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COACH ANITA

We are thrilled to feature Nester, running legend, and experienced coach Anita Campbell as she shares her knowledge on all things running, coaching (especially the unique needs of female coaches), and gear. We are very lucky to access such a wealth of knowledge from within our own office.

Anita was a two-time All-American at the University of Washington, and Husky Hall of Fame member as part of the 2008 women’s NCAA Champion cross country team. Her first two seasons she qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual. As a junior in 2007 she was joined by the full team which finished a then-program-best eighth, as Campbell earned her first All-America honor. The next fall everything came together with an undefeated season, one for the history books.

Anita then coached for five years at the University of Washington, helping the Husky women's team reach the NCAA Cross Country Championships each year, placing 23rd in 2014, 10th in 2015, 12th in 2016, and 21st in 2017.

In 2018, after the birth of her first child, Anita transitioned to coaching high school (Roosevelt High School) and working at Oiselle on the Customer Care team. A native of Vancouver, B.C., Campbell is married to another Husky standout, two-time NCAA 800-meter Champion Ryan Brown.


COACHING RESOURCES

Female coaches are under-represented at all levels of athletics. Learn more and discover remedies and mentorship here. READ MORE


RUNNING CONCEPTS

Find out the why and "what's that mean" behind running terms and concepts, from the tempo to the fartlek and beyond. READ MORE


TRAINING AND RACING

Training plans, the importance of periods, mental race prep, how to beat race anxiety, running gear: find it all here! READ MORE

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