I discovered triathlon and started working with Carrie Matsumoto in 2012. Carrie is an outstanding triathlon coach and an amazing person! She has helped me shape a sustainable active lifestyle that fits with my busy family life and demanding career. Mercury Rising offers more than a triathlon training schedule. Carrie has overhauled my approach to training, race nutrition, injury prevention, tapering, equipment selection as well as my mindset towards competing.
As my coach she designs challenging, progressive training plans that have shaped me into a stronger, more competition-ready athlete. She is also awesome at crafting special workout plans for my crazy travel schedule and has a knack for knowing when to pull back on training load to keep me healthy. Carrie makes a point of personally coming to many of her athlete’s races to cheer us on!
Under Carrie’s coaching I have progressively raced faster at the 70.3 and 140.6 distances. In 2014 I achieved “PB’s” at the Half and Full Ironman distance, as well as the Half-Marathon and Full-Marathon distance (including a BQ time!). Carrie is a trusted mentor and friend and I can’t wait to work with “Coach C” in 2015!