Jessica Wallen - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in August 2015

PRs:

Marathon: 3:03:14, 50M: 7:39

Primary Focus:

Distance - the longer the better. I want to be the DW Ultra queen. But I’m coming for that sub 3 marathon too ;)

Favorite Race:

They all have such a special place in my heart. For the marathon distance Chicago and Boston have got to be mentioned and of course I love Napa. My first 50 mile race I will never forget up in Northern Wisconsin along an old railroad trail and it was just perfect.

Reward for a Good Race:

Time with my friends and family is my favorite place to be after a good race. I love a good strong beer, awesome vegan food and cookies.

Running Start:

I was so caught up in graduate studies and being a graduate assistant that I decided to start training for a half marathon to get outside and have another focus. I completed it and decided I wanted to go for the marathon and I have run Chicago every year since!

"When not running, I can be found...":

At Whole Foods, walking Teddy, working on my garden or sitting on the patio planning my race calendar :)

Favorite Part of Being a DWRunner:

Dan and the entire team! Love this group!

Favorite UA Product:

It depends on what I am doing. To run I am pretty basic - love the Speedform socks, mid printed sports bra, 3 inch compression shorts, rock & roll!

 

Mountains or Ocean?:

Too close to call - need to spend more time at both!

Tea or Coffee?:

Ginger turmeric tea! YESSSS! But I also loved an iced matcha latte with coconut milk :)

Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early please, but there is definitely something about those summer nights.

Chocolate or Vanilla?:

hhhmmmm, vanilla! Unless it is a chocolate chip cookie or chocolate cake!

 

Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.