We're 3 weeks away from the Baltimore Running Festival, so we're running our longest and most important training run this Saturday! As is our custom, we'll be making a trip to the beautiful C&O Canal Towpath to help the miles pass quickly.
Meet at the Carderock Recreation Area at our usual 8 AM. (Yep, this means an early start from Baltimore. It's worth it!) As you drive into the park, there will be 3 parking lots on your left. Go to the first one, which conveniently has a bathroom. Call Sarah if you have any trouble finding the location.
The canal is an out-and-back, so no getting lost on this one! Here is a map of the whopping 22 miles that full marathoners will traverse. Half marathoners will turn around after 6 miles for a 12 mile long run. There aren't many obvious landmarks along the canal; GPS or a running app would be your best bet for finding your exact turnaround location. There are also markers every mile, but since we'll be starting around 10.5 this will require a bit of guesswork.
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