Ed Lull

Name: Ed Lull

Self-described age group: 39 & older

Residence: Fairfax

Occupation: Banker

Volunteer roles in the running world: Ed Lull Northern Region Track & XC Photography (free, quality pictures for Northern Region high school runners (10 years), Founder and Director of Chantilly Youth Association Youth Track (16 years), Lake Braddock Track & XC Hall of Fame member and Director (11 years)

Why you run: Physical, mental and emotional well-being.

When did you get started running: 7th grade track at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Have you taken a break from running:  Only when I had to.

Training shoe: Nike Monarch (big comfortable shoe for old guys)

Coach or training group: solo

The hardest race you’ve ever run: W&M HS XC Invitational in 100 degree heat and humidity

Most adventurous decision you’ve made with your running: To try a marathon

Running mentors: Ed Trimm, Chris MacDonald, Jeanne Lull, Jim Lull, Dan Huskerson, Brian Robinson

My favorite place to run in the D.C. area is:  Burke Lake

Favorite local trail:  Burke Lake

My best race was: Northern Region 1,000 yard run (yes, I said “yard”)

Favorite local race: CYA Track Trophy Mile

Ideal post-run meal: Burger, fries & an ice cold beverage

Favorite flavor of gel, gu, etc: Still searching, can’t find a low-carb option..

Pet peeve: Doggy doo on trails

Goals: Keep moving, listen to my body to avoid injury

Your advice for a new runner:  New shoes every season! (give away or recycle the old ones)

Favorite running book: Unbroken

Song in your head during a run: Baby shark (just kidding, now try and get if out of your head)

Have you dealt with a major injury: Yes, hip, knee and ankle

Running quote: “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”

Why is the D.C. area a great place to be a runner: So many memorable places to run, Get out there and experience them!!! 

Recent Stories

Race pacing for fun and fitness

A break from racing one of my favorite events gave me a chance to help other runners reach their time goals.

Eight local runners will compete in the Olympic Marathon Trials Saturday morning in Orlando.

Running Shorts

St. Albans alumnus wins club cross country championship.

Running Shorts

Locals contribute to NCAA titles, another Trials qualifier, Prince William County moves toward an indoor track and comments are sought for the Capital Crescent Trail.

Carderock Running Festival Half Marathon

7:30 AM – Half Marathon Start

Run the scenic C&O Towpath!

  • Race Course and Finish Line will be open for 3 1/2 hours.
  • Medals to all half marathon finishers

Packet Pickup
Sunday, May 19th, 6:00 AM – 7:45 AM, on

Revenge of the Penguins

Start/Finish
– C&O Canal Towpath, Carderock Recreation Area,
Clara Barton Parkway, Potomac, MD

Course
– On the historic C&O Canal Towpath
between Mile post 2.0 & Mile post 12.0.
– Flat, shady, tree-lined, with scenic riverside vistas
the course you

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