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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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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07.21.2020

Do you want to know how to become the very best triathlete you can possibly be? Being a successful triathlete can largely be attributed to your commitment and discipline as long as you’re doing the “right things,” that is. 

Below, I’m going to save you YEARS of learning and “figuring things out” and tell you exactly what to do.

Over the last 10 years of coaching, we have in fact learned a lot from our athletes. Everything I’m going to share with you is based on what we have seen the most successful people DO over the years.

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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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07.16.2020

Did you know that you get stronger and fitter in periods of recovery? 

Yes, it’s true.

However, despite the fact that recovery is one of the biggest pieces to the the fitness puzzle, amateur athletes (runners, triathletes, cross fitters and everything in between) don’t take it very seriously.

Next to quality sleep (the MOST important part of recovery), stretching should be incorporated into your daily and weekly routine. Below we will discuss why this is so important and also share a few of our favorite stretches for triathletes and runners.

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07.09.2020
Making the Most of Training in the Open Water

Following the initial thrill and uniqueness of swimming in the open water, the idea of simply putting your head down and swimming can become boring. And perhaps more importantly, doing this on a regular basis, won’t really aid in your training progression. Outside of pure enjoyment, it can become a waste of time.

Below, I’m going to offer 6 ways you can make the most of your time training in the open water.

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07.06.2020

Are you just getting back into swimming and thinking of making your return to open water? Well, if you haven’t swam in a while, I definitely recommend getting in the pool first – before making a splash in the open water. This is mostly because the pool is a much more controlled environment. However, I realize this is not always possible.

Whether you are a little intimidated by swimming in the open water or if you simply haven’t been in the open water for a while, I’m going to start by offering steps to (re)acclimatize to the open water and then follow it up with additional ideas to consider whether you’re a total beginner or a more experienced triathlete.

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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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06.24.2020

Ready to get back into swimming? Returning to the pool following an extended break can be exciting, but also daunting.

Whether it was “forced” time away or on your own terms, here are 5 things you should consider as you hop back in.

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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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06.22.2020

Athletes regularly have to reframe their goals. This can be for a variety of reasons, but today we’re going talk about how you can use “forced” extra time to become a better cyclist.

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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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