I had a successful month of running in October as I get closer to the Philadelphia Marathon, which is now only 10 days away. I ran 150 miles. My 150-mile month was my highest-mileage month since September 2019. I ran my fast 1600 in 8:45. This was my second-slowest 1600-meter run for speed of the … More October Running Wrap-Up: Another high-mileage month and a birthday run
The opportunity to run across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge returned last month after a three-year hiatus. This year, the race had a new name, the Bay Bridge Run — which was basically its unofficial name anyway — and new management, Corrigan Sports. I had a fun weekend, and although it was the largest event I’d … More Oct. 31 was a beautiful day to run across the Bay Bridge
I had heard there were running trails by Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County, but I finally got a chance to run there three weeks ago. While in the area, I decided to do a run there that would finish the 26.2 cumulative miles of the Run Happy Fest and get me to 30 miles … More Loch Raven Reservoir trails offer “choose your own adventure” paths
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
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
Although of course I really enjoy running, sometimes it can get boring. For me, some things that help break up potential monotony are running with friends, changing up routes or trying new workouts. This month and last month, I got some extra motivation and entertainment by trying the Run to Escape: Mission Mt. Olympus experience. … More What do you get when you combine running and escape rooms? Run to Escape: Mission Mt. Olympus
Disclaimer: I received an entry to the DICK’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Relay as part of being a member of the Brooks Run Happy Team. For my first official Run Happy Team event, I got to be part of a marathon relay team for the DICK’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. The event was held virtually … More The Sneaker Seekers rocked the DICK’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Relay!
It’s always so much fun to meet fellow BibRave Pros in person, but that hasn’t been possible for more than a year because of the pandemic. However, we were able to connect virtually last weekend, March 26-28, for the BibRave Proud Virtual Summit, and it was a blast! Leading up to the summit, I received … More BibRave Proud Summit offered a weekend of orange connections and fun
After I didn’t finish the Algonquin 50K earlier this month, I was disappointed, but not crushed. I definitely planned to sign up for next year, but I didn’t plan to run the distance on my own. … More We didn’t finish our 50K. So we ran our own.
I got to the Mile 15 aid station and Al told me that I didn’t make the cutoff to continue. But my reaction was actually relief. For the past few miles of the Algonquin 50K, I’d been thinking about whether to drop. … More I DNF’d the muddy, cold, wet Algonquin 50K after 15 miles