Fall Coaches

Coach Jessica

Head Coach - Red Half & Full Marathon Groups


  • Years Running: 20+
  • Years with Austin Fit: 9
  • Number of Marathons: 8
  • Number of Half Marathons: 17
  • 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 next goal. Mine is to qualify for Boston.
  • Intervals: 10/1

Jessica has been running almost her entire life playing soccer and basketball as a kid. It was in her late teens when she starting distance running. Jessica ran mostly 5ks in her 20’s, but when she turned 30 she set out to run a Marathon. Her first few attempts were derailed by injury, caused by playing contact sports. Jessica joined Austin Fit in 2008 and ran her first Austin Marathon fully in 2010. Jessica became a coach that summer.

Jessica loves coaching with Austin Fit and became the head coach of the Red group in 2011. Jessica also was one of the first coaches to bring Team Fit to Austin Fit. Jessica was the Red head coach/Team FIT coach through 2014. Jessica took a hiatus starting January  2015 when her daughter was born. Knowing she was going to be her only child she savored early morning cuddles. In the fall of 2016 – spring of 2017 Jessica completed 5 half marathons in 6 months (the 6th half was canceled due to weather). Besides running and triathlon, Jessica loves yoga and recently ventured into establishing a meditation practice. Jessica looks forward to helping all runners achieve their goals and crossing the finish line.