#99 The Chicago Marathon 2022

Season #2

Dean and Paula recently completed the Chicago Marathon.  In this episode they share their race experience in the 2nd largest marathon in the world.  Also in this episode, they discuss:

  • Chris Nikic and the Abbot World Major Marathons
  • Mr. T preaching the gospel
  • Keys to reducing your chances of getting sick
  • The importance of easy training
  • Ludovic Chorgnon and his full distance world record attempts
  • Filippo Ganna breaks the one hour cycling record on his 3D printed bike

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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