Breaking the 2:14 barrier at the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival.  Prior to Saturday, the last three half marathons I had run on my own, not pacing, had been 2:14-something. I wanted to see a different — and lower — number after that 2. On Saturday, May 19, at the St. Michaels Running … More Breaking the 2:14 barrier at the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon

True Redemption: Pacing the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon the year after a tough race

Follow @vanessajunkin Last year’s OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon was terribly difficult. It was a hot and humid day for April, and I was pacing the 2:30 half marathon group — a pace that should have been relatively comfortable for me on a normal day. However, I was really suffering as I got closer … More True Redemption: Pacing the OCMD Island to Island Half Marathon the year after a tough race

RRCA Club Challenge: An ESRC flatlander running hills

Follow @vanessajunkin There are not hills on the Eastern Shore. At least, not significant ones. So, my legs were in for a shock today, Feb. 25, at the Maryland-District of Columbia RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge, hosted by the Howard County Striders. Runners must be members of an RRCA club in Maryland or Washington, D.C. … More RRCA Club Challenge: An ESRC flatlander running hills

Tackling the hills at Montgomery County’s Lake Needwood

Follow @vanessajunkin The day after the Crystal City Twilighter 5K, I wanted to run somewhere new while I was still out of town. I had Googled interesting places to run by my grandparents’ house, and my grandmother suggested Lake Needwood, which was a short drive from their house. I decided to check it out, and … More Tackling the hills at Montgomery County’s Lake Needwood

My first race ambassadorship! Save $10 on the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin So, the hashtag for the half marathon at the St. Michaels Running Festival is #flattestfastest. Have I grabbed your attention yet? Flat, fast courses are great for the runner doing his or her first half marathon or a seasoned runner aiming for a PR. Really, who aren’t they great for? If a flat and fast … More My first race ambassadorship! Save $10 on the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon