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December 14th, 2015

2016: How to Train For a Triathlon in NYC

If you’ve resolved to make 2016 “the year of the triathlon”—whether that means doing your first race, attempting a longer distance or setting more ambitious goals for upcoming races—then take the first step and join us for an informative discussion with three expert coaches from Tailwind Endurance and Finish Line Physical Therapy.

They’ll share tips on getting started in triathlon, planning your season and turning your weaknesses into strengths during winter training.

WHAT: “2016: How to Train For a Triathlon in NYC” with endurance coaches Earl Walton, Brian Hammond and Michael Conlon

WHEN: Monday, January 4, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Following the presentation, we’ll have drinks and informal Q&A with the coaches next door at Tailwind Endurance.

WHERE: Finish Line Physical Therapy (119 W. 23rd St. #304; punch in 2711 to access the building)

REGISTER – it’s FREE to attend!


Earl Walton is the owner and head coach of Tailwind Endurance. With over 20 years of coaching experience at all levels of triathlon and swimming, Earl has an ability to see all sides of a training challenge and address it appropriately for the individual. The challenges of raising two small boys in the city has caused him to be quite certain that absolutely anything is possible, so leave your previous expectations as the door – new ones will soon be assigned. Earl has focused the last few years to building Tailwind Endurance into a true home for the endurance athletes of the New York City.

Brian Hammond is the founder and head coach of WorkLiveTri. From studying physical education at West Virginia University to 14 years as a personal trainer in New York to achieving his certification as a USA Triathlon coach, Brian has dedicated countless hours studying how the body adapts to training and how to manage the obstacles and hurdles that stand in the way. His goal as a coach is to help others see that there is a way to “do it all”: be a competitive triathlete, loving spouse, caring parent and productive employee.

Michael Conlon is the founder and owner of Finish Line Physical Therapy, which he opened in 2006 to provide the highest quality of care, service and personal attention. He is a certified Active Release Techniques provider and is recognized as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS). He is passionate about endurance sports, both as a participant and coach, and has run more than 20 marathons and completed three Ironman triathlons. As a coach for the NYC chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma’s Team in Training program since 2002, Michael has trained hundreds of runners, from beginners to advanced marathoners. He was recently named the head coach of NYRR’s Team for Kids.

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