26 May '12, 2pm

(RRW) Athletics: Pounding the Pavement - After Trials Disappointment, Thorvilson Notches 12 Straight Wins:

(RRW) Athletics: Pounding the Pavement - After Trials Disappointment, Thorvilson Notches 12 Straight Wins:

NOTE: This story is the first in our occasional "Pounding the Pavement" series on athletes who enjoy the romance of running the roads --Ed. (26-May) - Leah Thorvilson's year began with high hopes which were quickly dashed. Coming off of what she said was the the best training of her life, the 33 year-old from Little Rock, Ark., knew within the first few kilometers of the USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Houston that it wasn't going to be a good day. She finished 55th in 2:42:09, some four minutes slower than her then personal best. She was crushed. "After the Trials, it just wasn't a good day," Thorvilson said yesterday via cell phone from the Little Rock Airport as she waited to board a flight to a friend's wedding. "I knew a few miles in that it would be a long slow day for me. It wasn't going to be my day. I got really, really down, not on how the race panned out but how ...

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