Rockstar Triathlete: Romain Ritter
Coach’s Notes: Romain is a dedicated triathlete. Coming to me with 2 years of experience, we needed to evaluate what his limiters might be to get him to the next level and reaching his new bigger triathlon dreams. The camera doesn’t lie and identifying where he can swim, bike and run better with improved technique was and will allow continued success. Testing and retesting every 6-8 weeks, keeps us on track to train to his current fitness level and energy systems. I’m super proud of the immediate successes we’ve had. Now, let’s get to work on an amazing 2021 and getting those Dreams to Reality!
Age: 39 and counting
Profession: Wine & Spirits
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey? I started doing triathlons three years ago and quickly reached a peak. You can only go so far relying on internet searches as a training tool.
I then decided to join another Miami-based team which proved to me that a structured training program makes a world of difference. However, I was clearly looking for more than just structure. I was on the hunt for a more holistic approach (body/nutrition/mind) and a real team atmosphere which after meeting Erinne I quickly noticed I would have in joining FCC.
What is your “A” race for this season? My “A” Race was last Saturday, December 6, 2020 Challenge Daytona 70.3 (Middle Distance). Now that it has passed, I am already looking ahead to Challenge Miami 70.3 in March, 2021. Being a big racing (car) fan, racing on two world renowned tracks in special. More importantly, Challenge Miami falls on the day of my 40th birthday (and my son’s 7th). This makes it even more of an exciting goal to hit a PR in company of family and friends on an important turning point in my life. Having goals is great but making them even more personal and sharing them with those you are close to is just so much better. Hoping other FCC members join in the fun too.
Please share your BIG goals:
– Sub 5hr 70.3
– Breaking 25mph average bike on a 50+ mile bike
– Sub 1h35 half marathon
– A podium at least on one race – just for bragging rights 😊
Tell me about your successes so far: Since joining FCC 6 months ago, my focus was this past weekend’s 70.3. Beyond beating the stretch target we had set for the race, I feel like my biggest success, thanks to FCC, has been my improvement on my weakest discipline, the swim!
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. Swim performance. I simply love Erinne and Jacquelyn’s ability to make a very technical sport seem so effortless. They have taught me so much. Not only is my technique better (still WIP) but I understand why I do things correctly or not.
2. Nutrition has been a major improvement. After the assessment, Erinne brought attention to the fact that although I had a healthy diet overall, I was not eating enough particularly pre/post workout and that I needed to adjust the type of intake I had. I have made those tweaks and added supplements tailored to my needs. Never have I felt better.
3. The importance of stretching/strength training
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon? Until recently, it has really been about surpassing myself and being able to focus on multiple sports. I do not like routine.
I also love the community – I feel like all triathletes I have met have the same drive and similar values. Whatever the level, we can all relate to one another. This is special – as much as there is competition, it is always in a healthy, family-style environment. This is even more so true within the FCC team.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program? What are you waiting for. Give it a try. What have you got to lose. FCC is for all athletes, not just triathletes! Set a goal and allow FCC to help you deliver on it.
Catch a glimpse of Romain in action at the Daytona Challenge (at 53 seconds)
My new 6 month Triathlon Training program could be just the help you are looking for. Find out by calling/texting me at 786-586-6057 today or better yet, click this link: http://www.scheduleyou.in/5ZIsVaU to schedule your FREE Triathlon Breakthrough Session to see if this program is for you!
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. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom and much much more.