Catharine Carlin - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in October 2015

PRs:

Half Marathon: 1:32:18, Marathon: 3:19:25

Primary Focus:

Marathon

Proudest Race:

Illinois Marathon April 2015. I made up my own program and beat my previous PR by 8 minutes.

Motivation to Run:

It makes me feel good mentally and physically. It is a stress reliever. I feel like it flushes out negativity. I also like how you can push your limits in running which I think translates into being able to better manage life's challenges.

Guiding Quote:

"Somewhere there is someone more tired than you running."

Inspiration:

I'm inspired by people who have every reason or excuse to quit and don't - physical limitations (handicap), life styles (multiple kids, tough job), age (90-year-old marathoners).

Favorite Part of Being a DWRunner:

Their attitude and how they welcome people of all levels. I tried some other groups and people didn't talk to the new people.

Favorite UA Product:

I have always used their running apparel. I love the way it fits and breathes. I was excited when they put in a store on Michigan Ave.

 

Mountains or Ocean?:

Ocean

Tea or Coffee?:

Coffee

Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Night owl

Chocolate or Vanilla?:

Vanilla

 

Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.