Cracked 3:10 in the Marathon

26 October 2021

Not work-related. Just very happy to have broken 3:10:00 in the marathon at the Colorado Marathon here in Fort Collins this past Sunday. Everything came together just right—the pace plan, hydration, fueling, the weather—with one small exception of forgetting my headphones at home so I ended up just playing my playlist out loud out of my phone all the way down Poudre Canyon. I threw up afterwards and got a massive blood blister on my toe, but no complaints! With a time of 3:09:15 this is a new personal best by over 2 minutes, and should be enough for guaranteed entry to next October’s Chicago Marathon, which would be my first World Marathon Majors race and a chance to get below 3:05 for a shot at Boston. My application went in this morning!