Someone has offered me a free spot on a Hood to Coast team. And when I say "free" I mean FREE! (No $80 entry fee, plus a free team shirt!) It is easy to make a commitment like this (less than a week before the event) when all the hard stuff has already been taken care of by someone else. Well, except for my training... I've done all of that myself!
It is a lot of work to put together a Hood to Coast team. It must be really frustrating when 6 of your 12 team members have to quit for one reason or another just 2 weeks before the big race. This is the case with the team being sponsored by one of our running friend's law firm. I may not practice law, but I can run! So, I'm on the team. I have never met any of the other 11 runners. This friend who is a lawyer in the firm is actually running for the team I ran with last year. He promises all of the people are incredibly nice - so this should be very fun! I'm running into the unknown, but sometimes that is the most fun thing about being a runner.
I'll be running leg #6:
7.42 miles (hard)
4.15 miles (hard) This one will be around 2:30 in the morning!
5.35 miles (moderate)
Wish me luck!