Katie O'Connor

run coach


Ever since I started running [cross country], I fell in love with the sport, I loved the confidence and strength that it gave me, and I loved the community that it gave me.  I had a dream to run a marathon, I knew it would be hard, it would take sacrifice, it would take dedication.  Crossing the finish line was the best feeling in the world, I proved to myself that any goal I set for myself, no matter how grand in size, I could achieve.  It made me a stronger person.  I get psyched when I see “20 some miles” on my training calendar, the longer the better – sick I know.  I actually get excited to be the sore, hobbling runner you see the day after the race.  I'm currently training for my first 100 miler ;)


I am a RRCA Level 1 | UESCA Certified Run Coach, have been running competitively since 2003, and have been in the fitness industry for over 10 years.  I am passionate about helping other runners achieve their goals.  From beginners to seasoned runners tackling new goals, I am here to help you be the strongest [mentally & physically] runner you can be [and have fun doing it]!










Coach Katie was there for everything and gave me customized workouts, pep talks, advice, support, knowledge of the course, recommendations for gear/nutrition/hydration, what to do after I sustained an injury, accountability, the list goes on. Katie is my coach, mentor, inspiration, and friend. Her unwavering commitment and belief in me gave me all the tools I needed to achieve the dream of finishing my 1st 50 mile race. I'm forever grateful and look forward to continuing to work with her to achieve my next crazy goal!

Get In Touch

Chicago, IL 60647

kaoconnor14@gmail.com | Tel: 847-293-5283



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