Meet the Coaches

 

Jennifer Annuzzi - Half and Full Marathon Head Training Coach 
Interesting Fact About Me: I teach Special Ed and run for a special needs buddy.
Fitness Goal: To stay healthy and active into old age.
Favorite Race: Big Sur Marathon - huge hills but beautiful coastal views.
Favorite Product: Balega socks. No blisters here!! 
What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: I love sharing my joy of running with others and helping them reach their goals. The look on someone's face as they cross the finish line is priceless and I am honored to be a part of that journey.

Joy Soares - 5k and 10k Head Coach
Interesting Fact About Me: I started running for the first time in my life at 40 years old, after losing 117 pounds.
Fitness Goal: To complete a sprint triathlon and run a half marathon in Lake Tahoe, CA.
Favorite Race:  Sacramento Run to Feed the Hungry
Favorite Product: My Garmin watch, and cherry lime Nuun
What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: This program has given me so much personally, and I enjoy giving that back as a coach.  I love encouraging runners to push themselves and do more than they ever thought they were capable of. The Fleet Feet family is an amazing support system that I am so thankful to be part of.
 

Full Marathon Coaches:
Jeff Buntman 
Interesting Fact About Me: I did not start running until I was 50, and ran my first half marathon at 51 and my first marathon at 52. I love to have mental hashtags to keep me motivated, the main two were #13.1@51 and #26.2@52.
Fitness Goal: Stay healthy and manage my diabetes and weight. Fit for life is how I approach life. I try to do some form of exercise 6 days a week.
Favorite Race: I have a few, by far the Ave of Giants Marathon, and Folsom and Livermore Half-Marathons' are on top of the list.  
Favorite Product: There is a few, first I love Brooks shoes and my Nathan Hydration belt, I can't run without! And of course, my Garmin Forerunner watch.
What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: I enjoy watching everyone's journey, support that everyone gets and gives from the group, seeing the wonderful friendships that are created, the support for each and every runner, and the motivation I get  and give to others from being part of the group.

Sarah Lesmeister 
Interesting Fact About Me: My first race ever was when I was 15 years old. I completed a 4 mile race across the Coronado Bay Bridge in San Diego.
My running story: After running my first half marathon, I started training with Fleet Feet Vacaville for motivation to continue my training and improve my time. I love to run because it improves my overall health (mental, physical and emotional). Coaching and mentoring provides great joy in my life, because I get to help people achieve their goals.
Favorite Race: Solano Turkey Trot
Favorite Product: Fluid Performance Drink in Passion Fruit Tea
What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: I love to run because it improves my overall health (mental, physical and emotional).

Coaching and mentoring provides great joy in my life, because I get to help people achieve their goals.

Half Marathon Coaches:
Kim Schrutt
Interesting Fact About Me: I served for the Air Guard for 6 years.
Fitness Goal: Is to just run!
Favorite Race: Santa Cruz to Capitola Half Marathon
Favorite Product: I use Nuun for every run!
What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: I love coaching because I can help other people realize their goals. Since I'm not a born runner, I have to work at it just like everyone else. I love coaching at Fleet Feet because of all the support I get from the Fleet Feet family. 
 

10k Trail Coaches:

Beyond Boundaries 10k Coaches:
Duane Davis
Fitness GoalTo keep up with my wife. Haha! I want to run well past 70.
Interesting Fact About Me I believe in Yetis and Bigfoot.
Favorite RaceCalifornia International Marathon
Favorite Product: New Balance 1080 shoes and their shorts, and Brooks Glycerin shoes. And of course my Nathan hydration vest.
Why I became a Fleet Feet Coach: I enjoy helping people. I always have.
Leslie Davis
Fitness GoalTo stay healthy for as long as I can by keep moving.
Interesting Fact About Me I wish I could've had my grandchildren first.
Favorite RaceGolden Gate half marathon
Favorite Product: New Balance 1080 shoes and the Garmin Fenix 5S. Its so pretty!
Why I became a Fleet Feet Coach: I have been coaching with Carol since she opened the store. I really enjoy watching people reach their goals. The first group I worked with, I was running along with one of the ladies and I helped her cross the finish line with a smile. It made it worth all the while to see someone cross their first finish line.
Kyle Masiewicz
Fitness Goal: Manage my weight.
Interesting Fact About Me:  People say I'm 6'5"....but I'm really 4'29".
Favorite RaceWindsor Green 5k
Favorite Product: Feetures & Balega socks
Why I became a Fleet Feet CoachTo meet new people. 
beginners to set and achieve their goals. 
No Boundaries 5k Coaches:
 
Jamie Almaraz - 5k Coach
Fitness Goal: To run with my mom and kids for as long as I can
Interesting Fact About Me:  I love colorful running pants. 
Favorite Race: Turkey Trot
Favorite Product: My Garmin watch!
Why I became a Fleet Feet Coach I enjoy running and want to share that joy with others. 
Shannon Chatigny - 5k Coach
Fitness Goal: To stay healthy, active, and increase my running speed.
Interesting Fact About Me:  Through the good and the bad, I am a huge Oakland Athletics fan. GO A'S!
Favorite Race: Tinkerbell Half Marathon
Favorite Product: I love my Nathan Hydration bottle. It fits my phone and keys while I run. I also love my Garmin Forerunner. 
Why I became a Fleet Feet Coach: I became a coach to encourage others to enjoy running and meet their goals. 

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