This past weekend I participated in my 2nd marathon – this time as part of a relay team. We were “Our drinking team has a running problem”!
We showed up at BSC at 6:15 in order to catch a bus down to Pioneer Park. The race stated at 7:30am. I was running the last of 5 legs of the relay – so my run didn’t start until somewhere close to 11am. It was fairly cold out for a September day and the waiting around really sucked.
Our team time was 3:53:27 but they unfortunately didn’t time each individual leg of the relay so I don’t know what my running time was. I ran the last 4.5 miles of the race. I was successful in my goal of not letting anyone pass me!
The relay was fun and we will have to do it again. If my team decides to do a relay in Fargo next year we might have to break up into 2 teams because the Fargo Marathon has 4 person team relay. Assuming everyone from this team wants to have a go in Fargo I may be looking for more runners to make up 2 teams. Keep it in mind….
And just for the hell of here, here is a close up of me coming to the finish line. I look like I was really into it here. This was my last 200 yards sprint for no real reason. I had already passed the only person that was ahead of me. I guess I was intent on getting 10 or 20 seconds cut off our time. Being that it was near 4 hours I don’t know what my rush was….
And from the official photographer: http://dgene.zenfolio.com/p103314301/hb51799b#hb51799b