Coach Lauren

Hey there! I’m Lauren, the coach behind Lauren Floris Training!

I am a long time runner and have been training and racing competitively for since I was in middle school (15 years now!). In college I competed at the NCAA Division I level for Pepperdine University. During my time as a Wave cross country was by far my favorite event and when it came to the track I focused mostly on the 5K and 3000m steeplechase. When I graduated in 2012 I held 5 school records, all of which still stand today.

en route to the 3000m school record in 2012!

Since graduation I’ve been chasing my post-collegiate running dreams. My long term goal is qualifying for the Olympic Trials Marathons in 2020. But for now, my focus is on the shorter distances, 5K to half marathon. I am hoping to lower my personal bests at these distances over the next few years before shifting back into marathon mode!


I’m also an assistant Cross Country & Track Coach at California Baptist University where I’m lucky enough to coach and train with some of the fastest D2 runners in the country. Lance Up!


To follow along with my personal running journey check out my blog The Foodie Runner.

Personal Records

Marathon * 3:06:09 * Chicago Marathon 2014

Half Marathon * 1:21:22 * OC Half Marathon 2015

10 Miles * 60:38 * UT Cal 1020 2014

10K * 36:21 * New Year’s Hustle (Irvine, CA) 2014

5 Miles * 29:56 * Boston Run to Remember 2014

6K * 20:57 * West Regional Championships 2010

5 K * 16:50 * Bronco Invitational 2010

3000m Steeplechase * 10:45.53 * Steve Scott Invitational 2011

3K * 9:52.35 * UC Irvine Invitational 2012

1500m * 4:31.83 * Occidental Invitational 2011

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