Nicole Wilson ran a 3:03:53 at the Columbus Marathon back in October, at the time a personal best. She didn't take much of a break after that, going onto run a 1:23 half in mid December. Nicole's goal was the Surf City Marathon on February 1st, an unusual time of year for East Coast runners to look to peak.
Her training paid off on Sunday in a big way - not only did she finish 2nd, but she ran a 2:54:34! A 9+ minute PR, and it landed her at #5 on our Top Ten list!
As if there was going to be any competition, she easily earned this week's Purple Drink Athlete of the Week.
Interestingly, the DiGregorios also chose the Surf City race for a family race-cation. Meg D ran 1:27:19 and Justine, in what may have been her first half (at least to my knowledge) ran a 1:32:33. Then I'm sure they got more than a full day's supply of Vitamin D.
Tom Stott ran the Country Roads 5M in MoCo, finishing 19th in 32:24.
Meanwhile, at Sunday's Katy Perry concert, this happened:
|Left Shark looks quizzically as Katy Perry makes a hand gesture|