Another virtual race complete: The Salisbury Half Marathon

Two weeks after the virtual Shamrock Dolphin Challenge, I was out on the streets of Salisbury for another virtual race — the Salisbury Half Marathon. Before the in-person race was canceled along with events throughout the country, I wanted to run a fast-for-me half on the flat Salisbury course, ideally hoping to beat the 2:18 … More Another virtual race complete: The Salisbury Half Marathon

I ran my fastest half of the year at an unofficial race with friends

Neither of the half marathons I’d run for speed in 2019 really went according to plan. In May, at the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, I kept up a pace of around 10:00/mile for the first six miles before it got hot and my pace decreased. I finished in 2:20:16. Then in September, at … More I ran my fastest half of the year at an unofficial race with friends

Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon: A weekend filled with music

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! I remembered the ice pop I got during the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half … More Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon: A weekend filled with music

St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon: I battled the heat and enjoyed the after party

Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon. During Mile 11 of the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, I stopped to use a porta-potty. I probably could have made it to the end of the race without stopping. However, part of me just needed a break — and the … More St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon: I battled the heat and enjoyed the after party

2018: A year I somehow became even more involved in running

I’ve been super involved with running for a while, so it would have been tough for me to spend even more time on running-related things, but in 2018, I made that happen. At the end of 2017, I became a BibRave team captain for the East Region, a role that I held throughout 2018 and … More 2018: A year I somehow became even more involved in running

Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin I ran this year’s Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon next to the same person the entire race.  This was the seventh half marathon that I’ve paced, and there have been other races in which I’ve run with people for much of the race, but I was side-by-side with a woman from New Jersey the … More Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

The 2:30 groove: Pacing the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon

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

I’m back as a St. Michaels Running Festival ambassador — save $10!

Follow @vanessajunkin I’m excited to be back for the third year as a St. Michaels Running Festival ambassador! The race isn’t till May, but in my opinion, it’s never too early to start thinking about future races. It’s exciting to plan what and where you’re going to run, and it’s generally more affordable to sign … More I’m back as a St. Michaels Running Festival ambassador — save $10!