Rockstar Triathlete Mason Fruit: A Triathlon Transformation Success Story

Rockstar Mason Fruit

Coaches Notes:

Mason called me around this time last year, right after the MiamiMan Triathlon 2022, where he was racing the International distance race. He wanted to go long and complete three 70.3s in 2023.

I love goals like this!

He joined my Signature Triathlon Transformation Program, and we got to work on all his testing and evaluations. From there, we started training to improve his swim, bike, and run technique and build his aerobic capacity for the longer-distance races he aimed for.

Nutrition and strength played a role in his ability to handle the volume of his training while working full-time at a pretty intense job and being a good boyfriend.

For someone his age, I was surprised at his dedication to the sport and reaching his goals. Most 20-something-year-olds are not that dedicated to putting in the work that being a successful triathlete takes!

Congratulations on all your 70.3 races- you are a true Rockstar Triathlete. Sub 6, here you come!

What is your age?


What is your profession?:

Electrical Engineer

Why did you choose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?

I met Erinne at Miami Man 2022 – and she made me take my shoes off in the grass. Instant credibility!

What is/ was your “A” race for this season?

I did three 70.3’s with Arizona 70.3 as my “A” Race.

What are your BIG goals?

Sub 6 70.3 at Oceanside and Oregon next season

Tell me about your successes so far!

I scored in the top half of my age group twice this season!
Also went from not being able to run without walking to running non-stop during 70.3s.

What were some of your biggest improvements in performance for each of the following? Swim, Bike, Run, and Nutrition/Health. 

Swim: I can swim now! I learned how to swim.

Bike: my FTP went from 180 to 240 (measured with 20 min FTP tests).
And my times went from a 3:30 bike to sub 3hr for 56 miles.

Run: I went from running 10-11 min miles for a half marathon distance with a 180 heart rate to doing the same pace in 100+ degree weather with a heat rate of sub 170.

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

  1. Having a good support base. This wasn’t always the case, but with hard work and persistence, a good base can be built with the people around you.
  2. Consistent training! 
  3. I lost 15 pounds by eating real food!

What excites you the most about being involved in running/triathlon?

Climbing the mountain because the mountain is there! And being connected to a fun-loving, active community!

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?

Do it! It will be awkward at first as you learn new skills but you don’t know what you don’t know.

Having Erinne point these things out is invaluable!

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.

Click here to apply for my 16-Week Triathlon Transformation Program.

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.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *