So what did my Favorite number get me????
Leg 9= 7.04 Miles- Moderate
Long leg over relatively flat terrain primarily on Springwater Trail.
Look for HTC/Springwater Bike Patrol on trail. Runner on Springwater Trail for over
5.5 miles with nearly no access by vans. Water will not be provided. Plan ahead and pack your own if needed.
Leg 21= 5 Miles- ModerateFlat slightly downhill terrain near a creek on gravel back roads.
Leg 33= 7.72 Miles- Hard
Rolling Hills on narrow country roads.
And the Overall Ranking of my Legs??
Total Miles= 19.76- Ranking #1 Most Miles
**Chart is not correct as Leg 9 is now 7.04 miles.
Relative Difficulty= Ranking #2
Really?? Guess I should have looked at the difficulty ratings, huh??
One of my Teammates posted this humorous information HERE. Below is what Jason says about my journey:
Leg 9: Ladies and gentlemen, the set of legs that needs no introduction! 7 miles, 5 miles, 7.72 miles. The longest distance covered by anyone, in either van, this spot is normally reserved for your fastest runner—unless that person also happens to be a notorious wuss. No matter how talented, no matter what incredible time they can run for a mile, wusses should be kept as far away from Leg 9 as possible. No one wants to hear their wussy sobs coming from the back of the van, their wusstastic pleads for someone else to take the last run, their hyperventilating as they’re about to take the wristband for the last time, or the high-pitched screams about their cramping calves and glycogen debt upon finishing when, really, everyone feels that way. No, no, no. Far better to give Leg 9 to the marathoner, and watch them silently grind both the course and their own kneecaps into a fine powder.
Wow!! OK what have I gotten myself into? I am not a Wuss, but I also do not feel like having my "kneecaps into a fine powder."
BREATHE MELANIE BREATHE!!! I am reminding myself that while training for Boston I ran back to back long runs capping at 33 miles in 2 days. I CAN do this!!! But I do think I need a new lucky number :)
- Got up at 4:45 for the first Leg of my Tuesday Triple... Details tomorrow..