by Patty Swedberg
There's sure a buzz in Pacific Northwest Multisport in 2020 - and no small wonder since the Big Dogs at Ironman have decided to drop a 70.3 into the waters and roads around Maple Valley. There's been quite the ripple...ok wave...ever since and because this is the hallowed ground of RTB's Team & Event headquarters, we've been doing some brainstorming & making some adjustments! Here are some of the changes you can expect at Raise the Bar right around the corner.
1) Sponsor/Partner Benefits- In addition to the return of almost every = sponsor from last year, there are some new ones headed our way - and some new benefits from the seasoned vets. Active members can see all discounts as they're finalized
2)More Group Training - Whether it's swim, bike, run, or other endeavors - we'll be putting more group workouts on the calendar. With the nucleus of RTB being in South King County, you can expect the majority to be here. But we have active members throughout the Puget Sound Region and we'll help spread the word and support workouts in any location. We'll be looking for your ideas and input!
3) Training Plans, Coach Referrals - If you aren't a self-coached athlete, you probably rely on a coach or training plan to get you safely and strongly to the finish line. We're working with our community of coaches to offer training plans at a discount to RTB members. And if you're looking for a coach, you can see our referrals Here.
4) Member Communication & Connections - A community is only as strong as it's ability to connect with each other and we're exploring more ways to do that. Whether you're trying to figure out who would be good riding partners, or you want to pull a group together for a run relay, or want to have the whole team over for a summer BBQ (yes please!) , we'll be implementing some ways to make that happen.
5) Your Ideas - We enthusiastically welcome your suggestions, feedback and help in making RTB's team the very best. Leave a suggestion in the Suggestion Box! Leaving your Name and Email are encouraged but are optional. To get things rolling, we'll give the first 20 people who make a suggestion a chance to win a $20 RTB membership credit.
Thanks for your involvement and interest in Raise the Bar! There have been 500+ inspiring, enthusiastic members of this team over the last 17 years that have made what we do here rewarding and exciting. Looking forward to a fun future!
1/20/2020 12:06:11 pm
Very excited to see more group training coming for the team! When I first joined in I think 2011, I really like the Wed night swims at LM that also had transition practice after the swim. We got tips, practiced it from start to finish and then we headed out for a group ride or run. I think that was key for me being new to triathlon and would be helpful to anyone. It also makes it possible to do a brick workout with team members. That is my suggestion in addition to more group workouts! I am planning to get run coach certified this spring and would be interested in helping with run workouts once I'm done with that, probably late spring early summer.
1/20/2020 01:13:50 pm
Hey Lisa - Thanks for the suggestions and that's great news about your running coach certification. Keep us in the loop on that!
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