First of all, you got a great start with 25 miles / week and 10 long. You are pretty much on schedule for the fall. Do you cross train? I lift weights 2 - 3 times a week and row on an indoor rower. It keeps me away from "overuse" injuries and the pounding from too much running.
I checked out Baltimore's elevation map. It starts at sea level (actually inner harbor level - its beautiful there) and then it goes up to 450 feet. For me, that not that hilly. The last ten miles are on the down slope so that is good. I'll probably consider this one. I want to qualify for Boston so I want a good time.
For me, its either this one or Philly. My concern is weather on both sides. Baltimore might be too hot and Philly maybe too cold. Ideal marathon weather is 55 degrees or so. Weather that is too hot effects perfomance more than weather that is too cold.
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