Coaching

Supporting members of LSRC are eligible for free individualized coaching.  All of LSRC's coaches are:

 

  • USATF Level 1 Certified Coaches
  • USATF Safe Sport Compliant 
  • 10+ year veteran runners

No matter what your goal, one of our experienced coaches can help you achieve it.
If you are interested in working with one of our coaches, please contact our team at coaches@lakesammamishrunclub.org

Coaches


Zach Fung – General Coaching 

Zach@lakesammamishrunclub.org

Zach has been running on and off since grade school but has been a consistent runner as an adult in 2014. He has broad experiences in the sport, with distances ranging from the 100m to the 5000m on the track, cross country racing, as well as 5k to Marathon in road racing. He knows what it takes to stay healthy and injury free and believes that if you train for longevity and enjoyment, you have the best chance of reaching your highest potential.

Personal Records

  • Mile: 4:58
  • 5k: 17:21
  • Half Marathon: 1:18:04
  • Marathon: 2:49:39

Favorite Distance: Mile


Joy Chan - Couch to 5k 

Joy@lakesammamishrunclub.org

Becoming a runner was certainly unexpected for Joy. Growing up, she avoided exercise like the plague and never felt comfortable around others. After graduating from college in 2010 and gaining employment in academic research, she needed a new goal to work towards. So, she did what seemed reasonable: signed up for a half-marathon. Completing that first half-marathon made her realize that she was a stronger person than she gave myself credit for. Through running, she learned to prioritize health, first physical, and now mental. Running increased herself-esteem, improved my self-image, and allowed her to take some control in the chaos of everyday life.

Her goal as a coach is to empower people of all backgrounds and ability to find themselves through the sport of running, to use running as a conduit for better physical, mental, and emotional health. She is especially interested in working with newer runners who, like herself, may not have come from a sports background or perhaps lacked access to athletics until later in life. Whether you want to finish your first 5K or be a more consistent runner, she will help you set and achieve appropriate goals and develop healthy habits. She is a strong believer in the power of positivity and that we are more likely to be successful when we enjoy what we are doing, have support from others, and allow ourselves flexibility and grace when it’s needed. It is her privilege to help you become a stronger, more confident runner or walker and support you in your wellness goals. Like her, you might be pleasantly surprised with what you are capable of.

Outside running, she also enjoys hiking, cycling, food (eating and cooking), and a good book.

Personal Records

  • 5k: 23:03
  • Half Marathon: 1:49:08
  • Marathon: 3:58:41

Favorite Distance: 5k


Cortney Jacobsen - Couch to 5k

Cortney@lakesammamishrunclub.org

Cortney is a coach, runner, cyclist, swimmer, vegan, hiker, technologist, and animal lover.  Although she participated in sports growing up, she was primarily a classical pianist. She never thought of herself as an athlete, but she has always been a leader, motivator, planner, and health geek. Inspired by the PNW life when she moved to Seattle in 1998, she started hiking, biking, and running and eventually got hooked on endurance racing.

‚ÄčShe has been a competitive runner and triathlete since 2010. She is a 3x Ironman finisher (All World Athlete), 6x marathon finisher, 5x ultramarathon finisher - including completing 93 miles on the Wonderland Trail in 3 days. While her great passion is to be outdoors, riding and running on mountains, she is a student of endurance sports, fascinated by physiology and psychology of training, which led her to coaching in 2015.  

Cortney's approach to coaching is holistic. With Cortney, you will cover proper volume and intensity ramp-up, specific strength-training for your sport, optimizing your nutrition, mental preparations, and goal-setting. She also loves to analyze data, so you don't have to. She will push you to push your boundaries because good things come to those who change. Cortney is a USAT Level I certified coach and a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach.  Since 2015, she has worked with 50+ athletes 1-on-1 and in group clinics for swimming, running, strength, and cycling


Jordan Andersen – High Performance Coaching

Jordan@lakesammamishrunclub.org

Jordan discovered running later in life and is trying his best to make up for lost time.  He started running to stay fit but the competitive bug soon bit.  He's been on a decade long mission to be the best runner he can be.  He's run 10 marathons including 5 of the 6 World Marathon Majors with a personal best of 2:27. 

When he's not training for a race, he can be found hiking, climbing skiing, or chilling with his two cats.


Personal Records

  • 5k: 15:43
  • Half Marathon: 1:09:01
  • Marathon: 2:27:57

Favorite Distance: Half Marathon



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