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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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Sep 19, 2020

Welcome to Episode #250 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. 

We have Miranda Carfrae and Tim O'Donnell to talk about some exciting announcements coming out of the power-duo from Boulder.

Show Sponsor VENGA:

I received my subscription VengaCBD Ultra Gels Thursday and the timing could have only been better if I got them Wednesday.   Thanks to Venga CBD for sponsoring today's show.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety. 

Venga CBD products are different than typical CBD products, they are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality PCR hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD because it’s water-soluble CBD.

Venga has a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy order online and delivered right to your door.

Venga topical has been helping me fight inflammation in my knees and the ultra gels are great for evening recovery and relaxation.  In fact, I just ordered some more.

You can get Venga CBD by going to VengaCBD.com which is spelled V - e - n - g - a CBD.com. 

Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast.  Subscribe and save 15% on future orders.

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Rinny and T.O.
  • What New in the 303 (Lookout Mountain Triathlon,
  • Endurance News (Tour update l)

 

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Interview with Rinny and T.O.:

Speaking of UCAN.  We have UCAN fan Tim O'Donnell.  T.O. is one of the world’s most successful and experienced American long-course triathletes. As a professional, he has earned 50+ podium finishes including over 22+ wins at major events throughout the world.  In 2019 in Kona we saw him put in an awesome performance to break 8 hours and claim the title of fastest American in Kona ever!

T.O.'s better half Mirinda Carfrae IRONMAN World Champion 2010, 2013 & 2014.  We've been eager to interview Rinny for years now.  She has just joined the Aqua Sphere team.  She and TO have an announcement that they made a couple of weeks ago.  For those of you that follow them, you know what we're talking about.  If you don’t, well…..let's get into the interview.

 

Post Interview Discussion

Virtual racing just not the same. We like the pressure of real racing. 

PTO and how triathlon will survive.  It's up to us. 

TO Challenge Roth

Rinny Roth in 2014.  Baby out and start racing around June. 70.3's and Santa Cruz maybe.

https://www.timothyodonnell.com/

https://www.mirindacarfrae.com/

https://www.timandrinnyshow.com/

 

Shout out to Kenny Withrow for the photos for today's episode!

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind you need as an active outdoor enthusiast.  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:

The Tour

  • Stage 18 Standings
    • Primoz Roglic is still in yellow
    • Sam Bennett in green
    • Richard Carapaz in polka dot
    • Tadej Pocacar in white
  • Marc Hirshi went down at about 45 miles to finish going down hill and taking a downhill curve is wheels slid out and I t
  • Sepp Kuss of Jumbo-Visma was 27th overall GC after 12 stages last week.  He had killer performance in Stage 17 with a 4th place, hard as shit, up hill driving Primoz Roglic.  Miguel Lopez of Astana would beat Roglic by 1 place, but minimized Lopez's gain.  Sepp is now 15th overall in the GC.
  • No controversy, but here's who's abandoned the Tour de France 2020 after stage 18
  • Stage one abandonments - John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto-Soudal. Reason: Finished outside the time limit
  • Stage two abandonments - Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto-Soudal. Reason: DNS due to broken knee-cap; Rafael Valls (Esp) Bahrain-McLaren. Reason: DNS due to broken femur
  • Stage three abandonments - Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis. Reason: DNF due to broken collarbone
  • Stage four abandonments - None
  • Stage five abandonments - None
  • Stage six abandonments - None
  • Stage seven abandonments - None
  • Stage eight abandonments - Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling. Reason: DNF due to knee injury. Diego Rosa (Ita) Arkéa-Samsic. Reason: DNF due to broken collarbone suffered in crash. Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Total Direct Energie. Reason: Unknown; William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ. Reason: DNF due to injury suffered on stage one.
  • Stage nine - Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates. Reason: DNF due to unexplained physical problem. Steff Cras (Bel) Lotto-Soudal. Reason: DNF due to injury suffered on stage one.
  • Stage 10 - Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling. Reason: DNS after crash on stage one; Sam Bewley (Nzl); Mitchelton-Scott. Reason: DNF after crash on stage 10
  • Stage 11 - Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates. Reason: DNS after crash on stage 10; Ion Izagirre (Esp) Astana. Reason: DNF after crash on stage 11; Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe. Reason: DNF due to illness.
  • Stage 12 - Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) CCC Team. Reason: DNF after injuries sustained in crash on stage 11.
  • Stage 13 - Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo. Reason: DNF after crash on stage 13
  • Stage 14 - Romain Bardet (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale. Reason: DNS after crash on stage 13; Pierre Latour (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale. Reason: DNF on stage 14
  • Stage 15 - Sergio Higuita (Col) EF Pro Cycling: DNF after crash on stage 15
  • Stage 16 - David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ: DNF stage 16; Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Total Direct Energie: OTL
  • Stage 17 - Mikel Nieve (Esp) Mitchelton-Scott: DNF on stage 17; Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ: DNS; Egan Bernal (Col) Ineos Grenadiers: DNS; Jens Desbuscherre (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept: Outside time limit
  • Stage 18 - André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-Up Nation – DNF stage 18

 

What's New in the 303:

The Black Hills, a Triathlon, Bike Ride and Buffalo

175 athletes competed in either the Olympic or Long Distance (half Iron) race. This course was tough with a very hilly one or two loop bike course and run. The bike course took riders on a scenic loop through Custer State Park—appropriately named the Wildlife Loop.

Local triathlete, Kirsten McCay who won her age group and loves this triathlon said, “My favorite things about this race are the challenging but scenic bike course, the laid back atmosphere, no time limit for the course so everyone can finish, and the cash prizes for the top 3 overall men and women.” $800, $400 and $300 are given to the overall winners—not bad!

Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial

Beautiful weather and temperatures for this week's KHMTT Week 2. 

https://www.coloradocycling.org/results/road

Breakaway Athletics and the Last Call Triathlon

The Last Call Triathlon will be an event you’ll look forward to all season long. Why? Beautiful mountain views, great weather and a family fun venue! Did we mention camping? Yup! There’s that too.

Sitting on the east side of Loveland and southeast of Fort Collins, this is shaping up to have the whos who of triathlon at it.  We've got sister Madonna Buder, Kyle Coon with Andy Potts. 

 

Video of the Week:

https://www.youtube.com/c/TimRinnyshow/videos

Running While Pregnant // 22 Weeks

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Pro cyclist, Will Dugan to talk about his pro career and some of his races at Tour of CA, Pro Cycling Challenge and more.  Will Dugan now organizes Project Supertraining, supported rides that provide a pro-like training experience for amateur (and some pro) riders. The rides also direct money and attention to charitable causes. 

Amy Dixon VI - Amy Dixon is a visually impaired professional triathlete and member of the USA Paratriathlon National Team. She is the reigning Aquathlon World Champion, US National Champion triathlete, USA Paracycling Time Trial National Champion, and is ranked 6th in the world in the Paralympic International Rankings.

Sister Madonna Buder began training at age 48 at the behest of Father John who told her it was a way of tweaking, "mind, body, and spirit" and for the relaxation and calmness it can bring an individual. She completed her first triathlon at age 52 and first Ironman event at age 55 and has continued ever since.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and @303triathlon 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 12, 2020

We are catching up with Siri after 3 years to talk about some of the advice she's sharing with her clients during this COVID experience.  In this UCAN coaches panel a couple of months ago, Siri shared some advice on how to reframe this as an opportunity. 

Siri has amazing courage and leadership.  She's really someone people feel like they can relate to and who she makes you feel relatable too.  Through her athletic career there were many challenges and battles, yet none would be as challenging as battle and ultimate victory over leukemia.  She is truly inspirational and wise.

 

Show Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Venga CBD for sponsoring today's show.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety. 

Venga CBD products are different than typical CBD products, they are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality PCR hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD because it’s water-soluble CBD.

Venga has a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy order online and delivered right to your door.

Venga topical has been helping me fight inflammation in my knees and the ultra gels are great for evening recovery and relaxation.  In fact, I just ordered some more.

You can get Venga CBD by going to VengaCBD.com which is spelled V - e - n - g - a CBD.com. 

Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast.  Subscribe and save 15% on future orders.

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Siri Lindley
  • What New in the 303 (Lookout Mountain Triathlon,
  • Endurance News (Tour update l)

 

Interview Sponsor UCAN:

Bill, I get the UCAN newsletter and on the Blog this week titled UCAN for Daily Nutrition. [link in the show notes] I fell into a recipe black hole on the UCAN recipe page. There were a couple of recipes that you may enjoy.  You want to hear one or two?

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I am into my UCAN energy coffee bars 2-3 per week and same with the UCAN Energy Powder.  I want to get some extra Plain SuperStarch Energy Tub and try these recipes and maybe experiment on my own.  UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly!

If you subscribe to the UCAN newsletter you know UCAN has a BOGO on Cinnamon bars and powders.  Plus they have a killer Pumpkin Protein smoothie.  Yum!

 

Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com,

or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/

 

Interview with Siri Lindley:

We shared a teaser interview with Siri a few weeks ago.  It was an interview that we did in 2017.  We were a fairly new podcast back then and were really honored to have a World Cup Series winner in 2001 and 2002. One of the winningest Triathletes in Triathlon History and the Triathlete of the year in both 2001 and 2002.  Not to mention her coaching credentials.

 

Well this interview coming up we just recorded and a lot has happened since.  Siri has overcome her greatest challenge in a battle with leukemia and her beautiful victory that you are about to hear.   Bill, did you know that "Siri" is a Scandinavian female given name. It is a short form of Sigrid, of Old Norse origin, and literally meaning "beautiful victory".  I want to title this show "Beautiful Victory". 

 

Post Interview Discussion

Siri is just one of those people that is just so easy to talk to and makes you feel good. 

I'd love to introduce Morgan to Siri and Bek.  Morgan is such an animal lover.  I told her what Siri told us about pushing the deer off the road.

 

Bill?

 

Recommend her book, "Surfacing".  https://www.sirilindley.com/surfacing-book-options/

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind you need as an active outdoor enthusiast.  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:

The Tour

  • Stage 12 Standings
    • 217K or 125 miles
    • Primoz Roglic is still in yellow
    • Sam Bennett in green
    • Marc Herschi of team Sunweb wins Stage 12 in a get away
  • Sepp Kuss of Jumbo-Visma 27th overall GC after 12 stages
  • This Week's Contraversy - Stage 11 sprint finish with a 4 rider photo finish. Peter Sagan head butts ____ and changed the direction of his line
  • Ilnur Zacurin of team CCC abandoned

 

Alistair Brownlee and Helvellyn Triathlon on Sunday

PTO Board Member Alistair Brownlee after lining up to start the World Triathlon Series in Hamburg on Saturday at 4pm and then flying back to the UK right after the race (arriving in the UK at midnight) in time to honour his commitment to Helvellyn Triathlon on Sunday am. He won the race and set a new course record. All on a few hours of sleep. What a legend. Alistair said “This year has been a tough year for professional athletes and the charitable sector so I’m going to donate half my prize money to the professional athletes who raced and didn’t win prize money today and the other half to the Brownlee Foundation. I feel lucky to be involved with the PTO and have been lucky to be well supported by the PTO this year.”

 

What's New in the 303:

Lookout Mountain Triathlon, a Record Broken and Good Day to Race

The Lookout Mountain triathlon last weekend had many side stories, like most any race of any kind. With COVID and safety protocols and procedures, athletes were really racing themselves more than ever with the swim start of splitting a lane with another athlete and only 12 people on deck at a time really spreading the race out. There were minimal athletes on the road and trail passing each other. Transition was roomy and very little overlap took place.

Fun Mountain Bike Racing This Coming Weekend in Castle Rock

Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial

 

Video of the Week:

Siri Lindley Video on Becoming a World Champion

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Tim and Rinny - Announcing the pending arrival of their new baby the end of the year and Aqua Sphere sponsorship.

Amy Dixon VI - Amy Dixon is a visually impaired professional triathlete and member of the USA Paratriathlon National Team. She is the reigning Aquathlon World Champion, US National Champion triathlete, USA Paracycling Time Trial National Champion, and is ranked 6th in the world in the Paralympic International Rankings.

Sister Madonna Buder will be racing the "Last Call Triathlon" in Loveland this month.  We'll share our interview with you.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and @303triathlon 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 5, 2020

We have Paralympic Gold medalist triathlete Allysa Seely joining us today.  As we mentioned in the intro she has an amazing story. There are no short cuts to reach your goals and become your best and we expect that Allysa is going to help us appreciate that even more in this interview. Allysa, than you for joining us today. Allysa is one bad ass athlete so buckle up.

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Venga CBD for sponsoring today's show.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety. 

Venga CBD products are different than typical CBD products, they are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality PCR hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD because it’s water-soluble CBD.

Venga has a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy order online and delivered right to your door.

My Thursday run with Aaron and Casey would not be fun without Venga CBD "pre" recovery balm.

You can get Venga CBD by going to VengaCBD.com which is spelled V - e - n - g - a CBD.com. 

Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast.  Subscribe and save 15% on future orders.

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Gold medalist Allysa Seely
  • What New in the 303 with some discussion on the Lookout Tri and an article by Talitha Vogt on saddles and bike fit
  • Endurance News (The Tour, a couple of PTO press releases and draft legal age group nationals rescheduled to April)

Interview with Allysa Seely:

Gold medalist triathlete at the Rio Paralympics Allysa Seely. Shortly after starting her collegiate triathlon career, Allysa was diagnosed with a congenital brain and spine condition threatened Allysa passion for triathlon.  She made the decision to amputate her left leg and still fights through other physical challenges. Allysa is one bad ass athlete.

New Sponsor - Buddy Insurance.

Buddy Insurance is the kind of peace of mind you need as an active outdoor enthusiast.  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:

The Tour

  • Chris Froome to come back next year on Team Israel Startup Nation 2021
  • Sepp Kuss of Jumbo-Visma taking charge in Stage 4 on the climb and crashing in Stage 5.
  • Stage 5 of The Tour and Team Ineos putting the hammer down in 5 miles from the finish
  • Stage 5 JULIAN ALAPHILIPPE losing yellow for a penalty for taking a bottle within 20K of the finish
  • Adam Yates took Yellow in Stage 5
  • Standings after Stage 6 and Adam Yates still in Yellow

An unexpected penalty

Alaphilippe had received a 20 second penalty for taking a feed with under 20km to go in the race. As he broke the ‘unauthorized feeding’ regulation by taking a bidon from a Deceuninck-QuickStep soigneur with 17.1km to go, he was served a time penalty and his team received a fine.

Although Alaphilippe held a four-second lead over Adam Yates of Mitchelton-Scott, because of the unauthorized feed Yates is the new race leader of the Tour de France. Jumbo-Visma’s Primož Roglič now sits second, three seconds behind Yates while Tadej Pogačar of UAE Team Emirates is in third, with seven seconds off the lead. Alaphilippe was bumped into 16th place—he is now 16 seconds behind Yates.

 

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES C$20,000 PRIZE PURSE FOR THE CANADIAN PRO TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP

The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that it will provide a C$20,000 prize purse for the Canadian Pro Triathlon Championship on September 13th in Caledon, Ontario.

With all triathlon racing in Canada cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Canadian PTO Professionals have joined together to create an event that will allow Canadian professional triathletes to engage in a non-drafting Olympic distance event and celebrate the resilience of the Canadian triathlon community.  

The event will be a non-drafting Olympic distance race and will see both long-distance and ITU Canadian professionals compete against each other.  The swim will be a time trial done separately from the bike and run, then the athletes will start the bike/run in order of their swim finish according to how far back they were from the leader. In order to keep a Covid-safe environment, the entire Olympic distance bike and run will be enclosed in a subdivision that will allow for the select few spectators to see the fast-paced action. The event is expected to be broadcast so triathlon fans can experience the excitement. 

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION AND CHALLENGE FAMILY ANNOUNCE ALLOCATION OF €40,000 PRIZE MONEY TO PROFESSIONALS AND AGE GROUPERS AT CANCELLED CHALLENGE DAVOS RACE

CHALLENGEDAVOS was forced to be cancelled after the swim start when dangerous weather conditions moved in. The Professional Triathletes Organisation will be paying in full the €21,000 in professional prize money it had committed at CHALLENGEDAVOS, with the amount being shared equally among all professionals who attended the event. In the spirit of unity with age grouper colleagues in these difficult times, CHALLENGEFAMILY will be applying the €19,000 it had allocated to the professional prize purse to offer significantly reduced entry fees for next year’s race to all age grouper athletes who incurred the long hours of training and expenses to be alongside the professionals at the HALLENGEDAVOS 2020 start line.

2020 USA TRIATHLON AGE GROUP DRAFT-LEGAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon and Arizona State University today announced that the 2020 USA Triathlon Age Group Draft-Legal National Championships, initially scheduled to take place Nov. 14 in Tempe, Arizona, have been rescheduled to April 2021 — as a World Qualifier rather than a National Championship — due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.  Age Group Draft-Legal Nationals were set to be held as part of ASU’s Sun Devil Draft-Legal Classic, in conjunction with the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships. Due to continued limits on mass gatherings in the Tempe and Phoenix areas, ASU and USA Triathlon today determined that the age group event can no longer take place in 2020. The 2020 Women’s Collegiate Triathlon season — includin

 

What's New in the 303:

Max sentence for driver and what that means—today on 30

Delimma on a flat tire and what I did

Kona moving to Nice??? It’s a theory, lets start a rumor

My ride with TriDoc and getting my ass handed to me

@meganhottman

Video of the Week:

Video Feature: Paralympic gold medalist Allysa Seely Shares her Story

Sasha Underwood bike packed the rugged Colorado Trail Solo and shares the 16 day "monumental" ride.

Sasha took on the 550 mile Colorado Trail, climbing over 80,000 feet and spending 16 nights on her own in the woods. Known for her Ironman’s and Leadville 100 finishes, Sasha dug deep to overcome the challenges of overnighting alone, crashing a few times, getting lost once, and the normal chore of keeping hydrated and eating lots of calories. She discovered more about herself than she imagined. She called this trip “monumental” and what kept her going through the tough times were the people she was raising money for. The refugees. She gives tirelessly to this community and they gave back on this journey. Whenever she even thought of quitting, she thought of the refugees who had no choice but to continue their journey. They brought her through a couple of tough spots. She met incredible people, saw incredible places and returned home amazed at this feat and called it life changing. If you want to donate to the refugees, here is a link: https://ridingforrefugees.funraise.org

Upcoming Interviews:

Siri Lindley was the World Cup Series winner and Triathlete of the year in 2001 and 2002, she was inducted into the USA TRIATHLON Hall of Fame in 2016.  She has coached athletes to Olympic Medals and to  Ironman World Championship Titles.

Amy Dixon

Sister Madonna_Buder

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and @303triathlon 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 29, 2020

Today's feature interview with 6 time Ironman World Champion, the first person ever inducted in the Ironman Hall of Fame, master triathlon coach coaching athletes for 40 years, we are of course talking about "The Man" Dave Scott.

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Venga CBD for sponsoring today's show.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety. 

Venga CBD products are different than typical CBD products, they are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality PCR hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD because it’s water-soluble CBD.

Venga has a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy order online and delivered right to your door.

My Thursday run with Aaron and Casey would not be fun without Venga CBD "pre" recovery balm.

You can get Venga CBD by going to VengaCBD.com which is spelled V - e - n - g - a CBD.com. 

Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast.  Subscribe and save 15% on future orders.

 

Interview with Dave Scott:

Scott ran his first Ironman in 1980 and finished in 9:24:33, nearly 2 hours faster than the previous win, with ABC Wide World of Sports broadcasting the event from Kona for the first time. Scott's time and approach is widely considered to have changed the Ironman from a test of endurance to a race. Scott returned in 1982 and finished second. In 1983, Scott won in what was Mark Allen's first Ironman. In what would become a renowned rivalry, Scott would win three of the next four Ironmans over Allen.

Scott has stated that he is most proud of his performance in 1994. Another second-place finish, Scott was 40 years old at the time so his race was considered to be a revolutionary feat. Two years later, Scott finished fifth overall. 2001 was his last foray into the Ironman. The 47-year-old Scott had back problems due to some last minute bike changes, which forced him out of the race.

Ironwar

In 1989, the rivalry between Scott and Allen reached a peak in what has alternately been called the "Ironwar" and "The Greatest Race Ever Run."[5] Scott has stated "I never focused my goals on Mark Allen or what I had to do in the swim or the bike compared to Mark Allen. Ultimately, the competition level sometimes dictated that. After many years of racing, in 1989, we had a very very close race. It seemed like we were bouncing off of one another. It was influenced by our competitive natures." Allen ultimately won with Scott placing second and both broke Scott’s course record.

What we just learned about taking care of your heart and the damage that can be done with regular long hard workouts.  Wow!

I don't know how I got the coaching years wrong.  It's on the Dave Scott website as over 40 years. 

Subscribed to Dave's Newsletter:

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Endurance News:

Mo Farah to participate in London Marathon as pacemaker

If you need a pacemaker to help you pursue an Olympic qualifying time in the marathon, they couldn't come much better qualified than Britain's most celebrated track and field athlete, Mo Farah.

That's the happy scenario for some of Britain's lesser lights who will have the 37-year-old leading them out around the streets of the capital in October's London Marathon.

"The London Marathon has been so important to me since I was a schoolboy and when they asked me to do this I thought it would be great to help," British marathon record holder Farah, who finished third and fifth in 2018 and 2019 respectively, told the race's official website.

"I am in good shape, I'll be in London that week, and it fits in with my training. I know just how special it is just to compete for your country at an Olympic Games, and it would be great to help other athletes achieve this."

Moneyball At The Tour De France: How NTT Is Bringing Analytics To Pro Cycling

NTT Pro Cycling does not have the financial might of the sport’s big guns, and over its four seasons on the UCI WorldTour, cycling’s elite-level competition, it has consistently finished towards the bottom end of the team rankings. Yet on Saturday in Nice, Africa’s first and only WorldTour team will be lining up for the 2020 Tour de France with a quiet sense of self-confidence. NTT has a card up the sleeve of its skin-tight, blue and black jersey.

“With the information we have at our fingertips, we prepare better than anybody,” says Doug Ryder, NTT’s Team Manager.

In collaboration with the Japanese tech giant that sponsors and lends its name to the team, Ryder and his colleagues have, over the past 18 months, developed an analytics-based methodology that has helped them recruit new riders, plan their season, and prepare meticulously for races. The new approach, they hope, will push South Africa-based NTT Pro Cycling to another level, both over the next three weeks in France and in the longer term.

Cycling is already a stats-heavy sport, and there are pro teams that have used data in the recruitment process for several years, but Ryder says it is the way that NTT interprets and presents the available information that makes their method innovative. “We’ve always seen technology as an enabler,” Ryder states. “What NTT has done is take all of this information and create the most incredible dashboard which makes it easier for us to make better, more informed decisions. It’s like the Moneyball approach. We find the individuals that are overlooked in the system.”

Cycling: Teams with two coronavirus cases in a week will be out of Tour, organisers say

PARIS (Reuters) - Two positive coronavirus cases within a week for a Tour de France team will result in the outfit being kicked out of the event starting on Aug. 29, the race organisers said on Friday.

“If a team has two positive cases or (members) with strong symptoms within a seven-day period, they will be out of the race,” Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) said in a statement to Reuters.

Earlier, sports directors who will be on the event running until Sept. 20 confirmed a report by cycling website Velonews that the race would be over for teams who are found to have two infected members in their ranks.

“The measure was announced to us at the Criterium du Dauphine,” one sports director, who declined to be named because he is not authorised to discuss the matter, told Reuters.

What's New in the 303:

Lookout Mountain Triathlon and the Historic Ties to Race Director, Paul Karlsson

Paul Karlsson has had a huge impact on multisport in Colorado for years. Not only was he a founder of what became a very prestigious, national race, The Boulder Peak, he also has produced other races such as the Xterra Indian Peaks and the Lookout Triathlon. He has put on events all over the state including Evergreen and Aspen. Did you know that The Peak awarded Kona spots once upon a time?

But Paul has impacted many lives through teaching Colorado history and now business classes at Arvada West High School. He coached the swim team at Columbine when the tragedy happened and had been signed up to do IRONMAN Lake Placid that year and because of the shooting, IRONMAN switched is entry to Kona to show support. He has coached swimming at various clubs in the Western metro area, including at Mt. Vernon Country Club, the host of the upcoming Lookout Triathlon.

Last Call Triathlon Expands Slots

On Tuesday night it was sold out and I put myself on the wait list.  On Wednesday morning I received and email with an pleasant surprise "we capped our registrations and thought that was it for entries. This morning we spoke with the venue and rangers and were given the okay to add some additional slots. Woo-hoo!  At the time of this email we have about 35 open slots. If the last 48 hours are any indication of how much folks wanna race this year, we fully expect these openings to be gone by Friday or Saturday (if not sooner).

Buffalo Bicycle Classic moves to do-it-yourself ride format due to COVID-19

Originally scheduled for Sunday, September 13, BBC riders are invited to explore the event’s modified routes. The planning committee is encouraging small groups of 10 or fewer to ride with their Buffalo Bicycle Classic merchandise or bib during the period September 6 – 20. Riders will benefit from partnerships with stores, coffee shops, and restaurants along the routes.

Last Call Triathlon Expands Slots

On Tuesday night it was sold out and I put myself on the wait list.  On Wednesday morning I received and email with an pleasant surprise "we capped our registrations and thought that was it for entries. This morning we spoke with the venue and rangers and were given the okay to add some additional slots. Woo-hoo!  At the time of this email we have about 35 open slots. If the last 48 hours are any indication of how much folks wanna race this year, we fully expect these openings to be gone by Friday or Saturday (if not sooner).

Video of the Week:

10 MINUTE DRY LAND SWIMMING (STRETCH CORD)

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Gold medalist triathlete at the Rio Paralympics Allysa Seely. Shortly after starting her collegiate triathlon career, Allysa was diagnosed with a congenital brain and spine condition threatened Allysa passion for triathlon.  She made the decision to amputate her left leg and still fights through other physical challenges. Allysa is one bad ass athlete.

Siri Lindley was the World Cup Series winner and Triathlete of the year in 2001 and 2002, she was inducted into the USA TRIATHLON Hall of Fame in 2016.  She has coached athletes to Olympic Medals and to  Ironman World Championship Titles.

Karen Smyers (on the beach with a beer) advised you go to pro to up your game

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and @triathlon 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 22, 2020

Welcome to Episode #246 of the 303 Endurance Podcast

Today's feature interview with the Executive Director at USA Triathlon Foundation, Dave Deschenes.  He's been involved in Multisport for over 20 years.  Before coming to the USA Triathlon Foundation, Deschenes spent seven-plus years as Executive Director for the IRONMAN Foundation in Tampa, Florida, where he was responsible for growing the organization’s total charitable giveback from $12 million to over $50 million. He's going to have an interesting insight into how the sport is being impacted by COVID. 

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Interview with Dave Deschenes:

Dave Deschenes is the Executive Director at USA Triathlon Foundation.  He's been involved in Multisport for over 20 years.  Before coming to the USA Triathlon Foundation, Deschenes spent seven-plus years as Executive Director for the IRONMAN Foundation in Tampa, Florida, where he was responsible for growing the organization’s total charitable giveback from $12 million to over $50 million. Deschenes also managed the organizational and business strategy, nonprofit compliance, financial planning, donor and program management, marketing innovation, community engagement and social media outreach.

Prior to his tenure at the IRONMAN Foundation, Deschenes was Managing Director for the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Athletes for a Cure program in Santa Monica, California. Preceding IRONMAN and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Deschenes had a long-standing business career in financial services working in a variety of management roles with Franklin Templeton Investments.

Athletic Background:  Dave is a USA Triathlon Certified Level II coach, a Level III USA Cycling Certified Coach and a Natural Running – Newton Running Certified Coach. Dave has participated in over 100 endurance events, including being a 3X Boston Marathon Finisher, an IRONMAN Finisher and an IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship finisher.  He is an avid outdoorsman and mountain and gravel biker.

For more information, visit Usatriathlonfoundation.org

New Sponsor - Buddy Insurance.

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Endurance News:

So I have my news feed for "marathon" full of Charlotte M cancelled, R/R DC cancelled, Seattle R/R cancelled, and then there's this story of a Last-Minute Marathon A Boon for Alaska Runners During A Summer With Few Footraces.

Anchorage Daily News - The Anchored Marathon was the brainchild of Ryan Cox and Julianne Dickerson, 2 of 16 Boston qualifiers in Anchorage  who took on designing their own course.

Dani Martínez wins the Critérium du Dauphiné 2020

Dani Martínez has won the Critérium du Dauphiné 2020, overhauling Thibaut Pinot’s pre-stage GC lead, the Frenchman finishing runner-up.  His compatriot Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) was third overall, while Sepp Kuss won the final stage five following a late attack, the third victory for Jumbo-Visma at this year’s Dauphiné.

Martínez (EF Pro Cycling) finished second on the stage, with Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) third.  Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) abandoned during stage five after experiencing pain in the same knee injured when he was hit by a car during a training ride in July, while Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren) also dropped out of GC contention after suffering from cramps.

Final general classification

  1. Dani Martínez (Col) EF Pro Cycling, in 21-44-58
  2. Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ, at 29 seconds
  3. Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis, at 41s
  4. Tadej Pogačar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates, at 56s
  5. Miguel Ángel López (Col) Astana, at 1-38
  6. Romain Bardet (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale, at 1-43
  7. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Jumbo-Visma, at 2-07
  8. Lennard Kämna (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe, at 2-14
  9. Warren Barguil (Fra) Arkéa-Samsic, at 2-49
  10. Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma, at 2-55

 

Cyclists pelted with ping pong-sized hail during freak storm at race in France

The second stage of cycling's Critérium du Dauphiné quickly turned into something that you'd see in an apocalypse movie. As riders neared the finish line, the sky opened up and everyone below was pelted by ping pong-sized hailstones. The riders were just a few kilometers from the finish line at the top of the Col de Porte in the southwest part of France when the conditions turned bad.  Cycling group Israel Start-Up Nation described the situation as "total chaos and mayhem."  Belgian cyclist Tim Declercq was one of many riders that ended up with large red welts on his back due to the hailstones. Declearcq shared a photo on his Instagram story of what his back looked like afterwards. It wasn't exactly a pretty sight:

 

What's New in the 303:

Colorado - Top Bike Climbs

Colorado is known world wide for its 14ers  AND for its exceptional cycling terrain. Some of the worlds top climbs hail from Colorado - Pikes Peak - #4 US/#17 World, Mt Evans - #13 US/#94 World; also the highest paved road in North America) and Trail Ridge - #52 US and is the longest climb in the Continental US.  Colorado's Top 10 Road Bike Climbs are 1. Pikes Peak, 2. Mount Evans, 3. Grand Mesa North, 4. Trail Ridge, 5. Grand Mesa South, 6. East Portal, 7. Independence Pass West, 8. Left Hand Canyon, 9. Wolf Creek Pass, South, and 10. Slumgulion Pass

 This page provides a summary for cycling and climbing by bike the top climbs in Colorado. Bicycling around Denver, Colorado Springs, Loveland, Aspen, Fort Collins, Idaho Springs, Grand Mesa and more). Biking up some of the greatest climbs in the world ( Pikes Peak, Mt Evans, Trail Ridge, Grand Mesa North, Left Hand Canyon, Guanella Pass, Independence Pass, and many more. This page contains the top bike climbs in Colorado. Cycling, riding and climbing the top, most difficult, hardest, challenging, extreme, best, scenic, inspiring, bucket list climbs in Colorado. These climbs can be viewed via the map below (scroll in to view climbs in particular areas), by a detailed list of the climbs that can be arranged by difficulty, distance (longest climbs in the area), altitude gained, highest elevation (highest summit), average grade (sort the grades by varying distances), lowest start point, etc. You can also view the Top 10 and Top 25 Bike Climbs in Colorado. Click on "Climb Page" to jump to the detail page for that particular bike climb. We feel this page provides a good summary of the best bicycling and biking climbs in Colorado.

 

Video of the Week:

Dave Deschenes Part 1

 

Upcoming Interviews:

8/27 Dave Scott uses every single workout to assess your body's performance capacity and predict why you could do in a race of a particular distance on that day.  Talk about how routine practice helps dial it in for different disciplines.

8/28 Siri Lindley who was on the UCAN coaches panel and had a good perspective on COVID - "We've been a gift.  Not training balls out is going to take discipline. Reframe as an opportunity to strengthen the parts of our life that needed work and bring us into our racing season when it comes."

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and @triathlon 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 15, 2020

Today's feature interview is a teaser for an upcoming interview. Siri Lindley who was on the UCAN coaches panel.  I thought the advice she had for athletes during this time of COVID had some great wisdom - "We've been a gift.  Not training balls out is going to take discipline. Reframe as an opportunity to strengthen the parts of our life that needed work and bring us into our racing season when it comes."

Siri was the World Cup Series winner in 2001 and 2002.  One of the winningest triathletes in triathlon history.  Triathlete of the year in both 2001 and 2002, and inducted into the USA TRIATHLON Hall of Fame in 2016. 

We spoke to Siri back in 2017 about her career and we wanted to share that with you as a combo teaser and get to know Siri before we talk to her again.

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Interview :

We mentioned that Siri Lindley was World Cup Series winner in 2001 and 2002.  One of the winningest triathletes in triathlon history.  She has also coached athletes to Olympic Medals: 2004: Silver and Bronze. Athens Olympic Games.  She has also coached athletes to 5 Ironman World Championship Titles.

New Sponsor - Buddy Insurance.

I used Buddy on Tuesday on my ride from Morrison to Squaw Pass and back. 

Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor life. Have you ever been out for a ride or a run and felt vulnerable? Or accepting a dare to do expert only terrain while skiing? 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.

Endurance News:

2021 IRONMAN Tulsa Registration NOW OPEN

https://www.criterium-du-dauphine.fr/en/rankings

What's New in the 303:

550 Mile Bikepacking on Colorado Trail–Go Sasha Underwood!

August 6th, Littleton: Sasha Underwood started her solo bike journey today and is planning to ride the Colorado Trail in ten days. That’s over 50 miles of single track, hike-a-bike, not easy riding every day. All of that while carrying everything she needs; clothes, food, tent, sleeping bag, tools, stove, hydration supplies, and a lot of mental toughness and grit! She did mail ahead some food to a couple of towns along the way but otherwise is self supported.

 

Local Racing

Harvest Moon and Oktoberfest Triathlons

We spoke last week about Without Limits Productions resuming Thursday night Stroke & Strides, which offered a glimmer of hope for our final two September triathlons.  Stroke & Stride was only able to resume under Phase II “Safer at Home”, and for the Harvest Moon and Oktoberfest Triathlons to safely take place, we needed Boulder County to apply for Phase III “Protect our Neighbors”.  At this current time, Boulder County still does not qualify to apply for Phase III. 

Lookout Mountain Triathlon 2020

Since early March, your never-ending support drove our team as we worked alongside all permitting and health departments for solutions and options.  I’m sorry the outcome wasn’t what we all hoped for or ever could have imagined six months ago, but our work doesn’t stop here.  We’ll continue to deliver three more safe and responsible Stroke & Stride events (August 13th, 20th, and 27th), while also getting an early start to make 2021 the most special season yet. 

Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series

It has been a long road, but we have received our Special Activities Permit from Cherry Creek State Park! Our new dates are September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21.

Due to the sun setting earlier late in the season all start times have been moved up by one half hour, with the first racer starting at 4:00 PM.

Video of the Week:

Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky Swimming with Cup of Chocolate Milk on her Head

Upcoming Interviews:

8/27 Dave Scott uses every single workout to assess your body's performance capacity and predict why you could do in a race of a particular distance on that day.  Talk about how routine practice helps dial it in for different disciplines.

8/28 Siri Lindley who was on the UCAN coaches panel and had a good perspective on COVID - "We've been a gift.  Not training balls out is going to take discipline. Reframe as an opportunity to strengthen the parts of our life that needed work and bring us into our racing season when it comes."

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and @triathlon 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 8, 2020

Today's feature interview is with Dave Hagen, an alum of Fort Lewis College ('04), has led the FLC Cycling Team as the Director since 2004. Prior to that, he was a professional on the Yeti mountain biking team from 1991-93.  The FLC Cycling program has become one of the top, if not the best, cycling programs in the nation. Since 1994, the program has recorded 23 National Championships and compete in the USA Cycling Varsity Division 1. The team competes in five disciplines throughout the course of the year: track, mountain biking, cyclocross, BMX and road.

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible and sponsoring today's show.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reducing inflammation and anxiety. 

 

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Five Tips for New Cyclists on the UCAN Blog

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This week UCAN is featuring their ENERGY blends with SuperStarch.  I've been a fan of the CITRUS ORANGE and now the LEMON.  I took a full shaker bottle with 2+ scoops of UCAN and a UCAN COFFEE ENERGY BAR and I was good to go on my Mt Bierstadt 14er Sunday.

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Dave Hagen:

Dave Hagen, the Director and Head Coach of the Fort Lewis College Cycling Team. FLC Cycling has been a premier collegiate cycling program since 1994, and has won 22 FLC Cycling Team National Titles and 4 team omnium national championships. We are going to talk about David's athletic and coaching career, the world of collegiate cycling and path to pro, building and maintaining a strong cycling program, his coaching philosophy, the challenges and rewards of coaching the FLC team.  Let's get into the interview with Dave Hagen!

Follow Fort Lewis Cycling:

FLC website - https://www.fortlewis.edu/life-at-flc/clubs-organizations/cycling-team/cycling-home

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/flccycling/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/FLCCYCLING

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FLCCyclingTeam

 

New Sponsor - Buddy Insurance.

I used Buddy on Tuesday on my ride from Morrison to Squaw Pass and back. 

Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor life. Have you ever been out for a ride or a run and felt vulnerable? Or accepting a dare to do expert only terrain while skiing? 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.

 

Endurance News:

Triathlete Magazine Tri Bike Review

Ironman Announces Taupo as Host of 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Ironman today announced that Taupo, New Zealand will host the 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championships on Dec. 10-11, 2022. Taupo was slated to host the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship on Nov. 28-29, but that race was postponed and then canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While it was disappointing to have to cancel the 2020 edition of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship it’s great news for our athletes around the world, those in New Zealand, and the wider Taupo community, that we’ve been able to secure this magical location for a world championship event in 2022,” said Andrew Messick, President & CEO of the Ironman Group in a press release. “Taupo is an iconic Ironman destination and we look forward to having the best triathletes in the world head to New Zealand for what will be a week-long celebration of triathlon.”

The 2021 70.3 World Championships will take place on Sept. 17 and 18 in St. George, Utah. Ironman says that the previously announced 2022 finalist cities of Klagenfurt, Austria and Lahti, Finland will now carry forward to 2023 with an announcement of the selected destination to come.

 

Help Support Team USA Athletes via the Giving Games

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games has impacted many American triathletes and paratriathletes. USA Triathon has teamed up with several U.S. Olympic and Paralympic National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to launch the Giving Games, an effort to support and sustain U.S. sport organizations and their athletes on their journey to the postponed Tokyo Olympic and Paralymic Games in 2021.

Between July 24th and August 9th (the original dates of the Tokyo 2020 Games), the USA Triathlon Foundation is conducting a direct fundraising campaign, asking for your support to fund our athletes and their mission to transform lives though sport by providing resources to swim, bike, and run for all.

“The COVID-19 pandemic forced the elite domestic and International Triathlon Union (ITU) racing seasons to be put on pause, removing many U.S. triathletes’ sole source of income via prize money and sponsor incentives,” said David Deschenes, USA Triathlon Foundation Executive Director. “The postponement of the Tokyo Games adds another year of costs for athletes including travel, coaching expenses, training facilities and equipment. USA Triathlon is proud to take part in Giving Games, providing a unique opportunity for Olympic and Paralympic fans across the country to give back to the athletes who will inspire them next year in Tokyo.”

 

What's New in the 303:

550 Mile Bikepacking on Colorado Trail–Go Sasha Underwood!

August 6th, Littleton: Sasha Underwood started her solo bike journey today and is planning to ride the Colorado Trail in ten days. That’s over 50 miles of single track, hike-a-bike, not easy riding every day. All of that while carrying everything she needs; clothes, food, tent, sleeping bag, tools, stove, hydration supplies, and a lot of mental toughness and grit! She did mail ahead some food to a couple of towns along the way but otherwise is self supported.

Sasha has been working for weeks to figure it out. She has a detailed guide book that shows all possible water sources, detailed terrain profiles and shows her how to get around several wilderness areas that don’t allow cyclist. That is why it’s 550 miles, one detour adds about 70 miles near Kenosha Pass and there are a few others.

Sasha has completed Ironman’s, guided visual impaired athletes and completed no shortage of amazing things. But the mental toughness required for this journey is unparalleled.

 

Chatfield 70.3 Athlete Guide

With all of my athlete's races being cancelled (the most recent being last week's IM Boulder 70.3), I decided to design our own makeup Boulder 70.3 (Highlands Ranch style).  I've called it CHATFIELD 70.3 and designed a course that is contained within Chatfield.

The Gravel Pond is 900 meters from one end to the other, and 1800 round trip.  1.2 miles is 1931, so 1800 is going to be pretty close. 

I rode from the Santa Fe side of Chatfield to Titan Rd - the new road that winds it's way though newly paved roundabouts.  It's 10 miles from one end to the other.   2.75 laps is 56 miles of smooth road and traffic with a max speed of 35 and no real intersection other than the roundabouts

The run course is inspired by the IRONMAN BOULDER RUN Flux Capacitor and Back to the Future and has 3 out and backs (or  fingers) from the Transition Area.  From T2 athletes head east on "the Queen K" of Chatfield (Chatfield State Park Rd} to the Model Air Field Rd at 3 miles and turnaround heading back toward the Transition Area.  That part of the course is black pavement, exposed and goes out to an airport.  On the second out/back, athletes will continue west and then north on the sidewalk path to the south edge of the Swim Beach Parking and turn around at 8.25 miles and return to the Aid Station at 10 miles.  On the final out/back athletes head out of the transition area south on the dirt road adjacent to the Gravel Pond on go to 11.5 miles and turnaround back to the Finish Line at 13.1 miles.. 

 

Video of the Week:

6% Faster In 6 Weeks | Ironman Triathlete Swim Analysis

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Dave Scott to join our list of Mt Rushmore of IRONMAN interviews.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

 

Jul 31, 2020

He was named Triathlete of the Year six times by Triathlete magazine, and in 1997 Outside magazine dubbed him The World's Fittest Man. Inducted into the Ironman Triathlon Hall of Fame in 1997. He has also been inducted into the USAT Hall of Fame and the ITU Hall of Fame. He was named by ESPN as "The Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time." He's quoted as saying “The only bad race is one you don’t learn something from.”  Our guest today is of course Mark "the Grip" Allen.

Also in Today's Show:

  • Feature Interviews
  • Endurance News -
  • What's New in the 303 -
  • Video of the week

 

Interview with Grip:

Mark “The Grip” Allen (born January 12, 1958) was voted in an ESPN poll as the “Greatest Endurance Athlete Of All Time.” Mark is a six-time winner of the IRONMAN® World Championship, the winner of the inaugural ITU Triathlon World Championship, a ten time undefeated winner of the Nice International Triathlon, and the the holder of one of the longest records in endurance sports with his 2:40:04 marathon split set in 1989. That record stood for 27 years.

Mark is also the holder of a record 21 straight wins at every multi-sport distance and discipline that lasted over two seasons starting at the end of 1988 and continuing through the end of 1990. He resides in Santa Cruz, California and is the founder of Mark Allen Coaching. Mark’s passion is coaching athletes at all levels of the sport.

 

Sponsor - Buddy Insurance.

Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor life. Have you ever been out for a ride or a run and felt vulnerable? Or accepting a dare to do expert only terrain while skiing? 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.

Endurance News:

Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack

Garmin is reporting that its systems are back up and running, though there may continue to be some issues as data is being processed. The company also reported it had “no indication that any customer data, including payment information from Garmin Pay, was accessed, lost or stolen” during the cyberattack that took down their systems.

Hoka Continues to Be Deckers’ Rising Star as COVID-19 Becomes a Boon to Sales

Hoka One One continues to power parent Deckers Brands.

Sales at the running shoe brand rose 37.1% to $109 million in the first quarter — as novice runners and elite athletes alike increasingly turned to the outdoors for leisure exercise amid lockdowns — making it the only banner in the Goleta, Calif.-based corporation’s roster to record an increase in sales for the three months ended June 3.

Today, Deckers announced a loss per share of 28 cents, compared with last year’s loss of 67 cents. Sales, on the other hand, improved 2.3% to $283.2 million. Market watchers had anticipated an adjusted loss of $1.11 per share and revenues of $257.84 million.

 

What's New in the 303:

Without Limits Productions Stroke N Stride first event was last night.

 

Corporate Fitness Challenge with Virgin Pulse

This past Monday our company started our Corporate Fitness Competition.  Teams of 5 register on this website to compete against teams of 5 throughout the company.  There are 91 teams.  The winning team is the one with the most cumulative steps over 6 weeks.  They have a conversion that takes how many minutes and the intensity of an activity and converts it to steps. For example, 1 minute of Body Building translates to 118 steps.  Cycling for 1 minute at 10-13 mph is 157 steps.  Cycling for 1 minute at 20+mph is 315 step.  A 10 mile run is about 17K steps.  The have a cap of 30K per day.  So the most a team can get each day is 150K/day.  I've done 30K per day for 4 days.  I have to keep this up for 5 1/2 more weeks.

I did a conversion on an IRONMAN of 1:10 swim, 5:45 bike and a 4:30 marathon.  About an 11:30 Ironman.

Swim 14700

Bike 108000

Run 53000

Total of 175,000 steps

 

Video of the Week:

Best two Ironman moments.1989 Dave Scott and Mark Allen and 2010 McCormack and Raeler

Ironwar - 1989 Dave Scott v Mark Allen (Full Movie).m4v


Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jul 25, 2020

By now you have probably heard that the 2020 Ironman World Championship that was originally rescheduled from October 2020 to February 2021 has now been cancelled.  I have been thinking about how much I am going to miss going there with Bill and Khem and the 303 team.  I'm going to miss seeing and being in the presence of the heroes and legends of the sport.  Some of you are going to miss racing in February.

One of my favorite memories of my visits was the first time when Bill and I sat at Huggo's watching the Bob Babbitt show and the plan was to interview Mike Reilly after he (Mike) was finished with his interview with Bob.  We also asked Bob to sit down with us and talk about the history of Ironman. 

Also in Today's Show:

  • Feature Interviews
  • Endurance News - Kona and STRAVA ransomware outage
  • What's New in the 303 - TTSC, Epic Tri
  • Video of the week

 

Announcements:

  • We have a new 303 Site sponsor - Buddy Insurance - more on that later
  • Please subscribe to 303 Endurance on the website on the podcast

 

Sponsor UCAN:

I got my new UCAN Hydrate formula and this time I'm trying the Orange Citrus.  When we had Matt Bach on for an interview, he told us there were a couple of flavors that had a lower flavor profile and Orange Citrus was one.  The reason that's important to me is that I have a high sweat rate and a high-average sodium content.  I like to double up on the sodium in the bottle without making the flavor overwhelming.  I need to order another tub of the Orange Energy formula.

 

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Bob and Mike:

[Insert Bob Babbitt and Mike Reilly Interviews]

 

New Sponsor - Buddy Insurance.

Buddy’s mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor life.  Have you ever been out for a ride or a run and felt vulnerable.  Or having accepting a dare to do expert only terrain while skiing.  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.  We have Jay Paul with us for a short discussion on what it's all about.  Let's chat with Jay Paul, one of the founders of Buddy Insurance.

 

Endurance News:

Ironman World Championships Cancelled, Hope to Hold in Fall 2021

TAMPA, Fla. (July 21, 2020) – IRONMAN today announced that, due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 editions of the IRONMAN® World Championship and IRONMAN®70.3® World Championship have been cancelled. The IRONMAN World Championship will return to Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 9, 2021 and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will return on September 17 and 18, 2021 and take place in St. George, Utah, United States. IRONMAN is working to secure Taupō, New Zealand as the host destination for the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

 

“It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 editions of the IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. While we were hopeful that we could welcome our athletes, their families, and supporters to these events in early 2021, the continued impact of the pandemic makes this impossible. It is tough to make this decision in July, but it will provide the necessary clarity for our athletes, host cities and partners,” said Andrew Messick, President & Chief Executive Officer for The IRONMAN Group. “It is disappointing not to be able to provide our racing community with the opportunity to compete in the IRONMAN World Championship for the first time in our 43 year history and our IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship for the first time since inception in 2006. We will endure, however, and look forward to the day when we will again assemble the greatest professional and age-group triathletes in the world and crown world champions.”

Athletes who qualified for the 2020 editions of the IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event will be contacted directly. They will have the opportunity to race in the 2021 or 2022 editions of the respective World Championships.

 

Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack

Smartwatch and wearables maker Garmin has shut down several of its services on July 23 to deal with a ransomware attack that has encrypted its internal network and some production systems.  The company is currently planning a multi-day maintenance window to deal with the attack's aftermath, which includes shutting down its official website, the Garmin Connect user data-syncing service, Garmin's aviation database services, and even some production lines in Asia. In messages shared on its website and Twitter, Garmin said the same outage also impacted its call centers, leaving the company in the situation of being unable to answer calls, emails, and online chats sent by users. The incident didn't go unnoticed and has caused lots of headaches for the company's customers, most of which rely on the Garmin Connect service to sync data about runs and bike rides to Garmin's servers, all of which went down on Thursday.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

State Time Trial, A Hot, Good and Safe Turnout

The athletes at the Colorado State Time Trial Championship endured a hot, fierce wind leaving from Keenesburg and completing either a 10k, 20k or 40k course. 255 athletes spread over many categories of ages including para categories and non-TT bikes competed on Saturday. Many triathletes attended as well and took advantage of a special invitation from the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC).  Results.

 

Ft. Collins Epic Warrior Triathlon, First Front Range Triathlon Went Well

About 150 athletes participated in the past weekends, Epic Warrior triathlon in Ft. Collins. Complete with small wave starts in the pool as athletes lined up in social distant cues and finishing with athletes waiting in spaced out lines for freshly made vegan hotcakes and hash, the Epic Warrior triathlon seemingly was a huge success. And a welcome chance to re-connect with the triathlon community in a safe and responsible way.  Of note, the transition area looked a lot different than normal with half the bikes per bike rack, port-o-potties spread out differently and athletes wore masks setting up their transition spot and waiting in spaced out lines to enter the pool for their wave start. Each wave was fairly small and athletes entered the water about 10 seconds apart to minimize being near each other. As one group would get about halfway into their swim, the next wave would be brought in and cued up.

 

Video of the Week:

We Need To Talk About WTF Ironman is Doing

Buddy

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Mark Allen to talk to us about the advice he's giving his athletes during COVID, how to use virtual racing, but not overdo it, and more.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jul 18, 2020

Last week we mentioned in the 303 news that USA Triathlon, along with the University of Denver announced that they will add women’s triathlon to its varsity sport offerings. The school is the 37th in the nation, the second in Colorado and the ninth at the NCAA Division I level to add the sport. Today we have the newly minted head coach of the DU Tri Team, Barbara Perkins.

Also in Today's Show:

  • Interview with Barbara Perkins
  • Endurance News
  • What's New in the 303
  • Videos of the week

Announcements:

  • We are now on Spotify
  • Please subscribe to 303 Endurance

 

Sponsor UCAN:

I got my new UCAN Hydrate formula and this time I'm trying the Orange Citrus.  When we had Matt Bach on for an interview, he told us there were a couple of flavors that had a lower flavor profile and Orange Citrus was one.  The reason that's important to me is that I have a high sweat rate and a high-average sodium content.  I like to double up on the sodium in the bottle without making the flavor overwhelming.  I need to order another tub of the Orange Energy formula.

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Barbara Perkins:

In 2019, Barbara was the first female to cross the finish line at Ironman Santa Rosa. She punched her ticket to Kona for the second time. In 2019, Barbara came in 5th at Galveston 70.3, 4th at Boulder 70.3, as well as competing in both the 70.3 World Championships and the Ironman World Championships. In 2018, Barbara finished 2nd at Eagleman 70.3, 10th at Coeur d’Alene 70.3, and 8th at Indian Wells 70.3. During the 2017 season, Barbara completed her first Ironman World Championship and finished 21st in her age group. In 2017, finished 4th overall amateur female at Steelhead 70.3 and 2nd Age in her group. At Ironman Louisville 2016, she won her age group and secured her first Kona Qualification. Barbara has qualified for the 70.3 World Championships for 6 consecutive years in a row. She has represented the USA at ITU Olympic Distance World Championships in 2015.  Barbara registered her first age group win at IM New Orleans 70.3 in 2015. She finished 4th at her first Ironman in Lake Tahoe, 9th at Ironman New Zealand and 8th at Ironman Texas. She has also been a USAT All-American and a Gold Ironman All-World Gold athlete multiple times.

 

Endurance News:

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF CHRIS KERMODE AS VICE CHAIRMAN

The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that it has appointed Chris Kermode as its Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors. Chris started his career as a journeyman tennis professional from 1985-1988, after which he held a number of leadership positions in tennis. From 2013-2019, Chris served as Executive Chairman and President of the Association of Tennis Professionals. As the head of the ATP, Chris was responsible for promoting global tennis to the next generation of fans and attracting new audiences with innovative broadcasts and formats.

Charles Adamo, Executive Chairman of the PTO commented, “We are very fortunate to have Chris come on board as Vice Chairman of the PTO. From his start as a professional player, Chris has experienced the formation of the ATP Tour in 1988, when tennis professionals sought to have a greater say in the growth and direction of their sport--the position professional triathlon finds itself in today. Chris rose to lead the ATP and helped fuel unprecedented growth in prize money and revenues in professional tennis. We are privileged he has agreed to devote his talents and experience to triathlon and the PTO."

 

IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3 has been cancelled. 

Sam Long IG Post Thursday - IM & 70.3 Chattanooga got canceled. While I was partly expecting it and it's the right call that doesn't mean it doesn't suck on an individual level. I know a lot of us have dealt with races being cancelled. This is how I feel:

I feel like a great opportunity and something I was absolutely looking forward to has been stolen.

I feel like I've let my hopes up only to let them get torn down over & over.

I woke up and just wanted to give up...

BUT THEN I slapped my sorry a$$ into gear and realized it's not the end of the world:

We can still enjoy our training, work on fitness goals, and importantly, find fun and community with the individuals in our sport. We can become greater through the hardship. It's ok to have crap days but remember the words of Rocky

"It ain't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."

 

What's New in the 303:

Sam Long Registered for BRAC Invites Triathletes to  State Time Trial Championships

The Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) is inviting Triathletes, multisport athletes, and unlicensed cyclists to attend the State Time Trial Championships in Keenesburg, CO on Saturday, July 18th. Depending on age and ability level, there are races of 10, 20, or 40 Km. Riders start at 1-minute intervals and race the “race of truth.” All care is being taken to follow the Public Health Orders for social distancing at outdoor events.

 

The EPIC MINI Triathlon

It's on.  The first tri of the season.

 

Corporate Fitness Challenge with Virgin Pulse

This past Monday our company started our Corporate Fitness Competition.  Teams of 5 register on this website to compete against teams of 5 throughout the company.  There are 91 teams.  The winning team is the one with the most cumulative steps over 6 weeks.  You simply link your device to the app.  The app uses your iphone steps or your device steps, whichever is higher each day.  You can also add activities like swimming, biking, or nearly any activity.  They have a conversion that takes how many minutes and the intensity of an activity and converts it to steps. For example, 1 minute of Body Building translates to 118 steps.  Cycling for 1 minute at 10-13 mph is 157 steps.  Cycling for 1 minute at 20+mph is 315 step.  A 10 mile run is about 17K steps.  The have a cap of 30K per day.  So the most a team can get each day is 150K/day.  I've done 30K per day for 4 days.  I have to keep this up for 5 1/2 more weeks.

 

Video of the Week:

Garage Talk #13: Maxx Chance

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Mark Allen to talk to us about the advice he's giving his athletes during COVID, how to use virtual racing, but not overdo it, and more.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jul 11, 2020

We have an amazing legend of triathlon Karen Smyers with us today.  You may recall that last week we talked a bit about the UCAN coaches round table with triathlon Karen Smyers among other legendary triathletes and coaches.  In the peak of her career she had a range of talent that allowed her to win the Ironman World Championship, the ITU World Championship, the Pan American Games and the US Pro Championship.  We've got Hall of Famer Karen Smyers as our guest today.

Also in Today's Show:

  • Interview with Karen Smyers
  • Endurance News - IM Louisville cancelled. Is Chatty next?
  • What's New in the 303 - DU Tri goes NCAA, State Time Trial open for unlicensed cyclists and Pikes Peak
  • Videos of the week

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible and sponsoring today's show. Venga CBD is designed specifically to help athletes perform their best. Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reducing inflammation and anxiety. 

 

I received my "Train Longer" Ultra Gels this week and noticed an immediate difference.  They also included a sample pack of the new Venga Energy drink.  It came in a 5 pack box of single serve packets.  Each packet is mixed with 12-24 oz of water and has 12.5mg of CBD and 75mg of caffeine.  It has potassium, amino acids, and a bunch of vitamins.  I tried it on a run yesterday and felt great. 

 

And they have a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy order online and delivered right to your door.

Venga CBD really has helped me perform my best and it can help you too. Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast.  Subscribe and save 15% on future orders.

Announcements:

  • We are now on Spotify
  • Please subscribe to 303 Endurance

 

Sponsor UCAN:

We put UCAN to the test this past weekend with a 2:45, 6,772 foot climb up Pikes Peak.  I mixed 3 bottles with 2 scoops of UCAN Orange Energy SuperStarch.  I drank one (with some crushed ice) on the drive to Manitou Springs.  The other two were on board in my UCAN water bottles.  I had a 3rd insulated bottle with UCAN Hydration Lemon Lime.  That took us from 7,800 to 11,000 feet in 11 miles where we stop at brake check to refill bottles.Then you have 6 miles to gain another 3,000 feet.  There was a patch of 10-11% grade before and after the brake check station.

 

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Karen Smyers:

In the peak of her career she had a range of talent that allowed her to win the Ironman World Championship, the ITU World Championship, the Pan American Games and the US Pro Championship in a single year.  We were talking about how important these legends of our sport are, and how valuable their memories are and how fortunate we are to hear them tell the stories.  We are to get into a bunch of topics including some of here career highlights, the Collins Cub and her role as co-team captain with Mark Allen for Team America, her TED Talk and Wheels of Change and a 1500 miles STRAVA art message.


https://www.karensmyers.com/

https://wheelsofchange.us/index.html

  1. Go to Strava and join the Wheels of Change (invite a friend while you are there)
  2. Pick your route that you will do
  3. Complete a waiver and boom!

The Wheels of Change routes are available in the indoor cycling app ROUVY:

  • go to the ROUVY catalog of  virtual routes
  • click on the SEARCH tab
  • enter "wheelsofchange" in the Author search field and click the green "search" button

WHAT A giant ride to spell BLACK LIVES MATTER from New York to Maine and support the abolition of racism and the awakening of an anti-racist America.

WHEN Weekend of July 18th and 19th gives us two days to get it done and clean up any open segments. (Ride/walk any portion you choose – 1 block or 200 miles)

 

https://yougotchicked08.wordpress.com/about-me/

 

Endurance News:

IRONMAN Louisville triathlon, originally scheduled for October 11 cannot take place in  2020 and will not return in 2021. IRONMAN officials are working to determine options for possible future IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 event locations in Kentucky.

 

IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3 was rescheduled to August 23.  It is the next race on the IRONMAN calendar that has not been cancelled.

 

What's New in the 303:

https://303triathlon.com/university-of-denver-adds-womens-triathlon-to-varsity-sports/

USA Triathlon, along with Karlton Creech, University of Denver Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations, today announced that the University of Denver will add women’s triathlon to its varsity sport offerings. The school is the 37th in the nation, the second in Colorado and the ninth at the NCAA Division I level to add the sport.

 

BRAC Invites Triathletes to  State Time Trial Championships

The Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) is inviting Triathletes, multisport athletes, and unlicensed cyclists to attend the State Time Trial Championships in Keenesburg, CO on Saturday, July 18th. Depending on age and ability level, there are races of 10, 20, or 40 Km. Riders start at 1-minute intervals and race the “race of truth.” All care is being taken to follow the Public Health Orders for social distancing at outdoor events.

 

Pikes Peak Ride on the 4th

2017 - Bill and the DAC - 3:49 up/down 36.91 miles and 6,614 feet

2018 - Khem and I with Dave Deschenes - 3:39 up/down 36.91 and 6,667 feet

2020 - 2:46 up and :52 down - https://www.strava.com/activities/3713758498

 

The EPIC MINI Triathlon

Email this week that it's still on.

  • There are 8-10 minute blocks BEFORE the next group will start.
  •  Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC)
  • SPECTATORS: spectators arriving after 6:45am on Saturday will be turned around

or delayed and unable to get in for the parking areas

  • SPECTATORS ARE CURRENTLY NOT ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA: For gathering size control and this event to

take place we are planning to live stream as much as possible. This means we will be including live streaming

coverage for the swim course via the link below.

 

Video of the Week:

https://www.karensmyers.com/videos/

A Champion's Toolbox:  Karen Smyers at TEDxBeaconStreet

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Barbara Perkins, the new head coach of the DU NCAA Triathlon Team.

Mark Allen to talk to us about the advice he's giving his athletes during COVID, how to use virtual racing, but not overdo it, and more.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jul 4, 2020

It's Independence Day weekend here in the USA and we are celebrating by riding America's Mountain "Pikes Peak" on the 244th anniversary - the 4th of July!

We hope you are getting out there this weekend and we have a special guest to educate us on recovery after whatever your big efforts you are planning to put in this weekend.  We've got Jay O'Hare from Venga CBD joining us to talk about CBD and how it naturally works with the body, but how to use it in training and recovery. 

Also in Today's Show:

  • Interview with Jay O'Hare
  • Endurance News - Return To Racing Tips and Self Supported Toolkit
  • What's New in the 303 - DIY Race Course, Pikes Peak Ride,
  • Videos of the week

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible and sponsoring today's show. Venga CBD is designed specifically to help athletes perform their best. Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reducing inflammation and anxiety. 

I switched to Venga CBD, and I've been really happy with their products.  Venga CBD products are different than typical CBD products.  They are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality PCR hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD because it’s water-soluble CBD. And they have a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy order online and delivered right to your door.

Venga CBD really has helped me perform my best and it can help you too. You can get Venga CBD by going to VengaCBD.com which is spelled V - e - n - g - a CBD.com

Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast.  Subscribe and save 15% on future orders.

Announcements:

  • We are now on Spotify
  • Please subscribe to 303 Endurance

 

Sponsor UCAN:

UCAN keeps pumping out great educational content on the UCAN YouTube Channel.  In just the past few days they had a Coaches Round Table and Conquering the Pandemic

The Coaches Round Table was moderated by Dede Griesbauer.  The panel of coaches included:

Siri Lindley - athletes doing virtual races

Karen Smyers

Tekemia Dorsey thought Collegiate Nationals

Mark Allen - September forward.  Though Lubbock was still on.  Do something positive for yourself.

We are really going to put UCAN to the test this weekend, riding self-supported up and down Pikes Peak.  3.5 hour climb up and 1.5 hours down. 

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Jay O'Hare:

Jay O'Hare has spent his career combining technology & marketing to create innovative solutions & opportunities for clients and his companies.  His most recent projects is/are:

Venga Endurance (CEO) – We develop CBD products specifically for endurance athletes. All our formulas, products, and research help endurance athletes perform at their best, and crush their goals!

Click Medical  (CMO) – Brought modern technology to prosthetics. Launched in 32+ countries with millions in revenue.

Radiate Forum (Co-Founder) – 7-month program to help CEOs live better lives and become better leaders.

Ignite Steamboat (Co-Founder) – Connects forward-thinkers, tech junkies & entrepreneurs. Grown to 440+ members.

Ride 4 Yellow (Co-Founder) – Made a dent in the fight against cancer. 1st event raised $300,000+

Education Fund Board (Board VP) – Modernized the process for granting $3,000,000+ per year.

 

Endurance News:

Racing In A COVID World

We are so close to racing in a COVID world! Pools are beginning to open up. Gyms are doing the same. A few races are sticking to their calendar and are appearing to be a go in the next couple of months.

But just because I am saying “racing in a COVID world” it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be business as usual. Here are my coaching tips on what to do different in your training to be ready for a race experience that too will have a very different look and feel than in the past.

 

Ironman Return to Racing Guidelines and Self Reliance Tips

Ironman Return to Racing Guidelines

  • Enhanced Hygiene
  • Screening and Education
  • Density reduction
  • Touchpoint Minimalization
  • Athlete Self-Reliance

 

Athlete Self Reliance Tips

The following tips focus on the IRONMAN athlete’s ability to be self-reliant on race days. These are skills every athlete should possess to assure their personal safety while training and their ultimate success on race day. Practice these skills today and repeatedly as you prepare for your event.

 

IN-TRAINING

BUILD SELF-RELIANCE AS YOU DEVELOP YOUR FITNESS

How do you carry nutrition? Your long training day prep should always include the tools you will use on race day. Practice using a hydration pack or race vest on long bike and/or run days. This will limit your need to utilize each aid station out on course and give you the ability to move through the course more efficiently. Make sure you have also practiced your nutrition plan during your long training rides/ runs so you have your it dialed-in for race day.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

Pikes Peak Ride on the 4th

2017 - Bill and the DAC - 3:49 up/down 36.91 miles and 6,614 feet

2018 - Khem and I with Dave Deschenes - 3:39 up/down 36.91 and 6,667 feet

2020 - Estimate 2:10 up and 1:15 down - with a 10 minute buffer 3:35

 

The EPIC MINI Triathlon  Email this week that it's still on.

 

DIY Race Course was a hit

 

Video of the Week:

Triathlon Coaches' Roundtable

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jun 27, 2020

It's National Triathlon Week and like so many other industries, the event and race industry has taken a huge hit.  As race directors and local governments try to find a way to hold events, USAT is behind the scenes providing resources and educational material to constituents to help them make informed decisions. Our feature interview this week is with Rocky Harris, CEO of USA Triathlon.

In Today's Show:

  • Interview with Rocky Harris
  • Endurance News - nyc marathon cancelled and Lubbock 70.3 cancelled
  • What's New in the 303 - Boulder 70.3 cancelled, CO>COVID a Success!
  • Videos of the week

 

Announcements:

  • We are now on Spotify
  • Please subscribe to 303 Endurance

 

Sponsor UCAN:

UCAN is celebrating National Triathlon Week with a number of events.  Check out the link in the show notes - https://ucan.co/national-triathlon-week/

Weekend Duathlon Challenge

June 27th-28th 

Complete the UCAN Duathlon Weekend Challenge for a chance to be entered into a raffle to win a Tim O’Donnell UCAN Bundle. Click HERE for more details.

 

Coach’s Roundtable

Monday, June 29th @ 8pm ET

Join in for a discussion about how these prestigious coaches are preparing their athletes for the new world we live in. What will racing look like? How should athletes adapt their training and mindset going into them? Given the lack of diversity in triathlon, are there things coaches are doing to change that? How is the coaching landscape changing? With such acclaimed and experienced coaches, this is sure to be an informative, fun, and engaging event.

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Rocky Harris:

As a lead in to our interview with Rocky, we want to start with the ride he participated in this past weekend.  Their journey began the evening of Friday, June 19th at 6:30pm MT, at the Utah-Colorado border just west of Grand Junction. Their goal, to complete a 483-mile relay ride across the state of Colorado while raising money for the USA Triathlon Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund and the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado.  Over the course of 483 miles, the riders averaged 20 mph, climbed nearly 23,000 feet of elevation with their highest point at Monarch Pass at 11,312 feet of elevation. Just before 8:00pm and beating the sunset, all nine riders joined together for the final mile to the Kansas-Colorado state line.

Among the riders in this event was USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris.  We also saw that USA Triathlon Foundation Awards $110,000 in COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants.  With races trying to find a path to get back open, we were curious how USAT is playing a role in this process.  We were able to catch up with Rocky Harris himself. 

Post Interview discussion:

  • Appreciate the straight talk you get from Rocky
  • Like the information they are trying to convey to race directors, governing agencies and governments on the steps they are going to

 

 

Endurance News:

IRONMAN Lubbock 70.3 "Postponed"

We regret to announce that the 2020 Core Power IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock triathlon cannot take place on June 28 due to the acceleration of COVID-19 infections in Texas. In accordance with our IRONMAN Safe Return to Racing protocol, the health and safety of our community is of utmost priority and in alignment with remarks made by Governor Abbott on Tuesday, June 23, it would not be responsible to host the event at this moment in time.

IRONMAN Group President and CEO Andrew Messick shared, “We are grateful to Mayor Pope of The City of Lubbock and his fine team of professionals, along with our long-time partners Mike and Marti Greer,  for their outstanding work to do everything possible to host this race. But ultimately the COVID-19 headwinds in Texas right now are just too strong for the race to happen. We look forward to when we can return to Lubbock.”

All registered athletes of the 2020 Core Power IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock triathlon will be receiving an email with further information. If you have additional questions or do not receive the email with further information, please contact lubbock70.3@ironman.com. In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the change at this late juncture will come as a disappointment but look forward to providing athletes with an exceptional race experience in the future.

Racing In A COVID World

We are so close to racing in a COVID world! Pools are beginning to open up. Gyms are doing the same. A few races are sticking to their calendar and are appearing to be a go in the next couple of months.

But just because I am saying “racing in a COVID world” it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be business as usual. Here are my coaching tips on what to do different in your training to be ready for a race experience that too will have a very different look and feel than in the past.

Let me start with the racing guidelines that are being put out by both USAT and by IRONMAN. Knowing what will likely be different at your races will help you craft your training to be ready for them.

 

What's New in the 303:

https://303triathlon.com/usa-triathlon-operation-cocovid-19-a-success/

USA Triathlon Operation CO>COVID-19 a Success!

Their journey began the evening of Friday, June 19th at 6:30pm MT, at the Utah-Colorado border just west of Grand Junction. Their goal, to complete a 483-mile relay ride across the state of Colorado while raising money for the USA Triathlon Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund and the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado.

Over the course of 483 miles, the riders averaged 20 mph, climbed nearly 23,000 feet of elevation with their highest point at Monarch Pass at 11,312 feet of elevation. Just before 8:00pm and beating the sunset, all nine riders joined together for the final mile to the Kansas-Colorado state line.

The team had set a goal to raise $20,210 in reference to the postponed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will take place in 2021. At the time of their finish, $21,568 had been raised with donations still rolling in. Donations are still being accepted at usatriathlonfoundation.org.

 

The EPIC MINI Triathlon

We're signed up for the Epic Mini and it's potentially getting a brand change…The Epic Warrior Triathlon

We have a sweet new logo that will be on shirts, medals and social media soon enough. We also have a really great theme surrounding this event that might just remain a surprise until you pickup your swag bags & shirts

The name says it all! The “EPIC MINI” Triathlon. Taking place at a central venue located in Fort Collins Colorado, this race packs a punch of fun. Choose a sprint or supersprint distance course to race!  Fort Collins boasts some of the best local breweries around, bike friendly paths at every turn (the Spring Creek Trail is next to the run course) and a ton of activities all within minutes of iconic downtown – also known as “Old Town”. Don’t take our word for it – make a weekend out of this event and plan to get a little extra sight seeing done!

 

Video of the Week:

What The Heck?  Danny Macaskill rides the new Santa Cruz ebike

Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jun 20, 2020

In the race limbo that we are living in these days, cyclists, runners and triathletes are all getting creative about how to stay motivated and engaged in their sport.  This week Bill's Strava-stalking pays off big with the notice of an epic 1 day ride by Clif Pro team cyclist Russell Finsterwald and Kalan Beisel. 

We caught up with Russell and Kalan to talk about their 240 mile and 20K of climbing in a single day's ride.  As it turns out, we aren't the only ones Strava-stalking.  I was on my Thursday run with my buddy Aaron Monroe and I started to tell him about these two guys who did a 240 mile single day ride - he replied "you interviewed Kalan Beisel?"  For those of you who live in the front-range of Colorado, you'll find this route absolutely fascinating (and mind boggling).  For those of you not in the area, don't worry, we've got a lot of interesting information that you can apply to your riding or perhaps inspire you do an epic ride where you live!

Thanks to last week's guest, 5x Ironman champ and Spartan Pro team member Heather Gollnick.  If you missed it, go back to episode #236 and hear about her crazy high racing volume and learn more about her role as head triathlon coach at Liberty University and IronEdge Coaching.  

In Today's Show:

  • Interview with Russell and Kalan
  • Endurance News - Peak Cancelled, USAT Foundation ride with Rocky Harris

Announcements:

  • We are now on Spotify
  • Please subscribe to 303 Endurance

Sponsor UCAN:

UCAN has kicked off our Father's Day Sale - 20% off all powders and bars - see below for the link and please share if you'd like.  Follow UCAN for all the great content too!  Last Tuesday they had a virtual event Tuesday 8pm ET with running legend, Ryan They also had their weekly Zwift Ride.

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.

 Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Russell Finsterwald and Kalan Beisel:

Kalan's race resume includes:

  • 3x U.S. 24 Hour National Champion (4-man)
  • 2013 Rocky Mountain Endurance Series Champion
  • 1st place 2013 Gunnison Growler (course record)
  • 1st place 2014 Banana Belt (course record)
  • 1st place 2015 1/2 Gunnison Growler
  • 1st place 2015 Dawn til Dusk Duo 12 Hour Race (course record)
  • 1st place 2015 5-person Co-ed Duo 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

Russell's resume includes:

  • 1 million feet of climbing in 2018
  • 5 x National champion

Sponsor VENGA:

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“Venga!” is a Spanish for “Come on! go!

 

What's New in the 303:

Boulder Peak Cancelled

In the case of Boulder Peak, Boulder County is extending their restriction of 100 maximum gathering size through July, thereby forcing us to cancel the July 12th, Boulder Sports Chiropractic Boulder Peak Triathlon. Since 1991, the Boulder Peak Triathlon has experienced its ups and downs, but has always found a way to survive. This season will be no different. All registered athletes, and those who elected to transfer from the Colorado Triathlon, will be receiving an additional email with special instructions regarding their entry.

 

The EPIC MINI Triathlon

The name says it all! The “EPIC MINI” Triathlon. Taking place at a central venue located in Fort Collins Colorado, this race packs a punch of fun. Choose a sprint or supersprint distance course to race!

Fort Collins boasts some of the best local breweries around, bike friendly paths at every turn (the Spring Creek Trail is next to the run course) and a ton of activities all within minutes of iconic downtown – also known as “Old Town”. Don’t take our word for it – make a weekend out of this event and plan to get a little extra sight seeing done!

 

Lachlan Morton breaks Everesting record - from Cyclingtips.com

Lachlan Morton has set a new Everesting record in an official time of 7 hours, 32 minutes, and 54 seconds.  Morton took the record from pro mountain biker Keegan Swenson, who took it from Phil Gaimon with a time of seven hours, 40 minutes, and five seconds. Morton averaged 254 watts over the effort. His attempt took place on the backside of Rist Canyon, outside Fort Collins, Colorado. Morton completed 42 laps of the climb to reach the height of Mount Everest, 8,848m (29,029 feet). Each climb up took him roughly nine minutes.

Endurance News:

With dream deferred, Olympic hopefuls to bike across Colorado for charity

The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics was a necessary, but frustrating blow to athletes around the world. But with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to take lives and leave millions jobless, some Americans are using their free time for a good cause.  Nine U.S. Olympic and Paralympic triathlete hopefuls are biking 483 miles across the state of Colorado in just 24 hours to raise money for charity.

Named the "Operation CO>COVID," the team is hoping to raise more than $20,000 for the USA Triathlon Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund and the Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado.  "Instead of racing in Tokyo, we will be racing the sun to finish our ride before sundown and raising money to give back to the community for COVID-19 relief," triathlete and paralympic hopeful Melissa Stockwell said. "It's really just us wanting to give back. Just to help out a community that we're really passionate about."  The relay challenge will take place June 19, starting on the Utah-Colorado border heading east across the Rockies before ending in Kansas. The team will bike in groups of three, taking shifts while gaining a grueling 23,000 feet in elevation. Team USA did the math-- the bikers must maintain a average speed of 21 miles per hour to cross the state before a full day is up.

Athletes will be divided into three teams of three, with each person covering up to four different segments ranging from 3-15 miles at a time. The first riders will begin cycling from the Utah-Colorado state line in the evening (exact time TBD) on Friday, June 19, with a goal to be at the Colorado-Kansas state line 24 hours later on Saturday, June 20.

Toyota support vehicles will transport the rest of the athletes and their gear along the route, stopping to swap riders after each segment. The athletes must collectively maintain an average of 21 miles per hour in order to successfully cross the state within 24 hours.

The participating athletes include:

  • Kyle Coon, Tokyo Paralympic Hopeful
  • Hailey Danz, Rio 2016 Paralympic Silver Medalist and Tokyo Paralympic Hopeful
  • Kendall Gretsch, PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Gold Medalist and Tokyo Paralympic Hopeful
  • Kevin McDowell, Tokyo Olympic Hopeful
  • Jack O'Neil, U.S. Paratriathlon Junior Development Team Member
  • Allysa Seely, Rio 2016 Paralympic Gold Medalist and Tokyo Paralympic Hopeful
  • Melissa Stockwell, Rio 2016 Paralympic Bronze Medalist and Tokyo Paralympic Hopeful, Team Toyota Athlete
  • Renée Tomlin, Tokyo Olympic Hopeful
  • Alex Libin, Elite Triathlete and Guide for Kyle Coon
  • Rocky Harris, USA Triathlon Chief Executive Officer

Video of the Week:

2019 USA Cycling Russell Finsterwald Marathon National Champion

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Rocky Harris, CEO of USA Triathlon, will join us to talk about the bike across Colorado and updates on USAT.

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jun 13, 2020

We've got 5x Ironman champ and Spartan Pro team member Heather Gollnick.  She's the head coach at Liberty University and she and her husband have their own coaching business IronEdge Coaching.  

Thanks to last week's guest, Erin Carson of Rally Sports and ECFIT.

In Today's Show:

  • Interview with Heather Gollnick
  • Endurance News - Ironman Return To Racing Steps
  • What's New in the 303 - What's the status with local races, Colorado Classic and more.

 

Sponsor UCAN:

Bill, did you get your UCAN Starter Pack yet?  I've been going through it myself.  Really loving drinking a bottle prior to a long run and then just carrying the hydration formula with extra salts.

 

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.  Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Heather Gollnick:

Heather Gollnick was at the top of her triathlon career about the time I was discovering triathlon.  She raced a ton as a pro triathlete and races a ton more as a OCR Spartan pro.  As you'll hear she loves to train as well.  As we mentioned in the intro that she is head triathlon coach at Liberty University and co-owner of IronEdge Coaching.  Let's chat with Heather Gollnick.

 

Post interview discussion.

  • I do remember seeing video of Heather doing a cartwheel
  • We didn't get into it but I read an interview with Heather where she talks about her daughter [Jordon], born with cerebral palsy, and was told by doctors that she would would never walk. She walks with a cane now.  I also read that in her first Ironman in Madison WI she didn't think she could even start the run.  She saw Jordon and it hit her that Jordon would want that opportunity to run, so Heather ran for her daughter.  She said "I think of Jordan every time I'm in a race and I want to stop or slow down.''

 

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Jay O'Hare at VENGA for the introduction to Heather.  We didn’t discuss VENGA as much as I was hoping to.  We've both been trying the Ultra Gels and the Recovery Balm.  There big thing is the Nano Emulsion Technology which makes it water soluble, getting up to 5x CBD in your Blood Stream.  It's 100% THC-Free, Works Fast and the Ultra Gels make sure you get a Precise dose.  Great reducing inflammation and helping you get great sleep.

 

“Venga!” is a Spanish for “Come on! go!

Endurance News:

 

Ironman Lubbock 70.3 is on.  Check out the Athlete Guide as a template for future races.

https://ironmanlubbock.com/assets/images/2020-guide.pdf 

 

IRONMAN Return To Racing https://www.facebook.com/IRONMANtri/

  • Health screening which includes questionnaire and touchless temperature check
  • physical distancing markers
  • Designated check-in times
  • Athlete briefings virtual
  • Reduced touchpoints (bikes per rack, recommended self support,
  • Swim start (pulsed, smaller waves, wider entrance points)
  • More space
  • Shade tents instead of change tents
  • Athletes rack their own bikes
  • Number and location of aid stations.  More emphasis on special needs bags.
  • Volunteers to restock instead of serve
  • More physical space at the finish line
  • Individual race choices

 

What's New in the 303:

 

About Without Limits and Boulder Peak? https://www.withoutlimits.co/boulder-peak-triathlon-race-info

 

Eight U.S. Olympic and Paralympic triathlon hopefuls, along with USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris and one guide for a visually impaired athlete, who will be riding across the state of Colorado in a 24-hour relay on June 19-20 to raise funds for COVID-19 relief. The ride will cover 483 miles in total distance, gaining nearly 23,000 feet of elevation as it extends from the Utah-Colorado state line in Montrose, Colorado, to the Colorado-Kansas state line at U.S. 40 and CR 57 (near the town of Arapahoe, Colorado). The route travels from the Western Slope up into the Rocky Mountains, cresting Monarch Pass at 11,312 feet of elevation before descending into the Front Range via Colorado Springs and into the Eastern Plains.

 

A local news station in Colorado Springs put together this quick segment yesterday: https://www.kktv.com/content/sports/With-dream-deferred-Olympic-hopefuls-to-bike-across-Colorado-for-charity-571111931.html.

Boulder’s Dede Griesbauer and Kennett Peterson dominate the IRONMAN VR10 Pro Challenge Weekend

The 10th edition of the IRONMAN® VR™ Pro Challenge saw a United States sweep with Dede Griesbauer winning the women’s race and Kennett Peterson taking the top honors in the men’s race as eight top triathletes battled it out over the course of two days. Mixing up the format, athletes took on a 3 km run through the Eagle Trail in Boulder, Colorado before hopping on their trainers. From there, athletes began their 40 km bike ride in Gerry Boyle Park on a portion of the newly offered IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman bike course, utilizing Official Virtual Cycling partner ROUVY’s augmented reality.

In the closely contested professional women’s race, Dede Griesbauer (USA) fought her way into the top spot with an impressive performance, finishing the 3 km run and 40 km bike in an overall time of 1:07:53, while Lindsey Jerdonek (USA) finished in second place with a combined time of 1:08:42. Danielle Mack (USA) took third position with a finishing time of 1:10:09 and Rachel Olson (USA) rounded out the group with a time of 1:11:19.

Colorado Classic Planning to Roll With “Made for TV” Model

Denver, CO (June 9, 2020) — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation today released an initial statement sharing their intention to continue their August race with a revised format, a ‘Made for TV Streaming’ model.

With a new race model that limits the gathering of crowds and prioritizes the safety of riders, host communities and staff, the race organizers feel optimistic that America’s premier all-women’s professional road cycling race could successfully continue August 27-30, 2020 — pending the appropriate approvals from the State, county and city health departments.

Video of the Week:

Venga CBD Review 2020 - THC-Free CBD For Ultrarunners/Endurance Athletes

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @triathlon 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!

Jun 6, 2020

This week we are sitting down with Erin Carson of Rally Sports to talk about: Life and business as things are starting to open up, how she's been helping athletes during this period, we'll talk about the ECFIT Launch workouts, and Erin's philosophies on strength training for endurance athletes.  We'll also learn a little more about Rally Sports.

Thanks to last week's guest, Matt Bach for an education on endurance nutrition and about what makes UCAN so unique and different as an fuel source.  We hoped to just share some facts because it's something that we believe in and it really is something to be experienced to really get.  More on that later.

In Today's Show:

  • Interview with Erin Carson
  • Endurance News - Lubbock 70.3
  • What's New in the 303 - Chatfield update (saw Todd Lytle from RMTC on Wed)

Sponsor UCAN:

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.  Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly! Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Tri Starter Pack - 50% off, limit 1 - https://www.generationucan.com/product/ucan-tri-starter-pack-50-off/   

 

Interview with Erin Carson:

Erin Carson is co-owner and operator of RallySport, a Boulder, Colorado training facility and health club. As the head coach for ECFIT she provides strength training programs for endurance athletes seeking to perform at their very best in triathlons, marathons, and cycling events. Her clients include world champions and olympians as well as everyday athletes seeking excellence.
https://ecfitstrength.com/

https://rallysportboulder.com/

What's New in the 303:

 

Endurance News:

Is IRONMAN Lubbock really happening?

  • 40 qualifying slots to the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupō,
  • The current year's Athlete Guide will be posted 4-6 weeks prior to the event.

USAT Collegiate Nationals in Lake Havasu October 16-17

USA Triathlon today announced the dates and locations for its rescheduled 2020 Collegiate Club & High School National Championships and 2020 Duathlon National Championships, both of which were initially set for this spring but were postponed due to the COVID-pandemic. Both events are now scheduled for Oct. 16-17 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, as part of the Havasu Triathlon co-hosted by race production companies Tucson Racing and 3 Disciplines (3D) Racing. 

Collegiate Club & High School Nationals were originally scheduled to take place April 3-4 in Tempe, Arizona, while Duathlon Nationals were originally set for May 30-31 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

Video of the Week:

ECFIT Launch Episode 1

Garage talk #11: Todd Lytle

Chat with Todd Lytle about his 34 year career in triathlon being president of Rocky Mountain Triathlon Club, some good stories along the way, his time living in Mexico and on a fishing boat and his plans to get ready to race Kona in February.

What I love about this interview with Todd was that even though I've known Todd (or at least about Todd) for a few years, I never "knew" Todd.  For me to learn about his first triathlon, or his favorite swim course being Cozumel or his favorite bike course being Kentucky, or his Air Force experience (which was incredibly similar to mine), I would have to hang out with him a lot and it would take months if not years to collect all of those insights about Todd.  It's like speed dating but virtually.

I saw him swimming on Wednesday at the Gravel Pond, before I watched the interview.  Today, I've seen the interview and I know feel a kind of kinship with Todd.  We're middle of the packer, former Air Force, triathlon nuts.

Closing:

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

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

May 30, 2020

Our interview with Matt Bach of UCAN was inspired by two things really.  First, we had a discussion on the show a couple weeks ago discussing how COVID era race cancellations affect businesses in the endurance sport industry differently depending on how dependent the product or service is to racing.  A company like Race Day Wheels is going to be affected a lot differently than Continental tires.  The second inspiration was through just stepping back and thinking about how we are getting by in this COVID world.  What are athletes doing without races on the calendar?  How are they training?  How are the feeling?  I got to thinking about things I'm doing differently than I was back as recently as March.  What are my new habits, habits that I've stopped, what's working and what's not.

One of the things I've started doing for the first time is watching social media zoom meetings, are attending zoom meetup groups.  For the first time, I've done live streamed workouts like the ones with Chris Poirier Kim.  I never used to do those things.  One of the things that I've really enjoyed and shared are education seminars that Matt Bach did about the science of UCAN which helped me appreciate why it works so well for me.  I shared it with my athlete Matt Emmet.  Who also found it educational.  I thought it would be great to have Matt share it with our audience.     

Interview with Matt Bach:

UCAN Recipes page - https://ucan.co/category/recipes/

UCAN Global Running Landing page - https://ucan.co/stepforward/

UCAN Community FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCANCommunityGroup/

matthew.bach@ucanco.com

 

Sponsor UCAN:

 

What's New in the 303:

Check out the upcoming Garage Talks with Megan Hottman AKA The Cyclist Lawyer.

Open Water Swimming: Grant Ranch closed, but Chatfield will be open for swimming.  See COMSA for more information. Discuss what we know.

How to Fall off a Bike and Not Get Hurt

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How to Fall off a Bike and Not Get Hurt

If you’ve ever watched the pros in the Tour de France, you’re probably aware that even the most serious cyclists take a tumble every now and then. While injuries during a high-speed crash can’t often be avoided with little to no time to react, recreational cyclists traveling at slower speeds can reduce their injury chances by learning to fall correctly.

Keep these basic tips in mind to prevent injuries the next time your wheels slide out from under you.

DON’T BRACE FOR THE FALL

Instead of crashing at 40 mph in a sprint to the line like a pro, an amateur cyclist is more likely to fall in the 15–20 mph range when crossing wet train tracks or getting a wheel caught in a drain cover. Since there’s more time to react, the instinct is to let go of the handlebars and brace for the fall with your hands.

A fall on an outstretched hand (FOOSH) is one of the more common ways to break bones in your hand, wrist, elbow and clavicle. To avoid this, it’s better to either keep your hands on the bars or as close to your body as possible to protect your face and chest. If you can roll with the impact instead of bracing against it with your hands, you’ll spread the forces of the impact across a larger surface area, reducing your chances of a fracture.

 

LEARN HOW TO FALL

Getting ejected over the handlebars is quite different from having your wheels slide out from under you. While getting yourself into a ball and using the tuck-and-roll method will definitely work on an over-the-handlebar accident, when the bike slides out from under you, this technique might not — particularly if you’re traveling at slow speeds.

 

Endurance News:

https://www.triathlete.com/events/ironman/ironman-will-award-world-championship-slots-at-virtual-races/

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/28/864377380/boston-marathon-cancelled-will-be-a-virtual-event-because-of-coronavirus

 

Strava Changes Move Some Features to Subscription Based

a few of our free features that are especially complex and expensive to maintain, like segment leaderboards, will become subscription features. And from now on, more of our new feature development will be for subscribers – we’ll invest the most in the athletes who have invested in us.

Here's what has changed.

New features for subscribers

  • A big Routes update, with planning & recommendations on iOS and Android
  • Matched Rides: Analyze performance on identical rides over time
  • See your full workout history with Training Log on iOS
  • Workout Analysis is now available for all activity types
  • Grade-Adjusted Pace (GAP) now on iOS and Android
  • Coming soon: A whole new way to compete on segments…

 

New subscription features that were previously free

  • Overall segment leaderboards (Top 10 view is still free)
  • Comparing, filtering and analyzing segment efforts
  • Route planning on strava.com, with better maps and support for segments
  • Matched Runs: Analyze performance on identical runs over time
  • Training Log on Android and strava.com
  • Monthly activity trends and comparisons

 

Recent releases for all athletes

  • “Favorites first” feed settings and the return of the chronological feed
  • Improved impossible effort detection… False KOMs, QOMs, CRs dethroned!
  • Apple Watch uploading and improved sync to Apple Health
  • Recorded the drive home by accident? New mobile activity cropping
  • All activities now show both elapsed and moving time
  • New or improved analysis of power, cadence and swimming stroke rate

 

Ironman triathlon in Kona delayed again due to coronavirus concerns

May 26, 2020 at 12:57 PM HST - Updated May 26 at 1:00 PM

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 2020 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii triathlon, already postponed once because of the global coronavirus pandemic, has been pushed back a second time and is now scheduled to take place on November 21, the company said Tuesday.  All of the athletes who have already registered for the race, which typically draws about 2,500 participants, will soon receive details on the updated plans for the event, which the company says are 'continually evolving.'  “We thank our athletes for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future,” the company said in a statement.  The event is one of the largest to take place in Kona each year, drawing as many as 10,000 people ― including friends and relatives of the participants ― to the area.  The projected economic impact of the event to the state is around $30 million.

 

Video of the Week:

Core Workout with Personal Trainer Chris Poirier Kim

Garage Talk #10: Megan Hottman

 

Closing:

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

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

May 30, 2020

Our interview with Matt Bach of UCAN was inspired by two things really.  First, we had a discussion on the show a couple weeks ago discussing how COVID era race cancellations affect businesses in the endurance sport industry differently depending on how dependent the product or service is to racing.  A company like Race Day Wheels is going to be affected a lot differently than Continental tires.  The second inspiration was through just stepping back and thinking about how we are getting by in this COVID world.  What are athletes doing without races on the calendar?  How are they training?  How are the feeling?  I got to thinking about things I'm doing differently than I was back as recently as March.  What are my new habits, habits that I've stopped, what's working and what's not.

One of the things I've started doing for the first time is watching social media zoom meetings, are attending zoom meetup groups.  For the first time, I've done live streamed workouts like the ones with Chris Poirier Kim.  I never used to do those things.  One of the things that I've really enjoyed and shared are education seminars that Matt Bach did about the science of UCAN which helped me appreciate why it works so well for me.  I shared it with my athlete Matt Emmet.  Who also found it educational.  I thought it would be great to have Matt share it with our audience.     

Interview with Matt Bach:

UCAN Recipes page - https://ucan.co/category/recipes/

UCAN Global Running Landing page - https://ucan.co/stepforward/

UCAN Community FB Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCANCommunityGroup/

matthew.bach@ucanco.com

 

Sponsor UCAN:

 

What's New in the 303:

Check out the upcoming Garage Talks with Megan Hottman AKA The Cyclist Lawyer.

Open Water Swimming: Grant Ranch closed, but Chatfield will be open for swimming.  See COMSA for more information. Discuss what we know.

How to Fall off a Bike and Not Get Hurt

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How to Fall off a Bike and Not Get Hurt

If you’ve ever watched the pros in the Tour de France, you’re probably aware that even the most serious cyclists take a tumble every now and then. While injuries during a high-speed crash can’t often be avoided with little to no time to react, recreational cyclists traveling at slower speeds can reduce their injury chances by learning to fall correctly.

Keep these basic tips in mind to prevent injuries the next time your wheels slide out from under you.

DON’T BRACE FOR THE FALL

Instead of crashing at 40 mph in a sprint to the line like a pro, an amateur cyclist is more likely to fall in the 15–20 mph range when crossing wet train tracks or getting a wheel caught in a drain cover. Since there’s more time to react, the instinct is to let go of the handlebars and brace for the fall with your hands.

A fall on an outstretched hand (FOOSH) is one of the more common ways to break bones in your hand, wrist, elbow and clavicle. To avoid this, it’s better to either keep your hands on the bars or as close to your body as possible to protect your face and chest. If you can roll with the impact instead of bracing against it with your hands, you’ll spread the forces of the impact across a larger surface area, reducing your chances of a fracture.

 

LEARN HOW TO FALL

Getting ejected over the handlebars is quite different from having your wheels slide out from under you. While getting yourself into a ball and using the tuck-and-roll method will definitely work on an over-the-handlebar accident, when the bike slides out from under you, this technique might not — particularly if you’re traveling at slow speeds.

 

Endurance News:

https://www.triathlete.com/events/ironman/ironman-will-award-world-championship-slots-at-virtual-races/

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/28/864377380/boston-marathon-cancelled-will-be-a-virtual-event-because-of-coronavirus

 

Strava Changes Move Some Features to Subscription Based

a few of our free features that are especially complex and expensive to maintain, like segment leaderboards, will become subscription features. And from now on, more of our new feature development will be for subscribers – we’ll invest the most in the athletes who have invested in us.

Here's what has changed.

New features for subscribers

  • A big Routes update, with planning & recommendations on iOS and Android
  • Matched Rides: Analyze performance on identical rides over time
  • See your full workout history with Training Log on iOS
  • Workout Analysis is now available for all activity types
  • Grade-Adjusted Pace (GAP) now on iOS and Android
  • Coming soon: A whole new way to compete on segments…

 

New subscription features that were previously free

  • Overall segment leaderboards (Top 10 view is still free)
  • Comparing, filtering and analyzing segment efforts
  • Route planning on strava.com, with better maps and support for segments
  • Matched Runs: Analyze performance on identical runs over time
  • Training Log on Android and strava.com
  • Monthly activity trends and comparisons

 

Recent releases for all athletes

  • “Favorites first” feed settings and the return of the chronological feed
  • Improved impossible effort detection… False KOMs, QOMs, CRs dethroned!
  • Apple Watch uploading and improved sync to Apple Health
  • Recorded the drive home by accident? New mobile activity cropping
  • All activities now show both elapsed and moving time
  • New or improved analysis of power, cadence and swimming stroke rate

 

Ironman triathlon in Kona delayed again due to coronavirus concerns

May 26, 2020 at 12:57 PM HST - Updated May 26 at 1:00 PM

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 2020 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii triathlon, already postponed once because of the global coronavirus pandemic, has been pushed back a second time and is now scheduled to take place on November 21, the company said Tuesday.  All of the athletes who have already registered for the race, which typically draws about 2,500 participants, will soon receive details on the updated plans for the event, which the company says are 'continually evolving.'  “We thank our athletes for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future,” the company said in a statement.  The event is one of the largest to take place in Kona each year, drawing as many as 10,000 people ― including friends and relatives of the participants ― to the area.  The projected economic impact of the event to the state is around $30 million.

 

Video of the Week:

Core Workout with Personal Trainer Chris Poirier Kim

Garage Talk #10: Megan Hottman

 

Closing:

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

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

May 23, 2020

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  In today's show we have Chris Anthony perhaps most known for being a professional skier in the Warren Miller movies is joining us to talk about a host of topics, but the one that might surprise you the most is that he was just as likely to have made a professional career as a cyclist.  We are also going to talk about how his cycling background led him to create the biggest Prim funding than pretty much any pro female race at the Colorado Classic.  We'll also cover how he is using the history and story of the 10th Mountain Division to help teach kids history in a fun and exciting way.  

Thanks to last week's guest Colin Laughery.  That was a blast of an interview and the Garage Talk was great too.  In the Garage Talk Colin was wearing a t-shirt with the phrase "The Swim Is Cancelled" on it.  I wanted to get one for myself (and as presents for some family members who happen to be triathletes).  I googled it and was led to a company called The Swim Is Cancelled.  Huge shout out to Nate Ballard at The Swim Is Cancelled for a great list of fun products (tees, hoodies, stickers, patches) with captions like the aforementioned, "I Pee On Bikes", "Zone 2 is a Lie", and more.

 

Sponsor UCAN:

Don't forget your UCAN and don't forget the Hydrate sale will go from the 18th (Monday) through Sunday (24th)

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®, which has helped thousands of athletes eliminate GI distress and prevent the bonk. Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly!

 

Interview with Chris Anthony:

  • Cool hearing the life story and all of the experiences our guests have.  Chris at a Summer camp in Copper watching the Canadians and 7-11 team training in 1976 and how he wanted the thighs.  Then of chasing Andy Mill up Freemont Pass and Chris' Dad chased him down.
  • Got on a Pro Am team.  Lived at the Olympic Training Center.  Thought he was going to be a bike racer. 17 years old kicking ass at everything.  Climbing real well and staying with top guys.
  • What a past, deep sea fishing in Hawaii, flow fishing in Montana with Greg LeMond
  • Hopefully Chris can get us in with @GregLeMond
  • Bridging education though sport in the story of the 10th Mountain Division and the Climb to Glory movie.  You'll have the trailer as this week's video of the week
  • The whole story about how he met Greg LeMond, how he crashed speed skating in Minneapolis breaking Greg's arm just before the world championships
  • Slaying the badger - American Greg Lemond helped teammate Bernard Hinault, The Badger, win the Tour de France as teammates. In 1986, it was supposed to be LeMond's turn, but would it be? It was a turning point in cycling.
    • Bernard Hinault (pronounced [bɛʁ.naʁ i.no]; born 14 November 1954) is a French former professional cyclist. With 147 professional victories,[1] including five in the Tour de France, he is often named among the greatest cyclists of all time.
  • Chris Anthony's Youth Art Contest.  Kids Submit your 10th art
  • Learn more at https://www.chrisanthony.com/

 

What's New in the 303:

Check out the upcoming Garage Talks with Megan Hottman AKA The Cyclist Lawyer and Todd Lytle President of the Rocky Mountain Tri Club.

Open Water Swimming: Grant Ranch closed, but Chatfield will be open for swimming.  See COMSA for more information.

 

Endurance News:

INAUGURAL COLLINS CUP TRIATHLON TO TAKE PLACE EXACTLY ONE YEAR FROM TODAY ON MAY 22, 2021

The Professional Triathletes Organisation today announced that the new date for the inaugural Collins Cup will be exactly one year from today – on the 22nd May 2021.

The race, which was originally scheduled for 29-30th May 2020 but could not go ahead due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will now take place on the new date of 22nd May 2021 - the same weekend as The Championship 2021.

 

Video of the Week:

Climb to Glory Trailer

 

Upcoming Interviews:

I have been wanting to talk share some of the things I've been learning on the UCAN webinars that Matt Bach has been having over on the UCAN Instagram page.  If you are following @genucan you know what I’m saying.  They are really educational.  He explains the science of why it works so well as a fuel that doesn't spike your blood sugar, some of their newer bars and protein tubs, UCAN recipes and more.

 

Closing:

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

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

May 16, 2020

You may have seen the “303 Garage Talk” a few weeks ago with pro triathlete and Boulder native Colin Laughery.  The discussion on the Garage Talk was Colin's take on current events. It was a great interview and in talking about how it's impacting things with his training and family life.  I sent him a message about how much I enjoyed that interview that about 6 text exchanges later we decided to jump on a call and chat about having him on the podcast.  We are going to know the most real and perhaps most humble pro in the sport, Colin Laughery

Also in today's show:

  • A New COVID Wave - A Wave Of New Runners
  • What's new in the 303 - Sam Long Everesting,
  • Endurance News - Ironman WC moved to Feb
  • Videos of the Week

 

Sponsor UCAN:

My Chocolate Energy + Protein Tub has arrived!

Hydrate sale will go from the 18th (Monday) through Sunday (24th)

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®, which has helped thousands of athletes eliminate GI distress and prevent the bonk. Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly!  

 

Interview with Colin Laughery:

When I spoke to Colin about doing the podcast we batted around some ideas.  I had thrown out A) Pro Gossip B) Coaching Topics or C) Deep Dive on Colin.  He replied and asked me what is it I think of when I think of Colin.  I replied with something like everyone had a brand.  I told him it was his "regular guy", what you see is what you get, humble guy.  He's not the pro in a Speedo, even though that's a part of it.  You're going to hear how he started the sport of triathlon in 2003, how he met his wife Beth in transition area in 2007.  Here's the Earth Day Kid Colin Laughery.

https://www.earthdaykid.com/

 

COVID Prompting A Wave Of New Runners:

We are all making a lot of changes these days and finding how to work, socialize and exercise in new ways.  Thankfully we live in an age of technology where we can work together through online platforms like Teams and socializing on Zoom.  When it comes to exercise, that's changed too. Home gym setups have been trending and yoga, Pilates and other fitness studios have gone virtual on the same platforms we work and socialize on. 

For those who just can't do another hour on your laptop or tablet and feel the call to be outside in fresh air, you may be searching for a fitness program that get you outside like riding a bike or running.  For those taking up running again, or perhaps for the first time, I'd like to share some tips and best practices to make you a successful runner. Before we go any further, let's

Let me begin by contrasting the best practices against a backdrop of the most common mistakes that runners make that lead to frustration and failure and ultimately to their new fitness hobby running into a ditch.  The good news is that the list is short:

Avoid:

1) running too hard (too often)

2) increasing volume/distance too fast

3) being inconsistent

4) old or inappropriate shoes 

 

What's New in the 303:

Sam Long Everest Accomplishment on Lee Hill/Deer Trail

Sam Long "Everested" Lee Hill/Deer Trail yesterday. Up and down 15 times, 29,219 feet, 133 miles. Ride time was 10 hours.

BRAC Town Hall

  • What other kinds of biking are people doing since they are not racing

 

Endurance News:

IRONMAN ANNOUNCES 2020 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

TAMPA, Fla. (May 14, 2020) – IRONMAN today announced in conjunction with host city partners and authorities in Hawai`i, United States and Taupō, New Zealand, that due to the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 editions of the IRONMAN® World Championship and IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship cannot take place on their originally scheduled dates. The IRONMAN World Championship will now take place on February 6, 2021 returning to its historic original race month and marking 40 years since it first took place in Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawai`i. While a new date for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship has not yet been determined, teams are working diligently with local and national officials and authorities to secure a date for early 2021.

IRONMAN has been closely monitoring the situation and guidance by the Hawaiian and New Zealand governments regarding mass gatherings, border and travel restrictions and other COVID-19 related issues to assess the feasibility of hosting the 2020 IRONMAN World Championship and 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. Additionally, as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact events around the world, both world championship events have seen a majority of their respective qualifying events postponed or unable to take place in 2020, impeding the ability to produce and host truly competitive world championship events. Based on these factors and circumstances beyond our control, coupled with a mission to give athletes and communities as much preparation time as possible, it is clear the world championship events cannot proceed as planned in October and November, respectively.

Similar to 1982, there will be two editions of the IRONMAN World Championship in a single year (February and October) to accommodate athletes who qualify during the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Functional Threshold Power (FTP) and How to Use It

The key to using threshold in your training is first establishing an accurate functional threshold power, your own unique FTP, from which to build your training zones. While a coach can help you understand and use power most effectively, you can also perform a basic field test to get started with finding your FTP.

The most popular and well-established FTP test is the 20-minute time trail popularized by Hunter Allen. This test is easy to execute on your own in your home.

 

Video of the Week:

Garage Talk #9: Dave Towle

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Chris Anthony perhaps most known for being a professional skier in the Warren Miller movies is joining us to talk about a host of topics including Colorado Classic, his connection to the 10th Mountain Division, Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project and of course skiing

Closing:

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

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

May 9, 2020

This week we caught up with professional triathlete Sam Long to chat about the KOM pins that he's been knocking down, see if we can help him pick his next KOM and what else he's got planned in his training.

Also in today's show:

  • What's new in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the Week

 

Sponsor UCAN:

My Chocolate Energy + Protein Tub is on the way along with a FREE SAMPLE: Chocolate Almond Butter Bar.  Last night I had my coaching session with Matt.  He had a rest week and went on a 4 day hiking and camping trip and he had just received his first order of the Lemon Lime UCAN Performance.  He said it kept him well fueled    UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®, which has helped thousands of athletes eliminate GI distress and prevent the bonk. Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly!

 

Interview with Sam Long:

He's always had an aptitude for high volume and in the past year has really shown that he's more than diesel engine on the bike.  Sam Long (AKA the BigUnit), at age 24, shows a bright future for American long-distance racing. He has already won an Ironman, two 70.3's, a marathon, and is a CO State TT champion.  

Facts about Sam:

  • 6' 4 Inches tall
  • 175  Lbs
  • 2 Triplet brothers
  • 225 Longest solo bike ride in a day
  • 18 Age when he completed his first IM
  • 304 Avg Watts for an IM bike leg
  • 450 Calories per hour in an IM
  • 1 kg is the largest donut he's eaten

Post Interview:

– Rides must only focus on one hill or mountain per ride (e.g. you can’t base yourself in one location and ride multiple hills). You cannot ride different routes on the same mountain. If there are 4 routes, that means there are 4 possible ‘everestings’ (think of it like the North and South face of Everest).

– Rides cannot be loops. The descent must be via the same road unless you are prevented from doing so (e.g. one-way street or one-way trail). This is to prevent kinetic gain sometimes afforded by a loop, or an ‘easier’ descent.

– Rides must be full ascents each time (Strava segments or the accepted ‘traditional’ climbing route will generally be the best guide for this. You can’t commit to a combination of full and half laps). Acceptable is a shorter segment of a climb if it is recognised in its own right. If in doubt, ask.

  • Ryan Bolton is a US Olympian from Sydney 2000, an Ironman champion, and now coaches elite runners (like Caroline Rotich, winner of Boston Marathon 2015) and triathletes (like Ben Hoffman, 4th in Kona 2019).
  • The next KOM is going to be one of:
    • Lookout Mountain
    • Pikes Peak
    • Mountain Evans
    • Squaw Pass
  • Argon 18 is the same bike Crowie rides

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Roll Massif Updates Schedule, Elephant Rock Moves to Oct. 11th

Triple Bypass moves to Sept. 26th

We’ve been working closely with state and city officials on where things stand with COVID-19 and our event. While we had hoped that July 11-12th would go on as planned, the Town of Avon has officially pulled our permit for hosting our finish on those dates.

Endurance News:

Why It Still Might Not Be Safe to Return to Lap Swimming

So as the virus starts to (hopefully) slow down, maybe a return to the pool could be possible for those longing to dive in and be immersed in that environment on a hot summer’s day. But according to a recent report from The Mercury News in San Jose, California, it might be harder than originally thought to social distance in a public pool.

“There’s more and more research showing that coronavirus can be spread even more than six feet when people are vigorously exercising like running or swimming,” Contra Costa County’s Health Officer Christopher Farnitano said in a video interview posted by the county. “There’s a concern that even if someone is swimming in their own lane, when the person is right next to them is breathing heavily, they could be exposed. It’s hard to maintain that kind of social distancing in a public pool.”

 

Video of the Week:

Warren Miller Legend, Chris Anthony Highlights Package

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Pro triathlete, Colin Laughery is going to join us and give us a real transparent look at his life, being a pro, a husband and dad of two.

Chris Anthony perhaps most known for being a professional skier in the Warren Miller movies is joining us to talk about a host of topics including Colorado Classic, his connection to the 10th Mountain Division, Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project and of course skiing.

Closing:

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

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

May 1, 2020

Our guest today is time trial and track cycling specialist Kyle Pitman and Paralympic 2021 athlete.  More on his story in a minute. 

Also in today's show:

  • What's new in the 303 including a new KOM on a stretch that all the pros ride in Boulder "36 to Ward"
  • Endurance News including a PTO announcement about the Challenge Daytona prize purse
  • Video of the Week - yes we have two again this week

 

Sponsor UCAN:

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®, which has helped thousands of athletes eliminate GI distress and prevent the bonk. Use in your training to fuel the healthy way and recover quickly!

 

 

Interview with Kyle Pitman:

Kyle competed as an NCAA varsity athlete rowing for the United States Naval Academy. After graduating from Navy, Kyle was commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps. During his two tours in Iraq, he suffered multiple stress fractures in his feet, carrying weapons, heavy packs, and jumping off of moving vehicles. Like a true Marine, he toughed it out so he could stay with the men and women of the First Marine Division. After several years of dealing with issues in his feet, he eventually began to notice significant pain in his hips. The orthopedist who first examined him had to double check his identity because he was certain he was looking at an Xray of a 75- year-old.

In early 2010 while an instructor at the Naval Academy and racing for ABRT, Kyle and some fellow military cyclists  decided to found 4Mil, a non-profit with the goal of breaking the Race Across America record while raising money to support wounded Veterans.  After a consultation with a classification specialist, Kyle felt confident enough to sign up for Paracycling Road National Championships in Augusta, GA in 2018, where he was officially evaluated by USOPC classifiers. He received his provisional C5 classification and was allowed to race. A second classification at Paracycling Track National Championships in December 2018 made his classification permanent.

Selection to Team USA would fulfill a lifelong dream to represent the United States in a different way. The opportunity to push myself and compete in that arena against the best in the world is incredible. 

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Thanks to iKOR Labs for helping sponsor today's show.  iKOR Performance is a clean, natural source of hemp-based CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training and promote fast recovery. Don't let your competition out recover you!  Save 25% on all products right now.  Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

What's New in the 303:

When the Hometown Boy Becomes the Hometown MAN!

Sam Long's previous best for 36 to Ward was a 1:02:56 (no idea how long ago).  The previous KOM was held by Paul Hartner with a time of 55:11.  Sam Long announces he's going for the KOM and does a sponsor give away for Iced chains, a cassette and a headband for the best guesses at what his time will be.  I guessed 55:05 or something like that.  He takes the 36 to Ward KOM in 53:11 breaking the previous KOM of 55:11 by 2 minutes!  WTF!  He even changed his hometown on Instagram to Ward.  

KOM Wish List for Sam Long

  • Lookout Mountain
  • Flagstaff or Superflag
  • Sunshine Canyon
  • Deer Creek / High Grade
  • Pikes Peak
  • Mountain Evans
  • Squaw Pass
  • Independence Pass
  • St Vrain Canyon

 

John Denver and Road Bikes. The Rodney Dangerfield’s of both Deserve Respect. And Here is Why.

Now to the Road Bike; is it destined to follow a John Denver cassette tape into obscurity? Become a legend it wasn’t? Now, throw in a million new Front Range residents, stoned, texting cousin Vinny in Newark on a shoulder-less road system built after WWII and what could possibly go wrong?

 

Endurance News:

CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA, USA TRIATHLON AND THE PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION TO PARTNER AT ICONIC CHALLENGEDAYTONA RACE IN DECEMBER

USA Triathlon and the Professional Triathletes Organisation have joined forces with CHALLENGENORTHAMERICA to be part of its iconic CHALLENGEDAYTONA race at Daytona International Speedway on December 4th, 5th and 6th.  The three-day triathlon festival will attract athletes from around the world to compete at the “World Center of Racing ®” and will feature an array of different events, including age-grouper sprint and middle-distance events, junior challenges, a Pro-Am relay and will culminate with a PTO Middle Distance World Championship Race with a $1,000,000 prize purse for the world’s top professional triathletes.

 

https://303cycling.com/crosswalks-and-bikes-dont-assume-anything-avoid-them-in-most-cases/

Being in a crosswalk on a bike is not a very safe place to be. Mitch Westall has had a bit of a nightmare after being hit in one and has learned a lot about the rules of a crosswalk. Bottom line, don’t assume anything. On July 16th, 2019, while riding my bicycle over the crosswalk onto the Lone Tree C‐470 trail, I was hit by a car: a direct impact to my rear wheel. The driver had stopped with the front of her car in the middle of the crosswalk for eight seconds, before I cautiously rode in front of the car. I was slowly proceeding forward when the driver pulled forward and hit me. After being hit, the driver stopped, and I asked her why she hit me. The 68 year‐old driver responded that she had never seen me and was coming back from lunch. I called the police and awaited their help. Their response was to issue me a ticket and to wish the driver a safe passage home. A cyclist has absolutely no legal right to rise in a crosswalk; in essence, the oblivious driver had every right in the world to hit me.

 

Video of the Week:

303 Garage Talk #6: Pete Piccolo 

OPTIMIZE Total Body Home Workout with Personal Trainer Chris Kim

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Pro triathlete, Colin Laughery is going to join us and give us a real transparent look at his life, being a pro, a husband and dad of two.

 

Chris Anthony perhaps most known for being a professional skier in the Warren Miller movies is joining us to talk about a host of topics including Colorado Classic, his connection to the 10th Mountain Division, Chris Anthony Youth Initiative Project and of course, skiing.

 

Closing:

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Be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast.

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

Apr 25, 2020

Your journey today is going to be a trip down Ironman Lane with Matt Miller of BASE Performance. Matt has been in triathlon from very early in the sports history. To this day he trains with pros in Boulder, has guided several VI athletes to Ironman finishes, has modeled for IRONMAN cologne, and as the owner of BASE Performance is going to give us a really transparent look at how COVID-19 is impacting the sports nutrition business segment.

Also in today's show:

  • What's new in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the Week

 

Sponsor UCAN:

We're not racing yet. This is a great time to try new nutrition in your training, something that is completely different than other sports nutrition out there. Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the

 

Interview with Matt Miller:

  • President of BASE Performance
  • Visually impaired athlete guide
  • IRONMAN cologne model
  • Triathlon historian
  • Favorite quote "Every Saint Has A Past....Every Sinner Has A Future" -- Oscar Wild --

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Thanks to iKOR Labs for helping sponsor today's show. iKOR Performance is a clean, natural source of hemp-based CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training and promote fast recovery. Don't let your competition out recover you! Save 25% on all products right now. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

What's New in the 303:

Ride The Rockies Postponed To June 2021

Every June, we look forward to hosting more than 2000 riders from around the world to explore the Colorado Rocky Mountains by bicycle. Unfortunately, after evaluating the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and the need to maintain the safety of our riders, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 34th Annual Denver Post Ride the Rockies until June of 2021.

 

Shawn Ferrell, “Closest Thing to Sitting in Captain’s Chair of the Enterprise”

Executive Director of the Bike Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC), Shawn Ferrell, joined 303 Garage Talks this past week. He offered his views on the current state of racing in Colorado and some visions of the future of BRAC. But we also learned more about Shawn and stories from being an official for major professional bike races in 44 countries.

 

Endurance News:

The Only Equipment You Need for a Solid Shelter-at-Home Workout

Can't get to your gym or favorite boutique fitness studio? Get your fitness on at home. Any well-appointed home gym should have these essentials. With gyms and boutique fitness studios temporarily shuttered due to the coronavirus, people are having to get their fitness on in the comfort of their own home. Good news: It's a membership-free situation that gives you the flexibility to work out whenever you want. But unless you're, say, the co-founder of Equinox Fitness with the most insane home gym we've ever seen, you likely don't have all the high-end dedicated fitness equipment needed for a state-of-the-art sweat sesh.

 

JESPER SVENSSON (SWE) VICTORIOUS DURING THE MEN’S IRONMAN VR3 PRO CHALLENGE

Four professional men capped off the third edition of the IRONMAN® VR™ Pro Challenge by taking to the virtual bike course and going head-to-head in a sprint distance race simulation. It was Jesper Svensson of Sweden victorious in a tight race.

Utilizing Official Virtual Cycling partner ROUVY’s augmented reality to race, the four professional men of Svensson, Igor Amorelli (BRA), Kyle Buckingham (ZAF), and Cody Beals (CAN) all conquered two laps on the 20km virtual bike course. Svensson completed the two laps of the sprint distance simulation in a time of 53:29 including the day’s fastest lap of 26:34 to take the win. Buckingham finished in second place with a time of 55:18 while Beals took third position with a time of 55:54. Amorelli rounded out the four just 12 seconds behind Beals, clocking a time of 56:06.

The full broadcast of the men’s IRONMAN VR3 Pro Challenge can be viewed, HERE.

Professional men’s results:

 

 

LAP 1

LAP 2

TOTAL BIKE TIME 

1. Jesper Svensson

SWE  

00:26:34

00:26:55

0:53:29

2. Kyle Buckingham

ZAF  

00:27:23

00:27:55

0:55:18

3. Cody Beals

CAN  

00:28:01

00:27:53

0:55:54

4. Igor Amorelli

BRA  

00:27:31

00:28:35

0:56:06

 

Video of the Week:

Matt Miller in the Ironman Cologne Commercial

Avon Ironman Glory ... Novo perfume

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Kyle Pittman is a veteran and Marine, he's a family man and he's going to the Paralympics as a time trial cyclist.

Debbie Potts from the Whole Athlete Podcast to talk about what's tending with staying home and staying healthy.

Pro triathlete, Colin Laughery is going to join us and give us a real transparent look at his life, being a pro, a husband and dad of two.

 

 

Closing:

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Apr 18, 2020

If you are in your mid seventies and think your best years are behind you, think again. At the age of 62 and at 335 pounds Sue Reynolds started a journey that started with a walk to a neighbors house and back. Step by step, goal by goal, she discovered running and then triathlon and completely transformed her body and life. At the age of 67 she has completed 5 seasons of triathlon and has been to 4 world championships.

Also in today's show:

  • What's new in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the Week

Announcements:

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Sponsor UCAN:

I've been talking the last couple of weeks about the "Keep Moving with UCAN" series on UCAN's Instagram Live. I told you that my 20 year old daughter and I have done the 20min HIIT sessions with American Ninja Warrior Chris Poirier Kim - total ass kicking. Last week they also had Hunter Allen leading a 30min "Pyramid of Power" cycling session, and a discussion with Greg McMillan about 5 tips to adapt your run training during this unique time. There are more UCAN Instagram Live streams so follow them @genUcan.

Matt Bach from UCAN and Heidi Strickler had a webinar last night that was very educational. I highly recommend you check it out. It talks about the science, how to prepare, how to use for different distances. Heidi even says there's a great pancake recipe out there using UCAN.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5174166886676091149

I'm working in the "man cave" on conference calls for hours at a time and need to keep up my energy and focus. Coffee gets old, I never drink soda, and won't drink a traditional sports drink unless training. One thing I love about UCAN is that unlike sugary sports nutrition, UCAN can be used outside of training too since the bars and powders provide healthy, steady energy with little to no sugar. I go to UCAN energy drink or a UCAN bar to keep my hunger satisfied and carry me through a daily marathon of meetings to keep me energized and productive. My favorite bar is the coffee flavor, but they have two new flavors - chocolate/almond butter and salted peanut butter which have been a hit.

Hey, since you are not racing, this is a great time to experiment with new nutrition in your training, something that is completely different than other sports nutrition out there. Use code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com, or try the

Interview with Sue Reynold:

Sue Reynolds Race Results - https://rankings.usatriathlon.org/RaceResult/AthleteResults

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

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What's New in the 303:

Rob Quinn; Stories of Bike Racing in 80’s SoCal, Colorado Ties & Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

Well in San Diego I decided you needed a little more than Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll. You needed plenty of exercise and sunshine. You needed to make good money because everything that’s fun costs money in Southern California. You needed to get in that ocean every day because the beach rules. You needed a bike. Because these were the zenith days of cycling. Let me count the ways.

USA Triathlon, IRONMAN U Collaborate on First-Ever Coaching Education Partnership

USA Triathlon and IRONMAN U today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that will enable multisport coaches in the USA Triathlon Coaching Certification Program to earn USA Triathlon Approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by completing the IRONMAN U online coach certification course.

The USA Triathlon Coaching Certification Program was established in order to provide aspiring coaches with the tools to develop athletes effectively, help them set and reach their goals in multisport, and maintain safe environments for training and racing. The program also enables coaches nationwide to network and share best practices through in-person and online clinics and educational events. The USA Triathlon coach development pathway starts with an online learning course called Foundations of USA Triathlon Coaching, then progresses through increasingly advanced coach certifications to educate and support triathlon coaches of all levels.

Endurance News:

Endurance Sports Coalition Unites 475 Organizations to Secure COVID-19 Relief

With the immediate suspension of events across the nation due to social distancing and quarantine impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders across the endurance sports landscape formed the Endurance Sports Coalition to advocate for relief. The grassroots coalition creates one united voice for the endurance sports industry, which accounts for 50,000 events annually, 500,000 jobs, and provides health and fitness experiences to 30 million Americans. The coalition plans to educate Congress and the White House about the need for relief and support for operators of endurance sporting events and their supporting industries. Forged by USA Triathlon, Spartan, Tough Mudder, IRONMAN, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Running USA and USA Cycling, the coalition currently has more than 475 members across the triathlon, multisport, running, obstacle course and cycling event industries.

No pool? No problem. You can still keep your stroke sharp without access to the water

Training for a triathlon during a global pandemic becomes an even taller task, especially for swimmers who don’t have access to their local pools with most gyms and public pools shut down due to shelter-in-place mandates around the country.

Maurya Couvares, an assistant coach for the Wagner women’s triathlon team in Staten Island, New York, is one of many swimmers who has been forced to get creative in the comfort of her own home while Olympic-sized swimming pools are not an option.

“Without a pool, swimmers can use stretch cords to continue working on swim-specific muscular endurance and fitness,” Couvares said. “Typically stretch cord workouts can be much shorter than a pool workout — anywhere from 5-25 minutes depending on fitness level and experience. Workouts can be structured as a short warm-up followed by a set of 'on' and 'off' intervals (for example, moving your arms as you would in freestyle swim for 30 seconds, taking 30 seconds off, then repeating 10 times). When using stretch cords it's important to remember the key technical part of each swim stroke. For freestyle, keeping a high elbow catch at the front of the stroke is important -- so make sure you do that while using stretch cords too.

Video of the Week:

Ride Solo with the Colorado Classic

303 Garage Talk #2: Colin Laughery

Upcoming Interviews:

Matt Miller from BASE Performance talking about a number of topics including the IRONMAN purchase, being a guide for blind athletes and the COVID-19 impact on the sports nutrition business.

Closing:

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Apr 12, 2020

If you are in your mid forties and think your best years are behind you, think again. Today we're taking you on a journey with endurance sports writer, coach and dare I say elite runner, Matt Fitzgerald. Matt decided to live out a dream to train and race with a professional running team to see exactly how much potential he still had in his 46 year old body. Ben Rosario is the coach of the Northern Arizona Elite running team. As you'll hear, Matt sought out Ben and NAE because of the coach and team's reputation and the opportunity to train at 7000 feet.

Thanks to last week's guest, Max Leonard for taking us through a cycling journey through the French Alps in HIGHER CALLING CYCLINGS OBSESSION WITH THE MOUNTAINS.

Also in today's show:

  • The new 303 Endurance Podcast is live!
  • What's new in the 303
  • Endurance News
  • Video of the Week x 2

 

Announcements:

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Sponsor UCAN:

Stay tuned for a ~45min cycling session with Hunter Allen on Monday evening (6pm ET) on UCAN’s IG Live just like the CPK one.

 

UCAN gives you steady energy so you can finish stronger. I use the UCAN Performance Energy and I feel great and ready to keep going. I did a 3 hour ride on Saturday and Sunday a 3 hour brick. Felt totally awesome both days.

Use the code MHE2020 to save 15% at generationucan.com, or try the UCAN Starter Pack for 25% off.

 

Interview with Matt Fitzgerald:

If you haven't read any of Matt Fitzgerald's books, there's a reason that he has more than 20 books. Let's get into the interview.

 

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Thanks to iKOR Labs for helping sponsor today's show. iKOR Performance is a clean, natural source of hemp-based CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training and promote fast recovery. Don't let your competition out recover you! Save 25% on all products right now. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

Post Interview Discussion:

 

Endurance News:

Sam (big unit) Long takes the Mt. Lemmon KOM and then does a 4.5

Sam Long takes the KOM on Mt. Lemmon from Lionel Sanders.

How Coronavirus Is Impacting Pro Cycling

As coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, pro cycling is ever increasingly feeling its effects.

The Union Cycliste Internacionale (UCI) has suspended all cycling events of all classifications on the calendar until at least June 1, and it will later communicate whether the events will be rescheduled. Despite the widespread postponements and cancellations in the cycling world due to coronavirus, the Tour de France has made no indication that the schedule will be altered.

 

What's New in the 303:

Cody Waite, “Take This Opportunity to Build Your Most Powerful Aerobic Base Yet”

In light of the current worldwide health crisis and cancellations of at least the Spring racing season, everyone’s plans have changed… and so should our training!

Many riders are choosing to be on their indoor trainers utilizing online training apps while others are willing to venture outside to keep racking up the miles. However, instead of smashing yourself with high-intensity training or epic long rides with no events in sight on the calendar, take a step back and target your Aerobic Threshold energy system. Take this opportunity of ‘no racing’ to build your most powerful aerobic base yet!

 

Video of the Week:

RECAP: IRONMAN VR 1 Men's Pro Challenge (4-5-20)

He pulled the plug... / IRONMAN VR Race

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Sue Reynolds In The Athlete Inside (April 28), Reynolds takes readers through her transformational journey from her first walk to finishing sixth at the World Triathlon Championship.

Matt Miller from BASE Performance talking about a number of topics including the IRONMAN purchase, being a guide for blind athletes and the COVID-19 impact on the sports nutrition business.

 

Closing:

Please support our sponsors. We really think these are amazing products. Check them out at https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors.

Be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast.

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

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