Jenny Norris ran: This was my last leg ...

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  • 6 miles
  • 01:04 time
  • 11:37 pace
  • 818 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 205 max hr
  • 143 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
Leg 5 FINAL LEG - RO Ultra Marahton Relay 5.5 mi 01:04 11:37 pace

This was my last leg & the last leg of the whole race! It was supposed to be 4.4 miles but they tacked on 1.1 miles to the end because of construction that cut the course shorter at the very first exchange. So guess who got to run it? ME! (note sarcasm)

Even though I was going to have to run more, I knew this part of the levee because it's where I do my training rides on my road bike. I knew when the wind would hit and I knew that the last half of my run would be wind free & I was excited about that!

2 crazy things happened on this run:
1 - I witnessed a dog (not on a leash but with its owner) attack a horse with a person riding it & I started walking as I saw that happen.
2 - Right before I was to turn off of the levee and on to Magazine St. to run into Audubon Park, a train blocked my path, so I stood there for 6 minutes, not able to go anywhere. (I took off the 6 minutes from my time because I felt that was fair, my original time was 1:09)

My teammates met me right before the end & we all ran across the finish line together & let me tell you.... that was THE BEST feeling EVER (in my running experience). Even better than last year!

The day after the race, my team was tweeting each other back & forth & we're already discussing running Ragnar 2013, Miami to the FL Keys!