I trained for the Marine Corps Marathon for four months, so I was disappointed that I didn’t have a great day. I’m still proud to have finished another marathon, and it was a well-organized race, but I didn’t have quite the experience I wanted. It wasn’t just that I ran the race much slower than … More Consistent pacing leads to a comeback at the Veterans Day 10K
After coming in just 10 seconds slower than last year’s time at the Maryland-District of Columbia RRCA Club Challenge in February, I wanted to beat last year’s time at the Tim Kennard River Run last Sunday, March 24. The RRCA Club Challenge and the Tim Kennard River Run are very different courses. The Tim Kennard … More Tim Kennard River Run: A little faster than last year!
For the second year in a row, I got up early and left Salisbury for Columbia around 4:30 a.m. for the Maryland-Washington, D.C. RRCA Club Challenge 10 Miler, hosted by the Howard County Striders. Road Runners Club of America running clubs based in Maryland and Washington, D.C. compete in various team categories at this race. … More RRCA Club Challenge: Fun with ESRC and 10 seconds away from last year’s time
Follow @vanessajunkin The month of September was a busy one for me, when it came to running, racing and training. I ran my highest monthly mileage ever — 155.43 miles. In August, I ran my then-highest monthly mileage of 150 miles, and then I surpassed that in September with my total of 155.43. I ran … More A strong September: Another record mileage month!
Follow @vanessajunkin The best part about my race performance at the Mike Sterling 10K last weekend wasn’t my time — it was how I felt. Heading toward the finish line, I felt strong, and this made me happy for a while afterward. This was my seventh year running the Mike Sterling 10K, held annually on … More Feeling strong at the Mike Sterling 10K
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
Follow @vanessajunkin Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Vermont City Marathon 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! Since I wrote my last post about the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon, there have been four particularly exciting pieces … More Meb will be at the Vermont City Marathon — and other exciting news
September and October were both busy months — so busy, in fact, that I am going to wrap up both months now. By the time I finally had time for September’s recap, October was almost over anyway. During both months, marathon training was a prevalent part of my schedule, with plenty of long runs. So, … More Two busy months: September and October running wrap-up
Follow @vanessajunkin There were Wonder Women, M&Ms and crayons on the course at the Seaside 10 Mile Run in Ocean City on Saturday. These were just a few of the costumes runners wore as they took to the Ocean City Boardwalk for the race on Oct. 28. I was among the runners; I didn’t wear … More Seaside 10 Mile Run: Costumes, candy and ocean views
Follow @vanessajunkin The Dogfish Dash is an annual tradition in the Junkin-Piorunski household. Each year, my boyfriend, Mike, and I participate in this race, which starts and ends at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. This year, we also drove with/met up with other friends and gathered with plenty of our fellow … More Dogfish Dash a hot one, but fun with friends (and beer)