3:13 won it, and she's a BQer. I would kill to run deep in the 3:30 range or better.
While she finished first, Arends said she didn’t feel like it was her day out on the course, and even mentioned that to friends she saw along the way. Her training did not include her typical speedwork, because she’s trying to avoid burnout before completing The Big Sur Challenge in 2019—the Boston Marathon and the Big Sur Marathon in California, run just two weeks apart.
The day before the race, Arends said she joked that a 3:18 finish sounded like a good goal. Her PR is 3:08.53, which she ran at the New York City Marathon in 2017.
“I trained my a-- off for that time and fought for it. That's my proudest running achievement to date. Winning a race is very cool, don't get me wrong, but I wasn't feeling that strong this time,” Arends said.