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Welcome to the Pure Energy Podcast for members and friends of the San Francisco triathlon community. Pure Energy provides triathlon and endurance training tips; race previews and race reports; interviews of age-groupers, coaches and elite athletes; profiles of triathlon and endurance-related local businesses and organizations; and much more. Thanks for listening!

Latest Episodes

PEP 14 - Picking the Right Bike Saddle Using Pressure Sensor

Riding a bike shouldn’t be a pain in the butt. In this episode, Berkeley-based triathlete, coach and bike fitter Mitchell Reiss takes us to saddle school and discusses how saddle size, shape, cushioning, cutouts, and overall bike fit and riding posture all affect your comfort. Then we geek out with the super-cool Gebiomized saddle pressure sensor at Press Play Performance Lab to figure out why my lady parts hurt so much after long sessions on my tri bike. Follow along with the sensor images at www.pureenergypodcast.com. Resources mentioned in this episode: Mitchell Reiss's website- multisport coaching and services Press Play Performance Labin Berkeley Innersport Chiropractic- co-located with Press Play Find a bike fitter who uses Gebiomized saddle pressure technology ISM Adamo Century Saddle- my tri saddle ISM Adamo Attack Saddle-Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae's saddle. BYO zip ties. Cobb JOF Randee Saddle- the most comfy Cobb saddle I tried. Ultimately not for me but lots ...

45 MIN2015 FEB 27
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PEP 14 - Picking the Right Bike Saddle Using Pressure Sensor

PEP 13 - Ironman Cozumel Destination Race Tips

Boasting clear, blue, warm waters, vistas of beaches and palm trees, and smooth pancake-flat roads, Cozumel’s Ironmanand 70.3races sure sound dreamy. But I, along with Sam and Krista Gager, President and First Lady of Golden Gate Triathlon Club, can testify that no amount of beautiful scenery can make an Ironman easy. The three of us recently closed out 2014 with Ironman Cozumel, and in this episode, we share our race reports, lessons learned, and tips for conquering Cozumel and destination races in general. Resources mentioned in this episode: Purplepatch Fitness The Well-Built Triathlete: Turning Potential into Performance Tri Bike Transport Safe Sea Kids Anti-Jellyfish Sting Lotion 30+ SPF BodyGlide Anti-Chafing Stick 2.5oz Runner’s Butt American flag calf sleeves Generation UCAN Sports Drink Bonk Breaker bars Nuun Energy Hydration Tablets

46 MIN2015 JAN 23
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PEP 13 - Ironman Cozumel Destination Race Tips

PEP 12 - Discover Indoor Triathlon USA Race Series

There's a new race in town! Indoor Triathlon USA is bringing a high-quality race experience to nine cities across the country in a format that is perfect for beginners and serious competitors alike. The series kicks off in February in Portland, Oregon and culminates with a national championship event in April in Las Vegas, visiting Los Angeles, San Francisco,Seattle, Coeur D’Alene, Denver, Austin, and Chicago along the way. The format consists of a 10-minute swim, a 30-minute bike ride (on your own bike, specially calibrated), and a 15-minute run.Listen to find out how it works, and to get a 10% discount on registration!

25 MIN2014 NOV 25
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PEP 12 - Discover Indoor Triathlon USA Race Series

PEP #11 - Nontraditional Running Shoes Reviewed

"What kind of shoes do you wear?" That's a question I get all the time from new and not-so-new triathletes and runners, so this episode is devoted to reviewing the nontradtional shoes that I wear, as well as the other brands and types of running shoes that are relatively new or just lesser known on the market, such as Hoka, Skora, Newton, Altra, barefoot shoes, and the surprise dark horse of running shoes. Includes a primer on traditional shoes as well as things that impact your running more than shoes. Resources PEP #4: Injury Prevention with PT Megan Lewis PEP #7: Running Tips with Coach Tom McGlynn of runcoach.com Vibram Five Fingers: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/index.htm Merrell barefoot & minimalist: http://www.merrell.com/US/en/Barefoot Skora: http://skorarunning.com/ Newton: http://www.newtonrunning.com/ Hoka One One: http://www.hokaoneone.com/ Altra: http://www.altrarunning.com/ Skechers: http://www.skechersperformance.com/ San Francisco Running Company: http://www.sanf...

29 MIN2014 NOV 11
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PEP #11 - Nontraditional Running Shoes Reviewed

PEP #10 - Top Tips for Urban Cycling with SF Bike Coalition

**Updated 10/27** Whether you’re a long-time urban cyclist or just thinking about taking your bike to the city streets, you are sure to pick up some tips from this week’s episode, featuring triathlete and SF Bike Coalition staff member Janelle Wong. Janelle and Liz talk about how urban biking can complement your training, how to stay safe when biking around the city, and best practices to help drivers, pedestrians and cyclists share the road. Also, find out whether Dave Sifry (featured in Episode 9) completed his attempted Alcatraz crossing! Resources San Francisco Bicycle Coalition: http://www.sfbike.org Rules of the Road video: https://www.sfbike.org/resources/bicycle-law/rules-of-the-road/ Proper right turn diagram for drivers and bikers: http://www.sfbike.org/news/bike-lanes-and-right-turns/ How to lock up your bike & what to do if bike is stolen: https://www.sfbike.org/resources/theft-locking/ SF bike map: https://www.sfbike.org/resources/maps-routes/ Shift SF Indoor Cycling:...

62 MIN2014 OCT 28
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PEP #10 - Top Tips for Urban Cycling with SF Bike Coalition

PEP #9 - Total Immersion with Dave Sifry

SF tech entrepreneur and triathlete Dave Sifry shares lessons from a recent Total Immersion (TI) swim clinic, which helped him shave a MINUTE from his average 100-meter freestyle time. A MINUTE! A must-listen for the TI-curious. Resources Total Immersion: http://totalimmersion.net/ TI courses at College of San Mateo: http://totalimmersion.net/component/eventlist/venueevents/150-college-of-san-mateo Shinji Takeuchi TI example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJpFVvho0o4 Sun Yang 1500m World Record video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6uqZd8Tn3Yhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6uqZd8Tn3Y

32 MIN2014 OCT 11
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PEP #9 - Total Immersion with Dave Sifry

PEP #8 - Ironman Lake Tahoe... Cancelled!

Special Ironman Lake Tahoe cancellation edition! Hear first-hand accounts of what happened in the days leading up to the race and reactions to the cancellation and consolation prizes. Also, learn more about wildfires, the hazards of exercising in poor air quality, and how the right travel insurance could help you recoup your costs. So sorry, IMLT racers! Resources: Official race cancellation announcement from Ironman: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/09/tahoe-cancellation.aspx#axzz3EAf7OLsp Travel insurance help for destination races: http://www.globalbri.com or email James Smith at jdsmith@globalbri.com Oakland Triathlon Club: http://www.o-towntriclub.com San Francisco Triathlon Club: http://www.sftriclub.org Age grouper Kendra Goffredo’s blog: http://chitoandkgo.com Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: http://themmrf.org Age grouper Andrew Valko’s blog: http://ironw00t.com LA Times article on arrest of arson suspect and impacts of King Fire: http://www.latime...

45 MIN2014 SEP 24
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PEP #8 - Ironman Lake Tahoe... Cancelled!

PEP #7 - Run Coach Tom McGlynn + Oakland Triathlon Review

We join local running coach Tom McGlynn to get the low-down on track workouts for triathletes, including how to warm up, pace appropriately, and cool down, as well as common triathlete running form blunders. Tom is the founder of runcoach.com, an adaptive data-driven online run training program. Liz also gives reviews of the inaugural Oakland Triathlon and Giro di San Francisco, and starts training for Ironman Cozumel. Resources Run Coach: http://www.runcoach.com/ Oakland Triathlon: http://oaklandtri.com/ Jakroo custom kits: http://www.jakroo.com/ Giro di San Francisco: http://www.metromintcycling.com/?giro_di_sf/ Ironman Cozumel: http://www.ironmancozumel.com/ The Well-Built Triathlete: http://www.velopress.com/books/the-well-built-triathlete/

31 MIN2014 SEP 5
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PEP #7 - Run Coach Tom McGlynn + Oakland Triathlon Review

PEP #6 - Reviewing "The Well-Built Triathlete" with Jordan Blanco

Accomplished SF age-grouper Jordan Blanco gives a summary of "The Well-Built Triathlete" by Bay Area coach Matt Dixon of Purplepatch Fitness. Special guest appearance by pro Laura Siddall! Resources from this episode: The Well-Built Triathlete: http://www.velopress.com/books/the-well-built-triathlete/ Purplepatch Fitness: http://www.purplepatchfitness.com/ Jordan Blanco's blog: http://jbtriathlon.blogspot.com/ Laura Siddall: http://laurasiddall.com/ A Runner's Mind: http://www.armyourfeet.com/ Sports Basement Bryant St. Events: http://community.sportsbasement.com/calendar/#201408211957 Alvarado Street Bakery California-Style Bread (it's so good!): http://www.alvaradostreetbakery.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_code=asb&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=10270

34 MIN2014 AUG 21
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PEP #6 - Reviewing "The Well-Built Triathlete" with Jordan Blanco

PEP #5 - Cycling with Team Rwanda & Andria Bouskos

Triathlete, cyclist, ultrarunner and TechWomen mentor Andria Bouskos shares her story of riding with the Rwandan National Cycling Team... and bringing them an exploding bag of cycling jerseys from San Francisco. More info: Team Rwanda: www.teamrwandacycling.org Film: www.risingfromashesthemovie.com Book: www.velopress.com/books/land-of-second-chances TechWomen: www.techwomen.org And Liz tries to decide whether her foot is up for marathon training. (Not that exciting by comparison.)

15 MIN2014 JUL 24
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PEP #5 - Cycling with Team Rwanda & Andria Bouskos

Latest Episodes

PEP 14 - Picking the Right Bike Saddle Using Pressure Sensor

Riding a bike shouldn’t be a pain in the butt. In this episode, Berkeley-based triathlete, coach and bike fitter Mitchell Reiss takes us to saddle school and discusses how saddle size, shape, cushioning, cutouts, and overall bike fit and riding posture all affect your comfort. Then we geek out with the super-cool Gebiomized saddle pressure sensor at Press Play Performance Lab to figure out why my lady parts hurt so much after long sessions on my tri bike. Follow along with the sensor images at www.pureenergypodcast.com. Resources mentioned in this episode: Mitchell Reiss's website- multisport coaching and services Press Play Performance Labin Berkeley Innersport Chiropractic- co-located with Press Play Find a bike fitter who uses Gebiomized saddle pressure technology ISM Adamo Century Saddle- my tri saddle ISM Adamo Attack Saddle-Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae's saddle. BYO zip ties. Cobb JOF Randee Saddle- the most comfy Cobb saddle I tried. Ultimately not for me but lots ...

45 MIN2015 FEB 27
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PEP 14 - Picking the Right Bike Saddle Using Pressure Sensor

PEP 13 - Ironman Cozumel Destination Race Tips

Boasting clear, blue, warm waters, vistas of beaches and palm trees, and smooth pancake-flat roads, Cozumel’s Ironmanand 70.3races sure sound dreamy. But I, along with Sam and Krista Gager, President and First Lady of Golden Gate Triathlon Club, can testify that no amount of beautiful scenery can make an Ironman easy. The three of us recently closed out 2014 with Ironman Cozumel, and in this episode, we share our race reports, lessons learned, and tips for conquering Cozumel and destination races in general. Resources mentioned in this episode: Purplepatch Fitness The Well-Built Triathlete: Turning Potential into Performance Tri Bike Transport Safe Sea Kids Anti-Jellyfish Sting Lotion 30+ SPF BodyGlide Anti-Chafing Stick 2.5oz Runner’s Butt American flag calf sleeves Generation UCAN Sports Drink Bonk Breaker bars Nuun Energy Hydration Tablets

46 MIN2015 JAN 23
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PEP 13 - Ironman Cozumel Destination Race Tips

PEP 12 - Discover Indoor Triathlon USA Race Series

There's a new race in town! Indoor Triathlon USA is bringing a high-quality race experience to nine cities across the country in a format that is perfect for beginners and serious competitors alike. The series kicks off in February in Portland, Oregon and culminates with a national championship event in April in Las Vegas, visiting Los Angeles, San Francisco,Seattle, Coeur D’Alene, Denver, Austin, and Chicago along the way. The format consists of a 10-minute swim, a 30-minute bike ride (on your own bike, specially calibrated), and a 15-minute run.Listen to find out how it works, and to get a 10% discount on registration!

25 MIN2014 NOV 25
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PEP 12 - Discover Indoor Triathlon USA Race Series

PEP #11 - Nontraditional Running Shoes Reviewed

"What kind of shoes do you wear?" That's a question I get all the time from new and not-so-new triathletes and runners, so this episode is devoted to reviewing the nontradtional shoes that I wear, as well as the other brands and types of running shoes that are relatively new or just lesser known on the market, such as Hoka, Skora, Newton, Altra, barefoot shoes, and the surprise dark horse of running shoes. Includes a primer on traditional shoes as well as things that impact your running more than shoes. Resources PEP #4: Injury Prevention with PT Megan Lewis PEP #7: Running Tips with Coach Tom McGlynn of runcoach.com Vibram Five Fingers: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/index.htm Merrell barefoot & minimalist: http://www.merrell.com/US/en/Barefoot Skora: http://skorarunning.com/ Newton: http://www.newtonrunning.com/ Hoka One One: http://www.hokaoneone.com/ Altra: http://www.altrarunning.com/ Skechers: http://www.skechersperformance.com/ San Francisco Running Company: http://www.sanf...

29 MIN2014 NOV 11
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PEP #11 - Nontraditional Running Shoes Reviewed

PEP #10 - Top Tips for Urban Cycling with SF Bike Coalition

**Updated 10/27** Whether you’re a long-time urban cyclist or just thinking about taking your bike to the city streets, you are sure to pick up some tips from this week’s episode, featuring triathlete and SF Bike Coalition staff member Janelle Wong. Janelle and Liz talk about how urban biking can complement your training, how to stay safe when biking around the city, and best practices to help drivers, pedestrians and cyclists share the road. Also, find out whether Dave Sifry (featured in Episode 9) completed his attempted Alcatraz crossing! Resources San Francisco Bicycle Coalition: http://www.sfbike.org Rules of the Road video: https://www.sfbike.org/resources/bicycle-law/rules-of-the-road/ Proper right turn diagram for drivers and bikers: http://www.sfbike.org/news/bike-lanes-and-right-turns/ How to lock up your bike & what to do if bike is stolen: https://www.sfbike.org/resources/theft-locking/ SF bike map: https://www.sfbike.org/resources/maps-routes/ Shift SF Indoor Cycling:...

62 MIN2014 OCT 28
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PEP #10 - Top Tips for Urban Cycling with SF Bike Coalition

PEP #9 - Total Immersion with Dave Sifry

SF tech entrepreneur and triathlete Dave Sifry shares lessons from a recent Total Immersion (TI) swim clinic, which helped him shave a MINUTE from his average 100-meter freestyle time. A MINUTE! A must-listen for the TI-curious. Resources Total Immersion: http://totalimmersion.net/ TI courses at College of San Mateo: http://totalimmersion.net/component/eventlist/venueevents/150-college-of-san-mateo Shinji Takeuchi TI example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJpFVvho0o4 Sun Yang 1500m World Record video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6uqZd8Tn3Yhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6uqZd8Tn3Y

32 MIN2014 OCT 11
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PEP #9 - Total Immersion with Dave Sifry

PEP #8 - Ironman Lake Tahoe... Cancelled!

Special Ironman Lake Tahoe cancellation edition! Hear first-hand accounts of what happened in the days leading up to the race and reactions to the cancellation and consolation prizes. Also, learn more about wildfires, the hazards of exercising in poor air quality, and how the right travel insurance could help you recoup your costs. So sorry, IMLT racers! Resources: Official race cancellation announcement from Ironman: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/09/tahoe-cancellation.aspx#axzz3EAf7OLsp Travel insurance help for destination races: http://www.globalbri.com or email James Smith at jdsmith@globalbri.com Oakland Triathlon Club: http://www.o-towntriclub.com San Francisco Triathlon Club: http://www.sftriclub.org Age grouper Kendra Goffredo’s blog: http://chitoandkgo.com Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: http://themmrf.org Age grouper Andrew Valko’s blog: http://ironw00t.com LA Times article on arrest of arson suspect and impacts of King Fire: http://www.latime...

45 MIN2014 SEP 24
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PEP #8 - Ironman Lake Tahoe... Cancelled!

PEP #7 - Run Coach Tom McGlynn + Oakland Triathlon Review

We join local running coach Tom McGlynn to get the low-down on track workouts for triathletes, including how to warm up, pace appropriately, and cool down, as well as common triathlete running form blunders. Tom is the founder of runcoach.com, an adaptive data-driven online run training program. Liz also gives reviews of the inaugural Oakland Triathlon and Giro di San Francisco, and starts training for Ironman Cozumel. Resources Run Coach: http://www.runcoach.com/ Oakland Triathlon: http://oaklandtri.com/ Jakroo custom kits: http://www.jakroo.com/ Giro di San Francisco: http://www.metromintcycling.com/?giro_di_sf/ Ironman Cozumel: http://www.ironmancozumel.com/ The Well-Built Triathlete: http://www.velopress.com/books/the-well-built-triathlete/

31 MIN2014 SEP 5
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PEP #7 - Run Coach Tom McGlynn + Oakland Triathlon Review

PEP #6 - Reviewing "The Well-Built Triathlete" with Jordan Blanco

Accomplished SF age-grouper Jordan Blanco gives a summary of "The Well-Built Triathlete" by Bay Area coach Matt Dixon of Purplepatch Fitness. Special guest appearance by pro Laura Siddall! Resources from this episode: The Well-Built Triathlete: http://www.velopress.com/books/the-well-built-triathlete/ Purplepatch Fitness: http://www.purplepatchfitness.com/ Jordan Blanco's blog: http://jbtriathlon.blogspot.com/ Laura Siddall: http://laurasiddall.com/ A Runner's Mind: http://www.armyourfeet.com/ Sports Basement Bryant St. Events: http://community.sportsbasement.com/calendar/#201408211957 Alvarado Street Bakery California-Style Bread (it's so good!): http://www.alvaradostreetbakery.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_code=asb&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=10270

34 MIN2014 AUG 21
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PEP #6 - Reviewing "The Well-Built Triathlete" with Jordan Blanco

PEP #5 - Cycling with Team Rwanda & Andria Bouskos

Triathlete, cyclist, ultrarunner and TechWomen mentor Andria Bouskos shares her story of riding with the Rwandan National Cycling Team... and bringing them an exploding bag of cycling jerseys from San Francisco. More info: Team Rwanda: www.teamrwandacycling.org Film: www.risingfromashesthemovie.com Book: www.velopress.com/books/land-of-second-chances TechWomen: www.techwomen.org And Liz tries to decide whether her foot is up for marathon training. (Not that exciting by comparison.)

15 MIN2014 JUL 24
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PEP #5 - Cycling with Team Rwanda & Andria Bouskos
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