Rockstar IronWoman Veronica Voisine
Veronica called me in January of 2023 very upset that she was not able to complete her full marathon that she had been training for for the last 4 months.
Not knowing anything about her except that we had been working on nutrition I offered to help.
Looking at her training plan from her former coach I was shocked to find no strength training in her program. This is a huge mistake and not all coaches understand the importance of this essential component of a training plan.
Even when I started coaching triathletes in 1999 not many coaches included strength- but we all learned the hard way that without strength training, over-use injuries and performance suffers.
So that’s where we started!
And since Veronica was signed up for the Chattanooga Full Ironman (hilly bike and run course) and she lived in Savannah not in miami, we decided learning how to ride and run on the hills and work with her in person she should join me at Ultimate Tri Camp.
Veronica was truly dedicated to the Ironman journey. She showed up for every coach call, asked questions and hit all her training.
When the foot injury came up I did not recommend putting IM off because I didn’t want her to lose momentum and not complete another goal- I was confident she could make the 16:30 cut off even with a walk / run strategy.
The great news is- she did make the cut off and has no more foot pain even after the 26 mile marathon! She has come so far in just 8 months, it’s amazing.
Way to go Veronica- you truly are one of the grittiest, tough Rockstars we have!!! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what’s next for you.
What is your age?
What is your profession?:
Why did you choose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
Started with Erinne’s Nutrition Essentials course and realized I needed more help with training for Triathlons. I liked the holistic approach to training, nutrition, recovery- which I didn’t know anything about, and the importance of strength training- which was non- existent since I started triathlons.
What is your “A” race for this season?
It was the Chattanooga Full Ironman 2023
What are your BIG goals?
Finish the Ironman
Tell me about your successes so far!
I got injured in June and could not run. I thought Ironman was done for this year – Erinne told me to trust the process. I was not sure how I was going to finish the Ironman marathon with no running in over 2 months but my run was so much better for race day then I could have even imagined.
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.
Everything is better! I have completed 2 half Ironmans on my own before working with Full Circle Coaching. I was so drained afterwards and sore.
I feel better after this Full Ironman than after any half because my fitness is so much better. I was really tearing down my body before.
Now I am healthier overall. I learned the importance of letting my body recover during training and I am stronger. I eat better and am starting to learn how fuel my body the way it needs.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
- Having Full Circle Coaching!
- Learning the importance to strength training
- Learning the importance of nutrition
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
I love how supportive everyone in the Full Circke Community is – everyone celebrates each others achievements.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
Just do it – it will be a game changer. I know that I would not have finished Ironman without the help from Full Circle Coaching!
Do you want results like these?
Become a Stronger, Faster & More Confident Triathlete at the 14th Annual Ultimate Tri Camp February 26 – March 3, 2024!
Learn cutting edge swim, bike, run and strength training skills to improve your speed and efficiency.
Ultimate Tri Camp is a 6-day event guaranteed to improve your physical and mental limits.
All level triathletes are welcome. Our triathlon camp programs are specifically designed to zone in and strengthen skills based on athletic level.
What’s in store for you:
- Three levels of coaching in every session to meet YOU where you’re at as an athlete
- Amazing guest speakers to give inspiration and additional performance tools
- Unlimited use of the National Training Center – a 37,000 square foot facility that’s basically like a triathlete’s playground
- 6 days / 7 nights of focused training to improve your physical and mental limits so you can keep on crushing those goals. You’ll leave a faster, stronger, more confident triathlete
- A surprise pro triathlete to share about how they do things!
Upon completion of Ultimate Triathlon Camp you return to your training with following:
- A plan to set up for success in life and sport
- Tools to implement, strength and stretching protocols
- Identification of your limiters to further improve your performance
- Lifetime access to your video analysis showing where you need to work
- A custom coaching plan to set your year up for success
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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.