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

I ran 10 5Ks in 24 hours at the Pemberton 24, and it was amazing

I headed to the start line for a 5K on the trails of Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury. Over the course of twenty-four hours, I’d head back to that start line nine more times. I participated in the first-ever Pemberton 24 – Festival of 5Ks on Sept. 20-21. The event was a partnership between Wicomico … More I ran 10 5Ks in 24 hours at the Pemberton 24, and it was amazing

Naylor Mill 7K: Tough trails, good friends and, of course, bacon

I hadn’t run on the Naylor Mill Forest Trail since last year’s Naylor Mill 7K, but I felt surprisingly good on the trail Friday, Aug. 2, for the annual Bacon vs. Scrapple event. Feeling good didn’t mean that I was running fast. I was several minutes slower than my usual race pace for a distance … More Naylor Mill 7K: Tough trails, good friends and, of course, bacon