I tried a new strategy at the Salisbury Half Marathon and am inspired to work on speed

I usually feel like I’m trained to run a half marathon with my regular running and marathon training, but ahead of the Salisbury Half Marathon on April 2, I felt different. My half marathons normally fall during or soon after marathon training, so I’m doing a decent amount of long runs. This time, I hadn’t done a double-digit run for a month. … More I tried a new strategy at the Salisbury Half Marathon and am inspired to work on speed

I tried a new strategy for this year’s Pemberton 24 — and it worked

I’ve participated in the Pemberton 24 each of the three years it’s been held, and for the first two years, I ended up with painful blisters and chafing that were worse than other runs. I tried a new strategy — and it worked. I also ran my highest number of 5Ks at the event. … More I tried a new strategy for this year’s Pemberton 24 — and it worked

Tour de Salisbury: 12 courses, 75 miles, and plenty of friends and scenery

From getting up for a sunrise at Assateague to making new friends, I had a lot of fun during the second year of the Tour de Salisbury. To complete the Tour de Salisbury, runners use Strava segments to log 12 legs in areas in and around Salisbury during June and July. The legs can be completed in any order, and participants can also re-run legs. … More Tour de Salisbury: 12 courses, 75 miles, and plenty of friends and scenery

I ran 12 scenic Delmarva courses during the Tour de Salisbury

Not many races include numerous scenic courses around the region. But the virtual Tour de Salisbury — created in the wake of COVID-19 — did just that. Participants had two months to complete 12 courses in the Salisbury area. There were 12 numbered legs that each had a corresponding Strava segment, and runners could complete … More I ran 12 scenic Delmarva courses during the Tour de Salisbury

Four reasons why running new roads and filling in my map of Salisbury was a fun pandemic activity

When I first joined CityStrides in September 2019, my map showed that I had only run 18.51 percent of the streets in Salisbury, where I live. Now, with some extra effort during the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been able to get that percentage up to 71.33 percent. … More Four reasons why running new roads and filling in my map of Salisbury was a fun pandemic activity

Another virtual race complete: The Salisbury Half Marathon

Two weeks after the virtual Shamrock Dolphin Challenge, I was out on the streets of Salisbury for another virtual race — the Salisbury Half Marathon. Before the in-person race was canceled along with events throughout the country, I wanted to run a fast-for-me half on the flat Salisbury course, ideally hoping to beat the 2:18 … More Another virtual race complete: The Salisbury Half Marathon