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Dec 15, 2019

Our interview this week is with former pro triathlete, Olympian, PhD and author Joanna Zeiger. Joanna is legend in the triathlon world. After a 4th place in the Sydney Olympics, she went on to be a top 5 at the Ironman World Championship in Kona and then ascend to win the IM 70.3 World Championship in 2008. She has an academic research resume to match, which includes a recent sturdy on "Age related differences in cannabis use in a survey of adult athletes."

State and Federal laws and social norms have shifted the landscape of cannabis in the last decade. No doubt we have all seen the CBD market begin to take off in endurance sports. I've always been curious how much traction CBD would get, but with USADA removing it from the banned substance list in 2018 there seems to have been an acceleration of adoption. We have so many questions on this topic. Joanna has survey findings that will shed light on this for us. We are excited to learn from her after a few short announcements.

Thanks to last week's guest pro triathlete Sarah Crowley and her analysis of the 2019 season, her win at Ironman Arizona and outlook for 2020. If you missed that interview go back and check out episode #208.

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Sponsor - Halo Neuro:

Our interview is sponsored by Halo Neuroscience. The Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience will help you learn the technique and form to get faster. 20 minutes of neural priming with the Halo Headset gives you an hour of neural plasticity to work and lock in the muscle movement that leads to strength, power and endurance. Use the code "MHE" at checkout to save an additional $20.

Interview Introduction:

Let's get the discussion rolling with Joanna, but first we are going to give you the Wikipedia on Joanna.

 

She attended Brown University where she held the school records in the 500-yard (460 m) freestyle, 1,000-yard (910 m) freestyle, and 1,650-yard (1,510 m) freestyle which she set in 1991. Competitive running and cycling were added to her repertoire in 1992 and 1993. Joanna was the 1998 triathlon rookie of the year, took 4th in the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and a top 5 Kona pro the same year.

 

Joanna received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2001. She pursued her professional athletic career by going on to win the IRONMAN 70.3 world championship 2008. While defending her title in 2009 Joanna suffered a career ending bike crash.

 

Joanna is the author of "The Champion Mindset", founder of "Training Away Chronic Pain", and the architect of the Athlete PEACE Survey. We are going to talk about all of this, but let's start by going back in time a bit.

 

MHE Question:

Let's start with growing up as a swimmer. Did you always have the champion mindset or was that something you had to learn?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

Why Brown University and what career ambitions did you have as a freshman in college? What did you declare as your major?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

You held Brown University school records in the 500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle, and 1,650-yard freestyle in 1991. You graduate 1992 and would later be inducted into the Brown Hall of Fame in 2002. You found your way to triathlon and by 1998 you are the rookie of the year and then qualify for the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney. How did that happen?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

Around this same timeframe, you receive your PhD from The Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2001. What did you receive your PhD in and how did you balance these big things at the same time?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

Fast forward to 2008 when you win the IRONMAN 70.3 world championship and then defend your title in 2009. There you suffered a career ending bike crash. Take us through that experience in 2009 and the injuries that your sustained.

 

Joanna Answer:

 

MHE Question:

In addition to authoring your book "The Champion's Mindset", you have continued research and have become a thought leader on how to use aerobic exercised and strength training to help alleviate chronic pain. How did this lead to the Athlete PEACE Survey, and what were you and your colleagues hoping to achieve?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

MHE Question:

How did you go about distributing the survey? How many people participated? And how long did it take to analyze the results?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

MHE Question:

Can you give us some examples of the types of questions that were asked and what were the some of the key results of the study?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

How do each CBD and THC work in our bodies? How Cannabinoids interact with The Endocannabinoid System and what combinations have the greatest efficacy?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

Your study asked about the subjective benefits compared to the subjective adverse effects. What were the subjective benefits? What were the adverse affects? Are they different for CBD and THC?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:

What were the age groups you analyzed and what were the key findings that differentiated younger athletes vs. older athletes?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:
The study looked at both CBD and THC use. Can we take a few minutes to talk about the different cannabis plants and how CBD and THC are derived?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:
THC is a banned substance and is a threshold drug What does that mean and if an athlete is using it, what are the threshold that they need to be aware of? Is that a threshold that you can cross if you have taken 12 hours or more prior to testing?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:
CBD is off the USADA banned substance list. THC is not. Can you speculate on the impact of USADA's decision and what that has meant for the CBD industry?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:
How should athletes, coaches and health providers leverage the data from this study to help athlete health, performance and recovery?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

MHE Question:
The governing body of USA Triathlon has a CBD company as a partner. How far have we shifted as a social, health and competitive issue for that to occur?

 

Joanna Answer:

 

 

Audience Questions:

 

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our post interview discussion is sponsored by Riplaces. Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information

 

New in the 303/Endurance News:

USA CYCLING AND USA TRIATHLON ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

A few months ago we shared the announcement from USA Cycling and USA Triathlon were offering joint programs and promotions to better serve existing members while attracting new participants to both sports. The U.S. Olympic National Governing Bodies are both headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado — allowing for frequent collaboration around the shared goal of growing the endurance sports community.

 

The first-of-its-kind partnership is highlighted by a joint annual membership option that provides access to all USA Triathlon- and USA Cycling-sanctioned events. The organizations will cross-promote their respective National Championships and select sanctioned races to each other’s members in an effort to expand racing opportunities for both groups. The joint membership is now available for purchase for $99, a $31 savings versus purchasing the two memberships separately. More details and a registration link can be found at usacycling.org and usatriathlon.org.

 

KAREN HORNBOSTEL MEMORIAL TIME TRIAL DEAL FOR TRIATHLETES

The Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series, USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado have joined together to offer USA Triathlon members a highly discounted entry to the KHMTT seven week time trial series.

This is a perfect opportunity to get an early start on preparing for the upcoming season. By racing competitively each week, you can compare your times for each week and your fitness.

 

USAT members will save more than $80 from the regular price for the series, with a bundled discounts off the USAC racing license, BRAC membership and KHMTT registration fee. Plus, USAT members will have the credit card processing and registration processing fees waived. This is a limited time offer, and will not be available after February 29, 2020. After that date you can purchase a USAC racing license directly from USA Cycling for $49.00, however you will be required to pay full price for your BRAC membership and KHMTT registration. Check out https://khmtt.com/usat-registration-start/ for more information. We will have Larry Potter from KHMTT and Colorado Bike Racing Association (COBRAs) on 303Radio in a couple of weeks to talk about the program.

 

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Riplaces are an elastic lace system that integrates a bungee loop with a plastic core to connect the loop in each eyelet of your running shoe. The bungees come in 5 sizes to achieve custom tension for the perfect fit. The bungees and the cores come in a variety of colors and styles to help you personalize your set. Or, you can choose the MHE logo package. Pro triathlete proven and endorsed, use the code MHE25 to get that 25% discount. Go to www.riplaces.com for more information, or go to the MHE Sponsor Discounts page by going to www.milehighendurance.com, or directly to https://www.riplaces.com/collections/mile-high-endurance

 

 

Video of the Week:

Nike Cross Country Nationals from Portland, OR

1st - Kaitlyn Touhy: 17:18.4

2nd - Taylor Ewert: 17:19.1 (Beaver Creek, OH)

3rd - Sydney Thorvaldson: 17:19.4 (Northwest)

 

https://nxn.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=13&do=videos&video_id=286981

 

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Chris Helwick, a Colorado athlete making a comeback to his professional career as a decathlete (after a 6 year retirement) to make a third and final attempt at qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.

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/

 

Last week we had Sarah Crowley and we were talking to her about her hydration/nutrition prep for hot and cooler races. Precision Hydration is her nutrition sponsor and we reached out to them and we are going to have Andy Blow from Precision Hydration join is in a couple of weeks to help give you some tips on how to customize your plan.

 

Closing:

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

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