Steve Klug


When did you begin running and why?

  • I Started running more during covid because all the gyms were closed and then found a running group in Baltimore that helped really push me along to sign up for my first races.

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

  • Moved to Arlington in February 2022 and was signed up for my first marathon in May 2022, so found the club pretty quickly online and joined right away.

What are you training for right now?

  • Boston and NYC marathons this year.

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

  • My first marathon in May 2022 I had a lofty goal of qualifying for Boston and running sub 3, in hindsight I was so inexperienced and knew nothing about training cycles, weekly mileageÂgoals, tapering or that marathonsÂaren't exactly 26.2 miles because I was definitely not running tangents. Was going great until mile 17 when I started negotiating with myself and doing math to say I could slow down a little bit while still reaching my goals (never do math while running), a stiff headwind kicked up off the lake for miles 22-24 and I ended up finishing in 3:00:20.Â

What is the most important lesson running has taught you?

  • Progress is not linear. You really need to fall in love with the routine, surround yourself with people you enjoy running with and not get caught up in frustrations when you aren't constantly seeing faster times. It is too easy to just always think you need to run more or run harder, but I have found that sometimes the greatest rewards come from doing less and giving your body time to recover.

What is your favorite route in the area?

  • I love running the mall, never gets old and I think everyone that runs with me on our Monday Night Chill Runs can tell that I get an extra pep in my step when we are running around there (especially in the spring when the reflecting pool is empty and we can sneak down there).

What race day traditions do you have?

  • Food: Banana and a Peanut Butter Cliff Bar
  • Warm-Up: Theragun and a couple fast strides
  • Music: Big Bootie Mix (Sorry Coach Ed!)

What is your favorite post-race meal?

  • The largest cheeseburger and cold beer I can find.

What is your proudest running moment?

  • My second marathon in September 2022 I got my redemption and qualified for Boston and NYC by running sub 2:53. I knew I had it from mile 6 and got to just enjoy the entire race, spent the last 5k just reflecting on all the time spent training, the great friends I have met through running and how happy I am that I have committed myself to this sport.

What is your favorite running book and/or movie?

  • Born to Run

What is your life like outside of running?


  • I love to hike with my dog Jordy, am a huge Wisconsin sports fan and watch way too much trashy reality tv.


Upcoming Events

DCRRC Hugh Jascourt 4-Miler
Tue, Jun 20th, 2023, @7:00pm
Book Club
Sun, Jun 25th, 2023, @4:00pm
DCRRC Age Handicapped 4-Miler
Tue, Jul 4th, 2023, @8:00am
DCRRC Bastille Day 4-Miler
Fri, Jul 14th, 2023, @7:00pm
DCRRC Bluemont 5K
Wed, Jul 26th, 2023, @7:00pm
DCRRC Steve Thompson 8K
Sun, Aug 6th, 2023, @7:00am
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The DC Road Runners Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America and is also affiliated with USA Track & Field. We provide a year-round schedule of running events that offer everyone a chance to participate regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.