Rockstar Triathlete Jennifer Kennedy
Coach’s Notes: Jenny shows up to every practice with a smile and an unbreakable willingness to complete the training. Her laughter and joy is infectious to those around her and it makes training fun for her and her group of friends. I could not be more excited for her progress. She had knee pain and no concept of running but a natural cyclist and getting stronger in the swim. After one session on the run, she was religious with the basic run mechanics we worked on and now she is pain free and getting on the podium after a strong season of triathlon training with my Gold Group Program.
I am so excited for all your future triathlon goals for 2020, I think the Kona Hawaii camp should be on the list too – Just sayin’!
You are a true Rockstar Triathlete!
CEO of the Kennedy Family, Chairman of the Board for each of my kids.
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I needed a new goal, a new challenge and new energy in my life. My kids are at an age where they need me less physically and more psychologically. I needed to transition into a space where I had goals of my own. Triathlon presents a three branch challenge.
What is your “A” race for this season?
A+ race, by far Key West. This is my first year training and racing. Key West was my 5th and final race. It was beautiful, with a hometown feel friendly and warm and great cheering sections along the way.
Please share your BIG goals:
My current BIG goal is to take TRI into my sixties and seventies, that means fine tuning all three disciplines so that I smooth out my form, stay healthy and strong and ultimately podium at age 75
Tell me about your successes so far:
When I started last February, I could not run a mile. By far, the running was my biggest challenge. Erinne got my form in line and I’ve made it injury free to the point that I reached my goal of sub 30m 5k.
What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for the each of the following?
Swim: smoothing out my form and gliding Spending time in the water getting strong was great But implementing Erinne’s tips and getting more efficient and smart in the water has been key.
Bike: Dennis fit me on my Tri bike and it was a game changer.
Run: Fall forward, increase cadence and totally changed my gait. This was major. I feel I can run forever now. I went from feeling overwhelmed and HATING running to LOVING running.
Nutrition/Health: My body is leaner and stronger. My sense of strength and mental acuity have improved. I’m still getting older but feel less brain fog.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. We are social animals!! The group training has been a major factor. Allison, Michelle and I, started supporting and encouraging each other as friends. It’s great to have workout buddies. It’s also harder to push the snooze button when you know a friend is on the way to fetch you. Now we are part of the Full Circle family and the entire team is gelling and getting accustomed to working together towards our own individual goals.
2. Erinne’s coaching has been key. I swam many laps and ran many miles with the ring form. She fixed my form, and in turn made the sport easier and more enjoyable. Her voice is now stamped in my head. She has pushed for improvement. She has a firm handle on how to communicate and a keen eye for form.
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
Hello?? The easy access to Triathlon in Miami is great but TRAVEL has been a blast. So far, Bermuda and Key West have been amazing. I can’t wait to see what’s next!!
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
Dedicate yourself to Full Circle for one month. You will see major changes in your overall health, your sleep, your mood and of course your body. But, the camaraderie and the beauty of the sunrise and being in nature are the unexpected benefits.
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 breakthrough session now.
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.