Hey, y'all. Haven't posted in a few days as our schedule has been chock full ever since we arrived in Tahoe late Tuesday night after our cross-country road trip. The rest of the team arrived on Wednesday and Thursday, and we ran the race yesterday.
Only time for a quick post now. Here's a photo of us at the finish line, tired and happy. The 72.3 mile race at high altitude, on mountainous terrain and a narrow winding highway (many times with no shoulder), but with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains, took us 11 hours and 33 minutes. At least half of the 8.2 - 12.3 mile legs had 1-2+ mile-long hills.
We placed 72nd out of 100 teams, and 21st in the open division (mixed men and women). A fine effort for our first attempt, especially since one of our team members just started running a month ago. Another had never run more than 10 miles before, and he ran a hilly 12.3 mile leg.
More later. It's beautiful here, and we're headed for a boat cruise on the lake, sip cocktails with little paper umbrellas, and rest our tired tootsies.