Frey – Laura

The Sound of Music meets a scene from the Terminator – Laura Frey (April 21, 2014)

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 in 2014, F 40 - 44, Frey - Laura, North Carolina

The Sound of Music meets a scene from the Terminator – Laura Frey (April 21, 2014)

I don’t even know where to start! Boston 2014 was quite possibly the most amazing display of humanity ever. Boston pumped love, perseverance, support, and empathy; every second, all weekend. I have never in my life experienced this type of non-stop caring and selflessness from every single person I bumped into during my entire trip. Everyone wanted to help make the next person smile. It was contagious. It is one thing to read about it or hear it on the news, but the experience was simply amazing. Beyond words, but I will try. I left home on a flight to Boston kind of freaked out by the...

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How could I be giving so much, yet running so slow? – Laura Frey (April 20, 2015)

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 in 2015, F 40 - 44, Frey - Laura, North Carolina

How could I be giving so much, yet running so slow? – Laura Frey (April 20, 2015)

After running back-to-back 2:58:30s in 2013 and 2014, I had set my sights squarely on going under 2:55 at Boston. However, I crossed the finish line on Boylston four minutes slower, not faster. I feel weird saying this, but I’m not as upset as you might think. Clearly, that was not the race I had trained for. While I am bummed I didn’t go sub 2:55, I’m more bummed we had horrible race conditions. That, I can’t control. If we had 40 degrees and a tailwind and I ran the same time, I would be sick to my stomach! I certainly felt long distance support all along the way....

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My early splits were at the mercy of the pack. In the crowd, it was too risky to pass. – Laura Frey (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 in 2013, F 35 - 39, Frey - Laura, North Carolina

My early splits were at the mercy of the pack. In the crowd, it was too risky to pass. – Laura Frey (April 15, 2013)

As I tapered the week leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon, I couldn’t wait for the chance to write my post race report. I was so excited. I was healthy and trained for a sub-three hour marathon IN BOSTON! However, I had only an hour of utter elation post race before the senseless, horrific bombing ripped my heart and soul, and forced me to bury my race. I felt guilty even looking at my Garmin. But, as the days passed and I saw how strong we are as runners, how strong we are as a nation, it inspired me. My heart will always remain heavy for the victims, but proud for all of the...

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