I recently had the opportunity to run one of my favorite local relay races last Friday, the Zilker Relays.
— Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) August 31, 2013
Unfortunately (or fortunately) I ended up having to run the lead and anchor legs as we had trouble with our 4th runner. It was a pretty hot Austin summer evening with the temperatures still hovering around 100 degrees when I started my first leg. I decided to take a bit easy the first leg since I still had another leg to run. I ended up finishing in 16:05.4 which I considered an OK time for me not putting in punishing workouts at the track lately. The only benefit of the last leg was that it was roughly 5-10 degrees cooler than when I started due to the sun setting… ended up finishing in 16:43.0!
Lesson learned? Travel less for work and spend more time at the track to get my speed up!
I look forward to running the Car2go marathon relay later in the month.