Ritz was living in the land of fantasy if he thought that he was in 206 -207 shape.
He had done nothing to indicate that he was in 206 shape - when was the last time that Ritz raced? If he hasn't put it on the line in a race, then as was pointed out earlier, he was living in fantasy land.
Contrast this with Hall - Hall ran < 60 for the half, then rolled a 2:06
Someone is filling his head full of crap.
2:10:00 is a great time, but ... he needs to put things in perspective and tell the guy that the road keeps getting steeper at the top.