Prepare for Donner Lake Triathlon

Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab is presenting two clinics to help attendees prepare for the 35th Donner Lake Triathlon, held in Truckee, Calif., July 23-24, 2016.  The event features an epic setting, a beautiful and challenging course and is located very near Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. 2016 also marks the 6th annual Donner Lake Kids Triathlon and the 4rd annual Donner Lake Half Triathlon.

The first clinic will be held at the South Valleys Regional Sports Complex (15650 Wedge Parkway) on May 2, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. It will be a discussion outlining the details and demands of the race and how to properly train for the event. Julie Young, head coach and director of Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab and pro XTERRA/mountain biker Suzie Snyder (a Silver Sage-sponsored athlete), will discuss the importance of proper bike fit, performance strategies, common mistakes that athletes make and injury prevention techniques to make sure participants arrive at the triathlon in the peak condition. Attendees are asked to bring yoga mats and mini-bands with them to the first clinic.

The second clinic will be held June 20, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., with the location dependent on weather. The clinic will be an active session leading participants through a mock race day beginning with transition set-up, warming up and finally executing the race. Participants should bring the appropriate equipment and be prepared to swim, bike and run very short segments of each discipline.

A suggested donation of $15 is highly encouraged. It will benefit Bike Like A Girl, a local non-profit group empowering adolescent girls through cycling.