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Mile High Endurance Podcast

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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May 15, 2021

This week Greg Nance who recently completed the World Marathon Challenge (7 Marathons in 7 days on 7 continents) and his biggest challenge yet, he's planning a 3,000 mile Run Across America in a Mission to explore the addiction epidemic and promote mental health. 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Our friends at Venga CBD have an all-new product to help athletes with their sleep because they know how important it is for athletes.  They call it Venga Super Sleep.  Get this - It’s got Melatonin, CBD AND….an all-new cannabinoid CBN that’s been shown to promote sleep.  You get all three in Venga Super Sleep and it’s available now. I think they sold out in the first couple of days but are sure to have more soon.

Oh, and get this - no sleep aid hangover. You’ll wake up well-rested and refreshed because Venga Super Sleep is all-natural and works with your body’s systems to promote a great night’s sleep.  As with all of Venga CBD’s products, Super Sleep is 100% THC-free and non-habit forming.

You can check it out at Vengacbd.com/sleep and they have a great bundle offer running: If you buy a bottle of the Venga CBD daily CBD Ultra Gels, you can get a bottle of Super Sleep for just $34.00. It’s typically $85, so it’s a smokin’ deal!

Go to vengacbd.com/sleep to get all the details and don’t forget that our listeners get a X discount with coupon code X (only valid on full-priced items, not bundles).

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

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Greg Nance
  • Endurance News - Yokohama and Collins Cup team/rankings
  • What New in the 303 - Freedom Of the Bike and Waterton Canyon
  • Bill and Rich's Excellent Adventure - Prep for Chattanooga
  • Video of the Week - Yokohama Olympic Trial Promo

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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

Saw Tim O'Donnell has his hands on UCAN EDGE.  Each has 15g of SuperStarch Energy and 0g sugar.  They are not a gel consistency, which is awesome!  Is much more like a liquid.  Tear off the top and just rolled it up.  It wasn't sticky like gels.  The flavor is like the tropical orange flavor of the Energy SuperStarch powder.  I may  my extra test tubes of UCAN SuperStarch.

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

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Interview with Greg Nance

Our guest this week is Greg Nance.  He is passionate about using technology to boost college affordability, youth mental health, and addiction recovery.  Greg was able to attend UChicago and Cambridge with the help of compassionate mentors and scholarships. He's on a mission to pay it forward.  He co-founded and led Moneythink and Dyad Mentorship, organizations that have helped students earn over $27M in scholarships.

 

When he's not working, he's running (or eating TexMex). He has set 11 Fastest Known Time records and recently ran 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents.  He lives in Seattle and a Seahawks fan!

 

 

Greg's Mission

  • I'm Running Across America to explore our addiction epidemic and promote mental health
  • 3,000 miles to celebrate 3,000 days sober.
  • On March 16th 2020, I celebrated 3,000 days sober. To commemorate the milestone, I’m aiming to run 3,000 miles between NYC and Seattle to explore America’s addiction epidemic.
  • For years I was in denial about my struggles with alcohol and painkillers. Fearing the stigma, I felt isolated and alone. But as I've slowly opened up, I’ve realized that my struggles are far more common than I imagined.
  • 40 million Americans — or 1 in 7 — suffer from substance or alcohol addiction. As I run across America, I want to hear and share some of their stories.
  • I’m partnering with Director Sarah Schutzki and the International Documentary Association to create 1 IN 7, a film that chronicles the journey. We aim to spark a national dialog on how we, as families and a society, can best support addicts and boost mental health across America.
  • You can learn more about my mission in this University of Cambridge article previewing the run.
  • Now I'm gearing up for the biggest challenge yet —a 3,000 mile Run Across America!  

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Endurance News:

Updated team standings for The Collins Cup as the battle for automatic qualification continues. Athletes are ‘In The Hunt’ if they have not yet raced in 2021 but have a strong 2019/2020 points average and are in a position to potentially qualify once they have raced in 2021. This includes athletes who have been on maternity leave and to qualify for The Collins Cup would need to race at least once in 2021.

Team USA Highlights

Sam Long is the new Team USA #1 as a result of scoring 102.33 points at St George putting him over 1 point ahead of the next closest USA man - Rudy von Berg.  Rookie Sophie Watts is Team USA #4 as a result of 85.96 and 85.81 points finishes at Texas and St George respectively.

Team Internationals Highlights

Jeanni Metzler moves to Team Internationals #3, pushing Sarah Crowley and Ellie Salthousedown to #4 and #5 respectively meaning Ellie loses her position as an automatic qualifier. Jackson Laundry’s 94.24 point result in St George rockets him up to #8 amongst a tightly pack of International men with just under 5 points separating #3 Sam Appleton down to #8 Jackson.

Team Europe Highlights

Emma Pallant-Browne moves to Team Europe #5 having scored 100.88 points in St George to give her an average of 93.00 points when combined with her 2019/2020 points. Magnus Ditlev moves to Team Europe #3 ahead of George Goodwin #4 with Alistair Brownlee 'In The Hunt' as he is yet to race in 2021.

The Collins Cup Explainer video explains how the qualification process works, how the teams are selected, the history behind The Collins Cup and builds excitement for the head-to-head battles we can expect to see in August.  When writing about the PTO or The Collins Cup please include the following link for updates about The Collins Cup https://signup.thecollinscup.com/.

U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM QUALIFICATION ON THE LINE AT WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES YOKOHAMA

U.S. Olympic hopeful triathletes will have a chance to punch their tickets to Tokyo at this week’s World Triathlon Championship Series event in Yokohama, Japan, which serves as the second and final auto-qualifier for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team. In addition to the elite race, a World Paratriathlon Championship Series event is also scheduled.

All races are set for Saturday, May 15, in Japan, which is late Friday night, May 14, for most of the United States. All events will be broadcast live at TriathlonLIVE.tv; monthly and annual subscriptions are available for purchase. The races will also be streamed live on FloTrack with a subscription.

The World Paratriathlon Championship Series event kicks off the action at 5:50 p.m. ET on May 14/6:50 a.m. local time on May 15 (the paratriathlon race is not an auto-qualifier for the U.S. Paralympic Team). The elite women follow at 9:16 p.m. ET on May 14/10:16 a.m. local time on May 15, and the elite men are scheduled for 12:06 a.m. ET on May 15/1:06 p.m. local time on May 15.

In Yokohama, elite athletes will cover an Olympic-distance course featuring a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 1-kilometer run centered around Yamashita Park and the Port of Yokohama. Elite paratriathletes will race a sprint-distance course with a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run.

 

Olympic Qualification

The U.S. will send a maximum of three women and three men to the Tokyo Olympic Games for triathlon. Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.) is the only athlete currently qualified for the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team, by way of her fifth-place finish at the Tokyo ITU Olympic Qualification Event in August 2019.

Because Rappaport is already qualified, only one woman can qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team in Yokohama. Since no men have qualified to date, up to two men can punch their ticket to Tokyo by way of a qualifying performance in Yokohama. After Yokohama, all remaining spots will be selected via discretion by the USA Triathlon Games Athlete Selection Committee.

In Yokohama, athletes can auto-qualify for the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team in the following scenarios:

In the women’s race, the first U.S. athlete finishing on the podium, who has not already qualified for the team, will earn automatic selection. (E.g., only one U.S. woman can auto-qualify at this event, and she must be on the podium).

Because no U.S. men were auto-selected from the 2019 ITU World Olympic Qualification Event, the highest-placed U.S. man finishing within the top-eight overall will be selected to the team.

Two men may be selected to the team at Yokohama, in the event that both men finish on the podium.

In the days following Yokohama, the USA Triathlon Games Athlete Selection Committee may, but is not required to, issue a limited number of “early discretionary nominations” on or before May 20, 2021. Any remaining slots not filled at one of the two auto-selection events, and not named as “early discretionary nominations,” will be issued via final nomination to the team by the USA Triathlon Games Athletes Selection Committee after June 15, 2021.

Click here for a complete explanation of the qualification process for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Triathlon Teams.

U.S. Athletes to Watch

The U.S. women bring a strong contingent to Yokohama, led by the trio who swept the podium at the 2019 Yokohama race — Katie Zaferes (gold), Rappaport (silver) and Taylor Spivey (bronze).

Headlining the women’s start list is Zaferes (Cary, N.C.), the 2019 World Triathlon champion and 2016 U.S. Olympian. Zaferes had a breakout season in 2019, winning five of eight races in the World Triathlon Series and earning silver in a fifth. She crashed out of the 2019 Tokyo test event, missing her first chance at Olympic auto-qualification, but she went on to capture the world title in Lausanne, Switzerland, two weeks later. Zaferes also reached the overall World Triathlon Series podium in 2018 (silver) and 2017 (bronze).

Spivey (Redondo Beach, Calif.) holds the No. 2 spot on the start list. She was just off the overall World Triathlon Series podium in 2019, placing fourth in the season-long standings. Spivey led the U.S. women at the 2020 World Triathlon Championship in Hamburg, Germany, with a fourth-place finish.

Rappaport will compete in Yokohama at No. 3 on the start list, though her spot in Tokyo is already secure. The four-time World Triathlon Series medalist and eight-time World Triathlon Cup champion had a comeback season in 2019, placing a career-best fifth in the overall World Triathlon Series standings.

 

Also set to compete for the U.S. women are Taylor Knibb (Washington, D.C.) and Tamara Gorman (Rapid City, S.D.), two of only three women in World Triathlon history to have won individual world titles at both the Junior and Under-23 levels. Kirsten Kasper (North Andover, Mass.), a nine-time World Cup medalist who placed fourth overall in the 2018 World Triathlon Series, and Renée Tomlin (Ocean City, N.J.), a 10-time World Cup medalist, will also toe the line. Click here for the complete women’s start list.

On the men’s side, Morgan Pearson (Boulder, Colo.) and Matt McElroy (Huntington Beach, Calif.) are No. 19 and 20 on the start list, respectively. McElroy is a nine-time World Cup medalist who became the first U.S. man in a decade to podium in a World Triathlon Series race in 2019 when he took silver in Leeds, England. Pearson is relatively new to the sport, having made his elite debut in 2018. The two-time World Cup medalist led all U.S. men at the 2020 World Championships in Hamburg, placing eighth.

Chasing a second Olympic appearance is Ben Kanute (Geneva, Ill.), a 2016 U.S. Olympian and two-time World Cup medalist with a career-best World Triathlon Series finish of seventh. Also racing for the U.S. men are Eli Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.), a four-time World Cup medalist and eight-time Continental Cup medalist, and Kevin McDowell (Geneva, Ill.), the 2015 Pan American Games silver medalist and seven-time World Cup medalist. Click here for the complete men’s start list.

Elite Women

Scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021 7:00 PM MDT

Elite Men

Scheduled for Friday, May 14, 2021 9:50 PM MDT

https://www.triathlonlive.tv/upcoming-live-streams/videos/2021-world-triathlon-championship-series-yokohama-men

 

What's New in the 303:

The Freedom Of the Bike and Waterton Canyon–Inspired by Paraglider in CA

As I took a long walk on a beach near Santa Barbara, I saw a paraglider hugging the cliffs a couple a hundred feet above. I kept walking wondering how the pilot got there as I knew it was a remote area. As I meandered I saw an old set of stairs. So I climbed them and emerged on a hard packed single track trail hugging the cliff high above.

I walked, a little cautiously, and suddenly I saw a bike perched on the ledge and a man unpacking a paraglider. Turns out it was a motobecan e-bike and the man rides here with his paraglider, unpacks it, ditches the bike in the bushes and flies for hours above the ocean—depending on the winds. He told me he once climbed to 7,000 feet off the coast of Carpentria about 40 miles southeast of here.

But the point is, he rode his bike. Here surfers ride their bikes to find uncrowded surf and deserted beaches, often on e-bikes. So many people seem to bike here to do something else. It made me think of Colorado and some opportunities we have to bike and recreate.

Fishing and Waterton canyon came to mind. Waterton Canyon was built in the late 1870’s as a railroad (of course) that connected Denver to south park and beyond. Companies competed for mining freight and thus railroads carved out beds in most of the canyons we now ride or drive. Rail service stopped in 1937 and the tracks were ripped up in the 1940’s as scrap metal for the war. In 1983, Denver Water constructed the 200 foot Strontia Springs dam and what remained was a very smooth gravel access road closed to cars, but open to bikes and pedestrians.

A parking lot at the mouth of the canyon gives access to this 6.5 mile road that ends just passed the dam. Where the road ends, the Colorado Trail begins and ends 486 miles later in Durango (550 by bike). If you travel east from this parking lot you can access the beginning of the High Line Canal. Overall the road gains 650 feet in elevation making it a gentle grade.

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    • Major Taylor
  • Rich
    • Matt Emmet did his Metabolic Efficiency Treadmill Assessment.
    • Input into the pacing and nutrition plan for Chattanooga 70.3
    • Dialed in Matt's taper for the race

 

Video of the Week:

2021 Yokohama Qualification Event Promo Video

 

Closing:

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

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

May 8, 2021

This week we have coach Bobby McGee and Sue Reynolds.  Sue has been a guest in the past and we talked about her book "The Athlete Inside".  As she heads to Worlds in Bermuda this October, she is being coached by world renown running and triathlon coach Bobby McGee. Author of Magical Running. 

Bill you asked the other week, who's the Yoda of the coaching.  I think Bobby McGee is the Yoda of coaching for running and triathlon. 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Our friends at Venga CBD have an all-new product to help athletes with their sleep because they know how important it is for athletes.  They call it Venga Super Sleep.  Get this - It’s got Melatonin, CBD AND….an all-new cannabinoid CBN that’s been shown to promote sleep.  You get all three in Venga Super Sleep and it’s available now. I think they sold out in the first couple of days but are sure to have more soon.

Oh, and get this - no sleep aid hangover. You’ll wake up well-rested and refreshed because Venga Super Sleep is all-natural and works with your body’s systems to promote a great night’s sleep.  As with all of Venga CBD’s products, Super Sleep is 100% THC-free and non-habit forming.

You can check it out at Vengacbd.com/sleep and they have a great bundle offer running: If you buy a bottle of the Venga CBD daily CBD Ultra Gels, you can get a bottle of Super Sleep for just $34.00. It’s typically $85, so it’s a smokin’ deal!

Go to vengacbd.com/sleep to get all the details and don’t forget that our listeners get a X discount with coupon code X (only valid on full-priced items, not bundles).

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

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Bobby McGee and Sue Reynolds
  • Endurance News - IRONMAN 70.3 Results and News
  • What New in the 303 - ?
  • Bill and Rich's Excellent Adventure - Sabino Canyon in Tucson and Road to Ragnar
  • Video of the Week - Bobby McGee Running Fundamental and Lionel/Sam Battle

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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

Saw Tim O'Donnell has his hands on UCAN EDGE.  Each has 15g of SuperStarch Energy and 0g sugar.  They are not a gel consistency, which is awesome!  Is much more like a liquid.  Tear off the top and just rolled it up.  It wasn't sticky like gels.  The flavor is like the tropical orange flavor of the Energy SuperStarch powder.  I may  my extra test tubes of UCAN SuperStarch.

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Bobby McGee and Sue Reynolds

Our guests this week are Bobby McGee and Sue Reynolds. 

As with all interviews, as you research and prepare you learn what incredible contributors these guests are to endurance sport.  Bobby McGee is no exception.  Bobby McGee has played an integral role in the development of top athletes with USA Triathlon, as well as several Olympians and top-ranked ITU stars. He is the author of “Run Transformation,” The World’s Best Run Training Course.  He also wrote Run Workouts for Runners and Triathletes. The Forward in that book is by Tim Noakes who established the Central Governor theory and leading Physiologists.

One of Bobby's athletes, Barb Lindquist, 2004 Olympic Triathlete writes of Bobby McGee - "I worked with Bobby in my lead up to the Athens Olympics.  His approach took my running to the next level, helping me become the World #1 ranked triathlete for 2 years. His blend of science & intuition definitely brings out the best runner you could possibly be.”

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.  We spoke to her about her book "The Athlete Inside"

Let's get into the in person interview at Bobby's office in Boulder, CO.

Bobby McGee Running

 

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Endurance News:

Sam Long, “Absolutely a Break Through Race.”

St. George Utah, May 1st 2021–For the last couple of years they have exchanged blows on social media and swapped Strava KOM’s on Mt. Lemmon, but yesterday they battled in person to very end.  Sam Long and Lionel Sanders ran shoulder to shoulder for last three miles of IRONMAN 70.3 St. George, the North American 70.3 Championship. If it had been a 70.1, Sam may have won, but with an obvious final grimace, Sanders had one last kick and pulled away in the final turns and edged Long by five seconds.

Both men collapsed at the finish line where the emotion and pain of the effort was clear when they stood and embraced like two prize fighters with nothing else to give. The made for the movies ending culminated a day that saw Long and Sanders make up time on the bike putting them in position to chase down the leaders on the run that included Boulder’s Rudy Von Berg who finished fourth.

For Sam Long this was a breakthrough race. He knew that if he found himself in the exact position he did, that all his hard work had paid off. He knew Sanders was probably the one to beat and his respect (maybe admiration) for Sanders was obvious at the finish line.

During the broadcast, analyst and pro triathlete Dede Griesbauer (who did an amazing job) thought Long’s move near the top of the last hill about 3 miles out may have been too soon. He caught the pack on the hill and then slipped back near the top. Was his last match burnt? Nope, and he said when asked about it, “my plan all along was to push the final 3 miles. I knew they are downhill and that I can run down quite well. I was struggling to stay with them on the uphills so had to give it everything I had.”

https://www.ironman.com/im703-st-george-results

Ironman 70.3 St George Results

  • 5 seconds separating Sam and Lionel
  • 2:10 to Magnus
  • Daniela cruisy 5 minutes lead on 2nd place
  • Skye Moench a close 5th to Paula Findlay

 

Video of the Week:

Essentials of Running Mechanics with Bobby McGee

Lionel Sanders VS Sam Long Final 5K 70.3 St.George

 

Closing:

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

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

May 1, 2021

This week we have the Founder of This App Saves Lives TASL, Ryan Frankel. I installed the TASL (This App Saves Lives) more than a month ago.  it and have been racking up points that for the time I'm driving and not distracted by using my phone.  I love the concept.  When I ride, the thing I worry about most are distracted drivers. 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

We have talked about how important sleep is on this show.  We've even had sleep specialists as guests. Sleep is so key for athletes!

Our friends at Venga CBD have an all-new product to help athletes with their sleep because they know how important it is for athletes. And like all things Venga, they went over the top for athletes - they went into the lab and created a triple threat to help you get better sleep tonight.  They call it Venga Super Sleep because man, this packs a punch.  Get this - It’s got Melatonin, CBD AND….an all-new cannabinoid CBN that’s been shown to promote sleep.  You get all three in Venga Super Sleep and it’s available now. I think they sold out in the first couple of days but are sure to have more soon.

Oh, and get this - no sleep aid hangover. You’ll wake up well-rested and refreshed because Venga Super Sleep is all-natural and works with your body’s systems to promote a great night’s sleep.  As with all of Venga CBD’s products, Super Sleep is 100% THC-free and non-habit forming.

You can check it out at Vengacbd.com/sleep and they have a great bundle offer running: If you buy a bottle of the Venga CBD daily CBD Ultra Gels, you can get a bottle of Super Sleep for just $34.00. It’s typically $85, so it’s a smokin’ deal!

Go to vengacbd.com/sleep to get all the details and don’t forget that our listeners get a X discount with coupon code X (only valid on full-priced items, not bundles).

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

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Ryan Frankel
  • Endurance News - IRONMAN 70.3 NA Championship St. George, Daniela Ryf 
  • What New in the 303 - Lookout Mountain, Historical Climb for Over 100 years
  • Bill and Rich's Excellent Adventure - Trip to Chatty; Ragnar
  • Video of the Week - Skye Moench Prep for St George

Interview Sponsor: UCAN ***SKIP 4/30***

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

I got a chance to try the UCAN EDGE product this week on my 50 mile ride.  I had two 1.87 oz packets with me.  Each has 15g of SuperStarch Energy and 0g sugar.  They are not a gel consistency, which is awesome!  Is much more like a liquid.  I gave it a shake, tore off the top and just rolled it up.  It wasn't sticky like gels.  The flavor is like the tropical orange flavor of the Energy SuperStarch powder.  I may not have to take my extra test tubes of UCAN SuperStarch.

1.) UCAN launched a Vanilla flavor of the really popular plant-based Energy + Protein. Fans have been raving about how good the existing Chocolate flavor and the Vanilla flavor promises to be just as good!

2.) The Training Bundle now has a box of UCAN Edge included in it.

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Ryan Frankel

Our guest this week is Ryan Frankel.  Ryan is a serial entrepreneur currently working on a new venture near and dear to his heart. Previously founded the online nutrition coaching platform, EduPlated. Former CEO and Co-Founder of VerbalizeIt, a language translation services company featured on Shark Tank and which was acquired in 2016. Ryan is an independent consultant, author of "The Making of an Entrepreneur: Lessons from a Winding Journey Towards Entrepreneurship". He's a 2012 MBA graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 2012 alumnus of the Techstars business accelerator in Boulder, Colorado. Inc Magazine as a Top 35 Under 35 Entrepreneur.

Let's talk about This App Saves Lives with Ryan Frankel.

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Triny Willerton

 

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Endurance News:

IRONMAN 70.3 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP ST. GEORGE

The 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship St. George will offer 250 qualifying slots and 50 Women For Tri slots to the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St. George.

This is exciting to see an IRONMAN race go down with so many pros competing.

 

Outpouring of Support for Daniela Ryf as the World Champ Opens Up About Her Sexuality

Ryf’s long-time coach Brett Sutton also commended her for her courage in doing the interview and confirmed they had split ways—but that there was “no behind-the-scenes gossip” and that the interview had no influence on the coaching decision. It was simply time for a new path for each.

Sutton, the legendary and controversial coach, worked with Ryf for eight years and ushered her from a long ITU career to her nine world titles across the Ironman and 70.3 distance, establishing her as one of the greatest triathletes of all time. “It’s been a great journey,” he said. “I’m proud to have been able to be a part.”

However, the COVID pandemic caused frustration “but also enlightenment” for an athlete who loves racing, he said, and gave her a chance to evaluate her achievements and step outside of the triathlon bubble. She also noted in both the Swiss interview and to Triathlete that she had returned to school to finish her degree in the last year. Sutton said that decision gave her an opportunity to think about her future too.

 

The 10 Most Common First-Time Triathlete Mistakes

Triathlon, for better or worse, has a lot of moving parts. It isn’t nearly as simple as a regular running event, and combining swim-bike-run into a single day makes things exponentially more complicated. For some triathletes, their first race can feel like a minefield with pitfalls at every turn, but if you can steer clear of a few common mistakes, you’ll have more fun. With that in mind, here are 10 common first-time triathlete mistakes and how you can easily avoid them on race day:

#1: Not being familiar with swimming in open water

For all kinds of very appropriate reasons, most of our swim training occurs in a pool. But for your triathlon, most of us will swim in an open-water environment—such as a lake. While you may think that these two things would be pretty similar, it turns out they are not, and that mistake is a common one among new triathletes. First, pool water is (hopefully) crystal clear and allows you to see the bottom, which you can easily reach. Most lakes, and most non-pool triathlon swim venues in general, are murky enough so you can’t see your hand in front of your face, let alone the bottom.

Solution: A lot of triathletes find this lack of visibility to be disconcerting, so getting any kind of experience with a non-pool swim environment before race day can help you get used to the feel of open-water swimming. If you can’t find an open-water swim option before your race, you can practice swimming in your pool with your eyes closed at short intervals (or squint or use a pair of badly-scratched goggles) during the weeks leading up to race day. It’s not exactly the same, but it’s better than nothing!

#2: Not practicing running after biking

#3: Forgetting gear / having too much gear in the transition area

#4: Can’t find your bike / racking spot during transition

#5: Going off-course on the swim

#6: Getting the “what” of fueling wrong

#7: Getting the “how much” of fueling and hydrating wrong

#8: Getting the “when” of fueling and hydrating wrong

#9: Not knowing the rules

#10: Nothing new on race day!

 

What's New in the 303:

Lookout Mountain, Historical Climb for Over 100 years

Since the popular cycling ap Strava became a thing, Lookout Mountain in Golden has been climbed by approximately 25,000 cyclists 248,000 times—which is a tiny fraction of the actual times it has been scaled since it was completed in 1914.

In 1908 the letter “M” representing the School of Mines was painted on Lookout Mountain, about 4,000 years after native Americans left numerous campsites in the area and six years before the Lariat Loop Trail road was completed. In 1911 William “Cement Bill” Williams had a vision to build a scenic road to attract tourist to Golden and with many investors including Adolph Coors and Charles Boettcher (as in Boettcher mansion at the top) it was finished in 1914. In 1915 the American Automobile Associated named it the top scenic road in America. Before the road existed tourists could take a funicular to the top and visit a real estate office selling parcels of land. That office is located where TV towers now reside. (You can still see the scar of the funicular and if you look across the valley, there was another funicular that ascended South Table Mountain to serve a casino and dance hall on top of Castle Rock before the KKK took it over in the 1920’s.)

If you know where to look you can still find remnants of a watering station to help cool cars climbing the mountain in the early years. In 1917 Buffalo Bill was buried at the top and is now a popular place to rest after the 4.6 mile climb from the pillars at the base of the mountain. The classic timed route (and race) begins at the Pillars and finishes just before the turn to the grave.

Ride Basics:

Distance: Up and down–9.2 miles

Elevation gain: 1,219 ft (to the Buffalo Bill turnoff)

Difficultly: Medium to hard

Average Grade: 5.3%

Fastest known Times, Men: 15:51, Women: 19:30

Map Strava

Video: Youtube

 

Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

 

Video of the Week:

Last hard run before St George 70.3 + race thoughts

  • 3 hour drive to the race
  • Coming of win in TX
  • Trains on the course
  • Respect to Daniela Ryf, but she can be beat

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Coming Soon:  Author of "The Athlete Inside" Sue Reynolds and Coach Bobby McGee who has played an integral role in the development of top athletes with USA Triathlon, as well as several olympians and top-ranked ITU stars. He is the author of “Run Transformation,” The World’s Best Run Training Course.

Looking to chat with Ben Hoffman after St George. 

Closing:

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

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

Apr 24, 2021

This week - Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.. 

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Michael Murphy
  • Endurance News - Future of Fitness Tech
  • What New in the 303 - A couple of Van Life stories - Megan Hottman and Andy Schmidt
  • Bill and Rich's Excellent Adventure - We Ride 4
  • Video of the Week - Michael Murphy in Snow to Sand

 

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Interview with Michael Murphy

1.6 seconds. That's how long it takes to fall two stories. That's how long it takes for life to change.

When Michael Murphy was 21, he fell off of a roof at college and landed flat on his back, severing his spine. They say that nobody understands their own traumatic injury just after it happens―but Michael did. Every person falls. They fall short in school, in love, in work, and in life. Their lives sometimes feel punctuated by those downfalls―the rejection letters, the unrequited love, the missed promotions, the life altering traumas. Everyone falls. But then what?

 

When I Fell is a true coming-of-age tale of going from abled, to disabled, to empowered. It combines the story surrounding Michael's recovery with the science of resiliency and thriving―what psychologists are now calling Posttraumatic Growth (PTG)―to teach readers how to hit home runs when life throws them curves. Befitting new mainstream acceptance for disabilities, When I Fell is as much a memoir as it is a message. It features the five principles established by Drs. Tedeschi and Calhoun―the pioneers who coined the phrase in the 1990's―for scientific validation to bring PTG further into the public eye.

 

A Northern Virginia native, Michael resides in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Casey, and dog Gunner.  He now trains with the Competition Team at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, CO, with every intention to make the US Ski Team…and go to the Paralympics.

 

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Endurance News:

 

Fitbit co-founder: Future for fitness is well beyond the wrist

CNET Health and Wellness

A Fitbit used to be a little gadget to count your steps. Those days are long gone: Fitbits are now continuous heart and sleep monitors, with aspirations that go even deeper. Now owned by Google, Fitbit is still creating new fitness trackers, like the new Luxe. The company's subscription-based Fitbit Premium service continues to add new wellness routines, including celebrity guides such as Deepak Chopra.

 

Where do things go next? Will Fitbit ever venture off-wrist? How can these trackers possibly assist with diseases like COVID-19?  Fitbit co-founder and CTO Eric Friedman offers some insights on where Fitbit is at now, and where things are headed next.

 

Fitbit plans to continue exploring more advanced sensors on its bigger watches, while letting sensor tech trickle down over time into more optimized, smaller, lower-cost bands. "Because they have a larger battery, and kind of more mass, it's easier to try out brand new sensors in them and learn," Friedman says of last year's sensor-studded Fitbit Sense -- which added temperature, a stress-sensing electrodermal sensor and an electrocardiogram, or ECG -- compared to the much more pared-down new Fitbit Luxe, which leans mostly on its optical heart-rate sensor for things like sleep and stress measurements.

 

Friedman makes the comparison to where heart rate on wearables was years ago, living mainly on big watches while smaller bands just measured steps. The optical heart-rate sensor is also where the most evolution has happened, adding a lot of extra algorithm-based insights that didn't exist before. "When we first launched heart rate in our smartwatch, it was really about a kind of workout experience," Friedman says of where things were seven years ago. "But as things progressed, we started to be able to tease out more and more from heart rate."

 

He sees heart-rate variability as an important new metric, and related to that, atrial fibrillation. Fitbit recently finished a 500,000-person AFib study, but unlike the Apple Watch, most Fitbits don't measure estimated atrial fibrillation through the optical heart-rate sensor. For that, you'd need a Fitbit Sense with its ECG feature.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Megan Hottman: Prescott, AZ Racing and Forest Bathing

By Megan Hottman, courtesy of MeganHottman.com

 

This van trip kicks off with a lovely dose of #americana – some ball sports, some lively hockey, some bike racing, kids running around, the requisite amount of dirt and dust, loads of campers and RVs, ample flag flying and one helleva sunset . I took the @canonusa out to capture all the feels.

 

Life these days offers glimpses of normalcy and it feels really *really* good.  Also can I get an amen for @dippindots ?! I haven’t had these in probably 20 years. What a treat.

 

Ok so where are we? We’re in a large sports complex park in Prescott, AZ. Here for a mountain bike race, I’m experiencing for the first time this parking lot-event style camping vibe.

This wouldn’t be my top vanlife venue choice on a regular basis …but for this event and experience it’s totally fine. This location boasts temps a full 20-25 degrees than in Phoenix so we’re enjoying the nice cool evening temps and the escape from the big-city-heat.

 

Pros: restrooms close by, lots of friendly humans around, safe.

Cons: all the humans. And pavement.

 

Saturday’s race went GREAT! I actually warmed up for this race and implemented lessons I learned in March’s bike race … and took the win! I raced women intermediate 40-49, won my age group.  More importantly I felt great – I executed food, warmup and race strategies. I hit the opening stretch and hole shot into the first climb, at the front, and it paid off. I got more and more comfortable with the fast & flowy portions of the course as the race went along. We raced at noon so I did some yoga and a walk beforehand. Not normally things I’d do pre race but I wanted to keep my face out of my phone as I sat there nervously waiting for my start.

 

Van-Life and Endurance Sports

By Andy Shmidt

 

Renting a van offers the endurance athlete an opportunity to experience the outdoors in a new way, with the potential to do a self-contained local or regional race. And if you’re thinking about purchasing a van, renting a few different configurations may help you BETA test available options.

 

Even with night-time temperatures dipping into the low 30’s, high 20’s it was still comfortable in the van. Granted I did “warm the place up” with the included LP gas powered Mr. Heater, before going to bed. Even with the provided battery-operated carbon monoxide detector, I wasn’t comfortable going to sleep with it running. Friends who were tent camping nearby at the James M. Robb campground reported being cold and the high winds interrupting their sleep. Neither were an issue for “Johnny.”

 

Cooking was as easy as being at home, though it did require a bit more planning / prep work. I’m pretty sure I could have made hot apple pie, had I taken my Alpine Oven along on the trip.

 

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Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    •  
  • Rich
    • Let me tell you about my rides in Tucson.  50 mile ride around Tucson on what is called "The Loop".  It's a series of well paved and lane lined bike paths that goes around Tucson.  Cool windy paths through the desert and cactus.  A similar ride would be Confluence Park, Cherry Creek Trail, 470 Trail, S. Platte back to Confluence.  Only Tucson faster and wider.  More open for sure. 
    • 1st - a huge shoutout to Tucson Endurance Performance Center.  I rented a 2021 Cervelo R Series and it rode beautifully. 
    • I showed up at Sharon's house in Tucson and met one of the other We Ride 4 Denver Club Members named John.  And then met Sharon's boyfriend John Genell.  John and I had a common background in Big 5 consulting firms, so we hit it off right away.  It was John who explained his background on the Board of Wish For Wheels.
    • We Ride 4 is a community of cyclists that create unique experiences for our members through weekly rides, participation in cycling events and social gatherings throughout the year. All rides are led by experienced ride leaders. Weekly rides range from social-pace no-drop formats to advanced-pace training rides.
    • WR4's Denver Charitable Partner is Cottonwood Institute.  Cottonwood Institute believes that students can't be expected to care about the environment if they never have a chance to explore the outdoors. Your donations empower students to be environmentally aware and civically engaged.
    • WR4's Tucson Chapter Partner is the Road Warriors Club.  Sponsor Ernesto Somoza adamantly encourages Pueblo High School students to join the Road Warriors Club if they are looking for something to do after school that’s a little bit different than just joining a sports team. Pueblo High is a Title 1 school and funding for the club is reliant 100% on donations and fundraising. One of their goals this year is to be able to have matching jerseys for all the members. We Ride 4 wants to help by designing a jersey and raising the money to buy the jerseys for all club members. Please consider helping by donating!
    • Story of Angelina who Sharon just stop and met along the side of this bike path.  Sharon befriends Angelina and learns about this Pueblo High School.  Angelina needs a bike.  Sharon gives her the money to get a bike.  She ends up buying a bike from Tucson Endurance Center because Angelina's mom works with Brian Grasky in the Air Force.  Brian Grasky our guest from two weeks ago.
    • So while we're on this ride, I see these two guys running on the trail and they are flying.  Clearly look like pro triathletes.  Coming from Boulder, I know what that looks like.  From the back, the first pro that came to mind was Ben Hoffman.  When I passed him and looked back, it really looked like Ben Hoffman.  When I DM'd Ben on Instagram, he confirmed it was not him. More on Ben later.
    • Thanks Sharon, John and We Ride 4 for a really enjoyable ride around Tucson and a nice steak burrito at Seis afterward.
    • Thanks UCAN EDGE for fueling my ride and VENGA for fueling my recovery!

 

Video of the Week:

"Snow to Sand" Full Documentary

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Coming Soon:  Author of "The Athlete Inside" Sue Reynolds and Coach Bobby McGee who has played an integral role in the development of top athletes with USA Triathlon, as well as several olympians and top-ranked ITU stars. He is the author of “Run Transformation,” The World’s Best Run Training Course.

Plus Ironman St George is coming up next week.  One of the guys going there to win is Ben Hoffman.  We're going to hopefully catch up with him after the race.

Closing:

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

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

Apr 17, 2021

This week we have Ironman and Paralympic hopeful Roderick Sewell.  Roderick Sewell completed Kona in 2019 as the first double above the knee amputee to finish Kona. 

 

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In Today's Show

  • Bill and Rich's Excellent Adventure (where Bill and Rich share their "endurance adventures"
  • Feature interview - Coach and Colonel Brian Grasky
  • Endurance News - Skye Moench (makes like 5 pros to win) and Lionel Sanders win Galveston 70.3, Des Linden Smashes 50K World Record
  • What New in the 303 - Ride with Sue Reynolds, 
  • Discussion of the Week - What is endurance?
  • Video of the Week - Skye Moench and OWS with the dogs…

 

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Bill & Rich's Excellent [Endurance] Adventure

  • Bill
    • Last week's BASE ride
  • Rich
    • Ride with Sue Reynolds
      • She and her husband Brian and son's Michael Dean and Andy
      • 30 miles of zone two in aero, Chatfield 70.3 course, down S. Platte to Aspen Grove, back out to Deer Creek Canyon and then back to the campground.
      • Team USA and competing at Worlds in Bermuda in Oct 2021 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Bermuda
    • Ride next week in Tucson
      • Get to ride with Sharon Madison, founder of We Ride 4.  Megan is out!   
      • I am taking all of the UCAN Edge for this Tucson Loop ride

 

Interview with Roderick Sewell

Roderick Sewell has overcome challenges from a very early age.  He was born with the tibia bones missing in his legs. His mother decided to have his legs amputated at age one to improve his mobility. The cost of affording his prosthetic legs was so high it led to the family leaving their home when he was age seven and enduring several years of homelessness, before settling in Birmingham, AL, United States of America, with the help of friends and other family. 

 

Because of a tough childhood, Sewell was forced to live homeless in San Diego. When he became involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization that helps to provide disabled athletes with a path to success as well as running legs, his life quickly changed for the better..

 

He won gold in his international debut at the 2014 Para Pan Pacific Championships in Pasadena. He learned how to swim by his coach and mentor, Alan Voisard, at the Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego when he was ten years old.

 

Post Interview:

"The only reason I wanted to learn how to swim was because I was afraid of the water." 

 "People noticed I was black first and then that I had a disability"

"My disability saved my life"

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Des Linden Smashes 50K World Record

Des Linden broke the 50K world record on Tuesday after running an amazing time of 2:59:54 in Oregon. Running in the first ultra-distance event of her career, Linden shattered the previous record of 3:07:20 that Great Britain’s Aly Dixon set in 2019 at the 50K world championships in Romania. After getting ahead of Dixon’s record pace right from the start, she never looked back, and Linden’s final time worked out to an average pace of 3:36 per kilometre.

 

Lionel Sanders, Skye Moench take IRONMAN 70.3 Texas titles

This excerpt from the story on the Tri227 site -

Womens: Moench, who won the memorable IRONMAN European Championship, Frankfurt as Sarah True faded in the final stages in the heat ran a strong 1:20:43. While that gave up more than five minutes to the speedy feet of Jeanni Metzler (RSA), it was enough to take the win. Sophie Watts (USA) completed the podium, ahead of Heather Jackson and Morrison, who finished the day in fifth.

 

Mens:

Sanders held strong at the front over the second half of the run too, clocking a 1:11:11 half marathon and a winning margin of just over a minute, from Ben Kanute who battled Sam Long all through the run, making the pass in the last half mile to reach the line just five seconds ahead of the fast-improving youngster. Neither could relax, with Matt Hanson’s best of the day 1:09:16 leaving him just nine seconds short of a podium finish.

 

How many pros have recently been on the show and then gone on to win his or her next race?

Skye Moench, yes TX 70.3

Matt Hanson, yes Daytona

Chris Leiferman, IM FL

Rudy Von Berg?

Lisa Roberts, no

 

What's New in the 303:

 

From Galveston To Cherry Creek, CO Triathletes with Some Big Smiles and Fast Finishes; Betsy Mercer Overcomes 2019 DNF for 4th

Colorado triathletes raced this weekend, in Texas and Colorado. In Galveston Texas, not only did the Colorado pros make a big impact, but one well known age grouper, Betsy Mercer raced in redemption of her 2019 attempt in Galveston where she was stopped 100 yards from the finish line because of weather. At Cherry Creek State Park, The Barking Dog Duathlon kicked off the multi-sport season with about 150 athletes racing.

 

Betsy finished fourth in her age group but cried at the finish line, not because she finished, but because her friend Michael Jones finished his first 70.3. Said Betsy, “I didn’t cry this time when I crossed the finish line, I cried when Michael did. That’s the beauty of triathlon, the community you’re a part of.” 

 

 

Ride or Die, a Women’s Cycling Movement

Matt Miller, owner of BASE Performance invited me to ride last Saturday, not an uncommon invitation as we have ridden many times. I had sort of decided to do a different ride in Denver. But Matt, said I might want to make the effort as there could be as many as 80 people riding, some from the BASE team and this new group he is sponsoring called Ride or Die. Of course I was intrigued.

As it turned out the groups left at different times and when the BASE team left the other group hadn’t arrived. Three hours later upon my return, the parking lot at BASE headquarters was filled with women cyclists all buzzing from a ride. Some were friends of mine who I had no idea would be there. There was a cooler of drinks and prizes and swag and I felt a fun energy. I asked my friend Becky Furuta, no stranger to the peloton from the highest levels about what I was seeing. I know they had ridden some gravel, and some road. I saw bikes of all sorts. I didn’t know anything about this group. Becky described it as, “grassroots racing and riding, the goal is fun and camaraderie without all the staunchness and elitism that’s driving people away from the road. There’s a sense of community and fun absent the usual rivalries. I think that’s really the point of these beginner/community rides – not that they’re easy or for beginners, but that they’re accessible at every level and focused on mixing training with fun and a social component. It’s a sustainable model, and I hope it sticks around.”

 

 

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Video of the Week:

2019 IRONMAN World Championship: Roderick Sewell

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

Coming Soon:  Author of "The Athlete Inside" Sue Reynolds and Coach Bobby McGee who has played an integral role in the development of top athletes with USA Triathlon, as well as several olympians and top-ranked ITU stars. He is the author of “Run Transformation,” The World’s Best Run Training Course.

Closing:

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

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

Apr 10, 2021

Our guest this week almost got shot down flying an F-16 over Iraq.  This week we have Coach Brian Grasky. He's not only a Level 3 USAT Coach, he has a hell of a race resume and  he's also an F-16 pilot!  We are talking about how to plan for success and handle failure as an athlete and a coach.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

 

Save 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

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

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Coach and Colonel Brian Grasky
  • Endurance News - Ronan McLaughlin, a tech writer for CyclingTips, set an Everesting world record of 6:40:54
  • What New in the 303 -
  • Video of the Week - Skye Moench and OWS with the dogs…

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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

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You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

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ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Brian Grasky

Brian is among the top triathlon coaches in Arizona and has been listed among the best in the USA.  As a USAT Level 3 Certified Coach, he is among 19 who have ever held that title. 

GEC is a network of coaches and our team, including registered dieticians, physical therapists, chiropractors, and wellness experts, all with a passion for doing all they can to help athletes reach their goals—and the track record that proves they have the ability to do so. They are based in Tucson, AZ, (says on their site) the number one community for triathletes, but we work with athletes all over the country and worldwide. 

 

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:

Inside Ronan McLaughlin’s Everesting world record bike

Ronan McLaughlin, a tech writer for CyclingTips, set an Everesting world record of 6:40:54 on March 29 on a 5.55kg (12.24lb) bike that he constructed over many months, carefully weighing the benefits and drawbacks of each piece, both literally and figuratively, and even changing his pedaling position to fit onto a smaller frame and reduce his frontal profile.

“It’s often overlooked in Everesting, but half the event is downhill,” McLaughlin said. “When you are descending, it doesn’t count towards your elevation, but it does count towards your time. So I was looking to get downhill as fast as I could.”

To maximize the efficiency up and down, McLaughlin selected Mamore Gap in his native Ireland, a dead-straight stretch of road on a hill that averages 14 percent.

For the bike, McLaughlin selected a Giant TCR Advanced SL 2021 frameset, and then went to work on modifications — beginning with himself.

 

What's New in the 303:

USA Duathlon Virtual Run-Bike-Run, presented by RaceX, to benefit USA Triathlon Foundation’s General Fund

USA Triathlon today announced the opening of registration for the second annual USA Duathlon Virtual Run-Bike-Run presented by RaceX, a virtual multisport challenge set for April 15-May 3.

The event is free to enter. Participants have the option to make a $35 donation to the USA Triathlon Foundation and receive a finisher’s medal, or a $55 donation to receive a finishers’ medal and a USA Triathlon-branded premium wall-mounted medal hanger. All donations will go to the USA Triathlon Foundation’s general fund to help open pathways for all to swim, bike and run.

The 19-day challenge offers beginner and experienced athletes alike the opportunity to test themselves at the start of the racing season — whether they plan to return to in-person racing in 2021 or tackle their first-ever multisport event. Athletes can complete the challenge on their own time and at their own pace, from anywhere in the world. Registration is open now, and athletes can sign up at any point until the conclusion of the challenge on May 3. Click here to register.

The Virtual Run-Bike-Run is a cumulative challenge, and participants can track their progress on the FitRankings platform using run and bike leaderboards sortable by total mileage, time and elevation gain. Athletes will receive messages from USA Triathlon and FitRankings as they hit overall running and cycling milestones toward traditional duathlon distances: sprint (7.5-kilometer run and 20-kilometer bike) and standard (15k run, 40k bike).

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

Video of the Week:

F16 HUD - NOT a simulator!!!

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Sue Reynolds and Bobbie McGee who lives in Boulder.

Ironman and Paralympic hopeful Roderick Sewell.  Roderick Sewell completed Kona in 2019, he won gold in his international debut at the 2014 Para Pan Pacific Championships in Pasadena. He learned how to swim by his coach and mentor, Alan Voisard, at the Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego when he was ten years old. Because of a tough childhood, Sewell was forced to live homeless in San Diego. When he became involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization that helps to provide disabled athletes with a path to success as well as running legs, his life quickly changed for the better.

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

Closing:

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

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

Apr 3, 2021

This week we have the 2019 Ironman European Championship Frankfurt – 1st and Ironman 70.3 Boulder – 1st.  She finished in 6th at Challenge Daytona a couple of months ago and 5th at Challenge Miami last month.  Pro triathlete Skye Moench has made an amazing comeback from her bike crash the kept her from racing at Kona back in 2019.  She's already qualified for Kona and we can't wait to see how the rest of her season goes in 2021.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

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

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Skye Moench
  • Endurance News - Bike Stop Law
  • What New in the 303 - USA Triathlon’s Elevate 2028 Strategic Plan
  • Video of the Week - Skye Moench and OWS with the dogs…

 

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You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

Interview with Skye Moench

Despite having a limited background in endurance sports—Skye ran track and cross-country while in high school, but only biked and swam recreationally—she’s made a name for herself in just her third full year as a pro. In 2019, Moench, who lives in Salt Lake City with her husband Matt, established herself as a formidable competitor with four Ironman 70.3 podiums, plus a surprise win at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany.

As we said earlier she's qualified for Kona and she's come out of 2020 with a strong performance at Challenge Daytona and same at Challenge Miami.  We can't wait to chat with her about her big comeback and her plan for the rest of the 2021 season.

 

Let's get into our interview with Skye Moench.

 

Interview summary:

Skye's dog runs with her and was part of her proposal.

Parents divorced and moved to us in 7th grade.

Not a focused athlete in HS.

100 and 400

Skate skier

Fun with numbers - like debits and credits

2009 first triathlon

2010 first bike

2015 switched to pro

IM AZ 2016

It's only gotten faster since then

Cam Coach

Team Sutto philosophy

4th at St George regional championship

Pre Kona wreck

Sept 24 40 hour training ride; right by her house; arm warmers

The big comeback from the bike crash; metal elbow and thumb; two surgeries

Physical therapy

Challenge Miami paid less than Daytona

Bill Christie at Challenge

 

Sponsors - pto, zipp sram trek, deboer, form goggles, amp human, dna cycling,

 

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Endurance News:

Utah, North Dakota latest to adopt safety stop law for cyclists

Utah and North Dakota became the latest states to adopt the controversial Idaho Stop law, allowing cyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign. Utah and North Dakota join Idaho, Washington, Delaware, Arkansas, and Oregon. In addition, a California coalition is backing another legislative attempt this year to adopt the Idaho Stop, also known as the safety stop law. In addition, the Oklahoma House of Representatives recently passed the legislation.

"Intersections are one of the most dangerous places for a cyclist to be," said Crys Lee, Bike Utah executive director. "This law should increase bicycle safety at stop-signed intersections as it has in places with similar laws like Delaware, where they saw a 23% decrease after enacting their stop as yield law in 2017."

Lee said Bike Utah will work with partners to collect data to prove why safety stop laws are effective in making intersections safer for cyclists. Critics of the safety stop say it's better to have an unambiguous set of laws that apply to all road users and having cyclists following separate rules makes their actions less predictable to motorists.

"As other states follow suit, they need to gather data and gather as many people and supporters as possible, and get yourself a champion like Rep. Spackman Moss," said Lee, who said Utah's passing of the law was a collaborative effort among many.

North Dakota Active Transportation Alliance Executive Director Justin Kristan thanked the state’s department of transportation in a blog post for its “forward-thinking efforts to make roadway design and roadway laws more equitable for bicyclists.”

 

What's New in the 303:

USA Triathlon’s Elevate 2028 Strategic Plan to Guide Through the LA Olympics

USA Triathlon’s Elevate 2028 Strategic Plan will guide the organization’s priorities, decision-making processes and culture through the next two Olympic and Paralympic Quadrennials. The robust set of guiding principles, goals and strategies will enable USA Triathlon to grow participation, provide unmatched support to the multisport community, and reach vast new audiences culminating at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028.

Elevate 2028 is intentionally extended through 2028 to mark the moment when the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games will return to the United States — to Southern California, the birthplace of triathlon — for the first time in 32 years. The LA 2028 Games will mark the first time triathlon is contested in the Olympic and Paralympic Games on U.S. soil, providing the opportunity to build a legacy in the U.S. and create mainstream exposure for the sport on an unprecedented scale.

 

Victor Colorado, Dream Bike Rides, A Rich History and a Bike Geeks Ultimate “Man Cave”

It seems one of the most common conversations when cyclists gather for chilly spring rides revolve around upcoming summer events and race plans. Often answers like Ride the Rockies, the Triple Bypass or the Copper Triangle thread through conversations but rarely does it seem people talk about new places they want to discover on their bike. Events and races are wonderful motivators and loads of fun, but perhaps equally enthralling, for me at least, is finding new places to ride while learning the local history.

A point of focus for us at 303 Endurance in 2021 is to help you discover new places to ride, run and hang out. A few weeks ago I re-visited Victor Colorado to tell the story about Brian “the glide” Hayes and how he and this town of just 400 people managed to build a wonderful ice hockey rink that draws players from all over the mountains. In this interview Brian tells that story and many others!

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

Video of the Week:

Open Water Swimming with Dogs!

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Coach Brian Grasky has a great background as a USAFA grad, F-16 pilot, triathlete and Level 3 USAT coach. He also had a couple of great presentations at the Endurance Exchange.  We are talking about how to plan for success and handle failure as an athlete and a coach.

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

Closing:

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

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

Mar 27, 2021

A couple of weeks ago our Video of the Week was Triathlon Taren sharing his take on IRONMAN's Andrew Messick video communicating their policy for race cancellations. This week's guest is Triathlon Taren who has built an impressive brand offering content and insights to triathletes around the world.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

 

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

 

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

 

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

 

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

 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Triathlon Taren
  • Endurance News -  Collin's Cup commissions FilmNova; Barkley Marathons has no finishers; Chris Froome a maybe for the GC slot
  • What New in the 303 - Did triathlon start in San Diego or Los Alomos, NM?
  • Video of the Week -  Triathlon Taren's on IRONMAN's cancellation policy video

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

Interview with Triathlon Taren

Triathlon Taren is a triathlete who shares tips for beginner triathletes looking to create their triathlon training plans.

 

Tarenisms:

- Check out the Triathlon Taren Podcast, it's the most highly ranked triathlon podcast in the world

-Taren lost more than 60lbs after getting into triathlon

- Taren has the following personal best race times: 1:04 sprint, 2:12 Olympic, 4:28 half-Ironman,  9:41 Ironman, 19:00 5k, 1:28:06 half marathon

- Taren lives in Winnipeg

- Taren's wife is "No Triathlon Kim"

- Taren and Kim own two dogs: a charcoal lab named Graycie and a rescue named Petey

- Taren used to be a professional curler

 

We are going to talk about Taren's background, and about living/training in Winnipeg.  He has developed a brand and following that makes him a household name in triathlon these days.  We're going to learn a little more about his podcast, YouTube channel and his MyMottiv site and brand.  If we have time we'll chat about the IRONMAN video and how races are handling COVID cancels/reschedules and his outlook on the return to racing.  Let's get into our interview with Triathlon Taren.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETES ORGANISATION COMMISSIONS FILMNOVA TO PRODUCE GLOBAL BROADCAST OF THE COLLINS CUP 2021

LONDON, ENGLAND: The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today announced that it has commissioned outside broadcast specialists, FilmNova, to deliver live coverage of the PTO’s flagship event – The Collins Cup on 28th August at the extraordinary x-bionic® sphere in Šamorín, near Bratislava, Slovakia. They will work alongside multi award winning director, Martin Turner, who will head the broadcast team as Executive Producer.

 

The Collins Cup is a new race format modelled after the Ryder Cup, which will see teams of International, European and USA athletes pitted against one another and aims to create and leverage the excitement, rivalry, drama and personalities of the sport of triathlon to attract a wider fan base.

 

The 2021 Barkley Marathons Had No Finishers

This year’s Barkley Marathons looked slightly different than previous editions. There were few international competitors due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, and because of this, a smaller field of runners (usually 40 runners line up), almost entirely Americans, took on the beast. Additionally, runners were required to get COVID-19 tests ahead of arrival, among other safety protocols.

 

A strong contingent of Barkley veterans lined up at the start, including Big’s Backyard champion Maggie Guterl, two-time Barkley Fall Classic winner Liz Canty, the only three-time Barkley finisher Jared Campbell, and multi-time Barkley attempter Jamil Coury. There was also a lot of excitement around Barkley virgins (first-timers) Courtney Dauwalter, Western States and Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc champion; and Luke Nelson, Tor des Geants finisher. Guterl, Canty, and Dauwalter were attempting to become the first woman to finish the Barkley.

 

The race started midweek, in order to deter spectators. Founder Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell blew the conch at 2:03 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 18, and runners set off on the first loop an hour later, when Cantrell lit his cigarette. Runners dealt with rainy and foggy conditions throughout the entire event.

 

 

‘It’s impossible to say’: Chris Froome unsure of when he’ll be ready to fight for GC in races again

Chris Froome has admitted that he doesn’t know when he will be able to compete for victory again.

 

The Briton is continuing his comeback from serious injuries at this week’s Volta a Catalunya, but despite headlining Israel Start-up Nation’s team, he was dropped on the opening stage and finished 90th on stage two’s time trial, 2-05 down on former Ineos Grenadiers team-mate Rohan Dennis.

 

The upbeat and confident Froome has made no secret in declaring his intention to win a record-equalling fifth Tour de France, but asked by Cycling Weekly if that was still a realistic goal he could fulfil this season, he said: “I can’t really put any time on it. I am just taking it one week at a time at the moment.

 

“It’s just about following the process and I am not putting a timeline on it. Naturally, I would love to be ready for the Tour de France but I have to keep following the process and do what I can.”

 

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

How Triathlon was Introduced to the World

The History and Background of Triathlons

A “triathlon” is defined as a three-part sports discipline comprising swimming, cycling, and running. The three sports are contested as a continuous event without a rest. The triathlon can be an individual or team event over varying distances.

 

Triathlon history dates back to the early 1970s and originated with the San Diego Track Club. The triathlon was designed to be an alternative to hard track training. The first triathlon event was held on September 25, 1974. Don Shanahan and Jack Johnstone are pioneers in the history of the triathlon. The San Diego Track Club sponsored the event. The triathlon then comprised a 10 km run, 8 km cycle, and 500 m swim. In 1989, the sport was awarded Olympic status and featured for the first time at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in Australia. Since then, the sport has grown in popularity. In fact, no other sport achieved Olympic status in such a short time. Over the next decade, the triathlon grew by leaps and bounds and soon gained recognition worldwide.

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

 

Video of the Week:

We NEED to talk about this IRONMAN “Update”

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

Closing:

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

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

Mar 20, 2021

This week we have Megan Hottman "The Cyclist Lawyer" joining us to share how the last year of COVID has impacted the cycling community and her advocacy for cycling safety.  We are also interested to learn how this time has allowed her to take care of clients and herself and finding balance through the simplification of "the van life".

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

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

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Megan Hottman
  • Endurance News - Dick Hoyt, The Tri Summit, IM TX Cancelled
  • What New in the 303 - Colorado Pro Race Results Challenge Miami
  • Video of the Week -  Tri Summit "Nutrition Periodization" with Tim O'Donnell and Bob Seebohar

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Megan Hottman

Megan Hottman earned her B.A. in Corporate Communications, magna cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate, both from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  After law school, she accepted two consecutive judicial clerkships; one in Jackson County Circuit Court in Kansas City, Missouri and one in Jefferson County District Court in Golden, Colorado.

Hottman has represented over 120 cyclists in their individual cases, as well as provided counsel to other plaintiff's lawyers, to cycling groups, bike shops, and organizations.  She has authored countless articles and also co-authored a cycling-law resource book, Bicycle Accidents, Crashes & Collisions.

In addition to representing her own clients, she has been endorsed as a cycling expert by other lawyers.  She is known by Colorado cyclists as well as her fellow attorneys as THE go-to lawyer for anything cycling-related.  She handles cases in all 50 states, and is licensed in Missouri, Colorado, Arizona and Nebraska.  She provides frequent legal education seminars on biking laws, trends she sees in her cases and those nationwide, and education to both novice and veteran riders alike.  She also provides educational and training opportunities to law enforcement officers. 

In March 2015, Hottman and her practice were featured in an article titled "Broken Spokes" in Outside Magazine.  A few months later, she was also featured on HBO Real Sports, in a "Bike Wars" episode. 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

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Endurance News:

Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt has died at age 80

Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt died Wednesday morning at age 80, according to his son, Russ Hoyt. He passed peacefully in his sleep due to heart failure, his son said.

Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, became Boston Marathon legends after their first run in 1980, during which the dad pushed Rick in a custom racing chair, according to the Boston Athletic Association.

The two completed a total of 32 Boston Marathons together, including a final finish in 2014, the association added.

"Dick personified what it meant to a be a Boston Marathoner, showing determination, passion, and love every Patriots' Day for more than three decades," the association said in a statement.

 

The Tri Summit (sponsored in part by UCAN)

Hosted by the legendary Bob Babbitt and guest host Dede Griesbauer (Ultraman World Record Holder), you will be taken on a journey with 15 top pro triathletes and experts to learn about curated topics in the sport of triathlon, with a particular focus on how to best emerge from the pandemic to successful racing. Your personal best is ahead of you in 2021.

 

The Return to Racing: 

This event features an exploration of what it will be like to return to triathlon racing after 12 months of nearly zero racing during the pandemic. Can we safely race? Will races ever be back to normal?

- Measures taken by race directors to ensure a safe environment

- Tips to best prepare for pandemic-era racing

- How did Challenge Daytona pull off a race weekend of 2400 racers?

- Races returning to normal – ever?

Guests: Challenge Family CEO Bill Christy, Ironman Executive Paul Huddle, and Race Director & USAT Board Member Gabriela Gallegos

 

Avoiding Injury Upon Your Return: 

With races being deferred from 2020 to 2021, and athletes chomping at the bit to race again, many of us already have packed racing calendars for 2021. How do we avoid injury and overdoing it?

- Recognizing overtraining and over-racing

- Race calendar dynamics unique to these times

- Proven recovery and injury-prevention tools

- Recommendations for a smart return to triathlon racing, without injury

Guests: Mark Allen, Andy Potts and Lesley Paterson

 

Nutrition Periodization

Link to Access Premier:  https://youtu.be/48gyyuZPTwQ

We’ve essentially had a 1 ½ year Base Phase during the pandemic. How should your nutrition vary during the offseason, Base Phase, Build Phase and Peak Phase? Bob Seebohar, Olympic dietitian for the 2008 US Triathlon team, triathlon superstar Tim O’Donnell, and host Dede Griesbauer, share how nutrition should ebb and flow during different times of the training cycle.

Featuring: Tim O’Donnell and Bob Seebohar

Hosted by: Dede Griesbauer

Get Sleeker to Get Faster

Link to Access Premier:  https://youtu.be/0aS7VKNczKk

For a year, we’ve had the luxury of ignoring our “sleekness” due to a lack of racing. Join us to explore how aerodynamics and hydrodynamics translate to “free speed,” PRs and podiums from Challenge Daytona Champion and the reigning IRONMAN 70.3 Champion, Gustav Iden, and from experts Hunter Allen and Alex de Boer.  This also included a great discussion about using power on the bike and run. Gustav uses running power to pace himself on hilly courses.

Featuring: Gustav Iden, Hunter Allen and Alex de Boer

 

Performance Metrics to Master 2021

​​​​We’ve never had such a powerful array of tools to measure, measure, measure, as we have now due to technological breakthroughs. Knowing where you are now is the first step to understanding how to get to where you want to be as we emerge from the pandemic. Learn from Olympian Katie Zaferes and Joel Filliol what metrics they have found valuable, and how they leverage them for peak performance.

- Training Periodization

- What tools are available to us, and which metrics should you pay attention to

- How can these technologies be leveraged for top performance

- Pros and cons of using data

 

Take Virtual With You

Before the pandemic, virtual racing and solo challenges were rare. During the pandemic, they were all we had. What’s the right approach after the pandemic?? Can we build better athletes through a hybrid approach where virtual races and solo challenges are part of the training process to yield better performances at in-person events?

- Forms of virtual racing and challenges that exist, and which have proven valuable

- Virtual races and challenges that the guests have done, have encouraged, and have seen

- Mindset of successfully executing virtual races

- Mental health for athletes

- Expert thoughts on taking virtual racing and challenges into the post-pandemic world

Featuring Elite Coach Ryan Bolton, Heather Jackson and sports psychologist Colleen Sager

Ironman Texas Cancelled -

We have learned from both Harris County and Harris County Toll Road Authority that due to the Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level System currently at Level 1: Stay Home, and the resulting impact this has on the bike course, we regret to inform you that the IRONMAN Texas triathlon cannot take place on April 24, 2021.

Despite the change for IRONMAN Texas, as of today, the IRONMAN 70.3 Texas triathlon taking place in Galveston on April 11 and the IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock taking place on June 27, remain as scheduled and preparations are ongoing.

Additionally, IRONMAN officials are working on an additional race location in Texas to host a full-distance IRONMAN event in 2021. More information on this is expected to be finalized and shared in the near future.

 

What's New in the 303:

Many Coloradans Race Challenge Miami, Leiferman, Von Berg Earn Podium Spot, Matt Miller Happy to be Racing Again!

As storm Xylia pummeled the Front Range of Colorado, many Coloradans raced the Challenge Miami Triathlon over the weekend. Ten Colorado based pro’s and a large contingent of athletes from Boulder’s BASE team raced the three day event. On the pro podium hoisting some champagne from Boulder were Chris Leiferman (4) and Rudy Von Berg (5). Germany’s Jan Frodeno won the men’s race over Lionel Sanders (2) and Ben Kanute (3). For the women, in a bit of a surprise, British triathlete Jodie Stimpson edged out favored Lucy Charles-Barclay of Britain by almost a minute and a half. Rounding out the women’s podium were Jackie Hering, Sara Perez Sala and Skye Moench. Boulder’s Lisa Bechares and Lesley Smith (A BASE sponsored athlete) finished 11th and 12th respectively. Other Colorado pros finishing included Tyler Butterfield (7), Tim O’Donnell (11), Matt Hanson (13), Ben Hoffman (16) and Robbie Deckard (19).

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

Video of the Week:

TheTriSummit Session: Nutrition Periodization

 

Upcoming Interviews:

We covered Triathlon Taren's video analysis of the video IRONMAN's Andrew Messick put out about their handling of race cancellations.  We're looking forward to hearing his perspective on the state of the sport and the trends he's seeing.

Coach Brian Grasky has a great background as a USAFA grad, F-16 pilot, triathlete and Level 3 USAT coach. He also had a couple of great presentations at the Endurance Exchange.  We are talking about how to plan for success and handle failure as an athlete and a coach.

Michael Murphy is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed.  Michael is now a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle.

Closing:

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

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

Mar 13, 2021

This week we are continuing our theme on discipline and development with coach Ryan Bolton of Bolton Endurance Sports Training.  Ryan presented at the Endurance Exchange on the topic of Balancing Quantitative and Qualitative Data with Dirk Friel.  We are also going to be talking about his coaching philosophies and how he uses objective and subjective data to coach Sam for example.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

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

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Ryan Bolton
  • Endurance News - Challenge Miami today; The Tri Summit March 18-21
  • What New in the 303 - Open Letter From Without Limits on Upcoming Season
  • Video of the Week - Sam Long 1000 Time Trial Rematch Video

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Ryan Bolton

Ryan Bolton (born March 26, 1973 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is an athlete from the United States. He competed in cross country, swimming and track for Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming. He ran cross country and track for the University of Wyoming. He now competes in triathlon.

Bolton competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics.[3] He took twenty-fifth place with a total time of 1:50:52.95. Bolton won the 2002 Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid. Bolton was coached by Joe Friel.

Bolton now coaches a group of elite runners in Santa Fe, NM with the Harambee Track Club.

Bolton competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Bolton won the 2002 Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid. Bolton was coached by Joe Friel.

 

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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:

Challenge Miami and PTO Rankings

Many of our PTO Professionals will be racing at CHALLENGEMIAMI® on Friday which is an important race as they will not only be racing for their result on the day but, crucially, for much sought after PTO World Rankings Points which will enable them to qualify for the Collins Cup later this year. With the top four ranked male and female athletes being automatically selected for Team Europe, Team International and Team USA, those currently in those qualification spots will be keen to solidify their position. Equally, those not already qualified will be eager to move up in the PTO World Rankings to be eligible for automatic qualification or to impress their Team Captains enough to be chosen as a Captain’s Pick.

As with Challenge Daytona in December, this race will also take place on a NASCAR track, the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The women’s pro race is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET with the men’s following at 3:15 p.m. ET, and much of the racing action will be centered around the 650-acre speedway venue, which has two lakes, a 1.5-mile oval track, and a 2.2-mile road around it. The pros will be racing a unique distance: a one-mile swim, a 39-mile bike, and a 10.5-mile run. Similarly to Challenge Daytona, this race course will suit those athletes who can hold fast, flat power on the bike as they race a total of 17 laps on the track. The run course involves seven laps.

For those wanting to catch all the pro racing action live, you can tune into Challenge Miami’s Facebook page. It will cost $2.99 to watch the pro race. A highlights show of the pro race will also be broadcast on NBCSN on March 18 at 2 p.m. ET, March 21 at noon ET, and March 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The age-group races—which take place on Saturday and Sunday—will also be livestreamed on Facebook (for no cost).

 

Challenge Miami Schedule of Events

The Tri Summit (sponsored in part by UCAN)

March 17-19, the TriSummit is for triathletes who don’t settle. For triathletes who have a growth mindset, and want to get the most out of themselves as we return to racing in 2021. It doesn’t matter whether the goal is to finish, to PR, or to qualify for Kona or USAT Nationals…what brings triathletes together at TheTriSummit is the pursuit of something greater than who you are today.

Hosted by the legendary Bob Babbitt and guest host Dede Griesbauer (Ultraman World Record Holder), you will be taken on a journey with 15 top pro triathletes and experts to learn about curated topics in the sport of triathlon, with a particular focus on how to best emerge from the pandemic to successful racing. Your personal best is ahead of you in 2021.

 

What's New in the 303:

Open Letter From Without Limits on Upcoming Season and New Waitlist Option

As the days start to grow longer, that cabin fever has many of you wondering; what will triathlon season look like? Things are starting to move in the right direction for Colorado and the current COVID-Dial 2.0. Just this past week, Jefferson and Broomfield Counties recently moved to Level Blue, and the state enters Vaccine Phase 1B.3 for ages 60+ this Friday. Boulder County (Colorado Tri on June 5th) and Larimer County (XTERRA Lory on June 12th) “should” still safely enter Level Green (500 event limit) by the end of May.

We use “should” in quotes, as our goal continues to stay on the side of caution, giving each event the best possible chance to move forward. That being said, we’re placing a 250-athlete cap (Level Blue) on ALL June events. Our new registration provider (TriReg) has a waitlist feature. How does it work? Once we hit the 250 level you’ll be able to register for the waitlist, and it will store your payment info temporarily without charging you. Assuming we hit Level Green, then you’ll be automatically rolled into the event without any additional sign-up needed, receiving an immediate update e-mail.

Our goal is to notify all wait list athletes a minimum of 3 weeks prior to race day. Please note, that current 250 capacity level is combined for all distances. Unlike some running events that have been able to stage multiple waves throughout the day, we face unique obstacles such as limited water access, that prevent this option.

 

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

303 Book of the Month

We have an oldie but a goodie to recommend, especially as crews begin their climbs up Everest. Bear Grylls wrote about his climb in 2000. This book is a bit different, it shares a lot of interesting detail about his experience, as in normal stuff, like trying to go to the bathroom at 23,000 feet in the dark, stuff you have maybe always wondered about, how scared he was at 23 to try this climb.

 

Video of the Week:

SAM LONG - MY 1,000 YARD SWIM TEST SET REMATCH!!!

 

Closing:

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

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

Mar 6, 2021

This week we are talking to the USAT national ranked 4th in the 40-49 AG, Tim Hola.  We are kicking off our discipline and development theme with someone who clearly knows how to manage all the responsibilities of family, career, and still finding the time to train effectively.  We are looking to figure out how he lives his life with such discipline and has developed a process for repeating success!

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible. Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. I use it every day in one form or another!

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

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

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Tim Hola
  • Endurance News - TheTriSummit
  • What New in the 303 - C. Springs Paralympic Triathlon Team Announced and Alchemy Custom Frames in Denver
  • Video of the Week - Latest Danny MacAskill Video
  • Personal - signed up for Ragnar

 

 

Interview with Tim Hola

I first remember meeting Tim Hola over a decade ago when he guest spoke at our tri club. I was so impressed and awestruck.  As it turned out he was super approachable and he's has been such a good ambassador to the sport.  When it comes to discipline and development, he was one of the first people who came to mind.  Let's get into our interview with Tim Hola. 

 

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 Tri Summit (sponsored in part by UCAN)

March 17-19, the TriSummit is for triathletes who don’t settle. For triathletes who have a growth mindset, and want to get the most out of themselves as we return to racing in 2021. It doesn’t matter whether the goal is to finish, to PR, or to qualify for Kona or USAT Nationals…what brings triathletes together at TheTriSummit is the pursuit of something greater than who you are today.

Hosted by the legendary Bob Babbitt and guest host Dede Griesbauer (Ultraman World Record Holder), you will be taken on a journey with 15 top pro triathletes and experts to learn about curated topics in the sport of triathlon, with a particular focus on how to best emerge from the pandemic to successful racing. Your personal best is ahead of you in 2021.

 

What's New in the 303:

USA TRIATHLON ANNOUNCES 2021 TOYOTA U.S. PARATRIATHLON NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced the 16 members of the 2021 Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team, the group of athletes who will represent the U.S. at the highest levels of elite paratriathlon competition during the 2021 season.

The talented group, which includes four Paralympic triathlon medalists and six world champions, will compete at World Triathlon Para Cup events, World Triathlon Para Series events and the World Triathlon Para Championships throughout 2021. Select athletes will also represent Team USA at the postponed Paralympic Games Tokyo 2021, which will take place this summer from Aug. 24-Sept. 5.

“USA Triathlon is proud to honor the 16 paratriathletes who will represent us on the world stage this season,” said Amanda Duke Boulet, USA Triathlon Paralympic Program Director. “The 2021 roster includes both veterans of the sport and relative newcomers, but all have the potential to win medals against fierce international competition. Our athletes have adaptability and resilience at their core, and they are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to qualify and compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games this summer.”

The Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team is supported by Toyota, USA Triathlon’s Exclusive Mobility & Automotive Partner. Toyota has shown unparalleled commitment to the paratriathlon program, serving as the title partner for the Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships and in 2019 combining with the Challenged Athletes Foundation and USA Triathlon to offer the first-ever professional prize purse for the event. Toyota also directly sponsors select Team Toyota paratriathletes.

Defending Paralympic champions Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio, PTS5) and Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz., PTS2) headline the roster. Norman and Seely won gold in their respective categories in paratriathlon’s debut at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. Both also competed in track & field in Rio, with Norman earning bronze in the 400 meters on the track. The two have a combined five Paratriathlon World Championship titles between them. Seely won the 2019 ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability after her undefeated 2018 season, and Norman was nominated for the same award in 2017.

Seely led a U.S. podium sweep in Rio with silver medalist Hailey Danz (Colorado Springs, Colo., PTS2) and bronze medalist Melissa Stockwell (Colorado Springs, Colo., PTS2), a U.S. Army veteran. The trio are currently training as part of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team Program based at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the lead-up to Tokyo.

 

Alchemy Bikes Making Custom Frames in Denver

303 visited Alchemy’s office and manufacturing facility along the Cherry Creek bike path to check out the new Arktos. We hadn’t been here before and took a tour and met the staff. They make their own carbon and titanium frames here–very high quality ones at that. Not many people make carbon frames in the United States. Customers have one place they can have a custom carbon or titanium frame made locally is pretty cool. Look for a more comprehensive article about Alchemy and all their bikes and how they design and make them!

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

Place: ZOOM (Click Here)

ZOOM Passcode: H49LJK

Join The Ride

 

Video of the Week:

Danny MacAskill - The Slabs

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Olympian and coach Ryan Bolton joins us.  One of my favorite presentations at the Endurance Exchange was the discussion between Ryan Bolton and Dirk Friel of Training Peaks on 'balancing objective and subjective data'.

 

Closing:

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

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

Feb 27, 2021

This week we are excited to welcome USA Triathlon CEO, Rocky Harris!  We are talking Endurance Exchange, the state of the sport, USAT 2021 initiatives and the lead up to the 2021 Olympics.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Venga CBD is not like most CBD companies who just post a bunch of products and hope you figure it out.

 

Venga was started in Colorado by athletes like you who wanted a better way to use CBD to help fight pain, train longer, race harder and recover faster. That’s why they created a SYSTEM of CBD products for athletes and only have 4 products that cover 100% of your CBD needs. No guesswork!

 

Each product is specifically made to support an area of your endurance life from training to racing to recovery.

Combined together the Venga CBD system is designed to make you unstoppable!

 

Save a whopping 30% off & get free shipping when you buy the Venga Endurance System versus buying the products separately  - seriously, this is the best deal on the market.

I use it  & thanks very much to Venga CBD for helping make the show possible.

 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Rocky Harris
  • Endurance News - Draft-Legal World Qualifier Rescheduled, 3-D Printed Custom Bike Shoes
  • What New in the 303 - USA Cycling supports Colorado Cycling League
  • Video of the Week - Triathlon Taren on Ironman's Andrew Messick and his video about Ironman's cancelation policy

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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

 

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

 

Interview with Rocky Harris

After opening remarks from Mike Reilly, Rocky Harris gave the keynote address at this year's Endurance Exchange five weeks ago.  In that address he spoke to the changes in the endurance industry and the drivers that shaped decline in participation in triathlon over the past decade.  Those with isolationist views, worked in different directions, they helped fragment the sport and outsiders saw this as a weakness. 

 

Rocky also spoke about growing the sport and the need for the sport to represent the general population in terms of diversity, inclusion and the opportunity to attract athletes like former gym converts.  Rocky spoke about the need to embrace technology and e-gaming and what he thinks about other race formats like Otillo,


Let's get into the interview with Rocky Harris.

 

 

Endurance Exchange Presentations/Courses

At this year's Endurance Exchanges there were dozens of presentations to choose from.  We spoke about the ones that we attended in real time during the Exchanges.  Since then, I've been going back to watch the presentations that I missed, but was still curious to attend.  This past week I watched the replays of:

  • Understanding Common Injuries, Dr. Hiza Mbwana, PT, Degree at Northeastern.
  • Annual Training Plan Development
  • Heat and Solar Load During Physical Activity
  • Business Development for Coaches: Advanced Principles
  • Business Development: The Fundamentals
  • Balancing Objective and Subjective Data to Inform Training, Dirk Friel and coach Ryan Bolton
    • We know him now as Sam Long's coach.  Bolton competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Bolton won the 2002 Ironman Triathlon at Lake Placid. Bolton was coached by Joe Friel.
    • Objective - pace, hr, power, TSS, CTL, ATL, TSB, variability
    • How to interpret objective data and the athlete's subjective information
    • Objective you can see it
    • Subjective it’s the feeling, the mood
    • Understanding the subjective is very important and good athletes are tapped into how they feel and know how to communicate subjective data to the coach
    • How do you unravel the lie from athletes?  Using other objective.  Or knowing your athlete.  If you know the person has an ego.  You need to know them personally. 
    • How about when you want to train the athlete - do you ever ask the athlete to go off data and just go by feel?
    • People get stuck on a plan without understanding how to adjust the plan if needed based on how they feel
    • Most triathletes wants to learn this stuff.  They want to no Normalized Power v Average Power.
    • Give the athlete power and coach yourself out of a job.

 

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Update: Collegiate Club Nationals Postponed and Draft-Legal World Qualifier Rescheduled

February 19: USA Triathlon has been in regular contact with local authorities in the City of Tempe, including the Department of Health, and is closely monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding mass gatherings and events. In addition, we have been tracking developments at the collegiate level over the last several months, including continued online learning and student-athlete travel restrictions at many colleges and universities. Having taken these circumstances into consideration, and after consulting with members of the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club Committee, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 Collegiate Club National Championships.

 

USA Triathlon is working diligently to find an alternate date in the fall of 2021 to host Collegiate Club Nationals in a safe and fair way for all athletes, including those with graduation dates in 2020 or 2021 who would otherwise miss the opportunity to represent their school as a senior. We will communicate any updates to the Collegiate Club Committee and all collegiate club team leaders as appropriate.

 

 

A 3D-printed custom cycling shoe, the LoreOne, will launch in April

Olympian and longtime bike fitter Colby Pearce has partnered with a new company Lore for a 3D-printed custom road cycling shoe. The LoreOne, a hardshell, carbon cycling shoe, will launch in April.

 

Lore will 3D print the shoes using scans of a rider’s feet. The resulting carbon monocoque design will be more efficient than other shoes, while still allowing a rider’s feet to move “freely and powerfully” inside the hardshell structure, Lore claims.

 

How much does it cost? How much does it weigh? And how comfortable could a hardshell carbon shoe actually be? For now, Lore is big on claims and short on details, but those are promised for its April launch.

 

The Lore team includes people who have worked in design and engineering at brands like Apple, Tesla, Puma, DPS, Nike and Black Diamond.

 

“We are excited to share Lore to the world,” Lore CEO Stephan Drake said in a release. “We have an amazing team that is pushing the bleeding edge of technology and design. The LoreOne is not only the most exciting cycling shoe ever made, but is revolutionary across all footwear categories. The level of customization, performance, materials, environmental sustainability, and manufacturing technology represent a bold leap into the future.”

 

Pearce, a multi-time national champion and record holder, has long obsessed over fit, whether for record-setting hour record rides or for his bike-fitting clients.

 

“The technology, materials, design and manufacturing is light years ahead of everything else on the market,” Pearce said. “The way the athlete works with the shoe is groundbreaking, and the foothold is unparalleled. The Lore project is three massive steps forward from any other shoe on the market. Prepare to have your head explode while your feet feel true power transfer for the first time ever. The LoreOne shoe will change the way you interact with your bike, forever.”

 

Lore’s website is Lore.cc.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

USA Cycling Supports Colorado League – Free Junior Memberships, More Exposure for Collegiate Programs

USA Cycling has joined the family of Colorado League sponsors for 2021-2023.  Together, these organizations are dedicated to advancing opportunities for young mountain bike riders in Colorado, southern Wyoming, and northern New Mexico to ensure a promising future for the sport. Through developing youth cycling opportunities and cultivating leadership, teamwork, and community, and creating a lifelong passion for cycling, we work towards a common goal of getting more kids on bikes and keep them riding through life.

 

 

Megan Hottman’s First Time In Tucson Riding and Exploring

While I’ve spent a lot of time in Arizona in my life, I’ve never made it to Tucson. When I began mapping out my vanlist dreamlist of places I wanted to do, Tucson was on the list. For very specific reasons: I wanted to ride the “loop,” this amazing network of protected bike lanes all over town, totaling close to 130 miles (basically, a bike advocate’s dream come true, short of visiting Copenhagen!); and, I’ve wanted to ride Mt Lemmon, a nice long sustained climb that I’ve heard about for years.

 

So I set up my work week to allow for a midweek visit. Because vanlife and living a life by design, on purpose, to me means maximizing the days and times during the week as opposed to only seeking fun and adventure on weekends — you know, when the rest of humanity is out doing the same. Friends, weekday exploration is where it’s at. So- looking ahead, I crushed work and adulting and then punched out for a Midweek adventure..

 

 

Video of the Week:

We NEED to talk about this IRONMAN “Update”

 

 

 

 

Closing:

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

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

Feb 20, 2021

This week we have Professional Obstacle Racer, Veejay Jones. He's the North American OCR Champion at the 3k, he's the Youngest Spartan Race Winner in the History of the Sport, Youngest National Championship Series Spartan Race Winner, and called "The Prodigy" from Million Dollar Mile on CBS.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

This week's sponsor is Venga CBD and we are grateful for the support and partnership.  Our guest Veejay Jones is a Venga CBD pro athlete.

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In Today's Show

  • Thoughts and Prayers with our TX listeners, their families and neighbors
  • Barry Siff's thoughts on using other countries as models
  • Feature interview with Veejay Jones
  • Endurance News - Making swimming pools safer by reducing chlorine disinfection byproducts
  • What New in the 303 - Bill and BRAC; Youth MTB Skill Camp
  • Video of the Week - Veejay Monkey Bar Technique

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN 

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

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

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Interview with Veejay Jones

OCR athletes have to train for the endurance, body strength and skills to navigate obstacles.  This week's guest Veejay Jones has been dominating the world of Spartan Racing.  Veejay has racked up some impressive stats in the past year.  That's right Veejay had 8 races, 6 wins, 1 2nd and 1 6th place:

1st Place Pro Men - 2020 MX National Series - Spartan Sprint Acapulco - 03/07/20

1st Place Pro Men - 2020 MX National Series - Spartan Sprint Acapulco - 03/07/20

2nd Place Men's Elite - 2020 U.S. National Series - JAX Spartan Sprint - 02/23/20

1st Place Men's Elite - San Jose Spartan Sprint - 02/15/20

1st Place Men’s Elite - SoCal Spartan Sprint - 1/26/20

1st Place Men’s Elite - SoCal Spartan Super - 1/25/20

Veejay also holds the honor of being the Youngest Spartan Race Winner in history! Veejay is also a VENGA CBD pro athlete.  Let's get into our interview with Veejay Jones!

About 13 minutes into the interview there's a short minute or two where there's a difference in the audio from Veejay's microphone.  We get it corrected pretty quick and the remaining

 

Post Interview:

The OCR Performance Project

Virus International and an OCR line of clothing

Running Mechanics

Clothes that don’t limit movement

Tough Tread - Noramco

Black Forest Performance Training

 

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:

Making swimming pools safer by reducing chlorine disinfection byproducts

Swimming in indoor or outdoor pools is a healthy form of exercise and recreation for many people. However, studies have linked compounds that arise from chlorine disinfection of the pools to respiratory problems, including asthma, in avid swimmers. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology have found that using a complementary form of disinfection, known as copper-silver ionization (CSI), can decrease disinfection byproducts and cell toxicity of chlorinated swimming pool water.

Disinfecting swimming pool water is necessary to inactivate harmful pathogens. Although an effective disinfectant, chlorine can react with organic matter and compounds introduced by swimmers, such as those in sweat, urine, sunscreens and cosmetics, to produce disinfection byproducts (DBPs). Epidemiological studies have linked DBPs to health problems, including respiratory issues, bladder cancer, and pregnancy and birth complications. One way to reduce the amount of added chlorine is through the use of complementary disinfection strategies, such as CSI, which involves generating antimicrobial copper and silver ions by electrolysis. Susan Richardson and colleagues wondered whether using CSI along with reduced chlorine levels could disinfect pool water while also reducing DBP formation and toxicity.

To find out, the researchers collected water samples from two pools treated with CSI and chlorine -- one outdoor and one indoor. They detected 71 DBPs, some of which were quantified for the first time in pools. In experiments with mammalian cells in the lab, the team found that the indoor pool samples were more toxic to cells than the outdoor samples, likely because outdoor DBPs can volatilize in the open air or degrade with sunlight over time. In indoor pool water, the lowest levels of DBP formation and toxicity were observed when the lowest amount of chlorine was used in combination with CSI. To control for factors such as number of swimmers, temperature and pH, the researchers also conducted experiments in simulated pools with a solution added that mimics human body fluids, and they observed similar results. These data suggest that using CSI with lower amounts of chlorine could be a way to make swimming safer, the researchers say.

 

What's New in the 303:

Skill Building Adventure Camps This Spring and Summer for Youth Mountain Bikers.

Are your kids wanting to improve their mountain bike skills? Maybe they want to join their high school cycling team or simply participate in some fun rides with their friends and get top notch coaching along the way?Whatever the case, the Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures (SMBA) has a slew of programs to help you and your kids. Lets face it, especially right now, kids are looking for some adventure more than ever and as fast as programs fill up, now is the time to check out these opportunities!

 With a variety of programs for youth of all ages, SMBA offers a spring session, two summer sessions, each with options for more or fewer days per week. New for 2021: a high school league prep program with 6 hours of mountain bike foundational skills training https://smba.lertprograms.com/high-school-mountain-bike-competition-skills/ and a full season Epic Team option focusing on big rides and adventures through both the spring and summer sessions.  Registration opens January 18th.

 

Letter from Editor, Bill Plock, Why I Wanted to Join BRAC

Some people may wonder why I wanted to join the BRAC board, now known as Coloradocycling.org. After all I am not known as a bike racer or a race promoter or race director. Those have been the typical titles of most board members. I am more known, athletically at least, as a triathlete—hopefully professionally more known as the owner/publisher of 303Endurance—which owns 303Cycling.com and 303Triathlon.com and the 303Endurance Podcast.

So I am not your typical board member. But that’s precisely why I wanted to join the team. The current board has a lot of talent—on and off the bike. They care about cycling first and foremost. They care about racing too. They, like me want to do everything possible to foster the best cycling culture in the country.

I met BRAC President Andy Johnson about a year ago and we shared a beer on my porch and brainstormed ideas on how we could create an environment of more inclusion and getting more people to explore racing or doing group bike events and rides. We talked about ways BRAC could provide more value to cycling. I then interviewed Executive Director Shawn Ferrel and learned more about him and it was clear these guys love bikes and the lifestyle that goes with them, just like I do.

 

Video of the Week:

Technique Tuesday - Ep. 1 - Monkey Bars

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Rocky Harris - Rocky Harris, CEO of USA Triathlon is joining us to talk about the Endurance Exchange, the State of the Sport and the latest on USAT strategy.

 

Closing:

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

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

Feb 13, 2021

Barry Siff has been a leader in the multisport industry. He's a lifelong athlete having been an adventure racer, finishing at least a dozen Ironman races, and an ultrarunner who just finished 2nd at the  Badwater 267 VR during the month of January. 

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

This week's sponsor is Venga CBD. Venga CBD is designed specifically to help athletes perform their best.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Barry Siff
  • Endurance News - UCI bans forearm riding; Diversity in Cycling from the ground up
  • What New in the 303 - Jen Barbour on the Triple ByPass; Deb Conley CU Sports Hall of Fame
  • Video of the Week - Veejay Jones demonstrating OCR skills

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

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Interview with Barry Siff

Barry Siff has served the multisport industry as a Level 2 USAT Certified Race Director building 5430 Sports into eight events with over 7,000 athletes (Boulder Peak Triathlon, most notably).  He is a Level 1 USAT Certified Coach, was President at USAT for 5 years and currently serving as a Board member.  He serves on the Age-Group Commission and the newly formed Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Commission of World Triathlon (ITU).  He consult and speak in the world of endurance events and leadership, as well as write for many publications and popular websites.        

If you follow Barry on Twitter, you know he has a general love of sport.  Not just multi-sport - all sports!  He's a fan, he's an athlete, he's a leader of the industry, let's get into our interview and hear what the next step in his endurance journey is going to be. 

 

Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance.

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Endurance News:

UCI to ban forearms time-trial position on road bikes

First the super tuck, and now the popular breakaway position get the ax from the UCI, starting April 1.

In a memorandum issued on February 8, the UCI indicated it will ban riders from racing with their forearms on their handlebars, in a time-trial like position, when on a road bike.

Last week, the UCI indicated it would begin to enforce the rule prohibiting riders from the ‘super tuck’ descending position, where a rider sits on the top tube and curls into a tight position on a downhill. The news was greeted with mixed feelings, and VeloNews debated the merits of the rule and the UCI’s renewed interest in enforcing it.

Both rules will start being enforced — and this is apparently not a joke — on April 1.

 

Diversity in US cycling: How inclusion is being 'built from the ground up'

During Black History Month, we check in with the national federation about its new grant programme.

In 2020, the Black Lives Matter movement and the mass protests across the country highlighted the vast racial inequalities in the United States. It also forced the country's cycling federation to look closer at the lack of diversity in the sport and make plans to make cycling more inclusive.

"We are committed to finding ways to make cycling look more like the population of the United States but we're a long way from that," CEO Rob De Martini said at the time.

 

What's New in the 303:

Jen Barbour of Team Evergreen and Triple Bypass Shares What She Loves About it and What's New

If you have ever met Jen Barbour, the Executive Director of Team Evergreen, who puts on the annual Triple Bypass, you have felt her passion for cycling and equal compassion for people. In an organization who exists to raise money for local charities while riding bikes, she is the perfect fit.

That passion punches a big energy punch too, and like the way she rides a bike, her efforts are relentless and enduring. She has been swamped this year with the recent acquisitions of the Bailey Hundo, and Beti Bike Bash. Then add in the new Floyd Hill Sessions Series (Mtb weekly timed enduro series) and Co2ut Gravel Ride along with all the COVID challenges and working on the Triple Bypass and Bob Cook Mt. Evans Hill Climb, Jen is, well, buried. We managed to sneak a few minutes of her time and ask a few questions about the Triple Bypass and Team Evergreen.

 

Vulnerable Wheat Ridge/CU Grad Deb Conley Overcoming Major Adversity On Way to the Hall of Fame

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

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

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

 

Video of the Week:

Technique Tuesday  - Ep. 2 - Rope Climb

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Professional Obstacle Racer, Veejay Jones. He's the North American OCR Champion at the 3k, he's the Youngest Spartan Race Winner in the History of the Sport, Youngest National Championship Series Spartan Race Winner, and called "The Prodigy" from Million Dollar Mile on CBS.

 

Roderick Sewell - CAF Ambassador, Roderick Sewell never dreamed of participating in sports as he and his mother lived hand to mouth.  Today, he is a swimmer representing Team USA.  Roderick had both legs amputated before his second birthday due to severe deformities that prevented him from walking.  » Roderick Sewell (challengedathletes.org)

 

Rocky Harris - Rocky Harris, CEO of USA Triathlon is joining us to talk about the Endurance Exchange, the State of the Sport and the latest on USAT strategy.

 

Closing:

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

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Feb 6, 2021

Chaz Davis has since traveled across the country to compete, holding three American records and, most recently, was named the 2018 United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Men’s Marathon Champion.

Show Sponsor: VENGA

This week's sponsor is Venga CBD. Venga CBD is designed specifically to help athletes perform their best.

Venga CBD Recovery Balm is beeswax-based and available in 500mg and 1000mg jars. The addition of lavender and eucalyptus essential oil makes you want to slather it all over! Just remember, a little goes a long way.  Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to order yours today.

First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Chaz Davis
  • Endurance News - Data on what we've learned about cycling deaths; Zwift bans for data manipulation
  • What New in the 303 - Gravel Graceland;
  • Video of the Week - Chaz Davis beer mile; Resistance band workouts for cyclists

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Interview with Chaz Davis

Charles “Chaz” Davis is a visually impaired runner from Grafton, Massachusetts. His debut as a marathon competitor occurred December 3, 2016 at the California International Marathon (CIM). With a finish time of 2:31:48, Davis set a new American record for the T12/B2 visual impairment category. Chaz's CIM finish time was 29 seconds faster than the 2:32:17 finish of Paralympian Gold Medalist El Amin Chentouf at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

The 2016 Rio games marked another first for Davis. As a member of Team USA's track and field contingency, he finished 8th in the 5000m and 10th in the 1500m. CIM prides itself as a starting block for would be marathon runners. The CIM website notes being a qualifier event for the oldest continuously running Boston Marathon and US Olympic Trials Marathon. In yet another personal best, Davis ran the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday April 16, 2018. Although he broke no records, Boston.com lists Chaz 5th among its 15 notable 2018 Boston Marathon finishers. His official end time was 2:56:22.

Davis began his career as a teen racing for Grafton High School in MA. Determined to excel, he entered the University of Hartford and accepted a position on its cross country team. Shortly after completing his inaugural running season, Davis was diagnosed with Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). This rare disease destroys the optic nerve in the eye typically resulting in sudden vision loss which was the case for Chaz. Despite his legally blind classification, Chaz continues to make lemonade with his lemons.

Davis currently works at the Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, a division of MAB Community services in the Greater Boston area. As the coordinator of Team With A Vision's para-athletics division and adaptive programs, Davis is responsible for leading the team of athletes. Having a master's degree in social work Davis will also work in the adjustment to vision loss counseling department.

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:

What We Learned from Tracking Cycling Deaths for a Year

In December, the driver of a box truck plowed into a group of cyclists riding along U.S. Highway 95 south of Las Vegas. Five people died in the crash, and it was later discovered that the driver had methamphetamine in his system. At Outside, we were horrified by the tragedy, which was covered in local and national news, but we also knew it was part of a troubling trend: record numbers of cyclists (and thousands of pedestrians) on our nation’s roads are being killed by drivers often without any media attention beyond a brief local news story. In 2018, 857 cyclists died in crashes with drivers, the deadliest year for people on bikes since 1990. In 2019, while the total number of deaths dipped slightly, to 846, cities like New York recorded their highest number of cyclist fatalities ever.

Last January, in response to those disturbing numbers, we launched the #2020CyclingDeaths project, which aimed to track every person on a bike killed by a driver in the U.S. over the course of the year. In the end, we recorded 697 cyclist deaths. Since we were only able to count deaths reported by local media, the actual total is likely significantly higher. The five victims of the Nevada crash were numbers 662 through 666 in our database.

In late December, we partnered with the nonprofit BikeMaps.org, founded by Trisalyn Nelson, a professor in geographic information science at the University of California at Santa Barbara. BikeMaps.org has been collecting crowdsourced information about cyclist crashes, near misses, traffic hazards (like potholes and road construction), and bike thefts in the U.S. and Canada since 2014. Its team helped us analyze the data we collected and synthesize the information. While the overall number of cyclists deaths in 2020 appears to be lower than the past couple of years, likely because of the spring lockdowns in response to the pandemic, there is no sign that our streets are getting safer. Here’s what we found.

 

Zwift bans two more virtual racers for ‘data manipulation’

The online training and racing platform has handed out more sanctions to riders it believes edited their power files

Zwift has banned two more riders from virtual racing for alleged data manipulation.

 

The online training and racing platform has released details of two more sanctions it has handed to riders accused of manipulating their power data after competing in online races. Both riders, Antonina Reznikov and Selma Trommer, have been banned from competing in official Zwift e-sports events for six months, after the Zwift Performance Verification Board found anomalies in the numbers. Reznikov, from Israel, has been sanctioned after competing in the Zwift Racing League (Season 2) Women’s Race 1 event, where she finished in fourth place. Announcing its decision, the Zwift performance board said following the race Zwift’s automated systems found that dual-recorded data from the rider’s power meter may have been edited, leading to further investigation.

 

 

What's New in the 303:

 

 

3-day Guided Gravel Adventures in Northern CO?–Includes a Demo Gravel Bike–Try Gravel!

Northern Colorado contains some of the purest, rock and roll, mixed terrain experiences you can get in the world, that’s why we call it Gravel Graceland. Professional athletes Whitney and Zack Allison want to show you their favorite go-to routes and hidden gems in Gravel Graceland. The specific goal of this adventure is to be inclusive and an exposure focused-adventure to this region’s mixed terrain riding.  Each days route will contain at least 80% dirt to pavement. The routes are challenging, fun, and exploratory, and will range between 39 and 48 miles each day with varying elevation.

Three stellar options in Fort Collins, CO: MAY 14-16TH, SEPTEMBER 3-5TH, AND OCTOBER 15-17, 2021.

Riders are treated to specifically designed routes to get a taste of what’s offered East, North, and West of Fort Collins. Take it all in from a pace you are happy with. We have that support there for you so you can soak it all in and enjoy the journey to have a great experience adventure cycling. Soon enough, you’ll be pouring over maps asking “does this connect?”

 

If you’re saying to yourself “this is a bit out of my comfort zone, I have some questions, but overall its something I’m interested in” — Just ask! We’re here to share with you a new, fun experience and hope you love it as much as we do. IF you don’t have a gravel bike you trust, WE HAVE IBIS DEMO BIKES FOR YOU TO RIDE! There’s nothing left to do  but give us your trust and let us take you to Gravel Graceland.

Limited to 30 riders. Learn more and sign up: https://www.bikesportsco.com/gravel-graceland

 

Tips for Creating a Resistance Band Workout for Cyclists

As a cyclist, are you looking to get better results when you ride? Maybe you’re aiming to get a competitive edge, increase your uphill power, or improve your performance on sprints. 

Whatever your goals are, resistance training with bands will be the key to unlocking next-level performance.

Why Resistance Band Training is Good for Cyclists

To become a more efficient cyclist, even the most-beginner level riders need to incorporate some form of strength training into their weekly training routines. Factoring in just one to three workouts a week can produce significant results that will directly feed your performance on the bike. 

Unless you’re a professional cyclist, the chances are you don’t have much time in your daily life to devote to extensive cross-training routines. Embarking on a progressive weight training program at the gym is all well and good for those who can devote their lives to cycling, but time is of the essence when it comes to balancing your job, family, and hobbies. 

This is why you need to start doing regular resistance band training. No matter where you are or how little time you have, resistance bands can give you an effective workout without the hassle of having to travel to the gym or set up awkward equipment. 

For a dynamic sport like cycling, resistance bands have the edge over conventional weights and dumbbells.

When performing a banded exercise, the entire range of motion is carried out under tension, meaning that you activate and strengthen muscles on both the movement’s eccentric and concentric phases. 

Eccentric training can lead to more robust and resilient muscles, enhanced joint control and proprioception, and even reduce the post-workout fatigue you may experience. 

 

Video of the Week:

Blind Runner Wins Beer Mile

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Roderick Sewell - CAF Ambassador, Roderick Sewell never dreamed of participating in sports as he and his mother lived hand to mouth.  Today, he is a swimmer representing Team USA.  Roderick had both legs amputated before his second birthday due to severe deformities that prevented him from walking.  » Roderick Sewell (challengedathletes.org)

Rocky Harris - Rocky Harris, CEO of USA Triathlon is joining us to talk about the Endurance Exchange, the State of the Sport and the latest on USAT strategy.

 

Closing:

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

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jan 30, 2021

This week we have Sam Long joining us to talk about how exciting he made 2020 for us triathlon fans!  We'll talk about how he inspired us in 2020 with his KOMs, Everesting achievements, Bear Lake Brawl, Daytona and what he has planned for 2021.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

This week's sponsor is Venga CBD. Venga CBD is designed specifically to help athletes perform their best.

Venga has just released its 2021 Training calendar! 

This is a 24” x 36” wall calendar that is amazing and you need this to get the most out of 2021. They have a free version for download that you can print yourself and they have a limited supply of printed calendars that are super cheap and include free shipping.

This calendar is like nothing you’ve ever seen before - the whole year is in this really useful grid design with a row for each month and all the weekends highlighted. It has a goal tracker and all the weeks are numbered so you can quickly calculate training blocks, days between dates, and more. You need this on your wall - and best it’s free from Venga CBD.

Just go to https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast to download for FREE or buy yours today. It’s awesome.

First-time order is 30% off with code (303PODCAST).  We've also added 50% off your first month's subscription with code (303SUBSCRIPTION).

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Sam Long
  • Endurance News - Boston Marathon 
  • What New in the 303 - Mountain Swim Series Dates; New Lonetree Sprint
  • Video of the Week - Sam Long 1K Swim Test
  • Swimming discussion
  • Bike Trainer

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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Interview with Sam Long

We had our first interview with Sam 2 years ago in his first year as a pro.  If he wasn't on everyone's radar back then, he is now.  We're going to chat about how far his career has progressed in such a short period of time.  Heck half of that time was in a pandemic.  He gave us something to cheer for in 2020.  He found a way to make training fun in 2020.  He found a way to compete when there weren't races in 2020....even get under peoples skin in 2020.  He seems to be giving his sponsors a ton of value.  Let's get into the interview with Sam Long.

 

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Endurance News:

2021 Boston Marathon Is Scheduled For October 11; All Six World Marathon Majors to Be Contested in 6-Week Span

The B.A.A. announced Tuesday that the 2021 Boston Marathon will take place on Monday, October 11. The race had already been postponed from its traditional spot on the calendar in April and until today remained the only World Marathon Major yet to announce a date for its 2021 edition. The announcement comes with one significant caveat — it will only take place if Massachusetts’ reopening plan allows for road races by the fall.

“We announce the 2021 Boston Marathon date with a cautious optimism, understanding full well that we will continue to be guided by science and our continued collaborative work with local, city, state, and public health officials,” B.A.A president and CEO Tom Grilk said in a press release.

Boston is the only WMM to be held on a weekday, traditionally taking place on Patriots’ Day — the third Monday in April and a state holiday in Massachusetts. This year’s race will retain the Monday date and will coincide with a national holiday, Columbus Day. With the Chicago Marathon scheduled for October 10, this also means two of the world’s largest marathons will be contested on consecutive days.

The most condensed World Major Marathons schedule in history is now set — all six WMM events are slated to be held within a six-week span in the fall. Here’s how it will look (with the Olympics included as well):

August 7 – Women’s Olympic Marathon

August 8 – Men’s Olympic Marathon

September 26: Berlin Marathon

October 3: London Marathon

October 10: Chicago Marathon

October 11: Boston Marathon

October 17: Tokyo Marathon

November 7: New York City Marathon

Endurance Exchange Follow Up

The Road to Tokyo 2021: Preparation

  • Expected to be a super hot swim; Tokyo bay; barrier to open water to keep it cleaner and cooler
  • Tokyo venue
  • Olympic marathon is moved way outside Tokyo due to the heat
  • Cooling pools
  • Putting ice water bottles in the bottle cages during the swim.
  • Letting coaches provide bottles on the run
  • 800 meters of the bike and run course that's on the sand.  Platform half mile long. 
  • Para is a little more condensed.  Usually fewer turns.
  • Test event using cooling ice vests; cooling stations on the run; stockings filled with ice cubes.
  • Challenge getting the vests fully frozen.

 

One-on-One with World Champion Katie Zaferes and Tommy!

  • Dynamic of women's racing - attacking on the bike right from the start.  "The bike matters."  Breakaways are common and you know who they are going to be.
  • Tommy Zaferes photography - favorite of Gustav Eden.

 

What's New in the 303:

 

Mountain Swim Series Announces Race Dates

The organizers of Mountain Swim Series are really excited for a 2021 race season! “The State of Colorado has provided guidance for outdoor events this summer, and we expect to host all four of our open water swims this summer!”​

 

The 2021 Mountain Swim Series dates are on the books, check them out below, and registration opens on the first week of February. You will get an email letting you know that registration is open! But first, a couple of quick notes:

 

There is NO have race-day registration this year, and we will have to close registration 1-week in advance of all races. Please sign up early if you want to swim!!

 

The dates for the swim series are as follows:

Solstice Sunset Swim – Longmont, End of June, not yet confirmed:

This event includes a 1.2 mi, 2.4 mi, and the NEW 500 YD swims!

Carter Lake – Saturday July 17th, 2021:

An out and back 3-mile swim, similar to 2020, in beautiful Northern Colorado.

Chatfield Classic – Sunday August 15th, 2021:

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

This event includes a 500 yd, 1 mile and 2 mile swim!

The Castle 2.5K/5K/10K – In Bailey, Saturday August 28th, 2021:

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

New Triathlon, New Venue; The Lonetree Sprint South of Loveland, July 31st

Lake to Lake Events is adding a brand new triathlon in a brand new venue on July 31st. The very popular Lake to Lake Triathlon will be held as usual on June 26th, but event producer Peggy Shockley is adding a sprint triathlon utilizing Lone Tree Reservoir located just south of Loveland– – the Lonetree Sprint.

With a slightly longer bike than your traditional Sprint, this event caters perfectly to those who enjoy spending time in the saddle, especially through our beautiful Colorado Foothills.

 

To learn more and register, go to: https://lovelandlaketolake.com/lonetree-sprint/

 

Video of the Week:

1000 Yard TEST SET

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Chaz Davis @blackkidrunning has since traveled across the country to compete, holding three American records and, most recently, was named the 2018 United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Men’s Marathon Champion. Chaz looks forward to this new chapter in his life with his dog Tricia as he pursues his Master’s degree in social work to help people with disabilities. He was recently featured on the Disney+ series IT'S A DOGS LIFE.

 

Closing:

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

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

Jan 23, 2021

We've all been on our indoor trainers (at least those of us in the northern hemisphere).  This week's interview is with Jim Rutberg who recently co-authored "Ride Inside: The Essential Guide to Get the Most Out of Indoor Cycling".   Jim is known for co-authoring the “Time Crunched Triathlete” with Chris Carmichael and many, many more books on cycling, running and triathlon.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Jim Rutberg
  • Endurance News - Endurance Exchange, 2021 Olympics about to be cancelled,
  • What New in the 303 - Paratriathlete Hailey Danz Shares Her Coming Out Story
  • Video of the Week - New "It Could Be Me" video
  • Forgot to mention last week - Tez and recycling

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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Interview with

Jim Rutberg is the owner of Rutberg Communications and has been an athlete, coach, content creator, and communications specialist in the outdoor sports, endurance coaching, and cycling event industries for more than 20 years. He has helped promote national and international event brands, and written and ghostwritten thousands of web and magazine articles. Along the way, he has co-authored nine books on training and sports nutrition for cycling, triathlon, and ultrarunning, including The Time-Crunched Cyclist and Time-Crunched Triathlete with Chris Carmichael, Training Essentials for Ultrarunning with Jason Koop, and most recently, Ride Inside with Joe Friel. The core motivation behind Jim’s work is to help events, brands, and coaches inspire people to improve fitness, lead healthy lifestyles, and perform at their best. He can be reached at jim@jimrutberg.com or @jrutberg on Twitter.

Use coupon code 'rideinside' on the Velopress website for 15% off the purchase of the book. The link is: https://www.velopress.com/books/ride-inside/

 

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Endurance News:

Endurance Exchange

Hosted by USA Triathlon, Endurance Exchange is the nation’s largest endurance sports conference. It is designed to grow, inspire and support the endurance sports industry and provide a forum where everyone within the multisport community can learn; share best practices, trends and innovations; network; and celebrate. It comprises three former USA Triathlon-hosted industry events: the USA Triathlon Race Director Summit, the Art and Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium and the Medical Multisport Conference.

 

Day 1 experience:

  • General Session: State of the Sport with USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris
  • Growing Triathlon Through Professionals: Updates from the Professional Triathletes Organisation with Sam Renouf
  • Latest Endurance Sports Industry Trends: Gary Roethenbaugh, MultiSport Research
  • Using Data to Inform Training Plans: The Fundamentals
  • Chris Nikic, You Are an IRONMAN!
  • Returning to Racing with The IRONMAN Group CEO Andrew Messick
  • Triathlon’s Big Four Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before - Join Dave Scott, Scott Molina, Mark Allen, and Scott Tinley
  • The Road to Tokyo 2021: Preparation, Progress, Qualification, & Key Strategies
  •  Why Having A Coach is Critical to Performance

 

Japan looking for a way out of Olympics because of COVID

Tokyo’s Olympics dream likely will have to wait.  The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics — originally slated for last summer — will have to be cancelled because of COVID-19, according to a report from The Times of London.  The report states Japan will now switch its focus to securing he Olympics for the next available year, 2032.  Japan has spent $25 billion on preparations for the competition, though polls have shown 80 percent of Japanese people are against it going on as planned, according to the report.  Despite public posturing from both the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government saying the games can happen, a winter wave of coronavirus cases in Japan has made that goal far more difficult, according to The Times.


Ironman Indiana

This year, IRONMAN Indiana will reward those who choose not to wait. It will welcome those who live by the phrase “now’s the time” instead of “next time”. And most of all, it will give athletes the first and only opportunity to take on 140.6 miles in the longest standing host city of Muncie, Indiana. General Registration opens for IRONMAN Indiana and IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie on January 25th at 12pm ET/11am CT.  We look forward to seeing you in Muncie on October 2, 2021!

 

What's New in the 303:

A Weight Lifted: Paratriathlete Hailey Danz Shares Her Coming Out Story

In November, 2020, I did one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever done. In this social media post, I came out as gay.  I think I’ve known I was gay since college, but I fought it for a long time. I already fell into one minority group having lost my leg to cancer, and I guess I didn’t want there to be one more thing to make me different. Even as I began to accept this piece of my identity, I was ambivalent toward the idea of coming out publicly. On the one hand, it felt like something I shouldn’t be obligated to do. While my sexuality is a part of me, it’s certainly not the most significant part. I didn’t want to make a big deal about being gay because in the grand scheme of who I am, it’s not a big deal.

(It’s my hope that one day people won’t feel like they have to “come out” as we know it, because acceptance of differences in sexuality is the norm. And for the record, I think we’re close to this being the case.)  But the reality is, we’re not there yet. And in our current world, if you’re a gay professional athlete who’s not publicly out, you’re hiding something.

And let me tell you, hiding a part of yourself is exhausting. The weight of that burden is not unlike the weight of a chronically high training load. When you carry it around long enough, fatigue becomes your baseline, and you stop noticing how much effort you’re using just to stay afloat.

 

Triny Willerton and IT COULD BE ME and The Story Behind the New Video

Triny was astounding and led to a movement she created called “It Could Be Me.” She crusades to do everything possible to help makes roads safer for cyclists and vulnerable road users. She played an instrumental role in pushing for legislation in 2019 that greatly increased the penalties for drivers who injure or kill vulnerable road users.

Whats impressive is her tenaciousness and energy for building a community of people who share her passion for making sure the roads are as safe as possible. She has over a 100 ambassadors spreading the cause across North America, Europe and Australia.

In her quest she discovered that part of the problem, or maybe challenge is that motorists don’t see cyclists as everyday people. They “see” them as annoyances, or a nuisance or as “those people in spandex”, almost like they aren’t human.

She decided to embark on a campaign to make sure cyclists are seen as humans and like anyone else. That they are parents, sons, daughters, co-workers, teachers, doctors, friends–just like the motorist–who needs to be respectful and mindful of them and treat them like any other human.

Triny asked people to send videos of themselves talking about who they are and why they love to ride or walk and how they are parents or whatever to remind everyone to be careful and mindful of their own safety. There are now a few thousand videos and even Governor Polis made one for the It Could Be Me Facebook page. She has gotten attention from people all over the world and continues to grow her platform.

She recently released a video to hone in on the mission, even starring Bicycle Colorado’s Executive Director Pete Piccolo!

 

Triny offers these bullets as to her who, what, why, when and how:

*It could be me was founded in 2019 by Triny Willerton after being hit by a careless driver and was almost killed.

*Some drivers have stopped seeing cyclists as human.

*It could be me is on a mission to change the current narrative and re-humanize cyclists and all vulnerable users of the road.

* The video was filmed in the summer of 2020 in Boulder, CO, following all COVID19 guidelines.

*We need to look out for each other more than ever. We can, and we will make roads safer together.

 

Video of the Week:

#itcouldbeme one road

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Chaz Davis @blackkidrunning has since traveled across the country to compete, holding three American records and, most recently, was named the 2018 United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Men’s Marathon Champion. Chaz looks forward to this new chapter in his life with his dog Tricia as he pursues his Master’s degree in social work to help people with disabilities. He was recently featured on the Disney+ series IT'S A DOGS LIFE.

 

Closing:

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

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

#ENDURANCEEXCHANGE

Jan 16, 2021

We continue our inspiration series with a shift to a story about Brian Wiens who this past summer had skied every month for the last 25 years (300 months) here in Colorado.  As I understand it he's continued and should be somewhere around 308 months by now. 

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Venga has just released its 2021 Training calendar! 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Brian Wiens
  • Endurance News - Endurance Exchange, Ice Swimming Record, Team UAE Covid vaccined
  • What New in the 303 - Colorado Classic cancels 2021; resume 2022
  • Video of the Week - Garage Talk with Eric Kenney

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

How to Know When to Keep Pushing, By Sara Hall, Elite Marathon Runner

I’ve been doing some thinking about this – if you’re failing at something, how do you know when to keep pushing through and when to move on/redirect? Our culture glorifies never giving up on your dream (yet simultaneously loves to declare someone is “done”),but for how long and when do you say “when”? Mine is an experience of one, but here are the things along the way that made me decide to continue pushing vs. hang up my racing shoes.

Sara Hall is one of the top marathoners in the world and the 2nd fastest U.S. marathoner of all-time. In 2020, she set a new marathon personal best of 2:20:32 at The Marathon Project and became the first American to podium at the London Marathon since 2006, placing 2nd.  Learn more about how Sara fuels her training with UCAN.

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Interview with Brian Wiens

When COVID-19 shut down ski resorts in Colorado. Brian Wiens went into the backcountry in March, worrying if the pandemic would stop his streak and his goal of skiing 300 consecutive months in Colorado.  In the winter months, skiing at the resorts is a peace of cake.  Even at my most committed I may have strung together a couple seasons in a row of skiing November to April.  Sure some places like A-Basin are open until June and opens in October/November.  If you want to ski in July or August, your putting  your skis on your back and hiking a few hours to find a snow field above 12-13,000 feet.  Imagine the discipline and commitment (and hopefully some cool stories) to do 12 months in a row.  Now multiply that by 25.  Let's talk to Brian Wiens.

 

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Endurance News:

Cycling-Tour champion Pogacar and UAE Emirates mates first team to get COVID-19 vaccine

(Reuters) - Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar and his UAE Emirates team mates has been vaccinated against COVID-19 at a training camp in Abu Dhabi, the team said on Friday.

“The riders and staff of the Tour de France 2020 winning team UAE Team Emirates have taken the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention approved COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinopharm CNBG,” UAE Emirates said in a statement.

“A total of 27 riders, including the Tour de France 2020 winner Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar, plus 32 staff have now received the vaccine.”  They are the first professional cycling team to be vaccinated.

 

RUSSIAN YEKATERINA NEKRASOVA BREAK ICE SWIMMING WORLD RECORD

Editor’s Note: This swim was done by a professional under the supervision of other professionals. Do not attempt this, or anything similar, on your own.

Just when you thought your morning practice jump-in was cold, Moscow swimmer Yekaterina Nekrasova went ice-swimming in her native Russia in order to claim a new world record.

Swimming on Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest and deepest lake, the finless Nekrasova swam under ice for 85 meters without surfacing. The previous record of this type stood at 70 meters set by South African Amber Fillary in Norway in 2019. The water temperature was said to be 0ºC or 32ºF and 40-year-old Nekrasova completed the feat sans wetsuit. (Moscow Times)

In the video below showing her new world record-setting ice swim, you can see where her support team cut through the estimated 25 cm-thick ice at regular intervals in order to assist Nekrasova should she need to abandon the effort.

But Nekrasova is apparently just getting started. State-run media reported her coach, Russian Winter Swimming Federation Head Andrei Bugai as saying, “Ekaterina plans to overcome 100 meters this year.”

 

What's New in the 303:

Colorado Classic Plans a Return to Racing in 2022, Cancels 2021 Event

The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation, America’s premier women’s only racing event, today announced its plans to return to racing in 2022 and not hold an event in 2021.

Following an overwhelming success in its debut as a women’s standalone event in 2019, racing worldwide came to a halt at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite their fierce commitment to creating an innovative and safe live racing model, organizers behind the event had to cancel the 2020 edition due to ongoing health concerns.

Now, with the 2021 race season looming, the pandemic situation remains uncertain at best. As such, organizers decided to not push forward with a 2021 event.

“In 2020, we spent months working tirelessly in conjunction with State, County and City organizations, health authorities, and the sports governing bodies to come up with a COVID mitigation plan that would ensure the health and safety for everyone. In the end, the most prudent decision was still to cancel the event. With the current situation being just as uncertain as it was last year, we don’t think it makes sense — financial or otherwise — to organize a 2021 event and risk another cancellation,” said Ken Gart, Chairman of RPM Events Group, the organizers of the Colorado Classic.

“This is not an easy decision to make. We know that this race holds an important place on both the domestic and international race calendars, and we remain committed to our goal of being the best women’s race in the world. But we hope that by delaying the event to 2022, the pandemic will have stabilized and we’ll be able to secure the necessary financial partners to do our event justice and host another game-changing, world-class event as we did in 2019.”

 

Video of the Week:

Eric Kenney, Boulder based Triathlon Coach

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Chaz Davis @blackkidrunning has since traveled across the country to compete, holding three American records and, most recently, was named the 2018 United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Men’s Marathon Champion. Chaz looks forward to this new chapter in his life with his dog Tricia as he pursues his Master’s degree in social work to help people with disabilities. He was recently featured on the Disney+ series IT'S A DOGS LIFE.

 

Closing:

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

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jan 9, 2021

We are kicking off our inspiration series with someone who's whole mission is to inspire others to break their own self-imposed limitations, and he's doing it epic style.  Bill, remember the phrase that summed up our plan for 2021?  #DOEPICSHIT.  Tez Steinberg, Founder of United World Challenge solo rowed from California to Hawaii this past summer/fall and we get to hear what it was like for 6 weeks alone, rowing, in the largest deepest ocean on the planet.  Do epic shit, indeed. 

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Tez Steinberg
  • Endurance News - Aliphine Tuliamuk, Olympic Marathon Trial champ having a baby
  • What New in the 303 - BRAC Q/A with Andy Johnson; Castle Rock Fat Bike Snow Adventure
  • Video of the Week - Tez Steinberg on Land Sighting after 70 days

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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Interview with Tez Steinberg

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

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

UWC - What is UWC?

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Endurance News:

Marathon trials champion uses Olympic postponement to start family

Even if she couldn't immediately renew her nursing assistant license to help during the coronavirus pandemic, marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk was determined to be productive through a one-year postponement until the Tokyo Olympics.

One way was to fulfill orders for her crocheted Allie Resiliency Beanies that took off following her victory at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in late February 2020.

The other way, she and her long-time boyfriend Tim Gannon decided, was to start a family. So this month, the 31-year-old Tuliamuk will give birth in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Then when she is physically ready, Tuliamuk will resume training with Northern Arizona Elite in Flagstaff to prepare for the Olympic marathon Aug. 7 in Sapporo, site of the 1972 Winter Olympics selected for distance events due to excessive summer heat in Tokyo.

For Tuliamuk and Gannon, engaged to be married, the birth of their daughter already named Zoe will be a joyous start to 2021 that her coach believes will carry over through the hard work necessary to prepare for the Olympics.  "Aliphine is as happy as she's ever been, and I just think there's something to be said for that," NAZ Elite coach Ben Rosario said. "Any couple who's really wanted to have a baby then have one, sure there's stress that comes with that and sleepless nights. But overall there's joy. And Aliphine has always competed best when she's happy.

Tuliamuk naturally was ecstatic after conquering the demanding trials course in Atlanta to win in 2:27.33 and become the first Olympic qualifier for NAZ Elite, going into its eighth year of operation. Her finish-line celebration with teammates Stephanie Bruce (sixth) and Kellyn Taylor (eighth) is one of the indelible 2020 Olympic sport memories before the Tokyo Games were postponed less than a month later.

In early December, Tuliamuk made her pregnancy public via social media. "Tim and I always knew that we wanted to have a family," she said. "The goal was post 2020 Olympics. As it turned out this year had other plans. By mid-April we were convinced there will be no more races this season. The darkness ahead was too much, we created our own light at the end of the tunnel.

"If anyone told me this would be the case 10 months ago, I would have called them crazy, but this is 2020. We planned this knowing that we would have six-plus months to get ready for Tokyo Olympics."

 

What's New in the 303:

 

BRAC a Year in Review and What’s Ahead with President Andy Johnson

303Endurance caught up with Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) President, Andy Johnson to take a look back at 2020 and all the challenges and how they will help BRAC moving forward in 2021 and beyond to benefit not only bike racing community, but the cycling community in general. 

 

303: You have mentioned a new name for BRAC, are you ready to reveal that at this time and if so what is it?

 

Andy: Years ago when BRAC was under different leadership, the organization was keen on creating a URL that speaks to the larger vision of BRAC’s role in the Colorado cycling community.  So, if approved at Club Council in February, the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (which is a mouthful) and BRAC (which is always awkward to say and explain) will be known as ColoradoCycling.Org.  The name change affords us the ability to talk about cycling and cycling events in the broader context of our Colorado community.

 

Castle Rock Fat Bike Snow Adventure and Cultural Hub Extraordinaire?

When I say Castle Rock, Colorado…what comes to mind? Awesome backcountry adventure? A gritty and popular brew pub vibe from “the other side of the tracks”. Perhaps that shining monument to Law and Order—The Douglas County Jail complex? Or, if you are like me, Castle Rock reminds you of New York City right? Well, in an epic Dirt Journal mix tape they all collided last week.

If Castle Rock reminds you of none of the above, except perhaps the Justice Center (that’s a separate story on to itself) I’ll show you how this overgrown Highlands Ranch is actually a trippy Narnia. You just need to put on the magic rose colored hippie glasses to see it.

If you have been reading Dirt Journal, a familiar sequence is starting to appear: Bike, Business, Beer, Boondoggle. My Castle Rock mission was long overdue but with the last snow and cooler weather…and the holidays upon us…it was “go” time for Castle Rock.

 

Video of the Week:

Day 70 | September 10 | Mile 2601

 

Closing:

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

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Jan 1, 2021

Happy New Year!  This year you will see us pursue a number of themes and January is our "Inspiration" series.

Our feature interview this week is one of our audience favorites for 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 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.  He ran as a pro at the Chicago Marathon trying to beat a 9 year PR of 2:41.

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Today's show is sponsored by Venga CBD.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety.  Venga CBD products are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD. 

Venga has a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy to order online and have delivered right to your door.   Get yours at https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast/.  Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast. 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Matt Fitzgerald
  • What New in the 303 - New for 2021
  • Video of the Week - Sara Hall

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

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Interview with Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald @fitwriter has written more than 20 books on endurance sports.  Among his books is his latest, The Comeback Quotient.  In The Comeback Quotient, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald shares the stories of top athletic comebacks, to give you inspiration and tools for your own comeback in sport or life. 

2:39:30 redefining his sense of what is possible.

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!

Video of the Week:

Sara Hall runs second fastest American marathon time EVER at Marathon Project | NBC Sports

Sara Hall finished 2020 in style, setting her personal best in the marathon on her way to winning The Marathon Project in Chandler, AZ. Her record time of 2:20:32 is the 2nd fastest women’s marathon time in American history. It comes on the heels of her 2nd place finish at the London Marathon, where she also set a personal best just 11 weeks prior to shattering her own mark by 89 seconds at The Marathon Project.

Closing:

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

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Dec 25, 2020

Congratulations - you survived 2020!  This is our "2020 Wrap Up" show were we look back on what was one of the most challenging years our lifetime.

Our feature interview this week is one of our audience favorites for 2020.  Erin Carson of Rally Sports to talk about life and business.  We'll talk about the ECFIT Launch workouts, and Erin's philosophies on strength training for endurance athletes.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Do Epic Shit in 2021!  Hopefully you took care of your loved ones for the holidays and got them some VengaCBD.  If you are putting together your event calendar for 2021, download a VengaCBD Calendar and have it printed at your local OfficeMax or FedEx print shop.  2021 Training Calendar - Venga CBD (vengaendurance.com)

Today's show is sponsored by Venga CBD.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety.  Venga CBD products are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD. 

Venga has a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy to order online and have delivered right to your door.   Get yours at https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast/.  Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast. 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Erin Carson
  • Endurance News - 2021 IRONMAN Sold Out, Strava Year in Sport
  • What New in the 303 - Colorado Classic’s Virtual Yellow Jersey
  • Video of the Week - Garage Talk with Megan Hottman

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

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

You put in the training, so don't let nutrition limit your performance.  Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at

ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co

 

Plus - How Sara Hall Takes Her Training to the Next Level with UCAN

Sara Hall finished 2020 in style, setting her personal best in the marathon on her way to winning The Marathon Project in Chandler, AZ. Her record time of 2:20:32 is the 2nd fastest women’s marathon time in American history. It comes on the heels of her 2nd place finish at the London Marathon, where she also set a personal best just 11 weeks prior to shattering her own mark by 89 seconds at The Marathon Project.

 

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/

 

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:

All IRONMAN races in US and Canada Sell Out for 2021!

After a challenging 2020 race season, athletes are demonstrating that they can't wait to get back to in-person racing: this week, general registration for all 12 full-distance IRONMAN triathlons across the United States of America and Canada for 2021 have now sold out. The 2021 full-distance IRONMAN season in the U.S. and Canada kicks off with the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas triathlon taking place on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Throughout the pandemic, athletes have continued to train for their goal of competing in an IRONMAN triathlon. As 2021 events went on sale, the limited inventory available has sold out quickly. The ever-popular Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida sold out in two days, while IRONMAN California in Sacramento, new to the circuit, sold out in one day. IRONMAN Arizona reached capacity before it reached general registration, selling out during presale. More than 13,000 athletes will be racing in their first-ever full-distance IRONMAN event in 2021.

 

What's New in the 303:

Sharon Madison Wins Colorado Classic’s Virtual Yellow Jersey

Denver’s Sharon Madison has won Colorado Classic’s Virtual Yellow Jersey presented by the Gates Corporation for her on- and off-the-bike contributions to the greater cycling community.

Nominated by her peers no less than 14 times, Madison was once a professional cyclist, and has since dedicated her life’s work to building a community around the idea that a bike creates freedom and empowerment. She started the bike club at Wish 4 Wheels, providing bikes to second graders at Title 1 schools in Denver, and in the midst of the pandemic she created a new non-profit organization – We Ride 4 — which raises funds to support organizations that promote fitness, health and outdoor adventure for children.

Thousands of community votes came in during a weeklong voting period, which was a contest between three lead nominees: local judge Randi Polidori, team director Kathryn Curi and Madison. In the end, Madison will be crowned this year’s yellow jersey winner for which she will receive a signed 2019 Colorado Classic Leaders jersey as well as a Priority Bicycles Brilliant L Train Bicycle, equipped with a Gates Carbon Drive belt system.

The Gates Corporation has generously decided to ensure a happy end to the year for the runners up as well. Polidori and Curi will be also gifted a Gates Carbon Drive belt system equipped bike to see them off on new bike adventures in 2021. (See a congratulatory video here).

 

Video of the Week:

Garage Talk #10: Megan Hottman

 

Closing:

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

Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

Dec 19, 2020

We've got Thorsten Radde from TriRating.com joining us today to help us understand how the pro ranking system works and analyze the results at Daytona and how the pros raced compared to their past performances.

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Today's show is sponsored by Venga CBD.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety.  Venga CBD products are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD. 

Venga has a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy to order online and have delivered right to your door.   Get yours at https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast/.  Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast. 

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Thorsten Radde
  • Endurance News - Strava's 2020 COVID records
  • What New in the 303 - ItCouldBeMe Fund Raise for NV Cyclists
  • Video of the Week - Paula Finlay's win and Daytona; Sam Long Race Rundown
  • Holiday shows

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

I'm stoked that UCAN is in the 303 Holiday Buying Guide.  If you haven't already, take advantage of this 303 Exclusive deal.  50% Off! 8 Bars for $10, Easy way to try UCAN. Use the code - 303Exclusive!

One of the reasons I love UCAN is because of how it works. UCAN is made from SuperStarch which is a complex carbohydrate that doesn’t spike blood sugar, delivering a slow and steady release of glucose into the bloodstream. Stable blood sugar provides steady energy to both the muscles and the brain, and controls cravings caused by blood sugar lows. 

Reason 2 is that "taste over time" is a thing that's important to me.  There are those sports drinks that flavor just wears on you over time.  Most everything I've tried in the paste, I eventually grew tired of the taste.  I don't like sweets and sugary drinks generally seem to wear out my taste buds.  The sugary drinks also get nasty in the heat. 

Reason 3 is that it's easy on my stomach.  It's like comfort food for my training and racing.  Simple sugar-based formulas consist of many individual sugar molecules in solution they exert a high osmolality in the gastrointestinal tract. The osmotic force in the stomach negatively impacts gastric emptying and increases gastric distress. - A Technological Breakthrough in Sports Nutrition Innovation

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

 

Interview with Thorsten Radde

Over the past couple of weeks we have been referring to the PTO "pro rankings" and we have the guy who literally come up ranking system. We've got Thorsten Radde of Tri Rating with us today.  The Tri Rating site has the PTO results analyzed -  PTO Championships 2020 at Challenge Daytona – Analyzing Results and we wanted the expert to help us understand the results and who had the outlier performances of the day.

What started out has a curiosity and hobby of collecting and analyzing pro triathlete results has turned into a near ten year journey of publishing rankings and his annual Kona Report.  We had a ton of questions about how his formula works, how hard it may be to collect all that data, when he's going to start his own online betting app.

 

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:

Dear Dave - Original IRONMAN Dave Orlowski

When we first met, little did I know that I was talking to a legend. It was December of 2017 and we were at the IRONMAN World Championship NBC Broadcast Preview Party in New York City. I remember your big smile and infectious energy as you made your way around the room talking to various guests. When you told me who you were and your connection to IRONMAN, I was completely floored. Here I am, talking to the guy who finished 3rd at the 1st ever IRONMAN in 1978.

From that moment on, our paths crossed at various events and activities due to our involvement with the IRONMAN Foundation. We dug up weeds to help restore sacred grounds on the Big Island, volunteered our time with Paradox Sports in Boulder with their adaptive climbing program, and so many other fun times. I’ll admit, up to that point I only knew you from your accomplishment as being the 3rd badass that ever finished an IRONMAN.

It was time to head back to Kona in October of 2018, and you reached out to me to see if I was also headed back to the Big Island. Somehow we connected the dots and realized we were both on the same flights from Denver to Honolulu, and then Kona. The travel angels were doing their magic, I got upgraded to a First Class seat, and there you were sitting in First Class as well. With a little bit of shuffling, our flight attendant made sure we got to seat next to each other.

 

Strava Releases Year End World Wide Data and Trends

SAN FRANCISCO (December 16, 2020) — Strava, the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world with over 73 million athletes, today released its annual Year in Sport data report, revealing a boom in global exercise amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 1.1 billion activities were uploaded to Strava in the last 12 months, a 33% increase from the year prior. During 2020, the Strava community grew by about 2 million new athletes each month.

“During a challenging year, it has been a privilege to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. Community members shared more than a billion activities including nearly 400 million photos with each other, from solitary virtual marathons and Everesting bike rides to midday walks while working from home. And through it all, athletes from around the world cheered each other on, proving that every effort counts and people keep people active.” says Michael Horvath, Strava CEO.

 

What's New in the 303:

ItCouldBeMe Launches 5k to Raise Money for Cyclists Killed in Nevada

On December 10, a group of people cycling through Nevada were hit from behind by a box truck. Tragically, five of those individuals were killed, and several others injured. As a community, we are deeply saddened and devastated by this tragedy. While our hearts and prayers are with the families and friends of all involved, we want to find a way to pay tribute to, and support, the victims and their families.

In the coming week, take time to run or walk a 5K in honor of the victims. Register below and donate whatever you are able to give by visiting this website.  All proceeds will go to the five victims’ families.  Join us in dedicating 1 kilometer for each of the five cyclists that lost their lives.

If you post on social media, use the hashtag #ItCouldBeMeFor5 to raise awareness for everyone’s safety on the roads & streets of communities across the globe. These were people, each special, and not just a number or a “cyclist on the road”.

 

Video of the Week:

PTO 2020 Championship - Women's Race Finish

Challenge Daytona RECAP// with Q&A

 

Holiday Schedule:

We plan to keep up our record going and have shows over the next couple of weeks.  We will be recording fresh shows with interviews, news and discussion.  We are going to pull out some of our favorite interviews over the past 5 years.

 

 Closing:

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

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

Dec 12, 2020

What a week!  Last Sunday's PTO Championship at Challenge Daytona was the most exciting racing we've seen in a long time.  We are going to be breaking down the race from our varied perspectives.  Bill who was inside the track at the Daytona Speedway, me from the awesome made-for-tv coverage that was on the PTO site, and Matt Hanson is back with us to give us the race report from the 2nd fastest pro on the day.

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Today's show is sponsored by Venga CBD.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety.  Venga CBD products are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD. 

Venga has a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy to order online and have delivered right to your door.   Get yours at https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast/.  Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast. 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Matt Hanson
  • Endurance News - PTO Challenge Daytona
  • What New in the 303 -
  • Video of the Week - Coach Matt Hanson

 

Interview with Matt Hanson:

Matt Hanson comes from a wrestling background, but running has always been a passion. In 2014, his first year as a pro, Matt set 3 run course records and won Ironman Chattanooga. He has since tallied 11 professional wins, including 3 North American Championship titles. He also owns the fastest ever time at an Ironman-branded, full distance event (7:39:25) where he also clocked the fastest ever marathon off the bike with a 2:34.

Former professor of Exercise Science with 9 years of University experience. Matt has worked in the higher education industry, Nonprofit Organizations, Research and Publishing, and Public Speaking.

Experienced professional triathlon, cycling, and running coach. Owner and manager of MattHansonRacing.

 

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:

PTO Championship and Challenge Daytona; Triathlon Forever Changed? Maybe so

Daytona Beach–It’s easy to want to compare the Professional Triathlon Organisation’s Championship (PTO) at Challenge Daytona with IRONMAN’s Kona. You really can’t though. If this were boxing, it’s like watching light and middle weight boxers fight versus heavy weights. One is full of action, flurries, speed and rapid fire punches, the other, a war of strength and stamina and seeing who can withstand the most for the longest. There is room in this world for both. There will be fans of both. But for the pros’ yesterday may have been a game changer.

Kona is Kona. It’s a magical kind of place with known foes like heat, the Energy Lab, the winds on the Queen K and the hill on Palani. Daytona, like the backdrop for this race, was about speed and more speed. Like the NASCAR race that put Daytona on the map, these triathletes jockeyed for position all day long. They averaged up to 30 miles per hour on the bike! The road is flat, the only foe is the athlete in front, and the voices in their heads telling them when to make a move or not.

For the pros, with their race contained entirely inside the 2.5 mile oval that is one of the most famous racing venues in the world, it was all right in front of them. Lap after lap. 20 times on the bike, four times on the run, and even twice on the swim. Yes, there is a large lake inside the track along with an RV park, smaller tracks and plenty of open space. The whole thing was a made-for-television event. The race was about speed and making moves.

In the men’s race, Coloradans Matt Hanson, Rudy Von Berg and Sam Long finished 2nd, 5th and 9th respectively.  Both Hanson and Long came from fairly far back after the swim to chase down the leaders and contend for the podium. Hanson had the fastest run of the day with a blistering 5:20/mile pace over the 18k run. While Long made up his deficit mostly on the bike with a fastest bike of the day riding the 80k course in 1:38:24 averaging 30.2 mph! He showed moments of speed on the run trying to catch up and at one point he held second place! Von Berg with a fast swim and bike, ran in contention all day. He and Long battled on the run for a couple of laps creating a buzz in the crowd watching on the jumbo tron—sort of a modern day “Iron War.” Von Berg pushed ahead of Long but slipped back on the last lap finishing just off the podium behind Britain’s George Goodwin, a middle distance specialist and long course veteran Lionel Sanders—who turned in the second fastest bike split and came from far back himself. 

Other Observations

  • Quote of the Day - Anne Haug - "It's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get".
  • New level of professional coverage
    • National Anthem professional
    • Fireworks were awesome
    • Broadcast production
      • Cameras that cover podium spot changes, but also changes much deeper in the field (eg, Lisa Norden pass Holly Lawrence for a 2nd/3rd place change AND Watkinson / Haug pass 14/15
      • Mixing athlete profile videos during down time
      • Mixing recaps during down time

5 bicyclists killed, 4 injured after truck hits group on 'retirement ride' in Nevada

LAS VEGAS – On a highway ride to celebrate a cyclist's retirement, five bicyclists were killed and four others were injured in a crash involving a truck, according to authorities. The Thursday morning crash happened on U.S. 95 south of Boulder City, according to Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Jason Buratczuk.  Around 9:40 a.m., a box truck struck a group of about 20 bicyclists. Four men and one woman died at the scene, according to authorities.  The box truck remained at the scene for several hours after the collision, as authorities investigated what caused the crash.  "It doesn't appear to be impairment," Buratczuk said. "It appears to be a tragic accident."

Of the four bicyclists injured, one of the riders was flown to a hospital in a helicopter in critical condition. It appeared the bicyclists were part of an organized ride, Buratczuk said. They had a chase vehicle with them with flashers. The driver of the chase vehicle was injured and transported to a hospital.  The driver of the box truck was not injured.  U.S. Highway 95 southbound will be closed till about 6 p.m. Thursday, according to Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia.

 

What's New in the 303:

Michael Stone Colorado Multi Sport (Saturday) and Russ Chandler Full Cycle.

https://303cycling.com/executive-director-kate-rau-the-magic-of-the-colorado-high-school-cycling-league/

Kate Rau’s passion for making lives better and helping kids ride through the tunnel of adolescence to becoming adults permeates the core values of the Colorado High School Cycling League. She has been at the forefront of the movement to get more kids on bikes since landing in Colorado to go to college at CU. Starting with her days at SMBA (Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures) and leading us through the birth of Colorado High School Cycling League, Kate has worked tirelessly to help kids, well, be kids. She works to “reduce the barriers to entry” and to help kids who are overscheduled, feeling contained, and maybe isolated, to feel grounded, and learn to take risk and to experience “the pure wonder of joy while riding a bike.”

The Colorado High School Cycling League has grown exponentially in the last few years and now has 80 teams with about 1,800 kids making up four regions in Colorado. There are teams from Wyoming and New Mexico as well. It’s an organization with a broad reach but a narrow focus. It takes a dedicated staff, coaches and countless volunteers to make it happen. It also takes critical partnerships from corporate sponsors who help fund and facilitate bringing it all together. Kate strives to provide value to all involved with a keen eye to always remembering the goals that Kate says is,  “helping kids feel good about themselves, bringing families together, and connecting the communities that support those values. We want to teach kids about land stewardship and the environment and make sure we do all we can to be inclusive. Everybody scores, nobody is benched.”

303 Endurance was honored to have been chosen as partner of the year which came with some wonderful swag from sponsors: Optic Nerve, Osprey, Primal, Feedback, Yeti and Squirtlube. it has been our honor to help bring more awareness to this valuable part of the community we serve.

 

Video of the Week:

MHR Team Exclusive - AERO DRILLS

Ask The Pro(f): Run Form Analysis

 

Upcoming Interviews:

We've been talking about the pro rankings and using them to make our picks for Challenge Daytona.  We have the man behind the numbers, Thorsten Radde from Tri Rating joining us next week to talk how the ranking system works and how he analyzed the race. 

 

Closing:

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

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

Dec 5, 2020

This week we have pro triathlete, coach and ultrarunner Lisa Roberts.  We were able to catch up with her in Daytona.  Lisa has been racing at the pro ranks for 12 years and she is racing this weekend at the PTO World Championship. 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

Today's show is sponsored by Venga CBD.  Venga is a premium CBD that will improve your athletic performance by helping reduce inflammation and anxiety.  Venga CBD products are made for endurance athletes here in Colorado with the highest quality hemp. All their products are THC free, with the highest bioavailability of any CBD. 

Their Black Friday Sale is going on right now.  Everything is on sale 30-50% through Friday, or pick up a digital gift card. 

Venga has a no-risk, 60-day, money-back guarantee.  It's easy to order online and have delivered right to your door.   Get yours at https://vengaendurance.com/303podcast/.  Get 30% off your first order with promo code - 303podcast. 

 

UCAN Sale

UCAN launched their Cyber Sale!  It is their biggest discount you'll find during the year with 30% off sitewide. It runs through December 2nd. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover quickly!   UCAN gives me steady energy, keeps my blood glucose in the normal range, and never upsets my stomach.  Use the code MHE2020 for through December 2 and you will save 30% off at generationucan.com,

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Lisa Roberts
  • Endurance News - PTO Challenge Daytona and Andrew Starkowicz Doping
  • What New in the 303 - 303 Holiday Buying Guide
  • Video of the Week - Bob Babbitt and Javier Gomez

 

Interview Sponsor: UCAN

I'm stoked that UCAN is in the 303 Holiday Buying Guide.

UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover quickly!   It gives me steady energy and never upsets my stomach.  Use the code MHE2020 for 15% off at generationucan.com,

 

Interview with Lisa Roberts:

Lisa is a 6x iron-distance champion and multiple course record holder, making regular appearances on podiums around the world.   She has been a professional triathlete since 2009 and business owner since 2008. A professional triathlete for 12 years, Lisa is now making the shift to elite ultra trail running and other endurance events. She already has 2 wins and 1 course record under her belt.

Lisa is known for her consistency, strength, perseverance, 'can do' and 'never give up' attitude.  She is a relentless presence with closing run speed and persistence to the bitter end, never letting the competition feel content.  She attributes this perseverance after experiencing a turning point in her family life when, at age 11, Lisa's father was in a swimming accident that left him quadriplegic. This experience and her father's positive approach to a devastating life change is part of her moral fiber that gives her endless positivity and willingness to push through.  Lisa started a landscape design consulting business in 2008, in a time that many thought was foolish. She forged on, powered by her belief that her clientele was looking for change and she could provide that.  It turned out to be a bold, successful move.

Lisa truly believes in community, integrity and giving back.  ​She is a regular at local events - either competing or volunteering. When not racing, Lisa enjoys travelling, baking, landscape design and overzealous home improvement projects.

She has taught bicycle safety classes as a League Cycling Instructor, assists at local events and takes a great interest in helping people of all ages lead active, healthy lifestyles.  She is open, approachable, kind, hard-working, tireless, fair and is a fierce friend.

Watch this space as Lisa builds Spiral Multisport, her training squad promoting an active, healthy and happy lifestyle to people of all ages and abilities. Create the upward spiral and achieve the goals you have set for yourself, following the TriSutto training principles that has created multiple World Champions and Olympians!

 

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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:

 

SUNDAY - DEC 6TH 2020 - SUBJECT TO CHANGES

Rich and Bill's Picks

PTO 2020 Championship | WATCH THE LIVE BROADCAST (protriathletes.org)

 

What's New in the 303:

Holiday Buying Guide

Ryan Muncy Photography

Maybe you want a professional photo from a race you did for you Christmas Card Collage? New photos for your Social media or lining up some new sponsors or just for fun? Ryan Muncy is here to make it easier with a podium worthy discount on his fine photography

The coupon code for 50% off on any gallery, photo, product or season is: URAWESOME

Offer is valid through January 1st, 2021.

BlueRub Runners Gift Set

40% Off!  $25 for the Set and free shipping. Great stocking stuffer. 303Exclusive!

Get this bluerub set for runners and triathletes! The athlete in your life (including yourself) will love these natural products! They’ll perform better and recover faster all through the winter. This set includes CHAFE to prevent and relieve chafing, and two recovery products, CHILL and MUSCLE.  MUSCLE can also be used as an embrocation cream. All products are aloe-based, cruelty free, and support 1% for the Planet.  Gift set includes a fun sticker and supports a local Colorado company.

Contact us at bill@303colorado.com for the exclusive discount code.

UCAN

50% Off! 8 Bars for $10, Easy way to try UCAN. 303Exclusive!

Flavor, Meet Performance. These UCAN Bars are amazing as fuel to support your training, and are also amazing, healthy snacks that you can eat outside of training. Rich loves the steady energy that comes from the patented carbohydrate, SuperStarch, that is in these bars. 303’s Rich Soares swears by UCAN, “because it gives me steady long-lasting energy, it’s easy to digest and tastes great! The Tropical Orange is my personal favorite!" Pick up the UCAN Energy Bar Starter Pack at 50% OFF (limit 1) for a limited time.

Click here to take advantage of this exclusive discount!

BASE Performance - 50% off!

Get a boost with BASE R.K.T. Fuel for your off-season training regime and enjoy their delicious, nutritious, organic gluten free bars. This 303 Exclusive deal will be available until December 15, 2020. Free shipping for orders totalling $99 or more.

The Vice Wine

The Vice Wine is a Napa Valley luxury wine brand made in small batches. Each batch is crafted from single grape varietals sourced from hand selected vineyards, resulting in the best quality wine at the best value.

The "Tri Blend" pays homage to one of the founder's vices, triathlon. Proceeds from this batch benefits the USA Triathlon Foundation. Use the code USAT25 for 25% off single bottle orders (not applicable for gift boxes).

Founded to honor our National Parks and public lands, 4% of proceeds are donated to support America's historic and wild places.

303's Khem Suthiwan is wearing the Women's My Sanctuary Athletic T-Shirt, super soft made from poly cotton blend, is still comfortable even in the heat and humidity of the Yucatan Peninsula!

 

Video of the Week:

Challenge Daytona Interviews with Bob Babbitt

Javier Gómez speak to Bob Babbitt ahead of the PTO 2020 Championship at Challenge Daytona

 

Closing:

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

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

Nov 28, 2020

This week we are talking to another big contender for next week's PTO's Challenge Daytona race.  Matt Hanson came in 2nd with a 7:55:02 at IM Florida the beginning of the month.  He is on his way to Challenge Daytona and is currently ranked #17 in PTO's world ranking.  More on that after the interview.

 

Show Sponsor: VENGA

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UCAN Sale

UCAN launched their Cyber Sale!  It is their biggest discount you'll find during the year with 30% off sitewide. It runs through December 2nd. UCAN Performance Energy and Bars are powered by SuperStarch®.   Use in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover quickly!   UCAN gives me steady energy, keeps my blood glucose in the normal range, and never upsets my stomach.  Use the code MHE2020 for through December 2 and you will save 30% off at generationucan.com,

 

In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Matt Hanson
  • Endurance News - PTO Ranking System
  • What New in the 303 - TBD
  • Video of the Week

 

Interview with Matt Hanson:

Matt Hanson comes from a wrestling background, but running has always been a passion. In 2014, his first year as a pro, Matt set 3 run course records and won Ironman Chattanooga. He has since tallied 11 professional wins, including 3 North American Championship titles. He also owns the fastest ever time at an Ironman-branded, full distance event (7:39:25) where he also clocked the fastest ever marathon off the bike with a 2:34.

Former professor of Exercise Science with 9 years of University experience. Matt has worked in the higher education industry, Nonprofit Organizations, Research and Publishing, and Public Speaking.

Experienced professional triathlon, cycling, and running coach. Owner and manager of MattHansonRacing.

Post Interview Discussion:

  • Qualified for Kona and free to do what he wants in 2021. 
  • Specific 70.3 build perhaps
  • Age Grouper encounter on the swim and 2 loop swim
  • Drafting benefit at 10 meter vs 20 meter
  • Tactics win or lose races - knowing who had slots and who didn't; knowing each competitors run times
  • Have as steady a day as possible.  Keep the Variability Index low.
  • Those phone alerts were Matt getting updates from his athletes reporting the results of their training sessions for the day
  • Definitely thinks Daytona thinks the course favors the swimmers and runners.  The flat course does not help strong riders.  "Don't think you'll find a pro triathlete that thinks this favors the long course athletes".  It's going to take big power to make up the difference on the bike.
  • Coach Matt Hanson tells athlete Matt Hanson that this is going to be red line race
  • Hoping to race Collins Cup
  • Sweat rate 8 pounds per hour
  • Coach Julie
  • Stress fracture in sacrum
  • 20.7 pounds in Kona
  • Sponsors
    • Kask
    • CaterpyLaces
    • Quintana Roo
    • First Endurance
    • Normatek
    • On Running
    • Own Way Apparel

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:

PTO's world ranking

The PTO World Rankings is a first-of-its-kind ranking technology to measure the world’s greatest half and full distance professional triathletes. It is a worldwide benchmark of consistent excellence in Triathlon, and it is used to determine the automatic qualifying places for The Collins Cup.

The PTO World Rankings has a proprietary formula that does not favour any particular series of races or geographical area, but instead measures talent and achievement based on the results of an athlete no matter where and when they choose to race.

The PTO in association with TRiRating.com, has analysed each race course to determine the theoretical Ideal Time that the top ranked athlete would likely achieve. Using proprietary algorithms, this Ideal Time is then adjusted based on the conditions of the race day to determine the Adjusted Ideal Time (AIT). An athlete’s PTO World Ranking points for his or her race will then be based on their race time set against the Adjusted Ideal Time.

 

Rock N Roll AZ Cancelled

With the health and safety of our community being an utmost priority, and in alignment with local authorities in relation to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon cannot take place as originally scheduled for Jan. 16-17. Based on internal evaluation and discussions regarding the viability of hosting the event in 2021, we have determined that Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona will return to the race calendar on Jan. 15-16, 2022. Participants that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details. While we are prevented from holding the event in 2021, we thank our athletes for their understanding and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future.

 

What's New in the 303:

Bike Review: The Guerrilla Gravity Smash and Best Day of the Year–Adventures and Gear, Colorado Style

By Rob Quinn           

The word guerrilla (the diminutive of Spanish Guerra, “war”) stems from the duke of Wellington’s campaigns during the Peninsular war (1808-14) in which Spanish and Portuguese irregulars of guerrilleros, helped drive the French from the Iberian Peninsula.

Guerrilla Gravity was established in 2011 making welded aluminum travel-heavy bikes at 2031 Bryant Street, right by Mile High Stadium or whatever it’s called this year. It was a curious design when compared with the white-hot carbon fiber beauties these folks are cranking out today. The organic transition from a weld and build shop to one that builds and manufactures their own carbon fiber. A rarity in the cycling world.

Guerrilla Gravity’s mission statement is simple “Make mountain biking more awesome”. From what I experienced after 4 days on their top selling “Smash” they have executed mission critical goals.

 

Video of the Week:

Focus Daytona: Lionel Sanders EXCLUSIVE!

 

Closing:

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

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

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