Fresh Training Approach Reinvigorates Triathlete


Sian Turner started training with Julie Young at Silver Sage Sports & Fitness Lab in November of 2013. She had been an active XTERRA triathlete, but with inconsistent results. In 2014, she knew she wanted to target more cycling events and wanted cycling-specific training to get her performances and results where she wanted them to be.

What Sian found with Julie and Silver Sage was the perfect marriage of individualized guidance and scientific input. What she got was a training program that keeps her on her toes and results that keep her on the podium. Consistently.

“Julie’s ability to devise a creative and varied workout program throughout the year means I am always motivated and excited to see what my next phase of training will bring,” Sian says. “The combination of Julie’s hands-on individual approach, and the scientific data obtained using Silver Sage’s lactate, metabolic efficiency and V02 testing makes for a complete program which has been integral in taking my training and race performances to the next level.”

That “next level” for Sian meant a stellar 2014 season that included winning the XTERRA National Championships in her age group and taking fourth in her age group in the XTERRA World Championship. She also earned a 14th place finish at the Leadville 100 – a grueling 100 mile mountain bike race in the Colorado Rockies.

If you want to look at concrete, quantifiable results, consider that Sian took a whopping 40 minutes off her time at the Tahoe Trail 100 race – a 60-mile dirt qualifier for Leadville. In one year, a 40 minute improvement. She attributes her success and her upward trajectory to hard work and her focused, individualized training program. You can’t argue with that.