I just finished a double-race weekend, but before I get to writing about that, I’m going to wrap up my August running. This was the fourth month in a row that I hit 100 or more miles this year, and it was my highest-mileage month of the year so far. I ran 116.25 miles. I … More August Running Wrap-Up: A hot, humid month with lots of miles
The month of July sure was a hot one. I feel like I’ve never been slower. I am not all about speed, but I do like to be able to do a run without feeling like I can hardly get through it. I mentioned in my June wrap-up that I’ve been doing plenty of run-walk … More July Wrap-Up: Running during Maryland’s hottest month ever (really!)
Some people may think it’s tough to fit running into a vacation, but since I love running in new places and I had more free time in each day than I usually do, I was able to fit in a run every day during my recent trip to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In fact, this … More 2019 Running Travels: Exploring New Smyrna Beach, Fla., on the run
Follow @vanessajunkin Even without looking back at the post, I’m pretty sure I had a wrap-up post with a similar title last October, when I hit my then-highest monthly mileage of 140.5. But I hit 150 miles this month, which certainly calls for some excitement! I ran 150 miles. As noted above, this is my highest-mileage … More August Wrap-Up: My highest mileage month ever!
Follow @vanessajunkin As I ran the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon on Saturday, holding my 2:30 pace sign, I ran up to a runner who said something like, “I didn’t want to see you.” That’s how I feel about this blog post. This wasn’t the blog post I wanted to write. The blog post … More A tough race to pace: The hot OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon 2017
Follow @vanessajunkin In this morning’s Bottle & Cork 10 Miler, I did something I’ve never done before in a race: I took my shirt off. I ran six of the 10 miles in just a sports bra and shorts, tucking the Eastern Shore Running Club T-shirt I’d been wearing into my shorts. It was just … More 40th Bottle & Cork 10 Miler a hot race with friendly people
Follow @VanessaJunkin I went into the Salisbury Fire Department Downtown 5K Fun Run with a loose goal in mind. The Olympic women’s 10K took place the previous day. The winner ran a 10K in 29:17. When I saw the time come across on Twitter, I was thinking (and tweeted) that it was actually pretty close to … More Salisbury Fire Department Downtown 5K Fun Run a hot but nice event
Follow @VanessaJunkin Hills, heat and humidity combined for a tough Baltimore 10 Miler t0day, June 4. This was my first time doing the race, which my friend Veronica and I signed up for at least in part because of the nice premium the race is known for. It’s a pricey race ($75 plus the online registration … More The hot, humid, hilly Baltimore 10 Miler