Roehm-Gensel – Lisa

Lisa Roehm–Gensel – [Excerpt] “Those miserable Newton hills! Someone who qualified and trained hard for Boston shouldn’t be running such slow times…” (April 15, 2013)

Posted on May 11, 2013 in 2013, Colorado, F 45 - 49, Roehm-Gensel - Lisa

Lisa Roehm–Gensel – [Excerpt] “Those miserable Newton hills! Someone who qualified and trained hard for Boston shouldn’t be running such slow times…” (April 15, 2013)

At the half way point, I was right on pace for my goal. But as the miles ticked by, they became more and more difficult. After Mile 16, everything fell apart. My legs would not move. I walked more often and getting down anywhere near a nine minute mile was impossible. Even the downhills were painfully slow. The only thing that made it half way bearable was the crowds. They were unbelievable. During those hills, I grabbed oranges from families on their lawns. It was getting warmer and some people were offering ice, which was a nice treat. These miles are where my body failed me and my mind did...

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