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303Endurance Podcast

Oct 30, 2021

A couple months ago I shared my initial experience with TriDot after a couple months of use. We've invited a friend of ours Matt Bach to help explain TriDot gives athletes a highly individualized training plan using artificial intelligence, environmental factors, and even your genetic data. 


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In Today's Show

  • Interview with Matt Bach
  • Endurance News
    • IRONMAN Sacramento Cancelled by Bomb Cyclone
    • USAT Foundation Accepting Applications for 2022 Ambassador
  • What's new in the 303
    • Colorado’s Newest Safety Stop Community
    • Let Your Next Race “Call You” and Don’t Be Afraid to Answer
  • Video of the Week
    • Justin Metzler on IM California


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Interview with Matt Bach

A couple years ago we met our guest in Kona.  Matt is a Wall St to Kona story as an athlete and he's a well respected coach and industry leader.  Matt Bach made a move to work for Predictive Fitness after a successful career at UCAN.  Ever curious to know what Matt was up to, we learned that he was working for TriDot, which I admittedly knew very little about. A cursory research led me to understand it was a training app, something about artificial intelligence, but that's about it.


The athlete gets the most perfect training workout, structured in the perfect way, and with the exact intensity for the temperature and altitude the workout is being performed.  TriDot then uses the athlete's training and testing results with RaceX to predict race performance on your goal race. When every workout counts, make every workout count!


This week we have Matt Bach from TriDot.

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Endurance News:


IRONMAN California Cancelled Due to "Unprecedented Weather Conditions"


  • Rained until 11am and then cleared, the sun came out during the pro panel with Justin Metzler, Lionel Sanders and Jan Frodeno.  The weather the rest of the afternoon was great for riding the course and getting in a practice swim.  The forecast at the time called for 70 percent chance of rain every hour all day and Sunday to be 100% rain on Sunday.


  • Partly cloudy in the morning.  Started to drizzle off and on around 4.  By 8 there was a steady rain and 8:23 a notification went out that the bike was cut to 56 miles (1 lap instead of 2).  Transition would open at 5 instead of 4:30.


  • Driving across the Tower bridge to Sutter Health Ball Park (Transition) the rain was pouring. Some athletes were walking across the bridge in the driving rain.  The parking lot was a lake.  I was shocked that they hadn't cancelled the race yet. 
  • Matt put his wetsuit on in the car and then we tried to find dry ground to walk on to get to the park entrance.  and we Wes from Pro Bike Express had to move his truck 2 or 3 times to higher ground.  It was pouring and so I handed him his bags, wished him luck, and told him I'd see him at the swim exit.  The athletes would be shuttled up river.  As I headed back to the car, the wind blew my umbrella inside out and I worried about Matt.
  • I drove back across the bridge to a parking garage to stay out of the rain until closer to the start.  The plan was to bundle up and watch the swim exit.  At 6:30 I received a text from Matt "it's cancelled".  Matt explained later that a volunteer came on the bus and made the announcement.  I was meanwhile in traffic coming back across the bridge to the ball park to pick him up.  Thank goodness he had Pro Bike Express to give his bike to.  I felt terrible for the athletes walking or riding their bikes across the bridge.
  • The athletes received an email from IRONMAN later in the day:


Dear 2021 IRONMAN California Athlete,


As shared with you earlier, we are beyond disappointed that the 2021 IRONMAN California triathlon could not take place due to unprecedented weather conditions in Sacramento and northern California on Sunday. For an event that has been years in the making, we were excited to showcase this beautiful region and provide you with a race experience that you deserve. However, due to the considerable weather conditions, we felt this was the necessary decision.


Based off the unforeseen circumstances and to provide all of our athletes the ability to race, we have made a variety of race options available, including a very limited number of entries to 2021 events (which will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis) and a number of options for 2022 events.


Defer to 2022 IRONMAN California – October 23, 2022 (Automatic Option)

Free transfer to 2021 Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida – November 6, 2021*

Free transfer to 2021 Select Blinds IRONMAN Arizona- November 21, 2021*

Free transfer to 2021 Mazda IRONMAN Cozumel – November 21, 2021

Free transfer to 2022 IRONMAN Texas – April 23, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN Tulsa – May 22, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN North American Championship Des Moines – June 12, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid – July 24, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 Subaru IRONMAN Canada-Penticton – August 28, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 IRONMAN Wisconsin – September 11, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 IRONMAN Maryland- September 17, 2022

Free transfer to Little Debbies IRONMAN Chattanooga presented by McKee, A Family Bakery – September 25, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida – November 5, 2022

Free transfer to 2022 IRONMAN Arizona- November 20, 2022


*2021 event options are first-come, first-served and very limited availability


On Tuesday, October 26th at 12pm eastern, you will receive an email from Active with a link to select your event option. If you would like to compete in IRONMAN California on October 23, 2022, no action is required at this time. If you choose to not remain in the new event date, you will have until Monday, Nov 8 at 11:59 p.m. ET to complete your new event selection in the provided Active link. Please note: if you plan to select any of the 2021 IRONMAN event options, your selection will need to be completed no later than Thursday, October 28th at 11:59 p.m. ET.


If you have additional questions, please contact


While we were prevented from holding the event in 2021, we look forward to providing you with an exceptional IRONMAN race experience in the future.

The IRONMAN California Team



Posted on October 26, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The USA Triathlon Foundation announced today it is now accepting applications for the fourth annual USA Triathlon Foundation Ambassador Team. The USA Triathlon Foundation Ambassador Team is a group of dedicated individuals who are committed to raising awareness for the USA Triathlon Foundation and its mission, which is transforming lives through sport by opening pathways to swimming, biking, and running for all. The application window runs from Oct 15th through Nov 5th.


The ambassador team is based around the everyday triathlete who has a passion for giving back. Through local service projects, community outreach activities and beginner triathlon clinics, ambassadors embody the goals of the USA Triathlon Foundation: to support and promote triathlon, and to open pathways to triathlon to those for whom it might not otherwise be possible.


Outreach activities will support one of the Foundation’s three key focus areas: encouraging every child to participate, inspiring adaptive athletes to get involved, and igniting athletes’ dreams of competing at the Olympic or Paralympic Games.


“The impact our ambassadors have had in growing and supporting the sport of triathlon in their local communities, as well as at national and world events, is a testament to the passion and dedication the multisport family displays on a daily basis.” said Laura Goodwin, Foundation Development and Program Coordinator for the USA Triathlon Foundation. “We look forward to growing both the influence and outreach of the Ambassador team as we field the largest team yet this year.”

Ambassador team members will participate in service projects on-site at the 2022 Toyota Legacy Triathlon in Long Beach, Calif., on July 15-17 and the Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee on August 6-7. Service projects will support local triathlon communities and multisport-focused charities in each host city.


What's New in the 303:


Colorado’s Newest Safety Stop Community

On October 19, Manitou Springs became the latest Colorado community to adopt the Safety Stop! Bicyclists in Manitou can now treat stop signs as yield signs and stop lights as stop signs when the coast is clear. John Graham, the Mayor of Manitou Springs said in a statement, “Creating an environment where our roads are more comfortable for everyone—at no cost to the taxpayers—is a great achievement for the City of Manitou Springs, and we hope to see other municipalities follow suit in the future.”


Congratulations to the residents of Manitou Springs!


We’re excited to see more communities in Colorado passing this common-sense ordinance. We’re gearing up for the 2022 legislative session, where we’re fighting to pass a law that would standardize the Safety Stop across the state.


The Safety Stop

Several Colorado communities allow bicyclists to perform the Safety Stop, a safer way for people on bikes to cross at intersections when they have the right of way. The maneuver allows people riding bicycles to:


treat stop signs as yield signs.

treat red lights as stop signs.

The Safety Stop does not impact the current right-of-way. People on bicycles can proceed straight, right, or left at a reasonable speed of no more than 15 miles per hour only when the coast is clear. Click here to watch our explainer video and announcement of Englewood’s adoption of the Safety Stop.


As of October 25, 2021, the following Colorado communities allow bicyclists to perform the maneuver:


Aspen (stop-as-yield only)



Dillon (stop-as-yield only)


Manitou Springs

Steamboat Springs

Summit County


To learn more about the Safety Stop’s benefits for bicyclists, as well as Bicycle Colorado’s efforts to make this legal statewide, please click here.


Upcoming Guests

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Video Of The Week




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