I began working with Katie almost a year and a half ago. I came to the sport of triathlon relatively late at the age of 44. After a year of training on my own, I found I had more questions about my training than answers. I needed to know how to train and how to avoid injury, and also how to improve my skills and gain speed. And being a busy mom of two active boys, I have no extra time for unnecessary workouts!
Katie has completely transformed me as a triathlete and taken me from being a middle-of-the-pack age grouper to consistently placing in my age group in one season. She knows how to get results. Her detailed, individualized training plans let me know what I need to accomplish each week.
One-on-one cycling and running sessions with her have taught me valuable techniques and skills. By watching me swim, her analysis of my stroke over the course of our relationship has completely changed the way I swim and turned me into a true swimmer.
The first season Katie coached me, I moved up to Olympic distances and then a half-iron distance race. She changed my training plan as I expanded my goals throughout the season, and I was completely ready for each race. She gives me an honest assessment of my skills and whether my goals are realistic, and we communicate frequently with each other through email, phone, and face-to-face meetings.
Katie also organizes group workouts that are a fun way to socialize while at the same time getting some friendly competition going that just naturally makes us work harder. Did I mention she is fun to work with and loves the sport? She is the complete package when it comes to coaching, and I feel very lucky to be working with her!