My heart and lungs were ready to party, but my calves and hamstrings ached and dragged… – Caroline Boller (April 20, 2015)
They filed in. The seasoned pros knew where to go and lost no time heading into a dark room. Where it led I don’t know.
Like many others, I sat down to write my race recap a couple of times in the immediate days after the race. It’s hard to
Dual realizations on Boylston: “I am almost done” vs. “The finish is a lot further away than I thought” – Greg Friese (April 15, 2013)
Note written May 5, 2013: the Boston Marathon was nearly three weeks ago. Usually I try to write a race report within hours of finishing.
My first Boston Marathon experience was a major letdown. A drag. An abysmal weekend. Never has a marathon been talked up as much as Boston
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
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
Where do I even begin to try to start with a race that has been several years in the making? After qualifying in 2013 for
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
I kept screaming, “Just like you’re here for us, we’re all here running for you, for Boston…” – Elizabeth Maiuolo (April 21, 2014)
If I had to sum up this race, it’d be easy: it hurt like HELL! I suffered every step of the 26.2, but OMG was
I’ll forever remember the 2013 Boston Marathon as the day I came way too close to losing absolutely everything, when my family was almost taken,
How do you run a fast marathon? It’s one of the most interesting questions I can think of as a runner, training geek, and coach.
Locals were giving out orange slices… I wanted to kiss all of them – Katrina Dingle (April 20, 2015)
Running is a form of therapy for me. I like the way it clears my head mostly, and gives me a sense of peace and
At 2:49 p.m. on April 15, 2013, I was recording video from the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street, ten yards away from where
In the cold, wet, and wind, my engine was working fine, but the transmission was broken. – Tom Davis (April 16, 2007)
About a month before the marathon, I started to taper down my caffeine intake so I’d have had a caffeine-free diet for the last couple
“Against the wind/ We were runnin’ against the wind/ We were young and strong, we were runnin’/ Against the wind…” -Bob Seger My heart sank
I must have heard “wicked ‘stache, bro!” a thousand times, or “killer ‘stache,” “love your ‘stache, “Go Pre!” etc. Which is, as my good friend