Coaches

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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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 Irene: Head Coach Walk FIT

Walking Coach: Pace 14 Plus 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 in 10 10K run/walks. Her favorite races are the ones she does with her grandson and son (he…
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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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