Rockstar Triathlete Olga Ulloa
Olga always gets it done with a smile on her pretty face. She came in as a total beginner on the swim and bike with some run experience, but had some big goals for 2019/ 2020. I love it when I hear BIG DREAM goals where people need to stretch to achieve them. This was Olga. When your WHY is big, you show up and get the job done. Juggling family, work and triathlon takes a commitment.
I honor all the amazing accomplishments you have achieved Olga, and we are just getting started. More big things await. Please keep your child like wonder and spirit with every success, you make everyone smile with your enthusiasm and support! Way to go girl – 50 looks amazing on you- honored to know you. XO
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
This year I will be turning 50 and as such I wanted to accomplish something that would bring in “50” with a bang and take me out of my comfort zone as well as challenge my soul. True to my wild spirited nature, I decided that I would complete a Triathlon. Having never swam or ridden a bike for purposes other than fun; I took a leap of faith and I joined FCC six months ago . It was one of the best decisions that I have made. Since joining FCC, my first Tri was the SOBE classic where I came in 9th in my age group. I also raced several of the Multirace Troligy SPrint Triathlon and was so happy i got 3rd place and ultimately qualified for USA Triathlon Age Group 2020 National Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2020! I could not have been able to accomplish all of this in such a short period of time without the support and guidance that Coach Erinne, Coach Dennis and Coach Daniela from FCC.
What is your “A” race for this season?:
I have a lot going on for this season. I am attempting to complete the 2019-2020 Life Time “PERFECT STORM” SERIES where I have to complete 1 Full Marathon, 3 Half Marathons, 2 International Distance Triathlons, one 10K and one 5K. However, the one that I would consider my “A” race would be the 70.3 Puerto Rico in March 2020.
Please share your BIG goals:
I want to be able to execute a “glamorous” swim stroke without looking like a turtle while I swim and conquer the bike portion of the triathlon by becoming a smarter and stronger cyclist like “Lucy Charles” LOL … and complete the Puerto Rico 70.3 in good form.
Tell me about your successes so far:
The biggest success so far for me has been conquering Magenta, my bike. I would have panic attacks while riding and executing the one leg drills along the road as asked by Coach Dennis. Coach Dennis along with Coach Erinne guided me and gave me the confidence that made me realize that I could do this and I was stronger than I ever knew myself to be. Since those days, I still freak out here an there but I do so with confidence, grace and control.
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 have improved my 400 yard swim from 10:56 to 7:46 , I have increased my bike speed from a 15 MPH to 18MPH and my 5K from 10:07 pace to 9:46.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. FCC has taught me discipline and consistency. Waking up so early and getting my training in early has also helped me be more productive both at work and at home.
2. FCC has helped me in making better nutritional decisions to improve my success as a triathlete but most important to live a healthier life.
3. Accepting failures as part of the road to success. Listen to your body when it is tired. and take recovery days and weeks as prescribed
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
There is nothing more exhilarating for me in a triathlon than race day. I get butterflies in my stomach and my face lights up with joy when I see all of the love and support from my husband, Giovannie, my two boys , my family, friends and coaches who cheer me on as I perform and execute my race plan.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
If you want to experience the feeling of accomplishment, satisfaction and pure gratification through training and race participation , join the FCC team as you will part of an active lifestyle while having fun.
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: http://www.scheduleyou.in/5ZIsVaU
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.