Athlete Testimonials

Here are some very kind words that athletes have shared through athlete testimonials. I’m grateful for these opportunities to coach these athletes. I love the sport of running! Sharing it with others has been the best journey.

New Runners:

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

Marathon runners:

“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