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!!! 

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