What do pajamas, a fruit smoothie and a skeleton on a couch have in common? They were all part of this year’s Pemberton 24. It’s the most unique race I participate in each year, and it’s put on by Algonquin Ultras Inc. and my workplace, Wicomico County Recreation & Parks. My job involves marketing the … More I hit a new event distance PR at this year’s Pemberton 24
I’ve participated in the Pemberton 24 each of the three years it’s been held, and for the first two years, I ended up with painful blisters and chafing that were worse than other runs. I tried a new strategy — and it worked. I also ran my highest number of 5Ks at the event. … More I tried a new strategy for this year’s Pemberton 24 — and it worked
September was a pretty busy month of running for me. My last run of the month not only got me to 100 miles for the month, but 1,000 for the year. I ran 101.31 miles. Thirty-one of these miles were at the Pemberton 24, which included both running and walking. I did two in-person races … More September running wrap-up: 1,000 miles down in 2020, two in-person races and more
There are challenges that come with an event like the Pemberton 24 that aren’t found at many other types of races.
One challenge is that unless you plan to do all 24 of the 5Ks offered, there is no real “finish” that you must meet. You stop running when you meet your goal — but, you can skip a 5K, or a few 5Ks, and come back to the race course. You can use strategy to get extra points during the middle-of-the-night 5Ks. Your goal can change at any time. … More Pemberton 24 Take 2: I completed 10 5Ks in 24 hours
For the last couple years, I’ve looked back on my year not only with a year-in-review post (which is coming up), but by seeing which posts were most popular among my readers. I published 82 blog posts in 2019, almost the same as the number I published in 2018 — 83. Below, I’ll highlight the … More My most-read posts of 2019
I headed to the start line for a 5K on the trails of Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury. Over the course of twenty-four hours, I’d head back to that start line nine more times. I participated in the first-ever Pemberton 24 – Festival of 5Ks on Sept. 20-21. The event was a partnership between Wicomico … More I ran 10 5Ks in 24 hours at the Pemberton 24, and it was amazing