Endurance athletes are always looking for quality information and advice that will give them an edge. December 1, 2010 OA Performance today announced that Joe Friel, an internationally recognized endurance athlete coach and author, is to present a daylong workshop, Winter Base Training for the Endurance Athlete. Oriented specifically to triathletes, cyclists, runners and duathletes, Friel's workshop provides an in-depth look at successful winter training techniques for athletes seeking peak performance in the summer months. The workshop is to be held on Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 8:30a to 4:00p at the OA Performance Center at 15 Lund Road in Saco, ME. Endurance athletes are always looking for quality information and advice that will give them an edge, said Stan Skolfield, the OA Performance Center Manager. Joe offers a tremendous amount of knowledge and insight about what it takes to improve endurance performance...His clients are elite amateur and professional road cyclists, mountain bikers, triathletes, and duathletes. He is the author of ten books on training for endurance athletes including the popular and best-selling Training Bible book series. Friel conducts seminars around the world on training and racing for cyclists, multisport athletes and coaches, and he provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. Workshop Agenda: The workshop agenda includes volunteer metabolic performance testing by OA Performance Center athletic performance specialists: 8:30a Registration 9:00a Welcome 9:10a Building a Better Winter Base Fundamentals of periodized training (What is periodization? What should we train in the winter months to assure summer success?) Muscular endurance, aerobic training and strength training for the endurance athlete Testing: Establishing a base with Lactate Threshold Test and V02 Max Test (an audience volunteer is asked to take each test with results shared later in the day) What do test results mean? What Are My Limits? Share results of V02 Max Test meaning interpreted Share results of Lactate Threshold Test meaning interpreted Basics of athlete physiology What are my limiters?...Special Requirements for Half and Full Ironman Distances Metabolic Efficiency Test results shared and interpreted Implications for Ironman competitors Training protocols: how much is enough? Balancing overload, super compensation and recovery Overtraining - signs and symptoms - striking the right balance Race day nutrition Race day trouble shooting (It's a long day what adjustments can be made along the way? How do I avoid trouble to begin?) 3:30p Q&A 4:00p Adjourn Registration: Registration for Winter Base Training for the Endurance Athlete is open to all interested participants by calling 207-710-5509...About the OA Performance Center The OA Performance Center is a state-of-the-art performance complex offering fully integrated sports medicine, physical therapy, performance evaluation, professional training equipment, coaching and more all in one convenient location at the OA Sports Center at 15 Lund Road in Saco. The OA Performance Center is owned and operated by OA Centers for Orthopaedics with offices in Portland, Saco and Windham, Maine.