Tomorrow we depart from peaceful Maine (up here for my bi-annual visit with the family) and head to Boston to pick up the remaining team members (we're a ragtag bunch coming from all over the country). The relay begins in Woodstock NY and, in a most fitting weather report, rain is in the forecast. Hopefully it’s not a reenactment of the original Woodstock, But alas, we will still be a bunch of nuts riding around in a van for several days, as we wonder through upstate New York.
My poor running shoes can't handle another day like this!
In fact we are 6 nuts. Special enough to think needing an extra 6 runners was unnecessary. Something we may come to regret. Since we are 6 we each get to run back-to-back legs three times during the race totally 25 to 36 miles per person for the entire relay. Nothing too crazy, but I can only imagine how I will feel crawling out of the van for my last leg. I am lucky enough that my first leg is my longest (16miles) and they get progressive shorter each time. Hopefully my IT band appreciates this fact.
All in all, I am very excited for the weekend and hope to have some exciting running tales to tell when I return.
Hope you have a good weekend!