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303Endurance Podcast

Dec 25, 2020

Congratulations - you survived 2020!  This is our "2020 Wrap Up" show were we look back on what was one of the most challenging years our lifetime.

Our feature interview this week is one of our audience favorites for 2020.  Erin Carson of Rally Sports to talk about life and business.  We'll talk about the ECFIT Launch workouts, and Erin's philosophies on strength training for endurance athletes.


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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Erin Carson
  • Endurance News - 2021 IRONMAN Sold Out, Strava Year in Sport
  • What New in the 303 - Colorado Classic’s Virtual Yellow Jersey
  • Video of the Week - Garage Talk with Megan Hottman


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Plus - How Sara Hall Takes Her Training to the Next Level with UCAN

Sara Hall finished 2020 in style, setting her personal best in the marathon on her way to winning The Marathon Project in Chandler, AZ. Her record time of 2:20:32 is the 2nd fastest women’s marathon time in American history. It comes on the heels of her 2nd place finish at the London Marathon, where she also set a personal best just 11 weeks prior to shattering her own mark by 89 seconds at The Marathon Project.


Interview with Erin Carson

Erin Carson is co-owner and operator of RallySport, a Boulder, Colorado training facility and health club. As the head coach for ECFIT she provides strength training programs for endurance athletes seeking to perform at their very best in triathlons, marathons, and cycling events. Her clients include world champions and olympians as well as everyday athletes seeking excellence.


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Endurance News:

All IRONMAN races in US and Canada Sell Out for 2021!

After a challenging 2020 race season, athletes are demonstrating that they can't wait to get back to in-person racing: this week, general registration for all 12 full-distance IRONMAN triathlons across the United States of America and Canada for 2021 have now sold out. The 2021 full-distance IRONMAN season in the U.S. and Canada kicks off with the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas triathlon taking place on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Throughout the pandemic, athletes have continued to train for their goal of competing in an IRONMAN triathlon. As 2021 events went on sale, the limited inventory available has sold out quickly. The ever-popular Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida sold out in two days, while IRONMAN California in Sacramento, new to the circuit, sold out in one day. IRONMAN Arizona reached capacity before it reached general registration, selling out during presale. More than 13,000 athletes will be racing in their first-ever full-distance IRONMAN event in 2021.


What's New in the 303:

Sharon Madison Wins Colorado Classic’s Virtual Yellow Jersey

Denver’s Sharon Madison has won Colorado Classic’s Virtual Yellow Jersey presented by the Gates Corporation for her on- and off-the-bike contributions to the greater cycling community.

Nominated by her peers no less than 14 times, Madison was once a professional cyclist, and has since dedicated her life’s work to building a community around the idea that a bike creates freedom and empowerment. She started the bike club at Wish 4 Wheels, providing bikes to second graders at Title 1 schools in Denver, and in the midst of the pandemic she created a new non-profit organization – We Ride 4 — which raises funds to support organizations that promote fitness, health and outdoor adventure for children.

Thousands of community votes came in during a weeklong voting period, which was a contest between three lead nominees: local judge Randi Polidori, team director Kathryn Curi and Madison. In the end, Madison will be crowned this year’s yellow jersey winner for which she will receive a signed 2019 Colorado Classic Leaders jersey as well as a Priority Bicycles Brilliant L Train Bicycle, equipped with a Gates Carbon Drive belt system.

The Gates Corporation has generously decided to ensure a happy end to the year for the runners up as well. Polidori and Curi will be also gifted a Gates Carbon Drive belt system equipped bike to see them off on new bike adventures in 2021. (See a congratulatory video here).


Video of the Week:

Garage Talk #10: Megan Hottman



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Happy New Year!  Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!