When: Monday, August 29
Where: Victory Velo, Auburn
Who: Cyclists- road and mountain bikers; triathletes – road and Xterra; runners – road and trail
What: An anecdotal presentation based on Julie Young’s career over a 12-year span as a US National Team and professional cyclist. Young will share the knowledge she gleaned while working with the sport’s most prominent coaches, physiologists and nutritionists. As an elite international cyclist Young had the opportunity to implement these practices and learn first-hand which ones produced results. This experience helped Young develop her training, racing and nutritional strategies which she now utilizes in her coaching and training business. Discussion to include the importance of:
- Bike Fit/Gait Analysis
- Mental Preparation
- Foundational Nutrition/Fueling Strategies
Through Young’s extensive experience as an athlete and coach, she concludes that endurance enthusiasts/athletes need to reexamine, shift the mindset to allow more balance in their overall training - which starts with consistent practice of supporting, foundational activities - pilates, yoga and a variety of cross-training activities. This balanced, integrated approach affords an invaluable injury prevention strategy, as well as sport longevity, and improved fitness and performance.
Julie Young – Cylcing - Six-time Cycling World Championship Team Member; Overall General Classification winner of the Tour de L’Aude – women’s equivalent of Tour de France; Overall General Classification winner Tour d’Aquitaine, France; Stage wins and podium finishes at Tour de L’Aude, Tour d’Aquitaine, Tour of the European Economic Community, Molenheike, Tour d’Epinal and Grand Prix de Quebec. Mountain Biking – winner Tahoe 100K Mountain Bike Race. Xterra Triathlons – winner Lake Tahoe Xterra 2010, 2011. Trail Running – multiple wins at Tahoe Rim Trail 50k, top three overall; winner Lake of the Sky trail marathon; winner Golden Hills trail marathon.