Rockstar Runner: Dylan Boone
I was psyched when Dylan said he wanted to train for the Miami 13.1. We met at Athletix rehab because that is our partner for all our physical therapy with our athletes.
As more of a strength athlete, he did not know what he did not know about HOW to run properly and efficiently for endurance.
We immediately started with his run video analysis, evaluation, and the 1-mile run test since he already had so much fitness.
He hit all his training and had to work on less ground reaction time and cadence with the run drills at the track workouts and we needed to add a lot more nutrition to hit all his long runs!
Congratulations, Dylan- You are a Rockstar Runner, and your results speak for themselves!
I await the call when you decide to join my triathlon program! Let’s do it! 😉
Dylan’s Results: 1-mile test from 6:54 to 5:55 and his first 13.1 in 1:49!
Profession: Physical Therapist at Athletix Rehab
Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I needed guidance on the proper way to train for endurance.
My background is in sports performance training for anaerobic sports, so I needed a coach who was educated in aerobic training and cardiovascular adaptations. I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Erinne at Athletix and decided to choose her as my coach.
What is your “A” race for this season?
Currently undecided on a race for this year, but I completed my first Miami Half Marathon this past January 2023 and will make it an annual race.
Please share your BIG goals:
I would love to get involved in triathlon training this year. Completing a Sprint Triathlon or Olympic Triathlon is a possibility for me.
Tell me about your successes so far:
Completing my first Miami Half Marathon in 1:49 and the Miami Runway 5K in 23:21.
What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance in your running?
Each week was an improvement while I was training for the half marathon. My metrics improved every month. I significantly improved my mile test time in my 4 month training program.
I started at a 6:54/1-mile test and achieved a 5:55/ 1-mile test just before the half marathon.
I used to suffer from a runner’s knee, but with Erinne’s coaching on my running form, technique, and my physical therapy background, I got rid of all those symptoms and am running pain-free.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. Coaching: I believe there is no way to train for these races without a coach by your side. I would not have been able to determine my levels of progression, when to increase or decrease intensity, or monitor how my body was feeling without Erinne’s guidance throughout this process.
2. Community: Having a group of people to train with is very important. The FullCircle team is very welcoming, and I enjoyed my workouts with them. There is also a big running community in Miami. I was able to meet and train with many new people I have been able to build relationships with. Having people to run with is always nice, especially when motivation is lacking a little bit.
What excites you the most about being involved in running/ triathlon?
The potential for growth and pushing my body to new limits.
What would you say to someone on the fence about joining our training program?
You can try it to see if you like it. If you do, you can continue. If you don’t like it, it’s not for everyone, but at least you tried. I never thought I would run a half marathon, but I am glad I did and want to do it again!
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