Coach’s Notes: Rosa has had an amazing year. I love when triathletes who have been training and racing with no real structure come to me.
They already have the drive to do the work, but really aren’t seeing the true results of their potential. We start assessing, testing and form correcting and WHAM- they podium. never thinking this is even possible. Rosa is a perfect example of this. She is a strong woman, mother, wife and loves her work.
She was just focusing on the volume of the races she was training for.
By assessing and correcting form , testing and using training zones and actually paying attention to doing intervals to get faster she has podiumed in every race since we started this year! What a Rockstar!!!! Way to go Rosa! so excited about 2022 and your Ironman Alaska race!
Profession: Pharmacist, COVID vaccine immunizer Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey? I have worked with Erinne for the past 19 years. She helped train me for my 3rd Marathon (Disney) in 2002 and my first Ironman in 2004 (Great Floridian). I was successful in both of these races. I moved to Georgia for 12 years and when I returned back to Miami, I reconnected with Erinne right away because she’s a proven winner.What is your “A” race for this season? Miami Man Half Ironman (70.3) 2021
Please share your BIG goals: Ironman Alaska 2022
Tell me about your successes so far: After 21 years of racing Triathlons and never being on the podium- this year for the first time with FC, I have podium in my last 4 races. I won 3rd place in the Fort De Soto International Triathlon, St Petersburg, FL (June 26th). I won 3rd place in my KB Sprint (Aug 22nd). I won 2nd place at KB International (Sept 19th). I earned 1st place at the Miami Man 1/2 Ironman (11/14)
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: I have improved in my efficiency on the swim. I’m not out of breath like I used to be in the past races. Swimming on Fridays with the Team and learning new swim skills has made me more confident in swimming open water. When I bike, I now focus on RPM and heart rate instead of speed. This RPM training is what got me through the very windy bike ride at the Miami Man 1/2 Ironman.
I attended Erinne’s Running Essentials Clinic in September and I listened to everything she said. I bought a new pair of running shoes, Altra (zero drop). I started seeing the Physical Therapist Dr. Eric at Athletix, to strengthen my shoulders due to work related posture and to help my neck when I ride my bike in the aerobars. My neck does not burn as much as it used to.
I started taking the Perfect Essential Amino Acids and Magnesium tablets as part of my pre-workout routine to help with muscle recovery. I added a little bit of Himalayan pink salt to my water bottles to keep me hydrated throughout the day. I cleaned up my eating habits by adding sweet potatoes, avocados, boiled eggs, and salmon to my diet especially the days before my races and for my pre-race breakfast.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey: 1. Consistency = swimming at least 2 to 3 times a week 2. Having a race and nutrition plan. 3. Working out alongside my teammates has motivated me to push harder.
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon? The sense of competition and accomplishment.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program? Don’t hesitate, jump right in and do it. I learned to swim as an adult, right before my first triathlon, 21 years ago. Ever since then I have never looked back, I’m always looking for the next big challenge.
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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 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.