Monday, April 15, 2013
Explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday could affect security measures at Washington-area races.
The explosions that killed three and injured more than 100 people at the Boston Marathon on Monday could have security implications for the Marine Corps Marathon in October. The Marine Corps Marathon begins on the grounds of the Pentagon and the course moves through Arlington and Washington. In 2010, the event had heightened security in light of a shooting at Marine Corps-related facilities earlier that year. At the time, Col. Daniel J. Choike said Marines were working with local law enforcement agencies and the FBI to ensure that "additional measures" were taken in what was already a "robust security plan." Yonathan Melaku was later charged with a shooting at the Pentagon, a Marine Corps recruiting sub-station in Chantilly, a Coast Guard …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
School had more than 200 students participate in fall run.
Claremont Immersion School will be honored Wednesday morning for its participation in the Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run. Claremont, at 4700 S. Chesterfield Road in South Arlington, is one of five Virginia schools to be honored with the Healthy Schools Award. "The Healthy Kids Fun Run is consistently growing in participation as parents, schools and communities reinforce the importance of a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness among youth," Marine Corps Marathon Director Rick Nealis said in a news release. "The Healthy School Award recognizes the schools that have excelled in their efforts to encourage active kids." The run was in late October in Arlington, and more than 3,000 students age 5 to 12 participated in the 2012 …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
The 37th annual Marine Corps Marathon is today. Share your event photos.
Whether you are running 26.2 miles, cheering on a runner or just sipping mimosas as marathoners stream by, the annual Marine Corps Marathon is filled with picture perfect moments. Share photos of your triumphs, your signs, your cowbells (and more cowbells), and your other favorite moments from the 37th annual event. Here’s how to share your photos: Simply click the green "Upload Your Photos and Videos" button above and upload your image (but first make sure you’re a registered Patch user). To add a caption, click “Edit Photo” after uploading the image and fill in the caption line. Then click “Finished Editing.”
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Marine Corps Marathon takes place Sunday, and the following Arlington County roads will be affected.
The 37th Annual Marine Corps Marathon will take over the streets of Arlington for most of Sunday. The race will start at approximately 7:55 a.m., with the course officially ending by 3 p.m. Arlington County police will temporarily close the following roads for the race: Street parking in the area will be restricted. Motorists should be on the lookout for temporary No Parking signs. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed. If your vehicle is towed from a public street, call 703-558-2222. For additional more information on the Marine Corps Marathon, read our previous coverage: Marine Corps Marathon This Weekend in Arlington.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Arlington police officer says each run pushes him to try to do better.
Arlington County Police Cpl. Steve Troyano is running his 10th marathon on Saturday, the 37th Annual Marine Corps Marathon through Arlington. "Three years ago I decided to try and run a marathon just to see if I could and then I got hooked," Troyano said. Troyano has been an officer with Arlington County for about 12 years and made the news earlier this year for delivering a baby during a traffic stop. "I think I just did my job," Troyano told Patch at the time. In between delivering babies and being an officer, Troyano finds time to run an average of 35 miles a week throughout the year to train. "I try and build up to 23 miles before the marathon then work back down," Troyano said. More than 40,000 people have registered for the Marine …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Five things to know about what's going on in and around Arlington.
1. U.S. Army Lt. Chad Ware won the 36th Annual Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, finishing with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 19 minutes and 16 seconds -- the best time the race has seen in 14 years, according to the Washington Post. 2. Arlington Central Library will present "Prohibition in Arlington" at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 featuring local author Garrett Peck. 3. It's Halloween! Don't forget, send us your photos of your child in his or her costume for a chance to win $1,031 for your favorite charity and a trip to New York or Los Angeles to meet model Heidi Klum. The contest runs through 9 p.m. today. 4. The unveiling of a new statue of former President Ronald Reagan will be unveiled Tuesday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, likely …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Five things to know about what's going on in and around Arlington.
1. Leaf collection begins Monday and lasts through Jan. 13, 2012. Leaf bags will be collected one business day after your regular trash collection. Arlington County stresses that leaves will not be collected if they are put in plastic bags. You must use biodegradable leaf bags. Where do you find such bags? Click here. 2. The polls have opened for the 2011 ABBIE Awards. Vote for Arlington's best businesses in 15 categories, including best new business, best neighborhood bar and best community-based nonprofit. Last year, nearly 10,000 people participated in selecting the county's best businesses, according to Arlington Economic Development. Votes can be cast through Nov. 16. Winners will be announced Nov. 29. 3. Artisphere is holding a …
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Not all routines are good in marathon training and some just have to be broken, without a doubt
A big part of training is setting up rituals and routines. For five months I've been following the same pattern over and over until it's become second nature. On Mondays I rest, on Tuesday I do a mid-week medium distance run, on Wednesdays I cross train in something other then running, on Thursday I do another shorter run, on Friday I prepare by resting up for Saturday's long runs and then by Sunday I have a 30 min. recovery run and start the cycle all over again. Our routines go beyond the running schedule. We also get in the habit of increasing our water intake and carb loading, i.e. eating more carbohydrates then usual starting around Thursday evening and into Friday to prepare for the Saturday morning long runs. Every Friday night…
Saturday, October 9, 2010
My journey to a healthier life and across the finish line.
I spent tonight's 4 mile run contemplating how I was going to introduce myself to everyone. I kept thinking about that dreaded job interview question, "If you could describe yourself in one word, what would that word be?" The word that came to mind was "STRIVE." I live by my motto, "I don't strive for perfection, only to do my best, give my all and make no excuses!" and that pretty much sums up me and my life. In the past 18 months I've lost 223 pounds the old-fashioned way of hard work, eating right and never giving up. The average time an American adopts a new healthy habit is two weeks. ... I've been at the weight loss thing for almost two years. Some people say ignorance is bliss. No one told me that I wasn't supposed to be …