Come and join us at our first bi-annual Running Town Hall! For this go around, we have invited Pete Rhea from ZAP fitness and Dr. Brad DeWeese to answer and talk about anything running/strength related! This event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends, get a cup of joe and let's talk about some running!
WHO: Everyone! This event is free and open to the public!
WHAT: A Running Town Hall - An open discussion forum & Q & A about anything and everything running with our speakers.
WHEN: April 20th - Doors Open at 6PM
WHERE: Open Doors Coffeehouse - 25% off ALL expresso beverages!
Pete Rea - ZAP fitness coach
Pete is the Elite Athlete Coach and Coordinator at the ZAP Fitness Team USA Training Center, and has been in that role since ZAP’s opening in 2002. Since ZAP has opened Rea has guided more than three dozen athletes to Olympic Trials berths in distances from the 1,500m to the marathon. Rea ran for the University of Connecticut where he graduated in 1992 (Journalism / American Literature) as an All Big East Conference XC Selection. After college, while receiving his master’s degree, Rea ran for Team Nike South and began coaching local Atlanta high school athletes and open men and women. Rea’s training philosophy is based on a long term view toward success with each program being highly individualized. Rea’s athletes are extremely varied in their training based on background and what each body can handle in terms of overall volume and intensity. Rea is a senior columnist for New England Runner Magazine as well as a contributing editor for Active.com.
Brad DeWeese - Center of Excellence Coach and Sport Scientist
Dr. Brad H. DeWeese is recognized as one of the most decorated coaches in the United States and within international elite sport. Coach DeWeese has directed athletes to 7 World Championship titles in 3 different sports, while also collecting a combined 20 Olympic and World Championship medals, alongside 92 medals resulting from World Cup and Pan-American competitions. Dr. DeWeese is currently serving as Head Speed, Strength, & Performance coach at the ETSU Olympic Training Site, which serves to develop Team USA athletes in the sports of bobsled, skeleton, canoe/kayak, weightlifting, and individual athletes from the sports of luge, karate, and track & field. Prior to ETSU, Brad served as the Head of Sport Physiology for the United States Olympic Committee's Winter Division based out of the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. Dr. DeWeese obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Western Carolina University, and his doctorate from North Carolina State University. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with Distinction through the NSCA, certified USATF Level 2 coach in sprints, hurdles, & relays; USATF Certified Instructor; USAW Sport Performance coach; and an ISAK Level 1 Anthropometrist.
Michael Curcio - Appalachian State University Men's and Women's Cross-Country & Track and Field Distance Coach
Mike Curcio is in his 22nd year as the head men’s and women’s cross country coach and track and field distance coach at Appalachian State University. Curcio’s cross country teams have been very successful under his tenure, as they have captured two women’s Southern Conference titles and 11 men’s SoCon championships, including six-straight men’s titles from 2005-10. During his time at App State, Curcio has coached nine NCAA Qualifiers, 17 NCAA Regional Qualifiers, 21 USATF Junior National Qualifiers and seven Southern Conference Cross Country Freshmen of the Year. In addition to those feats, Curcio has also coached 93 all-Southern Conference Cross Country performers and four Southern Conference Cross Country individual champions. While coaching the distance runners for Appalachian track and field, Curcio has coached 59 athletes to SoCon indoor and outdoor individual champion performances and 208 runners to all-conference indoor and outdoor performances. He has also coached two athletes to SoCon indoor track and field MVP awards and two outdoor track and field MVP awards.