Rockstar Triathlete: Camila Lupi
So incredibly proud of Camila over the last 6 months. She went from never completing a triathlon ever, to getting on the podium in two short course races and finishing top 10 in her age group last weekend at the Hawaii 70.3 as part of my Triathlon Transformation Training Program.
When she first started we had lots of skills and technique work to teach as well as strength, mobility and nutrition, to dial in for her best performances. Since Camila travels a lot, she had the foundation she needed to keep training with specificity despite not always being with the group in Miami.
Also the amount of fitness and strength gained at Ultimate Tri Camp in March was a game changer.
Way to go Camila! You are truly a Rockstar Triathlete. I cannot wait to see what’s next for you.
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Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I used to train with FCC a few years back for running only. From that experience, I knew how much Erinne and the coaches knew about the sport and really agreed with the way the coaching program focused on technique, form, and “training smarter, not harder.”
I didn’t know anything about triathlon when I decided to start, so I knew a coaching program that could get me into the sport properly and teach me how to train correctly and smartly was the best choice!
What is your “A” race for this season?
My “A” race was Hawaii Ironman 70.3 last weekend – figuring out what the next A race is.
Please share your BIG goals:
Get better, stronger, and faster in the sport of triathlon – break 6 hours for a 70.3 and do a full Ironman.
Tell me about your successes so far:
Just starting triathlon and racing have been huge successes for me. I did my first three races this year and placed very well in all of them, getting a podium spot on my first two.
My big goal was to complete an Ironman 70.3 and I just succeeded in crossing the finish line there!
I’ve improved in each of the three sports. “I’d say my biggest success is falling in love with the sport of triathlon” and truly wanting to turn it into a lifestyle.
What were some of your biggest improvements in performance for the each of the following? swim, bike, run, and nutrition/health. Please include any Personal Records and Goals achieved:
I got better in all three sports.
I Improved my swim technique a ton and felt way more comfortable in the water.
On the bike, I’m slowly conquering my fear of descents after a bike crash last year, which helped me improve my speeds and times in races. I was able to average 20mph during my first olympic distance race that included the Key Biscayne bridge.
My run times improved. My first mile test back in December was 7:09. My mile a few months later at the beginning of April was 6:29. I was able to hold paces under 8:30 min/mile for sprint and olympic distance races.
I placed third female overall in my first ever triathlon (a sprint distance). I placed first in my age group on my first olympic distance triathlon. Most recently, I placed 10th in my age group in my first Ironman 70.3 in Hawaii.
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
- People. Being around other inspiring and motivating triathletes. Hearing about their journeys, struggles, and successes. Having people to train with. Having people supporting you before and at races.
- Proper nutrition and strength training
What excites you the most about being involved in triathlon?
Chasing goals. I’ve been an athlete my entire life and there’s nothing like having a big goal and working hard until you reach it. Triathlon is one of the most, if not the most, challenging sports there is.
I love that I never get bored because I get to train three different sports. I love being around triathletes because we all just want to push ourselves to our limits and believe we can accomplish big goals.
The sport teaches me to never doubt myself. It has shown me what I’m capable of, physically yes, but more importantly, mentally.
I notice that I’m able to translate that into other areas of my life, chasing goals and believing in myself no matter what I set out to do.
What would you say to another person who was on the fence about joining our training program?
If you want to get into triathlon, have a big dream or goal you’re not sure you can reach, having coaches who know the right way to train and have years of experience in the sport, and having a support group and amazing community like Full Circle Coaching is the best way to do it. Give it a few weeks, maybe even days, and you won’t doubt your decision.
It’s a really inspiring group to be a part of and you’ll learn A LOT.
Curious about Full Circle’s Triathlon Transformation programs?
You too can become the triathlete you always dreamed of! Use this link to schedule your FREE Triathlon Breakthrough Session Now! WWW.SCHEDULEYOU.IN/5ZISVAU
Erinne Guthrie is 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 much more.