Coach Linda – Organizer

FAST FACTS:

  • Years Running: 20+
  • Years with Austin Fit: 13
  • Number of Marathons: 21
  • Half Marathons: 10 plus
  • Favorite Race: USA Fit Rockin' Resolution Race
  • Goal – Help anyone willing to meet their training goals! I'd also like to run a full or half marathon in all 50 states

Linda is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through NASM who enjoys the art of fitness. Linda coordinates a local boot camp in her community and is always amazed at how people become receptive to exercise by simply being exposed to it. Linda is a Personal Trainer at UT – Division of Recreational Sports and a Professor at Huston Tillotson University where she enjoys  working with students and assisting them in reaching their academic pursuits. Linda ran track in high school and continued to run in her adult years, but never really considered herself a runner until joining Austin Fit. Prior to joining Austin Fit, she ran her first 13.1 miles in 1997; thereafter, Linda ran mainly 5Ks and 10Ks.  She started running marathons in 2005 and has now run about 15 marathons and11 half marathons.  Linda takes much pleasure in coaching runners and helping our members get to the finish line of whatever race they desire.  The distance she enjoys running most is a 10K.  Her most exciting run is the 3M half marathon.  Linda’s most challenging runs are any runs (short or long) in hot weather.