Traveling for marathons can be a wonderful opportunity to explore both cities and the countryside while you are traveling. If you’re not feeling adventurous to do run the full 42km, there are plenty of shorter races in a variety of locations. Recently I was able to run the Washington DC Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon. This was a fantastic way to see the monuments and ensure that I stayed fit during my travels. When I left Stuttgart Germany, the weather for Washington DC was predicted to be almost 70 degrees Fahrenheit. A cold front came through and race day ended up being below freezing. When you are traveling and road racing, you need to be both flexible and prepared.
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