Posts Tagged“frederick running festival”

PROJECT: The 2012 Frederick 1/2 Marathon STATUS: Conquered ANALYSIS: Surprising results for me considering I haven’t had a whole lot of time to train for this one. The sky was overcast which made for a terrific climate, especially considering how hot is was predicted to get. Starting the morning off right. Normally I am a peanut butter and wheat bagel kind of gal but this morning I opted for peanut butter and oatmeal. Nom, nom, nom… Pre-race photo. Looking confident on the outside but inside truly nervous about how I would perform. I was running with a very strong companion (Lori) and…

PROJECT: The Frederick 1/2 Marathon STATUS: Conquered ANALYSIS: Stunningly beautiful day. It was everything a race day should be – exciting, uplifting, challenging and inspiring all at once. Plus, it was Lori’s first race and well, that made all of the difference! As with any race, it started to wear on me about two miles prior to the finish line. But since my official job for this race was cheerleader, coach and chatterbox, I pretended I was unaffected. Shhh… that is our little secret. At this point I can officially calm down about training and focus on maintaining the mileage.…

It is official, my hometown marathon- the Frederick Marathon is gone.  Last night our  Mayor and Board of Alderman voted to eliminate the race from the Frederick Running Festival in May 2011. What a shame. I understand it though. It was a TOUGH MARATHON course and it only had 600 runners last year as opposed to the  2,600 runners that the 1/2 marathon brings in.  It costs money to staff the roads and pull off an event of that magnitude. At this point the plan is to expand the 1/2 marathon to accommodate more runners. Still. The marathon brought with…