We open up with some coffee talk and anniversaries.
At (7:40) we Joanna and Farley are headed to Boston. At (9:05) we talk about the Cherry Blossom 10 miler, where Farley notices the Cherry Blossoms for the first time.
At (20:11) we are joined by American University Hall of Famer Keira D’Amato who is running the Boston Marathon. After discussing the pronunciation of her last names, we start out (21:29) talking about her time at Oakton High School and at (24:35) her transition and time at American University.
At (28:13) we talk about American University alum Andre Ingram’s NBA debut.
At (29:22) Keira talks about her marathon debut in 2013, which was a bit different than her marathons today.
At (33:37) Keira talks about all the factors that came together and motivated her to flip the switch and become an elite runner. At (38:20) she talks about managing her schedule and her huge support system.
At (39:16) we talk about the 2:45 target for the OT qualifying mark. At (41:10) we talk about the 2:47 at the Richmond Marathon in the fall of 2017.
At (47:28) Keira talks about winning the Rock ‘n’ Roll D.C. Half Marathon.
At (48:15) we preview the Boston Marathon as Keira will toe the line with the elite women.
At (53:15) Farley asks Keira which song exemplifies Boston.
At (57:24) Keira tells us some of her favorite jokes.
We are back at (1:00:28) to wrap up the interview and then at (1:04:30) we talk more about the Boston Marathon, as Loren Zitomersky is attempting a world record by running the race backwards.
At (1:09:50) we talk about Joanna’s BAA 5k streak.
At (1:15:10) Docs talks about Strava, Garmin and a recent run. At (1:21:17) we have a where are they now segment with former guest Jamie Watts as she prepares for the New Jersey marathon.
Police arrest former high school coach, Cherry Blossom lottery open, US XC champs come to Virginia in ’23 and ’24, D’Amato wins national half marathon title, Farley indulges himself.
Since everyone seems to be remarking that last year felt like five, here’s some of what happened in the local running scene in 2021.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the 62 best cross country runners in the D.C. area.
RunWashington’s coaches panel reviewed the 2021 season and picked the seven girls and seven boys for the All-RunWashington Virginia team.