> A voyage of 13.1 miles begins with a single mile.
> Scientists say that a smile, even if you don’t want to, makes you feel better.
> It’s always great to see the folks come out and support us.
> The race started promptly at 6:30am.
> I lined up at the 13-minute mile starting area. And that’s about the pace I held at the end of the race. At the beginning, though, I was doing 9 and 10-minute miles.
> Many of us were running late because the geniuses that organized the event asked people to exit I-70 at Route 144. Well, the police closed that exit for the marathon. So you had hundreds, if not thousands, of people navigating through Frederick, trying to get to the race on time. Lots and lots of runners were very late. Even into mile 1, I saw runners heading the other way to start!