Post Number: 114
|Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 03:39 am: |
FaCT & RCS WINS Course 1 Seminar
We needed 14 sign-ups to break even at Rutgers and as of today we have 6 paid and 1 promise.
We are moving the location to Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville Ontario. The only change to the program is eliminating the treadmill testing on Sunday morning. We’ve made arrangements at the Mohawk Inn for our sleeping rooms with a Horseman’s rate of only $69 + tax per night. We can also do our Dutch Treat dinner at the Inn Saturday night. Our meetings may be at the Inn or Mohawk Racetrack.
I'll post an updated REPS at Mohawk outline shortly.
Andrew is very much dialed into our refined, shorter program at Mohawk. He is especially pleased it will be in his home country of Canada. Myself, I love the Province of Ontario.
Here’s our line-up of attendees so far:
Andrew Sellars MD – Course Conductor
Director of FaCT Education and a world class coach and Tri-Athlete. Andrew is highly skilled in human exercise physiology, bio-chemistry and Lactate Balance Point testing. We all know that the horse and human are remarkably similar
Scott and Allison MacKenzie are harness trainers from Maine. In addition to their nice farm they have a treadmill. They are VERY excited about the seminar. I’m planning to send Allentown and Jelly Bean to them for 3 months of treadmill training this winter.
Per Henriksen and Anne Larsen of Norwood Ontario.
Per has won the Hambletonian (I think twice) and a regular on the Grand Circuit. Per is making arrangements for our horses at Mohawk and may bring two of his. Per and Anne are experts with using a resistance cart and are experienced Polar Heart Monitor users.
Clyde is a PhD/Professor at Morrisville New York State College. He is also a successful thoroughbred trainer. Morrisville State, under Clyde’s direction, is building a million plus dollar horse training facility including a vast array of testing tools and a high speed treadmill (possibly one of Leonie’s Equigym units).
Marc Andrew Blouin of Milton Ontario
Mark Andre, raised in a harness family, has become one of the top young thoroughbred trainers in Canada. Marc and his wife Belinda, a PhD who is on the staff at Guelph, are expert with heart monitoring horses and have been using lactate as a bio-marker in training.
President and CEO of Racehorse Conditioning Systems and a harness horse trainer.
Here is a current list of more perspective attendees:
Karsten Henzie – Not sure what he does or how he does it, but a contributor to FaCT Forum and a Canadian horseman.
James Hastie – A very innovative Canadian harness horse trainer and valued RCS customer.
Ken McKeever – Renowned Equine Exercise Physiologist from Rutgers.
Leonie Seesing – Brilliant horse conditioner and CEO of Equigym LLC
We are also running some late promos in Standardbred Canada so the group may become larger.
Juerg's post on PortaMon is very timely. Spleen dumping is already part of our discussion points. If we can get it together maybe Andrew will want to explore using PortaMon at Mohawk.
Now that we have the REPS thread it's a good place to ask questions and make comments about the program and any specifics you wish to address. We'll keep you updated about developments on the program and of course this thread is a venue for reporting on REPS I at Mohawk.
Post Number: 26
|Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 06:05 am: |
What are the dates for your proposed seminar?
Post Number: 115
|Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 04:13 pm: |
Good to meet you. Attached is a syllabus. There's a lot of race/performance horse people in your country. Please share this with any one you may know too.
Post Number: 119
|Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 07:38 pm: |
We registered two more attendees from Ontario which gives us 10 and a very happy number. We have had some late hurdles to cross and got it done.
We have a very favorable round trip flight for Andrew to arrive Thursday and return on Sunday.
The team at Mohawk have been very accomodating even with our short notice. The layout is perfect to keep you all under-roof for our field tests. Only our horses and driver/operator will have to bare the elements.
Jamie Hastie - What are you waiting for? This seminar will help your enterprise form a much stronger foundation. Of what are you afraid?
Karsten Henzie - You okay? Have you been keeping up with this stuff?
Marc-Andre - You're booked and thanks for your committment. We just need your cc#. You are number 8 my friend.
I am writing my list of questions for REPS One at Mohawk.
Will you please help us understand LLL and ULL?
What is the best heart rate for steady state work to maximize building of capilaries and mitochondria? LBP - ???.
How do we best get balance for oxygen dependant and oxygen independnt muscle fiber development?
May we build some workout scenarios?
Can our theories help our horses win more races?
Have you been thinking about REPS 2?