Get ready for the LPC Triathlon with custom coaching/training packages.
Carolina Gold Fitness and Lelia Patterson Fitness Center have teamed up to offer a group training program in the Asheville/Hendersonville area in order to provide more in-person time to our coached athletes, offer a structured triathlon training program led by knowledgeable coaches to local athletes, and create motivation, accountability, and camaraderie via group training sessions. This program is recommended for the beginner to advanced Triathlete wishing to participate in all distance multi sport races but specifically for the upcoming LPC Triathlon on August 18th, 2013, and is offered free of charge.
Get ready for the LPC Triathlon with custom coaching/training packages.
Carolina Gold Fitness and Lelia Patterson Fitness Center have teamed up to offer a group training program in the Asheville/Hendersonville area in order to provide more in-person time to our coached athletes, offer a structured triathlon training program led by knowledgeable coaches to local athletes, and create motivation, accountability, and camaraderie via group training sessions. This program is recommended for the beginner to advanced Triathlete wishing to participate in all distance multi sport races.
Group training includes five coach led workouts each week, for four weeks, The program runs May through October in 4-week phases and will take place in the Fletcher and Hendersonville area. We will target and train for several triathlons around the local area through the season including the LPC Triathlon
. The next program starts June 3rd! Register for each 4 week phase at the Lelia Patterson Front Desk.
Training includes overviews of training styles, injury prevention, equipment, periodization, race preparation, and transition setup & execution. Learn to utilize your energy systems efficiently throughout the three disciplines through proper technique. Training is indoors & out on the road and will include stroke assessment clinics in the LPC pool.
Carolina Gold Fitness Group Triathlon Training program is instructed by Timothy Thew, an active endurance and multi sport athlete for the past 15 years, a Health Fitness Specialist® certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, active member of ACSM, Well Coaches, NSCA, and USATriathlon.
Jun 03, 2013 - Jun 27, 2013
Phase July Jul 08, 2013 - Aug 02, 2013
Phase August Aug 05, 2013 - Aug 30, 2013
$149/4-week phase for
LPC members ($7.45/session)
$209/4-week phase for
Contact For more information:
Carolina Gold Fitness
Timothy Thew, ACSM HFS
Lelia Patterson Fitness Center
1111 Howard Gap Road • Fletcher, NC 28732
Training is hard, and sometimes can even be brutal. Even when you are truly a passion lover of endurance athletics, sometimes you have to picture yourself nudging your way past that personal rival just in the nick of time on race day to give you the motivation to lace ‘em up on a cold, wet morning. But what about when you’re not training for a particular event? Where do you find your motivation? How DOES one keep fit?
Luckily for you, here at iDaph we have a few tips to share for training without upcoming races.
1.) Don’t Go Too Fast: When your training for a race, intervals, tempos, and fartleks are necessary to prepare yourself for racing conditions. Doing it year-round, however, can increase the likelihood of mental and physical burnout, not to mention injuries. Easy “just running” bouts go a long way for keeping you fit without wearing you down in your off-season.
2.) Don’t Go Too Slow: Don’t take tip #1 TOO seriously. Occasionally throw some strides or hard kicks in to top off easy runs. It will break up the monotony and keep you in touch with the realm of harder training and racing paces when that time comes back around.
3.) Take Time for Work on Form: Whether a runner, cyclist, or swimmer, good form equates to better efficiency. Here are some great form workouts and technique advice for runners, swimmers, and cyclists.
4.) Consider a TRUE Break: Sometimes we need a rest. If you are banged up from a hard racing season, life in general, or both, consider taking it easy for a week or two, or maybe even resting completely.
5.) Try Something New: Cross-train, bowl, play hoops, play scrabble, try shuffleboard, take your kids to an aquarium, join a book club… anything stimulating or social that rounds you out as a better person will likely round you out as a athlete as well.
6.) Just Have Fun!: That’s right. Don’t take it too serious. Focus more on the scenery and less on the Garmin. Go for a relaxed, chatty run with friends, kids, parents, coworkers, strangers, etc. who may not be “up to speed” in terms of your abilities. Maybe try some photo jogging? Maybe even run an UNscheduled race you just heard about the day before. Every race doesn’t have to be laying it all out for a P.R., ya know?
That’s a short list folks, but it will guide you well on your way in staying fit and healthy, mentally and physically, without any races in sight. It’s great to be competitive, but if running is your passion, don’t let the details water down the enjoyment. If you wanna enjoy your running, approach it as part of a larger, more zen existence! (Kinda like our friends over at Chi Running).
If YOU have any wisdom on this topic that you’d like to share with fellow runners, please impart it in the comments section. We’d love to hear from ya.
No need to adjust your screens or call the optometrist folks. You are indeed reading the caption correctly. iDaph founder and organizer, Daphne Kirkwood, is sending an invitation to all of the local Western North Carolina running community to join her for a little running and chatting at the Bent Creek Forest Area on Sunday, December 9th. You too can take in the splendid natural beauty offered here, all the while getting your questions answered by Daphne about the upcoming Hunter Subaru - Asheville Marathon at Biltmore and other iDaph events, running in general, or whatever subject may come up. She’s even bringing Danny Dreyer from Chi Running along for the occasion!
On its 6,000 acres of Pisgah National Forest soil lays a network of trails and roads that have made it a favorite of local mountain bikers, hikers, and runners, including Daphne herself. It’s wide forest service roads with a mixture of gravel and dirt are perfect training grounds for the upcoming marathon at Biltmore Estate, says Kirkwood. will also be a great time to talk to Danny Dreyer from Chi Running about the best ways to put some spring in your running performance, all the while staying happy, healthy, and injury free. This is an opportunity to be among other avid runners like yourself who like nothing more than lacing up their kicks and taking off (or slipping on a pair of Vibrams, if that’s what floats your boat). Yes, it truly will be an occasion of, by, and for runners. Everyone will meet up at 8:30am at the Bent Creek parking area, available for use near the North Carolina Arboretum.
Be sure when you’re planning your upcoming workouts to schedule an easy day for Sunday, December 9th at Bent Creek with Daphne and others from the running community. Bring along your event questions, your great marathon ideas and stories to share. Don’t miss out on this chance to partake in the camaraderie and wealth of information Daphne, Chi Running and others like yourself have to share.
For more information and to let us know you are attending, contact events@iDaph.net.
Today, we are proud to announce that 500 runners, from sea to shining sea, are officially registered for the Asheville Marathon. Carefully calibrated over 26.2 miles of rich Appalachian forest, and perfectly preserved French Chateau grandeur, at the world-renowned Biltmore Estate, the Asheville Marathon is a one-of-a-kind event specially designed for only 1,300 marathoners.
The special ladies and gentlemen preparing for this epic battle of mind, body, and soul, are accepting the personal dare to be different, better than they ever imagined, to transform from unwavering challengers to celebrated finishers on March 3, 2013, at the Biltmore Estate.
With less than 1000 spots left, the field is filling fast. We encourage our would-be Asheville Marathon champions to lace up their finger tips and dash over to register online today! Early bird pricing ends on August 31st.
And, for those seeking to race this event like a “Chi” - tah, look to internationally recognized ChiRunning’s Danny Dreyer and his master coaches for a custom-crafted program uniquely constructed to prepare runners to dominate the Asheville Marathon, fully energized and injury-free.