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Baltimore Running Festival: The expo; RD Lee Corrigan; the shirts; Erika Brannock

It’s crazy how fast time can pass sometimes. I feel like I just started working on the Baltimore Running Festival blog yesterday, and yet, it’s been two months. Now that it is staring me in the face (tomorrow!), it’s all Baltimore, all the time for me.

I’ll be racing the relay with friends, as has been our tradition for years. I’ll be taking leg one (about six miles) and then adding on some additional MP miles after. Then in the afternoon–Jeff has me down for run number two, another nine miles with six at MP. Just writing it down sends shudders down my spine!

Yesterday I got to attend the press luncheon for the running festival. Highlight of the luncheon was seeing Erika Brannock, the local Boston Marathon bombing victim, who will be the official starter of this year’s marathon. She is looking great and making big strides. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when she spoke–her positive attitude in the face of adversity is incredibly inspiring. What  a great hometown example.

We also learned all about the stats that go into a big event like this. Did you know an event of this size (27,000 runners combined) requires over 1,000 volunteers? And 22,000 bananas? How about 17,000 gallons of water? The running festival  is good for the economy, too, brining in close to $39 million to the local economy.

The weather looks to feature perfect temps, in the 55 to 65 degree range, with a chance for showers. It has been raining steadily here the last couple of days thanks to a big Nor’easter. I wrote about how to dress for these conditions on the CSE blog today if you want to check it out for future races that may feature the same.

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The latest version of the Milestone Pod, available in multiple colors

And since I’m in local mode today, I thought I’d update you on the Milestone Pod, which I wrote about earlier this year and which was developed by a local runner. This nifty little gadget, which you secure to your shoe, can track the miles you’ve run, your cadence, and the time you’ve run. You’ll be able to sync it with your smartphone via a new app that Milestone Pod has designed. Expect the new, sleeker design and app to be available in early November (just in time for the holidays, right?).

So that’s what’s happening around these Baltimore parts. What’s going on in your world for the weekend? 

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  1. It does feel like you just started working on the Baltimore Running Festival Blog yesterday and I’m really happy for you and how it’s coming together. Have a great time running this weekend. I’m glad that the weather is cooperating!
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  2. That’s going to be a good training session for you. Hope you have a really fun time – pretty sure you will.
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  3. Enjoy the race and your double run this weekend! I think I had shudders down my spine when I read that too. Yowza!
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  4. Wow running festival weekend already! Time does fly. Enjoy it all!
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  5. Have fun tomorrow! Sounds like a run, fun-filled day!
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  6. oooh will you meet up with RONI??
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  7. I will be partaking in wine tasting after my 16 tomorrow – just saying ;)
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  8. Thanksgiving :)

    Very excited!
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  9. I have a half-marathon on Saturday I’m hoping to PR in! The weather is looking about the same in CT but no rain – yay!!!
    I hope you have a lot of fun in the relay and go out strong!!! Can’t wait to read the recap!
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  10. Wow, that will be one intense running day! I’m really hoping to run Baltimore next year, you’re not that far away. Have a great weekend!
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  11. That workout would make me shudder too :) Enjoy the relay!!
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  12. Have fun with the relay!
    My weekend – 50 mile race!

  13. Have a fun weekend and good luck with your runs!
    I’ve read before that large marathons bring a lot of money into a city, much more than some sporting teams do (at least in Canada)!
    It’s Thanksgiving here, and I’m lucky enough to have a four day weekend :)
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  14. It is Thanksgiving here in Canada this weekend. Hope you are have a BLAST! Good luck. The relay sounds so fun.
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  15. That running session sounded intense, but sounds like you will succeed to the fullest, Wish you lots of luck with the race and future races

  16. Great luck to you with the running, make sure all the correct shoes are the key to successful runs!
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  17. Your style is so unique compared to other folks I’ve read stuff from.
    Many thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess
    I’ll just bookmark this web site.
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