Cat, an ultra runner, Olympic trials qualifier, and 2017 Western States champion, fell in love with running while playing on trails in Hawaii, where she spent her childhood. After a short-lived and angsty collegiate track career, she took a risk and thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. While on the AT, she found immense value in spending a long time uncomfortable in the outdoors and the importance of fueling often with real food during big efforts.
Shortly after her time on the AT, Cat started dabbling in the world of Ultra Trail Running. However, as a busy mountain and raft guide, she would usually show up to the start line severely undertrained and underprepared. After racing two 100 mile races with no gear or experience (and coming DFL in both!) Cat moved down from the mountains to Boulder, CO, where dry trails year-round and speedy training partners encouraged her to take running more seriously.
After a few years plagued with injury due to a car accident, Cat is excited to race fast and play hard with fuel that she actually looks forward to!
Some of Cat's favorites are: