I always like to run in places I haven’t before, so when I was in Frederick, Maryland, a month ago for a Road Runners Club of America Level 1 Coaching Certification Class, I made sure to get a short run in.
I passed the test today — so, I’ll write more about that once I’m officially certified with my CPR and First Aid certifications!
I had run in the Frederick area before when I ran track in high school — and likely during cross country as well. I can’t remember which courses I may have run nearly 11 years later (wish I would have blogged back then!). As far as I know, though, I hadn’t ever run in Baker Park before this visit.
One of the RRCA coaching instructors had recommended Baker Park, so I decided to run there. The weather wasn’t too nice that weekend, but the weather for the run was still pleasant, and although this was a month ago, I don’t recall anything more than a little misting by the time I ran.
This was my first run since the Vermont City Marathon, so I took it easy, with a slow pace and stops to take photos.
I followed the paved paths and went around Culler Lake and Carroll Creek, enjoying the new-to-me scenery. After running in the park, I also ran in the downtown area. My run was three miles, so I didn’t travel too far.
It was relatively quiet the day I ran there, Sunday, June 3, but I do remember seeing another runner out.
It was a nice place to run and also nice that there was an expansive park so close to the downtown area.
Learn more about Baker Park here.