Meet Catherine – one of the kindest and most caring people you will ever come across.
In 2000 she had back surgery and was restricted with activities. However, as she recovered she stopped smoking and slowly started exercising. Then, 9/11 happened and she was in the mix of the chaos in NYC.
Following the events of 9/11 she promised herself she would always try to be fit in case she ever needed to physically help herself or another person.
In 2015 Catherine hired RTA to coach her for her first IRONMAN. She busted her butt and was ultimately successful.
After a few years off, she decided to she wanted to return to Lake Placid in 2018 for IRONMAN. She wanted to test her limits again. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to help guide her and over see her triathlon training program once again.
Below is a short Q & A with Catherine regarding her IRONMAN journey.
Team RTA Takes on IRONMAN Lake Placid
Each year a group of athletes from Team RTA target IRONMAN Lake Placid as one of their top priority races. It’s an iconic race and needless to say, our triathlon club loves it. As a result, IMLP is an annual Team Race.
This year was IRONMAN Lake Placid’s 20 year anniversary. It is an incredible venue for athletes and spectators. It’s also the longest running IRONMAN in North America. All of this, only 4 hours from northern New Jersey. Jackpot!
If you’re thinking about signing up for an IRONMAN, THIS IS THE ONE!
This year we had a smaller group then usual, but none the less it was still an incredible race for all those who toed the line. Next year, we expect a bigger group including many first timers.