Krista DuChene keeps it real

There's no putting her feet up just because she spent her Saturday morning training

March 25th, 2019 by | Posted in The Scene | Tags: , ,

Krista DuChene posted on Instagram today about wrapping up several months of training for her 17th marathon next month in Boston, and it’s not all massages and pancakes for the mother of three: DuChene’s next task after her 33K long run on Saturday was a trip to the grocery store.

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DuChene’s been putting in 180K-plus weeks for three months now, running six days a week and taking one day off every week. “Sometimes I feel like I’m just hanging on, training and competing at this level (and age). But I am. And I will,” she wrote on Instagram. 

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DuChene is 42. Last year she finished third at the Boston Marathon in appalling weather that didn’t feel all that unusual to her, accustomed as she is to braving the elements through Canadian winters to train for spring marathons. (Her time at Boston was 2:44:20.) DuChene also ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October 2018, finishing in 2:36:46.

DuChene’s kids, who are 13, 11 and 8, are involved in swimming and hockey. 

DuChene will run Around the Bay on March 31 and the Boston Marathon on April 15. Her goal for Boston is to finish in the top 3 of the masters division, and hopefully among the top 15 women overall.