CLINICS & WORKSHOPS

Clinics, workshops and information sessions that will hone your technique, improve your performance, help you avoid injury and more


The RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo on Sunday, 3/15/20 at the BU Fit Rec Center in Boston, MA offers clinics, workshops and information sessions designed to provide hands-on, in-depth guidance and instruction with a favorable athlete to instructor ratio to maximize the learning opportunity for athletes. Class sizes are limited so registration is required for each clinic or workshop you wish to participate in.

Clinics and workshops confirmed for RACE-MANIA 2020 (more to come!):

  • Advanced Freestyle Swim Clinic: Maximizing the Speed Equation
  • Swimming with Purpose: The Key to Faster Triathlon Swim Times
  • Chi Running Clinic (Level I)
  • Fat Burning with Metabollic Efficiency Training: An Alternative to the Keto Diet
  • Making the Jump from Short Course to Long Course Triathlon
  • Movement and Strength Training for Endurance Athletes
  • Running with Power
  • Marathon Physical Therapy Fitness & Wellness Lounge (classes to be announced)

See below for a description of these clinics and workshops and details on how to register.


 


ADVANCED FREESTYLE SWIM CLINIC: MAXIMIZING THE SPEED EQUATION

This pool-based clinic is geared toward average to above average swimmers who are looking to get faster in the pool and in open water. This clinic will be led by Sue Sotir, a member of the coaching staff at Breakthrough Performance Coaching (BPC), who will evaluate the swim stroke of each clinic participant and then identify technique refinements designed to help you get more out of each stroke your take.

About the Instructor: This clinic will be led by Sue Sotir, a member of the Breakthrough Performance Coaching team. Sue has a PhD in Physical Education with a concentration in Sport and Exercise Psychology and is a USA Triathlon: Level II Certified Coach, a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has nearly 30 years of experience in sport, coaching, and education.

To register, sign up for the RACE-MANIA All Day Pass with a click here and then select the Advanced Freestyle clinic under “Additional Items”. Already signed up for RACE-MANIA? Great, click here and select “Additional Items” to add this clinic to your RACE-MANIA registration.

Price: $45; Duration: 90 minutes; Times offered: Sunday, 3/15/20, 8:00am-9:30am, 10:30am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:30pm.



Swimming with Purpose: The Key to Faster Triathlon Swim Times

Designed for beginner to intermediate triathletes, this workshop will be a combination of a 30 minute classroom instruction followed by 60 minutes of pool-based instruction. The workshop will addresses the importance of training with purpose to improve triathlon swim leg times and answer several key questions including:

  • Why aren’t my triathlon swim times improving?
  • Should triathletes incorporate non-freestyle strokes and how much?
  • Should triathletes kick less to conserve energy?
  • How and why should you swim on intervals?
  • And more.

The pool segmemt of this workshop will focus on getting triathletes accustomed to initiating a structured swim workout designed with purpose and for impact and will include a technique set where each participant will get on deck and written feedback.

About the Instructor: Tony Rich is the Founder and Managing Director of EventHorizon endurance sport and host of The Endurance Experience Podcast. He is the Guinness World Record Holder for the fastest Indoor Ironman triathlon. He’s a USAT Level II Certified Coach, IRONMAN Certified Coach, Certified Sports Nutritionist and he coaches Masters Swimming for Boston University Masters.

To register, sign up for the RACE-MANIA All Day Pass with a click here and then select Swimming with a Purpose: The Key to Faster Triathlon Swim Times under “Additional Items”. Already signed up for RACE-MANIA? Great, click here and select “Additional Items” to add this workshop to your RACE-MANIA registration.

Price: $55; Duration: 90+ minutes; Times offered: Sunday, 3/15/20, 2:20pm-4:00pm.



CHI RUNNING

ChiRunning is designed to improve your running performance while reducing your chance of injury and increasing your energy efficiency. The result is confidence, speed, and distance with less effort. This 2-hour clinic on the indoor track of the BU Fit Rec Center will cover the basic components of Original Strength and ChiRunning to help you move you across every finish line. Assisted by a team of Certified ChiRunning Instructors, Master Instructor Vince Vaccaro will guide you through exercises and drills designed to leave you with a clear sense of what the ChiRunning technique feels like in your body.

 

To Register, sign up for the RACE-MANIA All Day Pass with a click here and then select the ChiRunning clinic under “Additional Items”. Already signed up for RACE-MANIA? Great, click here and select “Additional Items” to add this clinic to your RACE-MANIA registration.

Price: $55; Duration: 2 hours; Times offered: Sunday, 3/15/20: 8:00am-10:00am and 10:30am-12:30pm



FAT BURNING WITH METABOLIC EFFICIENCY TRAINING: AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE KETO DIET

There are known benefits to improving the level of fat adaptation for endurance athletes, but do you have to follow a Keto diet to reap these benefits? This presentation will highlight the background, science, and dietary strategies of Metabolic Efficiency Training to show alternative approaches to using the Keto diet to burn fat as a fuel source. Case studies will also be presented to showcase some real life athlete scenarios. Attendees will learn:

  • What “fat burning” is and how Metabolic Efficiency Training (MET) varies from a Keto Diet.
  • Nutrition strategies of MET and some takeaways to implement immediately with your own nutrition patterns including notes specific to female athletes.
  • How physiology testing can be used to assess an athlete’s level of fat burning abilities and how the data can be used to implement appropriate nutrition strategies to support health, fitness, and competition goals.

About the Instructors: This workshop will be led by Dina Griffin and Caroline Kavanagh. Dina is owner and founder of The Nutrition Mechanic, based out of Boulder, Colorado. She is also a Board Certified Sport Dietitian, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Certified Level II Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist. Caroline is the owner and founder of InsideOut Human Performance based out of Westford, Massachusetts. She is a Certified Level II Metabolic Efficiency Training Specialist and Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition with International Sports Science Association.

To register, sign up for the RACE-MANIA All Day Pass with a click here and then select the Fat Burining with Metabolic Efficiency Training under “Additional Items”. Already signed up for RACE-MANIA? Great, click here and select “Additional Items” to add this workshop to your RACE-MANIA registration.

Price: $45; Duration: 90 minutes; Time offered: Sunday, 3/15/20: 9:00am-10:30am



MAKING THE JUMP FROM SHORT COURSE TO LONG COURSE TRIATHLON

If 2020 is the year you make the jump from short course triathlon (Sprint & Olympic distance tris) to longer races (70.3 or Iron-distance tris), this workshop is here to help. Led by USAT and Ironman Certified Coach Kristen Lamb of Breakthrough Performance Coaching, this workshop will help you understand what it takes to successfully train for a long distance triathlon.  Kristen will present 7 key components for your success including equipment, consistency, pacing, fueling, mindset, strength and recovery. Attendees will learn:

  • What the commitment really looks like to go from short to long course triathlon.
  • Projected finish times based on pacing for swim, bike and run.
  • How to choose the race that’s right for you (or prepare for the one you’ve already picked!)

About the Instructor: Kristen Lamb is an Ironman and USAT certified coach with Breakthrough Performance Coaching (BPC) and manages the BPC Ride Studio in Salem, MA. She is an 8x Ironman finisher including two Ironman World Championship finish in Kona, HI (2019, 2015). She  has competed in triathlons of various distances including two Age Group World Championships in Auckland New Zealand and London with Team USA and has experience working with triathletes from sprint to full distance triathlons.

To register, sign up for the RACE-MANIA All Day Pass with a click here and then select “Making the Jump from Short Course to Long Course Triathlon” from under “Additional Items”.  Already signed up for RACE-MANIA? Great, click here and select “Additional Items” to add this workshop to your RACE-MANIA registration.

Price: FREE with the All Day Pass; Duration: 90 minutes; Time offered: Sunday, 3/15/20: 10:30am-11:30am



MOVEMENT AND STRENGTH TRAINING FOR ENDURANCE ATHLETES

Learn how to incorporate mobility drills and strength training exercises into your routine to help alleviate aches and pains, prevent injury, and improve your athletic performance! Improving your range of motion, strength, and overall movement competency will have a massive impact on your success as an endurance athlete and can really help you take your performance to the next level! In this interactive 60-minute workshop that will include work with light weights, attendees will learn:

  1. Mobility drills – specifically for the shoulders, hips, and ankles – to improve overall movement quality.
  2. Strength training principles and proper form on exercises that will be most beneficial for their sport.
  3. How to incorporate mobility and strength training into their overall training regimen.

About the Instructors: Lauren and Jason Pak have been strength coaches for over 12 years and own and operate their own gym, Achieve Fitness, in Somerville, MA. They specialize in functional training and have seen the important role that increased strength has on athletes firsthand. Both Lauren and Jason are Certified Personal Trainers and Functional Movement Screen Specialists. Jason is also a Certified Kettlebell – Functional Movement Specialist.

To register, sign up for the RACE-MANIA All Day Pass with a click here and then select “Movement and Strength Training for Endurance Athletes” from under “Additional Items”.  Already signed up for RACE-MANIA? Great, click here and select “Additional Items” to add this workshop to your RACE-MANIA registration.

Price: FREE with the All Day Pass; Duration: 60 minutes; Time offered: Sunday, 3/15/20: 9:00am-10:00am



An Introduction to Running with Power

Devices on the market from Stryd, Garmin and RunScribe promise to measure how much power you are generating when running. But what exactly is running with power? Is it the the same as a cycling with power? How can a power meter make me a better runner and how will I know if it’s actually working? Attend this session led by coaches Jonathan Steeves and Jerry Sancinito of Breakthrough Performance Coaching who will answer these questions and more.

About the Instructors: Jonathan Steeves is a USAT Level 1 certified coach and has been coaching endurance athletes since 2012. He has a passion for helping others achieve their goals and understands the latest technology is an important piece in tracking an athlete’s progression and their development. He is also a multi-time IRONMAN finisher and Boston Marathon Qualifier. Jerry Sancinito is a USAT Level 1 and IRONMAN certified coach, a 5x IRONMAN finisher, has completed numerous 70.3 finishes and has been running with power for several years.

To register, sign up for the RACE-MANIA All Day Pass with a click here and then select “Running with Power” from under “Additional Items”.  Already signed up for RACE-MANIA? Great, click here and select “Additional Items” to add this workshop to your RACE-MANIA registration.

Price: FREE with the All Day Pass; Duration: 60 minutes; Time offered: Sunday, 3/15/20: 11:30am-12:30pm

 

 



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