It takes guts to make the move to be a professional triathlete. We wanted to find out what that experience is like from someone who just raced her first race in the professional category. Meet newly minted professional triathlete, Kristin Louderback.
Welcome to Episode #191 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 coach, author and host of the Whole Athlete Podcast, Debbie Potts and our conversation on improving metabolic efficiency and optimizing health.
This week's guest is professional triathlete Kristin Louderback on what it's like to make the transition from age grouper to professional and the experience of her getting her first punch on the pro card at Ironman Boulder 70.3.
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Kristin Louderback is an RRCA Certified running coach, seasoned marathoner and competitive Ironman triathlete who draws from firsthand endurance training. In addition to being a coach, runner and triathlete, Kristin is also a business owner of Train and Maintain, a combination run coaching and athlete massage business.
I've know Kristin for years, back when she was managing Run Colorado on Arapahoe Rd. I've watched her sweep into Highlands Ranch races and take the overall female win more than once. She actually helped me with the Pulte Fitness idea several years ago.
Seeing her race in Kona last year was exciting and she has not gone off and gotten her pro card. We wanted to hear what that experience was like.
Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:
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Video of the Week:
Don't Fry Bacon Naked:
Type "post ironman" into Google and what do you think the first result is? Post Ironman "Blues". Post race season blues are pretty common. As athletes complete their A race goals, they often have feelings of post race blues. They have been working toward their goal for months. The bigger the goal and the greater the commitment and sacrifice, the bigger the let down after. The athlete has structured their world, organized their time, dedicated themselves to preparation, and now it's over.
Here are the comments that I hear:
"A little let down that I don't have a goal any more"
"Empty that I don't have a date to work toward"
"Feel a little anxious"
"Fear that without a goal it won't be as easy to make healthy choices"
"What's New in the 303":
WHAT: • Recorded times for 100 meter swim and 1600 meter run • Providing opportunity for college coaches to recruit you in the relatively new NCAA sport of triathlon • NCAA Triathlon program discussion and skills analysis COST: FREE WHO: • The clinic will be limited to 30 individuals; no experience needed • Registration includes women 12-18 years of age USA Triathlon’s NCAA program is thriving. With 30 current programs, institutions are finding triathlon is a great addition to their varsity sport’s menus. In an effort to support recruitment needs, USAT has established junior high/high school combines around the U.S. Our focus is to expose young women to the sport and help our institutions with recruitment. More information.
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.
TAMPA, Fla. (August 13, 2019) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Group company, is pleased to announce the IRONMAN® Hall of Fame Class of 2019: athletes Tim DeBoom and Michellie Jones, and IRONMAN contributors Kenneth Gasque and Jan War. The ceremony will be held on Oct. 9 during race week at the 2019 Vega IRONMAN® World Championship, in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.
“As we have spent this year celebrating all those who make up the IRONMAN `Ohana, it is fitting that we honor these four individuals who have been some of the most successful and influential members of our `ohana,” said Andrew Messick, President & Chief Executive Officer for The IRONMAN Group. “Tim, Kenneth, Michellie, and Jan, whether through their athletic accomplishments or their contributions to our sport, left an indelible mark on the world of triathlon and IRONMAN itself. Their induction into our Hall of Fame is our way of honoring what they have meant to us and the greater IRONMAN community.”
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