#88 Test Your Limits

Season #2

Dean and Paula discuss a variety of topics starting with their recent vacation to Gulf Shores, Alabama.  They also review an effort-based workout Paula recently completed and the importance of going by feel.  It's important to not be slave to your pace or you may cut yourself short in terms of what you can achieve.  Sometimes you need to test your limits to know where your limits are.

Also in this episode, they discuss:

  • The Professional Triathletes Organization (PTO)
  • Lactate blood testing mid-workout
  • The World Championship of Track and Field
  • The Tour de France
  • Fast times in Germany

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.


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