Molly Huddle, en route, 2018 ARAMCO Houston Half Marathon, January 14, 2018, photo by PhotoRun.net
Molly Huddle ran a fantastic race today. Watching her race with the top racers in the world, from Mary Wacera to Ruti Aga, is always inspiring. The race was cold this morning, 36 degrees at the start. Molly stayed with the pack through ten miles, and then, as she told the media, she began to feel the stress of the race. Her marathon fitness helped her and she held on, setting ARs for 10 miles, 20k and the half marathon.
But, tomorrow, it is back to the grind. Ray Treacy, her coach, has planned a final training program for the Boston Marathon, her real goal. Molly Huddle was builtt to run the marathon. Her form, her speed and her foot strike call out for the 26.2 distance. Her back ground in cross country, track and now, her strong move to the roads all add to her core fitness for this challenging distance.
Read Molly’s note on the instagram post I have included at the bottom. Molly Huddle has raced the very best women in the world. She has built her fitness and racing focus to the point where she can battle with the very best. But, focus is focus. The AR Half Marathon record shows that Molly Huddle is on the path to a strong race in Boston.
April will come soon enough, but for January 14, 2018, Molly Huddle should bask in the confidence from setting three ARs in one day.