Rockstar Triathlete Frantz Dunel

Rockstar Triathlete Frantz Dunel

Coach’s Notes:  When Frantz joined Full Circle Coaching as a part of my Triathlon Transformation Program 5 months ago, he told me he wanted to become a Rockstar Triathlete. 

Well, the time is here, and he truly personifies everything a Rockstar triathlete is.
The road was a little bumpy on his journey to the start line of the Key West Sprint Triathlon, but Frantz set the intention and showed up at practice or did the work on his own and followed the training plan.
He is a husband and father to 2 young children, and has a brand-new company, so the struggle to fit time in to train was real.  But he did it and hit some pretty awesome achievements like: 
  • He QUIT Vaping
  • Running a sub 20 min 5k and 
  • 3rd place podium at his first sprint triathlon in Key West.
Way to go Frantz… I’m super proud of the triathlete you have become.  Can’t wait to see what’s next!

Age: 36

Profession: President of an Ocean Shipping & Logistics Company- Maritime Industry.Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey? FC came highly recommended from a friend of mine Raul Boesel, who is an experienced ultra marathoner. 

What is your “A” race for this season? KW Sprint Triathlon was my “A” race as recommended by Coach Erinne. 

Please share your BIG goals: My BIG goals continue to change as I progress however, I always want to be the best husband, father, friend, colleague and of course athlete I can possibly be. Training hard and always working towards my next goal positively affects every facet of life. 

Tell me about your successes so far: When I started with FC a few months ago I had doubts on a target race being only 3 months away since I had zero triathlon experience and my swim was below average

This past weekend I completed my first triathlon and far exceeded all my expectations and target times. I truly felt prepared and knew exactly what to expect because of Full Circle!

What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for the each of the following? Swim, Bike, Run, and Nutrition/Health. Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved: My biggest improvement HAS to be in the swim. Although I thought I could swim, apparently I really couldn’t swim more than leisurely “swimming” when jumping off a boat or wading in a pool. On day 1, around Sept 2021,in my swim test I could barely “swim” one lap of a pool without being completely exhausted.  Fast forward to Dec 4, 2021, I just completed my first sprint triathlon and even passed other swimmers in that portion!  My run technique, cadence and stride has also improved which has prevented me from injury.

Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. The commitment/dedication of FC coaches and the FC tribe of athletes is truly contagious and inspiring.

2. The vast knowledge and experience that is willingly shared without hesitation. The FC culture is one where everyone is always willing to root for each other and lend a helping hand which is critical as newer members are learning and growing

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon? The sheer feeling of accomplishing goals that were thought to be unlikely or not possible. Sport and competition which can be done for years to come.

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program? Just give it a try, I can assure you that you will surprise yourself. Coaching gives you the push, support and guidance needed to achieve your goals. 


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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.


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