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How a dad of 4  become an IRONMAN
World Championship Kona Qualifier & Finisher in 3 years
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How Hendrick Qualified for Boston & 
Finished his 1st Ironman with only 
5 Months Training 
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Name: Erik
Challenges: 1 hour or less training availability on weekdays. Extremely busy schedule running his own business, being a father and doing triathlon. 
✅ Ironman All World Athlete - Gold. (Top 2% of age group 40-44)
✅ Qualified for Ironman World Championship Kona on his 2nd Ironman Coeur D'Alene
✅ Ironman World Championship Kona finisher: 11:57:33
✅ Qualified for Boston marathon on his 2nd marathon: 3:13:53 (7:24 min/mile)
✅ Top 6% Male AG (40-44) in Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon 
✅ 70.3 Personal Record (PR): 5:02:00
✅ First Ironman finish time: 12:41:31
✅ vEveresting Cycling finisher (virtual cycling with 29,029 ft elevation gain)
✅ Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim finisher (42 miles w/ elevation gain of 11,500 ft)
✅ Goggins 4 x 4 x 48 finisher
✅ Achieved his 2nd qualification for Boston Marathon at Mesa Marathon 3:10:13 (@7:13min/mi) while pushing special athlete Riley in her chair. 
✅  Finished Badwater 267 VR (Running 267 miles): 45:08:33 hours

Name: Hendrick
Challengestwo bulging disks in his spine, that would create sciatica on very long runs; a torn rotator cuff tendon on his left shoulder. Not much time to train with full-time work and being a father of 3 kids
✅ Qualified for Boston in 3 months
✅ Finished his 1st Ironman in 5 months
Grace's First Full IRONMAN
with 3 months of training!

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How Nory went from 70.3 to 1st IRONMAN finish with 10 WEEKS of training while working 12-hour night shifts
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Name: Grace
Challenges: 5 kids, super busy with family and personal commitments
✅ 1st Full Ironman Mont Tremblant Finish 
- 2.4 miles swim, 112 mi bike | 6k ft elevation gain, 26.2 mi run | 1560 ft elevation gain with only 3 months of training
Name: Nory
Challenges: lack of confidence in swimming and cycling. Very busy schedule with 12-hour night shifts at work and not being able to train on Saturdays due to religion. Hasn't completed a full marathon or century ride. 
✅ 1st Ironman Finish: 16:57:55 hours
- 1st 2.4 mile swim during the Ironman
- 1st full marathon during the Ironman
- longest ride during the Ironman in strong wind conditions 

How a busy Business Owner and parent finished his 1st Ironman in under 14 hours

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How a single mom of 3, Brittany went from a 4:33 min / 100y pace & needing to 
stop every 50 yards to swimming at a 
2:06 min / 100y pace non-stop
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Name: Reggie
Challenges: very busy schedule managing multiple businesses requiring frequent work travel. 80% Indoor training access. 
1st Full Ironman Arizona finisher: in 13:58:18 hours despite high DNF rate, cold water (56F) and strong winds. Swim 🏊: 1:24h, Bike 🚴: 6:50h, Run 🏃‍♂️: 5:05h
✅ Finished his 1st half Ironman - Arizona 70.3 in 6:38:16 Hrs in 2021
✅ Completed his 1st full marathon in 2022, Disney Marathon while training 100% on treadmill. Finish time: 5:05 hours
✅ Finished 3rd 70.3 Door County Triathlon (hilly. 2022). Finish time: 6:13:35
✅ Finished Galveston 70.3 in 6:20:11 Hrs despite 99% of his training was indoors due to weather and a lot of travel

Name: Brittany
Challenges: Gets out of breath and has to stop after 50 yards. Afraid of swimming in deep water. Feels out of control "fighting" the water when swimming. Busy schedule: single mom of 3 with full time work.
✅ In 12 days went from an average swim pace of 4:33 / 100 yards to 2:40 / 100 yards Critical Swim Speed (CSS)
✅ In 30 days achieved a swim pace of 2:06 / 100 yards (CSS) non-stop
Qualified for USAT Nationals on her 1st Triathlon race: 2:19:29 hours at Carlyle Lake Tri. Won 2nd in AG (40-44). First OWS ever. 12 weeks training. 

How Ada went from Zero Triathlon & Open Water Swim Panic to having no fear & crusthing her 1st Sprint Triathlon Race
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How a full-time nurse Ngina finished 70.3 Oceanside and Zion 100 mile run back to back while training only 1.5 hours a day
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Name: Ada
Challenges: panic in open water, didn't know proper swim technique
✅ Went from a swim pace of 3:08 min / 100 yards to 2:12 min/100 yards pace Critical Swim Speed (CSS) in 30 days
✅ Went from a swim pace of 2:12 min/100 yards to 2:00 min /100 yards pace (CSS)
✅ Finished her 1st Sprint Triathlon at USAT Toyota Legacy Tri in 1:42:58 with an Open Water swim
✅ Finished the Malibu Sprint Triathlon in the Ocean with confidence 10th in AG (40-44) & conquered her fear of open water swimming
Name: Ngina
Challenges: needs to balance being a wife, mother, full time nurse, triathlete & ultra runner. Nervous about the ocean waves. Wants to make a comeback from last year's DNF at Zion race due to ankle injury and knee pain.
1st in AG [50-54] on her 1st 100 mi run in Zion Ultras on April 9th
70.3 PR at Oceanside with an ocean Swim on April 2nd 7 days before her 100 mile run
✅ Finished Ironman Florida (PR) in 15:49:23
✅ Finished Badwater 267 VR (Running 267 miles) in 106:59:48 hours w/ elevation gain of 6,392 ft 

How Scott went from Injury Prone to Setting a 70.3 PR & Becoming a Boston Finisher 
in 4 months
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How Ken went from Sprint to 70.3 in 1 month
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Name: Scott
Challenges: prone to injuries (plantar fasciitis, knee pain, bursitis, hip issues), super busy with work, family and personal commitments. Didn't know how to take care of his body through proper body maintenance and nutrition
✅ Ironman All World Athlete - Bronze after only 6 months of coaching (2022)
1st Ironman Cozumel: 11:30:16 despite rain
✅ Ironman 70.3 PR: 5:37:48 & Boston Marathon Finisher: 3:46:52 within 10 days
✅ Finished 5 races in 5 different states within 7 weeks
Qualified for Boston for the 2nd time & set a PT at Light at the end of the tunnel marathon in 3:06:15 hours
✅ Finished Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga with a PT in 5:15:20 hours
✅ Finished Ironman Arizona in 12:24:29 hours
✅ Finished Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Top 1.4% overall in 1:31:20 (@6:59min/mi pace)
Name: Ken
Challenges: doesn't have much endurance in all 3 sports, hasn't tried to clip and unclip on the bike, hates running. 
✅ Went from being a Sprint finisher to finishing Ironman 70.3 Oceanside with 1 month of training: 7:23:41
How Mark went from 4:40:00 with zero sports knowledge to 3:33:30 marathon finish time in 7 weeks! And how he did it again going from 3:33:30 to 2:59:13 while qualifying for Boston
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How Julie Uychiat finished 7 marathons in 7 continents in 7 days and became a world class runner despite starting from zero in her 40s 

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Name: Mark
Challenges: aggressive timeline. Knee pain. Illness 
✅ went from 4:40:00 to 3:33:30 marathon finish time in 7 weeks at LA marathon when he didn't think it was humanly possible for him
✅ went from 19% body fat to 8% body fat without dieting and without losing muscle mass
✅ went from average swim speed of 1:50/100 yards to 1:30/100 yards during 1.8 Alcatraz Swim with 3 weeks of coaching
✅ became a Boston Qualifier with a 2:59:13 time (6:50 min/mi) at CIM. Top 14% overall

Name: Julie
Challenges: started as a novice. Busy schedule with lots of traveling. Lack of confidence. 
✅ Abbott World Marathon Major finisher  
- Berlin marathon: 3:38:02
- Chicago marathon: 3:30:05
- Boston Marathon: 3:30:05
- New York Marathon: 3:36:40
- London Marathon: 3:27:10
- Tokyo Marathon: 3:22:47
✅ World Marathon Challenge finisher - 7 marathons, in 7 days in 7 continents while raising almost 30K for children's charity:
1st Day - Antarctica: 4:43:25 [4th Fem]
2nd Day - Africa (Capetown): 4:02:06 [3rd Fem]
3rd Day - Australia (Perth): 3:46:20 [2nd Fem]
4th Day - Asia (Dubai): 3:37:06 [1st Fem]
5th Day - Spain (Madrid): 3:32:42 [1st Fem]
6th Day - Brazil: 3:51h -1st 
7th day - Miami: 3:40:57 - 1st
✅ Phoenix Marathon (2018): 3:42:01 @ 8:28 min/mile
✅ California International Marathon (2021) 3:17:03 time (@7:31 min/mi) 3 weeks after beating her half marathon PR with a 1:34:20 time (@7:12 min/mi) and winning 2nd place in her age group despite of some limitations on her back
✅ Marathon PR: 3:16:43

How a veteran dad Leo finished his 1st Full Ironman after 10 Surgeries
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How Shirita, a 54 y.o. nurse from Michigan ran her longest distance, won & race back-to-back races with only 7 weeks training 
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Name: Leo
Challenges: back surgery, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, torn ACL, meniscus, partial knee replacement, disc replacement, shoulder surgery, gout, migraines, bike accident/fall, numbness.
✅ Finished 1st Full Ironman Arizona in 14:15:03 despite going though back surgery and recovery earlier that same year and high DNFs on that race due to cold water & strong winds
✅ Finished Badwater 267 (267 miles) in 52:33:09 with a 1,389 ft elevation gain
✅ Finished Tour De Palm Sprints Century ride in 6:10:55 HRS w / elevation gain of 3179 ft
✅ Finished his 1st 70.3 and placed 2nd in AG (40-44) at Alpha Win 70.3 Palm Sprints. 6:29:23
✅ Finished USAT Toyota Legacy Sprint Tri with a PR: 1:26:59
Name: Shirita
Challenges: knee pain, very busy schedule as a nurse, lack of confidence in open water. 
✅ Finished 1st 50K trail run 3rd in AG (50-54) in 10:34:40 w/ 2900 ft elevation gain
✅ Finished Ragnar Michigan Run Relay  
Day 1: 
- Run 1 [4.85 mi] 56:34 MIN 
- Run 2 [4.70 mi] 59:52 MIN 
Day 2: 
- Run [5.28 mi] 1:13:19 HRS
✅ Finished North Country Train Marathon with 2297 elevation gain injury free
✅ Finished 1st  Olympic Triathlon 1st in AG (50-54) at Bear Lake Olympic. 4:31:50 
✅ In 30 days went from 3:36 / 100 yards pace to 2:47 / 100 yards pace Critical Swim Speed (CSS)

How David went from Zero to Ironman in 8 months without racing sprint, olympic or a 70.3 distance first
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Ho Seiko Qualified for Ironman 70.3 World Championship on her 2nd 70.3 race
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Name: David
Challenges: limited time with busy work & family schedule. No open water access to train for OWS and not a naturally talented swimmer. Need to learn to ride his 1st tri bike only 1 month prior to Full Ironman.
✅  Finished 1st Full Ironman Waco without racing sprint, olympic or a 70.3 distance in 8 months
- 16th AG for swim w/ 1hr 19 mins time. No OWS Training
- Did his 1st Full Marathon during the Ironman
Name: Seiko
Challenges: panick in open water. Shoulder pain. 
✅ Ironman All World Athlete - Bronze after only 1 year of coaching (2022)
✅ Earned 3rd Country Position (Japan) 
Qualified for IM 70.3 World Championship on her 2nd 70.3 Ironman Lubbock
✅ Finished 1st 70.3 Galveston in 6:17:05
Finished Kerville Triathlon 70.3 1st in AG (45-49) in 6:13:53
✅ Finished Big Bend 20km Ultra Run and won 3rd AG in 2:38:33 w/ 1417 ft elevation gain
✅ Finished Ironman 70.3 Waco 7th in AG (45-49) setting a PR in all 3 sports: 6:04:19. She also placed 6th AG in Swim. 9th AG Bike. 7th AG Run
Finished Badwater 267 VR (Running 267 miles) in 69:54:47 hours w/ elevation gain of 14,837 ft
✅ Finished Blazin Summer Sufferfest 22.3 mile Trail run Masters first place 

How Mauricio finished a Full Ironman without Doing Sprint, Olympic or 70.3 First and starting training without Garmin, wetsuit or cycling shorts
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How Yesenia went from zero to strong 70.3 finisher in 13 weeks

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Name: Mauricio
Challenges: limited budget, doesn't have expensive gadgets and gears. Slow in swimming with over 3 min / 100 yards pace. Doesn't know what to do with race nutrition.
- Finished a full marathon without racing a 1/2 marathon first
- Finished a double century ride without finishing a century ride first.
- Finished a full Ironman without racing a sprint, Olympic or 70.3 first.
Name: Yesenia
Challenges: panicking and not having confidence in open water. Slow in all 3 sports. Zero experience in road cycling and how to clip and unclip.
- A confident swimmer with a 2:09 min/100m average pace in the ocean
- Riding 100km with 3900 ft elevation gain and an average cycling speed of 17mph
- From 11 min/mile run to 8:55 min/mile
- From zero to strong 70.3 Oceanside finisher in 13 weeks

Cancer survivor Gerry becomes 
an Ironman 70.3 Hawaii Finisher

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How Gloria finished her 1st Ocean Swim & 1st Sprint Triathlon Races without a Wetsuit and with only 1 month training
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Name: Gerry
Challenges: recovering from cancer treatments
Results: became an Ironman 70.3 Hawaii Finisher and 4th in his age group in swim with 7 months of training
Name: Gloria
Challenges: started from zero triathlon experience. Not confident in swimming. Nervous and scared of swimming in the ocean. 
Results: finished her 1st ocean swim & 1st sprint triathlon races without a wetsuit on the same weekend and with only 1 month training
How Katy Beat her Ironman PR & Placed 11th AG Post ACL & Meniscus Surgery
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How Claudia's Swim Improved by 15% even after shoulder Surgery!
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Name: Katy
Challenges: Scared of screwing up her knee after ACL & Meniscus surgery. Fearful of running because of exercise induced asthma since childhood
Results: Beat her Ironman PR & Placed 11th AG
Name: Claudia
Challenges: concerns and doubts about going back to swimming after shoulder injury surgery. 
Results: improved her swim pace by 15% (from 2:51 min/100 yards to 2:26 mins/100 yards) in 1 month
72 year old Brian's
Triathlon Journey
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How Dennis went from injury to Ironman Finisher in 8 weeks!
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Joe Becoming A Strong Triathlete
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How Amy became an IRONMAN
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From injured to injury-free and finishing 
my 1st-full marathon with a 4:47:17 time 
with 5 weeks of training. 
(Audio only)
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Learning how to swim at 46. Finishing his first 70.3 Ironman and his first full Ironman (Santa Rosa) in 7 months, despite working 12-hour night shifts, while successfully losing weight
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From not being able to run without a lot of pain for 1 year and 5 months, because of an injury to overcoming all pain and being able to run again after 18 days.

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From being diagnosed with cancer... to deciding to get healthier... to plateauing... to committing to an Ironman... to FINISHING IMAZ despite a crazy schedule and busy home life... to getting to the next level mentally and realizing what I am capable of
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Eliminated all pain from her injuries, finished her first Ironman in 13 hours
Before starting, Claudia struggled with:
  •  Physical challenges: several injuries causing shoulder pain, back pain, plantar fasciitis and knee pain. This prevented Claudia from doing back-to-back workouts because it would hurt too much. Official diagnosis - chronic patello-femoral maltracking, chronic rotator cuff impingement, lower back pain, tight hip flexors and plantar fasciitis.
  • ​Not knowing how to to become faster, without pain or further injury 
  • ​Not knowing to how to prepare correctly to avoid bonking, throwing up, taking care of stiff muscles and how to develop the right mindset 
Coach Shangrila helped her with: 
  •  Created a structured custom training plan  
  • ​Addressing the physical challenges directly by finding the root causes and strengthening the weak points
  • ​Motivate, push, inspire and give tools necessary to prepare and do really well in her races 
Claudia's results:
  • Is pain free and able to do back-to-back workouts/races anytime she wants to  
  • Placed 3rd in her age group at Bonelli Olympic distance triathlon
  • Placed 16th in her age group in Carlsbad half marathon with lots of rolling hills
  • Finished Ironman New Zealand in 13 hours
"I want to really express how thankful I am for finding such a committed coach like Shangrila. Thank you for your guidance and having me as your student. You are very invested in my success, and again, I’m grateful! 

I’d been looking into the Ultraman race for a while now. I signed up and submitted my application, but wasn’t sure I’d get in. When I did, I was thinking, “Crap, I got in!” :) … Holy Crap, I got in.” Haha

I appreciate what Shangrila’s helped me achieve, and as always, I appreciate the tough training and continued support :) :) :)"

Went from finishing one 70.3 race to qualifying and racing a sub-30 hr Ultraman race within 2 years
Before starting, Claudia struggled with:
  • ​Didn't know how to qualify for and race his dream race - Ultraman (40 athletes race by invitation only) (3-day endurance event consisting of 6.2 miles swim + 263 miles bike + 52.4 miles run with cut off time of 12 hours each day)
  • ​​Physical challenges: his groin was badly injured. 
  • ​Not knowing how to train to become faster, while not getting injured
  • ​Not knowing about nutrition, recovery and how to become a mentally strong athlete 
Coach Shangrila helped him with: 
  • Created a structured custom training plan, that built Luigi's race portfolio in a way that would get him to qualify for Ultraman Florida race
  • ​Addressing previous injuries, strengthening the weak points and building speed and endurance consistently
  • ​​Motivate, push and give mental tools necessary to prepare and finish difficult races
Luigi's results:
  • ​Finished Oceanside with a sub-6h time
  •  Finished his 1st Ironman in Chattanooga - sub-14h (2016)
  •  Finished his 2nd Ironman in Arizona 11:37:44 (2016)
  •  First double century ride Dead Winter 200 (2016)
  •  Finished Nanny Goat 80 miler (2017)
  • ​Qualified for Ultraman
  •  Finished Ironman Santa Rosa with a sub-13h time
  •  Finished a 100 mile run
Qualified for Boston marathon, Chicago and more
Before starting, Julie struggled with: 
  •  Limited time availability - balancing full-time work with high amounts of traveling, and being a wife
  •  Not knowing how to train to become faster. She was at 8:30 min/mile when doing a full marathon, before coaching. 
  •  Not knowing about nutrition, recovery and how to become a mentally strong athlete 
Coach Shangrila helped her by: 
  •  Creating a structured custom training plan, that used Julie's limited time availability effectively
  • ​Training and teaching Julie how to get faster. 
  •  Teaching her how to make sure nutrition is spot on, how to recover after hard workouts and how to push thru when things get difficult  
Julie's results:
  • Qualified for Boston marathon 
  • Qualified for New York marathon 
  • Has gained the confidence, that she can be successful. Is excited to go after bigger and bigger goals and recently decided to try triathlons next. She will be racing 70.3 Santa Rosa in July.
  • Phoenix Marathon Personal Record (PR) - 3:42:01
    8:28 min/mile) February 24, 2018
  • Berlin marathon PR - 3:38:02
    June 16, 2018
  • Chicago marathon PR - 3:30:05 (8:01 min/mile)
    October 7, 2018
  •  Latest full marathon PR - 3:24:20 (7:48 min/mile)
     February, 2019
"I want to thank my coach, Shangrila, who believed in me and pushed the right buttons to keep me going, for the Lord knows how badly I wanted to give up at times. She turned my pessimism into an inspiration & motivation.

When I started this journey on my own a little over 6 months ago, I had two goals; to qualify for the Boston Marathon and to finish a full Ironman race. I had hired another coach before Shangrila, who told me that he had never coached an athlete who started so late to train for his first Ironman and qualify for Boston. Shangrila helped me to make this improbably journey into a possibility and I accomplished both. Thank you again coach :)

Now onto better & bigger goals …"

Finished his first Ironman and qualified for Boston Marathon in 3 months
Before starting, Hendrick struggled with:
  • ​The super tight timeline left till his upcoming race - 3 months left to train. Limited time availability, balancing full-time work, being a father of 3 and a husband
  • ​Two physical challenges: two bulging disks in his spine, that would create sciatica on very long runs; and a torn rotator cuff tendon on his left shoulder.  
  • ​Mentally was not ready. Didn't have the confidence to push thru and keep going, when things got difficult 
Coach Shangrila helped him with: 
  •  Created a structured custom training plan, that used the limited 3-month timeline to the maximum and got him ready for not one, but two back-to-back race goals
  • ​Addressing the physical challenges directly by looking at the root causes and strengthening the weak points in a consistent, effective way 
  • ​Motivate, push and give mental tools necessary to overcome critical moments and prepare for the races 
Hendrick's results:
  •  Qualified for Boston Marathon (LA Marathon, 3h 21minutes)
  • ​ Finished his first Ironman (Santa Rosa, finish time under 15 hours) 
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