I had a strong return to long-distance trail racing at my first Tuckahoe 25K

After not making the second-to-last cutoff at the Algonquin 50K in February, I had my sights set on making the cutoffs at the Tuckahoe 25K, which was held Nov. 19 at Tuckahoe State Park on the Upper Eastern Shore. Participants had gotten an email with the cutoff times, and they were also listed on a … More I had a strong return to long-distance trail racing at my first Tuckahoe 25K

The Bay Bridge Run: Despite the incline, I ran my fastest 10K of the year

I knew the incline of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge would be a challenge during The Bay Bridge Run, but I also knew from the previous year that even if I had a slower mile in the beginning, all hope would not be lost. I could make up time on the downhill. I’ve done this race … More The Bay Bridge Run: Despite the incline, I ran my fastest 10K of the year

Exploring Parkton’s Gunpowder North Trail was a fun adventure

There are many trails around my mom and stepdad’s house, and when I have the time, I like to explore new places. I looked on the AllTrails app to see what trails were nearby and ended up choosing to drive to the Masemore Water Trail in Gunpowder Falls State Park (Hereford Area) in Parkton, Maryland. … More Exploring Parkton’s Gunpowder North Trail was a fun adventure

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