Rockstar: Willy Larreal

Rockstar: Willy Larreal

Coaches Notes:

Willy dreams of qualifying for Kona, and I’m so psyched to be on this journey with him. When you are already fast and have lots of experience, it is MORE difficult to get even faster.

He has done a 12:30 IM Florida and a 11:15 IM Texas.

My system of getting someone faster is very contradictive to the mainstream way of coaching for the Ironman, and frankly, many athletes are afraid to go shorter and get faster, but that is my secret sauce, and guess what? It’s working.

With two PRs (Personal Records) already in the books since we started- we are headed to the next one at Ironman Maryland for a qualifying spot for Kona- Sub 10 is the goal!

Willy has had to get a bit out of his comfort zone by doing more testing and a different kind of training than before, as well as communicating more with his coach- Me! These are all pieces to a giant puzzle to his ultimate success- Ironman World Championships- Let’s do this, Willy!

What is your age?

What is your profession?:
 I am a Civil Engineer 

Why did you choose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
Erinne is a very experienced coach, and I am convinced that she will take me to achieve my big goal.

What is your “A” race for this season?
Ironman Maryland

What are your BIG goals?
Qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona

Tell me about your successes so far!
PR on the middle distance and PR on sprint distance, looking forward to racing the full distance in September.

What were some of your biggest improvements in performance for each of the following? Swim, Bike, Run, and Nutrition/Health. Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved.
Improvement on the bike, I was able to complete the 56 miles on a 70.3 Ironman in 2:20 hrs.

Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:

  1. I have completed different types of workouts in all three disciplines. Ones based more on technique and numbers make the training very exciting.
  2. Better nutrition and hydration and strength training specific to triathlon.

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
Pushing myself physically and mentally every day and seeing the results.

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
FCC has a team of experienced instructors passionate about their work. They are dedicated to helping me achieve my dream!

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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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