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303Endurance Podcast

Mar 6, 2021

This week we are talking to the USAT national ranked 4th in the 40-49 AG, Tim Hola.  We are kicking off our discipline and development theme with someone who clearly knows how to manage all the responsibilities of family, career, and still finding the time to train effectively.  We are looking to figure out how he lives his life with such discipline and has developed a process for repeating success!


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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Tim Hola
  • Endurance News - TheTriSummit
  • What New in the 303 - C. Springs Paralympic Triathlon Team Announced and Alchemy Custom Frames in Denver
  • Video of the Week - Latest Danny MacAskill Video
  • Personal - signed up for Ragnar



Interview with Tim Hola

I first remember meeting Tim Hola over a decade ago when he guest spoke at our tri club. I was so impressed and awestruck.  As it turned out he was super approachable and he's has been such a good ambassador to the sport.  When it comes to discipline and development, he was one of the first people who came to mind.  Let's get into our interview with Tim Hola. 


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Endurance News:

The Tri Summit (sponsored in part by UCAN)

March 17-19, the TriSummit is for triathletes who don’t settle. For triathletes who have a growth mindset, and want to get the most out of themselves as we return to racing in 2021. It doesn’t matter whether the goal is to finish, to PR, or to qualify for Kona or USAT Nationals…what brings triathletes together at TheTriSummit is the pursuit of something greater than who you are today.

Hosted by the legendary Bob Babbitt and guest host Dede Griesbauer (Ultraman World Record Holder), you will be taken on a journey with 15 top pro triathletes and experts to learn about curated topics in the sport of triathlon, with a particular focus on how to best emerge from the pandemic to successful racing. Your personal best is ahead of you in 2021.


What's New in the 303:


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced the 16 members of the 2021 Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team, the group of athletes who will represent the U.S. at the highest levels of elite paratriathlon competition during the 2021 season.

The talented group, which includes four Paralympic triathlon medalists and six world champions, will compete at World Triathlon Para Cup events, World Triathlon Para Series events and the World Triathlon Para Championships throughout 2021. Select athletes will also represent Team USA at the postponed Paralympic Games Tokyo 2021, which will take place this summer from Aug. 24-Sept. 5.

“USA Triathlon is proud to honor the 16 paratriathletes who will represent us on the world stage this season,” said Amanda Duke Boulet, USA Triathlon Paralympic Program Director. “The 2021 roster includes both veterans of the sport and relative newcomers, but all have the potential to win medals against fierce international competition. Our athletes have adaptability and resilience at their core, and they are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to qualify and compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games this summer.”

The Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Team is supported by Toyota, USA Triathlon’s Exclusive Mobility & Automotive Partner. Toyota has shown unparalleled commitment to the paratriathlon program, serving as the title partner for the Toyota USA Paratriathlon National Championships and in 2019 combining with the Challenged Athletes Foundation and USA Triathlon to offer the first-ever professional prize purse for the event. Toyota also directly sponsors select Team Toyota paratriathletes.

Defending Paralympic champions Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio, PTS5) and Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz., PTS2) headline the roster. Norman and Seely won gold in their respective categories in paratriathlon’s debut at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. Both also competed in track & field in Rio, with Norman earning bronze in the 400 meters on the track. The two have a combined five Paratriathlon World Championship titles between them. Seely won the 2019 ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability after her undefeated 2018 season, and Norman was nominated for the same award in 2017.

Seely led a U.S. podium sweep in Rio with silver medalist Hailey Danz (Colorado Springs, Colo., PTS2) and bronze medalist Melissa Stockwell (Colorado Springs, Colo., PTS2), a U.S. Army veteran. The trio are currently training as part of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team Program based at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the lead-up to Tokyo.


Alchemy Bikes Making Custom Frames in Denver

303 visited Alchemy’s office and manufacturing facility along the Cherry Creek bike path to check out the new Arktos. We hadn’t been here before and took a tour and met the staff. They make their own carbon and titanium frames here–very high quality ones at that. Not many people make carbon frames in the United States. Customers have one place they can have a custom carbon or titanium frame made locally is pretty cool. Look for a more comprehensive article about Alchemy and all their bikes and how they design and make them!

PRIMAL & 303 Endurance Indoor Cycling Class, led by Bill Plock

Date: Every Wednesday till it warms up

Time: 12:00 Noon MST

Price: FREE

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Video of the Week:

Danny MacAskill - The Slabs


Upcoming Interviews:

Olympian and coach Ryan Bolton joins us.  One of my favorite presentations at the Endurance Exchange was the discussion between Ryan Bolton and Dirk Friel of Training Peaks on 'balancing objective and subjective data'.



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Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!