Monica Motta - Director of Training & Coach Interesting Fact About Me: I wasn't a runner in my younger days. I played Softball and Volleyball for most of my youth and did some track but never long distance running. It wasn't until after having children that running came into my life.Fitness Goal: Let just say I have a pair of jeans from college I can still wear and instead of getting on a scale I just put those jeans back on and I know where I stand with my fitness. I enjoy all fitness activities from walking my dogs, riding bikes with my boys, spin, weight lifting, hiking, trail running and distance running. I live to have a healthy lifestyle not just stick to one thing.Favorite Race: So many to choose from....I truly love trail running so my favorite trail run so far is the Miners Revenge 16 miler in Auburn, CA.Favorite Product: Must I choose?? My hydration belts/packs are the best! I can't do a long run with out them and they are so comfortable. My Fitletic Hydration belt and Nathan Water pack. What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: Im not just a coach. Im a friend, a mentor, a therapist, a consultant, an advocate, a shoulder to cry on, and so much more. It's family that is what I love most!
Denise Burris - Marathon Training CoachInteresting Fact About Me: Fact about me: I'm the youngest of 9 children.Fitness Goal: My dream is to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I am an average runner and the process of trying to improve my running to meet this goal is very much a learning process. Favorite Race: Avenue of the Giants Marathon - it is a beautiful race!Favorite Product: A good pair of running socks! And of course my favorite Mizuno shoes. What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: Hands down the people I get to know and work with. Our training groups are a very friendly, very caring group of people. It's exciting to bring in new people in and see them evolve and enjoy being part of our group. I really have benefited personally from having this opportunity.
Rachel Carl - Marathon Training Coach Interesting Fact About Me: I didn't start running until the age of 40. I was a whaleboat rower for 16 years and would sporadically run a few miles for my rowing cross-training/conditioning.Fitness Goal: To maintain a healthy lifestyle and have fun doing so. Favorite Race: My favorite race is the Oakland Running Festival Full Marathon. It was my first full marathon. Favorite Product: Bodyglide...can't run without it!What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: Fleet Feet is a great place to be a coach because there are many people at all levels and abilities who join our training groups. I love seeing runners break through their mental barriers and hit new running milestones as they develop strength and confidence by following our structured training program. I love seeing and reading their FB posts sharing that they just ran their longest mileage ever or realized that what was once a tough hill early in the training program was not as hard in week 8. I find joy in helping people feel good about themselves as they see the results of their hard work by way of their dedication to training. Kim Schrutt - Half Marathon Training Coach 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 MarathonFavorite 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. Lisa Feldmann - Marathon Training Coach Interesting Fact About Me: My husband and I are huge NASCAR gurus/fans. My bucket list consists of seeing every race at every track once I retire (and win the lottery!). Fitness Goal: My goal is to maintain my current fitness level and active lifestyle.Favorite Race: I have two favorites! Jailbreak Half Marathon in Wisconsin- it was sponsored by the local Sheriffs office and all the proceeds went to vesting their dogs (plus I thought Jason, my husband, was going to jump out of the woods at any moment to get me and that made the experience creepy, yet funny at the same time). CIM 2014 - I ran my first and last marathon, however what made this so special is that I trained and shared this experience with six other individuals that I have become life-long friends with and that is what I loved about this race. Favorite Product: Any capris sold at the store with deep side pockets. These are perfect for my phone, gels, keys, etc. I never worry about anything falling out. I also love my Vionic flip flops. What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: I love helping and watching others succeed at reaching their goals. Plus, I get the pleasure of meeting new people and making life-long friends. That is a precious gift to me. Rodney Smith - Half Marathon Training Coach Interesting Fact About Me: Besides being an avid runner, I brew my own beer at home. Fitness Goal: My current fitness goal is ensuring that I keep a sub 9:00 minute mile pace.Favorite Race: Running with the Bears.Favorite Product: UCAN Endurance (Lemon flavor!) because I can mix 2 scoops with water and have energy that lasts for at least 10+ miles. What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: The family atmosphere of the coaching team and the running groups.