thank goodness monday is half over.
I'm the usual brain dead/can't believe i have to return to a normal life after a successful weekend of relay.
I slept in and i'm eating a lot.
We had two teams this weekend at Ragnar Northwest Passage. One regular team which I ran on and then the ultra team which i also captained until it came to running! we had 1-2 newbies in each van so that's pretty great and all had a blast. The big issue is that they did not have mini vans available.
the rental company subbed out two ford explorers which they consider comparable. I'm here to tell you they are not comparable for a relay. No under floor storage! But i did negotiate a good knock off on price which made a different when we returned the vans late the next day.
I can never seem to remember that i run terribly on my first leg. it's always warmer and windier than i expect (I ran at 4 pm when heat of the day in our long PNW days peaks) and i think the anxiety just gets to me. I'm fine once Van 2 has made it to the first major van exchange (on time, phew!) but i think that just means i will never run all that well. I ended up switching with a van 2 runner who was having some hamstring issue on the last legs. Mine was shorter so i took her longer 7 mile leg. Finally on that last leg, i had a great run with some spectacular views!
I will probably run tomorrow and continue to eat all the food.