Rockstar Triathlete Hunter Tully
Hunter lives in Weston, Florida, so even though we train together mostly online, he is able to make it down occasionally for us to get some video analysis to improve form and technique.
Since he had already raced the distances before, I needed to analyze him to find out where we could get performance gains through form and technique. Video does not lie and gets straight to the point of any inefficiencies an athlete has. It is essential to be able to get faster.
If you can swim, bike and run better with form and technique you will be faster with the same effort. Then we focused on the actual training of his energy systems above and below his race distances. We also did some mental skills about what he thought was possible. If you don’t believe you can do it faster, you are right!
He is now a believer in his own potential and that is a huge accomplishment besides the actual race PR’s.
Way to go Hunter. You are a true Rockstar Triathlete. Let’s go get some more!
Profession: Small Business Owner
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I had been doing triathlon on my own for several years and wanted to find a coach that could help me in all aspects – all 3 disciplines plus nutrition and strategy. Erinne and her team are one of the few that can do that.
What is your “A” race for this season?
My A race for 2019 was 70.3, Wilmington in October. My A race for next year will be RAAM 2020 and at least one 70.3.
Please share your BIG goals:
My goal this year was to PR at both Olympic and 70.3 distance as well as earn enough Ironman points to be ranked as an AWA by Ironman. My other goal was to be healthy going in to each race this season as I have dealt with a lot of nagging injuries training on my own.
Tell me about your successes so far:
So many improvements. 1) My overall health and diet has improved tremendously. Erinne has helped me recover from injury and understand how to stretch and recover to avoid recurrence. 2) My performance has improved dramatically – especially as it relates to sticking to my race plan and nutrition. I PR’d this year in both Olympic and 70.3 distance – improving my 70.3 performance by over 30 minutes.
What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for the each of the following?
Swim: I am much more confident in the water and just had a personal best 32 min 70.3 distance swim.
Bike: improvements here are related to sticking to my race plan and nutrition to conserve energy for the run
Run: my run form was terrible when I met Erinne. Slowly I have improved my form and testing. My last 70.3 was a 15 improvement from race to race.
Nutrition/Health: I have learned a tremendous amount about race nutrition, healing my gut, overall diet and body health. I am fully healthy for the first time in years and attribute that to what I have learned from Erinne. I know I have a lot still to learn but wow what a difference.
Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved:
PR Olympic Distance PR and sub 6 hour 70.3
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. Better understanding of health and nutrition
2. Experienced coach to help me when I have questions
3. Solid training plan to follow that forces me to vary my workouts and challenge my status quo.
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
I love the feeling of training hard, the camaraderie, and the challenge of beating yourself.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
You don’t know what you don’t know. I was only able to get so far through sheer effort and determination. Joining FC made me smarter, stronger, healthier and able to achieve my goals. Coach E, and the team are top notch coaches – they invest time and energy in you one on one. They will help you achieve your goals as a racer and person.
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.