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April 29, 2011

Weekly walking/running roundup

What I’m doing: Training (but not too much).

Why: The Cleveland Marathon is two weeks away, so I'm winding down my mileage (and none too soon -- I've sort of done the opposite of the Hansons' plan, so my distance days have been a bit ridiculous lately.)

What else I recommend: This is a good week for fans of running in eastern Pennsylvania. The two biggest events outside of the Philadelphia Marathon are arguably the Broad Street run -- sold out and scheduled for Sunday -- and the Penn Relays (on which I'm tweeting occasionally here). If you'd rather go south than north but still want a long Sunday race, the Potomac River Run Marathon is a closer-to-home choice (all links after the jump).

Other options:

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Update: I somehow forgot to link the Roar for Autism here. My mistake.

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Tomorrow - NCR Trail Snails Saturday training runs, Arbutus 5K, Workers’ Memorial 5K to benefit Kids’ Chance, Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge, Clinic with Dr. Roeder - Healthy Spine, Healthy Body, Morgan's 5K, Sandymount 4-mi Run, 6th Annual Ben Layton Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 3rd Annual Nate Bruckenthal Memorial Run, Ocean City Half Marathon/5K, Thurmont Tiger Trot 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, St. James School Alumni Run, CAT-100 trail run, 11th Annual Oxford Day 10k Run and 5K walk, Rockville RunAmuck 5K, Belvedere Elementary Fitness for the Future 5k Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk, Cumberland Catch Me If You Can Trail Run 10 Mile/5 Mile, Freedom 50 Relay, OLSS School 5K Run/Walk - Chasing the Tiki, Silver Spring Earth Day 5k, Historic Takoma Park Walk, Run For Congo Women - Columbia, F.I.G.H.T. to B-more wellness event

Sunday - 24th Annual Walk of Love to benefit Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Owings Mills family nature walks, HCS weekly series #3, Group Runs at McDaniel, 18th Annual "Billy Korrow" Memorial 5K Run and 1-mile Fun Walk, Mark's Azalea Run, Potomac River Run Marathon, Run Aware 5k, Takoma Park Safe Routes to School 5K Challenge, Ronald D. Paul Companies Prince George's County Kidney Walk, TriColumbia LIFEFest, RASAC Pot Rocks 6 Miler, Indian Creek School David A. Nagey Caring for Kids 5k/1 mile fun run

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Andrea Siegel, a reporter at The Baltimore Sun, covers mostly crime and courts in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, as well as legal issues. She wishes she was more physically fit, and, as she's more fond of chocolate than exercise, fitness is a challenge. Her partner on a one-mile-plus daily walk is the family dog, a mixed breed named Moxie, and she exercises at the gym where the D.C. snipers once worked out.
Jerry Jackson has been a photo editor at The Baltimore Sun for 14 years and an avid cyclist for more than 30 years. Inspired by the movie "Breaking Away," he started racing as a teenager in Mississippi when leather "brain baskets" were still the norm. He regularly commutes to work by bike and still enters several mountain bike races a year for fun.
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Patrick Maynard, who will be writing about running and walking, has been a producer for baltimoresun.com since 2008. In 2009, he tweeted on-course for the Sun from the Baltimore Marathon, finishing in just under 4 hours and almost managing to run the whole time. He sometimes walks to the Sun offices on Calvert Street.
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Anica Butler, the Sun's crime editor, is a former high school runner and recovering vegetarian who spent more of her early-adult years on a bar stool than working out. She is currently training (though poorly) for a half marathon and is trying to live a generally healthier lifestyle. She also hates the gym.
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