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
June was my lowest-mileage month of 2019 so far, but it certainly wasn’t a bad month. I ran in a lot of cool places, and I also got back into a regular yoga practice. I ran 82 miles. I realized with about four days to go that trying to get 100 miles for June was … More June running wrap-up: Less running, but lots of cool locations
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!
Follow @vanessajunkin I fueled up with some water and a Corner Bakery doughnut before heading under the new Run for the Animals 10K arch to begin a 6.2-mile journey in Onancock, Virginia. It was a journey I was hoping might be in the 55-something range or faster. I’ve been trying to break my age group … More Run for the Animals 10K: Doughnuts, heat and more