Author Archives: RTA



09.01.2020

2020 was the year RTA coached athlete, Ryan Astrup, planned to become an “IRONMAN.” He had planned to race the iconic IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon in July. This race consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run. In one day. With no breaks. For those counting, that’s 140.6 miles in total. Due to the global pandemic, this triathlon was eventually postponed and finally canceled.

However, that would NOT prevent Ryan from achieving his goal.

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08.27.2020
Anything is Possible With Commitment

Elizabeth and I first met Brian Moran and his buddy Rob on the day of IRONMAN Lake Placid in 2015.

After talking to them for a couple minutes we quickly learned they were looking to get into triathlon and were hoping to do their first IRONMAN the following year in Lake Placid.

We tried to discourage them from doing an IRONMAN in their first year of triathlon, but they insisted. We gave them our card, parted ways and didn’t expect to hear from them again.

A few days later we received a phone call and the rest is history. After all, anything is possible.

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08.03.2020
Taking it Outside of My Comfort Zone with Triathlon

Bob Brown is like most of the people we coach. He’s a family man, has a successful career and he is goal oriented. He is the classic, “over achiever,” who decides what he wants and figures out how to go and get it. Perhaps you can relate.

This was the year Bob wanted to break into triathlon. However, he didn’t want to “just do a sprint” triathlon.  He wanted to do a half IRONMAN or 70.3.

“I like signing up for things that are way out of my comfort zone and challenging myself to get them done,” Bob told us. “I constantly preach to my kids that they can do anything they want if they try. And I try to lead by example.”  We can DEFINITELY respect that!

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07.22.2020

Meet Jim Hollentein. RTA triathlon club member and super nice guy.

10 years ago a friend asked Jim if I wanted to do a triathlon. He had run a few 5k’s and done a couple mountain bike races so it sounded doable, but he needed to learn how to swim. Nearly EVERYONE looking to get into triathlon has to learn how to swim!

The next day he went to the pool and couldn’t swim 25 yards. Following that first experience, he thought completing a triathlon was going to be IMPOSSIBLE.

That’s when the triathlon journey began. 

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07.20.2020
Run Webinar – Part 2

Please join us LIVE for coffee (virtually) on Tuesday, 7/28 @ 8:30am for Part 2 of our 2 part Running webinar series as we discuss how to “Run Mechanics for Speed & Injury Prevention.” This is perfect for total beginners and experienced runners alike.

Free webinar 

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06.30.2020
COACHED
Virtual Ride #16
“Andele! Andele!”

WHEN: Thursday, 7/2 @ 7:00pm

WHERE: *Virtual ZOOM Meeting & Facebook LIVE  

ZWIFT Meet Up for this Ride (in addition to the Zoom and FB Live). Obviously, you must have Zwift to do this. If you do, DETAILS AT THE VERY BOTTOM.

*ZOOM meeting available only for RTA Club members. Details on how to join in the Team App

**Non RTA members can join via Facebook LIVE.

WHO: ANYONE who wants a little company while they get a coached workout. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Feel free to share with friends.

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06.23.2020
COACHED
Virtual Ride #15
“Salty”

WHEN: Thursday, 6/25 @ 7:00pm

WHERE: *Virtual ZOOM Meeting & Facebook LIVE  

ZWIFT Meet Up for this Ride (in addition to the Zoom and FB Live). Obviously, you must have Zwift to do this. If you do, DETAILS AT THE VERY BOTTOM.

*ZOOM meeting available only for RTA Club members. Details on how to join in the Team App

**Non RTA members can join via Facebook LIVE.

WHO: ANYONE who wants a little company while they get a coached workout. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Feel free to share with friends.

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06.19.2020
RTA Triathlon Club UPDATE

Thanks for your interest in Team RTA triathlon club. We would love to have you join our club! However, I’m sure you have been wondering (like the many inquires we have received) what’s our current status and if now’s a good time to join.

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06.16.2020
Run Webinar – Part 1

Please join us LIVE for coffee (virtually) on Tuesday, 6/30 @ 8:30am for Part 1 of our 2 part Running webinar series as we discuss how to “Train Smart & Avoid Injury.” This is perfect for total beginners and experienced runners alike.

Free webinar 

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06.16.2020
COACHED
Virtual Ride #14
“Functional Threshold Press”

WHEN: Thursday, 6/18 @ 7:00pm

WHERE: *Virtual ZOOM Meeting & Facebook LIVE  

ZWIFT Meet Up for this Ride (in addition to the Zoom and FB Live). Obviously, you must have Zwift to do this. If you do, DETAILS AT THE VERY BOTTOM.

*ZOOM meeting available only for RTA Club members. Details on how to join in the Team App

**Non RTA members can join via Facebook LIVE.

WHO: ANYONE who wants a little company while they get a coached workout. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Feel free to share with friends.

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06.09.2020
Virtual Ride #13
“For My People”

WHEN: Thursday, 6/11 @ 7:00pm

WHERE: *Virtual ZOOM Meeting & Facebook LIVE  

ZWIFT Meet Up for this Ride (in addition to the Zoom and FB Live). Obviously, you must have Zwift to do this. If you do, DETAILS AT THE VERY BOTTOM.

*ZOOM meeting available only for RTA Club members. Details on how to join in the Team App

**Non RTA members can join via Facebook LIVE.

WHO: ANYONE who wants a little company while they get a coached workout. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Feel free to share with friends.

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06.02.2020
Virtual Ride #12
“Thunder Road”

WHEN: Thursday, 6/4 @ 7:00pm

WHERE: *Virtual ZOOM Meeting & Facebook LIVE  

ZWIFT Meet Up for this Ride (in addition to the Zoom and FB Live). Obviously, you must have Zwift to do this. If you do, DETAILS AT THE VERY BOTTOM.

*ZOOM meeting available only for RTA Club members. Details on how to join in the Team App

**Non RTA members can join via Facebook LIVE.

WHO: ANYONE who wants a little company while they get a coached workout. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Feel free to share with friends.

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05.26.2020
Virtual Ride #11
“Do it for the Tacos”

WHEN: Thursday, 5/28 @ 7:00pm

WHERE: *Virtual ZOOM Meeting & Facebook LIVE  

ZWIFT Meet Up for this Ride (in addition to the Zoom and FB Live). Obviously, you must have Zwift to do this. If you do, DETAILS AT THE VERY BOTTOM.

*ZOOM meeting available only for RTA Club members. Details on how to join in the Team App

**Non RTA members can join via Facebook LIVE.

WHO: ANYONE who wants a little company while they get a coached workout. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Feel free to share with friends.

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05.19.2020

HUGE SUCCESS: Team RTA Virtual Race

We had our first “Team Race” of the year on Sunday and it was a TOTAL HIT. Obviously, our first race wasn’t the JerseyMan Tri as originally planned, but it was, no doubt, very special in it’s own way.

While there are lots and lots of virtual race options “these days,” Sunday’s virtual Team Race was SPECIAL and a TON OF FUN!

CONGRATS to everyone who participated!

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05.18.2020
Virtual Ride #10
“Super Soaker”

WHEN: Thursday, 5/21 @ 7:00pm

WHERE: *Virtual ZOOM Meeting & Facebook LIVE  

ZWIFT Meet Up for this Ride (in addition to the Zoom and FB Live). Obviously, you must have Zwift to do this. If you do, DETAILS AT THE VERY BOTTOM.

*ZOOM meeting available only for RTA Club members. Details on how to join in the Team App

**Non RTA members can join via Facebook LIVE.

WHO: ANYONE who wants a little company while they get a coached workout. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Feel free to share with friends.

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