Category Archives: Notes from Coach



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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12.26.2019
We Are EXTREMELY GRATEFUL

2020 will mark our 10th year in business together as … “professional triathlon coaches”…

WAIT! WHAT? … yup that’s actually a “job!!!” We still laugh when people ask us, “what do you do for work?” 😂

We would like to think of “what we do,” more as guiding people to achieve EPIC & EXTRAORDINARY GOALS by using health & fitness as the primary median. It has truly been a blessing. There is NOTHING BETTER than HELPING OTHERS achieve their PERSONAL GREATNESS.

 

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12.03.2019

Completing an IRONMAN or Half IRONMAN Triathlon is truly an incredible goal. Anyone can do it, if they commit to the training, but there are a few things you should consider before signing up.

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11.20.2019

 

Each year we try to find ways to add additional value to your experience as an RTA club member. In 2020 we will be offering regular triathlon webinars for our athletes and club members. More info and sample webinar below.

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11.12.2019

Hiring a triathlon coach is becoming the “norm” among age/amateur group triathletes.  An EXPERIENCED COACH can make a HUGE difference by helping you avoid stupid pitfalls (regardless of the athletes experience) and ultimately get you to the start line fit and ready to rock on race day.

With the increased demand for triathlon coaches, there are more “coaches” and options to choose from than ever before.  So, how do you decide which triathlon coach is right for you and who you will entrust with your time, money and goals?

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05.20.2019
Making the Most of Your Triathlon Journey

For most of us, triathlon and endurance sports in general is a journey. It’s a journey of self exploration and self improvement.

How far can I go? How fast can I become? How can I push the limits of what I once assumed was impossible?

Short on time to train? Not interested in hiring a triathlon coach? Below is an easy way to improve and come closer to nailing your race & achieving your goals by doing a little post race homework.

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11.19.2018

COMMUNICATION

 

Hiring a triathlon coach is becoming more and more common among triathletes. There are a ton of considerations and a lot of options when deciding who to hire, but one is most important. THE most important component in triathlon coaching is the COMMUNICATION between coach and athlete.

If you’re coach is a good communicator you will do well. If she’s an exceptional communicator, you’ll do REALLY well!  It’s not just about the coach telling the athlete what to do. A good coach makes time for their athletes, encourages communication and listens to their athletes.

Good communication sounds simple. It sounds like common sense. However, there’s a lot that goes into communicating well and it’s not all on your coach.

 

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