For those of you unsure about what KYAH is: (pronounced KAI-YA!)
RTA Nation - just arrived home from an epic camp. I'll post a more detailed recap later in the week but I wanted to take a few moments to thanks Elizabeth and Chris for providing a fantastic training camp. Even with the harsh weather we put in 4+ days of good hard yet fun training and everyone who attended achieved a personal record along the way. For me it was a PR in the LP half marathon the day after riding 113 miles. To my other fellow campers please post a recap so all in the Nation can truly understand why these camps are a must attend. Lastly before I get in big trouble, thanks to my wife Nancy for the great support in the Kia Soul SAG Wagon!" -Eric K
Well this was my first KYAH/KYWAS experience and it was just amazing. I learned so much and also got to know some pretty inspiring people who push themselves everyday. Going in I thought this was going to be over my head, but I surprised myself with what you can accomplish with the right people by your side.
Elizabeth/Chris… you both are amazing people who are truly inspiring, and Elizabeth back out on the road again showing us what your truly made of and reminding us to always reach into your back pocket for that little extra!!
And Nancy, thank you for checking on my after my first screaming decent.. and I truly mean screaming :-) I was totally shaking after that.. thanks
Looking forward to seeing you all in Syracuse 70.3 and the in IMLP " - Susan S
Having now attended KYAH twice in the past 2 years, I can't agree more with Eric's accolades, including thanks to Nancy for her support!!
With just two months of training this season after 5 months recovery from shoulder surgery, I swam the furthest distance ever! The camp provided an excellent transition from Olympic distance to Half IM all in the beautiful , though wet, LP environment.
Above all I got to know some fantastic, supportive people who just so happen to be my teammates. In such an individualized sport, it's so great to give and receive encouragement.
Finally, no matter what her mother says, Elizabeth is an inspiration to us all, having pulled me up the 3 bears on her bike and still running a faster pace in the half marathon less than a week from a horrific bike crash. Chris, Eric, Ryan, and Tommy pulled me the rest of the way!
These are the types of experiences that truly make us the RTA Nation!" - Pete W
Just wanted to say thank you again for an enjoyable few days at KYAH.
Thought it took me to another level and brought me into the “real life” of tri athletes.
I have really appreciated the “added” attention on the details of things … and hope that I kept up the quality level within the group.
As always and never in question … the bonding times were for the memory book."
- Tim E (KYAH Florida)