Rockstar Triathlete Rob Phelps

Rockstar Triathlete Rob Phelps

Coach’s Notes:
Rob and I train online only. He lives in Iowa, and was inside for the first 4 months of our training program together. He went from a solid middle of the packer to 2 podiums in just a few months. I am super proud of all of his accomplishments.

The best is yet to come as we start to transition to half ironman distance getting ready for MiamiMan 2019.

I am able to evaluate his bike fit, swim and run form all from the videos he sends me, and we then evaluate together online so he understands what I’m looking for in his form correction. Explaining the field tests we perform and subsequent drills and intervals in training peaks that I prescribe is how we keep progressing and improving.

Way to go Rob- Can’t wait to see you at MiamiMan on the podium too!  – Coach Erinne Guthrie

Age: 62

Profession:  Attorney – Court Executive

Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?  I saw Erinne give a tips during motivation chat at Miami Man 2018 and thought, after three years of no gains, maybe it was time to get a real coach.

What is your “A” race for this season? Miami Man 2019

Please share your BIG goals: I would like to transition from Sprint to Olympic and Half Ironman triathlons, and continue competing for years until there is no one else in my age group!

Tell me about your successes so far:  Three years of coaching myself and watching endless videos had me stuck in the middle of my age group at 1:45 time for a Sprint Triathlon.  After six months with Erinne, I have two podiums this year (2nd, then a 1st) and my most recent race was Personal Record was a 1:25 and not walking anymore on the run.   

What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for each of the following? 
Swim: Swimming has incrementally improved with the drills from Full Circle Coaching
Bike: The bike intervals have improved my VO2 max.  
Run: This is probably my greatest gain, as I had injury issues and frankly,hated running.  I have gone from a 40 minute 5K to a 28 minute 5K., off the bike 
Nutrition/Health:   Sadly, my wife and Erinne agree on nutrition so the biggest improvement is what I am no longer eating at lunchtime (fast food).

Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey: 
1.The training plan Erinne provides and the knowledge provided on why and how to execute it.
2.  Knowing I will be in trouble if I do not execute the training as prescribed, or if I eat fast food.  Honestly, I am not a good liar, Erinne will find out.
3. Following all the Miami folks and their (mis)adventures on WhatsApp.  I am cheering them on from Iowa, and it was great when they respond through the app on my success this summer.  Someday I will retire and get to a morning training session in Miami!

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?  The friendliness of all the competitors.  The encouragement along the bike and run routes is genuine.  Some of the most fun is the conversation with all the other old guys as we wait our turn to start the swim. 

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?  Jump IN!  Best decision I ever made.   The physical and motivational advantages being part of this group (even from Iowa) are real.  I have gone from liking triathlon to loving it.


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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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