Monumental Runner – Meghan Maloney

Name: Meghan Maloney

Self-described age group: The dreaded super competitive 30s group

Residence: Old Town Alexandria

Occupation: Project Manager

Why you run: Mostly to stay healthy and active, but I just love the feeling of running far and fast

When did you get started running: As a kid.

Have you taken a break from running: Yes. I didn’t run in college and didn’t start again until my second year of grad school.

Training shoe: New Balance 880s and Zantes

Coach or training group: No coach, but I am looking!

The hardest race you’ve ever run: The 2014 B & A Trail Marathon. The course was nice and flat, but it rained heavily for the first hour of the race and when it stopped the temperature plummeted below freezing. I was so miserable for the last ten miles and ended the race mildly hypothermic.

Most adventurous decision you’ve made with your running: Traveling to Norway to run the Midnight Sun Marathon

Running mentors: Meb, Shalane, and Desi!

My favorite place to run in the D.C. area is: Mt. Vernon Trail – especially closer to Mt. Vernon (much less crowded)

Favorite local trail: Bull Run – Occoquan Trail

My best race was: 2012 Army Ten Miler. Everything just clicked and I soared to a four minute PR

Favorite local race: Parkway Classic and Army Ten Miler

Ideal post-run meal: Pizza and a Coke!

Favorite flavor of gel, gu, etc: Huma’s Strawberry Lemonade

Pet peeve: People who are running/walking three abreast on a trail

Goals: Qualify for Boston, but to always maintain my joy of running

Your advice for a new runner: Just keep going! Even if you’re just running a bit that is a big step in the right direction.

Favorite running book: Run the World by Becky Wade

Song in your head during a run: “10 Duel Commandments” from Hamilton

Have you dealt with a major injury: Fortunately not!

Running quote: I just felt like running – Forrest Gump

Why is the D.C. area a great place to be a runner: Because of all the runners! No matter where or what time of day I am running – I always will see at least one fellow runner out. Also, all the great running paths.


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