Coaches

Coach Jennifer: Orange Half Marathon Group (11:30 – 11:59)

FAST FACTS: # of Years Running: 9 # of Half Marathons: 3 First Year with Austin FIT! Favorite Race: Key West Half Marathon Goals: Improve my half marathon time, and help my team with all of their individual running goals, while having fun! Jennifer started running her freshman year of high school when a friend…
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Coach Edward: Orange Full Marathon Group (12 +)

FAST FACTS: Years running: 6 years Years with Austin Fit: 1 year # of Marathons: 1 Marathon – 10 Half-Marathons Favorite Race: Rock n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon Goal: Complete my second marathon with a PR Edward began running in 2013 after being pressured by his friends to join run club in Houston. Many laps…
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Coach Erica: Orange Group Half Assistant Coach (12 plus)

FAST FACTS:  Years Running - 12 Years with Austin Fit - 10 Years Coaching - 7 Number of Marathons or Half Marathons (if you want to include Ironmans or half Ironmans that is fine too) - 13 half marathons Favorite Race - 3M Half Marathon Goal - Instill a sense of fun and keep everyone…
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Coach Heather: Orange Group Half Assistant Coach (12 plus)

FAST FACTS:  Years Running: 4 Years with Austin Fit: 3 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 2016. "I can do anything…
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Coach Alisha: Orange Full Marathon Group (12:00 +)

FAST FACTS: Years Running: 7 Years with Round Rock Fit: 7 Number of half marathons: Favorite Race: Goal: keep running as many half’s as I can. I started training with round rock fit back in 2012 and my target race was Austin half marathon. My end goal was to raise funds for underprivileged children in India.…
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Coach Jeff P: Head Coach Bariatric Transition Walk Group

Bariatric Transition Walk Group My name is Jeff Preston. I am the coordinator of the Bariatric Transition Walk Group for Austin Fit. In October of 2007 I had Gastric Bypass Surgery. I was born November 7, 1963 which makes me 56 years old at the time of this writing. My top weight was over 400…
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Coach Rita: Purple Group Half Marathon Coach (15+)

FAST FACTS: Years running:  15 Years with Austin Fit:  15 Number of Half Marathons:  17 Favorite Races:  3M ½ Marathon 2019-20 Goal:  To help her walkers get to the start line so they can cross that finish line. Rita started doing triathlons in 2001.  As a way to stay in shape during the winter months,…
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