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Mile High Endurance Podcast is recorded in the Rocky Mountain front range area in Denver, Colorado. 55 miles to the north is the triathlon 'Mecca' of Boulder, home of some of the most prominent pros in triathlon and related sports. 56 miles to the south is the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center programs. The 110 mile stretch between Boulder and Colorado Springs is one of the fittest and athletic populated areas in the world. I share these statistics, not so much to brag but to give you the listener context for what the culture and vibe is here in the Mile High area. ​The objective of the Mile High Endurance Podcast is to connect you to the triathlon community and empower you to achieve your triathlon and fitness goals. Each month we will take subjects that you are interested in and connect your interests with news, expert interviews, and information about services and products in a way that inform your decisions to achieve your full potential in the sport.
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Mar 22, 2020

Today's show is dedicated to being an endurance athlete's "thrival" guide . Last week we mentioned some of the race cancellations and postponements. If you haven't had a race cancelled on you yet, you may be in the pool of people that are anxiously awaiting the news. Do you find yourself looking at your training plan and asking yourself - why am I training if that race isn't even going to happen? We have your endurance "thrival" guide to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Also in today's show:

  • Race report for races that did happen the past week, specifically ITU Mooloolaba
  • Endurance News with the latest in cancellations and postponements
  • What's new in the 303

 

 

Thanks to last week's guest, Ellen Kindelsperger for sharing tips on how to self-test your functional strength for running. If you missed it, go check out episode #223.

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COVID-19 "Thrival" Guide:

Last we shared the www.ironman.com/updates and www.runrocknroll.com/updates pages and the recent cancellations or postponements. While there have been some races that have continued to proceed, such as the ITU Mooloolaba in Australia last weekend. Even ITU races like ITU Abu Dhabi have already announced cancellation. We mentioned in last week's show about our local KHMTT, which we assumed last week would carry on has now cancelled.

If you haven't had a race cancelled on you yet, you may be in the pool of people that are anxiously awaiting the news. Do you find yourself looking at your training plan and asking yourself - why am I training if that race isn't even going to happen? How can I train properly for the swim leg if I can't get in the pool? Well you are not alone. It's no longer the big elephant in the room.

Last week Matt and I were going to do the St Patty's Day 5K, but it was cancelled. Guess what we did? We met at a park, did a warm up run to the highline canal and then did a 5K at 5K race pace…even tried a negative split. I had my coaching session with Matt this week and I told him, Chattanooga is either going to happen or it's not. If it happens you want to be ready. If it doesn't you don't want to be disappointed. We agreed that if it get's cancelled, he's going to do the race regardless.

Bill, we've been talking about our observations of what people are doing to stay active. We rode last weekend and went up Deer Creek Canyon. There were so many people on bikes, running and hiking. It was really a stunning contrast to what I see everywhere else in my life these days.

What if we created a movement that said COVID-19 doesn't stop us from living…from thriving. While the fearful are thing about survival. I want us to be safe but to thrive. So this episode is not just an athletes guide to surviving COVID-19, but to THRIVING…THRIVAL.

  1. Don't let it stop you from living - race your race, you are doing that race on that date whether there's a an event company or not.
    1. Wise words from Mark Allen on taking advantage of this time - Shed Talks with Mark Allen on IRONMAN Facebook
    2. Keep your date. This helps you keep your training plan integrity and keep your head in the game
    3. Get a volunteer director to help you plan a safe course, arrange an aid station plan
    4. Find a small team of friends to help you by watching your cooler at a location on your route (consider loops)
    1. https://www.cdc.gov/
  2. Follow CDC guidelines
    1. Turn off the news and put on an inspiring sport movie. Bill's is Rudy and mine are some of the 2008 era Ironman World Championship videos.
    2. Subscribe to TriathlonLive.tv or other sports networks
  3. How to keep your head in the game
    1. Buy some stretch cords https://www.swimoutlet.com/resistance-training-c10805/?campaignid=45239210&adgroupid=44274757436&keyword=swimming%20stretch%20cords&matchtype=p&targetid=kwd-302833006504&device=c&creativeid=205992502214&adposition=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInoDy0o2p6AIVQP7jBx0APw3fEAAYASAAEgINW_D_BwE
    2. https://www.triathlete.com/training/stretch-cord-exercises-swim-strength/
    3. https://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/swimming/swimming-workout-you-can-do-on-dry-land/?page=1
    1. https://myswimpro.com/blog/2018/10/04/dryland-exercises-for-swimmers/
  4. How to get swim specific training without the pool
    1. Zwift like a maniac. Get into either the Tour of Watopia Ride or Run https://zwift.com/towride or https://zwift.com/towrun already under way March 9 to April 2
    2. https://www.bicycling.com/news/a31469228/cycling-during-coronavirus/
  5. How to train safe
    1. This is simple. Get 8+ hours of sleep per night. If you are looking for resources on sleep, check out the Sleep Summit under way at https://bestsleepsummit.com/?idev_id=20898&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJyaWNoQG1pbGVoaWdoZW5kdXJhbmNlLmNvbSIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIk43UmFRWSJ9
  6. Get lot's of rest
    1. Listen to any of our interviews with Bob Seebohar, Debbie Potts, Dina Griffin
  7. Eat well

 

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Endurance News:

 

ITU Mooloolaba World Cup

 

General

  • This race could be significant if future races between now and the Olympics are cancelled.

 

Women's

  • Emma Jeffcoat of AUS and others leading through the bike
  • Georgia Taylor-Brown is the top ranked
  • Ashley Gentle, Andrea Hewitt and two other AUS at the front
  • Renee Tomlin USA dropped on the bike
  • Kirsten Kasper USA was 2nd coming into lap 2 turn
  • Jeffcoat and Kasper 1 and 2 out of T2
  • Ashley Gentel and Josh Amberger engaged
  • Georgia Taylor-Brown and Vicki Holland GBR leading

 

Men's

  • USA Rider leading the bike through lap 1

 

What's New in the 303:

 

https://303triathlon.com/training-ideastips-as-we-shift-priorities-and-event-dates-change/

https://303cycling.com/bike-shops-positioning-to-stay-open-as-essential-as-other-retail-closes/

 

Video of the Week:

Dryland Exercises For Swimmers (Strength Training) | Whiteboard Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

Closing:

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

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