This is Baltimore Marathon week, so if you’re a runner and live around here, it’s hard not to have marathons and half marathons on your mind. My friends and I will be fielding two teams for the marathon relay this year, something we’ve been doing for 10 or 11 years now. And with the Ravens and Orioles both on a roll right now, the marathon is asking participants to wear either orange or purple this weekend at the races. I know I don’t need to explain which color goes to which team, so I just won’t. ; )
Also somewhat local this coming weekend is the Freedom’s Run line up of races. Race directed by Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, these races (a marathon, half, 10k, 5k and kids’ run) are all set in the beautiful countryside near Harper’s Ferry, WV. You get to run through battlefields and national parks and the whole thing finishes off with an Oktoberfest–what’s not to like?
Speaking of fun and challenging race courses–I’ll be giving away an entry to the Blue Ridge Marathon, billed as America’s toughest road marathon, later this week. Keep your eyes peeled for this if this sounds like your cup of tea.
Finally, as many of us gear up for half and full marathons this fall, I’m writing about carbohydrate gels and their overuse today over at DietsinReview. Go check it out and see if you’re a user or an abuser!
Anyone doing any of the races I mentioned this fall or spring? If not, which half or full do you have planned?