Boller – Caroline

My heart and lungs were ready to party, but my calves and hamstrings ached and dragged… – Caroline Boller (April 20, 2015)

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 in 2015, Boller - Caroline, California, F 40 - 44

My heart and lungs were ready to party, but my calves and hamstrings ached and dragged… – Caroline Boller (April 20, 2015)

They filed in. The seasoned pros knew where to go and lost no time heading into a dark room. Where it led I don’t know. Some ended up upstairs. I saw race-favorite Shalane Flanagan’s chiseled and determined face stretching on the balcony above. I’d been there for an hour and a half already, in the church where the elite runners waited before the start. Since I was staying with relatives in New Hampshire, it made no difference whether we drove straight to the church or to downtown Boston, where buses took runners to Hopkinton. We chose Hopkinton, so my husband could see me off at the...

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