I just finished my first leg. 6.6 miles in 46 min. Not too bad but I felt awful.
It was darker than the inside of Mamouth Cave. There were times that the path disappeard under my feet. My only light was a green flicker from under my drenched cap. It sparsely illuminated.
And the joggling was triply difficult. The new balls I was using glowed when they passed in front of the light. Good right? No. Bad. It was like trying to juggle with flashlights shining in my eyes. I had to lift my head up and juggle below my chin just so it wasnt blinding.
Proudly, I made it without a drop. Good thing because I’m not sure I wouldve found a dropped bag. The trail is a converted railroad track lined with trees and weeds.
It’s good to be done. I felt a bit sick. Too much trail mix I imagine.
Next up…some food and a nap. I’m slated for about a 5 am run next.