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303Endurance Podcast

Sep 19, 2020

Welcome to Episode #250 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. 

We have Miranda Carfrae and Tim O'Donnell to talk about some exciting announcements coming out of the power-duo from Boulder.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview with Rinny and T.O.
  • What New in the 303 (Lookout Mountain Triathlon,
  • Endurance News (Tour update l)


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Interview with Rinny and T.O.:

Speaking of UCAN.  We have UCAN fan Tim O'Donnell.  T.O. is one of the world’s most successful and experienced American long-course triathletes. As a professional, he has earned 50+ podium finishes including over 22+ wins at major events throughout the world.  In 2019 in Kona we saw him put in an awesome performance to break 8 hours and claim the title of fastest American in Kona ever!

T.O.'s better half Mirinda Carfrae IRONMAN World Champion 2010, 2013 & 2014.  We've been eager to interview Rinny for years now.  She has just joined the Aqua Sphere team.  She and TO have an announcement that they made a couple of weeks ago.  For those of you that follow them, you know what we're talking about.  If you don’t, well…..let's get into the interview.


Post Interview Discussion

Virtual racing just not the same. We like the pressure of real racing. 

PTO and how triathlon will survive.  It's up to us. 

TO Challenge Roth

Rinny Roth in 2014.  Baby out and start racing around June. 70.3's and Santa Cruz maybe.


Shout out to Kenny Withrow for the photos for today's episode!


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Endurance News:

The Tour

  • Stage 18 Standings
    • Primoz Roglic is still in yellow
    • Sam Bennett in green
    • Richard Carapaz in polka dot
    • Tadej Pocacar in white
  • Marc Hirshi went down at about 45 miles to finish going down hill and taking a downhill curve is wheels slid out and I t
  • Sepp Kuss of Jumbo-Visma was 27th overall GC after 12 stages last week.  He had killer performance in Stage 17 with a 4th place, hard as shit, up hill driving Primoz Roglic.  Miguel Lopez of Astana would beat Roglic by 1 place, but minimized Lopez's gain.  Sepp is now 15th overall in the GC.
  • No controversy, but here's who's abandoned the Tour de France 2020 after stage 18
  • Stage one abandonments - John Degenkolb (Ger) Lotto-Soudal. Reason: Finished outside the time limit
  • Stage two abandonments - Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto-Soudal. Reason: DNS due to broken knee-cap; Rafael Valls (Esp) Bahrain-McLaren. Reason: DNS due to broken femur
  • Stage three abandonments - Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis. Reason: DNF due to broken collarbone
  • Stage four abandonments - None
  • Stage five abandonments - None
  • Stage six abandonments - None
  • Stage seven abandonments - None
  • Stage eight abandonments - Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling. Reason: DNF due to knee injury. Diego Rosa (Ita) Arkéa-Samsic. Reason: DNF due to broken collarbone suffered in crash. Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Total Direct Energie. Reason: Unknown; William Bonnet (Fra) Groupama-FDJ. Reason: DNF due to injury suffered on stage one.
  • Stage nine - Fabio Aru (Ita) UAE Team Emirates. Reason: DNF due to unexplained physical problem. Steff Cras (Bel) Lotto-Soudal. Reason: DNF due to injury suffered on stage one.
  • Stage 10 - Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling. Reason: DNS after crash on stage one; Sam Bewley (Nzl); Mitchelton-Scott. Reason: DNF after crash on stage 10
  • Stage 11 - Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates. Reason: DNS after crash on stage 10; Ion Izagirre (Esp) Astana. Reason: DNF after crash on stage 11; Gregor Mühlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe. Reason: DNF due to illness.
  • Stage 12 - Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) CCC Team. Reason: DNF after injuries sustained in crash on stage 11.
  • Stage 13 - Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo. Reason: DNF after crash on stage 13
  • Stage 14 - Romain Bardet (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale. Reason: DNS after crash on stage 13; Pierre Latour (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale. Reason: DNF on stage 14
  • Stage 15 - Sergio Higuita (Col) EF Pro Cycling: DNF after crash on stage 15
  • Stage 16 - David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ: DNF stage 16; Jérôme Cousin (Fra) Total Direct Energie: OTL
  • Stage 17 - Mikel Nieve (Esp) Mitchelton-Scott: DNF on stage 17; Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ: DNS; Egan Bernal (Col) Ineos Grenadiers: DNS; Jens Desbuscherre (Bel) B&B Hotels-Vital Concept: Outside time limit
  • Stage 18 - André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-Up Nation – DNF stage 18


What's New in the 303:

The Black Hills, a Triathlon, Bike Ride and Buffalo

175 athletes competed in either the Olympic or Long Distance (half Iron) race. This course was tough with a very hilly one or two loop bike course and run. The bike course took riders on a scenic loop through Custer State Park—appropriately named the Wildlife Loop.

Local triathlete, Kirsten McCay who won her age group and loves this triathlon said, “My favorite things about this race are the challenging but scenic bike course, the laid back atmosphere, no time limit for the course so everyone can finish, and the cash prizes for the top 3 overall men and women.” $800, $400 and $300 are given to the overall winners—not bad!

Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial

Beautiful weather and temperatures for this week's KHMTT Week 2.

Breakaway Athletics and the Last Call Triathlon

The Last Call Triathlon will be an event you’ll look forward to all season long. Why? Beautiful mountain views, great weather and a family fun venue! Did we mention camping? Yup! There’s that too.

Sitting on the east side of Loveland and southeast of Fort Collins, this is shaping up to have the whos who of triathlon at it.  We've got sister Madonna Buder, Kyle Coon with Andy Potts. 


Video of the Week:

Running While Pregnant // 22 Weeks


Upcoming Interviews:

Pro cyclist, Will Dugan to talk about his pro career and some of his races at Tour of CA, Pro Cycling Challenge and more.  Will Dugan now organizes Project Supertraining, supported rides that provide a pro-like training experience for amateur (and some pro) riders. The rides also direct money and attention to charitable causes. 

Amy Dixon VI - Amy Dixon is a visually impaired professional triathlete and member of the USA Paratriathlon National Team. She is the reigning Aquathlon World Champion, US National Champion triathlete, USA Paracycling Time Trial National Champion, and is ranked 6th in the world in the Paralympic International Rankings.

Sister Madonna Buder began training at age 48 at the behest of Father John who told her it was a way of tweaking, "mind, body, and spirit" and for the relaxation and calmness it can bring an individual. She completed her first triathlon at age 52 and first Ironman event at age 55 and has continued ever since.


Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and @303triathlon 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!