This past Sunday was the Falmouth Road Race. I decided to take a year off this year. Last year was not the best experience with racing at 10 a.m., and I am really hoping that the rumor is true: they are considering switching the race to 8 a.m.!
If they start the race earlier, I will totally be on board. Although I didn’t run, I did go to the expo on Saturday to work the ZOOMA both. I got to say hi to Bill Rodgers again—love him! I love working expo booths and getting to meet so many different runners. I talked to so many different people from all over the U.S. and even Bermuda! The ZOOMA booth was also right next to the Janji booth, which is a great company that I will be writing about in a few weeks!
On race morning, I headed to the end of my street to spectate. I was psyched that they decided to start the elite women 10 minutes earlier; so that they had some time to shine, rather than being swallowed up among the elite/sub-elite men.
Although the field wasn’t as stacked as it usually is due to the World Championships in Moscow being the same weekend, it was nice that a lot more American runners placed higher in the field!
It was actually fun to spectate for a change, although I did feel the racing bug! The elites are just so fast–incredible to watch. The lead pack of men came while I was snapping pics—I blinked and they had already turned the corner!
Hopefully next year, the weather will be beautiful again and the start will be earlier. Even without the earlier start, I have a feeling I will be running it again next year!
Did you run the Falmouth Road Race? How was it?