Coaches

Coach Sandy: Spring Head Coach (9:30 to 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 James: Spring Cap10K/Half Marathon (9 and below)

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 Marzi: Spring Cap10K/Half Marathon (10:30 to 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 Diana: Spring Cap10k/Half Marathon (11 to 11:29)

FAST FACTS: Years Running – 9 Years with Austin Fit – 4 Number of Marathons – 3 Half Marathons – more than 20 Favorite Race – Austin 3M Half Marathon Goal – Peacefulness and fitness Diana became a long-distance runner in her early 40s. At first, she could barely run 2 minutes at a time…
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Coach Brenda – Spring Cap10k/Half Marathon (11:30 to 11:59)

FAST FACTS Years running – 30+ Number of Marathons - 1 Ultra Marathon and 8 Marathons Number of Half Marathons - 40+ Favorite Races - Cap 10K, Alamo 13.1 Narrative: Running has always been a part of Brenda's life. She has been running since she was 12 and participated in cross country and long distance…
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Coach Desirae: Spring Cap10K/Half Marathon (12 plus)

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 Linda – Organizer

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 20+ Years with Austin Fit: 13 Ultra Marathons: 1 Number of Marathons: 25 Half Marathons: 10 plus Favorite Race: USA Fit Rockin' Resolution Race Goal – Help anyone willing to meet their training goals! She'd also like to run a full or half marathon in all 50 states Linda is a…
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Coach Kim P: Red Group Full Marathon Assistant Coach (10:30 – 10:59)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 18 Years with Austin Fit: 10+ Number of Full Marathons: 6 Favorite Race: MCM Marathon, Hill Country Ragnar Relay Goal: I'd like to help someone train to complete their first marathon and, for myself, complete the training season injury free! Kim first joined Austin Fit in 2001 to support her friend…
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Coach Cassandra: Head Coach Orange Group (11:30 – 11:59)

FAST FACTS: # of Years Running:  19 # Years with Austin Fit: 18 # of Half Marathons:  over 20 # of Full marathons:  29 Favorite Race:  Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water Goals:  Run the Boston marathon, continue higher education, promote autism awareness, and believe in my dreams. Cassandra is a lifetime Austin Fit coach…
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Coach Steve: Orange Full Marathon Group (11:00 – 11:29)

FAST FACTS: # of Years Running:  10+ # Years with Austin Fit: 4 # of Half Marathons:  6 # of Full marathons:  7 Favorite Race:  Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water Goals:  Run the Boston marathon, continue artistic pursuits in the Austin theater community, stay healthy Steve began running in high school, Cross Country, played…
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Coach Crystal: Orange Full Marathon Group (11:00 – 11:29)

FAST FACTS: # of Years Running: 4 (But active in Soccer since grade school # of Years with Austin Fit: This is my first year! # of Half Marathons: over 15 # of Full Marathons: 6 and 1 Ultra Marathon! Favorite Race: Tie between New York City Marathon and Santa Rosa Marathon Goals: Run the…
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Coach Kelsey: Orange Half Marathon Group (11:00 – 11:29)

FAST FACTS: # of Years Running: 5 # of Years with Austin Fit: My first training ever! Stoked to be a part of it! # of Half Marathons: 3 # of Full Marathons: 0 Favorite Race: Seawheeze Half Marathon Goals: Qualify for Boston by 35, spend as much time outside as possible, yoga everyday, be…
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Coach Jaclyn: Orange Full Marathon Group (11:30 – 11:59)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 13 Years with Austin Fit:  Debut year Years Coaching: First year but lots of experience Number of Marathons: 1 Favorite race: Blackmores Marathon in Sydney Goal - Finish Austin Marathon 2020 Coach Jaclyn started running in 2006 to prepare for her Army service.  Jaclyn ran all through her 5 years with…
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