Rockstar Triathlete Alex Holland

Rockstar Triathlete Alex Holland

Coach’s Notes:
Alex reached out to me 12 months ago and set his goal for Ironman Florida 2019. We got to work, but honestly not much work was getting done. His skills were improving because he would show up to classes and do the drills and form work but, the volume of training was lacking to be successful for Ironman.

He did great at a Sprint, then at Olympic, but I knew it would take the 70.3 to wake him up to the reality that some work needs to get done to be successful at Ironman Florida. It worked, I knew he had enough of a base that he just put in a super serious 5 weeks, he could finish well. I was not about to let him quit, NO WAY! He totally stepped up, he dug in and hit all the training. It was so great to see him finally step up and his accomplishments were growing.

He had 2 goals for race day, just finish feeling good and sub 14 hours; Guess what, he did a 14:02. I am so proud of him for so many things, the most important one in believing in himself and trusting me that he could do it! Congratulations Alex, you indeed are a Rock Star Triathlete, Way to go!

Age: 32

Profession: Owner of a Pool Service / Real Estate Company

Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey? End goal was to complete a full Ironman (in 12 months), needed major help… especially the basics like learn how to swim, bike long distances and then be able to run.

What is your “A” race for this season? It was IronMan Florida 2019

Please share your BIG goals:  My ultimate dream/goal was to complete a Full-Iron Man

Tell me about your successes so far: I just did a full Ironman over the weekend… it was an indescribable feeling.

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:

At Augusta 70.3 I had a bit of a wake up call. I was really under prepared in my training but Erinne suggested I still participate as a training day. I ended up cramping after the bike and bombed the run, which is my strength. I was really defeated and wanted to quit, thinking there was no way I could do a full Ironman. During our post race call, Erinne assured me I could do it if I stayed disciplined, and hit every training session for the next 5 weeks. So I went balls to the wall and started taking training seriously, dialed in on my nutrition and went long on the weekends which ultimately got me there.

Biggest improvement – learning how to swim and bike. Erinne helped me so much. Nutrition was a huge part of the bike and run. The biggest improvement was being able to increase my distance over time, listening to Erinne’s game plan for interval repetitions and nutrition.

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

1. Nutrition for actual races switch to bloks instead of gels, and electrolytes in one of my water bottles.

2. Cutting tennis completely out of my life (which I love) and then alcohol, one month before to focus only on triathlon.  

3. Recording stuff in my training peaks and actually committing and doing the works outs… especially long stuff on the weekends leading up to races.

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?  Sense of personal achievement, committing to an IronMan and completing it.

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?  There is no better program. Just show up. Worth every penny. Eternally thankful for Erinne / Dennis/ Dany and what they did for me to help me achieve what I set out for. 

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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