Kretz – Megan

Finally, a BQ at Boston – Megan Kretz (April 21, 2014)

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 in 2014, F 18 - 34, Kretz - Megan, New York

Finally, a BQ at Boston – Megan Kretz (April 21, 2014)

Brian and I hit the road early Sunday morning for the 3.5 hour drive to Boston. The drive was uneventful, and before long we were checking in to the hotel and making our way to the expo by 11:00am. The expo itself was a madhouse. There were so many people crammed into the space it was difficult to really see anything. Nevertheless, I picked up my bib, bought a 2014 Boston Marathon jacket, and quickly said hello to some fellow Central Park Track Club teammates, Dani and Grace. The rest of the day was pretty low key. I focused on staying hydrated, eating easily digestible carbs, and relaxing....

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In the last two miles, it finally sank in I was going to finish this marathon – Megan Kretz (April 16, 2012)

Posted on Jan 16, 2016 in 2012, F 18 - 34, Kretz - Megan, New York

In the last two miles, it finally sank in I was going to finish this marathon – Megan Kretz (April 16, 2012)

Any story of Boston 2012 has to begin with the weather. Runners anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard were well aware of the brutally hot weather forecast for Monday, April 16th. At first I thought weather.com was playing a cruel April Fool’s joke on us – 89 degrees and sunny in mid April?! I’ve run three marathons before this one and temperatures for all were in the 50’s. Yes, New York had a mild winter, but that meant long runs in the 40’s and 50’s… I hadn’t seen the thermometer break 80 for six months. As the weekend grew closer, the BAA began sending out weather updates...

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An Eater’s Guide to Marathon Weekend – Megan Kretz (April 20, 2009)

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 in 2009, F 18 - 34, Kretz - Megan, New York

An Eater’s Guide to Marathon Weekend – Megan Kretz (April 20, 2009)

My running life began when I joined my high school’s track team in January of 2000. I had never run before and thought I might be a shotput/ discus/ javelin thrower or jumper. After it became clear I lacked any sense of coordination, my coach decided I should try sprinting. My first races were the 100m, 200m, and 400m sprints. Running fast and short was fun, but I soon realized I would be a much better long distance runner! I joined the cross-country team that fall and continued running and racing competitively throughout my high school and college years. Being a member of the cross-country...

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