Endurance Edge

Training Conference

Training Conference - Endurance Edge

Endurance Training Conference Topics

  • Keys to successful and injury-free running: Running seems to a simple process but how you train can be a key influence on your longevity as a runner - Dr. Kasey Hill, MD

Dr. Hill received specialized training during his residency at the University of Virginia by working with Dr. Robert Wilder, director of The Runner's Clinic and author of The Textbook of Running Medicine. He also had the unique opportunity to gain insights about biomechanics and individualized rehabilitation programs while working with Jay Dicharry, PT, gait analysis expert and author of Anatomy for Runners.

  • Hills, Valleys and Flatlands –how to successfully train indoors with your trainer or indoor cycling classes to improve your outdoor cycling conditioning. - Jim Martin Ironman Certified coach

Jim is an Ironman Certified triathlon coach and a top-ranked triathlete. He is a member of Team BNG Endurance and enjoys helping triathletes separate performance facts from fiction. He has a doctorate in civil engineering and is power and wattage numbers nerd.

  • Triathlon Gear – what you need to start, what you need as you become a veteran and what’s new and necessary. There’s lots of equipment out there and each stage of your athlete experience has different needs. This presentation helps you cut through the hype and get what’s necessary for you - Nicole Champine

Nicole is working towards her Ironman University certified coach and an experienced runner and triathlete. She is also an assistant at Varsity Sports. She is a member of Team Zoot.

  • Myths and Facts of Endurance Sports Nutrition – Every year there’s a new magic potion for ultimate endurance performance. This presentation cuts through the mythology and offers complete and sensible guidelines for the athlete. Tavis Piattoly, MS RD

Tavis is a Registered Dietician who has worked with a wide variety of individuals from NBA and NFL athletes to endurance athletes. He also developed the Elmwood Fitness Center’s Biggest Loser program. He currently works with numerous high school programs throughout the metro New Orleans area and is Pelican Athletic Club’s consulting nutritionist.

  • Need for Speed – Interval track training for endurance running. A presentation of several various track workouts for the endurance race distances (5K, 10K, ½ Marathon, Marathon) and how each fit into a training cycle for respective race distances. Handout of workout suggestions provided. - Fred Klinge ACSM

Fred is a former Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon a longtime running coach. He is a certified trainer by the ACSM and helped write the organizations initial certification curriculum. He is also the general manager of Pelican Athletic Club

  • Two weeks out: The physical, mental and logistical preparations for your endurance events:. As your training nears completion, get race ready with taper workouts, mental game plan and race strategies - Barry Edwards USA Tri Level 1

Barry Edwards is a USA Tri Level 1 coach and has been a triathlon training camp director in Arizona and Florida. He is a 7 time USAT All American and World Championship qualifier 4x at 70.3 and 3x at Kona.

  • Recovery: The hardest workout: Everyone knows how to push themselves to work harder but the hardest workout is how to recover after for long term success – Brandt Quick, USA Level 1 coach

Brandt is a USA Level 1 triathlon coach and holds a degree in exercise physiology. He is the owner of BQuick Fitness studio, BQuick Nutrition and the founder of Tri-Dat triathlon team. He is also a yoga instructor and former collegiate football player.

  • Dispelling the Myths of running footwear and training – Dr Ryan Green

Dr. Green is a professor at Southeastern Louisiana University with a PhD in Kinesiology, is a former running store manager, and has a certification in athletic training.

Conference timeline

7:00- 745 a.m. – check-in and a swim workout w various area swim coaches invited to work with a lane of swimmers mainly to work on some technical aspect.
8:00 - 8:10 -coffee and light breakfast and gather for first presentation
8:10- 9:00 -Triathlon Gear – what you need to start, what you need as you become a veteran and what’s new and necessary: Nicole Champine
9:10-10:00- Dispelling the Myths of running footwear and training – Dr Ryan Green
10:10- 11:00 - Need for Speed – Interval track training for endurance running: Fred Klinge
11:10 -12:00 – working lunch: Myths and Facts of Endurance Sports Nutrition – Tavis Piattoly
1:10 -2:00 – Hills, Valleys and Flatlands of Indoor Cycling Training: Jim Martin
2:10 -3:00 – Two weeks out: The physical, mental and logistical preparations for your endurance events:Barry Edwards.
3:10-4:00 - Keys to successful and injury-free running: Kacey Hill, MD
4:10 -5:00 – Recovery: The hardest workout: Brandt Quick
5 p.m. wrap up


Tri-Prep - Endurance Edge

Pelican Athletic Club’s triathlon and endurance sport training program is one of the most comprehensive in the South for recreational athletes of all ages and ability. An introductory program in triathlon training began on February 13th.
The three month program contains technical instruction in swimming, cycling and running. Training sessions for all three sports as well as strength and injury prevention training are offered weekly by one of the most highly qualified staffs in the country. Our trainers provide beginner to elite level instruction and has state, regional, national and Olympic Trials level experience.

This Program also includes an Introductory Triathlon and an Endurance Sports Educations Conference hosted by PAC.

If you missed out on starting with this training program, don't worry! You can always join in our Endurace Edge program where you choose the classes you want to get the training and fitness you desire to get you ready for any triathalon.

Contact fitness@thepac.com to find out more.

2017 Tri Prep Information

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