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Jul 7, 2019

Welcome to Episode #185 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 interviews and discussion.

This weekend is the start of the 2019 Tour de France.  The tour starts in Bruxelles, Belgium and will cover 3,460 km over 21 stages ending on the Champs Elysees in Paris on July 28.  Some years there are some clear favorites. Some years there are classic battles.  Since the Tour de France began in 1903, there have always been efforts and drama.

The 1903 Tour de France was the first cycling race set up and sponsored by the newspaper L'Auto, ancestor of the current daily, L'Équipe. It ran from July 1 to 19 in six stages over 2,428 km (1,509 mi), and was won by Maurice Garin.

The 1989 Tour de France was the 76th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours and generally considered the most famous bike race in the world. The race consisted of 21 stages and a prologue, over 3,285 km (2,041 mi). It started on  July 1 1989 in Luxembourg before taking an anti-clockwise route through France to finish in Paris on 23 July. What made the race so incredible was the GC battle between Greg LeMond of the AD Renting–W-Cup–Bottecchia team, who had spent the previous two seasons recovering from a near-fatal hunting accident. His rival, two-time Tour winner Laurent Fignon (Super U–Raleigh–Fiat).

In honor of this weekend begin the start of the Tour, we have author Nige Tassel who tells the story of the most famous bike race I the world and this epic battle in the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds.

Thanks to last week's discussion guest Darryl Griffiths of Shotz Nutrition to talk about sweat testing, hydration and fueling.  I'm really excited about this topic.

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In Today's Show:

  • Feature interview
  • Video of the Week
  • Tip of the Week
  • What's new in the 303
  • News
  • Upcoming Interviews

Sponsor - Riplaces:

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Interview Introduction:

Author Nige Tassell on the book Three Weeks Eight Seconds - Greg LeMond and Laurent Fignon and the epic Tour de France of 1989

 

 

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About the interview:

  • It's interesting that we are getting the book in the US two years after it was published in Germany.  It was published in Spanish before English. 
  • 7 Eleven team at Tour de Trump using the aero bars and Ron Keifel

Don't Fry Bacon Naked:

Why the new segment and how the title was derived.

  • The naming of
    • Early career management development
    • Collection of personal experiences
    • Topics inspired by real life experiences and supported by the context of our expert guests
  • Quest for knowledge and what coaching is for me
    • Podcast as a way to learn
    • How and why I became a coach

Last week we had Darryl Griffiths to talk about sweat testing.  He showcased how his company's protocol works for determining an athlete's sweat rate and sodium concentration to help athletes know factually how much sweat and sodium they are losing in certain environmental conditions.  I love this interview because it really helps crack the performance code for any athlete.  We use the term "no guessing" a lot on this show and it really is part of a philosophy that I embrace with respect to training. 

I encourage my athletes to know the facts with respect to their body's sweat rate, sodium concentration, metabolic rates, and glycogen stores.  We can do some of this ourselves, as in the DIY version of a sweat rate test, however some tests need to be done in a lab.  While I know exactly how much training an athlete is performing and have performance data to indicate to see if the training objectives are being met, I don't know what's really going on inside the athlete's body without some additional information.

The past week I had my weekly meeting with Matt to review testing results from CU Sports Medicine and Performance.  Matt is training for his first 70.3 and has been building is training volume steadily with periodic field testing and recovery weeks.  He has one "rest day" each week.  Again, I know how much training volume he is performing, but we didn't yet know his fuel metabolism (fuel economy) at different intensities or his glycogen stores (how well he's refilling the gas tank after each training day).

Matt got his test results back and indicated a below average to very low "Fuel Rating" for various leg muscles.  This tells Matt that his fuel storage is not keeping up with the demands of training.  Keep in mind that we follow the 80/20 rule, generally speaking so we try to avoid "grey zone" training.  Add to the this test result, that Matt has been challenged to get his HR in target zones during some run sets recently.  This sets off some alarms for me as a coach.  Back when we did the interview with Dr. Inigo San Milan, he explained that

We have just started tracking his macronutrients, so it will be interesting to see where this takes us.  We are also going to start tracking sleep data.  Not just reported hours of sleep, but actually collecting data. I learned from my time as a failing math major in college, if it doesn’t add up, you don’t have all the numbers. We may need some help unlocking some knowledge with respect to nutrition and sleep.  If needed, we'll reach out for expert advice.  We have a pretty solid set of experts to put him in touch with.

Video of the Week:

Greatest Tour de France Finish, 1989!

 

 

 

"What's New in the 303":

 

 

 

Endurance News:

 

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Brent and Kyle Pease, the first push-assist brother duo to complete the grueling IRONMAN World Championship and founders of The Kyle Pease Foundation, announce the upcoming release of Beyond the Finish, an inspiring memoir about brotherhood and relentless determination.
  • Carole Sharpless, former pro, triathlon and swimming coach; listen to our original interview on episode #36 (8/28/16)
  • Will Murray on phobias and post traumatic stress.

 

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