Colleen Baker - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in January 2016

PRS: 

5k: 18:41, 8k: 30:14, 10k: 38:53, Half Marathon: 1:21:52, Marathon: 2:55:55

Primary Focus:

Half Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

I am very ambitious and I would love to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials. I believe I left my college running career with some untapped potential and I am ready to take my training to the next level to see what I have left.

Motivation to Run:

I run because it is one of the only things that clears my mind. I use my time running to reflect and to destress from my hectic schedule. I run because I believe that I may have a talent in this sport and I don't think anyone should let their talents go to waste! If you never try you never know! I also love the community and great people you can meet while running. Running does not discriminate against any age or any walks of life. I have met so many great people through this sport and it has a way of building bonds like no other!

Running Start:

I found running after I was cut from the varsity lacrosse team. After working so hard to make the team, I did not want to throw away the strength and speed so I decided to give indoor track a try. The coach threw me in the mile and said that he wished I would have joined his team three years ago!

Guiding Quote:

"Life is a pure flame and we live by an invisible sun within us. Go set the world on fire."
- Sir Thomas Browne

 

Mountains or Ocean?:

Ocean

Tea or Coffee?:

Tea

Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early bird

Chocolate or Vanilla?:

Both


Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.