Rockstar Triathlete: Rachel Mumford
Over the summer I really noticed Rachel with a new sense of purpose and hitting her workouts in a committed way! It would only make sense she would end up on the podium at her summer Olympic distance race a few weeks ago.
Digging into her swim by attending Swim Essentials really helped identify some limiters in her technique and get to work on correcting them. But the key as always was the consistency in her training week after week!!
Way to go Rachel! Age Group Nationals 2023, here you come!!!!
You are a Rockstar Triathlete!!!
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Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
-Wanted to be part of a team with other triathletes.
-Wanted a Coach whose main priority was triathlons and not just a side hustle
-where coaching is available every day.
-I believed that FCC could finally help me improve my swim.
-Also, I chose Full Circle Coaching because I knew that the team focused on more than just racing but also total mind and body, a holistic approach.
What is your “A” race for this season?
Originally Heartland Triathlon on June 5, 2022 but I had nutrition mishaps so now my “A” race is Miami Man International Distance in November 2022
Please share your BIG goals:
Qualify for Age Group Nationals
My perfect Olympic race goal is:
1500 Swim 00:41:01
40k Bike 1:11:00
10k Run 00:57:29
Tell me about your successes so far:
Swimming has been my biggest challenge. My swim threshold is 2:32 pace. At Key Biscayne Triathlon I swam a 2:27 pace in OPEN WATER! I would definitely credit the Swim Essentials class and the specific drills I received from my video analysis for improving my swim.
Training with a Bike power meter is a game changer. When I’m focused on the high cadence and my desired watts, I’m hitting speeds that I didn’t think were in my ballpark. Now I just need to bring all the components together such as distance, endurance, nutrition, etc. Eventually it will happen at a race.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. Daily coaching either at practice or online through Training Peaks helps me stay on target and helps prevent me from getting injured especially with the recovery weeks.
- Nutrition, nutrition, nutrition!
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
Triathlon has been part of my lifestyle for over 10 years. I began with FCC in 2018. Being part of a team brings excitement. My teammates encourage me.
My teammates are always signing up for something that I may or may not have thought of racing. They come back share their experience next thing you know I’m signing up for the race.
A prime example is, Key West Triathlon it is such a fun time. I have now done it several times.
Also, I had not planned on racing the Olympic distance at Key Biscayne until a couple of teammates encouraged me to sign up for this distance and it was that race I had one of my best swim times and got on the podium!
Even when I miss my goal I know that the next race will be better so I keep training.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
Join FCC, it is an investment in you.
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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.