Matthew Thor - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in May 2018


Half Marathon: 1:12:15, Marathon: 2:33:42 - Chicago Marathon 2017

Primary Focus:


Proudest PR:

My marathon PR. I missed all of June and most of July due to a stress reaction, but I was able to maintain fitness through that (by cycling and pool running -- yuck) and train smart to still perform well.

Favorite Race:

Boston Marathon. The atmosphere is unbelievable. I always compare Boston/Chicago to major sports in that Chicago is like a regular season game while Boston is like a playoff game -- the stadium is full either way, but the enthusiasm and excitement is on another level.

Motivation to Run:

Myriad physical and mental benefits. I can't think of a single aspect of my life/lifestyle that running hasn't touched in some capacity.

Most Memorable Run:

I ran to a *ahem* clinic and back in Vail, CO. 3mi out and back on a gorgeous mountain trail. The workers there got such a kick out of the fact that I ran there, showed up sweaty (this was in the summer), then ran home with some purchases.


Mountains or Ocean?:


Tea or Coffee?:

Both? (we have about a dozen types of tea in our house AND a really nice espresso machine)

Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Night owl by nature, early bird by habit

Chocolate or Vanilla?:


Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.