Mary is a dedicated runner and coach who loves the sport of running and helping others to achieve their personal health and fitness goals. She has been coaching runners of all ages and abilities since 2001. She is a Level II Certified Running Coach through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Mary was a competitive gymnast from childhood through college. After graduating from college at Virginia Tech, Mary retired from gymnastics and began running to maintain fitness and keep in shape. The dedication and determination she learned as a child through gymnastics quickly drove to her success as a competitive runner.
Mary holds personal best times of 18:15 for the 5k, 29:45 for the 8k, 37:38 for the 10k, 1:03:01 for 10 miles, 1:24:42 for the ½ marathon and 3:01:36 for the marathon.
Mary has been helping runners reach their goals since 2001. She has coached runners individually, online and has served as the Director of Adult Training Programs for The Running Store in Gainesville, VA since 2009. She coaches The Running Store's Adult Beginning Running Classes and Distance Training Program.