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USAT CEU Program - March 24, 2007

Presented by Breakwater Sports and hosted by USAT New England. This full-day program provides 7.5 USAT CEUs (continuing education units), and is limited to 20 students. The cost is $95 for USAT certified coaches, or $115 for non-certified coaches. Bottled water will be provided, but attendees should bring their own lunch. There will be three presentations (see below).
During the 90-minute lunchtime period, there will be a round-table discussion.
Lunchtime Discussion: Testing, Evaluating Results, and Adjusting Plans - What kinds of tests do you use? How often? How do you evaluate the results? How do you adjust training plans based on those tests. Discussion led by Bill Steele, USAT Level 2 coach and founder of Breakwater Sports.

Date Saturday, March 24, 2007 (one day before the NE Multisport Expo at MIT)
Time 9 AM to 5 PM
Location Hotel@MIT, Cambridge, MA. Click here for location and directions.
Register Click here to sign up via Active.com.


Patrick McCrann

1: Portable Metabolic Testing

Everything you need to know about portable metabolic testing, including how to use this this technology with your athletes. In addition to explaining the role of VO2 max, Lactate Threshold, and Aerobic Threshold in working with endurance athletes, an actual test will be performed on site as an example. The presentation will cover the pluses and minuses of portable systems, as well as how to incorporate portable testing into your individual business model.

Patrick is a USAT Level 1 coach and the founder of Performance Training Systems. He has written for eTips, Xtri.com, TransitionTimes, Active.com and in Inside Tri magazine. He has competed in nine Ironman races, from Klagenfurt to Kona.


Al Lyman

2: Using the Vasa Ergometer

A comprehensive presentation and discussion on using the Vasa Ergometer for time-efficient and effective triathlon swim training and coaching for all levels of athlete from beginner to advanced, and for all distances from sprint to Ironman.

Al Lyman is a USAT Level 1 coach and the founder of Pursuit Fitness LLC. He is a Joe Friel Ultrafit Associate, a USA Cycling Level 3 coach, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS).

Coach Al has competed in hundreds of races over a 25-year span as an endurance athlete, including three Hawaii Ironman finishes.


Jason Gootman
Will Kirousis

3: Race Nutrition for Triathletes

Simplifying the Science and Weeding Through the Marketing Hype. A step-by-step discussion of race-nutrition needs, and how to meet those needs through sports-nutrition products. Focus will be on taking the known science on race nutrition, presenting it in an easy-to-understand-and-use format, and debunking the prevailing myths that come from the marketing hype in the sports-nutrition industry.

Jason and Will are the Co-Directors of Tri-Hard Endurance Sports Coaching. Jason and Will are USA Triathlon Level 1 Coaches and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (NSCA-CSCS). Will is also a USA Cycling Certified Coach. Jason and Will have over 20 years of coaching experience, are frequent speakers to both groups of coaches and athletes, and have authored numerous articles for Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, New England Sports, the Ironman website, and other publications.

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