Team Challenge – 2011 Napa to Sonoma #15

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Group Practice #15
8 miles on the schedule
Start time: 6:00 AM for walkers, 6:30 AM for runners

It was hot, hot, hot!

Being the 4th of July weekend, we didn’t have a huge turnout, but those that did show up did a stellar job pushing through in the heat.  It was nearly 100 when we finished around 8:30.

The team is ready to be tapering though, we had heavy legs and general fatigue.  Several runners cut the course a little short, either cutting off the last .2 or .3 or cutting off the last .8 mile.  I don’t blame them though, it was really hot out.

I got to just hang out at our start/finish point and wait for everyone, due to my new boot.  That boot is HOT. A big black padded thing is not very comfortable in the heat. More incentive to sit in my air-conditioned home and heal, I guess!

I also forgot to take my camera with me, which kind of ticked me off. So instead I just used my iPhone. I had to snap photos from a ways away otherwise people stopped running and started to turn off their watches as they came toward me, as I was also the finish line.  iPhone photos from a distance are not that interesting. Oh well… maybe the next iPhone version will have a good zoom… if they ever release the next version!

Several walkers banded together and decided they wanted to start at 5:30 next week, so I may be joining them even earlier next weekend. All in an attempt to beat the heat, or at least get out in the lowest temps that we possibly can.

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Las Vegas Team Challenge is sooooooo ready to rock Napa!

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