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May 5, 2019

Episode #176 (5/5) Tyler Hamilton Training

Welcome

Welcome to Episode #176 of the Mile High Endurance podcast.  You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to inspire and 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. 

Today we have coach Tyler Hamilton, Jim Capra and John Stickford.  As you know, Tyler Hamilton was a US Postal Service team, teammate of Lance Armstrong in 1999, 2000, and 2001.  Olympic games 2000 and 2004.  National road race champion in 2008.  Co-author of the 2012 The Secret Race.  We are talking to Tyler, Jim and John about Tyler Hamilton Training and their very individualized approach to cycling coaching.

Thanks to last week's guest National champion cyclist, Denise Korenek on her record breaking feat of being the fastest sustained cycling speed of 184 mph.  We are going to talk about the inspiration, training, planning, engineering and nerves that it took to achieve that goal.

Announcements:

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  • Don't forget the Park City, UT Sansego camp 05/30/19 - 06/02/19.  You can save $100 off the registration by using the code MHE100. https://intermountainhealthcare.org/Locations/Park-City-Hospital/Medical-Services/LiVe-Well-Center/High-Performance-Camp/

Sponsor - iKOR Labs:

Today's show is supported 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. 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 "endurance" at checkout and consider saving even more by doing auto recurring order. Go to www.ikorlabs.com for more details.

In Today's Show:

  • Tyler Hamilton Training
  • Video of the Week
  • Training Discussion/Debate
  • Articles
  • News
  • Rocky Mountain Tri Club Book Signing with Alex Hutchinson and Christie Aschwanden
  • Upcoming interviews

 

Sponsor - Riplaces:

Our interview 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, 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

 

Interview Introduction:

Tyler Hamilton is a retired professional American cyclist and founded Tyler Hamilton Training in 2009. A fierce competitor renowned among his peers for his endurance and tolerance for pain. Tyler raced professionally for 14 years and competed in 11 grand tours including the Tour de France eight times.  In 2012, he released his memoir, "The Secret Race," a riveting journey into the heart of a never-before-seen world which became a New York Times Bestseller.  Today, he spends his time between Boulder, Colorado & Missoula, Montana enjoying a slower paced life after pro racing. He enjoys hiking, skiing, yoga and bikepacking.

Jim "Capo" Capra, brings a vast knowledge and hands-on expertise to Tyler Hamilton Training after years of training alongside Tyler.  Living in Tacoma, WA, and a CU Denver graduate, Jim enjoys the great outdoors, spending time with his sweetheart daughter Emma, and a house full of woofers. With a combination of a love for cycling, extensive coaching experience and a passion to motivate, Jim is the driving force behind THT's personalized approach and keeping clients on track to acheive their goals. 

 

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.  Pre order now and your regular price of $399 is $299.  Add the MHE code and your price is $279. 

 

Tyler Hamilton Training Interview Discussion

 

Video of the Week:

How To Pedal | Cycling Technique

  • Saddle height
  • Core strength and stabilizing muscles
  • Flexibility
  • Still upper body
  • 60 RPMs

 

 

"What's New in the 303":

https://303cycling.com/may-is-national-bicycle-safety-month/

Rocky Mountain Tri Club Author Night with Alex Hutchinson "Endure" and Christie Aschwanden "Good to Go"

  • Alex Hutchinson's book Endure about all aspects of endurance and Christie's book on all aspects of recovery.
  • The each gave a 2 minute overview of their books (see 303triathon Facebook live post) and then took 15 minutes each to ask questions about each other's books.
  • At the end they both got into a debate about hydration, which was topic common to both of their books.  Christie is a proponent of drink to thirst and being keenly aware of your thirst sensation and triggers.
  • Both were skeptical of the commercialism of endurance and recovery products in the market
  • I asked Christie about HRV as a reliable predictor of recovery and the accuracy of the commercial products in the market.  Bottom line is that it's not very reliable in her opinion, but you can add it to other methods of assessing your recovery.

 

Other News:

Announcing USA Triathlon's Youth Scholarship Program 

Dear Coaches, I’m proud to announce a youth scholarship program that USA Triathlon and the USA Triathlon Foundation will launch tomorrow in an effort to not only grow overall youth participation in multisport, but also to reduce barriers to entry for underserved youth. After kicking off the program with a special month-long promotion in May, we will continue to accept donations and distribute scholarships throughout the year. Your participation is important, as we need your help to identify youth athletes who may be scholarship candidates.

During the month of May, for every USA Triathlon adult annual membership newly purchased or renewed, or for every current membership not set to expire that is extended by one year, the USA Triathlon Foundation will donate one youth digital membership to a deserving child. (Youth digital memberships include all of the standard USA Triathlon Youth Membership benefits, but without the delivery of printed materials by mail.)

Our goal during this month-long “Buy One, Give One” initiative is to inspire 10,000 youth digital membership donations, which can be distributed to youth throughout the year. The scholarships awarded will be needs-based.

Beyond May, the Foundation will maintain this youth membership donation page, where anyone can donate a membership for $10.

As we roll out this initiative, I’m asking for your help in the following ways:

Help us reach deserving youth: If you coach youth triathletes who may be candidates for this scholarship, or if you personally know an aspiring young athlete, please share this application form with them: https://forms.gle/r9MEn6TG4BQHHSqA9. Applicants will hear back from USA Triathlon within two weeks. Please note that if the applicant is planning to use the youth membership for an upcoming race, he or she must apply at least 30 days in advance of the race date.

Encourage participation in May: This is an excellent opportunity to engage not only parents of youth triathletes, but also USA Triathlon adult members who may not otherwise be involved with our youth programming. Please share our press release about the “Buy One, Give One” promotion, which will be published on usatriathlon.org tomorrow morning. Encourage your network of triathletes to renew their memberships in May (if their membership does not expire in May, that’s okay — it will simply be extended for one year past the current expiration date).

 -Rocky Harris, USAT CEO

Upcoming Interviews:

  • Running coach Andrew Simmons of Lifelong Endurance is joining us to talk about running coaching tips.  We can add coach Andrew to the long list of coaches who advocate lots of base work and some high end intensity.  His TrainingPeaks article Training in the Grey Zone: How to Avoid the Zone 3 Plateau is a read recommendation, but we are going to talk about it on the show.
  • Coach Mikael Eriksson of Scientific Triathlon and "That Triathlon Show" podcast is joining us about training zones and how to make sure they are accurate and current.  With the context of the training (energy zones) we are going to talk about the importance of training volume in different training zones to achieve the right progressive overload and adaptations, and the many issues that can come from not executing the right training.
  • Christie Aschwanden, author of "Good To Go".  Christie Aschwanden is science writer for FiveThirtyEight. She is also health columnist for The Washington Post.   She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, a contributing editor for Runner’s World and a former contributing writer for Bicycling.  She is co-host of EMERGING FORM, a podcast about the creative process. Aschwanden has a blog called "Last Word on Nothing".  A lifetime athlete, Christie has raced in Europe and North America on the Team Rossignol Nordic ski racing squad. She lives with her husband and numerous animals on a small winery and farm in western Colorado. (Read more about how she found her place in this Oprah Magazine essay.) In her spare time, she enjoys trail running, bicycling, skiing, reading novels, digging in the garden and raising heritage poultry.
  • Justin Blalog - Film Shared Territory: Gravel Bike Across Iceland

If there are any questions that you want to have asked of these amazing guests, DM on social media or email me at rich@milehighendurance.com.  Tell us your question and who it's for and we'll include it in the interview.  If you would like to remain anonymous, explain that or we'll give you credit for the question during the interview.  Eg, "this questions from listener, John Doe.

 

Closing:

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

 

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