Krista A. Schultz, MEd, CSCS - Exercise Physiologist & Coach


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) and am currently certified by:

As a triathlete, my accomplishments include:

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Runners we've trained:
" My training is data driven and Krista’s VO2 Max testing is an integral part of it. I started running and racing seriously about seven years ago at age 54.  Krista has been my coach and trainer for nearly the last three years.  She is the jockey. I’m the horse. With customized workouts and training tied to the data generated by the VO2 Max testing, she has made me into a regular qualifier for the Boston Marathon (I now run it each year) and a ranked runner in the VA – DC – MD region.  My interest is in race results. Krista delivers."
- Jim Archibald, Maryland
Triathletes we've trained:
" tricia_im Thanks to David's incredible coaching and support, I went into my first IM in Louisville feeling totally prepared, finished the race strong/injury free and looking forward to my next IM in 6 weeks!"
- Tricia Holland, Smithfield, VA
Triathletes we've trained:
" bill_david Since I have been with David, I am stronger, more confident, dominant in my age group and getting faster."
- Bill Beyer, Ironman Hawaii Qualifier '09, '10