Dream big, move daily, work hard, laugh often.

Contact: annawgrenier@gmail.com
Why I want to coach

Being a professional athlete can be a very exciting and gratifying career, but it can also be a very lonely pursuit. Achieving my athletic goals on the track still excites me but being a coach allows me to also put my enthusiasm into helping others achieve their dreams. I come alive when interacting with athletes: teaching them proper form, pushing them to try something they have never done before, and planning how to attack their goals. I love to bring a lot of energy to one-on- one sessions and group classes, I believe it is important to make running and going to the gym like our adult recess time!

What inspires me as an athlete

I always dreamed about taking my running to the next level, I had the heart and work ethic and through some fantastic coaching at the end of my collegiate career and throughout my professional career I was able to maximize my talent. What inspires me as an athlete is to dream up some seemingly unreachable goals and making them a reality. Every time I was able to achieve a big goal, my confidence would grow. If you can be a little crazy and are willing to work hard, it’s amazing what the human body is capable of. Training for elite competitions has been my singular goal for the last decade. There is always more to learn and room for improvement. Movement and fitness are my life, let me help you pursue your goals!

Coaching experience

  • Running coach for the 2016 Crossfit Games Training Grounds – Worked with CrossFit Regionals winners to prep for the 2016 CrossFit Games
  • Coached by some of the top Track & Field coaches in the world (Terrence Mahon, Dan Pfaff, Rana Reider)
  • Successfully coached multiple athletes to PR’s in the mile, 5k, 10k, and half-marathon, as well as marathon debuts.
  • ACU-Mobility Ambassador
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Competitive achievements

  • Five-time US national champion: 2008 (steeplechase), 2009 (indoor 1500m), 2010 (indoor 800m, outdoor 1500m, road mile)
  • World Ranked by T&FN: #2 (800m, 2009), #6 (1500m, 2009), #8 (800m, 2010)
  • 2009 World Athletics Final Champion (800m)
  • 2009 World Champs finalist (1500m, 6th place)
  • 2008 Olympic finalist – 3k Steeplechase (10th place, 9:25.63)
  • 2008 Olympic Trials Champion – 3k Steeplechase (9:27.59 – former American record)
  • 2007 NCAA 3k Steeplechase Champion- University of Michigan (9:38.08 – former NCAA record)

Personal Records

  • 800m – 1:58.80
  • 1000m (indoor) – 2:38.76
  • 1500m – 3:59.38 (#5 USA all-time)
  • Mile (road) – 4:24.9
  • 3000m – 8:58.07
  • 3k Steeplechase – 9:22.76 (#4 USA all-time)
  • 5000m – 15:53.36