Rockstar Triathlete; Raul Aliaga

Rockstar Triathlete; Raul Aliaga

Coach’s Notes:

It has been so amazing watching Raul’s belief in his own abilities improve literally session to session. Learning about the the details of pacing yourself and as you say not BURN OUT” these are the keys to success my friend, and you have come so far. Super excited to help you on your triathlon journey there is so much more to learn! see you in 2019 for the 70.3!!! cant wait.


Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I joined FCC because a friend was a member. I found out there was a lot more to becoming a triathlete than I expected. The push, the drive and encouragement I receive from the coaches combined with the great support from the rest of the team and my desire to push my limits made FCC an easy choice.

 What is your “A” race for this season?
Although I always try to improve in all races and give them an “A” race,   my A race was MiamiMan Olympic distance.

Please share your BIG goals:
Since training with FCC I have realized that anything is possible and aspiring to reach higher goals is feasible. For now I have set my next goal as 70.3 during 2019. Maybe late 2019. Or maybe early 2020. Or maybe November 2020…I mean, eventually.

Tell me about your successes so far:
From being able to complete a sprint triathlon to first place in my category at MiamiMan, I have been able to podium twice this year in my category: First place in the Trilogy 2 Sprint, first place in MiamiMan Olympic. I got an honorable mention 4th place in Escape to Miami Olympic.

One of my biggest successes this year was completing the Escape to Miami swim without burning out, having a panic attack or being eaten by a shark. Overall, my 2018 goal was to complete at least one Olympic distance triathlon and I completed two, so I am ahead of the game.

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:
My biggest improvement definitely was in my swimming. I have seen my form, speed and endurance improve exponentially and every day it seems I reach a PR – I went from a rough 2:20/100 yards to 1:38 (just yesterday). I hope to continue seeing improvements in the water.   My form on the bike has improved and it immediately translates into more overall speed on the course. Coming off the bike it’s always hard to run, therefore practicing bricks is most important. My run after bike has improved and I have been able to pace myself without burning out towards the end.

In nutrition and health I have been able to maintain a constant  program without chronic injuries and physical setbacks due to training.

Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:

1.  Belonging to an awesome team
2.  Having awesome coaches
3.  Being awesome. Or believing I am awesome. If you can believe it, you can achieve it.

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?  

Coming out of the water strong and focused, realizing that it’s no longer as difficult as it used to be, reaching high speeds on the cycle and finally crossing the finish line.

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?  

It’s quite simple: Do you wish to participate in a triathlon or do you really wish to live a triathlon with a supportive group of teammates, friends and coaches? With the FCC crew, there is no question that you will enjoy every minute, from training to crossing the finish line.

 This could be you!  If you are interested in learning more about Full Circle Coaching, call us at 786-586-6057 today or click this link to schedule a complimentary triathlon strategy call:

Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997.  She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Mom and much much more.

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