I tried a new strategy at the Salisbury Half Marathon and am inspired to work on speed

I usually feel like I’m trained to run a half marathon with my regular running and marathon training, but ahead of the Salisbury Half Marathon on April 2, I felt different. My half marathons normally fall during or soon after marathon training, so I’m doing a decent amount of long runs. This time, I hadn’t done a double-digit run for a month. … More I tried a new strategy at the Salisbury Half Marathon and am inspired to work on speed

ESRC represented at the RRCA Club Challenge, and I was proud to be part of it

For the past three years of the Maryland-D.C. RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge, the Eastern Shore Running Club has put together a team of club members to represent the club at this race. We have always had fun representing our club on this tough course. But until this year, we’ve never had enough members to show up on the results. … More ESRC represented at the RRCA Club Challenge, and I was proud to be part of it

“On your left!” My hilly, frozen experience at the PHUNT 25K

I walked into the activity hall at the Fair Hill National Resources Management Area on Jan. 15 for the PHUNT 25K to hear Britney Spears’ “Oops!… I Did It Again” playing. I’m not sure whether this was coincidence or not, but I found the song funny, as it was true. Oops — I’d signed up … More “On your left!” My hilly, frozen experience at the PHUNT 25K

After two years, I had a successful return to pacing at the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon

Since the pandemic began, there have been fewer races and, of course, fewer pacing opportunities. So, when I held up my 2:45 sign in the corral of the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon on Saturday, Dec. 4, it would be my first time pacing a half marathon in two years. My last time pacing was … More After two years, I had a successful return to pacing at the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon

The Philadelphia Marathon was a great return to big-city marathons

As I ran through the streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, Nov. 21, there were people cheering for me by name and plenty of fun signs to look at. It had been more than a year and a half since my last road marathon, which took place March 1, 2020, only a couple weeks before everything started shutting down because of the pandemic, and I missed the amazing crowds that come out to support runners in big cities. … More The Philadelphia Marathon was a great return to big-city marathons

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