Two Fit Crazies & A Microphone Podcast
Episode 96 – Roberta Groner – World Class Runner – Full Time Nurse – Mother of 3
In Episode 96 the Fit Crazies have the honor of rapping with the ridiculously fast and remarkably humble Super Mom, Roberta Groner, age 41, of Randolph, NJ. Literally, just 2 hours off the plane home, Roberta gives us the low down on her phenomenal, news making 2:29:06, 5th place performance against a world class field at the Rotterdam Marathon.
To put it simply, Roberta has a story for the ages. After competitive high school and, albeit shortened, collegiate careers, running went away. Roberta spent the next decade building her career in nursing and starting a family. But a flame was rekindled after joining some office cohorts and running the Pittsburg Half Marathon just 10 years ago. This led to a marathon in Chicago and an impressive 3-hour 12-minute (3:12) debut. But she was just getting started, a Sub 3 hour run in her second marathon was followed by races in the 2:40’s and then a true burst onto the scene with her 2:37 victory at the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon in 2016. Just Flying!!!!
All of this, along with a 2:30:38, 3rd place finish at the California International Marathon in 2017 has stamped Roberta’s place among the nation’s and world’s elites.
In fact, we’d bet that if the 41-year-old, full time nurse, divorced mother of three had rubbed a lamp and was granted running wishes, Roberta probably would have sold herself short in what she wished for.
What’s it like to run a 2:29 and an IAAF/Olympic Standard?
At 41 years of age, while still working full time and a divorced mother of three, how does she fit it all in?
What are the differences in training blocks as she continues to grow as a runner?
What is it like working with a new coach in Steve Magness?
Do her boys know how cool their mom is?
What are her nutrition and recovery routines like?
What is her advice for and/or secret to success?
And most importantly; What’s Next???? #KFG
Whatever your role in athletics or fitness or life, Roberta’s story is not to be missed!
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