Rockstar Triathlete Vicki Koller
Coach’s Notes: I met Vicki last year at a Footworks and invited her to train for her first triathlon; The Mighty Mujer women’s only race. She said yes and brought 2 more friends along. I am so proud of all of her success. She always shows up to practice with a smile and words of encouragement as she gets all the work done, before her work as a teacher. She is a prefect example of trusting the process to be successful. She showed up, did the work as much as possible and has been successful at every next race she has.
I love it! Thanks Vicki for bringing the inspiration to so many who don’t think they can. You are proving it’s possible – 2020 is going to be an amazing year! See more information below if you are ready find out more about this year’s Mighty Mujer and how Full Circle can help you cross the finish line at your first triathlon.
Profession: STEM Teacher
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
By chance I heard Erinne talk one evening to my running group. “Lets do a a triathlon,” she said. Now, not many people decide to do their first triathlon after they collect Social Security. It wasn’t a goal really; it was a bucket list item. The “do once in a lifetime” just so you can say you did it. So with a month of training, 4 swim lessons under my belt, and a borrowed mountain bike, I did the Mighty Mujer women’s only triathlon….and I was hooked! Now I have goals: PR’s to set, nutrition plans to establish, HR zones to learn about, and so much more. I’m enjoying being active and healthy.
What is your “A” race for this season?
The Mighty Mujer was my first Tri and will always be special. To have the Full Circle warriors there at the end cheering me on, was the greatest feeling.
Please share your BIG goals:
1. Take the trainer off my bike!
2. I hope to run the Miami Marathon this year. It is going to be a stretch. I have the first 13.1 down, now working on the nutrition and stamina for the last 13.
3. 2020 season goal: Multirace Triathlon Trilogy series.
4, Nutrition, Nutrition, and Nutrition.
5. Having a better understanding of the training parameters.
Tell me about your successes so far:
My main success is that I have stuck with the program. Without this there would be no other successes. I took almost 15 minutes off my last ½ marathon and haven’t run that fast in 10 years. I have learnt to swim. My respiratory system is stronger. I love FFF (the strength class on Fridays that Full Circle has). My endurance is up.
What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for the each of the following?
Swim: Bike: Run:
All I had ever done was run a few ½ marathons. I hadn’t biked in over 40 years and never seriously swam before. My swim and bike times still look slower than molasses on a cold day, but they are improving. So is my HD cholesterol!
Nutrition/Health: Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved:
Recently I had a physical and my physician said, “Not many people have the blood pressure and lab values you do.” I hope to do even better. I have just started working with Erinne on the nutritional program. We all talk about physical health, but for me mental health is a high priority. Exercise keeps my spirit up, my life more organized, and is my best defense against dementia.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
More than numbers and times, it is the enjoyment and camaraderie. Everyone has been so supportive, that is number 1. I’m also learning there is more to running than putting one foot in front of the other. The track workouts have helped not only my running, but also my understanding of what I need to do before I run, during my run, and importantly after my run. Adding the nutritional program I sure is going to take all that I currently do to the next level.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
If your goal is to just make the finish line – go be the weekend warrior. But if you want to accomplish your goal- join the Full Circle Coaching training program. Achievement requires not only hard work, but also knowledge. This program gives us the knowledge so that our hard work pays off.
I have a simple 8 week training program starting in March to help you or a friend cross the finish line in your first triathlon. This can be used for any sprint triathlon. We will be focusing on the Mighty Mujer women’s only triathlon and offering Free race entries with the training plans. I guarantee your success!
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