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Mile High Tri 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. T…

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    Robyn Benincasa

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 61:11


    Welcome to Episode #339 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.   Our guest this week is Robyn Benincasa. Robyn is a World Champion Adventure Racer, Fire Fighter and top Keynote speaker sharing the skills that transfer from Adventure Racing to the corporate world.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars and stimulants to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance and a faster finish line!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Guest: World Champion Adventure Racer and Top Keynote Speaker Robyn Benincasa Endurance News Alistair Brownlee is out of the Pho3nix Sub7 Attempt due to injury! Ironman N. America Championship in Des Moines Course Recon What's new in the 303 Triathlon and Run Races this weekend Ride the Rockies Video of the Week Robyn Benincasa and Project Athena CNN Hero   Feature Interview: Robyn Benincasa Robyn Benincasa has made an art form of extreme performance by competing and winning at the highest levels of sport and business. Robyn is an award-winning keynote speaker, a 20+ year veteran San Diego firefighter, a World Champion Adventure Racer, a 2014 CNN Hero, a Guinness World Record Endurance Kayaker, a New York Times best-selling author, and the Founder of The Project Athena Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping survivors of medical or other traumatic setbacks achieve their adventurous dreams. Robyn is known as an inspirational force for leadership, teambuilding, and extreme performance. Her game-changing keynotes have earned Robyn accolades as one of the Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World, the #1 Female Speaker for Meetings.net, and one of the Top 10 Speakers featured by Harvard Business Review. For the past 15 years, Robyn's keynotes have received rave reviews from user groups, associations, and Fortune 500 companies, including Starbucks, Walmart, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Yahoo, Intel, and more.   When the challenges are steep, the goals audacious, and the competition fierce, Robyn gives individuals and organizations the tools they need to inspire themselves and one another to their greatest heights and across their most challenging finish lines.   Post Interview: Firefighter faces down osteoarthritis and FOUR hip replacements to break world paddleboarding record, paddling non-stop for 90 miles around Californian harbor Robyn Benincasa broke the record in Huntington Beach Harbour The 47-year-old is a lifelong triathlon competitor and adventure racer But she was diagnosed with severe degenerative disease in 2007 It forced Mrs Benincasa to give up on racing altogether So she took on paddleboarding as a new test of her endurance   Robyn's contact information: robyn@projectathena.org robyn@worldclassteams.com     Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Alistair Brownlee is out of the Pho3nix Sub7 Attempt due to injury! Joe Skipper joins Kristian Blummenfelt, Katrina Matthews and Nicola Spirig who will attempt to defy the impossible and break 7 hours and 8 hours for men and women respectively over the full distance. Joe's mentality is that no one, not even the dominant Norwegians and Kristian Blummenfelt is unbeatable.   Dual Olympic champion and Sub7 aspirant Alistair Brownlee has been ruled out of the Pho3nix Sub7Sub8 Project, powered by Zwift due to a stress response in his hip that requires immediate treatment. Brownlee will be replaced by fellow Brit and PTO world number six Joe Skipper who takes his shot at making history against reigning Olympic and World Champion Kristian Blummenfelt on Sunday at the DEKRA Lausitzring in Senftenberg, Germany.   It is a cruel blow for Brownlee, who along with MANA Group CEO and Pho3nix Foundation board member Chris McCormack was part of the initial team that developed the concept of delivering the first sub-7 hour full distance triathlon in late 2019.   “We are extremely disappointed with the announcement, but when you are pushing your body to the limit like Alistair has been, it's a fine line,” said McCormack. ‘Alistair is a true professional and will be there to support Joe, who has been preparing for Ironman Nice at the end of June, so in good shape to take on the challenge.''   ‘It's not going to get easier with Joe', said Blummenfelt. ‘He has a better full distance resume and a higher world ranking than Alistair. I'm looking forward to the challenge.'   “Honestly, I'm devastated, said Brownlee. ‘I was frustrated to miss St George, and now this. I'm gutted. I was so invested in the process and loved working with my team. This was the goal that stimulated me again in the sport, on par with the Olympics. I'll do what I can to support Joe.”   Brownlee, who also missed the recent Ironman World Championships in Utah, will support Skipper by pacing him in the swim, and will also join the commentary team for the live broadcast on Sub7Sub8.com. Brownlee replaces Richard Varga on Skipper's team, with Jonny Brownlee also dropping out to be replaced by German national marathon champion Frank Schauer. Skipper retains the support of the bike pacemaking team led by Alex Dowsett, who is fresh off riding in the Giro d'Italia.     Ironman Des Moines Course Swim This unique 2-loop swim course will take athletes counterclockwise in popular Grays Lake. Starting at the boat ramp, athletes will make their way to the bridge where spectators can get an up-close look at their athlete. Before starting lap 2, athletes will get out of the water, cross the peninsula and head back in the water. This 2-loop, spectator friendly swim course is a great way to kick off your race day.     Bike The rolling hills of this 1-loop bike course will take athletes through some of Iowa's best sights. Athletes will head west through beautiful West Des Moines before hitting the rolling hills of Dallas County and famous bridges of Madison County. In the heart of the course, athletes will ride through Winterset, the birthplace of John Wayne, before heading back north to Des Moines. May the wind be at your back and sun on your face. 4079 ft of elevation gain.     Run Athletes can expect an entertainment packed; 3-loop run course. After exiting T2, athletes will run around Grays Lake before heading downtown to the spectator packed Locust St where local restaurants, bars and parks will give the athletes tons of energy for their final leg of the race. Finish line will once again be in the heart of the entertainment district of downtown Des Moines: Court Ave. Music, lights, and the cheers of the crowd will give the athletes that final burst of adrenaline they crave. Be sure to soak in the beautiful Iowa summer night.     What's New in the 303:   Upcoming Multisport Events in Colorado (runningintheusa.com) Upcoming Classic Races in Colorado (runningintheusa.com)   Video of the Week: Robyn Benincasa is a CNN Hero       Closing: Good luck to those racing Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga and Ironman Tulsa this weekend! Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Lactate Threshold and Alcatraz

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 44:11


    Welcome to Episode #338 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Training Discussion: Lactate Threshold Test Endurance News 2022 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon New Garmin Varia RCT715 tail light has a camera to record your crashes Why Running at Night Feels Harder What's new in the 303 Ragnar Snowmass June 9-10 Without Limits Productions Inglis Cup - SHIMANO Cyclocross Series Video of the Week Ragnar Snowmass   Training Discussion: Lactate Threshold Test   Last couple of weeks we have discussed how regular testing and consistency at the correct intensities improve performance. To improve our endurance, we want to be more efficient at an aerobic intensity. To improve our speed, we want to have a higher anaerobic capacity. Besides doing "field testing" like the Swim CSS, Bike FTP and Run TT, one scientific way to test is how well the body processes muscle lactate. If you've ever done a Lactate Threshold Test (LTT), here's how the test administrator interprets the lactate measurement to determine your training zones.   The LTT is performed by starting the athlete a warmup at a very easy intensity. We'll use the run discipline for this example. The athlete will walk on a treadmill for 10 minutes before starting the test and once the test starts, the intensity is increased every 2 minutes. At the beginning of the 10 minutes, the test administrator takes 4 metrics - pace, rate of perceived exertion (RPE), heart rate (HR) and lactate millimoles per liter of blood with a blood sample and lab kit. The lactate compared to the pace is the primary metric and the HR and RPE are secondary but useful to confirm and interpret the data. The administrator takes those same 4 metrics at the end of the 10 minutes and every 2 minutes there after. Every 2 minutes the treadmill pace is increased by 30 seconds of pace (11:00, 10:30, 10:00, 9:30 and so on).   There are two key inflection points the test administrator is looking for. When the intensity is increased and the lactate level remains the same as the previous level means that the subject athlete is predominantly aerobic (zones 1-2). When the lactate level increases and levels out after each increase the athlete is in between aerobic and anaerobic (zone 3). When the lactate level continues to rise without an increase to intensity, the athlete is above lactate threshold (zone 4-5).   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Olympians and World Champions Lead Field of Professional Triathletes Set to Compete in 2022 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon May 26, 2022 Reigning Champion Ben Kanute Returns to Attempt Fifth Straight Win SAN FRANCISCO – (May 26, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, today announced the pro field for the 41st Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, set to take place June 5, in San Francisco. The line-up includes Olympian Ben Kanute (USA), 2016 IRONMAN World Champion Holly Lawrence (GBR), seven-time IRONMAN Champion Ben Hoffman (USA), and more.   Four-time Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Champion Kanute returns to defend his title this year. He represented the United States in the 2016 Olympics and recently took first place in the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 California, second place in the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Texas and third place in the 2022 Clash Miami.   “Winning my fourth straight win was special and now having the opportunity to go for a fifth seems unreal,” said Kanute. “I cherish every Escape win and never take them for granted as this can be an unforgiving course. Escape is one of my favorite races and it is even more special this year since my dad, brother and coach are all racing!”   The field also includes 2016 Escape from Alcatraz Champion Holly Lawrence (GBR). Lawrence returns after placing second in the 2021 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. She is also a 14-time IRONMAN 70.3 Champion and the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion. She recently took first place in the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines and third place in the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 California.   Jason West (USA) returns to attempt to overcome Kanute, after placing second in last year's Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. West recently took first place in the 2022 Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship Chattanooga, first place in the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis and first place in the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Des Moines.   Returning for her third Escape, Jackie Hering (USA) will attempt to move up the podium after placing third in last year's Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Five-time 70.3 Champion Hering, recently took first place in the 2022 Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship Chattanooga, first place in the 2022 Clash Daytona and second place in the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis.   The pros will join 2,000 amateur triathletes for this annual event. The full list of professional triathletes set to compete in the 2022 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon and stake their claim in the $50,000 prize purse includes:   Women: Holly Lawrence (GBR) Jackie Hering (USA) Jodie Stimpson (GBR) Daniel Lewis (GBR) Megan Foley (USA) Ginger Howell (USA)   Men: Ben Kanute (USA) Jason West (USA) Ben Hoffman (USA) Eric Lagerstrom (USA) Brent McMahon (CAN) Gregory Harper (USA) John Dahlz (USA) Austin Hindman (USA)   Triathletes will hit the water at 7:15 a.m. to embark on a challenging 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shoreline of Marina Green, an 18-mile twisting bike ride through the Presidio, and an 8-mile trail run out to Baker Beach and up the infamous 200-plus step Sand Ladder. To finish the race, triathletes will follow a path back under the Golden Gate Bridge, pass Crissy Field and finish on the grass at Marina Green. Fans can experience the excitement at Marina Green, where the swim exit, athlete transition area and finish line are easily visible. This year's event will also feature the 2022 Escape Aquathlon on Saturday, June 4. For additional information, visit www.EscapeAlcatrazTri.com or follow @EscapeAlcatrazTri on Instagram and Twitter and www.facebook.com/EscapeAlcatrazTri on Facebook.   New Garmin Varia RCT715 tail light has a camera to record your crashes The Varia's high-definition camera will record everything behind you and its radar will alert you to approaching vehicles. Garmin has released the Varia RCT715, a new version of its tail light that features a high-definition camera to record any incidents out on the road.   The Varia RCT715 features the same radar technology as its predecessors. When paired with a Garmin bike computer or smartwatch, the Varia will alert users to vehicles approaching from behind up to 140m away. Garmin says the device can be paired with selected cycling apps such as Ride with GPS. This will enable users to overlay maps with the radar notifications.   Garmin claims the Varia RCT715's tail light can be seen up to one mile away in daylight. The camera records continuously and will save footage if an incident is detected. Garmin says the Varia's camera will “capture sharp, clear footage” at up 1080 pixels and 30 frames per second.   The camera will record constantly when the Varia is in use. If an incident is detected, via Garmin's Incident Detection feature, the camera will automatically save footage from before, during and after the event. According to Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of global consumer sales, this is to provide users with evidence of an incident “should they ever need it”.   However, the camera also provides more recreational functions, in line with how you might use a GoPro. Via the Garmin Varia app, users can access the video footage, transfer files and customise the camera's settings, to do things such as overlay data, including speed and location.   Garmin says the use of the camera will be prohibited or regulated in some jurisdictions, adding that it is the responsibility of the user to know and comply with applicable laws and rights to privacy. While Garmin has added a camera to the Varia, it has retained the radar and tail light functionality of the device.   Like the previous Garmin Varia RTL515, the radar on the new version will still detect and alert users to vehicles approaching from behind to the same distance of 140m.   Similarly, the tail light on the new version is said to be visible up to one mile away in daylight, which is the same as the Varia RTL515. But while the RTL515 has a claimed battery life of up to 16 hours, the RCT715 has a shorter claimed battery life.   The Varia RCT715's battery life is said to be up to four hours with radar and the tail light on ‘solid high' or ‘night flash', and up to six hours with the light flashing. The reduction in battery life is presumably because the camera is recording continuously.   Why Running at Night Feels Harder An interesting new study by researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology, working with the Swedish military and colleagues in Slovenia. They'd noticed that soldiers on night marches seemed to burn more energy than would be expected from the physical demands of the mission, especially when wearing night-vision goggles that restrict peripheral vision. They wondered whether not being able to see forced the soldiers to alter their strides, sacrificing efficiency for stability, so they decided to test this theory.   The new study, published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, had 15 volunteers do a series of ten-minute treadmill walks in four conditions: with and without a 56-pound pack, and with and without a blindfold on. The treadmill was set at a comfortable pace of around 30 minutes per mile, with a laser warning system to alert them if they were about to fall off the back of the treadmill.   The results showed that oxygen use (a proxy for energy consumption), breathing, and heart rate all increased substantially when wearing the heavy pack, as you'd expect. The surprise was that they increased by nearly the same amount when adding a blindfold. Here are the graphs of those three parameters, with (circles) or without (squares) the blindfold:   If you compare the circles on the left (i.e. blindfolded with no backpack) to the squares on the right (i.e. not blindfolded with a backpack), you see they're almost the same. In other words, walking with a blindfold takes as much extra effort as walking with a 56-pound pack. To be precise, the backpack increased oxygen consumption by 20 percent, while blindfolding increased oxygen consumption 19 percent.   The explanation for this effect seems to be that the subjects adjusted their strides when blindfolded: their steps got 11 percent shorter and 6 percent wider, and they also lifted their feet 18 percent higher. Bear in mind that this is on a perfectly flat treadmill, so there are no bumps or potholes to avoid: this is just an instinctive response. It's also worth noting that the effect probably isn't just because they're unfamiliar with the challenge of walking while blindfolded: a similar test of blind subjects found that they burned about 25 percent more energy while walking than sighted controls.   Of course, being blindfolded is significantly more disruptive than wearing night goggles, or simply being out at night in poorly lit conditions. That means the size of the effect is probably exaggerated. And walking is different from running. But it seems reasonable to assume that similar mechanisms are at work when you're running in the dark—along with other, more subtle mechanisms like optic flow, which is the pattern of objects flowing through your vision as you move through space.   When you're running or cycling in the dark, you can only see objects that are relatively close to you. That means that they appear in your field of vision only briefly before disappearing behind you, which corresponds to faster optic flow than you'd experience in daylight. A few previous studies, most notably those by Dave Parry and Dominic Micklewright of the University of Essex, have tried manipulating optic flow in virtual reality setups, making the scenery fly past more quickly or slowly than the speed of the treadmill or exercise bike. Sure enough, when optic flow is faster—as you'd experience in dark conditions—you feel like you're moving faster, and any given pace feels harder.   There's an interesting corollary to these findings about optic flow, as Parry explained to Runner's World's Scott Douglas back in 2012. “Running in an environment where most of the visual reference points you can see are close by, you experience a greater sensation of speed than when in an environment where your reference points are far away,” he said. That means running through a forest or through city streets will likely feel faster than running across an open field.   Ever since reading about those optical flow results, I've dismissed the gap between my actual and perceived pace during night runs as a quirk of how my brain estimates effort. During most of my runs, that gap doesn't matter—but if I'm trying to do a tempo run or hard workout before sunrise, the slower pace can be a bummer. So I'll take the new Swedish results as reassurance that night running might really be physiologically harder, not just a brain error—and if that's what it takes to avoid tripping in the dark, I'll accept the trade-off.   What's New in the 303:   Ragnar Snowmass RUN. CAMP. SLEEP? REPEAT.   Ragnar Trail Snowmass-CO presented by Salomon brings you the perfect fusion of trail running, high-country camping, and Rocky Mountain beauty. Teams of 8 (or 4) will find their inner wild on three separate mountain trails, or “loops" that start and finish at Ragnar Village. Glacial valleys, snowcapped peaks, and blooming wildflowers set the scene as you make your way along rolling single-track. Though you may blame the altitude, in the end it will be the stunning mountain views that take your breath away. Conquer each climb and you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Maroon Bells -Snowmass Wilderness — not to mention a much needed downhill.   Without Limits Productions May 13 at 8:30 AM  · This season we usher in a new era of cyclocross, but an era built upon the champions and friends who have defined excellence over its past 23 seasons.  We're proud to announce, on the 1-year anniversary of her tragic passing, the new Gwen Erffmeyer Inglis Cup for the SHIMANO Cyclocross Series - Women OPEN Series Champion!   Upcoming Multisport Events in Colorado (runningintheusa.com) Upcoming Classic Races in Colorado (runningintheusa.com)   Video of the Week: Ragnar Trail Snowmass - CO       Upcoming Guests: World Champion Adventure Racer, Robin Benicasa with us today. Robyn is an award-winning keynote speaker, a 20+ year veteran San Diego firefighter, a 2014 CNN Hero, a Guinness World Record Endurance Kayaker, a best-selling author of "How Winning Works", and founder of The Project Athena Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to helping survivors of medical or other traumatic setbacks achieve their adventurous dreams.   Closing: Good luck to those racing Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga and Ironman Tulsa this weekend! Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Consistency and Costa Rica

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 43:07


    Welcome to Episode #337 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.   Format recently has been less interview focused.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Feature Coaching Topic How Consistency Makes You Faster Endurance News New Garmin Varia RCT715 tail light has a camera to record your crashes What's new in the 303 Colorado Connections in Costa Rica Video of the Week Coast to Coast Costa Rica   Training Discussion: Consistency Is Key   Last week I spoke about how regular testing of your threshold intensities in each discipline will keep training zones current to make sure you are training at the correct intensities. In that discussion I used the example of training in your threshold training intensity zone. If you want to increase your threshold power you need to train at that Z4 Threshold zone to train your body to process muscle lactate efficiently. The more time you spend in that zone, the more adaptation you get. Without the FTP number or accurate substitute, you may be training in the wrong zone (eg Z3 or Z5), neither of which create the same adaptation of teaching your body to improve lactate processing and increasing your capacity to do work.   I also mentioned that training regularly and progressively overloading the correct training zones over the course of 3 weeks will set you up on the 4th week for your retest. If things are working, the next FTP test is at a higher average power than the one 4 weeks earlier. You then adjust the training zones. In this case increasing the power ranges for each zone. Another 3 weeks of training at the new (accurate) zones causes another adaptation, another test, another increase, another adjustment to training zones, etc.   This week I'd like to build on that concept and talk about the importance of consistency in training and how inconsistency can sabotage the process and will likely result in no improvement in the month over month testing.   Lets first discuss the concept of progressive overload and we'll use a simple example. Last week we used training at threshold as the example, but I want to be clear that the concept of progressive overload to achieve adaptation is not limited to the threshold training zone. If we break it down to a fundamental level, there are just a few adaptations that we are trying to affect in our training. We want to adapt our body to have greater endurance (go longer) and we want adapt our speed (go faster). The faster we go for longer, the better our race performances will be.   To improve our endurance, we want to be more efficient at an aerobic intensity. To improve our speed, we want to have a higher anaerobic capacity. Besides doing "field testing" like the Swim CSS, Bike FTP and Run TT, one scientific way to test is how well the body processes muscle lactate. If you've ever done a Lactate Threshold Test (LTT), here's how the test administrator interprets the lactate measurement to determine your training zones.   The LTT is performed by starting the athlete a warmup at a very easy intensity. We'll use the run discipline for this example. The athlete will walk on a treadmill for 10 minutes before starting the test and once the test starts, the intensity is increased every 2 minutes. At the beginning of the 10 minutes, the test administrator takes 4 metrics - pace, rate of perceived exertion (RPE), heart rate (HR) and lactate millimoles per liter of blood with a blood sample and lab kit. The lactate compared to the pace is the primary metric and the HR and RPE are secondary but useful to confirm and interpret the data. The administrator takes those same 4 metrics at the end of the 10 minutes and every 2 minutes there after. Every 2 minutes the treadmill pace is increased by 30 seconds of pace (11:00, 10:30, 10:00, 9:30 and so on).   There are two key inflection points the test administrator is looking for. When the intensity is increased and the lactate level remains the same as the previous level means that the subject athlete is predominantly aerobic (zones 1-2). When the lactate level increases and levels out after each increase the athlete is in between aerobic and anaerobic (zone 3). When the lactate level continues to rise without an increase to intensity, the athlete is above lactate threshold (zone 4-5).   Let's set aside other adaptations like muscle and tendon strength and flexibility as well as other adaptations to prevent injury. To achieve greater aerobic efficiency and aerobic capacity requires consistent and  progressive overload dosing of aerobic and anaerobic training. Think of dosing as the number of minutes in each zone that we are trying to affect. The following example is conceptual, but can be extrapolated to fit a training plan for different distance events or performance goals.   Assume that your baseline of training is 200 minutes in aerobic training the week before your last threshold test. To progressive overload dosing, you would increase the load of training over the next 3 weeks as 210, 220 and 230 minutes. It's the same with anaerobic adaptions. Assume you had 20 minutes of anaerobic training in the week before your last test. To progressively overload the dosing of anaerobic training, you may increase that as 43, 46 and 49 over then next three weeks.   A well designed training plan will have this progressive overload concept built into the cumulative training for each week over the course of the weeks between tests. Each training session will have a goal number of minutes for specific training zones which collectively make up the dosing for the week. Using the previous example of threshold dosing, let's assume there were two run training sessions in week 1 that cumulatively added up to 23 minutes of threshold dosing and you nailed the total of 43 minutes. In week 2 your goal was to achieve 46 minutes and assume there were again 2 sessions that totaled 46 minutes of threshold. The first session prescribed 20 minutes, which you nailed.   Lets assume you cut the second session and instead of 23 minutes of threshold you only get in 10 minutes, resulting in 30 total minutes for the 2nd week. Even if you nail the 3rd week of 49 minutes, you have interrupted the progressive overload process. Just looking at the run threshold stress load for each week, the minutes of threshold dosing in minutes would be 43 for week 1, 30 for week 2, and 49 for week 3; 43, 20 and 49. The training stress is inconsistent and the body's reaction to the stress will likely stagnate resulting in plateauing performance.   Cutting workouts short or missing the  altogether across a single or all disciplines can sabotage your adaptations, training progress and race performance. There is another problem as well. When you miss or cut training stress short, your body is less prepared for subsequent training. When you try to do that next harder week of training, you can potentially present more stress than the body is prepared for, which can lead to risk of injury. Athletes will try to make up for missed workouts by adding the missed training. Using the previous example, imagine if you tried to add the missed 16 minutes to the 3rd week and did 46, 20 and 65 (49+16), the risk of injury becomes even greater.    Training software helps athletes by converting training dosing into training stress scores across each discipline to help you track your progress and consistency. Some even weight higher intensities with a higher stress coefficient. This will give you visibility to the inconsistency but its after the fact. One of the things I like about TriDot is that it makes the goal dosing in minutes for each training zone visible before the workout. Most workouts will have a warmup, main set and cooldown, each with goal minutes by zone. The workouts can be pushed to your Garmin or other device and alert you if you are out of the prescribed intensity zone, helping you achieve the goal training stress. TriDot gives the athlete a training execution score called TrainX. If the athlete follows the prescribed training and consistently get high TrainX scores, they get faster results with fewer injuries.   If you want to talk further about how to train consistently to get better results, reach out at Rich@303colorado.com or message me @tripodcasterrich.   Check out the TriDot Free Trial https://app.tridot.com/onboard/sign-up/richsoares   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   New Garmin Varia RCT715 tail light has a camera to record your crashes The Varia's high-definition camera will record everything behind you and its radar will alert you to approaching vehicles. Garmin has released the Varia RCT715, a new version of its tail light that features a high-definition camera to record any incidents out on the road.   The Varia RCT715 features the same radar technology as its predecessors. When paired with a Garmin bike computer or smartwatch, the Varia will alert users to vehicles approaching from behind up to 140m away. Garmin says the device can be paired with selected cycling apps such as Ride with GPS. This will enable users to overlay maps with the radar notifications.   Garmin claims the Varia RCT715's tail light can be seen up to one mile away in daylight. The camera records continuously and will save footage if an incident is detected. Garmin says the Varia's camera will “capture sharp, clear footage” at up 1080 pixels and 30 frames per second.   The camera will record constantly when the Varia is in use. If an incident is detected, via Garmin's Incident Detection feature, the camera will automatically save footage from before, during and after the event. According to Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of global consumer sales, this is to provide users with evidence of an incident “should they ever need it”.   However, the camera also provides more recreational functions, in line with how you might use a GoPro. Via the Garmin Varia app, users can access the video footage, transfer files and customise the camera's settings, to do things such as overlay data, including speed and location.   Garmin says the use of the camera will be prohibited or regulated in some jurisdictions, adding that it is the responsibility of the user to know and comply with applicable laws and rights to privacy. While Garmin has added a camera to the Varia, it has retained the radar and tail light functionality of the device.   Like the previous Garmin Varia RTL515, the radar on the new version will still detect and alert users to vehicles approaching from behind to the same distance of 140m.   Similarly, the tail light on the new version is said to be visible up to one mile away in daylight, which is the same as the Varia RTL515. But while the RTL515 has a claimed battery life of up to 16 hours, the RCT715 has a shorter claimed battery life.   The Varia RCT715's battery life is said to be up to four hours with radar and the tail light on ‘solid high' or ‘night flash', and up to six hours with the light flashing. The reduction in battery life is presumably because the camera is recording continuously.   Why Running at Night Feels Harder An interesting new study by researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology, working with the Swedish military and colleagues in Slovenia. They'd noticed that soldiers on night marches seemed to burn more energy than would be expected from the physical demands of the mission, especially when wearing night-vision goggles that restrict peripheral vision. They wondered whether not being able to see forced the soldiers to alter their strides, sacrificing efficiency for stability, so they decided to test this theory.   The new study, published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, had 15 volunteers do a series of ten-minute treadmill walks in four conditions: with and without a 56-pound pack, and with and without a blindfold on. The treadmill was set at a comfortable pace of around 30 minutes per mile, with a laser warning system to alert them if they were about to fall off the back of the treadmill.   The results showed that oxygen use (a proxy for energy consumption), breathing, and heart rate all increased substantially when wearing the heavy pack, as you'd expect. The surprise was that they increased by nearly the same amount when adding a blindfold. Here are the graphs of those three parameters, with (circles) or without (squares) the blindfold:   If you compare the circles on the left (i.e. blindfolded with no backpack) to the squares on the right (i.e. not blindfolded with a backpack), you see they're almost the same. In other words, walking with a blindfold takes as much extra effort as walking with a 56-pound pack. To be precise, the backpack increased oxygen consumption by 20 percent, while blindfolding increased oxygen consumption 19 percent.   The explanation for this effect seems to be that the subjects adjusted their strides when blindfolded: their steps got 11 percent shorter and 6 percent wider, and they also lifted their feet 18 percent higher. Bear in mind that this is on a perfectly flat treadmill, so there are no bumps or potholes to avoid: this is just an instinctive response. It's also worth noting that the effect probably isn't just because they're unfamiliar with the challenge of walking while blindfolded: a similar test of blind subjects found that they burned about 25 percent more energy while walking than sighted controls.   Of course, being blindfolded is significantly more disruptive than wearing night goggles, or simply being out at night in poorly lit conditions. That means the size of the effect is probably exaggerated. And walking is different from running. But it seems reasonable to assume that similar mechanisms are at work when you're running in the dark—along with other, more subtle mechanisms like optic flow, which is the pattern of objects flowing through your vision as you move through space.   When you're running or cycling in the dark, you can only see objects that are relatively close to you. That means that they appear in your field of vision only briefly before disappearing behind you, which corresponds to faster optic flow than you'd experience in daylight. A few previous studies, most notably those by Dave Parry and Dominic Micklewright of the University of Essex, have tried manipulating optic flow in virtual reality setups, making the scenery fly past more quickly or slowly than the speed of the treadmill or exercise bike. Sure enough, when optic flow is faster—as you'd experience in dark conditions—you feel like you're moving faster, and any given pace feels harder.   There's an interesting corollary to these findings about optic flow, as Parry explained to Runner's World's Scott Douglas back in 2012. “Running in an environment where most of the visual reference points you can see are close by, you experience a greater sensation of speed than when in an environment where your reference points are far away,” he said. That means running through a forest or through city streets will likely feel faster than running across an open field.   Ever since reading about those optical flow results, I've dismissed the gap between my actual and perceived pace during night runs as a quirk of how my brain estimates effort. During most of my runs, that gap doesn't matter—but if I'm trying to do a tempo run or hard workout before sunrise, the slower pace can be a bummer. So I'll take the new Swedish results as reassurance that night running might really be physiologically harder, not just a brain error—and if that's what it takes to avoid tripping in the dark, I'll accept the trade-off.   What's New in the 303: Costa Rica Leatherback Turtle Conservation Butterfly farm and the Butterfly Pavilion in Broomfield, bats, bugs, In room spiders, centipedes, roaches, beetles, crabs, bats Monkeys (spider, white faced and howler) Cuati and racoon   Bill's updates   Video of the Week: Costa Rica Coast to Coast, Highlights 2022       Closing: Good luck to those racing Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga and Ironman Tulsa this weekend! Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Testing To Get Faster

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 46:37


    Welcome to Episode #336 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!       Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Feature Coaching Topic How Testing Makes You Faster Endurance News IRONMAN World Championship Results Utah Sports Commission Expected To Create Total Economic Impact Of More Than $35m Dollars PTO Pro Am, to be held this Sunday 15 May at the Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles What's new in the 303 Triathlon Races in Colorado this Season Video of the Week TBD   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Training Discussion: Regular Testing   Regular testing to determine your threshold intensities in each discipline is an important (arguably essential) practice to getting faster. This works for new and experienced athletes. Newer athletes may find this a bit demanding, but it will help you get faster, faster. Testing regularly is particularly helpful for athletes who have some experience and find themselves plateauing in their performance.   Here's how the cycle works. Take bike power for example. You want to take a baseline FTP test to determine your  Functional Threshold Power. FTP is theoretically the power in Watts you can average for 45-60 minutes. This FTP becomes an anchor point for determining your training zones. Having accurately determined training zones is important for making sure you do prescribed training in the right zones.   For example, if you want to increase your threshold power you need to train at that Z4 Threshold zone to train your body to process muscle lactate efficiently. The more time you spend in that zone, the more adaptation you get. Without the FTP number or accurate substitute, you may be training in the wrong zone (eg Z3 or Z5), neither of which create the same adaptation of teaching your body to improve lactate processing and increasing your capacity to do work. Training regularly and progressively overloading the correct training zones over the course of 3 weeks on the 4th week you retest. If things are working, the next FTP test is at a higher average power than the one 4 weeks earlier. You then adjust the training zones. In this case increasing the power ranges for each zone. Another 3 weeks of training at the new (accurate) zones causes another adaptation, another test, another increase, another adjustment to training zones, etc.   Swim: Perform a 400 time trial effort from a push (not dive). Recover for 10 to 15 minutes with easy swimming and rest. Perform a 200 time trial effort from a push. Looking to calculate CSS or CV as Meters or Yards Per Minute. The higher the number the faster your are. If you go real fast on the 200 and real slow on the 400 - that counts against you. Your 200 should be about 6% faster than the 400.   Bike Power on a trainer is best 20 or 45 minute Or 15 miles without power   Run: 5k Time Trial as if racing Do on a track or flat course Always repeat on the same track or course if possible   How to execute a perfectly paced test. Consider how big of an improvement over the last two tests in that discipline. Consider how well the athlete is training at Z4 and Z5. Start with the average pace or power from the previous test and set a reasonable increase as the target pace or power. Execute at that power or pace start to finish. Don't start faster.   Excerpt from Swim Test Pacing: For the 200 target 58 seconds per lap which will put you close to 1:56/100 pace or 3:51 200. For the 400 target 59 seconds per lap for the first 4 and 60 seconds per lap for the last 4. If you feel you have some gas increase the stroke rate on the last lap.   If you want to talk further about how to test regularly to get better results, reach out at Rich@303colorado.com or message @tripodcasterrich   Check out the TriDot Free Trial https://app.tridot.com/onboard/sign-up/richsoares   Endurance News:   Ironman World Championships St. George results Utah Sports Commission Expected To Create Total Economic Impact Of More Than $35m Dollars   PTO Pro Am, to be held this Sunday 15 May at the Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles and streamed live for free around the world The event will see six of the world's top professional athletes race an Olympic-distance course alongside Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) athletes and special guests including former UFC star Paul Felder and Olympic silver medallist Heather Fell. CAF athletes will kick-start the day with a 1500m swim in the beautiful pearlescent sea off Venice Beach. Once out of the water, they'll tag in a highly-ranked PTO professional who'll rip up the road over a 40km bike course finishing in downtown LA between the Crypto.com Arena and Microsoft Square, outside the Herbalife Nutrition HQ. From here, another CAF superstar, or one of our special guests, will complete a 10km run to close out this first-ever PTO Pro Am event.   TEAMS REVEALED The PTO is proud to work alongside the Challenged Athletes Foundation to celebrate life through sport at the first PTO Pro Am. The six teams taking on the challenge of the PTO Pro Am in LA are:   Swimming and track runner Haven Shepherd, PTO World #3 Lionel Sanders and former UFC star Paul Felder. Swimmer and para climber Emily Gray, PTO World #8 Sam Long and swimmer and para-triathlete Rudy Garcia-Tolson. Para-triathlete Allysa Seely, PTO World #4 Daniel Baekkegard and GTN presenter and Olympic silver medallist Heather Fell. Swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger, PTO World #11 Holly Lawrence and swimmer and para-triathlete Roderick Sewell. Para-triathlete and hand cyclist Andre Kajlich, PTO World #7 Skye Moench and influencer and Herbalife ambassador Shirley Alvarez. Para-triathlete Chris Hammer, PTO World #14 Heather Jackson and para-triathlete, cyclist and marathoner Willie Stewart.     What's New in the 303: Upcoming Multisport Events in Colorado (runningintheusa.com) Upcoming Classic Races in Colorado (runningintheusa.com) Colfax Marathon   Video of the Week: Ironman World Championship St.George 2022 | Race Movie     Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Suzie Snyder Off Road Champ

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 86:52


    Today is our interview is with Suzie Snyder. Suzie Snyder (Boulder, Colo.) . USA Triathlon in March announced Suzie earned top honors for Women's Elite Off-Road Triathlete of the Year. Snyder, 39, placed sixth at the XTERRA World Championships, and picked up wins at XTERRA Beaver Creek and XTERRA Oak Mountain. Snyder also took fifth at the XTERRA Pan American Championship in Ogden, Utah.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   UCAN Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bar is going away! It's your last chance to get our delicious bar packed with natural peanut butter and a rich chocolate. Get it while you still can!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Feature interview with Suzie Snyder Endurance News IMWC St George What's new in the 303 NYC Ride Ride The Rockies Comparing federal eMTB rules and directives What You Need to Know About New Colorado Safety Stop Law New Bike Day and High Grade Ride Video of the Week Suzie Snyder Xterra Profile   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Feature Interview: Suzie Snyder   SUZIE SNYDER Boulder, CO, United States EXPERIENCE: 15 years CERTIFICATIONS: XTERRA Certified Masters Degree in Exercise Science, Springfield College, MA (2006) B.S Physical Education, Springfield College, 2004 NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) USA Triathlon Level 3 Certified USA Cycling Level 1 Certified USA Track and Field Level 1 Certified   HIGH LEVEL COACHING EXPERIENCE: My coaching experience includes athletes of all kinds; XTERRA and Ironman triathletes, road, mountain bike and cyclocross riders, and elite level tactical athletes (FBI Hostage Rescue Team, SWAT Teams & K9 Units, and US Army Special Forces teams). I've also enjoyed the challenge of coaching tactical athletes who are also competitive endurance athletes as the demands of each are significantly different and difficult to balance.    PHILOSOPHY: My passion lies in coaching anyone with a goal and a drive to challenge themselves, but feel it is also very important to emphasize balance. Endurance athletes tend to set high goals and rather than needing to be pushed, they sometimes need to be held back a touch in order to maintain balance in all aspects of life-  work, family, hobbies, training and racing, as well as balancing endurance training with strength and injury prevention. For most of us, attention to detail and doing "the little things" that we don't like or want to do can make a huge difference in both our daily lives and athletic performance, but need to be held accountable by someone else in order to actually do them!   Endurance News: IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission, both the female and male professional triathlons will have live race-day coverage globally via IRONMAN Now™ available on Facebook Watch as well as on NBC's streaming service, Peacock. The live coverage will offer millions of fans around the world digital access to the event activities, with the ability to follow along and support their favorite athletes in action, while witnessing the breathtaking views of Southwestern Utah, USA via computers and mobile devices.   For more information about the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission event, please visit www.ironman.com/im-word-championship-2021.   The Ironman World Championship in St. George features a stellar cast of athletes seeking glory. Learn about the contenders in our race preview.   PTO IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ST. GEORGE PREVIEW The stage is set for the ‘Battle of Champions' at the Ironman World Championships in St. George, Utah. This is the first time that the race will be held outside the island of Hawaii and provides a brand new and challenging course for the athletes to contend with.   The strength of both the men's and women's fields is seriously impressive with Olympic champions, multiple Kona winners, young blood and experienced veterans creating a plethora of athletes who could contend for the win or reach the podium.   However, the lack of athletes including Jan Frodeno, Patrick Lange, Joe Skipper, Laura Philipp and Lucy Charles-Barclay – unable to race due to injury or illness – will no doubt shake up the race dynamics as triathlon looks to crown its first IM world champ since October 2019.     Thorsten Radde's Report   Page 62 of 166   Page 64 of 166       What's New in the 303: Comparing federal eMTB rules and directives In the last few years, federal agencies have undergone processes to revise policies regarding eMTB access and management. With both the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) guidance and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule now finalized, IMBA's Policy Manager Aaron Clark has analyzed both in-depth to compare similarities, differences, ramifications and next steps for eMTB access on the federal public lands mountain bikers ride and steward most. We want to hear the community's questions about the analysis, the policies, and about these changes. On March 31, 2022, the USFS finalized long-awaited e-bike guidance. The guidance incorporated a number of IMBA's recommendations made during a public comment period in October 2020, in which thousands of mountain bikers took part. The guidance has some great elements in line with IMBA's recommendations: it requires a local public process to adequately collect local sentiment on possible pros and cons of eMTB access; thorough National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Travel Management Planning; the guidance distinguishes between class 1, class 2 and class 3 eMTBs to ensure quality experiences for all trail users; and the guidance manages eMTBs as a new category, separate from traditional mountain bikes. Unfortunately, USFS fell short by reclassifying non-motorized trails to motorized trails where eMTBs would be allowed, even if all other motorized uses were to remain prohibited.   What You Need to Know About New Colorado Safety Stop Law By Mike Raber, Board member of Bike Jeffco   There is a lot of misunderstanding about the recently passed amendment to the Colorado Safety Stop statute, so I am providing clarification.   The Colorado Bicycle Safety Stop law was enacted in 2019 as an opt-in statute for municipalities and counties to implement on a voluntary basis.  The amended law changed the existing law effective statewide on April 13, 2022 when Governor Polis signed the bill.  It has been shown to assist in reducing bicycle automobile collisions at intersections in those municipalities and counties where it was implemented. 8 states in addition to Colorado have adopted Safety Stop laws statewide with positive results for reducing collisions.  Colorado State Patrol and Colorado Department of Highways statistics for the last several years document over 70% of bicycle & motor vehicle collisions happen at intersections.  Collisions don't happen between bicyclists and motor vehicles when bicyclists can cross an intersection when there is no traffic and it's safe to proceed, this is what the 2019 statute provided for. Due to the confusion on where the 2019 statute was and was not adopted between municipalities and counties, the law was amended on April 13, 2022 to make it effective statewide to eliminate this confusion.     New Bike Day Argon 18 Every component and part itemized Andy Schmit Service Course - Custom Bikes — The Service Course The Article Saturday Ride       Video of the Week:   XTERRA athlete profile Suzie Snyder   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    St George IM World Champs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 28:13


    Welcome to Episode #334 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.   Today is our St George IM WC Preview Special.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   UCAN Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bar is going away! It's your last chance to get our delicious bar packed with natural peanut butter and a rich chocolate. Get it while you still can!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Endurance News Ironman Texas last weekend Sam Long still racing St G despite being hit by a car while training IMWC St George What's new in the 303  Primal NY Bike Ride the Rockies Video of the Week Ben Hoffman & Magnus Ditlev Sprint Finish - 2022 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Sam Long Still On For St G samgolong You can't keep a good man down. After my

    Boston and the 303

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 24:12


    Welcome to Episode #333 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Endurance News April 18, 2022 Boston Marathon results Who Wore What? These Were the Top Shoes at the 2022 Boston Marathon What's new in the 303  Ride the Rockies update - 7 days / 50 porta pot   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Boston Marathon Pro Field The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced more than 140 athletes will compete at the 126th Boston Marathon as part of the John Hancock Professional Athlete Team. Olympians, Paralympians, and global marathon winners will race from Hopkinton to Boston on April 18 and will be the first race held on the traditional Patriots' Day date since 2019.   The Boston Marathon made history last year by becoming the first Abbott World Marathon Major event to offer equal $50,000 course record bonuses across open and wheelchair divisions, and the first event to provide a designated prize purse for athletes with upper limb, lower limb, and visual impairments. For the 37th year, prize money awards will be provided by principal sponsor John Hancock.   The full international field, including the Para Athletics Divisions field top contenders, can be found below.     Who Wore What? These Were the Top Shoes at the 2022 Boston Marathon Ever since the first carbon-plated super shoes hit the roads, they've dominated the pro running conversation. With any speedy performance, we want to know: What latest shoe technology were they wearing?   That was certainly the case for Monday's thrilling Boston Marathon where Peres Jepchirchir and Ababel Yeshaneh fought until the very last mile for their glory moment. In the end, it was Jepchirchir who out-kicked Yeshaneh 2:21.01 to 2:21.05.   In the context of super shoes, though, it may as well have been a head-to-head battle between Adidas and Nike, two Goliaths in the space. And though Nike had more racers finish in the top 15 wearing its shoes, the eventual 2022 Boston Marathon champion was wearing a pair of Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2's.   Curious what the other ultra-fast women were racing in on Marathon Monday? We tracked down the 6 shoes that were worn by the top 15 women.   RELATED: American Original: Why Nell Rojas Broke Her Adidas Contract Right Before Placing 10th at Boston   Adidas Adizero Adios Pro 2 | $220 adidas-adizero-adios Who wore it? Along with 2022 Boston Marathon champion, Peres Jepchirchir, fellow Kenyans Viola Cheptoo (6th place) and Joyciline Jepkosgei (7th place), and ninth place Charlotte Purdue sported the German shoe.   Nike Vaporfly Next% 2 | $250 nike-zoomx-vaporfly-2 Who wore it? Who didn't wear the fabled Nike super shoes? First and second runners up, Ababel Yeshaneh and Mary Wacera Ngugi sported Nikes along the Boston Marathon course, followed by fourth and fifth place runners Edna Kiplagat and Monicah Ngige. Degitu Azimeraw (8th place), Nell Rojas (10th place, first American finisher), and Bria Wetsch (15th place) round out the list of top 15 Boston finishers that raced in Nikes on Monday.   Saucony Endorphin Pro 3 saucony-endorphin-pro-3 Who wore it? Malindi Elmore, the 11th place finisher, was the only top 15 competitor to sport this new style from Saucony.   HOKA Rocket X 2 close up of Stephanie Bruce's unreleased HOKA Rocket X 2 shoes from the Boston Marathon 126th Boston Marathon April 18, 2022 (Photo: Kevin Morris) Who wore it? Second American finisher Stephanie Bruce rocked these brand-new (not available until next year) shoes from her long-time sponsor. She came in 12th overall in 2:28:02.   RELATED: The Best Women's Racing Shoes Available This Year   Brooks Hyperion Elite 3 | $250 brooks-hyperion-elite-3 Who wore it? Desiree Linden finished her ninth run at the Boston Marathon in 2:28.47 in this new edition of Brooks carbon-plated super shoe.   Puma Fast-R Nitro Elite puma-fast-r Who wore it? Minnesota-based Dakotah Lindwurm came in 14th in 2:30:42 wearing the Puma Fast-R Nitro Elite, a shoe that is not yet available in America.     2022 Boston Marathon results Women Peres Jepchirchir (KEN) — 2:21:01 Ababel Yeshaneh (ETH) — 2:21:05 Mary Ngugi (KEN) — 2:21:32 Edna Kiplagat (KEN) — 2:21:40 Monicah Ngige (KEN) — 2:22:13 Viola Cheptoo (KEN) — 2:23:47 Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) — 2:24:43 Degitu Azimeraw (ETH) — 2:25:23 Charlotte Purdue (GBR) — 2:25:26 Nell Rojas (USA) — 2:25:57 Des Linden (USA) — 2:28:47 DNF. Molly Seidel (USA)   Men Evans Chebet (KEN) — 2:06:51 Lawrence Cherono (KEN) — 2:07:21 Benson Kipruto (KEN) — 2:07:27 4; Gabriel Geay (TAN) — 2:07:53 Eric Kaptanui (KEN) — 2:08:47 Albert Korir (KEN) — 2:08:50 Scott Fauble (USA) — 2:08:52 Jemal Yimer (ETH) — 2:08:58 Elkanah Kibet (USA) — 2:09:07 Kinde Atanaw (ETH) — 2:09:16 Lemi Berhanu (ETH) — 2:09:43 Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) — 2:11:49 Yuki Kawauchi (JPN) — 2:12:55 Jared Ward (USA) — 2:15:24 Jake Riley (USA) — 2:30:48 DNF. Lelisa Desisa (ETH) DNF. Birhanu Legese (ETH) DNF. Sisay Lemma (ETH)     What's New in the 303:       Video of the Week:   5k Bike Race l Sarah Crowley & Emma Pallant-Browne

    This Week In The 303

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 36:01


    Welcome to Episode #332 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Endurance News Pro Am 2022 Kat Matthews Rises to the SUB8 Challenge   What's new in the 303 Colorado's Statewide Safety Stop is Almost Here!    Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   PTO PRO AM 2022 The PTO Pro Am will bring together the world's greatest professional triathletes, big celebrity names and Challenged Athlete Foundation athletes in a celebration of life, fitness and triathlon. Mixed relay teams will race from the iconic Venice Beach to the famous streets of Downtown Los Angeles to see which team are crowned the inaugural PTO Pro Am winners!   Hosted at the Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles, the PTO Pro Am will be broadcast live and for free to triathlon die-hards and new fans alike.   WHAT IS THE PTO PRO AM? The PTO Pro Am will team the world's greatest professional triathletes with big celebrity names and CAF athletes to race together in a mixed-relay race from Venice Beach to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.   The first PTO Pro Am will be held as part of the Herbalife24 LA Triathlon, the city's premier triathlon event with a history dating back to the early 2000s.   WILL I BE ABLE TO WATCH LIVE? Yes. The PTO Pro Am will be broadcast live. Sign up to be the first to hear about how to watch live on 15 May.   Kat Matthews Rises to the SUB8 Challenge Sydney, Australia – 13th April, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ –European champion Kat Matthews has signed on to the Pho3nix Sub8 Project, Powered by Zwift. The third-fastest British female long-distance triathlete and national time trial cycling champion is the newest contender for the audacious attempt to race the full distance of triathlon in under eight hours.   After Ironman 70.3 world champion Lucy Charles-Barclay was ruled out of Sub8 due to a hip bone fracture, Matthews was quick to rise to the occasion and take on the challenge of swimming 3.8 kilometers, cycling 180 kilometers, and running 42 kilometers faster than anyone ever before. Though the attempt will be aided by a team of pacemakers and cutting-edge technology and logistics, in the end it will still be a triumph of physiological preparedness and mental acuity for any athlete to go under the mark.   “I'm a relative newbie to the sport and the iron distance is certainly one where experience is of high benefit. Most would assume I would not be a contender and that achieving this would be impossible,” Matthews admits. “However, as soon as I heard of the attempt, I wanted to be involved. It sparked my interest intellectually as well as physically. I see my sporting endeavours as a case study for constant learning and improvement. I have yet to find a plateau in my physical improvement in any area, and this evolution keeps me right at the edge of passion and motivation for absolute excellence.”   As an Army physiotherapist, Matthews pursued a longtime interest in the human body and health helping injured soldiers get back to fighting fitness. It was in that environment she began exploring triathlon, going from grassroots sprints to winning middle distance races outright as an amateur to earn her pro card.   With a slew of wins and notable performances in the past three years including winning Ironman Florida to set the third-fastest full distance time set by a British female, topping Ironman UK, and dominating this year's Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote, Matthews has put the world on notice.   Now only seven years after she first began doing triathlons, she puts herself on an even steeper trajectory to sporting greatness lining up to race against dual Olympic medallist Nicola Spirig. Matthews says, “Nicola's accolades in the sport over the last 25 years puts her as a legitimate candidate as the sport's Greatest Of All Time across both male and female athletes. To race against Nicola here is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I hope to be a worthy contender.”   Pho3nix Foundation board member and MANA Global CEO Chris McCormack says, “Kat is a world-class athlete I've watched with much interest over the past few years. Getting herself and her ‘tribe' of pacemakers together in such a short time frame is no mean feat, but she came ready and prepared. Kat has had a long-term alignment with the Sub8 Project: she was in early discussions with Lucy as part of her team and has also been engaged in a heavy training block with many of the pacemakers over the past six months. This made for a perfect transition into the lead racing role. With Kat's cerebral and disciplined approach to the sport I'm excited to see how she will tackle the puzzle that is Sub8 and the new race strategy she will bring in her pursuit to be the first to Defy the Impossible.”   Regarding Charles-Barclay's further role, McCormack clarifies, “Lucy is still very much part of the team and having her still on board within our global commentary team and on the ground on race day brings a new lens to this groundbreaking attempt. Her journey in preparation and the insights she can offer on her fellow athletes racing will take our coverage to the next level. It's something that no one else could possibly have delivered.”   To find out more about the Pho3nix Sub7 and Pho3nix Sub8 Project Powered by Zwift, visit the official website at: https://www.sub7sub8.com/     What's New in the 303:   Colorado's Statewide Safety Stop is Almost Here!  By Brian Weiss, Bike Law Colorado   Finally, the much sought after common sense traffic law for bicyclists is coming to Colorado in 2022, likely July 1st.  After the Governor Polis signs the law and the Safety Stop becomes effective, anyone who rides a bicycle or scooter on public roads will not have to lose momentum due to stop signs or wait as long at red lights.  So what difference will the Colorado Safety Stop make?  Soon riders will “legally” not have to completely stop at stop signs when there is no traffic present.  Red lights that would not change for a bike rider who followed the law and as a result the rider waited and waited – will be a past memory.  People who were pulled over by police and ticketed for what they may have thought was a legal activity on a bicycle, can now breathe a sigh of relief.     Jack Todd (Bicycle Colorado) Andy Kerr, Senator Kevin Priola, Piep van Heuven (Bicycle Colorado), Brian Weiss   After about seven years of trying, Colorado's House and Senate finally passed the State-wide Safety Stop bill (HB22-1028), which is based on the Idaho Stop Law, in 2022.  The bill actually had true bipartisan support this year.  In fact, it passed the Colorado House 44-20 and passed the Colorado Senate 25-8.   The effective date of this law taking effect will be after the Governor signs it and the required waiting period because the new law is needed for our “immediate safety.”   An explanation of the practical changes of the Colorado Safety Stop for a bike rider are as follows:   When approaching a stop sign, if it is safe to proceed only after slowing to a reasonable speed of 10 miles per hour or less, yielding the right-of-way to any traffic or pedestrian in or approaching the intersection, and after yielding, then the bike riders can continue through the intersection without stopping; and When approaching an illuminated red traffic control signal or “red light,” the person on a bicycle must first stop completely at the intersection and yield to all other traffic and pedestrians and only when traffic clears and it is safe, may the rider proceed straight or make a right turn through the intersection or, subject to specified conditions, make a left turn onto a one-way street only. It should be noted that the bill evolved into the current version in several steps.  This law will not only apply to people who ride bicycles but is now flexible enough to cover current and future forms of transportation called “Low Speed Conveyances” which would include electric scooters, one-wheels, e-bikes, and electric skateboards.  Also there were several parts added to the text of the bill.  One critical revision is that the new law will only apply to bicyclists age 15 and over.  However, for bicyclists, or low speed conveyance riders, under age 15 who are with a parent or legal guardian they can also keep their momentum and benefit from this new law.   This is a change from the current law which was basically an opt-in decision by the city or county to make a Safety Stop the rule of that area.  As expected, when rules for bike riders changed from town to town there was confusion.  When both bike riders and drivers of motor vehicles understand the laws, they are easier to follow and there is less conflict between road users.   I say that this law was a long time coming from a personal note, as I have advocated for the Idaho Stop for over 8 years for Bike Law, Team Evergreen Cycling and myself as a person who bikes all over Colorado.  While I knew that some mountain towns, like Breckenridge, Aspen, and Summit County, had a successful safety stop local ordinance in place for years before the Colorado Legislature considered changing the Traffic Code to make this a statewide law, I also was aware of the Denver Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee in 2013 which shared a white paper explaining how traffic flows and bicycle commuters would benefit from a safety stop ordinance in Denver.  I testified at the Senate Committee hearings for two years, but the bill did not leave the Transportation Committee. However, there was a glimmer of hope in 2018 for passing a version of the Idaho Stop Law. In 2018 there were enough votes in the Colorado Legislature to pass a watered-down model of the bill which allowed the bike-friendly cities and counties to “opt-in” to a regulatory framework to allow bicycles more freedom at intersections, but I saw this as a weak compromise law. Fortunately, it did serve as a step toward the larger objective, and it energized the bicycling community to keep trying.    In the meantime, Colorado was bypassed by other states.  Arkansas, Delaware, Oregon Washington, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Utah all passed statewide safety stop laws.  Those other states provided data that was helpful in ultimately passing Colorado's safety stop bill.  For example, I explained to the Colorado Senate transportation Committee that crashes between bicycle riders and motor vehicles dropped 23% at intersections with stop signs over a 30-month period in Delaware.  I find that statistics like this resonate well with both legislators and jurors alike.  The lack of relevant statistics from other states may have been a reason that the law passing in Colorado was previously unsuccessful.   While working to pass the Colorado Safety Stop, there were a lot of different people involved with varying viewpoints.  Of course, Bicycle Colorado was a driving force behind this law as it benefits bicycle riders across the State.  Andy Kerr, current Jefferson County Commissioner, former Colorado State Senator, and former Colorado State House of Representatives stewarded this bill for about 8 years and made it his personal mission when he was a Colorado legislator.  Note, Andy commuted by bicycle when he was the Colorado State Senator and House Member for my district.   After I gave my own testimony about statistics, safety, and legal issues, I was moved by the testimony from fellow cyclists.  In particular, I recall Marcus Robinson's testimony who explained that he, as a black man riding an expensive road bicycle, was emotionally devasted after he was pulled over by the police who claimed he failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign and the police accused him of stealing the bicycle that he was riding.  Marcus explained that no minority should be targeted by law enforcement, and he advocated for equality in cycling.  I learned that after the stressful police accusation and racial unrest in 2020, Marcus Robinson and Neal Henderson started Ride for Racial Justice, a non-profit in Denver which advocates for Diversity, Education, Leadership & Community: https://www.rideforracialjustice.org/our-vision.    This Safety Stop bill will unify bike laws across Colorado, and make the roads safer for people of color at the same time.   Ride The Rockies Behind The Scenes The Pad Hotel / Hostel - Silverthorne, Colorado - The Pad Hotel / Hostel (thepadlife.com)   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 77:16


    Our interview guests this week are Olympic Triathlete Andy Potts and how he keeps improving as a pro triathlete at the age of 46. Andy shares race stories and training tips. He and Daniel Brienza to talk about their partnership with HUUB and a new product launch.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Feature Interview with Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza Endurance News Oceanside Pro Results Netflix docuseries on 2022 Tour de France What's new in the 303 USA Triathlon Announces 2022 Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series Calendar Interview - Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza Andy represented the US at the 2004 Olympics, less than a year and a half after starting in the sport. After a long and successful career as a swimmer, Andy has been one of the world's most versatile triathletes on the planet who prides himself on hard work, dedication, and giving as much back to the sport, his sponsors and community as humanly possible. His business partner Daniel Brienza is with us to exclusive announcement on HUUB Pinnacle wetsuits and a high visibility and comfort goggles.   Telling myself what I need to hear as an athlete Boyd Lake with Kyle Coon 2021 Paralympic games Kona Top 10 finishes Helps other athletes   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Oceanside 70.3 Pro Results   Jackson Laundry Surprises and Taylor Knibb Dominates in Oceanside It's always hard to know what to expect at the first long-course race of the North American season—and Ironman 70.3 Oceanside in southern California delivered even more drama than usual this year, with a few breakout performances and a sprint finish.   The drama was all in the men's race—where the unheralded Jackson Laundry took the lead with less than a mile to go and charged hard for a win that looked like a shock even to him.   “It was unbelievable,” he said. “It doesn't really sink in until you're right there and there's no one left to catch you.”   And then behind Laundry, Lionel Sanders and Rudy von Berg sprinted to the line in one of the closest finishes we've ever seen at long-course.     Until that final mile it actually looked like an event that would be locked up by double gold medalist Alistair Brownlee. Out of a large (very large) group on the swim, a bike pack slowly whittled down until at T2 it was Brownlee, Laundry, von Berg, and Ben Kanute. The pace on the run was blistering—and behind them, after losing his nutrition on the bike, Sanders was running even faster.   Ultimately, it became a race of seconds. Laundry and von Berg raced neck and neck, until the Canadian put in a surge for what seemed to be a lock on second. But he didn't stop, he kept going faster and faster—catching Brownlee and putting down a sub-5:00 mile at the end of the 13.1. Behind him, Sanders had caught the suddenly struggling Brownlee and then reached von Berg with just hundreds of meters to go. They sprinted; Sanders outleaned.   It was a 1:10:11 run for Laundry v. a 1:10:55 run for von Berg and a 1:08:29 run for Sanders to come to the line shoulder-to-shoulder and collapse. In fourth, Brownlee slowed and came home with “just” a 1:11:04 run. That's how close the day was.     In the women's race, it was maybe less about the drama and more about a coronation. The 24-year-old Knibb controlled the swim, according to her competitors, clocking the fastest of the day (23:33 in choppy conditions); she got to the front of the bike after a slower transition to put on socks and then had the fastest bike of the day too (2:20:17); and then took out of T2 nearly three minutes in the lead and had only the 4th fastest run of the day (1:17:48) to win handily.   Women's 70.3 Oceanside results Taylor Knibb (US): 4:06:32 Luisa Baptista (BRA): 4:08:45 Holly Lawrence (GBR): 4:09:17 Ashleigh Gentle (AUS): 4:12:21 Jackie Hering (USA): 4:13:46   Men's 70.3 Oceanside results Jackson Laundry (CAN): 3:45:00 Lionel Sanders (CAN): 3:45:33 Rody von Berg (USA): 3:45:33 Alistair Brownlee (GBR): 3:45:55 Ben Kanute (USA): 3:46:32 Full results will be available here.   Netflix and A.S.O. confirm docuseries on 2022 Tour de France Netflix is partnering with A.S.O. to create a documentary series on the Tour de France 2022, with the participation of France Télévisions.   Produced by Quadbox, a joint venture between QUAD and ‘Box to box Films' (Drive to Survive), the series will follow the journey of eight teams taking part in the world's biggest cycling race.   ‘Consisting of eight episodes of 45 minutes, the series will follow as closely as possible all the actors of the Tour de France, from cyclists to team managers to understand the multiple stakes of a race that has become a true international symbol, broadcasted in 190 territories.'   The backstages of eight teams will be unveiled, from the preparation phase to the finish line: AG2R Citroën Team, Alpecin-Fenix, BORA-hansgrohe, EF Education-EasyPost, Groupama-FDJ cycling Team, Ineos Grenadiers, Team Jumbo-Visma and Team Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl.   Filming will run from March to July 2022 for a release on Netflix in the first semester of 2023. In addition, France Télévisions will broadcast a documentary a few days before the start of the Tour de France 2023.   Dolores Emile, Manager, EMEA Unscripted & Doc Series (France) at Netflix, said “We are very proud to unveil new aspects of the emblematic Tour de France. This is a unique opportunity to dive into the stories of its inspiring characters.”   Yann Le Moënner, Managing Director of A.S.O., added “We are proud of this partnership with Netflix, France Télévisions and the Tour de France teams, which will offer fans a unique immersion behind the scenes.   “Through a narrative approach, which is additive to the competition itself, the public will be able to discover how the Tour de France represents the ultimate challenge for the competitors ; in particular in terms of suffering, pushing their limits and team spirit. This project is part of our overall ambition to make our sport more accessible and meet an even wider audience.”   Laurent-Eric Le Lay, Sports Director at France Télévisions, said “As the historic partner and broadcaster of the Tour de France, we are delighted to participate in this project which will allow everyone to experience part of the daily life of champions and teams.   “It is additive to what we do every year during the race and we believe that it will attract an even larger audience to this beautiful event.”     What's New in the 303:   USA Triathlon Announces 2022 Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series Calendar COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced its 2022 Splash & Dash Youth Aquathlon Series, featuring more than 45 swim-run events in cities across the United States this season. Additional events will be added to the calendar as the season progresses.   The series, launched in 2012 with 30 events, is designed to introduce youth athletes between the ages of 7 and 15 to the multisport lifestyle through the unique discipline of aquathlon (swim-run). With a focus on participation and fun, rather than competition, many of the events are not timed.   At all Splash & Dash events, participants ages 7-10 will complete a 100-meter pool swim and an approximate 1-kilometer run, while athletes ages 11-15 will complete a 200m pool swim and an approximate 2k run. All participants will receive a unique, custom finishers' medal and giveaways.   The Splash & Dash Series is a part of USA Triathlon's emphasis on increasing opportunities and access to multisport events and clinics for current and prospective youth multisport athletes. As part of its 2022 Return to Racing Youth Stimulus Package, USA Triathlon is offering free youth event sanctioning, free youth clinic sanctioning, free registration for youth clubs and expansion of the Youth Scholarship Program.     Video of the Week   Khem Suthiwan Garage Talk; Adventurer, Optimist and Lover of Life     Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Athlete Blood Test Anna Roby and Jordan Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 72:15


    Our interview guests this week are A'nna Roby and Jordan Jones. Jordan is a former pro triathlete and does work for Athlete Blood Test. A'nna Roby has a PhD in Nutrition and is Athlete Blood Test's Chief Researcher.   It's also a huge race weekend with the first 70.3 North America races.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Feature Interview with A'nna Roby and Jordon Jones about Athlete Blood Test Endurance News The first Ironman 70.3 weekend of 2022 What's new in the 303 There Is Very Little Information Out There For Athletes With Migraine A New Kind of Gravel Bike Festival in Elbert County   Interview - A'nna Roby and Jordon Jones Jordan Jones is from Medford Massachusetts, went to Boston University and currently lives in Steamboat, CO. He is owner of Powder7 Ski shop in Golden, CO. He is a proud father of now 3 children with his latest arrival just two weeks ago.   A'nna Roby earned her PhD at Cornell University and is the Chief Researcher at Athlete Blood Test. PhD, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, licensed Dietitian, certified Personal Trainer.   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to the fullest. Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   The race takes place on Saturday 2 April 2022 with the opening 1.9km swim at Oceanside Harbour.   The Pro race will start at 0640 local time. That corresponds to 1440 in the UK, 1540 CET and 0940 Eastern Time.   The race will be broadcast live, with the event the first of 11 IRONMAN 70.3 events to be broadcast in 2022 in a new partnership with Outside TV. You will be able to watch for free via web, mobile or connected TV app.   PRO Men Let's kick off with the triathlon racing return of Alistair Brownlee. Not for the first time in his career, it's been a long road back from injury and surgery for the two-time Olympic Champion.   Lionel Sanders is no stranger to this race – he went 3rd / 1st / 1st / 2nd between 2015 and 2018 – and is on a similar road to Brownlee for the IRONMAN World Championship St George. Whatever happens during the swim and bike, he's expecting this one to come down to the late stages of the run… and is very confident of where his form is at for that final discipline.   Ben Kanute must be a strong contender, having won the last two editions. He has already raced well this year – third at CLASH Miami – and will surely be better here as a result of that. He's already said that Oceanside is an event he is excited for.   Sam Long, the winner in Miami, is on the start list but after his impressive start to the year he is seemingly set to skip this one and fully focus on prep for St. George. Jason West, who finished second in Miami (and was fifth last year), will race however. No thoughts of May 7 for him however.   Opening his season here will be Rudy Von Berg, who we spoke to at length earlier in the year. He also knows the race well, racing fifth in 2018 and second in 2019, and he is rarely far from the podium in any race. If he's in contention in the late stages of the run too, watch out as he typically has an extra gear over the closing kilometres if needed.   Rudy is another athlete not thinking about St George – though he will make his full-distance debut at IRONMAN France later this year.   Add in Sam Appleton, Jackson Laundry, Matt Hanson, Andreas Dreitz, David McNamee, Bart Aernouts and more and you have what will be perhaps the deepest field we will see this side of St George.   PRO Women Just as with the men's race, we have both a stellar cast of talent and an intriguing mix with some athletes looking towards St George and others fully intent on spoiling their plans.   Daniela Ryf has five World Championship titles to her name over this distance, which in years past would make her the odds-on favourite for the win. She took top spot on the podium here in 2019.   Second to Laura Philipp at IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai earlier this month was a strong start to Daniela's year, but not quite enough as yet to think she is back to her absolute brilliant and almost unbeatable best. Will this be another step towards that status? That is one of the most interesting sub-plots of this event.   We will see something new from Taylor Knibb this week – she's got a TT bike! It's not as though her road bike was seemingly holding her back in 2021 to be fair, where she earned a World Championship bronze medal in only her second 70.3 race start, as well as that impressive display at the Collins Cup. Oh, and an Olympic Games silver medal was pretty good too.   Still a youngster in triathlon terms, how will a bit more planning before that first race (and the new bike) impact her performance in 2022?   Just as with the men, we have the defending champion racing here in the shape of Canadian star Paula Findlay. She was in a class of her own on the bike in October, and reflecting back on that hugely impressive PTO 2020 Championship victory in December 2020, she is strong across all three disciplines. At her best, that makes her tough for anyone to beat.   Holly Lawrence (2017) and Heather Jackson (2015 and 2013) add to the previous winners set to race on Saturday, and both have multiple World Championship podium finishes on their records, Lawrence of course taking the IRONMAN 70.3 title in 2016.   Australia's Ashleigh Gentle made seemingly light work of CLASH Miami recently as everyone around her was melting in the baking Florida heat, while Skye Moench was an impressive sixth at the 70.3 World Championship and Jackie Hering was just one place behind her in Utah. They will all add further quality to what should be a fantastic race.   That's far from a complete list of podium contenders either – don't miss it.   You can find the full Pro start list here.   Prize Money: What's on the line? The prize purse on offer this weekend is $50,000 – with each of the winners collecting a $7,500 share of that total   In addition to money, there will be a total of six qualifying slots (three MPRO / three FPRO) for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St George in late October 2022.   The total funds will be paid eight-deep, as follows:   $7,500 $5,000 $3,750 $3,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,250 $1,000   IRONMAN 70.3 Texas in Galveston - Beachside Best Race with us at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 Texas and experience the best of both worlds, blending together a PR chasers dream course with a beachside bliss atmosphere. Athletes kick off their day with a protected, saltwater swim in the Bay at Moody Gardens, transition to a flat and fast bike course along the Texas Gulf Coast, and cap it off with a spectator-filled run. As athletes race, friends and family can experience the famous local beaches, iconic Moody Gardens, and Pleasure Pier. Beaches, boardwalks, and your personal best await you at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 Texas.​     What's New in the 303:   There Is Very Little Information Out There For Athletes With Migraine By Jessica McWhirt   I've been researching for the past several weeks to find information for athletes with Migraine. But not only Migraine, athletes with fatigue and dizziness, and how to train and race while living with a chronic illness or disease.   There are plenty of lists of famous athletes and Olympians who have migraine: Amanda Beard, Steve Kerr, Ian Thorpe, Dwyane Wade. But these articles rarely go into the details of how these athletes manage the sometimes debilitating effects of Migraine. We just know that they have. It's not helpful. The Cleveland Clinic says, “an exertional headache occurs when an activity causes veins and arteries to expand to allow more blood flow. That expansion and increased blood pressure create pressure in the skull, which causes the pain.”   Without further ado, here are some recommendations by sites, my commentary on it, and some things I do in a vain attempt to reduce the severity of the exercise-induced headaches I get after hard efforts, long efforts, or races   WHAT MIGRAINE CANADA SUGGESTS When I actually found an article with tips for athletes with Migraine, I've either been doing the suggestion already, I won't do it, or it isn't even applicable. Migraine Canada suggests the following:   Stick to a schedule Eat and sleep at regular times Exercise regularly Eat a healthy diet Find factors that are triggering the Migraine (light sensitivity = wear sunglasses; noise sensitivity = wear earplugs) What I do While these all make sense for even someone who doesn't have Migraine, what happens if you already have a daily headache and strenuous exercise makes it worse? Because I do. What if exercise, is in fact, the trigger? Because it is for me. And when you are sticking to a schedule, eating regularly and healthily, and getting enough sleep, then what? Yes, I do these things.   I regularly go to bed around 9:00 PM and wake up around 5:30 AM. Lately, I've been trying to eat 6 small meals every 2-3 hours throughout the day. Before that, I'd eat 3 meals every 4ish hours. “Exercising regularly” varies between people, but I workout 6 days per week and one day is reserved for rest and yoga. I try to make sure my diet consists mostly of whole, real foods. So, food that doesn't have a ton of weird ingredients listed or if you left it outside the fridge for too long, it'll go bad.   If you also do all these things, and you still have headaches, there are more things to try, so keep reading.   WHAT NEW YORK HEADACHE CENTER SAYS Another article (I emailed them about the misspelled title already) differentiates between exertional headaches and effort-induced headaches. Exertional headaches are caused by lifting, pushing, or pulling. They list sex, coughing, sneezing, or straining to shit as some of the triggers for an exertional headache.   Effort-induced headaches are caused by aerobic activities like running, swimming, cycling, etc. They think that if you're dehydrated, hypoglycemic, or overheated, this can result in an effort-induced headache. The authors also believe if you're low in Magnesium then this would also contribute to effort-induced headaches. Their recommendations were:   To take an NSAID an hour prior to the activity Get a prescription for Indomethacin Do a proper warm-up and cool-down What I do While taking an NSAID every once in a while won't cause much harm, taking one every time before a strenuous workout will actually cause a rebound headache. This is when you essentially become dependent on the NSAID. When the pain-relieving effects wear off, you take another one and another one and another one.     A New Kind of Gravel Bike Festival in Elbert County If you love biking, particularly on quiet gravel roads and dirt trails maybe combine it with a family oriented camping event complete with music, food, beer, the Mad Gravel on Memorial Day weekend might be for you. Rattler Racing will host the second annual Mad Gravel race at the picturesque Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch in Elbert County, Colorado on Saturday, May 28th, Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th, 2022.  Mad Gravel is now a full-on 3-day weekend event with a little something for everyone.   Saturday will be a fast and furious circuit race within the boundaries of the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. Runners also get to enjoy most of the same course on a 5K trail course before the cyclists take off. Look for some great winding gravel roads, double track, and a mix of twisty single-track sections. Sunday is the biggie. Racers and riders have the option to pick one of three epic routes along the eastern Colorado slope. Monday including a sweet mountain bike course highlighting the great trails within the ranch. Participants will get to take in amazing views of Colorado's high 14'ers, and enjoy an optimum vantage point of the entire front range.  All three days of Mad Gravel are fully supported with multiple aid stations.   Mad Gravel 2022 has been through many iterations. There aren't many gravel events where you get to try your hand at a circuit race the day before the big event. Says race director Dave Muscianisi, “In scouting out our mountain bike course last November, we thought portions of that course would be perfect for a gravel circuit. And with a circuit race already set up, how about starting the weekend with a trail run? And, since we have 3 days to work with, let's get the MGXC mountain bike race going on Monday. Why? Because we can.”     Video of the Week Lance Armstrong Passed In Last Second of Ironman Texas 70.3       Upcoming Guests   Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza of APRacing   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Chris Schwenker Zommunique

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 80:59


    Our interview this week is with Chris Schwenker. Chris is a Physical Therapist, Zwift expert and founder of The Zommuniqué - A virtual cycling and fitness blog and community created to enhance the experience by exploring topics of interest related to cycling.     Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co   In Today's Show Feature Interview with Chris Schwenker Endurance News Ten Swimming Myths Debunked and Revisited What's new in the 303 Fountain Colorado, Bike Racing meets the Plains XTERRA USA Championship Rotates to Colorado Tech Corner FORM Goggles   Interview - Chris Schwenker Semi-retired as owner and director of his private Orthopedic Physical Therapy practice after over 20 years, Chris is blessed with the freedom to pursue his passion for virtual cycling and writing. On a continual quest to give back to his bike for all the rewarding experiences and relationships it has provided him, he created a non-profit.  Take part in Chris' ride across America to fund raise -  https://thezommunique.com/2022/03/23/the-dirt-dad-fundo-across-america/   With The Communique Chris is committed to helping others with his bike. His gain cave is located on the North Fork of Long Island, where he lives with his beautiful wife and is proud of his two college student children.   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Ten Swimming Myths Debunked and Revisited Years ago, I wrote an article debunking 10 of the most common myths I know of in the sport of swimming. Today, I want to revisit those myths (some are still prevalent) with my thoughts about them in 2019.    Myth #1  To go faster in swimming one must push out the back of the arm pull Depending on where the swimmer puts the emphasis on the pull and how energetic the two parts of the body rotation are, the peak force of the pull can occur in the front quadrant, just in front of the shoulder, back quadrant behind the shoulder or at the end of the pull, pushing out the back. Swimmers can definitely increase their distance per stroke (DPS) by pushing longer and harder out the back, but it comes at a cost by slowing the stroke rate (SR). The relationship between DPS and SR is crucial. The multiple of both determines a swimmer's speed. Pushing out the back may increase a swimmer's speed (particularly in events longer than 50 meters), so long as the SR doesn't slow too much. Thanks to Pressure Meter technology, I have learned that the peak force during the propulsion phase of the pulling arm occurs at different points, depending on the technique of the swimmer. The peak force of the pulling arm is profoundly influenced by the coupling motions, as well as the strength of the arms. The coupling motion of body rotation occurs at two different times separated by about 2/10 of a second. The peak shoulder rotation velocity occurs first, as the recovering hand enters the water, and the peak hip rotation velocity occurs later, as the pulling hand finishes the pull and exits the water.   What's New in the 303:   Fountain Colorado, Bike Racing meets the Plains   As populations and traffic grow along the Colorado Front Range, putting on road bike races has become increasingly difficult. Barry Lee and Sanitas Sports have turned some of their attention south towards Colorado Springs and the Eastern Plains. About a dozen or so miles east of the town of Fountain, about halfway between Colorado Springs and Pueblo, at the county school serving kids from all over El Paso County, the GROOVE Fountain Bike Festival was born in 2021.   Now in its second year Kirk Hanna Park serves as headquarters, parking and warm up space for the two day event. Hopefully in the future there will be some live music and possibly camping options and said Race Director Barry Lee, “maybe even combining a weekend with a gravel / community festival such as Hanover days with the popular tractor pulls. Memories of my roots where I went to these as a kid in central Texas.”   With quiet roads, rolling hills and majestic views of Pikes Peak and the distant Sangre de Cristo mountains, riders tackled a time trial on Saturday and road race on Sunday.   Said Barry, “a couple of years ago Donna and local Rocky Mountain Tri club members took me out there to train on a 40 mile loop.  I always find myself looking for routes to offer a selective, mixed rolling terrain that suit a more all around type rider and this area has perfect roads for that.”   With infinite views from every direction, 303 Ambassador Sasha Underwood echoed Barry's vision and said, “they changed the course slightly this year, for the better in my opinion! In the middle the course, they put us on a mile or so stretch of dirt and I loved it! It was a perfect dirt road and was just the novelty I needed for a change of pace, challenge and scenery.” She continues, “The volunteers were awesome, the course, competitive but inclusive atmosphere, especially amongst riders. The group I was in included Collegiate Woman A and B, Cat 3, 4 and 5. We were a chatty bunch this year during the first half and there were a lot of first-time and second-time racers in the group.”   XTERRA USA Championship Rotates to Colorado The 21st annual XTERRA USA Championship off-road triathlon will be held in conjunction with the new family-friendly and community focused weekend of events in Avon, Colorado on July 15-17, 2022.   It's the first-time XTERRA has hosted its national championship in the Colorado Rockies, following 12 seasons at Snowbasin Resort in Utah (2009-2021) and eight years in Incline Village, Nevada (2001-2008).   There will be $25,000 in prize money awarded equally to the top 10 elite men and women, plus XTERRA USA Championship crowns to age group division winners along with 51 qualifying spots into the 2022 XTERRA World Championship to be held in Trentino, Italy on October 1.   FORM Goggles Experience Two athletes I coach started using FORM goggles and recommended them to me. I picked up a pair and they are really helpful when you are doing a workout. What they are How they help What they cost Overall assessment   Upcoming Guests   3/25: A'nna Sewall of Athlete Blood Test and Jordan Jones of Powder7 Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza of APRacing Chris Schwenk about cycling and Zwift and his intimate knowledge of it and I think it would fun to share his love of indoor cycling, but also outdoors and his upcoming trip across the US.   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Winter Bikes and Brews

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 30:59


    Welcome to Episode #328 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Endurance News Sam Long and Ashleigh Gentle take the W and Challenge Miami No winners at Barlay's Marathons Chris Froome says data has made pro cycling more competitive and more dangerous What's new in the 303 Long, Knibb, Snyder, McDowell–Coloradan's Named Triathletes of the Year     Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Challenge Miami Results   No Finishers at 2022 Barkley Marathons Barkley wins again. For the fifth year in a row, no one could best the infamously rugged course in trail's quirkiest event.For the fifth year in a row, there were no finishers at the infamous Barkley Marathons. An incredibly deep field was lined up to face the beast. This included a mix of Barkley veterans like Courtney Dauwalter, and 2017 and 15th-person ever Barkley finisher John Kelly and strong Barkley virgins like Big's Backyard record holder Harvey Lewis, 2017 Big's champion Guillaume Calmettes, and Appalachian Trail FKT holder and Belgian dentist Karel Sabbe.   Other runners like Amelia Boone, Gary Robbins, and Johan Steene were originally slated for the 2022 race, but dropped out due to injuries, moving on, and testing positive at the airport, respectively.  The 2022 edition was particularly heavy on international runners after the cancellation of the 2020 edition and pandemic-related travel restrictions for the 2021 race.   For the 2022 race, Barkley creator Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell threw one of the biggest curveballs in race history, holding the event three weeks ahead of when it normally runs around April 1. Additionally, he held the race in the middle of the week with the race starting on Tuesday, March 8.   There were concerns that the earlier time slot could create more difficult weather challenges, but when the conch was blown at 5:54 a.m. on Tuesday, relatively average Barkley conditions awaited. The race started cold but warmed up a lot during the day. Runners seemed to favor this, with a total of 30 out of 38 runners completing the first loop and starting a second. This was a Barkley record.   However, when night fell on day one, so did freezing rain. This was reminiscent of the 2019 race when rain took out most of the field overnight.   As a result, only five were able to start a Fun Run loop, which is three loops. This group included Sabbe, Kelly, British runner Jasmin Paris, New Zealander Greig Hamilton, and Danish runner Thomas Dunkerbeck. Paris is the first woman in a decade to complete a Fun Run.   Of these five, Sabbe, Kelly, and Hamilton were able to finish three loops with time to start the fourth loop. Sabbe came in first from loop three in 32:21:49 and left just under 20 minutes later. Hamilton returned to camp in 34:20:39 and left for loop four with daylight 34 minutes later.     Chris Froome says data has made pro cycling more competitive and more dangerous Chris Froome believes the depth and breadth of data in professional cycling has raised the bar in terms of the overall standard of performance but also made the sport more dangerous.   The four-time Tour de France winner started his career back in 2008 and is now in his 15th season as a professional. In that time, he says the sport has changed beyond recognition.   "Across the board we've seen a huge raise of the bar in terms of the general level of performance in professional cycling," Froome said in a sponsor video for Quad Lock.   The main driver of that change has been, according to Froome, the rise of power meters, which measure the force being pushed through the pedals and can help riders judge their efforts. Whereas riders in the past may have raced or trained on feel, Froome noted that performances are now more dictated by numbers.   Froome himself was known in his pomp for carefully measuring his efforts and not being afraid to drop briefly rather than risk going into the red, but he claimed that even in the last few years, the advances in power and other performance-related data have changed the game for professional cyclists generally.   "There are quite a few different technologies that have played a massive part in shaping the sport in this last 10 to 15 years. First and foremost, the amount of data available through power meters and the collection and correlation of all that data means that performances now are lot more guided," Froome said.   "In the past, power meters been a round for a while but no one really understood how to train with them or what the data really meant. Now we've just got so much data, from the guys who are winning the biggest races in the world, and that data helps forms the basis of all the training plans and all the preparations that lead to racing.   “Everyone has structured training now. Very seldom do you come across someone who just gets on their bike and rides. Everyone's got a plan, a coach, a structure to follow, which has been a big change compared to 15 years a go.”   Dangers As well as making the sport more competitive, Froome also pointed out a drawback to the datafication of professional cycling. Having recently held forth on safety issues relating to time trial bikes and gravel roads, the 36-year-old suggested that new technology is making the sport more dangerous.   Froome referred chiefly to modern mapping technology in making the point that every rider knows exactly what to expect from the route of any given race. Directors can study race roads in minute detail, and they feed that information to the riders in real time.   "We've just got this abundance of data coming through to us about conditions for the road coming up, so everyone knows what to expect and you get this huge fight for position," Froome said.   "It's mental. Someone says to you, ‘right guys, you're going through this really narrow dangerous little village coming up, the road's really tiny and there's small bridge with a corner straight after', and we actually go faster, because you want to be the ones to get there first. If you're at the back, you're going to be stuck in this backlog trying to get through the pinch point. It's probably the only sport where someone tells you there's danger up ahead and the pace lifts. It's mental.   “I think racing has, as a result of that, become more dangerous. Through having more data it's basically made the race more dangerous. Previously we wouldn't have known necessarily that each pinch point was there and there wouldn't have been this massive scurry for position. We'd have just got there and all been more relaxed and got through it with no issues. But that's changed quite a bit.”   Froome has yet to race in 2022 after suffering a knee injury over the winter, but is back in full training and expecting to make his season debut this month.     What's New in the 303:   Long, Knibb, Snyder, McDowell–Coloradan's Named Triathletes of the Year Olympic and Paralympic Medalists Headline 2021 Elite Triathletes and Elite Paratriathletes of the YearUsa COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Triathlon announced its 2021 Elite, Under-23, Rookie and Junior Triathletes of the Year, as well as its Elite Paratriathletes and Paratriathlon Development Athletes of the Year, both presented by Wahoo Fitness.   Katie Zaferes (Cary, N.C.) was named the Women's Olympic/World Triathlon Triathlete of the Year for the fourth time, and Kevin McDowell (Colorado Springs, Colo.) earned his first-ever Men's Olympic/World Triathlon Triathlete of the Year honors. Kendall Gretsch (Downers Grove, Ill.) and Brad Snyder (Baltimore, Md.), along with his guide Greg Billington (Poway, Calif.), were named 2021 Elite Paratriathletes of the Year   Zaferes, 32, won bronze at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, becoming the third U.S. woman to win an Olympic medal, joining Gwen Jorgensen (gold, 2016 Rio) and Susan Williams (bronze, 2004 Athens). Zaferes then led off Team USA as the first leg in the Olympic debut of the Mixed Relay event, helping the team earn silver, and her second Olympic medal in Tokyo.   Zaferes capped her season on the draft-legal World Triathlon Championship Series circuit by placing fourth at the World Triathlon Championship Finals. She also finished third overall in the Super League Triathlon Championship Series.   “I am very honored to receive this award considering how many of the USA women had great achievements last year,” Zaferes said. “It's extra special for me because this year was so challenging. I'm proud of being able to regroup and refocus with the assistance of the team of people that surrounds me in order to achieve one of my biggest goals, which was to win a medal at the Olympics.”   McDowell, 29, made his Olympic debut in Tokyo and showed his Mixed Relay prowess as Team USA's second leg in the race that features four athletes (two male, two female) who each complete a super-sprint triathlon in the order of female-male-female-male. He recorded the fastest split of the U.S. team that earned the silver medal. In the men's individual race, McDowell placed sixth, the highest-ever finish for a U.S. male triathlete at the Olympic Games.   “It's a huge honor to receive this award after so many great performances on the U.S. men's side, which has been really exciting. This wouldn't have been possible without the entire team behind me, my family, coach Nate Wilson, physio/medical, friends, community, and USA Triathlon,” McDowell said. “It truly takes a village to do what we do and perform at the highest level. I'm thankful for the one I've got.”   Video of the Week   CLASH Endurance Miami 2022: Finish Line Interviews       Upcoming Guests   3/25: A'nna Sewall of Athlete Blood Test and Jordan Jones of Powder7 Andy Potts and Daniel Brienza of APRacing Chris Schwenk about cycling and Zwift and his intimate knowledge of it and I think it would fun to share his love of indoor cycling, but also outdoors and his upcoming trip across the US.   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Nordic Skiing - Cyclist Other Sport

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 25:15


    Welcome to Episode #327 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts, and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We're your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Nutrition is a critical part of triathlon success. Join former U.S. Olympic Dietitian Bob Seebohar and pro triathletes Lauren Brandon and Dede Griesbauer for an in-depth discussion about how to most effectively fuel for triathlon. Presented by UCAN. When: 8 PM EST on Tuesday, March 15 How to Watch: Register with this link to the LIVE event. You'll also receive a recording if you can't join live.   Featured Guests:   Bob Seebohar, Former U.S. Olympic Sports Dietitian Lauren Brandon, Pro Triathlete Dede Griesbauer, Pro Triathlete, Ultraman Record Holder What to Expect:   Get a framework for how to approach your nutrition in training and racing Learn how different fuel sources impact your energy levels Hear real-world experiences from athletes who have put UCAN to the test in all types of situations   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Endurance News Couples Championship Challenge Family Partner with RemoteRacing What's new in the 303 Nordic Skiing: The “Other” Sport That Cyclists Love     Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Challenge Family Partner with RemoteRacing If you can't get to the race, let the race come to you – that's the philosophy behind the new multi-year partnership between Challenge Family and RemoteRacing announced today, extending racing and training opportunities for athletes around the world. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The partnership will allow athletes anywhere in the world to compete against those racing at Challenge Taiwan, The Championship, DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep, and Challenge Almere-Amsterdam as though they were there with them.   RemoteRacing creates a fair and level playing field for remote athletes with its advanced RaceX simulation technology that localises results to each onsite race. Finish times for all athletes are as if everyone was competing on the same course, in the same conditions, on the same day. Also provided are “equalized” results accounting for both age and gender.   During a Race Window that coincides with the physical event, remote athletes can swim, bike and run from their own locations, either inside or outside, before their results are normalised based on their remote environment and terrain to simulate onsite race outcomes. All bike courses are available on ROUVY to further enhance the athlete experience.   “RemoteRacing adds a new dimension to triathlon, allowing athletes to take part in our largest events, regardless of where they live and train,” said Jort Vlam, CEO of Challenge Family. “Their race can either be competitive, allowing them to benchmark their performance in a race scenario or a solid training session or even just a hit out with a group of friends. RemoteRacing's technology allows us to once again further enhance our athlete experience, providing innovative options in a world that currently is not making international travel to bucket list races easy!”   “We're very excited to partner with Challenge Family to bring competitive racing to athletes' hometowns,” says Jeff Booher, CEO of Predictive Fitness. “It's not always possible to travel to events like Challenge's iconic races due to work, finances, and family commitments. RemoteRacing is here to complement athletes' onsite racing schedules with engaging remote experiences on a fair and level playing field with meaningful results.”   The dates for Challenge Family RemoteRaces are as follows:   Challenge Taiwan Remote: 21-24 April 2022 The Remote Championship: 19-22 May DATEV Challenge Roth Remote: 30 June – 3 July Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Remote: 8-11 September   Athletes must complete all three legs within the Race Window and activities must be done in swim-bike-run order.     Couples Championship Coverage and Results 13 Couple Teams and 1 Relay Team   The format is a relay of partner 1 doing a complete sprint distance of swim, bike run and then returning to the swim start to tag their partner to race the second sprit distance race. Couples decide which of the pair races first and which second. It creates an interesting dynamic with 2nd swimmers not having a draft benefit and swam alone.   Relay team did two rounds of with each racing their leg twice: Swim - Brook Bennet 3x Olympic Gold medalist Bike - Phil Gaimon USA Cycling Hillclimb National Championship (2017) Run - Gwen Jorgenson Olympic Gold medalist     What's New in the 303:   Nordic Skiing: The “Other” Sport That Cyclists Love By Kate Agathon, Campus Cycles   For many cyclists, nordic skiing is their “other” sport; the off-season sport that helps them to prepare for cycling season.   This week, we take a closer look at cyclists who change it up in the winter months and exchange the two wheels for a pair of skinny skis.   In addition to similar physical and mental health benefits, nordic skiing and cycling share several parallels. For example, like cycling, nordic skiing appeals to a diverse audience for a variety of reasons. While some have done it for several years, for others it is a recent discovery.   From multi-sport athletes such as Rebecca Furuta and 303 Ambassador Sasha Underwood who enjoy the challenge and thrill of competition, to recreational nordic skiers Paul Gallaher and Sylvia Bailey, nordic skiing offers something for cyclists of all ages and abilities.   You don't have to ride your indoor trainer to stay in cycling shape during the winter months. Instead, consider cross training and doing an entirely different sport altogether.   Cross training builds core stability, power, improves cardio, and strength. One of the best winter sports for cyclists to do is nordic skiing; just ask pro cyclists- past and present.   An avid nordic skier, cycling legend Greg LeMond once claimed,”If you ski hard and then get on the trainer two to three times per week for an hour each time, you'll retain much of your cycling fitness in the winter.”   Both LeMond and Jumbo-Visma's Sepp Kuss (who recently placed second in a 10 km nordic skiing race in Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra) were both recreational skiers prior to becoming pro cyclist   The Solar-Powered Human Rebecca Furuta, a cyclist with Team Novo Nordisk, attributes a large part of her long cycling career to being a multi-sport athlete.   “I'm lucky that my team is just as eager to promote my running, nordic skiing, and other outdoor activities as they are to raise my profile on the bike,” she said.   While most of her athletic career has been spent cycling, she is quick to point out that, “…in truth, I'm really just a solar-powered human.”   Nature makes the best gym. Said Furuta, “We live in a beautiful state with a great climate and endless access to outdoor recreation. I can't be happy sitting on a trainer, spinning circles to nowhere. I need to be outside, in the world, with all the experiences it brings,” she explained.   Earlier this winter, she and two other cyclist friends decided to compete in a nordic ski race. It turned out to be a brand new, fun-packed adventure. She's been signing up for races ever since.   “Competition always appeals to me and keeps me motivated to train hard and measure improvements over time. It's always good to find new opportunities to challenge myself, and I'm glad I am surrounded by people who push me in that direction,” she finished   For Paul Gallaher, one of the main reasons he is a recreational nordic skier is for the sport's well documented physical benefits; particularly for improving his cardiovascular fitness. “Nordic skiing helps my overall cardiovascular training by increasing my cardiac output and oxygen carrying capacity,” he explained.   “Although climbs are much slower than cycling, I am still able to get my heart rate into the same zone as I would if were I doing a hill climb on my bike,” Gallaher added. A nurse by trade (it's his second career) in Colorado's ski country, Gallaher extols the benefits of nordic skiing; especially for cyclists.   He said that he appreciates nordic skiing for helping to improve balance, muscle strength, and endurance. “Nordic skiing is incredibly effective because it uses a large percentage of muscle mass. Additionally, its low-impact nature reduces impact loading on joints,” he stated.   Gallaher was first introduced to nordic skiing during the late 1980s when he was in college, but he had only recently picked it up again last year while enjoying semi-retirement. During his time as an Air Force navigator, Gallaher didn't always live in places where conditions were ideal to ski (think Florida). Even in Alaska, he could only ski during his lunch break if he wanted to ski in daylight.   Said Gallaher, “Thankfully, nordic skiing came back to me last year pretty quickly. I'm grateful to have the opportunity to do this on a regular basis.”   Sylvia Bailey discovered skate skiing in 2019 and has loved it ever since. “Nordic skiing is a fantastic way to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the mountains while getting a great workout,” she maintained.   For an active person who finds solace and spiritual renewal in the mountains, nordic skiing offers the escape she needs. Additionally, nordic skiing gives her a mental and physical break from the bike. Interestingly, there was a time when she hated winter, she explained, due to its weather making it very difficult to ride her bike outdoors on a regular basis.   She later realized that nordic skiing was one of the few outdoor recreational activities that she'd be able to enjoy during winter. “In 2019 I tried skate skiing for the first time and fell in love with it. Even though I was only able to skate ski a few times that year, I was hooked and the following season I bought my own equipment and went at least once a week,” Bailey said.   During Winter 2019/20, she was on a roll with skate skiing (she had gone a dozen or more times), when it came to an abrupt halt on March 15, 2020, when the global pandemic caused ski areas to cease operations.   Fast forward to 2022, and unfortunately, due to recent surgery, she's only been able to skate ski a few times this season. However, she remains hopeful that the snow will last into April when she can participate again and find quiet moments of renewal and appreciation for her natural surroundings.   An avid mountain biker, 303 Ambassador Sasha Underwood lives for mountain time (the recreational activities, not the time zone).   “I primarily mountain bike and I love being outside in the mountains! So when there isn't dry dirt to ride on, nordic skiing allows me to still get my mountain play time in,” she enthused.   In addition to nourishing her wanderlust, there are practical reasons too.   For a mountain bikers where balance is a key skill, there are other direct benefits of nordic skiing. Specifically, increasing a kinesthetic sense (body's ability to perceive location in space), and improving visual acuity (ability to distinguish shapes and details at a given distance).   Underwood added, “The benefit of keeping up my cardio endurance and core/ leg strength is a great bonus.” A cyclist for 13 years, she began skate skiing about six years ago when a friend introduced her to the sport of summer biathlon (mountain biking and shooting rifles).   Hooked on biathlon, Underwood decided to enter winter biathlons (skiing and shooting) and quickly picked up skate skiing.   Whether nordic skiing or mountain biking, be assured that this mountain maiden always picks up when the mountains call.   Where can I nordic ski?   While there are some non-resort places to nordic ski, most nordic skiers recreate or train at designated nordic centers; many of which are found in Summit County, Grand County (Snow Mountain Ranch, Devils Thumb, Grand Lake)  or at Eldora near Boulder.   The Facebook group, Summit Society of Cross Country Skiers (SSXCS) is a resource that provides an engaging community and intel about places to ski.   Upcoming Guests   3/25: A'nna Sewall of Athlete Blood Test and Jordan Jones of Powder7   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Larry Grossman and Sports Trivia 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 88:00


    Our guest this week Larry Grossman is an Event Announcer calling Cyclocross and other cycling events. I'm curious to know how he got into announcing events, what other events he does and more. Bill how are you and what are you hoping to learn from Larry?   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Feature Interview - Round 3 David Warden 8020 Endurance Sport Trivia and Larry Grossman Event Announcer Endurance News Ukrainian cycling coach and father of recent national champion killed in war Fitbit Recalls Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches due to burn hazard, offers refund. What's new in the 303 My New Old Bike, Do You Really Need a New Bike? Sweat testing results as a key piece of my race plan; why getting it right is so important to me   8020 Endurance Sports Trivia Last week was the second of three rounds of the 8020 Endurance Sports Trivia with host David Warden and fellow contestants Bill Garrels, Bill Plock (Hippie) and me. In Round 1 Bill Garrels got out to a strong lead with getting 2 of the 3 questions correct and set the bar with 2 points. In Round 2 Hippie got 1 point. In round three David Warden will ask me three questions with multiple choice answers. I need 3 points to take the lead. With that, let's get into round 3.   Thanks David Warden 8020 Endurance.   Feature Interview: Larry Grossman Larry Grossman is a Professional Event Announcer and lover of all things sports and outdoors, Larry Grossman I did some stalking on Facebook and I found this quote on his page - "It's not just a race, it's an event, with as many great stories as there are participants....."   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Ukrainian cycling coach and father of recent national champion killed in war. The Russian invasion in Ukraine has claimed the life of Alexander Kuly, one of the country's national cycling coaches, who was also the father of 2019 National Road Race Championships Andriy Kulyk. Cycling Weekly   Fitbit Recalls Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches due to burn hazard, offers refund. Fitbit has announced a recall of their older Ionic GPS smartwatch, due to situations where the battery can overheat and cause burn injuries. DC Rainmaker.   What's New in the 303:   My New Old Bike, Do You Really Need a New Bike? And there it was, my old Madone happily sitting on on my Saris smart trainer just begging for attention. I thought, “why not fix this one up, take the wheels off my never ridden triathlon bike and use that?”  (My original Ultregra wheels needed replacing).   I knew it needed some love, some parts and a few tweaks, so I wondered if my top notch, service course bike mechanic friend Andy could fix it up. I told him just use the minimum parts and get it rideable for my 285 mile trip and then I would still consider a new road bike. Now I won't for a long time hopefully thanks to him.   He wanted no part of “sort of fixing it up.” He is a perfectionist and insisted we do it right; take everything off the frame, repack and replace bearings, all new drive train, shifters, cranks, cables, etc etc… He scrounged for good used parts, even parts off a bike a friend gave him to use “for a good home” after she was hit by a motorist and needed a new bike.   I felt like the kids in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang watching their dad dismantle part of the house to bring back the old race car saved from the scrap heap. Andy would call or text almost daily with some tantalizing update or request approval to spend just a little more for this or that.   My Madone was pretty special to me as it replaced another Madone broken when a driver hit me riding down Lookout. Luckily my body prevailed much better than my bike. Fast forward 40,000 miles and the need to replace the wheels and a tiny crack in the frame expertly fixed by Broken Carbon in Boulder when I decided I couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy a discounted R5. Hindsight 20/20, still not a bad decision, but this one was better.   Trek seems to be in love with the combination of letters that name their road bikes; Madone, Domane and Emonda. So I will affectionately rename my Madone to “Nomad”e with an E. Like a nomad, my bike is on the move again. Andy put two pages of parts, materials and tremendous time to get it rolling again. But it rides so well!   Andy is my friend and wanted to help, but he also believes in repurposing and sustainability and put a lot of love into this project. With the insurance money I could've easily bought a very nice new road bike, but why? Sure the new 12 speed Dura-Ace is nice. I guess disc brakes are good, although I'm not a 100% on them, but I did toy with the idea of one bike and two sets of wheels; road and gravel.  But the heart of the bike, the frame, hasn't really changed much in the last decade—at least in process.   I picked up my bike two days before I left and because of snow I couldn't test it. I packed it and off I went. Simply put. It was serendipitous. To feel the love of biking again on a trusted and reliable bike with so many conquered mountains and stories lived; to be on it once again thanks to a friend next to the ocean on my way to Key West on a new adventure with new friends felt amazingly sublime.   The moment I hit the road keeping up with Dave and Deiter, pushing kind of hard to meet the others, I felt so good about this decision. Like, so proud to have kept this bike alive. And if felt better than ever. Tight, responsive, comfortable and the Zipp wheels with the bearings completely re-lubricated rolled so nice. It literally felt like a brand new bike and at a fraction of the cost. Now there is a new bike out there for someone else and I made less impact on the environment.   In light of feeling bike burnout last fall with not such great health over the winter, I have never felt so grateful to be on a bike. As I stared in the calming surf washing ashore, the sound of the water retreating across the sand back to the ocean reminded me of the whirring of the wheels on smooth Florida pavement in the heart of the Everglades.   Rich - I think we need a Part 3 - "When there's nothing to salvage and you decide to go new!".  Here's the process I'm going through and the bike that Andy is building for me. $5K budget Riding style is 99.99% road and climbing Priorities high quality frame, bottom bracket, drive train, fast wheels and disc brakes. Di2, carbon wheels and carbon bars would be great, but assumed out of my budget. To make sure were looking at the right frames we did a measurement at his house. Height, arm span, inseam, shoulder width, etc. Got to hold the wheels manufacturing bottom bracket and get a feel for the bar width. Frame - Argon 18 Gallium Bottom Bracket - Wheels Manufacturing Groupo - Shimano Ultegra Brakes - disk Bars - FSA Alloy Wheels - Ksyrium SL Disc   Shout out to last week's guests Dina Griffin (nutrition mechanic) and Bob Seebohar (enrg performance) and their expertise on my ongoing pursuit of trying to figure out endurance nutrition. Used the PH sodium test system which uses medical grade equipment They used electrodes to stimulate sweating on my forearm then applied a disc with a vacuum tube that inducted the sweat That sweat was then injected into the machine that spit out my sodium concentration per liter 594mg of sodium per litre of sweat. A low salt sweater. Now I have a crucial part of the equation for understanding my approximate net sodium and fluid losses.     I've always struggled with my nutrition and hydration in long course races. After years of trying to figure out a formula that works for me. A couple of years ago I thought I finally figured it out, having one of the best 70.3 races ever. Last year at Boulder 70.3 I found myself struggling to gulp down my sports drink on the bike and felt like I was behind on my hydration. By mile 7 on the run, I was starting to feel nauseous and only found relief in slowing down. With a little more than a mile to go I found myself with dry heaves and fellow athletes offering everything from well wishes to Rolaids (thanks, Guy Sigley). I felt trashed at the finish line with continuing bouts of dry heaves. That was how I ended my last long course race.   In five weeks I'll be on the start line of IRONMAN 70.3 Galveston. I want this race to go perfectly and avoid the hydration mistakes of the past. I also decided to write this article because I don't want anyone else to have races like that. We all train too hard and sacrifice too much to have race day go sideways.   Committed to getting my hydration right at Galveston 70.3, I have been regularly testing my sweat rate in my cycling and running workouts. At 34-38oz (33oz = 1 liter). per hour   - more on that later. I also wanted to make sure I knew how much sodium I lose per liter of sweat. Wanting to  don't want to find myself My training has been consistent and even my long rides and runs feel great  Fast forward this coming April will be my next race at that distance.     Upcoming Guests   3/10: TO and Rinny about the Couples Championship 3/25: A'nna Sewall of Athlete Blood Test and Jordan Jones of Powder7   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Sweat Testing and Sports Trivia Round 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2022 112:19


    This week we have double-feature. First we have round two of our Sports Trivia competition hosted by David Warden of 80/20 Endurance and Bill Garrels of the Mental Healthlete podcast. Plus, if you are still trying to nail your race hydration, we have an educational interview with Bob Seebohar and Dina Griffin to talk about the sweat rate and sodium testing process. We are going to take you through how to perform a sweat rate test and why you want to know your sodium concentration. It can make a huge difference in race performance and enjoyment!   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Feature Interview - Round 2 David Warden 8020 Endurance Sport Trivia and Sweat Testing with Bob Seebohar and Dina Griffin Endurance News Multiple riders in a gravel race in Bakersfield charged by a bull What's new in the 303 Rising From the Ashes by Andy Schmit Video of the Week Exercise Can Build Up Your Brain   8020 Endurance Sports Trivia Last week was the first of three rounds of the 8020 Endurance Sports Trivia with host David Warden and fellow contestants Bill Garrels, Bill Plock (Hippie) and me. Round 1 last week Bill Garrels got out to a strong lead with getting 2 of the 3 questions right. This week we have Round 2 with Hippie as the contestant. David Warden will ask him three questions with multiple choice answers. Bill / Hippie will have to pick the correct answer to get a point. He needs 3 points to take the lead. With that, let's get into round 2.   Thanks David Warden 8020 Endurance.   Feature Interview: Sweat Test Bob Seebohar is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, has served as a Sport Dietitian for the US Olympic Committee and the 2008 US Olympic Team. Currently, Bob owns eNRG Performance and is the consulting Sport Dietitian for the University of Denver Athletic Department.   Nutrition Mechanic, Dina Griffin is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics among many other certifications is a Sports Dietitian and athlete herself, Dina understands the many challenges that athletes encounter.  She's also an avid reader and is great at helping clients with training nutrition strategies.    This dynamic duo also has their own podcast - https://insidesportsnutrition.com/     Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Exercise Can Build Up Your Brain. Air Pollution May Negate Those Benefits. People who worked out in even moderately polluted air did not show the kinds of brain improvements tied to a lower risk of dementia. As a Times subscriber, you now get 10 gift articles to share each month. Anyone can read them, even if they're not a Times subscriber.   Sign up for the Well newsletter, for Times subscribers only.  Essential news on health, fitness and nutrition, from Tara Parker-Pope. Get it in your inbox. Work out in polluted air and you may miss out on some of the brain benefits of exercise, according to two, large-scale new studies of exercise, air quality and brain health. The studies, which involved tens of thousands of British men and women, found that, most of the time, people who ran and rode vigorously had larger brain volumes and lower risks for dementia than their less active peers. But if people exercised in areas with even moderate levels of air pollution, the expected brain improvements from exercise almost disappeared.   The new studies raise questions about how to balance the undeniable health gains of working out with the downsides of breathing in bad air and underscore that our environment can change what exercise does — and does not do — for our bodies.   A large body of evidence demonstrates that, on the whole, exercise bulks up our brains. In studies, active people generally sport more gray matter in many parts of their brains than sedentary people. Gray matter is made up of the brain's essential, working neurons. Fit people also tend to have healthier white matter, meaning the cells that support and connect neurons. White matter often frays with age, shrinking and developing Swiss-cheese-like lesions even in healthy adults. But fit people's white matter shows fewer and smaller lesions.   Partially as a consequence of these brain changes, exercise is strongly linked with lower risks for dementia and other memory problems with age.   But air pollution has the opposite effects on brains. In a 2013 study, for example, older Americans living in areas with high levels of air pollution showed bedraggled white matter on brain scans and tended to develop higher rates of mental decline than older people living elsewhere. And in a 2021 study of rats housed in cages placed near a heavily trafficked, exhaust-clogged road tunnel in Northern California, most of those bred with a predisposition to a rodent analogue of Alzheimer's disease soon developed dementia. But so did another set of rats with no genetic inclination to the disease.   Few studies, though, had explored how exercise and air pollution might interact inside our skulls and whether working out in smoggy air would protect our brains from noxious fumes or undermine the good we otherwise gain from working out.     What's New in the 303:   Rising From the Ashes By: Andy Schmit   It's been the season of restorations in “the shop” of late. I'm not sure if this can be officially called a trend, but with the COVID-19 supply-chain shortages of new bikes, frames and components, it may be. So, instead of celebrating “new bike day,” maybe we will be celebrating more “returned to its former glory days” this year.   This is Part 1 of a two-part series, it really takes more of a technical look at the considerations of bringing a well-loved bike back to race ready. Part 2 will also look at the process, but through the lens of the bike's owner / rider.   I just finished taking a 2012 Cervelo S5 from non-functional, back to race ready. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, the only parts to remain on the bike throughout the process were the bottle cages. Everything had to be taken off the frame, and either cleaned and refit, or replaced.   Upcoming Guests   Larry Grossman, Event Announcer A'nna and Jordan background as pro triathlete and A'nna's as a nutritionist and why they founded Athlete Blood Test T.O. and Rinny to talk about the Couples Championship     Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    David Warden Sports Trivia 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2022 42:50


    This week we have special guest and format today. We have Bill Garrels returning and special guest coach David Warden of 80/20 Endurance joining us for a special series of shows. We have invited David to join the show and host a "Sports Trivia" contest in which Bill Garrels, Bill Plock (aka "Hippie"), and I will be the contestants.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy, Bars and Edge Energy made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel endurance athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Unlock better health and performance with smarter energy powered by UCAN. Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Feature Interview - David Warden Host of our Sport Trivia Game Endurance News Multiple riders in a gravel race in Bakersfield charged by a bull What's new in the 303 Karen Hornbostel announces new categories and other changes Ride the Rockies and the route for 2022 Video of the Week Bull charges rider in bike race   Feature Interview: Bill Garrels We are about 3 weeks away from our 6th anniversary of the podcast. For those who don't know the story coach David Warden hosted the Tri Talk Podcast, which inspired the creation of our podcast. He was the guest on our first episode and every year since on our anniversary. We decided to do something different this year. Instead of your typical interview format we are doing a version of "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" Sport Trivia style. Bill Garrels is joining Bill Plock and me as the contestants.   Let's get into our first of three contest with host David Warden and fellow contestant Bill Garrels.   As you heard in our lead up we have Coach David Warden of 80/20 Endurance and Coach Bill Garrels of the Mental Healthlete Podcast as a part of our special series of Sport Trivia. David Warden is will be our game show host with Bill Garrels, Bill Plock (who we will refer to by his nickname "Hippie" to avoid confusion) and myself as the contestants.   With that welcome back Bill Garrels and David Warden. David before we get started, tell us what you've been up to and what's going on over at 80/20 Endurance.       Mental Healthlete on Apple Podcasts The Mental Healthlete podcast is on all the major platforms and at www.mentalhealthlete.com @mentalhealthlete on Instagram facebook.com/MentalHealthlete @mntlhealthlete on Twitter - though we've done nothing with Twitter at all Bill can be reached at bill@mentalhealthlete.com.      Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   CYCLIST RUNNING OF THE BULLS - Destroyed by Charging Bull If you think e-bikes are dangerous, check out the nightmare this cyclist somehow survived -- a big ass bull running him over right in the middle of a race.   This went down in Bakersfield, CA over the weekend during a rural off-road bike race called the Rock Cobble. The course apparently runs right through at least one bull's turf, and he wasn't having it. After letting one rider pass, the next one gets absolutely flattened!!!   The bull first slammed into his bike, then came back for seconds ... ramming and then tossing the cyclist, a guy named Tony Inderbitzin.   There were reportedly a total of 4 riders attacked during the race, though it appears Tony got the worst of it. Miraculously, he survived ... but he's in a world of pain.   He told Cowboy State Daily, "I'm sore all over, mostly the neck from the second throw, I got whiplashed. The list of what doesn't hurt is my left arm and head.”   We know you're supposed to get back in the saddle, but we're officially calling a bull exception to that rule.     What's New in the 303:   Karen Hornbostel Time Trial Offers New Categories and Other Changes There are a lot of new things happening with the Karen Hornbostel Time Trial Series. New categories including and e-bike division, an amazing deal if you have never done it before and want to try it and some great weekly giveaways. The course will be a bit different and if you want to buy your state park pass through the Cobras you can save $13.   Since 1991, the KHMTT has taken place Wednesday evenings in Cherry Creek State Park in early spring, and for 2022, we are returning to Spring!   The seven-week series will be starting March 23rd and the rest of the dates are: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, Weather Make-up: May 11   The course begins at the edge of the Cherry Creek Reservoir, winds through the wetlands southeast of the reservoir, and crosses back and forth the small creeks that supply the water for the reservoir.   The KHMTT series is a fundraiser for Cancer Fitness Institute in memory of Karen Hornbostel, a four-time masters national road champion who battled metastatic breast cancer for over 13 years yet courageously pioneered a fitness program for cancer patients that started what is today the Cancer Fitness Institute.  Her work is still making a difference today in the quality of the lives of thousands of cancer survivors. The COBRASand the KHMTT are proud to be able to contribute to this worthwhile program.   The Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series is presented by the COBRAS.   Registration is Open! Get the start time you want! Register today at khmtt.com! Our Show and Go Program is open as well.   New Categories This year we have introduced four new categories to include e-bikes: Senior Men and Women, and Master Men and Women.   Why e-bikes? Many older racers have discontinued racing, and in some cases riding at all due to age and being embarrassed because they have become so slow.   An e-bike gives a rider the ability to keep up and get back to the sport they love!   We are following USAC's policy for e-bikes (which can be found here) and we only are allowing adults (no juniors) to race in the e-bike categories.   E-bikes must be Class 1. Class 1 e-bikes have a motor (max 750w) that assists only while you're pedaling, up to 20 mph.   E-bike racers must visit the mechanic tent before they head to the start line the first time to have the bike inspected to be sure it qualifies. The Assistant Referee will be checking the bike as well at the start area.   If you or you know someone who has an e-bike and would like to get back into racing, let them know and encourage them to register for the series.   Ride the Rockies and the route for 2022   From     Upcoming Guests T.O. and Rinny to talk about the Couples Championship     Video of the Week Bull attacks bicyclist during race   Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    Bill Garrels Mental Healthlete

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2022 74:37


    We regularly talk about our physical fitness and health, but we don't talk about mental health much. Why mental health is something that a lot of people don't want to discuss and why we should. Our guest this week is Bill Garrels of the Mental Healthlete Podcast.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy, Bars and Edge Energy made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel endurance athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   Unlock better health and performance with smarter energy powered by UCAN. Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Feature Interview - Bill Garrels Endurance News PTO reduces the age group registration pricing in its inaugural PTO Tour What's new in the 303 Gravel Triathlons Now a National Series; Stagecoach Gravel One of the Stops! Video of the Week Big Updates from the Big Unit   Feature Interview: Bill Garrels According Mental Health America, any Mental Illness (AMI) is defined as having a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder, other than a developmental or substance use disorder. Any mental illness includes persons who have mild mental illness, moderate mental illness, and serious mental illness." 19.00% of adults are experiencing a mental illness. Equivalent to over 47 million Americans. 4.55% are experiencing a severe mental illness. The state prevalence of adult mental illness ranges from 16.14% in New Jersey to 25.25% in Utah.   Bill Garrels has lived with Depression and Anxiety most of my adult life and created this podcast to support other athletes who are struggling with Mental Illness and help break down that stigma. Bill shares stories from other athletes on how they could not OUT TRAIN or OUT RACE their Mental Illness and find out where they turned to for support. His goal is to provide resources, ideas, and support so you don't have to do it alone.   Let's get into our interview with Bill Garrels. Mental Healthlete on Apple Podcasts The Mental Healthlete podcast is on all the major platforms and at www.mentalhealthlete.com @mentalhealthlete on Instagram facebook.com/MentalHealthlete @mntlhealthlete on Twitter - though we've done nothing with Twitter at all Bill can be reached at bill@mentalhealthlete.com.  Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today announced that its Professional Athlete Board has unanimously voted to reduce the age group registration pricing in its inaugural PTO Tour.   Having announced the three-part race series in early January, the PTO's commercial team received immediate feedback from the PTO Professionals that the pricing of the events did not align to its goal of growing the sport. The PTO Tour events are owned by the PTO Professionals and as such, the professionals are the hosts and age group athletes are their invited guests.   Apologising to the age group community and to PTO Professionals for the error, the PTO's CEO Sam Renouf said:   “We are excited to add age group racing to the PTO Tour this year. This will allow fans to not only watch the greatest athletes on the planet – but to step up and challenge themselves in competing at the very same event. In planning this, we looked at other bucket list events, including world championship triathlons and the major marathons. With closed road courses, grandstand seating, the chance to get closer to pro athletes, ancillary events for friends and family to enjoy and unmatched event merchandise, our goal is to create unforgettable VIP moments for every age-grouper.   “Having often shared the concern that age group pricing is too high, we initially priced our events lower than the championship events we took inspiration from, with the aim of making the sport more accessible. We also sought to remove the pain points in such races, such as mandatory extra fees and continual upselling for items we feel should be all-inclusive."   “We apologise for not recognising this at the outset and hope that the triathlon community can forgive the error. We are grateful for the structure of the PTO, which provides the chance for the immediate feedback of the PTO Professionals when we've misstepped. Following a unanimous vote from the PTO Athlete Board, we have subsequently reduced all age group pricing by 50% and will automatically issue a refund to all existing entrants to reflect this.”   The inaugural PTO Tour consists of the PTO Canadian Open in Edmonton, Canada, on 23-24 July, The Collins Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia on 20-21 August and the PTO US Open in Dallas, Texas, on 17-18 September. The PTO Canadian and US Open will feature racing over the 100km and 25km distances and The Collins Cup over 100km where age group athletes will not only race their race, but also get a VIP experience to watch the greatest PTO professionals battle it out for the US$1,000,000+ prize purse.   What's New in the 303:   Gravel Triathlons Now a National Series; Stagecoach Gravel One of the Stops! By Bill Plock   Below is the official new release from USA Triathlon announcing the nationwide Triathlon Gravel Series. There are eight events including Colorado's Stagecoach Gravel outside of Steamboat on July 31st put on by Without Limits Production.   We will take a deeper dive into the vision Lance Panigutti of Without Limits has with his event, but he had this to say about being part of the series. “The Stagecoach Gravel Triathlon couldn't be more excited to join the fold, as it provides a level of exposure and legitimacy to the endeavor, but the governing structure doesn't restrict our ability to be creative.  This will also be the first season USA Triathlon hosts its own national championship on June 3rd in Arkansas.   Lance Panigutti—I want to amplify that mindset of “embracing the day”, appreciation for the natural environment, and creating experiences that ignite that childlike competitiveness we once felt playing capture the flag at recess.    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Building off the rapidly growing trend of gravel-related races springing up around the country, USA Triathlon today announced the eight local multisport gravel events that make up the inaugural 2022 USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series.   Paired with the first USA Triathlon Gravel National Championships to be held June 3 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the innovative 2022 USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series offers endurance sports enthusiasts a new way to experience swim, bike, run multisport racing at gravel events in each region of the United States.   “Gravel cycling is growing incredibly fast and the multisport community is positioned to take advantage of this trend by providing athletes with new and unique race formats and disciplines like gravel triathlon,” said Rocky Harris, USA Triathlon CEO. “USA Triathlon is proud to partner with local race directors across the country to create this exciting new series. As the National Governing Body for triathlon and multisport in the United States, we fully support gravel triathlon and other gravel multisport disciplines, and we look forward to being a part of its continued growth.”   The USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series spans the multisport season from May through October and features events across the U.S., with races in New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, Colorado, Idaho and California. Race series participants will receive special USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series stickers and awards, as well as recognition on usatriathlon.org and USA Triathlon's social channels. Qualification is not required to participate in the USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series or the inaugural USA Triathlon Gravel National Championships.   In the leadup to and throughout the USA Triathlon Gravel Triathlon Series, USA Triathlon will share beginner-friendly resources to show how athletes can get started in gravel riding, spotlights on gravel equipment, race reports from athletes and spotlights on local race directors, coaches and clubs who have incorporated gravel into their events, coaching services and club activities, respectively.   Upcoming Guests   Coach David Warden of 8020 Endurance to help us celebrate our 6th anniversary T.O. and Rinny to talk about the Couples Championship     Video of the Week   BIG UPDATES FROM THE BIG UNIT     Closing: Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it! Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

    John Mayfield TriDot

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2022 75:52


    Everyone is thinking Winter Olympics this weekend, but did you know this weekend also marks the first IRONMAN branded race of 2022 - 70.3 Panama City, Panama. The first IRONMAN branded races in North America are Oceanside 70.3 and Galveston 70.3 April 2nd and 3rd respectively. If you are signed up for one of these early season races (like me) then this is likely your first triathlon of the season and first time in open water. This raises lots of questions about how to be ready for the swim and everything else that comes with a race of this distance.   Our guest this week is coach John Mayfield to talk about preparing for early season races. John is a USA Triathlon Level II and Ironman U certified coach who has been working with athletes since 2009.   Show Sponsor: UCAN Take your performance to the next level with UCAN Energy and Bars made with SuperStarch®  UCAN uses SuperStarch instead of simple sugars to fuel serious athletes.  UCAN keeps blood sugar steady compared to the energy spikes and crashes of sugar-based products.  Steady energy equals sustained performance!   UCAN is Next Level Nutrition. Unlock better health and performance with smarter energy powered by UCAN. Use UCAN in your training and racing to fuel the healthy way, finish stronger and recover more quickly!  Use the code 303UCAN for 20% off at ucan.co/discount/303UCAN/ or ucan.co     In Today's Show Feature Interview - John Mayfield Endurance News Here's How Much Olympic Athletes Can Earn for Winning Medals, Sponsorship and More What's new in the 303 Boulder's Triny Willerton influencing the Whitehouse and an ambitious National Roadway Safety Strategy to reduce—and eventually eliminate—fatalities for all road users, especially cyclists and pedestrians. Video of the Week PTO GOAT Jan Frodeno - relatable interview including to importance of balance and purity of push or hold back   Feature Interview: John Mayfield John serves as TriDot's vice president of athlete services. John has had the privilege to work with hundreds of athletes ranging from first timers to professionals and everyone in between. John coaches all triathlon distances but specializes in working with athletes racing 70.3 and Ironman distances at all North American Ironman events and travels to the majority of Ironman races in the U.S. each year to support TriDot athletes.   John transitioned to a career in triathlon after 17 years in the banking industry, so he understands the constraints of busy professionals and what is necessary to achieve high level goals while maintaining life's priorities. He and his wife, Nicole, have three teen-agers: Claire, Jacob, and Bella.   “Perfection is not required, but consistency is an athlete's best friend.”   Our News is sponsored by Buddy Insurance. Buddy Insurance gives you peace of mind to enjoy your training and racing to their fullest.  Buddy's mission is simple, to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.    Get on-demand accident insurance just in case the unexpected happens. Buddy ensures you have cash for bills fast.  This is accident insurance not health and life insurance.  Go to buddyinsurance.com and create an account.  There's no commitment or charge to create one.  Once you have an account created, it's a snap to open your phone and in a couple clicks have coverage for the day.  Check it out!   Endurance News:   Here's How Much Olympic Athletes Can Earn for Winning Medals, Sponsorship and More Around 14,000 athletes earned that honor this past year, with over 11,000 at the Summer Games and just under 3,000 slated to compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics.   How much are the U.S. Olympic medal bonuses? As part of “Operation Gold,” an initiative the USOPC launched in 2017, U.S. Olympians who reach the podium receive payments of $37,500 for every gold medal won, $22,500 for silver and $15,000 for bronze.   Since October 2016, legislation has ensured athletes will bring home 100% of their earnings, too. Congress that year nixed a so-called “victory tax” that had previously designated prize money as taxable earned income, though Olympians who report gross income of more than $1 million a year are still subject to the tax.   Which country gives the biggest medal bonus? Singapore offers what could be the biggest prize for an individual gold medal: 1 million in Singaporean dollars, or roughly $750,000 USD. Silver medal winners get about $369,000 and $184,000 for bronze, CNBC reports.   Medalists from the next highest two countries, Kazakhstan and Malaysia, earn about $250,000 for gold medal. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics host country Japan gave athletes finishing at the podium $45,000 for gold, $18,000 for silver and $9,000 for bronze.   Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, the U.S. gold medal bonus of $37,500 was ranked ninth in the world.   How much do Olympic athletes make from sponsorships? Of course, Olympians will end up on Wheaties boxes and in television ads, too, employing their likenesses to market products or services through individual deals.   The exact values of Olympics sponsorships are often not disclosed. But for the upper echelon of athletes, the household names that dominate headlines and Olympics ads, figures stretch into the millions.   In 2013, Reuters reported that now-retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt signed a roughly $10 million a year deal with Puma during the years he continued to compete. Forbes in 2016 estimated Bolt made nearly $33 million during a 12-month period.   Katie Ledecky, who won two gold medals in Tokyo, signed a $7 million contract with swimwear brand TYR in 2018 after earning a whopping four gold medals in Rio, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. Her deal, reported to run through the 2024 Olympic Games, was one of the “most lucrative” partnerships in swimming history, TYR said in a June 2018 release.   A marketable athlete like Simone Biles earns at least $5 million a year, according to a Forbes estimate, through her many sponsorship partners, including major companies like Visa, Athleta, United Airlines, Oreo's, Uber Eats, MasterClass and Facebook.   U.S. athletes in Beijing will also have more freedom than ever before to benefit from sponsors thanks to a 2019 decision from the USOPC that loosened marketing rules. Competitors may now thank personal sponsors, appear in ads for those sponsors and receive congratulatory messages from them during the games — but without mentioning or displaying the Olympic logo — all aspects that were previously blocked.   Shaun White, one of the biggest names of the Winter Olympics, received his first board sponsorship at age 7. Following his first gold medal in Turin, snowboard-manufacturing company Burton signed him on to a 10-year contract. While the specific details weren't disclosed, White was estimated to pocket around $10 million a year in sponsorships.   That deal has since expired, leaving White without a board sponsor for the first time in 24 years. The 35 year old has taken creative licensing into his own hands, starting his own brand — titled Whitespace — and even featuring his niece, Charli, prominently on one of his boards. Which country gives the biggest medal bonus? Singapore offers what could be the biggest prize for an individual gold medal: 1 million in Singaporean dollars, or roughly $750,000 USD. Silver medal winners get about $369,000 and $184,000 for bronze, CNBC reports.   Medalists from the next highest two countries, Kazakhstan and Malaysia, earn about $250,000 for gold medal. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics host country Japan gave athletes finishing at the podium $45,000 for gold, $18,000 for silver and $9,000 for bronze.   Ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, the U.S. gold medal bonus of $37,500 was ranked ninth in the world.   How much do Olympic athletes make from sponsorships? Of course, Olympians will end up on Wheaties boxes and in television ads, too, employing their likenesses to market products or services through individual deals.   The exact values of Olympics sponsorships are often not disclosed. But for the upper echelon of athletes, the household names that dominate headlines and Olympics ads, figures stretch into the millions.   In 2013, Reuters reported that now-retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt signed a roughly $10 million a year deal with Puma during the years he continued to compete. Forbes in 2016 estimated Bolt made nearly $33 million during a 12-month period.   Katie Ledecky, who won two gold medals in Tokyo, signed a $7 million contract with swimwear brand TYR in 2018 after earning a whopping four gold medals in Rio, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. Her deal, reported to run through the 2024 Olympic Games, was one of the “most lucrative” partnerships in swimming history, TYR said in a June 2018 release.   A marketable athlete like Simone Biles earns at least $5 million a year, according to a Forbes estimate, through her many sponsorship partners, including major companies like Visa, Athleta, United Airlines, Oreo's, Uber Eats, MasterClass and Facebook.   U.S. athletes in Beijing will also have more freedom than ever before to benefit from sponsors thanks to a 2019 decision from the USOPC that loosened marketing rules. Competitors may now thank personal sponsors, appear in ads for those sponsors and receive congratulatory messages from them during the games — but without mentioning or displaying the Olympic logo — all aspects that were previously blocked.   Shaun White, one of the biggest names of the Winter Olympics, received his first board sponsorship at age 7. Following his first gold medal in Turin, snowboard-manufacturing company Burton signed him on to a 10-year contract. While the specific details weren't disclosed, White was estimated to pocket around $10 million a year in sponsorships.   What's New in the 303: Triny Willerton featured in Triathlete: How Triathletes Got the White House to Prioritize Cyclist Safety After a dedicated campaign that included triathletes from bike-safety advocacy group It Could Be Me, federal transportation officials announced a plan to protect vulnerable road users.   Last week, National Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg released an ambitious National Roadway Safety Strategy to reduce—and eventually eliminate—fatalities for all road users, especially cyclists and pedestrians. With an emphasis on moving from a car-centric culture to one that prioritizes multiple modes of transportation, the plan has received much praise from people who ride bikes.   For decades the widely held view has been that crashes were due to human error, and people on bikes simply had to accept the risk of being a vulnerable road user in a time when vehicles have become larger and drivers more distracted than ever. As a result, the number of road fatalities has increased every year. More than 38,000 road users died in 2020, an increase of about 2,500 from 2019; preliminary data suggests the 2021 count is even higher.   The initiative includes a $6 billion package of grants to distribute to cities and towns to accomplish these systemic changes to their road infrastructure, including redesigning roadways and installing bike lanes and/or pedestrian paths. There will be new rules for auto manufacturers regarding emergency braking and cyclist/pedestrian detection systems. The Federal Highway Administration will also be given guidance to update speed limits to prioritize safety instead of vehicular movement. It will also create a standardized set of rules for states to follow, something Willerton is particularly enthusiastic about.   Willerton says the comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy is “almost verbatim” what cycling safety advocates have been asking for. “Seeing this come to life and having governmental support, it's just incredible, and it's all because we came together and shared our stories. All of these triathletes that have been hurt, families who have lost someone they loved, there's so much outrage and pain. And people have taken that and done something with it to make sure no one has to feel that way again. They've really changed things.”   Upcoming Guests   Bill Garrels, host of the Mental Healthlete Coach David Warden of 8020 Endurance to help us celebrate our 6th anniversary T.O. and Rinny to talk about the Couples Championship     Video of the Week   THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME | Jan Frodeno