On Saturday morning, I left my house, and after running for six minutes, I was at the start line of the Salisbury Marathon. I’ve run to a race before, but I’ve traveled at least an hour for my previous marathons, so this was certainly a change. The race didn’t quite go past my house, but … More Salisbury Marathon: A flat marathon for No. 10, and my first as coach!
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 enjoy traveling to other states to explore and run marathons, but this spring, for my 10th marathon, I’ll only be traveling about a half mile to the start line. I have decided to run the Salisbury Marathon in Salisbury, Maryland, on April 6. I knew that I wanted to run the race in some … More Staying local for Marathon No. 10: The Salisbury Marathon
Follow @vanessajunkin By the time I got around to being ready to write my June running wrap-up, it was so late in the month that I figured I would just combine June and July in one post. In June, I ran 66.05 miles, and in July, I ran 128.55. June was my lowest-mileage month this year … More June and July Wrap-Up: No races, but increasing mileage
Follow @vanessajunkin I always like to run in places I haven’t before, so when I was in Frederick, Maryland, a month ago for a Road Runners Club of America Level 1 Coaching Certification Class, I made sure to get a short run in. I passed the test today — so, I’ll write more about that … More A run in Frederick’s Baker Park
Follow @vanessajunkin February seemed to be a pretty warm month. I had a great month of running, hitting a mileage milestone for the month and participating in my first race of the year. I ran 100.03 miles. In order to reach my goal of 2,018 kilometers for the year — a little more than 1,250 miles … More February a solid month for running
Follow @vanessajunkin There are not hills on the Eastern Shore. At least, not significant ones. So, my legs were in for a shock today, Feb. 25, at the Maryland-District of Columbia RRCA 10 Mile Club Challenge, hosted by the Howard County Striders. Runners must be members of an RRCA club in Maryland or Washington, D.C. … More RRCA Club Challenge: An ESRC flatlander running hills
Follow @vanessajunkin We’re now already more than a third of the way through February, but I’m still going to wrap up my January running! Each month, in addition to my regular blog wrap-ups, I’ll be posting a photo on social media with my progress toward my 2,018-kilometer goal for the year. I have already posted … More Nine things to know about my January running