Rockstar Triathlete: Enrique Raphael
Enrique’s journey has been truly inspirational!
Definitely not a straight shot to the top, with a hamstring injury and a twisted ankle, he now knows how to listen to his body and train in a way that allows him to keep improving race after race. Losing 20 lb’s is also an added bonus!
From his first time on the podium in short course racing last year, his success at Ultimate Tri Camp in March and now his very first 70.3.
Although the swim was cancelled he delivered exactly as was expected for the bike and run, averaging 21 MPH for the 56 bike and 10 min/ miles for the 13.1.
Congratulations Enrique… let’s get the sub 6 hour 70.3 in the books this year. You are a Rockstar Triathlete!
I will be 59 this year
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I met Erinne few years ago and I did the Swim Essentials and it was a good experience, then last year I decided to take triathlon more seriously registering for the NYC triathlon and I contacted her again; we went over the six month Triathlon Transformation Program and I became part of the FCC Tribe!
It has been an incredible year and I culminated it with the 70.3 Gulf Coast this past weekend.
What is your “A” race for this season?
My “A” race was the 70.3 this past weekend; now I have to think about the next one; probably another 70.3 this year.
Please share your BIG goals:
After racing in Panama City, I am sure I can complete a 70.3 in less than 6 hours if I keep working and improving my technique and fitness; this is a sport of consistency and continuous learning!
Tell me about your successes so far:
This has been a great year; I was able to go from completing a Sprint Race back in May 2021 to the 70.3 last weekend.
Beyond the races I can say the major success is that I feel great, I am healthy and I am blessed with the life I have and the people I share it with.
What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for each of the following? Swim, Bike, Run, and Nutrition/Health. Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved:
Now I feel very confident swimming long distances in open water, I believe I am stronger on the bike, I have improved my running technique a lot and I have made some changes to my nutrition and my lifestyle because of all that I have learned through the year.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
- Being part of a team makes a big difference; besides all what we get from the coaches, everybody in the team adds value to your training with comments, recommendations, etc.
- Following a well designed program based on your capabilities and measuring your progress is key in improving your performance
- What we learn beyond the training: Nutrition, sleep, meditation, yoga, etc.; all are game changers!
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
It is always something to learn, it is always a new challenge, It is always competing against yourself to be better, and despite being a one person sport, you are always surrounded and sharing with excellent people with the same kind of mentality and objectives.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
If you are committed to improving your health, your lifestyle and you are competitive, you are in the right place to join a great group of people thriving for the same.
Curious about Full Circle’s Triathlon Transformation or other programs?
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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.