Where did we leave off? Oh yes, half way done...yeah! It was back to the top of the batting order to do it all over again. I have to admit only having to run twice was soooo nice after only running 3 leg relays in the past where you are often running your 3rd leg on little to no sleep. Being energized for the last leg of a relay was so refreshing!
It was starting to get H-O-T for all of our second runs. And by HOT I mean 70+ degrees which is practically melt down for us frigid Pacific Northwesterners. We stripped down to shorts and tank tops, chugged Nuun, and blasted the AC when we were in the bloodmobile. SIDEBAR: Nuun Kona Cola is the most amazing flavor ever...I heard a nasty rumor they were out of stock right now but make sure you grab some when they have it.
Leg 6 - Lindsay + tag long Nicole - 4.4 miles
Nicole is crazy and training for a marathon so she needed some extra miles and kept Lindsay company during her second leg. Zoe, Kerrie and I zipped to the next exchange and awaited their arrival with a bubble fight.
|Lindsay is DONE, Nicole realizes she still has to run 7.1 more miles...hehehe!|
Zoe literally ran 7.1 miles uphill...no joke. The description of the run actually says "Enjoy the gradual climb!". While Zoe was sprinting up a hill we went to the next exchange at Rattlesnake Ledge, where I hiked last week! It was 100x more crowded and we made up our own parking spot on the grass and my nerves began as I was about to run again.
|4 kills, even on an "effing hill"|
|my super scary "go" face, Kerrie is clearly better at these than me!|
Tiara handoff and I was out on my last run for the day...yipee!
The best part of this run was seeing all the 50 mile racers, they were on mile 40ish. It was so inspiring watching them all still running and they definitely pushed me to run harder than I normally do.
4.1 miles - 34:00 - 8:17 pace
Leg 9 - Nicole - 7.1 miles
Nicole was lucky enough to come back down the hill Zoe ran up so we knew she would speed into the next exchange in no time so we booked it back to the Two Rivers School exchange. I took an awesome baby wipe shower and felt like a new person again! We passed the time cheering on the 50 milers, and watching someone dry hurl after running into the exchange to which his friend replied "you aren't running hard enough unless you throw up at the end." I guess we have different ideas of a good run :).
|Over 17 total miles for the day!|
Kerrie was an awesome anchor and sped off to the finish line a little before 3PM...it was super HOT!
|Leg 10 go face...she looks like she is about to beat down some runners!|
Kerrie crossed the line exactly at 3:00PM and just like that team Bloggers Do It Online was done!
59.0 miles - 8 hours, 30 minutes, 14 seconds - 8:38 pace
I can't even put in words how much fun this experience was. It really is amazing how close you become to some great girls by spending a whole day doing something you love together. We spent the rest of the afternoon reminiscing, taking photos, eating and sleeping!
We already have grand plans to run sometime in the very near future again...Zoe - when are we doing that midnight run? :)
QUESTION: How many of you out there really really want to run a relay now?