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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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Jan 5, 2020

We have 7 time All American, Pan American Combined Events Champion, 5 time Team USA representative, among his accomplishments. He's a Colorado native and 2020 Decathlon Olympic hopeful. Chris Helwick in the house - welcome Chris!

Thanks to last week's guest Debbie Potts, host of the Whole Athlete Podcast, and Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist on her thoughts on health and longevity in the new year.

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Interview with Helwick:

Chris Helwick is a 33 year old Greeley, Colorado native and accomplished decathlete. After finishing 5th at 2012 US Olympic Trials in the decathlon, he retired from his sport thinking he’d never return. He’s back at it with a brand new mindset. Chris resumed full-time training in December of 2018 and now trains at Colorado State University where he also serves as a volunteer assistant coach for the Ram’s Track and Field team.

Please welcome Chris Helwick!

 

 

Question: For those not familiar with the Olympic event of Decathlon, would you describe what the event is, and a little about it's origin?

 

Helwick Answer:

 

Question: You were born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. Tell us about your early days and how you got introduced to Track and Field?

 

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Question: Who were some of the more influential people in your life and what did they give you?

 

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Question: What was your path from high school to college and your first Olympic Trials?

 

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Question: Describe the experience of qualifying for your first Olympic Trials in 2008, and how did 2012 compare?

 

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Question: Why the decision to retire?

 

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Question: Why the decision to come out of retirement?

 

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Question: How do you train for 10 events and what does a typical training week entail?

 

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Question: What is different about your training in 2020 vs 2008? How does age factor into recovery?

 

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Question: Is there a particular focus to your training, whether it be a focus on a weakness or strength?

 

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Question: What advantage does your experience give you over your competition?

 

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Question: Is there a particular focus to your training, whether it be a focus on a weakness or strength?

 

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Question: When are the Olympic Trials and what is the training schedule between now and then?

 

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Question: Who are the people on your support team? Sponsors? Coaching? Family?

 

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Question: Audience

 

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Wrap Up:

 

2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field, that will take place June 19 - June 28. The men’s decathlon bursts from the blocks on June 20, along with finals in the women’s long jump, discus and 100m rounding out the evening. https://www.usatf.org/news/2019/competition-schedule-set-for-2020-u-s-olympic-team

 

This will certainly generate enthusiasm about the Track and Field events and Decathlon in particular. The Decathlon event in Tokyo will start Wed 5 Aug. 9:00 - 12:25 TST. That converts to Tue 4 Aug. 6-9:25 MST.

 

Endurance News/Resources:

Men's Decathlon Format:

  • Day 1
    • 100 metres
    • Long jump
    • Shot put
    • High jump
    • 400 metres
  • Day 2
    • 110 metres hurdles
    • Discus throw
    • Pole vault
    • Javelin throw
    • 1500 metres
  • The one-hour decathlon is a special type of decathlon in which the athletes have to start the last of ten events (1500 m) within sixty minutes of the start of the first event. The world record holder is Czech decathlete Robert Změlík, who achieved 7,897 points at a meeting in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, in 1992

 

 

Video of the Week:

Chris Helwick - Chris Helwick | Born-Again Athlete

 

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Andy Blow from Precision Hydration join is in a couple of weeks to help give you some tips on how to customize your plan. We had Sarah Crowley on a few weeks ago and we were talking to her about her hydration/nutrition prep for hot and cooler races.

Anders Hoffman of Project Iceman will be joining us in the future to talk about the documentary of the first ever, World Record breaking Ironman triathlon in Antarctica in February 2020, the Iceman, to show that limitations are perceptions. The purpose is to inspire other people to dare pursue their biggest dreams.

https://www.projecticeman.com/

 

Closing:

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

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