Saturday, I participated in a 42 mile team relay race to raise money for Park City School District. Each team was made up of 5 runners who ran 2 legs each in this 10 leg race. We had 2 teams participate from Ecker Hill.
I ran legs 4 and 8. My first leg was 3.4 miles and started at the bottom of the Olympic Park Ski Jump.
I ran a vertical of about 1000ft for 1 mile before running down the other side of the mountain and back up again to the Canyons.
I actually ran about a 10 minute mile, which was really impressive for me. I even finished before my projected finish time.
My second leg was a little... ok a lot... rougher...it was 5.15 miles from City Park around to McPolin Elementary. Thankfully, I convinced Brian (the best husband ever) to run it with me just to keep me going.
I have to back pedal a little bit, to fully explain the series of events that happened next.
The race had staggered start times, and our team got the second to last slot. Combine a late start time with a team of slow runners, and we were quickly one of the last teams to reach each destination. By the time I started my last leg (8) most teams were already finished and celebrating at the end of leg 10. Due to our late start and a lot of miscommunication between me, the sweeper, and my team, when Brian and I got to the end of my run, NOBODY was there!!!
So we took the scenic route on the City Bus to the finish line to find my team.