Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Must say a) it's more fun doing relays when they are close and b) our competition is absolutely lovely. Great group of guys despite their questionable clothing choice: speedos. Not flattering. Brent is running now and started with a 2:35 lead. He's got 9 tough miles then hands off to Larry. Eddie is doing a 4th leg to close the race. Andrew's stress fracture got the best of him leg 2. It's an exciting race. Van 1 just had delicious breakfast and are heading to the finish line / Ragnar park.
Go Google 1!
The differential has been no greater than 3 minutes all night. We fell behind once but managed to push back up to the front.
Now we are up 1:20 with 6 legs to go. It's gonna be a dog fight all the way to the finish. The long legs remaining should bode well for our team.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The remaining set of legs were short and fast. Brent ran his 2.9 miles hard, the distance being practically a sprint for him. Larry took an extended leg of 4 miles managing a solid time despite running a marathon less than a week earlier. Andrew tested his injured foot out on an abbreviated 3-mile leg and it proved sound. Jeff closed out leg 12's 3.3-mile distance, not letting the challenger's anchor gain any ground. Van 1 takes over with a 3-minute lead. Still anyone's race though.
We made it to Vegas! But our stay was short-lived. While most passengers on our flight booked it straight to the casinos upon touching down, Google1 had no time to party (despite "party mode" being enabled on the Google+ event we created). After picking up our two rental vans, we began the hour drive to the relay start in Lake Mead ~200 miles away from the finish near Vegas. We were warned by the van rental folks that we'll be running through a wind storm. Now as we pass struggling runners, who started earlier today, it's clear that the wind will be a force to be reckoned with.