Erin Trail is a part of the Coeur Sports Ambassador Team. www.coeursports.com, She's also a part of 303triathlon.com, and president of the Altitude Multisport team www.altitudemultisport.com. She also races Xterra races.
She has done 3 Ironman races Inagural Ironman Texas, Ironman Coeur d'Alene and Inaugural Ironman Boulder. www.ironman.com
In this interview we talk about her road to Ironman and her race at Ironman Boulder in 2014.
We talk about the value of being a part of a local triathlon club.
We talk about her training for Ironman Boulder.
We talk about how to look at your results when the time you get is not what you hoped to get.
Erin is a lifetime swimmer and we talk about her Ironman swim in 2014. We chat about the advantages of the swim start initiative and the weeds that make the back half of the swim very special.
We chat about double transition races like Ironman Boulder. She also explained to me why Ironman Boulder is in the summer (because that's the only time the High School isn't used.) Erin also shares some awesome volunteer stories from 2 transition races special shout out to Megg Rapp president of Rocky Mountain Tri Club www.rmtriclub.com
Erin and I chat about the bike course. Erin really likes the new bike course which is different from the one she road in 2014. She gives a lot of suggestions for great places to train in Boulder and Denver. Erin uses the words that a lot of people use "deceptively challenging."
Erin gives a shout out to her bike shop Alchemy Bicycle www.alchemybicycle.com
She talks about the wonderful people that staff the Ironman aid stations and how wonderful it is to know people working the course. We talk about the challenge of the heat.
She gives a shout out to Stacy Simms who is the brain behind the book Roar, formerly of Osmo nutrition and now you can find her with a company called NBS. Here is a link to Roar on Amazon. http://a.co/5VJzdkJ this is just a link not an affiliate link.
Erin's group does absolutely the coolest thing at an aid station on the bike and you have to hear about it. They serve snow cones. SNOW CONES! This is about minute 35 or so of the show.
Erin's Bike shop is Alchemy Bicycle Company www.alchemybicycle.com
We do a little chatting about the change of date for the Ironman Boulder race and the scheduling of all the Ironman summer fall races at the moment.
T2 - The transition in Boulder from Bike to run is like nothing I've ever done so we talk about that. She gives a shout out to the Facebook group Endurance Girls Colorado. As you can see Colorado women have a lot of support!
We talk about the run in Boulder and Erin's role as race angel in my race. They call the run course the flux-capacitor. We also talk about some crazy things that happen to us in hot races and what to do when your nutrition plan doesn't work.
We talk a lot about the run course which is along the Boulder Creek Path. She gives a shout out for her friend Daria who ran with her for a bit.
We talk about her Ironman finish at Ironman Boulder. She talks about hearing Mike Reilly say your name. Boulder is a great finish line. Erin talks about the unique challenge of jumping at an Ironman finish line.
We do talk about the challenge of balancing her 4th passion skiing with Ironman training. Erin also talks a lot about her love of Mountain Bike.
Thank you very much Erin for being a guest on the Mile after Mile podcast.
You can find Erin on Facebook and Twitter @mountain_erin
She's also at www.trailendurancecoaching.com
You can visit the post on www.mileaftermilepodcast.com to see us in the volunteer video.