Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Chartway Norfolk Harbor 10K as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review, find and write race reviews! I was originally hoping to run my elusive sub-50-minute 10K at the Norfolk Harbor 10K. Then, as it got closer and that … More Norfolk Harbor 10K: I had another waterfront finish in the 57s
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
I’ve been busy, which is why I’m finally writing my monthly wrap-up for September on Oct. 18. It was a great month of running! I ran 167.74 miles. This is my highest-ever monthly mileage, a little more than a mile above my previous record, which was from this February. I ran four races. These were … More I hit a new mileage record in September!
Disclaimer: I accepted a free entry to this race in exchange for two blog posts: one before the race and one after. Any opinions are my own. Although I had a fun weekend at the Mike Sterling 10K and Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon, I couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed that I … More Speeding up at the Run, White and Blue 5K
Delaware Technical Community College’s Run, White & Blue 5K has been part of my race schedule for the past three years, and I’m excited to be running the race for a fourth time this September. … More I’m excited to rock another Run, White & Blue 5K – and you should be too!
Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon. During Mile 11 of the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, I stopped to use a porta-potty. I probably could have made it to the end of the race without stopping. However, part of me just needed a break — and the … More St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon: I battled the heat and enjoyed the after party
For the second year in a row, I got up early and left Salisbury for Columbia around 4:30 a.m. for the Maryland-Washington, D.C. RRCA Club Challenge 10 Miler, hosted by the Howard County Striders. Road Runners Club of America running clubs based in Maryland and Washington, D.C. compete in various team categories at this race. … More RRCA Club Challenge: Fun with ESRC and 10 seconds away from last year’s time
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
Follow @vanessajunkin The month of September was a busy one for me, when it came to running, racing and training. I ran my highest monthly mileage ever — 155.43 miles. In August, I ran my then-highest monthly mileage of 150 miles, and then I surpassed that in September with my total of 155.43. I ran … More A strong September: Another record mileage month!
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!