Without a doubt, I believe that having a personal running coach is the best way to achieve your fitness goals – whether that is completing your first 5K or qualifying for the Boston Marathon.

As a recreational runner, I have taken my marathon time down from 3:57 to 3:12 and my half marathon time down from 1:45 to 1:32, all while working a full time job as a software engineer and fulfilling typical life commitments as a girlfriend, daughter, cousin, co-worker and friend.

Beyond being a VDOT Certified coach and having an understanding of the physical aspect of training, I understand the challenges of balancing a busy schedule as well as the prioritizations that will be most useful in helping you meet your goals. Under the McKirdy Trained banner, I’ve been working with athletes of all ability levels towards varying goals, from running a fast half marathon to completing a marathon for the first time.


If you feel like you’ve reached a plateau with your training, or you’re not sure how to get to the next level with your running, or maybe you’re not sure how to even get started – drop me a note and let’s chat!