Miles for Quinn...and Less Than Three Months to Boston
2015 is off and running. Therefore, so is Randy! Yes, it’s the year he’ll run the legendary Boston Marathon in memory of The Mighty Quinn on Monday April 20th, and that target is less than 100 days away, but there’s plenty more training and preparation that needs to come first. Randy’s training has included outdoor runs in some snow and slush, some ice, and sub-zero temperatures with wind-chill readings in the area of minus-20—enough to temporarily shut down his iPhone from giving him data about his pace.
The year’s races started promptly on January 1st with the frigid Millennium Mile in Londonderry NH. Randy ran with guide, longtime friend and 2020 Vision Quest staffer Rob Webber, and the two covered the mile in a very respectable 6:01 (photo above). Another running event already scheduled for Randy is the Eastern States 20-Miler on March 29th, which starts in Portsmouth, NH and covers the picturesque New Hampshire seacoast on the way to a Salisbury, Massachusetts finish line—an excellent final competitive tune-up before Boston.
Back to the SlopesRandy will also be skiing, for the third straight winter, at the New England Blind and Visually Impaired Ski Festival at Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain Resort for a few days during the week beginning February 8th. Watch this space for more information about that event.