On Saturday morning, I left my house, and after running for six minutes, I was at the start line of the Salisbury Marathon. I’ve run to a race before, but I’ve traveled at least an hour for my previous marathons, so this was certainly a change. The race didn’t quite go past my house, but … More Salisbury Marathon: A flat marathon for No. 10, and my first as coach!
Follow @vanessajunkin For the fourth time in a row, I paced a successful 2:30 half marathon. The latest of these races was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the inaugural Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon. I really feel like I’m finding my groove as a pacer. Obviously, I enjoy pacing, or I wouldn’t … More The 2:30 groove: Pacing the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival. Prior to Saturday, the last three half marathons I had run on my own, not pacing, had been 2:14-something. I wanted to see a different — and lower — number after that 2. On Saturday, May 19, at the St. Michaels Running … More Breaking the 2:14 barrier at the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I am promoting Athlinks 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 need more friends. Not in general — on the Athlinks website! I have been tracking my race results on Athlinks for a long time, but … More Athlinks: Your race results in one spot — plus friends and rivals
Follow @vanessajunkin I got the idea for a Hanukkah running streak after seeing a 12 Days of Christmas club on Strava. That club mentioned running the 12 days in kilometers, but that seemed like it would start out with too little mileage for me, since I’m already running at least a mile a day as … More Menorahs and Miles: Eight runs to celebrate eight nights of Hanukkah
Follow @vanessajunkin On Sunday, I earned my fourth piece of the medal puzzle at the Across the Bay 10K, the annual race across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. While my race wasn’t as fast as the Mike Sterling 10K that I ran in September, I was happy to see that I ran negative splits — which … More Negative splits at the Across the Bay 10K
Follow @vanessajunkin There were Wonder Women, M&Ms and crayons on the course at the Seaside 10 Mile Run in Ocean City on Saturday. These were just a few of the costumes runners wore as they took to the Ocean City Boardwalk for the race on Oct. 28. I was among the runners; I didn’t wear … More Seaside 10 Mile Run: Costumes, candy and ocean views
Follow @vanessajunkin The Dogfish Dash is an annual tradition in the Junkin-Piorunski household. Each year, my boyfriend, Mike, and I participate in this race, which starts and ends at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. This year, we also drove with/met up with other friends and gathered with plenty of our fellow … More Dogfish Dash a hot one, but fun with friends (and beer)
I didn’t hold onto my first place female title at the eRACE the Stigma, but that wasn’t really what the race was about for me.
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Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve been to a lot of races, and the food spread at the Run for the Animals in tiny Onancock, Virginia, is simply amazing. Before I even started the race, I had a delicious glazed doughnut with chocolate frosting. These doughnuts were waiting inside the Historic Onancock School, outside of which the race starts and … More Run for the Animals a delicious and fun time