Katy Cranfill - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in March 2016


5k: 19:32, 10k: 41:39, Half Marathon: 1:34:58, Marathon: 3:16:56

Primary Focus:

Retired sprinter trying to go long

Motivation to Run:

I heard a pastor say once that God gives every individual a gift that is meant for His glory. I genuinely feel a closer connection to God when I'm running. It's a beauty I can't put into words, but know it when I feel it. When I feel uncomfortable, I flashback to those moments where I'm opening up on the backstretch of a quarter or at the top of the curve; it lights up my soul. I believe I was put on this earth for numerous reasons, but running is definitely one of them.

Bucket List Race:

Boston has always been on my bucket list. My dad had a friend that trained for it when I was a kid. I asked my dad what Boston was; he explained it in such a way that it held significant weight. I remember being ten-or-so and thinking, "Yeah, I'm going to to that one day."

Favorite Workout:

Anything on the track. (Unless it's more than 5 repeats and over 800 meters.) Haha.

Motivation when hurting during a race or workout:

I was fourth leg on on the 4x4 in high school. Of course, that race always holds a lot of weight for team points. I remember my coach being at the top of the curve with 150m to go. We were in the lead, and he literally screams, "Katy! You're not going fast enough!!!" It makes me laugh now, but at any point in a workout where I'm not feeling so hot, I literally envision this hologram of him screaming that at me.


Mountains or Ocean?:

Can I have both?

Tea or Coffee?:


Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early bird. Catch me on a day with sub eight hours of sleep...No bueno.

Chocolate or Vanilla?:

Chocolate for life. I have a Kara Goucher vegan ice cream hack; I'm addicted.

Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.