About Blue Fire
Hi! My name is Mary Gandee and I'm the owner and coach at Blue Fire Coaching. One of my greatest joys in life is joining people in their health and fitness journeys! Each adventure is an experience as unique as we are; filled with highs and lows, growth, and learning.
I began coaching in 2009 when I realized how important these journeys are to my own life, and wanted to share with others. I have had the pleasure of coaching people to start and finish lines from their first 5ks and sprint triathlons, to marathon and Ironman distance events.
Youth cross-country and triathlon teams.
Multiple half and full distance triathletes to successful finishes including: IM Arizona, IM Coeur d'Alene, IM Florida, IM Whistler, IM Cozumel, Lake Stevens 70.3, Santa Cruz 70.3.
Multiple running distance events including: Seattle Marathon, Rock and Roll Seattle Half Marathon, Boston Marathon, Wenatchee Half Marathon, Tucson Half Marathon, San Juan Island Marathon and Half Marathon.
Strength and Conditioning Training.
A bit from my own own endurance journey..
Favorite run: any distance with my daughters
100k Finisher - Black Canyon 100k (2023)
50 mile run finisher - self-created "Wenatchee foothills 50-mile"
50k ultra running finishes: Oracle Rumble 50k (2023), Colossal Cave 55k (2022), Self-created "Redington Pass 50k" (2022), Orcas Island, Yakima Skyline, Chocolate Chip Cookie.
2x Ragnar Northwest Passage Ultra Team member
Oceanside 70.3 finisher
2x Lake Stevens 70.3 finisher
2x Ironman Coeur d'alene finisher
NYC Marathon 2003 finisher
Wenatchee Marathon finisher - Boston Qualifying
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist & Certified Personal Trainer
RRCA Level 1 Running Coach
Bachelor of Science in Natural Health Science/Nutrition - Bastyr University