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October 14, 2011

Baltimore Running Festival forecast: Watch the wind

Here's a quick guest post from Picture of Health's Meredith Cohn on the Baltimore Running Festival

The forecast for Saturday’s Baltimore Running Festival will be sunny, but breezy, with a west wind between 11-21 mph, and gusts up to 31 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Josh Levinson of Charm City Run reminds runners not to overstride to compensate. If the wind slows you down a little, don’t panic. He says if you expend too much energy trying to fight the gusts, you will tap resources you’ll need later in the race.

Levinson says, “Have a wonderful day and enjoy the gusts at your back.”

Any readers planning on running? 

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Posted by Kim Walker at 3:26 PM | | Comments (1)
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I'm "running". My cousin says he walks faster than I run. He tells me to let my inner Kenyan out. I just hope to cross the finish line upright and uninjured.

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