Sunday, December 14, 2008

National Distance Running Summit in Charlotte, NC Open To Coaches And Athletes

The 2009 National Distance Running Summit will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina and for the first time will be open to runners and coaches as well. The Summit, to be held on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte January 3-4, will be headlined by 2008 U.S. Olympic Distance Coach Dr. Joe Vigil and Team Running USA Coach Terrence Mahon. Vigil, one of the most popular lecturers on distance training theory, and Mahon, who is the coach of Olympians Ryan Hall, Deena Kastor, Jennifer Rhines and Ian Dobson, will be joined by 2007 National High School Coach of the Year Danny Green, six-time National Coach of the Year Scott Simmons and author-coach Will Freeman.

The National Distance Running Summit is in its third year and continues to bring together one of the most successful and talented group of coaches in America. The summit is focused on teaching coaches, athletes and fans about the principles and the training plans used by today’s top distance runners. Student-athletes qualify for a reduced rate. Presentations will explore a wide range of topics including the training of phenom Ryan Hall; how to structure a training program for beginning runners; how to measure and use VVO2Max in training; and how everyone can benefit from altitude training no matter where they live.

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