18

Feb

2014

Coach Jablonski represents USA Cycling at international conference

For immediate release: February, 18, 2014

For more information, please contact: Jason Jablonski, (509) 679-6793

 

SET Coaching owner attends international conference

 

Wenatchee, WA.- SET Coaching Owner Jason Jablonski has recently returned from a conference organized by the Pan American Sports Association and the Mexican Olympic Committee. The conference, titled High-Level Technical Cycling: Specifics for Mountain Biking, was held in Durango Mexico February 2-7.

 

Jablonski was selected to represent USA Cycling at the international conference, and was joined by selected coaches and experts from North and South American countries, as well as representatives from Caribbean countries.

 

The conference focused on the physics of cycling, and high-level methodology in the development and execution of customized training plans for athletes. Jablonski and participants learned the scientific basis for monitoring physiological parameters of cyclists, techniques and tactics for racing, and parameters for anti-doping control.

 

Part of the training focused on the development of successful national cycling programs. Jablonski has agreed to work with contacts made at the conference to assist in the development and expansion of cycling programs in other nations, specifically Caribbean nations that don’t currently offer full national cycling programs.

 

“This training was very helpful in explaining the detail involved in creating and monitoring training programs to ensure each cyclist reaches their full potential. At SET Coaching we work with dozens of cyclists who are training to meet specific goals. This information will allow us to better develop their training plans, monitor their progress, and ensure they are given all the tools available to meet and exceed their goals,” explained Jablonski.

 

The Pan American Sports Organization  is a regional international organization  recognized by the International Olympic Committee and the Association of National Olympic Committees.  It was established in 1948 to celebrate and conduct the Pan American Games, and for the development and support of sport, as well as the Olympic Movement in the Americas through its member National Olympic Committees.

 

Jason Jablonski is a former professional mountain bike racer and off-road triathlete, and the owner of SET Coaching where he works with athletes to provide sport-specific coaching and biomechanical expertise. Through this, he is able to match his experience, knowledge and talent with the goals of each unique client to create an environment where his clients have been able to achieve results beyond their expectations. He is a certified USA Level II Cycling Coach and maintains a strong commitment to remaining on the cutting-edge of his field. He is a Retül, FIST,  and Bike Fit Certified Fitter, and because of this commitment, he works with the Retül, Dartfish, and other sport-specific fitting and analysis systems to ensure athletes are training and competing at optimum levels.

 

 

 

01

Jan

2014

New Year. New PR. SET announces Wenatchee Marathon, 1/2 Marathon and 10K training group

 

New Year. New PR.

 

Wenatchee Marathon, ½ Marathon and 10k Run

 

Training Group

ALL ABILITIES AND LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME!

Shooting for a Personal Best OR finishing your first one?  This group will get you there!

The group atmosphere is sure to keep you moving towards your goal with guided
progression, motivation and FUN!  Training is based on individual heart rate zones
and/or level of exertion, making it possible to meet individual goals while training in a
group environment.

 

There will be separate groups for each distance – Marathon, ½ Marathon and 10k.

 

What does the group include?

  • Daily workouts provided weekly (2 weeks in advance)

 

  • 1 in-person running technique/drill session (as a group, not one-on-one)

 

  • 1 in-person core strength/stability session (as a group)

 

  • Bi-Weekly Mental Skills Training exercises

 

  • Closed Facebook group for communication and camaraderie

 

  • Tuesday runs will be “speed” days, transitioning to participate in the track workouts as soon as possible, shooting for March 4th.

 

  • Thursday runs will incorporate the Run Wenatchee run as the workout
Training starts January 27th thru April 19th

Led by Running and Triathlon Coach, Sarah Barkley of SET Coaching

REGISTER NOW!

Cost $145
Contact Sarah Barkley directly to register @ sbbarkley@gmail.com OR 509.885.3241
Sarah Barkley, Coach
USAT, Level 1 Certified Coach
ACE CPT
With a solid career in competitive track and field under her race belt, Sarah turned her
attention to triathlon and quickly gained a reputation as a fierce competitor on the national and
world stage.
Sarah earned her early athletic stripes running on scholarship at the University of Montana. A
sprint and hurdle specialist, she podiumed at the Big Sky Conference Championships, setting
a school record as part of a distance medley and 4×400 relays. After college, she channeled
the same focus and commitment that brought her college success to the sport of triathlon.
\As a triathlete, Sarah has achieved USAT All-American status for the past three years,
received the coveted Best Overall Female Triathlete designation from TriNW in 2011, and
took top honors as the Overall Olympic Distance Champion in 2010 and 2008.
In 2009 and 2011 Sarah represented Team USA at the ITU Age Group Olympic World
Championships, placing as the third American in her age group, and in 2012 and 2013
qualified and raced at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas, placing 2nd in her
age group in 2013 and 25th overall female.
She got her first taste of coaching as a Track and Field Coach at Wenatchee High School,
and like her athletic career, turned her coaching focus to triathlon. Sarah is a USA Triathlon
Level 1 Coach, and an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer. When asked
to join the SET Coaching team, Sarah jumped at the opportunity to share the physical and
mental training techniques learned during an impressive racing career with clients.
Sarah shares her talent and experience with aspiring and accomplished runners, triathletes,
and cyclists, to help them achieve results greater than previously imagined. Her coaching
philosophy is a mixture of equal parts increased athletic performance, maintaining healthy life
balance, and injury prevention.

 

12

Mar

2013

COACH BARKLEY RECEIVES ALL-AMERICAN STATUS- TIMES TWO!

Sarah 3.13

Sarah Barkley of SET Coaching has received the designation of All American by USA Triathlon. Barkley achieved All-American status for two sports: triathlon and duathlon. All-American status is awarded to the top five percent of athletes in both triathlon and duathlon each year. Barkley received the designations for the 2012 race season. In addition to receiving the designations, Barkley was invited to race for USA Triathlon at the Duathlon World Championship in Ottawa, Ontario.

“I’m honored to receive both designations for this past race season, and to have the opportunity to race for Team USA again. I enjoy taking what I learn through racing at this level, and applying it to the training and race programs of the athletes I coach,” explained Barkley.

As a triathlete, Barkley has achieved USAT All-American status for the past two years, received the coveted Best Overall Female Triathlete designation from TriNW in 2011, and took top honors as the Overall Olympic Distance Champion in 2010 and 2008. In 2009 and 2011 Barkley represented Team USA at the ITU Age Group Olympic World Championships, placing as the third American in her age group, and in 2012 qualified and raced at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas.

Barkley has been a SET Coaching athlete for several years, and joined the SET Coaching team in 2012. She works with a number of athletes to help them meet their competitive or recreational goals.

Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon serves as the National Governing Body for triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with more than 455,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

06

Feb

2013

Coach Barkley joins Wattie Ink elite triathlon team!

Sarah Barkley of SET Coaching has recently been selected as a member of the Wattie Ink Elite Triathlon team. Barkley is one of 11 elite athletes selected from the Pacific Northwest to compete with the team.

 

Wattie Ink is a sports marketing agency focused on endurance racing. With 25 years of combined experience in the endurance sports industry, Wattie Ink prides itself on its huge network of close-knit contacts, as well as being versed in the most up-to-date marketing approaches. The elite team is sponsored by national-scale companies such as K-Swiss, Powerbar, BlueSeventy, and Fuel Belt.

 

“I’m excited to have been selected to be a part of this elite racing team. My time in the sport of triathlon has been an adventure, and has given me the opportunity to test my limits while traveling the world. I look forward to being a member of the Wattie Ink team,” explained Barkley.

 

As a triathlete, Barkley has achieved USAT All-American status for the past two years, received the coveted Best Overall Female Triathlete designation from TriNW in 2011, and took top honors as the Overall Olympic Distance Champion in 2010 and 2008.

In 2009 and 2011 Barkley represented Team USA at the ITU Age Group Olympic World Championships, placing as the third American in her age group, and in 2012 qualified and raced at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas.

 

Barkley has been a SET Coaching athlete for several years, and joined the SET Coaching team in 2012. She works with a number of athletes to help them meet their competitive or recreational goals.

 

Jason Jablonski is the owner of SET Coaching where he and his coaching team work with athletes to provide sport-specific coaching and biomechanical expertise. Through this, the coaches are able to match their experience, knowledge and talent with the goals of each unique client to create an environment where clients have been able to achieve results beyond their expectations. Jablonski is a certified USA Level II Cycling Coach and maintains a strong commitment to remaining on the cutting-edge of his field. He is a Retul, FIST, and Bike Fit Certified Fitter, and because of this commitment, he works with the Retul, Dartfish, and other sport-specific fitting and analysis systems to ensure athletes are training and competing at optimum levels. SET Coaching’s partnership with Black Diamond Sports Therapy brings a background of knowledge to the table that is second-to-none. The partnership between SET Coaching and Black Diamond Sports Therapy means athletes have a tremendous resource to help them achieve their personal best.

Sarah racing

06

Mar

2012

Coach Ongers Returns with New Certification from Specialized!

.- Shawn Ongers of SET Coaching has recently returned from an intensive certification process at the Specialized BG FIT School. The training was held February 21st-23rd in Morgan Hill, California, and culminated with Ongers receiving the Specialized BG FIT Technician certification. This certification allows Ongers to use the information and techniques learned to customize bicycle fit to the individual rider to help achieve athletic goals, or ride with increased comfort.  Shawn Ongers will be showcasing his fitting skills and offering fits at the Bicycle Barn in Walla Walla Washington.  Contact SET Coaching for more details.

06

Mar

2012

Congratulations Erika Enloe!

Congratulations to SET Coaching athlete Erika Enloe.  Erika took first place overall iron woman at the Winthrop Winter Triathlon.  The Winter Triathlon is a mountain bike, cross country ski, and run.  This is Erikas first race of the season.  Great way to start off the year!  Good Job Erika!

02

Mar

2012

GOOD LUCK!

To SET Coaching Athletes Stephen Ettinger and Kevin Bradford Perish (KBP).  Stephen is headed to South Africa for the first of the UCI world cup race held on March 18th.  Kevin is off to the Mellow Johny’s Classic held in Texas.  This race is one of the highest level UCI races held in the US.  Both athletes have been training really well and are looking forward to testing there legs against the best in the US and the best in the world!  Good Luck Guys!