Head Coach & Founder Distance Focus: 50 Mile & 100 Mile Specialization: Trails, Endurance, Mental Game
Jimmy is known for his pep talks and his emphasis on training the mind & mentality like a muscle. Since 2002, he has coached thousands of adults and young people to run more often, run further and run easier by helping dispel myths about running and creating an uplifting environment to propel people to break through self-imposed glass ceilings. Jimmy has been running competitively for nearly 30 years (200+ races, including the Angeles Crest 100, the Western States 100 and Badwater 135) and has over 13 years of coaching experience tackling ultra endurance over the last 7 years of that span. He has helped many runners & athletes to complete their first trail ultra races and 100 milers, and has personally completed 20+ races of 50 miles (or further) since 2005 while failing to finish a 3 races over that stretch. Personal bests include a 1:18 Half Marathon, 2:56 Marathon, 3:56 50k, 7:07 50 miler & 17:34 100 miler.
Kate Martini Freeman completed her first race in 2002, the Kona Marathon (in 4:59:51). She has since gone on to complete over 30 marathons. For three years, she coached marathon run/walk teams for Team in Training benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Kate has qualified for the Boston Marathon over ten times and has run it twice. In 2006 and 2007 she focused on triathlons, most notably placing third in her age group in a full Ironman distance triathlon. In 2009 she ventured into the world of ultra-marathons, completing numerous of 50k’s (winning five of them), two 50-milers, a 100k and two 100-mile trail runs. Her current goals are to improve her marathon time (2:58:30), test the boundaries of what she can run on the trails and inspire as many people as possible along the way. By day she exercises her other passion for the arts, as a creative director for a beauty company. But her early mornings and evenings are always spent running with and training the best people on the planet!