Monumental Runner – Andrea Keane-Myers

Name: Andrea Keane-Myers

Self-described age group: 45-49  Female

Residence: Bethesda

Occupation: Scientist

Volunteer roles in the running world: secretary, MCRRC Board of Directors, co-race director- Cabin John Kids’ Runs

Why you run: Stress Relief, fun, adventure – something to do with family (my husband, two daughters and dog also run)

When did you get started running: Elementary school running with my dad

Have you taken a break from running:  yes, injuries and pregnancies

Training shoe: Altra Paradigm

Coach or training group: MCRRC XMP

The hardest race you’ve ever run: either JFK 50 (with a sprained ankle) or my first Marine Corps Marathon with a torn hip flexpr

Most adventurous decision you’ve made with your running: Convincing 90 people from my NIH institute to run a relay race (some of us in constume!)

Running mentors: Mike Broderick, Mike Wardian

My favorite place to run in the D.C. area is: Capital Crescent Trail or Rock Creek Park

Favorite local trail:  Cabin John Trail or C&O Canal Towpath

My best race was: My first Boston Marathon

Favorite local race: Parks Half Marathon

Ideal post-run meal: Pizza and beer

Favorite flavor of gel, gu, etc: Lemonade flavor Honey Stingers

Pet peeve: People who don’t thank their volunteers

Goals: qualify for Boston again/ run more ultras

Your advice for a new runner:  Patience is a virtue

Favorite running book: Born to Run

Song in your head during a run: anything from the ’80s

Have you dealt with a major injury: yes, multiple broken feet, sprained ankles, IT band injuries, torn hip flexor, broken wrist, broken finger, torn hamstring

Running quote: “Just keep running…”

Why is the D.C. area a great place to be a runner:  excellent running trails, lots of races (all different distances, terrains etc.), beautiful places to run and sight-see

Recent Stories

Running Shorts

Divided lanes coming to Hains Point, safety measures in the works for the Mount Vernon Trail, three locals make national high school XC meet, local collegians race at NCAAs.

St. Albans and GVS’s Vivian Kelly won their first DC cross country titles while St. Johns’ girls and St. Albans’ Pierre Attiogbe repeated.

Running Shorts

Beach Drive remains closed to through traffic year-round, locals win conference, USATF titles.

Capt. Kyle King won the Marine Corps Marathon, a year after he planned to make his debut at the race, and Chelsea Baker of the British Royal Navy made tremendous strides winning the women’s race.

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