The Baltimore Road Runners Club GPS Half Marathon was a fun run, test of fitness

A little less than two weeks before the Baltimore Road Runners Club’s Grand Prix Series Half Marathon, I saw a post on Facebook about it. I’m in the BRRC Facebook group, but I’m not a member, since I live in Salisbury. The GPS Half Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 3, was just $10 for nonmembers, and … More The Baltimore Road Runners Club GPS Half Marathon was a fun run, test of fitness

I tried a new strategy for this year’s Pemberton 24 — and it worked

I’ve participated in the Pemberton 24 each of the three years it’s been held, and for the first two years, I ended up with painful blisters and chafing that were worse than other runs. I tried a new strategy — and it worked. I also ran my highest number of 5Ks at the event. … More I tried a new strategy for this year’s Pemberton 24 — and it worked

Skipjack Run 10K: A fun small-town race and my fourth in eight days

September is always a busy race month, and this year, I decided to do four races in eight days — not because I wanted to do that many races so close together, but because I wanted to do these four races and they were all held around the same time. First up was the Mike … More Skipjack Run 10K: A fun small-town race and my fourth in eight days

Run, White and Blue 5K: Not my fastest time, but a fun time

For my third race of four in an eight-day span, I headed up to the Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus in Georgetown for the Run, White and Blue 5K. This was my sixth year in a row participating in the event, including last year’s virtual run. For the first four times I did this … More Run, White and Blue 5K: Not my fastest time, but a fun time

I raced the last Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon in my longest run since May

For the fourth year, I headed from the Mike Sterling 10K in Crisfield onto the next destination — Virginia Beach for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon. My first time running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon was in 2017, during my first year as a BibRave Pro. I’ve run the … More I raced the last Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon in my longest run since May

On a beautiful day, I beat last year’s Mike Sterling 10K time by four minutes

I knew it was a good sign when I went out for a casual 5K evening run last week, a couple days before the Mike Sterling 10K, and ran the first mile in 10:54 without expending all my effort. In this summer’s heat and humidity, struggling through 12-, 13- and 14-minute miles has been the … More On a beautiful day, I beat last year’s Mike Sterling 10K time by four minutes

It took me an extra day, but I finished the virtual Race Across Maryland

It took 61 days instead of 60, but I completed 250 miles on foot this summer to finish the Race Across Maryland on Aug. 14. This was the second year of the virtual Race Across Maryland, a Corrigan Sports Enterprises event that I participated in last year. I had fun last year, and it kept … More It took me an extra day, but I finished the virtual Race Across Maryland

I completed the Naylor Mill 7K on the hottest day of the summer

The Algonquin 50K seemed to fall on the most brutal day of the winter, and the Naylor Mill 7K fell on what I’m pretty sure was the hottest day of the summer. This fact has not been lost on participants of both events, according to Facebook. The race was last Friday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 … More I completed the Naylor Mill 7K on the hottest day of the summer