Philosophy

While leading an active lifestyle is important to me, my family, friends, and the demands of everyday life come first.  I founded RPMcoaching to help other athletes achieve their goals and hit new PRs while enjoying a balanced, active lifestyle.


Bio

Jon Ryder grew up near Cleveland, OH.   He began competing in swim meets around the age of seven and continued through the end of high school where he raced in the State finals.  He was also an avid mountain biker, skier, and snowboarder.

Fast forward 10 years: Jon began to get back into swimming and started to run 5 and 10k races.  He began racing triathlon in 2010.  From that time Jon not only lost his college "freshman 60", but trained his way to being twice named USAT All-American.  His goals for 2015 are to compete at the USAT Age Group Nationals (a race that he has qualified for several times, but been unable to attend) to complete his first 70.3.

Jon is a USA Cycling and USA Triathlon certified coach.  He now resides in Takoma Park, MD with is wife, Katie, and two year old son, Tim.

Accomplishments

2015:

Jamestown International triathlon (2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Qualifier), 1st in AG, 5th overall

Kinetic Half, 2nd in AG 35-39,16th overall

2014:

2014 USAT All-American, 30-34

Rock Hall International Triathlon, MD (Oly) 5th overall, 1st in AG

2013:

2013 USAT All-American, 30-34

Seahorse Challenge, MI (Oly) 4th overall

Cleveland Tri, OH (Oly) 4th overall, 1st in AG

2012:

Lake Zurich triathlon, IL (Oly) 5th in AG, 12th overall,

Chicago Tri, IL (Oly) 3rd in AG, 17th overall,

US Open Tri, TX (Oly) 3rd in AG

2011:

Chicago Tri, IL (Oly) 10th in AG

2010:

Finished my first triathlon, Chicago Tri (Oly)