Dec 30, 2011 Ξ Leave a comment

Caitlin Smith, A Woman Who Wears Many Hats

posted by Brandon
Caitlin Smith, A Woman Who Wears Many Hats

Caitlin Smith is a renaissance woman. She is a Pilates/yoga instructor, a childbirth assistant, and running coach. Smith talks about her supporters, who introduced her to running, and what she plans on eating the day of the race. 

Runners Feed: Take us through a typical day of your life

Caitlin Smith: Everyday is different. Sometimes I wake-up at 2 am and someone is in labor. I may then be up assisting a labor for many hours, squeeze in a short run, and then I try to catch back up on sleep. More typically, I wake-up have some coffee and breakfast, go teach for a few hours, run, eat lunch, squeeze in nap if I’m lucky, go teach for a few more hours, come home, eat dinner, relax, and ideally sleep 8-9 hours.

RF: Do you work full or part-time while training?

CS: I work a few different part-time jobs. I am a self-empolyed pilates/yoga instructor, childbirth assistant, and running coach. I end up working a full-time work week with my various endeavors. However, with Salomon and Infinite Running’s support, I have been able to cover massage, race entries, and the expenses of taking time off to travel for races, so that I can spend time racing!

RF: Who introduced you to the sport of running? And what about running do you think has kept you coming back for more?

CS: My sixth grade track coach told me I was a distance runner. I wasn’t convinced until the age of seventeen when I went out for a 13 mile run to a friend’s house. I loved every second of that run and I have been hooked since. Running is an essential moment in my day. Plain and simple, I love it.

Rapid Fire

RF:  Sock or no socks?

CS: Most definitely socks — but they must be the no show kind. I really don’t like anything above my ankle while running.

RF:  Breakfast the day of the race?

CS: A few sips of coffee and a bagel or toast with peanut butter and banana.


Read Interviews with other Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifiers

Related posts:

For Matt Levassiur Running Is A Liberating Outlet
Leo Kormanik's Battle With Running Injuries Sparks...
Leah Thorvilson Printed 167 T-Shirts For Her Cheer...
Alex Crabill Trains To Be Better Than He Was Yeste...
Claudia Becque Will Choose Pain Over the Alternati...
Caroline White Is Prepared For Anything
Post Race Recap With Amanda Marino
Lanni Marchant On Training In Kenya

Leave a Reply

Follow Us

Search Runners Feed

Find a race