Athlete Biography: Julie Young, Athlete and Coach
As an athlete
Julie Young spent 12 years cycling as a top U.S. pro for Kahlua, Saturn, Timex and Autotrader, as well as racing in Italy for Team Fannini. While concurrently competing internationally for the U.S. National Team, she claimed many victories, including the Tour de L’Aude title (women’s equivalent to the Tour de France) and was considered one of America’s most dominant European stage racers of her era. As a result of her leadership, intuitive race tactics and results, she was named Autotrader.com team captain.
As a coach
During her extensive race career she worked with leading physiologists and coaches including Chris Carmichael, Mirek Mazur, Harvey Nitz and Dr. Massimo Testa exposing her to a variety of training philosophies. Through her insights of competing at a world-class level – Julie gained firsthand knowledge that scientific training programs combining individualized workouts, nutrition, motivation and race tactics produce winning results.
Having transitioned from cycling to Nordic ski racing for Rossignol, and trail running races, winner of the Tahoe Rim Trail National 50K Championship, she has the range of athletic experiences and scope of training to create innovatively tailored, scientifically-based workout plans.
Coaching Specialties – Cycling (road, mountain), Trail Running, Tri-athlon, and Nordic Ski
Conditioning?Certifications – USA Cycling Certified Coach, Personal Trainer
Education – UCLA, B.A. Political Science/International Relations
2002-2009 Trail Running Race
Golden Hills Trail Marathon 2009 – 1st
Kokanee Trail Half-Marathon 2009 – tied 1st
Tahoe Rim 50K 2009-1st/3rd overall
Xterra Tahoe 2009-2nd
Silver State 50/50 50K, 2008 – 3rd overall
Billy Dutton Uphill Snowshoe Race, 2008 – 1st
Auburn Trail Marathon, 2006 – 1st
Tahoe Rim Trail 50K, 2005 R.R.C.A. National Championships – 1st
2002-2009 Cross-Country Ski Racing?
Rossignol Nordic Ski Team -Team Member
Winner of the Yosemite and Mammoth Marathons
Top 10 in the Great Ski Race
US National Team/ProCyclist
U.S. National Cycling Team 1991-1996, 1998-2001
U.S. World Championship Road Team 1991, 1993-1995, 1998-1999
U.S. Pan American Road Team 1994
Tour de Toscana 1998 – 1st
Tour de L’Aude 1992-1st
AutoTrader.com Cycling Team 2001, Team Captain
AutoTrader.com Cycling Team 2000, Team Captain
Timex Cycling Team 1999
Team Fanini,Italy 1998?Saturn Cycling
Team 1994-1997?Team Kahlua 1991-1993