July running: Heat and my highest-mileage month of 2021

The heat is my least favorite temperature for running (well, maybe aside from that one day at Algonquin, though I wouldn’t be able to run a sub-eight-hour 50K in the heat and humidity, either). However, I was able to make July my highest-mileage month of 2021 as I racked up miles for the virtual Race … More July running: Heat and my highest-mileage month of 2021

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

The virtual Race Across Maryland kept me running through the hot summer

I had 60 days to run 250 miles in the virtual Race Across Maryland. This was about 30 miles a week, and I figured it would pose a good challenge, as it’s a little more than my usual mileage. So, it would be a stretch, but doable. But I got behind, and did something I’m … More The virtual Race Across Maryland kept me running through the hot summer

July Wrap-Up: Running during Maryland’s hottest month ever (really!)

The month of July sure was a hot one. I feel like I’ve never been slower. I am not all about speed, but I do like to be able to do a run without feeling like I can hardly get through it. I mentioned in my June wrap-up that I’ve been doing plenty of run-walk … More July Wrap-Up: Running during Maryland’s hottest month ever (really!)

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