Rochelle Gamette -Half Marathon/Marathon Coach
I started running about 15 years ago when the challenge of a triathlon peaked my interest. I loved the variety and challenge of multi-sport training. After competing in several triathalons and duathlons, I transitioned into long distance running with Shamrock’n being my first half marathon. I have since accomplished countless half marathons, several marathons and 50k trail runs.
Running brings me great joy and I love sharing the sport with others and my family. I have been a youth cross country coach for kids ages 9-13 for the last 7 years. I began working at Fleet Feet 4 years ago to further share my experience and education in running with others.
I am thrilled to have joined the Fleet Feet coaching team in 2017 with the CIM training program. I enjoy encouraging both new and experienced runners to accomplish their goals. Together we can train smart, have fun and cross the finish line!
Monica Shelley -Trail Training Coach
I ran Cross Country and Track throughout high school and for one year in college, as well as dabbling in road races ranging from the 5k to the marathon. After taking mostly a break in my 20’s to have kids, I eagerly returned to running and found my way to the trails and ultra distances. I have always enjoyed running for its simplicity and great exercise, and the trails outside are my favorite place to do it! Fresh air, beautiful nature and wildlife, and often the company of good friends are all reasons that I love the trails so much.
I had the privilege of working for Fleet Feet at the Roseville store from 2012 until late summer of 2014. I have been one of the coaches for our Intro to Trail Running and Training group this July. I have also spent a lot of time being involved with my son’s cross country and track teams at Oakmont High School for the last four years. Running is definitely a passion of mine, and I love to share that excitement with others. Being able to encourage and help others experience such an incredible life sport is an honor.
Come learn about the trails and all they have to offer with me and Carrie!
Carrie Hyatt -Trail Training Coach & Training Programs Director
I developed a love for running as a teenager and used it as cross-training for other high school sports. After competing for a season in college, I tried every distance on the road from the 5k to the marathon. I ran my first CIM in 1995 and realized that I loved the challenge, both mentally and physically. I’ve finished 10 marathons since then, including Boston in 2016. After starting my family in 2003, I was ready for a new challenge and I tried my hand at trail running. Wow, I had no idea what I’d been missing! I quickly realized how lucky we are to have literally hundreds of miles of trails within the Auburn State Recreation Area in our backyard. I completed Way Too Cool 50k as my first ultra distance race in 2003 and have gone on to complete many 50 mile events and several 100 mile events, including Western States 100 and Tahoe Rim Trail 100.
I have loved coaching with the Fleet Feet Folsom & Roseville Team because I can share my passion and experiences with others so that they may hone their own skills, overcome fears, and challenge themselves. Join us as we explore new trails and learn about trail running. I’m looking forward to our next Trail Training Program!
Questions for Carrie on our training programs, please email her at Carrie@fleetfeetfolsom.com
Heidi Paulsen -Limitless Coach
I ran cross country and track in middle and high school and found that I loved the bonding, unity, and sense of accomplishment running could bring. I have continued to run races ranging from 5k to marathon. Some of my best friends have been made and endured through the years because of running. My passion for coaching has always been for showing the beginner that they are capable of reaching levels further and faster than they thought possible. Nothing is better than seeing the spark in a new runners eyes when they achieve a new milestone every week of the Limitless training.
Dan Napieralski -Race Team Coach
My parents are the ones that got me into running when I was in High School. Running is hard it takes time, effort, and heart. After my first couple of days I remember being more sore and tired than I have ever been. The thought of quitting went through my head several times. However I stuck with it and I am so glad that I did. I would then go on to run competitively throughout high school and college.
I have run all types of races from 400m to 50k. Currently I find myself running more and more trail races. In addition to running I will also spend several day in a gym or a yoga studio.
When it comes to coaching it’s not just about training someone to run longer. It is about showing someone how to run better, faster, more efficient, and must of all smarter. You need to incorporate speed training, form drills, and proper pacing in every training program. The biggest mistake that new people make is they run the easy runs too hard and the hard runs too easy. As a coach my number one goal is to not just make people run but to teach them how to run .
Amanda Evans -Limitless Coach
I started playing sports at a young age, and running was mostly a warm-up or a punishment. When I joined the volleyball team in high school, we had a conditioning week where a mile was a warm-up for the day. I hated every second of that week. Quickly though, I noticed I loved the results: I felt better, I was a better player, and it helped build our team camaraderie (we all hated our coach together).
I went on to dabble in every type of fitness as I worked my way to my goal of a degree in Exercise Science. I still thought of running as something that just needed to be done to keep me healthy and in shape, but I was never really consistent with it. It wasn't until I started working for Fleet Feet in 2014, when I was talked into signing up for my first Half Marathon. While training with our training group I found that sense of camaraderie that I missed from playing sports. I was hooked.
I always wanted to be a coach and teach people what I know and have worked so hard to understand myself. I was fortunate enough to start working with Limitless while they were training for Shamrockn 2014 and have been with them ever since. I love sharing my story of how I finally fell in love with running, as i try to help others find their way.
Eric Toschi - Trail Coach
I started running when I was in junior high and that continued with cross country and track in high school. In college, I ran road races from distances of 5k to a half marathon. After taking a break in my 30's, I came back to running and started running trails. I had always enjoyed hiking/backpacking in the mountains. When I realized I could run all the trails I hiked, my passion for trail running grew tremendously. I enjoy spending hours in the mountains, so I quickly gravitated towards running ultras. I ran Western States Endurance Run 100, in 2011 and usually choose a 100 miler each year to run.
I was lucky enough to start mentoring with the Fleet Feet Ultra Training program in 2012 and transitioning to one of the program coaches. I was able to continue helping trail runners as a presenter with the Fleet Feet Ultra Seminar series. It is extremely rewarding guiding runners and seeing them gain confidence, learn, grow, surpass their expectations and enjoy themselves on the trails. It is an honor to share the knowledge/experiences I have gained from others, while trail running, and pass that information on to new people. So please come out join the fun we will have in the Trail Training Program!
Nichole Schultz - Obstacle Course Racing Coach
Growing up, I was a competitive swimmer for 14 years, ending my career upon graduating college. I decided I needed to find something fun and exciting to keep me fit, and stumbled upon obstacle course racing! My coaching experience includes personal training, small & large group fitness classes, and swim lessons. More importantly, I have a passion for helping others and assisting them to become the best version of themselves! If you’re interested in improving strength, having fun, gaining great friends, and doing things you never thought possible, I would definitely recommend signing up for Obstacle Course Training. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Excercise & Sport Science and am a certified yoga teacher.
Jocelyn Schmidt -Racing Team Coach
Running has been a huge passion of mine ever since I was in middle school. I'm a recent graduate from Southern Oregon University and have participated in cross country and track from the beginning. When I was in high school, I developed a strong interest in trail running from my Fleet Feet co-workers who encouraged me to get out onto the trails more often.
I became an ultra-runner when I ran my first 50k in August of 2017 after I graduated from college and dream to participate in a 100 miler one day. I'm looking forward to train with and coach likeminded runners who enjoy working together to achieve individual goals. I’ve been a part of the Racing Team since 2013 and am thrilled to be leading this team as a head coach.
Darren Morgan -Half Marathon Coach
I started running for the Roseville Gazelles when I was 12 and ran cross country and track in high school. I started again when I was 42 and challenged a close friend to a mile race and walked the last 400 meters. I then decided it was time to get in shape. Since then running has been my vehicle to achieve my fitness goals.
I have been a member of Fleet Feet Racing for 2 years and have recently become a team mentor. I have run 2 marathons 10 half Marathons and too many 5k and 10k races to count.
I am excited to share my racing and training experiences and helping others achieve their fitness and distance goals.
Amy Weatherford -Obstacle Course Training Coach
A friend of mine got me hooked on OCR in 2015 at the Sacramento Spartan Race. Since then, I’ve earned two Trifectas and completed eleven obstacle course races. I’ve been coaching the Fleet Feet OCR Training Program for over two years. The best part is watching people reach goals they never imagined possible and giving them the confidence to go into a race feeling strong and excited
Nicola Elliot -Marathon Coach
Currently, I run for pure enjoyment! I have competed more in the past, running and racing everything from the mile on a fast flat track, to 100k on extremely hilly trails. I’ve run multiple marathons, and have been guiding visually impaired runners at CIM since 2014 which i find incredibly rewarding. I’ve coached several half-marathon programs for Fleet Feet as well as mentored and paced athletes to help them achieve their goals in several races including Western States 100 and Rio Del Lago 100.
Laura Moore -Limitless Coach
Up through high school I played softball and basketball. Back then running was a warm up and a cool down. After college and getting settled into my career, I discovered running was a great way to stay in cardiovascular shape, and found the extra bonus of the social aspect of being with people that enjoyed the sport.
As with a lot of people, my career got busier and life got in the way. Taking care of me fell lower on the list. When I finally decided it was time to get back on track I was introduced to Limitless at Fleet Feet. Wow, did that open a whole new world. I have now participated in most of the training programs offered at Fleet Feet, and joined the Fleet Feet Racing Team. Limitless is a great place to either learn about and begin to run, or like me, come back to a sport you have been away from for a while. The Limitless groups have members of all ages, sizes, and abilities. The common intrinsic belief is “yes, we all can do this”. Come join us. We will provide you with support, plans, and education to get you on your way. You may start with a goal of completing a 5 or 10k, but who knows where you may go once you take your limits off.
You! Interested in becoming a Fleet Feet Coach, please email Carrie Hyatt, our Training Director at Carrie@fleetfeetfolsom.com