I was runner 3 on the team and my first run was a 6.7 mile flattish run through beautiful Utah farm country. Strava file here.
We cycled through our first runs and handed off to Van 2 around 6pm. We took the baton back at around 10pm at Snowbasin Ski area.
|Night time selfie!|
|My 2nd leg was my night leg. 5 miles slightly up hill. Very peaceful and oh so many stars in the sky. Strava file here. And Cameron took a video of my exchange with George!|
My final leg was the more difficult of the three. 7.7 miles of a lot of up and a lot of down. Now, I hadn't been running like at all prior to this relay, so after my first two legs, I was sore, tired, and frankly didn't want to run 7.7 miles. But of course I wasn't going to quit before I finished, so I shuffled along, each step hurting more than the last. This run was an ugly one. I walked a lot, it was hot, I was cranky, just wanted to be done. Knowing that I didn't have to run 1 more step once I reached the next exchanged powered me to keep pushing. Strava file here.
The team rallied through everyone's final legs in the heat and after 31 hours of running, cheering, not sleeping, eating lot of Cheez-its and drinking a ton of Nuun, WE FINISHED!
|My feelings about my final leg. I was being a little dramatic...|
|But then I was done and I was happy again!|