I ran the To Bone and Back 40 mile relay as a two person team with Lynette (a Master's team). 8 legs total.
I ran the uphill leg to the dump at the top of the hill (leg 2) in 37:19, my fastest time ever on that segment...1350 feet elevation gain in 5 miles.
I ran leg 4 into Bone with some good rollers and a big uphill in mile 4 in 32:48.
We changed the plan up and Lynette ran the next 10 miles up to the top of the big hill, and I ran the last 10 miles back down the hill and the last 5 into the finish line. Leg 7 in 27:40 (including a quick pitstop), leg 8 in 31:03. Last 10 miles in 58:43. Total time for our team was 4:35, second to Gray and Tim at 3:57 and an eight person high school team at 4:33. Thanks to my supply of PowerBar stuff (gels, Power Energy Gel Blasts) we had a good deal of fuel in the car!
Lynette and I beat the time of her and Tim from last year...just barely!
The race organizers changed the definition of Masters to 50 because that is the age of the youngest person on their team. And I quote..."it is our race and we can do whatever we want". So, in order to ensure they won, they changed the rules...because Lynette and I kicked their butts by about an hour! I did win and IPod shuffle at the raffle drawing though, cool since I lost mine this winter at the gym.
Good day of running with good friends. Nice to see so many other friends and runners out today for this event.
Now for some rest and a BBQ tonight! (Boost)