Category Archives: Notes from Coach



02.22.2021

Incorporating a CORE strengthening routine into your weekly training regimen is advantageous for triathletes & runners (or just about ANYONE), but sadly it is often overlooked and not prioritized. 

Below we will briefly discuss what your core is and how you can make it a part of your weekly training routine. At the very bottom, you’ll find a video with a few exercises to get you started.

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02.12.2021

When it’s ❄️COLD & SNOWY❄️ outside, turn up the 🔥HEAT🔥 inside on the treadmill.

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12.31.2020

Each December, just before the new year, I go for a run on a discrete and private snow-covered road in Lake Placid. I use this run as a time to reflect on the previous year. Here are a few thoughts that came to mind as we close out the 10th year of RTA…

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10.08.2020
Have DIRECTION & PURPOSE for your goals

Many events are too hard, long, and difficult to race or participate in on a whim. When the going gets tough – and it will – it is purpose that will help drive you forward.

We always encourage our athletes determine what their purpose is BEFORE getting started on their journey. Some common (yet general) examples include:

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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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07.16.2020

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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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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06.15.2020

Smart Trainers

Recently, smart trainers have been blowing up!

Obviously, bike trainers in general, allow for workout efficiency and specificity… not to mention shelter from crappy weather. If you don’t have one, I would recommend one.

Smart trainers, however, add some serious additional value to the idea of riding inside.

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06.11.2020
Achieve MORE With Accountability

Whether you’re driven to race OR if you simply enjoy a healthy lifestyle, creating a routine and having ACCOUNTABILITY is a total GAME CHANGER.

When you have accountability, you’re much more likely to stay on track and achieve your goals.

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06.04.2020
Forced Extra Time

This is the time of year many of us get to put our fitness to the test and race. Unfortunately, it seems like each day another race is being canceled or postponed. Or maybe you’re injured.

Regardless, instead of letting this drive you nuts, it’s time to take control and REFRAME YOUR GOALS. Use this “forced extra time” to your advantage. More

06.01.2020
Feeling Stressed & Unaccomplished?

I feel like this whole COVID-19 pandemic has created a sense of purgatory for many. Or your own personal Ground Hog’s Day. Where you’re kind of just stuck in between. In the middle of nowhere.

However you want to describe it – it likely adds some unwelcome tension and stress to your life and today I’m here to offer a couple suggestions to help manage this and help you feel better.

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05.04.2020
“What Kind of Bike Should I Buy?”

If you’re new to triathlon, you may be asking yourself, should I buy a road bike or a tri bike. We get this question all of the time.

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04.24.2020
“Can I Do It?”

Can I do a triathlon? Can I finish the IRONMAN®? Can I run a MARATHON? Can I learn how to swim, bike or run FASTER?

This can be applied to ANYTHING, but we get it all the time. “Can I do it?” “IT” can be WHATEVER.

Here’s our response…

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04.01.2020

Open For Business & We Want to Help YOU

With every CHALLENGE, comes OPPORTUNITY – in sport and life in general. Despite the current chaos, we are open for business and here to help you.

While area fitness facilities and pools are currently closed indefinitely due to COVID-19 / Corona Virus, we want you to know that RTA Triathlon is open for business and we want to help you. As a predominantly online service provider we can keep you (or get you) fit, healthy and on track to crush your future goals. THIS IS WHAT WE DO.

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02.10.2020
What’s the Deal with A, B & C Races in Triathlon?

When planning out your race season triathletes usually schedule several races, each with a different level of priority. For example, “A,” B,” and “C” races.  “A” races are typically top priority while “B” or “C” races are usually preparatory races before your BIG race.

Below I’m going explain what this all means as well as the importance of prioritizing races for your upcoming season.

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