Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Sunday, May 31, 2015

RTO 2015!

Another RTO is in the books!  I had a blast running with the Trail Babes again this year.  I got to run my favorite leg -- Leg 9 -- mostly downhill!  

My first leg had the least amount of downhill (basically none) -- I'm glad it was first!  I ran out of Truckee and along Hwy 89 towards Squaw.  It was a little warm, but I managed to average a 7:42 pace for the 4.8 miles.  The bear I crossed paths with might have boosted my adrenaline a little!

I always love the second leg because I love running in the middle of the night!  This year I got an added bonus since I got to run down Kingsbury grade.  I booked it down the hill and averaged a 5:47 pace for the 3.8 miles.  No bears on this leg, but I did startle a sweet little doe!

My last leg was almost as fun.  I ran down Toll Road.  The first 4 miles were awesome -- jumping over rocks on the trail.  The last couple of miles were tougher, especially since it was so hot.  But I managed to pull off a 7:16 average for 6.6 miles.

My quads are a little beat up today, but it was well worth it!  We came in 20th overall (out of 250 teams) and 3rd in the all women's division.  But most importantly, we had tons of fun!

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