Monumental Runner – Bryan Ego-Osuala

Name: Bryan Ego-Osuala

Self-described age group:  40-44

Residence: McLean

Occupation: Physician

How has your running changed in the last few months: Running less mileage and focusing on strength

Why you run: I run for stress relief, fitness and fun

When did you get started running: Seriously, in December 2018 while on vacation in India. I ran cross country and track in high school, and I ran on and off until 2018

Have you taken a break from running:  For injury, yes

Training shoe: Nike Zoom fly flyknit

The hardest race you’ve ever run: NYC marathon

Most adventurous decision you’ve made with your running: None so far

My favorite place to run in the D.C. area is:  In the middle of downtown

Favorite local trail:  Capital Crescent Trail

My best race was: Prince William Half Marathon

Favorite local race: Army Ten-Miler

Ideal post-run mealSteak

Favorite flavor of gel, gu, etc: Huma gel

Pet peeve: When slower runners or walkers line up in the front

Goals: Sub 3:30 marathon

Your advice for a new runner:  Take it slow and easy, but be consistent, the results will come.

Favorite running book: “26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career” by Meb Keflezighi 

Song in your head during a runAll the Above by Maino

Have you dealt with a major injury: yes, I injured my hip flexor while running a virtual 10 miler in June

Running quote: The only way through it is through it!

Why is the D.C. area a great place to be a runner:  The sights are amazing, they make me want to keep running.

 

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