Deba used to go to Albuquerque to do altitude training, but found she runs just as fast without it so did all her buildup in NYC.
The women are lead by defending champ Mamitu Daska, Buzunesh Deba, Linet Masai, Betsy Saina and Jen Rhines.
The link takes you to a full transcript of a cloud259.com podcast. *Audio here.
The half-marathon PR came despite missing time with injury.
A lot of great info on the two training partners including their race strategy, training and fact that after only one day off Deba started running 7-8 miles a day taking the first steps towards her spring goal to win the Boston Marathon.