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

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Posted By: Jeff Gaura

INSPIRED! - Days 22 - 31

Minute Calendar Run Journal

Posted By: Meghan Fitzgerald

INSPIRED! - Days 15 - 21

Minute Calendar Run Journal

Posted By: Meghan Fitzgerald

Kevin Young

My Fitness Journey

Posted By: Steve Wagner

INSPIRED! - Days 8 - 14

Minute Calendar Run Journal

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?

We can't really control WHAT happens, but we can control HOW we respond.

Posted By: Amanda Ghent

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

Posted By: Rob Yeager

The Year of Mental Toughness Training

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

Here are a collection of free local virtual training resources to keep you moving!

Posted By: Charlotte Athlete

Myths of Running: Forefoot, Barefoot and Otherwise

It's a topic of endless debate among runners. Is there a best way to run, so that you use the least energy and go the fastest?

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

Came up with a 3 year plan and called it my AAA Plan, a 3 year running plan where each of the A indicated my goal for the year.
Posted By: Arun Kallikadavil

Introducing YMCA's Y360!

Y360 has FREE on-demand streaming classes. Woo hoo! We're going to participate in these classes and highlight some of them as we go.
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?

How you perceive the occasion and factors surrounding you will affect the importance of performing.

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Chasing Boston

Pete Dixon WILL qualify and run in the iconic Boston Marathon! The challenge, he has to shave an hour off of his previous personal record.

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

Posted By: Charlotte Athlete

The Importance of Strength Training During the Season

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

Posted By: Rob Yeager

Threshold Stories of Parker Spencer

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

Breaking 2 Training Summary (2)

I realize when done right, running is you WITH your mind and body, in some sort of metaphorical, metaphysical, harmonious dance of beauty blah blah

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

WeeklyRides.com is a central location where anyone looking to ride a bicycle can find a ride.

Posted By: Jeff Viscount

Ready Go!

As a coach I realized I said one phrase more than anything else. It didn't matter if I was coaching high school athletes, 10 and unders or 40+ masters

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?

Posted By: Jamey Yon

Vitamin D It's Even More Important than You Think

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Breaking 2 Training Summary

How knee pain brought a family closer together.

Posted By: Steve Wagner

What's Your Threshold?

Threshold Academy is all about helping athletes of all ages and levels get better.

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

My purpose for this is not look at me, but to show how a spark for fitness has set off a powder-keg of life change moving myself and my family.

Posted By: Steve Wagner

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

Something happened to me in mile 7 of the Wrightsville Half Marathon. I lost sight of who I was, who I had become and where I was trying to get to.

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)

Ride along with our town favorite as he trains and see how to get it done!
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

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

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Protein for the Developing Athlete

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.

Lots got done in 2019. A lot more in planned in 2020. That plan doesn't come to pass without an objective review of prior goals and outcomes.

Posted By: Jeff Gaura

Master the Things That Take No Talent Part 2 of 2

Last week we talked about doing the things that take no talent to do but doing these simple things make big differences in the development of athle...

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

Posted By: Alan Tyson

Rock Bounding and Swimming On A Trail Run

Posted By: Marcus Barton

Getting better

This week, I am in school for coaching at Training Peaks University, on the Campus of Colorado University in Boulder.
Posted By: Jeff Gaura

Rockman 2019 Young Rockman

Posted By: Marcus Barton

Love them while you can

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

What SwimRun Gear Do I Need? Part 1

So you've been eyeballing swimrun. You know you want to get into this crazy sport, but you have no idea what gear to get or why.
Posted By: Marcus Barton