“Perhaps the genius of ultrarunning is its supreme lack of utility. It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot. There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers. But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time, there is more to life than logic and common sense. The ultra runners know this instinctively. And they know something else that is lost on the sedentary. They understand, perhaps better than anyone, that the doors to the spirit will swing open with physical effort. In running such long and taxing distances they answer a call from the deepest realms of their being — a call that asks who they are …”
– David Blaikie

Running Resume

First 5K: Vista Ridge 5K Run,  September 1989...I was nine years old.  After that race, I was taking part in the 5K circuit around the Dallas metroplex each weekend.  I also won 3rd and then 1st place in 5th and 6th grade for running the most miles within the school year.  This is when my love for running began...

I have run four half marathons.  PR 1:53
Favorite: Dallas North Trails Half and Half (half marathon on Saturday and half marathon on Sunday!)

I have run thirty-seven marathons. PR 3:42:18
Age bracket sweep 1998-2000, 1st and 3rd place female (age group) in eight races.
Favorite Marathons: Ft. Lauderdale A1A and Dallas White Rock Marathon.

Ultramarathon Highlights:


March 2009 - Ninja Runner 42.5 mile run. Along A1A through six cities in Palm Beach/Broward Counties.
Crew Chief: Tami Pippin and Pam Heck

May 2009 - Keys 100 mile run. Key Largo to Key West, FL.
2nd female in age bracket. 
Crew Chief: David Flores


June 2009 - Pacer for the Brennison 50 miler.
Crew Chief: Tim Brennison

June 2010 - Pacer for Lisa Smith-Batchen  - 50 miles.
(during her "50 miles in 50 states in 50 days") in Phoenix.
Self-supported. Completed 50 miles.


November 2010 - 24 Hour Treadmill Relay at Mountainside Fitness.
86.31 miles completed in 24 hours.  3rd USA Female, 9th International Female.  Crew Chief: Kelsey Hughes and Carrie Butler. 

February 2011 - 24 Hour Treadmill Relay Team at Jobing.com Phoenix Coyotes NHL Arena.
First 4 female team to complete a relay of this caliber, collectively logging 139.81 miles setting a new world record.  Teammates: Jill Monson, Amy Craft, and Sarah Mitcham.  Crew Chief: Kelsey Hughes and Clarissa Borboa.


June 9, 2011 - Canal 50 miler in South Phoenix, AZ.
Self-supported.

October 14 -15, 2011 - Javelina 12 Hour Night Run in Fountain Hills, AZ.
Self-supported.  Completed 50K.

December 29-30, 2012 - Across the Years Ultra Series in Phoenix, AZ.
Self-supported

Coaching Experience


2005-2006 - Head Coach of Cross Country and Track (Boy and Girl Middle School Teams).
2006-2007 - Cross Training Coach for Middle School and High School Girls' Soccer.
2009 to 2014 - Personalized Distance Running Coaching for Kids and Adults.
2011 - 2013- Mountainside Fitness Running Club Coach; private coaching (Carefree and Peoria locations)
2013-2014 - Desert Heights Preparatory Academy High School Running/Conditioning Club
2015- current - Local Running Coaching and online programs



Articles, News, and other Media Mentions


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Coaching

If you are interested in hiring Robyn as your distance running coach, please email: runfloresrun@yahoo.com