What is Adventure Racing?

It's fun. That's what it is.
Posted By: Marcus Barton

Our Scenic Cycling Journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

INSPIRED! - Days 22 - 31

Posted By: Meghan Fitzgerald

INSPIRED! - Days 15 - 21

Minute Calendar Run Journal
Posted By: Meghan Fitzgerald

Kevin Young

Posted By: Steve Wagner

INSPIRED! - Days 8 - 14

Posted By: Meghan Fitzgerald

INSPIRED! - Days 1 - 7

Minute Calendar Run Journal

Posted By: Meghan Fitzgerald

INSPIRED!

It was a fact that I didn't have the ability to maintain a run for even one mile, it occurred to me that I could replace the word mile with minute.

Posted By: Meghan Fitzgerald

Endure - Run The South - I'm Back!

Breaking 2:00 goal training is back on! The book Endure set the tone and Run The South is going to give me my benchmark. Join me!

Posted By: Steve Wagner

Jeff Greene

My Fitness Journey

Posted By: Steve Wagner

How am I going to get there?

Every bicyclist, regardless of type, eventually asks the same question.

Posted By: Jeff Viscount

Why Should I Care If I Am Flexible?

Stretching is typically the most overlooked part of an exercise routine.

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Conquering the Yeti Ultra 24 Hour Challenge

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful - Unknown

Posted By: Arun Kallikadavil

Push Ups - Some New Twists to an Old Friend

We are big proponents of body balancing exercises and yes most athletes need to work their upper backs more, but with some guidance and variety...

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Let's Catch-up!

The difference between acceleration and velocity.

Posted By: Rob Yeager

My Fitness Journey

Steve interviews Julie Wagner

Posted By: Steve Wagner

The Laws of 'Potential Energy'

With little other option for entertainment, it would appear people are finding and appreciating being in nature, being outside in this time...

Posted By: Steve Wagner

Wanna go for a run?

Posted By: Amanda Ghent

When it's important enough you'll make it happen

Posted By: Rob Yeager

The Year of Mental Toughness Training

As many of you, I train because it makes me, me. I enjoy long runs, sore muscles, weird tans, tired shoulders...

Posted By: Erika Cadengo

Training Evaluation and Tweaks in the World of COVID

When the world shut down, I was in the process of getting myself into Half-Marathon shape...

Posted By: Steve Wagner

Some Encouragement from Billy

We asked Billy Shue how he's coping with our "new norm". He has some good tips based on what he's doing.
Posted By: Billy Shue

Free Virtual Training Resources

Posted By: Charlotte Athlete

Myths of Running: Forefoot, Barefoot and Otherwise

Posted By: Alan Tyson

My YMCA Success Story - Sonia Nesbit

My children and grandchildren are the reason for my journey & I want to be here for them. I want to live & enjoy life!
Posted By: Keith Family YMCA

My Fitness Journey

Posted By: Arun Kallikadavil

Introducing YMCA's Y360!

Posted By: Charlotte Athlete

Sleep Quiz

Are you getting enough quality sleep? This week's article has some great information about the importance of sleep!

Posted By: Alan Tyson

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

There are countless occasions where a competition or practice wasn't the easiest. I had to push through because my goals were bigger than that moment.

Posted By: Rob Yeager

Why give racing a go?

My perspective on life stays about as positive as it can be. So I'm extending an invite for YOU to come race with me!
Posted By: Amanda Ghent

Is Pressure in Sports a Myth?

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Chasing Boston

Posted By: Charlotte Athlete

Come On Legs Part 2!

I'm constantly talking about the importance of a strong body line. My goal is to give you the easiest path for success. And kick is the building block
Posted By: Rob Yeager

None to Run - NoDa 5k Training Program

12 week training program starting on March 15 and finishing with your FIRST 5k (NoDa 5k) on June 6th

Posted By: Charlotte Athlete

The Importance of Strength Training During the Season

If you have a solid strength foundation, that will allow you to develop your speed, power, endurance, and agility.

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Breaking 2:00 - Shockwaves

I decided, somewhat consciously, but I think deeper in my subconscious that I didn't want to be, and would not continue to be, the fat guy in the room

Posted By: Steve Wagner

Come On Legs!

We get added support through our kick. A strong kicker has a strong body line. A strong body line means an efficient swimmer.
Posted By: Rob Yeager

How Safe Is It to Cycle?

When deciding whether cycling is safe for you, I feel it's important to look at the overall risk presented and learn to mitigate those risks.
Posted By: Jeff Viscount

What's Wrong with Partially Hydrogenated Oils? Part 2 of 2

In the last article we talked about how hydrogenated oils reek havoc with our bodies. So what do we do to avoid these...
Posted By: Alan Tyson

Getting Back Up With Billy Shue

On November 18, 2017 Billy got into a cycling accident that caused a grade 4 AC joint separation in his right shoulder. He refused to stay down.
Posted By: Billy Shue

Momentum is a Friend

While you are swimming be conscious of your momentum...
Posted By: Rob Yeager

Threshold Stories of Parker Spencer

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

Breaking 2 Training Summary (2)

Posted By: Steve Wagner

What's Wrong with Partially Hydrogenated Oils? Part 1 of 2

Consuming partially hydrogenated oils is like inhaling cigarette smoke. They will kill you -- slowly, over time, but as surely as you breathe.
Posted By: Alan Tyson

Your Local Cycling Community and How To Get Connected

Posted By: Jeff Viscount

Ready Go!

Posted By: Rob Yeager

Ever Wonder What It Takes to Run Like Billy Shue? (6)

Billy is one of Charlotte's local favorites. Not only as a runner but an advocate for a better, healthier, and safer Charlotte community.

Posted By: Billy Shue

Are you an athlete?

As an athlete and a coach, I can confidently say that we are ALL athletes.

Posted By: Jamey Yon

Vitamin D It's Even More Important than You Think

We all know that getting adequate amounts of vitamin D is important to our health, but only recently have we realized just how important it really is
Posted By: Alan Tyson

Breaking 2 Training Summary

Posted By: Steve Wagner

What's Your Threshold?

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

Rob's Going to Help Us Swim :-)

There is nothing special about myself and anyone else. I learned over the years I was the best version of myself when I was working towards a goal.
Posted By: Rob Yeager

Breaking a 2:00 Half in 2020

Posted By: Steve Wagner

I just have to decide to move... decide to change... and stand up!

Posted By: Steve Wagner

Fat Intake 101

Experts are getting off the "fat is evil" bandwagon these days -- and we should, too.

Posted By: Alan Tyson

2020 the Year of the Triathlon

I decided this in April of 2019 after my first off-road triathlon, which did not go quite as I had planned.

Posted By: Mich Garrison-Mattos

Training Update - Finding Ways to Get It Done

Don't be afraid to deviate from the plan, have a back up plan, invite a friend to join you, just do it, and race!... Check!
Posted By: Mich Garrison-Mattos

Working Out With Billy Shue (3)

Posted By: Billy Shue

The Major Flaw That Makes Calorie Counting Almost Worthless for Weight Loss Part 2 of 2

Posted By: Alan Tyson

The Major Flaw that Makes Calorie Counting Almost Worthless for Weight Loss Part 1 of 2

Many nutritionists and health care professionals are advocating against the general principle of counting calories unless you are counting them to...
Posted By: Alan Tyson

Comparing college work to fitness training

2020 is upon us. Don't do what you have always done. Instead, hire a coach and meet your goals.

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

The 4 Basic Pillars of an Athlete's Nutritional Plan

Unless you're a pro athlete, nutrition plans don't need to be highly complex and intricate to yield quality results. Instead, if an athlete can master

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Protein for the Developing Athlete

Traditionally, athletes looking to build muscle have stayed laser-focused on protein. Meanwhile, runners and cyclists focus more on carbs or fat to...

Posted By: Alan Tyson

The Most Important Muscle You Have - The Mind Part 2

This week's article delivers the next three steps on how to take a look at the "ceilings" you may currently have created for yourself.
Posted By: Alan Tyson

Training the Most Important 'Muscle' You Have - The Mind Part 1

Anton Chekov said that "a man is what he believes" and "whether you think you can or think you can'tYou are right!" In other words, the mind is a..
Posted By: Alan Tyson

2019-A year in review and a look ahead.

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

Master the Things That Take No Talent Part 2 of 2

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Master the Things That Take No Talent Part 1 of 2

I think coaches and athletes who are committed to their craft often mirror the following scenario. We look for the next best exercise or method that w

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Simple High Intensity Workouts for Beginners

Just because you're new to fitness doesn't mean high-intensity interval training isn't for you. Otherwise known as HIIT, these fast-paced workouts...

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Miamiman 2019 Race Report for Threshold Academy Athletes

This is a race report for four Threshold Academy athletes that competed in Miami this weekend at the USA Triathlon...

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

Sleep 101 - Learning More About Recovery

Sleep is a dynamic process. The average healthy adult will experience 3-5 cycles of sleep in a night. Within those cycles, there are 4 distinct stages

Posted By: Alan Tyson

The Importance of Breakfast for the Athlete

Some of you may have seen this article before, but it is a favorite of ours, and we always encourage getting the day off to a good start with a good..

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Rock Bounding and Swimming On A Trail Run

Posted By: Marcus Barton

Getting better

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

Rockman 2019 Young Rockman

In this episode of Rockman, we learn how a small stone created the life-long rivalry between our hero and his nemesis Thor.

Posted By: Marcus Barton

Love them while you can

Pick your venue and do something epic with the ones you love. You might not get to do it tomorrow.

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

Learnings from Stelvio

Suffering isn't a punishment. It is requisite to getting better.

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

On being USAT TeamUSA

This program that USAT creates called TeamUSA has allowed us non-elites a chance to compete against each other on the world's stage. It makes us...

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

I Forget Things Xterra Oak Mountain

Yep.. I'm always forgetting stuff.. This time, it was for a good reason Sort of

Posted By: Marcus Barton

Xterra Oak Mountain 2019

The swim this year was one of my best swims yet. I dropped four minutes off of my swim time from last year, granted it was wetsuit legal this year...

Posted By: Caleb Baity

Introducing SwimRun Tennessee

Tony and Lisa Hammett, of Peak Racing and makers of SwimRun Georgia, bring you another awesome race.

Posted By: Marcus Barton

What SwimRun Gear Do I Need? Part 2

The conclusion to the two part series. Now you know!

Posted By: Marcus Barton