F 55 – 59

“Am I in marathon heaven?” – Clemmie Cummins (April 20, 2009)

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in 2009, Cummins Clemmie, F 55 - 59, Texas

“Am I in marathon heaven?” – Clemmie Cummins (April 20, 2009)

What can I say about the Boston Marathon? “It lives up to its reputation,” that’s what. This is my second trip, the first being in 2005. After my successful (!), but painful (!), California International Marathon in Sacramento back in December, I had decided I wanted to just run, not race, Boston. Don’t know when I’ll be back, so wanted to just soak up the details. This race is so well done, and it should be: They’ve been doing it for 113 years! Buses with heat and bathrooms to the start line—great idea. Despite the huge numbers of runners, it didn’t seem chaotic. When...

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“Why are they rerouting the course this close to the finish line?” – Vicky King (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in 2013, California, F 55 - 59, King - Vicky

“Why are they rerouting the course this close to the finish line?” – Vicky King (April 15, 2013)

I did not start running until I was 48 years old. I decided I would run one marathon, just to see if I could do it. So I ran the Santa Barbara Marathon in 2010 at the age of 54 and finished it in 4:11:10. Not a BQ time (4:00:00), but I was elated with being able to accomplish this feat. I was glad to cross that off my bucket list and never have to run another marathon! But as many runners can testify, something happened, and I found myself registering for the local Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon in March of 2012 to run alongside my Sole Sisters. It just so happened I ran well enough to BQ...

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