Our Coaches


Laura Faria

Head Coach - RRCA Certified Coach – Blue/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 seven years, and this is my fourth 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 fourteen 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 three Boston Marathons and am working toward my goal of running all six World Marathon Majors. 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 an eleven-year old son, who keep me busy with their sports practices, meets, and games.

laurapfaria@comcast.net