|Sunrise over the transition area|
|running up the beach to the bike transition and trying not to fall on my face|
By the time I started the run portion of the race, the sun was high and hot. The first short section led us across a field of gravelly lava rock - tricky footing when you've just gotten off a bike and your leg muscles are still adjusting! By the time I reached the first mile marker, I was definitely ready for the water station awaiting me there. Miles 2 & 3 were the hardest, with a short hill that led to a long, flat section of blacktop without even a hint of a breeze.
|rocky trail just beyond mile 4 of the run|
|approx mile 4.5 of the run|
|approx mile 5 of the run|
|start/finish area at upper left of this photo, from last 1/4 mile of run route|
|We did it!|