Jack Hoffman – Run Coach
Jack, a RRCA certified coach, has a long running and coaching background. As a high school athlete he won 2 state track championships as well as a state championship runner-up in cross country. Jack followed his high school success with a collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin. At Madison Jack was a 5 time All Big 10 performer and an All American on the track as well as a member of the powerful Badger cross country team. Jack was the 1981 Track and Field team captain and winner of the Walter Dieke award given to the top UW performer each year.
After his graduation Jack retired from elite level competition but, along with his wife Julie continued to run recreationally. As the demands of family and career lessened Jack began a new chapter as a masters runner. Over the past decade Jack has become a national class age group runner at distances from 5K to the marathon. Along with his rebirth as a runner Jack discovered a passion for coaching and has helped dozens of runners of varied ages and experience levels to achieve their goals including multiple Boston Marathon qualifiers, a number of whom qualified in their first marathon.
Julie Hoffman – Run Coach
Julie Hoffman is much later to serious running, having spent most of her adult life as a mom, wife and occasional runner. Looking for a new life challenge Julie began to train with more focus in her mid 40s and entered her first marathon in 2007. Since that time Julie has completed numerous races with many age group wins. Julie has completed over 20 marathons and her journey from mom/jogger to three time Boston qualifier gives her a valuable perspective on the needs of those new to running.
Mark Caballero – Triathlon Coach
As a nationally ranked triathlete and TEAM USA member, Mark enjoys training and competing with high-level athletes. However, he also enjoys his role as a coach to guide age group athletes to their goals. He has helped a range from first time triathletes all the way to others reaching the podium at Ironman branded events. He often leads clinics and does private coaching with an emphasis on using data and training tools to eliminate training mistakes and maximize racing potential.
Mark is the Associate Director of the Human Performance Assessment Core (HPAC) at Marquette University, Mark is responsible for VO2max w/ lactate analysis, submaximal & anaerobic performance, body composition, and bone density scanning.
Mark has been teaching undergraduate lab courses in the Department of Physical Therapy, Program in Exercise Science at Marquette University since the fall of 2014.
He received his M.S. from Marquette University’s Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Science (CTRH) graduate program in 2016. His graduate work focused on team-based aerobic exercise interventions (triathlon, cross-country running, and mountain biking) for low income Latino youth.
Pat Leeds – Swim Coach
Pat has an extensive swimming and coaching background. She was a club swimmer and a state meet qualifier every year in high school. Her high school record in the 100 breaststroke was on the books for over 20 years. This was followed up by a collegiate career at Albion College, where she won multiple individual and relay events at conference, was a three-year All Conference swimmer, a two-time National qualifier and a two-year team captain. Upon graduation she held the school record in two relay events and three individual events, as well as an individual conference record in the 200 breaststroke. She was inducted into the Albion College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.
After retiring from competitive swimming, she earned her M.B.A from Marquette University, and focused on her career and raising a family. The triathlon bug bit in 2006, and this enticed Pat back to the pool. Competing in all distance of triathlons including two Ironmen, along with masters swim meets, then lead to a career coaching swimming. Pat currently coaches swim with several organizations and enjoys working with athletes of a variety of skills and abilities from high school to adult swimmers. She especially loves to help people discover the joy of swimming.
Hello Fellow Runners/Walkers,
My name is Lisa and I’ve been a runner since the 4th Grade competing all the way from Sprints, to jumps, to throws, and even the Heptathlon! In college, I became very sick and eventually lost my ability to run. After 5 years of medical trial and errors and learning how to run again, my first event was a Half Marathon! Today I run with 2 types of Arthritis and battle other medical issues along the way. But with that being said, I still Get Up, Lace Up, and Am Active! I’d love to see you out there too! If I can, you can!! Anything is Possible if you are willing to try. So keep trying and I’ll see you all at the finish line!!!