Huddle is just getting rolling into her current block of training, which will culminate with an American record attempt at the Houston Half Marathon in January. Next up for her is the Manchester Road Race in Connecticut on Thanksgiving.
I was injured that year and wasn't running, so I was volunteering as a course timer at Mile 4 when Ryan Hall set the US record in 2007. He was already way ahead of the field at that point--he had already gapped Meb and Dan Browne. We checked the pace chart and thought he was nuts. Turns out he was actually that fit at that time--it was fun to watch.
Incidentally, Ryan Shay ran that year as well, about 10 months before his fatal run at the NYCM. He finished a ways back, but I knew who he was because he went to ND, so I gave him a big cheer as he went by.
The race organization in Houston is second to none--the elites tend to really like running there. Here's hoping for a nice cool day...
Likely Boston. Can't wait to see how she does.
Didn't get to track the results, but it was nice to be able to yeall "GO MOLLY!" for #1 and #2!
was going to train and run in the marathon after last year's top 3 finish in her initial attempt at that distance. She is a great runner at whatever distance.