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Half Distance Triathlon Training and Racing with Karen Smyers

Saturday, March 23, 2013
MIT's Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center 120 Vassar Street CambridgeMA  02139
Saturday, March 23, 2013
MIT's Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center 120 Vassar Street CambridgeMA  02139

About This Activity

In this 90 minute workshop led by Karen Smyers -- who held the unofficial Half Ironman World Record for a decade -- triathletes looking to race a half distance triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run) will be guided through effective training plans to help them excel come race day.


As an attendee of this workshop will learn:

  • What key workouts to include to achieve your personal best at the half distance triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run) including proper training zones;
  • ow to plan your nutrition for race day and how to problem-solve during training and racing;
  • How to taper and peak for your chosen event and mental tactics that help you succeed

Don';t miss your opportunity to learn from one of the legends of the sport!


ABOUT KAREN SMYERS:

This workshop will be led by Karen Smyers, one of the most accomplished triathletes in the history of the sport. Karen is a 7x National and 4x World Champion, including a dramatic come-from-behind victory in the 1995 Hawaii Ironman World Championships. Her victory at the short-course Triathlon World Championship just 5 weeks later earned her the distinction of being the only woman ever to win triathlons two most prestigious races in the same year.


Karen has coached athletes of all ages and abilities and is eager to impart the wisdom and experience she has gained over her 25+ year career as a professional triathlete. Karens quality approach to training is ideal for all levels of triathlete who want to get the most out of the time they put in.

In this 90 minute workshop led by Karen Smyers -- who held the unofficial Half Ironman World Record for a decade -- triathletes looking to race a half distance triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run) will be guided through effective training plans to help them excel come race day.


As an attendee of this workshop will learn:

  • What key workouts to include to achieve your personal best at the half distance triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run) including proper training zones;
  • ow to plan your nutrition for race day and how to problem-solve during training and racing;
  • How to taper and peak for your chosen event and mental tactics that help you succeed

Don';t miss your opportunity to learn from one of the legends of the sport!


ABOUT KAREN SMYERS:

This workshop will be led by Karen Smyers, one of the most accomplished triathletes in the history of the sport. Karen is a 7x National and 4x World Champion, including a dramatic come-from-behind victory in the 1995 Hawaii Ironman World Championships. Her victory at the short-course Triathlon World Championship just 5 weeks later earned her the distinction of being the only woman ever to win triathlons two most prestigious races in the same year.


Karen has coached athletes of all ages and abilities and is eager to impart the wisdom and experience she has gained over her 25+ year career as a professional triathlete. Karens quality approach to training is ideal for all levels of triathlete who want to get the most out of the time they put in.

Event schedule and times

This 90-minute workshop will take place at 11:30am in the Media Room located on the first floor of the Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center at MIT.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013
MIT's Zesiger Sports & Fitness Center 120 Vassar Street CambridgeMA  02139
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