If the straight and narrow is your thing, you need not apply. If you don’t mind a little blood, some elevation, and the occasional feeling that you will need a search party to help you find your way home, then hit the trail…where nobody cares how neon your shoes “used” to be.
I have been with Rogue since the Fall of 2013, competing for Rogue Athletic Club, working the shoe floor, and coaching a group here and there. Since finishing graduate school at the University of Texas in December of 2014 (and, truth be told, probably since way before then) running has been the primary driving force in my life. Rather than pursue a full-time career in city planning (the subject of my masters studies), I decided to continue pursuing my running dream. This decision has not been easy, but the more I've been able to own it, the better it has worked for me. In June of 2015, I made my first final at a US Championship, finishing 12th in the 3000m Steeplechase. Thus far, this is my greatest running-related achievement, and I am looking to build off of it going into the 2016 Olympic year. I consider myself a student of the sport, and I have a passion for sharing my knowledge and love of running with others through coaching.
Running found me, I didn’t find running. It was always something I HAD to do in High School and College to get in shape for basketball. In my early 20's I started running (without the basketball) and found it more and more satisfying. I guess I "learned" to love it. My first marathon was in 1994 and my latest was Chicago in 2015. Times have ranged from 3:39 - 5:40 and each one was a unique and rewarding experience. I love sharing how running can be life changing with others and that led to Coaching. If you are looking for someone who will ride you to shave the 20 seconds you need to Qualify for the Boston marathon, there are others better than me. However, if you are looking for a Coach to create a wonderful supportive community of like minded crazies who have a blast while doing amazing things, that’s me!
Staying married to my wife Roxy (22 years so far)
Staying involved and important to my kiddos Jack and Bella
Keeping a day job on the leadership team of a local start up
Planning my next Rogue Expedition trip (amazing)
I fell in love at an early age. When I was 5 years old my mom took me to the Dobie HS track so she could run. I remember wondering if I could run 4 laps without stopping. When I finished my first mile run, the elation from this accomplishment was overwhelming and something I wanted to feel over and over again. Thirty-one years later, through all the ups and downs of running and life, I still feel elated after every run and can’t wait to go again!
I learned how infectious my love for running was when I started coaching high school track and cross country in 2003. I love teaching people that anyone can be a runner and then watching how it transforms a person into a positive, happy, and confident individual. In 2009, I transitioned to coaching adults and found the results of running were the same. It didn’t matter if I coached someone to their first 5K or a Boston Qualifier, I watched running have a positive impact on their life.
I have since learned my talent or gift is not how fast I can run but to motivate, teach, and inspire others so they too can feel the joy and sense of accomplishment that running gives them. What I didn’t expect over the last 11 years was that the runners I coach would motivate, teach, and inspire ME...everyday!
Tori grew up on a cattle farm in McDade, Texas and ran everywhere she went. She first started distance running in junior high school and was very fond of cross county. These childhood experiences fuled her love for endurance running as an adult. She joined Rogue in 2007 and has since completed 12 marathons and a multitude of shorter races. She feels that running and coaching form a perfect marriage and she is passionate about both.
She loves to support, encourage, challenge and empower her runners. She feels greatly rewarded when athletes that she has mentored become devoted runners and achieve goals that they never thought were possible. Tori believes that training, consistency, and perseverance are key factors to running success.
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time." Thomas A. Edison
When Tori isn't out running she loves mountain climbing, skydiving and camping. She shares her love for adventure and the great outdoors with her husband and three children.
: Early in 2005, Christine decided to make a lifestyle change. She did not suffer any major health setbacks or weight issues, she just seemed drawn to endurance sports. As someone who was active in her community and a mother who homeschooled, it was difficult to balance her time. With a lot of determination and persistence, she is now a veteran athlete/triathlete. She first began with running but soon found that it was just not enough. Enter triathlons. She completed her first major triathlon in 2007 and then in 2009, completed the Ford Ironman (140.6 miles) in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. When she had achieved this milestone, she began tackling ultra-marathons (50 miles). Since 2005, she has completed dozens of half marathons and marathons, several ultra-marathons, dozens of triathlons, several half Ironman and the Ironman in Idaho. Currently on her horizon is the Florida Ironman in Panama City and a 100 mile run.
I started training for triathlons when I turned 30 back in 2002, along with doing 5K's and 10K's. I felt like I always suffered on the run portion of the triathlon and made the decision to work on my running. I decided to train for my first half-marathon in 2005, so I joined a Rogue training group and I have been addicted to long-distance running/events ever since! I loved the camaraderie of the group and the amazing support from the Rogue coaches. Since that time, I have run three full marathons, countless half-marathons (3M 7 times and it is my favorite race!), 3 Half-Ironman triathlons, countless sprint and olympic distance triathlons and numerous other road races. Once you start, you can't stop!
I love the empowerment of running that it gives people, especially those just starting out. It took some time for me to love running, but once it happened, I was head over heals with it! I love sharing my passion for running with others, especially those new to running, and believe that anyone can be a runner. I love being able to encourage, motivate and inspire folks to reach their goals.
When I'm not out running and training, I'm at home with my two kids and photographer husband, who is an avid cyclist.
My name is Jodi Lisa Ondrusek ... yep, that last name is a doozie and I've only had it for 6 years! I was born in England but moved to America in elementary. I was teased so badly for my accent that it ONLY comes out when I'm around my "English" family OR if I've had a few post-workout celebratory beverages.
Growing up, I was a dancer and a cheerleader but I could never run. I was diagnosed with severe asthma in middle school. It came on with a vengeance and I was on so much medication that I literally had a separate bag full of inhalers that I had to carry with me … yeh, not the accessorizing a girl really enjoys! In high school, I did fine with dance and cheerleading routines, but my inhaler was always close by. I asked for a gym membership for my 16th birthday and so slowly through the years, I worked on my lung capacity to where I was finally able to do a 5K in undergrad without stopping … BIG celebration.
Fast forward to 2003 when I moved to Austin for graduate school … this for me was when my running story REALLY begins. One of my best friends was training for the Austin marathon and although I initially thought I could NEVER do it, there was some sort of intrigue about trying. Little by little, step by step, I did it! I completed what I thought would be my first and last marathon in 2004 … I even bought the shadow box thing commemorating this ONE time achievement. Ha, little did I know the addictive and AMAZING power that running would have over me … through running I have met some of the best friends, dealt with some tough circumstances, and have grown to appreciate all the human body can do. It brought me so much joy that I wanted to pass that along. I coached with AustinFit for over 5 seasons and was one of the founding board members for the Austin chapter of Girls on the Run. Now 11 marathons and countless half marathons later, I know that running will ALWAYS be a part of my life and I couldn’t be happier!
Oh yeh, and that bag of asthma pills and inhalers … we are now down to a very svelte and portable single unit. It serves as a constant reminder of how far I have come and that running (no matter how fast or how slow) is truly a gift.
Norm started running in junior high as a sprinter and ran throughout High School even being offered a track scholarship to a Jr. College. Although not taking the scholarship, the addiction came back at the age of 40, when he completed his first marathon. Since then, he has completed 16 marathons including Boston, New York, and Chicago and Austin. In addition, he has completed over 84 races from 5K’s to ½ marathons and several duathlons. Norm found his home at Rogue were he shares and believes in Rogue’s Mission. By nature, he will use his individualistic and practical approach, ideas and techniques that have proven to be successful to help you reach goals and realize dreams.
Steve Sisson is the Founder & Head Coach of Rogue Training Systems. Steve was the Distance Track & Field coach at the University of Texas for 7 years, where he coached the 800 - 10k.
Coach Sisson was a 3-time all-American in track & cross country at the University of Texas at Austin and a 4-time Southwest conference champion at the 3000 meter steeplechase and 5000 meter distances. He represented the United States internationally at the 1993 IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships in Brussels, Belgium and the Niagata (Japan) Ekiden Relay.
Steve currently coaches the Olympic Development athletes for Rogue Athletic Club. He has been the head coach and one of the founders since 2009.
I began my athletic career as a swimmer at the age of 6 and have been in love with sports ever since. I swam in school, and on club teams through junior high and high school and eventually in college. Although, swimming was my beginning I quickly became a runner while sharing a college dorm room with a college cross country team member.
I was introduced to the competitive side of running in 1997 & completed the Motorola Marathon in 3:39:28.
In 2004 Steve Sisson,Carolyn Mangold & I created Rogue Running. I became full time coach & curriculum director for Rogue Running. I have run 5 marathons my fasted time was 3:09 at the Houston Marathon. My 5ks, PR is 19:41 but I enjoy the marathon and the Half Marathon distances the best. My PR for the half marathon on the 3M course is 1:25:46.
Carmen Ayala-Troncoso has participated in every National and XC World trials race since 1986, having numerous top 10 finishes. Carmen has also raced XC extensively in Europe, having just won the Masters World title in the 8k, contested in Spain. Carmen has represented the United States at the World XC Championships 4 times, the last two at age 39 and 40 years old.
Allison has been a runner and mileage junkie since being introduced to cross country in high school.
Allison was introduced to Rogue and began running under Carmen Troncoso in 2006; after a year-long travel hiatus in SE Asia, she returned to Austin and became fully involved with the incredibly positive, motivated and healthy community known as Rogue.
Today she works in the Rogue "office" and deals with all aspects of training programs and marketing, coaches a variety of groups throughout the year and is also an elite athlete, having run a PR of 2:40:47 at the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials.
Allison believes that there is nothing more important than consistency and communication when it comes to training. Fully commit to what you're doing from day one, then learn to communicate with yourself and really listen to what your body is telling you. There is no one-size-fits-all plan, and she encourages her runners to give feedback, ask questions and learn to adapt. Most of all, enjoy it! The ability to run is a gift.
Bobby coaches the Rogue Team Sole Survivors. He has run many marathons including New York, Chicago, Big Sur, San Diego, Marine Corps, and the Boston Marathon. He is passionate about coaching because it allows him to share, with genuine and authentic enthusiasm, his knowledge and experience with those individuals who want to be a part of something special. That something special is training for and running a marathon.
He believes that training for and running a marathon takes commitment...real commitment on the part of an athlete. Bobby also believes that a coach has to be equally committed to the athlete and put the needs of the athlete first and foremost. Athletes do not follow uncommitted coaches so Bobby makes it his priority to make the experience about the athlete and not his own.
Bobby believes that athletes have good running days and you will have your bad running days. Happens to us all because "life" happens. The more focused, disciplined and committed an athlete is to the long term goal of running a marathon the easier it is to overcome and work through the inevitable valleys that are on the other side of the peaks. He believes that there is a direct correlation between the time, effort, and work an athlete puts into training and what she or he experiences through the journey of training for and running a marathon.
Those who know Bobby and have been coached by him will tell you that he cares about the athletes on his team. He supports and gives the same attention to the athletes on his team regardless of the number of marathons they have run. He believes all athletes deserve to be treated with the same level of respect and attention. Bobby works tirelessly to build a Rogue Running community and especially with the Rogue Team Sole Survivors.
Amy Anderson was voted 2010 Rogue Coach of the Year! She's been running for over 20 years and continues to get stronger and faster. She's raced all sorts of distances, including many marathons -- Boston, NYC, Big Sur, Marine Corps, St. George and others. She completed several Ironman triathlons before hanging up her goggles and selling her bike to the highest bidder (but kept the cleated shoes, you know, just in case).
Amy went to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs to earn her USA Triathlon coaching certification, but now spends her time working with runners. She enjoys helping athletes of all levels and believes that through group workouts, many people are motivated to run farther and faster than they can on their own. She especially loves sharing the magic of negative splits, and so she encourages her athletes to "Start Easy, Finish Strong".
What do her athletes say?
I can't say enough good things about Amy. I am a better, smarter and more dedicated runner because of her.
Amy is tough and will push you. She's not outwardly warm and fuzzy. But, if you work hard, she'll love you and you'll know it.
I love Amy Anderson. She is a great teacher and I appreciate that she genuinely cares about her athletes and their development.
If you are consistent and work hard, Amy will be your biggest fan.
Amy has been my best Rogue coach so far!
I always wanted to be a runner, but I didn't take up the sport until my late-20s. My latest accomplishment is completing the World Marathon Majors in 2015-- Boston, Tokyo, Berlin, London, New York and Chicago; making me the 13th female, 42nd American and 211th finisher.
In my running career, I've finished 19 marathons -- all the Majors above as well as Austin, California International, San Francisco, San Jose, Philadelphia, Dallas, Eugene and Marathon 2 Marathon. In addition I've run more than 4 dozen half-marathon's; 2 triathlons; and countless 5k's and 10k's.
I love to see people accomplish goals they didn't think possible. Whether that's a beginner doing their first half marathon, or an experienced runner pushing themselves to a new personal best. My coaching style is nurturing with a dash of drill sergeant. My athletes have called me a "Tiger Mom," "but in a good way." Come run with us!
Gotta run! I didn't think I'd say that a decade ago, but then only because running was a required leg of a triathlon - I was unexpectedly bitten by the running bug. I coach because I love to see others surprise themselves at their ability to do something they never thought possible; to get to the point that they look forward to getting out for a run, whether short or long, because they'll enjoy that awesome feeling of accomplishment at the end of a run or race. I find it very gratifying to share tips and tools learned both through experience & education that can quickly & positively impact your running. I have been coaching marathon & triathlon for almost 10 years. I am an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and CPR/AED trained. You can do it! Gotta run!
Chris started running in high school for the usual reasons (lose weight, get in shape, etc.). Her first run to the end of the block almost killed her. Still, she went out again the next day, surviving two whole blocks. Against all odds, the running compulsion stuck, and she ran her first marathon in Austin in 2004. Since joining Rogue Running in 2010, she has completed 7 more marathons, taken over 40 minutes off her finish time, and become a true believer in the Rogue training method!
Chris lives in Austin with her husband and his nemesis, an 8-year-old terrier mix. She works the floor at Rogue's Cedar Park location, and every so often posts random thoughts to her blog, Running Fiesta. (The name made sense at the time.)
As far as a running career goes, I ran cross country in Junior High and the 880 and mile on my high school track team. Nothing too serious but I continued to run for fitness throughout my college years, Expatriate work, and back here in Austin.
Before joining Rogue in 2006, I was running 20 miles a week consistently for years, but my longest run was only 5 miles. My 1st half-marathon was 3M 2006 where I ran a 1:39:09 and with the help of Rogue, I would run the same race in 1:19:57 the next year. I completed my first marathon in Dallas that same year (2006) qualifying me for my first Boston. I would go on to complete my 1st Boston marathon in 3:01:13, which would be my best until CIM 2008 where Team Rogue training helped me achieve 2:49:16.
I have now completed 15 marathons, all Boston qualifiers, in 3 countries and 4 states, including running Boston 5 times.
My running/training philosophy is to keep things as simple as possible. Plan your run, run your plan. Strive to be consistent in everything you do; run the easy runs easy, run the hard runs hard, and be sure you don't over look the recovery work; stretching, rolling, trigger point, icing, proper nutrition, rest, hydration, and a good massage frequently.
My greatest enjoyment in running is helping others, and that’s why I’m glad to call Rogue my home. I especially love encouraging first timers and helping them to reach their goals. When I joined Rogue in 2004, I was 35 pounds overweight and couldn’t run 1 ½ miles without stopping. However, my coach Carolyn saw my potential, and patiently guided me through my return back to the world of running. Now it’s my turn to help others, and my athletes are welcome to contact me at any time about any aspect of their training. To date, I’ve run several races (to include 16 marathons). I’ve also qualified for and run Boston in 2008, and one day soon hope to complete my first 50K!
I first started running three years ago. I decided I wanted to finish a marathon just to prove something to myself. Along the way, I got addicted. I fell in love with challenging myself and wanted to make running an everyday part of my life. I have run 14 marathons and a slew of shorter races. My love of community is what drew me to Rogue. My obsessive and analytical side led me to read running books, watch running dvds, and pick the brain of many Rogue coaches. That obsession eventually yielded my own coaching gig. In these short few years, I have had the opportunity to coach beginners to their first 5k, 5th - 8th grade runners in the mile - 5k, advanced runners to their Boston and New York qualifying standards, & Aussie Scott to his 3M and Austin Distance Challenge wins. I love coaching. I love running. I think we all want to be on some path of improvement in life. Running is a tangible outlet for that. I always tell my athletes, "I may not be able to fully maximize your potential, but I promise I can help you improve upon your current state." If that is good enough for you, then come join me for your next PR.
Mark has always run. In school, he ran sprints and middle distances. As an adult, he has run 5k and 10k races regularly, and has the collection of t-shirts to show for it. While interest and participation in other sports came and went, running was a constant. He believes that everyone should be fit enough to get up off the couch and run a 5k. In 2005, Mark decided to train for the Austin Marathon with Rogue and hasn't stopped. He is a perennial Boston qualifier, an Ironman triathlete, tries to run a destination marathon each year in addition to enjoying the local Austin running events.
Mark encourages his athletes to train safely and effectively, to enjoy the training process and the racing experience. A runner's goals can be complex and diverse, or straightforward and simple, and Mark strives to enable you to meet yours. While childishly simple at its core, running has many facets. From his long-distance and multi-sport background, Mark brings a belief that well prepared, well balanced athletes who learn as much as they can about those different facets -- hydration/nutrition, running posture, pacing, balanced musculature, for example -- are best prepared to achieve their goals and, most importantly, enjoy their running. Mark enthusiastically shares what he has learned.
Oh yeah, and he likes long moonlit walks along a sandy beach ...
Running found me as a middle schooler along the coasts of the Pacific Northwest. I was/am a swimmer first and needed something to break up the monotony of staring at the black line two practices a day. My mom was getting up each morning to run with her best friend of 20 years and one day I invited myself along. This started a beautiful friendship between my feet and the sand of the Puget Sound, my eyes and the Olympic mountain ranges and my soul with the feeling of bliss during and after a run. From Washington state to Texas, running has given me peace of mind, a will to keep going and friendships that I never expected.
To date, I have completed 2 Ironman Triathlons (PR 11:10 at IM Texas 2011) 5 marathons (PR 3:16 at Austin 2012), 8 half marathons and dozens of 5ks, 10ks and sprint/Olympic triathlons.
Life's a garden...dig it!! Running is the simplest way to get from point A to point B. It's environmentally efficient, it's metabolically efficient and it's "cranially" efficient. Never mind the fact that you can run just about anywhere and it's a fantastic way to balance out a hefty beer drinking hobby! I've always loved running for it's simplicity. Running keeps my head in check, satisfies my competitive spirit and provides me with the perfect way to begin my day...or end it! Running is a passion, a hobby, a desire and an addiction and if you have some patience it can be extremely rewarding. My assistant coach, Suzy, can be found most mornings dragging me around the greenbelt. Motto:If you're not smiling then you're dying!
I love to run. I believe anyone can learn to enjoy running with patience, perseverance, and support.
My first formal run took place on our family farm, barefoot on a dirt road with my older brother who was training for high school cross-country. I remember it well, because he dared me to jump the same puddle he did. I tripped and fell face first into the mud.
Years later, I'm still running (sometimes barefoot) and enjoying the puddles (e.g. Rogue Trail Series).
I've completed four marathons: Chicago, Kiawah, D.C. Marine Corps, and Austin. I've entered numerous 5-K's and 10-K's. My marathon P.R. is 3:48; my 5-K P.R. is 20:01.
If I'm not running or coaching, you can find me in the woods looking for bears with my two preschool-aged children.
My coaching philosophy is that it doesn't matter how fast you go, just that you go. As long as you're going, the sky is the limit. My coaching goal is to create an environment that encourages and at the same time challenges participants. I believe training with a group is the best way to accomplish this because we can be inspired and motivated by others while simultaneously be inspiring and motivating to others. It becomes a self-perpetuating cycle that leads to extraordinary accomplishments.
Cindy began running distance events in jr high after failing miserably at the hurdles. Since then she has run competitively with no success. She ran collegiately for Baylor where she lettered in Cross Country and Track all 4 (or 5 yrs). She competed in the Div I NCAA National Cross Country Events in '97 & '98 & her teams were ranked 18th and 8th in the nation respectively. After college she moved up to the marathon & dabbled in triathlon. Over the years she has completed 3 IM Triathlons including Canada, AZ & Coeur D'Alene & a number of marathons. She has also competed in numerous sprint,olympic and half IM distance triathlons. Her 1st love continues to be running & she has completed too many 5k,10k,1/2 marathon, marathon and trail running events to list. She has coached for Rogue since 2000 and has worked with high school & college runners. When she's not running you can find her at Barton Springs.
A successful age group athlete in running and duathlon, Coach Panther has coached running, cycling, triathlon, and duathlon, and his athletes have ranged from regional champions to first-time marathoners, top 3 marathon finishers to beginning runners. What Panther brings to any coach/athlete relationship is the passion to make that athlete better, enrich her life, and take that goal on as a personal challenge. Team Riff Raff, Panther's group, has taken on a life of its own. Panther's personal coaching philosophy is "Cycled Adaptive Running," a philosophy built on the principles of periodization, with the idea that all workouts are written in pencil, based on the athletes' needs on that particular day, for that particular workout, and how it fits into the overall plan. Riff Raff's philosophy is "run hard and have fun." Picture a 2:50 Boston qualifier having a beer with a 5:50 first-time marathoner, and everyone is having a great time, after a hard workout. That's Riff Raff. There's no other group like it in Austin, TX.
After gaining some weight I began running during grad school back in North Carolina. I had a football and baseball background, so had no idea what I was doing, and no real 'running' goal. I just ran every run as fast as possible. Fortunately, after a brief stint in D.C., I moved to Austin and found folks who knew what they were doing. I trained and eventually coached for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society before making my way over to Rogue as an athlete and a coach. 6 years later, I've reached goals I never thought attainable and have had the pleasure of working with 100s of athletes who have done the same. I believe there are many small victories in running - and they're all unique to each individual and often times, applicable to daily life. My main focus is to help my athletes set a goal, learn the tools needed, attain those small victories along the way, and ultimately succeed on race day. My approach is to provide a broad level of instruction to the group, then work individually with each athlete to define their goal, accommodate schedule conflicts, and tailor the program to fit their needs. I encourage my athletes to get to know one another and run together outside of the organized runs, recognizing peer pressure and accountability are important to achieving success, and for that matter, just having fun! I consider myself lucky each and every time I lace my shoes up or see my last athlete off after a group workout. I look forward to sharing my passion, my knowledge, and my experience with you soon!
I began running my freshman year of high school. Then, my only objective was to simply stay in shape for soccer, which was in the spring. Little did I know, I quickly fell in love with running. I continued to run and compete in college and now that I've graduated I primarliy race the 10K and half marathon distances on the road. Although I will always love racing, the simplicity in running and feeling of accomplishment is what gets me out the door every day. I have spent almost 10 years working in the running industry and I am very excited about coaching and helping others achieve their goals!
My running addiction started in 1994 when I was coerced into signing up for the Capitol 10k. I knew nothing about running, much less racing. I was a gym rat at the time, but the experience left me wanting more. More knowledge about running, training, racing, nutrition, etc. I continued to run on my own but my times weren't improving so I started training with an organized group. I loved training with a group so much that I joined Rogue in 2006 to train for my first marathon and the rest is history. I have been training with Rogue ever since. Rogue has gotten me to the finish line of several marathons, half-ironman triathlons and too many half marathons, 10ks, 5ks and sprint distance triathlons to count. I have had the best coaches!
Needless to say my running has improved, but the best thing each Rogue training group has given me is the chance to meet new people who love to run.
I skipped the experience of a 5K and My first organized race was the Austin Half Marathon. I enjoyed the training and couldn't see myself not continuing. I've completed numerous Half and Full Marathons along with 5,10 and 30k's. My passion is running. My goal is to get you excited about training. To help you meet your goals and to become part of the Austin running scene. Welcome to Rogue.
I have been coaching distance runners since 2004. I started running in my mid-20s and really love the challenge of setting personal goals and achieving them. As a coach, it's my objective to help you achieve your goals. I have been blessed to have trained all levels of athletes, from the beginner to the All-American.
Mike (aka, "Uncle Mike") has been running in Austin before running in Austin was...well...running in Austin. Multi-time marathoner, Ironman finisher and everything in-between, Uncle Mike ran his first marathoner while a college student. Mike blends his tremendous pool of experience with his love of people to bring a training experience thats uniques his. Workout with a smile!
I started running in junior high, where I ran the mile. I continued running for exercise throughout HS and college. In 2003 I entered the Austin marathon on a dare. I trained, lost weight, got in shape and completed my first marathon in just under 4 hours.
Fast forward a few years later, I've completed five more marathons, lowering my PR by almost an hour. Then after completing Boston in 2010, I heard about the Rogue community. Rogue has taught me the power of structured training programs and the value of fantastic coaches and peer groups. With the help of Steve and Team Rogue I am looking to shave another 15-20 minutes of my marathon PR in 2014.
I was also fortunate enough to join the ranks of coaches in 2011. While my own running success has been satisfying, it pales in comparison to watching a whole team that you've coached and mentored for a season cross the finish line and achieve their goals. My coaching philosophy is simple, work hard, have fun and love your running.
Being a coach allows me to share my experience and passion for triathlon/running, and to help others realize their own potential and work toward achieving their goals. It's not about winning the race - it's about taking the first step, committing to yourself, developing lifelong healthy habits, and enjoying a good sweat! My coaching philosophy is that anyone can become a runner or triathlete! By fostering an inclusive, supportive, and fun yet challenging environment, I've had the chance to see beginning and experienced athletes thrive. I'm constantly inspired and impressed by the tenacity and successes of Rogues of all speeds, shapes and sizes!
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4-7
Gene has been coaching runners for about 10 years. He believes in the spirit of running; the high, the motivation, the pursuit of achievement. He has coached high school state champions, college burn-outs, US Air Force tactical teams, elite marathoners, weight watchers, Wine-O's in California, City of Austin Employees, and AISD children. His experience is backed with a Kinesiology degree from the University of Texas coupled with a USATF Coaching Certification. He focuses heavy on form and technique and the concept of having "heart" in workouts and races. One of Gene's goals is to make a difference in his athlete's running career. Whether it be a diet change, or a technical form adjustment, or just a different way of looking at things. He is proud to be at Rogue and would like to thank all the Rogues for inspiring him!
I enjoyed learning from my coaches and people that I have trained with so much that it motivated me to coach. I get a lot of satisfaction from witnessing someone else's personal growth and playing a part in it. I believe that everyone gains from Rogue's programs what they put into it. I want to help beginners build confidence to address uncertainty, doubt, or create a new habit and help half-marathoners build upon this to experience the thrill of an amazing accomplishment. I learn as much from the groups I coach as I give back in coaching. Although running is simple, running healthy and being consistent over time is more challenging. I can help you navigate all of the training phases to max out the fun!
Mae Coffman began running with Rogue in 2004 as part of a marathon training group. To date she has competed in 11 marathons and countless half marathons. With the birth of her son, Asher, in 2009 she added the challenge of pushing a jog stroller to her training. When Rogue Cedar Park began training programs in May of 2011, she happily joined in with this Rogue community closer to home. In October of 2011 she began coaching the first Rogue Mom's Mid-Morning Run group. The mom's group trains for race distances from 5K to marathon and welcomes moms of all abilities and life stages. When she's not out running, Mae enjoys playing soccer, biking, and spending time with her husband and sons.
A retired (and recovering) soccer player at age 19, Chris began running to stay in shape and quickly became addicted to the sport. Since then, he has run 10 marathons, struggled through 2 Half-Ironman events (w/o drowning!), and completed over 90 other road races and triathlons. He believes in the power of running to change lives and brings a coaching philosophy that can be summed up in 3 words: commitment, consistency, and community. Achieve your goals AND have fun by committing to it, staying consistent, and surrounding yourself with a supportive community and coach. When not running or coaching, Chris can be found trying to keep up with his two sons and daughter!
I started coaching for Rogue in 2006, after deciding that a real job wasn't for me. I've had lots of fun helping others reach their goals of running a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon. I believe we're out there to have fun. Most of have jobs and families. Running is something that compliments our lives. My philosophy is that when running stops being fun and feels like a chore it's time a brake. Maybe just a day or two is takes. I'm also a swim coach for Rogue and a non-competitive kids team. Every once in awhile during drills I'll slip up and say "swimmer on you mark."
I have been running with Rogue Running since 2010 after I moved down from Chicago, Illinois. I have since dabbled in running marathons, trail races, and triathlon training. I have been running with Team Rogue since 2012, and have worked as an assistant coach for the Northside Runaways for 4.5 years.
I became a certified personal trainer in 2015 after developing a deep love of fixing and healing runners and athletes alike. I want to do everything possible to make you the best you that you can be! Feel free to ask me anything!
I have always been active and grew up swimming and playing tennis, however I didn't begin running until my 30's. My cousin encouraged me to train for a triathlon in 2007. I was a walk/runner and hadn't been on a bike for 20 years but am always up for a challenge. I joined Rogue and became an Iron Chick and was hooked. Since my weakest area at the time was running, I signed up for half marathon training. The rest is history! After a few years of training for half marathons, I did my first half iron man and then decided to try a full marathon. I ran 5 fulls my first year! I love training with others and have loved coaching, especially first timers training for half marathons. I love supporting my runners and helping them reach their goals! With a little hard work and dedication, anything is possible!
My family has always has always been an inspiration to me. I started long distance running in 2004, chasing after my dad who was a longtime marathon runner. Since then I have run many marathons and ultra-marathons including Boston in 2014. I did yoga on and off throughout this time but I didn’t fully devote my time to the practice until I suffered a running injury that coincided with some major life changes. My sister helped to re-acquaint me with yoga, which has since then provided the perfect combination of physical challenge, mental focus, and balance. Yoga has become my therapy, my release, and my medicine for life. I pursued a 200-hour teaching certification through Black Swan Yoga so that I would have the opportunity to spread the joy I find in my practice with others. Sometimes we don’t know what our life is missing until after we’ve found it. Yoga is one of those things for me.
Kim has been running most all of his life. He has run over 50 marathons to date. His Pr's include 2:23:15 in the marathon, a Master's Age PR in the marathon of 2:37:28, and a 10K PR of 31:27. In addition to personal experience in running, Kim has had a unique opportunity to learn from the best. From 1978 - 1986 Kim was coached by the legendary Bill Squires, coach of the Greater Boston Track Club and coach of athletes such as, Dick Beardsley, Greg Meyer, and the young Alberto Salazar. Kim spent the next three years of his running career under Johan Kaggestad, coach of Ingrid Kristiansen & Grete Waitz's Olympic medalist and 9 time winner of the New York City Marathon. To say the least, Kim has had the chance to stand on the shoulders of giants. Kim has also had the privilege of coaching top athletes himself. In the 90s, Kim coached Bryan Bronson, 400 meter hurdler who made the 1996 Olympic team and was ranked #1 in the world from '97-'98 and Eric Thomas, 400 meter hurdler who made the 2000 Olympic team and was ranked #7 in the world. Kim's interesting occupations include retail management at Nike in the early 80s and marketing and promotions for Runners World. Though Kim has much to be proud of, he considers the last 24 years spent teaching to be the most rewarding.
Hello trail folks! Looking forward to a sweaty summer of trail fun. I have been running trails for about 7 years now, and it is by far my favorite kind of running. No matter what your goals are, we are here to help you get educated about how to run safely on trails, running form, the gear needed for trail running, and overall just to have a great time. Looking forward to meeting you all!
I began regular running in 2004, when searching for a way to get in shape and get outside at the same time. After seeing how dedicating to your own health and goals can change your life for the best, I've committed to always staying healthy and having fun while doing it.
I find that the best way to get through the hard moments of a workout is to recall the challenging goal you've set for yourself and prove to yourself that you're strong enough to meet it by working hard. I expect my runners to be dedicated to giving a focused effort to themselves, the workout, and their goals. As your coach, I help you to find what you do really well and help you to recognize and believe in it. I also highlight and help you with what you’re struggling with, all in a positive way. I consider it an honor and privilege to be a Rogue coach and treat it as such.
I train for and race in triathlons and running races year around in and around Austin and central TX. For the beginner, you'll be amazed how fun and exhilarating running can be, and I am thrilled and honored to help you get there. For the more experienced, I help you to sharpen your skills and will push you to perform and be dedicated to your highest level of performance. For both levels, I give personal attention to goals and push each athlete to meet what they've set out to accomplish. I commit to furthering physical, emotional, and running psychology education within my runners.
Jeff took a round-about path to get into coaching. After spending time working as a scientist and attaining master's degree in biochemistry at the University of Texas, Jeff decided to combine his love of science and teaching with his favorite hobby, running. While pursuing a master's degree in exercise physiology and kinesiology at UT, Jeff began working with adidas/Rogue Athletic Club. Now done with school, Jeff focuses his energy into blending the latest science with sound training principles to bring his athletes to the next level. Outside of organizing and overseeing workouts day-to-day, Jeff develops supplemental training programs and carbohydrate-based drinks used by his athletes during the marathon, his favorite event.
I was a high school teacher/coach that instructed group exercise on the side until my son was born in 2008. I became a stay-at-home mom and kept up with the personal training. James and I have 2 kids now, and love that ROGUE has been a part of our lives since it began years ago.
Growing up, swimming was my sport of choice. However in 2008, a friend talked me into joining a training group with Rogue & the rest is history! The community, encouragement & diversity of the group roped me in immediately. Since then I have enjoyed dabbling in triathlons as well as road races.
I'd say my coaching style is filled with positivity, motivation & cowbell! I like to remind folks that the body is truly an amazing machine!
In my free time I can be found snuggling with my furry baby, cooking up new recipes, flossing, cheering on Aggie football or sharing laughter with loved ones! Oh, and you can count me in on any costume event!
I always liked to run and started running local races in Barcelona, my hometown, at the age of 8. However, it wasn't until after the birth of my first child in 2004 that I decided to run more consistently for 2 reasons: to lose the stubborn extra weight from childbirth and to prove to myself that I could be more active. After completing my first marathon, I becomed fascinated about the long distance challenge. I joined Rogue to take my training to the next level. Within my first year and a half at Rogue, I went from 4:22 marathon to 3:25.
I have run numerous 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, marathons--San Antonio Rock n Roll twice, Big Sur, Mardi Gras, Eugene, Boston twice, CIM (California Int'l), New York and Bandera 50K ultra marathon. I have qualified for Boston 3 times and New York once.
I coach because I love running and I want to share my passion for running with others. I like experiencing the transformation of my runners. Coaching brings me a lot of joy. I strongly believe that Rogue offers the best run training nationwide. Besides, we have the coolest running community!
When I am not running or coaching, I like spending time outdoors, taking core power yoga, spining classes, paddle boarding, watching movies or travel shows, reading, discovering new local restaurants, spending tones of time at Whole Foods (I can stare at their produce and flower department for hours),spending time with family, friends and laughing as much as possible.
To Be, or "Toby", as he's affectionately known, has been coaching with Rogue since its inception. Toby's experience spans not only sport, but entertainment as well, as he's headlined for some of the greatest rock and roll acts of all time, from Jimi Hendrix to Justin Timberlake. Unfortunately, Toby has never actually coached a class, since he is usually replaced by a coach that actually exists.