Thanks for the links. Reading those reviews on RaceVine made me glad I did buy race insurance. I don't mind being out training hours if it gets cancelled-- but I would be very annoyed about costs, since I'm a tightwad--
I think I might head out there this weekend and check out the tow path and see if the path at Greenbelt would be a good training path.
My biggest fear at this point is that I will only get time to run on weekends,until mid-August. I'm going to have to be creative with indoor-child assisted-training.