Author of Mountain Biker's Training Guide headline coach and athlete training conference

The Peaks Coaching Group will host the 2005 East Coast Training Conference Oct. 21-23 in Bedford, Virginia. This 3-day event will bring together many of the nation's leading experts and top athletes to provide a unique and exciting experience for participating cycling coaches and athletes. Highlighted at the conference will be a keynote presentation by renowned author and cycling coach, Joe Friel.

The East Coast Training Conference was developed to foster a synergy between coaches and athletes and to introduce the hottest topics and presenters to the cycling public. The Peaks Coaching Group emphasizes that the conference will focus on the most innovative methods and information currently available.

The conference will kick off with a series of presentations including, Sports Psychology for Cycling Coaches and Athletes, Advanced Strength & Conditioning Techniques for Performance and Electromyography Applications for Improving Pedaling Efficiency. The opening day's presentations will culminate with Coaching, Training & Racing Using Wattage lead by the world's foremost authority on the topic, Hunter Allen.

The event's second day will feature the presentations Special Considerations for Training the Ultra Athlete, Practical Applications for Computer Assisted Training, and Physiological Responses to Different Interval Approaches: Targeting Adaptations. Following the morning seminars, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a group road ride with professional cyclist, Jeremiah Bishop. Many conference presenters, including Joe Friel and Hunter Allen, will also take part in the ride – an excellent opportunity for participants to get expert advice while riding.

The afternoon's energy will build as the conference re-groups for a special keynote presentation by Joe Friel. Friel will speak to attendees on the lessons he has learned throughout his successful 25-year career coaching cyclists. Following Friel's address, conference presenters, coaches and athletes will gather for an evening meet-and-greet at the Bedford Social Club.

The East Coast Training Conference will wrap up on Sunday morning with the presentations Technical Issues Using a Power Meter and Endurance: What is it and how do we train it. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the incredible riding opportunities around Bedford, Virginia after the event's conclusion.

For more information and to register to attend the 2005 East Coast Training Conference, call The Peaks Coaching Group at (540) 587-9025 or e-mail Registration is limited.

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