Saturday's 3-hour relay is supposed to be a relaxed running party. Balloons, band, kebabs, dancers --- I anticipated a longish interval workout at 80% effort
But my team - appropriately named Team Work - was all business.
Five of us rotate running 1.8k around a winding course. I struggle mightily to get going on the first leg, running 6;48, one of the slowest times among my five teammates. By by my 5th leg I was able to get around in 6:22. While most other runners seemed to grow more tired over the 3-hour event and slow down, I somehow got steadily faster. Strange.