Unleashed Endurance Coaching was born from the desire to encourage more women to participate in and succeed at trail running, especially ultra-distances. As of 2016, fewer than 25% of 100-mile finishers were women. That number is growing, but the growth has been slow. There is a real need in the trail running community for ultrarunning coaches who understand the training needs and constraints of 30-50 year-old women (the largest demographic of female ultrarunners). The market is saturated with running coaches, yet very few are experienced in trail running, let alone ultrarunning. Unleashed Endurance Coaching wants to change that. Our mission is to get more women out on the trails and excited about running and racing long distances. There are no goals too big, and no finish lines unattainable. Join us on the trails and run UNLEASHED!
Jess began her journey into running nearly 11 years ago, and her transition to trail running and racing in 2013. Since then, she has worked with numerous aspiring trail runners, crewed and paced more than a dozen races, and gotten lost in the woods (happily!) too many times to count. Coach Jess has achieved numerous overall and age group wins in both road and trail running, including a 2nd place female overall at the Jackpot Running Festival 12-Hour race in 2016. She knows what it's like to juggle work, life and ultrarunning and has adopted UESCA's science-based training approach to help other athletes achieve their trail and ultrarunning goals without losing the love for running that brought them to the trails in the first place. Women are proving that they are highly competitive endurance athletes, and Coach Jess can help you crush your limits and unleash your potential ~ and have a blast while you're doing it! .
UESCA Certified Running Coach and NCSF Sport Nutrition Specialist providing research-based, personalized endurance coaching for current and aspiring runners of all abilities.
CPR certified through the American Heart Association.
Jess has a Master's in Biology and an ASCP certification in Medical Laboratory Science. In addition to running, racing and coaching, she works full-time, variable shifts in a local hospital lab and is the mom of 2 young, energetic boys. She's also a military spouse who loves to travel, do all things outdoors, eat yummy food and spend time with her family. Jess has a 4-legged running partner who also loves trailrunning and accompanies her on most of her runs.