Carlos Ruiz 

Coach Erinne’s Notes: I met Carlos at the Bacardi Triathlon Lunch and Learns a gave last year and was super excited he decided to join the Full Circle  team. Despite his hectic work schedule he has made some awesome improvements in all aspects of his triathlon performance. I am most proud of his determination to get to the place of no walking during the run, swimming longer distances without stopping and not getting dropped on the group rides!!! You have come a long way Carlos and I can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for you and your triathlon goals!

Meet Carlos Ruiz, Full Circle Coaching Rockstar Triathlete

Age: 35
Profession: Industrial Engineer, working at Bacardi as Regional Planner

Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?  I moved from Mexico a year and half ago and I was looking to join a triathlon team, after Erinne’s visit to Bacardi I was engaged with her training platform and the fact that she is an experienced athlete.

What is your “A” race for this season?  Miami 70.3 in October

Please share your BIG goals:  I’ve always been and on/off triathlete for the last 4 years. My primary goal is to have during 2018 a first time full macro-cycle training and to achieve a 70.3 race under 6 hrs. In the long term, before my 40th birthday I would like to race a full Ironman®.

Tell me about your successes so far:  After joining Full Circle Coaching, I had PRs in Sprint and International distances and for the 1st time I am able to run half a marathon without walking and increasing my average riding speed from 16 mph to 20 mph which for me is a big accomplishment.

What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for the each of the following?
Swim: First, to be able to swim 1.2miles continuously. Improving my pace from 2:40 /100m to 2:20/100m
Bike: Average speed improved from 16mph to 20mph
Run: Average speed improved from 11minutes per mile to 9.5 minutes per mile
Nutrition/Health: Since joining FC I was able to loose weight from 200lbs to 182lbs. Also, I had the most important advise from Erinne about fueling correctly for training and racing.

Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved:  Sprint: 1:21:29, International: 2:36:08, 70.3: From last year Miami Miami 70.3 I reduced my swimming by 17 minutes and until mile 30 before having an issue by hitting a hole during the bike leg on the bike I had a 24 minute reduction of my time.

Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. Full support from my wife and her encouraging me to keep going
2. Personal attention from Erinne
3. Learning how to fuel and following the training plan as is, even if it is hard to follow.

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?  The fact that you are racing against yourself and being able to see little and major improvements day by day.  Being part of an exclusive community of people challenging themselves to be a better person and be really committed to achieve personal goals.

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?  Do not hesitate, trust yourself, the coaches and the program. Try it for one month and you’ll see a better you than one month before. You’ll love it!!


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