#51 Coach Paula and her first in-person Boston Marathon
Dean and Paula discuss the 125th running of the Boston Marathon. After many years of incremental improvements and adversity, Coach Paula reached Hopkinton and made the famous journey to the finish line on Boylston Street. Here her story on how she accomplished her big goal.
Also in this episode they also discuss Ironman California and the movie Ends of the Earth.
This episode is dedicated to Kelly Powers who is a wonderful friend, athlete, and training partner who recently lost her father Jody Fiorella.
RyR is a team of runners and triathletes who receive comprehensive and customized coaching. The team name has dual meanings. The first is based in Hebrews 12:1 in which Christians are instructed to run the race set before us. In this context, RyR stands for Run your Race, with an emphasis on meeting you (the athlete) where you are and coming alongside you to help you reach your goals. The verse emphasizes patience, endurance, and perseverance. These qualities are essential for success as both athletes and coaches.
The second meaning is based on the enduring friendship and marriage between the founding coaches, Dean and Paula Roberts. In this context, RyR stands for Roberts and Roberts. While our primary mission is to help athletes set and reach fitness and performance goals, we understand that this must occur within the context of each athlete's daily life. We strive to form an individual relationship with each athlete and make sure weekly training fits seamlessly into family life and work schedules.