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Education Day & AGM 2018

May 5 – University of Saskatchewan

Room 246 / Physical Activity Complex (PAC)

A confirmation receipt of PDC’s (12.5) will be emailed to everyone in attendance the week following the SKESA Education Day & AGM


8:30 – 9:00 am
Registration (outside PAC)

9:00 – 9:10 am
Opening Remarks:
Troy Slywka (SKESA Chairman) & Nadine Howard (Exec. Director)

9:10-10:00 am
Alex Hutchinson: Lessons from the Two-Hour Marathon Chase

Alex is a journalist in Toronto. His focus is the science of endurance and fitness, which he writes about for Outside, The Globe and Mail and Canadian Running magazine. He was also a columnist for Runner’s World from 2012-2017.  His latest book, published in 2018, is an exploration of the science (and mysteries) of endurance. It’s called: ENDURE: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance.  Before that, he wrote a practical guide to the science of fitness, called: Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? Fitness Myths, Training Truths and Other Surprising Discoveries from the Science of Exercise, which was published in 2011. Alex started out as a physicist, with a PH.D from the University of Cambridge. He has competed as a middle- and long-distance runner for the Canadian national team, mostly as a miler, but also dabbling in cross-country and even a bit of mountain running.

  • For this keynote presentation – Lessons from the Two-Hour Marathon Chase – Alex spent six months in 2017 covering Nike’s Breaking2 project, in which three runners attempted to run a sub-two marathon. This project tried to harness all the latest developments in running science (including some very controversial new shoes)!

10:00 -10:45 am
Amber Rollack: Cardio Training, Injury Prevention and Recovery

Amber is an Orthopaedic Physical Therapist working in private practice in Saskatoon.

She has been a runner since the age of 10 when she first joined her elementary school cross country team.  Amber went on to compete as a middle-distance runner in high school and was a member of the University of Saskatchewan Huskie Track and Field Team from 1999 to 2003, including two university national championships titles with this team in 2000 and 2003.  Following retirement from competitive track and field, Amber has gone on to recreational road running, progressing from 10km to half and full marathon distances.  In the past two years, her passion for running has evolved to include trail running.  In 2016 and 2017 she competed in the relay event of the Sinister 7 100 mile ultramarathon in Crowsnest Pass, Albert, and individually in the 50km events at the 2017 Beaver Flat 50 at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park and 2018 Valencia Trail Run in California.  She prides herself on being a “middle of the pack” and “average” runner, finding community with the other likeminded (sometimes thought of as “crazy”) weekend road and trail warriors.

Clinically, Amber treats a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, including those of the recreational runners in the Saskatoon community.

  • Amber will be presenting on her background as a road and trail runner, common running injuries, and training techniques and strategies for the prevention and management of running injuries.

10:45 – 11: 30 am
Colin Federow:  If the Shoe Fits… Wear It!

Colin has competed around the world in 14 marathons, 13 half marathons, numerous 10k and 5k races, and 2 triathlons. He has also been an endurance running coach for the last 18 years and has successfully coached over 500 people to complete a marathon.

Colin began coaching marathon teams for Brainsport back in 2007 and has been affiliated with the store ever since. In 2013, when he returned to university, he began working as a sales associate. In addition to knowing the ins and outs of shoe fitting, he has also become the medical liaison for the store. He works closely with doctors, podiatrists, physiotherapists, and other medical professionals to educate and ensure that clients receive the best foot care.

  • Colin will be presenting his experience with footwear, and how best to choose your shoe.

11:30 -1:00 pm

  • Lunch – 11:30-12:20
  • AGM & Kinesiology Award of Excellence presentation – 12:20-1pm

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Heather Hynes:  Macronutrient Timing for Training versus Weight Loss

Heather is a Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutrition consultant with the Sports Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Sports Centre-Saskatchewan.  She has been working with the Council since May 2002.  Heather completed her undergraduate degree in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the UofS in 2002.  She also completed her Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology in 2009 at the UofS.  She has worked with numerous provincial teams, as well as athletes at the national and international level.  Heather was the sports nutrition lead with Own the Podium from 2011 to 2013.  She has been a member of three Canada Games teams, as an athlete, a manager and mission staff for Saskatchewan.  From the fall of 2007 to July 2016, she was a doping control officer with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.  Heather was part of the VANOC anti-doping team in Whistler for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

  • Heather’s presentation will cover macronutrient timing for optimal training performance, reviewing the 2016 Dietitians of Canada Position Paper: Nutrition and Athletic Performance. She will also focus on daily protein recommendations when trying to lose body fat and maintain lean body mass.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Alex Hutchinson:  The Great Recovery Debate        

  • For Alex’s second presentation – he will focus on ice baths, compression garments, massage, antioxidants… Which techniques work, which don’t and what role should these modalities play in training plans?

3:00 pm
Closing Remarks


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