Kaitlyn is Colorado native and one heck of a mountain runner. She is joining L2S to share her knowledge and experiences through regular posts and guest speaking/coaching in the on-site clinics and training groups. She will also be taking private coaching clients starting in 2017, you can contact her directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Kaitlyn….
Since High School I have ran and been an avid cyclist. While in college I used running and cycling as an outlet to take a break from my studies. During my junior year of college my father was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, he had been my inspiration for many of my running and cycling endeavors. Following the diagnosis I began to take on more challenges and not take my movement for granted. From riding my first century (100 mile) bike ride to then completing the MS 150.
In the process of challenging my bodies limits and working toward running my first marathon, I found an organization that was running across the country for Multiple Sclerosis, called MS Run the US Relay. In 2014 I was accepted to be a member of the 18 person team and run a segment: 180 miles from Nephi to Vernal Utah in 7 days, a marathon a day. While training and running the segment, I also pledged to raise $10,000 for MS.
After the relay in 2014 you could say the rest was history. Since then I found a new love of running and found a new love for endurance events.
In 2015 I tackled my first 50k with an overall age group win after a tough day on a tough course, proving to myself that anything is possible. In the same year I decided to take to the Marin Headlands for one of the most competitive 50 milers, not only check it off my bucket list but to run it as my first. This past May I had the honor of joining another wonderful team of runners with MS Run the US relay and ran a 177 mile 7 day segment from Steamboat to Denver to raise awareness in my home state.
When I am not running, my profession as a Clinical Music Therapist has me working with adults and children with developmental disabilities. During sessions clients use functional exercises to move to the music.
Conquering mountains, proving that you can do all things and enjoying the now is why I decided to start working with women in trail running. It is amazing what we can do when we put our mind and body to something! Plus the trails are one of the most beautiful places for me to escape and enjoy the moment, share a laugh, adventure with with others and form new friendships!
-MS Run the US Nephi to Vernal 180 miles
-Evergreen trail 5k-2nd female 1st division
-Rocky MTn half-7th female 3rd division
-So long to summer- 5k 1 OA female 21:02
-Evergreen trail 13.1-5th 1st div
-Devil on divide 50k- 8:22:03 6th female 1st division
-TNF 50mi- 11:10:00
-Super Bowl 5k- 5th female 20:35
-Sneak 10 mile- 1:12:50 7th 2nd div
-Collegiate peaks- 4:24:00 7th 3rd division
-MS Run the US Steamboat- Denver 177 miles
-PB marathon 5:18:00 8th female 2 Ag- (qualified forLeadville 100)
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