Sunday, May 2, 2010


The relay is over. We did great. Came in about 4 minutes below our estimated pace and managed to pass a metric ton of teams. Kim blazed the bike trail and Jen ran crazy to the beach. Don had a tough leg after getting the handoff from Mel. It was warm and running 8.2 miles in the heat after limited sleep and crappy food will do that. Of course a tough leg to Don is running 8 minute pace, so honestly, not that bad.

Dan then took over and finished his last leg exactly on time, despite the weather. And then it was my turn.

The foot still killed and I took off looking like a wounded albatross. But I toughed it out and got into a groove by mile 1.5. By this point in the relay my right leg was totally exhausted because I had been using it so much to compensate. Needless to say my last leg was a bear. I managed to squeek out a 7.27 pace but the last mile was brutal.

Eventually I made it to the finish. The team was there and we crossed over the finish. It was over. 200+ miles was finally behind us. It was a great trip and I had a lot of fun. I wish my foot had been better since that really overshadowed everything I did over the weekend.  But even with that I had a great time.


  1. I liked the blow-by-blow blog updates! Nice job--way to tough it out on a gimped foot!

  2. LOVED the updates! Thanks for that! Congrats to all of you.... This is one of those things I have to do next year when I am NOT TRAINING FOR IM. (that's the plan. famous last words...)
    Hope your foot heals up???