I finished the Algonquin 50K in 2017. Then, after three years of volunteering at the Eastern Shore Running Club aid station, I decided I wanted to run the race again. … More The Algonquin 50K: After two DNFs, I finally earned another finisher mug
Before I get to my 2020 year in review post, I’m wrapping up my December running. As I continue to train for the Algonquin 50K, I ended the year by running my highest-mileage month of 2020. I ran 139.2 miles. This was more than 10-plus miles above what I ran during any other month this … More I closed out December with my highest-mileage month of the year
Follow @vanessajunkin After seven hours and 48 minutes of running and walking, I crossed the finish line and happily accepted my finisher mug at the Algonquin 50K. I hadn’t expected to get so close to the eight-hour time cutoff at the race, but I made it. Any participant on social media had probably heard that the runners’ mugs … More The Algonquin 50K: My longest run ever!
Follow @vanessajunkin November was a busy month of running for me, including lots of miles in lots of different locations. I ran 130.31 miles. This was my highest monthly mileage of 2016 and actually my highest monthly mileage since March 2015. I ran one race. I ran the Across the Bay 10K for the third year in … More November Running Wrap-Up
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve run on the Algonquin Cross-County Trail, which is basically in the middle of nowhere between Snow Hill and Pocomoke City, before, but Saturday’s run was my first time running on the trail since signing up for the Algonquin 50K. I meant to write about signing for the 50K around the time I … More Trail training for the Algonquin 50K