Ben Layton 5K: I missed a sub-30 finish, but I had a strong race

I’d been working on my speed with the 11:30 Club for a little while when I decided to sign up for the Ben Layton 5K, held right by my home in Salisbury, Maryland, on the trail that goes around the Salisbury City Park. I hoped to be able to run the 5K, held May 7, … More Ben Layton 5K: I missed a sub-30 finish, but I had a strong race

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

It took me an extra day, but I finished the virtual Race Across Maryland

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

I closed out December with my highest-mileage month of the year

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