Kelly Kitzmiller – Baltimore Running Coach

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

From: $70.00 / month and a $19.00 sign-up fee

Looking to run faster or further? Have a goal but not sure where to begin? Baltimore coach here to help beginners and intermediate runners on the roads.

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Description

Baltimore running coach Kelly Kitzmiller enjoys working with runners just starting out and looking for help in taking that first step, or those looking to run further or faster than their previous best. Reach out to Kelly below to get started!

Contact Kelly

LEVELS: Beginner, Intermediate
TYPES: Road
DISTANCES: 5k/10k/Half Marathon, Marathon
TRAINING PLATFORM: Final Surge
TRAINING PLAN: Individual, customized training plan
COMMUNICATION: Unlimited email, unlimited phone, unlimited text
RESPONSE TIME: Within 24 hours
LOCATION: Baltimore, MD
IN-PERSON SESSIONS: No, online coaching only.

SPECIALTIES

  • Beginner/intermediate
  • Road running
  • 5k to marathon distances

I’m excited to work with runners who are looking for more structure, intentionality, and progress in their running. Maybe you have been running for a while but are now interested in running faster or farther? Maybe you picked up running for your general health and fitness and fell in love with it but don’t know where to go from there? Maybe you have big running goals but don’t know where to start? I’m here to guide you through your next chapter of running.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe the most important part of a training plan is that it works for you and meets you where you are. My goal is to really get to know you, your running goals, your background, and your current abilities so that we can create a training plan that you feel confident in and actually enjoy executing. I want your training plan to be a continuous and collaborative effort where you feel heard and understood. So let’s talk about what feels hard, what is exciting, what you like to eat before a run, where you like to run, how many layers are perfect for this temperature, when you can sneak in that strength session, and what your secret scary goals are! Let’s talk about it all!

COACHING EXPERIENCE

I am new to coaching but you know that means I will be putting in my absolute best!

Although I’m new to coaching, I have been running for about 18 years. I am very involved in my local running community in which I am constantly discussing training strategies, workouts, the best running gear, and latest research related to running. I’m grateful to have such a strong community to pull knowledge and experience from and discuss my own running with. I want to be that kind of constant resource an encouragement to you.

ABOUT ME

My dad has always been a runner and my family would go and support him at races. My parents always tell a story where when I was a child we went to a holiday 5k and I saw Santa running and decided to chase him! My mom had to run into the race and chase me down.

I started joining my dad in races at an early age, mostly just running to support other sports I played, but then I fell in love with running. I chickened out of trying out for the cross country team in high school but had the opportunity later to join my college cross country team. After college I moved to Baltimore, ran my first half marathon, and joined my first running group. From there I joined many manyyyy more running groups and the rest was history. Now I lead a running group that meets the 1st and 3rd Friday at my neighborhood brewery. I also maintain a big public spreadsheet of all the running groups meeting times and locations. I love my running community and am excited to become a part of the Team RunRun community.

Besides running all over Baltimore, I’m otherwise a bit of a homebody. I like to hang out with my two cats (Bagel and Donut), do puzzles, and watch movies.

BIG INFLUENCES

  • Hal Higdon
  • Jeff Galloway
  • Jack Daniels

I believe the best methodology to follow is the one that works best for you. There are some constants across the different approaches to training that can be incorporated into any plan, however, the specifics of the training plan should be geared toward the individual.

RACING HISTORY

I started running 5ks and 10ks with my dad in high school then ran cross country in college. After college, I ran my first half marathon in April 2016. Since then I have done countless races between the 5k to half marathon distances.

November 2022 I ran my first marathon at the NYC marathon. It was the year it was unseasonably hot and humid! I ran my second marathon this past October 2023 in my home city at the Baltimore Running Festival. The first half of this year I switched it up and focused on the 5k distance which I raced in March 2024. This summer I plan to train for my 3rd marathon, likely Richmond in November!

PRs

  • 5k – 21:09:22
  • 10k – 46:40
  • 10 miler – 1:18:12
  • Half Marathon – 1:41:56
  • Marathon – 4:04:52

CONTACT KELLY

Finding a coach who is a great fit for you is really important. We encourage you to email your coach prior to signing up so you can connect, communicate, and ensure a good athlete/coach fit.

Give us a brief history of your running, and this can include what distances and/or races you’ve run, how long you’ve been running, any past or present injuries, if you’ve worked with a coach or a specific training program before, etc.
Any short term or long term goals?
Describe your ideal coach/athlete relationship.
Any questions/comments for Team RunRun or the Coach in general?

SOCIAL

1 review for Kelly Kitzmiller – Baltimore Running Coach

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ian Moskowitz

    Highly recommend training with Kelly! She does an excellent job of being motivational and supportive, but also has a deep knowledge of running and is able to create really effective training plans and include flexibility into the week. She makes herself readily available and clearly cares a lot about coaching. Having Kelly as my coach has been a great overall experience!

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