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Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation?
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I was surfing their website today (endurancenation.us) and at least on the surface, it seems like he's no longer part of the team.


"Good genes are not a requirement, just the obsession to beat ones brains out daily"...the Griz
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [stringcheese] [ In reply to ]
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I've been with EN for 9 years. No, Rich left a year ago to pursue a completely new line of business in real estate.
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [HuffNPuff] [ In reply to ]
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Thank you, Paul.

That's too bad. I always thought he was a pretty smart guy and ultimately good for the sport.


"Good genes are not a requirement, just the obsession to beat ones brains out daily"...the Griz
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [stringcheese] [ In reply to ]
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Rich is certainly missed by the old timers. He and Patrick made a great coaching team. I think he just got burnt out on triathlon 24-7 and wanted to pursue something new professionally.
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [stringcheese] [ In reply to ]
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Is Gordo still around?
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [HuffNPuff] [ In reply to ]
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HuffNPuff wrote:
Rich is certainly missed by the old timers. He and Patrick made a great coaching team. I think he just got burnt out on triathlon 24-7 and wanted to pursue something new professionally.

I’m one of those old timers. That said, it’s still a fantastic team under Patrick’s leadership, with a terrific bunch of members!
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [HuffNPuff] [ In reply to ]
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HuffNPuff wrote:
I've been with EN for 9 years. No, Rich left a year ago to pursue a completely new line of business in real estate.
Oh no! I loved all of his Podcasts, so technical and so brutally honest. I thought maybe he just took a time out from the podcasts for a while.

I am now -- sad!
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [pdxjohn] [ In reply to ]
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I think he coaches. No idea what he does in addition if anything but his writing on coachgordo is very good and none of it is tri related
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [stringcheese] [ In reply to ]
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Googled my name for no clear reason and found this thread...

That is correct. I'm no longer affiliated with EN, or in any way involved in triathlon. My last race was Kona '16 and my bike is still in the box.

I'm now a full-time real estate investor, buying and selling vacant land in SoCal. I also dabble in Crossfit, strength training, ride my bike from time to time, and adventure via dirt bikes every chance I get.

Rich Strauss
Endurance Nation Ironman 2013 and 2014 World Champion TriClub, Div I
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [Rich Strauss] [ In reply to ]
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Rich Strauss wrote:
Googled my name for no clear reason and found this thread...

Stalker!

2018 Races:
INJURED

Favorite Gear: Dimond Bikes | Desoto Sport | Hoka One One
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [The GMAN] [ In reply to ]
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The GMAN wrote:
Rich Strauss wrote:
Googled my name for no clear reason and found this thread...


Stalker!

Hey Bob!

Rich Strauss
Endurance Nation Ironman 2013 and 2014 World Champion TriClub, Div I
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [Rich Strauss] [ In reply to ]
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Rich Strauss wrote:
The GMAN wrote:
Rich Strauss wrote:
Googled my name for no clear reason and found this thread...


Stalker!


Hey Bob!


What's up, Rich?

I was thinking about you the other day because my Facebook memory from eight years ago was a picture of you and I standing around at the IMFL run course in 2010. Thing was I was racing. In fairness, I was stretching out my legs and taking a moment's rest. At some point you basically said, "Aren't you in the middle of a race? Shut up and start running."

As someone noted above, gotta appreciate the honesty.

2018 Races:
INJURED

Favorite Gear: Dimond Bikes | Desoto Sport | Hoka One One
Last edited by: The GMAN: Nov 28, 18 15:11
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [HuffNPuff] [ In reply to ]
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HuffNPuff wrote:
Rich is certainly missed by the old timers. He and Patrick made a great coaching team. I think he just got burnt out on triathlon 24-7 and wanted to pursue something new professionally.

Hey Paul! I still have fun seeing your race-capades on FB, and seeing what you and Karen are up to.

Rich Strauss
Endurance Nation Ironman 2013 and 2014 World Champion TriClub, Div I
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [davetallo] [ In reply to ]
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davetallo wrote:
HuffNPuff wrote:
Rich is certainly missed by the old timers. He and Patrick made a great coaching team. I think he just got burnt out on triathlon 24-7 and wanted to pursue something new professionally.


I’m one of those old timers. That said, it’s still a fantastic team under Patrick’s leadership, with a terrific bunch of members!

Hey Dave! My beard game has been quite strong from time to time over the last couple years. Let me know if you need any beard oil or grooming tips.

Rich Strauss
Endurance Nation Ironman 2013 and 2014 World Champion TriClub, Div I
Create a FREE 7-day trial membership
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [Rich Strauss] [ In reply to ]
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Hey Rich! Nice to see you around.... Glad to hear things are going well.
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [Rich Strauss] [ In reply to ]
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So.......Crucible Fitness is no longer an option?
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [Rich Strauss] [ In reply to ]
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Rich Strauss wrote:
HuffNPuff wrote:
Rich is certainly missed by the old timers. He and Patrick made a great coaching team. I think he just got burnt out on triathlon 24-7 and wanted to pursue something new professionally.


Hey Paul! I still have fun seeing your race-capades on FB, and seeing what you and Karen are up to.

Ditto on your dirt bike adventures! Karen and I are going to IM Ireland and IM Kona (legacy) in 2019. After that, I'm going to pull a "Mariah" and head to Mt Kilimanjaro.
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [McNulty] [ In reply to ]
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McNulty wrote:
So.......Crucible Fitness is no longer an option?

Ha! Those were good days....between CF and gordoworld....
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [Tom_hampton] [ In reply to ]
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That brings me back. Local clubs and WildFlower's heyday.

Jimmy S.
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Re: Is Rich Strauss still affiiated with Endurance Nation? [Rich Strauss] [ In reply to ]
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Great to hear from you, Rich - and nice to see you back in the tri space! My beard game is strong. More grey every year, but still strong.

(and I’m still using some CF workouts from circa 2005!)
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