Kwang-Youn Kim - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in September 2016

PRS: 

Mile: 5:38, 15k: 1:01:31, Half Marathon: 1:28:09, Marathon: 3:02:53

Primary Focus:

Marathon and half marathon, but I enjoy all distances past the mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

It may be a pie in the sky goal, but I want to break the 3-hour barrier.

Favorite Race Distance:

My heart is with the marathon, but the half marathon is much more convenient.

MoSt Memorable Run:

Most people think physical fitness is what makes a runner fast, but a significant portion of long distance running is psychological. Coach Dan told me that he would be happier if I ran a slower but enjoyable race at the Berlin marathon rather than set a personal best and be miserable. So I toed the line with no set agenda but to enjoy the race and did exactly that. As an added bonus, my second half was faster than the first by two minutes, and set my personal best by 1 second!

Inspiration

Eliud Kipchoge's determination to be the best version of himself. His philosophy inspires me to run faster. I am rooting for him to break the 2-hour barrier.

 

Mountains or Ocean?:

Mountains

Tea or Coffee?:

Coffee

Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Naturally night owl but running turned on the early bird switch

Chocolate or Vanilla?:

Yes please

 

Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.