Webinar: Chronic Fatigue
Topic: Chronic Fatigue
"Fatigue" has many causes in endurance sports, and expresses itself in different ways. There is the "fatigue" that results in heavy legs after a hard interval set. There is the "fatigue" that carries over from session to session, and even day to day. There is "fatigue" that results in the need for extra sleep. There is even an entity often called "chronic fatigue" that can lead to long-term underperformance and frustration for athletes and their coaches alike.
Join Olympian and World Champion Triathlete Dr. Joanna Zeiger and world-renowned coach, sports physician and physiologist Dr. Philip Friere Skiba for an in-depth discussion on the many facets of fatigue. This webinar will include information on the various causes and effects of fatigue, as well as evidence-based means of managing fatigue to both improve athlete performance, and more importantly, help athletes maintain good health. Additionally, Dr. Skiba will discuss some of his cutting-edge research in fatigue and performance at the University of Exeter, in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Joanna Zeiger
Joanna turned pro in 1998 after being voted 1997 Amateur Triathlete of the Year. As one of the more versatile triathletes in the world, she excels at both the longer Ironman distance and the shorter Olympic distance. In 2000 Joanna won Triathlete of the Year honors for her 4th place finish in the Sydney Olympics, 5th place finish 6 weeks later at the Hawaii Ironman Championship, and a USA Pro Championship victory. Joanna has numerous Olympic distance wins, 2 Ironman wins and 15 Ironman 70.3 victories, including the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Most recently, Joanna qualified for the Olympic trials in the marathon which will be her 6th Olympic trials (1x swimming, 3x triathlon, and 2x marathon). Joanna has coached athletes of all ages and abilities to their goals since 2003. Whether training for short course or long course, Joanna has helped athletes balance an effective training program with their busy lives. Joanna also has a Masters degree from Northwestern and a PhD from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Philip Friere Skiba
Dr. Philip Friere Skiba has a unique background in sports medicine, science and coaching. Board certified in both Sports Medicine and Family Medicine, Dr. Skiba's medical practice has focused on the non-surgical management of sports injuries, as well as athlete training, health and rehabilitation. He works clinically, on the sidelines, and in the training room with high school, collegiate and professional athletes. He has covered events ranging from the NYC Marathon to WWE wrestling. Dr. Skiba is currently the Director of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Exeter, in the United Kingdom. There, he works in the Jones Laboratory, a world-leading center in the study VO2 kinetics, which concerns the ways in which the body processes oxygen and generates power. Dr. Skiba is also a coach and consultant to some of the best athletes in the world, with a particular emphasis on endurance sports. Most notably, he coached and developed the training programs for world champion multisport athletes Joanna Zeiger (USA; Triathlon) and Catriona Morrison (SCO; Duathlon and Triathlon), among others.
Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members or Coaches; $39.99 for Non-Members
Event Date: Dec. 20, 2011
Start Time: 1:00 PM MST
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