[About] Cat

USATF Level 1 Certified

Ph.D. Microbiology

Cat was a dancer from when she was little bitty until her sophomore year of undergrad.  She was told to lose a few pounds, jumped on the running train, and never looked back.  She ran NCAA Division II Cross Country and finished with All-Conference standing her senior year.  In the mean time, she was busy with research and school.  She was NCAA Academic All-American and obtained a B.S. in Biology, minoring in Chemistry and Dance History.  After undergrad, she completed a masters in Environmental Studies/Toxicology.  Of course, Cat didn’t stop training, but with all of the stress involved in graduate school she found herself injured about once  a year.  She started cross-training and, while working toward a PhD in Microbiology, completed her first 70.3 distance triathlon (2011).  Cat finished 4th in her age group, which qualified her for the Long Course National Championship the following year.  Yet again, she was dealing with, stress, injuries, and poor nutrition leading up to the event, but still managed to qualify for the Long Course World Championship in France in 2013.  She trained for this event, finally adding strength training to her regimen, and paid better attention to nutrition.  Cat trained 12+ hours per week while completing her dissertation (mega stress) without any injury!!  Now, Cat is putting her love for science, nutritional biochemistry, strength, and endurance training into coaching others to reach their goals.  She is currently a full-time researcher within a structural biology program.  Cat is a runner, a sometimes-multisport athlete, and an all-the-time strength-training vegan who likes coaching more than racing these days.  She would love to help you reach your goals!  Contact Cat for more information.


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