Disclaimer: I received free entry to the Dolphin Challenge during Shamrock Marathon Weekend 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 had a blast meeting up with members of the BibRave community in person in Austin … More I'm diving into the Dolphin Challenge with BibRave during Shamrock Marathon Weekend
The bad news: I’m running more miles, but my times have somewhat stagnated. The good news: I did hit all of the non-time goals I set for myself in 2019. As I look back on 2019, I’d like to focus on the successes. I had my highest-ever mileage year, I had plenty of fun and … More I hit all my non-time-based running goals in 2019, and other highlights from the year
I can’t wrap up 2019 without first writing my regular monthly wrap-up for December. I ran 103.34 miles. I passed the 100-mile mark with my last run of the year. I haven’t been running quite as much as I’d like for marathon training so far, but I had a strong last full week of 2019. … More Before the year in review, here's my December wrap-up
Each month of 2019, I’d followed through with my goal and ran in a new-to-me location. But I’d gotten to Christmas Day without running somewhere new in December. I’d been at my aunt and uncle’s house the evening of Christmas and stayed over before heading back to Salisbury the next morning. I was talking to … More I ran somewhere new every month in 2019, ending with some Montgomery County trails
Neither of the half marathons I’d run for speed in 2019 really went according to plan. In May, at the St. Michaels Running Festival Half Marathon, I kept up a pace of around 10:00/mile for the first six miles before it got hot and my pace decreased. I finished in 2:20:16. Then in September, at … More I ran my fastest half of the year at an unofficial race with friends
Having just finished the Marine Corps Marathon, my November running started out light. It ended with a week packed full of runs as I tried to hit 100 miles for the month, which I was able to do. I ran 100.15 miles. I participated in fellow BibRave Pro Angie’s 100 Miles in November challenge, which … More November Running Wrap-Up: 100 miles and more
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
Registration opened today for the Olympic Marathon Trials. That is true. But you didn’t actually think I was running in the trials, did you? (Please let me know if you did.) I am excited to be attending my first-ever U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the marathon — as a spectator. I’ve heard more about the … More I’m headed to the Olympic Marathon Trials!
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While at a social event during the Public Relations Society of America Travel & Tourism Conference in Philadelphia, we could see the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and the topic came up of running across it. Once the topic had been raised, I decided to do that the next morning. The bridge has a pedestrian walkway, which … More 2019 Running Travels: I ran from Pennsylvania to New Jersey on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge