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Coach Andrew – Head Coach Green Group (Full 08:00 – 08:59)

Coach Andrew Fast Facts: Years Running: 12 Years with Austin Fit: 8 Number of Marathons: 5+ Half Marathons: 8+ Favorite Race: Napa-to-Sonoma Half Motto: Run now, Wine Later Goal: Be better today than I was yesterday. New PR in 2019-2020 (3:20) Andrew was a life-long soccer player, who later turned to soccer refereeing up to…
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Coach Isaac – Green Marathon Group – (8:30-8:59)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 7 + Years with Austin Fit: 1 Number of Marathons: 2 Half Marathons: 3 Goal: Continue to be an all-around athlete focusing on endurance sports—all while still having fun. Isaac has been running and competing for over 7 years, but has been an athlete all his life. Playing in various different…
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Coach Jeff K – Yellow Full Marathon Group (9:00-9:29)

FAST FACTS: Years Running:  6 Years with Austin Fit: 2 Number of Marathons: 3 Number of Half Marathons:  6 Number of Ultras: 1 Favorite Race: The Cowtown in Ft Worth Goal:  Finish each race Jeff and his wife signed up for a running class at their gym 5 years ago.  Before the class began, he…
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Coach John S – Yellow Half Marathon Group (9:00-9:29)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 18+ Years with Austin Fit: 3 Number of Half Marathons: 9 Number of Full Marathons: 4 Favorite Race:  Galveston Sand Crab run Goal: Continue to complete marathons, half-marathons and other fun runs in other cities around the country. John began running at an early age, ran competitively in high school and…
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Coach Brett – Yellow Half Marathon Group (9:30-9:59)

FAST FACTS: Years Running:  20+ Years with Austin Fit:  3 # Marathons = 1; # Half Marathons = 9 Favorite Race: 3M Goal:  Have fun, keep in shape as I get older, and help others to experience and enjoy running! Brett has been coaching for three years with Austin Fit and has been running much…
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Coach Jeff – Head Coach Red and Orange Groups (10:00-13:00)

FAST FACTS: Years running – 34 (first marathon in 2000) Number of Marathons – 32 Number of Ultra Marathons – 1 (Sunmart 50K Ultra Marathon) Number of Half Marathons – 16 Favorite Races – (1) Disney Marathon, (2) Sunmart 50K Ultra Marathon, (3) TCS New York City Marathon, and (4) Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon (Anchorage,…
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Coach Marzi – Red Full Marathon Group (10:30-10:59)

FAST FACTS: Years with Austin Fit: 3 Half marathon: 7 Full marathon: 1 Ultra: 1 Marzi's story begins with a challenge from a friend ....1000 mile in a year ...challenge accepted !! She did that in 2016! She also joined Austin Fit in 2016 and haven’t stopped since! Marzi maintains,  she's now addicted :)
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Coach Victor – Red Half Marathon Group (10:00 – 10:29)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 15 Number of Marathons- 2 Austin Full Marathon 2014 and Marine Corps Marathon 2015 Number of Half Marathons: 18 Favorite Races: 3M Half Marathon, Run For the Water 10 Miler and Marine Corps Marathon Favorite Distance: Half Marathon My Goal: To share my passion of running with others and help them…
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Coach Betsy – Red Half Marathon Group (10:30-10:59)

FAST FACTS: # of Years Running: 15 years # of Years with Austin Fit: 10 years # of Full or Half Marathons: 15 half marathons, 1 marathon, & 2 Half-Ironmans Favorite race: 3M Half Goal: complete my 3rd half Ironman with my twin brother in August, Georgia this fall Betsy was a runner and race-walker…
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Coach Amber – Red Half Marathon Group (10:30-10:59)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 10+ Years with Austin Fit: 2+ Number of Half Marathons: 6 and shooting for more Favorite Race: Austin Marathon Goal: Boston Marathon Amber has always been a runner!  In High School she did Cross Country and Track, then started doing races again in my early 30's.  She is married with 4…
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Coach Jeff – Head Coach and Orange Full Marathon Coach (11:00 – 11:29)

FAST FACTS: Years running – 34 (first marathon in 2000) Number of Marathons – 32 Number of Ultra Marathons – 1 (Sunmart 50K Ultra Marathon) Number of Half Marathons – 16 Favorite Races – (1) Disney Marathon, (2) Sunmart 50K Ultra Marathon, (3) TCS New York City Marathon, and (4) Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon (Anchorage,…
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Coach Christine – Orange Half Marathon Group (11:00-11:29)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 20+ Years with Austin Fit: 9 Years Coaching: 9 Number of Marathons: 15 Number of Half marathons: 30+ Favorite Race: Zooma Half Marathon – Bastrop Goal (s): Break 4:30 for a Full Marathon and run healthy for many, many years Christine is retired from the US Army and was “forced” to run…
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Coach Desirae – Orange Half Marathon Group (11:00 – 11:29)

FAST FACTS: Years Running:  25+ Years with Austin Fit: 1.5 Number of Half Marathons:  15 Number of Full Marathons: 3 Favorite Race: San Antonio R&R Half Goal:  Improve full-marathon finish time and finish races feeling stronger Desirae started running in 1993 and, after finding running buddies about ten years ago, began doing full- and half-marathons. …
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Coach Roni – Orange Full Marathon Group (12:00-13:00)

FAST FACTS: Years running – 8 Number of Marathons – 5 Number of Ultra Marathons – 8 Favorite Races – Berlin Marathon (Germany), J&J Reunion 25k (Camp Eagle, TX) Goals: Make the orange group a fun and welcoming group and my selected ‘epic and challenging’ trail run of the year (this year: Trans-Pecos). Roni grew…
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Coach Maria – Walk FIT Group (16+)

FAST FACTS: Walking Is Life! Years with Austin Fit:  1 year Number of half marathons:  2 Goal:  María is a doctoral student in the department of history at the University of Texas at Austin. She joined Austin Fit to be and stay active, lose weight without fad diets, get in shape, and complete a half…
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Coach Tami – Walk Fit Group (15:00+)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: ~6 - off and on Years with Austin Fit: 3 Number of Half Marathons: 1 Number of 5Ks: ~ 15 Favorite Race: Turkey Trot Goal: Finish each race About 6 years ago Coach Tami joined a walking group - thinking that running was not a game she could play in.  She…
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Coach James

Green - Pace 9:00 Coach James I started with Round Rock Fit 18 years ago, when it was founded, as a coach for the blue group. Over the years I have completed several events including: Austin Distance Challenge Series, Boston Marathons, Berlin Marathon, Half Ironman events, and others. I’m looking forward to another great season…
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Coach Heather

Orange Half Group 12+ pace FAST FACTS: Years Running: 3 Years with Austin Fit: 2 Number of half marathons: 4 Favorite Race: Cap10k Goal: To continue staying fit and able to run a half marathon After years of delay and excuses, Heather finally picked up her shoes and went out for her first run in…
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Coach Irene

Walk FIT Fast Facts: Years with Austin Fit: 4 Number of Half Marathons: 3 Favorite Races: Races with her grandson Favorite Distance: 10Ks Irene has been walking with Austin Fit for 3 years and has coached the walkers for 2 sessions.  Her first year, she completed a half marathon and throughout her walking “career” has participated…
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HealthCode

Austin Fit is pleased to partner with HealthCode, an Austin based non-profit, whose mission is to empower people to live healthier lives. We encourage our Austin Fit community to join us in HealthCode’s quarterly virtual events. These are great opportunities to add another notch to your work out goals, by capturing all activity for that…
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Staying Hydrated by Austin FIT

Staying Hydrated We have discussed the importance of staying hydrated during long-runs and races.  We also mentioned that, to accomplish this, you must begin your run properly hydrated and must drink enough fluid to replace what you are losing through sweat and respiration.  In order to replace your fluid losses, you must know how much…
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Coach Troy: Head Coach Green Group (8:00 – 8:59)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 12 Years with Austin Fit: 10 Number of Marathons: 31 Number of Half Marathons: 15 Number of other races: 29 Favorite Marathon: Queenstown International Marathon Motto: If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Goals: To run a marathon in every state and to eventually qualify for the Boston…
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Coach Sandy: Head Coach Yellow Group (9:00 – 9:59)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 20+ Years with Austin Fit: 10+ Number of Half Marathons: 13+ Favorite Race: Diva Race Half Marathon in VAIL Goal: Complete Texas Tri Series and 6 half marathons in one season Sandy has been running off and on for over 15 years. One of the reason she loves to coach for…
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Coach Hillary: Yellow Group Full Marathon Coach (9:30 – 9:59)

FAST FACTS: Favorite Places to run in Austin – Barton Hills, Town Lake Favorite Races – Run for the Water, 3M Half Marathon Favorite Distance – Half Marathon Goals – PR in the Austin Marathon 2020 Hi! My name is Hillary. I was born, raised, currently live, and forever more rooted in the wonderfully active…
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Coach Jessica G: Head Coach Red Group (10:00 – 10:59)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 20+ Years with Austin Fit: 10Number of 50K's: 1 Number of Marathons: 7 Number of Half Marathons: 21 Triathlons: 6 Favorite Race: New York City Marathon and Vancouver BC Half Goal: To be an inspiration to my daughter to live a healthy life and continue to always push yourself to the…
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