Rockstar Triathlete Jacquelyn Schwartz says “Full Circle Coaching Chose Me!”
What a journey the last 2 years has taken us on and the results speak for themselves!
I know the training and coaching program I offer here at Full Circle Coaching works, but to see it in action over the last 2 years up close with Coach Jac has been simply awesome.
Jac, is so dedicated and shows up week after week, even when it was different and not what she was used to. Doing less volume to now have more energy, to change the way you fuel the body and your lifestyle to support your racing and training goals is tough! I know I have challenged your beliefs about what is truly possible for yourself, but I hope you can see now that anything is possible and you are such a sexy Rockstar Triathlete!
I just want to say thank you so much for trusting the process, questioning everything and working together to get you where you are today! I could not be more proud of you!
Triathlon and strength and conditioning coach
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I didn’t choose Full Circle, Full Circle chose me!
I did choose Full Circle to work as a coach after earning my master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. But Full Circle chose me, in the sense that I did not realize that by working with and being a part of the team I would be fully transformed as an athlete myself.
What is your “A” race for this season?
Sprint Draft Legal World Championships on June 25
Please share your BIG goals:
My “dream goal” race time for Worlds is to break 1:10. And is it crazy to say I want to place in the top 10, podium in my age group?!
Tell me about your successes so far:
On May 8, I competed in my second race of 2022;
The Girlz on Fire Sprint Triathlon in Clermont.
I finished in 2nd place overall, 34 seconds behind 1st place.
This was my first time on the podium in the overall category.
I also ran a personal record for my 5k, 23:10, off the bike!
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:
Swim– I have been a swimmer for 20 years, so this is my strength. But taking videos of my swimming form at the beginning of the year has helped identify weaknesses in my stroke that I have been improving with drills. Using the swim catch and pull resistance bands has also improved my strength in the water.
Bike– My most recent power test was an all time best, FTP of 210 Watts
Coach Erinne also taught me how to do a flying mount at Ultimate Tri Camp. I’m loving using my power meter to do my intervals and getting comfortable pushing harder on the bike.
Run– I also have been taking videos of my running form and have significantly improved my run cadence by having cadence as a visible field on my Garmin watch. It surprises me how strong I am on the run, and getting faster, because I definitely have never identified myself as a runner, and still don’t always enjoy it!
I have been running with Altra sneakers for almost 2 years pain free, and also doing my lower leg strengthening (I had constant ankle pain running for 3+ years before FC).
Nutrition– This has been a huge one for me in the past 4 months. Participating in the Nutrition Essentials course has helped encourage me to eat real (not processed) organic foods, no added sugar, and to add some supplements to my routine like CreO2 and PerfectAminos.
I sleep better and have lots of energy to train hard usually twice a day and focus at work. I feel and look sexy 😉
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
- Video analysis for form and technique correction, learning new skills
- The training program: swim, bike, and run field testing, believing in and giving energy to interval numbers for pace and power, and recovery
- Support and inspiration from the team of coaches and athletes
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
The Full Circle tribe is a community I am grateful to be a part of.
Coaches and triathletes of all levels from beginner, to Ironman World Championship participants train together, support, teach, and learn from each other.
I am most excited to contribute and benefit from this community’s energy, inspiration, and motivation.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
Hop off the fence, join us, you won’t regret it! There is something in triathlon for everyone.
Whether you want to just be more active, be outside and enjoy nature more, or you do want to learn the skills and training philosophies to be competitive in racing, or anywhere in between, Full Circle Coaching is the perfect place for you.
Curious about Full Circle’s Triathlon Transformation 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.