Name: Adrienne Moore
Self-described age group: A new masters runner!
Residence: Falls Church
Occupation: military musician
Volunteer roles in the running world: D.C., Maryland and Virginia team leader for Oiselle Volée running team
Why you run: For health, sanity and friends
When did you get started running: My daughter joined Girls on the Run in elementary school in 2014, and she needed a partner for her 5K. I haven’t stopped since I began my first couch to 5K program
Have you taken a break from running: Yes, I had fractures in both my tibia two summers ago while ramping up training for my first marathon. Had to push that off, but ran the Marine Corps Marathon last October!
Training shoe: I’m a shoe horse — I have at least 12 pair. I’m really loving the Brooks Levitate right now.
Coach or training group: I do intervals and did a Greg McMillan plan for my marathon.
The hardest race you’ve ever run: Probably my first half, Zooma Annapolis, since I upgraded from the 10K to the half at the expo. It was a hilly and hot race that I hadn’t trained for. The marathon also tested me, for sure.
Most adventurous decision you’ve made with your running: I love to run in different places and I don’t map my runs ahead of time. Getting lost is part of the adventure! Just stay safe.
Running mentors: Meb, Kara Goucher, and my friends Cindy, Tom and Courtney
My favorite place to run in the D.C. area is: The Mall. I can’t help but love it!
Favorite local trail: C&O Canal Towpath
My best race was: Broad Street Run in Philadelphia. I broke 2 in 10 miles and it was a lot of fun.
Favorite local race: MCM 10K. It’s a great course, and who doesn’t want to get a medal from a Marine?
Ideal post-run meal: Breakfast! French Toast.
Favorite flavor of gel, gu, etc: I like Tailwind and Power Beans
Pet peeve: I feel the running community is amazingly accepting, so I can’t really think of one off-hand.
Goals: Run more days a week
Your advice for a new runner: Start slow and run often.
Favorite running book: 80/20 Running by Matt Fitzgerald
Song in your head during a run: I listen to Hamilton often and sing it in my head when I’m not listening to it, too!
Have you dealt with a major injury: Yes, double fibia fracture. I’ve also had some shin splint issues.
Running quote: “If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.”
― John Bingham
Why is the D.C. area a great place to be a runner: So many monumental (see what I did there?) places to run!
Zoo Loop now closes at 5 p.m., Arlington Boulevard comments due Sept. 28, Kelati heading to world road racing championships.
After a nearly year-long hiatus, Pace the Nation has returned with St. Andrews graduate and Georgetown recruit Tinoda Matsatsa.
Keira D’Amato breaks the American record in the half marathon, Chantilly’s Sean McGorty makes the world 5k team and DDOT will hold a meeting on a new bridge to the Arboretum.
A man broke an adult male runner’s nose while beating him after the runner bumped into him at approximately 11 a.m. June 24 on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail near RFK…
The out and back Falls Church City 5K/3K course is mostly flat on the W&OD Trail starting and finishing at 103 Columbia Street. Overall male and female winners earn free shoes and medals are awarded to all categories. Great family