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Coach Carly Guggemos

Triathlon is about so much more than putting together a strong swim, bike and run. It’s about looking at the big picture and the process of setting goals, being determined to reach those goals and most importantly, believing in yourself and the learning that takes place along the way!

Personal limits are just perception. I enjoy taking athletes to new levels of fitness they never thought possible. Many times, an athlete’s self-identified limitation becomes one of their many strengths through focused training and dedication.

 

I believe the true art of coaching is taking time to really understand the athletes I work with and their personal needs. I view consistency and communication as the two most important variables in determining success. Doing the hard work of committing to a custom built training plan and communicating regularly and openly with your coach reduces the probability of setbacks, accelerates fitness and keeps you motivated. Only by pushing your limits and hitting key targeted workout will you be able to make your goals a reality! Helping you reach your goals is my goal; we are in it together!

I have been competitive all my life, starting with my immersion in competitive swimming from a young age through high school. When I entered college, I thought my days of competing were behind me but, fortunately, that all changed within a couple of months. Before I knew it I was a walking onto the track team as a sprinter in the 100 and 200 meter. I enjoyed the experience but after my first season, I was missing the water and wanted a challenge that could be measured by more than seconds. I trained for a sprint triathlon during the summer and loved it! I finished my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science juggling track, cross country and short course triathlons. When I started my Masters degree, I felt it was the right time to not only continue my Exercise Science education but also continue my triathlon journey so I signed up for my first IRONMAN. Ten short months later I found myself crossing the finish line and on the podium of my age group at my first IRONMAN.

 

After graduating with my Masters in Exercise Science I entered the world of academia  and taught undergraduate Exercise Science classes and coaching triathletes part time. I was finding that coaching was my true passion and could feel my desire to help athletes reach their athletic goals more every semester. At the same time, I was continuing my journey with IRONMAN racing, winning my age group in both 70.3 and 140.6 events and qualifying for the IRONMAN World Championships in 2014 and 2015. After exploring other avenues in the health and fitness industry I truly knew that working with triathletes was my true passion and committed to full time coaching in the winter of 2016.

Specialties

  • Long course IRONMAN 70.3 and IRONMAN

  • Athletes with non-traditional and/or time-constrained schedules

  • Motivated IRONMAN 70.3 and IRONMAN athletes who are goal oriented and looking to step up their game

  • Athletes who are seeking a world championship qualification and want a coach who understands the commitment and extra % it takes to get there

  • Injury prehab and rehab

Education and Coaching Accomplishments

  • Masters in Exercise Science

  • International Triathlon Coaching Association (ITCA) certified coach

  • TrainingPeaks Level 2 certified coach

  • Coached athletes to PR’s in both IRONMAN 70.3 and IRONMAN

  • Coached over 30 IRONMAN athletes across the finish line

Personal Endurance Accomplishments

  • 5x IRONMAN finisher

  • IRONMAN age group champion, holds an IRONMAN course record for age group in Cozumel

  • Multiple IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 podiums.

  • Qualified and competed at the 2014, 2018 and 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

  • Qualified and competed at the 2014 and 2015 IRONMAN World Championships

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