Heather Gollnick on the 303Endurance Podcast

Check out our most recent podcast with 5x Ironman champ and Spartan Pro team member Heather Gollnick.  She’s the head coach at Liberty University and she and her husband have their own coaching business IronEdge Coaching.  

Listen to the podcast here: https://303endurance.libsyn.com/heather-gollnick-pro-and-coach or you can find it on your favorite podcast sharing platform.

Here are the show notes:

Thanks to last week’s guest, Erin Carson of Rally Sport and ECFIT. Here is a link to that great interview: https://303endurance.libsyn.com/erin-carson-rally-sports

In Today’s Show:

  • Interview with Heather Gollnick
  • Endurance News – Ironman Return To Racing Steps
  • What’s New in the 303 – What’s the status with local races, Colorado Classic and more.

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Interview with Heather Gollnick:

Heather Gollnick was at the top of her triathlon career about the time I was discovering triathlon.  She raced a ton as a pro triathlete and races a ton more as a OCR Spartan pro.  As you’ll hear she loves to train as well.  As we mentioned in the intro that she is head triathlon coach at Liberty University and co-owner of IronEdge Coaching.  Let’s chat with Heather Gollnick.

Post interview discussion.

  • I do remember seeing video of Heather doing a cartwheel
  • We didn’t get into it but I read an interview with Heather where she talks about her daughter [Jordon], born with cerebral palsy, and was told by doctors that she would would never walk. She walks with a cane now.  I also read that in her first Ironman in Madison WI she didn’t think she could even start the run.  She saw Jordon and it hit her that Jordon would want that opportunity to run, so Heather ran for her daughter.  She said “I think of Jordan every time I’m in a race and I want to stop or slow down.”

Sponsor VENGA:

Thanks to Jay O’Hare at VENGA for the introduction to Heather.  We didn’t discuss VENGA as much as I was hoping to.  We’ve both been trying the Ultra Gels and the Recovery Balm.  There big thing is the Nano Emulsion Technology which makes it water soluble, getting up to 5x CBD in your Blood Stream.  It’s 100% THC-Free, Works Fast and the Ultra Gels make sure you get a Precise dose.  Great reducing inflammation and helping you get great sleep.

“Venga!” is a Spanish for “Come on! go!

Endurance News:

Ironman Lubbock 70.3 is on.  Check out the Athlete Guide as a template for future races.

IRONMAN Return To Racing https://www.facebook.com/IRONMANtri/

  • Health screening which includes questionnaire and touchless temperature check
  • physical distancing markers
  • Designated check-in times
  • Athlete briefings virtual
  • Reduced touchpoints (bikes per rack, recommended self support,
  • Swim start (pulsed, smaller waves, wider entrance points)
  • More space
  • Shade tents instead of change tents
  • Athletes rack their own bikes
  • Number and location of aid stations.  More emphasis on special needs bags.
  • Volunteers to restock instead of serve
  • More physical space at the finish line
  • Individual race choices

What’s New in the 303:

About Without Limits and Boulder Peak? https://www.withoutlimits.co/boulder-peak-triathlon-race-info

Eight U.S. Olympic and Paralympic triathlon hopefuls, along with USA Triathlon CEO Rocky Harris and one guide for a visually impaired athlete, who will be riding across the state of Colorado in a 24-hour relay on June 19-20 to raise funds for COVID-19 relief. The ride will cover 483 miles in total distance, gaining nearly 23,000 feet of elevation as it extends from the Utah-Colorado state line in Montrose, Colorado, to the Colorado-Kansas state line at U.S. 40 and CR 57 (near the town of Arapahoe, Colorado). The route travels from the Western Slope up into the Rocky Mountains, cresting Monarch Pass at 11,312 feet of elevation before descending into the Front Range via Colorado Springs and into the Eastern Plains.

A local news station in Colorado Springs put together this quick segment yesterday: https://www.kktv.com/content/sports/With-dream-deferred-Olympic-hopefuls-to-bike-across-Colorado-for-charity-571111931.html.

Boulder’s Dede Griesbauer and Kennett Peterson dominate the IRONMAN VR10 Pro Challenge Weekend

The 10th edition of the IRONMAN® VR™ Pro Challenge saw a United States sweep with Dede Griesbauer winning the women’s race and Kennett Peterson taking the top honors in the men’s race as eight top triathletes battled it out over the course of two days. Mixing up the format, athletes took on a 3 km run through the Eagle Trail in Boulder, Colorado before hopping on their trainers. From there, athletes began their 40 km bike ride in Gerry Boyle Park on a portion of the newly offered IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman bike course, utilizing Official Virtual Cycling partner ROUVY’s augmented reality.

In the closely contested professional women’s race, Dede Griesbauer (USA) fought her way into the top spot with an impressive performance, finishing the 3 km run and 40 km bike in an overall time of 1:07:53, while Lindsey Jerdonek (USA) finished in second place with a combined time of 1:08:42. Danielle Mack (USA) took third position with a finishing time of 1:10:09 and Rachel Olson (USA) rounded out the group with a time of 1:11:19.

Colorado Classic Planning to Roll With “Made for TV” Model

Denver, CO (June 9, 2020) — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation today released an initial statement sharing their intention to continue their August race with a revised format, a ‘Made for TV Streaming’ model.

With a new race model that limits the gathering of crowds and prioritizes the safety of riders, host communities and staff, the race organizers feel optimistic that America’s premier all-women’s professional road cycling race could successfully continue August 27-30, 2020 — pending the appropriate approvals from the State, county and city health departments.

Video of the Week:

Venga CBD Review 2020 – THC-Free CBD For Ultrarunners/Endurance Athletes

Closing:

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

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