Your Pain Cave

Welcome to Episode #423 of the 303 Endurance Podcast. We’re your hosts Coach Rich Soares and 303 Chief Editor, Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance news, coaching tips and discussion.


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In Today’s Show

  • Question of the Week – What the best part of your Pain Cave? Inspired by Rinny and TO’s Insane Home Training Setup
  • 303Cycling News and Updates – Rum Runner, Cross Racing Weather preferences
  • 303Triathlon News and Updates – USAT Membership Announcement and Walk Back; What do the top professional triathletes earn?
  • Tip of the Week – The Bright Sides of Training Indoors


Question of the Week:

Last Week – What’s your favorite winter activity?

  • Dejan Smaic – Flatwater playboating in pools, Confluence Whitewater Park, and anywhere the water isn’t frozen. Staying tuned for runoff. Traffic killed my enthusiasm for xc-skiing
  • Sue Butcher – Indoor cycling w Zwift!
  • Kris Thompson – Zwifting
  • Becky Serratoni – BC skiing and touring. Way harder than any day on a bike! Except for maybe the CB Classic!! 😉
  • Sheila McLay-Van Kersen – Snowshoeing!


This Week –

What’s the best part of your Pain Cave? Last week some of you responded that your favorite winter activity is Zwifting. Whether we love it or not, we spend a lot more time training indoors during the cold short days of winter. What is it about your home gym/trainer setup that inspires your to put in the work? If you have a setup like TO and Rinny,

Inside Mirinda Carfrae and Tim O’Donnell’s Insane Home Training Setup

 you probably can’t wait to get to your pain cave every day.  Some of you told us it’s Zwift. Maybe it’s your Ironman medals hanging on the wall. Or, maybe it’s your full motion trainer or your big TV and a Netflix subscription.



Rum Runner Tour update

Cross Racing, which is better hot and dry or cold and rainy?

16% Hot and dry

84% Cold (not too cold)/rain




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