Course Previews

Our Coaches bring their personal event and course knowledge to you, to give the best tips, tools, and tricks to make your race/event experience as positive as possible. The following webinars will discuss race course previews and pre-race tips and tricks that will help you to achieve your best race performance. 

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2023 Chicago Marathon Course Preview and Pre-Race Tips - September 26 at 8pm EST - Watch Live

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2023 New York City Marathon Course Preview and Pre-Race Tips - October 19th at 6pm EST - Watch Live

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2023 IRONMAN Florida Course Preview and Pre-Race Tips - October 23 at 6pm EST - Watch Live

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2023 IRONMAN World Championship - Women (Kona) - Course Preview & Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

Are you racing the 2023 IRONMAN World Championship - Women (Kona)? In this webinar, QT2 Coach and athlete Molly Zahr takes you through recommendations for final preparation and race day through the lense of the QT2 Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. Coach Molly also reviews pre-race logistics, and provides a detailed course overview and strategies for how to optimize your day.


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About the Presenter:

Molly Zahr has been a coach and athlete with QT2 Systems for fifteen years. Molly has coached more than 100 athletes to IRONMAN finishes. As an athlete, she is a twenty-five time IRONMAN finisher and a four time Kona finisher. She earned numerous first place age group finishes, and was the overall champion at the 2006 IRONMAN Lake Placid.

2023 IRONMAN World Championship - Men - Course Preview & Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

Are you racing the 2023 IRONMAN World Championship - Men? In this webinar, QT2 coach Anne Basso takes you through recommendations for final preparation and race day through the lens of the QT2 Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. Coach Anne also provides a detailed course overview and touches on pre-race and race-day logistics.

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About the Presenter:

Anne Basso is a Professional Triathlete and Coach with QT2 Systems. Anne is a native of France, and has trained and raced on the roads of the IRONMAN World Championships.

2023 IRONMAN Wisconsin Course Preview & Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

Are you racing the 2023 IRONMAN Wisconsin? In this webinar, QT2-trained coach and athlete Taylor Mahan-Rudolph takes you through recommendations for final preparation and race day through the lens of the QT2 Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. Coach Taylor also provides a detailed course overview and touches on pre-race and race-day logistics.

Learn more about QT2 Systems at https://qt2systems.com/

About the Presenter:

Taylor Mahan-Rudolph has been a QT2 Systems athlete since 2015 and is also trained as a QT2 Systems Coach. Taylor is a University of Wisconsin graduate and current Madison resident, and trains regularly trains on the course. You'll find her out racing this year at IM Wisconsin.

2023 IRONMAN Lake Placid Course Preview & Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

Are you racing the 2023 IRONMAN Lake Placid? In this webinar, QT2 Coach & 2103 Female Champion Jennie Hansen takes you through recommendations for final preparation and race day through the lens of the QT2 Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. Coach Jennie also provides a detailed course overview and touches on pre-race and race-day logistics.

Learn more about QT2 Systems at https://qt2systems.com/

About the Presenter:

Jennie Hansen is a QT2 Systems Coach and a long-time QT2 Systems athlete and Professional Triathlete. She has raced IRONMAN Lake Placid four times, and is the 2013 Female Champion. Over the years, she has coached many athletes to the finish line, and when she is not racing, you'll find her on the course cheering.

2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Happy Valley - Course Preview & Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

Are you racing the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Happy Valley? In this webinar, QT2 Coach Amy Javens takes you through recommendations for final preparation and race day through the lens of the QT2 Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. Coach Amy also provides a detailed course preview and touches on pre-race and race-day logistics.

About the Presenter:
Amy Javens is a Pennsylvania native, providing her with a unique insight into this first year race. Amy has been with QT2 Systems since 2012 as an athlete and a coach. She is a former Professional Triathlete claiming overall victories at the 2015 Beach2Battleship Pro Champion and the 2017 IM Los Cabos Champion. Amy is a 10x IMWC 140.6 and 70.3 AG Qualifier & Finisher. As a coach, she works with athletes of all levels and experiences, and has been training a local group of athletes for the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Happy Valley.

2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Western Massachusetts Course Preview & Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

Are you racing the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Western Mass? In this webinar, QT2 Coach Tim Gerry takes you through recommendations for final preparation and race day through the lens of the QT2 Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. Coach Tim also provides a detailed course preview and touches on pre-race and race-day logistics.

About the Presenter:
Tim Gerry is a Springfield, Massachusetts native, providing him with a unique insight into this first year race. Tim has been with QT2 Systems since 2014 as an athlete and 2017 as a coach. He is a three time Kona qualifier. As a coach, he works with athletes of all levels and experiences, but has a soft spot of working with beginners.

2023 St Anthony's Triathlon Course Preview & Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

Are you racing the 2023 St. Anthony's Triathlon? In this webinar, QT2 Coach Eric Kahl takes you through recommendations for final preparation and race day through the lens of the QT2 Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. Coach Eric also provides a detailed course preview and touches on pre-race and race-day logistics. Whether this is your first time racing the St. Anthony's Triathlon, or a veteran looking for some reminders and race day tips, this webinar is a must.

About the Presenter:
Eric Kahl has been competing in triathlons and endurance sports since the mid 90’s and coaching endurance athletes for 2 decades. Eric has raced in all types of endurance events, from sprint distance to multiple IRONMAN events and multi-day Adventure races. In addition to his extensive racing experience, Eric has coached hundreds of athletes from first-timers to multiple World Championship qualifiers in both 70.3 and 140.6 distances. The foundation for his coaching is based upon three essential points: an individualized approach to maximize the athlete’s ability, consistency, and the right mental attitude.

2023 Boston Marathon Course Preview and Pre-Race Tips

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Description: 

Are you racing the 2023 Boston Marathon? In this webinar, QT2 Run Coach Jon Falk takes you through recommendations for final preparation and race day through the lens of the QT2 Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. Coach Jon also provides a detailed course preview and touches on pre-race and race-day logistics. Whether this is your first time running the Boston Marathon, or a veteran looking for some reminders and race day tips, this webinar is a must.

About the Presenter:
Coach Jon Falk grew up just off of the Boston Marathon course. As a child, he was in awe of the athletes that ran by his house every April, and thought that everyone knew exactly how far a marathon is. Jon is a lifelong runner, having completed over 50 marathons and ultramarathons. He has raced the Boston Marathon 11 times, and will be at the starting line again in 2023.

2022 IRONMAN World Championships - Race Preview & Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

In this webinar, QT2 Systems Coach Russet Morrow takes you through the weeks before, the days before and race day through the lense of the QT2 Systems Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. The webinar also includes a walk through of the course and touches upon pre-race and race-day logistics.

About the Presenter:
Coach Russet Morrow has been with QT2 Systems since 2009, first as an athlete and then starting 2018 as a coach. She has completed in numerous triathlons from sprint distance to IRONMAN, and has raced Kona four times. She returns to the Big Island again this October, both as an athlete and as a coach.

2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Musselman Overview and Pre-Race Tips

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Description: 
QT2 Systems Coach Jennie Hansen provides recommendations for final preparation and race day presented in the framework of the QT2 Systems Five Training Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Rest, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Training. Jennie will also takes you through pre-race logistics and provides a detailed course preview.

About the Presenter: 
Jennie Hansen is a physical therapist, triathlon coach, and professional triathlete. She earned her BS in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo in 2006, her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2009, and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Health in 2020. She has been practicing in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy settings for 12 years, with a special interest in treating runners and triathletes. Jennie also coaches triathletes with QT2 Systems, and has been competing at the professional level with the team since 2012, with several Ironman podium finishes. Jennie resides in Rochester, NY, with her husband and their two rescue dogs.

2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships - Race Preview & Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

In this webinar, QT2 Systems Coach Barbara Nelson takes you through the weeks before, the days before and race day through the lens of the QT2 Systems Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. The webinar also includes a walk through of the course and touches upon pre-race and race-day logistics.

About the Presenter:
Coach Barbara Nelson has been with QT2 Systems since 2015, first as an athlete and more recently as a coach. She has competed in numerous triathlons from sprint distance to IRONMAN, and has raced the St. George IM and 70.3 many times over the past 10 years. Barbara lives in the St. George area.

2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga Preview and Race Tips

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Description:

If you are racing IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga or are thinking about signing up for next year, you don't want to miss this webinar! QT2 Systems Coach and Chattanooga local Stephanie Davis covers tips leading into the race, reviews the course details, and provides guidance on how to manage your day and much more!

About the Presenter:

Stephanie grew up a competitive swimmer and started running, strength training and doing triathlons as an adult to rehab from a waterskiing accident.  She found she was able to apply her love of swimming from her past to this current sport and has been racing for 18 years. 

2022 IRONMAN Lake Placid Course Overview

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Description: 
Racing Placid this year? Learn about one of the oldest Ironman races on the circuit. From the underwater cable in the swim to the ski jumps on the run, learn the ins and outs of racing IMLP.

About the Presenter: 
Tim Snow is the Training Services Director, and Coach with QT2 Systems, as well as a former PRO/Elite triathlete. Tim has been racing since 1998, across many distances and types of endurance sports. He coaches top-level triathletes, through QT2's 1-1 Coaching service, and manages the day-to-day operations of the training side of the LLC.

2022 IRONMAN Texas Course Preview

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Description:

In this webinar, QT2 Systems Coach and Woodlands local Heather Jorris provides an overview of the IM Texas race course in a way only someone who has raced it many times can. Whether this is your first time racing IMTX, or a veteran looking for some reminders and race day tips, this webinar is a must.

About the Presenter:

Heather started coaching summer league swim teams and swim lessons at age 16 through college and still does this today. Upon graduation from college, Heather lived in Hawaii where she founded and coached a triathlon and running training team from 1994-2000. Heather was also a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and Johnny G Spinning Master Instructor/trainer in Honolulu and then Pennsylvania where she lived from 2000-2012. In PA, Heather also coached a summer league swim team and was the Head Age Group coach of a USA year-round swim team and coached triathletes both individually and in groups. In The Woodlands, Heather coaches and is an administrator for a USA Swim Team, coaches Masters Swimmers, teaches private and group lessons in swim, bike and run.  Heather also coached Youth triathlon for beginner through Elite athletes.

2022 Gulf Coast 70.3 Course Preview and Race Tips

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Description:

If you are racing IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast or are thinking about signing up for next year, you don't want to miss this webinar! QT2 Systems and OutRival Racing Coach Jackie Miller covers tips leading into the race, reviews the course details, and provides guidance on how to manage your day and much more!

About the Presenter:

Coach Jackie Miller has been coaching for 15 years, over nine of them with QT2 Systems. This year will be Jackie's fourth year racing IMFL. She has raced, coach or spectated at IMFL every year since 2008. She coaches all levels of triathletes. In addition to coaching, Jackie is a member of the QT2 Leadership Team and is the QT2 Team Manager.

2022 IRONMAN Florida (IMFL) - Race Preview and Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

In this webinar, QT2 Systems Coach Jackie Miller takes you through the weeks before, the days before and race day through the lens of the QT2 Systems Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. The webinar also includes a walk through of the course and touches upon pre-race and race-day logistics.

About the Presenter:
Coach Jackie Miller has been coaching for 15 years, over nine of them with QT2 Systems. This year will be Jackie's fourth year racing IMFL. She has raced, coach or spectated at IMFL every year since 2008. She coaches all levels of triathletes. In addition to coaching, Jackie is a member of the QT2 Leadership Team and is the QT2 Team Manager.

2022 NYC Marathon Race Preview & Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

Are you racing the NYC Marathon? In this webinar, Coach Hillary Schmitt takes you through the weeks before, the days before and race day through the lens of the QT2 Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. The webinar also includes a walk through of the course and touches upon pre-race and race-day logistics.

About the Presenter.
Hillary Schmitt is a lifelong runner. She joined QT2 Systems in 2017, first as an athlete and then as a coach. She is an accomplished runner and triathlete, qualifying on multiple occasions for the IRONMAN & IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships as well as the Boston Marathon. Hillary is also a World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championship Qualifier. She has raced the NYC Marathon many times, runner her way to a 3:04 PR in 2021.

2022 Philadelphia Marathon Race Preview & Pre-Race Tips

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Description:

Are you racing the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon? In this webinar, QT2 Systems/The Run Formula Coach Courtney Kutler takes you through the weeks before, the days before and race day through the lens of the QT2 Five Cornerstones - Training, Nutrition/Restoration, Event Fueling, Pacing and Mental Fitness. The webinar also includes a walk through of the course and touches upon pre-race and race-day logistics.

About the Presenter.
Courtney joined QT2 Systems/The Run Formula in 2015 as an athlete and in 2017 as a Coach. She is a life long runner and endurance athlete. She has raced more than 20 marathons over the past two decades, including five trips to the Boston Marathon (and eight qualifying times). She has raced the Philadelphia marathon several times, most recently in 2021.

2021 Boston Marathon - Pacing & Course Preview

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Description:

The Run Formula Boston Webinar Series focuses on pacing strategies for training and racing. Coach Reem Jishi covers the how to’s and pros and cons of pacing based on Heart Rate, Rate of Perceived Exertion, Speed and Power. Coach Jon Falk then takes you through a detailed course preview and provides some final tips on how to race your best on Marathon Monday.

About the Presenters:

Reem Jishi is the Content Director, Run Training Specialist, and Coach with QT2 Systems/The Run Formula. Reem has been racing since 2000 as a runner, cyclist and triathlete. She has been coaching since 2010, and works with age group athletes of various levels of experience.

Jon grew up just off of the Boston Marathon course. As a child, he was in awe of the athletes that ran by his house every April, and thought that everyone knew exactly how far a marathon is. He has always been active, playing three sports in high school (cross country, wrestling, and lacrosse) and wrestling collegiately (Trinity College). He continued to run after graduating college, competing in his first marathon (Marine Corps Marathon) in 2002, and fell in love with distance running. Since 2002, Jon has completed over 50 marathons and ultramarathons, including eight marathons in which he served as an official race pacer. He has completed the Boston Marathon 10 times, as well as accumulated over 30 BQ’s. He started coaching in 2008, successfully guiding his first client to a Boston Marathon qualifying time. Jon is a student of the sport of running, having earned coaching certifications from the RRCA and USATF, as well as a MS in Exercise and Sports Science. He is still running competitively as a Masters athlete, finishing the 2019 Chicago Marathon in 2:55 and the 2020 Hyannis Marathon in 2:56. He and his wife have been married since 2007, and together they have three beautiful children and a gecko.

2021 IRONMAN Florida Race and Course Overview

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Description: 
Are you racing IMFL on November 6th or considering signing up for next year? Join QT2 Systems and OutRival Racing Coach, Jackie Miller, as she reviews the swim, bike, and run portions of one of IRONMAN's oldest and favorite races. Coach Jackie will also take you through the pre-race logistics, including the COVID protocols.

About the Presenter: 
Jackie Miller has been coaching for since 2007. She has raced IMFL three times, and when not racing IMFL has attended every year since 2008. She coaches all levels of triathletes. In addition to coaching, Jackie is on the QT2 Leadership team and is the QT2 and ORR Team Manager.

2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Race and Course Overview

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Description:

You’re here! The 70.3 Ironman World Championship in St. George, Utah is just weeks away. In this webina, Coach Tim Snow will wallk you through the course and event logistics, and share his tips and tricks for a successful race.

About the Presenter:

Tim Snow is the Training Services Director, and Coach with QT2 Systems, as well as a former PRO/Elite triathlete. Tim has been racing since 1998, across many distances and types of endurance sports. He coaches top-level triathletes, through QT2's 1-1 Coaching service, and manages the day-to-day operations of the training side of the LLC.

2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Course Preview

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Description: 
Join Run Formula coach, Reem Jishi, as she reviews and gives important pointers for the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon.

About the Presenter: 
Reem Jishi is the Content Director, Run Training Specialist, and Coach with QT2 Systems/The Run Formula. Reem has been racing since 2000 as a runner, cyclist and triathlete. She has been coaching since 2010, and works with age group athletes of various levels of experience.

2019 Boston Marathon Course Preview - Tricks and Tips!

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Description: 
Did you finally achieve your dream of qualifying for the Boston Marathon? Well, CONGRATULATIONS! That is no easy task! If you want a little preview of the course and learn some tips to help you race your way to your best day, listen in!

About the Presenter:
Beth Peterson is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She holds a Bachelors's degree in Nutrition from Penn State University, where she ran cross-country and track and field. In addition to working as a Core Diet dietitian, Beth is a coach for The Run Formula and a Level 2 QT2 Systems Coach. And she is a life-long endurance athlete competing in marathons, Ironman triathlon, mountain bike racing, and much more!