MEMBER: Caroline Dorey-Stein
Name: Caroline Dorey-Stein
Hometown: Narberth, PA
High School: Peddie School
College: Franklin and Marshall College
Occupation: Content Developer
By: Kevin Brandon (03/10/19)
Caroline, thanks for taking time to speak with us. Could you tell us a bit about yourself? How did you end up in Philadelphia and running with PRTC?
I grew up just outside Philly in Narberth and returned after high school in central jersey and college in Lancaster. I wanted to be by family and friends while pursuing a medical publishing career and this city is perfect for that! I work weekends at Bryn Mawr Running Co, but the commute isn’t conducive for spontaneous group runs or workouts. It was through BMRC that I met tech rep “Hoka Lindsay” Jones and she told me to join PRTC!
When did you first become a runner? Did a specific event compel you to take on the sport?
I grew up playing mid in lacrosse and field hockey so I’ve always had a lot of endurance and signed up for local races for fun. When I studied abroad my junior year at Franklin & Marshall, I fell in love with my long runs and conjured up the courage to join the track team upon return.
Once you began running, how did your career develop? Take us through day one to today.
Haphazardly... I ran indoor high school senior year but got injured. I was supposed to run at F & M freshman year but wasn’t cleared (more on that below). In my 3 semesters I competed in college I struggled to learn proper pacing and racing strategy - I was a total head case! It wasn’t until my nerves settled just a few years ago that my racing times have started to drop.
What is a favorite running accomplishment or moment?
I remember being so anxious about my first indoor meet in college. I think I was warming up for a 400 and my coach came over to tell me how impressed he was I’d come back out to run. He and my teammates really helped settle my nerves and it was then that I understood track had the potential to be like the team sports I grew up playing.
How about a not-so-great moment?
Learning I had 13 stress fractures and not being cleared for XC my freshman year of college (I was very good at being in denial).
Regarding your running future, what are your near and long-term goals?
Right now I would like to see what kind of times I can continue to achieve in shorter races. In a few years I plan to begin training for longer events culminating in a sub 3 marathon.
Preferred pre and post-race meals?
Can you share with us what you're currently up to professionally?
I’m a content development specialist for Elsevier in the education, references and continuity department. Most of my current project titles are neuro/cardiac/psych although it changes all the time!
What inspired you to pursue this field?
I was an English lit major and always wanted to explore the publishing industry. I find medicine to be the most fulfilling focus as I constantly learn about the latest procedural and treatment developments.
Any non-running related hobbies, hidden skills or talents we may enjoy hearing about?
I take pride in my ~smooth~ playlist transitions.