DWRunning - Valere Guertin

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in October 2016


5k: 19:06, 8M: 30:40, 10k: 39:06, 10M: 1:05:00, Half Marathon: 1:26:36, Marathon: 2:58:30

Primary Focus:


Favorite Race Distance:

Marathon- I'm a glutton for punishment

Running Start:

I was in sprinter and long jumper in high school and for 2 years in college. I've been a distance runner since spring of 2013.

Motivation To Run:

I run because it's the only time when I feel tuned into my mind, body, and spirit all at the same time. Running is a gift, and I run to give thanks and bring glory to the one who gave me that gift.


I definitely have runners that I look up to like Meb, and Deena Kastor, and Ryan Hall, etc. But what inspires me the most is seeing people push themselves beyond what they thought was possible for themselves. No matter how fast or how slow they run. When you see some achieve something that they never would've dreamed was possible, that's what's awesome!!


Mountains or Ocean?:

My mid-western legs can't handle mountains, so I'll go with ocean

Tea or Coffee?:


Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early bird

Chocolate or Vanilla?:


Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.