Coach Kristen has two little ones, Aria (3) and Avery (1). She’s the owner and head coach for a new business, Strong Finish Run Coaching & Sports Nutrition, that launched in October. She’s currently training a 10k/half-marathon group for a race in March that meets twice per week for speed work, tempo runs and various workouts – including the “weekend long run.” Kristen’s athletes are using a custom training plan for the Best Damn Race in downtown Orlando. She also works with athletes for one-on-one sessions and through a monthly online coaching program, which ranges from beginners to more experienced runners looking for a new PR (personal record) or training for their first full marathon.
Kristen started her running career five years ago and has gone through two pregnancies in the process. Combining her love of being a mom and her passion for running, she started the East Orlando chapter of Moms RUN This Town, a free local running club for moms. The group quickly grew to almost 1,000 members and has group runs, social events and other programs (www.momsrunthistown.com/eastorlando). Kristen has since run 26 half marathons and five full marathons. She qualified for the Boston Marathon last year and is currently training for this prestigious race in April – and plans to run the Chicago Marathon again this year, too.
Kristen decided to further her education in running by becoming certified as a running coach and in sports nutrition, which led to the creation of Strong Finish.
“Running is a passion, and I want to share that with the local running community by helping others reach their goals, PR’s and enjoy this amazing sport which is about so much more than crossing the finish line. It changes you, and I want to be there to help lead, push and inspire you!”
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