Coach Victor – Red Half Marathon Group (10:00 – 10:29)


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 to achieve their running goals. To run one more marathon by age 60 and/or hit a 1:45 Half Marathon time.

I started running during my tour in the Marine Corps. After a 20 year break, I took up running again in 2007 and have never looked back. I currently am the Organizer for the Austin Runner's Meetup group and have been in that capacity since 2011. It was that group that got me from struggling with a 5k to nailing the Half and Full Marathon distances. I was introduced to USA Fit Austin, by one of the coaches, Blanche Zavala Perliski and am thankful for said introduction. I felt it was time for me to step it up and help others, as others helped me, realize my running goals.