Call me a mad woman, because I just got roped into something crazy! My friend Cassy was on the hunt to replace a runner for the Seneca7 race she’s participating in on the 27th. What’s the Seneca7 you ask? Well, it’s a 77.7 mile race around Senenca Lake, the running is split between 7 runners responsible for 3 legs each.
I’m runner #5 responsible for these 3 crazy legs! I’m a wee bit nervous for this endeavor, but it’s going to be fun!
The first leg is 3.8 miles with a steady climb. This is where the nerves come into play. I am not the best with hills. To be accurate, my hitting a hill during a run is much like watching a child try to go uphill on a slip and slide. It just doesn’t end well.
Leg 2 seems a bit more promising. Seeing the term “rolling” in the description gives me a little bit of hope. The scary part is the 5.2 mile distance that it’s paired with. During my marathon training, 5.2 miles seemed like a small number, a short run if you will. As of recently though, pretty much since I crossed the finish of my first marathon, I haven’t run anything over 4.5 miles. Part of this was due to the bitter cold and part of it was due to my constant state of unwell.
Despite my nerves and dislike for hills, I am excited. This will be my first big running race post-marathon. It’s definitely something that will gear me up for the bigger races that I have planned for this year and next.