Virtual Training Helped Him Smash His Goals – Rockstar Joseph Brittain

Rockstar Triathlete: Joseph Brittain

Coaches Notes:

Joseph’s transformation from a newcomer to a standout performer with Full Circle Coaching is a testament to his grit and determination.  Our journey began at the Ride on Ryan Sprint Tri in Savannah in 2023, where he enrolled in my 8-week Beginner Tri program. His hard work paid off when he secured a podium finish in his first Olympic Distance Tri.

Joseph’s achievements are not just a result of his physical training, but also his active participation in the coaching process.  He consistently followed the plan, Completed the workouts, and took the necessary rest during recovery weeks. His dedication was further evident in his regular attendance at our group calls, where he actively asked questions and sought ways to push his limits. He submitted videos so we could work on his technique, and he performed his testing so no junk miles were trained. Every workout had a purpose, and the results speak for themselves.

Way to go, Joseph. You are a true Rockstar Triathlete! Thanks so much for choosing Full Circle Coaching to guide you on the journey. I can’t wait to see what’s next for you!  

Age: 30

Profession: Civil Engineer

Why did you choose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I met Coach Erinne at the Ride of Ryan Sprint Triathlon in Savannah in May 2023. I had done a couple of sprint races but knew that I wanted to start doing longer races and to be prepared to perform my best at those races. 

What is your “A” race for this season?
Gulf Coast 70.3 last week. I am about to put together a race plan for the second half of 2024.

What are your BIG goals?
My BIG goals for 2024 were to run my first marathon and half-ironman. Both went well, and I outperformed my initial expectations. I will run the Classic City Marathon (3 hrs 25 mins) in January 2024 and the Gulf Coast 70.3 (5 hrs 8 mins) in May 2024. I have some potential new goals in mind, but I am still letting them marinate in my brain.

What were some of your most significant improvements in performance for each of the following? Swim, Bike, Run, and Nutrition/Health. Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved.

My CSS improved from 1:34/100yds (May 2023) to 1:22/100yds (November 2023)(PR).

Bike: In my first Olympic race in July 2023, I averaged 21.0 mph. In my first half-ironman in May 2024, I averaged 21.3 mph. I recently got a power meter, so racing and training by power have helped a lot.

Run: 1-mile run test improved from 6:03 (May 2023) to 5:42 (February 2024)

Name 2 or 3 things that have made the most significant difference in your journey
(1) Swim drills.
My swimming technique has definitely improved. I had previously assumed that my fitness level was my biggest limiter, and I never did drills at the pool. I would swim long freestyle sets.
(2) Group Training / Accountability. I can push myself harder during group training. I used to only do solo bike rides, but I have gotten to really enjoy group rides. Also, I had my fastest one-mile run test at the Ultimate Tri Camp. Every other run test I had done solo. 

What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
I am excited about continuing to connect with people with similar goals or taking on similar challenges. I’m also enthusiastic about continuing to progress in my fitness journey and hopefully continuing to be surprised by what I can accomplish.

What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
Coach Erinne listened to my goals, gave me challenging workouts, and helped me dial in my nutrition plan for the race. Knowing that I was prepared on race day gave me a lot of confidence.

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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. 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, and more.

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