Coach Erinne’s Notes: So Chris is my neighbor who I casually gave some running tips to here and there, which allowed him to break his 4 hour marathon goal! He kind of thought I might know what I was talking about after that. Then he won a free entry into the Ironman Miami 70.3 at our Holiday party and I thought for sure he would give the entry away, but I was pleasantly surprised when he decided to go for it! The rest is history. One year transformation from “runner only” to IM 70.3 Success. His biggest limiter being the swim, he knocked it out of the park on a seriously tough race day. You are truly a RockStar Chris! I know you make me and your family proud. Can’t wait to see what you say yes to next!!!
Meet Chris Kinnaird, Full Circle Coaching Rockstar Triathlete
Profession: Professor at MDC
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey? This all started when I won a raffle for a free Ironman 70.3 registration. What a mistake that was! But that set me on a path of challenges, struggles, accomplishments, and success that I never imagined in my wildest dreams.
What is your “A” race for this season? See above
Please share your BIG goals: See above (Although I now am looking forward to new goals for next season, such as competing in a full Ironman or running my first ultra-marathon)
Tell me about your successes so far: If you had told me a year ago that I would complete 6 triathlons this year, including Ironman Miami 70.3, I would have told you that you were nuts! I raced in my first-ever sprint triathlon in April, and completed a 70.3 less than 6 months later.
What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for each of the following? Swim: Bike: Run: Nutrition/Health: Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved: A year ago, I couldn’t swim one length of the pool. Now I can say that I swam 1.2 miles in the ocean. Obviously that didn’t happen overnight. The FCC training program kept me focused on my goals.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. Having a support group of like-minded athletes (“crazy people”) who are training alongside you and holding you accountable
2. Working with a coach who frequently checks in on you and knows your personal goals and abilities and pushes you to reach beyond your limits.
3. Establishing a set of short, medium, and long-term goals outlined by your coach to keep you motivated throughout the season
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon? Coming into triathlon as “just a runner” I now have confidence in myself to go after goals that I used to think were impossible.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program? If you want to see your entire life transformed in a few short months, do it!
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