Abebe Bikila International Peace Marathon: A Break from the Bicycling

All the recent weekend riding has been glorious, but I was craving a break so I signed up for the Abebe Bikila International Peace Marathon. This run is a double out-and-back course along 6.5 miles of the C&O Canal, and the start is about 10 kilometers from my house so practically ideal. Continue reading “Abebe Bikila International Peace Marathon: A Break from the Bicycling”

International Peace Marathon: 26.2 Miles on the C&O Towpath

Me and the Medal post-marathon

The alarm sounds at 5:40 a.m. Ugh. I turn over, fumble with my clock, and seriously consider ditching the International Peace Marathon for an extra hour or two of sleep.

Having spent the night before carefully preparing a pre-run meal and assembling all my essentials for the day, I reluctantly think sleeping in is not an option and push myself out of bed. I shove a couple pieces of toast with almond butter into my face, grab a banana, double-check that I have my running shoes packed on my bicycle, and roll out the door around 6:45.

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