Seminars: 10AM-3:30PM Expo: 10AM-4:00PM
Training... nutrition... injury prevention... TRI-MANIA seminars offer you expert guidance on these topics and more... plus MARK ALLEN!
The TRI-MANIA Summit and Expo (formerly known as the Multisport World Conference and Expo) at Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda, MD will feature a series of expert-led presentations and panel discussions geared to help you prepare for the start of the new triathlon season. You'll find presentations on overcoming anxiety before the swim, getting faster on the bike, optimizing your run, the secrets of good nutrition and more.
Admission to the TRI-MANIA North Bethesda seminars is FREE. Register for TRI-MANIA and you'll be eligible to receive a goodie bag, win valuable prizes (including a CompuTrainer Pro worth $1,500!) and more. Click the button at right to register.
The TRI-MANIA seminars will begin at 9:30AM and all seminars will be given inside the Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence. Presentations and panel discussions will be 30 minutes in duration and the keynote presenation by 6x Ironman World Champion Mark Allen will be 1 hour. See below for details on sessions confirmed to date, More sessions and the schedule coming soon.
See below for presentations confirmed to date. The seminar schedule and additional sessions coming soon!
10:00am-10:30am: THE IMPORTANCE OF STRENGTH TRAINING FOR TRIATHLETES by Kerri Kramer, MSPT Owner, Fast Track Physical Therapy, Tom Abbey, RKC, CPT and Kavon Atabaki, RKC II, CPT
Often neglected, but something that should be a part of every triathlete's regimen, strength training is as important as your swim, bike and run workouts. This presentation by three leading experts from the Endurance Athlete Center will give you preliminary sports-specific tools to turn your body into an injury proof machine of power and speed. Attendees will learn how to:
- Stabilize your shoulder to prevent swimming injuries and increase power in your stroke
- Build core strength to prevent neck and back pain as well as improve your power:weight ratio on the bike
- Target predictable hip weakness to prevent running injuries and maximize running economy
About Kerri Kramer: Kerri is the owner of Fast Track Physical Therapy and the Endurance Athlete Center. Kerri graduated from Ithaca College with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy (MSPT) in 2000. She has been competing in triathlons since 2005 and is currently pursuing her transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT).
10:30am-11:00am: SECRETS FOR SUCCESSFUL OPEN WATER SWIMMING by Denis Crean, founder and CEO of the U.S. Open Water Swimming Association (OWSA) and WaveOne Swimming, an internationally recognized open water swimming organization
In this presentation from renowned open water swimming expert Denis Crean, athletes will learn essential training techniques and racing strategies that will give them a competitive advantage in open water swimming. Denis will address the need for the proper physical and mental preparation and training followed by how to translate pool training to open water race strategies that can cut minutes off your race time. Multi-sport athletes will walk away with greater confidence and inspired vigor for the open water swimming portion of their race.
Attendees will learn:
- Essential training techniques proven to increase swimming efficiency and speed and conserve energy in multisport racing;
- How to translate mental and physical training into open water swimming advantages;
- Open water race strategies that elite level swimmers and triathletes use to swim and race faster.
About Denis Crean: Denis is an active marathon open water swimmer and the founder and CEO of WaveOne Swimming, an internationally recognized open water swimming organization. Denis organizes races, swim clinics, and events and develops swim programs for teams and organizations worldwide.
11:00am-11:30am: BIKE SPEED – FIVE WAYS TO GET FASTER ON YOUR BIKE (AND STILL RUN FAST) presented by Douglas Baumgarten, Harvard educated exercise scientist and owner and Director of SportFit Lab
In this presentation, Douglas Baumgarten will discuss the best ways to improve speed on the bike, from increasing power output to reducing aerodynamic drag. Riding position, bike equipment, bike wear, and equipment aerodynamics will all be considered and compared, so triathletes can invest their time and money wisely. We will compare road vs. tri bikes, road vs. deep-rim wheels, road vs. tri helmets, light vs. heavy bikes, and different types of aerobars. Training principles will also be briefly discussed.
Attendees will learn:
- When and why tri bikes are superior to road bikes for performance
- Which equipment is the most cost effective for improving bike speed?
- What type of training improves bike speed the most?
If your goal is to get faster on the bike this season make sure you attend this session.
About Doug Baumgarten, M.S.: Doug is a Harvard-educated exercise scientist and owner/director of Sportfit Lab in Herndon, VA. He is a certified bike fitter (Serotta International Cycling Institute) and is considered one of the leading bike physiologists in the country. Doug is also a USA Cycling certified coach, has competed in numerous triathlons himself and has been an exercise specialist for over 30 years, with certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and National Academy of Sports Medicine.
11:30am-12:00pm: OVERCOMING ADVERSITY IN TRIATHLON: MY EXPERIENCES AS AN AGE GROUP AND PRO TRIATHLETE by Margie Shapiro, pro triathlete and 2005 Overall Age Group World Champion
In this presentation by Margie Shapiro, pro triathlete and 2005 Overall Age Group World Champion, we will hear stories of perseverance and determination that enabled Margie to overcome personal adversity related to health issues, injuries and race day “surprises." Attendees will learn how to apply Margie’s lessons to their own training and racing in three separate categories:
- Overall health: Triathlon’s diverse nature allows people of all types and backgrounds to compete. Margie will discuss the importance of knowing how your body responds to training, treatments, and races and will discuss methods to train and race that favor your personal health situation.
- Injury: Margie will review aerobic and anaerobic training possibilities for injuries and the best post-injury approach for returning to the sport.
- Race mishaps: Margie will offer practical advice on common race day “surprises” (e.g. bike crash, wrong turns, loss of your nutrition during the race).
About Margie Shapiro: Margaret ("Margie") Shapiro earned Triathlete of the Year honors in 2005 after winning the World Age Group Championship OVERALL by nearly 4 minutes (Olympic distance). She turned pro in 2006 and was part of the US Elite National Team in 2007-08 and Project 2012 Team in 2009-2011, qualifying for the US Olympic Trials both in 2008 and 2012. Her latest focus is on non-drafting and 70.3 racing; she finished 9th pro at the 70.3 World Championship in 2011 and had podium finishes in 8 of her 10 races in 2011. A former collegiate runner at Georgetown University, she coaches runners and triathletes through PR Training Programs, co-owns Potomac River Running, Inc. (with 8 stores in the DC Metro area), and enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, and dog.
12:30pm-1:00pm: TOP 5 INJURIES IN TRIATHLON: HOW AND WHY THEY HAPPEN AND HOW TO AVOID THEM presented by Stephen Knoyer, certified sports chiropractor
Trithletes and “weekend warriors” share a common bond…soft tissue injuries related to being overused and overloaded. This presentation by Stephen Noyer will review the top 5 soft tissue injuries sustained by triathletes and home care treatment options including use of a foam roller and specific strength-building exercises. The value of Active Release Techniques® (a patented soft tissue movement based treatment) will also be discussed. Utililzing a series of videos to illustrate treatments, Stephen will address the following common injuries:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints/ Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome/ Stress Fracture
- Runner’s Knee/ ITB Syndrome
- Low Back Pain
- Swimmer’s Shoulder/ Upper Cross Syndrome and Cyclist Neck
About Dr. Stephen Knoyer: Stephen is a sports chiropractor who works at Positively Chiropractic in Annandale, Virginia. He is a graduate from New York Chiropractic College and board certified to practice in the Common Wealth of Virginia. He has a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Occupational therapies and an experienced endurance athlete with a black belt in Bando while also training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai/Lethwei and Kali.
1:00pm-2:00pm: USAT MID-ATLANTIC 2013 UPDATE on initiatives in the region to be immediately followed by the 2013 TRI-MANIA DC KEYNOTE by MARK ALLEN, 6x Ironman World Champion
In this keynote Mark will reveal blow by blow what took him from six devastating setbacks in the Ironman World Championships in Kona to the first of his six World Championship victories on the Big Island. Mark will also describe in detail a day that has become known as one of the greatest battles ever in the history of sports, the 1989 "Iron War", and take you through the moments where he wanted to quit and how he overcame them to beat long-time rival and fellow triathlete legend, Dave Scott. Compelling video clips of Mark in action will be included.
Whether you are a long-time triathlete interested in the history of the sport or new to the sport this is an inspirational, "must attend" presentation you won't want to miss!
2:00pm-2:30pm: COACHES ROUNDTABLE: DO'S AND DONT'S FOR YOUR FIRST TRIATHLON a panel discussion featuring local triathlon coaches
In this session a panel of triathlon coaches will share their wisdom and expertise from years in the field of coaching on what anyone planning to do their first triathlon needs to know. Topics to be covered include common errors to avoid, how to choose your first race, what equipment you need (and what you don't need) and more. If you are thinking about doing your first triathlon this is one discussion you won't want to miss.
Panelists to include Coach Ed Zerkle of TriTeam Z, Alyssa (AJ) Morrison of Multisport in Motion and Rob Falk of the Ucandoitcoaching Team.
About Alyssa Morrison: AJ is the founder and head coach of Multisport In Motion, a certified USAT Level 2 triathlon coach, USAT youth and junior triathlon coach, US Level 3 Cycling Coach and ACE Health & Wellness Coach. AJ is the coach of the DC Triathlon Club's Half Ironman and Ironman Training Programs.
About Ed Zerkle: Coach Ed Zerkle is the founder of Tri Team Z and has trained and advised triathletes for over ten years as part of Team Z and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program.
About Rob Falk: Rob is a USAT Level 1 coach and a member of the Ucandoitcoaching Team. He’s a founder of the DC Tri Club and previously helped lead DC Tri Club’s newbie program. Given his day job as general counsel for a nonprofit, he understands the challenges of balancing life and training, and helps his clients develop a training program that is based on their life needs.
2:30pm-3:00pm: PREPARING FOR THE TRIATHLON SWIM: WHAT EVERY TRIATHLETE NEEDS TO KNOW presented by Rick Lil of Triton Water Rescue
In this presentation by Rick Lil of Triton Water Rescue, Rick will discuss the importance of mental preparation for races including managing anxiety and why it happens, how our driven nature can force us to minimize minor symptoms that can become dangerous (if not fatal) and the importance of athletes own self-disclosure to lifeguards and medical personnel when experiencing these symptoms. Attendees of this session will learn:
- How to manage anxiety in the swim
- Potentially serious symptoms to be aware of
- How to prepare mentally for the race
About Rick Lil: Rick is a LSW USLA Class A Lifeguard, owner of Triton Water Rescue and founder of Live to Tri Another Day. Rick consults and coordinates lifeguards for 35 races in the Mid-Atlantic and North East Regions and has conducted research over the past three years evaluating the potential link between drowning deaths in triathlons and anxiety. Rick is on the United States Lifesaving Associations Committee revising the National Open Water Swim Event Safety Guidelines.
3:00pm-3:30pm: FIVE WAYS TO RUN FASTER IN YOUR NEXT TRIATHLON to be presented by USAT Certified Level II coach, Alyssa Morrison (AJ)
We have all heard the saying that the race ‘starts’ when you get off of the bike and transition to the run. However how do some athletes race the run while others just manage to get through it? Despite your fatigued state, there are numerous strategies that can help you race a faster run split during your next triathlon. This presentation will address five ways to make this happen including a discussion of efficient running form, race pacing, glute activiation and run/walk patterns.
About Alyssa Morrison: "AJ" is the founder and head coach of Multisport In Motion and a certified USAT Level 2 triathlon coach, USAT youth and junior triathlon coach, US Level 3 Cycling Coach and ACE Health & Wellness Coach. AJ is also coach of the DC Triathlon Club's Half Ironman and Ironman Training Programs.
3:30pm: SPECIAL PRIZE PACKAGE GIVEAWAY OF PRODUCT FROM RUDY PROJECT, CLIF BAR, XTENEX and more ($300+ value)
Immediately following the final seminar presetation of the day a special prize package will be randomly given away to one lucky attendee wearing one of the numbered wrist bracelets that will be distributed to attendees when they arrive at the event. This giveaway will be done from the the gymnasium floor of Georgetown Prep's Hanley Center for Athletic Excellence (that's where the TRI-MANIA seminar presentations will be given all day long). Think of it as our gift to attendees that stick around for the last presentation of the day!
4:00pm: GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY OF A COMPUTRAINER PRO (a $1,500 value) from the TRI-MANIA expo floor
The winner of the Grand Prize Giveaway of a CompuTrainer Pro will be announced from the expo floor at the conclusion of the day's events. The winner must be a pre-registered attendee and must be present.