It was a beautiful day for the 2014 Falmouth Road Race yesterday! I got up early and did my 9-miler on the bike path before the temperature and the sun climbed. I’m glad I did–even though it wasn’t as hot or as humid as past years, it was still hot spectating in the sun. I was glad I wasn’t running! 😉 We had a fantastic spot to watch from, and I managed to get some pics of the men’s and women’s elite pack. It was a great race for some of our American runners!
The elite women ran an exciting 7-mile race– all finishing within 21 seconds of each other. Betsy Saina crossed the Falmouth Road Race finish line first with a time of 35:56. British runner Gemma Steel came in 2nd at 36:03, and American Molly Huddle (Providence, Rhode Island) in third at 36:15. Molly looked great as she flew by us between miles 4 and 5. Molly is an American super star with the current American record 5k time of 14:44 and a 12k record of 37:50!
In the men’s race, Stephen Sambu won in a time of 31:46. Steph Rothstein’s husband, Ben Bruce (Flagstaff, Arizona) came in 4th with a time of 33:21, followed by Andrew Colley (Williamsburg, Virginia) at 33:27. It was so exciting to see American runners up on the podium! The Falmouth Road Race is great for providing prize money for American runners 5 deep. The first American male and female finisher win $5,000 on top of any other earnings for overall place.
This week of training will start Tuesday with speed work and some 800s, then a tempo run, and a 10-mile long run. It’s such a great feeling to see my runs get longer; I am starting to see glimpses of training pre-baby!