Sergey Karasev

Running, Strength
English, Russian
Years Active
30 years
/ Person / Session
Personal, Pair, Group
Dennis L
Response rate: 
Response time:
several hours
  • 30 Years coaching experience.
  • Over 20 years of professional running
  • BSC in physical education
Awards & Accomplishments
  • 10K - 29:50, Russian Championship Road Race, March, 93, Adler, Russia
  • Half Marathon - 1:04:29 Russian Championship, 22 Feb. 92, Evpatoria, Russia
  • 1 Hour Run on the track - 19km 860m, 30 March 94, Houston, TX, USA
  • 30K - 1:34:03, Race Pushkin - St. Petersburg, 26 Sep.,91, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Marathon - 2:17:54, Monterrey Marathon, Mexico, 24 Dec., 97
  • 1st place 2001 San Antonio marathon
  • 3rd place 5000 m. USA National Championship 2006 in Masters.
One on OnePersonPersonalSession
Training SessionPersonPairSession
Training SessionPersonGroupSession
Weekly on Monday, Wednesday8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Coaches & Professionals:
Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin boasts the infamous Town Lake Trail – a loop of 10 miles that houses smaller distance loops within. Distances of runs,... more
bikes or hikes can be shortened by turning off the main trail on a number of pedestrian friendly bridges – or by retracing steps backwards at half way of
desired distance. The trail has served for years and continues to serve as a social location for walkers, hikers, runners, pet-owners and cyclists.
Along the trail are notable landmark areas that also serve as meeting points for various training groups, and activities that take place along the trail. A
Memorial at Auditorium Shores honors the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, an iconic blues musician.

The easiest way to navigate distance on the trail is choosing one of the six main start and stop points. Mopac bridge at Austin High School, Pfluger
Bridge, South 1 Dam are the locations most commonly referred to for distance measurements of runs.

From Mopac to Pfluger Bridge is 2.9 miles, from Mopac to South 1
from Mopac to Congress is 4.5, from Mopac to IH35 is 6.9 and from Mopac
to Longorn Dam is 10.15.

From Pfluger Bridge to Mopac 2.9 miles, from Pfluger Bridge to South 1
miles, from Pfluger Bridge to Congress is 1.9 miles, from Pfluger Bridge to
IH35 is 4.3 miles, from Pfluger Bridge to Longhorn Dam is 7.5 miles.

From South 1 Bridge to Pfluger is 1.5 miles, from South 1 miles, from South 1
to Longhorn Dam is 6.4 miles.

From Congress Avenue Bridge to Mopac is 4.5 miles, from Congress to Pfluger is 1.9 miles, from Congress to South 1
IH35 is 2.8 miles, from Congress to Longhorn Dam is 6 miles.

1st Street Bridge, Congress Avenue Bridge, IH35 and Longhorn
1st Street Bridge to Mopac is 4.1 miles, from South 1st Street Bridge to 3.1 miles, from South 1
From IH35 to Mopac is 6.9 miles, from IH35 to Pfluger is 4.3 miles, from IH35 to South 1
to Longhorn Dam is 4 miles, From Longhorn Dam to Mopac is 10.15 miles, from Longhorn Dam to Pfluger
7.5 miles, from Longhorn Dam to South 1, Congress 6 miles, IH35 is 4 miles.

Notable stops and attractions along the trail besides the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue at dog friendly Auditorium Shores include the Union Pacific Rail Bridge, the rounded pedestrian bridge at mile marker 1, the picturesque gazebo at Lou Neff Point that overlooks the lake as well as the Austin Skyline. and is enveloped in tree lined gazebo covers with benches underneath, Zilker Park, the Texas Rowing Center, the spiraled Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, Waller Creek Boathouse, Mexican American Cultural Center, Mendoza Baseball Field, the Congress Avenue Bridge – home to the famous Austin bats, and the newly improved Boardwalk.

One of the more popular meeting points for running and training groups is “The Rock” at the North end of the Roberta Crenshaw Pedestrian bridge underneath Mopac. Parking is usually easy, especially on weekends as the Austin High parking and tennis area provides ample room for cars. Parking is also available on both sides of the road and while the trail is a popular place, the rotation of runners allows for a steady stream of open parking spots as runners leave. The Rock area boasts restrooms as well. There are multiple water fountains available, benches used for sitting/ resting as well as
stretching and exercising, designated stretching areas and even a runner’s shower.
Coaches & Professionals:
Lake, Trail
Events Targeted
Running Events
Marathon The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon® courses are USATF certified courses that run through some of Austin’s most scenic and historic areas, including Lady Bird ... moreJohnson Lake, the Allandale and Hyde Park neighborhoods, Congress Avenue, the University of Texas campus, and the State Capital complex.The gently rolling and shaded course has long straightaways and approximately 28 turns. The 26.2 course gains approximately 14 feet per mile over the first 17 miles before dropping over 33 feet per mile over the final 9 miles to the finish on Congress Avenue in the shadow of the State Capitol Building. The Marathon route has a total ascent of 591 ft and has a maximum elevation of 764 ft. Starting elevation is 546 ft.

The Start Line is located at the 100 Block of Congress Avenue at W. 2nd St. Start time for both the Austin Marathon and the Austin Half Marathon is at 7:00am CST. The start area is self-seeding based on the honor system. Pace signs, noting MARATHON finish goal times and pace per mile will be located throughout the start area. Pacers will also be on site holding pace signs for runners to line up near. Please seed yourself according to your expected pace or Marathon finish time to allow for the most efficient flow of runners through the Start Line.

Restrooms will be spread throughout the Start Area, near downtown parking garages, and in the Finish Area for your convenience. Please utilize the first restrooms you see on race morning.

Medical and information tents will also be located in the Start Area to assist with your last minute needs. Please plan ahead if possible.
Personal Trainer:
Training Programs:
Sunday, 14 Feb, 2016
Start Time:
7:00 AM
5 K, Half Marathon, Marathon
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Best coach EVER
He is an amazing and very inspiring coach. He can be very flexible with your schedule and works very hard to prepare hard and helpful workouts to challenge me as a runner everyday. His enthusiasm constantly inspires me! He also has great knowledge about how running affects the body and very good recommendations in terms of vitamins and supplements, very scientific approach to running.
Amazing Coach
I've been training with Sergey for several months. His training plan is challenging, very personal, and he changes it up every time. So you never repeat the same workout routine two days in the row, while working your entire body, getting stronger, and achieving your speed and distance goals without injuries and hitting plateau. Sergey is friendly, and fun to work with, very personable, and dedicated ... more - he's there rain or shine, and always shows up on time. He will run with you and pace you when needed, and carries extra water or sports drinks in case you forgot your own hydration. In case of your previous injuries he will pay a very close attention to them and recommend an exercise plan optimal for recovery, and future prevention. He is a very knowledgeable coach, and an amazing runner himself - such an inspiration. I've met Sergey's other students an seen them improve significantly after training with him, and they all had nothing but amazing things to say about him.