I ran the race. Brad was meters before a water station in a quiet section of the course next to the highway.
I passed her on the out and back at two places and she was cruising. Who cares if it was a training run or a hard effort, in the end isn't she training for the NYC marathon? She killed it, beating 2nd place by 4.5 mins and took the course record.
3 weeks is plenty of time to recover. She has my vote for top female american.
yes it was a HARD EFFORT dude, very hard.