Education Series

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Education Events

    • 31 May 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • 600 South Wagner, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Have you ever wondered if you are treating your body right? Are you giving it what it deserves both on the inside and outside?  Nutrition and skin care are essential components in triathlon. With all the training that we do it is vital to ensure we are fueling right and protecting ourselves from harmful skin damage.  Please join us in our next two part educational series on Nutrition and Skin Cancer so that you can discover what you can do to better yourself. 

    Part 1: Nutrition

    Emily Haller is a register dietician with the Division of Gastroenterology at Michigan Medicine where she provides individualized nutrition counseling and medical nutritional therapy to her patients. In addition, she also operates her own private practice where she provides individualized nutrition counseling and services. Emily is one of our proud members in AATC she is passionate about active living, nutritious eating, and optimal well-being.  She is currently pursing her Masters of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics through Central Michigan University. Please join us as Emily discusses the importance of nutrition in the off-season and during training. Nutrition is not only important on race day, but rather in the months and weeks preceding and following our sacred events.  She will also cover topics such as carb to protein ratio, timing of nutrition, and importance of water and electrolyte intake.

    Part 2: Skin cancer and the triathlete

    Dr. Jenny Cotton, MD PhD is a Dermatopathologist at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (SJMH). You may be asking yourself what is a Dermatopathologist? Or what is Dermatopathology? It is a subspecialty that focuses on the study and diagnosis of diseases of the skin at a molecular level. Dr. Cotton completed her graduate and medical school at the University of Kentucky and pursued her pathology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Indiana University. She pioneered and developed the dermatopathology section at SJMH, which is now staffed by four dermatopathologists. Dr. Cotton has numerous publications and is co-author of a recently published dermatopathology textbook.  She is the recipient of a dermatology teaching award, and currently serves on the American Board of Pathology/Dermatology Test Development and Advisory Committee.  She is also a member of AATC and is very passionate about physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. She is certainly finds a way to do it all as an accomplished physician, mother of two, and gifted athlete. Dr. Cotton will be discussing the topic of skin cancer including risk factors, prevention, recognition, and appropriate evaluation/follow-up.  

    When: Wednesday May 31st 7:00pm
    Where: Epic Races 600 South Wagner Ann Arbor, MI 
    Why: You're Body is a Temple...Treat it that way!

    Please RSVP on our club website so that we have an idea of how many will be attending. Questions of concerns please contact Jen El Aile, AATC Educational Coordinator. 



    Jennifer El Aile MS, AGPCNP-BC

    • 01 Jun 2017
    • 5:30 AM
    • Forsythe Middle School

    Bike Safety

    Do group rides make you nervous?

    Do you know position do's and don'ts?

    How do I draft safely?

    Learn about predictable riding, protecting your space and more at our first Brick of the season.  

    Lucas Wall, from Ann Arbor Velo Club, will teach bike skills and lead a bike skills ride. 

    5:30  Parking lot skills clinic

    6:15 - Skills ride (we will split into pace groups and ride the same Tri Club bike route ~20miles)

    **No one wins training, but people can lose.  Be Safe!**


    For questions please contact our educational coordinator:  Jen El Aile

    • 05 Jun 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • 9311 Anne St. Pinckney, MI 48169

    Safe Open Water Swimming Clinic

    Safety tips from Parker Performance!

    Join us for our first OWS of the season to learn open water drills,  techniques for sighting and how to be safe in the lake.  

    Instruction starts at 6:30 PM - plan to arrive at 6

    Questions:  Jen El Aile, AATC Educational Coordinator


    Everyone must use a swim buoy.  You can get one at https://www.kiefer.com/open-water-swimming-pages-1207.php


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