Perhaps influenced by binge addictions to shows like Veep and House of Cards, we started talking recently about how cool it would be to make a return trip to D.C. When visiting family one hour north in Maryland, we jumped at the opportunity to take a running tour of the Capitol with a world-class guide—Arlington, Va., resident and Hoka One One athlete Michael Wardian.
Since 1997 when he completed the JFK 50K, Mike has run 175 marathon and ultra marathon races. His achievements range from a mean marathon PR of 2:17:49 at the 2012 Olympic Trials to completing some of the world’s toughest ultra trail races, like Badwater 100 and Ultra Tour Du Mont Blanc (UTMB).
The above video shows how our day went down.