SEMINARS

Distinguished coaches, elite athletes and renowned experts help prepare and motivate you for a new season.


RACE-MANIA offers endurance athletes a full day of informative and inspirational seminars on training, nutrition, injury prevention, trail running, open water swimming and more. Whether you are a recreational athlete or a serious competitor you’ll find tips and guidance to help you tackle your next event with greater confidence and smarts.

2019 seminar speakers to be announced.

Sign up for the All Day Pass and you’ll be able to attend any and all seminars, visit the expo throughout the day and if you’re among the first 1,000 registered you’ll receive a goodie bag loaded with product samples, valuable coupons and more. The All Day Pass is just $5 and 50% is donated to the American Cancer Society. Or, you can register for the Twilight Pass which is free and gives you access to the seminars and expo starting at 2pm.

 

 

 


2019 SEMINAR SCHEDULE (presented in the BU Fit Rec Dance Theater)

In this presentation by Will Kirousis attendee will learn how strength training helps improve both  resistance to injury and the ability to perform as an endurance athlete. This will include details on the science behind why strength training helps endurance performance; how to blend strength training into your smart endurance training plan over the year; and key exercise examples. Attendees will also learn:

  • The current science behind the effectiveness of strength training in an endurance athletes training program.
  • How to structure strength training over the full season, individual workouts and around sport specific training goals and needs.
  • Examples of exercises to include as cornerstones in your training program.

About the Presenter: Will Kirousis MS, CSCS, CISSN has been coaching endurance athletes for 20+ years including age group/ category national and world championship podium across triathlon, road and mountain cycling including a pro Xterra National Champion. Will has a masters degree in coaching and has presented at coach education symposiums for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Cycling and USA Triathlon while his writing has appeared in the NSCA’s book “Developing Endurance” as well as many popular sources such as: Running Times, Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, USATriathlon.org, USA Cycling.org and The Strength and Conditioning Journal. Will coaches endurance athletes across the USA and around the world.

 

In this session, Mike Reilly, the Voice of Ironman, will share inspirational stories from the most famous Ironman finish lines in the world and how competing in the toughest one day endurance event can heal you, transform you, and instill more confidence imaginable.

About the Presenter: Mike Reilly is the official “Voice of IRONMAN” worldwide and the only person to have been inducted into the IRONMAN Hall of Fame, the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame and the Running USA Hall of Champions. He has been involved in endurance sports for over 40 years and is one of the most prominent personalities in the field. Reilly has called over 400,000 athletes across finish lines with his iconic phrase, “You are an IRONMAN!” and countless hundreds of thousands more in other triathlon and running events. Over his thirty years of announcing he’s listened to hundreds of stories from athletes, race directors, families and volunteers and, now, at long last, he’s gathered the most compelling of these stories into his long-awaited book, “MIKE REILLY: Finding My Voice”. Mike’s presentation at RACE-MANIA will include some of his favorite stories from the book and then he will be available at the Ironman Foundation booth where autographed copies of his book will be available for purchase. Learn more about the book at at https://mikereilly.net/

Come hear one of the world’s most respected authorities on riding with a power meter, Hunter Allen. In this seminar Hunter will present the 7 steps of power training, so that you will be able to train with a power meter immediately leaving the talk! Simple and short techniques designed to get you training more efficiently and effectively. If you are thinking about using a power meter or have a power meter already, these are the steps you need to know!

Attendees will learn:

  • Correct testing for your FTP
  • Power Training Zones
  • When to stop doing intervals. How much is enough?

About the Presenter: Widely known as one of the top experts in the world in coaching endurance athletes using power meters, Hunter Allen is a legendary cycling coach, co-author of “Training and Racing with a Power Meter” and “Cutting-Edge Cycling”, co-developer of TrainingPeaks’ WKO+ software, and founder of Peaks Coaching Group. Hunter has traveled to over 20 countries and taught thousands of cycling coaches and riders the principles of power training. Hunter is a USA Cycling Level 1 coach, was the 2008 BMX technical coach for the Beijing Olympics and has taught the USA Cycling Power Certification Course since 2005. A former professional cyclist on the Navigators Team, Hunter has been coaching endurance athletes since 1995, and his athletes have achieved more than 2000 victories and numerous national, world championship titles and Olympic Medals. Hunter is known as the “Coaches Coach” and frequently has coaches from around the world consulting with him to learn more about the latest in cycling and triathlon training principles. He is a sought after consultant for many endurance oriented tech companies and has worked with numerous companies to develop products for the cycling world, including the Leomo Type-R and the ICG indoor bike, the IC8.

Presentation description to come.

About the Presenter: Meredith Atwood is a 4x IRONMAN triathlete, author, motivational speaker, writer for Triathlete magazine, and podcaster (“The Same 24 Hours Podcast”). She’s the founder of  Tri*Fe Tri, which produces triathlon wear for the “every” woman—in sizes S to 4XL. She is also a USAT Level 1 and IRONMAN certified coach and writes at www.SwimBikeMom.com.

 

 

 

In this session, ultramaraton swimmer Bob Fernald will show how to read the open water conditions, in order to deliver better swimming. The “9 W’s” will be shared to help assess conditions and to understand what type of swim they are in for. Athletes will learn how to “calibrate” their swimming in the open water, resulting is straighter overall swimming, and faster swim times. Lastly, the basics and risks of SIPE (Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema), will be discussed in detail.

About the Presenter: Bob Fernald is a world class open water ultramarathon swimmer who completed the third leg of “Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming” in 2016 which consists of successful completions of swimming the English Channel (21 miles), a Manhattan Island circumnavigation swim (28 miles), and swimming across the Catalina Channel. Bob joined a short list of only 140 swimmers at the time, logging the 10th fastest combined time in history. Bob founded OpenH2O Solutions which is solely focused on helping all open water swimmers throughout their open water swim journeys. His vison is to share the joy of open water swimming with the world.

Click here to see Bob’s TedTalk, “Facing Fears in the Open Water”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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