Triathlon Transformation & Ultimate Tri Camp Rockstar Triathlete: Richie Ganitsky

Triathlon Transformation /Ultimate Tri Camp Rockstar Triathlete: Richie Ganitsky

Coach Notes:

Richie joined me during Bring a Buddy week in December, then decided to become a member of my 16-week Triathlon Transformation program and also jumped into my all-inclusive Ultimate Tri Camp experience. This is his combination feedback of everything he has done with Full Circle Coaching over the last 4 months.

I want to congratulate you, Richie, on going all in because you have truly transformed in every aspect of your triathlon Life.

From improving your swim technique, overcoming fear on the bike, being comfortable in group rides, tackling the hills of Clermont, Florida at Camp, and getting close to your record for your 13.1 from 10 years ago, and so much more! You know how to dig in and achieve new heights in your performance

I am proud of your achievements and cannot wait to see what’s next for you. Thanks for choosing Full Circle Coaching for your Triathlon Journey. You are a true Rockstar Triathlete!

Age: 46

Profession: Attorney

Why did you choose to Join Full Circle Coaching?

After about three years of running just marathons, I wanted to improve my fitness, and my running coach had mentioned triathletes made the best improvements in speed.  In the back of my mind, I knew this was true since the best shape I had ever been in was when I had trained for triathlons prior to focusing only on running. 

I knew of Coach Erinne from the Integrity Multisport race clinics.  Then I attended the Bring a Buddy Week trial period; Coach Erinne, Coach Ollie, and the athletes were very welcoming, so I joined the group. 

Over the past four months, I have made big improvements.

Swimming – I’ve improved my technique and swam much more in the ocean, which led to very good results at the Swim Miami mile in 33:20!

On the Bike– Coach Erinne and Coach Dennis helped me overcome my fear of downhills by riding the hills of Clermont at Ultimate Triathlon Camp!

And on the Run– I just raced the Mesa, Arizona half marathon in 1:47, a time I hadn’t achieved in almost ten years!

I’ve also gotten stronger by eating more protein and supplementing with weight training and yoga!

Also, training with Full Circle Coaching has motivated me to work out early in the mornings, which is an excellent start to my day!

Why did you choose to attend the Ultimate Tri Camp for help in your triathlon journey?

A week devoted to training at Clermont would be great! Also, I liked UTC’s emphasis on not just swimming, biking, and running sessions but also included holistic nutrition, yoga, and motivational speakers.

Please share your BIG goals and how Ultimate Tri Camp supported you:

My big goal was to enjoy a great week of fitness.

Getting lots of technique tips from the coaches: like riding with Coach Erinne on the hills of Clermont, finding motivation from the other athletes and speakers, having daily yoga or meditation classes, massages every other day, healthy breakfasts, lunches, smoothies, and juices all delivered was great!

What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance at Ultimate Tri Camp?

Swim: With the improved technique, I feel less tired after swimming long distances.
Bike: I started at the back of the pack on our first rides, and by the last part of our last ride, I was almost at the front of our “Cool Group.”
Run: Running the clay trail with a Boston qualifier was fun learning about his experience.
Nutrition/Health: Adding more protein to my diet has helped me to feel stronger and recover more quickly.
Mindset: Improved positive thinking with mantras like “I can do anything” and “I get to do something challenging;” it is a privilege!

Did you achieve any Personal Records or Goals? I achieved my goal of having a great time gaining fitness.

Name 2 or 3 things you feel will make the biggest difference in your triathlon performance after participating in Ultimate Tri Camp:

  1. Replicating the increased fitness gained at UTC with my daily training in Miami.
  2. Getting to train throughout the season with the coaches and other athletes of Full Circle who also participated in UTC.
  3. The most unique triathlon part of UTC is the hilly bike terrain at Clermont, and having trained there is already making a positive difference in my riding in Miami.

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?

I feel even leaner and stronger cross-training than mostly just running, which I’d been doing for several years.

What was your favorite part of Ultimate Tri Camp?

The ice bath after climbing Sugar Loaf. I’d never tried an ice bath before, and despite the initial cold, my muscles were relaxed and renewed afterward.

What would you say to someone on the fence about attending Ultimate Tri Camp?

Learning about the other parts of swimming/biking/running, nutrition, strength, stretch training, and mindset is not to be overlooked, and you’ll get it all at UTC.

Are you coming back next year? Definitely! Already reserved my spot!


Erinne Guthrie has been 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 more.

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