Silver Sage Sports & Fitness Lab to Present at Tahoe Ultra Camps 2015


Reno, NV (May 15, 2015) – Dr. Andrew Pasternak, of Silver Sage Sports & Fitness Lab, will be presenting on “Hyponatremia in Ultramarathoners” as part of the Tahoe Ultra Camps endurance training, June 12 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information on the Tahoe Ultra Camps, visit

“Hyponatremia is the medical term for low sodium,” said Dr. Pasternak. “It’s of particular concern to ultrarunners as it can lead to severe illness and even death.”

Silver Sage Sports & Fitness Lab will also be offering a 10 percent discount to all Tahoe Ultra Camp participants on physiologic (lactate threshold, Vo2 max and metabolic efficiency) testing and gait analysis through September 30.

Silver Sage Sports & Fitness Lab provides integrated physiologic testing, biomechanical and coaching services to help athletes of all abilities and interests maximize their training time and achieve results. For more information, visit




Tahoe Trail 100-Leadville Qualifier Course Recon

Event Date:         June 7 and June 28, 2015


Overview (What/Where):      

Join Julie Young, 2011 Tahoe Trail 100 winner and multiple-podium finisher for FREE Tahoe Trail 100 Course Previews being held on Sunday, June 7 and Sunday, June 28 at 9:00 am.

What the course preview includes:

  • Overview of the course (One Lap)
  • Race Tips and Tactics
  • On-course tips
  • Q&A and more…

Interested guests should meet in front of the Adventure, Guiding, and Learning Center in the Village at Northstar at 8:45 am and be ready to ride at 9. Participants should bring everything they need for a 50K cross-country mountain bike ride. The ride will take around 4 hours. Helmets are required. This clinic is free. All participants will be required to sign a Northstar waiver upon arrival.

Dr. Andrew Pasternak to Speak at Reno Rotary of Reno Sunrise

Reno, NV (May 8, 2015) – Dr. Andrew Pasternak, of Silver Sage Sports & Fitness Lab, will speak to the Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise, Friday, May 22 at 7:00am at the Atlantis Resort Spa. He’ll be sharing tips and tricks to help cyclists entered in the Edible Pedal, addressing topics including bike equipment, bike fitting, training and nutrition.

Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab is the Official Training Partner for Edible Pedal 2015. The company uses a scientific approach to physical fitness, helping athletes of all abilities and interests maximize their precious training time and achieve results. For more information, visit


Truckee Trail Running Group

Training Program Details

  • Complete 12-week weekly group training
  • Starts June 1
  • Weekly group workouts Monday 7am, on various Truckee trails depending on the specific workout
  • $180 program fee by May 25 -increases to $220 after May 25
  • Minimum fitness requirement: must be able to run 5 miles
  • Training group open to all who want to expand their understanding and tool kit of structured, effective workouts, in a supportive, positive group setting


Training Program Participants Receive

  • Secret weapon workouts to include hip activation; trunk-hip stability and dynamic movement preparation. Specific stability and mobility strategies to improve running efficiency, durability and performance, while preventing injury
  • Access to the o2fitness video library providing a resource and reference for the above activation, stability and mobility work
  • Expert coaching and support
  • Monday coached workouts, meet at various Truckee area trails and include – speed to improve economy of movement; ascending and descending technique/skills; track workouts to improve specific running power and strength; tempo and sub lactate threshold intervals; as well as in-the-field video and gait analysis.
  • An opportunity to meet new running partners
  • 10% discount on Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab services for the duration of the program – including Lactate Threshold, Vo2 and Metabolic Efficiency Assessment testing, and Dartfish video-USC Movement Performance Institute certified gait analysis
  • E-mail support – individual questions regarding training and running related issues


Contact Julie Young at for further information and to register

**Julie Young is the Head Coach of O2fitness and Director of Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab, former 12-year US National A-Team Cyclist, World Championship Team member, multiple European Stage race winner; as well as winner of Tahoe Rim Trail 50K, Headlands 50K, Lake of the Sky and Golden Hills trail marathons

FIRST annual Medicine and Science in Ultra-Endurance Sports Conference

Incredibly honored to be invited to talk to the FIRST annual Medicine and Science in Ultra-Endurance Sports Conference at Squaw Valley yesterday and today. Truly the best conference I’ve been to in a long, long, long time! Came out with all sort of energy for new research ideas and ways of continuing to improve medical care at the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs

Hydration Celebration

Join the Aplenglow Mountain Festival, Wednesday June 26, at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, as Dr. Andy Pasternak of Silver Sage Center for Medicine and Sports Performance and current Medical Director for the Tahoe Rim Endurance Trail Runs presents on demystifying proper hydration. Dr. Pasternak has a wealth of professional knowledge, cutting-edge research and hands on experience to share and help runners of all levels cut through the confusion and employ science-based strategies.

SuperTour Cross Country Ski National Champs and Olypmic Qualifiers are Here

We at Silver Sage Sports Performance Center and o2fitness are pleased to support and sponsor the SuperTour. We will be hosting several presentations over the two week schedule of events, including Hydration and Nutrition for Skiing, Techniques of the Pros, and Off-Snow Stability and Mobility Strategies for Improved On-Snow Efficiency and Performance.

Technique of the Pros takes place Sunday April 7 at 6 pm at Tahoe Donner Cross-Country Center.

Using the latest in sporting video review technology, Dartfish video analysis, I will be joined by Sugar Bowl Academy’s Coach, Jeff Schloss; and Olympic Biathlete Glenn Jobe to dissect and analyze race footage of top SuperTour athletes’ technique. We captured video during Thursday’s skate prologue and Friday’s classic 10 and 15 K events – it was thrilling and inspiring to be trail-side as the best skiers in the world strutted their stuff. It is a free event, but donations are welcome to help sponsor the Tahoe Donner Cross Country Far West Farm Team athletes.

Visit our websites next week when we will post samplings of Super Tour ski action and Dartfish analysis.

We utilize Dartfish in many of the Silver Sage Sports Performance Center services, including bike fitting, as well as gait and running analysis. In addition we use Dartfish when developing individual return to sport, injury prevention and performance strength and conditioning programs as a way to precisely define and identify weak links in movement patterns.

What is the SuperTour?

The United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) SuperTour Finals and U.S. Distance Nationals are the premier cross country ski races in the United States. The event is held annually each spring and features over 200 of the most talented cross country skiers in the world. Among the featured elite athletes scheduled to make an appearance is Kikkan Randall of the U.S. Ski Team, currently ranked second on the FIS World Cup tour.

“The SuperTour Finals is extremely prestigious. This is the most exciting race event to hit the local Nordic scene since the 1960 Olympics at Squaw Valley,” says Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center manager Sally Jones. “I encourage everyone to come out to watch how fast these talented professional and amateur athletes can ski,” Jones says.

The United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) SuperTour Finals, a Nordic Olympic qualifying cross country race series comes to Tahoe/Truckee on Thursday, April 4 through Thursday, April 11 with special Tahoe Donner festivities for two weeks surrounding the event.