This week's guest is coach, author and host of the Whole Athlete Podcast, Debbie Potts. We are going to be talking about metabolic efficiency, avoiding overtraining and performance in particular.
Welcome to Episode #190 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance.
Thanks to last week's guest run and strength coach Tom Walker from InnerFight coaching. I've been doing the strength training that Tom suggested.
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Debbie Potts has been in the fitness industry for over twenty-five years and a competitive endurance athlete for twenty years. Along her journey, she has accomplished many goals including being nominated as one of the top one hundred best trainers in the U.S. by Men's Journal in 2004 and 2005 as well as participating in fifteen Ironman Triathlons - five of them were the Hawaii World Ironman Championship. Debbie has owned and operated her own fitness studio in Bellevue Washington since 2010 to offer an "all in one" fitness studio - now including The WHOLESTIC Method Nutritional Therapy program to transform the WHOLE person from the inside out.
Let's get into the interview now with Debbie Potts.
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Don't Fry Bacon Naked:
One of my most memorable training seasons was the year that I experimented with an online, off the shelf, plan. What was unique about this plan was it's emphasis on "quality" workouts instead of "junk miles". The theory being that the high intensity training is really where the value of training lies. The approach of the plan was for the athlete to spend a greater percentage of your training on high intensity and reduce the time consuming long workouts.
This plan allocated very few days for recovery. In fact, I think it was three weeks before I had the first "recovery" day on my calendar. At about 9-10 weeks into the plan, myself and a couple of other friends that were doing the same plan all got sick. We were showing all the symptoms of overtraining. It took some adjustments to avoid additional overtraining that season.
Since then, I have come to appreciate and respect the generally accepted 80/20 rule as espoused by every expert, coach and pro athlete that has been on this podcast. The theory with this approach is that 80% of training should be easy and is extremely valuable. It allows for the physiological adaptations for aerobic endurance and does not over stress the body, allowing for faster recovery to be ready for the hard workouts when they have to be done.
Regardless of approach, overtraining is a risk. You can reach equally high levels of stress with a high volume of 80/20 training, and it's important that you allow the body to recover adequately between workouts and training blocks like the traditional 3 week mesocycle.
"What's New in the 303":
Ironman Boulder 70.3, Chris Leiferman prevailed to take first place with a time of 3:44:32. The rest of the field included Kennett Peterson, 3rd, Andy Potts, 4th, Josh Armberger (Aus) 5th and Ben Hoffman 6th. Read more.
The 2019 Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation today released its most international and competitive roster of riders in the race’s history, including past Colorado Classic champions, Olympic medal winners and world champions. Read more.
USAT Nationals: USA Triathlon is heading back to Cleveland, Ohio, the "Rock 'n Roll Capital of the World!" The Olympic-Distance Toyota Age Group National Championship will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 while the Sprint National Championship will occur on Sunday, Aug, 11. Athletes will swim in Lake Erie and bike and run along the lake shore overlooking downtown Cleveland. Participants of both races have the chance to compete for Age Group National Titles as well as spots on Team USA in 2020.
Water temperature at Lake Erie is currently 71 degrees Fahrenheit as of 8/7/2019. According to Article IV, Rule 4.4, the wetsuit rule is stated as follows:
“Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wetsuit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.”
Edgewater Beach Water Quality Update
USA Triathlon is aware of the recent rainfall in Cleveland that caused swimming restrictions at Edgewater Beach on Tuesday due to heightened bacteria levels. We are working closely with Cleveland Metroparks to monitor and test the water quality in Lake Erie on a continuous basis.
Form's Goggles: There are lots of smart gadgets that track running, but few track swimming — that is, if you’d like something that’s built for swimming first, as opposed to a device with swim-tracking features tacked on. Form, a new fitness company founded by former Recon Instruments employees, is looking to solve this problem with its first product, the $199 Swim Goggles. Read more.
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