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I Learn “You’re not ready to run another marathon until you’ve forgotten the last one” – Jane Couto [Govednik] (April 19, 2010)

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 in 2010, Couto (Govednik) - Jane, F 18 - 34, New York

I Learn “You’re not ready to run another marathon until you’ve forgotten the last one” – Jane Couto [Govednik] (April 19, 2010)

In May of 2009, the day after I ran my first marathon (Cox Sports), I went online to check post-marathon protocol. Specifically, I wanted to know when I could run again. Overall I felt pretty good, although my thighs were killing me when I walked down any stairs. I knew I should probably take at least a few days off from running, and some reading on Hal Higdon’s website confirmed that. On a high from my Boston Marathon-qualifying run the day before, I also wanted to know when I could go for another 26.2 miler. And a little further reading on Higdon’s site led me to this answer from...

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I might have gotten a tear in my eye, but it was probably rain – Brian Lane (April 20, 2015)

Posted on Apr 23, 2015 in 2015, Lane - Brian, M 35 - 39, New York

I might have gotten a tear in my eye, but it was probably rain – Brian Lane (April 20, 2015)

Race day came and once again it was a long wait at the Vision Center before our 11:15 start. I am once again guiding for Rachel Weeks, a visually impaired runner from South Carolina. We are lucky the VI athletes and guides have the Center as a place to congregate before the race. It is a safe and dry place right off the starting gate, allowing us to rest and relax. Rachel and I both got in a good nap and listened to music to chill. I did some mingling with other athletes. So many great stories and people! I did however try to keep my focus and make sure I was stretched, fed, and hydrated for...

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Running Boston: A bittersweet accomplishment – Heather Irvine (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in 2013, 2014, F 18 - 34, Irvine - Heather, New York

Running Boston: A bittersweet accomplishment – Heather Irvine (April 15, 2013)

The horrific event that occurred in 2013 at the world’s most coveted finish line has forever marked the Boston Marathon. For the 17,000 or so runners who crossed, their accomplishment is darkened by a coward’s attack on the greatest spectators in the world. For the approximately 5,000 runners whose run to Boston was halted, they have unfinished business to take care of. And for me, I carry my finisher’s medal with a heavy heart. A bittersweet accomplishment, really. After years of watching my mom’s uncle run the Boston Marathon, I knew I had to follow in his footsteps....

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Drinking Beer, Kissing Wellesley Women and Abstract Journeys – Eric Turkewitz (April 20, 2009)

Posted on Apr 6, 2015 in 2009, M 45 - 49, New York, Turkewitz - Eric

Drinking Beer, Kissing Wellesley Women and Abstract Journeys – Eric Turkewitz (April 20, 2009)

In one sense this was 26.2 mile journey. In another it was a three-day weekend. In yet another sense it started in 1994 when I finished my first marathon and I realized that I had never tested my physical limits. And in another sense the journey started in 7th grade when I ground to a halt athletically while my peers surged forward. But after long efforts I finally qualified for one of the most prestigious races in the world. I toed the line at Hopkinton and arrived on Boylston Street. I ran Boston. This post took me an hour or two to write, but it took years to get here… Eric Turkewitz New...

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We were Unstoppable – Aimee May (April 21, 2014)

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in 2014, F 40 - 44, May - Aimee, New York

We were Unstoppable – Aimee May (April 21, 2014)

The headline of the Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 read “UNSTOPPABLE.” That sentiment could not have been more true. Meb Keflezighi, the American winner, was unstoppable; Shalane Flanagan, the Boston native women’s favorite who despite coming in seventh broke the American women’s record, was unstoppable; the 31,878 runners were unstoppable; and all eight cities along the course were unstoppable. The entire marathon weekend was a dream, and I didn’t want to wake up from it. I didn’t want it to stop.   APRIL 18, 2014 My two littlest daughters...

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“NEVER GIVE UP” – Lauren Lundy (April 15, 2013)

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 in 2013, F 18 - 34, Lundy - Lauren, New York

“NEVER GIVE UP” – Lauren Lundy (April 15, 2013)

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt It was a cool fall morning on the other side of the country in 2011 when I decided I was going to attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I was in California with Team GSF, an amazing group of athletes who race for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, to run the Santa Barbara marathon, just six days after running New York City. The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation ( www.thegsf.org) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing global awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (the #1 genetic killer of young children),...

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