On February 4 the FASTER* cycling center and I will present a workshop in Scottsdale, Ariz., for about a dozen athletes I handpick to attend. The purpose of the selection is to have a small group of participants who have a great deal in common, such as their sport, experience, level of competition, goals and limiters. That allows me to design a workshop which more closely matches the athletes’ specific needs. The idea is to help you get off to a good start on your 2012 season. It’s a workshop—not a lecture. So we’ll layout your training for the year with options included. I don’t often get an opportunity to do this as my seminar attendees are usually quite diverse. Given that it’s such a small group, this will be very hands-on.
I don’t know yet if this workshop will be for road cyclists, triathletes, runners or some other endurance sport. The group could also be novices or highly competitive athletes. If you are selected I can guarantee that you will get a lot of individual attention due to the small number of attendees. If there are more who could be selected to attend I’ll organize a second such session for another weekend. Since this is a first-time event I don’t know what to expect.
I will hold it at the new FASTER* cycling center in Scottsdale, Ariz. (16414 N. 91st Street, Suite 103, Scottsdale, AZ 85260) from 1-5 p.m. on February 4. That’s a Saturday and I’m scheduling it in the afternoon so everyone can get a workout done in the morning (including me).
The cost is $153 if selected.
I expect primarily local athletes to attend but it’s not limited to them. Anyone may participate regardless of location. Out-of-town athletes will need to make their own arrangements for housing and transportation. I can give suggestions for close-by hotels if anyone from out of the area is selected. If you fly in it will be through Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. That’s about 25 miles from FASTER.
To apply go this website and complete the application following the instructions you find there. All applications are due by January 14. By January 21 I will select and notify the athletes. If I find there are a dozen or so who match-up before January 21 then I will establish the group earlier than planned. So the timing of your application may be critical to selection. Payment is due by January 28 (instructions on the website).
Please let me know if you have a question by posting it here as a comment or by emailing me (see CONTACT JOE above).
*FASTER combines a cycling specific wind tunnel, advanced 2D and 3D Fitting, retail store, service department, compression and hot/cold recovery suite, athlete performance testing and locker rooms.