When Your Garmin and Race Distance Don’t See Eye-To-Eye: The Truth About USATF Certified Courses

We often get questions about course length and why your Garmin, the Ride with GPS map, or your route measures longer than the distance of our certified USATF courses. Since many of our courses over the years have become USA …

Introducing Jessica Payne – iDream Athlete Spotlight Foundation Scholarship Winner

The sport of running gives us a sense of hope and a future. A way to process life. Running races gives us the vision to set goals, and dreams, and pursue passions! More importantly running also gives us so many …

Athlete Spotlight: Meet iDaph Ambassador Betsy B.

Meet our very own iDaph Ambassador. She is a champion for others to find their finish no matter what level they find themselves at. Below she offers a few tips for getting started (or started again!) such as linking arms …

Athlete Spotlight: Shelby on Running with Drop Foot

Meet Shelby, a resilient runner working her way from not only learning how to navigate new motherhood but also navigating that first postpartum year with no feeling suddenly in her left leg.  She could have tossed her ambitions aside and …

Running on Thin Air

Running with Cystic Fibrosis wasn’t always an option until modern medicine intervened and gave Stephi a new lease on life. Stephi spent her entire life holding back but not by choice. Her lungs functioning at only 30-40% had been slowly …

Winter Triathlon Training Tips

by Sarah Alexander Photo credit: Wright Creative, Inc.  As a professional triathlete, I have been able to “chase summer” in order to continue training outside year-round. Luckily, it’s possible to integrate indoor and outdoor training in Asheville throughout the winter! Regardless, …

Running a race on mixed surface

by Tom Mangan “Running a race on mixed surface and terrain can be better on your body during the race and for post-race recovery.” How does that commercial go…I’m no doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express …

Life-Changing Training Hacks for the Running Parent with Kids at Home

Blog by guest blogger – Jessica Payne – runpinkjess Maybe your first question to me might not be how do you do it but maybe why? I mean, if it’s so hard why? Well, yes it is hard but with …

Mental Resilience: How to stay mentally strong

by Daphne Kirkwood We all have ‘stuff’ in our lives that gives us a gut punch when we least expect it. I have had a few big ones — the ones that send you through the air and knock you …

How to win the war in your mind | Mental Grit for Runners

by Guest blogger – Jessica Payne – runpinkjess From 4:24 to 3:14 marathoner (that’s a 70-minute improvement including birthing two more humans in between this time!) here are my top four tips for developing mental grit to win the war …