Rockstar Triathlete Michael Caputa Takes 1st Place

Rockstar Triathlete Michael Caputa Takes 1st Place

Coach’s Notes:
Michael was already a strong triathlete but not using testing and training zones to train and race. Switching from hoping for the best outcome on race day to knowing within a few minutes what he is capable dialed in his race performance and we got it right first time around- 1st place baby! So proud of you Michael, so dedicated to train and get it in between family time and work- You are truly a rockstar triathlete- Let’s see what next year can bring!

Age: 44

Profession: Sales with Schindler Elevator Corporation Maintenance and Repair

Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I met Erinne at my 1st pre-race clinic for the May 2017 Mack Cycle Tri-Miami. I gained some valuable tips from her and knew she was passionate and knowledgeable about the sport.

Last year, my dear friend, Hunter Tully,  joined FCC and I was able to see him grow in the sport and hear all about the FCC approach. Earlier this year Hunter approached me about joining a team that he was putting together to race in the RAAM (Ride Across America) in June 2020. Erinne is also a part of that team. At one of our RAAM team meetings I was able to share with her my goals and what I had been doing with a part time coach. She was confident that she could help and I gave it a shot. In 3 months she helped me reach my 1st goal. I’m so glad that I made the decision to be a part of her team!

What is your “A” race for this season?
Key West Olympic 

Please share your BIG goals:
50 mile Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim run in the Grand Canyon, Gulf Coast 70.3 PR and Podium, RAAM in 8 days (3,000+ miles 125,000 gain), and complete full Ironman.

Tell me about your successes so far:
I started doing triathlons in 2017. I am a proud finisher of 3 Half Ironman distance races with a PR of 5:33. I have done multiple sprint, international/Olympic distances since 2017 and just finished 1st in my age group in Key West. 

What were some of your biggest Improvements in performance for the each of the following? Swim: Bike: Run: Nutrition/Health: Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved: 
Swim – Erinne is correcting my form and in 3 months I’ve gotten almost 20 seconds faster per 100 yards;
Bike – proper bike fit and coaching has allowed me to sustain high power for much longer periods;
Run – structured workouts that have focused my training to run faster than ever.
Nutrition – work in progress! 

Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
1. Setting specific goals within the race (race plan).
2. Workouts designed to maximize potential and simulate race day efforts.
3. Having someone to call or text that is willing and able to answer my every question. Yes even the silly and “you should know better” ones!

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
Having an outlet for my competitive nature and the triathlon community. The community is AWESOME!

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
You don’t know what you don’t know. Erinne, Dennis, and Dany are experts and can get you to the next level easier and quicker than anyone could do it by themselves. 


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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997, Member of Team USA and Competed in over 150 races. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Level 2 Master’s Swim Coach, Metabolic Efficiency Expert and Motivational Speaker, Mom, and much much more.

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