Another Vermont City Marathon is in the books! Ben posted the fastest Olde Bones time of the day at 3:04:59. LT planned to run it as as training run for her upcoming 50K but felt pretty good and snuck in a PR of 3:21:41. Erin debuted in 3:48:11 and although she claims it wasn't her favorite experience, we're all proud of her first effort at the distance after a rough few weeks of training towards the end.
It was a big racing weekend for us! Despite tough weather with gusting winds (up to 40 mph on Saturday and averaging 24 miles per hour on Sunday) and serious humidity, we were out on the roads rocking our black singlets.
On Saturday, Funch ran the GMAA Common to Common 30K, an out-and-back (sort of) rolling course through the farmlands east of Burlington and came home with the win. His time of 1:52:45 put him just over 6 minute pace on the challenging course and marks him down as one of the fastest winners in course history.
On Sunday, Sarah and Laurel exchanged some early morning texts worrying about the wind but showed up to the race nonetheless. As we're both at the peak of marathon training (Sarah's taper starts this week and Laurel's next week), neither felt fantastic but came home in hard fought 3rd and 5th place.
This coming weekend, Funch and LT head to the Adirondacks for a Ragnar Relay and perhaps another team win!
While some of us were running through Burlington, Seth and Lindsey went home to Canton for the Run 4 Ryan. Both lined up against current and just graduated Saints and absolutely kicked ass. Seth came home as 8th overall and first alumni in, covering the 6K course in 20:10. LT (who DIDN'T run long distance while she was at SLU) was also 8th overall and second alum to recent grad and AA Amy Cymerman, covering 6K in 25:47.
Never lacking for a good idea, Chris sponsored the 2nd mile in honor of the Olde Bones. St. Lawrence was where many of the Olde Bones cut their running teeth and sponsoring a mile was a perfect way to say "thank you."
Huge PR for LT in Boston today, cruising to a 3:21:59 and a 7 minute PR. Way to go girl! Time to soak up the sun.
Lindsey (affectionately LT) and I met, appropriately so, on a track at UVM in the fall of 2012. I was training for Philly and dating a St. Lawrence alum and this tiny little brunette in a St. Lawrence singlet showed up for a workout. Never one for much tact, I asked her "who she was" and the rest is history. When LT moved away for graduate school this summer, it was a painful loss. LT is one of the most consistent runners out there. Through sleet, snow, rain and humidity, she's out there clicking off 70 miles a week. A MD girl in college, she's turned into a formidable force on the roads, recently winning the Crowley 10K and Shamrock 5K in full leprechaun suit.
On Monday, LT will toe the line in Boston (Bib #14964) as she attempts to post a huge PR. Go LT go!!