Raise the Bar was new once. We were so energized by the thrill of meeting other triathletes, planning workouts and racing together. We were also completely intimidated by the mysterious yet large amounts of information we quickly knew we didn't know, that would make the team a fun and thriving community. We continue to be thrilled and educated every day at RTB.
This isn't unlike the path of a new triathlete. Equal parts excitement and intimidation....a process of learning and growing and meeting other training partners and friends along the way to share the journey. There is something invigorating about a new challenge, isn't there?
Triathlon is doing 3 things most of us did as kids anyhow - swimming, biking, & running. Sure, those same activities we did as kids looked a little different than how they play out in the playground of triathlon, but similarities outweigh the differences. A few of the kids played hard and wanted to be the BEST. They loved trying to beat their buddies. A whole lot of kids just wanted to participate and be part of the fun....to belong. In either case we swam and rode and ran around en masse. It's pretty much the same thing around here at RTB - we all enjoy the playground together no matter our speed or experience.
In the current playground at RTB, we're working hard to make training fun, de-mystified and available. We want to make it easy to get questions answered and have resources in place that will make the journey safer and time-saving. We know the sport can be expensive - so we try to make it less so through the strength of numbers and the generosity of sponsors and connections in the community.
Our best job is holding the playground gate widely open and greeting the people who wander in, run in, or are dragged in by a friend. We invite you to Raise the Bar with us!
- Patty Swedberg
-Do you have questions about triathlon, the RTB community or membership? Learn more on our team pages or contact our Team Manager Kathy Morrisson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patty Swedberg (email@example.com)
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