Training for cross country is a little different in the city

Rolling Hills of Cement Cross country is a rough sport. Athletes brave all kinds of weather and all kinds of terrain; they run on hills, rocky trails, mud and sometimes even through creeks. Sometimes that iconic and pastoral racing environment isn’t available every day, but even in

Monumental Runner – Ken Alegre

Name: Ken Alegre   Self-described age group: 35-40   Residence: Arlington      Occupation: Software Tester   Why I run: I run to inspire others to make the impossible possible. If we are dedicated into putting in the time and the effort into improving yourself, especially into

Loudoun Valley shows off for D.C. area at Oatlands

The Oatlands Invitational in Leesburg served as a showcase for the nearby Loudoun Valley, but not just the school’s nationally-top-ranked boys’ varsity team. Junior Sam Affolder’s 15:43 win for 5k led the way for five team titles and three runner-up finishes for various Viking teams. Affolder, seniors

One address, three running stores

Location, Location, Location “We’re moving,” reads a massive sign in the storefront window at 7516 Leesburg Pike near Tysons Corner. To the passerby headed to do some grocery shopping, it may seem like any other storefront. But this location, home of one of the the longest continuous-running

Monumental Runner – Mike Tosto

Name: Mike Tosto Self-described age group: 30-34 Residence: Springfield, Va. Occupation: Mechanical & aerospace engineer Volunteer roles in the running world: I coordinate and lead the Saturday Long Run group for DC Road Runners Club, which meets every weekend year-round in Arlington, VA, across the street from

Taking stock before the MCM transfer deadline

Six weeks before a marathon is a good time to take stock of how training is going, but even moreso because Sept. 14 is the last day Marine Corps Marathon runners can legally transfer bibs for the race. The good news for runners on the fence is that

Lake Braddock wins Monroe Parker races, Annandale freshman Ghiselli surprises

Julia Ghiselli didn’t know much about Heather Holt before the Monroe Parker Invitational, except that she was fast. A lot of people are getting to know Ghiselli now, and she’s pretty fast herself. And Ghiselli was pleased to learn that Holt was also “very nice.” The Annandale

Running Shorts – Sept. 5

The Marine Corps Marathon transfer period runs through Sept. 14. The Army Ten-Miler transfer period has closed. From The Washington Post: Biking advocates worry I-66 expansion project puts a bike trail too close to traffic RunWashington Editor in Chief Charlie Ban appeared on Pace the Nation this week.

Loudoun Valley: Putting the ‘country’ in ‘cross country’

As last season came to a close in North Carolina, Loudoun Valley’s disappointment felt cushioned by potential. National Pre-season Rankings Tully Runners #1 Dyestat #1 FLO50 #1 Though the Vikings failed to make Nike Cross Nationals, they were on the cusp. They made up ground on a

Monumental Runner – Amanda Marr

Amanda Marr Self-described age group: 44 years old  Residence: Washington, DC  Occupation: Communications VP at an aging services association Volunteer participation in running: I’m the chair of the board of directors for Girls on the Run – DC, a nonprofit organization that runs 10-week programs for girls