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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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Mar 29, 2020

Earlier this week the Professional Triathletes Organisation announced its response to COVID-19 by increasing its Year-End Annual Bonus Programme from $2,000,000 to $2,500,000 and paying it all immediately based on the PTO World Rankings. The $500,000 increase would go to men and women athletes ranked 21-50, who will get an increase from $5,000 each in a year-end bonus to $8,000, and men and women athletes ranked 51-100, who previously would have been paid $2,000 each in a year-end bonus, but will now see that amount raised to $5,000. Athletes will be paid based on their PTO World Ranking as of January 1 or March 15, whichever is higher.

We had a ton of questions about this. Are they really paying it out now? Based on pro rankings in March - 9 months early? Well guess who we got on the phone? We have the fastest American ever at Kona last year and the Co-President of PTO, Timothy O'Donnell joining us to answer these and more questions.

Also in today's show:

  • Bonus Indoor Body Weigh-based Training Workout
  • Advance to buy Ironman
  • Ironman Virtual Racing
  • Endurance News with the latest in cancellations and postponements
  • What's new in the 303

 

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Indoor Body Weigh-based Training Workout

3x the following with 30 second rest after each round (no stop between sets):

10x Shoulder Fly (stretch cords)

10x Curl (stretch cords)

10x Plank Trunk Rotations

10x Glute Crunch

5x Pull Ups (change position each round)

10x Supermans

10x V Ups

10x Roman Deadlifts

 

Interview with Timothy O'Donnell:

Let's get into PTO professional triathlete payout with TO.

Post Interview Discussion:

 

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Endurance News:

ADVANCE TO ACQUIRE THE IRONMAN GROUP FROM WANDA SPORTS GROUP

New York, NY / Tampa, FL (March 26, 2020) – Advance announced today that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Wanda Sports Group Company Limited (NASDAQ: WSG) to acquire The IRONMAN Group in an all-cash transaction.

The IRONMAN Group and its portfolio of assets, which includes its flagship IRONMAN® and IRONMAN® 70.3® triathlons, the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series®, and the Epic Series® of mountain biking races, among other events, makes up the largest mass participation sports platform in the world. From a single race on O’ahu, Hawai`i in 1978, The IRONMAN Group has owned, organized, promoted, and licensed endurance events for over 40 years, which now consists of more than 235 events in over 50 countries, across triathlon, running, trail running, cycling and mountain biking. Each year over one million international athletes participate in an IRONMAN Group race.

 

IRONMAN VIRTUAL CLUB

The Ironman Group has announced that it is set to launch an all-digital version of its iconic triathlon series, Ironman Virtual Racing, allowing athletes to continue to train and compete from anywhere in the world throughout the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.

The Ironman VR series will be available through the Ironman Virtual Club, a new digital platform that will launch on April 1.

Utilising wearable technology and fitness tracker apps, athletes will be able to compete in a series of challenges over the course of a weekend, with the first race, Ironman VR1, beginning at 6pm (GMT) on Friday, April 3 and closing at midnight the following Sunday.

The format of the races and the nature of the challenges will vary each weekend, and upon completion competitors will receive a finisher package, including medal and t-shirt, just as in regular Ironman competition. Additionally, the series will give athletes the opportunity to earn qualifying spots for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in November this year in Taupo, New Zealand.

 

IRONMAN COVID-19 UPDATES

IRONMAN 70.3 Hawai'i - Rescheduled to August 15, 2020

IRONMAN North American Championship St. George - Rescheduled to September 19, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Texas - Rescheduled to November 22, 2020

 

What's New in the 303:

Colorado Multisport Helps Community with Food Delivery

During these trying times, we realize bikes may not be your first priority. For reasons out of your control, you or someone you know may not be able to leave your house. We want to extend a helping hand. In addition to our Bicycle Valet service we are adding a Community Meal Service to help community members in need get groceries and basic home needs delivered to their door, free of charge. Our coverage area will be the same as our Bicycle Valet Service area.

Why are we doing this? We are a team of dedicated and passionate advocates for you, our customer. We saw a need that is affecting many of you and believe in the power of lifting up our fellow human when in need.

 

This Cyclist Diagnosed With Coronavirus Wants You To Take This Seriously

I live in bike-happy Boulder, Colorado, and am surrounded by globally recognized cyclists, world-renowned cycling manufacturers, men and women in Team USA kits, and recreational riders of every shape and size. During the last couple of weeks, however, all of this has changed because of the global spread of COVID-19.

Our team meet-ups, our community group rides, our charity rides, and our races are all gone, and we have changed to a community of solo riders and Zwift junkies.

I am extremely pleased that our community has reacted so swiftly (Zwiftly?) to changing how we ride and how we interact with one another. As a whole, we have responsibly adapted. Thank you to all in our community who have changed, and to those of you who have not: GET WITH THE PROGRAM.

 

Video of the Week:

Danny MacAskill's Gymnasium

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Max Leonard author of Higher Calling Cycling's Obsession with Mountains.

 

Closing:

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Be sure to follow us on social media including @303endurance and @milehighendurancepodcast.

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

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