Meet Greg Kail, Full Circle Coaching Rockstar Triathlete
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey: Because FCC gives me the perfect combination of triathlon camaraderie and focus on my personal goals. Even after I moved back to the Far East, I consider FCC my tri club today.
What is your “A” race for this season?Ironman® Netherlands this July and Ironman® 70.3 Miami, where I hopefully will be racing together with my FCC fellow athletes.
Please share your BIG goals: Continue to improve my athletic performance. Get closer to podium on an Ironman®, Challenge or Otillo event.
Tell me about your successes so far: In just over a year I went from a painful-barley-made-it 10 miles run (with pretty terrible results to match) to once-a-month 70.3. Along the way I’ve learned to swim, which is pretty awesome. My biggest success is the complete mental change – my entire life I was believing that sport is something, that wasn’t for me. I know now first hand experience that dedication and hard work can change that.
What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for the each of the following:
Swim: I’ve learned to swim longer than a swimming pool length. That’s the best improvements I wouldn’t even dream of before I’ve joined FCC.
Bike: Improved technique, continuously adding on wattage, actually started enjoying the bike section on the long tri races.
Run: Run is now part of the race, rather than a discipline on it’s self.
Nutrition/Health: probably the biggest change since I have started triathlon by joining FCC is the radical, and positive, change of the lifestyle. The nutrition is a huge part of it.
Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved:
70.3 – 5:40
10K – 43:31 min
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey: Coach – there is almost no way a big result is attainable without one.
Lifestyle – the same old simply does not cut it. Good athletic performance calls for big changes. Luckily these changes are very positive.
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon? I feel awesome and I am also being surrounded by likeminded people now too.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program? Do it!
As part of Full Circle’s VIP ONLINE Training Program, Greg has been able to continue his Ironman® training with Full Circle Coaching and completed 3 halfs in the last 6 months with a PR at each race (5:42) on his way to the IM® Netherlands in July. I am SUPER proud of his dedication to train despite many setbacks due to travel and limited access to places to swim, bike and run. I am confident this soon to be Ironman®, is going to show us what he’s got many more times in the future. WAY TO GO GREG!!