Working out at home with kids

Working out at home with kids

Being cooped up at home is one thing - but being cooped up with KIDS is a whole other ballgame. If you’re trying to stay in shape but find it difficult to stick to your work out when your littles are literally crawling all over you, here are some tips from Jennifer...

What will sport events look like when they come back?

What will sport events look like when they come back?

The Revival of Endurance Events by Daphne Kirkwood The normal hustle and bustle of event production is currently at a complete standstill, which means we are in a precarious spot with only three options: Cancel, postpone, or potentially defer events. The major problem...

How to turn your running buff into a face mask

How to turn your running buff into a face mask

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  there is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent this illness from spreading is to avoid being exposed to the virus, which is thought mainly to...

Tips for road running during coronavirus

Tips for road running during coronavirus

by Stephanie Buss  When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on...

Running community stays strong through coronavirus pandemic

Running community stays strong through coronavirus pandemic

Only a week before the event was scheduled to take place, the Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate was cancelled due to concerns of spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus and the official proclamation by the City of Asheville, Buncombe County and the State of...

Update on iDaph Events regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update on iDaph Events regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Response: iDaph Events Update Updated at 3/27/2020 at 12:30pm Due to the latest stay-at-home order, our iDaph Team is not able to return to the iDaph Office in the next couple of weeks. Buncombe County has issued a Stay Home, Stay Safe Supplemental...

The Frostbite Race Results are in!

The Frostbite Race Results are in!

Thank you to all the participants that came out to the 28th Annual Frostbite 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run! We had over 500 people registered for the race today, which means we surpassed our number from last year!  Congratulations to our Overall Male and Female winners...

Last one of the 2020 Session: Fun and Games 

Last one of the 2020 Session: Fun and Games 

by Coach Susan Swim Workout Thursday, February 13 , 2020  LAST SESSION OF THE YEAR!  Last one of the 2020 Session: Fun and Games  Warm Up:  Group 1: 100 Freestyle  50 Kick 100 Pull 100 Choice  Group 2: 150 Freestyle  100 Kick 100 Pull 100 Choice  Group 3: 150...

Couch Mountain Community Presenting Sponsor for Frostbite

Couch Mountain Community Presenting Sponsor for Frostbite

We are only one week away from Frostbite 2020! The 28th Annual Frostbite Races presented by Couch Mountain Community takes place on Sunday, February 16th in Fletcher starting at 1:45pm at the Lelia Patterson Center. The 5K and 10K race courses provide views of Hutch...

This Thursday’s Workout for Asheville Swim League

This Thursday’s Workout for Asheville Swim League

by Coach Susan We only have two sessions left for Asheville Swim League! Thank you for joining us and please remember to check in when you walk through the front door of the Lelia Patterson Center. Sign up below if it's your first time!  Swim Workout Thursday,...

Learning to breathe

Learning to breathe

by Mamie Colburn Stepping gingerly into the 3-foot section of the Lelia Patterson Center pool, I knew immediately that I had to go all the way under the water.  In order to get the swim cap on, the directions said "wet the cap and your hair." I held my breath, bent my...

Asheville Swim League Training for Thursday, January 30

Asheville Swim League Training for Thursday, January 30

by Coach Susan Swim Workout Thursday, January 28, 2020 200 Choice Warm Up  Group 1: 5 x 50 Freestyle: 25 Easy + 25 Build - 20 seconds rest 4 x 50 25 Breaststroke + 25 Freestyle - 20 seconds rest 4 x 50 25 Backstroke + 25 Freestyle - 20 seconds rest 3 x 50 25 Fly (0r...

Frostbite Warm-Up featuring our Frostbite Penguin

Frostbite Warm-Up featuring our Frostbite Penguin

by Stephanie Miller Who doesn't like a warm-up before a race? Warming up before you run is a great way to avoid muscle pulls, cramps, and it gets your blood flowing into your hands and toes on a cold day! This year, we invited The Training Post & Fitness to lead...

Kick boards, pull buoys, and passing etiquette

Kick boards, pull buoys, and passing etiquette

Swim Workout Thursday, January 23, 2020 Discuss: Kick boards, pull buoys and passing etiquette 200 Choice Warm Up Kick and Pull Set– Group 1:    3 cycles of :     100 Kick Choice                                               150 Freestyle pull (750 yd) Group 2:    3...

Miles aren’t long with friends by your side

Miles aren’t long with friends by your side

by Stephanie Miller If you’ve run a 5K in the Asheville area, chances are you’ve seen two ladies dressed in matching outfits with smiles on their faces looking like they’re having the time of their lives. They may be wearing tu-tus and tiaras, glow-in-the-dark running...

Asheville Swim League Workout for Thursday, January 16, 2020

Asheville Swim League Workout for Thursday, January 16, 2020

by Coach Susan Swim Workout Thursday, January 16, 2020 Review so far: Week 1:  Saving shoulders by engaging lats & benefit of early vertical forearm (EVF) Week 2:  Explain term “Build” in a workout and optimize amount of rotation in freestyle using water level on...

Running a race on mixed surface

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 last night. Disclaimers away, here it goes. We runners...

Is putting on a charity event right for you?

Is putting on a charity event right for you?

Is putting on a charity event right for you? by Daphne Kirkwood Since 2011, Daphne Kirkwood and iDaph Events have been designing and producing events and have successfully implemented many different tactics for designing, planning and organizing events so that on race...

Why I Ride

Why I Ride

Mental Resilience: How to stay mentally strong by Jeremiah Reider Jeremiah is an excellent cyclist who rides with Asheville Winter Bike League regularly and battles with seasonal depression. Here he shares a few paragraphs about his struggle and how AVL WBL and the...

Building Speed and the Goldilocks of Rotation

Building Speed and the Goldilocks of Rotation

Building Speed and the 'Goldilocks' Amount of Rotation (not too little..not too much) Swim Workout Thursday, January 9, 2020  Build Begin swim slow and relaxed focusing on good form while gradually increasing effort and speed. Because you finish the distance at a...

New Years Resolution Run Results Are In!

New Years Resolution Run Results Are In!

Happy New Years! Thanks for starting your New Years Resolution with us on this beautiful morning. We had over 600 participants register and come out to Pack Square this morning for the New Year's Resolution Run Presented by Baird.   New Years Resolution Run...

2020 New Year’s Resolution Run Event Information

2020 New Year’s Resolution Run Event Information

Welcome New Year's Resolution Runners! We can't wait to see you kick off 2020 with us! Here's what you need to know for the event. PLEASE NOTE: At 1 ½ miles the course splits and the 5k turns left onto Evelyn Place at the first water station and the 10 mile runners...

Goals for 2020: Run without pain through chiropractic care

Goals for 2020: Run without pain through chiropractic care

by Stephanie Miller Bryan Cable was experiencing a lot of hip pain during his longer runs, but like so many of us crazy runners, he figured that was just part of the sport.  “I was always having hip problems after about six miles into my running,” Bryan said. “I...

The Biltmore Park Turkey Trot results are in!

The Biltmore Park Turkey Trot results are in!

Thank you to all the participants that came out to the 2nd Annual Biltmore Park Turkey Trot! We had 1100 people register for the race today, which is more than double our numbers from last year! Congratulations to our Overall Male and Female winners along with all the...

Everything you need to know for Biltmore Park Turkey Trot

Everything you need to know for Biltmore Park Turkey Trot

Bren Photography has done it again! View our 2019 Race Photos and purchase your favorites! Make great holiday gifts! Hooray! We have reached a RECORD 1,000 registered participants. All finisher medals have been spoken for by these pre-registered runners. Any...

Asheville Half Marathon voted best half marathon in North Carolina

Asheville Half Marathon voted best half marathon in North Carolina

The Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate recognized as Best Half Marathon in North Carolina  The results are in! We are super excited to announce that the Asheville Half Marathon at Biltmore Estate has been recognized by RaceRaves as the top half marathon in...

Lessons learned from the first AVL WBL Ride of the Season

Lessons learned from the first AVL WBL Ride of the Season

.Important Tips to Note for Successful AVL WBL Rides: Please Read Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first AVL WBL ride of the season! It was great to see so many familiar faces — and new ones! What a beautiful day for a ride! We hope everyone enjoyed...

Winter Triathlon Training Tips

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...

What to Wear Cycling in the Winter

What to Wear Cycling in the Winter

What to wear when you're riding in the winter: Cycling Coach Reid Beloni shares pro tips and hacks by Stephanie Buss Wearing the correct gear when you’re cycling in the winter can make the difference between a positive experience, and a miserable one. What you wear...

How to keep a positive attitude

How to keep a positive attitude

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 off your feet. The blows that take...

How to take the stress out of event production

How to take the stress out of event production

How to Take the Stress out of Event Production by Daphne Kirkwood Race Director Daphne Kirkwood has over nine years of experience in event production, and is the owner of iDaph Events & Timing. Daphne has successfully implemented many different tactics for...

What is Asheville Winter Bike League?

What is Asheville Winter Bike League?

Ride Leader Reid Beloni points out benefits of riding with the Asheville Winter Bike League (AVL WBL) Does your cycling stop when the weather gets cold outside? Well now you have no excuses! When you join our AVL WBL group, not only will you be enjoing safety in...

Join our Team: Part-Time Timing Assistant & Google Adwords Assistance

Join our Team: Part-Time Timing Assistant & Google Adwords Assistance

iDaph events exists to make memorable life experiences at our events for participants of all levels and abilities. We are a small group of active people who seek to bring events to life and create an environment full of fun, achievement and enjoyment. We work hard and...