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

After two years, I had a successful return to pacing at the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon

Since the pandemic began, there have been fewer races and, of course, fewer pacing opportunities. So, when I held up my 2:45 sign in the corral of the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon on Saturday, Dec. 4, it would be my first time pacing a half marathon in two years. My last time pacing was … More After two years, I had a successful return to pacing at the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Half Marathon

The Philadelphia Marathon was a great return to big-city marathons

As I ran through the streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, Nov. 21, there were people cheering for me by name and plenty of fun signs to look at. It had been more than a year and a half since my last road marathon, which took place March 1, 2020, only a couple weeks before everything started shutting down because of the pandemic, and I missed the amazing crowds that come out to support runners in big cities. … More The Philadelphia Marathon was a great return to big-city marathons

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

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

Consistent pacing leads to a comeback at the Veterans Day 10K

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