Rockstar: Carmen Lottie
Carmen is a true Rockstar Triathlete. She shows up every day and does the work!
Kaizen- meaning constant steady improvement -is one of the core principles of Full Circle Coaching and Carmen epitomizes this principle.
First, she looks the part and has a matching helmet and shoes for every training session. 2nd, she gives her all at every single training session and race. She is a massive inspiration for the whole team and everyone’s biggest cheerleader. #rd, she is not finished yet! she is striving for better faster and more with every race goal she sets and I am so excited for the next PR (Personal Record) at NC 70.3
Thanks so much for choosing Full Circle Coaching for your triathlon journey and bringing your husband, Jose Alvarez, along for the ride!
You both are an incredible team and asset to the Full Circle Coaching Tribe!
What is your age?
62 years young
What is your profession?:
Why did you choose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I joined FCC in February of 2022. I am the type of person that needs one-on-one coaching and I wanted to work with head coach Erinne Guthrie. I had seen her throughout the years in local triathlon clinics here in Miami. I knew how knowledgeable a triathlon coach she was and I had no doubt in my mind that I would be in good hands. Once I joined FCC, I learned that not only did I have head coach Erinne as my coach but also three other triathlon specific coaches! Coaches Ollie, Dennis and Nico are very knowledgeable and they are actively competing as well. That is priceless!
What is your “A” race for this season?
I have two “A” races left this year. Ironman 70.3 North Carolina 10/21/2023, and Clash Daytona Long Course AquaBike 57.2, 12/5/2023, qualifier for Team USA Long Course Championship.
What are your BIG goals?
Swim at less than 2:00/100, Bike at an average of 20 mph, and Run at less than 10:30/mile for a 5k. Qualify for Team USA Long Course AquaBike ITU Worlds in Townsville, Australia, 2024
Tell me about your successes so far!
In 2023, I have completed the Miami Half Marathon, Clash Miami Sprint Distance, Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico, Swim Miami 2023, the 305 Triathlon Sprint Distance (getting 2nd place in my AG F60-64 in the State of Florida), the 2023 USAT Nationals Olympic Distance in Milwaukee.
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.
I swam 500 yards at 2:07/100 and ran a 5k at 10:14/ mile at the 305 Triathlon 2023. I did the same race back in 2022 swimming the 500 yards at 2:26/100 and running the 5k at 11:11/mile. That’s a huge improvement!
Now, looking at the USAT Nationals, I just completed the Olympic Distance in Milwaukee on 8/5/2023 in 3:31, beating my USAT Nationals 2018 in Cleveland, OH, which was 3:48. I did this dealing with an Achilles Tendon Injury.
I had been told to hold back during the run and even doing that I was able to cut my time down by 17 minutes!
One of my major improvements while being coached by FCC is how calm I am in Open Water. I met a fellow Athlete in Nationals 2023. She was freaking out about the swim. I realized that was me prior to joining FCC. I almost drown at age 7 but I did not want that experience to stop me from doing Triathlons. Coach Erinne and Coach Ollie have taught me to feel comfortable in the Ocean and, by embracing it, I am now calmer and at peace when doing Open Water Swimming. I am one step closer to reaching my goal.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
- I am improving my technique in all three sports.
- I am training with great coaches and teammates that encourage me to feel good about myself.
- I know how to plan my race, pacing myself and eating the right nutrition not only during but prior to the actual race.
- I know how to recover and take care of my body.
- I have regained the confidence that I had lost.
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
Feeling great about my accomplishments no matter how hard it may be and being able to share it with my husband Jose and my Triathlon family. It is me against me!
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
Wait no longer! Join us and find out for yourself what a great triathlon team FCC is.
Do you want results like these? My 16-week Triathlon Transformation Training Program is designed to help you get faster for your next triathlon in less time than other training programs.
The Triathlon Transformation Program focuses on you as an individual; your form, technique, strength, fueling, and mindset. Through video analysis, metabolic testing, holistic lifestyle coaching, and a supportive community, you will achieve all your triathlon dreams and goals to get faster in less time.
If you want to show up confidently at the start of your next race — swimming, biking, and running past the competition, sprinting across the finish line with arms overhead, knowing you nailed it — then this program is for you.
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.