Hard Work and Dedication
We would like to highlight Simon F who has continued to improve in triathlon during the 2018 season. His personal achievements haven’t stopped stacking up and he continues to improve his swim, bike and run metrics year after year.
WOW! 4 years ago, I would have been happy with getting past the barrier of a 2 mile run without stopping. I was unfit, asthmatic, and very much a non-believer that I could ever do “something like this sport”. – Simon
One highlight in his 2018 season was when he WON the competitive 40-44 age group at the JerseyMan Triathlon in Lebanon, NJ in May.
Kidnapped in Mexico City!
25 years ago Ken was kidnapped in Mexico City on a business trip. Only by the grace of God, he escaped and survived. Needless to say, this insane experience changed his perspective about everything in life. As he reflected and knowing anything is possible, he set a goal to finish the IRONMAN Triathlon.
Training for an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon is a huge goal. However, with proper guidance from an experienced triathlon coach, anything is possible.
Initially, Ken’s plan was to follow a pre written triathlon training program in preparation for IRONMAN Lake Placid. However, he decided to call an audible and hire RTA Triathlon to coach him instead. According to Ken, this decision was a game changer and made all the difference.
The Next Big Challenge – IRONMAN Lake Placid
Meet Jeremy – he’s a husband, father and an all around nice guy. Jeremy has a super busy life and a demanding job. He’s also a goal oriented-overachiever. Add in triathlon training and there’s a lot to manage. Sound familiar?
Jeremy came to RTA after being referred by one of his good friends and current RTA coached athlete. He was looking to conquer his next big challenge and after doing his first IRONMAN 70.3 in 2016, he decided hiring an experienced triathlon coach was a wise decision.
The idea was to efficiently use his time available to train to maximize his results, given his very busy life.
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.