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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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Jan 12, 2020

Our guest this week is CEO and Co-Founder of Precision Hydration, Andy Blow. A few weeks ago we had Sarah Crowley on to talk about her podium performance in Kona and win at IRONMAN Arizona. As a part of that show we also had a discussion about how she prepares for hot races. Part of that preparation is training and racing with Precision Hydration. We have the sweat expert, Andy Blow joining us in just a few minutes.

Thanks to last week's guest - 7 time All American, Pan American Combined Events Champion, 5 time Team USA representative, and 2020 Decathlon Olympic hopeful, Chris Helwick. You can listen to the interview on episode #212 or you can read it in the Blog  

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is sponsored by iKOR Labs. iKOR is a clean, natural source of recovery enhancing CBD that protects your body from the stresses of training, improves recovery from intense efforts and helps you maintain a positive mental state. For a limited time (until It is the most bio-available CBD product on the market, iKOR is a protective anti-oxidant and highly effective anti-inflammatory. It is used by world class professional athletes. Save 20% by using the code "MHE2020" at checkout. You need to switch to "MHE2020" and not use endurance any longer. The next time you go to use endurance, it likely won't work. Please make a note of "MHE2020" Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

 

Announcements:

  • We're expanding!       We've always been on iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher and Libsyn. We've added the six more podcast channels - Deezer, iHeartRadio, Radio.com, Radio Public, Spotify and WebPlayer.
  • Go to MileHighEndurancePodcast.com, click on the "subscribe" button, and you will get the newsletter with show notes and all the links and articles sent to you automatically every week.
  • If you love the show, please consider making a donation of any amount by clicking the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the Podcast page.

 

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 with Andy Blow:

Andy grew up in Leicester, in the Midlands, U.K. playing soccer. He found his way to triathlon while attending Bath University, where he studied sport science, and discovered he had a knack for it. He suffered a lot with nutrition and hydration issues in the longer, hotter races. This was ultimately the catalyst for him to learning more about that and in the end setting up Precision Hydration.

Let's get into the interview now with Andy Blow.

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

 

Discussion:

Folks, I have some additional information that Andy and his team have made available to us. First, there three blog posts that I highly recommend you check out. More on that in a minute.

The folks at PH have set up a 15% discount code for you to use at PrecisionHydration.com. You will just need to enter the code MHE code at checkout to get 15% off your entire first order from the PH website and that code can be used on top of the multi-buy discounts that are already locked into our store.

There were three great blog posts on the PH website and the links are in the show notes. Those articles are:

 

  • How to start hydrated and why that's so important -When people talk about hydration, most of the time it's about what and how much athletes should drink during exercise. This blog aims to give you a more solid understanding of what you can do to arrive at the start of your next event optimally hydrated.
  • How to measure your sweat rate to improve your hydration strategy - Estimating your sweat rate can be a useful exercise when you’re trying to figure out how much and what you need to drink (in terms of fluids and electrolytes) during training and events. This article explains the equipment you need, the process and calculations.
  • How to estimate your sweat sodium losses - When it comes to understanding how to hydrate properly you need to consider two things, how much you’re sweating (your sweat rate - usually measured in ml per hour) and how much salt you’re losing in that sweat (your sweat concentration. i.e. how 'salty' your sweat is).

Understanding both of these gives you an overall appreciation of your net fluid and sodium losses over a given period of time and this enables you to work out a sensible personalized hydration plan.

 

What's New in the 303?

KHMTT Showing Leadership and how the USAC and USAT partnership is working.    

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. KHMTTopened up the program to any USAT member, which means the program is not limited to triathletes who do not have a USAC license.  That means if a USAT member already has a USAC license, their entry fee for the KHMTT is reduced from $170 to $135.

This is a limited time offer, and will not be available after February 29, 2020. Go to https://khmtt.com/usat-registration-start/ for more information.

 

Item

USAT Member

Regular

USAC Racing License

$49.00

$80.00

BRAC Membership

$15.00

$30.00

KHMTT Registration Fee (7 Races)

$135.00

$170.00

Total Cost

 

 

 

Endurance News:

On the iKOR Blog they had an article for Staying Motivated This Year. The article has their Top 10 tips for the new year. Check it out at https://ikorlabs.com/ikor-blog-staying-motivated-this-year

 

Video of the Week:

Sarah Crowley Chapter 5 : Hot or Not Race Prep

 

Upcoming Interviews:

Jason Cohen: Heavy As Lead - From 300 Pounds to the Leadville 100

Heavy as Lead is the story of Jason Cohen, who went from 300lbs to just a short 7 years later found himself running the Leadville Trail 100. More information and contact information can be found at www.heavyaslead.com

 

Jennifer Conroyd of Fluid Running is joining us to confirm that "aqua jogging" as we called it in the Tim O'Donnell interview is in fact the next big thing. Jennifer is an Ironman finisher and also a 15 time Boston Marathon qualifier.  She created Fluid Running after I got injured training for the Chicago Marathon in 2010. 

 

Closing:

Please support our affiliate brands that support the show and help you get faster! See the https://milehighendurancepodcast.com/sponsors page.

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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