|Team Beef Montana/ The Montana Running Ranchers|
Team Beef Montana's start time was 9:30 so we took some team pictures in the morning and then headed over to the start to cheer on Ed and the boys as they took off on their first legs. The girls were in van 2 so while we waited for our turn we did some grocery shopping then headed to exchange 6 to wait.
We had lots of jerky that Hi-Country Meats donated for us to hand out and we had no trouble giving it away to other runners and volunteers!
My first run was: Leg 11 6.8 miles rated HARD.
It was pretty warm out by the time I started running and three miles into the run I was starting to get hot. I was glad to see my team about halfway through with a bottle of water for me. I grabbed the water and ran with it and was glad I kept it. The bottle was full and the water would splash out over me as I ran, coupled with the slight breeze it renewed me. After about half splashed out I rationed the water between taking sips of it and and dumping a little on the back of my neck.
Time for 6.8 miles was 51:38 with average pace of 7:34
|just a bunch of sweaty tanks drying|
Time for the 9.8 miles was 1:21:05 with an average pace of 8:16
Leg 3 was the hottest, but also the shortest leg I had. Three miles in I was feeling cooked, thankfully I only had to run 3.8 miles so mentally it was easy to power through and finish strong. My leg ended up being 3.71 miles according to my Garmin so that made me happy too. There were some hills on this leg as well that helped make it challenging, but I was really feeling the sea level effect and finished in 28:46 for and avg pace of 7:45
My total time and mileage:
|now for the long drive home|