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Webinar: The Middle Leg: How to Ride the Bike to Maximize Performance


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Topic: The Middle Leg: How to Ride the Bike to Maximize Performance

One of the biggest challenges in triathlon is learning to balance multisport training and optimizing performance for all three.  As the middle leg, the bike portion is especially important in triathlon and plays a key role in performance.  How an athlete cycles can also greatly affect the performance of the run.

In this webinar; you will learn how to better prepare your body for an optimal bike performance after swimming, transitioning the body from a horizontal performance position ( swimming) to a vertical position (cycling).  This webinar will also help you target technical skills and physiological training techniques, while maximizing your run off the bike.  These skills can be adapted to your training to help maximize performance not just on the bike but for your entire race.  

Some key points to learn in this webinar:

How to feel powerful immediately on the bike following a swim

Strategy on the bike for optimal performance

Pedaling mechanics throughout the bike segment of a race

Training adaptations made on the bike to maximize run performance off the bike

Purchase this archived webinar here.

Sarah Haskins

Sarah Haskins competed in her first triathlon in June 2003 in St. Louis, MO, and became a professional triathlete less than a year later in May, 2004. While in college, Sarah competed in cross-country and track at the University of Tulsa. She has a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Mathematics.

In December of 2006, Sarah married Nathan Kortuem, who is now her current coach and training partner.  Sarah and Nathan reside in Clermont, Florida, but spend many weeks of the year traveling around the world racing and training.  Currently, Sarah and Nate are taking a break from racing and are expecting their first child in July 2013. 

Notable accomplishments include 29 professional wins including: 2004 U23 National Champion, 2005 Los Angeles Triathlon first Pro win , 2006/2012 US National Champion, 2007 Pan American Games Silver Medal, 2008 Silver Medal at the ITU World Championships, 2008 Beijing Olympic Team Member, 11th place, 2009/2011/2012 Race To The Toyota Cup Series Champion, 4x Winner of St. Anthony’s Triathlon, 4x Winner of Chicago Triathlon, 4x Winner of the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon, & 2011 Pan American Games Gold Medal.

Nate Kortuem

Nate Kortuem has a degree in Physical Education and Corporate, Community Health and Fitness from Minnesota State University. He is a USAT Certified Coach and has been the personal coach of Sarah Haskins since 2009. In addition, Nate coaches six other athletes.

Nate has extensive knowledge in biomechanics, physiology, and sports psychology. Nate raced as a professional triathlete from 2004-2008. Nate grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is the second of four brothers. And some exciting news: Nate and Sarah are expecting their first child in July 2013.



Event Type: National
Entry Fee: $24.99 for USAT Members and Race Directors; $39.99 for Non-Members
Event Date: Jun. 18, 2013
Start Time: 3:00 PM MST

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