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303Endurance Podcast

Jul 2, 2022

Welcome to Episode #342 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.

Bill last week:

Rich last week: Slacker half marathon.


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In Today's Show

  • Endurance News
    • Mark Allen Partnering with Dot
    • Challenge Roth Broadcast Live on PTO YouTube
  • What's new in the 303
    • Lake to Lake and Slacker Half Marathon
    • USA Cycling Announces 2022 BMX Racing World Championship Team
    • Upcoming Races
    • Pikes Peak
  • Video of the Week
    • Mark Allen on TriDot


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Endurance News:


Partnership brings together the human wisdom and experience of the greatest endurance athlete of all time with revolutionary algorithmic intelligence (AI).


DALLAS, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- TriDot, a division of Predictive Fitness, Inc. and Mark Allen, the Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time and 6x IRONMAN Triathlon World Champion are proud to announce the creation of the TriDot Mark Allen Edition. The TriDot platform is the first use of algorithmic intelligence (AI) for coaches and triathletes. The TriDot Mark Allen Edition combines the wisdom and insight Mark has gained through his unparalleled racing career and 30 years of coaching experience with revolutionary algorithmic intelligence to provide triathletes around the world with training programs updated in real time with input from wearables, coaches and direct athlete input. The revolutionary training system allows athletes to most effectively increase performance while managing fatigue and reducing illness and injury.


The TriDot Mark Allen Edition will be available Fall 2022. Secure your spot on the waitlist to gain early access and get updates:


The partnership is the result of months of discussion between Mark Allen Sports CEO, Scott Zagarino and Predictive Fitness Founder and CEO, Jeff Booher. "When Mark and I became familiar with the use of algorithmic intelligence technology applied to coaching by Predictive Fitness, we immediately saw the potential for a breakthrough in triathlon coaching." said Zagarino. Predictive Fitness CEO Jeff Booher said, "We have been developing the technology for the past two decades and were blown away by how quickly an athlete of Mark's reputation and stature grasped the value and potential for what we've worked so hard on all these years."


"The big limiting factor for coaches has been the brain's inability to match complex training data with human experience," said Allen. "Until now there was no way any coach could assimilate all of the possible scenarios and produce programming from that data. This is the future of coaching, and I am incredibly excited about being on the cutting edge with TriDot."


Mark Allen Edition which will provide athletes with TriDot's training (like Complete) but with content from Mark. All the drills and workouts will be explained on camera by Mark, Monday motivation videos from Mark, Storytime with Mark, Ask Mark Anything (our own twist on an "AMA").




Predictive Fitness leverages its comprehensive dataset and nSight™ Intelligence Engine to power applications that optimize health, fitness, and performance. It employs its proprietary normalizing technologies, artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics, and other patent-pending technologies to create solutions for endurance athletes, general fitness, health-conscious individuals as well as military, employer, insurance, healthcare, and wellness stakeholders. Predictive Fitness harnesses data to help people live healthier, longer, and happier lives.


Watch Challenge Roth Live on PTO YouTube

The stage is set for an incredible showdown at Challenge Roth on Sunday with the likes of Jan Frodeno, Anne Haug, Sam Long, Fenella Langridge and Patrick Lange ready to test themselves at the iconic race.


The race will be broadcast live from 6:15 AM CEST on PTO YouTube as well as on  View the full start list below to see who else could challenge for the win!



















What's New in the 303:

USA Cycling Announces 2022 BMX Racing World Championship Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo./ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Cycling announced today the 22 athletes that will be representing the United States at the 2022 UCI BMX Racing World Championships in Nantes, France on July 30-31.


The star-studded roster includes Tokyo 2020 Olympians Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz.; Daylight Cycle Co.), Payton Ridenour (Tulsa; OK.; Mongoose Bicycles), Felicia Stancil (Palm Harbor, FL.; Factory SSquared/Answer), and Alise Willoughby (Chula Vista, CA.; Team Toyota/ GW Bicycles).


Stancil is one to watch after landing on the Papendal World Cup Round 3 podium and a fourth place finish at the Olympic Games. 20-year-old Cameron Wood (Phoenix Ariz.; Mongoose/USA BMX Foundation) also had a strong start to the season scoring a silver medal at the fourth World Cup round in Papendal.


Last year at the World Championships, Stancil and Willoughby both made the Elite Women’s final along with Wood in the Elite Men’s race.


The new 2022 National Champions crowned in May will also be in attendance including Sharrah, Daleny Vaughn (Tucson, Ariz.; DK Bicycles), Jesse Welch (Riverside, Calif.; Box Components), McKenzie Gayheart (Fort White, Fla.; Factory Full Tilt/ Radio), Ethan Popovich (Valparaiso, Ind.; DK Bicycles), and Keiley Shea (La Habra, Calif.; 316 Racing).


Jamie Staff, Director of BMX, has been hard at work with the team this season. He said, “We are very excited to be able to get back to some normal racing this year and do what we love most. We are in an interesting phase where we’re introducing a lot of young riders to international events, as well as continuing to support our country’s more established riders. We’ve had some great prep camps this season with one more before we head to France and the riders got some great experiences in Europe at the first 4 World Cup rounds in May and June. Obviously, everyone wants results, and yes, I’m hoping we get some, but just as importantly, I’m looking to give our younger riders an experience of a lifetime, that will encourage them to continue to pursue their dreams of being an Elite athlete on the worlds stage. You can’t underestimate the value of international competition, especially at a young age, and so we look to continue to support the development of our next generation of riders the best way we can.”


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Video of the Week:

TriDot's Mark Allen Edition - TriDot (


Upcoming Guests:

Scott Mercier born January 24, 1968 is an American former cyclist on The US Postal Team in 1997 where he participated in a grand tour in the 1997 Vuelta a España. He also competed in the team time trial at the 1992 Summer Olympics.


Mark Allen. 6x IRONMAN World Champion, GOAT, The Grip, ESPN Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time, First Olympic Distance World Champion, USA Triathlon and Ironman Hall of Fames.



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