"Chasing Pheidippides: The Science and Coaching of Distance Runners,"
integrative symposium chaired by Dr. Jason Karp, owner of RunCoachJason.com
and director and coach of REVO2LT Running Team(TM), headlines the 56th Annual
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference May 27-30 at the
Sheraton Hotel and Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.
The symposium, held on May 27, will discuss the "state of the science" and the
"state of the coaching" of endurance training from the perspective of highly
regarded coaches and scientists, including legendary coach and two-time
Olympian Jack Daniels, Ph.D. and associate professor of biology and
kinesiology at Point Loma Nazarene University and elite master's marathoner
Hal Goforth, Ph.D.
Topics of the 2-hour symposium include:
- Ingredients of Success and the Relationship Between Aerobic Power and Running Economy - Jack Daniels, Ph.D.
- Completing a Marathon vs. Racing a Marathon: Scientific and Training Differences - Hal Goforth, Ph.D.
- Chasing Mercury: Getting Faster with Periodization - Jason Karp, Ph.D.
Also on May 27, Dr. Karp will present his dissertation research, "Lungs and
Legs: Entrainment of Breathing to Locomotion in Highly-Trained Distance
ACSM is the world's largest sports medicine and exercise science organization.
The annual academic conference brings together more than 5,000 national and
international experts in the areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics,
physical therapy, exercise and sport psychology, motor learning and control,
sports medicine, and biochemistry. For more information and to download the
event brochure and conference schedule, go to ACSM.org
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