An endurance athlete with lots of miles in the bank, Katheryn loves to run and push her limits. She has crossed many international finish lines with triathlon/ multisport and running accomplishments. Katheryn has been an active leader within Ottawa’s endurance and running community for years. She leads a free Sunday morning meet-up run with her trail crew in collaboration with Mile2Marathon: Ottawa Trail Crew X M2M. An adventurer at heart, Katheryn loves exploring the world and her own backyard through running and racing while chasing goals and gorgeous views from mountain tops.
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift"— -Steve Prefontaine
- Mont Tremblant MEC Trail 2019, 1st
- Camp Fortune: Fortune Fell 2019, 3rd
- Trail Des Alpes Maratimes (Sospel, France), 2nd
- 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France
- Boston Marathon 2015-2019
- 5000MOttawa, ON, 18:11
- 10,000M Ottawa, ON, 38:35
- 50k Trail (980m elev.)Gatineau Park, QC, 4:50
It’s gotta be fun, even if it’s heavy on the type two side of things. If this last year has taught us anything it’s to find joy in the little things and I strive to find a balance between pushing my athletes to be their best and not losing sight of the simple joys of training. Whether it’s on the road or cruising around on the trails, trusting the process, putting in the work, and finding joy along the way is what’s most important.
Favourite race distance and why?
I really love a little bit of everything, so I don’t currently have a favourite distance. I love the fast burn of he 5k and enjoy the planning, prep and execution of longer days on the trail. I love how shorter road distance speed work can benefit your long days on the trail and how climbing up mountains and pushing yourself on the trails can translate to speedy road times!
Favourite post-workout treat or go-to place?
After long days on the trails, I’ve been known to devour an entire bag of Honey Djon Kettle Chips!
Favourite running podcast, website, books, videos, or blog?
- Bravey, Alexi Pappas
- ROAR, Stacey Sims & Selene Yeager
- Finding Ultra, Rich Roll
- Podcast: Le Run Down