Austin FIT – Chapter Coaches SPRING

Austin FIT Spring Coaches

Austin FIT coaches are ready and here for you to being your training! For any program or season, these coaches will help prepare you for any race!

Coach Sandy

SPRING HEAD COACH (9:30 TO 9:59)

Fun Facts:

  • Years Running: 20+
  • Years with Austin Fit: 10+
  • Number of Half Marathons: 13+
  • Favorite Race: Diva Race Half Marathon in VAIL
  • Goal: Complete Texas Tri Series and 6 half marathons in one season
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Coach James

SPRING HALF MARATHON (9:00 AND BELOW)

I started with Round Rock Fit 18 years ago, when it was founded, as a coach for the blue group. Over the years I have completed several events including: Austin Distance Challenge Series, Boston Marathons, Berlin Marathon, Half Ironman events, and others. I’m looking forward to another great season helping the blue/green group and other runners achieve their athletic goals.
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Green - Pace 9:00

Coach Marzi

SPRING HALF MARATHON (10:00 TO 10:29)

FAST FACTS:

  • Years with Austin Fit: 3
  • Half marathon: 7
  • Full marathon: 1
  • Ultra: 1

Marzi's story begins with a challenge from a friend ....1000 mile in a year ...challenge accepted !! She did that in 2016! She also joined Austin Fit in 2016 and haven’t stopped since! Marzi maintains,  she's now addicted

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Coach KJ

SPRING HALF MARATHON (10:30 TO 10:59)

Kj started running in middle school to get in shape for basketball season. She lived in rural Montana at the time so the neighbors frequently stopped to ask her if she needed a ride. As time went on, she continued running and the neighbors are used to seeing her. Now when she visits Montana they wave as they drive by her, shaking their heads wondering why anyone would run when they have a perfectly good horse. She has continued running and made it a lifelong practice because she loves to be outside. She continued increasing her mileage until she had run six marathons, scores of Half Marathons and completed a Half Ironman. Running is her favorite way to explore the trails and the neighborhoods around Austin and around the world. 

Coach Betsy

SPRING HALF MARATHON (11 TO 11:29)

FAST FACTS:
  • Years with Austin Fit – since 2007
  • Number of Marathons – 1
  • Half Marathons – 18
  • 3 Half IronMans

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Coach Liz

Spring Half Marathon (12:00 to 12:30)

FAST FACTS

  • Years running – 11
  • Years with HoustonFit - 4
  • Years with AustinFit - 2
  • Number of Half Marathons - 13
  • Number of Full Marathons - 3
  • Favorite Race - TIR (Texas Independence Relay - 200 miles)
  • Goals - run Melbourne Full Marathon 2021 with old running mate:).
    Also, to complete a few trail Half Marathons 2021/2022.
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Coach Brenda

Spring Walking Program

FAST FACTS:

  • Years Running:  30+
  • Number of Half Marathons:  40+
  • Number of Full Marathons: 1 Ultra Marathon and 9 Full Marathons
  • Favorite Race: Cap 10K and Alamo 13.1
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Coach Lizet

Spring Walking Program

Bio: Lizet Alaniz

 

Although I participated in sports off and on since high school, I didn't begin running until 13 years ago.  I have run 24 marathons and half as many half marathons, and now walking, with Austin Fit pretty much ever since. I love the camaraderie and accountability to keep on moving. During the past few years, I've enjoyed running  just to stay in shape. I've developed meaningful friendships while participating with Austin Fit, and I look forward to developing more. Now, let's do this!