I have to say that despite the dearth of actual terrain in this part of the state, there are some lovely places to run - the loop I did yesterday has a canopy of trees providing shade for most of the run and the roads are wide and lightly trafficked, save a few major street crossings.
|Clouds and trees reflected in a puddle along my route|
|A nice, easy, tree-covered incline|
Several reasons: 1) As with my first race, the proceeds from this race go directly to the Semper Fi Fund; 2) The race is held in Annapolis, home of the United States Navy Academy, one of the commissioning sources for Marine Corps officers, and the alma mater of many of my military friends, both Navy and Marine Corps; 3) I am friends with one of the race's co-directors, who also happens to be a USNA grad, a Marine and who will be running the final race with me in April, along with another Marine officer, as the 12for12for1200 MdS team (more on this to come); 4) Who wouldn't want to run six hours in the depths of summer?
Each race in the series was chosen for a specific reason, and I will try to remember to highlight that as each one nears. Until tomorrow, enjoy the rest of your Sunday!