Prepare for XTERRA Tahoe City

Silver Sage Sports and Fitness Lab is presenting two clinics to help attendees prepare for the XTERRA Tahoe City races, which celebrate the natural environment of Lake Tahoe’s excellent terrain, trails and blue water. Both the XTERRA Tahoe City and the XTERRA Lake Tahoe are qualifying races for the XTERRA USA Championship.

The first Silver Sage clinic will be held at the South Valleys Regional Sports Complex (15650 Wedge Parkway) on April 18, 2016 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Clinic attendees will hear from 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) as they outline the details and demands of the race and how to properly train for it over the nine weeks leading up to the event. They will discuss performance strategies and key workouts, while also demonstrating injury prevention and specific strength exercises to build explosive power to help prepare for race day. Attendees are asked to bring yoga mats and mini-bands to the first clinic.

The second Silver Sage clinic will be held Monday May 23, with the location dependent on weather. The clinic will provide participants with a tour of the bike and/or run courses to prepare for event day. Young and Snyder will address technical aspects or obstacles on the bike course and answer questions about proper techniques and strategies. This clinic will involve running and mountain bike riding, and attendees are asked to come prepared to run and ride.

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.