CLINICS & WORKSHOPS
Clinics, workshops and workouts that help you hone technique, improve performance, avoid injury and more
RACE-MANIA (formerly TRI-MANIA) clinics, workshops and workouts are designed to provide hands-on guidance and instruction with a favorable athlete to instructor ratio to maximize the learning opportunity for athletes. Class sizes are limited so registration is required for each clinic or workshop you wish to participate in.
The following clinics and workshops require a fee to attend, but you can SAVE $10 on any of them and unlock other great benefits when you first register for the ALL DAY PASS to RACE-MANIA.
- Swim Smooth Swim Clinic presented by E3 Training Solutions
- Metabolic Efficiency Training: Teaching your Body to Burn Fat (with Bob Seebohar)
- Chi Running Clinic (Level I, II and Speed with Ease)
- Total Immersion Super Efficient Freestyle Fundamentals
- Zendurance Cycling with Shane Eversfield
- The First-Time Triathlete Workshop
- Strength and Conditioning Fundamentals for Runners and Triathletes
- Obstacle Race Training the Spartan Way
The clinics and workshops below do not require any additional fee to participate, but you must register for the ALL DAY PASS to be eligible to attend them. Because participation is limited, you must register for any of the sessions below to reserve your spot.
- An Elite Ultra Runner’s Guide to High Performance Racing and Living (with Mike Wardian)
- Feet First: Improve Your Performance with Active Mobilization of Calves and Feet
- Overcome Your Fear of Swimming
- Ironstrength Workout (with Dr. Jordan Metzl)
ChiRunning combines the inner focus and flow of Tai Chi with the power and energy of running to create a revolutionary running form and philosophy that takes the pounding, pain and potential damage out of the sport of running. RACE-MANIA attendees may choose from a ChiRunning Level I or Level II clinic options.
Price: $55 until 3/10/17 and $65 thereafter; Duration: 2 hours; Times offered on Sunday, 3/26/17: 8:00am and 2:00pm (Level I); 10:30am (Level II). NOTE: For 2017 we will offer BONUS ChiRunning clinic options on Saturday, 3/25/17, the day before RACE-MANIA. These bonus sessions will also be at the BU Fit Rec Center at 8:00am and 10:30am.
Swim Smooth Swim Clinic presented by E3 Training Solutions (with video analysis)
This is a comprehensive 4-hour clinic based in the pool and in the classroom aimed at improving your freestyle swimming using the SwimSmooth methods and a comprehensive individual video analysis. This clinic will be limited to 15 participants and supported by 3-4 coaches from the E3 Training Solutions staff. All clinic participants will receive an E3 Training Solutions water bottle plus a USB flash drive that will include the following:
- Raw video file of your swim analysis from various angles above and under water
- Personalized video analysis (mp4 file) with specific notes addressing YOUR individual needs
- Multiple PDF guides and video links to swim drills designed to improve your stroke
- Your swim type and a personal plan to work on your stroke
- List of swim tools you may need based on your video analysis and where to find those
Price: $200; Duration: 3.5 hours; Times Offered: 2:00pm-5:30pm
Total Immersion Super-Efficient Freestyle Fundamentals
In this 75-minute clinic, you’ll learn the fundamentals of a super-efficient freestyle. By the conclusion of the clinic, Total Immersion guarantees you’ll swim with significantly more ease and comfort—and have the foundation for years of continuous improvement.
Price: $75; Duration: 75 minutes; Times Offered on Sunday, 3/26/17: 7:15am and 10:00am. NOTE: For 2017 we will offer BONUS Total Immersion clinic options on Saturday, 3/25/17, the day before RACE-MANIA. These bonus sessions will also be at the BU Fit Rec Center at 12:oopm and 1:30pm.
Metabolic Efficiency Training: Teaching Your Body to Burn More Fat (with Bob Seebohar)
Metabolic efficiency (ME) training is the process of improving the body’s ability to burn fat and Bob Seebohar literally wrote the book. Bob is one of the first Board Certified Specialists in Sports Dietetics and a Sport Dietitian for the United States Olympic Committee. He is one of the foremost experts on nutrition for endurance athletes and his book “Metabolic Efficiency: Teaching Your Body to Burn More Fat” was originally published in 2009. In this 90 minute workshop, attendees will learn:
- The dietary strategies needed to improve their body’s ability to use fat as fuel
- The concept of Nutrition Periodization
- How to properly periodize nutrition to account for your training cycle and body weight/composition goals.
Price: $40 until 3/10/17; $50 thereafter; Duration: 90 minutes; Times Offered: 8:00am and 1:00pm
The First-Time Triathlete Workshop
If 2017 is the year you take the plunge into the great sport of triathlon this is a workshop that will help make your first experience in the sport a great one. From an overview of “Triathlon 101” to knowing what equipment you need (and DON’T need) to basic training and nutrition tips and more you’ll come away confident and ready enjoy the experience.
Price: $30; Duration: 60 minutes; Time Offered: 9:00am
Zendurance Cycling with Shane Eversfield
Efficient cycling technique begins with a dynamic and harmonious relationship between you and your bike. This indoor stationary cycling clinic starts with an intensive investigation of posture, alignment, biomechanics and riding position strategies. You will increase your cycling performance, endurance, efficiency, stability, comfort and enjoyment without increasing your effort! Then apply your new found kinetic intelligence to an interval set that focuses on neuromuscular training. Transform your cycling training with this new and original approach heralded as the Total Immersion/Chi running equivalent in cycling Zendurance Cycling!
Price: $45; Duration: 90 minutes; Time Offered: 1:00pm
An Elite Ultra Runner’s Guide to High Performance Racing and Living
Mike Wardian is one of the most accomplished marathoners and ultra marathoners in the world. In addition to a lengthy list of podium finishes at marathons, half-marathons, 50k /100k and 100 Mile races, Mike has set world records for the fastest marathon and 50K on an indoor 200-meter track dressed as Elvis. He’s run Badwater, he’s run multiple marathons in a day, he’s a 3x competitor at the US Olympic trials. I could go on.
In this entertaining and enlightening 60 minute session Mike will share how he’s able to train and race as frequently as he does and as well as he does while balancing the demands of a family, a job and life in general. You may not want to take on 135 miles in Death Valley in July, but you’ll learn some valuable lessons from an elite runner who continues to perform at a high level and have fun doing it.
Price: Free with the All Day Pass; Duration: 60 minutes; Time Offered: 11:00am-12:00pm
Strength and Conditioning Fundamentals for Runners and Triathletes
This clinic is geared towards runners and triathletes to teach them the benefits of strength training and how easy it can be to fit it into training. With high injury rates in both running and triathlon training, it is our goal to teach athletes the tools necessary to limit their exposure to overuse injuries. We provide an interactive environment for athletes to learn proper lifting techniques and how to appropriately program it into their routine. Additionally, we demonstrate how to calculate important data regarding their cadence and its seamless integration into their runs.
Price: $25; Duration: 2 hours; Time Offered: 8:00am-10:00am
Obstacle Race Training the Spartan Way
In this 2-hour hands-on workshop, Master Spartan Instructor Jeff Godin and other Spartan SXG coaches will lead participants through a series of assessments to identify your physical weaknesses. The coaches will then teach you a variety of body weight exercises to address those weaknesses. The Workshop will culminate with mass workout of epic proportions!
Price: $20; Duration: 2 hours; Time Offered: 1:15pm-3:15pm
Ironstrength Workout with Dr. Jordan Metzl
As featured on NBC’s Today show, and National Public Radio, and in Runner’s World magazine and the New York Times, the Ironstrength workout provides functional strength training for injury prevention and performance enhancement for athletes of all ages and abilities. Created and led by Dr. Jordan Metzl, renowned sports medicine physician, best selling author of The Exercise Cure, The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies and Dr. Jordan Metzl’s Workour Prescription, 31x marathon runner and 12x Ironman triathlete, Ironstrength teaches athletes of all ages how to build strength and reduce the aches and pains of every day life in the process. Dr. Metzl will teach you the keys of functional movement and preventive strengthening, all with some great tunes and plenty of huffing and puffing. You’ll hate it, and then you’ll love it.
Price: Free with the All Day Pass; Duration: 60 minutes; Time Offered: 12:15pm-1:15pm
Overcoming Your Fear of Swimming
Everyone has fear about something but when your fear keeps you from enjoying everything you’re working to achieve, it’s time to confront that FEAR. Learn how to recognize and address fears you have about pool or open water swimming and how to work past the fear to free yourself and excel in the water. In this 60 minute classroom-based workshop led by USA Swimming certified coach and founder of Winning Swimming, Carolanne Caron, attendees will learn:
- How to identify what’s behind your fear of swimming
- Coping techniques to move past the fear
- How to make your mind work for you instead of against you
Price: Free with the All Day Pass; Duration: 60 minutes; Time Offered: 10:00am-11:00am
Feet First: Improve your Performance with Active Mobilization of Calves and Feet
In this workshop attendees will learn how to assess your underlying foot and lower leg mobility and stability patterns to identify restrictions that can negatively impact your power production in swimming, cycling and running. Attendees will then learn how fix these restrictions using a combination of active mobilization techniques that focus on trigger point release, dynamic fascial stretching and muscular re-patterning exercises.
Price: Free with the All Day Pass; Duration: 60 minutes; Time Offered: 8:00am-9:00am