Choosing a race to run can be daunting. There are so many, and they all offer different perks, experiences and drawbacks.
The first thing to look for when planning to join a run is the length of the race. Know you limits before signing up for something you can’t handle, or else you could end up like Barney from How I Met Your Mother after failing to train for a marathon. If you are traveling somewhere with different elevation from your normal runs, play it safe. Maintain your limits and keep your wits about you.
Think about the size of the race. Some attract hundreds upon hundreds of participants, while some are much smaller. Bigger crowds mean more participation and competition, but there is something to be said for smaller races as well.
Pick a race that looks like it has interesting terrain. Going on runs through a national park or an unfamiliar city are both totally different experiences than simply running through some random piece of suburbia.
Finally, consider what kind of race you want to run. Some races are über competitive, while others simply exist to provide a means for charity. These charity and fun runs are a little less serious, making them the perfect candidate for novice runners.
Many runners travel for races, but, even if you aren’t traveling for that specific reason, there are more than likely some races in the neighborhood.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.