I tried a new strategy at the Salisbury Half Marathon and am inspired to work on speed

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

ESRC represented at the RRCA Club Challenge, and I was proud to be part of it

For the past three years of the Maryland-D.C. RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge, the Eastern Shore Running Club has put together a team of club members to represent the club at this race. We have always had fun representing our club on this tough course. But until this year, we’ve never had enough members to show up on the results. … More ESRC represented at the RRCA Club Challenge, and I was proud to be part of it

“On your left!” My hilly, frozen experience at the PHUNT 25K

I walked into the activity hall at the Fair Hill National Resources Management Area on Jan. 15 for the PHUNT 25K to hear Britney Spears’ “Oops!… I Did It Again” playing. I’m not sure whether this was coincidence or not, but I found the song funny, as it was true. Oops — I’d signed up … More “On your left!” My hilly, frozen experience at the PHUNT 25K

Oct. 31 was a beautiful day to run across the Bay Bridge

The opportunity to run across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge returned last month after a three-year hiatus. This year, the race had a new name, the Bay Bridge Run — which was basically its unofficial name anyway — and new management, Corrigan Sports. I had a fun weekend, and although it was the largest event I’d … More Oct. 31 was a beautiful day to run across the Bay Bridge

Loch Raven Reservoir trails offer “choose your own adventure” paths

I had heard there were running trails by Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County, but I finally got a chance to run there three weeks ago. While in the area, I decided to do a run there that would finish the 26.2 cumulative miles of the Run Happy Fest and get me to 30 miles … More Loch Raven Reservoir trails offer “choose your own adventure” paths

I tried a new strategy for this year’s Pemberton 24 — and it worked

I’ve participated in the Pemberton 24 each of the three years it’s been held, and for the first two years, I ended up with painful blisters and chafing that were worse than other runs. I tried a new strategy — and it worked. I also ran my highest number of 5Ks at the event. … More I tried a new strategy for this year’s Pemberton 24 — and it worked

Skipjack Run 10K: A fun small-town race and my fourth in eight days

September is always a busy race month, and this year, I decided to do four races in eight days — not because I wanted to do that many races so close together, but because I wanted to do these four races and they were all held around the same time. First up was the Mike … More Skipjack Run 10K: A fun small-town race and my fourth in eight days

On a beautiful day, I beat last year’s Mike Sterling 10K time by four minutes

I knew it was a good sign when I went out for a casual 5K evening run last week, a couple days before the Mike Sterling 10K, and ran the first mile in 10:54 without expending all my effort. In this summer’s heat and humidity, struggling through 12-, 13- and 14-minute miles has been the … More On a beautiful day, I beat last year’s Mike Sterling 10K time by four minutes

It took me an extra day, but I finished the virtual Race Across Maryland

It took 61 days instead of 60, but I completed 250 miles on foot this summer to finish the Race Across Maryland on Aug. 14. This was the second year of the virtual Race Across Maryland, a Corrigan Sports Enterprises event that I participated in last year. I had fun last year, and it kept … More It took me an extra day, but I finished the virtual Race Across Maryland

I finally explored one of Prettyboy Reservoir’s trails

I always like to explore new trails or running spots when I’m out of town, and I decided to run on one of the trails at Prettyboy Reservoir last weekend, when I was visiting my family. Although I grew up in Hampstead, which is not far from the Prettyboy Reservoir Cooperative Management Wildlife Area in … More I finally explored one of Prettyboy Reservoir’s trails