Rockstar Triathlete Daniel Alvarez Attributes Injury-Free Race to Training With Full Circle
I am incredibly proud of Daniel for completing the Full Circle Coaching Triathlon Transformation program with his first 70.3 performance in North Carolina.
He came to me as a typical triathlete, training, and racing as hard as he could on every session. This is a great way to get hurt and burnt out. He didn’t know what he didn’t know. I will never forget his comment after our first bike session- “Wow, so that’s how you train on the bike – I learned so much!”
He was already a strong guy, and getting into shape, we just helped him get specific for the distance he wanted to race, the 70.3.
We evaluated his technique on the swim, bike, and run and improved his nutrition so he had energy for the more extended training session. He has so much improvement from where he started while balancing life as a newly single dad and successful business owner.
Way to go, Daniel. I’m super excited for the journey to the Full Ironman. Thanks for trusting us with your journey – You are a Rockstar Triathlete!
What is your age?
I’m 46 years old
What is your profession?:
I’m an Engineer and work in Sales and Marketing in an online business.
Why did you choose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I was starting my journey in triathlon and saw Coach Erinne giving a great pre-race explanation and advice. Then, the third time I saw her, I made contact and started the program.
What is/ was your “A” race for this season?
Ironman NC 70.3. I finally learned how to pace during the race to finish strong with a 6:07- for my very first 70.3 with no injuries!
What are your BIG goals?
Keep training, prepare myself for doing at least 1 Ironman 70.3 every year and in 2027 my first full Ironman race.
Tell me about your successes so far!
Being able to train an average of 5 days a week, loosing some weight (30 lbs), feeling more active and strong, finishing every race I’ve entered over the past year and having a lot of fun doing them.
What were some of your biggest improvements in performance for each of the following? Swim, Bike, Run, and Nutrition/Health.
Getting better at swimming and biking, with proper technique and guidance, significantly impacted my performance. Also, the combination of training, fueling with the right nutrition, and resting has made me go beyond what I thought I could.
My running was terrible. I still have so much to learn and practice; I know it will take time and effort, but I’m willing to put in the hard work and time to improve. I don’t want to injure myself, so technique plays a significant role; I’m learning a lot. I was able to finish the run at the 70.3, feeling strong.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
- Having team of athletes for support and company.
- Having coaches with lots of experience end knowledge.
- The feeling of accomplishment after every race or event, make me want to come back stronger.
What excites you the most about being involved in running/triathlon?
The healthy lifestyle, having a moment everyday for myself, train and see my improvement, having a break from day to day tasks.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
Take action, overthinking won’t get you anywhere! It’s time to discover your true potential.
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 without injury or burn-out.
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.