|Hand-off between me and Erin: Cape Cod Relay|
The two weeks after Bay State Marathon, I ran two races in two states.
Race #1: Queen City Architecture Run
Location: Buffalo, NY
Distance: 3.5 Miles
Goal Time: 21:00
Actual Time: 22:14
We went to Buffalo for the wedding between Karen and TomBWarrior. The morning of their wedding, Tim, Mark and I ran a race at the Big Ditch Brewing Company, around the corner from our hotel.
The first mile was reasonably fast and downhill to the lake. But, Tim and I took it too fast. The first split was 5:40. Both of us were in survival mode for pretty much the rest of the race.
But, when it was all said and done, I won my age group and Tim and Mark took 2nd and 3rd in theirs. **
|Flight of beers from Big Ditch|
The Hayburner IPA (and the Mac and Cheese) were well worth the trip.
Race #2: Cape Cod Marathon Relay
Distance: 26.2 Miles - team (6.13miles - me)
Goal Time: 39:00
Actual Time: 39:29
The next weekend a large group of us went down and ran the Cape Cod Marathon relay. My SRR's Coed Open team. My leg was the second one. Still two weeks after my marathon, I was still burnt. Then, as Melissa warned, my leg looked flat but was actually generally up hill for 6 miles. I never found a groovy pace. Fortunately, Kieran and Tim held off any challenges and we won our division!
** - Also, we went to Niagara Falls!
|From the Rainbow Bridge: Urvi, Roisin, Nat, Paola and me|
|Urvi and I waiting to get aboard the Hornblower|
* - I think this might actually be affected by the inverse square law, so it'd be a fourth as long?