"Mama Lisa is an ultra legend. Her knowledge of ultra running and her belief in me is what took me from a person who could barely run one mile to an ultra runner who finished the Rio Del Lago 100 mile endurance race." ~ Phil L.
To achieve a goal you must have the aspiration and the drive to attain it. But it helps to have a fantastic coach to guide you along the way. Coach Mama Lisa Felder has been my ULTRA coach since 2012 when I was initially introduced to trail running. In 2 years' time she's helped me to achieve my ultimate goal of a 100 mile race. She is a coach with an extensive background in trail running who eagerly shares her passion for the trails with her participants. Through care and unrelenting support Mama Lisa encourages individuals to go beyond what they think they are capable of. She is selfless to a fault and has an unconditional love for each and every one of her participants. Without Mama Lisa's guidance and encouragement I could not have achieved what I did in such a short period of time. I feel so fortunate to have been able to work with Mama Lisa Felder and I am forever grateful to her. ~ Belinda Agamaite (Rio Del Lago 100M 2013)
My mentor.. My coach and my dear friend, Mama Lisa.... Thank you for dedicating your life to inspiring greatness in others. I owe today to you first. You are the author of my running story and I am forever grateful! I love you! ~ Marcie Cathey (Western States 100M 2014)
"During Tahoe Rim camp of 2013, I met a wonderful group of people from the bay area who adopted me to their ultra-team. I felt a special connection with them from day one. Tahoe Rim would be my third attempt. Then the group told me about Mama Lisa’s program. I decided to contact Mama Lisa Felder and asked if she would allow me to train with her group even if I was a couple of KM’s away. We talked at length and as a blessing, Mama Lisa agreed to train me for Tahoe 2014.This is how my training history begins and ended at Tahoe Rim50 mile race which turned out to be a great achievement on July 19.
Mama Lisa, thank you for training me. Without your guidance and support this wouldn’t be possible. You helped me to understand and comprehend many things. Your words of encouragement and confidence gave me not only physical strength but mental strength as well. This was the key needed to complete Tahoe Rim 50 mile race. Mama Lisa you’re the BEST!" ~ Liz Ramirez – Panama City
“At the young age of 65, I evolved from being a 3 mile runner to a multiple marathon runner all with the help of Lisa’s training program. Each run was customized to my ability and challenged me to become mentally and physically stronger. At the same time I was working on my personal health, I was working on the health of my community through Team In Training. Lisa helped me take steps to reach my goals that I did not see as possible on my own.” ~ LS Orinda CA
"As a fellow multi marathoner, I have always admired Lisa and her ability to motivate individuals to reach far beyond their self-perceived abilities. With her 300+ marathons and 110+ ultra runs, there is no one like her who is still running and training other with the passion of a 20 year beginner."
~ Bob, Sacramento, CA