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Good Things..Cubed!

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2012 by brianestover

The good stuff keeps happening for Accelerate 3 athletes. Jenny and James finished in the top 3 overall for the Inside Out Sports NC Triathlon Series. Jenny took the top honors for the females for the second straight year. The last time she lost a race in this series was 2010. Her streak now stands at 10 races spanning two years. I stole this pic from the I.C.E. Racing blog of which she is a team member.


James finished 3rd Overall in the series for the men. He won three of the races in the series. He also had a couple more podium finishes. With his recent fourth win and his first major elite race out of the way, he is looking towards moving up in the elite ranks.

The top step

Nick and Jenny were interviewed recently. Jenny by the Charlotte Observer while Nick was interviewed by Beyond Going Long.

It’s always nice seeing your athletes get interviewed.

Bust your Balls in Asheville NC at Tri Camp!

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by brianestover

Accelerate 3 coaching is excited to announce in conjunction with HD Coaching a four day triathlon camp held in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, NC. Join us July 12-15, 2012 for some of the best cycling and running on the east coast.

We’ll cover a mix of flat and rolling roads with some stout climbs thrown in to test your legs. Come pick our brains, ask us all the questions you always wanted to but never have. Join your fellow athletes and campers for a 4 day training extravaganza.

Bikes ready to roll at camp

Asheville has been called home by pro riders such as Ted King, Davide Frattini, Lauren Tamayo with current resident pros John Murphy (Kenda), Ally Stacher (Lululemon/Specialized), Johnny Clarke (UHC) and Tour de France Veteren Brent Bookwalter (BMC). These pros, along with the many top amateurs, know that the combination of mild year round weather, low traffic and terrain that ranges from flat riverside roads to 12 mile steady climbs make for some of the best on-bike preparation of anywhere in the country. During camp we’ll be riding some of the same roads and climbs that were once covered in the famous Tour DuPont.

Asheville is also home to 100’s of miles of running and hiking trails. The running trails range from very technical single track on the Mountains to Sea trail, to groomed double and easy single track on the Bent Creek Experimental forest and DuPont National Forest preserve. We’ll be taking a little break from pounding pavement to explore some of these areas.

Outside of training, Asheville has one of the most vibrant and diverse food cultures in the south. It has also been declared Beer City USA for the last 4 years. If you are into that sort of thing, there are over 12 different Breweries in and around the area for you to explore and most recently Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Oskar Blues have decided to open up their East Coast operations in the area. Don’t explore too much, since there will be no mercy for any hangover induced grousing.

What is included? 4 days of training in and around beautiful Asheville NC. Pool access, daily rides and runs, swim stroke analysis, dinner one night as a group. Please be prepared to ride and run 4x per camp and swim 3x.

Swimming at triathlon camp

Who is it for? This camp is geared towards intermediate to advanced multisport athletes.

What is not included? Lodging and most meals are not included. You will also need to bring at least 2 spare tubes and the knowledge on how to change them. We will have support during the camp but that is not a guarantee that support will be next to you when you need it the most.

What is the cost? Camp cost is $450. Current Accelerate 3 and HD Coaching athletes are offered a discounted rate, please contact your coach. Athletes are responsible for their own hotel and food costs. Accelerate 3 and HD coaching will be providing a BBQ dinner one night during camp for participants. Participants are required to be USAT members per insurance requirements. Please contact for further inforomation.