ABOUT BIG PISTACHIO COACHING

With over 30 years in the fitness industry, Coach Erin Truslow knows endurance sports! Whether you are a beginner looking to cross your first finish line or an elite endurance multisport athlete, Erin can design a goal driven program that fits your needs and lifestyle. 

Erin is the dedicated coach of dozens of triathletes from super sprint to Ironman, and runners from 5k to Ultra Trail Running, in the US and globally. Certified by USA Triathlon and USA Cycling, a Training Peaks Level 2 Coach, an American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, and a Primal 7 Coach.

Erin is a competitive Age Group triathlete, 2013 USAT All American, the 2013 Overall Female winner of the Texas Tri Series and she has dozens of Age Group wins. Most recently she qualified for the Boston Marathon 2017, and is an Ironman with a top 8 finish.

As the author of the ebook Treadmill Workouts and former designer/owner of multiple gyms, and Drunk Athlete podcast host. Erin has the tools to help you meet your goals.

Big Pistachio Testimonials

Many thanks to the Big Green Nut for the new PB in London last year. 45 minutes off previous time!

John Furse / Austin, Texas

Erin is a fantastic triathlete, coach and friend. She has patiently worked with me through a hectic personal life and a couple of injuries to help me stay focused on my training and racing goals. After an up and down 2015, she has helped me kick off the 2016 season stronger and faster than I have been in years. Thanks Erin!

Tom Kent / Austin, Texas
  • I began participating in triathlons in 2014 after several years of marathons and cycling events.  My first Ironman 70.3 was the Silverman in Henderson, NV.  If you know about Silverman, you know that I had no idea what I was getting into since I made it my first 70.3.  But…I finished!!  Not long after Silverman, and after underperforming at Steelhead, I began to realize that the “canned” training programs I had been using were not preparing me adequately for my events…especially the longer endurance events.  That’s when I found Coach Erin.  After a detailed phone conversation and data sharing, Coach Erin began to develop a plan for my next event, the Ironman Austin 70.3.  In a few short months, she was able to shave significant time off of all three disciplines as she prepared me for Austin.  I PRd at Austin!!  Bam!  Currently, I have a packed triathlon season.  From Sprints and Olympics, to a 70.3 and later in this year my first full Ironman 140.6.  I can honestly say that Coach Erin has pushed me (when needed) to places I did not think I could go.  For me, that’s what I’m looking for.  Thanks Coach!
Mark Thurman / Arkansas

When I was ready to move past sprint triathlons, I realized I needed more guidance than what I was able to find on the internet myself.  I found Erin through Training Peaks, and immediately she set me on a different path and trained me toward my goal, which was to finish an Olympic triathlon strong and injury-free. She devised a training plan that was more comprehensive than what I had determined on my own, and also appropriate to my body, my condition, and more importantly, my schedule, as I’m busy mom with a demanding full-time job. (She gets it!) Even though she’s afar, I’ve felt her support in everything I do, and my confidence in her plan has paid off – I’ve now finished two races, and even placed in my age group (!) – and this year I’m expanding my goals with her support. Erin is responsive, communicative and always willing to accommodate, but also knows how to apply the right amount of pressure and guidance to bring me to the next level.

Erin is a fantastic triathlete, coach and friend. She has patiently worked with me through a hectic personal life and a couple of injuries to help me stay focused on my training and racing goals. After an up and down 2015, she has helped me kick off the 2016 season stronger and faster than I have been in years.
Thanks Erin!

Michelle Zassenhaus / New York

I hit a point in my triathlon training where I was bored…and wasn’t sure I liked the sport much.  I wasn’t seeing any progress, and knew I needed a bit more help. I reached out to Erin on a recommendation from a friend. This has been one of the best decisions I have ever made!! I’ve been working with Erin for the past 2.5 years and have seen huge improvements in all aspects of strength, endurance, and speed. Erin has been instrumental in helping me deal with injury and recovery…modifying programs and getting me back race ready following knee surgery this year. Her support on the mental and emotional level in dealing with injury is perhaps what I am most thankful for. She’s a huge motivator and I’m beyond lucky to be able to call her coach and friend.  Thanks Erin!!

Alison Diesel / College Station

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