Coach: Jennifer Fish
Location: Iowa City, IA
Years of experience running: 11
Years of experience coaching: 3
Certifications: USATF (USA Track & Field), Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Endurance Coaching
Running Achievements: Boston Qualifier, Multiple time racer of all distances from 5K to marathon
Specialties: Endurance distances (5K to marathon), custom race plans, fundamental structure & discipline
Why be coached by Jennifer? See what others have to say about their experience with Jennifer
I begin with embracing the beginner runner or experienced runner where she is, and mentor her from there to where she endeavors to be.
My running career started after my husband Ben & I had two of our three children. My interest in running was a hope to introduce a positive, healthy activity in a time of life transition. Those first miles, in 2006, weren’t easy, but starting to run brought many benefits, including physical energy, mental clarity, and natural blissful feelings. These were compelling enough to keep me running. In fact, it was the beginning of a lifelong active lifestyle. Since 2006, I’ve run 10 marathons, and countless half marathons, 10K’s, and 5K’s. I reached a first Boston Qualifier in 2015, a goal that seemed incomprehensible initially. I enjoy learning about how running has become an interest or is an interest in other’s lives, and also to be a positive, helpful part of pursuing those interests. The non-running things I enjoy most are reading, writing, and mentoring relationships. I coach individuals through a process from motivational awareness through its translation to running goals, plans, and results.
Let’s get started: Due to individual focus and capacity limitations, I work with 3 individuals at a time. Must qualify by completing application/questionnaire. Call, text, or email with requests/questions.