Gray and I ran the To Bone and Back 40 mile Ultramarathon Relay (2-man team) in just over 4 hours and 3 minutes (6:05 average) (4:04 on the timers system, but they were off). I had legs 1,3,5,7 and Gray had 2,4,6,8. We won the whole event with the fastest overall time, beating all the other teams. The second overall team was 4:06 which was a 8-man team with mostly college kids.
My 5 mile legs splits:
1 - 30:39 (6:08)
A mostly flat run with a bit of a climb at the end. Ran about 30 seconds behind Tim most of the way, just saving my legs for the next couple of segments.
3 - 29:03 (5:48)
Took off from the top of the hill for a serious 1 mile decent then into really big rollers and into a bit of a wind. I ran this one hard to stay ahead of Tim who is a great runner, I hammered on the downhills.
5 - 29:28 (5:53)
More rollers coming back out of Bone. A bit of a climb, then a good downhill but then a good climb back out that was a little tough. Once over the hill, hit the last mile hard on the rollers to the exchange.
7 - 26:22 (5:17)
A serious 1200 foot downhill drop in this leg. We finally hit all the 4/8 person teams heading out (they started 2 hours later than the ultrateams). I was flying down the hill, mile 1 in 5:09, 2 in 4:50, 3-5:19, 4 -5:42, 5 - 5:40. Dodging the cars and teams and scaring people as I flew by them as they were looking the other way for their teammates...kinda funny! Over the bump in this one with a 5:42 split and then pounded home to tag Gray for the run to the finish.
My overall average splits for my legs ended up at 5:46 for the 20 miles.
Gray did awesome on the more uphill legs! He ran up the hill on leg 2 in 34 minutes...incredible!
Lynette and Tim got second place in the 2-person relay at 4:36.
Investigated my old running log and found out that Gray and I ran this year's event faster that when I ran the race in 2006 with a stacked 6-man team (Pat Bragassa, Tom and Erik Borschel, John Van Orman, John Stoner and me) which finished in 4:07, a record time back then!