Athlete Testimonials

“Katie is not only a wonderful coach but a positive presence in my life! I appreciate her constant feedback and her approach of looking at the entire run and how different factors play a part in an athlete’s training.  She is very flexible with life circumstances and customizing your plan around them while keeping you on track and working towards your next goal! She challenges me, pushes me out of my comfort zone, and cheers me on!”  ~ Ryan


“Without your coaching, I don’t think I would have ever been able to run a 7:29 mile! I’ve learned what hard, consistent work can do, and it has been absolutely life changing.” ~ Christina


Running with coach Katie has given me the opportunity to do it with the right advice, instruction and discipline without hurting myself. The addition of strength training is a plus, getting stronger able me to make good progress.” ~ Andrea


Katie has always made running FUN! Without her enthusiasm and energy—she genuinely loves to run—I would never have been able to focus on my breathing, take on big hills, or run my first half marathon. She helped me strike a balance between running with intention and running effortlessly. And it’s made me a more healthy and successful runner!” ~Tara


Not only was I able to run a 5K for the first time ever, but I also felt so supported, and never pressured, by Katie’s encouragement when we’d talk about running. As a beginner, running can seem daunting. Progress can seem slow, or seem to involve more steps backward than forward at times – this is when having a supportive friend and community can make all the difference 🙂 ” ~L


“I have been a distance runner for over a decade and had been quite set in my training patterns until I met Katie in 2016. Katie has helped me become a faster runner by inspiring and encouraging me to add tempos and threshold workouts into my weekly routine. Whenever we run together, she pushes me to run faster and better than I could do on my own, all while making it feel like a fun, social activity. She is a positive, energetic, and kindhearted spirit who will make you feel great about your running progress. Furthermore, she approaches running from a holistic perspective, encouraging proper nutrition, rest, hydration, and other self-care routines. She is highly organized and responsive and deeply cares about ensuring each person can live up to their running potential!” ~ Jennifer


“I was fortunate enough to meet Katie in a training group for the 2018 Chicago Marathon. Katie is definitely a student of the sport and is open to learning from others. She will ask lots of questions, but she also understands that not every runner responds to training the same way. Katie enjoys the challenge of figuring out what will work for you. Not only will she help you achieve your goals, she will be your biggest cheerleader along the way. Even when you think a workout didn’t go so well or you had a bad race, she will always point out something positive. Running is a journey with ups and downs. You’ll be happy having Katie coaching and encouraging you each step of the way.” ~Katelyn

Jennifer and I at the California International Marathon (CIM) 2019