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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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Sep 1, 2019

Is sleep keeping you from reaching your potential? If you aren't getting 8 hours a night, you may not be absorbing all the benefits of your awake hours and training. Our feature guest today is Dr. Kirk Parsley, he is a former Navy SEAL, a physician for the SEALs, a health & sleep optimization consultant, and performance enhancement coach for some of the most driven achievers on the planet.

Thanks to last week's guest professional triathlete Kona bound Chris Leiferman who recently won Ironman Boulder 70.3. We talked about his qualification to Kona last year, training tips, how the Boulder race went down and his Kona prep.

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In Today's Show:

  • Don’t Fry Bacon Naked
  • Feature interview
  • Video of the Week
  • What's new in the 303 (including wrap up on last weekend's Colorado Classic)
  • News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

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Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Sleep is a topic that I like to talk about because it's an area where I really burned myself for many years. Even at an early age, I can remember trying to stay up late on the weekends to watch scary movies and then get up early to get on my bike and ride to a nearby field to catch grasshoppers. My cousin and I had an evening pact that we would make - "first one to wake up, wakes up the other". We wanted to live as much of life as we could in 24 hours.

Wanting to fit as much in in 24 hours is still a part of how I'm wired. Earlier in my career, I would find myself working until late at night and setting my alarm to get up early and put the final polish on a presentation or email. I would be wired from working on the computer late and self medicate with a sleep aid and a night cap to help knock me out, only to feel groggy and stressed out from the moment I woke up six hours later.

Fast forward to a new phase in life, balance a career, family and my new lifestyle of endurance sports and now I'm trying to divide the 24 hours even further. Set the alarm for 4:30 to get to the pool when it opens at 5am. Out of the pool by 6:16 to drop off my daughters at school at 7. Shower and get to the office by 8 and get home by 6. After dinner, help out with homework. Get in a late run from 8-9. Read bedtime books with the girls until 10. Have a night cap, Ambien or both - knocked out by 11. 5.5 hours later, the alarm goes off at 4:30 am and the cycle continued.

I first heard Kirk Parsley on the Unbeatable Mind podcast with Mark Divine. As you will hear in the interview, I was scared straight by some of the stats that he shared then and will share here in our interview. 

Interview Introduction:

In today's fast-paced, “hustle and grind” world, sleep is usually the first thing that gets cut from our schedules. But science is showing the impacts from chronic sleep deprivation are more far-reaching than we realize. Not only will a lack of quality rest affect your mood, feelings, and overall wellness, it can also degrade your memory, decision-making, life expectancy, and so much more. If we truly want to make drastic improvements to our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, we must remedy our sleep habits and lifestyle... But who do we turn to for advice? Doc Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. He is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine), and continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Kirk is the creator of the Doc Parsley Sleep Remedy sleep supplement, lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization, and is the author of the internationally best-selling book, Sleep to Win. He has been featured on The Dr OZ Show, CBS, TED, LAVA, and the Unbeatable Mind podcast. Let's get smart on sleep with Dr. Kirk Parsley.

Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:

Our post interview discussion 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.

Video of the Week:

4 freaking Leadville100 minutes

  

"What's New in the 303":

Boulder’s Ryan Smith won the Leadville 100 trail run on Saturday night thanks to consistent second-half pacing that left his rivals unable to respond. It was the biggest win of his ultrarunning career. The Boulder-based runner, who came to the United States from the United Kingdom and works full-time a software engineer, was greeted at the finish by his wife and almost 2-year-old daughter. He turned 40 years old this year. His win — in 16 hours, 33 minutes, 25 seconds — was far from expected. Smith was not among the pre-race favorites to win, and he wasn’t feeling well leading into the Twin Lakes aid station near the 40-mile mark. But at the turnaround at Winfield, he held his pace steady, averaging around 10 minutes per mile for the rest of the race. Read more.

 

The Colorado Classic proved if you build it, they will come. Women came from all over the world to race in the Colorado Classic. We saw riders who showed that representation matters. Ayesha McGowan inspired others as she works toward her goal of becoming the first African-American professional road cyclist. We saw Hagens Berman/Supermint leave their hearts on the road as they wrap up their last season as a team. We were able to witness a 52-year-old professional cyclist show us that age doesn’t matter.

Every rider who had the courage to show up and race their hearts out sent a message to aspiring athletes all over the world: take risks, be brave, and never give up. Read more.

 

ITU World Grand Final, Loads of Coloradans, Steph Popelar Defends Title. Many Coloradans are competing in this weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Grand Final featuring sprint and olympic distances and draft legal sprint distances along with many para categories.

Coloradans competing in the Elite, Junior and Para categories are: 

Elite

Summer Rappaport (Thornton, Colo.)

Eli Hemming (Kiowa, Colo.)

Morgan Pearson (Boulder, Colo.)

Junior

Liberty Ricca (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Paratriathlon

Allan Armstrong (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.), Hailey Danz (Wauwatosa, Wis.), Kendall Gretsch (Madison, Wis.) — all resident athletes at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

 

Endurance News:

ITU Grand Final August 29 to September 1st.

More than 4000 professional and amateur triathletes from all over the world are expected to take part in these world championships, whose different routes will liven up the shores of Lake Geneva for a weekend.

Friday, August 30, the first day of this World Triathlon event, will be dedicated to the next generation of the world's elite with the junior and under 23 events.

On Saturday, August 31, the Elite Men's and Women's races will take place. These events will be broadcast live on national television channels and will crown the world's top two triathletes within a year of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Saturday will not be exclusively reserved for professionals, as amateur triathletes in the "Age Group" category will embark on a new Sprint course (750m swimming, 20km cycling and 5km running) in Lausanne.

The competition will feature a more eclectic programme on Sunday, September 1st, with the amateur triathletes running the Standard distance (1,500m swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running) in the morning and the Paratriathlon event in the afternoon. The U23/Junior Mixed Relay, a spectacular discipline that will make its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, will close this weekend of endurance. Read more.

 

2019 IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EXPECTED TO CREATE TOTAL ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MORE THAN 22 MILLION EURO AS ELITE COMPETITORS ENJOY NICE, FRANCE. “We are expecting a total of 20,000 athletes, family members, friends, fans, volunteers and staff members to travel to Nice to celebrate this unique occasion with us,” said Stefan Petschnig, Managing Director for IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Athlete feedback from the 2017 and 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship shows that participants stay an average of more than six nights in the host city. It also shows that athletes seek premium accommodations and a range of additional activities for themselves and their families prior to, and after race day. In total, organizers expect a total economic impact of 22,5 million Euro (25 million USD) for the host city and region. On average each person travelling to Nice will spend approximately 170 Euro (188 USD) per day during their stay.

As both professional races at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be live streamed on the Facebook Watch “IRONMAN Now” channel (www.facebook.com/IRONMANnow), millions of fans around the world will have the opportunity to follow the racing action and experience the sights and sounds of Southern France on their computers and mobile devices leading to further tourism interest.

Ironman World Championship Pro List.

Ironman has Kona Points Qualification list published at Women's KPQ and Men's KPQ. I've been following Tri Rating for years and they have their own version published with the bib numbers of each of the pros as well. https://www.trirating.com/kona-2019/

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Billy the kid Edwards, who is recently back from France and the quadrennial event Paris-Brest-Paris. 1200km, 6000 randonneurs (self-supported cyclists) from across the globe, an event that pre-dates Le Tour, trying to finish under 90 hours.
  • Mike Reilly, the voice of Ironman, on his book "Finding My Voice"

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We hope you enjoyed today's show. Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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