Rochelle Gamette - Half Marathon/Marathon Coach
- RRCA LEVEL 1 COACH
I started running about 15 years ago when the challenge of a triathlon peaked my interest. I loved the variety and challenge of multi-sport training. After competing in several triathalons and duathlons, I transitioned into long distance running with Shamrock’n being my first half marathon. I have since accomplished countless half marathons, several marathons and 50k trail runs.
Running brings me great joy and I love sharing the sport with others and my family. I have been a youth cross country coach for kids ages 9-13 for the last 7 years. I began working at Fleet Feet 4 years ago to further share my experience and education in running with others.
I am thrilled to have joined the Fleet Feet coaching team in 2017 with the CIM training program. I enjoy encouraging both new and experienced runners to accomplish their goals. Together we can train smart, have fun and cross the finish line!
Heidi Paulsen - Racing Team Coach
I ran cross country and track in middle and high school and found that I loved the bonding, unity, and sense of accomplishment running could bring. I have continued to run races ranging from 5k to marathon. Some of my best friends have been made and endured through the years because of running. My passion for coaching has always been for showing the beginner that they are capable of reaching levels further and faster than they thought possible. Nothing is better than seeing the spark in a new runners eyes when they achieve a new milestone every week of the Limitless training.
Nichole Schultz - Obstacle Course Racing Coach
Growing up, I was a competitive swimmer for 14 years, ending my career upon graduating college. I decided I needed to find something fun and exciting to keep me fit, and stumbled upon obstacle course racing! My coaching experience includes personal training, small & large group fitness classes, and swim lessons. More importantly, I have a passion for helping others and assisting them to become the best version of themselves! If you’re interested in improving strength, having fun, gaining great friends, and doing things you never thought possible, I would definitely recommend signing up for Obstacle Course Training. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Excercise & Sport Science and am a certified yoga teacher.
Darren Morgan - Marathon Coach
I started running for the Roseville Gazelles when I was 12 and ran cross country and track in high school. I started again when I was 42 and challenged a close friend to a mile race and walked the last 400 meters. I then decided it was time to get in shape. Since then running has been my vehicle to achieve my fitness goals.
I have been a member of Fleet Feet Racing for 2 years and have recently become a team mentor. I have run 2 marathons 10 half Marathons and too many 5k and 10k races to count.
I am excited to share my racing and training experiences and helping others achieve their fitness and distance goals.
Amy Weatherford - Obstacle Course Training Coach
A friend of mine got me hooked on OCR in 2015 at the Sacramento Spartan Race. Since then, I’ve earned two Trifectas and completed eleven obstacle course races. I’ve been coaching the Fleet Feet OCR Training Program for over two years. The best part is watching people reach goals they never imagined possible and giving them the confidence to go into a race feeling strong and excited
Jocelyn Schmidt - Racing Team Coach
I’ve worked for Fleet Feet Folsom & Roseville since 2013 and have been managing our Folsom location since 2017. I began coaching with our Shamrock’n Training Program and jumped on board as a Co-Coach for the Racing Team in March of 2018. Coaching the Racing Team is an enlightening experience watching and following each runner and walker reach their goals and encouraging one another to get there.
I ran at a competitive level for over 9 years and have recently decided to make the switch to ultra-running after completing my last track season for SOU. I started with a 50k in August of 2017 and ran the Lake Sonoma 50 Miler in April of 2018. My long-term goal is to run Western States 100 Miler one day!
Celia Dean - Limitless Coach
I began running at a young age, and have run every distance from the 100-yard dash, to a marathon. I first started running for my father’s track team, the Roseville Gazelles, and went on to run track and cross-country all throughout high school and into college. Then, life got busy with career and family and I had to put running on the back burner until 2013, when I was invited to run a Tough Mudder with co-workers. I decided that it would be wise for me to get into shape since I didn’t want to slow the group down.
Shortly after I made that decision, I discovered the Limitless Training Program through Fleet feet, and I have been here ever since. I love the welcoming atmosphere of this group, as well as watching individuals reach and exceed their potential.
Kyle Thomas - Limitless Coach
I started my running in 1976 with the Cupertino Yearlings, an AAU youth track and field team. I ran competitively through high school but did not continue in college. I learned early that competition was counter productive to my fitness goals. Running has been my default fitness routine since then, second only to maybe cycling. I’m a poor swimmer and suck at the bench press. A career in firefighting from 1988 to 2014 allowed me the opportunity to be a peer fitness trainer. Coaching is in my blood. My father was a line coach in football for the University of Illinois (Dick Butkus years) and Stanford (Jim Plunkett years). My mother was a Junior High gymnastics coach. I believe a good coach wants to see an athlete thrive. In order to thrive an athlete must be competent and challenged. If you are competent but not challenged you will be bored. On the other hand if you are challenged but not competent you will be frustrated. It’s impossible to give more than 100%. However, after giving your all, you can give back. Running has given so much to me that coaching is my opportunity to give back.
Julia Croteau - Trail Coach
My love affair with running started about 5 years ago and since then it has become my addiction. It all started with an "I think I want to run a marathon" well thats exactly what happened. Over the course of a few years and 70 plus races, there was no stopping me. I was mostly a road runner up until 2 years ago where I found my true calling, on the trail. I have raced multiple distances up to and including 50K's. I continually love the challenge of going farther and farther. This coming year I have already signed up for multiple races, those being 50 milers, 100k's and yes a 100 miler. I figure its time to go big and thats what I am doing. Its my 50th year and I am doing it all. I am in love with the trails and I want everyone to fall in love with running as I have. It truly doesn't matter where you start, all that matters is that you never stop. My motto in life has always been "Failure is NOT an option" and its not. Its how I think about life and what I do in it. I love to inspire everyone I meet and to help them achieve their goals. I experience a runners high every time I run. Its not always easy but I promise you it will change you. When my running addition started, I had no idea a 100 mile race was going to be a stepping stone. You can choose any distance you want, just make sure you enjoy the journey.
Kate Anthony - Trail Coach
I enjoyed running cross country and track in high school in the 70’s. After high school, I focused on motherhood, college, and career. I started running again in 1998 to get back in shape and lose a few pounds. A friend suggested I run a marathon to celebrate my 40th birthday and I completed my first CIM in 2000. Since then, I’ve completed seven road marathons, numerous 20 milers, half marathons, 10Ks and 14 Eppies’ Great Race triathlons. I joined the Fleet Feet Ultra Training Group in 2010 and began running trails. I loved it! Since then, I’ve completed two 50 milers, six 50ks, and numerous shorter distance trail races.
I am passionate about trail running. I love the spirit, generosity, and camaraderie of the trail running community. Although I’m usually at the back of the pack, I still feel the encouragement and support from everyone I meet on the trails. At trail races, the Dead Last Finisher is celebrated as whole hardheartedly as the winner. I’m excited for the opportunity to introduce you to the trails I love, and the trail running community that has given so much to me.
Aneil D - Trail Coach
I went on my first backpacking trip to chase a solar eclipse in 2017 and was hooked on being outside. A hobby-jogger since adulthood, I realized I could see more stuff if I ran my hikes, so I started running the trails. Now, I mostly run the Parkway, but I’ve been lucky enough to log miles all over this spectacular state. My coaching/running philosophy is simple: we run because it feels good and we train so we can enjoy our running even more. We’re so lucky to live so close to hundreds of miles of world class trails—can’t wait to see you out there!
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