Follow @vanessajunkin I was on my way up the Chesapeake Bay Bridge when I saw 10:40 as my current pace on my watch. I was hoping to run the race in somewhere around a 9:00 pace — even though I knew that was probably a stretch — so it was disappointing to see 10:40. I’d … More Across the Bay 10K: I #BeatTheBridge again!
Follow @vanessajunkin The month of September was a busy one for me, when it came to running, racing and training. I ran my highest monthly mileage ever — 155.43 miles. In August, I ran my then-highest monthly mileage of 150 miles, and then I surpassed that in September with my total of 155.43. I ran … More A strong September: Another record mileage month!
Follow @vanessajunkin The best part about my race performance at the Mike Sterling 10K last weekend wasn’t my time — it was how I felt. Heading toward the finish line, I felt strong, and this made me happy for a while afterward. This was my seventh year running the Mike Sterling 10K, held annually on … More Feeling strong at the Mike Sterling 10K
Disclaimer: I received a pair of the Shady Rays Signature Series sunglasses to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! Another summer day, another one of those “holidays.” Today happens to be National Sunglasses Day, … More National Sunglasses Day: A review of the Shady Rays Signature Series shades (+ discount code)
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received Gatorade Endurance products to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! The heat is my least favorite type of weather to run in. I don’t run if there’s thunder … More National Hydration Day: My review of Gatorade Endurance’s new formula, gel flavors
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received FlipBelt crops to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! When heading out on a long run, there’s a lot to bring — fuel, water, a phone and a house … More Gear Review: FlipBelt Crops offer storage and comfort (+discount code)
Follow @vanessajunkin Pacing a race can be stressful, but I love it. On Sunday, April 22, I had the opportunity to pace the 2:30 half marathon group at the Coastal Delaware Running Festival with Beast Pacing. This meant that I would run the race at a consistent pace in order to help runners aiming for … More A successful, scenic pacing experience at the Coastal Delaware Running Festival Half Marathon
Follow @vanessajunkin We may be nearly halfway through April, but I’m still determined to keep up my monthly wrap-ups, so here goes… I ran 123.5 miles. This is a great monthly mileage for me and it was my highest monthly mileage of 2018 so far. Clearly, my marathon training for the Vermont City Marathon had an … More My March running: A belated wrap-up
Follow @vanessajunkin I showed up at Sunday’s Tim Kennard River Run in my short-sleeved Eastern Shore Running Club shirt and shorts, and I’m sure there were people who thought I was crazy for wearing that. But it worked for me, and I had a good race. As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I always … More Tim Kennard River Run: A fun community atmosphere and a successful finish
Disclaimer: I received free entry to the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! It turns out I am quite a consistent runner when it comes to … More The Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Half Marathon: Another 2:14 finish, with fun scenery, atmosphere