Meet the Athlete: Ryan Regnier

Name: Ryan Regnier

Age – 42

Hometown: Lincoln NE

Current residence: Lincoln NE

Occupation/Degree you are working towards: Head of IT  

High School – Lincoln Northeast HS

College (major/minor) – Concordia College (Seward); Computer Science/Business Management

What is your running background? I ran in HS and College and have been running ever since.

Favorite distance to run? 10m

What are your future running goals? Win Lincoln Marathon Master’s race; run a marathon in all 50 states.

I can’t run without…? FRIENDS!

Do you do anything to stay injury free? I wish!!

Do you have a favorite running book/podcast/movie/athlete? Book – Once A Runner

What is your favorite race you have competed in the past? NYC Marathon

What is your number one bucket list race you would like to do in the future? London Marathon

Do you have any advice to other runners? Keep having fun.

What are your PRs? College; 1:09:30 ½, 32:09 10k, 15:25 5k; Old dude; 2:37  Marathon

How long have you been an LRC-Nebraska member? Since 2011

What excites you the most about being an LRC-Nebraska athlete? I like being on a team again…the opportunity to participate in team events.

What does a typical training week look like for you?  Walk us through your daily routine (training related and otherwise): I get up extremely early (before 5am) 4-5 days a week to run. I average 60-70 miles/week with 1-2 days of speed.

We all approach training and racing differently, so tell us what your short-term and long-term goals are with running: Short-term; win the Master’s race in the 2019 Lincoln Marathon. Long-term; Get to a place where I a happy with my accomplishments and retire from marathons (healthy).

Where are your 3 favorite places to do long runs at the moment? Billy Wolf out and around South Point.

After a solid race or long run, what is your favorite meal to demolish and replenish those calories?  Please use details and give recommendations! Foofoo Coffee Drinks, large, with whipped cream and anything salty, like Smash Burger French Fries.

Share a crazy training or racing story, or simply an interesting moment in time: When running in CIM a few years ago, we came across some feral chickens. The guy next to me said, “What a bunch of COCKS!”

What book are you currently reading or TV show are you binge watching? Ozark

You’re the star of a running movie, and the opening scene is you running on a winding dirt road, with a beautiful sunrise.  What song is playing in the background? Abba’s Dancing Queen

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