I was up at 3:30 am (felt Dopey again) and met up with everyone at 4:15 am so we could pick up the rental car and be at the race start at 5:30 am.
|Team Mo' Problems, Mo' Miles.|
I was running again a short while later since I was runner 5. The rain had let up at this point, but half of my leg was single track trail, and it was messy. It would have been so much fun if it was dry. I hate muddy trails. Since I walked a lot of those trails and took it easy so I wouldn't slip, my pace for this leg was 12:24. Ugh. Pretty common pace for me on trails though.
|Transition after my 2nd leg.|
|Start of my 3rd leg.|
Fourth leg wasn't as bad since it was my last! I ran the first mile, and then each 1/2 mile I would walk and drink some Gatorade. Another mental game, but I really wanted to walk most of it, so that kept me focused. It also started to cloud up which was a blessing. There was a nice breeze as well. My finish pace was 9:58 min/mile, and I was happy with that because it could have easily been a 10:30 pace.
|Done with my 4th and final leg!|