Our Coaches


Laura Faria

Head Coach - Head Coach – Blue/Blue/Green Marathon Group (< 9 min/mile)

Head Coach/RRCA Certified Coach – Blue/Green Marathon Group (< 9 min/mile) Welcome runners! I am thrilled to again have the opportunity to coach the Blue/Green full marathon pace group and train with an amazing group of runners. I have been with Woodlands Fit for six years, and this is my third year coaching. In 2011, I decided to push myself and train for a half marathon. By the time race day arrived, I was hooked and ready to sign up for a marathon. Since then I have run eleven marathons, multiple half marathons, and a number of other races, including the GE Run Thru the Woods, the 10 for Texas, and the Texas Independence Relay. For the past several years I have had fun running the Goofy Challenge at Disney World. This race is terrific because it allows me to run a half marathon with my husband and then challenge myself to run a full marathon the next day. I have run two Boston Marathons and am already excited for Boston 2018. Not only does running help keep me fit, but it allows me to challenge myself and is a great way to relax. I can’t wait to help you reach your running goals in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

My husband, Ian, and I live in The Woodlands. We have two teenage daughters and a ten-year old son, who keep me busy with their soccer, lacrosse, and cross country practices, meets, and games.

laurapfaria@comcast.net