yield a centimetre. It was triathlon’s equivalent of Ali v. Fraser fought in the waters of the Danube River. Lawrence led on the bike until disaster struck, and she crashed not far from T-2. Bloodied, she rose immediately to continue the fight, but her damaged bike took almost five minutes to repair as she waited helplessly. She watched both Salthouse and USA’s Skye Moench pass her and saw her chance to win the match evaporate. Bike repaired but spirit unbroken, she rode into transition to a standing ovation. With no chance to win her match, she nonetheless persevered in the run and denied Team USA and Team International bonus points, thus helping Team Europe to victory.

 

Natascha Badmann, Team Europe Captain, noted, “Holly Lawrence’s performance was an inspiration to our team. We had already lost points in Match No. 1 with the tremendous performance of USA’s Taylor Knibb. If Holly was not able to continue, we would have lost an additional 1-1/2 points. With grit and determination, she battled back to deny both Team USA and Team Internationals 1-1/2 vital points. This did not go unnoticed by the fans and the rest of Team Europe, who were not prepared to see Holly’s effort be in vain.”

 

Lawrence mentioned in her post-race interview that if it had been a normal championship race, she would not have continued after it took so long to mend her bike, but since she was racing for Team Europe, she was willing to sacrifice her personal goals for those of the team.

 

What's New in the 303:


Sebastian’s New Bike, Communities Uniting and More Contributors Than You Might Think

Thank you for your trust. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your vulnerability and it was honor to ride with you last Friday. You thanked me so kindly and closed your text later that day by saying “God bless you and your family.” I do feel blessed.

But what you don’t know, what most don’t know is the whole story, and I want to share with you my thoughts and feelings and how much the community made this possible.

 

Buff Classic adds Gravel Route, Still Openings for Sept 12th Ride.

The Buff Classic has added the Dirty Epic which is a mixed surface course featuring some smooth asphalt, buff gravel, and some pretty epic Jeep road style descending. The ride starts up Boulder Canyon, which will be closed to cars, and turns up Magnolia Road around 4 miles up Boulder Canyon.  Magnolia is steep, averaging over 9% for the first 4+ miles, with some sections nearing 20%.  Whatever bike you are riding, be sure it has good climbing gears. Bikes that are 1x in the front will need a 40″ on the back.

 

303 and Channel 7

 

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!

Sep 4, 2021

Welcome to Episode #300 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. 

Can you believe episode 300?

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In Today's Show

  • Feature discussion on "being fit does not mean you are healthy (disease free)"
    • TriDoc Jeff Sankoff Episode #73 on Tim O'Donnell's heart attack
    • My heart CT scan results
  • Endurance News
    • Collin's Cup
    • Paralympic Paratriathlon Results & watch party
    • Ironman PR on IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship and Pros racing in St George
    • New Dura Ace
  • What's new in the 303?
    • Gravel Rules
    • Golden Ride today and Sebastian's new Scott bike
  • TriDot introduction and overview

 

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TriDoc on Tim O'Donnell's Heart Attack

The Tri Doc, Jeff Sankoff Shares Insight on Heart Health in Wake of Tim O’Donnell’s Heart Attack

Recently Emergency Room Physician and very accomplished IRONMAN veteran athlete Dr. Jeff Sankoff shared on his podcast, thoughts on heart health and specifically talking about what probably happened with Tim O’Donnell and what that means for triathletes in general.

 

In this podcast he replays a conversation with USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris who reveals some health issues he has overcome and warns triathletes to know your health history and get check ups. The overall message it seems is that simply being fit doesn’t mean you are healthy. That fitness does not overcome something like heart disease.

 

Dr. Sankoff brings in his colleague Dr. Matt Holland, a cardiology specialist at Denver Health. They discuss some very specific factors about things like what causes heart attacks versus cardiac arrest. What really is the “widow” maker and how so many different things can cause a multitude of outcomes. But the conversation is also re-assuring in terms of how most all of us can avoid these things and how rare it really is for someone like Tim O’Donnell to have experienced this.

 

Go here; https://www.tridocpodcast.com/episode/episode-73-bonus-episode-tim-odonnels-heart-attack-what-does-this-mean-for-the-rest-of-us

 

Dr. Sankoff is dedicated to helping triathletes (athletes) train healthy and his podcast features many great topics and guest dedicated to this mission. His website is https://tridoccoaching.com. Learn more about him here and subscribe to his podcast.

 

My Personal Experience with Heart CT Scan - SimonMed here in Denver.

 

Cardiac Calcium Scoring (Heart Scan) is a medical scan of coronary calcium

The coronary arteries are the vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart. Plaque — made of fat, calcium and other substances — can build up and narrow or close the arteries.

 

To detect this build-up, your physician may order cardiac calcium scoring — a test that is also known as coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring, a heart scan or calcium score.  This non-invasive CT scan (computed tomography) of the heart calculates your risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD) by measuring the amount of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries.

 

Plaque or calcium build-up in the coronary arteries causes heart disease or can lead to a heart attack. The coronary calcium scan is a better predictor of coronary events than cholesterol screening or other risk factor assessments.

 

About Your CAC Score

A calcium score (sometimes called an Agatston score) is calculated based on the amount of plaque observed in the CT scan. It may be converted to a percentile rank based on your age and gender. The results from your cardiac scoring will be sent to your doctor.  Mine was a score of 26 and the 4th percentile of my age peers.

 

Your likelihood of having heart disease or a heart attack correlates with your calcium scoring. The lower your calcium score and percentile rank, the less likely you are to have a cardiac event compared to other men or women your age.

 

Calcium Score Results

The purpose of the test is to understand your risk of heart attack or disease, taking preventive or corrective measures based on the results.

 

If you have any plaque present (a score greater than 0), your doctor may make recommendations for lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, eating better and exercising more. The higher your score the more treatment your doctor may recommend.

 

If you have a high score, you can make an appointment with one of our coronary artery disease specialists.

 

Zero: No plaque. Your risk of heart attack is low.

 

1 - 10: Small amount of plaque. You have less than a 10 percent chance of having heart disease, and your risk of heart attack is low.

 

11-100: Some plaque. You have mild heart disease and a moderate chance of heart attack. Your doctor may recommend other treatment in addition to lifestyle changes.

 

101 - 400: Moderate amount of plaque. You have heart disease and plaque may be blocking an artery. Your chance of having a heart attack is moderate to high. Your health professional may want more tests and may start treatment.

 

Over 400: Large amount of plaque. You have more than a 90 percent chance that plaque is blocking one of your arteries. Your chance of heart attack is high. Your health professional will want more tests and will start treatment.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

USA Triathlon 2020 U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team

https://triathlon.org/results/result/2020_tokyo_paralympic_games/508225

 

  • Elizabeth Baker (Signal Mountain, Tenn.), guided by Jillian Elliott (Gig Harbor, Wash.), Women’s PTVI
  • 2016 U.S. Paralympian
  • Jamie Brown (Oceanside, Calif.), Men’s PTS4
  • Kyle Coon (Colorado Springs, Colo.), guided by Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Men’s PTVI
  • Hailey Danz (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Women’s PTS2
  • Amy Dixon (Encinitas, Calif.), guided by Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), Women’s PTVI
  • Kelly Elmlinger (San Antonio, Texas), Women’s PTS5 (classing up from PTS4)
  • Kendall Gretsch (Downers Grove, Ill.), Women’s PTWC
  • Chris Hammer (Elkins, W.V.), Men’s PTS5
  • Eric McElvenny (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Men’s PTS4
  • Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio), Women’s PTS5
  • Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.), Women’s PTS2
  • Brad Snyder (Baltimore, Md.), guided by Greg Billington (San Francisco, Calif.), Men’s PTVI
  • Melissa Stockwell (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Women’s PTS2

 

 

The Collins Cup, Even Super Bowl One Didn’t Sell Out, But it Was a Pretty Good Start–a Few Ideas for the Future

 

Race Results

Rich's Picks - PTO Fantasy Game - Predict & Play (protriathletes.org)

 

Triathlon’s “Super Bowl” happened today in Slovakia, it was called the Collins Cup. Yes we have Kona and the IRONMAN World Championships but that is about individuals, today was about the teams and the sport and profession of triathlon.

 

The Collins Cup was designed to mirror golf’s popular Ryder Cup pitting three teams of 12 athletes (6 men, 6 women) against each other. One team from Europe, the United States and Internationals.

 

The goal, to make professional triathlon a better spectator sport thus attracting more money to make the profession more lucrative and sustainable.

 

Will it work? Did it work? It’s too early to say but nobody predicted the wild popularity of the Super Bowl. Triathlon will never be that popular but lets see what happens.

 

The Professional Triathlon Organisation orchestrated this “made for TV event”. Viewers watched 12 matches with one competitor from each team racing. Each match started 10 minutes apart. The entire race lasted about 5 hours. Cameras were all over the course capturing the 36 athletes racing in their own three person race. It was fun to watch and the coverage was good as was the announcing. It was especially fun to have Tour de France commentator Phil Liggett behind the mic. His voice just adds a tone of familiarity and importance.

 

IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship presented by the Utah Sports Commission. Among them will be over 100 of the world’s top professional triathletes who will battle for a piece of the $350,000 USD total professional prize purse and the title of IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion.

 

Since the first IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship was held in 2006 the women’s race has seen 10 different champions from five different countries. Swiss Daniela Ryf has won an event-best five times, and is coming off an undefeated season, including a win in St. George at the IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship earlier this year. Together with Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) and Leanda Cave (GBR), Ryf also holds the distinction of having won both the IRONMAN World Championship® and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

 

Aiming to dethrone Ryf will be a stellar group of professional female triathletes, including Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR), who is coming off a recent win at 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship Elsinore. Charles-Barclay edged out Holly Lawrence (GBR) in that event, who as the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion and multiple-time IRONMAN 70.3 winner will also be aiming for the top podium spot in St. George. Additional global competition will come from Paula Findlay (CAN), Taylor Knibb (USA), Kat Matthews (GBR), Skye Moench (USA), Emma Pallant-Browne (GBR), and Ellie Salthouse (AUS), each of whom continue to impress on the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 circuits.

 

On the men’s side, a star-studded field of professional talent will come together aiming to create history in St. George. With no clear frontrunner, a few of the dominant competitors that could take a shot for a podium spot include the defending IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion from 2019 in Nice, France, Gustav Iden (NOR); Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR), who has momentum coming into St. George following his recent Tokyo 2020 Olympic Triathlon win; and Lionel Sanders (CAN), who won the IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship in St. George earlier this year and has over 20 IRONMAN 70.3 wins to his name. Also in contention are Alistair Brownlee (GBR), the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Triathlon Gold Medalist as well as Javier Gomez (ESP), the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion and 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship third place podium finisher. Finally, American’s Ben Kanute (USA) and Sam Long (USA) look to claim home nation victories. Kanute has multiple IRONMAN 70.3 wins and podium finishes in recent years and a second-place finish at the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, the last time the event was held on US soil. Sam Long comes in on the top of his game having won the 2021 IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene triathlon and the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder triathlon.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

  • New Dura Ace?
  • Gravel Rules

 

My Experience With TriDot

What is TriDot?  It's a training platform, but its pretty sophisticated.  It takes your race goals, your training data, puts threshold test on your training calendar, takes those threshold test results and uses AI to automatically adjusts your training plan and workouts.  You can also see your Threshold Test history and drill into the details.  It tracks your Fitness, Stress and Readiness on a graph. 

 

TriDot also has an integrated App called RaceX.  Within RaceX, you can pick your "A" and "B" races (Ironman and Challenge branded).  You can browse race routes for any of the races in the database and look at the gps route, elevation and distance.  You can also see your Threshold Test history and drill into the details.  It tracks your Fitness, Stress and Readiness on a graph. 

 

Within Diagnostics there's a feature called Phyiogenomics.  If you've used DNA-based ancestry services like Ancestry.com or 23 and Me, there is a downloadable text file that has your genome that can be used for things like nutrigenomics (using your DNA or genome data to understand if you have genetic markers for celiac disease or allergies), or pharma genomics (using genome data to treat/prevent disease. We have a mutual friend who learned she had DNA markers putting her at likely risk for breast cancer. 

 

TriDot has a feature called PhysiogenomiX. It uses your DNA (genome data) to tailor the training plan and workouts to your genetic profile.   I uploaded my 23 and Me genome text file to TriDot.  Within a few seconds TriDot gave me an analysis that includes categorical summary and detailed results from specific genes related to physical training. These genes shown (and others) are used to enhance your training optimization.

 

The categories:

Training Intensity Response is a relative measure of how you respond to high-intensity versus low-intensity training. Based on your genetic variations, you are predisposed to have a greater response to either high or low-intensity training.

Aerobic Potential is a measure of your potential for developing a high aerobic capacity or high oxygen utilization (VO2max). This is not a measure of your current aerobic capacity. Rather, it is a measure of your aerobic trainability--your potential for improvement with proper training.

Recovery Rate is a measure of your genetic ability to recover from exercise-induced oxidative stress and inflammation. This includes the level of stress and inflammation produced and the rate at which it is cleared.

Injury Predisposition is a measure of how genetically prone you are to incurring soft tissue (tendon and ligament) injuries from training.

 

Lauren has also done it and we compared our results.  We took the very first category of Training Intensity Response.  At the top level we were both categorized as 40% responsive to Power vs 60% responsive to Endurance.  When you drill into the details, each Gene, the Result, Effect and a summary.

 

At the gene level we had about a half dozen genes that were different.  In the first gene, Lauren had a piece of DNA inserted and I had both of them deleted.

 

ACE: Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme

I have both deleted (DD) so I tend to be respond better to power based training.  Lauren tends to respond well to a mixture of power and endurance.

VEGFA: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

Tends to be highly responsive to endurance training with good muscle efficiency and VO2max. Tends to adjust well to altitude training. Var-allele carriers produce a greater amount of VEGF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT TO KNOW BEFORE DIGGING INTO YOUR GENETICS

Your genetic makeup is only part of the equation.

Genetics alone is insufficient to predict or identify talent.

Genetics can’t (shouldn’t) be used to set or change your goals; rather, to help you reach your goals most effectively.

 

Video of the Week:

Team Europe Win First-Ever PTO Collins Cup | Race Reaction & Highlights

 

 

 

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!

Aug 28, 2021

Last weekend was the Leadville 100 Trail Run and we have Adrian McDonald who won Leadville with a time of 16 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds in his first attempt at a 100-mile race was the fifth-fastest in the race’s 38-year history.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Adrian McDonald
  • Endurance News - Collin's Cup, Paralympic Games
  • What New in the 303 - Leadville 100, Triple Bypass
  • Video of the Week -
  • Other Topics
    • Tim Hola who won his AG at Boulder 70.3
    • TriDot
  • PhysiogenomiX – Predictive Fitness

 

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Interview with Adrian McDonald

Adrian Macdonald at the age of 32 won the famed Leadville Trail 100 run. His winning time of 16 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds in his first attempt at a 100-mile race was the fifth-fastest in the race’s 38-year history and more than 40 minutes better than runner-up Matt Flaherty of Bloomington, Indiana — one of the most-accomplished ultrarunners in the nation.

 

Earlier this year Adrian won the Antelope Island Buffalo Run 50 Miler in March.  And pre-pandemic, Adrian finished 56th overall at the 2018 Boston Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 35 minutes and 48 seconds. 

 

Let's get into Leadville and ultra running with Adrian McDonald.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Chartier to step in for virus-stricken Von Berg at Collins Cup

Von Berg has been suffering with the effects of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as mononucleosis virus, which he is believed to have contracted following his victory at IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland earlier this month.

 

The 27-year-old lost 4.5kg in body mass and was unable to train for almost two weeks, and although he is on the road to recovery, he is far from elite level competitiveness.

 

Von Berg was hoping to join up with Team US – against his doctor’s advice – but was ultimately unable to return to full fitness in time, and will now face an uphill battle to return for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St. George, Utah in three weeks time.

 

Team US Captain Mark Allen revealed that Von Berg, who was geared up for a showdown with Jan Frodeno and Lionel Sanders, is not in condition to race this weekend and will be replaced by Chartier.

 

“It is an absolute privilege to be able to race for Team US at the inaugural Collins Cup and I look forward to competing against the best athletes from Team Europe and Team Internationals,” he said. “I have big shoes to fill but will give it my all for Team US.”

 

Fantasy Football, Why Not Fantasy Triathlon at the Collins Cup, Great Prizes

Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today announced the Collins Cup Fantasy Competition that will take place in the run up to the Collins Cup in Samorin, Slovakia on August 28th, 2021.

 

The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition follows the well-received Tokyo fantasy game and utilises the PTO’s pioneering Race Data and Statistics site, which has given fans of the sport unrestricted access to current and historical racing data like never before. It is the next step in enhancing fan engagement and will be a fun way for Triathlon fans as well as all sports enthusiasts to follow the race.

 

The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition will feature the races of the inaugural Collins Cup where fans can predict which Team Europe, International and USA PTO Professionals will come 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each race match on 28th August 2021. The Collins Cup is the PTO’s flagship event and is a new race format modelled after the Ryder Cup, which will see teams of European, International and USA athletes pitted against one another and put on display the excitement, rivalry, drama, and personalities of the sport of triathlon.

 

The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition will start on August 25th as soon as Captains unveil their picks for the race matches at the Collins Cup Opening Ceremony, which will be broadcast on the PTO YouTube Channel, Collins Cup app and Collins Cup website beginning at 5pm BST/ 6pm CEST/12 noon EST.

 

The Grand Prize is an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2022 Collins Cup. Second and third place finishers will receive a TAG Heuer connected watch with GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope and heart rate sensor. In addition, there are many more prizes to be won courtesy of Wahoo, a premier partner of The Collins Cup, including Wahoo KICKR Bikes, Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainers and Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL multisport watches, giving fans the chance to snag some fabulous triathlon merchandise as well as displaying their knowledge of triathlon by correctly predicting race outcomes. Sign up to play at protriathletes.org/fantasy.

 

Media Fantasy Competition

  • Bill from 303
  • Mike Reilly
  • Belinda Granger
  • Triathlon Taren

Broadcast information Broadcast Information - The Collins Cup (protriathletes.org)

 

 

USA Triathlon 2020 U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team

At the Paralympic Games, triathletes will cover a 750-meter swim, non-drafting 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. All races will be held at Tokyo’s Odaiba Marine Park, the same venue as the Olympic triathlon competitions.

 

The Paralympic triathlon events will take place Friday, Aug. 27, and Saturday, Aug. 28, at 5:30 p.m. ET in the U.S. (Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 a.m. in Tokyo). Paratriathlon medal events in Tokyo include PTWC men and women, PTVI men and women, PTS4 men, PTS2 women and PTS5 men and women. Athletes whose classifications are not included in the Tokyo Games are permitted to “class up” and race in a higher category against athletes with less severe impairments, provided they meet qualification and selection criteria.

 

Elizabeth Baker (Signal Mountain, Tenn.), guided by Jillian Elliott (Gig Harbor, Wash.), Women’s PTVI

2016 U.S. Paralympian

Baker competed in paratriathlon’s debut at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016, placing fourth. She is a seven-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist and fourth-place finisher at the 2019 World Paratriathlon Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. Baker is a 1996 graduate of the University of Georgia and earned her master’s from Medical College of Georgia in 2001. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Christine Palmquist. Elliott, Baker’s guide, is a former U.S. National Team triathlete who raced in World Triathlon Series, World Cup and Pan American Cup events. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Mark Sortino.

 

Jamie Brown (Oceanside, Calif.), Men’s PTS4

Brown is a two-time World Paratriathlon Championships bronze medalist (2012, 2017) and six-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist. He took bronze at the 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, sixth at the 2019 World Paratriathlon Championships and is the 2019 U.S. National Champion. He is a 2003 graduate of Chapman University in Orange, California, where he played on the NCAA men’s baseball team. He is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by USA Triathlon Level II coach Derick Williamson.

 

Kyle Coon (Colorado Springs, Colo.), guided by Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Men’s PTVI

Coon is a two-time World Triathlon Para Series medalist who earned his first international victory on May 15 in Yokohama, Japan. He is a two-time World Cup medalist, the 2019 Paratriathlon Nationals runner-up, and placed second at last month’s Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. Coon lost his vision at age 7 due to retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. He is now a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson. Coon is a 2013 graduate of the University of Central Florida. His guide, Potts, is a 2004 U.S. Olympian, 2007 Pan American Games gold medalist, decorated IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 athlete and an ambassador for the USA Triathlon Foundation. Potts is coached by Mike Doane.

 

Hailey Danz (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Women’s PTS2

2016 U.S. Paralympic silver medalist

Danz won silver as part of a U.S. podium sweep with Seely (gold) and Stockwell (bronze) at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. She is the 2013 World Paratriathlon Champion, a six-time World Championships medalist, and winner of the 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup and the 2021 Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. She is a 2013 graduate of Northwestern University and is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team coached by Williamson. Danz is a cancer survivor and had her leg amputated due to osteosarcoma at age 14.

 

Amy Dixon (Encinitas, Calif.), guided by Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), Women’s PTVI

Dixon is a 2019 U.S. National Champion, 2016 Aquathlon (swim-run) World Champion, nine-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist and six-time World Paratriathlon Cup medalist. In February 2020, she earned a silver medal at the World Triathlon Para Series event in Devonport, Australia. Dixon is a 1999 graduate of the University of Connecticut and is coached by USA Triathlon Level II Coach Ken Axford. Her guide, Sass, is a decorated amateur triathlete with 10 age-group world titles across the disciplines of triathlon, duathlon (run-bike-run) and aquathlon. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Suzanne Atkinson.

 

Kelly Elmlinger (San Antonio, Texas), Women’s PTS5 (classing up from PTS4)

U.S. Army veteran

Elmlinger served for 10 years as a U.S. Army medic, with three back-to-back deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. She had her leg amputated in 2016 due to synovial sarcoma, a rare form of soft tissue cancer. She won the 2018 USA Paratriathlon National Championships in just her second triathlon since becoming an amputee. She is the 2019 World Championships silver medalist and won gold this year at World Triathlon Para Series events in Yokohama, Japan, and Leeds, England. Elmlinger is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III coach Shelly O’Brien.

 

Kendall Gretsch (Downers Grove, Ill.), Women’s PTWC

2018 U.S. Paralympian (biathlon, cross-country skiing; 2 golds)

Gretsch is a multi-sport talent in both paratriathlon and Nordic skiing, having won two gold medals in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. She is the 2014, 2015 and 2016 World Paratriathlon Champion, 2019 Worlds silver medalist and was undefeated in elite paratriathlon competition from June 2014-July 2018. She is a 2014 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson.

 

Chris Hammer (Elkins, W.V.), Men’s PTS5

2012 U.S. Paralympian (track & field), 2016 U.S. Paralympian (triathlon)

Hammer competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in triathlon, placing fourth, and in track & field at the London 2012 Games, placing ninth in the 1,500m and 10th in the marathon. He is a three-time World Paratriathlon Championships bronze medalist and 12-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist. Hammer earned his bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where he competed on the NCAA track and cross-country teams. He earned master’s degrees from Eastern Washington University and the University of Utah, and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He is currently head coach of the NCAA women’s triathlon team at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia. He is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Wesley Johnson.

 

Eric McElvenny (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Men’s PTS4

U.S. Marine Corps veteran

McElvenny had his right leg amputated after stepping on an IED while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan. In 2019, he placed second at the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Championships runner-up and won the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships. He earned his first World Triathlon Para Series medal earlier this year in Leeds, England, and took the win at the Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. McElvenny is a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he competed on the men's rugby team.

 

Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio), Women’s PTS5

2016 U.S. Paralympic gold medalist (triathlon), 2016 U.S. Paralympic bronze medalist (track & field, 400m)

Norman won a gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in paratriathlon and added a bronze in track & field in the 400m. She is a six-time World Championships medalist, including two golds, a silver and two bronzes. Norman’s resume also includes 10 World Paratriathlon Event medals and two U.S. national titles. She is a 2020 graduate of Cedarville University in Ohio, where she competed on the NCAA track and cross-country teams. She also represented Cedarville at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, placing 26th overall. Norman is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Greg Mueller.

 

Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.), Women’s PTS2

2016 U.S. Paralympic gold medalist (triathlon), 2016 U.S. Paralympian (track & field)

Seely won a gold medal in paratriathlon’s debut at the Rio 2016 Games. She also competed in track & field in Rio, placing sixth in the 200m. Seely is the 2015, 2016 and 2018 World Paratriathlon Champion, and took silver at Worlds in 2017 and 2019. She is a 12-time World Paratriathlon Event gold medalist, and she won an ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability after going undefeated for the entire 2018 season. Seely is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson. She is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State University, where she competed on the club triathlon team. She serves on the USA Triathlon Board of Directors.

 

Brad Snyder (Baltimore, Md.), guided by Greg Billington (San Francisco, Calif.), Men’s PTVI

2012, 2016 U.S. Paralympian (swimming; 5 golds, 2 silvers), U.S. Navy veteran

Snyder is a U.S. Navy veteran who lost his eyesight in a 2011 IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan. One year to the date of losing his vision, he won a gold medal in swimming at the Paralympic Games London 2012. Now a five-time gold medalist and two-time silver medalist in swimming from the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games, he made the switch to paratriathlon in 2018 and earned his first elite victory at the 2021 Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. Snyder is a Team Toyota athlete and a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was captain of the NCAA men’s swim team. Snyder’s guide, Billington, is a 2016 U.S. Olympian in triathlon, placing 37th in Rio.

 

Melissa Stockwell (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Women’s PTS2

2016 U.S. Paralympic bronze medalist (triathlon), 2008 U.S. Paralympian (swimming); U.S. Army veteran

Stockwell won a bronze medal in paratriathlon’s debut at the Rio 2016 Games, completing a U.S. podium sweep with teammates Seely and Danz. She is the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Paratriathlon World Champion and a five-time World Championships medalist. She also represented the U.S. at the Paralympic Games Beijing 2008 in swimming. Stockwell is a U.S. Army veteran who became the first female American soldier to lose a limb in active combat while serving in Iraq in 2004. She is a Team Toyota athlete and member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team coached by Williamson. Stockwell also serves on the USA Triathlon Foundation Board of Trustees. Stockwell is a 2002 graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

 

What's New in the 303:


The Triple Bypass, Colorado’s Most Epic Ride Event? Maybe and Here’s Why

What makes the Triple Bypass ride so epic? Other rides like the Copper Triangle traverse three mountain passes? Rides like the Steamboat Gravel are longer, gorgeous, and well is on gravel after all. Each is epic, an overused word probably, each is well run and organized, but there is just something unique about the Triple.

 

One is history. Cyclists have been climbing those three passes between Evergreen and Vail (it used to finish in Avon) since 1988. Until the bike path connecting Bakerville to the Loveland ski area was built in 2010, riders had to ride on I-70. Only participating in the Triple Bypass made it possible to complete the voyage as cyclist were prohibited on I-70. Today you can do the ride unsupported thanks to the bike path, but it won’t be nearly as much fun, or as safe.

 

Riding the Triple requires a fair bit of planning, logistics, agility and flexibility. But it offers great rewards in scenery and most of all camaraderie. Somehow the 110 miles mesh into remembrances of conversations on the bike and in the aid stations separated by head down periods of quiet climbing and sharing the work with others in the same boat.

 

How Many Times Have You Ridden Lookout Mountain? Can You Top 7,915?

Chuck Haraway and Rick Brune, who between the two have ascended Lookout around 6,000 times have started to bring more awareness to all things Lookout. Their good friend Ray Bolton climbed it 7,915 times before he passed away in 2020 due to Covid. Chuck and Rick have dedicated a website, https://cyclinglookoutmountain.com/ in Ray’s honor. The website has some great history about the mountain and lots of interesting facts and information.

 

The group also included Megan Hottman of Hottman Law and Charlie Myers, the head of Bike Jeffco. One of ideas kicked around was hosting an open gathering at the coffee shop on top once a month, or maybe quarterly to build more community with neighbors, cyclists, walkers, hikers, skateboarders and anyone who loves and cares about the experiences on Lookout Mountain.

 

We discussed the need for “3 feet to pass” signs, talked about how important it is for cyclists to not pass cars on the downhill going the speed limit, how we wish maybe there were restrictions on cars passing cyclists on corners like on Flagstaff. We dreamed of having car free days like what happens in the Garden of Gods once in a while. But we know there are a lot of users of the road and we emphasized the need to play well together–thus the coffee idea.

 

Video of the Week:

2021 Leadville 100 Run Men's Finish | Adrian Macdonald, Matt Flaherty, Anton Krupicka & Ian Sharman

 

Closing:

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

Aug 20, 2021

This week we have pro triathlete Collin Chartier who came in 3rd just two weeks ago at IRONMAN Boulder 70.3 and he has been awarded an alternate slot for the Collin's Cup in Samorin, Slovakia.

Collin discovered the sport of triathlon at 14 years old as a swimmer, with a background in playing football and mountain biking.

Collin Chartier, from Burke, VA, is a professional triathlete.  In 2013, Marymount University recruited him for their varsity triathlon program, a first of its kind in the US, where he also competed in NCAA swimming and cross-country.  Collin graduated in May 2017, is fully committed pursuing triathlon at the highest level in ITU and long-distance. He is a full time nomad, training, competing, and traveling around the world.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Collin Chartier
  • Endurance News - Collin's Cup Heather replaced by Jocelyn McCauley; St George and Kona schedule changes
  • What New in the 303 - Steamboat Gravel, Triple Bypass
  • Video of the Week - Collin's Cup Countdown

 

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Interview with Collin Chartier

Biography

Collin discovered the sport of triathlon at 14 years old as a swimmer, with a background in playing football and mountain biking.

Collin Chartier, from Burke, VA, is a professional triathlete.  In 2013, Marymount University recruited him for their varsity triathlon program, a first of its kind in the US, where he also competed in NCAA swimming and cross-country.  Collin graduated in May 2017, is fully committed pursuing triathlon at the highest level in ITU and long-distance. He is a full time nomad, training, competing, and traveling around the world.

Colombia after my debut 70.3 and win in Cartagena 2019 and in articles ahead of the Spanish National Championships. I was projected to have a podium placing at Challenge Mogan among Jan Frodeno and Patrick Lange.

Just two weeks ago he came in 3rd place at IRONMAN Boulder 70.3 and he has been awarded an alternate slot for the Collin's Cup in Samorin, Slovakia.

 

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PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES JOCELYN McCAULEY TO JOIN TEAM US AT THE COLLINS CUP

LONDON, ENGLAND: The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that Jocelyn McCauley will be joining Team US at The Collins Cup, replacing Heather Jackson, who is unable to attend for personal family reasons.

 

Karen Smyers, Team US Captain, commented, “While we are disappointed for Heather that she cannot attend the race after working so hard to qualify, we are very lucky to have an in-form McCauley ready to don the Stars and Stripes for Team US.”

 

McCauley, who has just returned from maternity leave after her second child was born only five months ago, recently finished 2nd at IM Finland and commented, “It is a blessing and an honour to represent the USA at the Collins Cup. I am thankful for the opportunity and grateful for the PTO’s paid maternity leave policy, which has allowed women professionals to thrive in their careers while at the same time attend to their families. While I will be leaving it all on the racecourse for the USA, it will be a joy for all the PTO professionals to celebrate the camaraderie of having our own organisation and event.”

 

The Collins Cup is the PTO’s inaugural flagship event taking place on 28th August in Šamorín and is a new race format modelled after the Ryder Cup, which will see teams of International, European and USA athletes pitted against one another and put on display the excitement, rivalry, drama and personalities of the sport of triathlon.

 

UPDATED RACE PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR 2021 AND 2022 EDITIONS OF THE IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 17, 2021) – IRONMAN today announced changes to the 2021 and 2022 editions of the IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship based on the continued global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel and border restrictions are expected to prevent as many as half of the athlete field from being able to attend the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission in St. George, Utah. As a result, the race will shift to a single-day event with both men and women racing on Saturday, September 18. Additionally, the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship that was set to be held in Taupō, New Zealand will also now be held in St. George, Utah, giving the travel-restricted athlete community an opportunity to race in the “Land of Endurance” with a two-day format from October 28-29, 2022.

 

World Championships Ironman Kona will not take place this year, moves to February 2022

After it was revealed earlier today that Ironman is offering athletes the option to defer their Kona slots from this year to 2023, 2024 or 2025, there is now much more far-reaching news: it is rumored that the Ironman World Championship in Kona will not take place this year and has been pushed to February 2022.

 

That rumor comes from a source known to the Triathlon Today editors who is in close contact with the Ironman organization. The news is expected to be officially announced very soon. “It is the government in Hawaii that has made this decision. Due to the high infection rate in Hawaii, it will be decided that the World Championships will not take place this year either. This will be confirmed by Ironman very soon.”

 

What's New in the 303:

Metzler, Knibb, Pallant-Browne Added to Collins Cup After Good Showings at IM Boulder 70.3

The Collins Cup is now set and IRONMAN Boulder 70.3 no doubt had an impact as Justin Metzler, Taylor Knibb and Emma Pallant-Browne were all chosen as Captains picks to join their respective teams. Metzler finished 5th in Boulder and Pallant-Browne and Knibb were first and second respectively helping them earn a spot. Also of note, added to the US team is Olympic silver medalist Katie Zaferes.

Also racing in Boulder last week, and already on their teams were; Sam Long, Sam Appleton, Skye Moench, Jeanni Metzler, and Chelsea Sadaro.

Colorado is well represented with residents Chris Leiferman, Matt Hanson, Rudy Von Berg, Sam Long, Justin Metzler, Jeanni Metzler, Taylor Knibb and Sam Appleton all racing in Slovakia.

 

Video of the Week:

Countdown To The Collins Cup: Episode 1

 

Closing:

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Aug 14, 2021

This week we have one of the silver medalists from that very Olympic Mixed Relay, that's right pro triathlete, Olympian and Silver Medalist, not to mention 2nd place at her first IRONMAN 70.3 in Boulder this past weekend…Taylor Knibb.

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  • Feature interview - Taylor Knibb
  • Endurance News - Tim O'Donnell, Katie Compton
  • What New in the 303 - Boulder 70.3; Triple Bypass next weekend
  • Video of the Week - TO About His Heart Attack

 

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Interview with Taylor Knibb

Taylor Knibb at 23, is the youngest woman ever to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. She has been the USA Triathlon National Team’s youngest member since she first made the team in 2017. Knibb was inspired to become a triathlete as a child after she watched her mom, Leslie Knibb, compete in an IRONMAN race and noticed the positive atmosphere. She tried a kids’ race and was hooked on the sport from there, working her way through USA Triathlon’s youth elite and junior elite pipelines.

Up to this day, her favorite part of competing in triathlons is the camaraderie within the triathlon community, as well as the challenge of always growing and improving within the sport. In high school, she joined her school’s cross-country team and swam for Nation's Capital Swim Club while continuing to compete in triathlons. She was named the Washington D.C. Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year and the D.C. State Athletic Association Runner of the Year in both 2014 and 2015. She was the 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon Junior Elite national champion, the 2015 ITU Junior World Championships silver medalist, the 2016 and 2017 ITU Junior World Champion and the 2018 Under-23 World Champion— one of just three women ever to capture world titles at both the Junior and U23 levels. She also became the youngest woman to earn a spot on the podium at an ITU World Triathlon Series race in 2017, earning silver in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 

Knibb is a 2020 graduate of Cornell, where she ran NCAA track and cross-country for four years while balancing her elite triathlon career. She also joined the Cornell swim team her senior year. Today, Knibb trains in Boulder, Colorado, with Origin Performance Squad, an elite international training group coached by Ian O’Brien. Knibb considers the ITU Under-23 World Championships to be one of her favorite moments of her career because she accomplished a solid performance across all three disciplines.

 

Elite Triathlon Career

2021: Won gold at the 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama on May 15, qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team • Made her Olympic debut on July 27 in Tokyo, placing 16th in the women's individual event • Won a silver medal in the debut of Triathlon Mixed Relay at the Olympic Games, alongside U.S. teammates Katie Zaferes, Kevin McDowell and Morgan Pearson. Knibb is the youngest U.S. triathlete ever to win an Olympic medal.

 

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Endurance News:

Tim O'Donnell Heart Attack

On March 12th, 2021 Tim suffered a heart attack during Challenge Miami. 80% of the main artery in his heart was blocked. Meaning he was only getting 20% of the blood he should have been to his heart. Called the Widow Maker as its the most lethal blockage. Its blockage of the LAD (left anterior descending artery) which is the main artery supplying the heart with blood.

 

Katie Compton Receives a 4-Year Ban From Cycling for a Positive Doping Test

Katie Compton has been banned from cycling for four years, retroactive to September 16, 2020, because of a positive doping test.

In a statement, the cyclocross champion announced that she never knowingly took a banned substance, and she made the decision to retire back in March.

Fifteen-time U.S. national cyclocross champion Katie Compton, 42, has received a four-year suspension on competition from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for a banned substance, the agency announced on August 11.

Compton tested positive for an anabolic agent on an out-of-competition test taken on September 16, 2020.

“Her urine sample was analyzed using a specialized test, known as Carbon Isotope Ratio testing, that differentiates between anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) naturally produced by the body and prohibited anabolic agents of external origin. Anabolic agents have powerful performance-enhancing capabilities and can give an athlete an unfair advantage over fellow competitors,” the USADA statement explained.

Compton’s ban begins retroactively, from the day her positive sample was taken. That means all of her results, race points, and prizes received since September 16, 2020, are forfeit.

Compton released a statement addressing the USADA’s announcement. She said her results for that sample originally came back negative for any banned substances. USADA decided to re-test it after her Athlete Biological Passport (bio-passport) was flagged for an “irregularity.” The second test of the sample came back positive for an anabolic androgenic steroid, Compton said.

“This news comes with great heartache and sadness, and it is the worst possible way to end my cycling career. I need to preface this news with the fact that I have always been a clean athlete, and I am proud of how much I have accomplished racing clean and being very careful with whatever I put into my body, especially after dealing with so many health issues throughout my life.

I provided a sample for USADA in September 2020 that came back negative for any banned substances, it was not even atypical. That news was communicated to me in the same way it has always been via a letter from USADA. I’ve received that same letter after every test I’ve submitted for the last 19 years. In early February of 2021, after returning from a difficult race season, I learned that the same sample from September was re-analyzed due to a bio-passport irregularity and found to be positive for an exogenous anabolic steroid.

This was devastating news to me as I have never intentionally or knowingly put anything like that into my body. I know how delicate women’s hormones are, and I would never choose to take anything to jeopardize my health and, as a result, suffer irreparable damage to my endocrine system. And not only that, I never took anything for ethical and moral reasons; I’ve been a strong proponent of clean sport my entire career and feel doing anything to enhance one’s own natural ability is cheating, full stop.”

Compton also said that she decided to retire in March. You can read her full statement here.

 

What's New in the 303:

Boulder 70.3, Course Record Smoked, Electric Crowd, Close Women’s Pro Race

The male winner, Sam Long who grew up a few miles away, capped a perfectly imperfect day by setting a new course record. The temperature, cooler than predicted, helped keep the day from blowing up. The winds and smoke played havoc with some, but they ushered in many stories and memories on a course shared by a recent Olympian, top pro’s and 2,500 age group athletes from all over the country.

Emma Pallant-Browne won the women’s race and moved up six spots in the PTO rankings making her an almost shoe-in for a captains pick (to be announced Thursday) for the upcoming Collins Cup. Not only did she take home $7,500 for winning Saturday, she will make at least $18,000 by making the European Collins Cup team.

Olympian Taylor Knibb’s debut performance at a 70.3 could hardly be called beginners luck finishing second, but she did learn a few things like needing to master the water cup grab; check out this interview with her. It will be interesting if she might be a captains pick for the Collins Cup even though her ranking puts her far out of the field (because she has been racing short, ITU races).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgPCrcBc7eQ

 

Triple Bypass August 21

Packet Pick-up

Please being a facemask, just in case local requirements change for indoor activity.

You must present your ID. If you are picking up for another individual, you must show a copy (or photo) of their ID.  It is no longer possible to change your pickup location.

  • Elevation Cycles Highlands Ranch - Aug 13th, 3 - 6 pm and Aug 14th 12-5 pm
  • Wheat Ridge Cyclery – Aug 13th, 3-6 pm, 14th and 15th 12-6 pm
  • Trek Boulder - Aug 14th and 15th 12-5 pm
  • Evergreen Bicycle Outfitters - Aug 19 and 20th  from  2-7 pm
  • Startline - Aug 21 5-7am

Aid Stations

There are four aid stations along the Triple Bypass.  All aid and support locations can be found on this handy Google Map.

  • Juniper Pass 6:30am-10:00am
  • Georgetown Overlook 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Loveland Valley 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Summit County Church 11:00am-5:00pm

There will be a divine mix of sweet and savory snacks, including gluten-free and vegetarian options.  Loveland aid will have Etai's sandwiches to power you through and Base Hydro will be on course throughout. Special appearance by Eggland's Best!

 

Video of the Week:

I Had a HEART ATTACK // Part 1

 

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Aug 7, 2021

Last Friday's Olympic Mixed Relay Triathlon race was exciting!  Being able to watch the race from the Olympic and Paralympic Museum was the perfect backdrop (stunning too). Having Renee Tomlin and Andy Potts there to give us live insights and predictions while the race was unfolding was super insightful.  What could be better than that?  Getting to have a private follow up discussion with pro triathlete, Renee Tomlin!  She's going to break down the race and give some super cool in sights.

 

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  • Feature interview - Renee Tomlin
  • Endurance News - More Tokyo Bay controversy; the toughest ultra running series
  • What New in the 303 - Boulder 70.3
  • Video of the Week - Olympic Mixed Relay Triathlon

 

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Interview with Renee Tomlin

Renée Tomlin is a four-time NCAA All-American in track & field and cross country at Georgetown University, and she was a 2011 NCAA Women of the Year honoree. She was introduced to triathlon through the USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment Program. Tomlin says her favorite parts of triathlon are the transitions because they “require athleticism, tenacity, and explosive response all while remaining calm, loose and focused.” Tomlin endured a stress fracture in her foot in 2018 and came back to win the 2019 Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Triathlon World Cup. Her time recovering was spent taking the time to focus on her mindset and learning how to take care of her body properly in order to stay in the sport.

Renée Tomlin (teamusa.org)

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Concerns over pollution and hot weather add another challenge to marathon swimming. The Tokyo Olympics’ open-water competition and swimming portion of the triathlon at the Odaiba Marine Park comes after persistent controversy over high water temperatures and pollution raised safety concerns among some athletes and coaches. Los Angeles Times

 

Why The Rocky Mountain Slam Is The Toughest Race Series In Ultrarunning. To complete the Rocky Mountain Slam, men and women have to finish four out of five annual races in the Rockies: the Bighorn 100 in Montana, the Hardrock 100 and the Leadville Trail 100 in Colorado, the Wasatch Front 100 in Utah and the Bear 100. Leadville and Wasatch are also part of the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. Trail Runner

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Boulder 70.3 Pro List

 

Male Pros

1 Leiferman Chris USA (United States)

2 Long Sam USA (United States)

3 Appleton Sam AUS (Australia)

4 Metzler Justin USA (United States)

5 Weiss Bradley ZAF (South Africa)

6 Chartier Collin USA (United States)

7 Potts Andy USA (United States)

9 Peterson Kennett USA (United States)

10 Gillespie Dylan USA (United States)

11 Rodriguez Hernandez Tomas Andres MEX (Mexico)

12 Bach Elliot USA (United States)

14 Christensen Weston USA (United States)

16 Peterson Erik USA (United States)

17 Mendez Cruz Mauricio MEX (Mexico)

18 Hipple Tripp USA (United States)

19 Engelhardt Adriano CHE (Switzerland)

20 Nelson Loren CAN (Canada)

21 Zawaski Steven USA (United States)

22 Collington Kevin USA (United States)

23 Loewen Garrick CAN (Canada)

24 Mantell Ernest USA (United States)

25 Kilshaw Stephen CAN (Canada)

26 Ross Neal USA (United States)

27 Gauthier Mathieu CAN (Canada)

28 Deckard Robbie USA (United States)

29 Diasz Diego BRA (Brazil)

31 Romero Garcia De La Cadena Rodrigo MEX (Mexico)

33 Ulloa Martin CHL (Chile)

34 Parker Steven USA (United States)

35 Ohde Luis Henrique BRA (Brazil)

36 Winslow Timothy USA (United States)

37 Pimental Danilo USA (United States)

38 Sullens Joseph USA (United States)

39 Laughery Colin USA (United States)

40 Cosman Nick CAN (Canada)

41 Haeberle Scott USA (United States)

42 Gambles Joe AUS (Australia)

43 Butterfield Tyler USA (United States)

44 Andrie Marty USA (United States)

45 Acevedo Rodrigo COL (Colombia)

46 Deal Benjamin USA (United States)

 

Female Pros

50 Moench Skye USA (United States) - 9

51 Lawrence Holly USA (United States) - 5

53 Pallant-Browne Emma GBR (United Kingdom)

54 Watkinson Amelia NZL (New Zealand)

55 Sodaro Chelsea USA (United States)

56 Metzler Jeanni USA (United States)

57 Mccauley Jocelyn USA (United States)

58 Findlay Paula CAN (Canada)

59 Brandon Lauren USA (United States)

60 Smith Lesley USA (United States)

61 Piampiano Sarah USA (United States)

62 Kessler Meredith USA (United States)

63 Higgins Brittany USA (United States)

64 Jewett Tamara CAN (Canada)

65 Becharas Lisa USA (United States)

66 Rinaldo Marj USA (United States)

67 Trnovcova Zuzana SVK (Slovakia)

68 Johann Carly USA (United States)

70 Belles Hayley USA (United States)

71 Marrou Rebecca USA (United States)

72 Goodell Kimberly USA (United States)

73 Doehla Alissa USA (United States)

74 Palacio Romina ARG (Argentina)

75 Catano Sonja USA (United States)

77 Gruden Lara USA (United States)

78 Knibb Taylor USA (United States)

80 Rusch Maggie USA (United States)

81 Falcaro Nicole USA (United States)

82 Oliveira Pamella BRA (Brazil)

83 Hill Alycia USA (United States)

 

Message from Julie Coleman, Race Director

We’re so excited to be back for the 19th year of the IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder event!

Do you have spectators coming with you? While you’re racing on Saturday, they can cool off in the swim area on the beach between 10:30am and 5pm. There will also be kayaks and SUPs there for them to play around on. The beach and swim area will also be open during our Expo Hours on Thursday and Friday.

On race day, a large section of the beach turns into a picnic lunch option for athletes and spectators, food trucks, as well as a beer garden. Concessions will also be available on race morning in the Athlete Check-in tent in Expo.

 

 

Video of the Week:

Inaugural Olympic Triathlon Mixed Relay

https://youtu.be/eg72Q0V0t-w

 

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Jul 31, 2021

Welcome to Episode #295 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.  This week we continue our celebration and coverage of the Olympics.

 

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  • Feature interview - Kristian Blummenfelt
  • Endurance News - Olympic Triathlon Results, Blummenfelt, Duffy, MTR, Fucking Boat
  • What New in the 303 - Mt Evans Hill Climb, Lone Tree Tri
  • Video of the Week - Flora Duffy and the Men's False Start

 

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Interview with Kristian Blummenfelt (10/23/20)

Thanks to last week's guest, Heather Novickis, agent for more than half a dozen triathletes and swimmers competing in Tokyo.  Kevin McDowell came in 6th place (highest men's triathlon Olympic history).  Abbey Weitzeil won Bronze in the 4x100 Relay Freestyle.

 

The Gold medals Big news this past week in Olympic Triathlon with wins by Kristian Blummenfelt and Flora Duffy last Sunday and Monday.  We are replaying our interview with Kristian earlier this year.

 

Bermuda Wins Summer Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That

TOKYO — With a population of just 63,000, Bermuda has become the smallest nation or territory to win an Olympic gold medal in the Summer Games.

On a drizzly morning in Tokyo, Flora Duffy, 33, clinched the victory for the British island territory in women's individual triathlon – a grueling race made up of open-water swimming for nearly a mile, biking almost 25 miles and running 6.2 miles.

"Flora Duffy was already Bermuda's golden girl before she set off on the Olympic women's triathlon tonight, but she is now simply solid gold after destroying a world-class field in Tokyo," local newspaper The Royal Gazette gushed after her victory.

Duffy is one of two Bermudian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics. The remote set of islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is more than 600 miles from the closest land mass.

Duffy's win is all the more impressive because she battled back from multiple injuries, including a foot issue that took her out of competition for a full year in 2018-2019. In November 2020, she said she was also dealing with knee inflammation.

Bermuda Wins Summer Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That

 

Olympic Champion: Kristian Blummenfelt triumphant in Tokyo

After more than a decade of meticulous planning with his team, it was Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt who was crowned the men’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Triathlon Champion on Monday morning on Odaiba Bay, delivering one of the most gutsy runs possible to take the tape with a roar, at the end of a truly epic battle of wills.

For much of the run, Great Britain’s Alex Yee looked like he might just continue his remarkable rise all the way to the top of the triathlon tree, only for the inimitable Norwegian to put in one final and ultimately decisive charge, New Zealand’s 23-year-old Hayden Wilde hanging tough for a hard-earned bronze.

“It is a moment that I have been dreaming about for so many years,” said a thrilled Blummenfelt. “To be able to put it together on the day is something I am really proud of. It is a strange feeling coming into the last 100 metres and knowing that I had victory. It was quite a similar tactic as in Yokohama eight-weeks ago and also in Lisbon. I don’t really have the leg speed if we came down to the blue-carpet with Alex and Hayden so I knew I had to try and go really hard for five minutes all out and hopefully that would be enough to break them. It was such a good feeling when I got a little gap and I just had to make sure it was big enough, even for the last few hundred metres.”

 

Triathlete Causes Controversy Wearing All White Costume At The Olympics

Blummenfelt, who finished in one hour, 45 minutes and four seconds, was wearing an all-white uniform for the race - which ended up going rather see through.

This meant that viewers could see his black trunks underneath and, with social media users being the adults that they are, people took to Twitter to mock the whole thing - specifically the designer.

It seems it wasn't just people behind the keyboard either because someone explained how the commentator during the triathlon also poked fun at the designer needing to be 'sacked'.

According to reports, the pundit went on: "They are of course his swimmers under there. Superman wears his underpants on the outside. They've got it wrong haven't they?"

 

 

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TRIATHLON MIXED RELAY TO MAKE ITS DEBUT AT TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

TOKYO — The thrilling debut of the Triathlon Mixed Relay will take place this Saturday at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with Team USA ready to contend for the first Olympic medals ever awarded in the event. The race is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, at 7:30 a.m. in Tokyo, which is Friday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

 

The race will air live on USA Network, and a livestream is also available on the NBC Sports App and NBCOlympics.com. Barb Lindquist, 2004 U.S. Olympian, and Joe Maloy, 2016 U.S. Olympian and member of the U.S. team that won the 2016 ITU World Mixed Relay Championships, will provide pre- and post-race commentary from the USA Triathlon Facebook page from 4:45-5:15 p.m. ET (pre-race) and 8-8:30 p.m. ET (post-race). Click here to learn more.

 

Each of the 17 countries on the start list will field a Mixed Relay team of two men and two women, with the order as: female/male/female/male. In the Olympic race, each athlete will complete a super-sprint triathlon consisting of a 300-meter swim, draft-legal 6.8-kilometer bike, and 2-kilometer run before tagging off to the next teammate.

 

Team USA’s final four-person roster for the Mixed Relay event will not be announced until 5:15 a.m. JST on race morning (just over two hours before race start), but the selections will come from among the five members of the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team who competed in the individual events earlier this week. While each country made its initial team submissions on Thursday, race-morning roster changes and order shifts are permitted and may play into the strategy for any team.

 

Kevin McDowell and Morgan Pearson will race as the only two U.S. men on the Olympic roster, while two of the three U.S. women — Taylor Knibb, Summer Rappaport and Katie Zaferes — will toe the line. Zaferes won a bronze medal in the women’s individual event earlier this week.

 

Knibb: “There is a lot of strategy involved, so it’s a real opportunity for growth, because countries are still learning as they go. I feel like in three years it will look drastically different, and I’m excited to see how it evolves.”

 

Zaferes: “It’s super awesome to compete in the Mixed Relay because it’s just so much fun having teammates and racing with your country. It’s just a whole different vibe — because of course you want to do well for yourself in the individual, but when you’re racing in the Mixed Relay, you’re wanting to do well for your whole team and for the USA. It makes it a little more special.”

 

Rappaport: “The Mixed Relay is just so dynamic. Things are always changing, and you have athletes with different strengths going head-to-head in different legs. Things can change really fast, and there’s almost always a really exciting finish. I think it will be a great way to draw spectators into the sport, especially now that it’s at the Olympics.”

 

NBC Triathlon Schedule

Relay race - Friday July 30th at 6:30pm ET

USAT Foundation Watch Party. 

 

Track Cycling Schedule - Starts August 3rd

Road Cycling Results

Marathon Swimming Schedule - Starts August 4th

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

From the Summit of Mt. Evans Waiting in the Clouds at the Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb

At 6:30 in the morning Becky Furuta and I drove to the top of Mount Evans as the sun rose over the Colorado plains thousands of feet below and I felt struck with a feeling of smallness. Like that feeling when you are away from humans and surrounded in nature and so vulnerable. To be on the summit basically alone felt rare. It felt amazing and reminded me of the vastness and quiet that still exists but more and more rare.

I also was reminded of how much climbing the hundreds of cyclists 7,000 feet down had in front of them. I admit I had some fear for them as the weather forecast included rain and at 42 degrees I knew that would feel awful. I became more nervous as the winds picked up and the clouds shrouded the top.

 

Unpacking the Primal tent and setting it up in the wind seemed almost pointless as I wasn’t confident the race would even happen. Snow pellets kerplunked the tent and we fired up the propane heater to thwart the cold.

 

 

New Triathlon in Loveland, July 31, Q & A With Race Director Peggy Shockley

Meet Peggy Shockley. She created the Lake to Lake Triathlon in 2001 and so we wanted to “chat” with her on why she loves what she does on the eve of her new triathlon, The Lonetree Sprint Triathlon (Info HERE) on July 31st just south of Loveland (not the city Lonetree, the lake is named Lonetree).

 

 

Video of the Week:

Flora Duffy wins Bermuda's first ever Olympic gold medal, topping triathlon in Tokyo | NBC Sports

 

 

Wayward boat causes first false start in Olympic triathlon history | Tokyo Olympics | NBC Sports

 

 

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