63 episodes

Coaches Dean and Paula Roberts share insights into running, triathlon, nutrition, fitness, and faith through personal experience and interviewing special guests.

RyR Endurance Team podcast Dean and Paula Roberts

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Coaches Dean and Paula Roberts share insights into running, triathlon, nutrition, fitness, and faith through personal experience and interviewing special guests.

    #63 Key Swimming Drills for Improving Speed

    #63 Key Swimming Drills for Improving Speed

    Dean and Paula explain several swimming drills that can be used to increase speed in the water. They make reference to the VeloPress book by Sheila Taormina called Swim Speed Secrets. The drills discussed include: sculling, streamline drill, press out, recovery drill, finish drill, hand entry drill, Tarzan drill, and vertical kicking. They also discuss Total Immersion, gliding, and the high-elbow catch.

    Also in this episode they discuss: the Mesa Marathon, Boston 2022, Yuko Gordon, and Changpeng Zhao.

    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.

    • 43 min
    #62 Tips for Improving Running Form

    #62 Tips for Improving Running Form

    Dean and Paula share tips for improving running form.  Proper form increases speed and enjoyment.  But it also decreases injuries.  

    Also in this episode, they talk about the Consumer Electronics Show and cycling safety gear.

    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.

     

    • 39 min
    #61 The Importance of Easy Training

    #61 The Importance of Easy Training

    Dean and Paula discuss the importance of easy training for endurance athletes.  They recommend spending at least 80 percent of training on aerobic activities and keeping the easy days easy and the hard days hard.

    Also in this episode, they talk about: StretchCordz, Saucony Endorphin Speed 2, Ultraspire lights, the Ashland City Half Marathon, and the Rainforest Cafe.

    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.

     

    • 39 min
    #60 Year End 2021

    #60 Year End 2021

    Dean and Paula share their Christmas celebrations and some of their favorite podcast episodes of the year.  They also discuss holiday eating, quality nutrition, and their winning tally playing the card game SKIP-BO.  They also express how rewarding it is partnering with athletes in training and racing.  But their biggest reward is developing lasting relationships.

    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.

    • 34 min
    #59 Strength Training with Kevin Boothe

    #59 Strength Training with Kevin Boothe

    Dean and Paula interview Kevin Boothe who has a doctorate in physical therapy and is a certified strength and conditioning coach.  They discuss the importance of strength training not only for improved performance but also for injury prevention.  They also discuss how to vary conditioning to stay safe and increase the benefits of the time invested in strength training.

    Kevin provides personal strength training services and can be contacted at primitiveperformanceobky@gmail.com.

    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.

    • 58 min
    #58 Lee Anderson and the Moab 240 - part 2

    #58 Lee Anderson and the Moab 240 - part 2

    Dean and Paula introduce part two of the interview with Lee Anderson who recently competed in the Moab 240 trail race. 

    Lee walks us through the remainder of the race including: The Island, Bridger Jack, Shay Mountain, Dry Valley, Wind Whistle, Road 46, Pole Canyon, and Horse Creek. 

    The interview picks up around mile 70 in the Moab 240 where Lee has been racing for 28 hours with about 3 hours of sleep.

    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.

     

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Wit.Willy ,

Knowledge, Experience, Love, & Discipline

RYR’s tandem of Dean and Paula Roberts provide excellent perspectives, hints, and stories on the ins and outs of endurance training. Their approach sparkles with levity and the love of the Lord, take some time to listen in and get to know these two great and wonderful individuals and a passion they enjoy and share.

kellyfpowers ,

Tons of knowledge in this power couple

Dean and Paula are my personal friends and they are doing what they love here—both dedicated athletes with hearts of gold helping others reach their goals!

jopst5er ,

Nice job.

Great first podcast! I look forward to listening to more in the future.

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