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USA Triathlon Paratriathlon Webinar Series

Overview: The Single Sport Development Webinar series offers discipline-specific techniques and programming education for the swim, bike and run. It is conducted by leading discipline experts and is geared for coaches and USAT general membership.

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This Online Educational Series Contains the Following Content:


  Steven Munatones

Combine the dynamics of any open body of water with the scramble of hundreds of aggressive competitors around the swim course and it is recipe for uncertainty and indecision.  What pace is required?  How best to prepare?  What are the fundamentals of open water swimming?  In this webinar presentation, Steven Munatones will explain the 7 basic tenants of optimal open water swimming preparation and training.  Learn how the best open water swimmers in the world think of their sport and how they minimize risks and maximize their potential in conditions that are never the same and where they have learned to expect the unexpected.  By the end of this webinar you’ll be able to understand: fundamentals of base training; preparation for each possible scenario; critical importance of tactical knowledge; essence of speed training; open water acclimatization; how to practice open water skills in a pool; and race specific training sets/modalities.

Secrets to Open Water Swim Success
Catherine Vogt

Whether you are a seasoned triathlete or a beginner, the swim portion of the race is always the hardest part to control. If you have confidence in the pool but lose technique upon entering the water, then learn tips and drills used by some of the best open water and pool swimmers as taught by renowned open water swim coach Catherine Vogt.  In this hour-long webinar, you will hear specific strategies successful pool swimmers use to reduce uncertainties in open water.  Plus, learn training ideas and practices that will have you paralleling in the pool what you may experience in open water racing.  Catherine will also offer detailed tips to coaches that will assist in minimizing efficiency challenges both in the pool AND open water, along with sharing stories from her tireless work with some of the best open water and pool athletes in the world.

In this webinar, you will gain:

•Techniques used by gold and silver Olympic medalists in the 10K race
•Strategies for mental and physical preparation for any race   
•Training ideas and sets to incorporate into your pool and open water sessions

Optimized Swim Training
Ken Axford

The swim portion of a triathlon can be daunting for many athletes, but it doesn't need to be.  This webinar will help the swim leg become your strength by teaching you how to structure your workouts for various race distances.  We will also discuss a variety of drills that are ideal for triathletes. Topics covered include: workout structure for sprint, Olympic, Ironman, and ITU style events; appropriate volumes / intensities / frequency for each; the best drills for triathletes.

Taming the Imperfect Storm: Controlling Emotions During Open Water Triathlon Swims
Dr. Jeff Anders

Explore the nature of open water triathlons and identify the environmental, interpersonal and intrapersonal factors that make open water triathlon swims a fertile ground for anxiety and panic attacks. This webinar will review up-to-date data and discuss the potential connection to anxiety. Dr. Anders will address the risk of open water swimming for people with underlying medical conditions; discuss the neurophysiology of anxiety to understand how anxiety affects triathletes in open water race conditions; and present five practical measures that will help triathletes to recognize, cope with and overcome open water swimming related anxiety.


Improving Cycling Performance with an Indoor Trainer
Dr. Tyrone Holmes

I know what you’re thinking!  As a cycling coach, I often hear groans from athletes when it comes to riding indoors. Some find it boring while others have difficulty getting motivated to ride in one place. Some athletes are willing to ride indoors but don’t know how to convert their outdoor workouts to an indoor trainer. This webinar will show you how. As a result of this session, you will be able to describe the benefits of using an indoor trainer and use a variety of indoor workouts to significantly enhance your cycling performance. You will also be able to make more effective decisions when it comes to purchasing an indoor trainer.

High Performance Cycling: Improving Your 40k TT
Gordo Byrn

Explore the full package required to improve your 40km time trial. This webinar will include discussion of: the most common limiters for fast TTing; base training; protocols that are commonly overlooked; a phased training progression leading to Olympic distance race day; benchmarking sets to track progress and guide training targets; all of the above explained using both power and heart rate based terminology.

The Middle Leg: How to Ride the Bike to Maximize Performance
Sarah Haskins & Nate Kortuem

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.

Ride Them All: Brutal Mountain Climbs, Ultra Technical Courses and Fast-Flowing TTs
Darren Smith

Australian-based high performance triathlon coach Dr. Darren Smith tackles some of the most challenging aspects of bike training in this hour-long webinar. Brutal mountain climbs, ultra technical courses and fast flowing TTs: learn what it takes to master these challenges and hear the practical implementations Darren takes with his athletes to ensure their best performances on the bike.


Running Footwear: A Critical Look at What We Know About Footwear and How to Select the Best Fit
Jay Dicharry

The make of running shoes have historically gone from one side (thin and flexible) to the other (stiff and bulky) and are now moving toward the middle of the road. Which is best? And how do you match running shoes to an individual runner? In this webinar presentation, Jay Dicharry will comb through relevant research and clinical experience to help you approach your running retailer with the knowledge of selecting the right tool for the job. Learn how to ensure that you are running in your shoes rather than your shoes running you! By the end of this webinar you'll be able to understand: the evolution of footwear; how footwear has been classically prescribed proof that this fit model is ineffective; how shoes impact your running form; how barefoot running impacts your form; how shoe wear impacts your form; how to select shoes for you; what minimal shoes are; and if you are ready to make the transition.

Building the Perfect Runner: How Strength and Form can Improve Your Performance
Jay Dicharry

What’s the best way to run? While often polarizing headlines read “everyone must land on their forefoot”, there is a lot more to efficient running form than a foot strike. In this webinar presentation, Jay Dicharry will use both scientific data and simple analogies to discuss what good running form is. Then, it’s on to the naked truth: There are things you can do outside of running that will improve your running economy. By the end of this presentation, you will understand: What defines proper running form, and how it plays a role in injury and performance; how to ensure that you are putting the best ingredients (your body!) into your running form; the mobility requirements for proper running; how to optimize your strength training to ensure it directly transfers into better running; how to optimize posture and effectively integrate it into your daily activities and training. Join Jay as he looks past the hype and shares the information you need to perform at your peak.

Barefoot Running for Triathletes
Bobby McGee  

Barefoot Running has been a sizzling topic ever since the publication of Chris MacDougal’s excellent book, Born to Run. Although this has been around for a millennia some parts of the hype have led to irresponsible journalism leading to unnecessary injuries and regrets. There is great benefits to be gained from careful consideration and application of BFR in the Triathlete’s training regime. Bobby McGee has written and lectured extensively on this subject and having grown up in Africa amongst many lifetime barefoot runners, he is well positioned to provide insight and advice on how to use BFR in your training.

Improving Performance from 5K to Marathon
Jeff Galloway

Improve your run from a 5K to half and full marathons using the Galloway program as taught by Olympian Jeff Galloway. In just three days a week, and in an effectively scheduled program allowing for cycle, swim and brick training, Galloway’s technique has produced enormous improvement in over a million runners he has coached through running schools, beach and Tahoe retreats, books, training programs and e-coaching.

In this exciting webinar, Jeff will cover:

His impactful 3-days a week program
Speed Repetitions (and how to produce endurance speed even when fatigued)
His Run-Walk-Run technique.
Form drills to improve speed and efficiency
Race rehearsal drills

Certification Credit

Upon completing the entire series (12 webinars) and CEU exams, USAT coaches are eligible to receive 12 CEUs.