01.07.2020

The Power of Indoor Riding

If you’re a triathlete or cyclist, indoor riding on a bike trainer is a no brainer. This is especially true if you live in a place that it is difficult to ride outside year round AND you are training for something.

With the explosion of smart trainers and training environments like Zwift, indoor riding has never been better. Even those who were completely against riding the trainer, now find it tolerable and in some cases fun.

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12.26.2019
We Are EXTREMELY GRATEFUL

2020 will mark our 10th year in business together as … “professional triathlon coaches”…

WAIT! WHAT? … yup that’s actually a “job!!!” We still laugh when people ask us, “what do you do for work?” 😂

We would like to think of “what we do,” more as guiding people to achieve EPIC & EXTRAORDINARY GOALS by using health & fitness as the primary median. It has truly been a blessing. There is NOTHING BETTER than HELPING OTHERS achieve their PERSONAL GREATNESS.

 

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12.17.2019

Have you ever had goals that never came to fruition? Race goals, weight loss goal, career goals, life goals, WHATEVER.

Let’s do something about that!

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12.16.2019

And the WINNERS Are?

Each year we do a raffle with amazing prizes from our sponsors for those who join/renew our Triathlon Club (Team RTA) before the early registration deadline. This year, everyone who joined/renewed BEFORE 12/13/19 for 2020 was entered to WIN!
 
And the WINNERS are….

 

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12.09.2019
IRONwoMAN: Liz Harsley

Not too long ago Liz Harsley said “Hell no, I’m never doing a full IRONMAN, I don’t want to have to do that twice (referring to the Half-Iron distance)”. As she recalls saying this, she quickly follows up by saying “my old self was an idiot.”

LOL! We certainly wouldn’t call Liz an idiot, but it’s funny how many of us say we’ll never do something only to change our mind later. And more times than not, we’re happy with our decision.

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12.03.2019

Completing an IRONMAN or Half IRONMAN Triathlon is truly an incredible goal. Anyone can do it, if they commit to the training, but there are a few things you should consider before signing up.

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11.26.2019

Qualifying for the Boston Marathon

RTA coached athlete, Nick W, qualified for the Boston Marathon for the SECOND TIME! And we couldn’t be more happy for him! However, his preparation this time, was significantly different.

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11.20.2019

 

Each year we try to find ways to add additional value to your experience as an RTA club member. In 2020 we will be offering regular triathlon webinars for our athletes and club members. More info and sample webinar below.

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11.12.2019

Hiring a triathlon coach is becoming the “norm” among age/amateur group triathletes.  An EXPERIENCED COACH can make a HUGE difference by helping you avoid stupid pitfalls (regardless of the athletes experience) and ultimately get you to the start line fit and ready to rock on race day.

With the increased demand for triathlon coaches, there are more “coaches” and options to choose from than ever before.  So, how do you decide which triathlon coach is right for you and who you will entrust with your time, money and goals?

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09.23.2019
Coach to Coach Show w/ 2 TOP Coaches

 

> You’re Invited <

**Recorded Show Included at the Bottom of this Post**

Are you a Tri Coach? OR… Are you an triathlete who likes to know what goes on behind the “scene?” Join Coach Elizabeth Kaplanis as she and IRONMAN U® Master Coach, Matt Dixon breakdown two real life athlete scenarios.

 

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09.19.2019

Stress + Recovery = Fitness Gains

When it comes to training for a triathlon (or run race or ANYTHING), stress followed by recovery equals a stronger and fitter athlete. As such, stress needs to be managed throughout training in order to reap results. However, stress is not mutually exclusive to “training stress” and therefore many age group athletes screw this up.

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08.29.2019
Learning to Breathe Properly While Swimming

Have you ever tried to swim laps in the pool and felt completely “gassed” after only 1 or 2 lengths? If you answered, ‘yes,’ you are not alone. This feeling is likely NOT indicative of a lack of fitness, but rather an undeveloped breathing rhythm.

Learning to breathe properly while swimming freestyle is one of the most difficult things for new triathletes/swimmers to master. It takes time to master and the time it takes is different for everyone. Frequency (not duration) in the pool (i.e. 3, 4, 5+ days per week) and working with an experienced coach will help speed up the process. However, it’s important to be patient and not become frustrated. Once one gets the hang of it, their “swim curve” takes off!

Below are a few helpful tricks I have learned while working with triathletes over the last decade who are trying to learn how to breathe properly while swimming.

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08.06.2019

On July 28th, 32 athletes from Team RTA Triathlon Club started the iconic IRONMAN Lake Placid and by midnight EVERYONE FINISHED! We had the most athletes of any group this year so there was plenty of team support to go around.

It’s hard to put into words just how special this event was for Team RTA so instead of trying, we created a short video to help caption the emotion from this triumphant weekend.

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08.01.2019

Mid season Team BBQ / Finishers Party. 

It’s time to get together and celebrate all of our hard work and accomplishments to date. Come on out for a FUN time with the Team.

Check email for full details and please RSVP. Entire family is welcome!

Saturday, Aug. 16th; 2-6pm

07.22.2019
Team RTA at IRONMAN Lake Placid

This year Team RTA has our largest group of athletes racing IRONMAN Lake Placid on Sunday, 7/28. 

We have 30+ from RTA racing IRONMAN Lake Placid AND well over 150+ family, friends & club members cheering for those racing. There’s NOTHING BETTER then racing along side your teammates and having the support of others. 

Below is a list of who’s racing and how you can track them on race day.

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