Pool Open Water Skills

Denver

 

Triathletes have a unique challenge when it comes to the swim: most races happen in open water, but training happens mostly in the pool. Coach Melissa Mantak, former ITU World Cup Champion, USAT National Coach of the Year and USAT National Development Coach, brings decades of experience to helping you reach your goals. I took my swim coaching skills to a new level working with potential Olympians on the National Development Team, teaching fast runners to be fast swimmers. This experience coupled with working as the official Tri for the Cure coach for 10 years, I dialed in the best techniques for coaching triathletes, just like you.

Skills and techniques you will learn:

• 50 meter pool set up with no lane lines using whole pool
• Sighting buoys in the pool
• Navigation and sighting skills
• Drafting in the water
• Swimming in groups
• Buoy skills
• Sprinting & variable speed training
• Grow your confidence and fitness in the open water
• Perform on race day
• Managing fear and panic in open water
• Perform in the open water
• Grow your confidence and competence in the swim
• Stay healthy and avoid injury
• Increase motivation to swim
• Learn the benefits of underwater filming

 

Event details and registration here

Alison Dunlap MTB Level II Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs

 

Coed Clinic

The Level II clinics are for riders that are comfortable on singletrack and regularly ride mountain bikes off-road. A Level II rider likes technical trails but may not have the skills to feel comfortable and safe. A Level II rider should be comfortable with the following skills:

  • If using clipless pedals (although not required) being able to get in and out of the pedals quickly and safely on both sides
  • Riding single track with moderate technical sections
  • Riding for 2-3 hrs at a time

 

A Level II rider will learn the following skills at the clinic:

  • Basic bike set-up
  • Positioning, balance, maneuvering, braking, and shifting
  • Cornering
  • Line selection
  • Enduro techniques
  • Riding up and down ledges
  • Riding off 2-3 foot drops
  • Tight exposed switchbacks with obstacles
  • Loose rocky climbs and descents
  • Cornering on loose tight singletrack
  • Off-camber cornering
  • High speed descending
  • Whoop-de-doos
  • Wheelies

 

Event details and registration here

Alison Dunlap MTB Beginner Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs

 

Coed Clinic

Our Level I clinics are designed for the person that rode a mountain bike years ago or rides on a regular basis, but lacks the confidence and technique to feel comfortable on single track. If you’re completely new to the sport and don’t know the first thing about mountain biking, then this clinic is also for you. In the Level I clinic, riders learn the basic fundamentals of riding a mountain bike:

  • Basic bike set-up
  • Positioning, balance, maneuvering, braking and shifting
  • Mounting/dismounting your bike on steep terrain
  • Cornering
  • Riding up and down curbs
  • Climbing and descending
  • Switchbacks
  • Riding varied trail conditions

 

You’ll also learn about vision; how to read a trail and make quick, split-second decisions on what you can and cannot ride. We’ll also spend time on trail etiquette, safety, and basic on-trail bike repairs. You’ll leave your clinic with an arsenal of new skills, a razor sharp eye for technique, and confidence that will stay with you for years to come!

Day 1 – Monument Valley Park

Day 2 – Ute Valley Park

 

Event details and registration here

Alison Dunlap MTB Beginner Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs

 

Women’s Clinic

Our Level I clinics are designed for the person that rode a mountain bike years ago or rides on a regular basis, but lacks the confidence and technique to feel comfortable on single track. If you’re completely new to the sport and don’t know the first thing about mountain biking, then this clinic is also for you. In the Level I clinic, riders learn the basic fundamentals of riding a mountain bike:

  • Basic bike set-up
  • Positioning, balance, maneuvering, braking and shifting
  • Mounting/dismounting your bike on steep terrain
  • Cornering
  • Riding up and down curbs
  • Climbing and descending
  • Switchbacks
  • Riding varied trail conditions

 

You’ll also learn about vision; how to read a trail and make quick, split-second decisions on what you can and cannot ride. We’ll also spend time on trail etiquette, safety, and basic on-trail bike repairs. You’ll leave your clinic with an arsenal of new skills, a razor sharp eye for technique, and confidence that will stay with you for years to come!

Day 1 – Monument Valley Park

Day 2 – Ute Valley Park

 

Event details and registration here

Vixxen Racing offers ‘Find Your Feisty’ Series

Vixxen Racing is the premier name of Colorado women’s amateur triathlon racing.  They are a community of “elite development” women working together to push limits beyond what is achievable as individuals. They strive to serve as role models in the sport by bringing women together through training, athlete development programs and access to peer-to peer mentoring and support.

The Vixxens aim to create and foster an environment where women are not afraid of competition, but embrace and grow from it.

On Thursday June 22, Vixxen Racing will be offering a beginning OWS clinic.  This clinic is open to any novice or inexperienced open water swimmer.

 

Liz West will lead this clinic that will cover:

  • Approaching your first wave start-where do you seed yourself, setting yourself up for success
  • Equipment-different wetsuits and goggles-pros and cons
  • Beach Starts versus Deep Water Starts
  • Sighting
  • What to do when things don’t go as planned

This clinic will happen in conjunction with the June 22nd Stroke n’ Stride race at the Boulder Reservoir.

Check out all the event details and registration here 

Additional Find Your Feisty series events, look here

Running Clinic 202

Centennial

 

Learn how to maximize mechanics and training in order to run faster and better even during fatigue.

 

In this free clinic we will set the stage for how to run to perform. Topics covered will help each athlete better understand how to maximize their mechanics and training in order to run faster and better even during fatigue. This clinic will set the foundation for the Run Better Series Level 2 class.
It is preferred if everyone who signs up has attended the 101 clinic prior to attending this clinic.
Event details and registration here

Running with Metrics

Centennial

 

New technology have you overwhelmed?  
Learn the basics on how to use metrics such as HR and power 
data to maximize training.

This Free Clinic Series will cover the basics of understanding how to use different types of metrics such as HR and Power data to maximize your training. Class is lecture only with a small possibility of testing out some equipment if it becomes available and the weather is nice to be able to use it outside.

 

Event details and registration here

Running Clinic 101

Centennial

 

In this free clinic you will be introduced to good running technique as well as the beginning progression of how to achieve good form. There will be a lecture portion as well as a hands on portion. Individuals signing up for the Better Running Series are encouraged to attend one of these clinics for foundation information. The class is limited to the first 12 runners.

 

Event details and registration here

The FAST Lab – Better Running Series 2

The second half of our RUN series will continue to challenge runners and help each athlete get closer to the ideal run form. Each registrant will also receive a before & after video analysis of their run form (Save $150 off of video analysis)
Most classes will meet at the Fast Lab gym; with some classes run off campus at a local track or running trail.

Potential topics covered in the 4 weeks include:

  • Leg & Core Strength
  • Pacing: Controlling cadence & stride length & efficiency
  • How to properly perform speed workouts
  • Running up & Down Hills
  • Run Tests (field and intro to lab testing)
  • Running off the bike
Participants are allowed to schedule 1 make up session at an additional cost of $15.
Remember! Altitude Multisport and Rocky Mountain Tri Club can receive 15% off of this series using their codes on purchasee!

 

Event details and registration here

The FAST Lab – Better Running Series 2

The second half of our RUN series will continue to challenge runners and help each athlete get closer to the ideal run form. Each registrant will also receive a before & after video analysis of their run form (Save $150 off of video analysis)
Most classes will meet at the Fast Lab gym; with some classes run off campus at a local track or running trail.

Potential topics covered in the 4 weeks include:

  • Leg & Core Strength
  • Pacing: Controlling cadence & stride length & efficiency
  • How to properly perform speed workouts
  • Running up & Down Hills
  • Run Tests (field and intro to lab testing)
  • Running off the bike
Participants are allowed to schedule 1 make up session at an additional cost of $15.
Remember! Altitude Multisport and Rocky Mountain Tri Club can receive 15% off of this series using their codes on purchasee!

 

Event details and registration here