I paced the 2:45 group at the Coastal Delaware Half Marathon and came in with one second to spare

After my run at the Salisbury Half Marathon, I was a little nervous about pacing the 2:45 group at the Coastal Delaware Half Marathon. I knew I could do it, and I’d paced a 2:45 half without issue in December, but my time of 2:42:24 at Salisbury left me worried that I’d run too close … More I paced the 2:45 group at the Coastal Delaware Half Marathon and came in with one second to spare

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

I hit all my non-time-based running goals in 2019, and other highlights from the year

The bad news: I’m running more miles, but my times have somewhat stagnated. The good news: I did hit all of the non-time goals I set for myself in 2019. As I look back on 2019, I’d like to focus on the successes. I had my highest-ever mileage year, I had plenty of fun and … More I hit all my non-time-based running goals in 2019, and other highlights from the year

I paced my 10th half marathon at this year’s Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

On the sixth anniversary of my first full marathon, which was the Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon, I paced my 10th half marathon. This is one of my favorite races, and I’ve returned every year since 2013, making this my seventh time running Rehoboth. It was my third consecutive year pacing the 2:30 half marathon with … More I paced my 10th half marathon at this year’s Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

2018: A year I somehow became even more involved in running

I’ve been super involved with running for a while, so it would have been tough for me to spend even more time on running-related things, but in 2018, I made that happen. At the end of 2017, I became a BibRave team captain for the East Region, a role that I held throughout 2018 and … More 2018: A year I somehow became even more involved in running

Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin I ran this year’s Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon next to the same person the entire race.  This was the seventh half marathon that I’ve paced, and there have been other races in which I’ve run with people for much of the race, but I was side-by-side with a woman from New Jersey the … More Consistency and confidence: Pacing the 2018 Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon

The 2:30 groove: Pacing the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon

Follow @vanessajunkin For the fourth time in a row, I paced a successful 2:30 half marathon. The latest of these races was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the inaugural Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend Half Marathon. I really feel like I’m finding my groove as a pacer. Obviously, I enjoy pacing, or I wouldn’t … More The 2:30 groove: Pacing the Bethany Beach First Responders Sports Weekend 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