Elizabeth Carey is a writer and running coach. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Runner’s World, PodiumRunner, Outside, Trail Runner Magazine, SKI Magazine, and Runnerspace. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and leads writing practices. Her first book, co-authored with Melody Fairchild (Girls Running, VeloPress) is slated for publication in 2020.
An endurance coach since 2002, she has experience coaching youth, high school, collegiate, recreational, and master's athletes—including at Oregon State University, Syracuse University, Franklin High School, Girls On The Run, Steens Mountain Running Camp, and online through Team RunRun.
As a runner herself, she won six high school Portland Interscholastic League titles in cross country and track, set school records in the 1500 meters and 3,000 meters, and led Cleveland High School girls' cross country team to qualify its first state championship meet. At Columbia University, she was a four-year Division I cross country/track athlete, member of the four-time Ivy League Cross Country Championship team, and voted captain by her teammates.
Post-collegiately, she has trained with various competitive clubs and set PRs on the track and roads. She now explores trail and ultra running, with multiple trail 50k finishes.She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and cat.