Ric Nielsen - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in January 2016


5k: 16:16, 10M: 55:54, Half Marathon: 1:15:50, Marathon: 2:38:30

Primary Focus:

Ten milers on up!

Favorite Race:

My favorite race would have to be the Chicago Marathon. I've run it every year since 2001. The Boston Marathon always has a special place in my heart - I've run that race 9 times and plan on going back in the near future.

Favorite Part of Running:

The people that impact your life along the way and the friendships that are created which last a lifetime. I'm also a huge nature lover and I feel at peace when I'm surrounded by nature and hear the sound of each foot strike upon the surface.

Pre-Race Meal:

Salmon with quinoa. Meso salmon is amazing and has never let me down. Add a few pieces of fresh bread and you're ready to go!!! I think I'll order some right now!!!

Pre-Race Superstitions:

I NEVER wear the shoes I'm racing in to the race. I always change into my racing shoes 20 minutes before the start and put on a fresh pair of socks. I find a quiet, private place and give thanks to God for the day and the moment. This occurs at every race, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Favorite Part of Being a DWRunner:

The amazing, kind, goal-oriented people that make you a better person and a better runner!


Mountains or Ocean?:


Tea or Coffee?:


Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early bird

Chocolate or Vanilla?:



Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.