The Running Summit Midwest, November 2-3, 2013

This is a unique opportunity for coaches who live in the Midwest! Joe Vigil, Jonathan Dugas, Peter Thompson, Bill Leach and Sage Rountree! 

For Distance Runners and Coaches of All Levels, Ages and Abilities

The Running Summit comes to the Chicago area for the first time as Running Summit Midwast, November 2-3 at the Naperville Campus of DePaul University. This event follows in the foot steps of highly regarded and well attended Running Summits in New Jersey (August 2012 and 2013) and California (February 2013). The event will bring together five top coaches and authors in the sport to share their expertise: Joe Vigil, Jonathan Dugas, Peter Thompson, Bill Leach, and Sage Rountree. The Running Summit will feature two lectures by each presenter as well as a Q & A Roundtable. Participants may also choose to eat lunch and/or dinner with the individual presenters. Find our more about this limited seating opportunity by clicking here. Eligible coaches can earn CEU credit for USATF Level 3, USAT, and NSCA. The event is open to all coaches and runners regardless of their previous experience or certification level. Participants just need to be willing and eager to learn.

Sign Up Early and Save!
Early (cheaper) registration deadline is Friday, October 18, 2013. Don't miss out on this limited seating event. Event is open to coaches and athletes of all levels (no previous certification required). Sign up now to secure a seat with early registration pricing and the option of a meal with the speakers (seating is limited). Participants are eligible for USATF Level 3, NSCA and USA Triathlon CEU credit.

Dr. Joe Vigil will present on athletic success from childhood to champion and training for the middle distances. Coach Vigil was instrumental in the success of the United States' most recent Olympic Marathon Medalists: Deena Kastor (Bronze - Athens 2004) and Meb Keflezighi (Silver 2004). In Cross Country he coached two athletes who each won 8 senior cross country titles -- Kastor and Pat Porter. As a collegiate coach, Vigil was head coach at Adams State College for nearly 30 years. While at Adams State Vigil led a program that won 19 NAIA Team Championships and produced 87 individual champions and 425 All-Americans. His 1992 team cross country team won with a perfect score of 15 points, the only perfect score ever achieved in a collegiate national championship. Vigil was named National Coach of the Year on 14 different occasions.

Jonathan Dugas, Ph.D. will present on the physiology of thirst and training quality vs. quantity. Jonathan is co-author of Runner's World The Runners's Body and The Science of Sport blog. Jonathan Dugas obtained his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Cape Town in 2006. His thesis, supervised by professor Tim Noakes, was titled "Temperature responses to exercise and performance", and looked at fluid replacement, body temperature and performance during exercise in both the lab setting and in competitions, such as the Two Oceans 56 km Ultra-marathon and the Cape Argus/Pick 'n Pay 109 km Cycle Tour. Jonathan is currently the Director of Clinical Development at The Vitality Group, in Chicago, IL.

Peter Thompson will present on reactive strength and how to design more effective sessions with the New Interval Training. Coach Thompson, who has competed and coached for more than 50 years, has trained athletes who have competed in the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, and the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Track & Field World Championships.

Coach Bill Leach has been coaching runners for over 45 years. He has coached intercollegiate Track and Field and Cross Country at 6 Universities and many post collegiate and community based runners at all ages and levels. During his 32 years of collegiate Cross Country and Track and Field coaching, 36 of his athletes were honored as All-Americans and 4 runners participated in one or more Olympic Games.

Sage Rountree, PhD, will present on recovery, as well as yoga, strength, and flexibility. Rountree is an internationally recognized authority in yoga for athletes and an endurance sports coach with certifications from USA Triathlon and RRCA. She is author of The Athlete's Guide to Yoga (VeloPress, 2008), The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga (VeloPress, 2009), The Athlete's Guide to Recovery (VeloPress, 2011); and The Runner's Guide to Yoga (VeloPress, 2012); creator of The Athlete's Guide to Yoga DVD (Endurance Films, 2008); and a contributor to Runner's World, Yoga Journal, and USA Triathlon Life.

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