Rockstar Triathlete Heather Metoyer
As any triathlete who is committed to the triathlon lifestyle knows, there will be setbacks.
It does not mean your triathlon career is over. Just as in life, it’s about how you respond to the situation.
Heather had a setback with a bone spur in her foot leading up to the Cozumel 70.3, and instead of doing NOTHING, as most doctors prescribe, she took action to heal and believed she could get to that finish line. I was lucky enough to be at the race, and the run was brutal with the heat. Nevertheless, I was cheering for her and saw her determination. She never doubted herself.
Was it tough? Hell Yes! Did she push through? Hell Yes!
And we were all there at the finish line, so freaking proud of you, Heather- You are a Rockstar Triathlete.
I read it below; When is the full Ironman happening??? We got you, girl!
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Why you chose FCC to help you on your triathlon/health and wellness journey?
I met Erinne at a “Swim Miami” pre-race clinic, and after completing the 1-mile race in over 50 mins, I felt like I needed help with swim technique and endurance. I knew after her clinic; I wanted her to coach me. I had no idea she would end up coaching me in Triathlon.
What is your “A” race for this season?
My only triathlon this year was Ironman Cozumel 70.3.
Please share your BIG goals:
I can’t lie and say I haven’t thought about a Full Ironman, so if you want BIG, there it is… I just put it out in the universe! Before I’m 60!
Tell me about your successes so far:
Most recently, I’m super proud to have finished an Ironman 70.3 after not being successful. I had a DNF at Ironman Cartagena 70.3 in 2019, and a foot injury this summer. The doctor told me I should cancel the race, take two anti-inflammatory pills 3x a day and either have surgery or go to Physical Therapy and stop running.
I left the office, went and shopped for physical therapists, never took any meds, took the natural supplement advice from my coach, and trusted aggressive physical therapy for five weeks/ 3x a week.
I made it to the finish with no further damage to my foot! Yay Me!!!!
What were some of your biggest improvements in performance for each of the following? Swim, Bike, Run, and nutrition/health. Please include any Personal records and goals achieved:
Swim – I now have a 1.2 mile PR swim of 38 minutes (a huge improvement from 1 mile @ over 50+ minutes)
Bike – I can ride long and comfortable in an aero position; definitely more work to do to get faster! That’s my 2023 goal, to get stronger for the bike. Hello, Ultimate Tri Camp in February!
Run – I learned proper running form. I’m improving my foot strength now, as I never accepted how important it was until my injury.
Nutrition – I’ve learned much about what’s on a food label, combining food for performance, and how to fuel correctly for a long race. 80/20 lifestyle is the struggle and goal!
Name 2 or 3 things that have made the biggest difference in your journey:
- Commitment and accountability with teammates (having race partners is the best!)
2. Full Circle Coaching includes lifestyle coaching, not just in Triathlon.
3. Taking action, daily “High Five” myself and using the “5 Second Rule” (Can you tell I love Mel Robbins 🙂
What excites you the most about being involved in Triathlon?
Triathlon has improved my mental game in everything I do. It’s also so awesome to know your body can do three different sports, whether you’re better at one or the other. There’s always something to improve. You can never run out of new goals.
What would you say to someone on the fence about joining our training program?
Being coached by Full Circle Coaching is beyond sport; It’s a complete lifestyle. The FC athletes are beyond teammates; they are chosen family.
This could be you!
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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. 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.