Coach Emma Lowry did not start running until she was in her mid-30s. She hated running at first, but challenged herself to train for the Monument Avenue 10K in order to lose some weight and get healthy. The moment she crossed the finish line she was hooked! She loved the feeling of accomplishment that comes from setting and achieving a lofty goal. Since then, Emma has run many 10K, half-marathon, and marathon races, with the latter being her favorite distance. Running not only keeps her physically and mentally healthy, but she has met many of her closest friends through the sport. Coach Emma loves supporting other runners and watching them crush their goals. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology and because of that background is particularly interested in helping runners build the mental toughness and flexibility that is required in endurance events. Now who can go wrong with that background!!! She is also a Certified Race Team RVA Coach. Coach Emma lives in the Midlothian, Virginia area and is the Head Coach of our Woodlake team. Go Emma!