Coach Erinne’s Notes: Christina was a true beginner when she first joined us. She joined at the lowest level just attending the morning classes and she was focused on only the distance of the race and not concerned with form, technique or speed work and strength. By simply attending classes- NO ONLINE program at all, she has made some amazing improvements. The Full Circle Coaching work hard to make sure each athlete get the attention they need at every training session. Christina’s improvements include no more knee pain due to improved strength and flexibility to getting faster by including intervals and skills training at the group sessions. I am super proud of her and love her ever present smile and sunny disposition. She is one to watch! Congrats on an amazing triathlon season Christina!
Meet Christina Avila, Full Circle Coaching Rockstar Triathlete
Profession: Curriculum Support Specialist, MDCPS
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey? Initially, I chose FCC to help me on my triathlon journey because I needed more explicit coaching for running and strength training.
What is your “A” race for this season? I am unsure what my “A” race will be for this coming season but I would like to complete a 70.3. I would like to do the Olympic distance Escape to Miami so I can swim from the island.
Please share your BIG goals: To be able to complete a 70.3 without falling apart. To continue getting stronger and building endurance. To be faster in the swim, bike, and run.
Tell me about your successes so far: I am very happy to say that I recently completed my very first international distance triathlon. It was very challenging for me but I was able to finish it despite the weather. I have also completed several sprint triathlons that have consecutively shown improvement in speed.
What were some of your biggest improvements in performance for the each of the following? Swim: Bike: Run: Nutrition/Health: Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved: Each sprint triathlon I did this year showed improvement in the swim, bike, run, and transition. My swim improved by almost two minutes from the first trilogy to the fourth, and my run by six minutes. I recently PR’d my 5k running time, and completed my first international distance triathlon.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. Being consistent in training
2. Getting more individualized attention during track
3. Taking part in the Friday strength training class that has made me stronger and eliminated my knee pain.
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon? I love being involved in triathlon! There is so much to be excited about! I am not the fastest, but I love being able to challenge myself and see improvement over time. There is nothing like getting to the finish line and knowing that you made it! It is also great to be part of a group of people that share the same passion and are nothing but supportive and encouraging to one another.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program? I would say to definitely try it out. I love starting my day with a training session, especially the Wednesday swim class and the Friday strength training class. The FC group is very welcoming, and it is very motivating to be among such incredible athletes.
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