Rockstar Triathlete Jacquelyn Schwartz

Rockstar Triathlete Jacquelyn Schwartz

Coach’s Notes: I feel so blessed that “Jac” is part of the Full Circle Coaching team. With her education, it is wonderful to see how she has applied her knowledge to real time, actual training and performance.

Her results speak for themselves. I am so happy with all her wonderful accomplishments thus far, and even more excited for what’s to come.

One often hears people say, “knowledge is power” BUT, it must be applied to actually create power. This is exactly what “Jac” has done.

Way to go girl! You’re an inspiration to me and the whole tribe. Keep doing what you are doing and the sky is the limit; meaning there are no limits for you! YES!!!!!

Age: 24
Profession: Triathlon/Strength and Conditioning Coach

Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey? I joined Full Circle as a coach, not realizing that I would also be able to participate, train, and totally level up as an athlete! The team/tribe is so exciting for me to work and train with because we train our athletes intelligently, based on science, with zero guess work. There’s also extreme attention to detail and we prioritize recovery with training and life balance. This is what sets Full Circle apart from other coaching companies. 

What is your “A” race for this season? I just competed in Ironman Florida 70.3 in Haines City. This was my main focus for the beginning of the year…now I am setting my sights on another half distance for the end of the year November or December.

Please share your BIG goals: One day I will complete an Ironman triathlon (shh don’t tell my Mom) probably in 2023. In general, I want to keep improving, getting faster in all disciplines while also enjoying training for the sport. I love the triathlon lifestyle because I get to train and be in nature and be grateful for my strong, healthy body that I challenge every day.

Tell me about your successes so far: I raced a personal record in a sprint triathlon in the beginning of March and another new record at the beginning of May, I just crossed the finish line of my first half Ironman, I helped organize and coach a successful Ultimate Triathlon Camp!

What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for the each of the following? 

Swim: I’m a strong swimmer (have been training in the pool since age 6) but have gotten a lot better at pushing myself at my pool paces in open water. And getting better at sighting, I used to always swim off course. Also, paying attention to my form more because it is not perfect! 

Bike: I know how to use my power meter now! And I upgraded to a tri bike 1 month before the 70.3…so putting in a lot more time in the saddle on that bike before the end of the year will make me unstoppable…

Run: Have been dealing with ankle pain for the past 3ish years, have had unsuccessful PT. I switched to Altra zero drop sneakers, and I ran 13.1 miles in my race without noticing any ankle pain! My form is getting much better, less heel striking. 

Nutrition/Health: Learning more about training and racing nutrition. 

Recovery: I am adding this as a discipline…because it is that important! I used to never rest. It is still really hard for me to rest because I love training…but the week before all of my races this year I really restrained my volume and intensity to rest and recover for the race and that has made all the difference. 

Also, when I’m not racing, we use the schedule of 3 weeks training and 1 week of recovery so that I absorb the hard work I have done and rebuild muscle and energy rather than continually beating myself into the ground. Also, I have seen the benefit of yoga, kihara stretching, and Epsom salt baths to avoid injury, stress, and worry. 

Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved:
Draft Legal Sprint PR, 1h 14 min
First 70.3, 6h 18 min

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

  1. The tribe!! Knowing and training with athletes of all different levels and backgrounds is so inspiring. I’ve been on group bike rides with a 7- time Ironman finisher AND someone who had raced in zero triathlons. Everyone has something to learn from everyone else and I know that each team member will be there to celebrate my wins as much as I am there to celebrate their achievements with them.
  2. The coaching, training program, attention to detail, and race preparedness. I felt so confident before my half Ironman race because I had completed all the training on schedule and appropriately ramped up to the race day. And the training was based on my specific paces and ability based on my swim/bike/run testing analysis. 

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon? Motivating myself and others to achieve that which I/they thought was not possible. 

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?

Triathlon can seem intimidating from the outside, but absolutely anyone can do it. There is no better group to join that will help you achieve your wildest dreams. And teach you how to do it the right way (with no injuries or burnout); encouraging you to reach your potential and become the best version of yourself. 

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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of the 16 week Triathlon Transformation. 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, Mermaid and much much more.

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