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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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Aug 15, 2020

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

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

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

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Interview :

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

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Endurance News:

2021 IRONMAN Tulsa Registration NOW OPEN

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

What's New in the 303:

550 Mile Bikepacking on Colorado Trail–Go Sasha Underwood!

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

 

Local Racing

Harvest Moon and Oktoberfest Triathlons

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

Lookout Mountain Triathlon 2020

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

Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series

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

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

Video of the Week:

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

Upcoming Interviews:

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

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

Closing:

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

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

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