Caitlin Fielder is a professional trail runner for Salomon, and full time artist running her own business. Running has provided Caitlin with the opportunity to explore and see the world and has pushed her out of her comfort zone, both mentally and physically. For Caitlin, the varying movement of trail running and immersion in nature activates the mind and gives different perspectives. It helps immensely in her work, feeding creativity and imagination along the way. More about Caitlin at: www.caitlinfielder.com
- 1st female 2nd overall Tarawera Ultramarathon 50km 2022
- 6th Overall female Golden Trail World Series
- 1st female Trail Catllaras Klassmark 21km 2022
- 2nd overall female Mont Blanc Marathon 42km 2022
- 3rd overall female OCC UTMB 56km 2021
For me, I love the aspect of racing and pushing myself against others in the sport. But, I find the most satisfying part of the process the "behind the scenes" work and every day improvements.
My coaching philosophy is probably pretty basic: have fun and stay healthy. If you’re not enjoying what you’re doing chances are you won’t stick at it.
Favourite race distance and why?
At the moment I think my favourite distance on the trails is around the 42-60km mark. It’s a distance where you can still focus on being fast, but it’s long enough to still have to focus a lot on your effort, your nutrition and pacing. There is still enough time for the race to change.
Favourite post-workout treat or go-to place?
Cracking into a ginger beer and some kind of chocolate, like peanut M&M’s or white bueno bar.
Favourite running podcast, website, books, videos, or blog?
There are a few really good ones out there now, I really enjoy listening to David and Megan on Some Work, All Play, Koop cast is great and informative, sigma nutrition is really interesting too.