Our Coaches


Laura Faria

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

Head Coach –

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 five years, and this is my second 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 seven marathons, multiple half marathons, and a number of other races, including the GE Run Thru the Woods and the 10 for Texas. This past year I was looking for a new running adventure, so I ran the Goofy Challenge at Disney World. I also ran my first Boston Marathon and am already excited for Boston 2017. 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, where I teach 4 th grade. We have two teenage daughters and a nine-year old son, who keep me busy with their soccer and cross country practices, meets, and games.

laurapfaria@comcast.net