Denise Heinen

team nuun athlete

sport: running

I am 56 years old and still running strong! Although, I have had to reduce training mileage and realize I am not as fast as I used to be my passion and drive for running and racing has not slowed down. I am a mother of three children, 2 in college and one in high school. I am a certified RCAA running coach and a coach for Girls on the Run. I am currently training 15 girls to run their first 5k on November 21st! I am also a Oiselle Volee runner. When I am not running I am with my favorite training partner, my yellow lab walking in the nearby forest preserve, on my bike or practicing yoga!


I have completed 19 marathons with a PR of 3:11. I have BQ'd all 19 marathons. I have also completed 4 of the 6 World Majors and will be heading to London this April 2016. My plan then is to run Tokyo in February 2017 to finish the series. I ran Berlin in September 2014 placing 3rd in my AG earning a bronze medal! I have also run Boston and New York (as a qualifier) 3x, and Chicago 5x. I most recently ran the LA marathon March 2015 placing 1st in my AG despite extremely hot weather. I attribute my success at LA by hydrating with NUUN several days prior to the race and carrying a water bottle of NUUN on the course while running to keep my hydration levels up. It worked! I also complete at distances from the 5k to marathon. I just finished the CARA circuit races and finished 2nd in my AG for the overall season. I ran the Napa to Sonoma half this July finishing 2nd in my AG, I was also part of a Ragnar Team racing from Madison to Chicago this June. We took 1st place in our division. I am also a cyclist and have completed a full century and ride for charity each July riding a metric century and raising money for Greenhouse Scholars. NUUN provided race day hydration for the ride! Mostly, I just enjoy getting off my feet and riding in beautiful areas always staying hydrated with NUUN.

Denise's Favorite flavor is
Nuun Electrolytes : Wild Berry

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