#97 Coach Dean's Race at the PTO US Open

Season #2

Paula and Dean wrap up their three-part series on the PTO US Open.  In this episode, they focus on Coach Dean's experience in the 100K age group event.  In addition to this, they also discuss:

  • Chicago Marathon preparations
  • Critters digging in the lawn
  • Soaking in a cold swimming pool
  • Bible Study Fellowship
  • Shout out to athletes Valerie and Harpreet
  • Getting excited for the Ironman World Championship
  • HED Jet 180
  • Speedo Tri Elite wet suit
  • NASA attempt to redirect an asteroid
  • Playing pool
  • The London Marathon
  • The Wheaties jingle

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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