The cross country series co-ed relay was tonight. It is a three mile course so everyone on the team runs one mile. Our team, TEAM 36, included my wife Andi, me and our friend Bill Schneider (in that order). Andi started us off strong with a 7:15 first mile. She handed me the baton (yes, we actually ran with PVC pipe batons) and I ran the next mile, which included the KILLER HILL, in 6:00. I still used my power hiking strategy for half of the hill too. I handed off to Bill who ran a solid 7:00 for the last mile. Our combined time was 20:14 and we finished 11th over all out of 49 teams. See the results here.
I guess the first and third mile were a little long and the second mile was a little short but it couldn't have been more than 10 feet or so short. Still it was a fast second mile, and a good one for my 100th of the month.
Thanks to Dawn Schneider, who watched her two kids and our two kids during the race. She took the pictures posted above.
No races planned for August, just some good hard training. I will be out of town for two weekends which will make long runs tough. I thought it would be fun to run a half marathon on each of the days that the Olympians run their marathons which is on August 17th (women) and August 24th (men).
Here is a link to a good article on training in the heat, and it is written by a physical therapist.
Did anyone get to see the documentary on Dean Karnazes on Thursday? Please post a comment if you did.