Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Runner Profile - Kelly Devine

Meet Kelly Devine

Born:  York, Pennsylvania   March 22, 1984
High School:  Eastern York High School
College:  York College of Pennsylvania
Marathon - 2:55:29       
Half Marathon - 1:23:01       
Ten Miler - 62:29
5k - 18:52

Kelly's Story:

I grew up mostly playing basketball and started running as a freshman in high school.  At that point, running was for fun, a way to be with my friends and be active but I didn't really get into racing or running beyond comfort.  Throughout my high school years, I ran cross country and track and played basketball.

When I went to college I knew I wanted to work with children identified with exceptionalities and began working as an in-home therapist for children with Autism.  This wonderful opportunity meant that running would have to be on my own.  To keep myself motivated, I decided to train for my first marathon in the spring of my junior year of college.  After a few marathons with some huge personal bests (3:36, 3:17, 3:07), I finally broke the 3 hour mark and ran a 2:55:29 in New York City in November of 2006.  It was training for marathons and seeing my efforts pay off ignited the fire within me to love more than just running, I began to love pushing my body's limits.  I ran New York City while student teaching in York, PA and decided to move to teach in DC after graduating and joined the Pacer's Racing Team in the fall of 2007.

For me, the longer the race the better.  My strength is in distance and endurance and my favorite races to compete in are 10 milers to marathons (and maybe one day beyond...)

After an injury in the fall of 2008, I took a break from the marathon, coming back to run Marine Corps this year.  Training for and racing the marathon again reminded me of my love for this distance.  Over the next year, my goals are to race better my times in shorter distances in the spring and come back next fall with a marathon personal best.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Erin Koch's Army 10 Race Recap

Going into the race I was not sure what to expect.  I had an easy summer, taking some time off to deal with a hip and plantar issue.  I knew I was rounding into shape, but had not raced much or very far for that matter.  The Clarendon 5k was all I had done in last few months.  I wanted to start conservative, but had an end goal of besting my previous year’s time (57.48).  I decided that even though I may not currently be as fit, I would have experience on my side this time around having done a ten miler before.   I wanted to find a rhythm and let my muscle memory and body take over from there.

Heading towards the starting line was a little hectic to say the least.  Kerri Gallagher and I jogged over from Pentagon Row Pacer’s Store and found that the starting waves were already backed up.  We had to hop a median and run up the outside.  We squeezed in about 15-20 rows back from the start, and so we really had no idea where the other female runners were when the gun went off.  

The first mile Kerri and I found ourselves dodging in and out of people.  We hit the first mile at 5.40 and I felt really good.  All of the dodging kept my mind occupied. 

The next two miles were all about looking for female runners ahead of me and picking off as many as I could while maintaining my rhythm.  It was a weird feeling not to know how many female runners were ahead of me or where they were. Mile 2 was another 5.40 and Mile 3 was a 5.33.

During Mile 4- 5, I see two female runners ahead of me and slowly try to cut down the distance between them and I.  I can see myself getting closer and closer, and have to remind myself to be patient.  Part of me wants to sprint up to them, but I know that a burst would come back to bite me.  I clock  a 5.39 and a 5.42.  At the start of Mile 6 I pass both females.  One tries to stick on, but I seems as though I have finally dropped her.  I refuse to turn around and check.  Mile 6 I clock another 5.42.  Mile 7 I find myself in “no man’s land”.  I have no idea how in such a large race I am without a pack to chase down or run with, so I begin focusing on random individuals.  Mile 7 I clock another 5.42.

Mile 8-9:  I let myself relax. Too much!  I know I am at a point where I am not going to catch the lead women and I believe I have lost the two females I passed in Mile 6.   Mentally I checked out.   I clock a much slower Mile 8 around 5.50.  I let this aggravate me and run another slow 9th mile (around 5.55), not feeling very good.  Coach always says “mind leads the body”.  I mentally checked out which caused me to physically shut down.

I remember that I am a miler, 
and that I have closing speed on my side.

Mile 10:  Right before we reach the final mile, the two females that I had passed in Mile 6 pass me and start to gap me.  I was shocked.  I had no idea they were still there.  I almost let them go, but then my competitive drive kicks in.  I remember that I am a miler, and that I have closing speed on my side.  I pull up behind them.  One of the women starts to go early only for us to reel her back in.  With a half a mile to go, I start opening up and make a hard move.   I pass both women and knowI have to carry this to the line.  

Coming down the final stretch I can hear the top three women being announced.  I take note that my training partner Kerri Gallagher has won!  I use that excitement to dig even deeper as the finish line comes into view.  I close in 5.30 mile, finishing 5th

It is a good starting point, but I have a lot of work to do!  I hope to improve upon this performance in upcoming road races this Fall.  

Results 1 - 10 of 21956Results Per Page: 
2012 Army Ten-Miler
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Runner Profile - Steve Hallinan

Meet Steve Hallinan

Born: Philadelphia, PA March 16, 1986
High School: Cardinal O'Hara High School,
Springfield, PA
College: American University

1500m - 3:44
Mile - 4:02
3000m - 8:09
5000m - 14:01
10 Miles - 49:12
Half Marathon - 64:35

Favorite Local Trails: Rock Creek/C&O Canal

Steve's Story:
I started running at a young age.  My grade school offered Cross Country for 4th graders, so at age 9 I followed my older sisters foot steps and began running.  I also played basketball and baseball, but my tall skinny figure steered me away from the contact sports and to running exclusively.  I had good success in track and cross country in high school, and that, with a scholarship, brought me to DC and American University.  Under the tutelage of my coach, 2-time Olympian Matt Centrowitz, I qualified for four NCAA Championships in cross country, won numerous conference championships (individual and team), and was a 3-time Academic All-American.

After graduation, I thought my running career was going to be over.  However, when the fall cross country season came around, the itch to compete was still there.  I moved back to DC and started competing for Pacers.  I kept contact with the shorter track races, but also went up in distance and started dabbling in the 10 mile and half marathon distances. This past year I qualified for the Olympic Trials in the Marathon, but in my first attempt at this distance at the Trials had to step off at mile 18 because of a knee issue.

My short term goal is to allow my body to rest up after 12 years of intense racing.  But I could see myself tackling the marathon in the future.

Runner Profile - Erin Koch

Meet Erin Koch

Born: Philadelphia, Pa : November 27, 1987
High School: Pennridge High School, Perkasie, Pa
College: American University, Washington, DC
800 - 208.1
1500 - 4.18
Mile -  4.45
5k -  17.18 (road)
10 Miler - 57.12 (road)

Favorite Local Race:  Crystal City Twilighter
Favorite Local Run:  C&O Canal/ Capital Crescent Trail

Erin’s Story:
In High School my passion was soccer.  I played for a nationally competitive club team, traveling many weekends to college showcases.  I dabbled in track, as a way to stay in shape for soccer, but quit spring track at the closure of my sophomore season.  The combination of track and soccer during college recruiting years became too much.  I never thought I would run track again and committed to play Division I Soccer at American University.

I had an incredible soccer experience at AU, being named captain both my Junior and Senior year.  The winter after my senior soccer season I was asked to compete in a race for AU’s Winter Track Team.  Due to injuries and illness the team was low on numbers.  I quickly became hooked. That season I became the Patriot League Indoor Champion in the 1000 meters.  The Patriot League granted me another year of eligibility as a graduate student.  During this time, I set the school record in the indoor mile and outdoor 1500 meters.  I also qualified for regionals in the 1500 meters, advancing to the Regional Final.

I graduated from American University with a BS and MA in Mathematics.  I am currently term faculty at American University in the Math/Stat Department.  I have now run a full year as a post-collegiate under AU’s head track coach Matt Centrowitz and have continued to see improvement in my times.  Pacers New Balance Racing Team has given me the opportunity to continue to develop and mature as a runner.  I aim to qualify for the US National Championship this summer in the 1500 meters.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kerri Gallagher's Army 10 Miler Race Recap

Courtesy of Kerri Gallagher, 
here's what it's like to win the world's largest 10 miler.

Going into the race I was hoping to start at or around 5:45 mile pace and work my way down, if possible, otherwise maintain that pace.  The race starts and the first mile is about trying to find a good pack and pace to settle into. I hit the first mile in 5:40. Not too far off.   After the first mile I find Erin Koch, my Pacers New Balance team mate and we make our way through the crowd, keeping our eyes open for the women ahead of us. We came through Mile 2 in 5:35.    

Miles 3 and 4 go by, the pace quickening.  We've passed the 5th and 6th women.  One of these miles is just under 5:30. Passing the 4 mile mark I see the lead pack of three women.  I work my way up to them and pass them before the 5 mile mark.  I’m in the lead, but know the others are close behind.  

Mile 6 rolls by and my pace is slowing a bit.  I knew I’d pay for that 5:30 mile, but hope to keep within the 5:40 range.  The second place woman passes me at mile 7. I respond and retake the lead shortly after.  Miles 8 and 9 pass relatively event free. In the final mile, someone runs up by my side to let me know I have barely 10 meters on second place.  I hit the 9 mile mark and try to start moving knowing this is my last shot.  As we approach the last 300 meters or so something tells me I need to go! 

I opened up and finished maybe a stride ahead of second. 

It was an exciting finish and overall a great race, but the real story that day was the wounded warriors.  To run with them and see how much they’ve overcome to be out there that day is truly an inspiration. Through all they’ve sacrificed they continue to give back in ways they may not even realize.  God bless our troops!

By Kerri Gallagher

Photo's courtesy of Andrew Rader - See more here.
Results - Here.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Runner Profile - Chris Boyd

Meet Chris Boyd

Born: Tucson, AZ – June 10, 1989
High school: Thomas S. Wootton - Rockville, MD
College: Bucknell University- Lewisburg, PA

800m - 1:52.1
1500m - 3:50.3

Favorite Local Trails: Mt. Vernon Trail

Favorite Runner: Forest, Forest Gump

Chris' Story:
After playing soccer my whole life, the high school track coach convinced me to run a couple times a week with the team and try the whole ‘running’ thing for a season. As a 15 year old, my third time racing the mile, I ran a 4:44 in borrowed spikes and never looked back.

Running for Bucknell 4 years later, I quickly learned that 8ks and 10ks can’t be run on 25mile weeks like in high school. It was a slow progression of building mileage but by senior year the hard work and higher mileage started paying off. I negative split my final collegiate 1500 meter race by 10 seconds, closing in a 1:57- and all it did was leave me wanting more; an itch left unscratched.

When I graduated, I did the standard ‘get a 65 hr/week job, stop running’ for a year until that itch came back in the Spring of 2012. I sat down with Coach Dustin Sweeney, met the Pacers guys, got dropped on an easy fartlek, quit my job the next day. My mind is set on the 1500 meters and mile come Outdoor- excited to see what I can do.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Why Don't We Do It On the Grass?

By Dustin Sweeney

Tripp finds me at the Ballston Metro at 6:31 am with Frank in tandem and we are off to Bluemont Park in Arlington.  If you’re not familiar, you can look at a map of Arlington and Bluemont is the last patch of open grass in the county (outside of the infamous Arlington Cemetery).  Finding grass is a hot commodity in the DC/Alexandria/Arlington Area, so much so that Southerland and DeVar venture from their U-Street abode in the early morning hours to take on Arlington’s best patch of unkempt grass.

We arrive pre-dawn to find Peter Accomando in the parking lot, ready to roll.  As we unfold out of Tripp’s Mini we find the type of morning that is unique to October.  Crisp as a first bite of a Granny Smith Apple, the type of morning that I suspect people in Ireland regularly enjoy – at least according to that Sounds of Ireland CD I found. 

I still haven’t told them their workout, and they haven’t asked.  I point them towards the Bluemont Junction Trail and tell them to warm up.  The first part of their workout will be on the paved bike path that used to be a black and white railroad track serving the DC area in the ‘50s.  Despite its rail-authenticity, there’s a “good climb” into a gradual incline and then back down.   They break into their warm up and I start marking the grass course around the grounds. 

The group arrives, less one.  Chris Rom, a freshman at Georgetown, is unfortunately at Teddy Roosevelt Island and ends up the fault of the dreaded miss-communication   He aboards the pain train solo and performs 4k upper threshold (5:40s); 2x2k @ 10k effort (5:30s) with a 3:00 recovery in between each.  The island is tricky, and I don’t mean whorish, I mean slow.  So effort is the key word here.

I tell Pete, Frank (FD) and Trippstar (TS) their workouts for the day.

Frankenstein and Tripp-odometer have:
- 2 miles upper threshold (Frank @ 10:10-10:20; Tripp @ 10:20-10:30) on the Bluemont Junction
- 2-4’ recovery, change shoes. Then into…
- 3 sets of 1200 @ 10k Effort (1’ recovery) 800 @ slightly faster (2-4’ recovery between sets) on THE GRASS.  Devar @ 3:45-3:50 & 2:25-2:30; Southland @ 4:00-4:05 & 2:35-2:40

All told 9.2k of work.

5 sets of 800 @ slightly slower than 5k effort (2’ recovery) 400 @ slightly faster than 5k effort (2’ recovery).  I don’t prescribe him times….Peter has never ran seriously on grass.  And this is SERIOUS 

So all this is about to start and who is there???  CROSS CYCLERS!  They’re doing a workout at the same place/same time.  Cross Cyclers are freaking crazy, but they’re also good guys.  What’s cross cycle?  This is cross cycle:  


Some baddass stuff.  They were going batshit crazy doing loops around the baseball fields, weaving around on the hill, but were always very courteous of what we were doing.  Nice guys.   Crazy, but nice. 

TWO MILES, upper threshold:  FD is right on at 10:23.0, TS follows closely at 10:31.0 – honestly it’s over 2miles, but who gives a shit.  3minutes and a change of shoes later the first set begins
The 800m course is windy, has a steep 100m climb and is true cross country.  Like a white guy at a reggae concert it was impossible to get rhythm and the grass is soaked with the morning’s dew.  My feet are totally drenched and starting to go numb – so theirs must be frozen blocks of ice. 

At any cost, this is cross country, so who cares. 

SET ONE:  FD -- 3:46.0, 2:31.4;  TS – 3:51.1, 2:37.0.  I tell them to relax, this is more about effort than splits.

SET TWO:  FD – 3:53.5, 2:30.9; TS – 4:02.6, 2:37.6.  They listened to me.

SET THREE:  FD – 3:49.0, 2:28.6; TS – 4:00.1, 2:36.5.  A great job.

They finish by doing a speed drill in and out of cones.  Yes.  Cones.   

PETE continues to improve.  His goal is to win his local turkey trot in Mass, which I believe, is the coolest freaking goal I’ve ever heard.  His results:
3:00.2, 80.1  //  2:57.5, 82.1  //  2:59.0, 80.6  //  3:00.4, 79.5  //  2:57.1, 77.6

People are telling me this blog was too long?  You know what else is too long?  The great wall of China. 

And you can see that from space. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


By Frank DeVar

I will be writing in response to the latest doping scandal in the running world: second tier athlete Christian Hesch.

A little background on Christian Hesch, earlier this year, he ran a mile in Pittsburg, running four flat, and then two days later won a half marathon in Providence Rhode Island. This feat garnered him acclaim on running websites like Letsrun and Flotrack.

Recently Christian’s running club teammate found an empty vial of EPO in his bag. The runner admirably did not look away as he so easily could have, but instead, graciously told Christian that he would have to take the fall, but could do so on his own time.

It would be a lie to say that endurance athletes of any sport do not suffer from degrees of narcissism, but the level displayed by Christian Hesch in his career of running and more recently in his fall is one of the most appalling cases of vanity I’ve ever witnessed. Rather than go the quickest and easiest way out when caught with EPO, which would be to inform USADA and be dealt your punishment, Christian finagled his way to articles in the NY Times, and Competitor. He also made sure that they were read by texting everyone in his phone book, “apologizing,” and letting them know he would have an article in the NY Times. Lastly he posted on his Facebook profile and Twitter account letting the maximum number of people possible know of his newfound fame.

The tragedy here, is that there are people out there with the nerve to forgive this piece of crap, that his coming out is courageous. The same guy would often enter as many road races as possible so that he could soak in the admiration of weekend warriors. At Providence Half Marathon he had the gall to stop at the end of the race and do push-ups before the finish line after passing his last competitor. Christian, in the last two years of competition had won $40,000, competing almost exclusively in small grade road races. Some might say this is no different than what local Kenyans or Ethiopians do on a regular basis. This is false. These races are their income. Not a source of fuel to combat a pathetic runners insecurities.

Christian Hesch started doping not because of physical injuries, (as stated in the NY Times) but because those injuries limited his ability to be worshipped by unknowing runners at road races all over the country. It wasn’t so that he could eat or pay rent(he has a full-time job), but so that he could admire himself in a mirror at the end of the day and think to himself, “I’m a boss.” There is only one way to combat people like him; to ignore them entirely.

Editor's Note:
For more on this doping scandal, we recommend the below links/articles. The NY Times article and Hesch's personal apology on competitor.com are both recommended by Hesch and as we all know, drug addicts are not to be trusted.



Monday, October 15, 2012

Runner Profile - Kerri Gallagher

Meet Kerri Gallagher

Born: Brooklyn, NY May 31, 1989

High School: Bishop Kearney, Brooklyn NY

College: Fordham University, Bronx NY

PRs: 800m - 2:06.7
1000m - 2:47
1500m - 4:16
5k (road) - 17:28
10k (road) - 34:24

Favorite Local Race: Clarendon Day 10k
Favorite Local Run: Georgetown Trails

Kerri's Story:
Although I started high school as a basketball player, I quickly
learned my place was on the Cross Country/Track team.  I started
running my Sophomore year and fell in love with the sport.  I was
lucky enough to be recruited by the track coach at Fordham University
and spent four years competing as a ram in the A10 Conference.

At Fordham I set one individual school record in the indoor 800m and
was a member of four school record relay teams.  I was A10 champion in
the 1000m and Mile indoors and 800m outdoors.  As a junior and senior
I qualified for the regionals in the 800m and 1500 respectively.

After graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics in 2011, I moved to D.C.
to work at Pacers Pentagon Row and train under American University
Cross Country coach Matt Centrowitz.  As part of his program and with
the Pacers New Balance team, I have seen great improvement and met a
number of amazing people.  I hope to qualify for the USA National
Championship this summer and look forward to the opportunity to
represent Pacers New Balance this coming year.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Runner Profile - Chris Kwiatkowski

Meet Chris Kwiatkowski

Born: Laguna Beach, California, December 15 1988
High School: Bellingham High School, Bellingham WA
College: University of Oregon
PBs: 1500 - 3:47, 3000 - 8:09, 5000 - 13:51, 10000 - 29:42
Favorite Local Trails: Rock Creek

Chris' Story:
I grew up playing soccer competitively for a regional club team in Washington. The summer before entering high school, I decided to go out for my high school's cross country summer practices. At first, I did it to stay in shape for fall soccer, but quickly came to love the grueling work of cross country running. I found success and more importantly, passion in the sport of track and field. I was a Washington State champion in the 3200 my senior year of high school and was recruited to compete at the University of Oregon. At Oregon, I competed on NCAA championship cross country teams, and my senior year, qualified for the NCAA outdoor national championships in the 5000 meters.

After graduating with my Bachelors degree in Human Physiology this spring, I moved to DC to take an assistant coaching position at American University. I am continuing to compete for the Pacers racing team and am training under American University head coach of track and field Matt Centrowitz. I also work at Pacers out of the Arlington store.

My goals for this season are to continue to represent Pacers running stores well and to qual

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Tripp Southerland's Account Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Race Report

Courtesy of Tripp Southerland's Internal Monologue, Here's what the Woodrow Wilson Half-Marathon is Like:

Prerace Thoughts:

Slept better than the night prior, but still not great. Woke up at 5am. Allergies/sickness gone, back hurts a little less. Time to strap it on. Waffles and coffee with a protein shake for the road.

Point to point course starting at Mt. Vernon running north along the Potomac on the parkway. Frank and I park in Alexandria and have his dad pick us up and drop us off. We get to the start at 6:30 am (race starts at 7:30 am). Hit the bathrooms, then find Dustin and warm-up 11 minutes. Legs feel fine. Change, drills, strides, and I'm on the starting line.

Lots of fast guys here. Lots of Africans.

The Gun - Well look at this, Frank and I in the lead. What are the Africans doing? What is Fernando Cabada doing? This could be really fun. The race continues like this for a half mile, then I look to my right and see about 10 Africans. Right before the mile mark, one of them makes a move, they totally engulf Frank and me. I am now 5 seconds off the pack and Frank is latched onto the back.

1 (5:15) - First mile and that's the only split I get. Gerald Greenlaw runs up next to me shortly after this mile and we exchange some words, some of which may or may not have been about the McMillian hotties on the starting line. We run side by side, let them the pack go, and hope to pick off some at the end.

2, 3, 4 - Rolling. Greenlaw is taking splits, I'm not. I'm running on effort. I take the lead on the uphills and he catches me on the downhills and on the flats we run side by side. I hear someone latch onto us briefly, but then he's gone within a half mile.

5 - Big uphill where I slowly pull away from Greenlaw. I decide I will look at my watch for my 5-mile split, but there's a clock there so I don't have to. 27:06. Can I do that again? I don't see why not. My goal is to stay within a mile of Frank. I know he probably came through 5 in 25:00 to 25:30 so I'm executing perfectly.

6, 7 - So smooth, both the course and my stride. I see two Africans in the distance. I'm running the tangents, they aren't. I see JT at 7 and he says some stuff I don't understand. Get to 10! get to 10!

8 - I'm getting serious here. I know I'm running well, I'm about to come up on an African and the bridge is just ahead.

9 - I pass one African just before the bridge and he latches on to me. Alright buddy, lets do this. 9 is at the top of the bridge. Run on effort. Effort. Effort. Effort. Repeat that to myself the entire bridge. Put a surge in once we get to the top of the bridge and immediately drop the African.

10 - Down the bridge and up the exit ramp with tight turns and a spiral down. What's my 10 mile time? I'll look down at my watch, but there's another clock: 54:10. Are you kidding me? Perfect. I get a 10-mile PR by about 2:20, but I knew that was coming. Focus. Frank has to be less than 4 minutes ahead of me. I still have some running to do.

11 - Where's Veronica? Am I going to take the accelerate? Nah. There they are. Form. Be tough. I look at Veronica and shake my head. She knows that I don't want the accelerate. Dustin tells me the 11th mile is 400 meters up the road and that I'm running well. I already knew both of these things but for some reason his words help me.

12 - Definitely my slowest mile. Big hill. My back is starting to flare up. Effort. Effort. Effort. Stand tall. Effort. Effort. I'm at the top. Game over.

13 - Flying downhill. Gravel. Boardwalk. Where's 13? There's Dustin. He tells me to keep cranking. Tells me to use the slight downhill to start my kick. I do. Tells me I have 400 meters to go. Is that a joke? I thought I had like 50 meters left. Form. Form. Form. 5 really tight turns. Veronica and Justin cheering. Looking for the finish. There it is. Clock says 1:10:49 - OH CRAP, KICK. Get under.

13.1 - 1:10:55.point. That's what I'm talking about.

I see Frank and that he ran 1:06:30 for fourth. I ran a 3:30 PR for 9th place. We are happy. Greenlaw finishes up in 1:12:02, good for 10th. Veronica comes running over and I can see on her face that she is extremely happy for me. We chat, take some pics, and then I start to get cold. We finally find our bags, change, and jog really slowly for a 5 or 10 minutes. My legs feel fine. 

Awards - Frank wins $1,200. I win $250. We go up on stage. Not bad. 


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