Coach Kate brings to us a high level of education, knowledge and experience. She was a collegiate gymnast, bodybuilder, and has been a lifelong athlete and competitor. She has raced and competed at many distances in road races, trail races, and multiple 140.6 Iron distance triathlons. She holds a masters degree in health management and is certified as a personal trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine.
Kate has the ability to make training and racing fun, while kicking your butt. She is an expert instructor and has trained hundreds of athletes in endurance, strength, nutrition, fitness, health, racing, TRX, spinning, & triathlon.
Kate has been married for 30 years (her husband is a retired Marine- so you know she’s tough), and has 3 grown children. She is a full time coach, athlete & personal trainer.
What is your favorite race?
I think Ironman Florida was my favorite race. It was my first full distance Ironman and I think the experience of crossing the finish line that first time is just one you can’t top!
What do you love most about coaching?
Well, I’ve been a coached athlete myself for a large part of my life and I really love the camaraderie that develops between coach and athlete as you work together to attain that common goal. The other thing I love is the moment when an athlete figures out what I’ve known all along… that they have what it takes!!
What is your favorite post race food?
Anyone that has raced or trained with me knows that I love to talk about the post event food. I really love a big juicy burger – but sometimes a loaded crispy salad hits the spot. I also like to drink a recovery drink which includes some Branch Chain Amino Acids immediately after a workout or race.
Which quote has inspired you most?
“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke
This can apply to all areas of life not just athletics. My brother is an astronaut and because someone decided to go beyond what was “possible” – we now send people into space. That inspires me.
What do you do in your “free” time?
When I’m not trying to catch up on the latest in the triathlon/nutrition world, I love to ride my Electra Cruiser through my neighborhood with my husband, take my dachshund for a “short” walk or just sit on the couch with the latest people magazine and a glass of wine!
What is your next big training/racing goal?
I have a few races coming up this year – but the one I’m most excited about is Ironman Ohio 70.3. This is a new half ironman in my home state – and to top it off, all three of my kids will be doing the race with me! You know I’ll be working hard for that one!