Category Archives: Racing



05.17.2017

Will you be race ready?

A proper taper is one of the keys to a great performance. It is the final piece to the puzzle as it relates to training for a triathlon (or any race). If executed properly, the taper phase will allow your body to heal up, absorb fitness and be fresh for race day.

Have you ever finished a race and felt like your results did NOT reflect your current fitness and overall training efforts? Below we will discuss what, why and how to taper like a pro.

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05.09.2017

TEAM RACE: St. Anthony’s Triathlon

Guest Post by RTA Club member, Larry C

 

Last week RTA had their first Team Race of the year in St. Petersburg, FL. About 12 club members made the trip to Florida to race the iconic St. Anthony’s Triathlon and kick off the 2017 season.

Because I always enjoy reading race reports from others, I decided to write my own.

This report is a summary from my own eyes. 

I tried to keep it short.

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04.29.2017

Needless to say, no triathlete or cyclist enjoys getting a flat tire while riding or racing on their bicycle. Sometimes it’s just back luck, but other times it can be prevented. 

 

Here’s a simple precaution you can take prior to riding to help reduce the risk of getting flatting. It takes 2 minutes. This is especially a NO BRAINER before EACH RACE.

 

Follow this 3 step process before your next ride.

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07.23.2016

To The Soon To Be, IRONMAN

A letter to the triathlete about to step up to the IRONMAN starting line.

To the Soon To Be,

Months ago, you made a decision; you signed a piece of paper, and decided to commit yourself, to what I believe is the most grueling endurance race on the planet. You made the decision to challenge your body, and your mind, and see just what you are capable of. But that was then, and this is now.

There has been 1000’s of miles logged since that fateful day. Early mornings in the pool, late nights on the bike trainer, and runs during the hottest part of the day, and those are just the basic elements. There were the lifts, the yoga sessions, the doctors appointments, but even more important, there were the birthday parties, the weddings, the days and hours of work, and the events that could not be missed. It’s been a journey, and not an easy one.

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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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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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01.07.2016

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

 

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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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06.27.2014

Race day is just around the corner.

You have trained your butt off for several months, if not years. You have made endless sacrifices throughout the process. You feel fit and confident. Simply put, you are in the best shape of your life and ready to have the race you have envisioned.

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06.18.2014

Race day is quickly approaching and you’ve been doing your best to train and prepare for what will be a memorable day.  If this will be your first triathlon, you may be trying to figure out what the heck you should wear on race day.  If you haven’t thought about it yet, now is a good time to start.  Deciding what to wear can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.  If you follow our guidelines below, you will be well on your way to looking good and feeling great during your triathlon.

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