Ironman Wisconsin is less than two months away and Vision Quest Coaching will be hosting “The Best of the Best Ironman Wisconsin Expert Panel” just for you, covering every aspect of triathlon you need to know for your big race. This seminar will focus on Ironman Wisconsin, Ironman races and triathlon as a whole.
Everyone has been training for the “A” race, and now is the time to step back from training and focus on the day of the event. This night is designed to get you more comfortable for the race and also walk you through each leg of the triathlon from a bird’s eye view, then drilling down on specific areas of the race.
This panel experience is for you and, best of all, you can submit your questions beforehand during sign-up.
Meet the Panel:
Coming off commentating at the Tour de France, Robbie will MC this great event. “Engulfing yourself with as much about a race only gives you more confidence come race day.” He will walk you through:
- Nervous about the swim? Should I use race wheels for the day of the event? Learn the best ways to make up time on those areas in which you’re still gaining strength
- Each leg of the course, with our experts giving their insights in an open discussion
- Breaking down the day of the event
- Some valuable tips that won’t disrupt your current training
Registered Dietician/Board Certified Sports Dietician
Andrea, with SportWise Nutrition, is a expert in her field and also lives and breathes triathlon. She has raced in numerous Ironman races including Ironman WI.
“Having a Nutrition Plan for your race is just as important as all the hours training for your big race”. Andrea will give input on the best approach for your nutrition during the event.
Open Water Swimming Expert
Marcia has written several books on open-water swimming to rave reviews. Not only has she coached athletes to swim the English Channel, but also done it herself.
Marcia has helped thousands get faster and more comfortable in the water.
Amateur Age Group Winner
Five-Time Hawaii Ironman Finisher and local triathlon coach, Adam Zucco, brings something special to the table. Not only does he have a vast amount of experience as a coach, but also has insight as a athlete training for an event. He knows the demands of life as a triathlete preparing and training for a Ironman. Adam will talk about tips and ideas that can help you get better prepared for Game Day.
The Sports Docs
Drs. Paul & Tim Marando of Physicians Plus and Sports Rehabilitation have been treating sports injuries from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior in the Chicagoland area for over 10 years. They were also voted the best Rehab Center in the Midwest from Competitor Magazine in 2011.
Physicians Plus has experience working with athletes from runners to triathletes and all other types of sports. The best part is that Dr. Paul and Dr. Tim will be part of the ART Ironman Treatment Team at Ironman Wisconsin!
The Bike Fitters
April Oury from 360 Bike Gears
and her colleague, Ray Degli, (who was trained by one of the world’s top Bike Fit Experts, Curtis Cramblett
) have brought their experience and knowledge into our backyard at Vision Quest Coaching Chicago. What sets their Revolutions Bike Fit apart is the detailed evaluation of your body’s mechanics while you cycle and its relationship to cleat position, saddle position, reach, handle bars, etc. If you are looking for a bike fit to address the causes of discomfort, pain, decrease in power or just to avoid potential injuries, these are the experts to see.
The Running Guru
Her passion is running and she has performed countless numbers of gait analyses. She has focused her energy into runners and has helped many marathoners and Ironman triathletes. She has been with IBJI for the last six years.
First Time Ironman Finisher
For those that feel they bit off more than they can chew, let our first time Ironman finisher put you at ease. Coming from doing only a few sprints and Olympic triathlons, this person has made it a reality to do Ironman. Our athlete will explain the hurdles that were overcome and how managing a balance of life can be an overwhelming feeling at times.
At the end of the night, we will be raffling off lots of great prizes and giving away cool gifts along the way.
We encourage all of your questions for this event, so bring them or type them on our registration page. In addition to your questions, some of the topics we’ll be covering include:
- The best way to approach race day
- Special needs bag – what should I have in it?
- I’m injured and it’s so close to the race, what do I do?
- I am thinking of doing a Ironman some day, what should my expectations be?
- Nutrition (Pre-, During and Post-)
- How will the heat and humidity affect my nutrition and pace?
- How important is the draft if I am not a strong swimmer?
This Panel is an open forum with Q&A time for everyone. Come join us with some of the most experiencec experts out there–this is the time to ask the questions!
Date: Thursday, August 9th
Location: VQ Chicago, 1880 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL
17 Bikes for 17 Hours of Ironman
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