Name: Andrea Keane-Myers
Self-described age group: 45-49 Female
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
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.