|This pretty much sums it up.|
Here's a recap of my legs:
|Desperately seeking water|
HOT and humid leg. Full sun on fresh black top. It was so hot that I actually removed my shirt. If you know me at all, you know what a big deal that is. My Garmin said 6.09 miles in 45 minutes for an average pace of 7:24. I finished this leg feeling really bad about how I had run and not really looking forward to my other legs.
|Check out that elevation profile.|
I started this leg around 11:30 p.m. so it was dark. Like pitch black dark. And I was scared. So I ran as fast as I possibly could. I saw my first miles tick off in 6:59, 6:49 and 6:47 which is pretty much faster than my 5K splits from a few weeks ago. Then I hit the hill and started to climb (7:41) and kept climbing. I was completely alone and my only goal was to make it to the top of the hill. (8:48- ouch!). And then came the fun part- the downhill. 7:00, 6:19, 6:41 and finished the last quarter mile at a 6:27 pace for a grand total of 8.24 miles in 58:32 for a 7:07 average pace. I was pretty pleased with that.
This leg started around 7 a.m. after a night of almost no sleep. I felt awful and didn't know how fast I was going to be able to go. I was worried this would be my slowest leg. Despite a decently long hill, I was still able to pull off 3.9 miles in 27:01 for an average pace of 6:55. This is the longest that I have ever held a sub-7 pace- or have even attempted, for that matter.
We ended up taking first in our division of mixed team and were the 8th team overall. Pretty awesome.
|Team Show me the Bunny post-race|