Episode 123: Tim & Kirstin Ritchie
Kirstin and Tim Ritchie join me today on the show. Kirstin just completed Nursing school become a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, is a sub 3 hour marathoner and was a pole vaulter turned distance runner when she walked on to the Bucknell Track team in college. Kristin coaches with Mary Johnson at Lift Run Perform.
Tim runs for the Saucony Freedom Track Club, and is a 2:11 marathoner, which took him to break the tape at the California International Marathon in 2017. He holds a half marathon PR of 61:23. He ran for Boston College and recently took a job coaching at the University of Massachusetts and also coaches with McKirdy Trained. In this episode Tim talks to us about his experience in Boston this year running in the elite field and having to drop from the race at mile 19 due to hypothermia. He has big plans for the 2020 trials.
I had fun learning about their careers and goals and of course how they met! I hope you guys love my conversation with these two.