I've heard all the excuses for taking a break from running during the summer months — it's too hot, the humidity is high... and isn't summer supposed to be relaxing, anyway? But luckily, I didn't let these obstacles stop me from training for my first marathon last June.
A taste of warmer weather in Maryland the past couple of weeks means runners are getting excited for the spring race season. Maybe you are just dusting off your running shoes and getting back to running after a winter break. Maybe you have been training for a few weeks and are gearing up for all the races you signed up for months ago. Here are some tips to prepare you for a strong and healthy season of spring running and racing
If you're training for a race or running just for kicks during the chilly months of the winter season, chances are you've had to tough out some uncomfortably cold runs. We've all heard the standard advice - wear layers, dress for temperatures slightly warmer than the real feel since you will warm up, etc. But, there are a few additional simple steps you can utilize as you gear up to brave running in the cold. From your head to your toes, these easy steps will make a big difference in how warm and comfortable you feel once you're out there.
Now that you’ve put in the training, the last two days before the race are all about smart preparation so you are ready to confidentially tackle your race of choice. The last two days are also usually when those nerves kick in and your mind starting running it’s own race – “what should I eat? Did I run enough miles?” These six steps will ease your mind and help ensure you do everything you can as we approach the starting line on Saturday, October 21st.
The 25th Annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure has a new location this year at Baltimore’s McHenry Row on October 15. Through events like the Race for the Cure, Komen Maryland has invested $38 million in local community breast health programsand national research.
But our work is not over. 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and 5,250 women in Maryland will be diagnosed this year. Maryland has the 6th highest breast cancer death rate in the country.
Please join us and turn awareness into action at www.raceforthecure.org/baltimore
The Race for the Cure is much more than a 5K! It’s a morning to celebrate survivors, honor those living with breast cancer and remember those we have lost to the disease. It’s a day filled with inspiration, emotion and fun.
So you registered for the Across the Bay 10K. Maybe you’ve done it for the past 3 years and are looking forward to earning your next interlocking medal. Or maybe you’re training with Charm City Run to race across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge for the first time. Regardless of your experience level, there are a couple of must-have items you’ll want to pack for before, during and after your 10K race so you can #BeatTheBridge this November.