Krista Schultz, MEd, CSCS
Introducing Krista Schultz – Endurance Sports Coach, Athlete & Personal Trainer
I was nervous and anxious as I lined up with the other girls in my age group at start of the 750 meter swim for my first triathlon. I had never swum in open water for even close to that distance. When a horn signaled the start, my heart jumped, but then time seemed to fly by. I exited the water and then quickly found myself having fun on the heavy, borrowed bike I was using. When I ran across the finish line that day I felt tired and hungry, but I also felt a strong sense of accomplishment.
I began training for more triathlons and coaching others to do the same. As I grew in the sport and raced more, I realized that I had gift to help others discover their own potential. My passion for the sport of triathlon parallels my desire to help athletes of all levels and ability realize they can do well in a triathlon, too.
As a coach and exercise physiologist specializing in endurance sports testing including blood lactate, VO2 max and resting metabolic rate (RMR), I help hundreds of athletes each year. I regularly speak at camps and seminars and am a co-founder of She Does Tri for Women.
I have my BS and MEd in Exercise Physiology from University of New Orleans and Goucher College (respectively).
My accomplishments include:
- Overall female winner of the Galesburg Half Marathon in 2014,
- Qualified and competed in the Ironman Hawaii World Championship,
- Represented Maryland for the Best of the U.S. Triathlon Championship from 2006-2008,
- Achieved USA Triathlon All-American status four times, and
- Competed in the Duathlon World Championship in 2006.