Rock Creek Runner isn’t just another running blog.  We are a growing community of everyday runners, helping each other grow strong, run longer, and discover our own run.

What You Can Expect at Rock Creek Runner

  • Training tips,
  • Fueling techniques and recipes,
  • Firsthand, completely unbiased product reviews,
  • Race reports and stories from the trails,
  • Interviews with fellow athletes,
  • Information on trails and races in and around the Washington, D.C. area,
  • And so much more!

Rock Creek Runner has helped tens of thousands of readers and 2,000+ subscribers become stronger runners by sharing training tools and tips, stories from the trail, and advice from fellow everyday runners and pros.

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About Doug Hay, the Author:

557995_10100605680897718_410347405_nShortly after moving to Washington, DC in 2008, an impromptu decision led to a Baltimore Marathon registration. Not being much of a runner, and relatively unfamiliar with the DC area, I quickly got in to the habit of running a few small loops near my house in the Columbia Heights neighborhood.

It didn’t take long before that became incredibly repetitive, and I knew if I was going to train for a marathon, something needed to change.

A little nudge from an old roommate sent me toward Rock Creek Park, where I quickly found what has become my running Mecca in this city of busy streets and crowded sidewalks. Just like that, a Rock Creek Runner was born.

Since that first marathon I have run several additional road marathons, but have transitioned my focus to trail running and trail ultramarathons. I’ve completed multiple 50 mile and shorter distance ultras, and am training for the Massanutten Mountain 100 in May of 2014.

I fuel my runs on a mostly plant-based, locally sourced, diet.  The simple, clean foods not only make me feel stronger, but since switching to a vegetarian diet, I have noticed a drastic change in the speed of post run recovery.

I am the co-host of No Meat Athlete Radio, and have contributed to articles or posts for Competitor, RunWashington, Washingtonian, Outside Magazine, Active Network, No Meat Athlete, Strength Running, and many more.

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