Rockstar Triathlete Richard Gomez

Rockstar Triathlete Richard Gomez

Coaches Notes: Richard has made some amazing improvements in just 4 months, its unbelievable!  Faster times in swim, bike and run and no more meds for reflux. As a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, this is ultimately the biggest and most improvement I like to see, because without good health you won’t achieve faster times and improved performances.  Way to go Richard, thank you so much for trusting the process and following the plan to the “T.”  When you do that, these are the results that are possible being part of the Gold Group!  Can’t wait to see what happens when we go VIP soon for your Ironman Journey!

Age: 43

Profession: Construction Manager

Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey? 
I had been doing triathlon’s and training on my own for a year and a half. After completing my first Half Ironman (Augusta) in 2018 I realized that if I really wanted to complete a Full Ironman I needed some help; specifically on the nutrition side. I did not feel well after my race; I was eating whatever I wanted and I really was just plateauing on my training. I had met Erinne through my sister in law a year ago during a Mack Cycle race. After my Half Ironman, and deciding I was going to try for the Full, I decided to give her a call and see what her group was all about. After a couple of meetings and attending a few of her classes I was sold.

What is your “A” race for this season? 
Lake Placid Ironman 2020

Please share your BIG goals: 
Getting my nutrition and reflux to a point that it does not affect my racing. Get my weight down to 150 lbs. and maintaining. 6 Hour Half Iron; Full Iron under 14 Hours.

Tell me about your successes so far: 
Before starting Erinne’s gut healing Nutrition I was taking prescription Omeprazole daily for my reflux and could not take any nutrition while running as it would cause my reflux to flare up. Since starting her program the end of January I have not taken one pill for my heartburn and am able to finally take in nutrition while I run. Plus I am weighing 151 lbs. and have been maintaining. (lost 25 lbs)

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 swim pace and form has been drastically improved. I have PR’d every swim since I started training with Erinne. Biking was my strong suit before training with Erinne; however she did point out my bike fitting was not ideal. After getting this adjusted, my comfort level on the bike has been drastically improved, making my run transitions seamless. Aside from my nutrition, running has been my biggest improvement since joining Full Circle. When I started with Erinne my goal was to be at a sub 10 minute mile in a sprint triathlon. My last race I averaged 8:49 per mile. Almost two minutes better than my goal only after four months of training; and that is even with the fact that I had tendonitis that kept me from running for three weeks. Nutrition, I can’t say enough. Not more reflux or heartburn; I have lost 25 pounds; my diet is better than it has ever been, yet I am never hungry or craving junk food; I have cut back on my booze intake; and most importantly I am able to eat while training.

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

1. Nutrition and understanding how what I eat affects my training.

2. The tribe/group structure really does help push and motivate me on the days I don’t want to get up

3. Having someone to critique/observe your form really helps identify little form issues that you will never catch when training on your own.

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon? 
The sense of personal accomplishment and enduring the mental strain associated with endurance racing

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program? 
First, getting with Erinne to understand your nutrition is life changing. Never really understood how important this was not only for the physical, but for my overall balance of Mind, Body and Soul. Second, as I stated above, the importance of having someone with Erinne and her teams expertise and knowledge to observe you and make subtle adjustments to your form, technique and training is immeasurable.

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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