07.06.2016

As some of you may know we have a BIG group of athletes racing IRONMAN Lake Placid on Sunday (7/24). 

We have 17 from RTA racing IRONMAN Lake Placid AND nearly another 100 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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05.09.2016

In recent weeks, several RTA athletes performed their regular FTP (functional threshold power)  Bike Test and absolutely crushed it! Results below.

Why Test?

At Ridgewood Tri Athlete, our professional triathlon coaches understand the importance of regular testing in all three disciplines. Every 4-6 weeks we schedule our athletes to perform basic tests in each discipline. These tests act as a measuring stick and are used as a bench mark to elicit continual improvement and eventually to help set realistic targets for race day. 

Not only do test results act as a form of extra motivation and encouragement for our athletes, but as coaches we use this data to prescribe specific workouts for the weeks to come. Each athlete has specific needs and react differently to different workouts.

Needless to say, it’s impossible for test results to ALWAYS come back favorable. However, when an athlete gets less then optimal results, it provides an additional opportunity for our coaches and athletes to roundtable and re-look at what they have and/or have not been doing. In most cases, we are able to make small changes to get their future test results on track and ultimately have them fully prepared on race day.

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01.25.2016

Most athletes are very competitive people.

Whether competing against actual competitors, or just one’s self, athletes like to keep track of the score… or the time… or whatever the measuring stick happens to be.

Measuring performance and monitoring self-improvement is what keeps endurance athletes coming back for more. Athletes know their PRs (personal records) and naturally, they are looking to improve them.

This is our inherent nature.  It’s a good thing, BUT it should NOT be the ONLY thing.

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01.15.2016

One of the many great features of Training Peaks is you can upload your completed workout files within your online training log. This allows you and your coach to review and analyze the completed prescribed workout.

It also provides a bit of accountability for the athlete.

If you own a CompuTrainer, here’s what you need to do to upload your data on Training Peaks following your workout. (Note: This will be for the RacerMate One software – pictured below).

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01.07.2016

It’s All Perspective

by: RTA athlete, Liz Urtecho

 

Over the past 3 weeks I have had the opportunity to reflect on my Ironman finish, what it meant to me and how I will go forward in the sport.  I was finding myself getting caught up in the results, analyzing every split, and coming up with new and improved nutrition strategies.  I was planning for the next race, my training/racing plan for 2016 and the 2017 Ironman.  I was looking forward to my next BOOM!  

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09.04.2015

 

UPDATE

Over the past few weeks, Team RTA has been very busy training and racing.  Our coached athletes and club members alike, have continued to kick butt and add to their list of multisport accomplishments… while having loads of fun along the way.

 

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There have been countless first time finishers at various distances, TONS of new PR’s and several podium performances.

 

As professional triathlon coaches one of the most satisfying aspects of our job is helping our athletes and Team RTA club members achieve their goals and realize their dreams.

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09.04.2015

 

The TOUGHMAN Half distance triathlon which takes place at Croton Point Park located in the town of Croton-On-Hudson in NY is a perennial favorite among triathletes in the tri-state area and beyond.  Athletes from New York City, Fairfield, West Chester and Bergen County flock to this race every year.

 

If the race is NOT closed out already register ASAP! If it is sold out and you REALLY want to get in (and you should), shoot us a quick email and if we can’t get you in we can get you on the wait list!

 

The event is always well organized and well run. The volunteers are amazing and the course is scenic and challenging. Did I mention the bike course is completely closed to traffic?!?! For all of these reasons, Team RTA has slated TOUGHMAN New York as a Team Race for the last several years.

 

Because it’s a challenging course, it can be helpful to know what to expect on race day.

 
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07.20.2015

 

As some of you may know we have a big group of athletes racing IRONMAN Lake Placid on Sunday (7/26). 

 

We have 13 from RTA racing IRONMAN Lake Placid AND another 50+ 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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06.19.2015

SAVE ON TRIATHLON / RUN COACHING SERVICES:

 

If ROI (return on investment) is important to you, then hiring a coach is the way to go.

 

We understand coaching can be expensive, but we also realize our happy athletes are our BEST marketing agents. In our business, referrals and word of mouth are EVERYTHING and we have put together a program to REWARD those who speak up and spread the word.

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04.09.2015

 

KYAH Recap

by: Kim Kendra, camper (front & center above)

 

KYAH Florida Training Camp Recap: This was my first triathlon camp. I really had no idea what to expect or what I was in for. As per the Ridgewood Triathlete website KYAH (pronounced KAI-Ya!) stands for Kick Your A$$ Hard! It’s heavy volume multi-day training in swimming, biking and running where campers come away with increased confidence in training and racing potential. Sounds good, right?!   

 

I’ll keep it simple-ish and break things down into accommodations and travel, training/workouts/lectures, fun factor and overall KYAH Triathlon Training Camp experience.  I’ll rate each part 1 to 5 with 5 being the best experience. 

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03.11.2015

Recipe:

Great Northern Bean Stew And Eggs

Stews can take hours, if not all day to make, but a simple trick can cut down the time it takes and still deliver an impactful flavor.  What is that trick?  Keep reading to find out.

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02.06.2015

Recipe:

Vegan Stuffed Ciabatta

The filling consists of chopped tomatoes, chopped crimini mushrooms, chopped sweet onions, chopped eggplant, chopped roasted garlic, crumbled tempeh and seasoned with julienned basil and dried oregano.

Servings: 1

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

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01.21.2015

White Bean & Kale Soup

 

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When it’s cold outside, there is nothing better then a power packed homemade soup. Last week we made a White Bean & Kale Soup with split peas, carrots, onion, garlic & seasoning.

If this doesn’t sound really good to you, don’t knock it before you try it.

It is DELICIOUS!

Nearly all of the ingredients are organic and it’s pack with tons of nutrition. Did I mention is was delicious?!?! Below I’ll guide you through making this POWER PACKED SOUP. Enjoy!

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01.16.2015

Triathlon Training Camp

KYAH: Florida, BIGGER & BETTER in 2015!

Just in…

Due to an overwhelming demand for KYAH Florida, we have just booked an additional OCEAN FRONT SUITE and increased our bike transport capacity to accommodate more athletes.

KYAH Florida is RTA’s 4 day Triathlon Training Camp in sunny South Florida. It will take place on March 27th through March 30th.

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01.12.2015

 

Is swimming your biggest limiter?

 

Triathlon Swim Programming

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming SWIM PROGRAMS for 2015! These options are available to club members at a reduced rate as well as NON members.

SO PLEASE SHARE with your friends!

There are TWO options to choose from: 

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