The race started at Augusta, which is such a beautiful area. (I can't wait to go back to a winery and sip on some wine!)
I started my second leg at 12:43 pm. I was super nervous because this was my longest leg. My legs felt heavy for the first 2 miles, but then I found myself in a good rhythm. Three teams passed me up (all dude runners). I was starting to get sick of running flats. Working the same muscles started to kill my thighs. I walked for a short segment, and then I could feel the pain coming. Ugg. I finished 7.08 miles in 1:10:02 (9:53 pace).
I knew the last leg was going to be tough....my legs were feeling like bricks and walking even hurt. It was the last leg for the team, and I started at 4 pm. This is what hitting the wall looks like:
|Last leg, 6 miles|
|Team finish - The Last Minute Ladies|
As you can see, I'm still showing off my winter white!
I'm not sure if I'll do another relay... and if I do, I'll definitely need to train for it. I kind of thought that since I had three legs and they'd be three or so hours apart, I'd be okay. SO NOT THE CASE.
I'm in mega pain as I write this... fyi.