Rockstar Triathlete: Nina Mandel
“Loves the attention she gets from our coaches and feels the benefits.”
Nina is a super strong triathlete that just needed some video analysis and testing to prove to herself she was improving. Sometimes it has nothing to do with strength and power but where you apply the strength and power and how mobile you are through a range of motion that allows for the best hydro and aero-dynmaics and performances. We have also used the training zones we created through the field testing we did and trained all her aerobic systems to fine tune her 70.3 pacing. Now we are on to IMFL if Hurricane Michael has not prevented us from getting there. But just as you PR’d across the board at your last 70.3- you will PR at your next Ironman- Guaranteed! Can’t wait to see that smile on your face across the finish line NINA!!!!
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I wanted to work with Erinne because I wanted a coach who would really pay attention to my challenges and help me grow as a triathlete.
What is your “A” race for this season?
Please share your BIG goals:
My biggest goal is to complete the Ironman swim feeling confident, which will make my bike and run better. I’m hoping for 14 hours total, but that’s less important than the goal of finishing strong.
Tell me about your successes so far:
I started racing in 2014 with Escape to Miami Sprint, and since then I have done Olympics, 6 70.3’s and 3 Full IMs. Every time I struggled in the swim. So far I’ve only had one race this year, IM 70.3 Atlantic City, and for the first time I felt good getting out of the water – no panic attacks or need to stop and hang on to the lifeguards. It made my day and I felt strong through the rest of the race.
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:
I PR’d in Atlantic City 70.3 in all three legs.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. One-on-one coaching in the swim has helped me work on the many facets of swimming – I had many form issues and I’m working to correct them.
2. Previously I did a lot of training on my own, but I have found the long rides with teammates who push each other to be very helpful in improving my bike performance, as well as having a good time.
3. Consistency – Full Circle has training sessions going on almost every day.
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
It feels terrific to be strong, to train and compete with people of all ages. I believe the insanity of pushing oneself actually can help keep us sane.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
Training with coaches who pay attention to your individual performance is a totally different experience. You can feel the difference after every workout. Makes you want to show up.
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