Kate Scott

When did you begin running and why?

My dad ran most mornings. I grew up thinking it was normal to wake up and run! I also played a ton of sport growing up, but I didn’t do my first real race after college. I only signed up because $20 got you access to a full on barbeque and *all you could drink* Harpoon beer. I was hooked after that – on both racing and post-race beers!

How did you find out about DCRRC and when did you join?

I moved from NYC about 5 years ago. I wanted to be more consistent, so I googled local running groups and found DCRR!

What are you training for right now?

By the time this is published, I hope absolutely nothing! I like to take a solid break from training and do more hiking, yoga, and indoor cycling. The first race I train for every year is the Club Challenge, so I’ll start training more formally again in early January.

What is the toughest run or race in which you have participated?

I did something called Reach the Beach, which is like the Ragnar race series. I was the only female on the team, and the guys thought it would be “cool” if we did the ultra-distance. It was brutal on the body and mind – 30+ miles, 5 loud smelly dudes, 2 days in a van is a bit much. Oh, we also ran out of food and had to drink Ensure since we were in the middle of nowhere. Good times.

What is the most important lesson running has taught you?

Patience, consistency, and humility. Running is hard, and avoiding injury might be even harder.

What is your favorite route in the area?

I love the Iron Triangle (so hard it’s distracting?).

What race day traditions do you have?

My new thing is eating 10 gummy bears about 10 minutes before the start. It’s just fun.

What is your favorite post-race meal?

A burger, fries, and beer from Dominion Wine. And if I can fit it in, one of their big pretzels. I love carbs!

What is your proudest running moment?

Any time I cross the finish line knowing I worked really hard, I’m proud.

What is your favorite running book and/or movie?

I’m going with a podcast recommendation. I have been loving “Some Work All Play.” If you see me on the W&OD laughing out loud, I’m probably listening to it. It’s both funny and super informative!

What is your life like outside of running?

I spend a lot of time working, but I do love my job – I work in management consulting, primarily focusing on leading large mergers, acquisitions and integrations. Outside of that, I try to spend as much time with my family as I can (they are in DC & Philly area) and hike as many mountains as I can.


Upcoming Events

May Happy Hour/Snowball Series Awards Ceremony
Thu, May 23rd, 2024, @6:00pm
DCRRC Women's Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K
Sun, Jun 9th, 2024, @8:00am
Book Club
Sun, Jun 16th, 2024, @4:00pm
DCRRC Hugh Jascourt 4-Miler
Fri, Jun 21st, 2024, @7:00pm
DCRRC Age Handicapped 4-Miler
Thu, Jul 4th, 2024, @8:00am
DCRRC Bastille Day 4-Miler
Sun, Jul 14th, 2024, @7:00pm
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