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.
Ten years ago, a federal shutdown came in one of the busiest months for road racing,and nearly cancelled the Marine Corps Marathon.
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.
Be part of the original festive race for charity and signature Arthritis Foundation holiday event! Wear your favorite holiday attire and together, we’ll jingle all the way to a cure! Register as an individual or bring a team of friends,