Rockstar Triathlete Allison Freeland

Rockstar Triathlete Allison Freeland

Coaches Notes: .
I’m so excited that Allison and her friends have fallen in love with triathlon. I’ve known her for over 20 years and love seeing her improve with every training session. She shows up to every training session even if she can’t train and works on strength or core. She asks questions until she gets it right and has improved so much in such a short time. Three podiums in three, triathlons is pretty awesome! So proud of you Allison, way to bring it at every race and training session, YOU ROCK!!!

Age: 55

I work for University of Miami School of Architecture as their advisory board liaison. I am responsible for all the board events and activities as well as graduate student internship and placement.

Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I first started working with Erinne in 1998 (yes, 20 years ago). I was training for a marathon and wanted to add strength training. We started a neighborhood boot camp and she was our group leader! After the marathon, I decided to try her triathlon training program and did a few sprint races and an Olympic relay (swim and bike portion). Then life happened –  I got sick; my kids were born and I went back to work. I always worked out and stayed fit but I didn’t have a specific training or fitness goal for several years. In January, I decided to set fitness goals and the timing was perfect to rejoin Erinne’s triathlon training program. We have crossed paths many times throughout the past 20 years and I have always admired her dedication, passion and unwavering support for her tribe of athletes. So, I have literally come Full Circle back to Erinne!

What is your “A” race for this season? 
I don’t have a specific race in mind but my goal is to do an Olympic distance race (whenever Erinne tells me I’m ready 🙂

Please share your BIG goals: 
1. Always have goals. They keep me focused and on track. I write them down.
2. Train with friends (old and new). They inspire me, motivate me and keep me accountable.
3. Consistency of effort – it will always pay off over time. Tenacity and perseverance are two qualities I admire greatly.
4. Aim for a positive attitude, be there for others in their successes and struggles and use your “reset” button when the day goes off track.

Tell me about your successes so far:
I have participated in three sprint triathlons since April, and I have improved my times with each event. I love the swim. I am substantially more comfortable on the bike (still haven’t gotten to Aero bar comfort level) and I wish I could say I enjoy running but I’m physically improving.

What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for the each of the following?
Swim: Best swim time was last week (7:25) for 400 yards at the Multirace Trilogy 1. I felt great (weather panic aside) and stayed off to the left of the group in my own space.

Bike: I didn’t brake on the downhill bridges.

Run: That’s a work in progress.

Nutrition/Health: I have Crohn’s so I have to be super careful about what I eat. I love sugar (candy and cookies) and I am working hard to overcome those cravings. The struggle is real. 

Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved:
My last race was a new PR (1:16:13).

Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey: 
1. Consistency of training and holding myself accountable to the plan Erinne has set.

2. Following guidance and suggestions from Erinne, Dany and Dennis.

3. Injury prevention with PT and massage.

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
I love the dynamics of cross training among swim, bike, run and strengthend being on a team of enthusiastic athletes who share mutual goals of fun and fitness for life.

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
My favorite part is the daily training and showing up each morning to meet the group. I could skip the races and be happy just training with the group. Jump in feet first and give it a try. The group will support you.

P.S. 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, Member of Team USA and Competed in over 150 races. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Level 2 Master’s Swim Coach, Metabolic Efficiency Expert and Motivational Speaker, Mom, and much much more.

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