Welcome to Run The Long Road coaching!  I’m a RRCA-certified running coach with 11 years of personal experience.  I’ve completed races of all distances but my favorite is the marathon.  I’ve been coaching friends and family for years and decided to make it official in April 2010 with RRCA.  I have experience coaching runners of all distances from the 5K to the marathon.

I mostly do online coaching but would be open to other methods (group, in-person, etc.). Please contact me for more details.

Fees are $50 per month. This includes:

  • an initial consultation (in-person if possible) where we’ll discuss your current fitness level, any injuries, recent training, goals, etc.
  • a customized training plan for your race
  • frequent check-ins to track your progress and adjust your training plan as necessary
  • access to a coach for questions, advice and tips, racing strategies, etc.

Questions? Please feel free to contact me at

I found Coach Kristy on the RRCA site. I liked that she shared her personal story, had a personal site and blog, with photos and seemed positive and upbeat. Being a beginner, I thought working with her would be good for me. I was a roller blader prior to running and had not run for years. I got started with a group and worked my way up through different races, starting with the 5K to the 1/2 marathon. I felt that in training  for a Marathon, I would need guidance, accountability, positivity and some firmness if/when I went off track. Coach Kristy provided all of this. An added perk was that she had run the exact race (Steamtown) and told me what to expect. She made a training plan and modified it when I skipped two long runs, ran longer than I should have on others and became overtrained. She was friendly but firm when I got overambitious when cautioning me to beware or risk getting injured and not making it to my marathon. She was also encouraging and occasionally sent me inspirational messages. I would recommend her to beginning runners, begin again runners and anyone contemplating a challenging race that they have not run before. I had a wonderful experience with her as my coach and I would hire her again.


I am a novice runner and have never trained for anything before. Kristy is currently assisting me in my quest to build up my endurance and train for my first 5K.  Kristy’s passion and enthusiasm for running combined with her skillful and insightful coaching methods have started me off on the right track!  Kristy formulated a plan built around my activity and comfort level. I find it easy to consult with her if I am having a rough week or a tough time with my weekly running drills. She will adjust my plan as I go, if I seem to be having any issues, so I have the most beneficial results.  My confidence level, as well as my running ability, has improved since starting my 5K plan with Kristy.


Kristy has customized a few training programs for me over the last couple years. I was somewhere between a beginner and an intermediate runner and she helped me nail down a good training program specific to my needs. Kristy is very responsive to all of my inquiries and always gives thorough answers to my questions. She takes her running very seriously and has a unique passion for the sport. Under Kristy’s tutelage I have been able to achieve my best times in both a half marathon and a 5K race.


I’ve worked with Kristy over the past few years mostly for training plans.  I started casually running a few years back and Kristy was able to provide my training with some structure.  I’m definitely someone who will ignore a training plan and just show up on race day and hope for the best.  She’s been able to give me plans that suit my needs (I have a FT job and 3 kids) and get me to where I need to be, both physically and mentally, on race day.  She’s also great for answering questions – she’s super knowledgeable with regard to all things running!


Kristy helped me build my confidence for my first race (a 5-miler). I pulled a muscle in my calf and Kristy helped me revise my training plan through it. She showed me tips on how to heal it and still move towards my goal of completing the race. I love that Kristy is always available for questions. She is extremely enthusiastic. I’ve never been embarrassed to talk to her, even when she’s talking about running twenty miles one day and I’m worried I won’t make 4-5! You can tell she has a real love for running and a desire to help people meet their goals.


2 Responses

  1. Kristy,

    I can’t thank you enough for your patience, advice, & plan to train for my very 1st 5K 🙂

    I’m so excited to start training!! I know I have a long way to go but, I have a lot of support & reading your blog keeps me going!!

    Tomorrow………day 1 of training!

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