Meet our Coaches

No Boundaries and Running 101, 5 Miler

Tiffany Warner:

In late 2009 Tiffany was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. After doing her  research she discovered that to win her battle she must do it with movement so she made the decision to start running. In 2010 she joined the NoBoundaries program at Fleet Feet Sports Murfreesboro and hasn’t looked back. Tiffany has participated in every program that Fleet Feet has offered including yoga and has not looked back. She now coaches the NoBoundaries program in an effort to give back to a program and running community that gave so much to her. Tiffany credits her quality of life to Fleet Feet Sports Murfreesboro, NoBoundaries and the Murfeesboro Tn running community. 

Half Marathon

Linda LaMott:

Linda started off walking in 2006 as a way to get healthy and enjoyed being part of a walking group. To support a local charity, she signed up to participate in her first 5k in 2008. To her surprise, she found that her passion was running. Since that time she has done many 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, and full marathons, as well as two triathlons and a Dopey challenge in Disney World. She is a two time Boston qualifier. Her motto is run fast or run slow but never out run your love of running. Outside of running she likes to spend time with her husband and their two teenage boys. 

Jessica Harter:

Hey there! I am Jessica and I have been running for 20 years, distance running for 5 years. To date I have 8 marathons and countless half marathons under my belt. I am mom to 3 crazy, amazing, wild boys. I bake and read. I LOVE hills!

 

Full Marathon

Joel Lawrence: 

Joel is a Nashville native who grew up playing various sports in local community leagues.  In his formative years, he dabbled with trail running in his trusty Chuck Taylors to help manage his weight.  After a very long hiatus, Joel returned to running in 2012.  Joel credits his renewed interest in running to both a desire to lose weight and looking for a shared interest with his wife.  Joel ran his first race in 2012, the Special Kids 5K and never looked back.  Joel has a number of half-marathons, marathons, and ultra-marathons to his credit.  Some of the highlights include the Go Commando Half-Marathon, the Destin Beach 50 Miler, and A Race for the Ages – 100 miler.  Joel has been involved with a number of the local running groups and participated in Fleet Feet mentoring for the Half-Marathon Training Group and co-coached the Greenway Marathon Training Group.  Joel is looking forward to adding the Jackals Marathons (5 marathons in 5 days) to his list of accomplishments.  When Joel is not running he enjoys playing with his four dogs and being a “trophy husband”.  Joel’s general philosophy on running and coaching is “work hard, play hard – with an emphasis on playing”.

Colleen Lawrence: 

Colleen grew up in Maryland where her first introduction to running was running laps during soccer practice.  At that time, she was not interested in running unless it involved chasing a ball.  Colleen went to graduate school in upstate New York where she first took up running in 2006 as a way to relieve stress and stave off the inevitable weight gain from ramen noodles and happy hours.  Colleen moved to Tennessee in 2007 and ran her first half-marathon in 2008 (The Frostbite Half-Marathon).  Since moving to Tennessee, Colleen met and married her husband Joel, ran numerous races on both roads and trails, at distances from 5K to 100 miles, done mentoring with the Fleet Feet Murfreesoboro Half-Marathon training group, and co-coached the very dedicated group of ladies in the Greenway Marathon group to finish their first marathon.  Colleen is an active member of the Boro2Square runners and founder of the Mad Cow Running Company.  Her next goal race will be the Yeti 100 mile trail run in Abingdon, VA in late September.  Colleen’s philosophy on running, coaching, and life in general comes from a quote from Steve Prefontaine, “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift”.

Speed Training

Gail Vella:

Gail moved to Murfreesboro from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada in March of 2012.  Gail trained for her first half-marathon 14 years ago to ‘keep a friend company’ and hasn’t stopped since. She has run several half-marathons and marathons including New York/Chicago and her most favorite - Boston – qualifying and running in 2007 and 2008 and has another attempt planned for 2014. When she’s not at Fleet Feet, coaching, or running with her crew around Murfreesboro, she can be found chasing her two adorable granddaughters anywhere and everywhere they want to go. Gail spent 14 years as a swim coach (and instructor) in Ontario and has coached swimmers from development to national level.  She loves to share any and all words of wisdom she has acquired to other athletes when and wherever possible. “With all the running we do here, you HAVE to share stories.” SEE you on the Greenway !!! 

Walk Fit and Ton of Fun

Penny Catron

Penny started running 6 years ago when, out of the blue, a friend asked her if she wanted to go for a run.  She thought she'd lost her mind! She didn't even know her friend was a runner!  Since then she has run 7 half marathons, 1 full marathon, and numerous 5K and 10Ks. During that time she has also lost 50 pounds.  Running has made Penny feel better about herself and been an overall stress reliever. She says it's worked wonders for her temperament, as well.  No more plus-size, yelling Penny! ;) Penny has decided that these programs will be perfect for her to coach because she has that connection with weight-loss participants.  We agree.  Her soft nature will be the perfect fit!

Total Body Workout - Core Strengthening

Terry Coulter

Terry Coulter has been involved in the fitness industry since 1985.  She has taught step aerobics, high-impact, low-impact, water aerobics, boot camps and total body workouts as well as being an avid runner.  She is a certified personal trainer and certified group fitness instructor through the Americen Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Terry is now a personal trainer with F.A.C.E. it Fitness Personal Training in Murfreesboro.

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