Nate Schrader: Confidently Going About His Business

Last week I made the drive from Chapel Hill to Fayetteville, NC.  I did so to catch up with Nate Schrader. At 6’1” and 210 lbs. he looks well suited to wreak havoc on a football field, and yet Nate chooses to compete at CrossFit.  For Nate, CrossFit isn’t salvation or transformation, but rather it … Read more

Mary Wineberg: Responsibility Without Regret

Mary Wineberg is a track and field athlete whose life is filled with love, success, and joy. She found love with her college sweetheart, Chris Wineberg, who she married in 2006. She found success in Beijing in 2008 when she stood alongside her teammates and accepted the Olympic gold medal in the 4x400m relay. And … Read more

My Concept 2 Rowing Machine – Expectations Exceeded

Concept 2 Rowing Machine - Model D

Two weeks ago, I ordered a new Concept 2 rowing machine.  I paid full price so in no way are my comments influenced by any discount or commission from Concept 2. I looked around for a used machine, but 1) there were none to be found locally and 2) the ones I saw outside of … Read more

Pose Running: Is it Appropriate for Sprinting?

[su_youtube url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZcuab6oI_0] For an elite sprinter like Usain Bolt running is poetry personified.  With perfect rhythm and no wasted motion, his running appears effortless.  This appearance is the byproduct of years of refining his sprint technique. But what about everyday athletes?  Can we become faster sprinters with the proper coaching and training? Advocates of  the … Read more

April Holmes Prepares for the 2012 Paralympic Games

Some people become victims to tragic, life changing events.  For others, those same events neither define nor deter them – they simply become integrated experiences that shape and sculpt their lives. For April Holmes, one of those life changing moments occurred 11 years and 9 days ago, but the day is often overlooked.  April explains, … Read more