Triathlon Training Camps

KYAH (pronounced KAI-YA!)

KYAH stands for Kick Your Ass Hard!!! It is a multi day triathlon training camp which provides ample opportunity to swim, bike, and run – taking your fitness level to new heights.

 

The schedule provides for heavy volume training led by professional triathlon coaches. You will come away from KYAH with a new sense of confidence in your racing and training potential.

KYAH Florida - Triathlon Training Camp. Group Ride. Ridgewood Tri Athlete

TENTATIVE 2018 Dates:

Florida: March 15 – 18

(other possibilities: 3/8-11; 3/22-25)

Lake Placid #1: May 24 – 27

Lake Placid #2: June 21 – 24

Lake Placid #3: August 9 – 12

NEW–> KONA: October 2018

 

2017 Camp Dates:
RTA Club members get $100 OFF regular camp fees
*You do NOT have to be a club member to attend Camp*

 

Register early & SAVE:

Early Bird — $450

11/1/16 — +$50

1/1/17 — +$50

2/1/17 — +$50

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Register early & SAVE:

Early Bird — $450

3/1/17 — +$50

5/1/17 — +$50

…click above for camp details

 

Register early & SAVE:

Early Bird — $450

4/1/17 — +$50

6/1/17 — +$50

…click above for camp details

 

Register early & SAVE:

Early Bird — $450

5/1/17 — +$50

8/1/17 — +$50

…click above for camp details

 

CAMPERS REFLECT ON KYAH…

 

I can’t recommend the camp enough to someone looking for a serious weekend of volume and instruction with a great group of people.  I’ve made great new friends and look forward to seeing everyone at races in the future.  -Mat T (KYAH Lake Placid)

 

KYAH Florida delivered! It seriously delivered!Honestly, I couldn’t have had a better first time triathlon camp experience! RTA Coaches Elizabeth and Chris Kaplanis are top notch! 

I came home with invaluable training time, met all my major milestone distances for my 70.3, started making smart nutrition decisions, kept up with my hydration, and could probably fix a flat if I needed to. A+ for a super fun weekend of hard workouts and fun.  -Kim K (KYAH Florida)

Thank you so much for your excellent KYAH camp this weekend. I appreciate your hospitality and amazing motivational spirit. What a beautiful and bountiful place to train as well. -Heather C

This camp is finished! I really saw what I was made of this week. In total I swam 3.6 miles, biked 185 miles and ran 33 miles. Getting through the past 4 days proved to myself I was ready for 140.6. God is good! Thanks to RTA for running the hardest/best camp on the planet :) -Khaleeqa

RTA Nation – just arrived home from an epic camp. I’ll post a more detailed recap later in the week but I wanted to take a few moments to thanks Elizabeth and Chris for providing a fantastic training camp. Even with the harsh weather we put in 4+ days of good hard yet fun training and everyone who attended achieved a personal record along the way. For me it was a PR in the LP half marathon the day after riding 113 miles. To my other fellow campers please post a recap so all in the Nation can truly understand why these camps are a must attend. Lastly before I get in big trouble, thanks to my wife Nancy for the great support in the Kia Soul SAG Wagon! -Eric K

Well this was my first KYAH/KYWAS experience and it was just amazing.  I learned so much and also got to know some pretty inspiring people who push themselves everyday.  Going in I thought this was going to be over my head, but I surprised myself with what you can accomplish with the right people by your side.-Eric K

Elizabeth/Chris… you both are amazing people who are truly inspiring, and Elizabeth back out on the road again showing us what your truly made of and reminding us to always reach into your back pocket for that little extra!! And Nancy, thank you for checking on my after my first screaming decent.. and I truly mean screaming :-) I was totally shaking after that.. thanks Looking forward to seeing you all in Syracuse 70.3 and the in IMLP – Susan S

Having now attended KYAH twice in the past 2 years, I can’t agree more with Eric’s accolades, including thanks to Nancy for her support!! With just two months of training this season after 5 months recovery from shoulder surgery, I swam the furthest distance ever! The camp provided an excellent transition from Olympic distance to Half IM all in the beautiful , though wet, LP environment. Above all I got to know some fantastic, supportive people who just so happen to be my teammates. In such an individualized sport, it’s so great to give and receive encouragement. Finally, no matter what her mother says, Elizabeth is an inspiration to us all, having pulled me up the 3 bears on her bike and still running a faster pace in the half marathon less than a week from a horrific bike crash. Chris, Eric, Ryan, and Tommy pulled me the rest of the way! These are the types of experiences that truly make us the RTA Nation! – Pete W

BIG thanks goes to Chris and Elizabeth…for not only coaching us through a cloudy and rainy weekend, but more so dealing with 6 of their athletes who had wet, rain and sweat-soaked clothing hanging in the front room everyday. (I should also give credit to Wilson and Paige who had to endure this smell while sleeping). And thank you Elizabeth for making BOMB-ASS burritos that were not only healthy, but also ridiculously delicious! The weekend was epic for all, and truly something not to be missed in the future! It not only gives us a chance to do what we all love, but also an opportunity to realize why we put in the countless hours and continue to train relentlessly, pushing ourselves to achieve more. It’s an innate force which we all share that drives us to be the best we can possibly be everyday, with the encouragement and support of great coaches and awesome teammates. I think Wilson said it, but being a part of RTA Nation, you would never think you were competing in an individual sport. It was a fantastic weekend with many laughs, and great times! -Tommy N

Thanks for another great KYAH. Based on the fact that I slept the entire plane ride home I think my A was particularly well K’ed. -John (KYAH Florida)

Just wanted to say thank you again for an enjoyable few days at KYAH. Thought it took me to another level and brought me into the “real life” of tri athletes. I have really appreciated the “added” attention on the details of things … and hope that I kept up the quality level within the group. As always and never in question … the bonding times were for the memory book. – Tim E (KYAH Florida)

Thank you both again for putting together a great training weekend. I feel really prepared for Timberman both mentally and physically. Being able to have these focused weekends is a really huge benefit of training with you both. I realize that the timing, while perfect for me, was really hard for you both given where you both are in your recoveries, which makes your effort all the more appreciated. -John J (KYAH Lake Placid)

Having just come back from 4 days of training camp, there are some valuable lessons I have learned… 10-There is no such thing as too much chamois cream 9-The only easy day was yesterday (thx – JJ for that quote!) 8-Suffering is more fun with friends 7- Swimming in a lake in the rain is awesome 6-You are not supposed to feel good running 8 miles off the bike after riding for 3+ hours; 6a – HEED + Hammer Gel + Endurolytes = a nutritional trinity 5- Old Roy may have been a cinematic genius ;) (inside joke) 4- 8-10% grade is really not a big deal to climb on your bike 3- Margaritas can be used as a substitute to clean one’s hands in lieu of a wet-nap 2- It is possible to run 8 miles with your t-shirt on backwards without a degredation in run performance. 2a – It is possible to be so tired that you don’t even care if your t-shirt is on backwards! 1- I have trained hard enough to finish Timberman on 2 feet! -Steve Kass (KYAH Lake Placid)