After my run at the Salisbury Half Marathon, I was a little nervous about pacing the 2:45 group at the Coastal Delaware Half Marathon. I knew I could do it, and I’d paced a 2:45 half without issue in December, but my time of 2:42:24 at Salisbury left me worried that I’d run too close … More I paced the 2:45 group at the Coastal Delaware Half Marathon and came in with one second to spare
I usually feel like I’m trained to run a half marathon with my regular running and marathon training, but ahead of the Salisbury Half Marathon on April 2, I felt different. My half marathons normally fall during or soon after marathon training, so I’m doing a decent amount of long runs. This time, I hadn’t done a double-digit run for a month. … More I tried a new strategy at the Salisbury Half Marathon and am inspired to work on speed
Since the pandemic began, there have been fewer races and, of course, fewer pacing opportunities. So, when I held up my 2:45 sign in the corral of the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon on Saturday, Dec. 4, it would be my first time pacing a half marathon in two years. My last time pacing was … More After two years, I had a successful return to pacing at the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon
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 Sunday, May 2, I headed down to the Eastern Shore of Virginia for my second Run For The Animals Half Marathon within a year. The Run For The Animals is normally held in the spring, but last year’s race was postponed to November because of the pandemic. The race last weekend was the 10th … More Run For The Animals Half Marathon: A taste of warmer weather… and ice cream!
I went into the Salisbury Half Marathon with a goal of running an average pace of sub-11:00 miles. As I ran, the miles kept going by, and I kept seeing splits faster than 11:00. And, I kept feeling good. So I kept going — with confidence. And when I had about 31 minutes for the … More I crushed my goal at the Salisbury Half Marathon
When I toed the starting line at the Run for the Animals Half Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 29, it was the first time I was attempting to run a half marathon for speed in nearly a year. … More Run for the Animals an opportunity to test my speed at the half marathon distance
Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon. I had a range of days to pick from for my virtual St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, but I decided I wanted to run on the day the race was originally scheduled — today, May 16. It was the first day … More Virtual St. Michaels Half: The heat is here!
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
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