I ran my fastest 10K since 2019 at the Run for the Animals

On the first day of May, I headed south to Wachapreague, Virginia, for the Run for the Animals 10K. This small-town race that I’ve run several times offers both a half marathon and 10K, along with a noncompetitive 5K, and I decided to run the 10K to test my speed. I have gotten much slower … More I ran my fastest 10K since 2019 at the Run for the Animals

Oct. 31 was a beautiful day to run across the Bay Bridge

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

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

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

TEAM 360’s Reindeer Run 10K was a unique, fun way to do a virtual race

When I stepped onto the Ocean City Boardwalk on Saturday morning at Somerset Street, wearing a reindeer antler headband and my race bib, a couple people told me there were some reindeer looking for me, and one of them pointed north. That was why I’d come to the Boardwalk — to find reindeer as part … More TEAM 360’s Reindeer Run 10K was a unique, fun way to do a virtual race

Norfolk Harbor 10K: I had another waterfront finish in the 57s

Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Chartway Norfolk Harbor 10K 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! I was originally hoping to run my elusive sub-50-minute 10K at the Norfolk Harbor 10K. Then, as it got closer and that … More Norfolk Harbor 10K: I had another waterfront finish in the 57s

Consistent pacing leads to a comeback at the Veterans Day 10K

I trained for the Marine Corps Marathon for four months, so I was disappointed that I didn’t have a great day. I’m still proud to have finished another marathon, and it was a well-organized race, but I didn’t have quite the experience I wanted. It wasn’t just that I ran the race much slower than … More Consistent pacing leads to a comeback at the Veterans Day 10K