Overall a really good experience; Rockstar Triathlete Wendy Whitlow
Wendy, YOU DID IT, You’re a triathlete! As a total beginner Wendy is an awesome coachable athlete. Showing up to training and coach calls, taking notes asking questions, she was here for business.
She also had a lot of FEAR about what was possible for her.
As her coaches explained to her, skill and repetition yield confidence and motivation, with consistency you get better and better!
Such is the case with Wendy!
She mentions terrible results with regard to the amount of time parts of the race as compared with other athletes… but I want to remind you Wendy, this is a competition against yourself and seeing you come from zero to crossing the finish line was so sweet!
Please own that and never forget that you can do anything you set your mind to. Thanks for choosing Full Circle Coaching for your journey!
Training Manager at a call center
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
It has been on my bucket list to complete a triathlon for over 5 years. After successfully losing a significant amount of weight… 150 pounds to be exact, with my best friend’s encouragement, we agreed to seek professional training. Her research led us to FCC.
What is your “A” race for this season?
The Miami 305 Sprint TRI
Please share your BIG goals:
Honestly my biggest goal was to make it out of the swim without having to be pulled out.
And if I made it out, my other fear was conquering the Rickenbacker Causeway bridge. I had only done it once with Coach Jacqueline. Well twice over and back. I freaked out and walked my bike down the remaining way and she stayed by my side on the return. So my goal was to successfully complete without her or my best friend.
Tell me about your successes so far:
I made it out of the water and over the bridge. Times were terrible but my run was decent.
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:
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
- Speed and run drills helped improve my running
- While I still have panic in the water, I have a better understanding of the mechanics and believe with practice I will only get better.
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
The ability to push myself beyond what my brain thinks I could accomplish and being around a community of other athletes that are so supportive.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
I say if you can afford the investment, it is worth it, especially if you live in the Miami area. I had hoped to spend more time training with others for the accountability. Virtual training is good if it’s what you have to work with but I like someone who can give immediate feedback or corrections. When alone I didn’t have that. Overall, a really great experience.
The group calls are great! I accomplished what I didn’t believe was possible. Especially with my swimming, learning to breathe properly is everything. I feel prepared and confident to complete a sprint distance triathlon!”
– Wendy Whitlow
Curious about Full Circle’s Beginner Triathlete Program?
You too can become the triathlete you always dreamed of!
Use this link to learn about our 6 week program to get ready for the July 4th Integrity Multisport Sprint Triathlon
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.