I started in the snow by a welcome sign in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. More than four hours later, I would reach Mile 0 of the NCR Trail in the community of Ashland, near Hunt Valley, Maryland. I’ve been wanting to run the Northern Central Railroad Trail in full — about 20 miles — for a … More I ran the entire NCR Trail!
Disclaimer: I received free entry to Freedom’s Run 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 finished my second 20-miler of my Freedom’s Run marathon training this morning, which means it’s now time to taper for the remaining almost-three weeks … More Freedom’s Run Marathon training: Time to taper!
Follow @vanessajunkin Today, New Year’s Day, was the last day of the Runner’s World winter run streak from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. I wasn’t planning on participating, but I decided to, kind of on a whim, when some members of Delmarva Moms Run This Town were taking part. I’m glad I did — it … More #VJRunStreak by the numbers
Follow @vanessajunkin When Kristen posted in the Delmarva Moms Run This Town Facebook group asking who would want to join her on a run at Berlin Falls Park, I was certainly interested. A park with a trail I hadn’t yet heard of that was also less than 30 minutes from my house? Count me in. I … More A nice long run through Berlin and its parks
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve run on the Algonquin Cross-County Trail, which is basically in the middle of nowhere between Snow Hill and Pocomoke City, before, but Saturday’s run was my first time running on the trail since signing up for the Algonquin 50K. I meant to write about signing for the 50K around the time I … More Trail training for the Algonquin 50K
Follow @VanessaJunkin It’s the last day of a longer February than normal. I wasn’t planning on running today, because I already had sore calves, but I figured I probably should because the next time I’ll get this rare opportunity is in 2020! So, here are some takeaways from my February running. I ran 110.21 miles. This … More Eleven facts about my February running
Follow @VanessaJunkin// My legs weren’t really feeling it during my long run on Saturday — I hadn’t gotten a good amount of sleep during the week, and I had just done my first Pilates class the day before — but it was still a great way to start the morning. Running with my friend Veronica for the … More Tough run made better with company, scenery in Ocean City
Only four long runs stand between me and the Big Sur International Marathon. A large portion of my training is now behind me, as I just did my longest scheduled run of 22 miles on Sunday. The race is set for Sunday, April 26, in California — a state I’ve never been to but am excited … More 22-miler down, less than five weeks to go
When you train for a marathon, a 10-mile run is nothing. When you haven’t run 10 miles in more than a month, a 10-mile run is certainly something. Although I was tired by the end of my first double-digit run since the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon on Dec. 6, I’m really glad I got a long … More A fun, tiring long run on Wicomico’s Westside
My marathon training, combined with daylight saving time leaving few available running hours during non-work time, has resulted in running many, many miles in Salisbury. So, for my last really long run before the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon, I decided to run my 20 miles in Chincoteague Island last Saturday, Nov. 15. (I still have a … More Chincoteague Island offers fun atmosphere for 20-miler