Marathoners take over Reston roads, paths

As important as discipline and determination can be when training for distance running, the trait that was most valuable to a lot of racers at Runners Marathon of Reston was adaptability. Chris Compson adapted when, after 24 miles of just trying to improve on his personal best time, he found himself

Vitamin D deficiencies during the winter could contribute to stress fractures

So you are three weeks away from your goal race and are in the shape of your life. You meet your pace group for a 14-mile training run on the Capital Crescent Trail and you are feeling good. Suddenly, you begin to experience pain on the top

Moulton, Nelson snag first-place finishes in Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

History repeated itself for Patrick Moulton at 2015’s Rock ‘n’ Roll D.C. Marathon. The Providence, R.I. native earned a first-place finish with a time of 2:32:54. He also finished first (2:21:17) in 2009 when the race was then called the Suntrust National and Half Marathon. “It’s been a

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Four Courts Four Miler

Paul Thistle and Kevin McNab had finished within a handful of seconds of each other before on this four-mile run down Wilson Boulevard starting in Arlington’s Courthouse neighborhood. But unlike the last time, Thistle was able to come out on top at Saturday’s rain-soaked Four Courts Four

Running Shorts, March 9

The District of Columbia Recreational Trails Advisory Committee has three vacancies. The committee advises the mayor on trail planning and allocating funds for trail improvements projects from funding allocations made by the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) National Recreational Trails Fund Act. To find out more, and to apply, click

Just a Run Before I Go

I rolled over on an air mattress in my empty apartment and glanced at the clock that read 4 a.m. I couldn’t fall back asleep — my entire body ached, chills ran through my bloodstream and I had severe nausea. I was just hours away from a

So you want to run long, two days after eight inches of snow

Generally, the best bets will be, once again, to stick to Beach Drive, Hains Point, the Custis Trail and parts of the Capital Crescent Trail. Word is that the Montgomery County section is clear, but I’ve heard nothing about the D.C. section. I’ve taken most of the

Matthew Hua Can’t Slow Down

Matthew Hua relished his first season of cross country at J.E.B. Stuart High School. With no prior athletic background, his 24-minute three mile time is a point of pride. Lifelong health problems have been an obstacle in his running career, but they haven’t stopped him from fully

St. Pat’s runners race in weather fit for neither Irishman nor snake

On a morning so unpleasant the air horn refused to work when it was time to start the race, runners still filled the icy streets around the National Mall for the St. Pat’s Day 10k. Under constant snow and freezing rain that almost cancelled the 10k, thousands of runners

The lion on the long run: what trails are clear as we roll into March

(I completely had the wrong month in mind in the original title) With Spring marathons approaching fast and people needing their last long run for the Rock ‘n’ Roll and Shamrock marathons, trails that aren’t in direct sunlight probably aren’t going to improve much before tomorrow or Sunday