The Algonquin 50K seemed to fall on the most brutal day of the winter, and the Naylor Mill 7K fell on what I’m pretty sure was the hottest day of the summer. This fact has not been lost on participants of both events, according to Facebook. The race was last Friday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 … More I completed the Naylor Mill 7K on the hottest day of the summer
I crammed a lot of running into the first part of August, and I also ran my first in-person race since March. It was a good month overall! I ran 120.33 miles. Because of the 78.47 miles I ran in the first 13 days of August to finish the Race Across Maryland, I was able … More August: My first in-person race in months and more
The week of the Naylor Mill 7K, I received my race bib and a cloth mask in the mail. That’s something that would have been pretty odd if it would have happened last year. But this year, this mailing was a way for the race to avoid a gathering at packet pickup, help keep runners … More I ran my first in-person race since March: The Naylor Mill 7K
August was another busy month of running! Here’s how it went… I ran 128.25 miles. Getting further into training for the Marine Corps Marathon meant that I ran 128.25 miles in August. This was my highest monthly total since March. I ran two races. These were the Naylor Mill 7K, where I represented Team Bacon, … More Upping the mileage in August
I hadn’t run on the Naylor Mill Forest Trail since last year’s Naylor Mill 7K, but I felt surprisingly good on the trail Friday, Aug. 2, for the annual Bacon vs. Scrapple event. Feeling good didn’t mean that I was running fast. I was several minutes slower than my usual race pace for a distance … More Naylor Mill 7K: Tough trails, good friends and, of course, bacon
Follow @vanessajunkin Even without looking back at the post, I’m pretty sure I had a wrap-up post with a similar title last October, when I hit my then-highest monthly mileage of 140.5. But I hit 150 miles this month, which certainly calls for some excitement! I ran 150 miles. As noted above, this is my highest-mileage … More August Wrap-Up: My highest mileage month ever!
Follow @vanessajunkin I knew going into the Naylor Mill 7K that I would not be going at a fast pace — and I was right. But despite the tough terrain, this race is a fun one. This was the second year this race was held, and this year, participants could be part of Team Bacon … More Tough Terrain: Repping Team Bacon at the Naylor Mill 7K