Better late than never... My first blog entry as a member of FFT is well overdue, so I'll give a little background information and season overview. I joined the team back in November after I began swimming with Brian Duffy at the nearby YMCA. When I spoke with Eric I let him know right away that
by Erika Erickson At some point this will be a race report about an amazing weekend chock full of triathlons, vuvuzelas, and more Rudy Project back backs than you can shake a stick at - but I feel compelled to give a teensy bit of back story first so you can fully appreciate the journey. Settle
I competed in my first triathlon of the season a couple weeks ago, New Orleans 70.3. Overall, great trip, but the race was pretty much a case of... seemed like if something could go wrong, it did go wrong. I've done this race a bunch of times but this was the first time that Chris would be able
by Erika Erickson At some point last fall, while I was heavily over-worked and feeling sorely underappreciated, I decided I wanted to take a vacation. No, I NEEDED a vacation. The problem is that I’m not very good at traveling alone. For a few days, I’m totally fine and blissfully relaxed at
It's been almost exactly three years now since I competed in my first pro race, so I thought it would be a good time to look back at what I've learned about racing as a pro. I love making lists- to do-lists at home and work, lists of trips I want to take, lists of of home improvement projects to be
By Erika Erickson The seasons get confused when it comes to weather in Berkeley. In July I was sleeping every night with a heating blanket, and now in January I didn’t even take a jacket with me to a friend’s birthday party late last night – unheard of at any time of the year here. Some days,
FFT is a leading triathlon, cycling, and endurance sports coaching organization for individuals and teams nationwide. Operating from hubs in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Madison, Wisconsin, FFT partners with local elite-athlete coaches to combine their hard-earned experience and knowledge with a high-yield, periodized and scientific training system that has proven time and time again to produce results.
Our program is scientific and periodized, built on a foundation of elite athletic experience and academic knowledge. Armed with an understanding of sports physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, and aerodynamics, and equipped with the experience to apply that knowledge, we generate success. Our racing experience is not limited to professional triathlon. Because we have elite racing experience in each component sport, we have a “breadth-upon-depth” knowledge-base to optimize your multisport performance. Add a decade of coaching in competitive performance-driven team environments and that makes FFT second-to-none in facilitating the fulfillment of your potential.
We believe that great coaching stems from a love of athletics combined with great people skills and knowledge. For us, that knowledge must be informed by experience. It is mandatory that our coaches are seasoned elite athletes-coaching is an art as well as a science. There are simply too many nuances, complexities, and subtleties that cannot be learned from sitting in a weekend clinic or reading a book; true insight can only be gained by doing, failing, and succeeding. We’ve been there; we know what it takes.
Most athletes drop the better part of an hour off their time in their first season with FFT. And these athletes aren’t novices; they range from upper-level age groupers to professionals. The balanced training plan makes FFT athletes faster at any distance from sprint to Ironman.