On Labor Day Weekend — Crab Derby Weekend — I headed to Crisfield for my 11th annual Mike Sterling 10K. It was the 43rd running of the race. I drove down on Saturday, Sept. 3, with Rose, who was running her first race ever. Plenty of our Eastern Shore Running Club friends also participated, and … More Mike Sterling 10K: A great way to kick off Labor Day Weekend
The Tour de Salisbury is one of the few events that will have me running at sunrise. I got up for two sunrise runs during this 12-course adventure, and I had plenty of fun running with friends. … More The Tour de Salisbury 2022 featured sunrises, heat, miles with friends… and tacos!
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
From getting up for a sunrise at Assateague to making new friends, I had a lot of fun during the second year of the Tour de Salisbury. To complete the Tour de Salisbury, runners use Strava segments to log 12 legs in areas in and around Salisbury during June and July. The legs can be completed in any order, and participants can also re-run legs. … More Tour de Salisbury: 12 courses, 75 miles, and plenty of friends and scenery
I didn’t feel my best at the Mike Sterling 10K on Labor Day weekend, but I appreciated the feeling of heading toward that finish line — marked by a crab pot arch. That feeling is something I just don’t think can be duplicated in a virtual event. Plus, I, along with my blog, got a … More Out of racing practice: My ninth Mike Sterling 10K
For my second running excursion outside of Salisbury once the stay-at-home order was lifted, I traveled to Somerset County’s new trail along Route 413. I’d heard about the trail and had seen it when I ran at Janes Island in March, and wanted to come check it out on a run. Like at Janes Island, … More Explore Somerset County’s new 413 Rail to Trail
Feeling bummed and worried about the novel coronavirus and the uncertainty that comes along with it, I needed a change of scenery this week. Of course, I wanted to be safe about it. So, I decided to finally check out a park I’ve been wanting to return to for a while — Janes Island State … More Social distancing an easy feat at Somerset County's rural Janes Island State Park
Crisfield was filled with runners in short shorts, sweatbands and tube socks on Saturday. I was dressed in a race shirt from 1979 that I found on Etsy, some of my shorter shorts and tube socks. I also wore my hair in a ponytail rather than my usual bun. I’d looked at photos online and … More We threw it back to 1979 at the Mike Sterling 10K
Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach 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! Ever since 2012, I’ve run the Mike Sterling 10K every Labor Day Weekend, and in … More It’s almost time for my Labor Day Weekend tradition races: the Mike Sterling 10K and Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach!
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