On the first day of May, I headed south to Wachapreague, Virginia, for the Run for the Animals 10K. This small-town race that I’ve run several times offers both a half marathon and 10K, along with a noncompetitive 5K, and I decided to run the 10K to test my speed. I have gotten much slower … More I ran my fastest 10K since 2019 at the Run for the Animals
On Sunday, May 2, I headed down to the Eastern Shore of Virginia for my second Run For The Animals Half Marathon within a year. The Run For The Animals is normally held in the spring, but last year’s race was postponed to November because of the pandemic. The race last weekend was the 10th … More Run For The Animals Half Marathon: A taste of warmer weather… and ice cream!
When I toed the starting line at the Run for the Animals Half Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 29, it was the first time I was attempting to run a half marathon for speed in nearly a year. … More Run for the Animals an opportunity to test my speed at the half marathon distance
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
Follow @vanessajunkin I’ve been to a lot of races, and the food spread at the Run for the Animals in tiny Onancock, Virginia, is simply amazing. Before I even started the race, I had a delicious glazed doughnut with chocolate frosting. These doughnuts were waiting inside the Historic Onancock School, outside of which the race starts and … More Run for the Animals a delicious and fun time
Follow @VanessaJunkin April was a busy month of running for me. It included plenty of miles and three races. I ran 100.57 miles. A half marathon and some other long runs helped me barely pass 100 miles for April. I’m still on track for my 1,200 mile goal for 2016. My April mileage got me to 400 miles … More Nine facts about my April running
Follow @VanessaJunkin I already knew I wanted to come back to the Run for the Animals race in Onancock, Virginia, after last year, but I made the decision to run the 10K rather than the half marathon after realizing I might be able to earn the new age group record. For my new age … More Run for the Animals certainly worth returning to
Follow @VanessaJunkin The Run for the Animals this morning in Onancock was my first race on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It was my first half marathon in which I stopped to use a portable toilet. And it was the first half marathon I finished in more than two hours. But the latter two things didn’t … More Run for the Animals a fun race full of firsts