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Posted: April 25, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: "The Science And Coaching Of Distance Runners" Headlines At American College Of Sports Medicine Conference In Seattle

"Chasing Pheidippides: The Science and Coaching of Distance Runners," a unique, integrative symposium chaired by Dr. Jason Karp, owner of 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 Runners."

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 is a coaching, personal training, and fitness consulting company, providing science-based coaching to runners of all levels, fitness training to the public, and consulting to coaches and fitness professionals. For more information and to subscribe to our free e-mail newsletter, go to

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