Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to Colin and wish him luck at the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon this Sunday! Since San Antonio (where you’ll remember I left him in the dust), he’s been a man-possessed training for this race. He picked up a 18-week, 6-days-per-week training plan, peaking at 70 miles in a week (twice!). You know how many training runs he missed? Zero. That’s 107 out of 124 days that he ran. It included a 1:33:18 half marathon and a sub-40 minute 10K. To say that he has prepared for this race is an understatement.
Race conditions are not looking favorable, with starting temps in the mid-60s and highs for the day in the upper-70s or low-80s. He may have to deal with a fair amount of humidity and wind too. I’m sure he’ll chew up my 3:22:34 PR and spit it out, but I’m OK with that considering how much work he put in. His goal has fluctuated between 3:05 and 3:10, but with the conditions as they are, may be tempered just a bit.
So, let’s wish him luck* on Sunday for a great race. I’m expecting a text message from him shortly after, and I’ll keep you updated with how he does. If you can’t wait, you can track him here.
*though if he happened to cramp up and finish a few minutes slower than 3:22, I’d be OK with that too. Kidding!!!**