Friday, February 17, 2012

FREE Triathlon Clinics - NUTRITION February 23


I am proud to announce that I have teamed up with George’s Cycles again to present our 5th season of the Tri Nite Series. Once again we are pleased to offer this series of FREE informational and interactive clinics to help you get ready for the upcoming race season. We will kick off this year’s clinics this coming Thursday February 23 with NUTRITION. We will be at George’s Cycles Fairview store [10178 Fairview Ave.] starting promptly at 6:15pm and plan to go until ~7:30pm. My friend, Linda Kees from Expert Nutrition Consulting, and I will be discussion what to eat prior to, during and after a race or training. Which products are fads and which ones really work. This is a good clinic for beginners and experienced athletes…runners, cyclists and triathletes. Everyone can benefit from the material we will cover.

Linda has over 20 years experience as a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) and is also a Licensed Dietitian (L.D.). With a B.S. in Nutrition and Foods from the University of Idaho and a graduate of American Dietetic Association Accredited Consortium Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics. She has also completed and passed the National American Dietetic Association Registration exam. She has vast knowledge of numerous disease states in relation to nutrition therapy and experience in working with endurance athletes and nutrition challenges they encounter during training and events. She understands how the timing of hydration and energy is crucial to your best performance during an endurance event. She has published articles in “Light and Tasty” magazine and “U.S.M.S. Swimmer” magazine along with recipes published in “Light and Tasty” magazine and “Today’s Dietitian Recipe Collection”. She is also the co-author of American Dietetic Association Research Abstract titled “Knowledge Retention and Diabetes Education”, which was presented at a National American Dietetic Association meeting and currently, the Boise Nutrition Examiner writer for http://www.examiner.com/.
Don’t think you are going to walk away with only a wealth of nutritional information. Hammer Nutrition & Power Bar have stepped up to provide some swag in the form of product samples.

This has historically been the highest attended clinic of our series so be sure to get there early…and you may want to bring a pen and paper to take some notes.

The next clinic of the series continues two weeks later on Thursday March 8 for RECOVERY where we will be talking about sequential pneumatic compression pumps, compression gear including socks, recovery tights, calf sleeves and compression shorts as wells as Trigger Point Therapy, dynamic stretching, active recovery We’ll explore how each of these are important to maintaining peak performance. CEP will be onsite for custom Clone measurements before and after the clinic and you can compete for a chance to win a free pair of CEP Compression Socks…green of course!
Two weeks later, on Thursday March 22, we continue with the third portion of the series…TIPS, TRICKS and XTERRA. This year I’ve asked local Off-Road Professional Triathlete,Adam Wirth, to join me in sharing our “tribal knowledge” in the sport of Triathlon. We’ve been through the “school of hard knocks” so this is an opportunity to learn from our mistakes and our successes. The Off-Road, or often referred to as XTERRA, racing is a segment that we have not covered during clinics in previous years. I’m hoping Adam’s expertise will help enlighten those of us who enjoy racing off the beaten path.

True to tradition, we conclude the series on Thursday April 5 for TRANSITIONS. This is the only clinic that will not be held at George’s Cycles but instead at Guerber Park off Hill Road and highway 55 in Eagle. This is intended as an interactive clinic for you to practice setting up and going through T1 & T2. Some people are more comfortable watching which is fine too. Too often athletes make the mistake of not practicing their transitions before race day and then fumble through the process. As we get closer, I’ll provide another post with a list of gear you’ll want to bring.