Mike Sterling 10K: A great way to kick off Labor Day Weekend

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

Once again, I tackled Salisbury’s toughest trail during the Naylor Mill 7K

Although summer is my least favorite season in which to run and race, I’ve run every Naylor Mill 7K that’s taken place so far, and I’m not about to stop now. This race — the Bacon vs. Scrapple run — is always on a Friday evening in August at the Naylor Mill Forest Trail in … More Once again, I tackled Salisbury’s toughest trail during the Naylor Mill 7K

ESRC represented at the RRCA Club Challenge, and I was proud to be part of it

For the past three years of the Maryland-D.C. RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge, the Eastern Shore Running Club has put together a team of club members to represent the club at this race. We have always had fun representing our club on this tough course. But until this year, we’ve never had enough members to show up on the results. … More ESRC represented at the RRCA Club Challenge, and I was proud to be part of it

I closed out 2021 with a successful December of running

Before my annual recap, it’s time for my last monthly recap of 2021, about my December running. There were lots of fun runs during this month! I ran 114.46 miles. This was my seventh 100-plus-mile month in a row, which I’m happy about. I participated in one race — as a pacer. This was the … More I closed out 2021 with a successful December of running

A marathon and 100 Miles in November made this a good month of running

It took me a few months to get into the groove, but I hit 100 miles in May and have done so every month since. This month, I logged exactly 100. Here’s what I was up to this month… I participated in 100 Miles in November. This was my fourth year participating in Angie Maske-Berka’s … More A marathon and 100 Miles in November made this a good month of running

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

I raced the last Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon in my longest run since May

For the fourth year, I headed from the Mike Sterling 10K in Crisfield onto the next destination — Virginia Beach for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon. My first time running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon was in 2017, during my first year as a BibRave Pro. I’ve run the … More I raced the last Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon in my longest run since May

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