Name: Jonathan Terrell
Self-described age group: 55-59
Residence: Washington, DC
Occupation: President of KCIC Consulting
Volunteer roles in the running world: I love to help new runners in their dreams to complete long courses.
Why you run: Where to begin? Time to myself, for my general well-being, as a mood enhancer, to be active for my children.
When did you get started running: Late starter. Ran first half marathon at 47 and first marathon at 48.
Have you taken a break from running: Yes – I’m recovering from a serious injury
Training shoe: New Balance Minimus
Coach or training group: Leslie Knibb
The hardest race you’ve ever run: JFK 50
Most adventurous decision you’ve made with your running: I completed the World Marathon Challenge in 2018
Running mentors: Gary Thompson – always an optimist and he never gives up
My favorite place to run in the D.C. area is: National Mall
Favorite local trail: Capital Crescent Trail
My best race was: Dubai Marathon, the foutth of the seven in the World Marathon Challenge
Favorite local race: Children’s National Race For Every Child. It might not be the biggest race, but it’s the most important as it directly benefits our community and raises money to help kids grow up stronger. This year’s race will be held on Oct. 19. I encourage everyone to join me in racing!
Ideal post-run meal: Sushi
Favorite flavor of gel, gu, etc: Powerbar fruit gels
Pet peeve: Runners walking in the middle of the road at the end of marathons
Goals: To return to fitness and complete the North Pole Marathon
Your advice for a new runner: Start each workout with a warmup and finish with a stretch out.
Favorite running book: Born to Run
Song in your head during a run: “I’m So Excited” by the Pointer Sisters
Have you dealt with a major injury: Yes. Was crushed by an SUV last year and broke a lot of things. I now understand why so many people dislike running as I am having to start over.
Running quote: Focus on the right now – the finish will take care of itself.
Why is the D.C. area a great place to be a runner: Great variety of safe places with an iconic backdrop of the Nation’s Capital.