Cycling Clinic for DDSMART

Last Thursday June 16,2011 the Boston Triathlon Team (BTT) and E3 Training Solutions had the opportunity to provide a cycling and nutritional training clinic for Dunkin' Donuts executives training for the Pan Mass Challenge through their new DDSMART menu.

DDSMART is their brand and corporate promise offering "better for you" menu alternatives and promoting an active lifestyle. All the products on Dunkin' Donuts menu with their DDSMART logo are options with reduced fat, calories, low in saturated fat, sugar, sodium, etc. In fact, when on the go and you need to refuel a whole grain bagel and egg whites could be a excellent option (carbs and protein!). You can check some of their options on their website through their nutrition catalog!

E3 coaches Brett Johnston and Jorge Martinez, plus BTT members Jess Douglas, Paul Newman and Tom Cristofili provided a casual clinic about cycling training, group ride etiquette, traffic laws, training and nutrition, race fueling.

Paul and Tom shared their experience as triathletes and gave important tips in terms of group riding and bike handling.

Brett (E3 coach in training) shared important information regarding common traffic laws, some of the challenges riders faced on the road and valuable safety tips in terms of what items are to important to bring on group rides.

Coach Jorge (USAT/USAC/E3L3) discussed the importance of endurance training, nutrition and fueling in general through training and racing. The talk included information about strategies to set up a fueling plan days before an important race, morning of a race, during a race and post-racing. It also included information about simple nutritional guidelines for endurance athletes, the role of glycogen in endurance racing and shared simple guideslines about exercise induced muscle cramping, side stitches and electrolytes.

Last but not least, Jessica shared her experiences as a Physical Therapist (MSPT, OCS) and athlete in terms of simple injury prevention tips and warm up/cool down strategies for cyclists.
After the clinic, the speakers and DD executives headed out for a quick10 mile ride to review some of the topics discussed through the clinic and to have fun!

This was a great experience and we look forward to provide more support to DDSMART. The Boston Triathlon Team is among those Boston teams in their partnership program with other teams such as the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Revolution!

If you want to learn more about E3 Training Solutions or have a training clinic/talk organized for your company, please visit our website: or email us!

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