While you’re sitting on the bike or mindlessly doing laps in the pool your mind is probably wondering. This time of year is a great opportunity to hear from some of the best and brightest in endurance sports at various speaking events around the city.

So while your mind is wandering, it might as well be thinking about something that could help you come race day. Here are a few good speaker events coming up!

Trek Store of Highland Park
Meet Mat Steinmetz on January 25th 6pm – RSVP Here 
A performance advisor to Ironman World Champ Craig Alexander, Mat will talk about his coaching and training experinces with many elite athletes like Juile Dibens and Mirinda Carfrae. He’ll also talk about the importance of a bike fit and the large role it plays into an athletes success.

Running Away Multisport
My Coach Jen Harrison and my buddy Dan “Cubicle Dad” Malinski will be guest speakers at Running Away Multisport Clybourn Store on Feb 1st, 7pm. Dan and Jen will be talking about his weightloss journey as well marathoning. You can trust me when I say there are no dumb questions to ask Jen… becuase I asked them all already! You can RSVP for this event on the RAMultisport Facebook page.  

Garmin Chicago
This isn’t a speaking event, but it can be really helpful. The Garmin Store on Michigan Ave is offering a GPS Academy. So if you got the new Forerunner for Christmas and need some assistance to utilize everything it offers Garmin is here to help. You can schedule a 1 hour one-0n-one session to learn all the tricks of your new device. There is a charge of $15 ($8 if you have your receipt), but that’s a small price to pay for a tutor! You can make an appointment here.

Fleet Feet Chicago
Hows your form? Each Tuesday Fleet Feet Lincoln Square offers a Good Form Running Clinic at 6:30pm.  Learn how to run fast and more efficiently by doing running drills while getting instruction on how to improve your form. You’ll also get a video analysis of your running form and how to improve it. Each class is limited to 20 people, so make sure to RSVP!

Runners High ‘n Tri
Runners High ‘n Tri is holding some Biomechanic and Dynamic running seminars. During the 4 week course participants will learn more effective and individually beneficial biomechanics. There are 4 sessions 2-times per week and a registration fee of $120. The current sessions are full but you can keep an eye on when new ones are starting on the Runners High ‘n Tri Facebook Page.

ProKine Performance
Jessie Stensland of MovementU will be coming to ProKine Performance in St Charles April 14th & 15th. Jessie will be doing day-long camps showing Stratgies for Speed & Sustainability in swimming, cycling and running. You can register here. Plus check out the ProKine website to learn more about their TRX functional strength classes and training.

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