So, despite having a swollen right ankle and bruised left leg, I did my 4.4k stretch of the relay this morning!! And, I think I managed it in less than 30 minutes!! So needless to say, I am pretty proud of myself!!
It was a great experience. This stretch started in the woods near Bucheggplatz and went all over Käferberg, ending up at the ETH-Hönggerberg, and since it was a relatively easy trek (an ascent of only 45 m) it was reserved for women only. When I got off the tram I didn’t even have to worry about finding the starting point—just about everyone who got off was a women with running tights on. For the most part, I stayed around the same group of people to pace myself. There was one short and steep part that I walked, and another short part that I walked that looked steep (but wasn’t), but otherwise I ran the whole time. This is pretty good, considering (1)I’d never run so far before and (2) I probably managed it in less than 30 minutes.
The worst part was the very end-
there was absolutely no one within a good 10 m around me so I got my photo taken at least 3 times. I was trying to sprint the last 200 meters, but I was pretty tired by then so I just tried to look like I was going fast, just in case they publish my photo somewhere-I just hope I didn’t have any sweaty armpit stains!!
I found the next guy no problem—or rather, someone started running towards me and yelling my name.
The whole relay team will be at a party tonight so I’m really looking forward to seeing how everyone did.
And now, I think I can be lazy for the rest of the day!! And I just have to manage to tack on 600 meters to my running in 5 weeks!!